The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 2013 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 2013 over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Rank 428 446 495
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +49
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 165 121 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.24% 0.063%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.77% 1.41% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 63 16
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £219 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £415
% change year-on-year
+6.69% -18.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -35.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £19.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+33.76% -40.76%
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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
9319 8589 7647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.38% 17.28% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5793 5361 4391
Average daily rate £388 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 306 408
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.35 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.99% -12.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

Exchange Server 2013
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 2013 Jobs Demand Trend in England

Exchange Server 2013
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 across the England region.

Exchange Server 2013 Daily Rate Trend in England

Exchange Server 2013
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 across the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Exchange Server 2013 Daily Rate Histogram in England

Exchange Server 2013
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 across the England region.

Exchange Server 2013 Hourly Rate Trend in England

Exchange Server 2013
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 across the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Exchange Server 2013 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Exchange Server 2013
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 2013 within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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 +49 73 £300 +9.09% 30
South East -37 42 £381 -4.68% 19
Yorkshire - 12 £300 - 9
South West +4 11 £400 +18.51% 12
North West -10 11 £225 -10.08% 16
West Midlands -9 7 £350 - 7
East Midlands -9 5 £550 - 5
East of England +14 4 £250 +85.18% 7
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Exchange Server 2013
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Exchange Server 2013 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 2013.

1 277 (83.69%) MS Exchange
2 238 (71.90%) Windows
3 217 (65.56%) Active Directory
4 193 (58.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 184 (55.59%) Microsoft
6 176 (53.17%) VMware
7 150 (45.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 119 (35.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 102 (30.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 102 (30.82%) Lync
10 99 (29.91%) Exchange Server 2007
11 95 (28.70%) Office 365
12 94 (28.40%) Hyper-V
13 92 (27.79%) Migration
14 81 (24.47%) Citrix
15 77 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 62 (18.73%) SAN
16 62 (18.73%) Firewall
17 61 (18.43%) DNS
18 60 (18.13%) SharePoint
19 58 (17.52%) Microsoft Certification
20 57 (17.22%) Windows 7
21 54 (16.31%) SCCM
22 52 (15.71%) MCSE
23 51 (15.41%) SQL
23 51 (15.41%) ITIL
24 48 (14.50%) MS Excel
25 47 (14.20%) Cisco
26 45 (13.60%) Security Cleared
26 45 (13.60%) vSphere

Exchange Server 2013
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Exchange Server 2013 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 2013. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 277 (83.69%) MS Exchange
2 193 (58.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 102 (30.82%) Lync
4 99 (29.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 60 (18.13%) SharePoint
6 28 (8.46%) IIS
6 28 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 22 (6.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (6.04%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (4.83%) Office Communications Server
10 11 (3.32%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (2.72%) IBM Notes
11 9 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (2.42%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (1.21%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.30%) Node.js
Applications
1 48 (14.50%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 95 (28.70%) Office 365
2 28 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.42%) IaaS
4 7 (2.11%) Mimecast
5 6 (1.81%) PaaS
6 3 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 62 (18.73%) SAN
1 62 (18.73%) Firewall
2 61 (18.43%) DNS
3 41 (12.39%) LAN
4 39 (11.78%) WAN
5 35 (10.57%) DHCP
6 32 (9.67%) VPN
7 27 (8.16%) VLAN
8 23 (6.95%) TCP/IP
9 16 (4.83%) NAS
10 13 (3.93%) iSCSI
11 12 (3.63%) VoIP
12 10 (3.02%) LDAP
12 10 (3.02%) Internet
13 9 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (2.42%) MPLS
14 8 (2.42%) Unified Communications
14 8 (2.42%) NetScaler
14 8 (2.42%) BIG-IP
15 7 (2.11%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (3.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
General
1 38 (11.48%) Finance
2 11 (3.32%) Advertising
3 8 (2.42%) Retail
4 6 (1.81%) Legal
5 4 (1.21%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.21%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.91%) Electronics
7 2 (0.60%) Back Office
7 2 (0.60%) Marketing
7 2 (0.60%) Banking
7 2 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 54 (16.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (10.27%) Support Engineer
2 34 (10.27%) 3rd Line Support
3 33 (9.97%) Consultant
4 32 (9.67%) Architect
5 28 (8.46%) Analyst
6 23 (6.95%) Systems Engineer
7 22 (6.65%) Administrator
8 19 (5.74%) Systems Administrator
8 19 (5.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (4.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 14 (4.23%) Technical Architect
10 14 (4.23%) Server Engineer
11 13 (3.93%) Exchange Consultant
12 11 (3.32%) Exchange Engineer
12 11 (3.32%) Messaging Analyst
12 11 (3.32%) Windows Engineer
12 11 (3.32%) Support Analyst
13 10 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (3.02%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.72%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.21%) .NET
2 4 (1.21%) Web Services
3 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.60%) JSP
3 2 (0.60%) HTML
3 2 (0.60%) XMPP
4 1 (0.30%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.30%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.30%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.08%) Clustering
2 34 (10.27%) Blackberry
3 17 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.32%) Hedge funds
5 10 (3.02%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.72%) PKI
6 9 (2.72%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.72%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.11%) iPhone
7 7 (2.11%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.81%) User Experience
8 6 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.81%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.21%) Replication
10 3 (0.91%) NHS
10 3 (0.91%) Life Science
11 2 (0.60%) IVR
11 2 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.30%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 238 (71.90%) Windows
2 150 (45.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 119 (35.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 57 (17.22%) Windows 7
6 37 (11.18%) Linux
7 24 (7.25%) Windows 8
8 18 (5.44%) Windows XP
9 10 (3.02%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.81%) Android
11 5 (1.51%) UNIX
11 5 (1.51%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.21%) CentOS
12 4 (1.21%) VMS
13 3 (0.91%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.91%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.60%) MVS
15 1 (0.30%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (27.79%) Migration
2 51 (15.41%) ITIL
3 23 (6.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (5.14%) CRM
5 16 (4.83%) Change Management
6 13 (3.93%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (3.63%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (3.02%) Asset Management
8 10 (3.02%) PRINCE
8 10 (3.02%) Configuration Management
9 9 (2.72%) Project Management
9 9 (2.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (2.72%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (2.42%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (2.11%) Release Management
11 7 (2.11%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (2.11%) Information Security
12 6 (1.81%) Service Management
12 6 (1.81%) ITSM
12 6 (1.81%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (15.41%) SQL
2 43 (12.99%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.32%) VBScript
4 3 (0.91%) C
5 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.60%) Perl
6 1 (0.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 58 (17.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (15.71%) MCSE
3 45 (13.60%) Security Cleared
4 33 (9.97%) SC Cleared
5 15 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (4.53%) MCP
6 14 (4.23%) MCSA
6 14 (4.23%) CCNA
6 14 (4.23%) MCITP
6 14 (4.23%) Degree
7 13 (3.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (3.32%) MCTS
9 9 (2.72%) CCA
9 9 (2.72%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (2.72%) CCEA
10 5 (1.51%) CCNP
11 4 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.21%) CCIA
11 4 (1.21%) VCP5
12 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.93%) SLA
2 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) QA
4 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 217 (65.56%) Active Directory
2 102 (30.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (28.40%) Hyper-V
4 45 (13.60%) vSphere
5 38 (11.48%) XenApp
5 38 (11.48%) XenDesktop
6 18 (5.44%) VMware ESX
7 11 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (2.11%) NFS
8 7 (2.11%) XenServer
9 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.51%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (1.51%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.91%) Samba
10 3 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.60%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.60%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.60%) Xen
11 2 (0.60%) UAG
Systems Management
1 54 (16.31%) SCCM
2 17 (5.14%) SCOM
3 10 (3.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 8 (2.42%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.11%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.11%) ARCserve
6 5 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.51%) WSUS
7 4 (1.21%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.21%) XenMobile
7 4 (1.21%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.60%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.60%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.60%) WMI
10 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.30%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 184 (55.59%) Microsoft
2 176 (53.17%) VMware
3 81 (24.47%) Citrix
4 47 (14.20%) Cisco
5 40 (12.08%) HP
6 27 (8.16%) EMC
7 24 (7.25%) 3PAR
8 22 (6.65%) NetApp
9 20 (6.04%) Symantec
10 13 (3.93%) Lotus
11 11 (3.32%) Brocade
11 11 (3.32%) F5
12 10 (3.02%) Dell
13 9 (2.72%) Apple
13 9 (2.72%) AppSense
14 8 (2.42%) CheckPoint
14 8 (2.42%) Altiris
15 7 (2.11%) Sophos
15 7 (2.11%) Veeam
15 7 (2.11%) SolarWinds
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