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 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Rank 395 487 -
Rank change year-on-year
+92 -
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 229 100 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.19% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.16% 1.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 141 70 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £331 -
% change year-on-year
+39.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
-29.03% -

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
10601 9398 9522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.27% 17.96% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6699 5702 5377
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 390 468
Average hourly rate £19.19 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £38.50
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 31 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 31 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.

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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 +71 215 £425 +13.33% 136
London +52 79 £400 - 40
South East +4 66 £500 +33.33% 26
Berkshire +24 39 £545 +45.33% 11
Reading +22 28 £561 +49.66% 4
Yorkshire +16 24 £275 +22.22% 9
West Yorkshire +10 24 £275 +22.22% 6
Leeds +5 21 £275 -12.69% 4
South West -7 21 £545 +36.25% 19
City of London +29 19 £360 -15.29% 7
East of England -12 12 £399 +18.22% 10
Bristol - 12 £545 - 7
Hampshire -13 11 £300 -25.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +2 8 £300 -14.28%
Scotland +4 7 £325 +4.41% 2
North West -11 7 £351 +7.84% 12
Manchester -7 6 £351 +16.83% 9
East Midlands -3 4 £475 +58.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -18 4 - - 7
Gloucestershire - 4 £368 -
Surrey -11 3 £193 -45.00% 1
Oxfordshire -21 3 £500 +53.84%
Kent - 3 £425 - 2
West Sussex - 3 £325 -
Basingstoke - 3 £325 -
Bradford -2 2 - -
West Midlands -7 2 - - 10
Suffolk - 2 £563 -
Crawley - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £500 - 1

Exchange Server 2013
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 310 (78.88%) MS Exchange
2 259 (65.90%) Windows
3 249 (63.36%) Microsoft
4 244 (62.09%) Active Directory
5 230 (58.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 170 (43.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 153 (38.93%) VMware
8 148 (37.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 139 (35.37%) Exchange Server 2007
10 127 (32.32%) Lync
11 113 (28.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 89 (22.65%) Citrix
13 88 (22.39%) Migration
14 87 (22.14%) SharePoint
14 87 (22.14%) VMware Infrastructure
15 84 (21.37%) Hyper-V
15 84 (21.37%) Microsoft Certification
16 70 (17.81%) PowerShell
17 69 (17.56%) Symantec
17 69 (17.56%) SQL
18 67 (17.05%) MCSE
19 66 (16.79%) Exchange Server 2003
20 64 (16.28%) ITIL
20 64 (16.28%) SAN
21 58 (14.76%) MS Excel
22 57 (14.50%) SCCM
22 57 (14.50%) Office 365
23 55 (13.99%) XenApp
24 54 (13.74%) SharePoint 2010
25 53 (13.49%) Blackberry

Exchange Server 2013
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 310 (78.88%) MS Exchange
2 230 (58.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 139 (35.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 127 (32.32%) Lync
5 87 (22.14%) SharePoint
6 66 (16.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 54 (13.74%) SharePoint 2010
8 46 (11.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 41 (10.43%) BizTalk Server
10 39 (9.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 19 (4.83%) IIS
12 18 (4.58%) Office Communications Server
13 16 (4.07%) Lotus Domino
14 13 (3.31%) IBM Notes
15 9 (2.29%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2000
16 2 (0.51%) Documentum
16 2 (0.51%) Node.js
17 1 (0.25%) CICS
17 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 58 (14.76%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.07%) MS Office
3 5 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 36 (9.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 36 (9.16%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (2.29%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 57 (14.50%) Office 365
2 42 (10.69%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.76%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (16.28%) SAN
2 48 (12.21%) DNS
3 45 (11.45%) Firewall
4 41 (10.43%) DHCP
5 32 (8.14%) NAS
6 28 (7.12%) WAN
7 24 (6.11%) LAN
8 19 (4.83%) TCP/IP
9 18 (4.58%) NetScaler
10 17 (4.33%) Unified Communications
11 15 (3.82%) Internet
12 13 (3.31%) MPLS
13 12 (3.05%) VLAN
14 11 (2.80%) SMTP
15 10 (2.54%) VoIP
15 10 (2.54%) VPN
16 9 (2.29%) OSPF
16 9 (2.29%) BGP
17 8 (2.04%) DMZ
17 8 (2.04%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 41 (10.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (9.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (7.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.02%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.25%) MySQL
8 1 (0.25%) DB2
8 1 (0.25%) Ingres
8 1 (0.25%) IDMS
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (13.23%) Finance
2 16 (4.07%) Banking
3 15 (3.82%) Law
3 15 (3.82%) Legal
4 13 (3.31%) Advertising
5 10 (2.54%) Publishing
5 10 (2.54%) Marketing
6 9 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.78%) Retail
8 6 (1.53%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.27%) Military
9 5 (1.27%) Back Office
10 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (15.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 60 (15.27%) Architect
3 53 (13.49%) Consultant
4 50 (12.72%) Analyst
5 31 (7.89%) Administrator
6 30 (7.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 28 (7.12%) Support Engineer
7 28 (7.12%) Technical Architect
8 26 (6.62%) Messaging Engineer
9 20 (5.09%) Exchange Consultant
9 20 (5.09%) Exchange Engineer
10 17 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (4.07%) Server Engineer
12 15 (3.82%) Infrastructure Architect
12 15 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
13 14 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
14 13 (3.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (3.05%) Microsoft Consultant
16 11 (2.80%) Support Analyst
17 10 (2.54%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.91%) .NET
2 29 (7.38%) Application Packaging
3 7 (1.78%) Middleware
3 7 (1.78%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.53%) MSMQ
5 5 (1.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.25%) XML
7 1 (0.25%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.49%) Blackberry
2 44 (11.20%) Clustering
3 14 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.31%) Replication
5 6 (1.53%) Thin Client
5 6 (1.53%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.27%) Reference Data
6 5 (1.27%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.02%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.76%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.51%) Life Science
9 2 (0.51%) Blog
9 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.51%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.51%) IBM XIV
10 1 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.25%) FMCG
10 1 (0.25%) iPhone
10 1 (0.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 259 (65.90%) Windows
2 170 (43.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 148 (37.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 113 (28.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (13.23%) Windows 7
6 26 (6.62%) Windows XP
7 21 (5.34%) Windows 8
8 13 (3.31%) Android
9 4 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (1.02%) Linux
10 3 (0.76%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.51%) Debian
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.25%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.25%) MVS
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (22.39%) Migration
2 64 (16.28%) ITIL
3 47 (11.96%) Disaster Recovery
4 38 (9.67%) CRM
5 23 (5.85%) Change Management
6 20 (5.09%) Service Management
7 19 (4.83%) Enterprise Architecture
8 17 (4.33%) SOA
9 16 (4.07%) Configuration Management
9 16 (4.07%) ITSM
10 15 (3.82%) Project Management
11 13 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (3.05%) Problem Management
13 11 (2.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (2.80%) Email Migration
13 11 (2.80%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (2.29%) Data Architecture
15 8 (2.04%) Business Analysis
15 8 (2.04%) MVC
16 7 (1.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 70 (17.81%) PowerShell
2 69 (17.56%) SQL
3 10 (2.54%) C#
4 7 (1.78%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.27%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.51%) ABAP
6 2 (0.51%) VBA
6 2 (0.51%) VB
6 2 (0.51%) Java
7 1 (0.25%) Perl
7 1 (0.25%) PHP
7 1 (0.25%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 84 (21.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (17.05%) MCSE
3 42 (10.69%) Security Cleared
4 20 (5.09%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (4.58%) MCITP
7 17 (4.33%) CCNA
8 15 (3.82%) Degree
9 14 (3.56%) MCTS
10 13 (3.31%) DV Cleared
11 10 (2.54%) CCNP
12 6 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (1.27%) MCSA
13 5 (1.27%) MCP
14 4 (1.02%) CCEA
14 4 (1.02%) CCA
14 4 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (1.02%) VCP5
15 3 (0.76%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.07%) SLA
2 7 (1.78%) QA
3 3 (0.76%) BS7799
3 3 (0.76%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 244 (62.09%) Active Directory
2 87 (22.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (21.37%) Hyper-V
4 55 (13.99%) XenApp
5 50 (12.72%) vSphere
6 31 (7.89%) VMware ESX
7 27 (6.87%) XenDesktop
8 12 (3.05%) XenServer
9 9 (2.29%) VMware Server
9 9 (2.29%) DFS Replication
10 6 (1.53%) UAG
11 4 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.76%) Xen
12 3 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.51%) Firmware
13 2 (0.51%) Postfix
14 1 (0.25%) KVM
14 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 57 (14.50%) SCCM
2 47 (11.96%) SCOM
3 33 (8.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 21 (5.34%) NetBackup
5 19 (4.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 10 (2.54%) Backup Exec
7 9 (2.29%) HP SIM
8 8 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (1.78%) MIMEsweeper
9 7 (1.78%) MOM
9 7 (1.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (1.27%) ARCserve
10 5 (1.27%) WSUS
11 3 (0.76%) Foglight
11 3 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
13 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
13 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 249 (63.36%) Microsoft
2 153 (38.93%) VMware
3 89 (22.65%) Citrix
4 69 (17.56%) Symantec
5 46 (11.70%) NetApp
6 44 (11.20%) Cisco
7 37 (9.41%) HP
8 25 (6.36%) EMC
9 24 (6.11%) IBM
10 21 (5.34%) Dell
10 21 (5.34%) Lotus
11 17 (4.33%) CheckPoint
12 13 (3.31%) McAfee
13 12 (3.05%) IronPort
13 12 (3.05%) Veeam
14 10 (2.54%) SolarWinds
14 10 (2.54%) F5
15 9 (2.29%) Mitel
16 8 (2.04%) MobileIron
17 7 (1.78%) 3PAR
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