The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 2013 skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Rank 308 349 375
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +26
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 90 42 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.19% 0.015%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.27% 1.05% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 21 2
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£450 £330 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £375 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £463
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £53.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £16.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-32.30% -50.00%
Exchange Server 2013
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
3964 4001 3755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.67% 18.30% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2726 2675 2444
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 85 124
Average hourly rate £20.45 £22.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.06% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.54 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £53.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.73 £19.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.97% +1.71%

Exchange Server 2013
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Exchange Server 2013 Jobs Demand Trend in London

Exchange Server 2013
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Exchange Server 2013 Daily Rate Trend in London

Exchange Server 2013
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 across the London region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Exchange Server 2013 Daily Rate Histogram in London

Exchange Server 2013
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Exchange Server 2013 Hourly Rate Trend in London

Exchange Server 2013
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 across the London region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Exchange Server 2013 Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Exchange Server 2013
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 4 March 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
City of London +22 28 £500 +81.81% 19
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Finchley - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Exchange Server 2013
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Exchange Server 2013
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 150 (87.21%) MS Exchange
2 121 (70.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 120 (69.77%) Windows
4 111 (64.53%) Active Directory
5 106 (61.63%) VMware
6 103 (59.88%) Microsoft
7 86 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 82 (47.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 81 (47.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 68 (39.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 66 (38.37%) Migration
12 62 (36.05%) Office 365
13 54 (31.40%) Microsoft Certification
14 51 (29.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 49 (28.49%) Citrix
16 48 (27.91%) Hyper-V
17 47 (27.33%) SAN
18 43 (25.00%) Firewall
18 43 (25.00%) Lync
19 41 (23.84%) MCSE
19 41 (23.84%) PowerShell
20 36 (20.93%) Finance
21 34 (19.77%) vSphere
21 34 (19.77%) NetApp
22 33 (19.19%) DNS
23 31 (18.02%) Cisco
23 31 (18.02%) Exchange Server 2003
24 28 (16.28%) MS Excel
25 26 (15.12%) ITIL
25 26 (15.12%) XenApp

Exchange Server 2013
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 150 (87.21%) MS Exchange
2 121 (70.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 86 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 43 (25.00%) Lync
5 31 (18.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (10.47%) SharePoint
7 17 (9.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (9.30%) Office Communications Server
9 14 (8.14%) IIS
10 3 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.16%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.58%) Apache
Applications
1 28 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 62 (36.05%) Office 365
2 17 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.49%) IaaS
4 4 (2.33%) PaaS
5 3 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (27.33%) SAN
2 43 (25.00%) Firewall
3 33 (19.19%) DNS
4 25 (14.53%) VLAN
5 23 (13.37%) VPN
6 22 (12.79%) WAN
7 20 (11.63%) DHCP
8 19 (11.05%) LAN
9 17 (9.88%) NAS
10 15 (8.72%) NetScaler
11 12 (6.98%) LDAP
11 12 (6.98%) TCP/IP
12 11 (6.40%) VoIP
13 9 (5.23%) iSCSI
14 8 (4.65%) Internet
14 8 (4.65%) BIG-IP
15 7 (4.07%) MPLS
16 4 (2.33%) SNMP
16 4 (2.33%) Kerberos
16 4 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (20.93%) Finance
2 16 (9.30%) Advertising
3 11 (6.40%) Marketing
4 7 (4.07%) Retail
5 6 (3.49%) Banking
6 5 (2.91%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.74%) Electronics
8 2 (1.16%) Back Office
8 2 (1.16%) Legal
8 2 (1.16%) Publishing
9 1 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (20.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (12.79%) Architect
3 20 (11.63%) Analyst
4 18 (10.47%) Support Engineer
5 17 (9.88%) Consultant
6 15 (8.72%) Systems Engineer
6 15 (8.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 12 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (5.81%) Messaging Analyst
9 8 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
9 8 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.07%) Exchange Consultant
10 7 (4.07%) Exchange Engineer
10 7 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.07%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (3.49%) Server Engineer
11 6 (3.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (2.91%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.07%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.74%) Middleware
3 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.16%) JSP
3 2 (1.16%) .NET
3 2 (1.16%) HTML
4 1 (0.58%) LAMP
4 1 (0.58%) Web Services
4 1 (0.58%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.63%) Blackberry
2 17 (9.88%) Clustering
3 11 (6.40%) Replication
4 10 (5.81%) Hedge funds
5 8 (4.65%) Thin Client
5 8 (4.65%) Fat Client
6 6 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.33%) NHS
8 3 (1.74%) PKI
8 3 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.16%) iPhone
9 2 (1.16%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.16%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.58%) User Experience
10 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.58%) Equities
10 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.58%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 120 (69.77%) Windows
2 82 (47.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 81 (47.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 51 (29.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (13.37%) Windows 7
6 16 (9.30%) Linux
7 13 (7.56%) Windows XP
8 8 (4.65%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.91%) Android
10 4 (2.33%) UNIX
11 3 (1.74%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.74%) MVS
12 2 (1.16%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (38.37%) Migration
2 26 (15.12%) ITIL
3 21 (12.21%) Configuration Management
4 18 (10.47%) Change Management
5 11 (6.40%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (5.81%) Asset Management
7 8 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (4.07%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (4.07%) Release Management
9 4 (2.33%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (2.33%) Change Control
10 3 (1.74%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (1.74%) Information Security
10 3 (1.74%) Operations Management
10 3 (1.74%) Service Management
10 3 (1.74%) Service Delivery
10 3 (1.74%) Security Management
10 3 (1.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.84%) PowerShell
2 15 (8.72%) SQL
3 9 (5.23%) VBScript
4 2 (1.16%) C
4 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.16%) Perl
4 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (31.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (23.84%) MCSE
3 15 (8.72%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (8.14%) CCNA
4 14 (8.14%) MCTS
5 11 (6.40%) Security Cleared
5 11 (6.40%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (5.23%) MCITP
8 8 (4.65%) MCP
8 8 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (3.49%) MCSA
9 6 (3.49%) CCEA
9 6 (3.49%) CCA
9 6 (3.49%) Degree
10 5 (2.91%) VCP5
10 5 (2.91%) CCNP
11 3 (1.74%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.74%) HNC
12 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 111 (64.53%) Active Directory
2 68 (39.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (27.91%) Hyper-V
4 34 (19.77%) vSphere
5 26 (15.12%) XenApp
6 9 (5.23%) VMware ESX
7 8 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (4.07%) XenServer
8 7 (4.07%) XenDesktop
8 7 (4.07%) NFS
9 6 (3.49%) VMware Server
10 5 (2.91%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (2.91%) DFS Replication
10 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (2.33%) Xen
11 4 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.16%) Postfix
12 2 (1.16%) UAG
12 2 (1.16%) KVM
13 1 (0.58%) Squid
Systems Management
1 21 (12.21%) SCCM
2 9 (5.23%) SCOM
3 8 (4.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (2.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.33%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.16%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (1.16%) MOM
6 2 (1.16%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.58%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.58%) WSUS
7 1 (0.58%) Foglight
7 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 106 (61.63%) VMware
2 103 (59.88%) Microsoft
3 49 (28.49%) Citrix
4 34 (19.77%) NetApp
5 31 (18.02%) Cisco
6 25 (14.53%) EMC
7 24 (13.95%) HP
8 16 (9.30%) Symantec
9 12 (6.98%) AppSense
10 11 (6.40%) Veeam
11 10 (5.81%) F5
11 10 (5.81%) Dell
12 8 (4.65%) Apple
12 8 (4.65%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.91%) Sophos
13 5 (2.91%) CheckPoint
14 4 (2.33%) Veritas
14 4 (2.33%) SolarWinds
14 4 (2.33%) Mitel
14 4 (2.33%) Altiris
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