The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 June 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 101 89
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.77% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £1,000
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £300 £250
% change year-on-year -3.33% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +120.00% -45.65%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 202 259 260
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.47% 14.66% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 154 171
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Median hourly rate £31.00 £36.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +97.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £36.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

Exchange Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Exchange Server 2003 in Manchester

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Exchange Server 2003 in Manchester