The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Rank 403 496 -
Rank change year-on-year
+93 -
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 221 90 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.17% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.08% 0.95% -
Number of daily rates quoted 133 64 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £494 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+51.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -

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
10609 9427 9888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.22% 17.94% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6598 5710 5589
Average daily rate £383 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 373 487
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 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 +86 209 £425 +14.09% 131
London +32 74 £400 +4.30% 36
South East +11 66 £500 +33.33% 28
Berkshire +29 38 £545 +45.33% 13
Reading +27 28 £561 +49.66% 6
Yorkshire +17 26 £300 +33.33% 1
West Yorkshire +15 26 £300 +33.33%
South West - 23 £545 - 26
Leeds +15 22 £300 +11.11%
City of London +30 16 £370 -17.77% 7
Bristol - 13 £545 - 6
East of England -10 12 £399 +18.22% 11
Hampshire - 11 £300 - 7
Cambridgeshire +10 8 £300 -14.28% 2
Scotland -6 6 £413 +32.53% 5
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £201 - 7
West Sussex - 5 £330 -
East Midlands 0 4 £475 +58.33% 3
Gloucestershire - 4 £368 - 6
Manchester -8 3 £295 -1.66% 6
Oxfordshire -10 3 £500 +73.91%
North West -16 3 £295 -21.33% 9
Bradford -3 2 - -
Surrey -7 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 £563 -
Kent - 2 £438 - 1
Basingstoke - 2 £325 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £500 - 2
Newbury - 2 - -
Derbyshire +1 1 - - 1

Exchange Server 2013
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 303 (79.11%) MS Exchange
2 249 (65.01%) Windows
3 243 (63.45%) Microsoft
4 238 (62.14%) Active Directory
5 225 (58.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 165 (43.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 141 (36.81%) VMware
8 139 (36.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 134 (34.99%) Exchange Server 2007
10 131 (34.20%) Lync
11 111 (28.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 87 (22.72%) Citrix
12 87 (22.72%) SharePoint
13 81 (21.15%) Migration
14 78 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
14 78 (20.37%) Hyper-V
15 75 (19.58%) VMware Infrastructure
16 71 (18.54%) PowerShell
17 69 (18.02%) Symantec
18 68 (17.75%) Exchange Server 2003
19 67 (17.49%) SAN
19 67 (17.49%) SQL
20 63 (16.45%) ITIL
20 63 (16.45%) MCSE
21 56 (14.62%) Blackberry
22 55 (14.36%) SCCM
23 54 (14.10%) XenApp
23 54 (14.10%) SharePoint 2010
23 54 (14.10%) MS Excel
24 52 (13.58%) SQL Server

Exchange Server 2013
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 303 (79.11%) MS Exchange
2 225 (58.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 134 (34.99%) Exchange Server 2007
4 131 (34.20%) Lync
5 87 (22.72%) SharePoint
6 68 (17.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 54 (14.10%) SharePoint 2010
8 46 (12.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 41 (10.70%) BizTalk Server
10 40 (10.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 21 (5.48%) IIS
12 17 (4.44%) Office Communications Server
13 15 (3.92%) Lotus Domino
14 12 (3.13%) IBM Notes
15 9 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.78%) Node.js
17 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
17 2 (0.52%) Documentum
18 1 (0.26%) CICS
Applications
1 54 (14.10%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.39%) MS Office
3 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 36 (9.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 36 (9.40%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (2.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 51 (13.32%) Office 365
2 42 (10.97%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.78%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (17.49%) SAN
2 47 (12.27%) DNS
3 41 (10.70%) Firewall
3 41 (10.70%) DHCP
4 32 (8.36%) NAS
5 27 (7.05%) WAN
6 23 (6.01%) LAN
7 19 (4.96%) TCP/IP
7 19 (4.96%) NetScaler
8 17 (4.44%) Unified Communications
9 15 (3.92%) Internet
10 13 (3.39%) MPLS
11 12 (3.13%) VoIP
12 11 (2.87%) SMTP
13 9 (2.35%) OSPF
13 9 (2.35%) BGP
13 9 (2.35%) VLAN
14 8 (2.09%) DMZ
14 8 (2.09%) Kerberos
15 7 (1.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 42 (10.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (10.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (7.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.31%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.26%) DB2
8 1 (0.26%) Ingres
8 1 (0.26%) IDMS
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 46 (12.01%) Finance
2 15 (3.92%) Law
3 14 (3.66%) Banking
4 13 (3.39%) Legal
5 10 (2.61%) Advertising
6 9 (2.35%) Publishing
7 8 (2.09%) Marketing
8 7 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.83%) Retail
9 5 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.31%) Military
9 5 (1.31%) Back Office
10 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Automotive
11 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (15.93%) Architect
2 56 (14.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (12.79%) Consultant
4 48 (12.53%) Analyst
5 31 (8.09%) Administrator
6 30 (7.83%) Messaging Engineer
7 29 (7.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 29 (7.57%) Technical Architect
8 27 (7.05%) Support Engineer
9 21 (5.48%) Exchange Consultant
10 19 (4.96%) Exchange Engineer
11 16 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
13 14 (3.66%) Server Engineer
13 14 (3.66%) Systems Administrator
14 13 (3.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (3.39%) Microsoft Consultant
15 12 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
16 10 (2.61%) Support Analyst
16 10 (2.61%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.14%) .NET
2 29 (7.57%) Application Packaging
3 7 (1.83%) Middleware
3 7 (1.83%) .NET Framework
3 7 (1.83%) MSMQ
4 6 (1.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.26%) XML
6 1 (0.26%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.62%) Blackberry
2 45 (11.75%) Clustering
3 14 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.87%) Replication
5 5 (1.31%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.31%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.31%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.31%) Reference Data
5 5 (1.31%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.04%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.78%) CLARiiON
8 2 (0.52%) Blog
8 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.52%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.52%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.26%) FMCG
9 1 (0.26%) iPhone
9 1 (0.26%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.26%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 249 (65.01%) Windows
2 165 (43.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 139 (36.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 111 (28.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (13.05%) Windows 7
6 25 (6.53%) Windows XP
7 22 (5.74%) Windows 8
8 15 (3.92%) Android
9 4 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.78%) Linux
11 2 (0.52%) Debian
11 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.26%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (21.15%) Migration
2 63 (16.45%) ITIL
3 47 (12.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 38 (9.92%) CRM
5 23 (6.01%) Change Management
6 20 (5.22%) Service Management
7 19 (4.96%) Enterprise Architecture
8 17 (4.44%) SOA
9 16 (4.18%) Project Management
9 16 (4.18%) ITSM
10 14 (3.66%) Configuration Management
11 13 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (3.13%) Problem Management
12 12 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (2.87%) Email Migration
14 10 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (2.35%) Business Analysis
15 9 (2.35%) MVC
15 9 (2.35%) Data Architecture
15 9 (2.35%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (18.54%) PowerShell
2 67 (17.49%) SQL
3 11 (2.87%) C#
4 6 (1.57%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.31%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.52%) ABAP
6 2 (0.52%) VBA
6 2 (0.52%) VB
6 2 (0.52%) Delphi
6 2 (0.52%) Java
6 2 (0.52%) PHP
7 1 (0.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 78 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (16.45%) MCSE
3 44 (11.49%) Security Cleared
4 21 (5.48%) SC Cleared
5 20 (5.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (4.96%) MCITP
7 17 (4.44%) Degree
8 16 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (4.18%) CCNA
9 13 (3.39%) MCTS
9 13 (3.39%) DV Cleared
10 9 (2.35%) CCNP
11 6 (1.57%) MCP
12 4 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.04%) VCP5
13 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.78%) MCSA
13 3 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.52%) MCSD
14 2 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.18%) SLA
2 9 (2.35%) QA
3 3 (0.78%) BS7799
3 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 238 (62.14%) Active Directory
2 78 (20.37%) Hyper-V
3 75 (19.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (14.10%) XenApp
5 49 (12.79%) vSphere
6 32 (8.36%) VMware ESX
7 24 (6.27%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.35%) DFS Replication
8 9 (2.35%) XenServer
8 9 (2.35%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.31%) UAG
10 4 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.78%) Brightmail
12 2 (0.52%) Xen
12 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.52%) Firmware
12 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.26%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 55 (14.36%) SCCM
2 45 (11.75%) SCOM
3 35 (9.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 22 (5.74%) NetBackup
5 21 (5.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 12 (3.13%) Backup Exec
7 9 (2.35%) HP SIM
8 8 (2.09%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (1.57%) MIMEsweeper
10 6 (1.57%) MOM
10 6 (1.57%) ARCserve
11 4 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (1.04%) WSUS
12 3 (0.78%) Foglight
12 3 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCE
14 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
14 1 (0.26%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 243 (63.45%) Microsoft
2 141 (36.81%) VMware
3 87 (22.72%) Citrix
4 69 (18.02%) Symantec
5 42 (10.97%) NetApp
6 40 (10.44%) Cisco
7 35 (9.14%) HP
8 23 (6.01%) IBM
9 21 (5.48%) EMC
10 20 (5.22%) Lotus
11 17 (4.44%) CheckPoint
11 17 (4.44%) Dell
11 17 (4.44%) IronPort
12 12 (3.13%) F5
12 12 (3.13%) McAfee
13 11 (2.87%) Veeam
14 10 (2.61%) SolarWinds
15 9 (2.35%) 3PAR
15 9 (2.35%) MobileIron
15 9 (2.35%) Mitel
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