Period
to 21 September 2017

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 21 September 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
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 764 640 635
Rank change year-on-year -124 -5 -207
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 85 254 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.51% 1.28% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 141 133
UK median daily rate £275 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +30.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £123 £150 £144
90th Percentile £426 £488 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £325 £248
% change year-on-year -13.85% +31.31% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 22
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.86% +62.50%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.65 £15.73
90th Percentile £25.60 £21.30 £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £12.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +58.00% -45.65% +67.27%

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 16536 19917 20498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.74% 18.51% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10718 13146 12877
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 499 669
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.35
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £42.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.89 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.45% +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 21 September 2017.

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 21 September 2017.

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 21 September 2017. 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 -84 79 £280 -8.94% 21
UK excluding London -91 62 £280 -13.85% 11
London -2 20 £250 -23.08% 10
Midlands +8 17 £344 +19.57% 1
South East -22 16 £269 -41.04% 2
North of England +35 14 £280 -2.61% 2
East Midlands -3 9 £163 -45.83% 1
East of England -5 9 £400 +146.15% 1
West Midlands +23 8 £375 +45.63%
North West +32 7 £280 +126.26%
Yorkshire +26 6 £195 -9.30%
South West +3 4 - - 5
Scotland -8 2 £116 -73.12%
North East +64 1 £275 -14.73% 2
Wales +7 1 £450 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 with a requirement for Exchange Server 2003.

1 85 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 76 (89.41%) Windows
3 62 (72.94%) Active Directory
4 46 (54.12%) Windows Server
5 44 (51.76%) Microsoft
6 39 (45.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (45.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 29 (34.12%) Microsoft Office
8 28 (32.94%) HP
8 28 (32.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (30.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 26 (30.59%) Citrix
10 24 (28.24%) Migration
10 24 (28.24%) VMware
11 23 (27.06%) Office 365
12 22 (25.88%) Security Cleared
12 22 (25.88%) SQL Server
13 20 (23.53%) Windows XP
13 20 (23.53%) DV Cleared
14 19 (22.35%) Exchange Server 2000
15 18 (21.18%) Windows 2000 Server
16 17 (20.00%) SharePoint
17 15 (17.65%) Unix
18 14 (16.47%) WAN
18 14 (16.47%) VPN
18 14 (16.47%) Cisco
18 14 (16.47%) Blackberry
18 14 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (16.47%) Skype for Business
19 13 (15.29%) Windows 7

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 85 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 39 (45.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (30.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 19 (22.35%) Exchange Server 2000
5 17 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 14 (16.47%) Skype for Business
7 12 (14.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (11.76%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 6 (7.06%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (5.88%) IBM Notes
11 4 (4.71%) Live Communications Server
12 3 (3.53%) IIS
12 3 (3.53%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (1.18%) Apache
13 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (34.12%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.35%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (27.06%) Office 365
2 8 (9.41%) Azure Active Directory
2 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.71%) Mimecast
4 3 (3.53%) IaaS
5 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.47%) VPN
1 14 (16.47%) WAN
2 13 (15.29%) DHCP
2 13 (15.29%) DNS
3 12 (14.12%) LAN
3 12 (14.12%) SAN
4 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.24%) X.500
5 6 (7.06%) Firewall
5 6 (7.06%) SMTP
6 5 (5.88%) Internet
7 4 (4.71%) Skype
8 3 (3.53%) NAS
8 3 (3.53%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.35%) WebEx
9 2 (2.35%) Wireless
10 1 (1.18%) BIG-IP
10 1 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.18%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) MS Access
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 12 (14.12%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Local Government
3 4 (4.71%) Legal
4 3 (3.53%) Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.18%) Billing
6 1 (1.18%) Electronics
6 1 (1.18%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.18%) Japanese Language
6 1 (1.18%) Law
6 1 (1.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (30.59%) Analyst
2 12 (14.12%) Consultant
3 11 (12.94%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (12.94%) Support Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Support
4 8 (9.41%) Office 365 Consultant
5 7 (8.24%) Active Directory Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) Server Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Active Directory Support
6 6 (7.06%) Administrator
6 6 (7.06%) Desktop Support
6 6 (7.06%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Architect
7 5 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Blackberry
2 13 (15.29%) Fat Client
2 13 (15.29%) Thin Client
3 11 (12.94%) Data Centre
4 10 (11.76%) Clustering
5 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.88%) PKI
7 3 (3.53%) Replication
8 2 (2.35%) CESG
8 2 (2.35%) iPad
8 2 (2.35%) iPhone
8 2 (2.35%) PDA
8 2 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.18%) NHS
9 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 76 (89.41%) Windows
2 46 (54.12%) Windows Server
3 39 (45.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (32.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (23.53%) Windows XP
6 18 (21.18%) Windows 2000 Server
7 15 (17.65%) Unix
8 13 (15.29%) Windows 7
9 12 (14.12%) Linux
10 11 (12.94%) Solaris
11 10 (11.76%) Windows 8
11 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (10.59%) HPUX
12 9 (10.59%) Windows 10
13 5 (5.88%) Apple iOS
13 5 (5.88%) Windows 2000
14 3 (3.53%) Windows Vista
15 2 (2.35%) Windows Phone
16 1 (1.18%) Android
16 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Migration
2 7 (8.24%) Incident Management
2 7 (8.24%) ITIL
3 6 (7.06%) Change Management
4 5 (5.88%) Break/Fix
4 5 (5.88%) Presales
4 5 (5.88%) Server Building
4 5 (5.88%) Time Management
5 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
5 4 (4.71%) Patch Management
5 4 (4.71%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (4.71%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.71%) Security Patching
6 3 (3.53%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.53%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.53%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.53%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.35%) Change Control
7 2 (2.35%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.76%) Perl
1 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.59%) Shell Script
3 7 (8.24%) SQL
3 7 (8.24%) VBScript
4 2 (2.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (25.88%) Security Cleared
2 20 (23.53%) DV Cleared
3 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.71%) MCSA
4 4 (4.71%) MCSE
4 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.53%) CCNA
5 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.35%) CCENT
6 2 (2.35%) Degree
7 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.18%) MCP
7 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 62 (72.94%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.76%) Samba
4 9 (10.59%) Hyper-V
5 7 (8.24%) XenApp
6 6 (7.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (7.06%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.71%) vSphere
8 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (3.53%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.53%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.35%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.18%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.18%) Firmware
10 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) SCCM
2 7 (8.24%) SCOM
3 6 (7.06%) NetBackup
4 5 (5.88%) Netcool
4 5 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (4.71%) AirWatch
5 4 (4.71%) MOM
5 4 (4.71%) Unicenter
6 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (3.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (2.35%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.35%) DameWare
7 2 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (2.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (51.76%) Microsoft
2 28 (32.94%) HP
3 26 (30.59%) Citrix
4 24 (28.24%) VMware
5 14 (16.47%) Cisco
6 9 (10.59%) Sun
7 7 (8.24%) Oracle
8 5 (5.88%) Lotus
8 5 (5.88%) Sophos
8 5 (5.88%) Veritas
9 4 (4.71%) AlienVault
9 4 (4.71%) EMC
9 4 (4.71%) Forcepoint
9 4 (4.71%) Meridio
10 3 (3.53%) arcserve
10 3 (3.53%) Axway
10 3 (3.53%) Dell
10 3 (3.53%) IBM
10 3 (3.53%) Intel
10 3 (3.53%) Tumbleweed