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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Rank 444 517 -
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 162 58 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.11% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.62% 0.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 97 40 0
Average daily rate
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£380 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.25 -
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -

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
10015 9189 10209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.01% 17.22% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5913 5346 5797
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 383 479
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +86 155 £380 +16.92% 126
London +38 67 £400 - 23
South East +24 44 £344 +5.76% 27
South West - 17 £383 - 25
City of London +32 15 £490 +8.88% 5
East of England -10 14 £454 +29.64% 17
Berkshire - 13 £406 - 5
Buckinghamshire +8 11 £201 -38.30% 4
Hampshire - 11 £300 - 5
Wiltshire - 10 £450 -
Yorkshire +12 7 - - 6
West Yorkshire +11 7 - - 4
Essex - 7 £500 -
Leeds +8 6 - - 3
Reading - 6 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Colchester - 4 £481 -
Swindon - 4 £450 -
West Sussex - 4 £330 -
East Midlands +2 3 - - 4
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £328 -6.42% 1
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £350 - 1
Kent - 3 £350 - 1
Basingstoke - 3 £375 - 1
West Midlands -2 2 £295 +78.78% 7
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 £374 -
East Sussex - 2 - - 1
Northampton - 2 - -
Norwich - 2 £374 -

Exchange Server 2013
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 257 (86.82%) MS Exchange
2 203 (68.58%) Windows
3 179 (60.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 178 (60.14%) Microsoft
5 145 (48.99%) Active Directory
6 123 (41.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 108 (36.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 106 (35.81%) VMware
9 105 (35.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 82 (27.70%) Lync
11 81 (27.36%) Citrix
12 73 (24.66%) Migration
13 68 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
14 57 (19.26%) SAN
15 56 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2003
16 51 (17.23%) PowerShell
16 51 (17.23%) Microsoft Certification
17 48 (16.22%) Symantec
18 47 (15.88%) Blackberry
19 46 (15.54%) Cisco
19 46 (15.54%) MCSE
19 46 (15.54%) Windows 7
20 45 (15.20%) MS Excel
21 43 (14.53%) ITIL
21 43 (14.53%) SharePoint
21 43 (14.53%) Hyper-V
22 42 (14.19%) Firewall
23 41 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
24 40 (13.51%) DNS
24 40 (13.51%) Finance

Exchange Server 2013
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 257 (86.82%) MS Exchange
2 179 (60.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 108 (36.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 82 (27.70%) Lync
5 56 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 43 (14.53%) SharePoint
7 36 (12.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (5.07%) IIS
9 14 (4.73%) IBM Notes
10 13 (4.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (4.39%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (3.38%) Office Communications Server
12 6 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2000
12 6 (2.03%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (1.69%) SAS
14 4 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (1.35%) Zimbra
15 3 (1.01%) Node.js
16 2 (0.68%) Documentum
17 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 45 (15.20%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.07%) MS Office
3 4 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.04%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.46%) Office 365
2 7 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.68%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (19.26%) SAN
2 42 (14.19%) Firewall
3 40 (13.51%) DNS
4 32 (10.81%) DHCP
5 28 (9.46%) WAN
6 20 (6.76%) LAN
7 15 (5.07%) TCP/IP
8 14 (4.73%) NAS
9 13 (4.39%) NetScaler
10 12 (4.05%) Unified Communications
10 12 (4.05%) Internet
11 9 (3.04%) DMZ
11 9 (3.04%) VoIP
11 9 (3.04%) SMTP
12 8 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (2.36%) iSCSI
14 6 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (2.03%) VLAN
14 6 (2.03%) MPLS
14 6 (2.03%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (7.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.69%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.34%) DB2
8 1 (0.34%) Ingres
8 1 (0.34%) IDMS
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (13.51%) Finance
2 19 (6.42%) Law
3 17 (5.74%) Legal
4 9 (3.04%) Banking
5 8 (2.70%) Publishing
6 7 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.69%) Back Office
8 4 (1.35%) Retail
9 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Military
9 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (13.85%) Analyst
1 41 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (10.81%) Architect
3 29 (9.80%) Consultant
4 26 (8.78%) Support Engineer
4 26 (8.78%) Messaging Engineer
5 24 (8.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 16 (5.41%) Administrator
7 13 (4.39%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (4.05%) Exchange Consultant
9 11 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (3.38%) Support Analyst
10 10 (3.38%) Problem Manager
10 10 (3.38%) Exchange Engineer
11 9 (3.04%) Server Engineer
11 9 (3.04%) Technical Architect
12 8 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (2.70%) Network Engineer
12 8 (2.70%) Project Manager
12 8 (2.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.36%) MSMQ
2 6 (2.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 6 (2.03%) .NET
3 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.68%) Middleware
3 2 (0.68%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.34%) Web Services
4 1 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.88%) Blackberry
2 19 (6.42%) Clustering
3 5 (1.69%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.69%) EqualLogic
4 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.68%) Replication
5 2 (0.68%) CLARiiON
5 2 (0.68%) Blog
5 2 (0.68%) Firmware
6 1 (0.34%) NHS
6 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.34%) PKI
6 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.34%) Statistics
6 1 (0.34%) FMCG
6 1 (0.34%) iPhone
6 1 (0.34%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.34%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 203 (68.58%) Windows
2 123 (41.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 105 (35.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (15.54%) Windows 7
6 19 (6.42%) Windows 8
7 17 (5.74%) Windows XP
8 10 (3.38%) Android
9 4 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.68%) Linux
10 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.34%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.34%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (24.66%) Migration
2 43 (14.53%) ITIL
3 16 (5.41%) Project Management
4 15 (5.07%) ITSM
5 14 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (4.39%) Service Management
6 13 (4.39%) Problem Management
7 12 (4.05%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (4.05%) Change Management
8 9 (3.04%) Business Analysis
8 9 (3.04%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (2.70%) MVC
10 7 (2.36%) PRINCE2
10 7 (2.36%) Network Design
10 7 (2.36%) Email Migration
11 6 (2.03%) Change Control
11 6 (2.03%) Network Management
11 6 (2.03%) Asset Management
12 5 (1.69%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (17.23%) PowerShell
2 39 (13.18%) SQL
3 10 (3.38%) C#
4 5 (1.69%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.35%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.68%) ABAP
6 2 (0.68%) VBA
6 2 (0.68%) VBScript
6 2 (0.68%) VB
6 2 (0.68%) Delphi
6 2 (0.68%) Java
6 2 (0.68%) PHP
7 1 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (17.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (15.54%) MCSE
3 39 (13.18%) Security Cleared
4 25 (8.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 23 (7.77%) SC Cleared
6 18 (6.08%) MCITP
7 17 (5.74%) DV Cleared
8 16 (5.41%) Degree
9 10 (3.38%) MCP
10 9 (3.04%) CCNA
10 9 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (2.03%) CCNP
12 4 (1.35%) CCA
12 4 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.01%) MCTS
13 3 (1.01%) VCP5
14 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.68%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.73%) QA
2 13 (4.39%) SLA
3 4 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.01%) BS7799
4 3 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 145 (48.99%) Active Directory
2 43 (14.53%) Hyper-V
3 41 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (12.84%) XenApp
5 33 (11.15%) vSphere
6 26 (8.78%) XenDesktop
7 20 (6.76%) VMware ESX
8 10 (3.38%) VMware Server
9 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.69%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.69%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.35%) XenServer
11 4 (1.35%) UAG
11 4 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.01%) Brightmail
13 2 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.34%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 38 (12.84%) SCCM
2 32 (10.81%) SCOM
3 27 (9.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 16 (5.41%) Backup Exec
5 14 (4.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 13 (4.39%) NetBackup
7 9 (3.04%) ARCserve
8 7 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (2.36%) HP SIM
8 7 (2.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (1.69%) MIMEsweeper
9 5 (1.69%) MOM
9 5 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.35%) WSUS
11 2 (0.68%) Windows Intune
12 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.34%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
12 1 (0.34%) SCSM
Vendors
1 178 (60.14%) Microsoft
2 106 (35.81%) VMware
3 81 (27.36%) Citrix
4 48 (16.22%) Symantec
5 46 (15.54%) Cisco
6 35 (11.82%) NetApp
7 29 (9.80%) HP
8 15 (5.07%) Dell
9 14 (4.73%) Lotus
10 11 (3.72%) McAfee
10 11 (3.72%) IronPort
11 9 (3.04%) MobileIron
11 9 (3.04%) Veeam
11 9 (3.04%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.70%) EMC
12 8 (2.70%) Juniper
12 8 (2.70%) WatchGuard
12 8 (2.70%) F5
13 7 (2.36%) RightFax
13 7 (2.36%) 3PAR
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