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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 93 91 75
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 32 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.09% 1.10% 1.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.08% 6.21% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 18
Average daily rate
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£186 £230 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.02% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £114 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £450 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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
452 435 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.44% 17.78% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 219 198
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 7
Average hourly rate £23.25 £16.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.31% -57.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £15.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £20.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

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 27 March 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 27 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
Edinburgh -5 13 £193 -40.76% 7
Glasgow -1 6 £238 -47.22% 4
North Lanarkshire - 3 £180 -
West Lothian - 2 - - 1
Fife - 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - - 2
Stirling - - - -
MS Exchange
UK

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 46 (67.65%) Windows
2 44 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 44 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 27 (39.71%) VMware
4 23 (33.82%) Windows 7
4 23 (33.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (30.88%) MS Office
6 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (26.47%) SCCM
8 16 (23.53%) DNS
8 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 12 (17.65%) ITIL
10 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (16.18%) Windows XP
11 11 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (14.71%) SharePoint
12 10 (14.71%) DHCP
12 10 (14.71%) Replication
12 10 (14.71%) Migration
13 9 (13.24%) Citrix
14 8 (11.76%) SAN
14 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (11.76%) SCOM
15 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
15 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
15 7 (10.29%) Disaster Recovery
15 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2003

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 23 (33.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (14.71%) SharePoint
4 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (8.82%) Lync
6 3 (4.41%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.94%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (30.88%) MS Office
2 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.53%) DNS
2 10 (14.71%) DHCP
3 8 (11.76%) SAN
4 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
4 7 (10.29%) VPN
4 7 (10.29%) LAN
5 6 (8.82%) Firewall
5 6 (8.82%) WAN
6 5 (7.35%) NAS
7 4 (5.88%) Internet
7 4 (5.88%) VoIP
8 2 (2.94%) Broadband
8 2 (2.94%) VLAN
8 2 (2.94%) Network Security
9 1 (1.47%) IPsec
9 1 (1.47%) LDAP
9 1 (1.47%) IPv4
9 1 (1.47%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Banking
2 1 (1.47%) Retail
2 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Analyst
2 11 (16.18%) IT Support
3 10 (14.71%) Support Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) Support Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (10.29%) Administrator
5 7 (10.29%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Service Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Desktop Support
7 5 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.41%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (4.41%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Operations Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Build Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) IT Operations Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Replication
2 6 (8.82%) Thin Client
2 6 (8.82%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.88%) iPad
3 4 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.41%) Clustering
5 2 (2.94%) PDA
5 2 (2.94%) AS400
5 2 (2.94%) iSeries
6 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 46 (67.65%) Windows
2 23 (33.82%) Windows 7
3 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (16.18%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.88%) Windows Vista
7 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.94%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.47%) Windows CE
9 1 (1.47%) Linux
9 1 (1.47%) Android
9 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.65%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Migration
3 7 (10.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.35%) Project Management
5 4 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 4 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.88%) Business Continuity Management
6 3 (4.41%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.94%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.94%) ITIL V2
7 2 (2.94%) Coaching
7 2 (2.94%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.94%) Unit Testing
8 1 (1.47%) Data Migration
8 1 (1.47%) Email Migration
8 1 (1.47%) Software Distribution
8 1 (1.47%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (1.47%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.47%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.29%) SQL
2 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.82%) MCP
4 5 (7.35%) MCSE
5 3 (4.41%) Degree
6 2 (2.94%) MCTS
6 2 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.94%) CCNA
6 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.47%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.94%) XenApp
5 1 (1.47%) vSphere
5 1 (1.47%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 18 (26.47%) SCCM
2 8 (11.76%) SCOM
3 4 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (5.88%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 27 (39.71%) VMware
3 9 (13.24%) Citrix
4 7 (10.29%) HP
5 6 (8.82%) Apple
6 5 (7.35%) Symantec
6 5 (7.35%) Lotus
7 3 (4.41%) Altiris
7 3 (4.41%) Oracle
7 3 (4.41%) Cisco
7 3 (4.41%) IBM
8 2 (2.94%) Dell
8 2 (2.94%) Nortel
8 2 (2.94%) NetApp
9 1 (1.47%) McAfee
9 1 (1.47%) Veeam
9 1 (1.47%) Avaya
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