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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Rank 410 526 -
Rank change year-on-year
+116 -
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 165 40 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.079% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.76% 0.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 111 25 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 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9349 8698 9739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.61% 17.10% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5537 4928 5476
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 440 444
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.45 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.41% +7.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £39.00 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -

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 22 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
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 22 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 +112 158 £363 +11.53% 92
London +65 69 £400 +6.66% 26
South East +25 37 £375 +15.38% 18
East of England - 21 £448 - 6
Essex - 17 £450 - 1
City of London +32 15 £444 +12.34% 6
South West - 15 £315 - 13
Berkshire +11 11 £425 - 9
Buckinghamshire +2 11 - - 1
Colchester - 9 £445 -
Gloucester - 8 £315 - 1
Gloucestershire - 8 £315 - 1
Hampshire - 8 £335 - 5
Milton Keynes - 7 - - 1
Reading - 7 £425 - 6
East Midlands 0 5 £350 - 3
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Yorkshire 0 4 £303 -6.92% 16
North West -11 4 £250 -23.00% 6
Scotland -13 4 - - 4
Kent - 4 £350 -
Lancashire -13 3 £250 -32.20%
West Midlands - 3 £190 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 10
Derbyshire - 2 £350 -
East Sussex - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £303 - 2
Leeds - 2 - - 7
Birmingham - 2 £176 - 1
Manchester -3 1 £275 -15.38% 4

Exchange Server 2013
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 247 (84.01%) MS Exchange
2 189 (64.29%) Windows
3 182 (61.90%) Microsoft
4 174 (59.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 129 (43.88%) Active Directory
6 109 (37.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 99 (33.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 88 (29.93%) VMware
9 85 (28.91%) Migration
9 85 (28.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 83 (28.23%) Lync
11 81 (27.55%) Citrix
12 56 (19.05%) Cisco
12 56 (19.05%) SAN
13 53 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2003
14 50 (17.01%) Hyper-V
15 49 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
16 48 (16.33%) ITIL
17 47 (15.99%) Windows Server 2003
18 46 (15.65%) MS Excel
19 45 (15.31%) MCSE
20 44 (14.97%) Blackberry
20 44 (14.97%) Finance
20 44 (14.97%) Windows 7
21 43 (14.63%) PowerShell
22 42 (14.29%) SCCM
23 41 (13.95%) Symantec
24 40 (13.61%) SharePoint
25 38 (12.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
25 38 (12.93%) XenApp

Exchange Server 2013
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 247 (84.01%) MS Exchange
2 174 (59.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 99 (33.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 83 (28.23%) Lync
5 53 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 40 (13.61%) SharePoint
7 38 (12.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (5.78%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (5.10%) IIS
10 11 (3.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (2.72%) IBM Notes
12 6 (2.04%) SAS
13 5 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (1.36%) Zimbra
14 4 (1.36%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (1.02%) Node.js
16 2 (0.68%) Documentum
16 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 46 (15.65%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.84%) MS Office
3 4 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.02%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.06%) assyst
2 4 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.56%) Office 365
2 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 56 (19.05%) SAN
2 34 (11.56%) Firewall
3 31 (10.54%) WAN
3 31 (10.54%) DNS
4 25 (8.50%) DHCP
5 16 (5.44%) LAN
6 13 (4.42%) NetScaler
6 13 (4.42%) TCP/IP
7 12 (4.08%) NAS
8 11 (3.74%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (3.06%) Internet
9 9 (3.06%) VoIP
10 8 (2.72%) VPN
11 7 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (2.38%) iSCSI
12 6 (2.04%) BGP
12 6 (2.04%) MPLS
12 6 (2.04%) OSPF
13 5 (1.70%) VLAN
13 5 (1.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.70%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (14.97%) Finance
2 19 (6.46%) Law
3 17 (5.78%) Legal
4 7 (2.38%) Publishing
4 7 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.70%) Back Office
5 5 (1.70%) 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%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 40 (13.61%) Analyst
2 33 (11.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (10.88%) Architect
4 29 (9.86%) Consultant
5 28 (9.52%) Messaging Engineer
6 25 (8.50%) Support Engineer
7 18 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 12 (4.08%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (4.08%) Exchange Consultant
9 11 (3.74%) Administrator
10 10 (3.40%) Problem Manager
11 9 (3.06%) Server Engineer
11 9 (3.06%) Exchange Engineer
11 9 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.06%) Network Engineer
12 8 (2.72%) Technical Architect
12 8 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (2.72%) Support Analyst
12 8 (2.72%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.38%) MSMQ
2 6 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (1.02%) .NET
4 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.97%) Blackberry
2 20 (6.80%) Clustering
3 9 (3.06%) EqualLogic
4 6 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.36%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.02%) Wiki
7 2 (0.68%) iPhone
8 1 (0.34%) FMCG
8 1 (0.34%) Blog
8 1 (0.34%) PKI
8 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.34%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 189 (64.29%) Windows
2 109 (37.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (28.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (15.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (14.97%) Windows 7
6 16 (5.44%) Windows 8
7 12 (4.08%) Windows XP
8 10 (3.40%) Android
9 4 (1.36%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.02%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (28.91%) Migration
2 48 (16.33%) ITIL
3 17 (5.78%) Problem Management
4 16 (5.44%) Project Management
5 15 (5.10%) Change Management
6 14 (4.76%) ITSM
7 13 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (3.40%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (3.40%) Infrastructure Management
8 10 (3.40%) Data Protection
9 9 (3.06%) Service Management
9 9 (3.06%) Load Balancing
9 9 (3.06%) PRINCE2
10 8 (2.72%) Business Analysis
10 8 (2.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (2.72%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (2.38%) Release Management
11 7 (2.38%) Network Design
11 7 (2.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (14.63%) PowerShell
2 31 (10.54%) SQL
3 8 (2.72%) C#
4 3 (1.02%) 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 49 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (15.31%) MCSE
3 35 (11.90%) Security Cleared
4 25 (8.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 23 (7.82%) MCITP
6 22 (7.48%) SC Cleared
7 15 (5.10%) DV Cleared
8 11 (3.74%) Degree
8 11 (3.74%) MCP
9 10 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (3.06%) CCNA
11 7 (2.38%) CCNP
12 5 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.36%) CCA
13 4 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.02%) MCSA
15 2 (0.68%) MCSD
15 2 (0.68%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.42%) QA
2 11 (3.74%) SLA
3 3 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.68%) BS7799
4 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 129 (43.88%) Active Directory
2 50 (17.01%) Hyper-V
3 38 (12.93%) XenApp
4 31 (10.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (10.54%) vSphere
5 26 (8.84%) XenDesktop
6 18 (6.12%) VMware ESX
7 10 (3.40%) VMware Server
8 7 (2.38%) UAG
9 5 (1.70%) DFS Replication
9 5 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.36%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.02%) Brightmail
12 2 (0.68%) XenServer
12 2 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.34%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 42 (14.29%) SCCM
2 34 (11.56%) SCOM
3 23 (7.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 15 (5.10%) Backup Exec
5 12 (4.08%) NetBackup
5 12 (4.08%) SCOrch
6 8 (2.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (2.04%) ARCserve
7 6 (2.04%) WSUS
7 6 (2.04%) HP SIM
7 6 (2.04%) SCSM
7 6 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (1.70%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.02%) MOM
9 3 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (1.02%) MIMEsweeper
10 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.68%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 182 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 88 (29.93%) VMware
3 81 (27.55%) Citrix
4 56 (19.05%) Cisco
5 41 (13.95%) Symantec
6 33 (11.22%) NetApp
7 26 (8.84%) HP
8 18 (6.12%) Dell
9 15 (5.10%) MobileIron
10 14 (4.76%) IronPort
11 11 (3.74%) RightFax
12 10 (3.40%) EMC
12 10 (3.40%) SonicWALL
13 9 (3.06%) WatchGuard
13 9 (3.06%) CheckPoint
13 9 (3.06%) Juniper
14 8 (2.72%) McAfee
14 8 (2.72%) Lotus
14 8 (2.72%) 3PAR
15 7 (2.38%) SolarWinds
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