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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 101 74 67
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 25 46 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.94% 1.96% 1.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.46% 11.44% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 27
Average daily rate £135 £238 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.15% -23.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £107 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £260
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £25.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 - £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
387 402 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.60% 17.16% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 213 215
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £236 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 28
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £28.25 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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 18 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 18 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 -33 11 £285 +120.50% 3
Aberdeen +4 3 £115 -57.00% 5
Glasgow -1 3 £135 -53.44% 2
West Lothian - 1 - -
Moray - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £128 -
Inverclyde - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
MS Exchange
UK

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 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 65 (94.20%) Windows
2 61 (88.41%) Active Directory
3 43 (62.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (60.87%) Microsoft
4 42 (60.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (52.17%) VMware
6 27 (39.13%) MS Office
6 27 (39.13%) SQL
7 25 (36.23%) DNS
8 22 (31.88%) DHCP
8 22 (31.88%) SharePoint
9 21 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 19 (27.54%) Windows XP
11 17 (24.64%) Replication
11 17 (24.64%) Windows 7
11 17 (24.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (23.19%) SC Cleared
12 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
12 16 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2007
12 16 (23.19%) HP
13 13 (18.84%) MS Project
14 12 (17.39%) SCCM
15 11 (15.94%) ITIL
15 11 (15.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 11 (15.94%) vSphere
16 8 (11.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 8 (11.59%) Novell
16 8 (11.59%) NetWare

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 22 (31.88%) SharePoint
2 21 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 17 (24.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (10.14%) Lync
6 5 (7.25%) IIS
7 4 (5.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.45%) CMS
9 1 (1.45%) WorkSite
9 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (39.13%) MS Office
2 13 (18.84%) MS Project
3 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Visualfiles
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.23%) DNS
2 22 (31.88%) DHCP
3 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.70%) Firewall
5 5 (7.25%) VLAN
5 5 (7.25%) SAN
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%) VPN
8 1 (1.45%) Wireless
8 1 (1.45%) IPsec
8 1 (1.45%) Internet
8 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.45%) SMTP
8 1 (1.45%) PBX
8 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.90%) 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 11 (15.94%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (13.04%) Analyst
3 8 (11.59%) Build Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Server Technician
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%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Consultant
8 2 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Wintel Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) IT Support
8 2 (2.90%) VMWare Administrator
8 2 (2.90%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Replication
2 8 (11.59%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (4.35%) CLARiiON
3 3 (4.35%) Clustering
3 3 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.45%) PDA
5 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 65 (94.20%) Windows
2 43 (62.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (60.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (27.54%) Windows XP
5 17 (24.64%) Windows 7
5 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (11.59%) NetWare
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.94%) ITIL
2 7 (10.14%) Migration
3 3 (4.35%) Validation
4 2 (2.90%) CRM
5 1 (1.45%) Service Management
5 1 (1.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.45%) Data Security
5 1 (1.45%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.45%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.45%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.13%) SQL
2 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.80%) VBScript
4 1 (1.45%) C#
4 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (23.19%) SC Cleared
1 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.35%) MCSE
3 3 (4.35%) MCP
4 2 (2.90%) MCSA
4 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
1 2 (2.90%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (88.41%) 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%) VMware ESX
6 4 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (4.35%) XenApp
8 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.90%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.90%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.45%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 12 (17.39%) SCCM
2 11 (15.94%) 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%) Netcool
6 2 (2.90%) WMI
7 1 (1.45%) SCOM
7 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.45%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 42 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 36 (52.17%) VMware
3 16 (23.19%) HP
4 8 (11.59%) Novell
4 8 (11.59%) Altiris
5 6 (8.70%) Dell
5 6 (8.70%) Citrix
5 6 (8.70%) Symantec
6 5 (7.25%) Veritas
6 5 (7.25%) Cisco
6 5 (7.25%) Trend Micro
7 4 (5.80%) Becrypt
7 4 (5.80%) CommVault
7 4 (5.80%) EMC
7 4 (5.80%) McAfee
8 3 (4.35%) Avaya
8 3 (4.35%) Oracle
9 2 (2.90%) NetApp
10 1 (1.45%) AppSense
10 1 (1.45%) Wyse