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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Rank 410 481 524
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +43
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 187 107 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.20% 0.056%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.90% 1.14% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 51 15
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£375 £330 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £346 £415
% change year-on-year
+8.38% -16.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 2
Average hourly rate £28.75 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £16.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -50.00%

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
9835 9385 8301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 17.61% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5922 5662 4729
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 £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £518 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 306 413
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £12.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.45 £40.57 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% -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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 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.

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 +67 183 £400 +20.48% 138
London +57 83 £400 +32.23% 43
South East -25 46 £388 -3.12% 16
City of London +17 23 £450 +63.63% 11
South West -5 20 £400 +14.28% 16
Oxfordshire - 15 £463 -
Wiltshire +12 13 £400 -
Berkshire -3 12 £350 +11.11% 6
Oxford - 11 £488 -
Swindon - 10 £388 -
Yorkshire - 10 £338 - 8
Hampshire +1 9 £400 - 1
West Midlands -1 8 £330 - 11
West Yorkshire - 8 £338 - 7
Surrey +7 7 £325 -7.14% 6
North West -12 7 £525 +47.47% 17
East Midlands -2 5 £488 - 10
Leeds - 5 £338 - 6
East of England +12 4 £250 -1.96% 8
Bristol -1 4 £400 +14.28% 3
Cambridge - 4 £250 - 2
Merseyside - 4 £675 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £250 - 2
Slough -1 2 £463 +54.16% 1
Cheshire -4 2 £230 -35.39% 6
Buckinghamshire -18 2 - - 1
Telford - 2 £103 - 1
Winchester - 2 £518 -
Wakefield - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -

Exchange Server 2013
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

1 324 (81.20%) MS Exchange
2 275 (68.92%) Windows
3 256 (64.16%) Active Directory
4 239 (59.90%) Microsoft
5 225 (56.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 202 (50.63%) VMware
7 171 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 145 (36.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 134 (33.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 126 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
11 124 (31.08%) Hyper-V
12 119 (29.82%) Migration
13 113 (28.32%) Office 365
14 112 (28.07%) Lync
15 96 (24.06%) Citrix
15 96 (24.06%) Windows Server 2003
16 88 (22.06%) SharePoint
17 77 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
18 71 (17.79%) SAN
19 70 (17.54%) SQL
20 67 (16.79%) MCSE
20 67 (16.79%) Firewall
21 63 (15.79%) ITIL
21 63 (15.79%) SCCM
22 61 (15.29%) DNS
23 60 (15.04%) Windows 7
24 59 (14.79%) MS Excel
25 58 (14.54%) Clustering
26 57 (14.29%) PowerShell
27 54 (13.53%) Cisco

Exchange Server 2013
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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
1 324 (81.20%) MS Exchange
2 225 (56.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 126 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 112 (28.07%) Lync
5 88 (22.06%) SharePoint
6 42 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 38 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 31 (7.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 30 (7.52%) BizTalk Server
10 28 (7.02%) IIS
11 25 (6.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 18 (4.51%) Office Communications Server
13 15 (3.76%) IBM Notes
14 14 (3.51%) Lotus Domino
15 6 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.25%) Apache
16 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 1 (0.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 59 (14.79%) MS Excel
2 30 (7.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Project
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (7.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (5.01%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 113 (28.32%) Office 365
2 30 (7.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (5.01%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.01%) IaaS
5 6 (1.50%) PaaS
6 3 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 71 (17.79%) SAN
2 67 (16.79%) Firewall
3 61 (15.29%) DNS
4 43 (10.78%) WAN
5 42 (10.53%) LAN
6 39 (9.77%) DHCP
7 33 (8.27%) VPN
8 32 (8.02%) NAS
9 31 (7.77%) VLAN
10 23 (5.76%) TCP/IP
11 15 (3.76%) Internet
12 14 (3.51%) LDAP
12 14 (3.51%) iSCSI
13 13 (3.26%) VoIP
14 11 (2.76%) MPLS
14 11 (2.76%) BIG-IP
14 11 (2.76%) NetScaler
15 8 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (1.75%) Wireless
17 6 (1.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (4.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (4.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (11.28%) Finance
2 13 (3.26%) Advertising
3 9 (2.26%) Legal
4 6 (1.50%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.50%) Marketing
5 5 (1.25%) Retail
5 5 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.00%) Banking
7 3 (0.75%) Electronics
7 3 (0.75%) Law
8 2 (0.50%) Back Office
8 2 (0.50%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 59 (14.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 56 (14.04%) Consultant
3 53 (13.28%) Architect
4 38 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 34 (8.52%) Analyst
6 31 (7.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 30 (7.52%) Administrator
8 24 (6.02%) Systems Engineer
9 22 (5.51%) Exchange Consultant
10 21 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 19 (4.76%) Technical Architect
12 18 (4.51%) Server Engineer
13 16 (4.01%) Systems Administrator
13 16 (4.01%) Exchange Engineer
13 16 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
15 13 (3.26%) Infrastructure Architect
16 11 (2.76%) Messaging Analyst
17 10 (2.51%) IT Support
18 9 (2.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.27%) Application Packaging
2 20 (5.01%) .NET
3 4 (1.00%) Web Services
4 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.50%) JSP
4 2 (0.50%) HTML
4 2 (0.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.25%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.25%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.54%) Clustering
2 36 (9.02%) Blackberry
3 18 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.51%) Fat Client
4 14 (3.51%) Thin Client
5 10 (2.51%) Hedge funds
6 8 (2.01%) Replication
6 8 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.75%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.50%) PKI
8 6 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.25%) Reference Data
9 5 (1.25%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.00%) iPhone
10 4 (1.00%) Life Science
10 4 (1.00%) NHS
11 3 (0.75%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.75%) User Experience
11 3 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 275 (68.92%) Windows
2 171 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 145 (36.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 96 (24.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 60 (15.04%) Windows 7
6 30 (7.52%) Linux
7 26 (6.52%) Windows 8
8 21 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 11 (2.76%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.00%) VMS
10 4 (1.00%) UNIX
10 4 (1.00%) CentOS
11 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.75%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.75%) MVS
11 3 (0.75%) Android
11 3 (0.75%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.25%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (29.82%) Migration
2 63 (15.79%) ITIL
3 45 (11.28%) Disaster Recovery
4 35 (8.77%) CRM
5 19 (4.76%) Change Management
6 15 (3.76%) Configuration Management
7 13 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 12 (3.01%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (2.76%) Asset Management
9 11 (2.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (2.76%) Project Management
10 10 (2.51%) PRINCE
11 9 (2.26%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (2.26%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (2.26%) Email Migration
12 8 (2.01%) Change Control
12 8 (2.01%) Service Delivery
13 7 (1.75%) Service Management
13 7 (1.75%) Release Management
13 7 (1.75%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 70 (17.54%) SQL
2 57 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.76%) VBScript
4 3 (0.75%) C
5 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.50%) Perl
5 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 77 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (16.79%) MCSE
3 47 (11.78%) Security Cleared
4 32 (8.02%) SC Cleared
5 22 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (5.01%) CCNA
6 20 (5.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (5.01%) MCITP
7 15 (3.76%) MCTS
8 14 (3.51%) MCP
8 14 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (3.26%) CCEA
9 13 (3.26%) CCA
9 13 (3.26%) Degree
10 12 (3.01%) MCSA
11 9 (2.26%) CCNP
12 7 (1.75%) CCIA
13 5 (1.25%) VCP5
14 4 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.75%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.76%) SLA
2 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) P3O
4 1 (0.25%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 256 (64.16%) Active Directory
2 134 (33.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (31.08%) Hyper-V
4 51 (12.78%) vSphere
5 43 (10.78%) XenApp
6 36 (9.02%) XenDesktop
7 27 (6.77%) VMware ESX
8 12 (3.01%) XenServer
9 9 (2.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (2.01%) VMware Server
10 8 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.75%) NFS
12 6 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (1.25%) Xen
13 5 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (1.25%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.75%) UAG
14 3 (0.75%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 63 (15.79%) SCCM
2 23 (5.76%) SCOM
3 15 (3.76%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 8 (2.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (1.75%) ARCserve
6 6 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.50%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.25%) WSUS
8 4 (1.00%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.75%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.75%) Foglight
9 3 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.50%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.50%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.50%) WMI
10 2 (0.50%) MIMEsweeper
10 2 (0.50%) MOM
11 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 239 (59.90%) Microsoft
2 202 (50.63%) VMware
3 96 (24.06%) Citrix
4 54 (13.53%) Cisco
5 45 (11.28%) HP
6 38 (9.52%) EMC
7 36 (9.02%) NetApp
8 35 (8.77%) Symantec
9 24 (6.02%) Lotus
10 21 (5.26%) 3PAR
11 20 (5.01%) Dell
12 16 (4.01%) IBM
13 14 (3.51%) F5
14 11 (2.76%) AppSense
15 10 (2.51%) Apple
15 10 (2.51%) Brocade
16 9 (2.26%) Veeam
17 8 (2.01%) SolarWinds
17 8 (2.01%) Altiris
17 8 (2.01%) CheckPoint
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