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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 100 73 79
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1023 1199 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.02% 2.46% 2.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.25% 14.03% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 626 433
Average daily rate
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£300 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £295
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 159 216
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.40 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £26.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £17.88
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -9.11%

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
9091 8549 8149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.92% 17.55% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5713 5069 4589
Average daily rate £400 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 337 426
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.38 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.04% -0.13%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -22 958 £300 +1.69% 508
London -27 388 £325 +8.33% 183
South East -12 250 £325 +4.83% 111
City of London -4 99 £375 +24.79% 62
South West -17 70 £350 +18.64% 46
Berkshire 0 67 £338 -15.62% 32
East of England -11 58 £256 +2.40% 33
Hampshire -23 56 £290 -10.76% 29
North West -17 52 £269 +36.07% 39
Yorkshire -22 44 £275 +10.00% 41
West Midlands +9 39 £261 -19.61% 30
Scotland -13 38 £325 +11.11% 12
West Sussex +10 34 £220 -26.66% 8
Manchester -10 34 £260 +92.59% 25
Wiltshire +10 29 £375 -6.25% 3
Surrey 0 29 £350 +16.66% 12
East Midlands -9 29 £238 +115.90% 16
West Yorkshire +3 27 £288 -23.33% 31
Reading +1 26 £400 +3.22% 14
Buckinghamshire -19 26 £290 -3.33% 12
Essex +2 23 £260 +22.35% 8
North East +1 23 £275 -10.42% 2
Edinburgh +2 19 £325 +203.73% 5
Hook +3 17 £290 -4.79%
Milton Keynes -13 17 £318 -4.15% 9
Oxfordshire -18 17 £425 +36.00% 7
Bracknell +15 16 £344 +76.28% 3
Bristol 0 16 £256 -30.74% 20
Swindon -3 16 £363 -19.44%
Cambridgeshire -27 15 £163 -32.57% 7

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1837 (78.17%) Windows
2 1581 (67.28%) Active Directory
3 1359 (57.83%) Microsoft
4 1061 (45.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 963 (40.98%) VMware
6 932 (39.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 666 (28.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 583 (24.81%) Citrix
9 558 (23.74%) Windows 7
10 530 (22.55%) Exchange Server 2007
11 514 (21.87%) VMware Infrastructure
12 475 (20.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 469 (19.96%) MS Office
13 469 (19.96%) ITIL
14 468 (19.91%) Exchange Server 2003
15 445 (18.94%) MS Excel
16 430 (18.30%) DNS
17 407 (17.32%) Windows XP
18 380 (16.17%) Microsoft Certification
19 365 (15.53%) Cisco
20 363 (15.45%) Migration
21 356 (15.15%) SAN
22 329 (14.00%) SQL
22 329 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2013
22 329 (14.00%) Lync
23 324 (13.79%) Security Cleared
24 321 (13.66%) HP
24 321 (13.66%) Firewall
25 318 (13.53%) Blackberry
26 315 (13.40%) DHCP

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1061 (45.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 530 (22.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 468 (19.91%) Exchange Server 2003
4 329 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 329 (14.00%) Lync
5 309 (13.15%) SharePoint
6 209 (8.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 139 (5.91%) IIS
8 68 (2.89%) IBM Notes
9 67 (2.85%) Office Communications Server
10 33 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 27 (1.15%) Lotus Domino
12 22 (0.94%) Apache
13 20 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
14 16 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
15 15 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
16 12 (0.51%) Live Communications Server
16 12 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (0.47%) Exchange Server 5.5
18 8 (0.34%) GroupWise
Applications
1 469 (19.96%) MS Office
2 445 (18.94%) MS Excel
3 21 (0.89%) MS Project
4 18 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.30%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.043%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.51%) assyst
1 12 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.043%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.043%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.043%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.043%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 235 (10.00%) Office 365
2 37 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.64%) IaaS
4 13 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.47%) SaaS
7 9 (0.38%) Google Apps
8 7 (0.30%) PaaS
9 6 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 430 (18.30%) DNS
2 356 (15.15%) SAN
3 321 (13.66%) Firewall
4 315 (13.40%) DHCP
5 240 (10.21%) LAN
6 236 (10.04%) TCP/IP
7 203 (8.64%) WAN
8 155 (6.60%) VPN
9 130 (5.53%) VoIP
10 99 (4.21%) VLAN
11 87 (3.70%) NAS
12 76 (3.23%) SMTP
13 72 (3.06%) Wireless
13 72 (3.06%) Internet
14 47 (2.00%) MPLS
15 41 (1.74%) Unified Communications
16 40 (1.70%) LDAP
16 40 (1.70%) iSCSI
17 29 (1.23%) NetScaler
18 28 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 93 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 44 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (0.68%) MySQL
6 12 (0.51%) Oracle Database
7 11 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (0.30%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (0.17%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.17%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.13%) EDMS
10 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 7
10 3 (0.13%) DB2
10 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.085%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.085%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.13%) MSI
3 2 (0.085%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (0.085%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.085%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.043%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.043%) Subversion
4 1 (0.043%) Selenium
4 1 (0.043%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.043%) WebDriver
General
1 258 (10.98%) Finance
2 67 (2.85%) Banking
3 53 (2.26%) Legal
4 52 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 36 (1.53%) Law
6 32 (1.36%) Retail
7 28 (1.19%) Advertising
8 18 (0.77%) Marketing
9 17 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.60%) Military
12 13 (0.55%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.55%) Publishing
12 13 (0.55%) Back Office
13 9 (0.38%) Local Government
14 5 (0.21%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.21%) German Language
15 4 (0.17%) Front Office
16 2 (0.085%) French Language
16 2 (0.085%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 464 (19.74%) Analyst
2 351 (14.94%) Support Engineer
3 245 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 200 (8.51%) Support Analyst
5 187 (7.96%) 3rd Line Support
6 183 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
7 169 (7.19%) Consultant
8 151 (6.43%) Desktop Support
9 131 (5.57%) Service Analyst
10 126 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
11 119 (5.06%) IT Support
12 118 (5.02%) Server Engineer
13 115 (4.89%) Administrator
14 90 (3.83%) Architect
14 90 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
15 85 (3.62%) Desktop Engineer
15 85 (3.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 80 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 74 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
18 73 (3.11%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (1.45%) .NET
2 18 (0.77%) Application Packaging
3 16 (0.68%) HTML
4 14 (0.60%) Middleware
5 13 (0.55%) Web Services
6 11 (0.47%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.38%) CSS
8 7 (0.30%) HTML5
9 6 (0.26%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.21%) X-Windows
10 5 (0.21%) JSP
10 5 (0.21%) Software Packaging
10 5 (0.21%) jQuery
10 5 (0.21%) OAuth
10 5 (0.21%) OpenID
10 5 (0.21%) CSS3
11 4 (0.17%) libvirt
11 4 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.17%) LAMP
12 3 (0.13%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 318 (13.53%) Blackberry
2 163 (6.94%) Clustering
3 100 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 86 (3.66%) Replication
5 54 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 53 (2.26%) Fat Client
6 53 (2.26%) Thin Client
7 49 (2.09%) iPad
8 43 (1.83%) iPhone
8 43 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
9 26 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
10 24 (1.02%) NHS
10 24 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 22 (0.94%) PKI
12 18 (0.77%) PDA
13 17 (0.72%) CMDB
14 16 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.68%) Computer Science
15 13 (0.55%) Open Source
16 10 (0.43%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1837 (78.17%) Windows
2 932 (39.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 666 (28.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 558 (23.74%) Windows 7
5 475 (20.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 407 (17.32%) Windows XP
7 159 (6.77%) Windows 8
8 149 (6.34%) Linux
9 77 (3.28%) UNIX
10 54 (2.30%) Windows Vista
11 41 (1.74%) Mac OS X
12 40 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 40 (1.70%) Android
13 32 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
14 26 (1.11%) Windows 2000
15 23 (0.98%) Solaris
16 12 (0.51%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.43%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.43%) SUSE
18 8 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (19.96%) ITIL
2 363 (15.45%) Migration
3 101 (4.30%) Change Management
4 98 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 93 (3.96%) Service Management
6 77 (3.28%) Incident Management
7 74 (3.15%) Service Delivery
8 69 (2.94%) Project Management
9 47 (2.00%) Mentoring
10 46 (1.96%) Business Continuity
11 43 (1.83%) Asset Management
11 43 (1.83%) Configuration Management
12 42 (1.79%) Problem Management
13 39 (1.66%) Root Cause Analysis
13 39 (1.66%) Kalman Filter
14 34 (1.45%) ITIL V3
15 31 (1.32%) Capacity Planning
16 30 (1.28%) PRINCE2
17 27 (1.15%) CRM
18 25 (1.06%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 329 (14.00%) SQL
2 220 (9.36%) PowerShell
3 49 (2.09%) VBScript
4 28 (1.19%) VB
5 20 (0.85%) Perl
6 14 (0.60%) C
7 12 (0.51%) Shell Script
8 11 (0.47%) C#
8 11 (0.47%) VBA
9 9 (0.38%) PHP
10 8 (0.34%) Java
10 8 (0.34%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.30%) Python
12 6 (0.26%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.21%) Tcl
14 4 (0.17%) Ruby
15 2 (0.085%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.043%) VB6
Qualifications
1 380 (16.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 324 (13.79%) Security Cleared
3 257 (10.94%) MCSE
4 226 (9.62%) SC Cleared
5 118 (5.02%) MCP
6 99 (4.21%) MCITP
7 89 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
8 85 (3.62%) DV Cleared
9 77 (3.28%) CCNA
10 60 (2.55%) Degree
11 59 (2.51%) MCSA
12 54 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 45 (1.91%) MCTS
14 38 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
15 33 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
16 30 (1.28%) CCNP
16 30 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 25 (1.06%) CCA
18 15 (0.64%) CCEA
19 12 (0.51%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (6.64%) SLA
2 16 (0.68%) QA
3 8 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.21%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.043%) BS7799
7 1 (0.043%) COBIT
7 1 (0.043%) P3O
System Software
1 1581 (67.28%) Active Directory
2 514 (21.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 242 (10.30%) Hyper-V
4 205 (8.72%) XenApp
5 180 (7.66%) vSphere
6 124 (5.28%) VMware ESX
7 86 (3.66%) XenDesktop
8 60 (2.55%) Terminal Services
9 46 (1.96%) XenServer
10 42 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
11 38 (1.62%) Xen
12 37 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 33 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
14 27 (1.15%) VMware Server
15 25 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
16 24 (1.02%) UAG
16 24 (1.02%) ISA Server
17 22 (0.94%) DFS Replication
17 22 (0.94%) NFS
18 18 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 284 (12.09%) SCCM
2 127 (5.40%) Backup Exec
3 115 (4.89%) SCOM
4 58 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 58 (2.47%) WSUS
5 47 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 46 (1.96%) NetBackup
7 35 (1.49%) ARCserve
8 32 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 32 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
9 30 (1.28%) HP SIM
10 26 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 25 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 17 (0.72%) MIMEsweeper
12 17 (0.72%) Nagios
13 14 (0.60%) SCVMM
13 14 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
14 13 (0.55%) SCDPM
15 12 (0.51%) Tivoli
15 12 (0.51%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 1359 (57.83%) Microsoft
2 963 (40.98%) VMware
3 583 (24.81%) Citrix
4 365 (15.53%) Cisco
5 321 (13.66%) HP
6 182 (7.74%) Symantec
7 147 (6.26%) NetApp
8 107 (4.55%) Dell
9 91 (3.87%) McAfee
10 87 (3.70%) EMC
11 80 (3.40%) Lotus
12 67 (2.85%) Avaya
13 62 (2.64%) IBM
14 59 (2.51%) Sophos
15 48 (2.04%) CheckPoint
16 47 (2.00%) Oracle
17 44 (1.87%) SolarWinds
18 43 (1.83%) Apple
19 42 (1.79%) Veeam
19 42 (1.79%) 3PAR
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