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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 120 92 88
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 81 123 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.50% 2.08% 2.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.56% 12.13% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 89 108
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£351 £281 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.95% -24.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 10
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -30.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.50 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £99.80 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.07 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.43% -
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
946 1014 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.57% 17.15% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 692 814
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 40
Average hourly rate £14.22 £17.87 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.40% -23.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £126.00 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015, 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.

1 144 (73.10%) Active Directory
2 141 (71.57%) Windows
3 127 (64.47%) Microsoft
4 79 (40.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 78 (39.59%) VMware
6 73 (37.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (27.41%) ITIL
7 54 (27.41%) Citrix
8 53 (26.90%) Finance
9 45 (22.84%) MS Office
10 42 (21.32%) Cisco
10 42 (21.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 42 (21.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (20.81%) Windows 7
11 41 (20.81%) MS Excel
12 39 (19.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 38 (19.29%) Blackberry
14 35 (17.77%) DNS
15 33 (16.75%) Windows Server 2003
16 32 (16.24%) LAN
17 31 (15.74%) SharePoint
18 30 (15.23%) WAN
19 29 (14.72%) SQL
20 28 (14.21%) Firewall
21 27 (13.71%) Migration
21 27 (13.71%) SAN
22 25 (12.69%) DHCP
22 25 (12.69%) Lync
23 24 (12.18%) SCCM
24 23 (11.68%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 79 (40.10%) Exchange Server 2010
2 39 (19.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 31 (15.74%) SharePoint
4 25 (12.69%) Lync
5 22 (11.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (10.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (10.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (8.63%) IIS
8 4 (2.03%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.02%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (1.02%) Apache
11 1 (0.51%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 45 (22.84%) MS Office
2 41 (20.81%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.54%) MS Project
4 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.02%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.60%) Office 365
2 4 (2.03%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.51%) PaaS
5 1 (0.51%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (17.77%) DNS
2 32 (16.24%) LAN
3 30 (15.23%) WAN
4 28 (14.21%) Firewall
5 27 (13.71%) SAN
6 25 (12.69%) DHCP
7 15 (7.61%) TCP/IP
8 13 (6.60%) VPN
9 11 (5.58%) MPLS
9 11 (5.58%) BIG-IP
9 11 (5.58%) NAS
10 10 (5.08%) DSL
10 10 (5.08%) LDAP
11 7 (3.55%) FTP
12 5 (2.54%) VoIP
12 5 (2.54%) VLAN
12 5 (2.54%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (2.03%) Internet
14 3 (1.52%) Wireless
14 3 (1.52%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 53 (26.90%) Finance
2 13 (6.60%) Banking
3 8 (4.06%) Back Office
4 7 (3.55%) Law
4 7 (3.55%) Advertising
5 5 (2.54%) Legal
6 3 (1.52%) Marketing
6 3 (1.52%) German Language
7 2 (1.02%) Retail
7 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 49 (24.87%) Analyst
2 32 (16.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (8.12%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (7.61%) Support Engineer
5 14 (7.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (5.58%) Wintel Engineer
7 10 (5.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (4.57%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.57%) Desktop Support
8 9 (4.57%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.06%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.06%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (4.06%) Messaging Specialist
10 7 (3.55%) Administrator
10 7 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.55%) Messaging Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) Exchange Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) Operations Analyst
12 5 (2.54%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.54%) Middleware
2 3 (1.52%) Web Services
2 3 (1.52%) .NET
3 2 (1.02%) HTML
3 2 (1.02%) XML
4 1 (0.51%) MAPI
4 1 (0.51%) SAML
4 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.51%) JSON
4 1 (0.51%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.51%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.51%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.29%) Blackberry
2 19 (9.64%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.08%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.55%) Clustering
6 5 (2.54%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.54%) iPhone
6 5 (2.54%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.03%) PKI
8 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.52%) Replication
9 2 (1.02%) CLARiiON
9 2 (1.02%) Statistics
10 1 (0.51%) PDA
10 1 (0.51%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.51%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 141 (71.57%) Windows
2 73 (37.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (21.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (20.81%) Windows 7
5 33 (16.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (9.64%) Linux
7 15 (7.61%) Windows 8
8 12 (6.09%) Windows XP
9 9 (4.57%) Android
10 6 (3.05%) Debian
11 5 (2.54%) Windows Vista
11 5 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.03%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.52%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (1.02%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.51%) UNIX
15 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.41%) ITIL
2 27 (13.71%) Migration
3 19 (9.64%) Service Management
4 17 (8.63%) Project Management
5 14 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (5.58%) Problem Management
7 10 (5.08%) Business Continuity
8 9 (4.57%) Service Delivery
8 9 (4.57%) BCP
8 9 (4.57%) Performance Management
8 9 (4.57%) Business Continuity Planning
9 7 (3.55%) Data Management
10 6 (3.05%) Validation
10 6 (3.05%) ITSM
10 6 (3.05%) Mentoring
11 5 (2.54%) Data Protection
11 5 (2.54%) Change Control
11 5 (2.54%) PRINCE2
11 5 (2.54%) Information Security
12 4 (2.03%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.72%) SQL
2 19 (9.64%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.55%) C
4 3 (1.52%) Perl
5 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.02%) VB
6 1 (0.51%) VBA
6 1 (0.51%) Python
6 1 (0.51%) Java
6 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (10.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (8.63%) MCSE
3 11 (5.58%) MCSA
4 9 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (4.06%) MCP
5 8 (4.06%) CCNA
5 8 (4.06%) Degree
6 4 (2.03%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.03%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.03%) CCNP
7 3 (1.52%) MCDST
8 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.02%) CISSP
8 2 (1.02%) VCAP
8 2 (1.02%) MCITP
9 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.51%) NCDA
9 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.51%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 144 (73.10%) Active Directory
2 42 (21.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (9.64%) vSphere
4 17 (8.63%) XenApp
5 14 (7.11%) Hyper-V
6 10 (5.08%) NLBS
7 8 (4.06%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (3.55%) Xen
8 7 (3.55%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (2.03%) VMware Server
10 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.52%) NFS
11 3 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.52%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.52%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.52%) BitLocker
12 2 (1.02%) vCloud
13 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 24 (12.18%) SCCM
2 14 (7.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 12 (6.09%) NetBackup
4 11 (5.58%) WSUS
5 10 (5.08%) SCOM
6 8 (4.06%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (2.54%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.52%) Data Guard
8 3 (1.52%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (1.52%) SCSM
9 2 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.51%) SnapVault
10 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.51%) Nagios
10 1 (0.51%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.51%) OPNET
10 1 (0.51%) WMI
Vendors
1 127 (64.47%) Microsoft
2 78 (39.59%) VMware
3 54 (27.41%) Citrix
4 42 (21.32%) Cisco
5 22 (11.17%) Symantec
6 21 (10.66%) HP
7 13 (6.60%) CheckPoint
8 12 (6.09%) NetApp
9 10 (5.08%) Red Hat
9 10 (5.08%) McAfee
10 6 (3.05%) Oracle
11 5 (2.54%) Juniper
11 5 (2.54%) Altiris
11 5 (2.54%) EMC
11 5 (2.54%) Lotus
12 4 (2.03%) Bloomberg
12 4 (2.03%) Veritas
12 4 (2.03%) Avaya
12 4 (2.03%) IBM
12 4 (2.03%) F5
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