Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 851 829 735
Rank change year-on-year -22 -94 -19
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 52 67 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.065% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.30% 0.39% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 40 104
UK median daily rate £227 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.30% -23.08% +44.44%
10th Percentile £158 £123 £138
90th Percentile £323 £398 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £235 £250 £325
% change year-on-year -6.00% -23.08% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -21.88% -32.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year - -7.69% -46.67%

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 17,469 17,046 18,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.76% 16.61% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,255 11,309 12,162
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 419 442
UK median hourly rate £21.38 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.88% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.20 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +10.81%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -21 46 £234 -6.30% 16
UK excluding London -16 40 £235 -6.00% 15
South East -6 18 £227 -24.42% 6
London +8 11 £159 -4.51% 1
North of England -16 7 £280 +12.00% 1
North West -6 6 £280 -0.88% 1
Scotland -10 5 £215 +1.18%
South West -23 5 £215 - 1
East Midlands +2 4 - - 1
Midlands -29 4 - - 5
East of England -10 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 52 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 42 (80.77%) Windows
3 33 (63.46%) Microsoft
3 33 (63.46%) Active Directory
4 28 (53.85%) Office 365
4 28 (53.85%) Windows Server
5 27 (51.92%) Microsoft Office
6 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
7 20 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (36.54%) Security Cleared
8 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (34.62%) Migration
9 18 (34.62%) ITIL
9 18 (34.62%) Citrix
10 17 (32.69%) SQL
11 15 (28.85%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (28.85%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (26.92%) Skype for Business
12 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
14 12 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (23.08%) HP
14 12 (23.08%) Service Management
15 11 (21.15%) ITSM
15 11 (21.15%) Windows XP
16 10 (19.23%) SharePoint
16 10 (19.23%) DNS
16 10 (19.23%) DV Cleared
16 10 (19.23%) SCCM

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 52 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 20 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (28.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (26.92%) Skype for Business
5 10 (19.23%) SharePoint
6 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (5.77%) Apache
7 3 (5.77%) IIS
7 3 (5.77%) Live Communications Server
7 3 (5.77%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 27 (51.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 28 (53.85%) Office 365
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.85%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.92%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) DNS
2 8 (15.38%) DHCP
2 8 (15.38%) Skype
2 8 (15.38%) VPN
3 4 (7.69%) Firewall
3 4 (7.69%) Internet
3 4 (7.69%) SAN
4 3 (5.77%) Wireless
5 2 (3.85%) SMTP
5 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.85%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.85%) VoIP
6 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.92%) LAN
6 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 13 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.77%) MS Access
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (11.54%) Local Government
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Law
4 2 (3.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) French Language
5 1 (1.92%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.92%) Military
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (50.00%) Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Service Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (17.31%) Support Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Server Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Migration Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Support Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Software Packaging
1 3 (5.77%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
1 6 (11.54%) PKI
1 6 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (9.62%) iPad
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.77%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.77%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.77%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.85%) iPhone
4 2 (3.85%) PMI
4 2 (3.85%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 42 (80.77%) Windows
2 28 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (21.15%) Windows XP
6 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
7 7 (13.46%) Apple iOS
8 6 (11.54%) Windows 8
9 4 (7.69%) Unix
10 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
10 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (3.85%) Solaris
12 1 (1.92%) Android
12 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) ITIL
1 18 (34.62%) Migration
2 15 (28.85%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (23.08%) Service Management
4 11 (21.15%) ITSM
5 9 (17.31%) CRM
6 8 (15.38%) Critical Thinking
7 7 (13.46%) ITIL V3
8 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (11.54%) Server Building
9 5 (9.62%) Ticket Management
10 4 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (5.77%) Change Management
11 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
12 2 (3.85%) Antivirus Management
12 2 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (3.85%) Line Management
12 2 (3.85%) Project Management
12 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) Security Cleared
2 12 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 10 (19.23%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) MCP
4 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.85%) PMP
7 1 (1.92%) CCIE
7 1 (1.92%) CCNA
7 1 (1.92%) CCNP
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.92%) Degree
7 1 (1.92%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (63.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) XenApp
3 6 (11.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (5.77%) ISA Server
5 2 (3.85%) Terminal Server
5 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.92%) vCloud
6 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) SCCM
2 7 (13.46%) OVSD
3 6 (11.54%) SCOM
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (5.77%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.77%) Netcool
4 3 (5.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (5.77%) Unicenter
4 3 (5.77%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.92%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (63.46%) Microsoft
2 18 (34.62%) Citrix
3 12 (23.08%) HP
4 8 (15.38%) VMware
5 7 (13.46%) webMethods
6 5 (9.62%) Oracle
7 4 (7.69%) Cisco
8 3 (5.77%) EMC
8 3 (5.77%) Meridio
8 3 (5.77%) Veritas
9 2 (3.85%) Apple
9 2 (3.85%) Avaya
10 1 (1.92%) Dell
10 1 (1.92%) EqualLogic
10 1 (1.92%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.92%) JD Edwards
10 1 (1.92%) NetApp
10 1 (1.92%) Northgate
10 1 (1.92%) SAP
10 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds