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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 113 78 82
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1121 1283 1225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.89% 2.31% 2.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.95% 12.51% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 671 631
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £145 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 171 174
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £24.80 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.87 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.36%

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
11261 10259 9078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.95% 18.43% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7199 6067 5273
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 422 380
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -33 1042 £313 +4.07% 422
London -34 395 £325 - 134
South East -6 291 £350 +16.50% 87
Hampshire +8 95 £363 +16.93% 18
City of London -32 84 £369 +33.12% 39
North West -20 82 £278 +0.90% 42
East of England -6 76 £275 +0.91% 27
South West -8 63 £225 -28.57% 62
Yorkshire -29 60 £233 -25.60% 33
Scotland -24 51 £184 -30.66% 14
Berkshire -7 47 £325 -7.47% 11
West Midlands -19 47 £313 +19.04% 18
West Yorkshire -29 39 £240 -22.26% 24
Manchester -10 34 £310 +21.56% 21
Surrey +1 29 £325 +25.00% 28
Buckinghamshire -24 29 £300 -4.76% 9
Leeds -24 29 £240 -22.26% 18
Southampton +23 28 £363 +43.56% 3
Oxfordshire -16 27 £198 -11.23% 2
Milton Keynes -8 25 £300 -9.09% 6
Reading -10 25 £440 +13.54% 8
East Sussex +3 23 £330 +142.20% 3
Brighton +15 21 £330 - 3
Kent 0 21 £363 +3.57% 12
Oxford -12 20 £170 -22.72%
Devon +13 19 £300 +37.93% 5
Wales +1 18 £288 -4.16% 5
Hertfordshire 0 18 £190 -17.39% 11
Birmingham 0 18 £335 +4.68% 13
Essex -11 18 £375 -15.73% 6

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1715 (79.03%) Windows
2 1516 (69.86%) Active Directory
3 1259 (58.02%) Microsoft
4 1001 (46.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 896 (41.29%) VMware
6 870 (40.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 596 (27.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 570 (26.27%) Citrix
9 537 (24.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 518 (23.87%) Windows 7
11 453 (20.88%) ITIL
12 431 (19.86%) MS Office
13 428 (19.72%) MS Excel
14 425 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
15 410 (18.89%) DNS
16 395 (18.20%) Exchange Server 2007
17 364 (16.77%) Exchange Server 2013
18 352 (16.22%) Cisco
19 341 (15.71%) Migration
20 339 (15.62%) Office 365
21 328 (15.12%) SAN
22 327 (15.07%) SQL Server
23 316 (14.56%) DHCP
24 306 (14.10%) Lync
25 295 (13.59%) Firewall
26 294 (13.55%) Microsoft Certification
27 293 (13.50%) SCCM
28 269 (12.40%) SharePoint
29 268 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2003
30 262 (12.07%) LAN

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1001 (46.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 395 (18.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 364 (16.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 306 (14.10%) Lync
5 269 (12.40%) SharePoint
6 268 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 153 (7.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 143 (6.59%) IIS
9 57 (2.63%) IBM Notes
10 36 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 34 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
12 31 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
13 29 (1.34%) Lotus Domino
14 15 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
15 13 (0.60%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
17 6 (0.28%) Apache
18 5 (0.23%) GroupWise
19 4 (0.18%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 431 (19.86%) MS Office
2 428 (19.72%) MS Excel
3 25 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (0.69%) MS Project
5 14 (0.65%) PaintShop Pro
6 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.18%) InDesign
8 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.51%) Maximo
3 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.23%) assyst
4 4 (0.18%) RMDS
4 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.092%) BusinessWare
6 2 (0.092%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.092%) Line 500
6 2 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.046%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.046%) TeleForm
7 1 (0.046%) Eikon
7 1 (0.046%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.046%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 339 (15.62%) Office 365
2 94 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.11%) IaaS
5 20 (0.92%) PaaS
6 15 (0.69%) SaaS
7 13 (0.60%) Yammer
8 10 (0.46%) Mimecast
9 9 (0.41%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.18%) Symantec.cloud
11 4 (0.18%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 410 (18.89%) DNS
2 328 (15.12%) SAN
3 316 (14.56%) DHCP
4 295 (13.59%) Firewall
5 262 (12.07%) LAN
6 259 (11.94%) WAN
7 216 (9.95%) TCP/IP
8 131 (6.04%) VPN
9 108 (4.98%) VLAN
10 85 (3.92%) NAS
11 80 (3.69%) Internet
12 69 (3.18%) Wireless
13 63 (2.90%) MPLS
14 58 (2.67%) VoIP
15 45 (2.07%) LDAP
16 39 (1.80%) BIG-IP
17 35 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
18 34 (1.57%) Network Security
19 31 (1.43%) Unified Communications
20 29 (1.34%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 98 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (2.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 45 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (1.24%) Oracle Database
6 8 (0.37%) DB2
7 5 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.23%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.18%) MySQL
8 4 (0.18%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.092%) DB2 UDB
10 2 (0.092%) EDMS
10 2 (0.092%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.092%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.046%) MS Access
11 1 (0.046%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.046%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (0.37%) MSI
2 5 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.18%) Ant
4 3 (0.14%) JIRA
5 2 (0.092%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.092%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.092%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.046%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.046%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.046%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.046%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.046%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.046%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.046%) TeamCity
General
1 196 (9.03%) Finance
2 50 (2.30%) Banking
3 39 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 28 (1.29%) Law
5 27 (1.24%) Retail
6 26 (1.20%) Legal
7 25 (1.15%) Back Office
8 24 (1.11%) Advertising
9 17 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.69%) Marketing
11 11 (0.51%) Local Government
11 11 (0.51%) Publishing
11 11 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.51%) Military
12 8 (0.37%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.37%) French Language
13 7 (0.32%) German Language
14 5 (0.23%) Electronics
14 5 (0.23%) Automotive
15 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 424 (19.54%) Analyst
2 311 (14.33%) Support Engineer
3 293 (13.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 229 (10.55%) 3rd Line Support
5 204 (9.40%) Support Analyst
6 192 (8.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 118 (5.44%) Architect
8 114 (5.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 108 (4.98%) Desktop Support
10 93 (4.29%) IT Support
11 91 (4.19%) Administrator
12 88 (4.06%) Server Engineer
13 87 (4.01%) Service Analyst
14 85 (3.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 84 (3.87%) Service Desk Analyst
16 81 (3.73%) 1st Line Support
17 80 (3.69%) Consultant
18 78 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
19 74 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 69 (3.18%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (0.92%) .NET
2 13 (0.60%) Web Services
3 12 (0.55%) Application Packaging
4 11 (0.51%) XML
4 11 (0.51%) HTML
5 9 (0.41%) Middleware
6 6 (0.28%) REST
7 5 (0.23%) Software Packaging
7 5 (0.23%) MAPI
8 4 (0.18%) XMPP
8 4 (0.18%) CSS
9 3 (0.14%) JSON
9 3 (0.14%) SAML
9 3 (0.14%) MSMQ
9 3 (0.14%) COM
9 3 (0.14%) J2EE
9 3 (0.14%) ODBC
10 2 (0.092%) Flash
10 2 (0.092%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.092%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 213 (9.82%) Blackberry
2 96 (4.42%) Clustering
3 90 (4.15%) Data Centre
4 69 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 41 (1.89%) Replication
7 38 (1.75%) iPhone
8 37 (1.71%) PKI
9 34 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
10 31 (1.43%) Thin Client
10 31 (1.43%) Fat Client
11 22 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 20 (0.92%) HP Storage
13 18 (0.83%) iPad
13 18 (0.83%) NHS
14 17 (0.78%) Computer Science
15 15 (0.69%) EMC VNX
16 14 (0.65%) AS400
17 13 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
18 12 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1715 (79.03%) Windows
2 870 (40.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 596 (27.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 537 (24.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 518 (23.87%) Windows 7
6 233 (10.74%) Windows XP
7 157 (7.24%) Windows 8
8 130 (5.99%) Linux
9 68 (3.13%) UNIX
10 62 (2.86%) Android
11 34 (1.57%) Windows Vista
12 28 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 26 (1.20%) Apple iOS
14 25 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
15 22 (1.01%) Windows 2000
16 15 (0.69%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.65%) Solaris
18 13 (0.60%) AIX
18 13 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
19 11 (0.51%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (20.88%) ITIL
2 341 (15.71%) Migration
3 118 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 104 (4.79%) Service Management
5 92 (4.24%) Service Delivery
6 87 (4.01%) Change Management
7 79 (3.64%) Project Management
8 73 (3.36%) Problem Management
9 61 (2.81%) Incident Management
10 47 (2.17%) Change Control
11 46 (2.12%) ITSM
12 44 (2.03%) Business Continuity
13 42 (1.94%) Capacity Planning
14 41 (1.89%) Performance Management
15 40 (1.84%) Information Security
16 36 (1.66%) PRINCE2
17 33 (1.52%) Mentoring
18 32 (1.47%) Kalman Filter
18 32 (1.47%) Data Protection
19 31 (1.43%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 248 (11.43%) SQL
2 237 (10.92%) PowerShell
3 28 (1.29%) VBScript
4 24 (1.11%) VB
5 15 (0.69%) C
6 13 (0.60%) T-SQL
6 13 (0.60%) Perl
7 11 (0.51%) Java
7 11 (0.51%) Shell Script
8 7 (0.32%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.28%) Python
10 4 (0.18%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.18%) VBA
10 4 (0.18%) C#
11 3 (0.14%) PHP
12 1 (0.046%) X++
12 1 (0.046%) R
Qualifications
1 294 (13.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 209 (9.63%) MCSE
3 184 (8.48%) Security Cleared
4 139 (6.41%) SC Cleared
5 90 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (3.27%) CCNA
6 71 (3.27%) Degree
7 70 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 68 (3.13%) MCP
9 67 (3.09%) MCSA
10 63 (2.90%) MCITP
11 35 (1.61%) DV Cleared
12 30 (1.38%) MCTS
13 25 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
14 23 (1.06%) CCNP
15 20 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 16 (0.74%) MCDST
17 13 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
18 8 (0.37%) CISSP
19 6 (0.28%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (6.50%) SLA
2 15 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.37%) QA
6 1 (0.046%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1516 (69.86%) Active Directory
2 425 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 235 (10.83%) Hyper-V
4 232 (10.69%) XenApp
5 197 (9.08%) vSphere
6 110 (5.07%) VMware ESX
7 97 (4.47%) XenDesktop
8 84 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
9 53 (2.44%) Terminal Services
10 46 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 38 (1.75%) XenServer
12 28 (1.29%) NLBS
13 26 (1.20%) ISA Server
14 25 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
15 22 (1.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 21 (0.97%) Xen
17 20 (0.92%) vCloud
18 17 (0.78%) VMware Server
19 16 (0.74%) DFS Replication
20 11 (0.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 293 (13.50%) SCCM
2 116 (5.35%) SCOM
3 65 (3.00%) WSUS
4 58 (2.67%) Backup Exec
5 50 (2.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 48 (2.21%) NetBackup
7 30 (1.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 29 (1.34%) ARCserve
9 27 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
10 24 (1.11%) vMotion
11 19 (0.88%) AirWatch
11 19 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
12 17 (0.78%) Tivoli
13 16 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
14 14 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 13 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 10 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
17 8 (0.37%) SCVMM
17 8 (0.37%) SnapVault
18 7 (0.32%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1259 (58.02%) Microsoft
2 896 (41.29%) VMware
3 570 (26.27%) Citrix
4 352 (16.22%) Cisco
5 239 (11.01%) HP
6 132 (6.08%) Symantec
7 113 (5.21%) NetApp
8 95 (4.38%) Dell
9 85 (3.92%) CheckPoint
10 82 (3.78%) EMC
11 77 (3.55%) Oracle
12 69 (3.18%) Lotus
13 45 (2.07%) McAfee
14 44 (2.03%) IBM
15 39 (1.80%) Red Hat
16 35 (1.61%) Apple
16 35 (1.61%) Veeam
16 35 (1.61%) F5
17 34 (1.57%) Intel
18 33 (1.52%) Juniper
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