The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 33 58 42
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 38 18 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.84% 2.05% 3.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 21.11% 9.78% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 20
Average daily rate
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£250 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £95 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £283 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £280 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -23.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £14.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.29% -13.63%
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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 Leeds region.

Application Platforms Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
180 184 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 18.20% 21.00% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 114 115
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 £200 £125 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £331
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 6
Average hourly rate £50.00 £28.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% +111.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.50 £45.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 30 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 42 (79.25%) Active Directory
2 38 (71.70%) Windows
3 35 (66.04%) Microsoft
4 27 (50.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (45.28%) VMware
6 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (28.30%) Symantec
8 15 (28.30%) vSphere
9 14 (26.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (24.53%) SCCM
11 12 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (20.75%) SCOM
12 11 (20.75%) Migration
13 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (18.87%) Cisco
13 10 (18.87%) Windows XP
13 10 (18.87%) Lync
14 9 (16.98%) HP
14 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
15 8 (15.09%) IIS
15 8 (15.09%) Root Cause Analysis
16 7 (13.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 7 (13.21%) Unified Communications
16 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
16 7 (13.21%) Windows 7
16 7 (13.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (13.21%) NetApp
16 7 (13.21%) S/MIME
16 7 (13.21%) VPN

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 27 (50.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (26.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (18.87%) Lync
5 8 (15.09%) IIS
6 7 (13.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (7.55%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (3.77%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
9 2 (3.77%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) VPN
1 7 (13.21%) S/MIME
1 7 (13.21%) Unified Communications
2 6 (11.32%) Firewall
3 5 (9.43%) SAN
4 4 (7.55%) MPLS
4 4 (7.55%) Wireless
4 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.66%) IPsec
5 3 (5.66%) NAS
5 3 (5.66%) Internet
6 2 (3.77%) DHCP
6 2 (3.77%) DNS
6 2 (3.77%) LAN
7 1 (1.89%) VoIP
7 1 (1.89%) WLAN
7 1 (1.89%) WAN
7 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.66%) MySQL
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Exchange Engineer
2 8 (15.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (13.21%) Support Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Consultant
4 5 (9.43%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.77%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (3.77%) Exchange Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) VMware Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Exchange Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) XMPP
2 2 (3.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Replication
2 1 (1.89%) Clustering
2 1 (1.89%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 38 (71.70%) Windows
2 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (18.87%) Windows XP
5 7 (13.21%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (9.43%) SUSE
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) Migration
2 8 (15.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (9.43%) Service Management
4 4 (7.55%) ITIL
4 4 (7.55%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (5.66%) Master Data Management
5 3 (5.66%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (5.66%) ITSM
5 3 (5.66%) Data Management
6 1 (1.89%) TOGAF
6 1 (1.89%) Supplier Management
6 1 (1.89%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.89%) Project Management
6 1 (1.89%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.89%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.89%) C
2 1 (1.89%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) MCP
1 1 (1.89%) MCSE
1 1 (1.89%) MCSA
1 1 (1.89%) CCNA
1 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 42 (79.25%) Active Directory
2 15 (28.30%) vSphere
3 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
5 6 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (11.32%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.66%) Xen
7 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (24.53%) SCCM
2 11 (20.75%) SCOM
3 7 (13.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (9.43%) NetBackup
5 3 (5.66%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.89%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 35 (66.04%) Microsoft
2 24 (45.28%) VMware
3 15 (28.30%) Symantec
4 10 (18.87%) Cisco
5 9 (16.98%) HP
6 7 (13.21%) Google
6 7 (13.21%) NetApp
6 7 (13.21%) Postini
7 6 (11.32%) EMC
7 6 (11.32%) IBM
8 4 (7.55%) Citrix
8 4 (7.55%) Lotus
9 3 (5.66%) Oracle
9 3 (5.66%) Veeam
10 2 (3.77%) BMC
10 2 (3.77%) Remedy
10 2 (3.77%) Dell
11 1 (1.89%) Juniper
11 1 (1.89%) Sun
11 1 (1.89%) McAfee
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