The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 112 85 85
Rank change year-on-year
-27 0
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 45 128 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.29% 2.28% 2.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.27% 12.51% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 85 96
Average daily rate £425 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% -23.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £25.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% -
MS Exchange
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
619 1023 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.73% 18.26% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 769 786
Average daily rate £450 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 19
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.64 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £25.95 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Exchange across the City of London region.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the City of London region.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Exchange.

1 56 (73.68%) Windows
2 52 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 52 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 41 (53.95%) Windows Server
4 38 (50.00%) VMware
5 27 (35.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (32.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (32.89%) Citrix
6 25 (32.89%) MS Office
7 22 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (27.63%) Finance
9 19 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (23.68%) DNS
11 17 (22.37%) SharePoint
12 16 (21.05%) SQL Server
12 16 (21.05%) Migration
12 16 (21.05%) Office 365
13 15 (19.74%) Windows 7
13 15 (19.74%) PowerShell
14 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
14 14 (18.42%) DHCP
15 13 (17.11%) ITIL
15 13 (17.11%) SCOM
15 13 (17.11%) XenApp
16 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (15.79%) SAN
17 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (14.47%) SCCM
18 10 (13.16%) HP

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Exchange. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (35.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 25 (32.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 22 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (22.37%) SharePoint
5 9 (11.84%) Skype for Business
6 4 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.95%) IIS
7 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.63%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 25 (32.89%) MS Office
2 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.63%) MS Project
4 1 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Maximo
1 2 (2.63%) Primavera
2 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.05%) Office 365
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.26%) SaaS
4 3 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.95%) OneDrive
4 3 (3.95%) Yammer
5 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.63%) GitHub
6 1 (1.32%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.32%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.68%) DNS
2 14 (18.42%) DHCP
3 12 (15.79%) SAN
4 10 (13.16%) TCP/IP
5 9 (11.84%) Firewall
5 9 (11.84%) Internet
6 6 (7.89%) Skype
6 6 (7.89%) WAN
7 5 (6.58%) VPN
8 4 (5.26%) LAN
9 3 (3.95%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.95%) Network Security
9 3 (3.95%) SMTP
9 3 (3.95%) Wireless
10 2 (2.63%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.63%) NAS
11 1 (1.32%) BIG-IP
11 1 (1.32%) SSH
11 1 (1.32%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.63%) GIS
3 2 (2.63%) MySQL
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.32%) MS Access
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (27.63%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.63%) Marketing
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Advertising
4 1 (1.32%) Back Office
4 1 (1.32%) Electronics
4 1 (1.32%) German Language
4 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (15.79%) Support Engineer
2 11 (14.47%) Analyst
3 9 (11.84%) Consultant
4 8 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (9.21%) Office 365 Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (5.26%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Desktop Support
9 3 (3.95%) Migration Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (3.95%) XML
1 3 (3.95%) XML Messaging
2 2 (2.63%) .NET
2 2 (2.63%) WAP
3 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.32%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.89%) Fat Client
2 6 (7.89%) Thin Client
3 5 (6.58%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.26%) Device Driver
5 3 (3.95%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.95%) NHS
5 3 (3.95%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.63%) Clustering
6 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.63%) Reinsurance
6 2 (2.63%) Replication
7 1 (1.32%) CESG
7 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.32%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.32%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.32%) Handset
7 1 (1.32%) iPhone
7 1 (1.32%) Spread Betting
7 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (73.68%) Windows
2 41 (53.95%) Windows Server
3 22 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (19.74%) Windows 7
5 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.58%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.26%) Windows Vista
8 4 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.95%) Linux
9 3 (3.95%) Unix
10 2 (2.63%) Android
10 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Migration
2 13 (17.11%) ITIL
3 7 (9.21%) Data Management
4 6 (7.89%) Change Management
4 6 (7.89%) Problem Management
4 6 (7.89%) Server Virtualisation
5 5 (6.58%) Asset Management
5 5 (6.58%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (6.58%) Workflow
6 4 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.26%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 4 (5.26%) Release Management
6 4 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.95%) Data Protection
7 3 (3.95%) Document Management
7 3 (3.95%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.95%) Server Building
7 3 (3.95%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.74%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.21%) SQL
3 3 (3.95%) C#
3 3 (3.95%) Java
4 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) PHP
5 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.32%) VB
5 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (13.16%) MCSE
3 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.26%) MCITP
4 4 (5.26%) MCSA
4 4 (5.26%) MCTS
5 2 (2.63%) CCNA
5 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) CCNP
6 1 (1.32%) CEH
6 1 (1.32%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.32%) CISSP
6 1 (1.32%) Degree
6 1 (1.32%) MCP
6 1 (1.32%) MOS
6 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) SLA
2 3 (3.95%) ISO15022
2 3 (3.95%) ISO20022
3 1 (1.32%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) RMADS
System Software
1 52 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 19 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (17.11%) XenApp
4 9 (11.84%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.89%) vSphere
5 6 (7.89%) XenDesktop
6 5 (6.58%) Terminal Services
7 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (5.26%) VMware ESX
7 4 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.32%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.32%) Docker
8 1 (1.32%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.32%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (17.11%) SCOM
2 11 (14.47%) SCCM
3 6 (7.89%) HP SIM
4 5 (6.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (6.58%) Windows Intune
5 4 (5.26%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.26%) SCOrch
5 4 (5.26%) SCVMM
6 3 (3.95%) vMotion
7 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.63%) XenMobile
8 1 (1.32%) Ansible
8 1 (1.32%) Casper Suite
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.32%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.32%) Puppet
8 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 38 (50.00%) VMware
3 25 (32.89%) Citrix
4 10 (13.16%) Cisco
4 10 (13.16%) HP
4 10 (13.16%) NetApp
4 10 (13.16%) Symantec
5 6 (7.89%) Dell
5 6 (7.89%) Oracle
6 5 (6.58%) EMC
7 4 (5.26%) Veritas
8 3 (3.95%) Dell Compellent
8 3 (3.95%) IBM
8 3 (3.95%) SAP
9 2 (2.63%) BEA
9 2 (2.63%) CODA
9 2 (2.63%) CommVault
9 2 (2.63%) Mitel
9 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.63%) Syclo
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