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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 90 109 73
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -36
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 103 93 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.08% 1.63% 2.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.06% 9.69% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 56 73
Average daily rate
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£413 £286 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.10% -18.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £184 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 28
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £67.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.12% -5.71%
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
854 960 1008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.27% 16.86% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 661 685
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 39
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.69 £81.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.64%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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.

1 145 (65.91%) Windows
2 144 (65.45%) Active Directory
3 118 (53.64%) Microsoft
4 112 (50.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 94 (42.73%) VMware
6 84 (38.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (27.73%) Windows 7
8 55 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 54 (24.55%) Citrix
10 51 (23.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 50 (22.73%) MS Office
12 48 (21.82%) Blackberry
13 44 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 44 (20.00%) Finance
14 41 (18.64%) Cisco
15 40 (18.18%) Migration
16 39 (17.73%) SAN
17 38 (17.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 37 (16.82%) Exchange Server 2013
19 36 (16.36%) DNS
19 36 (16.36%) Windows XP
20 33 (15.00%) SharePoint
21 31 (14.09%) Windows Server 2012
22 29 (13.18%) SQL
23 28 (12.73%) VPN
23 28 (12.73%) Banking
23 28 (12.73%) PowerShell
24 27 (12.27%) Exchange Server 2003
24 27 (12.27%) Microsoft Certification
25 26 (11.82%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 112 (50.91%) Exchange Server 2010
2 51 (23.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 38 (17.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 37 (16.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (15.00%) SharePoint
6 27 (12.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 26 (11.82%) Lync
8 12 (5.45%) IIS
9 7 (3.18%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.36%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.36%) Apache
12 2 (0.91%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.45%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 50 (22.73%) MS Office
2 24 (10.91%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.91%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.55%) Office 365
2 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.36%) IaaS
3 3 (1.36%) PaaS
4 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.91%) SaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.73%) SAN
2 36 (16.36%) DNS
3 28 (12.73%) VPN
4 26 (11.82%) LAN
5 23 (10.45%) DHCP
6 20 (9.09%) Firewall
7 15 (6.82%) LDAP
7 15 (6.82%) WAN
8 14 (6.36%) TCP/IP
8 14 (6.36%) VLAN
9 12 (5.45%) NAS
10 10 (4.55%) Internet
11 9 (4.09%) SMTP
12 8 (3.64%) VoIP
13 7 (3.18%) WLAN
13 7 (3.18%) Kerberos
13 7 (3.18%) SNMP
13 7 (3.18%) NetScaler
14 5 (2.27%) Unified Communications
15 4 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.91%) MySQL
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 44 (20.00%) Finance
2 28 (12.73%) Banking
3 11 (5.00%) Law
4 7 (3.18%) Legal
4 7 (3.18%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.73%) Retail
5 6 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.82%) Back Office
6 4 (1.82%) Advertising
6 4 (1.82%) Publishing
7 3 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 63 (28.64%) Analyst
2 22 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 21 (9.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (8.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 18 (8.18%) Consultant
5 17 (7.73%) Desktop Support
5 17 (7.73%) Support Engineer
6 16 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (6.36%) Service Analyst
8 13 (5.91%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (5.45%) Messaging Analyst
10 10 (4.55%) Exchange Engineer
10 10 (4.55%) Server Engineer
10 10 (4.55%) Administrator
10 10 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (4.09%) Architect
11 9 (4.09%) Wintel Engineer
12 7 (3.18%) Messaging Engineer
12 7 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (3.18%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.73%) Application Packaging
2 5 (2.27%) .NET
3 4 (1.82%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.91%) Middleware
5 1 (0.45%) LAMP
5 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.45%) Web Services
5 1 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.82%) Blackberry
2 17 (7.73%) Clustering
3 10 (4.55%) Thin Client
3 10 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 8 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.73%) iPhone
6 5 (2.27%) Replication
7 4 (1.82%) Handset
7 4 (1.82%) PDA
7 4 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.36%) Celerra
8 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.36%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.91%) NHS
9 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.91%) CESG
9 2 (0.91%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.91%) iPad
10 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 145 (65.91%) Windows
2 84 (38.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (27.73%) Windows 7
4 44 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (16.36%) Windows XP
6 31 (14.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (5.91%) Android
8 12 (5.45%) Linux
9 11 (5.00%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.64%) Apple iOS
10 8 (3.64%) UNIX
11 6 (2.73%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.36%) Debian
12 3 (1.36%) Solaris
12 3 (1.36%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.91%) MVS
14 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.18%) Migration
2 25 (11.36%) ITIL
3 18 (8.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 9 (4.09%) Project Management
6 8 (3.64%) Business Continuity
7 7 (3.18%) Service Management
7 7 (3.18%) Release Management
8 6 (2.73%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.27%) Information Security
9 5 (2.27%) Incident Management
9 5 (2.27%) Data Protection
9 5 (2.27%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (1.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (1.82%) Problem Management
10 4 (1.82%) Identity Management
10 4 (1.82%) Change Management
11 3 (1.36%) PRINCE2
11 3 (1.36%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.18%) SQL
2 28 (12.73%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.91%) VBScript
4 4 (1.82%) C#
5 3 (1.36%) Perl
6 2 (0.91%) C
6 2 (0.91%) VB
6 2 (0.91%) VBA
6 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (12.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (9.09%) MCSE
3 12 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (4.09%) CCNA
7 7 (3.18%) CCNP
8 6 (2.73%) MCSA
8 6 (2.73%) MCITP
9 5 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.27%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.82%) MCP
10 4 (1.82%) Degree
11 3 (1.36%) CCA
11 3 (1.36%) VCP4
12 2 (0.91%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.91%) MCTS
13 1 (0.45%) RHCE
13 1 (0.45%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.27%) SLA
2 4 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 144 (65.45%) Active Directory
2 55 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (11.82%) vSphere
4 25 (11.36%) Hyper-V
5 17 (7.73%) XenApp
6 12 (5.45%) VMware Server
7 9 (4.09%) Xen
8 8 (3.64%) DFS Replication
9 7 (3.18%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (2.27%) VMware ESX
11 4 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.82%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.36%) XenServer
13 2 (0.91%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.91%) NFS
13 2 (0.91%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.91%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 23 (10.45%) SCCM
2 10 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (3.18%) SCOM
4 6 (2.73%) WSUS
5 4 (1.82%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (1.36%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.91%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.45%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.45%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 118 (53.64%) Microsoft
2 94 (42.73%) VMware
3 54 (24.55%) Citrix
4 41 (18.64%) Cisco
5 24 (10.91%) NetApp
6 19 (8.64%) Symantec
7 16 (7.27%) HP
8 14 (6.36%) EMC
9 10 (4.55%) AppSense
9 10 (4.55%) McAfee
10 9 (4.09%) Dell
11 8 (3.64%) MobileIron
12 7 (3.18%) Apple
13 6 (2.73%) Oracle
14 5 (2.27%) IBM
14 5 (2.27%) Reuters
14 5 (2.27%) Bloomberg
14 5 (2.27%) Mitel
14 5 (2.27%) Red Hat
15 4 (1.82%) IronPort
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