The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 85 92 84
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 44 33 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.51% 1.30% 1.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.91% 7.32% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 21
Average daily rate
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£193 £126 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.47% -39.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £119 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £363 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £271 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
MS Exchange
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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 Scotland region.

Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
494 451 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.96% 17.83% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 273 225
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +1.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.00 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
Edinburgh +4 16 £114 -8.80% 6
Glasgow -5 10 £281 +122.77% 6
West Lothian -1 5 £258 -
Fife - 4 £100 -
North Lanarkshire - 3 £180 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £343 -
Lanarkshire 0 1 £100 -16.66%
Highlands -6 1 - - 3
Dundee - 1 £250 - 2
MS Exchange
UK

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 59 (76.62%) Windows
2 58 (75.32%) Active Directory
3 50 (64.94%) Microsoft
4 30 (38.96%) Windows 7
5 29 (37.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (33.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (32.47%) VMware
8 20 (25.97%) MS Office
8 20 (25.97%) DNS
8 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (24.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
10 17 (22.08%) Citrix
11 15 (19.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (18.18%) Migration
12 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (15.58%) Windows XP
13 12 (15.58%) WAN
13 12 (15.58%) DHCP
13 12 (15.58%) PowerShell
14 11 (14.29%) Lync
14 11 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (14.29%) MCP
14 11 (14.29%) VPN
15 10 (12.99%) SCCM
16 9 (11.69%) HP
16 9 (11.69%) Symantec
16 9 (11.69%) ITIL
16 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 29 (37.66%) Exchange Server 2010
2 19 (24.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (19.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (14.29%) Lync
4 11 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.19%) IIS
7 3 (3.90%) IBM Notes
7 3 (3.90%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (25.97%) MS Office
2 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) assyst
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.97%) DNS
2 12 (15.58%) WAN
2 12 (15.58%) DHCP
3 11 (14.29%) VPN
4 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
5 8 (10.39%) LAN
6 6 (7.79%) Firewall
7 4 (5.19%) VoIP
8 3 (3.90%) VLAN
8 3 (3.90%) Internet
9 2 (2.60%) Network Security
9 2 (2.60%) SAN
9 2 (2.60%) Broadband
9 2 (2.60%) LDAP
10 1 (1.30%) IPv4
10 1 (1.30%) IPv6
10 1 (1.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (3.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Legal
2 1 (1.30%) Banking
2 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (27.27%) Analyst
2 11 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 11 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Service Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) IT Support
4 9 (11.69%) Administrator
5 8 (10.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.90%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (3.90%) Exchange Administrator
9 2 (2.60%) Build Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) HTML
1 4 (5.19%) CSS
2 3 (3.90%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.19%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.60%) iSeries
4 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.60%) PDA
4 2 (2.60%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.60%) AS400
4 2 (2.60%) Replication
4 2 (2.60%) Clustering
5 1 (1.30%) User Experience
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 59 (76.62%) Windows
2 30 (38.96%) Windows 7
3 26 (33.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (15.58%) Windows XP
7 7 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.49%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.30%) Linux
10 1 (1.30%) Windows CE
10 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.18%) Migration
2 9 (11.69%) ITIL
3 8 (10.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (5.19%) Load Balancing
4 4 (5.19%) Project Management
4 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.90%) Supplier Management
5 3 (3.90%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.90%) Capacity Management
6 2 (2.60%) Unit Testing
6 2 (2.60%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.60%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.30%) Validation
7 1 (1.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.30%) Service Management
7 1 (1.30%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.30%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.30%) CRM
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.79%) SQL
3 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (14.29%) MCP
3 5 (6.49%) MCSE
3 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) MCDST
4 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.30%) Degree
6 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 58 (75.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (3.90%) XenApp
6 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.30%) vSphere
7 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) SCCM
2 7 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.90%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.60%) WSUS
5 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (64.94%) Microsoft
2 25 (32.47%) VMware
3 17 (22.08%) Citrix
4 9 (11.69%) HP
4 9 (11.69%) Symantec
5 6 (7.79%) Cisco
6 5 (6.49%) Lotus
7 4 (5.19%) F5
7 4 (5.19%) McAfee
8 3 (3.90%) Nortel
9 2 (2.60%) Altiris
10 1 (1.30%) IBM
10 1 (1.30%) Dell
10 1 (1.30%) EMC
10 1 (1.30%) Apple
10 1 (1.30%) Avaya
10 1 (1.30%) NetApp
10 1 (1.30%) Novell
10 1 (1.30%) Veeam
10 1 (1.30%) Trend Micro
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