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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 96 84 72
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1069 1132 1157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 2.16% 2.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.04% 12.29% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 546 531
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 145 216
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.67 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.30 £34.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -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
9680 9208 8154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.89% 17.56% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5832 5546 4651
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 303 402
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.57 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 1002 £322 +7.16% 450
London -7 375 £338 +3.84% 156
South East -13 263 £370 +30.97% 86
City of London +5 108 £350 +7.69% 46
South West -10 76 £300 -4.00% 37
North West -7 73 £260 +15.55% 61
Hampshire -5 69 £333 +20.90% 12
Berkshire -9 65 £400 +33.33% 26
East of England -15 60 £263 +10.52% 25
Yorkshire -8 56 £288 -4.16% 24
West Midlands +16 51 £300 -15.49% 28
Oxfordshire +10 38 £369 +25.00% 3
Manchester -13 37 £228 +1.11% 31
West Sussex +9 34 £385 +16.66% 5
East Midlands -17 34 £263 +138.63% 20
Scotland -5 33 £186 +37.96% 14
Reading +2 32 £417 +36.22% 14
West Yorkshire -20 29 £300 - 15
Wiltshire +15 28 £355 +18.33% 6
Surrey -22 28 £325 +132.14% 14
Bristol +22 26 £281 -19.64% 5
Cambridgeshire -8 23 £205 -13.68% 12
Hook +5 22 £315 +4.83%
Oxford +4 20 £500 +69.49%
Leeds -13 20 £300 -4.00% 8
Cheshire +12 19 £313 +95.31% 16
Swindon +18 17 £375 +25.00% 1
Nottinghamshire -4 17 £274 -42.36% 7
Cambridge +4 16 £228 -38.51% 8
Hertfordshire +11 15 £375 +150.00% 4

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1739 (79.30%) Windows
2 1498 (68.31%) Active Directory
3 1219 (55.59%) Microsoft
4 966 (44.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 879 (40.08%) VMware
6 861 (39.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 603 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 573 (26.13%) Citrix
9 531 (24.21%) Windows 7
10 523 (23.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 475 (21.66%) VMware Infrastructure
12 443 (20.20%) Exchange Server 2007
13 418 (19.06%) ITIL
14 413 (18.83%) MS Office
15 389 (17.74%) MS Excel
16 374 (17.05%) DNS
17 366 (16.69%) Exchange Server 2003
18 361 (16.46%) Windows XP
19 345 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
20 330 (15.05%) Cisco
21 323 (14.73%) Exchange Server 2013
22 321 (14.64%) Migration
23 316 (14.41%) SQL Server
24 314 (14.32%) SAN
25 300 (13.68%) Firewall
26 298 (13.59%) SQL
27 290 (13.22%) Lync
28 285 (13.00%) SCCM
29 277 (12.63%) SharePoint
30 262 (11.95%) Security Cleared

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 966 (44.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 443 (20.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 366 (16.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 323 (14.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 290 (13.22%) Lync
6 277 (12.63%) SharePoint
7 184 (8.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 129 (5.88%) IIS
9 61 (2.78%) IBM Notes
9 61 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
10 40 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 24 (1.09%) Lotus Domino
12 19 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
13 18 (0.82%) Apache
14 17 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
15 14 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
16 10 (0.46%) Live Communications Server
17 8 (0.36%) GroupWise
18 6 (0.27%) CMS
Applications
1 413 (18.83%) MS Office
2 389 (17.74%) MS Excel
3 27 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.55%) PaintShop Pro
6 10 (0.46%) MS Project
7 9 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.18%) InDesign
9 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.046%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.046%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.046%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 19 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.36%) assyst
3 4 (0.18%) RMDS
4 2 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.046%) Maximo
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.046%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.046%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 229 (10.44%) Office 365
2 47 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.82%) IaaS
4 16 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.55%) Google Apps
6 8 (0.36%) SaaS
7 7 (0.32%) PaaS
8 6 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.046%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 374 (17.05%) DNS
2 314 (14.32%) SAN
3 300 (13.68%) Firewall
4 261 (11.90%) DHCP
5 229 (10.44%) TCP/IP
6 222 (10.12%) LAN
7 188 (8.57%) WAN
8 152 (6.93%) VPN
9 116 (5.29%) VoIP
10 92 (4.20%) VLAN
11 84 (3.83%) NAS
12 69 (3.15%) Internet
13 62 (2.83%) Wireless
14 49 (2.23%) SMTP
15 42 (1.92%) LDAP
16 39 (1.78%) MPLS
17 32 (1.46%) Unified Communications
18 28 (1.28%) iSCSI
19 26 (1.19%) SSL
20 25 (1.14%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 67 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 33 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (0.55%) Oracle Database
6 11 (0.50%) MySQL
7 8 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.18%) EDMS
10 4 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.18%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.18%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.091%) IDOL
11 2 (0.091%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.091%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (0.091%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.046%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.046%) FileMaker
12 1 (0.046%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (0.14%) MSI
1 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.091%) Subversion
2 2 (0.091%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.091%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.091%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.091%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.046%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.046%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.046%) Ant
3 1 (0.046%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.046%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.046%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.046%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.046%) Selenium
General
1 210 (9.58%) Finance
2 59 (2.69%) Banking
3 42 (1.92%) Legal
4 41 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 36 (1.64%) Law
6 35 (1.60%) Retail
7 21 (0.96%) Advertising
8 18 (0.82%) Back Office
9 17 (0.78%) Publishing
10 12 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.50%) Marketing
12 10 (0.46%) Military
12 10 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.23%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.23%) Local Government
14 4 (0.18%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.18%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.18%) Electronics
15 2 (0.091%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.091%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 409 (18.65%) Analyst
2 334 (15.23%) Support Engineer
3 252 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 202 (9.21%) 2nd Line Support
5 185 (8.44%) Support Analyst
6 176 (8.03%) 3rd Line Support
7 131 (5.97%) Desktop Support
7 131 (5.97%) Server Engineer
8 129 (5.88%) Consultant
9 121 (5.52%) IT Support
10 111 (5.06%) Service Analyst
11 104 (4.74%) Service Desk Analyst
12 99 (4.51%) Administrator
13 90 (4.10%) 1st Line Support
14 88 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 82 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 81 (3.69%) Architect
17 75 (3.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 73 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
19 64 (2.92%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (1.92%) .NET
2 20 (0.91%) Application Packaging
3 11 (0.50%) HTML
3 11 (0.50%) ASP.NET
3 11 (0.50%) Web Services
4 5 (0.23%) CSS
4 5 (0.23%) JSP
4 5 (0.23%) Middleware
5 4 (0.18%) MSMQ
5 4 (0.18%) MAPI
5 4 (0.18%) SailPoint
5 4 (0.18%) libvirt
5 4 (0.18%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.14%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.14%) J2EE
6 3 (0.14%) XML
7 2 (0.091%) ODBC
7 2 (0.091%) LAMP
7 2 (0.091%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.091%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 246 (11.22%) Blackberry
2 138 (6.29%) Clustering
3 89 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (2.33%) Replication
5 49 (2.23%) iPhone
6 47 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 45 (2.05%) iPad
8 44 (2.01%) Thin Client
8 44 (2.01%) Fat Client
9 35 (1.60%) NHS
10 32 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
11 25 (1.14%) PKI
12 24 (1.09%) Computer Science
13 19 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
15 12 (0.55%) Hedge funds
15 12 (0.55%) PDA
16 11 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
17 10 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1739 (79.30%) Windows
2 861 (39.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 603 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 531 (24.21%) Windows 7
5 523 (23.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 361 (16.46%) Windows XP
7 146 (6.66%) Windows 8
8 137 (6.25%) Linux
9 79 (3.60%) UNIX
10 57 (2.60%) Windows Vista
11 46 (2.10%) Android
12 37 (1.69%) Mac OS X
13 35 (1.60%) Apple iOS
14 31 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
15 28 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 23 (1.05%) Windows 2000
17 15 (0.68%) Solaris
18 10 (0.46%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
19 8 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (19.06%) ITIL
2 321 (14.64%) Migration
3 99 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 90 (4.10%) Change Management
5 83 (3.78%) Project Management
6 82 (3.74%) Service Management
7 67 (3.06%) Incident Management
8 63 (2.87%) Service Delivery
9 43 (1.96%) Business Continuity
10 37 (1.69%) PRINCE2
10 37 (1.69%) Problem Management
11 36 (1.64%) CRM
11 36 (1.64%) Kalman Filter
12 34 (1.55%) Mentoring
13 33 (1.50%) ITIL V3
13 33 (1.50%) Asset Management
14 32 (1.46%) Configuration Management
15 31 (1.41%) Root Cause Analysis
15 31 (1.41%) Capacity Planning
16 27 (1.23%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 298 (13.59%) SQL
2 198 (9.03%) PowerShell
3 43 (1.96%) VBScript
4 29 (1.32%) VB
5 15 (0.68%) Perl
6 12 (0.55%) Shell Script
7 11 (0.50%) C
7 11 (0.50%) C#
7 11 (0.50%) Java
8 8 (0.36%) VBA
9 7 (0.32%) Python
10 5 (0.23%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.18%) Ruby
12 3 (0.14%) PHP
13 2 (0.091%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.091%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.046%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 345 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 262 (11.95%) Security Cleared
3 258 (11.76%) MCSE
4 194 (8.85%) SC Cleared
5 112 (5.11%) MCP
6 91 (4.15%) MCITP
7 88 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
8 72 (3.28%) CCNA
8 72 (3.28%) MCSA
9 66 (3.01%) Degree
10 63 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 48 (2.19%) MCTS
12 47 (2.14%) DV Cleared
13 33 (1.50%) CCNP
14 28 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
15 22 (1.00%) CCA
16 21 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
17 20 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 16 (0.73%) CCEA
19 10 (0.46%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (6.06%) SLA
2 11 (0.50%) QA
3 5 (0.23%) JSP 440
3 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.091%) COBIT
6 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.046%) P3O
System Software
1 1498 (68.31%) Active Directory
2 475 (21.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 257 (11.72%) Hyper-V
4 177 (8.07%) XenApp
5 146 (6.66%) vSphere
6 99 (4.51%) VMware ESX
7 89 (4.06%) XenDesktop
8 63 (2.87%) Terminal Services
9 40 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
10 36 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
11 34 (1.55%) Xen
12 31 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 29 (1.32%) XenServer
14 28 (1.28%) VMware Server
15 23 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
16 22 (1.00%) ISA Server
17 21 (0.96%) UAG
18 17 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 16 (0.73%) DFS Replication
20 13 (0.59%) NFS
Systems Management
1 285 (13.00%) SCCM
2 97 (4.42%) SCOM
3 75 (3.42%) Backup Exec
4 54 (2.46%) WSUS
5 37 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 32 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
7 29 (1.32%) NetBackup
8 25 (1.14%) ARCserve
9 22 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
10 14 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 12 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 11 (0.50%) HP SIM
13 9 (0.41%) OVSD
13 9 (0.41%) Tivoli
14 8 (0.36%) MIMEsweeper
14 8 (0.36%) SCVMM
14 8 (0.36%) vMotion
15 7 (0.32%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1219 (55.59%) Microsoft
2 879 (40.08%) VMware
3 573 (26.13%) Citrix
4 330 (15.05%) Cisco
5 248 (11.31%) HP
6 132 (6.02%) NetApp
7 130 (5.93%) Symantec
8 85 (3.88%) Dell
9 80 (3.65%) Lotus
9 80 (3.65%) McAfee
10 73 (3.33%) EMC
11 61 (2.78%) Apple
12 52 (2.37%) Oracle
13 49 (2.23%) Avaya
14 40 (1.82%) IBM
14 40 (1.82%) Sophos
15 33 (1.50%) Red Hat
16 32 (1.46%) CheckPoint
17 31 (1.41%) Veeam
18 30 (1.37%) Juniper
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day c£250 to £300 per day poss more please quote
Posted: 9 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £220 - £280 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £485.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Northwood
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Lothian
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour + overtime rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £215 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £25000 per annum + pension scheme, healthcare.
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £230 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £225 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago