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 29 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 84 87 97
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 123 156 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.09% 2.15% 1.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.23% 13.14% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 105 92
Average daily rate
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£281 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.20% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £152 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £311
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.33% +27.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.80 £36.50 £27.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.87 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.36% +4.83%
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
1006 1187 1345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.05% 16.37% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 800 942
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £594 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 40 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £23.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.97% +6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £126.00 £59.00 £50.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 29 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 190 (73.64%) Windows
2 175 (67.83%) Active Directory
3 130 (50.39%) Microsoft
4 122 (47.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 105 (40.70%) VMware
6 103 (39.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 78 (30.23%) MS Office
8 74 (28.68%) Windows 7
9 68 (26.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 67 (25.97%) Exchange Server 2007
11 63 (24.42%) Citrix
12 58 (22.48%) Blackberry
13 54 (20.93%) Cisco
13 54 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
14 49 (18.99%) MS Excel
15 46 (17.83%) ITIL
16 44 (17.05%) Windows XP
17 43 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
18 40 (15.50%) Finance
19 37 (14.34%) DNS
20 36 (13.95%) Migration
21 33 (12.79%) WAN
21 33 (12.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
22 32 (12.40%) SAN
22 32 (12.40%) SQL Server
23 30 (11.63%) LAN
24 29 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
24 29 (11.24%) HP
24 29 (11.24%) Lync
25 28 (10.85%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 122 (47.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 67 (25.97%) Exchange Server 2007
3 43 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 33 (12.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 29 (11.24%) Lync
6 26 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (9.30%) SharePoint
8 14 (5.43%) IIS
9 9 (3.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (2.71%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.55%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.78%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 78 (30.23%) MS Office
2 49 (18.99%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.16%) MS Project
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.39%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.39%) Khalix
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.04%) Office 365
2 4 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (14.34%) DNS
2 33 (12.79%) WAN
3 32 (12.40%) SAN
4 30 (11.63%) LAN
5 28 (10.85%) DHCP
5 28 (10.85%) Firewall
6 16 (6.20%) TCP/IP
7 15 (5.81%) VPN
8 12 (4.65%) Unified Communications
9 10 (3.88%) VoIP
10 9 (3.49%) IP Telephony
10 9 (3.49%) MPLS
11 8 (3.10%) BIG-IP
11 8 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (2.71%) Wireless
12 7 (2.71%) DSL
12 7 (2.71%) Internet
12 7 (2.71%) SMTP
13 5 (1.94%) Intranet
14 4 (1.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.55%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.78%) MS Access
7 1 (0.39%) MySQL
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 40 (15.50%) Finance
2 24 (9.30%) Banking
3 11 (4.26%) Legal
4 8 (3.10%) Back Office
4 8 (3.10%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.71%) Retail
6 6 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.33%) Law
7 5 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.78%) French Language
8 2 (0.78%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.39%) German Language
9 1 (0.39%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.39%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Front Office
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 68 (26.36%) Analyst
2 30 (11.63%) Support Analyst
3 26 (10.08%) Desktop Support
4 24 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 20 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (5.81%) Administrator
8 14 (5.43%) Service Analyst
8 14 (5.43%) Desktop Analyst
8 14 (5.43%) Messaging Engineer
9 13 (5.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 13 (5.04%) Service Desk Analyst
9 13 (5.04%) Architect
10 12 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
12 10 (3.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 10 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.88%) Server Engineer
13 9 (3.49%) Desktop Engineer
13 9 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.16%) Middleware
2 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 58 (22.48%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.49%) Clustering
3 7 (2.71%) Thin Client
3 7 (2.71%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.33%) iPhone
5 5 (1.94%) EqualLogic
5 5 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.78%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.78%) Replication
7 2 (0.78%) PDA
7 2 (0.78%) CCTV
7 2 (0.78%) Statistics
7 2 (0.78%) CMDB
8 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.39%) Handset
8 1 (0.39%) iPad
8 1 (0.39%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 190 (73.64%) Windows
2 103 (39.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 74 (28.68%) Windows 7
4 68 (26.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (17.05%) Windows XP
6 23 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (5.43%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.71%) Android
8 7 (2.71%) Linux
9 4 (1.55%) Windows 2000
9 4 (1.55%) UNIX
9 4 (1.55%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.39%) HPUX
11 1 (0.39%) Solaris
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.83%) ITIL
2 36 (13.95%) Migration
3 13 (5.04%) Service Management
4 12 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (3.49%) Project Management
5 9 (3.49%) Asset Management
5 9 (3.49%) Problem Management
6 7 (2.71%) Performance Management
6 7 (2.71%) Risk Management
6 7 (2.71%) Service Delivery
7 6 (2.33%) Business Continuity
7 6 (2.33%) Incident Management
7 6 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (1.55%) Information Security
8 4 (1.55%) Change Management
8 4 (1.55%) ITSM
8 4 (1.55%) BCP
8 4 (1.55%) Configuration Management
9 3 (1.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (1.16%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.85%) PowerShell
2 24 (9.30%) SQL
3 7 (2.71%) VB
4 4 (1.55%) VBScript
5 2 (0.78%) Perl
6 1 (0.39%) VBA
6 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 16 (6.20%) MCSE
4 12 (4.65%) MCITP
5 11 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.49%) MCP
7 7 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.33%) CCA
8 6 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (2.33%) Degree
9 5 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.94%) CCNA
10 4 (1.55%) CCNP
11 3 (1.16%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.78%) MCTS
12 2 (0.78%) MCSA
13 1 (0.39%) CISSP
13 1 (0.39%) MCDST
13 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 175 (67.83%) Active Directory
2 54 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.75%) XenApp
4 18 (6.98%) vSphere
5 15 (5.81%) Hyper-V
6 14 (5.43%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.10%) Xen
8 7 (2.71%) NLBS
8 7 (2.71%) ISA Server
8 7 (2.71%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (1.94%) UAG
11 4 (1.55%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.55%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.39%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.39%) XenServer
13 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.39%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (5.04%) SCCM
1 13 (5.04%) SCOM
2 9 (3.49%) WSUS
3 7 (2.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 6 (2.33%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.16%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.16%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (0.78%) Nagios
7 2 (0.78%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.39%) OpenView
8 1 (0.39%) SCSM
8 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.39%) DameWare
8 1 (0.39%) OVSD
8 1 (0.39%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 130 (50.39%) Microsoft
2 105 (40.70%) VMware
3 63 (24.42%) Citrix
4 54 (20.93%) Cisco
5 29 (11.24%) HP
6 16 (6.20%) Symantec
7 14 (5.43%) Dell
8 12 (4.65%) CheckPoint
9 11 (4.26%) IBM
10 9 (3.49%) NetApp
11 8 (3.10%) EMC
11 8 (3.10%) Oracle
11 8 (3.10%) Apple
11 8 (3.10%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.33%) Bloomberg
13 5 (1.94%) SonicWALL
13 5 (1.94%) Reuters
14 4 (1.55%) Mitel
14 4 (1.55%) ServiceNow
15 3 (1.16%) LANDesk
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