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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 501 502
Rank change year-on-year -63 +1  
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 46 155 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.59% 1.59% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 71 76
Median daily rate £280 £310 £259
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +19.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £140 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £250
% change year-on-year +10.00% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 11
Median hourly rate £20.25 £13.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.76% -43.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £12.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.05 £14.80 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +120.00% -45.65%  

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 7806 9763 9839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.57% 18.08% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4976 6503 6153
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 242 324
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 June 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 -53 42 £290 -4.91% 15
South East -14 12 £269 -40.22%
London -16 10 £250 -33.33% 9
West Midlands +21 6 £375 +167.85% 4
Herefordshire - 6 £375 - 1
Berkshire -1 5 £322 -29.42%
East of England -2 5 £420 +158.46%
East Midlands -7 5 £125 -58.33%
North West +22 4 £280 -
Hertfordshire -4 4 £410 +272.72%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £300 -
Derby - 4 £125 -
Derbyshire - 4 £125 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £300 -
Reading +11 3 £375 -10.44%
Chester - 3 £280 -
Cheshire - 3 £280 -
Hampshire +11 2 £213 -
Scotland +9 2 £116 -73.11% 1
Bracknell -3 2 £269 -29.25%
Basingstoke -11 2 £213 -
Hereford - 2 £373 -
Gloucestershire +12 1 - -
Bridgend +3 1 £450 +12.50%
Northamptonshire +2 1 £375 +130.76%
Northampton +1 1 £375 +130.76%
Surrey 0 1 - -
South West -1 1 - - 1
South Wales -3 1 £450 +12.50%
Wales -4 1 £450 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 103 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 76 (73.79%) Windows
3 69 (66.99%) Active Directory
4 65 (63.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (50.49%) Microsoft
6 44 (42.72%) Windows Server
7 41 (39.81%) Office 365
8 37 (35.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (34.95%) Microsoft Office
9 36 (34.95%) Exchange Server 2007
10 35 (33.98%) Security Cleared
11 33 (32.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (28.16%) Migration
13 28 (27.18%) SharePoint
14 27 (26.21%) Windows XP
15 25 (24.27%) HP
16 24 (23.30%) Citrix
16 24 (23.30%) PowerShell
17 22 (21.36%) Blackberry
17 22 (21.36%) Skype for Business
17 22 (21.36%) Exchange Server 2013
18 21 (20.39%) DV Cleared
18 21 (20.39%) VMware
19 17 (16.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 17 (16.50%) Unix
20 16 (15.53%) ITIL
21 15 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
21 15 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2000
21 15 (14.56%) Azure Active Directory
22 14 (13.59%) 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
1 103 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 65 (63.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (34.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 28 (27.18%) SharePoint
5 22 (21.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (21.36%) Skype for Business
6 17 (16.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 15 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2000
8 14 (13.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (12.62%) Office Communications Server
10 10 (9.71%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 7 (6.80%) IBM Notes
12 5 (4.85%) Live Communications Server
13 3 (2.91%) Apache
13 3 (2.91%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (1.94%) IIS
15 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 36 (34.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 41 (39.81%) Office 365
2 15 (14.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 15 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.88%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.97%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.68%) VPN
2 10 (9.71%) DHCP
2 10 (9.71%) DNS
3 9 (8.74%) SAN
3 9 (8.74%) WAN
4 7 (6.80%) Internet
4 7 (6.80%) LAN
4 7 (6.80%) X.500
5 5 (4.85%) SMTP
6 4 (3.88%) Wireless
7 3 (2.91%) Firewall
7 3 (2.91%) NAS
7 3 (2.91%) NetScaler
7 3 (2.91%) Skype
7 3 (2.91%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.97%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.97%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.97%) IMAP
8 1 (0.97%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.97%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.83%) MS Access
3 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 11 (10.68%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Local Government
3 2 (1.94%) Japanese Language
4 1 (0.97%) Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Billing
4 1 (0.97%) Electronics
4 1 (0.97%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.97%) Military
4 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (23.30%) Analyst
2 23 (22.33%) Consultant
3 17 (16.50%) Office 365 Consultant
4 15 (14.56%) Support Engineer
5 13 (12.62%) Exchange Consultant
6 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Consultant
7 10 (9.71%) Technical Consultant
8 9 (8.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (8.74%) IT Analyst
8 9 (8.74%) Migration Consultant
8 9 (8.74%) Service Analyst
9 8 (7.77%) IT Support
9 8 (7.77%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (6.80%) Administrator
10 7 (6.80%) Exchange Migration Consultant
10 7 (6.80%) Service Desk Support
10 7 (6.80%) Support Analyst
11 6 (5.83%) Desktop Support
11 6 (5.83%) IT Engineer
11 6 (5.83%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.97%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.36%) Blackberry
2 12 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (10.68%) Fat Client
3 11 (10.68%) Thin Client
4 10 (9.71%) Clustering
5 6 (5.83%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.88%) PKI
7 3 (2.91%) NHS
8 2 (1.94%) CESG
8 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.97%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 76 (73.79%) Windows
2 44 (42.72%) Windows Server
3 37 (35.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (32.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (26.21%) Windows XP
6 17 (16.50%) Unix
7 14 (13.59%) Windows 2000 Server
7 14 (13.59%) Windows 7
8 13 (12.62%) Linux
9 11 (10.68%) Apple iOS
9 11 (10.68%) Solaris
9 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (9.71%) Windows 8
11 9 (8.74%) HPUX
12 7 (6.80%) Windows 10
13 5 (4.85%) Windows Vista
14 4 (3.88%) Mac OS X
15 3 (2.91%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.97%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.16%) Migration
2 16 (15.53%) ITIL
3 13 (12.62%) Change Management
4 8 (7.77%) Presales
5 7 (6.80%) Incident Management
5 7 (6.80%) Mentoring
6 6 (5.83%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.88%) Server Building
8 3 (2.91%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.91%) Server Monitoring
9 2 (1.94%) Capacity Management
9 2 (1.94%) Change Control
9 2 (1.94%) CRM
9 2 (1.94%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.94%) Demand Management
9 2 (1.94%) Email Migration
9 2 (1.94%) ITIL V3
9 2 (1.94%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (1.94%) Service Management
9 2 (1.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.30%) PowerShell
2 10 (9.71%) Perl
2 10 (9.71%) SQL
3 9 (8.74%) Shell Script
3 9 (8.74%) VBScript
4 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (33.98%) Security Cleared
2 21 (20.39%) DV Cleared
3 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (10.68%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.80%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.88%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.94%) MCP
6 2 (1.94%) MCSE
7 1 (0.97%) MCITP
7 1 (0.97%) MCTS
7 1 (0.97%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) QA
System Software
1 69 (66.99%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.71%) Samba
4 7 (6.80%) XenDesktop
5 5 (4.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (4.85%) XenApp
6 4 (3.88%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.94%) vSphere
8 1 (0.97%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.97%) Firmware
8 1 (0.97%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.97%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.97%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (6.80%) NetBackup
2 6 (5.83%) Netcool
2 6 (5.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (5.83%) SCOM
2 6 (5.83%) Unicenter
3 5 (4.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (3.88%) SCCM
5 2 (1.94%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.94%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (50.49%) Microsoft
2 25 (24.27%) HP
3 24 (23.30%) Citrix
4 21 (20.39%) VMware
5 9 (8.74%) Cisco
6 8 (7.77%) Sun
7 7 (6.80%) Lotus
8 6 (5.83%) EMC
8 6 (5.83%) Intel
8 6 (5.83%) Meridio
8 6 (5.83%) Oracle
8 6 (5.83%) Veritas
9 4 (3.88%) Apple
10 3 (2.91%) Axway
10 3 (2.91%) Symantec
10 3 (2.91%) Tumbleweed
11 2 (1.94%) Dell
11 2 (1.94%) Sophos
12 1 (0.97%) arcserve
12 1 (0.97%) Forcepoint
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