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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Rank 381 454 529
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +75
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 264 163 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.29% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.34% 1.59% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 97 38
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£350 £380 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +14.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £502 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £358 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.39% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.35 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £26.00 £21.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +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
11261 10259 9078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.95% 18.43% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7199 6067 5273
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 422 380
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 August 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
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 August 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 +47 244 £350 -7.89% 129
London +37 102 £350 -12.50% 45
South East -24 50 £363 +5.45% 16
South West +12 33 £338 -11.76% 22
Hampshire +10 30 £363 +20.83% 6
Southampton +21 24 £363 -3.33% 2
North West -8 23 £310 +12.72% 9
West Midlands +10 15 £370 +25.42% 11
Wiltshire 0 14 £485 +7.77% 7
City of London -4 14 £413 -15.81% 17
Manchester -4 13 £310 +12.72% 6
Devon - 11 £325 -
Wales - 11 £374 - 3
Kent +9 10 £375 +7.14% 1
Yorkshire -27 10 £300 - 12
South Wales - 10 £388 - 3
East of England 0 8 £300 -33.88% 8
West Yorkshire -28 8 £300 - 10
Plymouth - 8 £338 -
Swindon -2 7 £550 +22.22% 4
Leeds -25 7 £300 - 6
Birmingham +10 6 £335 +76.31% 9
Tunbridge Wells -1 4 £363 +3.57%
Solihull - 4 £400 -
Cheshire - 4 £215 - 1
Merseyside - 4 - - 1
Cardiff - 4 £136 - 3
Newport - 4 £400 -
Gloucestershire -4 3 - - 4
East Midlands -8 3 £300 - 3

Exchange Server 2013
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 364 (81.98%) MS Exchange
2 355 (79.95%) Windows
3 298 (67.12%) Active Directory
4 278 (62.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 236 (53.15%) Microsoft
6 228 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 220 (49.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 179 (40.32%) VMware
9 137 (30.86%) DNS
10 117 (26.35%) Exchange Server 2007
11 115 (25.90%) Migration
12 108 (24.32%) Citrix
13 106 (23.87%) Office 365
14 104 (23.42%) Lync
15 103 (23.20%) ITIL
16 98 (22.07%) Microsoft Certification
17 90 (20.27%) DHCP
18 85 (19.14%) MS Excel
19 81 (18.24%) Windows 7
20 79 (17.79%) Windows Server 2003
21 78 (17.57%) MCSE
21 78 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
22 77 (17.34%) SCCM
23 76 (17.12%) PowerShell
24 71 (15.99%) XenApp
25 69 (15.54%) Hyper-V
26 68 (15.32%) Firewall
27 67 (15.09%) vSphere
28 62 (13.96%) SharePoint
28 62 (13.96%) Cisco

Exchange Server 2013
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 364 (81.98%) MS Exchange
2 278 (62.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 117 (26.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 104 (23.42%) Lync
5 62 (13.96%) SharePoint
6 38 (8.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 31 (6.98%) IIS
8 25 (5.63%) IBM Notes
9 21 (4.73%) SharePoint 2013
10 16 (3.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 14 (3.15%) Lotus Domino
12 11 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (1.80%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.45%) Apache
16 1 (0.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 85 (19.14%) MS Excel
2 54 (12.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.45%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 106 (23.87%) Office 365
2 18 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.35%) PaaS
3 6 (1.35%) IaaS
4 3 (0.68%) Symantec.cloud
5 2 (0.45%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 137 (30.86%) DNS
2 90 (20.27%) DHCP
3 68 (15.32%) Firewall
4 57 (12.84%) SAN
5 47 (10.59%) WAN
6 44 (9.91%) LAN
7 36 (8.11%) TCP/IP
8 29 (6.53%) VPN
9 24 (5.41%) VLAN
10 18 (4.05%) NAS
11 15 (3.38%) MPLS
12 13 (2.93%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (2.48%) SMTP
14 10 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (2.25%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (2.03%) OSPF
15 9 (2.03%) BGP
15 9 (2.03%) LDAP
16 8 (1.80%) VoIP
16 8 (1.80%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.45%) MySQL
7 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (4.50%) Finance
2 9 (2.03%) Telecoms
2 9 (2.03%) Retail
3 8 (1.80%) Advertising
4 7 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.35%) Marketing
5 6 (1.35%) Banking
5 6 (1.35%) Law
6 5 (1.13%) Electronics
7 4 (0.90%) Back Office
7 4 (0.90%) Legal
8 2 (0.45%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.23%) French Language
9 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (15.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 58 (13.06%) Support Engineer
2 58 (13.06%) 3rd Line Support
3 48 (10.81%) Analyst
4 44 (9.91%) Architect
5 33 (7.43%) Infrastructure Architect
6 29 (6.53%) Consultant
7 28 (6.31%) Exchange Engineer
8 27 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 25 (5.63%) Support Analyst
10 24 (5.41%) Messaging Engineer
11 23 (5.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 20 (4.50%) Administrator
13 18 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (4.05%) Exchange Consultant
14 15 (3.38%) Desktop Support
14 15 (3.38%) Server Engineer
15 13 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support
16 12 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
17 11 (2.48%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.35%) Web Services
2 4 (0.90%) HTML
2 4 (0.90%) .NET
3 3 (0.68%) CSS
3 3 (0.68%) XMPP
4 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 1 (0.23%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.23%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.23%) Blackberry
2 22 (4.95%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.28%) Clustering
4 15 (3.38%) PKI
4 15 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.15%) User Experience
6 10 (2.25%) iPhone
7 7 (1.58%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.35%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.35%) iPad
9 5 (1.13%) CLARiiON
9 5 (1.13%) DTV
10 4 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.90%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.68%) IVR
11 3 (0.68%) Life Science
11 3 (0.68%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 355 (79.95%) Windows
2 228 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 220 (49.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 81 (18.24%) Windows 7
5 79 (17.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (7.66%) Windows 8
7 25 (5.63%) Linux
8 23 (5.18%) Windows XP
9 15 (3.38%) Android
10 8 (1.80%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.58%) Windows Vista
12 6 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.13%) UNIX
13 5 (1.13%) Debian
14 4 (0.90%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.68%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.68%) BlackBerry OS
16 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (25.90%) Migration
2 103 (23.20%) ITIL
3 17 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (3.38%) Change Management
4 15 (3.38%) Data Protection
5 12 (2.70%) Load Balancing
5 12 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 11 (2.48%) Project Management
6 11 (2.48%) CRM
7 10 (2.25%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (2.03%) Time Management
8 9 (2.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (1.80%) Information Security
9 8 (1.80%) Problem Management
9 8 (1.80%) Server Building
10 7 (1.58%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (1.58%) Infrastructure Management
10 7 (1.58%) Data Analysis
10 7 (1.58%) Service Management
11 6 (1.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 76 (17.12%) PowerShell
2 53 (11.94%) SQL
3 11 (2.48%) VBScript
4 8 (1.80%) C
5 5 (1.13%) VB
6 3 (0.68%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 98 (22.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (17.57%) MCSE
3 54 (12.16%) Security Cleared
4 32 (7.21%) SC Cleared
5 21 (4.73%) MCITP
6 19 (4.28%) DV Cleared
7 18 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (4.05%) MCSA
8 15 (3.38%) CCNA
9 14 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (2.70%) MCP
11 11 (2.48%) Degree
12 9 (2.03%) MCTS
13 8 (1.80%) CCNP
14 5 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.90%) HND
16 2 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
16 2 (0.45%) MCSD
16 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.45%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.73%) SLA
2 5 (1.13%) QA
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 298 (67.12%) Active Directory
2 78 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (15.99%) XenApp
4 69 (15.54%) Hyper-V
5 67 (15.09%) vSphere
6 36 (8.11%) XenDesktop
7 35 (7.88%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (5.41%) VMware ESX
9 23 (5.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (4.05%) DFS Replication
11 12 (2.70%) XenServer
12 9 (2.03%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (1.13%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.68%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.68%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.68%) Samba
16 2 (0.45%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 77 (17.34%) SCCM
2 24 (5.41%) SCOM
3 19 (4.28%) NetBackup
3 19 (4.28%) Backup Exec
4 13 (2.93%) WSUS
4 13 (2.93%) SolarWinds Orion
4 13 (2.93%) AirWatch
5 12 (2.70%) SCVMM
6 9 (2.03%) SCDPM
6 9 (2.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 8 (1.80%) Tivoli
8 7 (1.58%) SCOrch
8 7 (1.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 7 (1.58%) SCSM
9 6 (1.35%) ARCserve
9 6 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.13%) Foglight
11 4 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.68%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 236 (53.15%) Microsoft
2 179 (40.32%) VMware
3 108 (24.32%) Citrix
4 62 (13.96%) Cisco
5 47 (10.59%) HP
6 42 (9.46%) Symantec
7 31 (6.98%) Intel
8 29 (6.53%) Lotus
9 24 (5.41%) Dell
10 21 (4.73%) SolarWinds
11 19 (4.28%) F5
11 19 (4.28%) NetApp
12 18 (4.05%) 3PAR
13 17 (3.83%) EMC
14 16 (3.60%) CheckPoint
15 14 (3.15%) Veeam
16 13 (2.93%) ProCurve
16 13 (2.93%) ArcSight
16 13 (2.93%) Oracle
17 11 (2.48%) IBM
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