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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 513 501
Rank change year-on-year -55 -12  
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 49 146 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.61% 1.51% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 77 80
Median daily rate £215 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £139 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £310 £325
% change year-on-year -10.48% -4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 11
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -41.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -16.12%  

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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7996 9689 9905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.97% 17.33% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5179 6263 5955
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 224 378
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00%  

Exchange Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 23 April 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 April 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
England -15 44 £280 +1.81% 13
South East +8 16 £460 +80.39% 4
Berkshire +23 10 £500 +9.58% 2
London +11 10 £170 -42.85% 4
Bracknell +3 5 £500 +52.67% 1
East Midlands -24 5 £125 -52.38% 1
Reading +22 4 £375 -18.91%
South West +1 4 £120 -63.63% 1
Derbyshire -10 4 £125 +13.63% 1
Derby -12 4 £125 +13.63% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £120 -
North West +21 3 £280 +12.00%
West Midlands +20 3 £408 +87.35% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £338 +32.35% 1
Gloucester - 3 £120 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £338 - 1
Hampshire +9 2 £420 +67.66%
Scotland +6 2 £109 -74.27% 2
East of England -1 2 £450 +82.74% 1
South Ayrshire - 2 £109 -
Cheshire - 2 £280 -
Chester - 2 £280 -
Ayr - 2 £109 -
Shropshire +32 1 - -
Telford +32 1 - -
Yorkshire +14 1 £195 +18.18%
North East +10 1 £275 -
Lancashire +10 1 - -
North Yorkshire +9 1 £195 +50.00%
Tyne and Wear +8 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 99 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 73 (73.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 66 (66.67%) Windows
4 62 (62.63%) Active Directory
5 54 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 45 (45.45%) Office 365
7 38 (38.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 37 (37.37%) Microsoft Office
8 37 (37.37%) Windows Server
9 34 (34.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (34.34%) Security Cleared
10 33 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (32.32%) Migration
12 25 (25.25%) Windows XP
12 25 (25.25%) PowerShell
13 24 (24.24%) SharePoint
14 23 (23.23%) Exchange Server 2013
15 22 (22.22%) Blackberry
16 21 (21.21%) Citrix
16 21 (21.21%) Skype for Business
17 20 (20.20%) HP
18 19 (19.19%) Windows 7
19 17 (17.17%) SC Cleared
20 16 (16.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 16 (16.16%) VMware
21 15 (15.15%) DV Cleared
21 15 (15.15%) ITIL
22 14 (14.14%) Azure Active Directory
22 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
23 13 (13.13%) Office Communications Server

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 99 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 73 (73.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (38.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (24.24%) SharePoint
5 23 (23.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (21.21%) Skype for Business
7 16 (16.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (13.13%) Office Communications Server
9 11 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2000
10 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 4 (4.04%) IBM Notes
11 4 (4.04%) Live Communications Server
12 3 (3.03%) Apache
12 3 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (2.02%) IIS
Applications
1 37 (37.37%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 45 (45.45%) Office 365
2 14 (14.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.04%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.12%) DHCP
1 12 (12.12%) DNS
2 10 (10.10%) SAN
3 8 (8.08%) Internet
3 8 (8.08%) VPN
4 7 (7.07%) SMTP
5 6 (6.06%) LAN
6 5 (5.05%) WAN
6 5 (5.05%) Wireless
7 4 (4.04%) Firewall
7 4 (4.04%) Skype
7 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.03%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.03%) X.500
9 2 (2.02%) NAS
10 1 (1.01%) BIG-IP
10 1 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.01%) IMAP
10 1 (1.01%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.01%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.07%) MS Access
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (8.08%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Japanese Language
2 3 (3.03%) Local Government
3 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.01%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.01%) Military
3 1 (1.01%) Retail
3 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (25.25%) Consultant
2 22 (22.22%) Analyst
3 19 (19.19%) Office 365 Consultant
4 17 (17.17%) Support Engineer
5 16 (16.16%) Exchange Consultant
6 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Consultant
7 11 (11.11%) IT Analyst
7 11 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
7 11 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
8 9 (9.09%) Service Analyst
8 9 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (8.08%) Exchange Migration Consultant
9 8 (8.08%) IT Support
9 8 (8.08%) Support Analyst
10 7 (7.07%) IT Engineer
11 5 (5.05%) IT Support Analyst
12 4 (4.04%) 1st Line Support
12 4 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
12 4 (4.04%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.01%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 11 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.10%) Clustering
4 8 (8.08%) Fat Client
4 8 (8.08%) Thin Client
5 5 (5.05%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.03%) NHS
7 2 (2.02%) CESG
7 2 (2.02%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.02%) PKI
8 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 66 (66.67%) Windows
2 37 (37.37%) Windows Server
3 34 (34.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (25.25%) Windows XP
6 19 (19.19%) Windows 7
7 11 (11.11%) Unix
7 11 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (10.10%) Apple iOS
9 8 (8.08%) Linux
9 8 (8.08%) Windows 8
10 7 (7.07%) Solaris
10 7 (7.07%) Windows 10
11 5 (5.05%) HPUX
11 5 (5.05%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (4.04%) Mac OS X
12 4 (4.04%) Windows Vista
13 2 (2.02%) Android
14 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
14 1 (1.01%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.32%) Migration
2 15 (15.15%) ITIL
3 12 (12.12%) Change Management
4 7 (7.07%) Incident Management
4 7 (7.07%) Mentoring
4 7 (7.07%) Presales
4 7 (7.07%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (3.03%) Load Balancing
5 3 (3.03%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (3.03%) Time Management
6 2 (2.02%) Capacity Management
6 2 (2.02%) Change Control
6 2 (2.02%) Demand Management
6 2 (2.02%) Email Management
6 2 (2.02%) Email Migration
6 2 (2.02%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.02%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.02%) Server Building
6 2 (2.02%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.25%) PowerShell
2 9 (9.09%) SQL
3 5 (5.05%) Perl
3 5 (5.05%) Shell Script
3 5 (5.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (34.34%) Security Cleared
2 17 (17.17%) SC Cleared
3 15 (15.15%) DV Cleared
4 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (4.04%) DBS Check
7 2 (2.02%) MCP
8 1 (1.01%) MCITP
8 1 (1.01%) MCSE
8 1 (1.01%) MCTS
8 1 (1.01%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (62.63%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.05%) Samba
4 5 (5.05%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.04%) XenApp
6 2 (2.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.02%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.01%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.01%) Firmware
7 1 (1.01%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) NetBackup
1 7 (7.07%) Netcool
1 7 (7.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 7 (7.07%) Unicenter
2 6 (6.06%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 5 (5.05%) SCOM
4 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.02%) SCCM
5 2 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.02%) WSUS
6 1 (1.01%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.01%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (1.01%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 54 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 21 (21.21%) Citrix
3 20 (20.20%) HP
4 16 (16.16%) VMware
5 9 (9.09%) Cisco
6 7 (7.07%) EMC
6 7 (7.07%) Meridio
6 7 (7.07%) Oracle
6 7 (7.07%) Veritas
7 6 (6.06%) Apple
8 5 (5.05%) Intel
9 4 (4.04%) Lotus
9 4 (4.04%) Sun
10 3 (3.03%) Axway
10 3 (3.03%) Symantec
10 3 (3.03%) Trend Micro
10 3 (3.03%) Tumbleweed
11 2 (2.02%) Dell
11 2 (2.02%) Sophos
12 1 (1.01%) IBM
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