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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 71 74 79
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 60 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.17% 1.71% 1.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.71% 9.71% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 18
Average daily rate
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£259 £238 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £112 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £423 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £280 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £17.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £17.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £14.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.29% -13.63%
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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
472 443 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.10% 17.61% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 200 157
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £331
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 17
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £16.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +1.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £36.00 £25.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 30 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 September 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
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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 +13 28 £225 -25.00% 4
Renfrewshire -7 9 £323 -32.10% 1
Glasgow -22 7 £267 +18.52% 1
North Lanarkshire 0 2 £90 -53.54% 2
Dundee +8 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £265 - 4
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - - 1
Fife - 1 - - 1
MS Exchange
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MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 77 (73.33%) Windows
2 60 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 54 (51.43%) Microsoft
4 47 (44.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (40.00%) VMware
6 36 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (33.33%) MS Office
8 28 (26.67%) DNS
8 28 (26.67%) Windows 7
9 26 (24.76%) DHCP
10 25 (23.81%) SQL
10 25 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
12 22 (20.95%) Replication
12 22 (20.95%) Citrix
12 22 (20.95%) PowerShell
13 21 (20.00%) SC Cleared
13 21 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 21 (20.00%) MS Excel
14 20 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2003
15 19 (18.10%) Exchange Server 2007
15 19 (18.10%) SharePoint
15 19 (18.10%) Migration
16 18 (17.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 18 (17.14%) ITIL
17 17 (16.19%) Windows XP
18 16 (15.24%) vSphere
18 16 (15.24%) Lync
19 15 (14.29%) SQL Server
20 14 (13.33%) MS Project

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 24 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 20 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2003
3 19 (18.10%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (18.10%) SharePoint
4 16 (15.24%) Lync
5 10 (9.52%) IBM Notes
6 9 (8.57%) Lotus Domino
6 9 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (7.62%) IIS
8 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.95%) Apache
Applications
1 35 (33.33%) MS Office
2 21 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 14 (13.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) assyst
2 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.95%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (26.67%) DNS
2 26 (24.76%) DHCP
3 12 (11.43%) SAN
4 9 (8.57%) SMTP
5 8 (7.62%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.67%) Firewall
7 6 (5.71%) VoIP
8 5 (4.76%) WAN
8 5 (4.76%) LAN
9 4 (3.81%) Internet
10 3 (2.86%) Intranet
11 2 (1.90%) VPN
11 2 (1.90%) H.323
11 2 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.90%) Wireless
11 2 (1.90%) Network Security
12 1 (0.95%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.95%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.90%) MySQL
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.95%) EDMS
4 1 (0.95%) MS Access
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (0.95%) French Language
Job Titles
1 24 (22.86%) Analyst
2 13 (12.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (10.48%) Build Engineer
4 10 (9.52%) IT Support
5 9 (8.57%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) Developer
6 8 (7.62%) Messaging Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) Service Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Administrator
8 6 (5.71%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.81%) IT Administrator
9 4 (3.81%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.81%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Desktop Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Desktop Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.57%) .NET
2 8 (7.62%) Web Services
3 4 (3.81%) XML
3 4 (3.81%) HTML
3 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.81%) CSS
3 4 (3.81%) SOAP
3 4 (3.81%) JSON
3 4 (3.81%) RESTful
3 4 (3.81%) HTML5
4 2 (1.90%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.95%) Replication
2 9 (8.57%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (5.71%) EqualLogic
4 5 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.81%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.81%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.81%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.81%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.81%) User Experience
6 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.90%) AS400
7 2 (1.90%) iSeries
7 2 (1.90%) Clustering
7 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 77 (73.33%) Windows
2 47 (44.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 17 (16.19%) Windows XP
6 14 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (8.57%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.86%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.86%) Linux
9 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.95%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.95%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.10%) Migration
2 18 (17.14%) ITIL
3 10 (9.52%) Unit Testing
4 8 (7.62%) Mobile Device Management
5 7 (6.67%) Email Migration
6 5 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.81%) Coaching
8 3 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.86%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.86%) CRM
8 3 (2.86%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.86%) Supplier Management
9 2 (1.90%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (1.90%) Project Management
10 1 (0.95%) Change Management
10 1 (0.95%) BCP
10 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2
10 1 (0.95%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.81%) SQL
2 22 (20.95%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 21 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (5.71%) MCP
4 4 (3.81%) MCSE
5 3 (2.86%) MCDST
6 2 (1.90%) MCTS
6 2 (1.90%) CCNA
6 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.90%) Degree
7 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.95%) MCSA
7 1 (0.95%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) SLA
2 3 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 60 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 25 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (15.24%) vSphere
4 11 (10.48%) XenApp
5 7 (6.67%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.76%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.86%) vCloud
8 2 (1.90%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.90%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.90%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (17.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 12 (11.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (6.67%) SCCM
4 4 (3.81%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.86%) WSUS
5 3 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.90%) Netcool
6 2 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 54 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 42 (40.00%) VMware
3 22 (20.95%) Citrix
4 14 (13.33%) HP
5 12 (11.43%) Altiris
6 10 (9.52%) Lotus
6 10 (9.52%) Symantec
7 8 (7.62%) Dell
7 8 (7.62%) IBM
8 7 (6.67%) MobileIron
9 6 (5.71%) CommVault
9 6 (5.71%) NetApp
10 4 (3.81%) Kofax
10 4 (3.81%) Cisco
10 4 (3.81%) RightFax
11 3 (2.86%) Polycom
11 3 (2.86%) Avaya
11 3 (2.86%) Nortel
12 2 (1.90%) McAfee
12 2 (1.90%) Veritas
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