Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 739 658
Rank change year-on-year -80 -81 -121
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 61 98 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.37% 0.63% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 64 127
UK median daily rate £283 £278 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% -5.93% -1.67%
10th Percentile £123 £122 £107
90th Percentile £406 £488 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £273
% change year-on-year -6.67% +10.09% -9.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 17
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.04% -36.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year - +23.08% -12.46%

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 16,619 15,570 18,236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.44% 17.07% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,999 10,032 11,721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £390
% change year-on-year +5.84% -0.06% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 319 461
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -7.14% +12.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% +14.29%

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 24 April 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
Top 12 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 24 April 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
England -86 52 £280 -3.45% 21
UK excluding London -53 40 £280 -6.67% 12
London -46 21 £314 +84.56% 9
North of England -1 15 £280 +1.82% 4
East Midlands +9 11 £125 -
Midlands -10 11 £125 -3.85% 2
Scotland -17 7 £409 +275.87%
North East +26 5 £295 +7.27%
Yorkshire -6 5 £320 +64.10% 2
North West -19 5 £280 - 2
South East -58 5 £350 -6.67% 4
Wales - 2 £325 -

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 61 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 53 (86.89%) Windows
3 44 (72.13%) Active Directory
4 36 (59.02%) Windows Server
5 31 (50.82%) Office 365
6 29 (47.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (44.26%) Migration
8 26 (42.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
10 20 (32.79%) Citrix
10 20 (32.79%) PowerShell
11 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (31.15%) Skype for Business
12 17 (27.87%) Exchange Server 2007
13 16 (26.23%) Security Cleared
13 16 (26.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (26.23%) SharePoint
13 16 (26.23%) Windows XP
14 15 (24.59%) Exchange Server 2013
15 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Office
15 14 (22.95%) HP
16 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
17 12 (19.67%) Windows 8
17 12 (19.67%) Skype
17 12 (19.67%) Windows 10
17 12 (19.67%) SCCM
18 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Certification
19 10 (16.39%) Windows 7
20 9 (14.75%) XenApp
20 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared

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 61 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 29 (47.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (31.15%) Skype for Business
4 17 (27.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (26.23%) SharePoint
6 15 (24.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (8.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2000
7 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 5 (8.20%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (6.56%) IBM Notes
8 4 (6.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (3.28%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 31 (50.82%) Office 365
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.28%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) Skype
2 7 (11.48%) DHCP
2 7 (11.48%) DNS
2 7 (11.48%) WAN
3 6 (9.84%) LAN
3 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.20%) VPN
4 5 (8.20%) X.500
5 4 (6.56%) SAN
6 2 (3.28%) Firewall
6 2 (3.28%) SMTP
6 2 (3.28%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.28%) VLAN
7 1 (1.64%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.64%) SNMP
7 1 (1.64%) Telnet
7 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Local Government
3 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Law
4 2 (3.28%) Legal
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) French Language
5 1 (1.64%) German Language
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Analyst
2 10 (16.39%) Support Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) Exchange Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) Server Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (11.48%) Exchange Support
5 7 (11.48%) Support Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Messaging Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (8.20%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Office 365 Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Exchange Migration Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Migration Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Migration Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Storage Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Support
9 3 (4.92%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Blackberry
2 8 (13.11%) Data Centre
3 6 (9.84%) PKI
4 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.56%) Fat Client
4 4 (6.56%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.28%) Replication
6 2 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (3.28%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.64%) Clustering
7 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.64%) iPad
7 1 (1.64%) iPhone
7 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (86.89%) Windows
2 36 (59.02%) Windows Server
3 26 (42.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (26.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (26.23%) Windows XP
6 12 (19.67%) Windows 10
6 12 (19.67%) Windows 8
7 10 (16.39%) Windows 7
8 9 (14.75%) Unix
9 8 (13.11%) Linux
9 8 (13.11%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
10 6 (9.84%) Solaris
11 5 (8.20%) HPUX
12 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
13 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (44.26%) Migration
2 6 (9.84%) Server Building
3 5 (8.20%) Change Management
3 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (8.20%) ITIL
3 5 (8.20%) Load Balancing
4 4 (6.56%) Asset Management
4 4 (6.56%) Time Management
5 3 (4.92%) Business Change Management
5 3 (4.92%) Change Control
5 3 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (4.92%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.92%) Statistics
6 2 (3.28%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.28%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.28%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (3.28%) Release Management
7 1 (1.64%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.79%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.20%) Perl
2 5 (8.20%) Shell Script
2 5 (8.20%) SQL
3 4 (6.56%) VBScript
4 3 (4.92%) VBA
5 1 (1.64%) C
5 1 (1.64%) LINC
5 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (26.23%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
4 7 (11.48%) DV Cleared
5 6 (9.84%) MCSE
6 4 (6.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (6.56%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) CCENT
7 1 (1.64%) CCNA
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.64%) MCP
7 1 (1.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (72.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.75%) XenApp
3 6 (9.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.20%) Samba
4 5 (8.20%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.64%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (19.67%) SCCM
2 6 (9.84%) SCOM
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.64%) Netcool
4 1 (1.64%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 20 (32.79%) Citrix
3 14 (22.95%) HP
4 8 (13.11%) Cisco
4 8 (13.11%) VMware
5 5 (8.20%) Sun
6 4 (6.56%) Lotus
6 4 (6.56%) Oracle
7 3 (4.92%) Apple
7 3 (4.92%) Symantec
8 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.28%) Dell
8 2 (3.28%) McAfee
8 2 (3.28%) MobileIron
8 2 (3.28%) Sophos
8 2 (3.28%) Veeam
9 1 (1.64%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (1.64%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.64%) Lumension
9 1 (1.64%) Trend Micro