Period
to 23 April 2018

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 6 months to 23 April 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 5.5
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 872 830 891
Rank change year-on-year -42 +61 -36
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.009% 0.001%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.030% 0.051% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
UK median daily rate £295 £368 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.73% -5.16% +3.33%
10th Percentile £268 £260 £381
90th Percentile £312 £393 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £368 £388
% change year-on-year -19.73% -5.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Exchange Server 5.5 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 16,656 15,727 18,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.48% 17.09% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,037 10,132 11,717
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 324 461
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -7.14% +13.51%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% +14.29%

Exchange Server 5.5
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Exchange Server 5.5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 April 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
North of England +4 5 £295 +7.27%
England -40 5 £295 -19.73%
UK excluding London -50 5 £295 -19.73%
North East - 5 £295 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 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 5.5.

1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) HPUX
1 5 (100.00%) Solaris
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) Sun
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 5 (100.00%) X.500
1 5 (100.00%) Samba
1 5 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) Time Management
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery

Exchange Server 5.5
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 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) X.500
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Services Delivery Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) HPUX
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Solaris
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Samba
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Sun
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco