The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 2010 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Exchange Server 2010 over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Rank 228 208 165
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -43
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 482 523 612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.97% 1.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.82% 5.49% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 261 318
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £278
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +6.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 67 81
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.88 £28.20 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -17.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9994 9528 8417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.92% 17.61% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6026 5747 4797
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 309 417
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-0.22% -6.31%

Exchange Server 2010
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 2010 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Exchange Server 2010
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 within the UK.

Exchange Server 2010 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Exchange Server 2010
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Exchange Server 2010 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Exchange Server 2010
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 within the UK.

Exchange Server 2010 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Exchange Server 2010
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Exchange Server 2010 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Exchange Server 2010
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 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.

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Rank Change
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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
England -17 465 £325 +8.33% 219
London -4 177 £350 +16.66% 75
South East -26 131 £345 +25.45% 28
City of London +3 48 £402 +33.52% 19
Berkshire -2 38 £375 +25.00% 7
Hampshire -10 35 £300 +17.07% 4
South West -10 30 £263 -19.23% 25
North West -13 29 £300 +33.33% 29
Yorkshire +2 27 £288 -8.00% 19
East of England -14 26 £236 -3.57% 15
West Midlands +6 22 £325 -27.77% 11
East Midlands -3 20 £285 +16.92% 9
West Sussex -2 18 £330 - 3
Manchester -10 16 £216 -3.88% 16
Oxfordshire -8 15 £363 +22.88%
Surrey -10 14 £313 - 4
Bristol +6 13 £225 -35.71% 4
West Yorkshire +4 12 £300 +71.42% 14
Leeds -1 12 £300 +71.42% 8
Oxford -5 10 £363 +22.88%
Cambridgeshire -16 10 £104 -56.75% 5
Wiltshire +4 9 £425 +41.66% 2
North Yorkshire -3 9 £288 -28.12% 4
Bracknell +5 8 £291 -2.91% 1
Cheshire +3 8 £325 +103.12% 9
Nottinghamshire -3 8 £293 - 4
Reading -6 8 £325 +18.18% 3
Nottingham -10 7 £285 - 3
Scotland -17 7 £150 -47.36% 3
Warwickshire - 7 £325 -

Exchange Server 2010
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Exchange Server 2010 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 Exchange Server 2010.

1 969 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 763 (78.74%) Windows
3 648 (66.87%) Active Directory
4 477 (49.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 453 (46.75%) Microsoft
6 407 (42.00%) VMware
7 331 (34.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 317 (32.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 245 (25.28%) Citrix
10 243 (25.08%) Exchange Server 2007
11 223 (23.01%) Exchange Server 2013
12 205 (21.16%) Windows 7
13 204 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 199 (20.54%) Lync
15 191 (19.71%) Exchange Server 2003
16 187 (19.30%) Migration
17 162 (16.72%) DNS
18 157 (16.20%) ITIL
19 152 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
20 148 (15.27%) Cisco
21 145 (14.96%) Windows XP
22 141 (14.55%) MS Excel
23 139 (14.34%) SAN
23 139 (14.34%) SCCM
24 138 (14.24%) Office 365
25 137 (14.14%) PowerShell
26 133 (13.73%) Firewall
27 132 (13.62%) Hyper-V
28 127 (13.11%) MS Office
29 126 (13.00%) HP

Exchange Server 2010
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Exchange Server 2010 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 Exchange Server 2010. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 969 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 243 (25.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 223 (23.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 199 (20.54%) Lync
5 191 (19.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 120 (12.38%) SharePoint
7 105 (10.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 57 (5.88%) IIS
9 34 (3.51%) Office Communications Server
10 29 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
11 23 (2.37%) IBM Notes
12 15 (1.55%) Lotus Domino
13 12 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2000
15 7 (0.72%) Apache
15 7 (0.72%) Live Communications Server
16 3 (0.31%) Moodle
17 2 (0.21%) WorkSite
17 2 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
17 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 141 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 127 (13.11%) MS Office
3 19 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.24%) PaintShop Pro
5 9 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) MS Project
7 1 (0.10%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (0.83%) assyst
2 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 138 (14.24%) Office 365
2 37 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.44%) IaaS
4 7 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.62%) SaaS
5 6 (0.62%) PaaS
5 6 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 162 (16.72%) DNS
2 139 (14.34%) SAN
3 133 (13.73%) Firewall
4 118 (12.18%) DHCP
5 95 (9.80%) LAN
6 89 (9.18%) VPN
7 84 (8.67%) WAN
8 81 (8.36%) TCP/IP
9 60 (6.19%) VLAN
10 51 (5.26%) VoIP
11 33 (3.41%) NAS
12 32 (3.30%) Internet
13 25 (2.58%) Wireless
14 22 (2.27%) LDAP
15 19 (1.96%) Unified Communications
15 19 (1.96%) MPLS
16 18 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
17 17 (1.75%) NetScaler
18 14 (1.44%) SMTP
18 14 (1.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.41%) EDMS
7 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.21%) MySQL
9 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.31%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (0.21%) Subversion
2 2 (0.21%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.10%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.10%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 98 (10.11%) Finance
2 25 (2.58%) Legal
3 24 (2.48%) Banking
4 17 (1.75%) Law
5 15 (1.55%) Retail
6 14 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.03%) Advertising
8 7 (0.72%) Publishing
8 7 (0.72%) Marketing
9 5 (0.52%) Back Office
9 5 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.52%) Military
10 3 (0.31%) Electronics
11 1 (0.10%) Games
11 1 (0.10%) French Language
Job Titles
1 162 (16.72%) Support Engineer
2 123 (12.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 115 (11.87%) Analyst
4 101 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 85 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support
6 66 (6.81%) Consultant
7 59 (6.09%) Administrator
8 55 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 49 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
9 49 (5.06%) IT Support
10 48 (4.95%) Desktop Support
11 44 (4.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 42 (4.33%) Support Analyst
13 38 (3.92%) Server Engineer
13 38 (3.92%) Architect
14 37 (3.82%) Exchange Engineer
15 35 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
16 31 (3.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 29 (2.99%) Desktop Engineer
18 28 (2.89%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.65%) Application Packaging
2 15 (1.55%) .NET
3 6 (0.62%) HTML
3 6 (0.62%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.41%) Software Packaging
4 4 (0.41%) JSP
4 4 (0.41%) Web Services
5 3 (0.31%) Middleware
5 3 (0.31%) CSS
6 2 (0.21%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.21%) ODBC
6 2 (0.21%) MAPI
7 1 (0.10%) LAMP
7 1 (0.10%) WSH
7 1 (0.10%) XML
7 1 (0.10%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.10%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 113 (11.66%) Blackberry
2 59 (6.09%) Clustering
3 34 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (2.89%) Replication
5 23 (2.37%) iPhone
6 21 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
8 16 (1.65%) PKI
8 16 (1.65%) iPad
9 12 (1.24%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
11 10 (1.03%) Fat Client
11 10 (1.03%) Thin Client
12 9 (0.93%) NHS
13 7 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.62%) User Experience
15 5 (0.52%) Public Cloud
16 4 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
16 4 (0.41%) Mobile Computing
16 4 (0.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 763 (78.74%) Windows
2 477 (49.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 331 (34.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 317 (32.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 205 (21.16%) Windows 7
6 145 (14.96%) Windows XP
7 64 (6.60%) Windows 8
8 58 (5.99%) Linux
9 34 (3.51%) UNIX
10 20 (2.06%) Windows Vista
11 17 (1.75%) Android
12 14 (1.44%) Mac OS X
13 13 (1.34%) Apple iOS
14 12 (1.24%) Windows 2000
15 9 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.52%) AIX
17 5 (0.52%) VMS
17 5 (0.52%) CentOS
18 4 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (19.30%) Migration
2 157 (16.20%) ITIL
3 49 (5.06%) Change Management
4 47 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 37 (3.82%) Project Management
6 34 (3.51%) Incident Management
7 22 (2.27%) Service Delivery
8 18 (1.86%) Mentoring
9 17 (1.75%) Configuration Management
9 17 (1.75%) Asset Management
10 16 (1.65%) Change Control
11 15 (1.55%) Service Management
11 15 (1.55%) Business Continuity
12 14 (1.44%) PRINCE2
12 14 (1.44%) High Availability
12 14 (1.44%) Capacity Planning
13 13 (1.34%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (1.24%) Kalman Filter
14 12 (1.24%) ITIL V3
15 11 (1.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 137 (14.14%) PowerShell
2 117 (12.07%) SQL
3 26 (2.68%) VBScript
4 15 (1.55%) VB
5 9 (0.93%) C
6 4 (0.41%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.31%) Perl
8 2 (0.21%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.21%) Python
8 2 (0.21%) C#
8 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 152 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (12.28%) Security Cleared
3 118 (12.18%) MCSE
4 100 (10.32%) SC Cleared
5 47 (4.85%) MCITP
6 42 (4.33%) MCP
7 35 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 32 (3.30%) CCNA
9 29 (2.99%) Degree
10 27 (2.79%) MCSA
11 24 (2.48%) MCTS
11 24 (2.48%) Citrix Certification
12 21 (2.17%) CCA
13 15 (1.55%) CCEA
14 14 (1.44%) DV Cleared
15 12 (1.24%) CCNP
16 7 (0.72%) CCIA
16 7 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 6 (0.62%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.44%) SLA
2 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.21%) QA
3 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.10%) COBIT
4 1 (0.10%) P3O
System Software
1 648 (66.87%) Active Directory
2 204 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (13.62%) Hyper-V
4 102 (10.53%) XenApp
5 98 (10.11%) vSphere
6 43 (4.44%) XenDesktop
7 42 (4.33%) VMware ESX
8 38 (3.92%) Terminal Services
9 20 (2.06%) XenServer
10 18 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (1.75%) UAG
12 16 (1.65%) VMware Server
13 15 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (1.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 13 (1.34%) Xen
15 12 (1.24%) DFS Replication
16 11 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
16 11 (1.14%) ISA Server
17 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 5 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 139 (14.34%) SCCM
2 43 (4.44%) SCOM
3 32 (3.30%) Backup Exec
4 21 (2.17%) WSUS
5 19 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 18 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (1.34%) NetBackup
8 12 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 11 (1.14%) ARCserve
10 8 (0.83%) MIMEsweeper
11 6 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.52%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.52%) vMotion
13 4 (0.41%) SCDPM
13 4 (0.41%) HP SIM
13 4 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.41%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 3 (0.31%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 453 (46.75%) Microsoft
2 407 (42.00%) VMware
3 245 (25.28%) Citrix
4 148 (15.27%) Cisco
5 126 (13.00%) HP
6 68 (7.02%) NetApp
7 63 (6.50%) Symantec
8 48 (4.95%) EMC
9 43 (4.44%) Dell
10 36 (3.72%) McAfee
11 31 (3.20%) Lotus
12 24 (2.48%) Sophos
13 22 (2.27%) SolarWinds
14 21 (2.17%) AppSense
15 20 (2.06%) Avaya
16 19 (1.96%) Veeam
16 19 (1.96%) Juniper
17 18 (1.86%) Apple
18 17 (1.75%) 3PAR
19 16 (1.65%) IBM
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