Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 827 750 661
Rank change year-on-year -77 -89 -43
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 74 101 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.43% 0.63% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 69 135
UK median daily rate £293 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.36% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £126 £123 £146
90th Percentile £410 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £280 £300
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 17
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £87.75 £19.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year +344.30% +51.92% -38.10%

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 17,276 16,135 19,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.58% 16.94% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,359 10,413 12,836
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 393 472
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £45.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £20.20
% change year-on-year +2.63% -5.92% +9.16%

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 20 July 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 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Exchange Server 2003 in the UK

Exchange Server 2003
Top 15 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 20 July 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 -62 58 £280 - 20
UK excluding London -54 53 £280 - 19
London -54 20 £350 +40.00% 3
Midlands -13 17 £128 -64.58% 5
East Midlands +10 16 £128 +2.00% 1
North of England -16 13 £280 - 6
Scotland -33 13 £409 +275.87% 1
North West -10 9 £280 - 3
South West +1 3 £195 +62.50% 1
Yorkshire -20 3 £320 +64.10% 2
South East -47 3 £249 -33.67% 1
East of England -1 2 £105 -75.00% 4
Wales -9 2 £350 -22.22% 1
North East -4 1 - - 1
West Midlands -33 1 £310 -17.33% 4

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 74 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 64 (86.49%) Windows
3 61 (82.43%) Active Directory
4 44 (59.46%) Office 365
5 43 (58.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 41 (55.41%) Migration
7 40 (54.05%) Microsoft
8 38 (51.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (50.00%) Windows Server
10 28 (37.84%) Skype for Business
11 26 (35.14%) Exchange Server 2013
12 25 (33.78%) Citrix
12 25 (33.78%) Windows XP
13 23 (31.08%) Microsoft Office
13 23 (31.08%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (29.73%) PowerShell
15 21 (28.38%) Exchange Server 2007
15 21 (28.38%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (28.38%) SharePoint
16 18 (24.32%) Windows 8
17 17 (22.97%) Skype
17 17 (22.97%) Windows 10
17 17 (22.97%) SQL Server
18 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (20.27%) Windows 7
19 13 (17.57%) Finance
19 13 (17.57%) Blackberry
19 13 (17.57%) VPN
19 13 (17.57%) SCCM
19 13 (17.57%) Apple iOS

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 74 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 43 (58.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (37.84%) Skype for Business
4 26 (35.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (28.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (28.38%) SharePoint
6 9 (12.16%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.05%) IBM Notes
7 3 (4.05%) OpenStack
7 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.70%) Apache
8 2 (2.70%) IIS
8 2 (2.70%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 23 (31.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 44 (59.46%) Office 365
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.70%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.97%) Skype
2 13 (17.57%) VPN
3 8 (10.81%) DHCP
3 8 (10.81%) DNS
3 8 (10.81%) LAN
3 8 (10.81%) WAN
4 7 (9.46%) SAN
5 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.41%) Firewall
6 4 (5.41%) VLAN
7 3 (4.05%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.70%) Internet
8 2 (2.70%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.70%) MPLS
8 2 (2.70%) NAS
8 2 (2.70%) SNMP
8 2 (2.70%) WLAN
9 1 (1.35%) SMTP
9 1 (1.35%) Wireless
9 1 (1.35%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) MS Access
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (17.57%) Finance
2 12 (16.22%) Local Government
3 10 (13.51%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.05%) Banking
5 2 (2.70%) French Language
5 2 (2.70%) Law
5 2 (2.70%) Legal
6 1 (1.35%) Electronics
6 1 (1.35%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (33.78%) Analyst
2 14 (18.92%) Support Analyst
3 12 (16.22%) Server Engineer
4 10 (13.51%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (13.51%) Exchange Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 8 (10.81%) Exchange Support
6 8 (10.81%) Support Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) Migration Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Messaging Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (6.76%) Office 365 Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Exchange Migration Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Migration Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Network Analyst
10 4 (5.41%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) LDAP
1 2 (2.70%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Blackberry
2 12 (16.22%) Data Centre
3 10 (13.51%) PKI
4 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.76%) Fat Client
5 5 (6.76%) Thin Client
6 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.70%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.35%) iPad
8 1 (1.35%) iPhone
8 1 (1.35%) Replication
8 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 64 (86.49%) Windows
2 38 (51.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 37 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 25 (33.78%) Windows XP
5 23 (31.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (28.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (24.32%) Windows 8
8 17 (22.97%) Windows 10
9 15 (20.27%) Windows 7
10 13 (17.57%) Apple iOS
11 4 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (4.05%) Solaris
12 3 (4.05%) Unix
13 1 (1.35%) HPUX
13 1 (1.35%) Linux
13 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.35%) Windows Phone
13 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (55.41%) Migration
2 10 (13.51%) Server Building
3 7 (9.46%) Load Balancing
4 5 (6.76%) ITIL
4 5 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (6.76%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.05%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.05%) Service Management
6 3 (4.05%) Time Management
7 2 (2.70%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.70%) Change Control
7 2 (2.70%) Change Management
7 2 (2.70%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.70%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.70%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.70%) Release Management
7 2 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.73%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.41%) SQL
3 3 (4.05%) VBScript
4 1 (1.35%) C
4 1 (1.35%) LINC
4 1 (1.35%) Perl
4 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.81%) Degree
3 8 (10.81%) MCSE
3 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (4.05%) MCITP
6 1 (1.35%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) CCENT
6 1 (1.35%) CCNA
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) GDPR
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (82.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.22%) XenApp
3 10 (13.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (6.76%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.76%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.70%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.35%) Samba
7 1 (1.35%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) SCCM
2 10 (13.51%) SCOM
3 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.70%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.70%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.70%) Netcool
4 2 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.70%) Unicenter
4 2 (2.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 25 (33.78%) Citrix
3 10 (13.51%) HP
3 10 (13.51%) VMware
4 5 (6.76%) Cisco
5 3 (4.05%) Lotus
6 2 (2.70%) Apple
6 2 (2.70%) Avaya
6 2 (2.70%) EMC
6 2 (2.70%) Meridio
6 2 (2.70%) MobileIron
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle
6 2 (2.70%) Symantec
6 2 (2.70%) Veritas
7 1 (1.35%) Dell
7 1 (1.35%) IBM
7 1 (1.35%) SAP
7 1 (1.35%) Sophos
7 1 (1.35%) Sun
7 1 (1.35%) WatchGuard