The table below looks at the statistics for the Messaging Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Messaging Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Messaging Specialist
Rank 573 541 551
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Messaging Specialist 19 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.057% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.061% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 8
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£375 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £331
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Messaging Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Messaging Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Messaging Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Messaging Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Messaging Specialist within the UK.

Messaging Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Messaging Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Messaging Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Messaging Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Messaging Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Messaging Specialist within the UK.

Messaging Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Messaging Specialist
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Messaging Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 -36 19 £375 -3.22% 3
London +14 11 £375 +9.09%
South East -30 5 £331 -22.05% 1
City of London +4 3 £375 +11.11%
Berkshire -2 3 £331 -22.05%
Milton Keynes -12 1 £350 -
Yorkshire -16 1 £300 -22.58% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 £325 -
North West - 1 £325 -
Leeds - 1 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Barnsley - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Westminster - - - -

Messaging Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Messaging Specialist in their job title 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 with Messaging Specialist in their job title.

1 16 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 15 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (58.33%) Lync
4 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 8 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (29.17%) Migration
6 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
7 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (25.00%) Windows
7 6 (25.00%) Law
8 5 (20.83%) Blackberry
8 5 (20.83%) DNS
8 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
8 5 (20.83%) Office 365
8 5 (20.83%) MobileIron
8 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (16.67%) Unified Communications
9 4 (16.67%) SMTP
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (16.67%) Symantec
9 4 (16.67%) Clearswift
9 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 3 (12.50%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (12.50%) Internet
10 3 (12.50%) Linux
10 3 (12.50%) MCP

Messaging Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Messaging Specialist in their job title 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 with Messaging Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 15 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (58.33%) Lync
4 8 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
7 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) SMTP
2 4 (16.67%) Unified Communications
3 3 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) S/MIME
4 1 (4.17%) SAN
General
1 6 (25.00%) Law
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (4.17%) XMPP
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) DataPower
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.17%) zOS
4 1 (4.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 3 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) MCP
2 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (4.17%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) Sendmail
2 1 (4.17%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (12.50%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) MobileIron
3 4 (16.67%) Clearswift
3 4 (16.67%) Symantec
4 2 (8.33%) Websense
4 2 (8.33%) EMC
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) IronPort
5 1 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat