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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 106 75 73
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1091 1255 1240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.95% 2.37% 2.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.63% 13.27% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 629 625
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £136 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.50% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 163 184
Average hourly rate £18.36 £15.82 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.02% -12.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -6.06%

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
10266 9458 8629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.39% 17.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6491 5680 4837
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 364 438
Average hourly rate £20.80 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.25 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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 -26 1016 £300 - 382
London -12 441 £300 -4.38% 128
South East -19 246 £330 +10.00% 95
City of London -18 105 £375 +37.11% 29
East of England -32 73 £288 +16.16% 21
Hampshire -9 62 £363 +11.53% 17
Yorkshire -2 61 £263 -13.93% 42
South West -4 61 £206 -31.25% 20
North West -26 58 £230 -10.67% 41
Scotland +10 53 £180 -34.54% 16
West Midlands -7 46 £250 -14.89% 20
West Yorkshire -9 40 £300 -1.63% 26
Berkshire -4 39 £450 +45.16% 20
Leeds -3 36 £300 - 20
Surrey -10 34 £333 +107.81% 21
Buckinghamshire -7 33 £300 +9.09% 6
Manchester -1 30 £310 -5.34% 21
Cambridgeshire -15 30 £281 -1.31% 6
East Sussex +1 27 £330 +186.95% 4
Milton Keynes -5 22 £300 +42.85% 4
Southampton +13 21 £363 -2.02% 3
East Midlands -12 21 £238 -10.79% 12
Oxfordshire -14 21 £225 -35.71% 2
Essex -25 18 £375 -16.66% 2
Reading -4 17 £450 +38.46% 8
Brighton +4 16 £330 +100.00% 4
Cheshire -14 16 £215 -14.00% 16
Wales 0 15 £175 -41.66% 5
Kent -3 15 £400 +14.28% 13
Devon +6 14 £225 - 3

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1771 (80.32%) Windows
2 1582 (71.75%) Active Directory
3 1262 (57.23%) Microsoft
4 990 (44.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 897 (40.68%) VMware
6 879 (39.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 595 (26.98%) Citrix
8 577 (26.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 559 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 557 (25.26%) Windows 7
11 450 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 441 (20.00%) ITIL
13 433 (19.64%) MS Office
14 417 (18.91%) MS Excel
15 388 (17.60%) DNS
16 387 (17.55%) Exchange Server 2007
17 359 (16.28%) SQL Server
18 347 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2013
19 344 (15.60%) Cisco
20 337 (15.28%) SAN
21 314 (14.24%) Migration
22 301 (13.65%) Microsoft Certification
23 300 (13.61%) Firewall
24 295 (13.38%) Exchange Server 2003
25 290 (13.15%) Lync
26 289 (13.11%) DHCP
27 287 (13.02%) SCCM
28 283 (12.83%) Office 365
28 283 (12.83%) SQL
29 278 (12.61%) Windows XP

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 990 (44.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 387 (17.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 347 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 295 (13.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 290 (13.15%) Lync
6 273 (12.38%) SharePoint
7 142 (6.44%) IIS
8 135 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 61 (2.77%) IBM Notes
10 44 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
11 43 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 32 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 25 (1.13%) Lotus Domino
14 23 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
15 13 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
16 11 (0.50%) WebSphere
17 10 (0.45%) GroupWise
17 10 (0.45%) Apache
18 3 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 433 (19.64%) MS Office
2 417 (18.91%) MS Excel
3 29 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.77%) PaintShop Pro
5 16 (0.73%) MS Project
5 16 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.18%) InDesign
8 1 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.045%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.045%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 24 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.50%) Maximo
3 6 (0.27%) assyst
4 4 (0.18%) RMDS
4 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.045%) TeleForm
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.045%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.045%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.045%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 283 (12.83%) Office 365
2 74 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.27%) IaaS
4 25 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (0.82%) PaaS
6 17 (0.77%) Mimecast
7 12 (0.54%) SaaS
8 11 (0.50%) Google Apps
9 8 (0.36%) Yammer
10 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.18%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.091%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 388 (17.60%) DNS
2 337 (15.28%) SAN
3 300 (13.61%) Firewall
4 289 (13.11%) DHCP
5 254 (11.52%) LAN
6 239 (10.84%) WAN
7 209 (9.48%) TCP/IP
8 149 (6.76%) VPN
9 99 (4.49%) VLAN
10 83 (3.76%) NAS
11 77 (3.49%) VoIP
12 72 (3.27%) Internet
13 61 (2.77%) Wireless
14 50 (2.27%) MPLS
15 48 (2.18%) LDAP
16 38 (1.72%) SMTP
17 36 (1.63%) Unified Communications
18 31 (1.41%) BIG-IP
19 30 (1.36%) iSCSI
19 30 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 98 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 43 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.41%) MySQL
7 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.27%) DB2
8 5 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.18%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.091%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.091%) EDMS
11 2 (0.091%) Oracle Discoverer
12 1 (0.045%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.045%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.045%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.045%) MS Access
12 1 (0.045%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (0.27%) MSI
2 3 (0.14%) Ant
2 3 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
2 3 (0.14%) JIRA
2 3 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.045%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.045%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.045%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.045%) Subversion
3 1 (0.045%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.045%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.045%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.045%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.045%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.045%) InstallShield
General
1 201 (9.12%) Finance
2 57 (2.59%) Banking
3 39 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 30 (1.36%) Retail
5 29 (1.32%) Legal
6 23 (1.04%) Advertising
6 23 (1.04%) Law
7 19 (0.86%) Back Office
8 15 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 13 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.54%) Publishing
10 12 (0.54%) Marketing
11 10 (0.45%) Local Government
12 7 (0.32%) Military
13 6 (0.27%) Electronics
14 5 (0.23%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.23%) Dutch Language
14 5 (0.23%) French Language
15 4 (0.18%) German Language
15 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 426 (19.32%) Analyst
2 326 (14.78%) Support Engineer
3 274 (12.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 218 (9.89%) 3rd Line Support
5 208 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 200 (9.07%) Support Analyst
7 115 (5.22%) Architect
8 111 (5.03%) Administrator
8 111 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 110 (4.99%) Desktop Support
10 109 (4.94%) IT Support
11 107 (4.85%) Server Engineer
12 100 (4.54%) Service Analyst
13 95 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
14 93 (4.22%) Consultant
15 92 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
16 82 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 75 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
18 74 (3.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 58 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.59%) .NET
2 16 (0.73%) HTML
2 16 (0.73%) Application Packaging
3 13 (0.59%) Web Services
4 11 (0.50%) XML
5 10 (0.45%) ASP.NET
6 9 (0.41%) Middleware
7 8 (0.36%) CSS
8 6 (0.27%) Software Packaging
8 6 (0.27%) REST
9 5 (0.23%) XMPP
9 5 (0.23%) MAPI
10 3 (0.14%) COM
10 3 (0.14%) J2EE
10 3 (0.14%) ODBC
10 3 (0.14%) Flash
10 3 (0.14%) SAML
10 3 (0.14%) JSON
11 2 (0.091%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.091%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 206 (9.34%) Blackberry
2 107 (4.85%) Clustering
3 104 (4.72%) Data Centre
4 82 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (2.27%) iPhone
6 40 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 40 (1.81%) PKI
7 39 (1.77%) Replication
7 39 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
8 34 (1.54%) Fat Client
8 34 (1.54%) Thin Client
9 31 (1.41%) NHS
10 26 (1.18%) iPad
11 25 (1.13%) Computer Science
12 19 (0.86%) HP Storage
13 14 (0.63%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.59%) AS400
14 13 (0.59%) PDA
15 12 (0.54%) Private Cloud
15 12 (0.54%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1771 (80.32%) Windows
2 879 (39.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 577 (26.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 559 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 557 (25.26%) Windows 7
6 278 (12.61%) Windows XP
7 158 (7.17%) Windows 8
8 150 (6.80%) Linux
9 80 (3.63%) UNIX
10 61 (2.77%) Android
11 42 (1.90%) Apple iOS
12 37 (1.68%) Windows Vista
13 32 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 27 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
15 20 (0.91%) Windows 2000
16 17 (0.77%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.63%) Solaris
17 14 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
18 13 (0.59%) Debian
19 12 (0.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (20.00%) ITIL
2 314 (14.24%) Migration
3 114 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 97 (4.40%) Service Management
5 90 (4.08%) Change Management
6 80 (3.63%) Service Delivery
7 73 (3.31%) Project Management
8 65 (2.95%) Incident Management
9 64 (2.90%) Problem Management
10 45 (2.04%) Change Control
10 45 (2.04%) ITSM
11 41 (1.86%) CRM
12 40 (1.81%) Business Continuity
13 39 (1.77%) Capacity Planning
14 38 (1.72%) Performance Management
15 37 (1.68%) PRINCE2
16 33 (1.50%) Configuration Management
16 33 (1.50%) Information Security
17 31 (1.41%) Performance Monitoring
17 31 (1.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 283 (12.83%) SQL
2 192 (8.71%) PowerShell
3 27 (1.22%) VBScript
4 22 (1.00%) VB
5 14 (0.63%) C
6 13 (0.59%) Java
6 13 (0.59%) Perl
7 12 (0.54%) Shell Script
8 10 (0.45%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.36%) C#
10 7 (0.32%) Python
11 6 (0.27%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.23%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.23%) VBA
13 4 (0.18%) PHP
14 1 (0.045%) X++
14 1 (0.045%) R
Qualifications
1 301 (13.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 220 (9.98%) MCSE
3 199 (9.02%) Security Cleared
4 147 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 88 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
6 82 (3.72%) MCP
7 77 (3.49%) MCITP
8 76 (3.45%) Degree
8 76 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 74 (3.36%) CCNA
10 69 (3.13%) MCSA
11 43 (1.95%) MCTS
12 34 (1.54%) DV Cleared
13 28 (1.27%) CCNP
14 21 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 16 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
16 13 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (0.54%) MCDST
18 10 (0.45%) CCA
18 10 (0.45%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (6.49%) SLA
2 14 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.23%) QA
5 1 (0.045%) COBIT
5 1 (0.045%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1582 (71.75%) Active Directory
2 450 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 264 (11.97%) Hyper-V
4 204 (9.25%) XenApp
5 189 (8.57%) vSphere
6 101 (4.58%) VMware ESX
7 94 (4.26%) XenDesktop
8 65 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
9 55 (2.49%) Terminal Services
10 42 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
11 29 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
12 24 (1.09%) XenServer
13 21 (0.95%) NLBS
14 20 (0.91%) Xen
14 20 (0.91%) ISA Server
15 19 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 19 (0.86%) VMware Server
16 13 (0.59%) NFS
16 13 (0.59%) UAG
17 12 (0.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 287 (13.02%) SCCM
2 99 (4.49%) SCOM
3 64 (2.90%) WSUS
4 54 (2.45%) Backup Exec
5 41 (1.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 35 (1.59%) ARCserve
7 32 (1.45%) NetBackup
8 26 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
9 23 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 21 (0.95%) vMotion
11 18 (0.82%) AirWatch
11 18 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
12 11 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 10 (0.45%) SCVMM
13 10 (0.45%) Tivoli
13 10 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 9 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 9 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1262 (57.23%) Microsoft
2 897 (40.68%) VMware
3 595 (26.98%) Citrix
4 344 (15.60%) Cisco
5 225 (10.20%) HP
6 115 (5.22%) NetApp
7 110 (4.99%) Symantec
8 80 (3.63%) Dell
9 79 (3.58%) Oracle
10 77 (3.49%) Lotus
11 72 (3.27%) EMC
12 60 (2.72%) McAfee
13 57 (2.59%) CheckPoint
14 49 (2.22%) Apple
15 37 (1.68%) Red Hat
16 33 (1.50%) Juniper
17 32 (1.45%) Altiris
18 31 (1.41%) F5
19 28 (1.27%) Remedy
19 28 (1.27%) Avaya
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330.00 - £335.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hudson IT
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
Comtecs
Rate: £299 - £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Solvings Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Contract Rates DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cranbrook, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £175 - £225 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago