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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 93 69 73
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 36 50 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.29% 2.02% 1.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.91% 10.68% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 22
Average daily rate
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£438 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £111 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £411 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.98% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -18.66%
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
521 468 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.61% 18.91% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 236 173
Average daily rate £370 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £29.50 £15.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.76% +88.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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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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 -8 18 £450 +239.62% 8
Glasgow -9 5 £456 +30.35% 3
Fife - 2 - - 1
Aberdeen +10 1 £480 - 1
Stirling -9 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2
Moray - - - - 2
MS Exchange
UK

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (66.33%) Windows
2 58 (59.18%) Microsoft
3 47 (47.96%) Active Directory
4 46 (46.94%) VMware
5 38 (38.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (29.59%) MS Office
7 26 (26.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 25 (25.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (25.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (25.51%) Replication
9 23 (23.47%) DNS
9 23 (23.47%) Windows 7
10 21 (21.43%) DHCP
10 21 (21.43%) Citrix
11 20 (20.41%) MS Excel
11 20 (20.41%) SQL
11 20 (20.41%) Migration
12 19 (19.39%) PowerShell
12 19 (19.39%) SC Cleared
12 19 (19.39%) Security Cleared
13 18 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2007
14 17 (17.35%) Exchange Server 2003
15 16 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (16.33%) ITIL
15 16 (16.33%) SharePoint
15 16 (16.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
16 15 (15.31%) SCCM
17 14 (14.29%) SAN
18 13 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2013

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 26 (26.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 18 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (17.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 16 (16.33%) SharePoint
5 13 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (12.24%) Lync
7 10 (10.20%) IBM Notes
8 9 (9.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (8.16%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (3.06%) IIS
11 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (1.02%) Apache
12 1 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (29.59%) MS Office
2 20 (20.41%) MS Excel
3 12 (12.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) assyst
2 1 (1.02%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.47%) DNS
2 21 (21.43%) DHCP
3 14 (14.29%) SAN
4 10 (10.20%) Firewall
5 9 (9.18%) TCP/IP
6 8 (8.16%) SMTP
7 7 (7.14%) LAN
8 6 (6.12%) VoIP
8 6 (6.12%) WAN
8 6 (6.12%) Internet
9 4 (4.08%) NAS
10 3 (3.06%) Intranet
10 3 (3.06%) VPN
11 2 (2.04%) Network Security
11 2 (2.04%) VLAN
12 1 (1.02%) IPsec
12 1 (1.02%) Unified Communications
12 1 (1.02%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.04%) MySQL
4 1 (1.02%) MS Access
General
1 8 (8.16%) Finance
2 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (24.49%) Analyst
2 15 (15.31%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (12.24%) Support Engineer
4 11 (11.22%) Support Analyst
4 11 (11.22%) IT Support
5 9 (9.18%) Build Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) Messaging Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) IT Support Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.10%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.10%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Administrator
10 3 (3.06%) Developer
10 3 (3.06%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.06%) .NET
2 2 (2.04%) RESTful
2 2 (2.04%) HTML5
2 2 (2.04%) HTML
2 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.04%) CSS
2 2 (2.04%) SOAP
2 2 (2.04%) Web Services
2 2 (2.04%) XML
2 2 (2.04%) X-Windows
2 2 (2.04%) JSON
3 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.51%) Replication
2 9 (9.18%) Thin Client
2 9 (9.18%) Fat Client
3 7 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (4.08%) iPad
4 4 (4.08%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.06%) Clustering
5 3 (3.06%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.06%) EqualLogic
5 3 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.04%) iSeries
6 2 (2.04%) User Experience
6 2 (2.04%) AS400
7 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 65 (66.33%) Windows
2 38 (38.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (25.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (23.47%) Windows 7
5 16 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (11.22%) Windows XP
7 6 (6.12%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.08%) Mac OS X
9 3 (3.06%) Linux
10 2 (2.04%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.41%) Migration
2 16 (16.33%) ITIL
3 8 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 7 (7.14%) Email Migration
5 6 (6.12%) Unit Testing
5 6 (6.12%) Business Continuity
6 5 (5.10%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.08%) Business Continuity Management
7 4 (4.08%) Coaching
7 4 (4.08%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (3.06%) Project Management
8 3 (3.06%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.04%) ITIL V3
9 2 (2.04%) ITIL V2
9 2 (2.04%) Supplier Management
10 1 (1.02%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.02%) BCP
10 1 (1.02%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.41%) SQL
2 19 (19.39%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.04%) C
3 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (19.39%) SC Cleared
1 19 (19.39%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.10%) MCP
4 4 (4.08%) MCSE
4 4 (4.08%) CCNA
4 4 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.06%) MCDST
6 2 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.04%) MCTS
6 2 (2.04%) Degree
7 1 (1.02%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) SLA
2 2 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 47 (47.96%) Active Directory
2 25 (25.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.18%) vSphere
4 6 (6.12%) XenApp
5 5 (5.10%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.06%) vCloud
6 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 16 (16.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 15 (15.31%) SCCM
3 9 (9.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (8.16%) SCOM
5 6 (6.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 58 (59.18%) Microsoft
2 46 (46.94%) VMware
3 21 (21.43%) Citrix
4 10 (10.20%) HP
4 10 (10.20%) Lotus
5 8 (8.16%) Symantec
5 8 (8.16%) Altiris
6 7 (7.14%) NetApp
6 7 (7.14%) MobileIron
7 6 (6.12%) IBM
7 6 (6.12%) Apple
8 5 (5.10%) Dell
8 5 (5.10%) Nortel
9 4 (4.08%) Cisco
10 3 (3.06%) Avaya
10 3 (3.06%) Oracle
10 3 (3.06%) Polycom
11 1 (1.02%) McAfee
11 1 (1.02%) Sage
11 1 (1.02%) CommVault
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