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 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 2013
Rank 396 460 511
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +51
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 163 79 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.18% 0.010%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.96% 1.01% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 39 3
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£400 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £240 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £401 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £30.63 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £19.25 -
% change year-on-year
+20.77% -
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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
8328 7792 7468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.93% 17.72% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5287 4720 4275
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 301 398
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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 +37 81 £450 +30.90% 36
South East +9 37 £375 +25.00% 29
East of England +11 13 £288 +109.09% 14
South West -12 12 £400 +40.35% 15
Yorkshire - 7 £300 - 19
East Midlands +16 6 £500 +78.57% 3
North West -6 6 £363 - 14
West Midlands - 3 £310 - 7
North East - - - -
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Exchange Server 2013
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 302 (79.89%) MS Exchange
2 257 (67.99%) Microsoft
3 256 (67.72%) Active Directory
4 245 (64.81%) Windows
5 220 (58.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 183 (48.41%) VMware
7 158 (41.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 142 (37.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 128 (33.86%) Lync
10 123 (32.54%) VMware Infrastructure
11 121 (32.01%) Exchange Server 2007
12 118 (31.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 114 (30.16%) Hyper-V
14 101 (26.72%) Office 365
14 101 (26.72%) Migration
15 98 (25.93%) SharePoint
16 84 (22.22%) Citrix
17 78 (20.63%) SQL
18 73 (19.31%) Microsoft Certification
19 72 (19.05%) SAN
20 69 (18.25%) Clustering
21 65 (17.20%) PowerShell
22 62 (16.40%) Exchange Server 2003
23 61 (16.14%) ITIL
24 57 (15.08%) MCSE
25 54 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
26 53 (14.02%) Symantec
27 51 (13.49%) SCCM
28 49 (12.96%) SharePoint 2013
28 49 (12.96%) Finance

Exchange Server 2013
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 302 (79.89%) MS Exchange
2 220 (58.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 128 (33.86%) Lync
4 121 (32.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 98 (25.93%) SharePoint
6 62 (16.40%) Exchange Server 2003
7 49 (12.96%) SharePoint 2013
8 47 (12.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 45 (11.90%) BizTalk Server
10 30 (7.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 28 (7.41%) IIS
12 24 (6.35%) Office Communications Server
13 14 (3.70%) Lotus Domino
14 12 (3.17%) IBM Notes
15 10 (2.65%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
17 1 (0.26%) Apache
17 1 (0.26%) CICS
17 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 47 (12.43%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.50%) MS Office
3 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 43 (11.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (10.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 101 (26.72%) Office 365
2 45 (11.90%) Cloud Computing
3 25 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.85%) IaaS
5 4 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.06%) PaaS
6 2 (0.53%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 72 (19.05%) SAN
2 48 (12.70%) Firewall
3 45 (11.90%) DNS
4 34 (8.99%) NAS
5 31 (8.20%) DHCP
6 29 (7.67%) LAN
7 27 (7.14%) WAN
8 25 (6.61%) VLAN
9 21 (5.56%) VPN
10 17 (4.50%) TCP/IP
11 16 (4.23%) NetScaler
11 16 (4.23%) Unified Communications
11 16 (4.23%) Internet
12 13 (3.44%) iSCSI
13 12 (3.17%) LDAP
13 12 (3.17%) VoIP
14 10 (2.65%) MPLS
14 10 (2.65%) SMTP
14 10 (2.65%) BIG-IP
15 6 (1.59%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (6.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.26%) Ingres
6 1 (0.26%) DB2
6 1 (0.26%) MySQL
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.26%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
General
1 49 (12.96%) Finance
2 17 (4.50%) Advertising
3 13 (3.44%) Banking
4 11 (2.91%) Marketing
5 9 (2.38%) Legal
6 8 (2.12%) Retail
7 6 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.59%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.79%) Military
9 3 (0.79%) Publishing
9 3 (0.79%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 75 (19.84%) Architect
2 61 (16.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 57 (15.08%) Consultant
4 36 (9.52%) Technical Architect
5 34 (8.99%) Analyst
6 31 (8.20%) Administrator
7 30 (7.94%) Support Engineer
8 22 (5.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 22 (5.82%) Exchange Consultant
9 21 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
10 19 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (5.03%) Exchange Engineer
11 17 (4.50%) Systems Administrator
11 17 (4.50%) Server Engineer
12 14 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (3.17%) Microsoft Consultant
14 11 (2.91%) Messaging Engineer
15 10 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 9 (2.38%) Support Analyst
16 9 (2.38%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.05%) Application Packaging
2 36 (9.52%) .NET
3 7 (1.85%) Middleware
4 6 (1.59%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.79%) Web Services
6 2 (0.53%) HTML
6 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.53%) JSP
7 1 (0.26%) LAMP
7 1 (0.26%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 69 (18.25%) Clustering
2 40 (10.58%) Blackberry
3 17 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.23%) Replication
5 9 (2.38%) Hedge funds
6 7 (1.85%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.85%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.59%) Reference Data
7 6 (1.59%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.79%) Life Science
10 2 (0.53%) PKI
10 2 (0.53%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.53%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.53%) NHS
10 2 (0.53%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.26%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 245 (64.81%) Windows
2 158 (41.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 142 (37.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 118 (31.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (11.38%) Windows 7
6 28 (7.41%) Linux
7 27 (7.14%) Windows XP
8 15 (3.97%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.12%) Windows Vista
10 7 (1.85%) Android
11 4 (1.06%) CentOS
11 4 (1.06%) UNIX
11 4 (1.06%) VMS
12 3 (0.79%) MVS
12 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.53%) Debian
14 1 (0.26%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (26.72%) Migration
2 61 (16.14%) ITIL
3 54 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 46 (12.17%) CRM
5 23 (6.08%) Change Management
6 21 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 20 (5.29%) Enterprise Architecture
8 19 (5.03%) SOA
9 12 (3.17%) Service Management
10 11 (2.91%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (2.91%) Email Migration
11 10 (2.65%) Data Architecture
12 9 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (2.12%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (2.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (1.85%) Asset Management
14 7 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (1.85%) Knowledge Management
14 7 (1.85%) Data Modelling
14 7 (1.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (20.63%) SQL
2 65 (17.20%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.59%) VBScript
4 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.79%) VB.NET
5 3 (0.79%) C#
5 3 (0.79%) Perl
6 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.26%) C
Qualifications
1 73 (19.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (15.08%) MCSE
3 47 (12.43%) Security Cleared
4 28 (7.41%) SC Cleared
5 18 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (4.23%) MCTS
6 16 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (3.97%) CCNA
8 13 (3.44%) Citrix Certification
8 13 (3.44%) MCITP
9 11 (2.91%) CCEA
9 11 (2.91%) CCA
9 11 (2.91%) Degree
10 9 (2.38%) MCSA
11 8 (2.12%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.12%) MCP
12 7 (1.85%) CCIA
13 6 (1.59%) VCP5
13 6 (1.59%) CCNP
14 4 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.26%) P3O
2 1 (0.26%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 256 (67.72%) Active Directory
2 123 (32.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (30.16%) Hyper-V
4 46 (12.17%) vSphere
5 39 (10.32%) XenApp
6 29 (7.67%) VMware ESX
6 29 (7.67%) XenDesktop
7 15 (3.97%) XenServer
8 9 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.85%) NFS
10 6 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (1.32%) DFS Replication
11 5 (1.32%) VMware Server
12 4 (1.06%) UAG
12 4 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.79%) Xen
14 2 (0.53%) Postfix
14 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 51 (13.49%) SCCM
2 28 (7.41%) SCOM
3 21 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 18 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 16 (4.23%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.38%) ARCserve
7 6 (1.59%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.32%) HP SIM
9 4 (1.06%) MOM
9 4 (1.06%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (0.79%) Foglight
10 3 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.53%) WSUS
11 2 (0.53%) WMI
11 2 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.53%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 257 (67.99%) Microsoft
2 183 (48.41%) VMware
3 84 (22.22%) Citrix
4 53 (14.02%) Symantec
5 46 (12.17%) HP
6 43 (11.38%) Cisco
7 38 (10.05%) NetApp
7 38 (10.05%) EMC
8 25 (6.61%) 3PAR
9 22 (5.82%) Lotus
10 20 (5.29%) IBM
11 18 (4.76%) Dell
12 13 (3.44%) Veeam
13 12 (3.17%) F5
13 12 (3.17%) CheckPoint
13 12 (3.17%) AppSense
14 11 (2.91%) Altiris
15 9 (2.38%) Red Hat
15 9 (2.38%) Brocade
16 8 (2.12%) IronPort
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