The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 29 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.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 158 179
Rank change year-on-year -3 +21  
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 1 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.030% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.17% 0.18% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £500 £288 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.91% -28.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £275 £325
% change year-on-year -9.09% -15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% -16.12%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 578 557 849
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.82% 16.45% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 416 627
Median daily rate £475 £438 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +3.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 21
Median hourly rate £28.67 £26.00 £21.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.25% +22.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £17.30 £14.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

Exchange Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Exchange Server 2003 in the City of London

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Exchange Server 2003 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 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 City of London region with a requirement for Exchange Server 2003.

1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Skype
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Intel Security
3 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365

Exchange Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MCTS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Intel Security
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec