The first table below looks at the demand for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Leeds region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 61 51 44
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 17 30 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.64% 3.31% 3.97%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.06% 13.04% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.86% +0.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £116 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £317 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Average hourly rate £13.20 £11.25 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.71 £11.05 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £11.45 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -1.40%
Application Platforms Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
169 230 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 16.27% 25.36% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 118 133
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 9
Average hourly rate £13.20 £36.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% +140.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
MS Exchange
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MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 37 (84.09%) Windows
2 34 (77.27%) Microsoft
3 32 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 23 (52.27%) VMware
5 20 (45.45%) Cisco
6 18 (40.91%) vSphere
7 16 (36.36%) HP
7 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (31.82%) Hyper-V
8 14 (31.82%) Firewall
9 13 (29.55%) SAN
9 13 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (29.55%) TCP/IP
9 13 (29.55%) VPN
9 13 (29.55%) MS Excel
10 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
10 12 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (25.00%) NetApp
11 11 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (25.00%) Lync
12 10 (22.73%) Windows 7
12 10 (22.73%) EMC
12 10 (22.73%) SQL
12 10 (22.73%) Windows XP
12 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (20.45%) Wireless
13 9 (20.45%) ITIL
13 9 (20.45%) MS Office
13 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 12 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
2 11 (25.00%) Lync
3 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 6 (13.64%) IIS
6 3 (6.82%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (29.55%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.45%) MS Office
3 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
1 1 (2.27%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) Firewall
2 13 (29.55%) SAN
2 13 (29.55%) TCP/IP
2 13 (29.55%) VPN
3 9 (20.45%) Wireless
4 8 (18.18%) IPsec
4 8 (18.18%) MPLS
5 7 (15.91%) NAS
6 6 (13.64%) LAN
7 5 (11.36%) WAN
8 4 (9.09%) SMTP
8 4 (9.09%) DHCP
8 4 (9.09%) DNS
9 3 (6.82%) Unified Communications
10 2 (4.55%) S/MIME
11 1 (2.27%) WLAN
11 1 (2.27%) VLAN
11 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.18%) MySQL
General
1 3 (6.82%) Legal
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Analyst
1 7 (15.91%) 2nd Line Support
1 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) Consultant
3 3 (6.82%) Test Analyst
3 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (6.82%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (6.82%) Project Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) VMware Consultant
4 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (4.55%) Service Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) XMPP
2 5 (11.36%) .NET
3 4 (9.09%) HTML
3 4 (9.09%) XML
4 2 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Clustering
2 2 (4.55%) Replication
3 1 (2.27%) Statistics
3 1 (2.27%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 37 (84.09%) Windows
2 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (22.73%) Windows XP
4 10 (22.73%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.82%) UNIX
6 3 (6.82%) Linux
7 1 (2.27%) SUSE
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) ITIL
2 8 (18.18%) Data Management
2 8 (18.18%) Master Data Management
2 8 (18.18%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (11.36%) Scrum
3 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 3 (6.82%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Service Management
6 2 (4.55%) Project Management
6 2 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.27%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.27%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.27%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.27%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (2.27%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.27%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.27%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.27%) C
3 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) MCSE
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) MCITP
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) MCP
2 1 (2.27%) MCSA
2 1 (2.27%) CCNA
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 32 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 18 (40.91%) vSphere
3 14 (31.82%) Hyper-V
4 11 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (18.18%) Xen
7 3 (6.82%) Terminal Services
7 3 (6.82%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) SCOM
2 6 (13.64%) SCCM
3 2 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.55%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.55%) WSUS
3 2 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (4.55%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.27%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 34 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 23 (52.27%) VMware
3 20 (45.45%) Cisco
4 16 (36.36%) HP
5 11 (25.00%) NetApp
6 10 (22.73%) EMC
7 8 (18.18%) Oracle
8 7 (15.91%) IBM
9 5 (11.36%) Citrix
10 4 (9.09%) Symantec
11 3 (6.82%) Veeam
12 2 (4.55%) Postini
12 2 (4.55%) Remedy
12 2 (4.55%) BMC
12 2 (4.55%) Google
12 2 (4.55%) Dell
13 1 (2.27%) Juniper
13 1 (2.27%) Sun
13 1 (2.27%) Brocade
13 1 (2.27%) McAfee
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