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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 74 74 79
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1235 1242 1313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.26% 2.43% 2.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.85% 14.26% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 628 652
Average daily rate
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£300 £318 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £161 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £442 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
- -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 186 206
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.59% -1.42%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9614 8709 9878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.60% 17.03% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5675 4973 5591
Average daily rate £375 £374 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 435 450
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.60 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 +1 1140 £300 -6.25% 444
London -5 460 £320 -3.75% 143
South East +5 297 £300 -7.69% 85
East of England -15 108 £233 +12.04% 33
City of London -8 107 £277 -23.58% 36
Hampshire +18 81 £314 +4.58% 15
North West -16 70 £255 +2.00% 31
West Midlands -2 64 £261 -17.06% 23
South West -23 57 £308 +0.81% 40
Scotland -1 53 £300 - 24
Berkshire -14 50 £300 -14.28% 20
Yorkshire -6 46 £305 +41.86% 54
Buckinghamshire +4 38 £330 +1.53% 10
West Sussex +16 34 £220 -21.42% 7
Surrey +5 33 £235 -20.33% 10
Cambridgeshire 0 32 £203 +0.62% 9
West Yorkshire -2 31 £305 +35.55% 35
Essex -9 31 £450 +168.65% 4
East Midlands -23 31 £325 +30.00% 32
Reading +17 28 £300 -29.41% 6
Cheshire +2 26 £250 -13.34% 10
Manchester -13 26 £255 +6.25% 14
Milton Keynes 0 24 £330 -9.58% 6
Hertfordshire -3 21 £230 +27.77% 14
Kent +7 19 £350 +66.66% 5
Cambridge -2 19 £205 +9.33% 7
Leeds -8 19 £303 +55.12% 22
Birmingham -7 18 £308 +4.32% 12
Basingstoke +30 17 £338 - 4
East Sussex +14 17 £115 -60.03% 4

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1918 (78.87%) Windows
2 1603 (65.91%) Active Directory
3 1365 (56.13%) Microsoft
4 1103 (45.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1026 (42.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 900 (37.01%) VMware
7 679 (27.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 679 (27.92%) Windows 7
8 654 (26.89%) Citrix
9 564 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2007
10 539 (22.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 528 (21.71%) MS Office
12 488 (20.07%) ITIL
13 483 (19.86%) MS Excel
14 466 (19.16%) Windows XP
15 454 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 435 (17.89%) Cisco
17 420 (17.27%) DNS
18 386 (15.87%) Blackberry
19 381 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
20 370 (15.21%) SAN
21 369 (15.17%) Windows Server 2012
22 357 (14.68%) Firewall
23 340 (13.98%) HP
24 339 (13.94%) DHCP
24 339 (13.94%) Migration
25 335 (13.77%) SharePoint
26 332 (13.65%) Security Cleared
27 323 (13.28%) SQL Server
28 295 (12.13%) SQL

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1103 (45.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 564 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2007
3 539 (22.16%) Exchange Server 2003
4 335 (13.77%) SharePoint
5 257 (10.57%) Lync
6 250 (10.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 243 (9.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 150 (6.17%) IIS
9 73 (3.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 53 (2.18%) IBM Notes
11 49 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
12 28 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
13 22 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
14 21 (0.86%) Lotus Domino
15 14 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
16 12 (0.49%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 9 (0.37%) Tomcat
17 9 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
18 8 (0.33%) WebSphere
19 7 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 528 (21.71%) MS Office
2 483 (19.86%) MS Excel
3 21 (0.86%) MS Project
4 16 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.082%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.082%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.041%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.78%) assyst
3 10 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.16%) Misys Midas
6 4 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
7 3 (0.12%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.082%) Magento
8 2 (0.082%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.082%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.082%) Khalix
9 1 (0.041%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.041%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.041%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.041%) arcHouse
9 1 (0.041%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.041%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.041%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 179 (7.36%) Office 365
2 44 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.70%) SaaS
5 16 (0.66%) IaaS
6 8 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.16%) PaaS
7 4 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 420 (17.27%) DNS
2 370 (15.21%) SAN
3 357 (14.68%) Firewall
4 339 (13.94%) DHCP
5 262 (10.77%) TCP/IP
6 251 (10.32%) LAN
7 236 (9.70%) WAN
8 170 (6.99%) VPN
9 115 (4.73%) VoIP
10 105 (4.32%) Wireless
11 99 (4.07%) Internet
12 84 (3.45%) NAS
13 76 (3.13%) SMTP
14 65 (2.67%) VLAN
15 56 (2.30%) MPLS
16 46 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
17 43 (1.77%) IP Telephony
18 38 (1.56%) iSCSI
19 32 (1.32%) X.400
20 30 (1.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 106 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 80 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (0.82%) MySQL
6 16 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 14 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
8 13 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
9 12 (0.49%) Cognos Impromptu
10 9 (0.37%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.21%) EDMS
12 4 (0.16%) QlikView
12 4 (0.16%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.12%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.12%) Oracle Exadata
14 2 (0.082%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.082%) DataStage
14 2 (0.082%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (0.49%) MSI
2 10 (0.41%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.37%) Subversion
4 3 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (0.12%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.082%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.082%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.082%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.041%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.041%) JMeter
6 1 (0.041%) JIRA
6 1 (0.041%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.041%) LoadUI
General
1 251 (10.32%) Finance
2 61 (2.51%) Banking
3 53 (2.18%) Telecoms
4 40 (1.64%) Law
5 36 (1.48%) Advertising
6 35 (1.44%) Legal
7 33 (1.36%) Retail
8 27 (1.11%) French Language
9 26 (1.07%) Marketing
10 23 (0.95%) Back Office
11 21 (0.86%) Spanish Language
12 18 (0.74%) Military
12 18 (0.74%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
14 16 (0.66%) Investment Banking
15 14 (0.58%) Dutch Language
16 13 (0.53%) Publishing
16 13 (0.53%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.37%) Games
18 7 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 467 (19.20%) Analyst
2 355 (14.60%) Support Engineer
3 236 (9.70%) Support Analyst
4 219 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 201 (8.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 195 (8.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 171 (7.03%) Consultant
8 142 (5.84%) Desktop Support
9 118 (4.85%) Service Analyst
10 113 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
11 109 (4.48%) Administrator
12 107 (4.40%) Architect
13 105 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 105 (4.32%) IT Support
14 76 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
14 76 (3.13%) Server Engineer
15 75 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
15 75 (3.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 74 (3.04%) 1st Line Support
17 72 (2.96%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (2.10%) .NET
2 28 (1.15%) HTML
3 22 (0.90%) CSS
4 21 (0.86%) HTML5
5 16 (0.66%) CSS3
5 16 (0.66%) OpenID
5 16 (0.66%) jQuery
5 16 (0.66%) OAuth
6 15 (0.62%) Web Services
6 15 (0.62%) XML
7 13 (0.53%) ASP.NET
7 13 (0.53%) Middleware
8 8 (0.33%) XMPP
8 8 (0.33%) Application Packaging
9 7 (0.29%) MSMQ
10 6 (0.25%) JSP
10 6 (0.25%) SOAP
10 6 (0.25%) COM
11 5 (0.21%) Software Packaging
11 5 (0.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 386 (15.87%) Blackberry
2 110 (4.52%) Clustering
3 69 (2.84%) Fat Client
3 69 (2.84%) Thin Client
4 63 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 62 (2.55%) Replication
5 62 (2.55%) iPhone
6 40 (1.64%) iPad
7 33 (1.36%) PKI
8 29 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
9 24 (0.99%) NHS
10 22 (0.90%) EqualLogic
11 21 (0.86%) Computer Science
12 20 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
13 19 (0.78%) PDA
14 18 (0.74%) Open Source
15 15 (0.62%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.53%) CESG
17 11 (0.45%) iSeries
17 11 (0.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1918 (78.87%) Windows
2 1026 (42.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 679 (27.92%) Windows 7
3 679 (27.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 466 (19.16%) Windows XP
5 369 (15.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 157 (6.46%) Windows 8
7 118 (4.85%) Linux
8 93 (3.82%) UNIX
9 64 (2.63%) Windows Vista
10 49 (2.01%) Windows 2000 Server
11 48 (1.97%) Windows 2000
12 44 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 31 (1.27%) Android
14 25 (1.03%) Apple iOS
15 23 (0.95%) Mac OS X
16 20 (0.82%) Solaris
17 15 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
17 15 (0.62%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (20.07%) ITIL
2 339 (13.94%) Migration
3 90 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 87 (3.58%) Service Management
5 84 (3.45%) Project Management
6 78 (3.21%) Service Delivery
7 65 (2.67%) PRINCE2
8 62 (2.55%) Problem Management
9 59 (2.43%) Change Management
10 56 (2.30%) Incident Management
11 52 (2.14%) Capacity Planning
12 50 (2.06%) Change Control
13 45 (1.85%) CRM
14 40 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
15 39 (1.60%) Asset Management
16 38 (1.56%) Data Protection
17 37 (1.52%) Configuration Management
18 33 (1.36%) ITSM
19 30 (1.23%) Business Continuity
20 28 (1.15%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 295 (12.13%) SQL
2 207 (8.51%) PowerShell
3 48 (1.97%) VBScript
4 38 (1.56%) VB
5 33 (1.36%) Perl
6 32 (1.32%) C
7 21 (0.86%) PHP
8 19 (0.78%) C#
9 16 (0.66%) Tcl
10 15 (0.62%) Java
11 14 (0.58%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.29%) Python
13 5 (0.21%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.16%) VBA
14 4 (0.16%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.082%) R
15 2 (0.082%) Delphi
15 2 (0.082%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.082%) ABAP
15 2 (0.082%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 381 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 332 (13.65%) Security Cleared
3 268 (11.02%) MCSE
4 221 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 119 (4.89%) MCITP
6 117 (4.81%) MCP
7 101 (4.15%) DV Cleared
8 91 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
9 80 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 75 (3.08%) CCNA
11 74 (3.04%) MCSA
12 70 (2.88%) Degree
13 35 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
14 34 (1.40%) CCNP
15 32 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
16 30 (1.23%) CCA
16 30 (1.23%) MCTS
17 26 (1.07%) MCDST
18 14 (0.58%) ISEB
19 12 (0.49%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (5.35%) SLA
2 20 (0.82%) QA
3 9 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.12%) BS7799
5 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.082%) COBIT
7 1 (0.041%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1603 (65.91%) Active Directory
2 454 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 273 (11.23%) XenApp
4 263 (10.81%) Hyper-V
5 197 (8.10%) vSphere
6 128 (5.26%) VMware ESX
7 74 (3.04%) XenDesktop
8 65 (2.67%) Terminal Services
9 50 (2.06%) XenServer
10 48 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
11 39 (1.60%) Xen
12 38 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 37 (1.52%) ISA Server
14 36 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
15 31 (1.27%) UAG
16 25 (1.03%) DFS Replication
17 24 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 21 (0.86%) VMware Server
19 18 (0.74%) NLBS
20 15 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 280 (11.51%) SCCM
2 140 (5.76%) Backup Exec
3 121 (4.98%) SCOM
4 62 (2.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 48 (1.97%) WSUS
6 45 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
7 44 (1.81%) NetBackup
8 41 (1.69%) ARCserve
9 34 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
10 28 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 22 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 18 (0.74%) MAILsweeper
12 18 (0.74%) HP SIM
13 17 (0.70%) OVSD
14 16 (0.66%) OpenSSO
15 15 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
15 15 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
16 14 (0.58%) SCDPM
17 13 (0.53%) SCOrch
17 13 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1365 (56.13%) Microsoft
2 900 (37.01%) VMware
3 654 (26.89%) Citrix
4 435 (17.89%) Cisco
5 340 (13.98%) HP
6 191 (7.85%) Symantec
7 122 (5.02%) NetApp
8 115 (4.73%) Dell
9 100 (4.11%) Oracle
10 84 (3.45%) EMC
11 83 (3.41%) McAfee
12 76 (3.13%) Apple
13 66 (2.71%) CheckPoint
14 63 (2.59%) IBM
15 58 (2.38%) Lotus
16 49 (2.01%) Sophos
16 49 (2.01%) Juniper
17 46 (1.89%) SolarWinds
18 44 (1.81%) Avaya
19 40 (1.64%) F5
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