The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Scotland region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 99 75 61
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 26 49 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.97% 2.03% 1.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.62% 11.67% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 26
Average daily rate £135 £220 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.63% -30.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £108 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £265 £255
% change year-on-year
+6.03% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £14.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £14.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.25 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-5.79% -
Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
393 420 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.69% 17.40% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 221 205
Average daily rate £371 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 27
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.20 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £27.90 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
MS Exchange
UK

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -30 12 £285 +134.56% 3
Aberdeen +7 3 £115 -45.23% 4
Glasgow -11 3 £135 -53.44% 2
West Lothian - 1 - -
Moray - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £128 -
Dundee - - - -
Inverclyde - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
MS Exchange
UK

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 64 (92.75%) Windows
2 60 (86.96%) Active Directory
3 42 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (59.42%) Microsoft
4 41 (59.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (50.72%) VMware
6 27 (39.13%) MS Office
7 26 (37.68%) SQL
8 24 (34.78%) DNS
9 22 (31.88%) DHCP
10 21 (30.43%) SharePoint
11 20 (28.99%) Exchange Server 2003
12 18 (26.09%) Windows XP
13 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2010
14 16 (23.19%) Windows 7
14 16 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2007
14 16 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (23.19%) Replication
15 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
15 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
15 15 (21.74%) HP
16 13 (18.84%) MS Project
17 11 (15.94%) ITIL
17 11 (15.94%) SCCM
17 11 (15.94%) vSphere
18 10 (14.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 8 (11.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 8 (11.59%) Novell
19 8 (11.59%) MS Excel

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 21 (30.43%) SharePoint
2 20 (28.99%) Exchange Server 2003
3 16 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (10.14%) Lync
5 4 (5.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (5.80%) IIS
6 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.45%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (1.45%) CMS
8 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.45%) WorkSite
8 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (39.13%) MS Office
2 13 (18.84%) MS Project
3 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.45%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (34.78%) DNS
2 22 (31.88%) DHCP
3 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.70%) Firewall
5 5 (7.25%) SAN
5 5 (7.25%) VLAN
6 3 (4.35%) Network Security
7 2 (2.90%) LAN
7 2 (2.90%) VoIP
7 2 (2.90%) WAN
7 2 (2.90%) SMTP
7 2 (2.90%) VPN
8 1 (1.45%) Internet
8 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.45%) PBX
8 1 (1.45%) Wireless
8 1 (1.45%) IPsec
8 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.45%) MSI
General
1 2 (2.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Legal
2 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (14.49%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (13.04%) Analyst
3 8 (11.59%) Server Technician
3 8 (11.59%) Build Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Administrator
5 5 (7.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.80%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Wintel Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) IT Support
8 2 (2.90%) VMWare Administrator
8 2 (2.90%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Replication
2 8 (11.59%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.35%) CLARiiON
4 2 (2.90%) Clustering
4 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) PDA
5 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 64 (92.75%) Windows
2 42 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (59.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (26.09%) Windows XP
5 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (23.19%) Windows 7
7 8 (11.59%) NetWare
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.94%) ITIL
2 8 (11.59%) Migration
3 3 (4.35%) Validation
4 2 (2.90%) CRM
5 1 (1.45%) Data Security
5 1 (1.45%) Service Management
5 1 (1.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.45%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.45%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.68%) SQL
2 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.35%) VBScript
4 1 (1.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.35%) MCP
3 3 (4.35%) MCSE
4 2 (2.90%) MCSA
4 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (15.94%) vSphere
4 8 (11.59%) Novell eDirectory
5 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (4.35%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.90%) XenApp
8 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.45%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) SCCM
2 10 (14.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (11.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (11.59%) Backup Exec
4 4 (5.80%) WSUS
5 3 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.90%) WMI
7 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.45%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 41 (59.42%) Microsoft
2 35 (50.72%) VMware
3 15 (21.74%) HP
4 8 (11.59%) Novell
4 8 (11.59%) Altiris
5 6 (8.70%) Symantec
6 5 (7.25%) Cisco
6 5 (7.25%) Citrix
6 5 (7.25%) Dell
6 5 (7.25%) Trend Micro
7 4 (5.80%) Becrypt
7 4 (5.80%) EMC
7 4 (5.80%) CommVault
7 4 (5.80%) Veritas
7 4 (5.80%) McAfee
8 3 (4.35%) Avaya
8 3 (4.35%) Oracle
9 2 (2.90%) NetApp
9 2 (2.90%) Lotus
10 1 (1.45%) IBM