The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 2010 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Exchange Server 2010 over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Rank 194 152 184
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +32
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 580 700 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.10% 1.46% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.01% 8.11% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 440 305
Average daily rate
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£320 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £213 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-17.03% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 59 55
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £37.50 £24.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £19.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +6.75%
Exchange Server 2010
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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 England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9652 8627 8868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.23% 18.02% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6185 5361 5086
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 367 439
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%

Exchange Server 2010
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 2010 Jobs Demand Trend in England

Exchange Server 2010
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the England region.

Exchange Server 2010 Daily Rate Trend in England

Exchange Server 2010
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Exchange Server 2010 Daily Rate Histogram in England

Exchange Server 2010
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the England region.

Exchange Server 2010 Hourly Rate Trend in England

Exchange Server 2010
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Exchange Server 2010 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Exchange Server 2010
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 within the England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -23 270 £363 +6.61% 83
South East -47 126 £305 -18.74% 40
East of England -34 41 £220 -13.30% 6
South West -13 40 £241 -31.07% 37
Yorkshire +13 39 £225 -18.18% 16
North West -14 31 £300 +41.17% 20
East Midlands -1 21 £450 +50.00% 7
West Midlands -11 19 £300 +23.71% 11
North East -46 1 - - 2
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Exchange Server 2010
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Exchange Server 2010 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 Exchange Server 2010.

1 1109 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 903 (81.42%) Windows
3 771 (69.52%) Active Directory
4 586 (52.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 583 (52.57%) Microsoft
6 468 (42.20%) VMware
7 364 (32.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 357 (32.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 315 (28.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 298 (26.87%) Citrix
11 285 (25.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 281 (25.34%) Windows 7
13 238 (21.46%) DNS
14 230 (20.74%) ITIL
15 227 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
16 221 (19.93%) Exchange Server 2013
17 206 (18.58%) Microsoft Certification
18 203 (18.30%) Windows XP
19 201 (18.12%) Cisco
20 197 (17.76%) DHCP
21 190 (17.13%) SAN
22 186 (16.77%) MS Excel
22 186 (16.77%) Blackberry
23 180 (16.23%) HP
24 178 (16.05%) Lync
25 167 (15.06%) Migration
26 161 (14.52%) SharePoint
27 160 (14.43%) MS Office
28 159 (14.34%) Firewall
29 145 (13.07%) SCCM

Exchange Server 2010
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Exchange Server 2010 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 Exchange Server 2010. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1109 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 357 (32.19%) Exchange Server 2007
3 315 (28.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 221 (19.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 178 (16.05%) Lync
6 161 (14.52%) SharePoint
7 125 (11.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 59 (5.32%) IIS
9 45 (4.06%) Office Communications Server
10 37 (3.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 31 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (1.35%) IBM Notes
13 8 (0.72%) Live Communications Server
14 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 6 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
16 4 (0.36%) Apache
16 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
17 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 186 (16.77%) MS Excel
2 160 (14.43%) MS Office
3 12 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.72%) MS Project
4 8 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.27%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.090%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.44%) assyst
2 4 (0.36%) Misys Midas
3 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.18%) ReMetrica
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 113 (10.19%) Office 365
2 22 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.08%) IaaS
4 7 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.45%) SaaS
6 3 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 238 (21.46%) DNS
2 197 (17.76%) DHCP
3 190 (17.13%) SAN
4 159 (14.34%) Firewall
5 98 (8.84%) TCP/IP
6 97 (8.75%) LAN
7 92 (8.30%) WAN
8 74 (6.67%) VPN
9 59 (5.32%) Wireless
10 57 (5.14%) VoIP
11 47 (4.24%) VLAN
12 38 (3.43%) Internet
13 34 (3.07%) NAS
14 30 (2.71%) Unified Communications
15 24 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (2.07%) Fibre Channel
16 23 (2.07%) MPLS
17 20 (1.80%) iSCSI
17 20 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
18 18 (1.62%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 66 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.45%) EDMS
7 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.45%) MySQL
7 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.36%) Cognos Impromptu
8 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 7
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.18%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.090%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.090%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (0.54%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.45%) Subversion
3 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 136 (12.26%) Finance
2 48 (4.33%) Banking
3 34 (3.07%) Telecoms
4 25 (2.25%) Advertising
4 25 (2.25%) Law
5 22 (1.98%) Legal
5 22 (1.98%) Retail
6 21 (1.89%) Marketing
7 14 (1.26%) Publishing
8 11 (0.99%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.90%) Mandarin Language
9 10 (0.90%) French Language
9 10 (0.90%) Spanish Language
10 9 (0.81%) Games
10 9 (0.81%) Military
10 9 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.63%) Back Office
12 5 (0.45%) Front Office
13 4 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 192 (17.31%) Analyst
2 140 (12.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 135 (12.17%) Support Engineer
4 111 (10.01%) 3rd Line Support
5 102 (9.20%) Consultant
6 85 (7.66%) Support Analyst
7 74 (6.67%) Administrator
8 72 (6.49%) Systems Engineer
9 70 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support
10 68 (6.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 48 (4.33%) Desktop Support
11 48 (4.33%) Exchange Engineer
12 47 (4.24%) Systems Administrator
13 45 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 40 (3.61%) Messaging Engineer
14 40 (3.61%) Server Engineer
15 38 (3.43%) Technical Support
16 35 (3.16%) Architect
17 34 (3.07%) IT Support
18 32 (2.89%) Exchange Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.17%) .NET
2 8 (0.72%) Middleware
3 6 (0.54%) .NET Framework
4 4 (0.36%) X-Windows
4 4 (0.36%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.36%) Web Services
5 3 (0.27%) HTML
5 3 (0.27%) LAMP
6 2 (0.18%) Ajax
6 2 (0.18%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.18%) WCF
6 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.18%) CSS
6 2 (0.18%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.090%) COM
7 1 (0.090%) ODBC
7 1 (0.090%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.090%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 186 (16.77%) Blackberry
2 65 (5.86%) Clustering
3 49 (4.42%) Replication
4 30 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
6 23 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.62%) PKI
7 18 (1.62%) iPhone
8 17 (1.53%) iPad
9 16 (1.44%) Fat Client
9 16 (1.44%) Thin Client
10 12 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
11 11 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.81%) Online Games
12 9 (0.81%) NHS
13 8 (0.72%) CESG
14 7 (0.63%) CMDB
14 7 (0.63%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.27%) PMI
15 3 (0.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 903 (81.42%) Windows
2 586 (52.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 364 (32.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 285 (25.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 281 (25.34%) Windows 7
6 203 (18.30%) Windows XP
7 76 (6.85%) Windows 8
8 66 (5.95%) Linux
9 38 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (2.80%) Android
11 22 (1.98%) UNIX
12 17 (1.53%) Windows Vista
13 13 (1.17%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.99%) Windows 2000
15 9 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
16 7 (0.63%) CentOS
17 6 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (0.45%) AIX
19 4 (0.36%) Mac OS
20 3 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (20.74%) ITIL
2 167 (15.06%) Migration
3 51 (4.60%) Change Management
4 43 (3.88%) Service Management
5 38 (3.43%) Project Management
6 37 (3.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 37 (3.34%) Incident Management
7 35 (3.16%) Service Delivery
8 33 (2.98%) Configuration Management
9 31 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
10 30 (2.71%) Capacity Planning
11 21 (1.89%) Problem Management
11 21 (1.89%) PRINCE2
11 21 (1.89%) Asset Management
12 19 (1.71%) Data Protection
13 18 (1.62%) Kalman Filter
14 16 (1.44%) High Availability
14 16 (1.44%) Change Control
14 16 (1.44%) ITSM
15 15 (1.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 133 (11.99%) SQL
2 128 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 19 (1.71%) VBScript
4 15 (1.35%) Shell Script
5 12 (1.08%) VB
6 10 (0.90%) C
7 9 (0.81%) Perl
8 8 (0.72%) VB.NET
8 8 (0.72%) Python
9 7 (0.63%) C#
10 6 (0.54%) VBA
11 4 (0.36%) Java
12 2 (0.18%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.18%) ABAP
12 2 (0.18%) R
13 1 (0.090%) VB6
13 1 (0.090%) PHP
13 1 (0.090%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 206 (18.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 132 (11.90%) MCSE
3 121 (10.91%) Security Cleared
4 79 (7.12%) SC Cleared
5 64 (5.77%) MCITP
6 47 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 45 (4.06%) MCP
8 44 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
9 38 (3.43%) CCNA
10 36 (3.25%) Degree
11 31 (2.80%) DV Cleared
12 27 (2.43%) MCSA
13 21 (1.89%) MCTS
14 16 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (1.35%) CCNP
16 12 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
17 11 (0.99%) CCA
17 11 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 8 (0.72%) VCP5
19 6 (0.54%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.68%) SLA
2 4 (0.36%) QA
3 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.090%) P3O
4 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.090%) COBIT
4 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 771 (69.52%) Active Directory
2 227 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (12.80%) XenApp
4 127 (11.45%) Hyper-V
5 89 (8.03%) vSphere
6 75 (6.76%) VMware ESX
7 42 (3.79%) XenDesktop
8 36 (3.25%) XenServer
9 23 (2.07%) DFS Replication
10 21 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
11 20 (1.80%) UAG
12 17 (1.53%) Terminal Services
12 17 (1.53%) ISA Server
13 15 (1.35%) NFS
13 15 (1.35%) Xen
14 14 (1.26%) VMware Server
15 13 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
16 9 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 9 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
17 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 145 (13.07%) SCCM
2 97 (8.75%) Backup Exec
3 62 (5.59%) SCOM
4 40 (3.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 31 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 27 (2.43%) NetBackup
7 20 (1.80%) MIMEsweeper
8 16 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 15 (1.35%) Nagios
10 14 (1.26%) WSUS
10 14 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
11 13 (1.17%) HP SIM
11 13 (1.17%) SCDPM
12 12 (1.08%) MAILsweeper
13 11 (0.99%) MOM
14 10 (0.90%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.90%) HP Data Protector
15 9 (0.81%) SCOrch
15 9 (0.81%) ARCserve
16 8 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 583 (52.57%) Microsoft
2 468 (42.20%) VMware
3 298 (26.87%) Citrix
4 201 (18.12%) Cisco
5 180 (16.23%) HP
6 136 (12.26%) Symantec
7 86 (7.75%) NetApp
8 65 (5.86%) EMC
9 59 (5.32%) Dell
10 53 (4.78%) SolarWinds
11 37 (3.34%) McAfee
11 37 (3.34%) Sophos
12 31 (2.80%) Veeam
12 31 (2.80%) Juniper
12 31 (2.80%) Red Hat
12 31 (2.80%) CheckPoint
13 29 (2.61%) Apple
14 23 (2.07%) Remedy
14 23 (2.07%) IBM
14 23 (2.07%) Mitel
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