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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 100 81 73
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1111 1192 1222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.99% 2.18% 2.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.85% 12.62% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 589 575
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £135 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £268 £268
% change year-on-year
+7.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 151 212
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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
10242 9449 8424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.32% 17.31% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6259 5859 4740
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 316 431
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 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 -15 1031 £300 - 401
London +12 437 £320 +1.58% 134
South East -31 216 £375 +36.36% 73
City of London +4 126 £350 +16.66% 37
East of England -12 75 £235 +1.07% 25
North West -20 71 £230 -9.00% 61
Yorkshire -8 66 £288 -4.16% 20
South West -3 64 £238 -26.92% 44
West Midlands +9 59 £288 -12.87% 23
Hampshire -15 57 £400 +33.33% 17
Scotland +10 43 £193 +54.00% 14
East Midlands -1 37 £274 +36.87% 15
Manchester -4 36 £225 +15.38% 31
Berkshire -41 35 £417 +39.00% 23
West Yorkshire -14 34 £300 -4.00% 16
Oxfordshire +6 32 £363 +31.81% 5
Surrey -9 32 £275 +96.42% 15
Leeds -12 29 £300 -4.00% 12
West Sussex -14 24 £375 +70.45% 1
Cambridgeshire -11 23 £213 -16.25% 8
Bristol +23 21 £244 -30.35% 8
Hook +5 19 £354 +17.42% 1
Nottinghamshire +2 19 £274 -39.16% 4
South Yorkshire +4 17 £270 - 1
Edinburgh -5 17 £153 +22.60% 4
Wiltshire +10 16 £350 +16.66% 9
Oxford -1 16 £375 +36.36% 4
Cheshire -9 16 £259 +3.50% 24
Reading -17 16 £417 +55.16% 12
Nottingham 0 15 £274 -39.16% 4

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 1694 (79.61%) Windows
2 1498 (70.39%) Active Directory
3 1192 (56.02%) Microsoft
4 913 (42.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 869 (40.84%) VMware
6 811 (38.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 576 (27.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 567 (26.64%) Citrix
9 527 (24.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 526 (24.72%) Windows 7
11 446 (20.96%) VMware Infrastructure
12 397 (18.66%) MS Office
12 397 (18.66%) ITIL
13 380 (17.86%) DNS
14 376 (17.67%) Exchange Server 2007
15 368 (17.29%) MS Excel
16 339 (15.93%) Cisco
17 329 (15.46%) SAN
18 326 (15.32%) Exchange Server 2003
19 324 (15.23%) SQL Server
20 312 (14.66%) Firewall
20 312 (14.66%) Migration
21 305 (14.33%) Windows XP
22 297 (13.96%) Exchange Server 2013
23 296 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
24 283 (13.30%) Lync
25 280 (13.16%) SQL
26 263 (12.36%) SCCM
27 262 (12.31%) DHCP
28 258 (12.12%) SharePoint

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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
1 913 (42.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 376 (17.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 326 (15.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 297 (13.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 283 (13.30%) Lync
6 258 (12.12%) SharePoint
7 147 (6.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 134 (6.30%) IIS
9 65 (3.05%) IBM Notes
10 54 (2.54%) Office Communications Server
11 31 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 29 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
13 20 (0.94%) Lotus Domino
13 20 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
14 18 (0.85%) Apache
15 16 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
16 14 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (0.56%) GroupWise
18 5 (0.23%) WebSphere
18 5 (0.23%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 397 (18.66%) MS Office
2 368 (17.29%) MS Excel
3 30 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.61%) PaintShop Pro
4 13 (0.61%) MS Project
4 13 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.19%) InDesign
8 1 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.047%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.047%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 18 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.47%) assyst
3 5 (0.23%) Maximo
4 4 (0.19%) RMDS
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.047%) TeleForm
7 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.047%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.047%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 215 (10.10%) Office 365
2 51 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.22%) Mimecast
4 20 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.80%) IaaS
6 14 (0.66%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.28%) PaaS
7 6 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.19%) SaaS
8 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.14%) Yammer
10 2 (0.094%) Symantec.cloud
11 1 (0.047%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 380 (17.86%) DNS
2 329 (15.46%) SAN
3 312 (14.66%) Firewall
4 262 (12.31%) DHCP
5 230 (10.81%) LAN
6 219 (10.29%) TCP/IP
7 199 (9.35%) WAN
8 155 (7.28%) VPN
9 108 (5.08%) VoIP
10 95 (4.46%) VLAN
11 69 (3.24%) NAS
12 66 (3.10%) Wireless
12 66 (3.10%) Internet
13 42 (1.97%) SMTP
14 40 (1.88%) LDAP
14 40 (1.88%) MPLS
15 38 (1.79%) iSCSI
16 37 (1.74%) Unified Communications
17 29 (1.36%) SSL
18 27 (1.27%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 80 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 35 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 11 (0.52%) MySQL
7 7 (0.33%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.19%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.19%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.19%) EDMS
10 3 (0.14%) DB2
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.094%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (0.094%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.094%) IDOL
12 1 (0.047%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.047%) Oracle Exadata
12 1 (0.047%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (0.14%) MSI
1 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
1 3 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.094%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (0.094%) JIRA
2 2 (0.094%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.047%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.047%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.047%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.047%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.047%) Subversion
3 1 (0.047%) Ant
3 1 (0.047%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.047%) Selenium
3 1 (0.047%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.047%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.047%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.047%) WebDriver
General
1 199 (9.35%) Finance
2 57 (2.68%) Banking
3 40 (1.88%) Legal
3 40 (1.88%) Telecoms
4 33 (1.55%) Retail
5 26 (1.22%) Law
5 26 (1.22%) Advertising
6 19 (0.89%) Back Office
7 13 (0.61%) Publishing
8 10 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.47%) Marketing
9 9 (0.42%) Local Government
9 9 (0.42%) Military
10 8 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.23%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.19%) Electronics
12 4 (0.19%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.094%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 394 (18.52%) Analyst
2 329 (15.46%) Support Engineer
3 264 (12.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 201 (9.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 177 (8.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 176 (8.27%) Support Analyst
7 126 (5.92%) Server Engineer
8 119 (5.59%) Desktop Support
9 115 (5.40%) IT Support
10 101 (4.75%) Service Analyst
10 101 (4.75%) Administrator
11 100 (4.70%) Consultant
12 96 (4.51%) Service Desk Analyst
12 96 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 86 (4.04%) Architect
14 83 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
14 83 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 77 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
16 69 (3.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 65 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (1.97%) .NET
2 19 (0.89%) Application Packaging
3 15 (0.70%) HTML
4 12 (0.56%) Web Services
5 11 (0.52%) ASP.NET
6 8 (0.38%) XML
6 8 (0.38%) Middleware
6 8 (0.38%) MAPI
7 7 (0.33%) CSS
8 5 (0.23%) JSP
9 4 (0.19%) SailPoint
9 4 (0.19%) libvirt
9 4 (0.19%) XMPP
9 4 (0.19%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.14%) JSON
10 3 (0.14%) J2EE
10 3 (0.14%) Flash
10 3 (0.14%) SAML
11 2 (0.094%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.094%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 215 (10.10%) Blackberry
2 123 (5.78%) Clustering
3 74 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (2.26%) iPhone
5 44 (2.07%) Management Information System
6 42 (1.97%) Thin Client
6 42 (1.97%) Fat Client
7 39 (1.83%) NHS
8 37 (1.74%) Replication
9 35 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
10 34 (1.60%) PKI
11 32 (1.50%) iPad
12 29 (1.36%) Computer Science
13 16 (0.75%) PDA
14 15 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
15 14 (0.66%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.61%) Hedge funds
16 13 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
17 12 (0.56%) Mobile Computing
18 9 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1694 (79.61%) Windows
2 811 (38.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 576 (27.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 527 (24.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 526 (24.72%) Windows 7
6 305 (14.33%) Windows XP
7 144 (6.77%) Windows 8
8 143 (6.72%) Linux
9 74 (3.48%) UNIX
10 55 (2.58%) Android
11 44 (2.07%) Windows Vista
12 37 (1.74%) Apple iOS
13 31 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
13 31 (1.46%) Mac OS X
14 24 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (0.80%) Windows 2000
16 16 (0.75%) Solaris
17 10 (0.47%) Mac OS
18 9 (0.42%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (18.66%) ITIL
2 312 (14.66%) Migration
3 113 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 89 (4.18%) Change Management
5 82 (3.85%) Project Management
6 81 (3.81%) Service Management
7 65 (3.05%) Incident Management
8 64 (3.01%) Service Delivery
9 50 (2.35%) Problem Management
10 42 (1.97%) Business Continuity
11 37 (1.74%) PRINCE2
12 35 (1.64%) CRM
12 35 (1.64%) Capacity Planning
13 32 (1.50%) ITSM
14 30 (1.41%) Configuration Management
14 30 (1.41%) Change Control
15 29 (1.36%) Performance Monitoring
15 29 (1.36%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (1.32%) Root Cause Analysis
17 26 (1.22%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 280 (13.16%) SQL
2 180 (8.46%) PowerShell
3 38 (1.79%) VBScript
4 25 (1.17%) VB
5 16 (0.75%) Shell Script
6 15 (0.70%) Perl
7 14 (0.66%) Java
8 11 (0.52%) C
9 10 (0.47%) C#
9 10 (0.47%) JavaScript
9 10 (0.47%) Python
10 6 (0.28%) VBA
11 4 (0.19%) Ruby
11 4 (0.19%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.19%) PHP
12 2 (0.094%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.047%) R
13 1 (0.047%) X++
Qualifications
1 296 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 222 (10.43%) MCSE
3 220 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 162 (7.61%) SC Cleared
5 93 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
6 92 (4.32%) MCP
7 85 (3.99%) MCITP
8 75 (3.52%) Degree
8 75 (3.52%) MCSA
9 74 (3.48%) CCNA
10 67 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 40 (1.88%) MCTS
12 32 (1.50%) DV Cleared
13 29 (1.36%) CCNP
14 26 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
15 21 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (0.89%) CCA
17 18 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 12 (0.56%) CCEA
18 12 (0.56%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (6.11%) SLA
2 12 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.38%) QA
4 5 (0.23%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.094%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.047%) COBIT
System Software
1 1498 (70.39%) Active Directory
2 446 (20.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 255 (11.98%) Hyper-V
4 175 (8.22%) XenApp
5 153 (7.19%) vSphere
6 108 (5.08%) VMware ESX
7 93 (4.37%) XenDesktop
8 68 (3.20%) Terminal Services
9 43 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
10 34 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 33 (1.55%) Xen
12 25 (1.17%) XenServer
12 25 (1.17%) VMware Server
13 24 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 18 (0.85%) ISA Server
14 18 (0.85%) UAG
15 16 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
16 15 (0.70%) NFS
17 14 (0.66%) NLBS
18 13 (0.61%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 263 (12.36%) SCCM
2 88 (4.14%) SCOM
3 61 (2.87%) Backup Exec
4 57 (2.68%) WSUS
5 31 (1.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 30 (1.41%) ARCserve
7 27 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 24 (1.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 22 (1.03%) NetBackup
10 21 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
11 20 (0.94%) AirWatch
12 14 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 11 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 11 (0.52%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
15 9 (0.42%) Tivoli
16 8 (0.38%) vMotion
17 7 (0.33%) HP SIM
18 6 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
18 6 (0.28%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1192 (56.02%) Microsoft
2 869 (40.84%) VMware
3 567 (26.64%) Citrix
4 339 (15.93%) Cisco
5 232 (10.90%) HP
6 134 (6.30%) NetApp
7 110 (5.17%) Symantec
8 81 (3.81%) Lotus
9 75 (3.52%) Dell
10 71 (3.34%) McAfee
11 64 (3.01%) EMC
12 63 (2.96%) Oracle
13 58 (2.73%) Apple
14 39 (1.83%) Avaya
14 39 (1.83%) Sophos
14 39 (1.83%) CheckPoint
15 34 (1.60%) Red Hat
15 34 (1.60%) Juniper
16 30 (1.41%) Altiris
17 29 (1.36%) 3PAR
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £210 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Coal IT Services
Rate: £110 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £120 - 130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £260 - £264 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £275 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
JNC Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Rate: From £140 to £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago