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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 80 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1285 1252 1343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.22% 2.38% 2.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.55% 13.57% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 650 687
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £159 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £275 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 169 218
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.75 £16.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.04% +8.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £26.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%

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
10235 9223 10237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.71% 17.50% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6174 5458 5741
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 369 508
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.47 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 1190 £300 -3.22% 491
London +4 495 £325 -1.51% 162
South East +11 295 £300 -7.69% 110
City of London +5 130 £300 -16.95% 55
Hampshire +25 93 £301 -5.99% 21
East of England -19 91 £240 +3.22% 28
Yorkshire +32 72 £300 +26.31% 34
South West -8 72 £305 -0.40% 64
West Midlands -5 63 £263 -9.48% 27
Scotland +11 62 £259 +3.67% 21
North West -6 61 £300 +27.65% 41
Berkshire -18 58 £351 -15.36% 19
West Yorkshire +10 47 £300 +26.31% 20
Buckinghamshire -1 39 £300 +69.01% 23
Leeds +18 34 £300 +26.31% 10
East Midlands -10 34 £250 - 15
Cambridgeshire +18 33 £258 +15.08% 8
Edinburgh +11 29 £225 -35.71% 2
Milton Keynes +5 27 £330 +88.57% 15
Surrey -17 27 £215 -34.35% 22
Hook +10 26 £305 -3.95% 1
Reading -10 23 £400 -5.88% 8
Essex -20 23 £173 -4.16% 5
Manchester -22 22 £215 -10.41% 24
West Sussex +19 21 £241 -8.96% 7
Oxfordshire +4 21 £198 -39.23% 4
Birmingham -5 21 £301 +4.52% 9
Lancashire +2 20 £300 - 6
Hertfordshire -16 20 £213 - 10
Kent 0 19 £400 +90.47% 10

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 2012 (79.56%) Windows
2 1742 (68.88%) Active Directory
3 1442 (57.02%) Microsoft
4 1153 (45.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1052 (41.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 977 (38.63%) VMware
7 716 (28.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 687 (27.16%) Windows 7
9 677 (26.77%) Citrix
10 600 (23.72%) Exchange Server 2007
11 581 (22.97%) MS Office
12 564 (22.30%) Exchange Server 2003
13 519 (20.52%) MS Excel
14 501 (19.81%) DNS
15 486 (19.22%) ITIL
15 486 (19.22%) VMware Infrastructure
16 474 (18.74%) Windows XP
17 432 (17.08%) Cisco
18 415 (16.41%) Windows Server 2012
19 411 (16.25%) DHCP
20 395 (15.62%) Microsoft Certification
21 392 (15.50%) SAN
22 387 (15.30%) Blackberry
23 360 (14.23%) HP
24 359 (14.20%) Firewall
25 347 (13.72%) SharePoint
26 345 (13.64%) Security Cleared
27 332 (13.13%) Migration
28 313 (12.38%) SQL Server
29 302 (11.94%) SCCM

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 1153 (45.59%) Exchange Server 2010
2 600 (23.72%) Exchange Server 2007
3 564 (22.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 347 (13.72%) SharePoint
5 288 (11.39%) Lync
6 273 (10.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 233 (9.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 152 (6.01%) IIS
9 75 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
10 48 (1.90%) IBM Notes
11 47 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
12 42 (1.66%) Office Communications Server
13 18 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
13 18 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
13 18 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
14 15 (0.59%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 11 (0.43%) Tomcat
16 10 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.36%) Apache
17 9 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 581 (22.97%) MS Office
2 519 (20.52%) MS Excel
3 32 (1.27%) MS Project
4 14 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.040%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.040%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.040%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.87%) assyst
2 19 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.16%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.079%) ReMetrica
7 2 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.040%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.040%) Khalix
8 1 (0.040%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.040%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.040%) arcHouse
8 1 (0.040%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.040%) Magento
8 1 (0.040%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 193 (7.63%) Office 365
2 44 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.71%) SaaS
4 18 (0.71%) IaaS
5 7 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.20%) PaaS
6 5 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 501 (19.81%) DNS
2 411 (16.25%) DHCP
3 392 (15.50%) SAN
4 359 (14.20%) Firewall
5 275 (10.87%) LAN
6 271 (10.72%) TCP/IP
7 251 (9.92%) WAN
8 160 (6.33%) VPN
9 116 (4.59%) VoIP
10 110 (4.35%) Wireless
11 90 (3.56%) Internet
12 79 (3.12%) SMTP
13 78 (3.08%) VLAN
14 73 (2.89%) NAS
15 62 (2.45%) MPLS
16 44 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
17 38 (1.50%) IP Telephony
18 37 (1.46%) iSCSI
19 32 (1.27%) Unified Communications
19 32 (1.27%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 113 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 66 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 32 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 15 (0.59%) MySQL
6 15 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (0.24%) EDMS
7 6 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.24%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (0.20%) Cognos Impromptu
8 5 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.12%) MS Access
9 3 (0.12%) DB2
10 2 (0.079%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (0.36%) MSI
2 7 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.24%) Subversion
4 4 (0.16%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.040%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.040%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.040%) JIRA
6 1 (0.040%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.040%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.040%) JMeter
General
1 266 (10.52%) Finance
2 76 (3.01%) Banking
3 67 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 49 (1.94%) Legal
5 44 (1.74%) Advertising
5 44 (1.74%) Law
6 33 (1.30%) Retail
7 30 (1.19%) Marketing
8 25 (0.99%) French Language
9 24 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.87%) Military
11 21 (0.83%) Back Office
12 20 (0.79%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.67%) Spanish Language
14 15 (0.59%) Publishing
15 14 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
16 10 (0.40%) German Language
17 9 (0.36%) Games
17 9 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 540 (21.35%) Analyst
2 370 (14.63%) Support Engineer
3 269 (10.64%) Support Analyst
4 228 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 208 (8.22%) 2nd Line Support
6 204 (8.07%) 3rd Line Support
7 165 (6.52%) Consultant
8 158 (6.25%) Desktop Support
9 134 (5.30%) Service Analyst
10 130 (5.14%) Administrator
10 130 (5.14%) Service Desk Analyst
11 121 (4.78%) IT Support
12 115 (4.55%) Architect
13 100 (3.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 97 (3.84%) Systems Engineer
15 93 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 87 (3.44%) Systems Administrator
17 85 (3.36%) Server Engineer
18 82 (3.24%) Desktop Engineer
19 80 (3.16%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (1.70%) .NET
2 28 (1.11%) HTML
3 26 (1.03%) CSS
4 24 (0.95%) HTML5
5 19 (0.75%) OpenID
5 19 (0.75%) jQuery
5 19 (0.75%) OAuth
5 19 (0.75%) CSS3
6 18 (0.71%) Web Services
7 15 (0.59%) Middleware
8 12 (0.47%) Application Packaging
9 11 (0.43%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.32%) XML
10 8 (0.32%) Software Packaging
11 7 (0.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (0.24%) X-Windows
12 6 (0.24%) MSMQ
13 5 (0.20%) JSP
13 5 (0.20%) SOAP
13 5 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 387 (15.30%) Blackberry
2 130 (5.14%) Clustering
3 116 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (3.48%) Replication
5 62 (2.45%) Management Information System
6 59 (2.33%) Thin Client
6 59 (2.33%) Fat Client
7 45 (1.78%) iPhone
8 42 (1.66%) iPad
9 35 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
10 29 (1.15%) PKI
11 25 (0.99%) PDA
11 25 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
12 22 (0.87%) Open Source
13 21 (0.83%) Computer Science
14 20 (0.79%) EqualLogic
15 19 (0.75%) NHS
16 18 (0.71%) Client/Server
17 15 (0.59%) CMDB
18 12 (0.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2012 (79.56%) Windows
2 1052 (41.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 716 (28.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 687 (27.16%) Windows 7
5 474 (18.74%) Windows XP
6 415 (16.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 196 (7.75%) Windows 8
8 120 (4.74%) Linux
9 76 (3.01%) UNIX
10 64 (2.53%) Windows Vista
11 47 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 43 (1.70%) Windows 2000
13 41 (1.62%) Windows 2000 Server
14 39 (1.54%) Android
15 29 (1.15%) Mac OS X
16 24 (0.95%) Solaris
17 21 (0.83%) Apple iOS
18 15 (0.59%) Mac OS
19 12 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
20 11 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (19.22%) ITIL
2 332 (13.13%) Migration
3 103 (4.07%) Service Management
4 92 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 79 (3.12%) Project Management
6 76 (3.01%) Service Delivery
7 71 (2.81%) Change Management
8 61 (2.41%) Problem Management
9 57 (2.25%) Incident Management
9 57 (2.25%) Capacity Planning
10 49 (1.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 49 (1.94%) PRINCE2
11 46 (1.82%) Configuration Management
12 45 (1.78%) Asset Management
13 33 (1.30%) Mobile Device Management
13 33 (1.30%) Data Protection
14 32 (1.27%) Change Control
15 30 (1.19%) ITSM
16 29 (1.15%) CRM
16 29 (1.15%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 300 (11.86%) SQL
2 203 (8.03%) PowerShell
3 55 (2.17%) VBScript
4 41 (1.62%) Perl
5 30 (1.19%) VB
6 28 (1.11%) C
7 25 (0.99%) PHP
8 19 (0.75%) C#
8 19 (0.75%) Tcl
9 17 (0.67%) Shell Script
10 12 (0.47%) Java
11 11 (0.43%) VBA
12 10 (0.40%) Python
13 8 (0.32%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.24%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.16%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.079%) R
16 2 (0.079%) Delphi
16 2 (0.079%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.079%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 395 (15.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 345 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 266 (10.52%) MCSE
4 223 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 134 (5.30%) MCP
6 112 (4.43%) MCITP
7 105 (4.15%) DV Cleared
8 86 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
9 76 (3.01%) CCNA
10 74 (2.93%) Degree
10 74 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 70 (2.77%) MCSA
12 37 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
13 33 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
13 33 (1.30%) MCTS
14 27 (1.07%) CCA
15 25 (0.99%) CCNP
15 25 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 18 (0.71%) MCDST
17 10 (0.40%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (5.61%) SLA
2 14 (0.55%) QA
3 10 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.12%) BS7799
7 2 (0.079%) COBIT
System Software
1 1742 (68.88%) Active Directory
2 486 (19.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 288 (11.39%) XenApp
4 248 (9.81%) Hyper-V
5 205 (8.11%) vSphere
6 134 (5.30%) VMware ESX
7 82 (3.24%) XenDesktop
8 70 (2.77%) XenServer
9 59 (2.33%) Terminal Services
10 54 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
11 45 (1.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 44 (1.74%) Xen
13 36 (1.42%) ISA Server
14 30 (1.19%) UAG
15 29 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
16 27 (1.07%) VMware Server
17 24 (0.95%) DFS Replication
18 23 (0.91%) NLBS
19 18 (0.71%) NFS
19 18 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 302 (11.94%) SCCM
2 166 (6.56%) Backup Exec
3 122 (4.82%) SCOM
4 61 (2.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 59 (2.33%) WSUS
5 59 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 51 (2.02%) NetBackup
7 45 (1.78%) ARCserve
8 42 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
9 33 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 28 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 27 (1.07%) HP SIM
11 27 (1.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 20 (0.79%) Nagios
12 20 (0.79%) MIMEsweeper
13 19 (0.75%) OpenSSO
14 18 (0.71%) OVSD
15 16 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
16 15 (0.59%) MAILsweeper
17 14 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1442 (57.02%) Microsoft
2 977 (38.63%) VMware
3 677 (26.77%) Citrix
4 432 (17.08%) Cisco
5 360 (14.23%) HP
6 218 (8.62%) Symantec
7 132 (5.22%) NetApp
8 119 (4.71%) Dell
9 89 (3.52%) Oracle
10 84 (3.32%) EMC
11 80 (3.16%) McAfee
12 77 (3.04%) CheckPoint
13 66 (2.61%) IBM
14 64 (2.53%) Apple
15 63 (2.49%) Avaya
16 60 (2.37%) Sophos
17 59 (2.33%) SolarWinds
18 52 (2.06%) Lotus
19 51 (2.02%) Juniper
20 41 (1.62%) F5
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