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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 81 68 85
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +17
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1245 1374 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.18% 2.64% 2.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.11% 14.70% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 755 520
Average daily rate
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£290 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £149 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £310 £298
% change year-on-year
-7.25% +4.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 189 190
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £25.20 £23.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -19.44%

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
10279 9349 9109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.01% 17.99% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6583 5677 5140
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 403 449
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -12 1167 £288 -10.15% 474
London -11 486 £300 -7.55% 157
South East -8 298 £303 -19.26% 90
City of London -16 128 £295 -9.23% 53
Hampshire +3 88 £315 -1.56% 23
East of England -22 83 £178 -27.55% 34
South West -11 82 £241 -21.22% 57
Yorkshire -4 73 £260 +4.00% 28
West Yorkshire +11 54 £270 -1.81% 14
Berkshire -42 52 £300 -29.41% 19
West Midlands 0 50 £290 +22.10% 30
North West -31 48 £288 +35.29% 53
Buckinghamshire -4 44 £275 +83.33% 14
Scotland -8 43 £323 +46.92% 20
Surrey -13 41 £200 -40.74% 12
Milton Keynes -9 38 £275 +15.78% 5
East Midlands -11 38 £300 +133.00% 13
Leeds +2 37 £250 +5.26% 9
West Sussex +17 32 £325 - 5
Cambridgeshire -4 29 £275 +18.91% 13
Hook -1 27 £315 +3.40% 1
Essex -20 26 £169 -42.55% 5
Manchester -23 25 £350 +133.33% 31
Edinburgh -4 20 £318 +85.40% 4
Somerset -1 18 £228 -22.88% 2
Bristol -14 17 £150 -50.41% 12
Kent -3 16 £309 +12.27% 6
Reading -31 16 £260 -38.82% 7
Birmingham +6 15 £319 +34.21% 12
Bracknell +5 15 £313 - 3

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2035 (79.24%) Windows
2 1760 (68.54%) Active Directory
3 1448 (56.39%) Microsoft
4 1162 (45.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1069 (41.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1018 (39.64%) VMware
7 741 (28.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 685 (26.67%) Windows 7
9 677 (26.36%) Citrix
10 616 (23.99%) Exchange Server 2007
11 561 (21.85%) MS Office
12 555 (21.61%) Exchange Server 2003
13 530 (20.64%) MS Excel
14 520 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
15 504 (19.63%) ITIL
16 499 (19.43%) Windows XP
17 479 (18.65%) Windows Server 2012
18 472 (18.38%) DNS
19 424 (16.51%) Microsoft Certification
20 398 (15.50%) Cisco
21 396 (15.42%) SAN
22 388 (15.11%) DHCP
23 383 (14.91%) Blackberry
24 372 (14.49%) Security Cleared
25 360 (14.02%) HP
26 350 (13.63%) Firewall
27 346 (13.47%) Migration
28 335 (13.05%) SharePoint
29 334 (13.01%) SCCM
30 322 (12.54%) Exchange Server 2013

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1162 (45.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 616 (23.99%) Exchange Server 2007
3 555 (21.61%) Exchange Server 2003
4 335 (13.05%) SharePoint
5 322 (12.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 320 (12.46%) Lync
7 219 (8.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 127 (4.95%) IIS
9 65 (2.53%) Office Communications Server
10 55 (2.14%) IBM Notes
11 49 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 44 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
13 30 (1.17%) Lotus Domino
14 16 (0.62%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 13 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (0.39%) Apache
17 9 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
18 8 (0.31%) Live Communications Server
19 7 (0.27%) Quickr
Applications
1 561 (21.85%) MS Office
2 530 (20.64%) MS Excel
3 31 (1.21%) MS Project
4 21 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.23%) PaintShop Pro
7 2 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.039%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.62%) assyst
2 15 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.16%) Misys Midas
5 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.078%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.039%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.039%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.039%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.039%) Khalix
7 1 (0.039%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 225 (8.76%) Office 365
2 38 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.51%) SaaS
3 13 (0.51%) IaaS
4 9 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.27%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 472 (18.38%) DNS
2 396 (15.42%) SAN
3 388 (15.11%) DHCP
4 350 (13.63%) Firewall
5 281 (10.94%) LAN
6 252 (9.81%) WAN
7 244 (9.50%) TCP/IP
8 165 (6.43%) VPN
9 134 (5.22%) VoIP
10 100 (3.89%) Wireless
11 94 (3.66%) VLAN
12 91 (3.54%) NAS
13 90 (3.50%) Internet
14 75 (2.92%) SMTP
15 61 (2.38%) MPLS
16 39 (1.52%) Unified Communications
17 38 (1.48%) LDAP
18 36 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
19 33 (1.29%) iSCSI
20 30 (1.17%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 111 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 44 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (0.58%) Oracle Database
6 14 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
7 9 (0.35%) MySQL
8 6 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.16%) EDMS
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.12%) SQL Server 7
11 3 (0.12%) DB2
11 3 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.12%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.078%) MS Access
12 2 (0.078%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 7 (0.27%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.23%) Subversion
3 4 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.078%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.078%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.039%) Selenium
6 1 (0.039%) WebDriver
General
1 266 (10.36%) Finance
2 74 (2.88%) Banking
3 65 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 55 (2.14%) Legal
5 43 (1.67%) Law
6 40 (1.56%) Advertising
7 35 (1.36%) Retail
8 31 (1.21%) Marketing
9 22 (0.86%) Military
10 21 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.70%) Back Office
12 17 (0.66%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.66%) French Language
13 15 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.55%) Spanish Language
15 11 (0.43%) Publishing
16 10 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
17 9 (0.35%) German Language
17 9 (0.35%) Games
18 8 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 542 (21.11%) Analyst
2 355 (13.82%) Support Engineer
3 258 (10.05%) Support Analyst
4 243 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 210 (8.18%) 2nd Line Support
6 202 (7.87%) 3rd Line Support
7 178 (6.93%) Desktop Support
8 177 (6.89%) Consultant
9 144 (5.61%) Service Analyst
10 139 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
11 134 (5.22%) Administrator
12 130 (5.06%) IT Support
13 105 (4.09%) Systems Engineer
14 102 (3.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 101 (3.93%) Architect
15 101 (3.93%) Server Engineer
16 91 (3.54%) Desktop Engineer
17 84 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
18 81 (3.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 76 (2.96%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (1.21%) .NET
2 17 (0.66%) Middleware
3 14 (0.55%) HTML
4 13 (0.51%) Application Packaging
4 13 (0.51%) CSS
4 13 (0.51%) Web Services
5 11 (0.43%) HTML5
6 9 (0.35%) CSS3
6 9 (0.35%) OpenID
6 9 (0.35%) jQuery
6 9 (0.35%) OAuth
7 6 (0.23%) Software Packaging
7 6 (0.23%) JSP
7 6 (0.23%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.23%) X-Windows
7 6 (0.23%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.16%) MSMQ
10 3 (0.12%) LAMP
10 3 (0.12%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 383 (14.91%) Blackberry
2 141 (5.49%) Clustering
3 104 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (3.86%) Replication
5 62 (2.41%) Thin Client
5 62 (2.41%) Fat Client
6 59 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 50 (1.95%) iPad
8 47 (1.83%) iPhone
9 43 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
10 29 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
11 24 (0.93%) Client/Server
11 24 (0.93%) PDA
12 21 (0.82%) NHS
13 20 (0.78%) PKI
14 19 (0.74%) CMDB
15 17 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.62%) Open Source
17 13 (0.51%) EqualLogic
18 12 (0.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2035 (79.24%) Windows
2 1069 (41.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 741 (28.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 685 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 499 (19.43%) Windows XP
6 479 (18.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 184 (7.17%) Windows 8
8 138 (5.37%) Linux
9 86 (3.35%) UNIX
10 70 (2.73%) Windows Vista
11 47 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 43 (1.67%) Android
13 38 (1.48%) Windows 2000
14 37 (1.44%) Mac OS X
14 37 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
15 25 (0.97%) Solaris
16 19 (0.74%) Apple iOS
17 15 (0.58%) CentOS
18 14 (0.55%) Mac OS
19 12 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 504 (19.63%) ITIL
2 346 (13.47%) Migration
3 111 (4.32%) Service Management
4 92 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 91 (3.54%) Change Management
6 81 (3.15%) Project Management
7 76 (2.96%) Incident Management
8 74 (2.88%) Service Delivery
9 50 (1.95%) Asset Management
10 48 (1.87%) Problem Management
11 46 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
12 44 (1.71%) Capacity Planning
13 42 (1.64%) Kalman Filter
13 42 (1.64%) Configuration Management
14 41 (1.60%) Business Continuity
15 37 (1.44%) Mentoring
16 35 (1.36%) PRINCE2
17 32 (1.25%) ITIL V3
18 30 (1.17%) Performance Management
19 29 (1.13%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 316 (12.31%) SQL
2 215 (8.37%) PowerShell
3 46 (1.79%) VBScript
4 26 (1.01%) Perl
5 23 (0.90%) C
5 23 (0.90%) VB
6 15 (0.58%) Shell Script
7 13 (0.51%) VBA
8 12 (0.47%) PHP
9 11 (0.43%) C#
10 9 (0.35%) Python
10 9 (0.35%) Tcl
11 6 (0.23%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.23%) Java
12 4 (0.16%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.078%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.078%) R
14 1 (0.039%) VB6
Qualifications
1 424 (16.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 372 (14.49%) Security Cleared
3 275 (10.71%) MCSE
4 244 (9.50%) SC Cleared
5 144 (5.61%) MCP
6 110 (4.28%) DV Cleared
7 97 (3.78%) MCITP
8 78 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
9 69 (2.69%) Degree
10 65 (2.53%) CCNA
11 62 (2.41%) MCSA
12 57 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 39 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
14 31 (1.21%) MCTS
15 30 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 26 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
17 25 (0.97%) CCNP
18 19 (0.74%) CCA
19 15 (0.58%) MCDST
20 10 (0.39%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (6.35%) SLA
2 15 (0.58%) QA
3 8 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.12%) COBIT
8 3 (0.12%) BS7799
9 1 (0.039%) P3O
System Software
1 1760 (68.54%) Active Directory
2 520 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 265 (10.32%) XenApp
4 264 (10.28%) Hyper-V
5 194 (7.55%) vSphere
6 135 (5.26%) VMware ESX
7 99 (3.86%) XenDesktop
8 73 (2.84%) XenServer
9 54 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
10 51 (1.99%) Terminal Services
11 46 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 39 (1.52%) Xen
13 37 (1.44%) ISA Server
14 29 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
15 28 (1.09%) VMware Server
16 24 (0.93%) DFS Replication
17 23 (0.90%) UAG
18 22 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
19 18 (0.70%) NFS
19 18 (0.70%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 334 (13.01%) SCCM
2 166 (6.46%) Backup Exec
3 137 (5.33%) SCOM
4 65 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 60 (2.34%) WSUS
6 57 (2.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 50 (1.95%) NetBackup
8 44 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
9 36 (1.40%) ARCserve
9 36 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 35 (1.36%) HP SIM
11 26 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 24 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 21 (0.82%) Nagios
14 20 (0.78%) MIMEsweeper
15 16 (0.62%) OVSD
15 16 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
16 15 (0.58%) SCDPM
17 14 (0.55%) SCVMM
18 13 (0.51%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 1448 (56.39%) Microsoft
2 1018 (39.64%) VMware
3 677 (26.36%) Citrix
4 398 (15.50%) Cisco
5 360 (14.02%) HP
6 230 (8.96%) Symantec
7 138 (5.37%) NetApp
8 130 (5.06%) Dell
9 89 (3.47%) McAfee
10 88 (3.43%) EMC
11 81 (3.15%) CheckPoint
12 72 (2.80%) Sophos
13 68 (2.65%) IBM
14 66 (2.57%) SolarWinds
15 65 (2.53%) Apple
16 64 (2.49%) Lotus
17 61 (2.38%) Avaya
18 60 (2.34%) Oracle
19 51 (1.99%) Juniper
20 43 (1.67%) Remedy
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