The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Exchange Server 5.5 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Exchange Server 5.5 over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5
UK
Rank 595 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.013% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £408 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Exchange Server 5.5 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 7873 9129 9108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.38% 17.22% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5152 5807 5408
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 225 319
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.92 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +3.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

Exchange Server 5.5
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Exchange Server 5.5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Exchange Server 5.5 in the UK

Exchange Server 5.5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5.

Contractor daily rate trend for Exchange Server 5.5 in the UK

Exchange Server 5.5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Exchange Server 5.5 in the UK

Exchange Server 5.5
Top 4 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 5.5 within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Hereford - 1 £408 -
Herefordshire - 1 £408 -
West Midlands - 1 £408 -
England - 1 £408 -

Exchange Server 5.5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 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 5.5.

1 8 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) HP
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) Unix
3 6 (75.00%) Perl
3 6 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (62.50%) Windows 2000 Server
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 5 (62.50%) MS Office
4 5 (62.50%) Linux
4 5 (62.50%) HPUX
4 5 (62.50%) LAN
4 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 5 (62.50%) Shell Script
4 5 (62.50%) Samba
4 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2000
4 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (50.00%) Sun
5 4 (50.00%) X.500
5 4 (50.00%) Solaris
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (25.00%) Citrix
7 2 (25.00%) SAN
7 2 (25.00%) NetApp
7 2 (25.00%) MOM
7 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (25.00%) VBScript

Exchange Server 5.5
Top Related 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 8 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2000
2 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 4 (50.00%) X.500
3 2 (25.00%) NAS
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) Administrator
1 1 (12.50%) Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Messaging Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Unix
3 5 (62.50%) HPUX
3 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 2000 Server
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Perl
2 5 (62.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) VB6
3 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Samba
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (25.00%) VMware GSX
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) MOM
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
1 7 (87.50%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Sun
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (25.00%) VMware