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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 87 83 82
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 117 137 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.13% 2.30% 2.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.14% 13.55% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 96 93
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £271 £270 £293
% change year-on-year
+0.18% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 23
Average hourly rate £16.75 £19.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.84% -85.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.86% -9.20%
MS Exchange
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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
964 1011 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.52% 16.94% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 724 732
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 52
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.00 £31.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -29.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.33% -13.15%

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 3 June 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
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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 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.

1 156 (70.27%) Active Directory
2 142 (63.96%) Windows
3 128 (57.66%) Microsoft
4 97 (43.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 93 (41.89%) VMware
6 73 (32.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (27.48%) Citrix
8 58 (26.13%) Finance
9 49 (22.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 47 (21.17%) MS Office
11 46 (20.72%) Windows 7
12 44 (19.82%) Cisco
13 43 (19.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 42 (18.92%) MS Excel
14 42 (18.92%) Migration
15 40 (18.02%) ITIL
15 40 (18.02%) SAN
16 38 (17.12%) DNS
16 38 (17.12%) Exchange Server 2007
17 37 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
18 36 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
19 33 (14.86%) Blackberry
20 30 (13.51%) vSphere
21 29 (13.06%) Microsoft Certification
22 28 (12.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
22 28 (12.61%) LAN
23 26 (11.71%) VPN
23 26 (11.71%) Lync
23 26 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2003
24 25 (11.26%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 97 (43.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 38 (17.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 37 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (12.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 26 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 26 (11.71%) Lync
6 23 (10.36%) SharePoint
7 10 (4.50%) IIS
8 7 (3.15%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (2.25%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.45%) GroupWise
Applications
1 47 (21.17%) MS Office
2 42 (18.92%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.35%) MS Project
4 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.90%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.66%) Office 365
2 7 (3.15%) Mimecast
3 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.35%) PaaS
4 3 (1.35%) IaaS
5 2 (0.90%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (18.02%) SAN
2 38 (17.12%) DNS
3 28 (12.61%) LAN
4 26 (11.71%) VPN
5 25 (11.26%) DHCP
6 24 (10.81%) Firewall
7 18 (8.11%) WAN
8 17 (7.66%) NAS
9 16 (7.21%) LDAP
10 13 (5.86%) TCP/IP
10 13 (5.86%) VLAN
11 11 (4.95%) Internet
12 7 (3.15%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (2.70%) MPLS
14 5 (2.25%) WLAN
14 5 (2.25%) SMTP
14 5 (2.25%) BIG-IP
15 4 (1.80%) NetScaler
15 4 (1.80%) iSCSI
15 4 (1.80%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 58 (26.13%) Finance
2 18 (8.11%) Banking
3 10 (4.50%) Advertising
4 9 (4.05%) Legal
5 6 (2.70%) Back Office
6 5 (2.25%) Law
7 4 (1.80%) Marketing
8 3 (1.35%) Retail
8 3 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.45%) Local Government
10 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (25.23%) Analyst
2 36 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (7.21%) Support Engineer
4 14 (6.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 13 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (5.41%) Consultant
7 11 (4.95%) Project Manager
7 11 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (4.95%) Server Engineer
7 11 (4.95%) Messaging Analyst
8 10 (4.50%) Service Analyst
9 9 (4.05%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.05%) Business Analyst
9 9 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (4.05%) Wintel Engineer
10 8 (3.60%) Architect
10 8 (3.60%) Desktop Support
10 8 (3.60%) Help Desk Analyst
10 8 (3.60%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (2.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.15%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.70%) .NET
3 5 (2.25%) Middleware
4 4 (1.80%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.90%) HTML
5 2 (0.90%) XML
6 1 (0.45%) MAPI
6 1 (0.45%) SAML
6 1 (0.45%) Web Services
6 1 (0.45%) JSON
6 1 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.86%) Blackberry
2 19 (8.56%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.21%) Clustering
4 10 (4.50%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (3.15%) iPhone
5 7 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.80%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.80%) CLARiiON
7 4 (1.80%) PKI
7 4 (1.80%) PDA
7 4 (1.80%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.35%) Celerra
8 3 (1.35%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.35%) Handset
8 3 (1.35%) Replication
9 2 (0.90%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 142 (63.96%) Windows
2 73 (32.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (20.72%) Windows 7
4 43 (19.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (8.56%) Windows XP
7 16 (7.21%) Linux
8 14 (6.31%) Android
9 13 (5.86%) Windows 8
10 9 (4.05%) Apple iOS
11 8 (3.60%) Debian
12 5 (2.25%) UNIX
13 4 (1.80%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.35%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.92%) Migration
2 40 (18.02%) ITIL
3 22 (9.91%) Project Management
4 18 (8.11%) Service Management
4 18 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (4.05%) Service Delivery
5 9 (4.05%) Business Continuity
5 9 (4.05%) Problem Management
6 8 (3.60%) Asset Management
6 8 (3.60%) Validation
7 7 (3.15%) Release Management
8 6 (2.70%) Incident Management
9 5 (2.25%) Identity Management
9 5 (2.25%) Change Management
9 5 (2.25%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (1.80%) Change Control
10 4 (1.80%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (1.80%) E-Discovery
10 4 (1.80%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.01%) SQL
2 19 (8.56%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.50%) VBScript
4 5 (2.25%) C
5 4 (1.80%) C#
6 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.90%) Perl
8 1 (0.45%) Python
8 1 (0.45%) Java
8 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (13.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (11.26%) MCSE
3 14 (6.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (5.86%) MCSA
5 10 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (4.05%) CCNA
7 8 (3.60%) Degree
8 7 (3.15%) CCNP
9 6 (2.70%) MCITP
10 5 (2.25%) MCP
11 4 (1.80%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.80%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.80%) Security Cleared
12 3 (1.35%) MCTS
12 3 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.90%) CCEA
13 2 (0.90%) CCA
14 1 (0.45%) CISSP
14 1 (0.45%) CISA
14 1 (0.45%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.60%) SLA
2 4 (1.80%) QA
3 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 156 (70.27%) Active Directory
2 49 (22.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (13.51%) vSphere
4 18 (8.11%) XenApp
5 17 (7.66%) Hyper-V
6 10 (4.50%) VMware Server
7 7 (3.15%) Xen
8 6 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.25%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.80%) NLBS
10 4 (1.80%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.35%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.35%) NFS
11 3 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.35%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.90%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.90%) vCloud
13 1 (0.45%) UAG
Systems Management
1 22 (9.91%) SCCM
2 10 (4.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (3.15%) WSUS
4 4 (1.80%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (1.35%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 3 (1.35%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.90%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.90%) SCOM
6 2 (0.90%) SCSM
7 1 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 128 (57.66%) Microsoft
2 93 (41.89%) VMware
3 61 (27.48%) Citrix
4 44 (19.82%) Cisco
5 20 (9.01%) NetApp
6 16 (7.21%) EMC
7 15 (6.76%) Symantec
8 11 (4.95%) HP
9 10 (4.50%) McAfee
9 10 (4.50%) Red Hat
10 9 (4.05%) Oracle
11 8 (3.60%) AppSense
12 7 (3.15%) Dell
13 6 (2.70%) CheckPoint
13 6 (2.70%) Lotus
13 6 (2.70%) MobileIron
14 5 (2.25%) Apple
15 4 (1.80%) Juniper
15 4 (1.80%) IBM
15 4 (1.80%) Sun
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