The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 74 80 80
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1296 1250 1334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.30% 2.34% 2.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.77% 13.52% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 644 690
Average daily rate
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£300 £311 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £158 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 178 203
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £26.00 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-4.66% +6.45%

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
10151 9248 10117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.98% 17.30% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6012 5366 5745
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 387 462
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 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.05 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

MS Exchange
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 MS Exchange within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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 +5 1187 £300 -5.80% 481
London -3 468 £320 -5.18% 141
South East +16 299 £300 -7.69% 107
City of London +6 122 £274 -24.55% 57
East of England -21 95 £270 +20.00% 30
Hampshire +24 87 £301 -5.40% 21
South West -11 72 £320 +6.66% 62
Scotland +13 70 £275 - 12
North West -12 70 £290 +20.83% 42
West Midlands -5 69 £263 -12.50% 23
Yorkshire +22 63 £305 +41.86% 42
Berkshire -12 54 £351 -6.33% 20
East Midlands +1 43 £325 +36.84% 21
West Yorkshire +17 41 £305 +28.42% 31
Buckinghamshire +4 36 £330 +85.91% 13
Cambridgeshire +4 31 £240 +28.00% 16
Edinburgh -2 29 £263 -25.00% 3
Surrey -13 29 £248 -17.50% 24
Leeds +20 28 £305 +22.00% 15
West Sussex +19 28 £225 -17.43% 5
Manchester -10 28 £255 +6.25% 26
Essex -14 27 £348 +107.46% 3
Reading 0 24 £388 -8.82% 8
Birmingham -2 24 £320 +11.30% 13
Kent +2 23 £350 +25.00% 4
Hook +15 22 £301 -3.42% 1
Milton Keynes 0 22 £330 +88.57% 6
Cheshire +15 21 £168 -28.72% 8
Oxfordshire -2 20 £223 -34.55% 16
Hertfordshire -9 20 £230 +27.77% 10

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MS Exchange 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 MS Exchange.

1 1979 (78.07%) Windows
2 1707 (67.34%) Active Directory
3 1439 (56.77%) Microsoft
4 1141 (45.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1043 (41.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 963 (37.99%) VMware
7 722 (28.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 680 (26.82%) Windows 7
9 669 (26.39%) Citrix
10 599 (23.63%) Exchange Server 2007
11 564 (22.25%) Exchange Server 2003
12 563 (22.21%) MS Office
13 509 (20.08%) MS Excel
14 481 (18.97%) ITIL
15 476 (18.78%) Windows XP
16 475 (18.74%) DNS
17 466 (18.38%) VMware Infrastructure
18 434 (17.12%) Cisco
19 401 (15.82%) Windows Server 2012
20 394 (15.54%) Blackberry
21 388 (15.31%) DHCP
22 386 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
23 379 (14.95%) SAN
24 356 (14.04%) Firewall
25 350 (13.81%) HP
26 345 (13.61%) SharePoint
26 345 (13.61%) Security Cleared
27 343 (13.53%) Migration
28 303 (11.95%) SQL Server
29 301 (11.87%) SQL

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MS Exchange 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 MS Exchange. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1141 (45.01%) Exchange Server 2010
2 599 (23.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 564 (22.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 345 (13.61%) SharePoint
5 286 (11.28%) Lync
6 264 (10.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 234 (9.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 141 (5.56%) IIS
9 75 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
10 55 (2.17%) IBM Notes
11 50 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
12 40 (1.58%) Office Communications Server
13 23 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
14 21 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
15 18 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
16 13 (0.51%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 11 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
18 8 (0.32%) Tomcat
18 8 (0.32%) WebSphere
19 7 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 563 (22.21%) MS Office
2 509 (20.08%) MS Excel
3 29 (1.14%) MS Project
4 14 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.039%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.039%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.039%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.83%) assyst
3 8 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.16%) Misys Midas
7 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.079%) Magento
8 2 (0.079%) ReMetrica
8 2 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.079%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.039%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.039%) Khalix
9 1 (0.039%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.039%) arcHouse
9 1 (0.039%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.039%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 188 (7.42%) Office 365
2 49 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.79%) SaaS
4 19 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.67%) IaaS
6 5 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.20%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 475 (18.74%) DNS
2 388 (15.31%) DHCP
3 379 (14.95%) SAN
4 356 (14.04%) Firewall
5 270 (10.65%) LAN
6 265 (10.45%) TCP/IP
7 244 (9.63%) WAN
8 163 (6.43%) VPN
9 114 (4.50%) VoIP
10 106 (4.18%) Wireless
11 96 (3.79%) Internet
12 78 (3.08%) SMTP
13 75 (2.96%) NAS
14 72 (2.84%) VLAN
15 60 (2.37%) MPLS
16 46 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
17 41 (1.62%) IP Telephony
18 32 (1.26%) Unified Communications
19 31 (1.22%) Network Security
19 31 (1.22%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 100 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 68 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 29 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 17 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (0.63%) MySQL
8 11 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (0.36%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (0.24%) Cognos Impromptu
11 6 (0.24%) EDMS
11 6 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
12 5 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.16%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.12%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.12%) MS Access
15 2 (0.079%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (0.39%) MSI
2 8 (0.32%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.28%) Subversion
4 4 (0.16%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.039%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.039%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.039%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.039%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.039%) JIRA
5 1 (0.039%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.039%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.039%) JMeter
General
1 264 (10.41%) Finance
2 76 (3.00%) Banking
3 61 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 44 (1.74%) Law
5 42 (1.66%) Legal
6 39 (1.54%) Advertising
7 36 (1.42%) Retail
8 25 (0.99%) Marketing
8 25 (0.99%) French Language
9 21 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.83%) Back Office
10 17 (0.67%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.67%) Military
10 17 (0.67%) Spanish Language
11 14 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
11 14 (0.55%) Publishing
12 13 (0.51%) Dutch Language
13 10 (0.39%) German Language
13 10 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 516 (20.36%) Analyst
2 371 (14.64%) Support Engineer
3 261 (10.30%) Support Analyst
4 231 (9.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 208 (8.21%) 3rd Line Support
6 203 (8.01%) 2nd Line Support
7 176 (6.94%) Consultant
8 153 (6.04%) Desktop Support
9 129 (5.09%) Service Analyst
10 126 (4.97%) Administrator
10 126 (4.97%) Service Desk Analyst
11 122 (4.81%) Architect
12 116 (4.58%) IT Support
13 99 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 91 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
15 89 (3.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 86 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
17 83 (3.27%) Server Engineer
18 82 (3.23%) Technical Support
19 78 (3.08%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (1.85%) .NET
2 28 (1.10%) HTML
3 27 (1.07%) CSS
4 24 (0.95%) HTML5
5 19 (0.75%) jQuery
5 19 (0.75%) OAuth
5 19 (0.75%) CSS3
5 19 (0.75%) OpenID
6 17 (0.67%) Middleware
6 17 (0.67%) Web Services
7 13 (0.51%) ASP.NET
8 10 (0.39%) Application Packaging
9 8 (0.32%) XML
10 7 (0.28%) MSMQ
10 7 (0.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 6 (0.24%) XMPP
11 6 (0.24%) Software Packaging
11 6 (0.24%) JSP
12 5 (0.20%) SOAP
12 5 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 394 (15.54%) Blackberry
2 115 (4.54%) Clustering
3 73 (2.88%) Replication
4 60 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 56 (2.21%) Thin Client
5 56 (2.21%) Fat Client
6 51 (2.01%) iPhone
7 40 (1.58%) iPad
8 33 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
9 31 (1.22%) PKI
10 26 (1.03%) PDA
11 24 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
12 23 (0.91%) NHS
13 22 (0.87%) Open Source
14 21 (0.83%) EqualLogic
14 21 (0.83%) Computer Science
15 16 (0.63%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.51%) CMDB
17 12 (0.47%) iSeries
17 12 (0.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1979 (78.07%) Windows
2 1043 (41.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 722 (28.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 680 (26.82%) Windows 7
5 476 (18.78%) Windows XP
6 401 (15.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 175 (6.90%) Windows 8
8 118 (4.65%) Linux
9 79 (3.12%) UNIX
10 63 (2.49%) Windows Vista
11 47 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 44 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
12 44 (1.74%) Windows 2000
13 34 (1.34%) Android
14 26 (1.03%) Solaris
15 23 (0.91%) Mac OS X
16 22 (0.87%) Apple iOS
17 14 (0.55%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.39%) CentOS
18 10 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (18.97%) ITIL
2 343 (13.53%) Migration
3 90 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 89 (3.51%) Service Management
5 84 (3.31%) Project Management
6 67 (2.64%) Service Delivery
7 63 (2.49%) Change Management
8 57 (2.25%) Problem Management
9 56 (2.21%) PRINCE2
10 53 (2.09%) Capacity Planning
11 48 (1.89%) Incident Management
12 47 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
13 41 (1.62%) Change Control
13 41 (1.62%) Asset Management
14 39 (1.54%) Configuration Management
15 36 (1.42%) CRM
16 35 (1.38%) Mobile Device Management
17 31 (1.22%) Data Protection
18 29 (1.14%) Document Management
18 29 (1.14%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 301 (11.87%) SQL
2 210 (8.28%) PowerShell
3 51 (2.01%) VBScript
4 39 (1.54%) Perl
5 33 (1.30%) VB
6 32 (1.26%) C
7 26 (1.03%) PHP
8 20 (0.79%) C#
9 19 (0.75%) Tcl
10 15 (0.59%) Java
11 13 (0.51%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.36%) Python
13 7 (0.28%) JavaScript
14 6 (0.24%) VBA
14 6 (0.24%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.16%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.079%) R
16 2 (0.079%) ABAP
16 2 (0.079%) Delphi
16 2 (0.079%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 386 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 345 (13.61%) Security Cleared
3 268 (10.57%) MCSE
4 229 (9.03%) SC Cleared
5 135 (5.33%) MCP
6 110 (4.34%) MCITP
7 97 (3.83%) DV Cleared
8 89 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
9 76 (3.00%) CCNA
9 76 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 76 (3.00%) Degree
10 75 (2.96%) MCSA
11 33 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
11 33 (1.30%) MCTS
12 30 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
12 30 (1.18%) CCNP
12 30 (1.18%) CCA
13 23 (0.91%) MCDST
14 22 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 11 (0.43%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (5.48%) SLA
2 17 (0.67%) QA
3 10 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.12%) BS7799
8 2 (0.079%) COBIT
9 1 (0.039%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1707 (67.34%) Active Directory
2 466 (18.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 282 (11.12%) XenApp
4 247 (9.74%) Hyper-V
5 196 (7.73%) vSphere
6 132 (5.21%) VMware ESX
7 81 (3.20%) XenDesktop
8 74 (2.92%) Terminal Services
9 65 (2.56%) XenServer
10 54 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
11 41 (1.62%) Xen
12 40 (1.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 40 (1.58%) ISA Server
13 36 (1.42%) UAG
14 31 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
15 26 (1.03%) VMware Server
15 26 (1.03%) DFS Replication
16 19 (0.75%) Terminal Server
16 19 (0.75%) NLBS
17 18 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 294 (11.60%) SCCM
2 154 (6.07%) Backup Exec
3 119 (4.69%) SCOM
4 65 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 52 (2.05%) WSUS
6 51 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
7 49 (1.93%) NetBackup
8 39 (1.54%) ARCserve
9 36 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
10 33 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 29 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 22 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 20 (0.79%) HP SIM
14 19 (0.75%) OpenSSO
15 18 (0.71%) Nagios
16 17 (0.67%) OVSD
17 14 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
17 14 (0.55%) MAILsweeper
17 14 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 13 (0.51%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 1439 (56.77%) Microsoft
2 963 (37.99%) VMware
3 669 (26.39%) Citrix
4 434 (17.12%) Cisco
5 350 (13.81%) HP
6 215 (8.48%) Symantec
7 128 (5.05%) NetApp
8 117 (4.62%) Dell
9 98 (3.87%) Oracle
10 81 (3.20%) EMC
11 73 (2.88%) McAfee
12 71 (2.80%) CheckPoint
12 71 (2.80%) Apple
13 62 (2.45%) IBM
14 59 (2.33%) Avaya
14 59 (2.33%) Lotus
15 55 (2.17%) SolarWinds
16 50 (1.97%) Sophos
17 49 (1.93%) Juniper
18 47 (1.85%) F5
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