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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Rank 378 461 556
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +95
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 233 121 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.23% 0.002%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.32% 1.30% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 72 1
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
-11.29% -

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
10048 9280 8821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.21% 17.98% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6500 5650 4968
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 383 447
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.23 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.30% -7.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +53 206 £410 +9.33% 141
London +54 92 £400 +6.66% 43
South East -22 43 £438 +16.66% 15
City of London +11 21 £368 -2.00% 17
Scotland +15 19 £438 +32.07% 4
Berkshire 0 19 £545 +45.33% 2
Yorkshire +6 18 £250 +11.11% 6
West Yorkshire +4 17 £250 +11.11% 5
East of England -4 17 £300 +0.84% 11
Leeds +7 15 £250 -20.00% 3
South West -11 15 £545 +25.28% 33
Reading +13 13 £554 +47.66% 2
Bristol -2 12 £545 +15.95% 18
North West -4 11 £351 +12.16% 10
East Midlands +9 10 £500 +72.41% 5
Manchester -4 9 £351 +16.83% 8
Essex +1 8 £300 -11.11% 1
Cambridgeshire - 6 £400 -
Surrey -9 5 £259 -13.75% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 5 £300 - 2
Hampshire -21 4 £245 -39.40% 6
West Sussex - 4 £350 -
Brentwood - 4 £288 -
Kent -3 3 £425 +112.50%
Milton Keynes -17 3 £325 - 2
Oxfordshire -22 3 £500 +25.00% 1
South Wales - 3 £300 - 9
Wales - 3 £300 - 9
Lancashire -21 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £475 - 1

Exchange Server 2013
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 330 (78.95%) MS Exchange
2 279 (66.75%) Active Directory
3 273 (65.31%) Microsoft
3 273 (65.31%) Windows
4 253 (60.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 188 (44.98%) VMware
6 178 (42.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 173 (41.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 143 (34.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 141 (33.73%) Lync
10 130 (31.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 113 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 111 (26.56%) Migration
13 105 (25.12%) Hyper-V
14 96 (22.97%) SharePoint
15 94 (22.49%) Citrix
16 86 (20.57%) Office 365
17 84 (20.10%) Microsoft Certification
18 78 (18.66%) SQL
19 74 (17.70%) PowerShell
20 71 (16.99%) Exchange Server 2003
21 70 (16.75%) ITIL
22 68 (16.27%) MCSE
22 68 (16.27%) SAN
23 67 (16.03%) Symantec
24 65 (15.55%) MS Excel
25 64 (15.31%) SCCM
26 63 (15.07%) Clustering
27 59 (14.11%) Finance
28 55 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery

Exchange Server 2013
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 330 (78.95%) MS Exchange
2 253 (60.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 143 (34.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 141 (33.73%) Lync
5 96 (22.97%) SharePoint
6 71 (16.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 50 (11.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 45 (10.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 41 (9.81%) BizTalk Server
10 36 (8.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 22 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
12 21 (5.02%) IIS
13 20 (4.78%) IBM Notes
14 17 (4.07%) Lotus Domino
15 9 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2000
17 1 (0.24%) Apache
17 1 (0.24%) CICS
17 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 65 (15.55%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.78%) MS Office
3 4 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 39 (9.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 39 (9.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.48%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 86 (20.57%) Office 365
2 45 (10.77%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.72%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (16.27%) SAN
2 54 (12.92%) DNS
3 48 (11.48%) Firewall
4 39 (9.33%) DHCP
5 31 (7.42%) NAS
6 21 (5.02%) VLAN
6 21 (5.02%) LAN
6 21 (5.02%) WAN
7 18 (4.31%) Internet
7 18 (4.31%) Unified Communications
8 16 (3.83%) TCP/IP
8 16 (3.83%) VPN
9 15 (3.59%) NetScaler
10 9 (2.15%) VoIP
10 9 (2.15%) SMTP
11 8 (1.91%) DMZ
11 8 (1.91%) LDAP
12 7 (1.67%) S/MIME
12 7 (1.67%) Kerberos
12 7 (1.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 39 (9.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 39 (9.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (6.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.24%) Ingres
6 1 (0.24%) DB2
6 1 (0.24%) MySQL
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.24%) IDMS
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
General
1 59 (14.11%) Finance
2 15 (3.59%) Advertising
2 15 (3.59%) Banking
3 12 (2.87%) Legal
4 11 (2.63%) Marketing
5 9 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.67%) Retail
7 6 (1.44%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.44%) Law
7 6 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.20%) Military
9 4 (0.96%) Publishing
10 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (16.27%) Architect
2 63 (15.07%) Consultant
3 60 (14.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (10.05%) Analyst
5 39 (9.33%) Administrator
6 37 (8.85%) Support Engineer
7 31 (7.42%) Technical Architect
8 30 (7.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 25 (5.98%) Exchange Engineer
10 22 (5.26%) Exchange Consultant
11 19 (4.55%) Server Engineer
11 19 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
11 19 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
11 19 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
12 18 (4.31%) Messaging Engineer
13 15 (3.59%) Infrastructure Architect
13 15 (3.59%) Microsoft Consultant
14 12 (2.87%) Exchange Administrator
15 11 (2.63%) Project Manager
16 10 (2.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.37%) .NET
2 34 (8.13%) Application Packaging
3 7 (1.67%) Middleware
4 6 (1.44%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.72%) Web Services
6 1 (0.24%) LAMP
6 1 (0.24%) MAPI
6 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.24%) JSP
6 1 (0.24%) HTML
6 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.07%) Clustering
2 44 (10.53%) Blackberry
3 17 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.83%) Replication
5 9 (2.15%) Thin Client
5 9 (2.15%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.44%) Reference Data
6 6 (1.44%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.96%) Life Science
8 4 (0.96%) IBM XIV
9 3 (0.72%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.48%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.48%) Blog
10 2 (0.48%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.48%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.48%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.48%) NHS
11 1 (0.24%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 273 (65.31%) Windows
2 178 (42.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 173 (41.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 130 (31.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (10.77%) Windows 7
6 27 (6.46%) Windows XP
7 18 (4.31%) Linux
7 18 (4.31%) Windows 8
8 11 (2.63%) Android
9 7 (1.67%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.96%) CentOS
10 4 (0.96%) VMS
11 3 (0.72%) UNIX
11 3 (0.72%) MVS
11 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.48%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.48%) Debian
13 1 (0.24%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (26.56%) Migration
2 70 (16.75%) ITIL
3 55 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 41 (9.81%) CRM
5 22 (5.26%) Change Management
6 20 (4.78%) Enterprise Architecture
7 18 (4.31%) SOA
8 17 (4.07%) Service Management
9 15 (3.59%) Configuration Management
10 14 (3.35%) Project Management
11 13 (3.11%) Email Migration
12 11 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (2.39%) Problem Management
13 10 (2.39%) Data Architecture
13 10 (2.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (1.91%) Change Control
14 8 (1.91%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (1.91%) ITSM
14 8 (1.91%) Asset Management
15 7 (1.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 78 (18.66%) SQL
2 74 (17.70%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.20%) VBScript
3 5 (1.20%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.72%) VB.NET
4 3 (0.72%) C#
5 2 (0.48%) Perl
6 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 84 (20.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (16.27%) MCSE
3 41 (9.81%) Security Cleared
4 21 (5.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (4.78%) SC Cleared
6 18 (4.31%) MCITP
7 17 (4.07%) MCTS
8 15 (3.59%) Degree
9 14 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (3.11%) CCNA
11 12 (2.87%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.87%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (2.39%) CCEA
12 10 (2.39%) CCA
12 10 (2.39%) MCP
13 8 (1.91%) MCSA
14 7 (1.67%) VCP5
14 7 (1.67%) CCIA
15 5 (1.20%) CCNP
16 4 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.07%) SLA
2 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.72%) BS7799
2 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.24%) P3O
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 279 (66.75%) Active Directory
2 113 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (25.12%) Hyper-V
4 51 (12.20%) XenApp
5 47 (11.24%) vSphere
6 35 (8.37%) VMware ESX
7 27 (6.46%) XenDesktop
8 19 (4.55%) XenServer
9 8 (1.91%) VMware Server
9 8 (1.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (1.91%) DFS Replication
10 6 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.72%) UAG
12 3 (0.72%) Xen
13 2 (0.48%) Postfix
13 2 (0.48%) Firmware
13 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 64 (15.31%) SCCM
2 41 (9.81%) SCOM
3 27 (6.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 24 (5.74%) NetBackup
5 21 (5.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 10 (2.39%) HP SIM
7 8 (1.91%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (1.91%) ARCserve
8 7 (1.67%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.20%) MOM
10 5 (1.20%) MIMEsweeper
10 5 (1.20%) WSUS
11 3 (0.72%) Foglight
11 3 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (0.48%) WMI
12 2 (0.48%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 273 (65.31%) Microsoft
2 188 (44.98%) VMware
3 94 (22.49%) Citrix
4 67 (16.03%) Symantec
5 50 (11.96%) HP
6 45 (10.77%) NetApp
7 44 (10.53%) Cisco
8 35 (8.37%) EMC
9 30 (7.18%) Lotus
10 26 (6.22%) Dell
11 25 (5.98%) IBM
12 17 (4.07%) 3PAR
13 14 (3.35%) CheckPoint
14 13 (3.11%) McAfee
14 13 (3.11%) Veeam
15 10 (2.39%) IronPort
15 10 (2.39%) Red Hat
15 10 (2.39%) Altiris
16 9 (2.15%) SolarWinds
16 9 (2.15%) Brocade
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