The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 228 234
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 12 41 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.46% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.91% 2.52% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 11
Median daily rate £269 £450 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.22% +44.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £513 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £250
% change year-on-year +10.00% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -37.50%  
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 the South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1325 1625 1536
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.15% 18.10% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 1023 935
Median daily rate £420 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 54 59
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -22.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

Exchange Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Exchange Server 2003 in the South East

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Exchange Server 2003 in the South East

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Exchange Server 2003 in the South East

Exchange Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Berkshire -5 5 £322 -29.42%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £300 -
Hampshire +7 2 £213 -
Surrey +1 1 - -
Exchange Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Exchange Server 2003.

1 33 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 23 (69.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (54.55%) Office 365
3 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 17 (51.52%) Security Cleared
5 16 (48.48%) Windows
6 14 (42.42%) Migration
7 12 (36.36%) PowerShell
7 12 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (30.30%) VMware
8 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
9 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (21.21%) Skype for Business
10 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
10 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
10 7 (21.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (18.18%) SAN
11 6 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
11 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
12 5 (15.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (15.15%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (15.15%) Blackberry
12 5 (15.15%) Change Management
12 5 (15.15%) Citrix

Exchange Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 33 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 23 (69.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
5 7 (21.21%) Skype for Business
6 6 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (15.15%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (15.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (6.06%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (54.55%) Office 365
2 7 (21.21%) Azure Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) SAN
2 4 (12.12%) DHCP
2 4 (12.12%) DNS
2 4 (12.12%) VPN
3 3 (9.09%) NAS
3 3 (9.09%) SMTP
4 2 (6.06%) Firewall
4 2 (6.06%) Internet
4 2 (6.06%) Skype
5 1 (3.03%) BIG-IP
5 1 (3.03%) LAN
5 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) MS Access
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
2 1 (3.03%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Consultant
2 10 (30.30%) Exchange Consultant
3 8 (24.24%) Migration Consultant
3 8 (24.24%) Office 365 Consultant
4 6 (18.18%) Exchange Migration Consultant
4 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (15.15%) Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Desktop Support
5 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (12.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (12.12%) Service Desk Support
7 3 (9.09%) Messaging Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Active Directory Support
8 2 (6.06%) IT Support
8 2 (6.06%) Messaging Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Migration Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Blackberry
2 4 (12.12%) Fat Client
2 4 (12.12%) Thin Client
3 3 (9.09%) Clustering
4 2 (6.06%) CESG
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.09%) Linux
5 3 (9.09%) Unix
6 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Migration
2 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 5 (15.15%) Change Management
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
4 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.09%) Presales
4 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.06%) Cryptography
5 2 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Server Hardening
5 2 (6.06%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.03%) Network Management
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.03%) Service Design
6 1 (3.03%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (51.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Firmware
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
3 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) NetBackup
1 3 (9.09%) Netcool
1 3 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (9.09%) Unicenter
2 2 (6.06%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.03%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) VMware
3 5 (15.15%) Citrix
4 4 (12.12%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) EMC
5 3 (9.09%) Meridio
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle
5 3 (9.09%) Veritas
6 2 (6.06%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.03%) Dell
7 1 (3.03%) F5
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.03%) Sophos