The first table below looks at the demand for Exchange Server 2013 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 2013 over the 3 months to 28 July 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.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Rank 443 522 -
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 162 43 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.084% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.68% 0.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 107 27 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.25 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-46.66% -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9633 8711 9863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.62% 17.04% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5680 4970 5582
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 438 451
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.51 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%

Exchange Server 2013
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 2013 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Exchange Server 2013
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 within the UK.

Exchange Server 2013 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Exchange Server 2013
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Exchange Server 2013 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Exchange Server 2013
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 within the UK.

Exchange Server 2013 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Exchange Server 2013
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Exchange Server 2013 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Exchange Server 2013
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 2013 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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
England +109 155 £369 +13.46% 101
London +59 69 £400 +6.66% 27
South East +6 36 £363 +11.53% 25
East of England -10 20 £450 - 4
Essex - 17 £450 -
South West - 16 £315 - 13
City of London +18 15 £444 +12.34% 8
Buckinghamshire +2 12 £201 -38.30% 4
Berkshire +13 9 £425 - 10
Colchester - 9 £445 -
Gloucester - 8 £315 -
Gloucestershire - 8 £315 -
Hampshire - 8 £335 - 4
Milton Keynes - 7 - -
Reading - 6 £425 - 5
East Midlands +4 5 £350 - 5
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Yorkshire +3 4 £303 -6.92% 16
Scotland -20 4 - - 4
Kent - 4 £350 -
West Midlands - 3 £190 - 3
Basingstoke - 3 £400 - 2
North West -11 2 £263 -19.15% 6
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 9
East Sussex - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 £350 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £303 - 3
Birmingham - 2 £176 - 1
Leeds - 2 - - 5
Surrey -4 1 £380 -6.17% 6

Exchange Server 2013
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Exchange Server 2013 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 2013.

1 243 (83.22%) MS Exchange
2 187 (64.04%) Windows
3 180 (61.64%) Microsoft
4 172 (58.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 127 (43.49%) Active Directory
6 107 (36.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 97 (33.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 88 (30.14%) VMware
9 85 (29.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 83 (28.42%) Lync
10 83 (28.42%) Migration
11 80 (27.40%) Citrix
12 55 (18.84%) Cisco
12 55 (18.84%) SAN
13 52 (17.81%) Exchange Server 2003
14 50 (17.12%) Microsoft Certification
15 48 (16.44%) ITIL
15 48 (16.44%) MS Excel
15 48 (16.44%) Hyper-V
16 47 (16.10%) Windows Server 2003
17 46 (15.75%) MCSE
18 44 (15.07%) Blackberry
18 44 (15.07%) Finance
18 44 (15.07%) Windows 7
19 43 (14.73%) PowerShell
20 42 (14.38%) SCCM
20 42 (14.38%) Symantec
21 39 (13.36%) SharePoint
22 38 (13.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
22 38 (13.01%) XenApp

Exchange Server 2013
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Exchange Server 2013 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 2013. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 243 (83.22%) MS Exchange
2 172 (58.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 97 (33.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 83 (28.42%) Lync
5 52 (17.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 39 (13.36%) SharePoint
7 38 (13.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (5.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (4.79%) IIS
10 11 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (2.74%) IBM Notes
12 6 (2.05%) SAS
13 5 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (1.37%) Zimbra
15 3 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (1.03%) Node.js
16 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.68%) Documentum
Applications
1 48 (16.44%) MS Excel
2 24 (8.22%) MS Office
3 4 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.08%) assyst
2 4 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (10.96%) Office 365
2 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 55 (18.84%) SAN
2 34 (11.64%) Firewall
3 31 (10.62%) DNS
4 30 (10.27%) WAN
5 26 (8.90%) DHCP
6 16 (5.48%) LAN
7 13 (4.45%) TCP/IP
7 13 (4.45%) NetScaler
8 12 (4.11%) NAS
9 10 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (3.08%) Internet
10 9 (3.08%) VoIP
11 8 (2.74%) VPN
12 7 (2.40%) iSCSI
12 7 (2.40%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (2.05%) MPLS
13 6 (2.05%) OSPF
13 6 (2.05%) BGP
14 5 (1.71%) VLAN
14 5 (1.71%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (5.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.71%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (15.07%) Finance
2 19 (6.51%) Law
3 17 (5.82%) Legal
4 7 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.40%) Publishing
5 5 (1.71%) Back Office
5 5 (1.71%) Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Retail
6 2 (0.68%) Military
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Local Government
7 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (13.01%) Analyst
2 32 (10.96%) Architect
2 32 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (9.93%) Consultant
4 28 (9.59%) Messaging Engineer
5 24 (8.22%) Support Engineer
6 18 (6.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 12 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (4.11%) Administrator
7 12 (4.11%) Exchange Consultant
8 11 (3.77%) Project Manager
9 10 (3.42%) Problem Manager
9 10 (3.42%) Exchange Engineer
10 9 (3.08%) Server Engineer
10 9 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (3.08%) Network Engineer
11 8 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (2.74%) Technical Architect
11 8 (2.74%) Migration Engineer
11 8 (2.74%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.40%) MSMQ
2 6 (2.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (1.03%) .NET
4 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.34%) Web Services
5 1 (0.34%) XML
5 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.07%) Blackberry
2 19 (6.51%) Clustering
3 8 (2.74%) EqualLogic
4 6 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.68%) Wiki
6 2 (0.68%) Firmware
6 2 (0.68%) iPhone
7 1 (0.34%) Blog
7 1 (0.34%) FMCG
7 1 (0.34%) PKI
7 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 187 (64.04%) Windows
2 107 (36.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (29.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (16.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (15.07%) Windows 7
6 16 (5.48%) Windows 8
7 12 (4.11%) Windows XP
8 10 (3.42%) Android
9 4 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (28.42%) Migration
2 48 (16.44%) ITIL
3 17 (5.82%) Project Management
3 17 (5.82%) Problem Management
4 15 (5.14%) Change Management
5 14 (4.79%) ITSM
6 12 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (3.08%) Service Management
8 9 (3.08%) PRINCE2
9 8 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (2.74%) Business Analysis
9 8 (2.74%) Load Balancing
9 8 (2.74%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (2.74%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (2.74%) Data Protection
10 7 (2.40%) Network Design
11 6 (2.05%) MVC
11 6 (2.05%) Asset Management
11 6 (2.05%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 43 (14.73%) PowerShell
2 31 (10.62%) SQL
3 8 (2.74%) C#
4 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.68%) Delphi
5 2 (0.68%) Java
5 2 (0.68%) PHP
5 2 (0.68%) VBScript
5 2 (0.68%) VB
5 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.68%) ABAP
5 2 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (17.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (15.75%) MCSE
3 34 (11.64%) Security Cleared
4 25 (8.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 23 (7.88%) MCITP
6 21 (7.19%) SC Cleared
7 14 (4.79%) DV Cleared
8 12 (4.11%) Degree
9 11 (3.77%) MCP
10 10 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (3.08%) CCNA
12 7 (2.40%) CCNP
13 5 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (1.37%) CCA
15 3 (1.03%) MCSA
15 3 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 2 (0.68%) VCP5
16 2 (0.68%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.45%) QA
2 10 (3.42%) SLA
3 3 (1.03%) BS7799
3 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 127 (43.49%) Active Directory
2 48 (16.44%) Hyper-V
3 38 (13.01%) XenApp
4 32 (10.96%) vSphere
5 31 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (8.90%) XenDesktop
7 18 (6.16%) VMware ESX
8 10 (3.42%) VMware Server
9 7 (2.40%) UAG
10 5 (1.71%) DFS Replication
10 5 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.37%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.03%) Brightmail
13 2 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.68%) XenServer
14 1 (0.34%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 42 (14.38%) SCCM
2 33 (11.30%) SCOM
3 23 (7.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 15 (5.14%) Backup Exec
5 12 (4.11%) NetBackup
6 10 (3.42%) SCOrch
7 8 (2.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (2.05%) WSUS
8 6 (2.05%) ARCserve
8 6 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (2.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (2.05%) HP SIM
9 4 (1.37%) SCSM
10 3 (1.03%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (1.03%) MOM
10 3 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.68%) Windows Intune
11 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 180 (61.64%) Microsoft
2 88 (30.14%) VMware
3 80 (27.40%) Citrix
4 55 (18.84%) Cisco
5 42 (14.38%) Symantec
6 33 (11.30%) NetApp
7 26 (8.90%) HP
8 18 (6.16%) Dell
9 15 (5.14%) MobileIron
10 14 (4.79%) IronPort
11 11 (3.77%) RightFax
12 10 (3.42%) EMC
13 9 (3.08%) Juniper
13 9 (3.08%) CheckPoint
13 9 (3.08%) McAfee
13 9 (3.08%) WatchGuard
13 9 (3.08%) SonicWALL
14 8 (2.74%) Lotus
15 7 (2.40%) Veeam
15 7 (2.40%) 3PAR
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