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 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 5.5
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 - 645
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 9 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% - 0.002%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.12% - 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Median daily rate £385 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.00

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 7666 9702 9993
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.57% 18.04% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4894 6463 6228
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 £260 £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 196 236 343
Median hourly rate £24.50 £20.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.51% +1.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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 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 6 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 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 - 9 £385 -
Herefordshire - 5 £375 -
West Midlands - 5 £375 -
East of England - 4 £410 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £410 -
Hereford - 2 £373 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 10 (100.00%) Unix
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Perl
1 10 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 10 (100.00%) Samba
1 10 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 10 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 10 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 9 (90.00%) HP
2 9 (90.00%) HPUX
2 9 (90.00%) Shell Script
3 8 (80.00%) Sun
3 8 (80.00%) Solaris
4 7 (70.00%) WAN
5 6 (60.00%) X.500
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco
6 5 (50.00%) LAN
6 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) Time Management
8 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (10.00%) VMware
8 1 (10.00%) Active Directory

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 10 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 10 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 10 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) X.500
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Sun Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Unix Scripting Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Unix
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (90.00%) HPUX
2 9 (90.00%) Linux
3 8 (80.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Perl
2 9 (90.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Samba
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) HP
2 8 (80.00%) Sun
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) VMware