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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 93 73 88
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 110 162 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.97% 2.44% 2.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.59% 13.89% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 107 63
Average daily rate
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£325 £324 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £164 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 26
Average hourly rate £14.75 £12.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.68% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.43 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.63 £15.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -13.88%
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
949 1166 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.98% 17.53% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 825 743
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £551 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 46
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -20.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £12.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £23.50 £56.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -7.89%

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 24 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 168 (70.59%) Windows
2 160 (67.23%) Active Directory
3 133 (55.88%) Microsoft
4 115 (48.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 97 (40.76%) VMware
6 85 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (30.25%) Windows 7
8 71 (29.83%) MS Office
9 61 (25.63%) Blackberry
10 59 (24.79%) Citrix
11 57 (23.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 49 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2007
12 49 (20.59%) Finance
13 47 (19.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 46 (19.33%) Windows XP
15 42 (17.65%) SAN
15 42 (17.65%) Migration
16 37 (15.55%) DNS
17 36 (15.13%) Cisco
17 36 (15.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 35 (14.71%) Banking
19 32 (13.45%) MS Excel
19 32 (13.45%) ITIL
19 32 (13.45%) SQL
19 32 (13.45%) PowerShell
20 31 (13.03%) DHCP
21 30 (12.61%) Lync
21 30 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2003
22 28 (11.76%) SharePoint
22 28 (11.76%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 115 (48.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 49 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2007
3 36 (15.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 30 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2003
4 30 (12.61%) Lync
5 28 (11.76%) SharePoint
6 27 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (4.62%) IIS
8 7 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.68%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.68%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 3 (1.26%) Apache
10 3 (1.26%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.26%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.84%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.42%) WorkSite
Applications
1 71 (29.83%) MS Office
2 32 (13.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.84%) MS Project
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.84%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.42%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.42%) Khalix
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.24%) Office 365
2 6 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.84%) SaaS
4 1 (0.42%) PaaS
4 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (17.65%) SAN
2 37 (15.55%) DNS
3 31 (13.03%) DHCP
4 28 (11.76%) Firewall
5 21 (8.82%) LAN
6 20 (8.40%) VPN
7 19 (7.98%) TCP/IP
8 16 (6.72%) WAN
9 14 (5.88%) VLAN
10 12 (5.04%) LDAP
11 9 (3.78%) SMTP
11 9 (3.78%) Unified Communications
12 8 (3.36%) WLAN
13 7 (2.94%) VoIP
13 7 (2.94%) Kerberos
13 7 (2.94%) SNMP
13 7 (2.94%) Wireless
13 7 (2.94%) NAS
14 6 (2.52%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (2.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.68%) MySQL
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.42%) MS Access
General
1 49 (20.59%) Finance
2 35 (14.71%) Banking
3 14 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.20%) Retail
4 10 (4.20%) Law
4 10 (4.20%) Legal
5 6 (2.52%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.68%) Marketing
7 3 (1.26%) Publishing
8 2 (0.84%) Front Office
8 2 (0.84%) Back Office
8 2 (0.84%) Advertising
9 1 (0.42%) French Language
9 1 (0.42%) German Language
9 1 (0.42%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.42%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (28.15%) Analyst
2 32 (13.45%) Support Analyst
3 25 (10.50%) Desktop Support
4 23 (9.66%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 17 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (6.72%) Administrator
6 16 (6.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (6.30%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (5.88%) Architect
9 12 (5.04%) Consultant
9 12 (5.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 10 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (4.20%) Exchange Engineer
11 9 (3.78%) Messaging Analyst
11 9 (3.78%) Messaging Engineer
11 9 (3.78%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (3.78%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (3.78%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.10%) Middleware
2 4 (1.68%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.26%) LAMP
3 3 (1.26%) .NET
4 2 (0.84%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 61 (25.63%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.04%) Clustering
3 11 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.20%) Fat Client
4 10 (4.20%) Thin Client
4 10 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.78%) Replication
6 7 (2.94%) iPhone
7 4 (1.68%) PDA
7 4 (1.68%) iPad
8 3 (1.26%) Handset
9 2 (0.84%) NHS
9 2 (0.84%) CESG
9 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.84%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.42%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.42%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 168 (70.59%) Windows
2 85 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (30.25%) Windows 7
4 47 (19.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (19.33%) Windows XP
6 27 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 14 (5.88%) Linux
8 8 (3.36%) UNIX
9 7 (2.94%) Android
9 7 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.10%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.26%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (1.26%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.84%) MVS
12 2 (0.84%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.84%) Solaris
13 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.65%) Migration
2 32 (13.45%) ITIL
3 13 (5.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (4.62%) Asset Management
5 8 (3.36%) Problem Management
5 8 (3.36%) Business Continuity
5 8 (3.36%) Project Management
6 7 (2.94%) Incident Management
7 5 (2.10%) Data Protection
7 5 (2.10%) Information Security
8 4 (1.68%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (1.68%) Service Management
8 4 (1.68%) Configuration Management
8 4 (1.68%) Investment Management
8 4 (1.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (1.26%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (1.26%) Network Management
9 3 (1.26%) Mentoring
9 3 (1.26%) Performance Management
9 3 (1.26%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.45%) SQL
1 32 (13.45%) PowerShell
2 8 (3.36%) VBScript
3 3 (1.26%) VB
3 3 (1.26%) VBA
4 2 (0.84%) C
4 2 (0.84%) C#
4 2 (0.84%) Perl
5 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (5.46%) MCSE
2 13 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (4.20%) CCNA
4 9 (3.78%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (2.52%) MCITP
6 5 (2.10%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.68%) MCSA
8 3 (1.26%) CCNP
8 3 (1.26%) CCA
8 3 (1.26%) MCP
8 3 (1.26%) RHCE
8 3 (1.26%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.26%) RHCT
9 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.84%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.42%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.94%) SLA
2 2 (0.84%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) COBIT
System Software
1 160 (67.23%) Active Directory
2 57 (23.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (10.50%) Hyper-V
4 21 (8.82%) XenApp
5 18 (7.56%) vSphere
6 12 (5.04%) Xen
7 10 (4.20%) VMware Server
8 8 (3.36%) DFS Replication
9 7 (2.94%) XenDesktop
9 7 (2.94%) VMware ESX
10 5 (2.10%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (2.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.68%) NFS
11 4 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.26%) NLBS
13 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.84%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.84%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.84%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 22 (9.24%) SCCM
2 13 (5.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 11 (4.62%) SCOM
4 7 (2.94%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.94%) WSUS
5 6 (2.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.68%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.68%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.26%) Nagios
7 3 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.26%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (1.26%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.84%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.84%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (0.42%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 133 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 97 (40.76%) VMware
3 59 (24.79%) Citrix
4 36 (15.13%) Cisco
5 25 (10.50%) HP
6 24 (10.08%) NetApp
6 24 (10.08%) Symantec
7 13 (5.46%) EMC
8 11 (4.62%) Dell
9 8 (3.36%) IBM
9 8 (3.36%) Apple
9 8 (3.36%) CheckPoint
9 8 (3.36%) SolarWinds
10 7 (2.94%) AppSense
10 7 (2.94%) Bloomberg
10 7 (2.94%) McAfee
11 6 (2.52%) Reuters
11 6 (2.52%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.52%) Oracle
11 6 (2.52%) IronPort
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