The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 81 71 81
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1236 1218 1280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.20% 2.55% 2.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.85% 14.69% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 574 561
Average daily rate £300 £283 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £260
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 212 204
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £34.40 £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9622 8294 9910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.09% 17.38% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 4681 5361
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 417 451
Average hourly rate £18.10 £19.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -14 1165 £300 +5.26% 404
London -24 457 £300 -4.00% 139
South East -1 293 £280 - 88
City of London -8 147 £300 -14.28% 36
East of England -15 109 £235 +4.44% 27
South West +9 89 £325 +27.45% 36
North West -17 79 £250 -0.49% 43
Berkshire +1 72 £278 +2.77% 21
Buckinghamshire -3 68 £350 +28.44% 14
Hampshire +25 66 £298 +13.33% 17
Yorkshire +1 61 £300 +33.33% 23
Milton Keynes -3 48 £375 +25.00% 11
Surrey -7 47 £140 -58.36% 18
West Yorkshire +9 44 £306 +147.47% 16
Cambridgeshire -6 41 £235 +4.44% 8
Manchester -9 39 £200 -11.11% 26
West Midlands -26 35 £340 +88.88% 20
East Midlands -24 34 £110 -54.40% 21
Reading +6 33 £288 +27.77% 9
Leeds +1 32 £313 +152.52% 8
South Wales +1 28 £319 +13.33% 2
Wales -3 28 £319 -13.85% 3
Bracknell +23 27 £280 - 2
Lancashire -10 27 £275 -0.45% 2
Essex -17 27 £170 -24.44% 5
Peterborough 0 25 £233 - 2
Scotland -27 25 £135 -43.15% 11
Gloucestershire +19 24 £378 -11.17% 6
Cardiff -3 19 £288 +48.38% 2
Wiltshire -9 17 £313 -6.71% 7

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1906 (78.47%) Windows
2 1653 (68.05%) Active Directory
3 1408 (57.97%) Microsoft
4 1093 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 987 (40.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 898 (36.97%) VMware
7 717 (29.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 661 (27.21%) Windows 7
9 628 (25.85%) Citrix
10 571 (23.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 512 (21.08%) VMware Infrastructure
12 511 (21.04%) MS Office
13 497 (20.46%) Windows XP
14 489 (20.13%) Exchange Server 2007
15 467 (19.23%) ITIL
16 466 (19.18%) Blackberry
17 448 (18.44%) MS Excel
18 437 (17.99%) Cisco
19 405 (16.67%) DNS
20 389 (16.01%) HP
21 387 (15.93%) Migration
22 379 (15.60%) Microsoft Certification
23 357 (14.70%) SQL Server
24 346 (14.24%) SQL
24 346 (14.24%) SharePoint
25 343 (14.12%) SAN
26 336 (13.83%) Firewall
27 320 (13.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
28 300 (12.35%) SCCM
29 297 (12.23%) DHCP

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1093 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 571 (23.51%) Exchange Server 2003
3 489 (20.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 346 (14.24%) SharePoint
5 320 (13.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 235 (9.67%) Lync
7 177 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 135 (5.56%) IIS
9 123 (5.06%) IBM Notes
10 65 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 43 (1.77%) Lotus Domino
12 29 (1.19%) Office Communications Server
13 23 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2000
14 16 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
15 14 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (0.58%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 13 (0.54%) Tomcat
17 10 (0.41%) Apache
17 10 (0.41%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 511 (21.04%) MS Office
2 448 (18.44%) MS Excel
3 30 (1.24%) MS Project
4 26 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.29%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.29%) PaintShop Pro
7 2 (0.082%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.041%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.25%) Agresso
6 4 (0.16%) Khalix
7 3 (0.12%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.082%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.082%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.082%) Tridion
8 2 (0.082%) Magento
8 2 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.082%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.082%) Line 500
8 2 (0.082%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.082%) assyst
9 1 (0.041%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.041%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 151 (6.22%) Office 365
2 15 (0.62%) SaaS
3 13 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.25%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.041%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 405 (16.67%) DNS
2 343 (14.12%) SAN
3 336 (13.83%) Firewall
4 297 (12.23%) DHCP
5 255 (10.50%) TCP/IP
6 236 (9.72%) WAN
6 236 (9.72%) LAN
7 229 (9.43%) VPN
8 124 (5.10%) Internet
9 115 (4.73%) VoIP
10 93 (3.83%) Wireless
11 81 (3.33%) SMTP
12 59 (2.43%) NAS
13 51 (2.10%) VLAN
13 51 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
14 45 (1.85%) iSCSI
15 39 (1.61%) MPLS
16 38 (1.56%) Network Security
17 35 (1.44%) LDAP
18 32 (1.32%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 357 (14.70%) SQL Server
2 120 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 83 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (1.07%) MySQL
5 24 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
8 11 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (0.29%) Cognos Impromptu
9 7 (0.29%) MS Access
10 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.21%) EDRMS
11 5 (0.21%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.16%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.16%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.16%) QlikView
13 3 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.12%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.082%) IDOL
14 2 (0.082%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (0.29%) Git (software)
1 7 (0.29%) MSI
1 7 (0.29%) Subversion
2 6 (0.25%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.21%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.12%) LoadUI
4 3 (0.12%) SoapUI
4 3 (0.12%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.12%) JMeter
5 2 (0.082%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.082%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.041%) JIRA
6 1 (0.041%) Ant
General
1 283 (11.65%) Finance
2 73 (3.01%) Banking
3 65 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 49 (2.02%) Legal
5 48 (1.98%) Law
6 31 (1.28%) Retail
7 29 (1.19%) Back Office
8 22 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 20 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.74%) Advertising
11 17 (0.70%) Military
12 14 (0.58%) French Language
13 13 (0.54%) Dutch Language
13 13 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.49%) Marketing
15 10 (0.41%) Publishing
15 10 (0.41%) Italian Language
16 9 (0.37%) Spanish Language
17 8 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.33%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 398 (16.39%) Support Engineer
2 397 (16.34%) Analyst
3 200 (8.23%) 2nd Line Support
4 195 (8.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 190 (7.82%) Consultant
6 178 (7.33%) Desktop Support
7 177 (7.29%) Support Analyst
7 177 (7.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 126 (5.19%) Administrator
9 112 (4.61%) Service Analyst
10 107 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
11 104 (4.28%) Architect
12 94 (3.87%) IT Support
13 92 (3.79%) Server Engineer
13 92 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 90 (3.71%) Desktop Engineer
15 82 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
16 73 (3.01%) Systems Administrator
17 68 (2.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 66 (2.72%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (1.61%) .NET
2 19 (0.78%) XMPP
3 18 (0.74%) Web Services
4 17 (0.70%) Middleware
5 16 (0.66%) HTML
6 14 (0.58%) XML
7 6 (0.25%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.21%) COM
8 5 (0.21%) CSS
8 5 (0.21%) SOAP
9 4 (0.16%) LAMP
9 4 (0.16%) Flash
9 4 (0.16%) HTML5
9 4 (0.16%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.16%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.12%) jQuery
10 3 (0.12%) OpenID
10 3 (0.12%) OAuth
10 3 (0.12%) CSS3
10 3 (0.12%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 466 (19.18%) Blackberry
2 119 (4.90%) Clustering
3 75 (3.09%) Thin Client
3 75 (3.09%) Fat Client
4 69 (2.84%) iPhone
5 67 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 57 (2.35%) Replication
7 43 (1.77%) iPad
8 39 (1.61%) PKI
9 36 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
10 28 (1.15%) EqualLogic
11 23 (0.95%) Hedge funds
12 21 (0.86%) NHS
13 18 (0.74%) Computer Science
14 16 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
15 14 (0.58%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.54%) Statistics
17 12 (0.49%) Handset
18 10 (0.41%) CESG
19 9 (0.37%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1906 (78.47%) Windows
2 987 (40.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 717 (29.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 661 (27.21%) Windows 7
5 497 (20.46%) Windows XP
6 287 (11.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 134 (5.52%) Linux
8 102 (4.20%) Windows 2000
9 96 (3.95%) Windows 8
10 79 (3.25%) Windows Vista
11 76 (3.13%) UNIX
12 60 (2.47%) NetWare
12 60 (2.47%) Apple iOS
13 57 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
14 36 (1.48%) Mac OS X
15 31 (1.28%) Android
16 26 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
18 18 (0.74%) Solaris
19 11 (0.45%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (19.23%) ITIL
2 387 (15.93%) Migration
3 125 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 94 (3.87%) Project Management
5 75 (3.09%) Service Delivery
5 75 (3.09%) Change Management
6 65 (2.68%) Service Management
7 61 (2.51%) Incident Management
8 59 (2.43%) Problem Management
8 59 (2.43%) PRINCE2
9 58 (2.39%) Change Control
10 47 (1.93%) Business Continuity
11 43 (1.77%) Asset Management
12 42 (1.73%) ITSM
13 41 (1.69%) CRM
14 37 (1.52%) Capacity Planning
15 36 (1.48%) Data Management
16 35 (1.44%) Data Protection
17 34 (1.40%) Mobile Device Management
18 33 (1.36%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 346 (14.24%) SQL
2 266 (10.95%) PowerShell
3 82 (3.38%) VBScript
4 43 (1.77%) VB
5 25 (1.03%) C
6 14 (0.58%) C#
6 14 (0.58%) Perl
7 10 (0.41%) Java
8 6 (0.25%) LotusScript
8 6 (0.25%) PHP
9 5 (0.21%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.16%) Python
11 3 (0.12%) Tcl
12 1 (0.041%) Korn
12 1 (0.041%) JCL
12 1 (0.041%) REXX
12 1 (0.041%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.041%) C++
12 1 (0.041%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.041%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 379 (15.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 289 (11.90%) Security Cleared
3 257 (10.58%) MCSE
4 197 (8.11%) SC Cleared
5 113 (4.65%) MCITP
6 102 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
7 94 (3.87%) MCP
8 84 (3.46%) CCNA
9 76 (3.13%) DV Cleared
10 69 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 69 (2.84%) MCSA
11 50 (2.06%) Citrix Certification
12 47 (1.93%) Degree
13 37 (1.52%) MCTS
14 35 (1.44%) CCA
14 35 (1.44%) CCNP
15 27 (1.11%) MCDST
15 27 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 18 (0.74%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (6.18%) SLA
2 26 (1.07%) QA
3 15 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.041%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.041%) COBIT
6 1 (0.041%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1653 (68.05%) Active Directory
2 512 (21.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 259 (10.66%) Hyper-V
4 235 (9.67%) XenApp
5 219 (9.02%) vSphere
6 117 (4.82%) XenDesktop
7 116 (4.78%) VMware ESX
8 72 (2.96%) Terminal Services
9 51 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 49 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
11 42 (1.73%) UAG
12 41 (1.69%) ISA Server
13 34 (1.40%) Xen
13 34 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 32 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 31 (1.28%) XenServer
16 27 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
17 17 (0.70%) DFS Replication
18 15 (0.62%) Terminal Server
19 14 (0.58%) NFS
Systems Management
1 300 (12.35%) SCCM
2 163 (6.71%) SCOM
3 121 (4.98%) Backup Exec
4 70 (2.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 50 (2.06%) NetBackup
6 49 (2.02%) ServiceCenter
7 46 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 45 (1.85%) WSUS
9 40 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
10 39 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
10 39 (1.61%) MAILsweeper
11 30 (1.24%) ARCserve
12 24 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 20 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
13 20 (0.82%) SCVMM
14 18 (0.74%) OVSD
14 18 (0.74%) SCOrch
15 17 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 16 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
17 15 (0.62%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1408 (57.97%) Microsoft
2 898 (36.97%) VMware
3 628 (25.85%) Citrix
4 437 (17.99%) Cisco
5 389 (16.01%) HP
6 188 (7.74%) Symantec
7 139 (5.72%) Lotus
8 129 (5.31%) NetApp
9 117 (4.82%) Dell
10 98 (4.03%) McAfee
11 91 (3.75%) Oracle
12 87 (3.58%) EMC
13 72 (2.96%) Apple
14 59 (2.43%) CheckPoint
15 58 (2.39%) Novell
16 57 (2.35%) Avaya
16 57 (2.35%) IBM
17 48 (1.98%) Clearswift
18 46 (1.89%) RightFax
19 40 (1.65%) Sophos
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