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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 85 62 68
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 50 70 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.50% 2.50% 1.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.46% 12.20% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 42 16
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £115 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £393 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £10.75 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £21.25 £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.07 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.43% -
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 Scotland region.

Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
478 574 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.35% 20.50% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 287 187
Average daily rate £363 £355 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 15
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £18.10 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -21 18 £288 +9.52% 9
Glasgow +4 8 £146 -46.81% 3
North Lanarkshire -2 7 £109 +20.83%
Aberdeen +7 5 £225 -15.09%
Dundee -3 3 £288 - 2
Lanarkshire -7 2 £191 +66.30%
West Lothian - 2 - -
South Lanarkshire +1 1 £100 +8.10%
South Ayrshire 0 1 - -
Renfrewshire -5 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
MS Exchange
UK

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 87 (87.88%) Windows
2 82 (82.83%) Active Directory
3 60 (60.61%) Microsoft
4 47 (47.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (47.47%) Windows 7
5 37 (37.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 36 (36.36%) VMware
7 34 (34.34%) SCCM
8 31 (31.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 26 (26.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (25.25%) MS Excel
11 22 (22.22%) MS Office
11 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (21.21%) DNS
13 20 (20.20%) Citrix
14 19 (19.19%) Migration
15 18 (18.18%) ITIL
16 17 (17.17%) Windows XP
17 16 (16.16%) Cisco
17 16 (16.16%) Disaster Recovery
18 15 (15.15%) SLA
18 15 (15.15%) Office 365
19 14 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
19 14 (14.14%) Hyper-V
19 14 (14.14%) DHCP
19 14 (14.14%) VPN
20 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification
21 11 (11.11%) PowerShell
21 11 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
22 10 (10.10%) vSphere

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 37 (37.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 31 (31.31%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 8 (8.08%) Lync
7 5 (5.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (5.05%) IBM Notes
8 4 (4.04%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (3.03%) IIS
10 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (25.25%) MS Excel
2 22 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.05%) assyst
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.15%) Office 365
2 6 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.21%) DNS
2 14 (14.14%) DHCP
2 14 (14.14%) VPN
3 10 (10.10%) TCP/IP
4 9 (9.09%) WAN
5 8 (8.08%) SAN
6 7 (7.07%) VoIP
7 4 (4.04%) LAN
7 4 (4.04%) Network Security
8 3 (3.03%) Firewall
8 3 (3.03%) LDAP
9 2 (2.02%) Broadband
10 1 (1.01%) VLAN
10 1 (1.01%) IPv4
10 1 (1.01%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (5.05%) Finance
2 2 (2.02%) Banking
3 1 (1.01%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (36.36%) Analyst
2 22 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 15 (15.15%) IT Support
4 13 (13.13%) Support Engineer
5 11 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (10.10%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (10.10%) Service Analyst
7 9 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (8.08%) Administrator
9 7 (7.07%) IT Support Analyst
9 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (6.06%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (5.05%) Help Desk Support
11 5 (5.05%) Technical Specialist
11 5 (5.05%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 4 (4.04%) 1st Line Support Engineer
12 4 (4.04%) Desktop Support
12 4 (4.04%) Consultant
13 3 (3.03%) Architect
13 3 (3.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) HTML
1 4 (4.04%) CSS
1 4 (4.04%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.03%) Web Services
3 2 (2.02%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.01%) .NET
4 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.01%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 7 (7.07%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.05%) Thin Client
3 5 (5.05%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.05%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.03%) EMC VNX
4 3 (3.03%) CLARiiON
4 3 (3.03%) Clustering
5 2 (2.02%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.01%) User Experience
6 1 (1.01%) e-Health
6 1 (1.01%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 87 (87.88%) Windows
2 47 (47.47%) Windows Server 2008
2 47 (47.47%) Windows 7
3 26 (26.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (17.17%) Windows XP
6 8 (8.08%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.04%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.01%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.19%) Migration
2 18 (18.18%) ITIL
3 16 (16.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.05%) Service Management
4 5 (5.05%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.04%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.04%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.03%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.03%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.02%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.02%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.02%) Business Analysis
7 2 (2.02%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.02%) Performance Testing
7 2 (2.02%) Project Planning
7 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.01%) CRM
8 1 (1.01%) Project Management
8 1 (1.01%) ITSM
8 1 (1.01%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.04%) SQL
3 3 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.03%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.08%) MCP
3 5 (5.05%) MCSE
4 4 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.04%) Degree
4 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) MCDST
5 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.01%) HND
6 1 (1.01%) MCSA
6 1 (1.01%) CCNA
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 82 (82.83%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (14.14%) Hyper-V
3 10 (10.10%) vSphere
4 8 (8.08%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (7.07%) XenApp
6 3 (3.03%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.03%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.02%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.02%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 34 (34.34%) SCCM
2 6 (6.06%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.04%) WSUS
4 3 (3.03%) SCOM
4 3 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.02%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.01%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 60 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 36 (36.36%) VMware
3 20 (20.20%) Citrix
4 16 (16.16%) Cisco
5 10 (10.10%) CommVault
6 9 (9.09%) EMC
6 9 (9.09%) HP
7 7 (7.07%) Lotus
8 4 (4.04%) Symantec
8 4 (4.04%) Dell
8 4 (4.04%) F5
9 3 (3.03%) Dell Compellent
9 3 (3.03%) McAfee
9 3 (3.03%) Veritas
10 2 (2.02%) Peregrine
10 2 (2.02%) Remedy
10 2 (2.02%) IBM
11 1 (1.01%) Nortel
11 1 (1.01%) Novell
11 1 (1.01%) Trend Micro
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