The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 101 84 96
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 108 156 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.83% 2.20% 1.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.85% 13.38% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 97 82
Average daily rate
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£274 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.02% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £196 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 11
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.54% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £135.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -1.40%
Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
995 1166 1328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.87% 16.41% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 791 915
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £576 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 57 38
Average hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.18% -12.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £59.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
MS Exchange
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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.

1 196 (77.47%) Windows
2 178 (70.36%) Active Directory
3 127 (50.20%) Microsoft
4 126 (49.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 105 (41.50%) VMware
6 104 (41.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 75 (29.64%) Windows 7
8 71 (28.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (27.67%) MS Office
10 64 (25.30%) Blackberry
10 64 (25.30%) Exchange Server 2007
11 62 (24.51%) Citrix
12 61 (24.11%) Cisco
13 59 (23.32%) VMware Infrastructure
14 50 (19.76%) ITIL
15 48 (18.97%) Windows XP
16 47 (18.58%) Exchange Server 2003
17 46 (18.18%) MS Excel
18 42 (16.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 40 (15.81%) Migration
20 38 (15.02%) SQL Server
21 37 (14.62%) DNS
22 35 (13.83%) WAN
23 34 (13.44%) Microsoft Certification
24 32 (12.65%) Finance
25 31 (12.25%) SAN
26 30 (11.86%) HP
26 30 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2013
27 29 (11.46%) SQL
28 28 (11.07%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 126 (49.80%) Exchange Server 2010
2 64 (25.30%) Exchange Server 2007
3 47 (18.58%) Exchange Server 2003
4 42 (16.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 30 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (9.09%) SharePoint
7 21 (8.30%) Lync
8 18 (7.11%) IIS
9 9 (3.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.58%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (1.19%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 70 (27.67%) MS Office
2 46 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.19%) MS Project
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) LatentZero
1 1 (0.40%) Khalix
1 1 (0.40%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (14.62%) DNS
2 35 (13.83%) WAN
3 31 (12.25%) SAN
4 28 (11.07%) Firewall
5 27 (10.67%) LAN
5 27 (10.67%) DHCP
6 18 (7.11%) TCP/IP
7 16 (6.32%) VPN
8 14 (5.53%) IP Telephony
9 13 (5.14%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (4.35%) VoIP
11 9 (3.56%) Internet
12 8 (3.16%) MPLS
12 8 (3.16%) Unified Communications
13 6 (2.37%) DSL
13 6 (2.37%) BIG-IP
13 6 (2.37%) Wireless
13 6 (2.37%) SMTP
14 5 (1.98%) Intranet
15 4 (1.58%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.58%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.79%) MS Access
7 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) MySQL
General
1 32 (12.65%) Finance
2 17 (6.72%) Banking
3 10 (3.95%) Back Office
4 5 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.98%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.98%) Law
4 5 (1.98%) Legal
5 4 (1.58%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.19%) Retail
7 2 (0.79%) French Language
7 2 (0.79%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.79%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.79%) Front Office
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 63 (24.90%) Analyst
2 24 (9.49%) Support Analyst
2 24 (9.49%) Support Engineer
3 20 (7.91%) Desktop Support
4 19 (7.51%) 3rd Line Support
5 18 (7.11%) Service Analyst
5 18 (7.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (7.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (6.32%) Administrator
6 16 (6.32%) 1st Line Support
7 13 (5.14%) Messaging Engineer
8 12 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (4.35%) Consultant
9 11 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
10 10 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (3.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 10 (3.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 9 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 8 (3.16%) Service Manager
12 8 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.40%) COM
1 1 (0.40%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 64 (25.30%) Blackberry
2 14 (5.53%) Clustering
3 12 (4.74%) iPhone
4 10 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.16%) Thin Client
5 8 (3.16%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.16%) EqualLogic
6 4 (1.58%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.79%) Statistics
8 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.79%) Replication
9 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.40%) CMDB
9 1 (0.40%) iPad
9 1 (0.40%) HP StorageWorks
9 1 (0.40%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.40%) Handset
9 1 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 196 (77.47%) Windows
2 104 (41.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (29.64%) Windows 7
4 71 (28.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (18.97%) Windows XP
6 25 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (6.72%) Windows 8
8 10 (3.95%) Android
9 8 (3.16%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (1.98%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.58%) Linux
11 4 (1.58%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.19%) UNIX
12 3 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.40%) HPUX
14 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (19.76%) ITIL
2 40 (15.81%) Migration
3 20 (7.91%) Service Management
4 15 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (3.56%) Service Delivery
5 9 (3.56%) Project Management
5 9 (3.56%) Information Security
6 8 (3.16%) Asset Management
6 8 (3.16%) BCP
6 8 (3.16%) Problem Management
7 7 (2.77%) Risk Management
7 7 (2.77%) Incident Management
8 6 (2.37%) Performance Management
8 6 (2.37%) Business Continuity
8 6 (2.37%) ITSM
8 6 (2.37%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (1.58%) Change Management
10 3 (1.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (1.19%) Load Balancing
10 3 (1.19%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.46%) SQL
2 23 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.16%) VB
4 4 (1.58%) VBScript
5 2 (0.79%) Perl
6 1 (0.40%) VBA
6 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (13.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (9.09%) MCSE
3 19 (7.51%) Security Cleared
4 15 (5.93%) MCITP
5 13 (5.14%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.56%) MCP
7 8 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.37%) Degree
9 5 (1.98%) CCNA
9 5 (1.98%) CCA
9 5 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.58%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.19%) CCNP
12 2 (0.79%) MCTS
13 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.40%) MCDST
13 1 (0.40%) MCSA
13 1 (0.40%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.37%) SLA
System Software
1 178 (70.36%) Active Directory
2 59 (23.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (8.70%) XenApp
4 20 (7.91%) Hyper-V
4 20 (7.91%) vSphere
5 13 (5.14%) VMware ESX
6 9 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.16%) ISA Server
8 7 (2.77%) XenDesktop
9 6 (2.37%) Xen
9 6 (2.37%) NLBS
9 6 (2.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (2.37%) UAG
10 4 (1.58%) Terminal Server
11 3 (1.19%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.79%) Postfix
13 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.40%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.40%) XenServer
13 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (6.32%) SCCM
2 11 (4.35%) SCOM
3 9 (3.56%) WSUS
4 7 (2.77%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.19%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (1.19%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.40%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.40%) SCSM
8 1 (0.40%) DameWare
8 1 (0.40%) OVSD
8 1 (0.40%) HP NNM
8 1 (0.40%) OpenView
8 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.40%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.40%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 127 (50.20%) Microsoft
2 105 (41.50%) VMware
3 62 (24.51%) Citrix
4 61 (24.11%) Cisco
5 30 (11.86%) HP
6 16 (6.32%) Dell
7 14 (5.53%) IBM
8 13 (5.14%) Symantec
9 11 (4.35%) CheckPoint
10 8 (3.16%) Apple
10 8 (3.16%) McAfee
10 8 (3.16%) Oracle
10 8 (3.16%) SonicWALL
11 7 (2.77%) NetApp
12 6 (2.37%) EMC
12 6 (2.37%) Bloomberg
13 5 (1.98%) Clearswift
13 5 (1.98%) Reuters
13 5 (1.98%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.58%) Mitel
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