Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 17 October 2018 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
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 785 676
Rank change year-on-year -38 -109 -30
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 68 80 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.081% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.39% 0.48% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 51 136
UK median daily rate £260 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -23.08% +30.00%
10th Percentile £129 £123 £139
90th Percentile £412 £420 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £261 £260 £325
% change year-on-year +0.48% -20.00% +36.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 13
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £19.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.18% +51.92% -43.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £87.75 £19.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year +344.30% +58.00% -46.81%

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

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17,284 16,643 19,927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.75% 16.76% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,245 10,856 13,055
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £251
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 411 521
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.89
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.26% +9.95%

Exchange Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Exchange Server 2003 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Exchange Server 2003 in the UK

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Exchange Server 2003 in the UK

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Exchange Server 2003 in the UK

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Exchange Server 2003 in the UK

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Exchange Server 2003 in the UK

Exchange Server 2003
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London -17 57 £261 +0.48% 19
England -50 49 £220 -12.00% 27
Scotland -3 17 £385 +214.29% 1
South East -5 12 £230 +2.22% 7
Midlands -30 11 £129 -55.41% 4
East Midlands +1 10 £128 -21.54% 1
London -15 10 £160 -27.27% 9
North of England -27 9 £280 - 1
North West -15 8 £280 -
South West -19 5 £215 - 3
East of England -12 2 £105 -63.16% 3
Wales -14 1 £375 -16.67%
Yorkshire -17 1 - - 1
West Midlands -25 1 £310 -17.33% 3

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Exchange Server 2003.

1 68 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 56 (82.35%) Windows
3 52 (76.47%) Active Directory
4 47 (69.12%) Microsoft
5 36 (52.94%) Migration
6 34 (50.00%) Office 365
7 33 (48.53%) Windows Server
8 30 (44.12%) Exchange Server 2010
9 29 (42.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 28 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
11 26 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2007
12 24 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (33.82%) Skype for Business
13 23 (33.82%) Citrix
14 21 (30.88%) SQL Server
14 21 (30.88%) Exchange Server 2013
14 21 (30.88%) Security Cleared
15 18 (26.47%) PowerShell
15 18 (26.47%) SharePoint
16 17 (25.00%) Windows XP
17 14 (20.59%) SQL
17 14 (20.59%) VMware
17 14 (20.59%) Skype
18 13 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
18 13 (19.12%) SC Cleared
18 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2012
19 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
19 12 (17.65%) Apple iOS
19 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
20 11 (16.18%) XenApp

Exchange Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 68 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 30 (44.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (33.82%) Skype for Business
5 21 (30.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (26.47%) SharePoint
7 11 (16.18%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (4.41%) Apache
8 3 (4.41%) IIS
8 3 (4.41%) Live Communications Server
8 3 (4.41%) OpenStack
8 3 (4.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 34 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) Skype
2 11 (16.18%) VPN
3 10 (14.71%) DNS
4 8 (11.76%) DHCP
5 5 (7.35%) SAN
6 4 (5.88%) Internet
6 4 (5.88%) LAN
6 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.88%) WAN
7 3 (4.41%) Firewall
7 3 (4.41%) VLAN
8 2 (2.94%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.94%) MPLS
8 2 (2.94%) NAS
8 2 (2.94%) SMTP
8 2 (2.94%) SNMP
8 2 (2.94%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.94%) VoIP
8 2 (2.94%) WLAN
9 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.41%) MS Access
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (11.76%) Local Government
2 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) French Language
5 1 (1.47%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.47%) Law
5 1 (1.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (45.59%) Analyst
2 13 (19.12%) Support Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) Service Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (13.24%) Migration Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) Server Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) IT Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.41%) Messaging Specialist
8 3 (4.41%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Network Support
8 3 (4.41%) Network Support Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Support Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (2.94%) LDAP
3 1 (1.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Blackberry
2 8 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.76%) PKI
3 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.35%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.41%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.41%) iPad
5 3 (4.41%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.94%) iPhone
6 2 (2.94%) PMI
7 1 (1.47%) Clustering
7 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 56 (82.35%) Windows
2 33 (48.53%) Windows Server
3 29 (42.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (17.65%) Apple iOS
7 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
8 10 (14.71%) Windows 10
8 10 (14.71%) Windows 8
9 4 (5.88%) Unix
10 2 (2.94%) Solaris
11 1 (1.47%) Android
11 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) Migration
2 13 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (16.18%) ITIL
4 8 (11.76%) Server Building
4 8 (11.76%) Service Management
5 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (10.29%) Load Balancing
6 6 (8.82%) Critical Thinking
7 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.88%) CRM
8 4 (5.88%) ITSM
9 3 (4.41%) ITIL V3
9 3 (4.41%) Project Management
10 2 (2.94%) Change Management
10 2 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (2.94%) Ticket Management
11 1 (1.47%) Data Security
11 1 (1.47%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.47%) PowerShell
2 14 (20.59%) SQL
3 2 (2.94%) C
4 1 (1.47%) LINC
Qualifications
1 21 (30.88%) Security Cleared
2 13 (19.12%) SC Cleared
3 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (13.24%) MCSE
5 8 (11.76%) Degree
6 6 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (8.82%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (4.41%) MCITP
9 2 (2.94%) MCP
9 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) GDPR
2 1 (1.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.18%) XenApp
3 8 (11.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.41%) ISA Server
4 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.47%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) SCCM
2 8 (11.76%) SCOM
3 3 (4.41%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (4.41%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.41%) Netcool
3 3 (4.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (4.41%) Unicenter
3 3 (4.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (2.94%) OVSD
5 1 (1.47%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (69.12%) Microsoft
2 23 (33.82%) Citrix
3 14 (20.59%) VMware
4 7 (10.29%) HP
5 5 (7.35%) Oracle
6 4 (5.88%) Avaya
7 3 (4.41%) EMC
7 3 (4.41%) Meridio
7 3 (4.41%) Veritas
7 3 (4.41%) webMethods
8 2 (2.94%) Apple
9 1 (1.47%) Cisco
9 1 (1.47%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.47%) Northgate
9 1 (1.47%) Remedy
9 1 (1.47%) SAP
9 1 (1.47%) Symantec
9 1 (1.47%) Trend Micro
9 1 (1.47%) WatchGuard