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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 100 80 72
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1076 1239 1208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 2.33% 2.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.83% 13.32% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 651 579
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £271 £270 £293
% change year-on-year
+0.18% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 158 185
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.86% -9.20%

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
9939 9302 8275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.26% 17.47% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6207 5719 4671
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 319 426
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.79 £41.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.33% -13.15%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -20 999 £300 - 471
London +3 449 £300 -4.76% 156
South East -29 216 £325 +8.33% 83
City of London -4 117 £350 +16.66% 54
East of England -37 71 £262 +12.68% 24
South West +21 67 £225 -25.00% 59
Yorkshire +4 67 £300 -2.83% 36
Hampshire -11 55 £363 +15.53% 19
Scotland +10 49 £180 +41.17% 13
West Midlands -9 49 £270 -12.19% 39
North West -44 48 £220 -12.17% 45
West Yorkshire -4 40 £300 -5.88% 23
Surrey -6 35 £318 +98.43% 16
Berkshire -27 34 £445 +48.33% 19
Leeds +6 33 £300 -4.00% 17
Buckinghamshire -23 29 £274 -8.66% 5
Cambridgeshire -23 27 £250 -12.28% 6
East Midlands -2 26 £250 +20.48% 20
Manchester -12 23 £215 +1.17% 21
Bristol +16 21 £243 -30.71% 16
Oxfordshire -6 20 £295 -15.71% 3
Edinburgh +1 17 £138 +10.00% 4
East Sussex -4 17 £275 +83.33% 5
Milton Keynes -20 16 £271 -22.57% 3
Cambridge -11 15 £275 -5.98% 3
Cheshire -16 14 £218 -13.00% 15
Essex -22 14 £363 +61.11% 3
North Yorkshire +8 13 £300 - 6
Wiltshire +2 13 £340 +4.61% 10
Hook -4 13 £399 +28.64%

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 1669 (79.67%) Windows
2 1486 (70.93%) Active Directory
3 1191 (56.85%) Microsoft
4 926 (44.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 863 (41.19%) VMware
6 809 (38.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 568 (27.11%) Citrix
8 549 (26.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 526 (25.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 513 (24.49%) Windows 7
11 433 (20.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 419 (20.00%) MS Office
13 401 (19.14%) ITIL
14 381 (18.19%) Exchange Server 2007
15 378 (18.04%) DNS
16 377 (18.00%) MS Excel
17 344 (16.42%) SQL Server
18 339 (16.18%) Cisco
19 316 (15.08%) SAN
20 315 (15.04%) Migration
21 311 (14.84%) Exchange Server 2013
22 303 (14.46%) Exchange Server 2003
23 296 (14.13%) Firewall
24 286 (13.65%) Microsoft Certification
25 279 (13.32%) Windows XP
26 275 (13.13%) Lync
27 269 (12.84%) DHCP
27 269 (12.84%) SCCM
28 266 (12.70%) SQL
29 254 (12.12%) SharePoint

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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
1 926 (44.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 381 (18.19%) Exchange Server 2007
3 311 (14.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 303 (14.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 275 (13.13%) Lync
6 254 (12.12%) SharePoint
7 139 (6.63%) IIS
8 137 (6.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 58 (2.77%) IBM Notes
10 46 (2.20%) Office Communications Server
11 36 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
12 27 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 22 (1.05%) Lotus Domino
14 21 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
15 16 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
16 13 (0.62%) Apache
16 13 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (0.57%) GroupWise
18 6 (0.29%) WebSphere
19 5 (0.24%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 419 (20.00%) MS Office
2 377 (18.00%) MS Excel
3 27 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.72%) PaintShop Pro
5 13 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.57%) MS Project
7 7 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.19%) InDesign
10 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.048%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.048%) Quicktime
10 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 26 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.33%) assyst
3 6 (0.29%) Maximo
4 4 (0.19%) RMDS
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.048%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.048%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.048%) Line 500
7 1 (0.048%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 250 (11.93%) Office 365
2 59 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.86%) IaaS
4 18 (0.86%) Mimecast
5 13 (0.62%) Google Apps
6 8 (0.38%) PaaS
6 8 (0.38%) Yammer
7 6 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.19%) SaaS
9 4 (0.19%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.095%) Symantec.cloud
11 2 (0.095%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 378 (18.04%) DNS
2 316 (15.08%) SAN
3 296 (14.13%) Firewall
4 269 (12.84%) DHCP
5 235 (11.22%) LAN
6 217 (10.36%) WAN
7 203 (9.69%) TCP/IP
8 153 (7.30%) VPN
9 91 (4.34%) VLAN
10 87 (4.15%) VoIP
11 74 (3.53%) Internet
12 73 (3.48%) NAS
13 67 (3.20%) Wireless
14 44 (2.10%) LDAP
15 43 (2.05%) MPLS
16 40 (1.91%) SMTP
17 39 (1.86%) iSCSI
18 35 (1.67%) Unified Communications
19 32 (1.53%) IP Telephony
20 29 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 40 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.43%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.43%) MySQL
7 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.19%) EDMS
10 3 (0.14%) DB2
10 3 (0.14%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.14%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.095%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.095%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.095%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (0.095%) IDOL
12 1 (0.048%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.048%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 4 (0.19%) MSI
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 2 (0.095%) Ant
4 1 (0.048%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.048%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.048%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.048%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.048%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.048%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.048%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.048%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.048%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.048%) Subversion
General
1 202 (9.64%) Finance
2 55 (2.63%) Banking
3 33 (1.58%) Retail
4 31 (1.48%) Telecoms
5 30 (1.43%) Legal
6 25 (1.19%) Back Office
7 23 (1.10%) Advertising
8 22 (1.05%) Law
9 14 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.53%) Publishing
11 10 (0.48%) Local Government
12 9 (0.43%) Marketing
12 9 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.33%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.29%) Military
15 5 (0.24%) French Language
16 4 (0.19%) German Language
16 4 (0.19%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.19%) Electronics
17 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 396 (18.90%) Analyst
2 322 (15.37%) Support Engineer
3 274 (13.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 197 (9.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 181 (8.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 173 (8.26%) Support Analyst
7 107 (5.11%) Server Engineer
8 105 (5.01%) IT Support
9 104 (4.96%) Desktop Support
10 103 (4.92%) Service Analyst
11 102 (4.87%) Consultant
12 100 (4.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 99 (4.73%) Administrator
14 98 (4.68%) Architect
14 98 (4.68%) Service Desk Analyst
15 84 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 83 (3.96%) 1st Line Support
17 73 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
18 69 (3.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 58 (2.77%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (1.91%) .NET
2 20 (0.95%) Application Packaging
3 17 (0.81%) HTML
4 11 (0.53%) ASP.NET
4 11 (0.53%) Web Services
4 11 (0.53%) XML
5 9 (0.43%) Middleware
6 8 (0.38%) MAPI
6 8 (0.38%) CSS
7 6 (0.29%) REST
8 5 (0.24%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.19%) XMPP
9 4 (0.19%) SailPoint
9 4 (0.19%) JSP
10 3 (0.14%) J2EE
10 3 (0.14%) Flash
10 3 (0.14%) SAML
10 3 (0.14%) libvirt
10 3 (0.14%) JSON
11 2 (0.095%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 199 (9.50%) Blackberry
2 118 (5.63%) Clustering
3 105 (5.01%) Data Centre
4 76 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (2.15%) iPhone
6 42 (2.00%) PKI
7 36 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 35 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
9 34 (1.62%) Fat Client
9 34 (1.62%) Thin Client
10 33 (1.58%) NHS
10 33 (1.58%) Replication
11 30 (1.43%) Computer Science
12 23 (1.10%) iPad
13 17 (0.81%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.72%) PDA
14 15 (0.72%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
15 11 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1669 (79.67%) Windows
2 809 (38.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 549 (26.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 526 (25.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 513 (24.49%) Windows 7
6 279 (13.32%) Windows XP
7 142 (6.78%) Linux
8 140 (6.68%) Windows 8
9 74 (3.53%) UNIX
10 57 (2.72%) Android
11 40 (1.91%) Apple iOS
12 33 (1.58%) Windows Vista
13 30 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
14 25 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (1.00%) Windows 2000
15 21 (1.00%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.72%) Solaris
17 12 (0.57%) Debian
18 8 (0.38%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (19.14%) ITIL
2 315 (15.04%) Migration
3 112 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 86 (4.11%) Service Management
5 84 (4.01%) Change Management
6 78 (3.72%) Project Management
7 64 (3.05%) Incident Management
8 63 (3.01%) Service Delivery
9 57 (2.72%) Problem Management
10 41 (1.96%) CRM
11 39 (1.86%) ITSM
12 37 (1.77%) Business Continuity
12 37 (1.77%) PRINCE2
12 37 (1.77%) Change Control
13 33 (1.58%) Root Cause Analysis
13 33 (1.58%) Capacity Planning
14 31 (1.48%) Configuration Management
15 30 (1.43%) Performance Management
15 30 (1.43%) Performance Monitoring
16 29 (1.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 266 (12.70%) SQL
2 187 (8.93%) PowerShell
3 35 (1.67%) VBScript
4 19 (0.91%) VB
5 15 (0.72%) Shell Script
6 14 (0.67%) Java
7 13 (0.62%) Perl
8 11 (0.53%) JavaScript
8 11 (0.53%) C
9 9 (0.43%) C#
9 9 (0.43%) Python
10 4 (0.19%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.19%) VBA
10 4 (0.19%) PHP
11 3 (0.14%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.14%) Ruby
12 1 (0.048%) X++
12 1 (0.048%) R
Qualifications
1 286 (13.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 215 (10.26%) MCSE
3 206 (9.83%) Security Cleared
4 153 (7.30%) SC Cleared
5 91 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
6 90 (4.30%) MCP
7 82 (3.91%) Degree
8 80 (3.82%) MCITP
9 77 (3.68%) CCNA
10 67 (3.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 66 (3.15%) MCSA
12 49 (2.34%) MCTS
13 32 (1.53%) DV Cleared
14 30 (1.43%) CCNP
15 21 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
16 20 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 16 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
18 13 (0.62%) CCA
19 10 (0.48%) HNC
20 9 (0.43%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (6.68%) SLA
2 13 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.33%) QA
4 7 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.048%) COBIT
5 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1486 (70.93%) Active Directory
2 433 (20.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 248 (11.84%) Hyper-V
4 182 (8.69%) XenApp
5 173 (8.26%) vSphere
6 111 (5.30%) VMware ESX
7 90 (4.30%) XenDesktop
8 62 (2.96%) Terminal Services
9 49 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
10 38 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (1.24%) VMware Server
12 25 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
13 24 (1.15%) Xen
14 22 (1.05%) ISA Server
15 21 (1.00%) XenServer
16 19 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 18 (0.86%) NFS
18 16 (0.76%) UAG
19 15 (0.72%) DFS Replication
20 14 (0.67%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 269 (12.84%) SCCM
2 85 (4.06%) SCOM
3 59 (2.82%) WSUS
4 50 (2.39%) Backup Exec
5 37 (1.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 35 (1.67%) ARCserve
7 28 (1.34%) NetBackup
8 23 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 22 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
10 20 (0.95%) AirWatch
11 19 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
12 13 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
12 13 (0.62%) vMotion
13 10 (0.48%) SCVMM
13 10 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 10 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 9 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 8 (0.38%) Tivoli
15 8 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
16 6 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1191 (56.85%) Microsoft
2 863 (41.19%) VMware
3 568 (27.11%) Citrix
4 339 (16.18%) Cisco
5 220 (10.50%) HP
6 127 (6.06%) NetApp
7 113 (5.39%) Symantec
8 74 (3.53%) Lotus
9 73 (3.48%) EMC
9 73 (3.48%) Oracle
10 72 (3.44%) Dell
11 59 (2.82%) McAfee
12 47 (2.24%) Apple
13 41 (1.96%) CheckPoint
14 39 (1.86%) Juniper
15 36 (1.72%) Red Hat
15 36 (1.72%) Avaya
16 32 (1.53%) F5
17 31 (1.48%) IBM
17 31 (1.48%) Altiris
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