The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Exchange Server 2003 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Exchange Server 2003 over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
North West / Cheshire
Rank 49 80 68
Rank change year-on-year +31 -12  
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% 0.10% 0.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.39% 0.48% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £280 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £331
% change year-on-year -8.33% -9.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £15.43
% change year-on-year +23.07% -15.72%  

Exchange Server 2003 is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 72 210 126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.66% 21.76% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 115 58
Median daily rate £360 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £259 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £481 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +18.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £34.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

Exchange Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Exchange Server 2003 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Exchange Server 2003 in Cheshire

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Exchange Server 2003 in Cheshire

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Exchange Server 2003 in Cheshire

Exchange Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 1 £280 -
Exchange Server 2003
North West

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Exchange Server 2003.

1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) IronPort
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (66.67%) Trend Micro
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Sophos
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (66.67%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) SMTP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) PKI
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Server Building
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IronPort
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Sophos
1 2 (66.67%) Trend Micro
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix