The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange 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 MS Exchange over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 152 102 75
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -27
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 737 943 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.56% 2.05% 2.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.58% 11.23% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 523 564
Average daily rate £300 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £138 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 113 142
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.41 £16.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.49% +0.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.79 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.70 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +1.61%
MS Exchange
UK

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
8588 8395 7989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.20% 18.21% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5621 5282 4827
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 291 299
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in England

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in England

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in England

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in England

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram in England

MS Exchange
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 MS Exchange within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -61 257 £318 -2.30% 126
South East -32 180 £325 - 95
South West +3 64 £275 -21.42% 30
North West -10 61 £253 -2.88% 36
Yorkshire 0 51 £155 -44.88% 32
East of England -20 46 £235 -9.61% 23
West Midlands -15 38 £450 +100.00% 29
East Midlands +3 31 £160 +33.33% 9
North East -39 5 £315 +14.54% 4
Midlands -2 1 £225 -18.18%
MS Exchange
UK

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1207 (77.82%) Windows
2 1119 (72.15%) Active Directory
3 925 (59.64%) Microsoft
4 694 (44.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 649 (41.84%) Windows Server
6 607 (39.14%) VMware
7 497 (32.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 401 (25.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 380 (24.50%) Windows 7
10 364 (23.47%) ITIL
11 354 (22.82%) MS Office
11 354 (22.82%) Citrix
12 334 (21.53%) MS Excel
13 327 (21.08%) VMware Infrastructure
14 324 (20.89%) Windows Server 2003
15 300 (19.34%) Exchange Server 2013
16 299 (19.28%) Office 365
17 296 (19.08%) DNS
18 250 (16.12%) DHCP
19 244 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2007
20 243 (15.67%) SQL Server
21 237 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
22 235 (15.15%) Migration
23 233 (15.02%) Cisco
24 220 (14.18%) Firewall
25 215 (13.86%) Lync
26 197 (12.70%) SQL
26 197 (12.70%) Windows XP
27 186 (11.99%) TCP/IP
28 181 (11.67%) Blackberry

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 694 (44.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 300 (19.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 244 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 215 (13.86%) Lync
5 180 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 179 (11.54%) SharePoint
7 125 (8.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 95 (6.13%) IIS
9 35 (2.26%) IBM Notes
10 26 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 20 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
12 17 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (1.03%) IBM Domino
14 14 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
15 11 (0.71%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.52%) Apache
16 8 (0.52%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.45%) MQSeries
17 7 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 354 (22.82%) MS Office
2 334 (21.53%) MS Excel
3 37 (2.39%) MS Visio
4 31 (2.00%) PaintShop Pro
5 11 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.32%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.32%) MS Project
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.45%) BusinessWare
3 7 (0.45%) SAP R/3
4 4 (0.26%) Faxination
4 4 (0.26%) RMDS
4 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.13%) Infor CRM
6 2 (0.13%) Maximo
7 1 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.064%) Line 500
7 1 (0.064%) Primavera
7 1 (0.064%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.064%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.064%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 299 (19.28%) Office 365
2 62 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.23%) Mimecast
5 8 (0.52%) Google Apps
5 8 (0.52%) IaaS
6 7 (0.45%) SaaS
6 7 (0.45%) Yammer
7 6 (0.39%) Symantec.cloud
8 5 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.32%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.32%) PaaS
9 2 (0.13%) GitHub
10 1 (0.064%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.064%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 296 (19.08%) DNS
2 250 (16.12%) DHCP
3 220 (14.18%) Firewall
4 186 (11.99%) TCP/IP
5 180 (11.61%) SAN
6 165 (10.64%) LAN
7 160 (10.32%) WAN
8 110 (7.09%) VPN
9 83 (5.35%) Internet
10 64 (4.13%) VoIP
11 57 (3.68%) Skype
11 57 (3.68%) Wireless
12 44 (2.84%) NAS
12 44 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
13 35 (2.26%) VLAN
14 34 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
15 25 (1.61%) iSCSI
16 24 (1.55%) IP Telephony
17 23 (1.48%) SMTP
18 22 (1.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (15.67%) SQL Server
2 64 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 44 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (0.77%) Oracle Database
6 10 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.52%) DB2
8 7 (0.45%) DB2 UDB
8 7 (0.45%) MySQL
8 7 (0.45%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.19%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.064%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.064%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.064%) GIS
12 1 (0.064%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (0.39%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.26%) JIRA
3 3 (0.19%) MSI
3 3 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.064%) Capybara
5 1 (0.064%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.064%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.064%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.064%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.064%) Vagrant
General
1 167 (10.77%) Finance
2 54 (3.48%) Banking
3 47 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 33 (2.13%) Law
4 33 (2.13%) Legal
5 32 (2.06%) Advertising
6 27 (1.74%) Retail
7 19 (1.23%) Back Office
7 19 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 15 (0.97%) Local Government
9 13 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.58%) Front Office
11 9 (0.58%) German Language
11 9 (0.58%) Marketing
11 9 (0.58%) Publishing
12 8 (0.52%) Military
13 7 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.32%) Automotive
14 5 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 301 (19.41%) Support Engineer
2 293 (18.89%) Analyst
3 182 (11.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 159 (10.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 141 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 118 (7.61%) Service Analyst
7 110 (7.09%) Desktop Support
8 108 (6.96%) Exchange Engineer
8 108 (6.96%) Support Analyst
9 107 (6.90%) Consultant
10 104 (6.71%) Service Desk Analyst
11 97 (6.25%) IT Support
12 85 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 78 (5.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 78 (5.03%) Desktop Engineer
14 77 (4.96%) Windows Engineer
15 74 (4.77%) 1st Line Support
16 73 (4.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 72 (4.64%) Exchange Support
18 71 (4.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.61%) .NET
2 17 (1.10%) Web Services
3 9 (0.58%) XML
4 7 (0.45%) ASP.NET
4 7 (0.45%) HTML
4 7 (0.45%) MSMQ
5 6 (0.39%) .NET Framework
5 6 (0.39%) CSS
5 6 (0.39%) JSON
6 4 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (0.26%) JMS
6 4 (0.26%) Middleware
6 4 (0.26%) SOAP
7 3 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 3 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.19%) LAMP
7 3 (0.19%) LINQ to SQL
7 3 (0.19%) SAML
7 3 (0.19%) WCF
7 3 (0.19%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 181 (11.67%) Blackberry
2 105 (6.77%) Data Centre
3 71 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (3.48%) Clustering
4 54 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 33 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
6 30 (1.93%) Driving Licence
6 30 (1.93%) Replication
7 25 (1.61%) iPhone
8 24 (1.55%) NHS
9 23 (1.48%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.16%) AS400
10 18 (1.16%) iPad
11 16 (1.03%) EMC VNX
11 16 (1.03%) Fat Client
11 16 (1.03%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.03%) Thin Client
12 15 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
13 13 (0.84%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.64%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 1207 (77.82%) Windows
2 649 (41.84%) Windows Server
3 497 (32.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 401 (25.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 380 (24.50%) Windows 7
6 324 (20.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 197 (12.70%) Windows XP
8 125 (8.06%) Windows 8
9 87 (5.61%) Linux
10 69 (4.45%) Unix
11 45 (2.90%) Android
12 41 (2.64%) Apple iOS
12 41 (2.64%) Windows Vista
13 27 (1.74%) Windows 10
13 27 (1.74%) Windows 2000
14 18 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (0.90%) Solaris
16 13 (0.84%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.77%) AIX
17 12 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (23.47%) ITIL
2 235 (15.15%) Migration
3 79 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 78 (5.03%) Change Management
5 64 (4.13%) Service Management
6 57 (3.68%) Service Delivery
7 49 (3.16%) Project Management
8 44 (2.84%) Problem Management
9 43 (2.77%) Incident Management
10 37 (2.39%) Time Management
11 33 (2.13%) High Availability
12 32 (2.06%) CRM
12 32 (2.06%) Mentoring
13 31 (2.00%) Data Protection
13 31 (2.00%) Information Security
13 31 (2.00%) ITSM
14 29 (1.87%) Configuration Management
14 29 (1.87%) SDLC
15 27 (1.74%) Change Control
16 25 (1.61%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 197 (12.70%) SQL
2 172 (11.09%) PowerShell
3 26 (1.68%) VBScript
4 16 (1.03%) C
5 12 (0.77%) Java
5 12 (0.77%) T-SQL
6 11 (0.71%) Perl
7 9 (0.58%) C#
8 8 (0.52%) VB
9 7 (0.45%) VBA
10 6 (0.39%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.32%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.19%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.19%) LINC
12 3 (0.19%) PHP
12 3 (0.19%) Ruby
13 2 (0.13%) Python
13 2 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 237 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 173 (11.15%) Security Cleared
3 143 (9.22%) MCSE
4 120 (7.74%) SC Cleared
5 92 (5.93%) MCSA
6 73 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (4.19%) CCNA
8 60 (3.87%) MCITP
8 60 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 56 (3.61%) MCP
10 52 (3.35%) Degree
11 37 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (2.06%) DV Cleared
13 30 (1.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 24 (1.55%) CISSP
15 17 (1.10%) DBS Check
16 15 (0.97%) CISM
17 13 (0.84%) A+ Certification
17 13 (0.84%) MCDST
17 13 (0.84%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (6.32%) SLA
2 18 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.58%) QA
5 7 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.19%) ISO15022
6 3 (0.19%) ISO20022
6 3 (0.19%) ISO27002
6 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.064%) RMADS
System Software
1 1119 (72.15%) Active Directory
2 327 (21.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (10.32%) Hyper-V
4 133 (8.58%) vSphere
5 132 (8.51%) XenApp
6 70 (4.51%) VMware ESX
7 68 (4.38%) XenDesktop
8 42 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
9 36 (2.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 27 (1.74%) XenServer
11 22 (1.42%) Terminal Services
12 18 (1.16%) ISA Server
13 15 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 15 (0.97%) NFS
13 15 (0.97%) Terminal Server
14 11 (0.71%) Samba
15 10 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
16 9 (0.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 7 (0.45%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 180 (11.61%) SCCM
2 82 (5.29%) SCOM
3 58 (3.74%) Backup Exec
4 36 (2.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 34 (2.19%) WSUS
6 33 (2.13%) NetBackup
7 22 (1.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 17 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 17 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (0.90%) vMotion
10 13 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (0.71%) AirWatch
12 10 (0.64%) HP SIM
13 9 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
13 9 (0.58%) Windows Intune
14 8 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
14 8 (0.52%) XenMobile
15 7 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
16 6 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 925 (59.64%) Microsoft
2 607 (39.14%) VMware
3 354 (22.82%) Citrix
4 233 (15.02%) Cisco
5 166 (10.70%) HP
6 107 (6.90%) Symantec
7 82 (5.29%) NetApp
8 76 (4.90%) Dell
9 64 (4.13%) EMC
10 43 (2.77%) IBM
11 41 (2.64%) Lotus
11 41 (2.64%) Oracle
12 40 (2.58%) CheckPoint
13 30 (1.93%) SolarWinds
14 27 (1.74%) IronPort
15 26 (1.68%) MobileIron
16 25 (1.61%) Red Hat
17 23 (1.48%) Apple
18 21 (1.35%) Mitel
18 21 (1.35%) Veeam
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