The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 63 70 53
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 17 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.24% 0.53% 1.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.02% 3.09% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £107 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+203.73% +7.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £291
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.88
% change year-on-year
- -10.51%
MS Exchange
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Application Platforms Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
242 194 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.69% 17.24% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 96 44
Average daily rate £400 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £34.00 £10.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.00% -13.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Exchange across the Edinburgh region.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the Edinburgh region.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 23 (58.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (53.85%) VMware
4 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
5 13 (33.33%) Windows
6 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
6 11 (28.21%) Replication
6 11 (28.21%) PowerShell
7 10 (25.64%) Migration
7 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
8 8 (20.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (20.51%) Citrix
8 8 (20.51%) LAN
8 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
8 8 (20.51%) Firewall
8 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (17.95%) Backup Exec
9 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (17.95%) SCCM
9 7 (17.95%) SCOM
9 7 (17.95%) WAN
9 7 (17.95%) SAN
10 6 (15.38%) Internet
10 6 (15.38%) Symantec
10 6 (15.38%) VoIP
10 6 (15.38%) MS Office
10 6 (15.38%) ITIL
10 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
10 6 (15.38%) Lync
10 6 (15.38%) Office 365

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 23 (58.97%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (15.38%) Lync
3 5 (12.82%) IBM Notes
3 5 (12.82%) Lotus Domino
4 4 (10.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) LAN
1 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
1 8 (20.51%) Firewall
2 7 (17.95%) WAN
2 7 (17.95%) SAN
3 6 (15.38%) Internet
3 6 (15.38%) VoIP
4 5 (12.82%) NAS
4 5 (12.82%) SMTP
4 5 (12.82%) DNS
5 4 (10.26%) DHCP
6 2 (5.13%) Intranet
6 2 (5.13%) VPN
6 2 (5.13%) Network Security
6 2 (5.13%) VLAN
7 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.13%) MySQL
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Messaging Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Operations Manager
7 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) IT Operations Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Messaging Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Head of Operations
8 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Replication
2 4 (10.26%) iPad
3 3 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.69%) Clustering
3 3 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (7.69%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.56%) PDA
5 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.26%) Mac OS X
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.13%) Linux
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Migration
2 8 (20.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (15.38%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Business Continuity
4 5 (12.82%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (10.26%) Business Continuity Management
5 4 (10.26%) Email Migration
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.13%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) Coaching
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL V2
6 2 (5.13%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (2.56%) CRM
7 1 (2.56%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) MCP
2 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) CCNA
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.13%) MCSE
3 2 (5.13%) MCTS
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) MCDST
4 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Backup Exec
1 7 (17.95%) SCCM
1 7 (17.95%) SCOM
2 5 (12.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 21 (53.85%) VMware
3 8 (20.51%) Citrix
4 6 (15.38%) Symantec
5 5 (12.82%) Nortel
5 5 (12.82%) Lotus
6 4 (10.26%) Apple
6 4 (10.26%) MobileIron
7 3 (7.69%) Polycom
7 3 (7.69%) Oracle
7 3 (7.69%) IBM
8 1 (2.56%) Veeam
8 1 (2.56%) HP
8 1 (2.56%) NetApp
8 1 (2.56%) McAfee
8 1 (2.56%) Avaya
8 1 (2.56%) Sage