The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 2003
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 137 111
Rank change year-on-year +27 -26  
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 6 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.17% 0.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.68% 0.99% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 8
Median daily rate £375 £140 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +167.85% -44.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £140 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £140 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £303 £250
% change year-on-year -0.82% +21.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +120.00% -43.18%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 357 504 435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 17.79% 16.69% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 320 248
Median daily rate £375 £396 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.30% +13.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 28
Median hourly rate £14.22 £12.00 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.45% -33.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.85 £13.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £24.00 £37.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

Exchange Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Exchange Server 2003 in the West Midlands

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Exchange Server 2003 in the West Midlands

Exchange Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region 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
Herefordshire - 6 £375 -
Exchange Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Exchange Server 2003.

1 10 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2000
4 7 (70.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 7 (70.00%) DV Cleared
4 7 (70.00%) Unix
5 6 (60.00%) Perl
5 6 (60.00%) HP
5 6 (60.00%) Samba
5 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (50.00%) HPUX
6 5 (50.00%) Linux
7 4 (40.00%) Solaris
7 4 (40.00%) Sun
7 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (40.00%) WAN
8 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (30.00%) X.500
8 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (20.00%) Office 365
9 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (20.00%) Migration
9 2 (20.00%) VMware
9 2 (20.00%) Cisco

Exchange Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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%) MS Exchange
2 7 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2000
3 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) X.500
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
Job Titles
1 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Migration Manager
1 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (70.00%) Unix
3 7 (70.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 5 (50.00%) HPUX
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 4 (40.00%) Solaris
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (10.00%) Android
7 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Perl
2 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) MOS
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Samba
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) Sun
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Avaya
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
5 1 (10.00%) Lumension
5 1 (10.00%) Toshiba