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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 81 85 100
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 129 160 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.19% 2.22% 1.70%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.30% 13.32% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 106 87
Average daily rate
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£284 £361 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.52% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £163 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +19.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £19.05 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £24.75 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+8.19% -2.40%
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
970 1201 1290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.48% 16.68% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 829 893
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 £233 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 46
Average hourly rate £18.18 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.35% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.55 £59.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 197 (76.65%) Windows
2 180 (70.04%) Active Directory
3 138 (53.70%) Microsoft
4 120 (46.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 110 (42.80%) VMware
6 97 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 87 (33.85%) MS Office
8 77 (29.96%) Windows 7
9 66 (25.68%) Blackberry
10 65 (25.29%) Citrix
11 64 (24.90%) Exchange Server 2007
12 63 (24.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 57 (22.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 49 (19.07%) Cisco
14 49 (19.07%) MS Excel
15 45 (17.51%) ITIL
15 45 (17.51%) Finance
16 43 (16.73%) Windows XP
17 41 (15.95%) DNS
18 39 (15.18%) Exchange Server 2003
19 37 (14.40%) SAN
20 35 (13.62%) Microsoft Certification
20 35 (13.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
21 34 (13.23%) WAN
21 34 (13.23%) HP
22 33 (12.84%) DHCP
23 32 (12.45%) SQL Server
23 32 (12.45%) Firewall
24 31 (12.06%) Migration
24 31 (12.06%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 120 (46.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 64 (24.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 39 (15.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 35 (13.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 28 (10.89%) Lync
6 25 (9.73%) SharePoint
6 25 (9.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (5.06%) IIS
8 9 (3.50%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 5 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.95%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.17%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (1.17%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 87 (33.85%) MS Office
2 49 (19.07%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.17%) MS Project
3 3 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.78%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.39%) Khalix
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.45%) Office 365
2 6 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.95%) DNS
2 37 (14.40%) SAN
3 34 (13.23%) WAN
4 33 (12.84%) DHCP
5 32 (12.45%) Firewall
6 31 (12.06%) LAN
7 22 (8.56%) TCP/IP
8 16 (6.23%) VPN
9 11 (4.28%) Unified Communications
10 10 (3.89%) VoIP
11 9 (3.50%) MPLS
11 9 (3.50%) Wireless
11 9 (3.50%) BIG-IP
12 8 (3.11%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (3.11%) IP Telephony
12 8 (3.11%) SMTP
13 7 (2.72%) DSL
13 7 (2.72%) Internet
14 6 (2.33%) VLAN
15 5 (1.95%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.56%) MySQL
5 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.78%) MS Access
General
1 45 (17.51%) Finance
2 27 (10.51%) Banking
3 12 (4.67%) Legal
4 11 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.50%) Retail
6 7 (2.72%) Back Office
7 5 (1.95%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.95%) Law
8 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.78%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.78%) French Language
9 2 (0.78%) Marketing
9 2 (0.78%) Front Office
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.39%) German Language
10 1 (0.39%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.39%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 77 (29.96%) Analyst
2 34 (13.23%) Support Analyst
3 25 (9.73%) Desktop Support
4 21 (8.17%) Support Engineer
5 19 (7.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (7.39%) Administrator
6 18 (7.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (6.61%) Service Analyst
8 16 (6.23%) Service Desk Analyst
8 16 (6.23%) Messaging Engineer
9 13 (5.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 13 (5.06%) Desktop Analyst
10 12 (4.67%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (4.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 12 (4.67%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (4.28%) Architect
12 10 (3.89%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (3.50%) Server Engineer
14 8 (3.11%) IT Support
14 8 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.95%) Middleware
2 3 (1.17%) LAMP
3 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 66 (25.68%) Blackberry
2 13 (5.06%) Clustering
2 13 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.89%) Fat Client
3 10 (3.89%) Thin Client
4 8 (3.11%) iPhone
5 6 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.95%) Replication
6 5 (1.95%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.17%) iPad
8 2 (0.78%) User Experience
8 2 (0.78%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.78%) CMDB
8 2 (0.78%) CCTV
8 2 (0.78%) Statistics
8 2 (0.78%) PDA
8 2 (0.78%) NHS
9 1 (0.39%) Handset
9 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 197 (76.65%) Windows
2 97 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (29.96%) Windows 7
4 63 (24.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (16.73%) Windows XP
6 22 (8.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (6.23%) Windows 8
8 13 (5.06%) Linux
9 9 (3.50%) Android
10 7 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.56%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (1.56%) UNIX
11 4 (1.56%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.39%) HPUX
13 1 (0.39%) Solaris
13 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.51%) ITIL
2 31 (12.06%) Migration
3 12 (4.67%) Service Management
4 10 (3.89%) Incident Management
4 10 (3.89%) Asset Management
4 10 (3.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (3.50%) Problem Management
6 8 (3.11%) Project Management
7 7 (2.72%) Service Delivery
7 7 (2.72%) Performance Management
8 5 (1.95%) Business Continuity
8 5 (1.95%) Information Security
8 5 (1.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (1.56%) Network Management
9 4 (1.56%) Change Management
9 4 (1.56%) Configuration Management
10 3 (1.17%) BCP
10 3 (1.17%) Risk Management
10 3 (1.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (1.17%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.06%) SQL
2 30 (11.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.95%) VB
4 4 (1.56%) VBScript
5 2 (0.78%) Perl
5 2 (0.78%) VBA
6 1 (0.39%) C
6 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (13.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (7.39%) MCSE
3 15 (5.84%) Security Cleared
4 13 (5.06%) MCITP
5 12 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.50%) CCNA
6 9 (3.50%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.72%) MCP
8 7 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.95%) CCA
9 5 (1.95%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.95%) MCSA
10 4 (1.56%) Degree
11 3 (1.17%) CCNP
11 3 (1.17%) RHCE
11 3 (1.17%) RHCT
11 3 (1.17%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.78%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.39%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.33%) SLA
2 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 180 (70.04%) Active Directory
2 57 (22.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (8.17%) XenApp
4 18 (7.00%) VMware ESX
4 18 (7.00%) Hyper-V
5 17 (6.61%) vSphere
6 9 (3.50%) Xen
7 8 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.72%) ISA Server
8 7 (2.72%) NLBS
9 6 (2.33%) XenDesktop
9 6 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (1.95%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.95%) UAG
11 3 (1.17%) NFS
11 3 (1.17%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.78%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.78%) XenServer
12 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (5.06%) SCCM
1 13 (5.06%) SCOM
2 12 (4.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 10 (3.89%) WSUS
4 9 (3.50%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (1.95%) MAILsweeper
7 4 (1.56%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (1.17%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (1.17%) Nagios
8 3 (1.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 2 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.39%) OpenView
10 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.39%) DameWare
10 1 (0.39%) OVSD
10 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.39%) SCSM
Vendors
1 138 (53.70%) Microsoft
2 110 (42.80%) VMware
3 65 (25.29%) Citrix
4 49 (19.07%) Cisco
5 34 (13.23%) HP
6 21 (8.17%) Symantec
7 14 (5.45%) CheckPoint
8 13 (5.06%) IBM
8 13 (5.06%) Dell
9 11 (4.28%) NetApp
10 10 (3.89%) Oracle
11 9 (3.50%) EMC
11 9 (3.50%) SolarWinds
12 7 (2.72%) Apple
13 6 (2.33%) Bloomberg
14 5 (1.95%) Sophos
14 5 (1.95%) Reuters
14 5 (1.95%) IronPort
14 5 (1.95%) SonicWALL
15 4 (1.56%) Mitel
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