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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 160 104 78
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -26
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 781 1036 1170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 2.00% 2.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.30% 11.10% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 570 584
Average daily rate £300 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 127 147
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £28.75 £27.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
9411 9330 8902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.29% 18.02% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6101 5780 5258
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 323 315
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -58 713 £300 - 337
London -58 247 £325 -1.51% 116
South East -30 178 £331 +1.92% 74
South West +3 64 £300 -14.28% 18
North West -18 55 £250 -3.84% 36
Scotland +15 53 £336 +22.27% 7
Yorkshire -15 47 £155 -46.08% 30
East of England -19 46 £225 -12.95% 23
Berkshire -16 41 £255 -27.14% 15
West Midlands -15 39 £425 +88.88% 26
Hampshire -16 38 £310 +7.82% 17
Wiltshire +1 36 £350 -1.40% 2
City of London -28 30 £378 -5.62% 33
Edinburgh -3 27 £350 +7.69% 4
East Midlands -10 27 £200 +56.86% 10
Birmingham +9 25 £300 -4.00% 9
West Yorkshire -11 25 £120 -58.26% 15
Surrey -12 25 £350 +2.94% 18
Leeds -2 23 £120 -64.44% 8
Buckinghamshire +13 22 £340 +43.15% 6
Milton Keynes +9 18 £340 +31.40% 1
Manchester -34 18 £130 -45.26% 17
Swindon 0 17 £375 +3.44%
Reading -15 17 £225 -47.05% 8
Lancashire +13 15 £276 +2.79%
Cambridgeshire +5 15 £230 +12.19% 5
North Yorkshire +10 13 £300 +4.34% 7
West Sussex -20 13 £408 +8.66% 7
Oxfordshire -5 12 £475 +31.03% 8
Glasgow +17 11 £313 -3.84% 3

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1309 (77.73%) Windows
2 1232 (73.16%) Active Directory
3 1012 (60.10%) Microsoft
4 750 (44.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 722 (42.87%) Windows Server
6 649 (38.54%) VMware
7 550 (32.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 451 (26.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 421 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 388 (23.04%) ITIL
11 387 (22.98%) Citrix
12 370 (21.97%) MS Office
13 356 (21.14%) MS Excel
14 354 (21.02%) VMware Infrastructure
15 339 (20.13%) Windows Server 2003
16 334 (19.83%) DNS
17 329 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2013
18 310 (18.41%) Office 365
19 266 (15.80%) Skype for Business
20 265 (15.74%) DHCP
20 265 (15.74%) Microsoft Certification
21 260 (15.44%) SQL Server
21 260 (15.44%) Migration
22 259 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
23 247 (14.67%) Cisco
24 232 (13.78%) Firewall
25 217 (12.89%) SCCM
26 203 (12.05%) SQL
27 196 (11.64%) Windows XP
27 196 (11.64%) TCP/IP

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 750 (44.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 329 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 266 (15.80%) Skype for Business
4 259 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 193 (11.46%) SharePoint
6 181 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 126 (7.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 96 (5.70%) IIS
9 40 (2.38%) IBM Notes
10 29 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
11 26 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 19 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (1.07%) IBM Domino
14 14 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.83%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
15 11 (0.65%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.59%) Live Communications Server
17 9 (0.53%) iPlanet
17 9 (0.53%) MQSeries
Applications
1 370 (21.97%) MS Office
2 356 (21.14%) MS Excel
3 42 (2.49%) MS Visio
4 31 (1.84%) PaintShop Pro
5 12 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.42%) MS Project
7 5 (0.30%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.53%) BusinessWare
2 9 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.53%) SAP R/3
3 5 (0.30%) RMDS
4 4 (0.24%) Faxination
4 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.18%) assyst
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.18%) Maximo
5 3 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.12%) Infor CRM
6 2 (0.12%) Primavera
7 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.059%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.059%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.059%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 310 (18.41%) Office 365
2 65 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (1.19%) Mimecast
5 10 (0.59%) Google Apps
6 8 (0.48%) IaaS
6 8 (0.48%) Yammer
7 7 (0.42%) SaaS
8 6 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.30%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.30%) PaaS
10 2 (0.12%) GitHub
11 1 (0.059%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.059%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 334 (19.83%) DNS
2 265 (15.74%) DHCP
3 232 (13.78%) Firewall
4 196 (11.64%) TCP/IP
5 189 (11.22%) SAN
6 174 (10.33%) WAN
7 172 (10.21%) LAN
8 117 (6.95%) VPN
9 85 (5.05%) Internet
10 67 (3.98%) VoIP
11 64 (3.80%) Skype
12 57 (3.38%) Wireless
13 44 (2.61%) NAS
14 42 (2.49%) Remote Desktop
15 35 (2.08%) SMTP
15 35 (2.08%) VLAN
15 35 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
16 23 (1.37%) iSCSI
16 23 (1.37%) Unified Communications
17 22 (1.31%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (15.44%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 43 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (0.77%) Oracle Database
6 10 (0.59%) DB2
6 10 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (0.53%) DB2 UDB
8 8 (0.48%) MySQL
9 7 (0.42%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.30%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.12%) GIS
13 2 (0.12%) Informix
13 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.059%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (0.36%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.24%) JIRA
3 3 (0.18%) MSI
3 3 (0.18%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.12%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.12%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.059%) Capybara
5 1 (0.059%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.059%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.059%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.059%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.059%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.059%) Vagrant
General
1 182 (10.81%) Finance
2 56 (3.33%) Banking
3 49 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 34 (2.02%) Legal
5 32 (1.90%) Law
6 30 (1.78%) Advertising
7 26 (1.54%) Retail
8 21 (1.25%) Back Office
9 19 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.83%) Local Government
12 12 (0.71%) German Language
12 12 (0.71%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.53%) Front Office
13 9 (0.53%) Marketing
13 9 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.53%) Publishing
14 8 (0.48%) Military
15 5 (0.30%) Automotive
15 5 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 325 (19.30%) Support Engineer
2 319 (18.94%) Analyst
3 189 (11.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 167 (9.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 143 (8.49%) 3rd Line Support
6 129 (7.66%) Service Analyst
7 128 (7.60%) Exchange Engineer
8 120 (7.13%) Consultant
9 117 (6.95%) Support Analyst
10 112 (6.65%) Desktop Support
11 110 (6.53%) Service Desk Analyst
12 109 (6.47%) IT Support
13 85 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 83 (4.93%) Exchange Support
14 83 (4.93%) Windows Engineer
15 79 (4.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 77 (4.57%) 1st Line Support
17 75 (4.45%) Desktop Engineer
18 73 (4.33%) Active Directory Support
19 72 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.48%) .NET
2 22 (1.31%) Web Services
3 15 (0.89%) HTML
4 14 (0.83%) CSS
5 9 (0.53%) MSMQ
5 9 (0.53%) XML
6 8 (0.48%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.36%) .NET Framework
7 6 (0.36%) JSON
8 5 (0.30%) LAMP
9 4 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (0.24%) JMS
9 4 (0.24%) Middleware
9 4 (0.24%) SOAP
10 3 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 3 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.18%) LINQ to SQL
10 3 (0.18%) SAML
10 3 (0.18%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.18%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 194 (11.52%) Blackberry
2 115 (6.83%) Data Centre
3 77 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (3.74%) Clustering
5 59 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
7 33 (1.96%) Driving Licence
8 31 (1.84%) Replication
9 27 (1.60%) NHS
10 25 (1.48%) iPhone
11 24 (1.43%) Computer Science
12 23 (1.37%) AS400
13 21 (1.25%) Client/Server
13 21 (1.25%) Fat Client
13 21 (1.25%) Thin Client
14 18 (1.07%) iPad
15 17 (1.01%) EMC VNX
16 16 (0.95%) Hedge funds
17 15 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
18 11 (0.65%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1309 (77.73%) Windows
2 722 (42.87%) Windows Server
3 550 (32.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 451 (26.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 421 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 339 (20.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 196 (11.64%) Windows XP
8 129 (7.66%) Windows 8
9 101 (6.00%) Linux
10 72 (4.28%) Unix
11 44 (2.61%) Android
12 43 (2.55%) Windows Vista
13 42 (2.49%) Apple iOS
14 32 (1.90%) Windows 10
15 27 (1.60%) Windows 2000
16 22 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 20 (1.19%) AIX
18 15 (0.89%) Solaris
19 13 (0.77%) Mac OS X
19 13 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (23.04%) ITIL
2 260 (15.44%) Migration
3 84 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
4 79 (4.69%) Change Management
5 67 (3.98%) Service Management
6 66 (3.92%) Service Delivery
7 56 (3.33%) Project Management
8 48 (2.85%) Problem Management
9 46 (2.73%) Incident Management
10 39 (2.32%) Time Management
11 36 (2.14%) High Availability
12 34 (2.02%) Information Security
13 33 (1.96%) ITSM
13 33 (1.96%) Mentoring
14 32 (1.90%) CRM
14 32 (1.90%) Kalman Filter
15 31 (1.84%) Data Protection
16 30 (1.78%) Change Control
16 30 (1.78%) SDLC
17 28 (1.66%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 203 (12.05%) SQL
2 189 (11.22%) PowerShell
3 26 (1.54%) VBScript
4 17 (1.01%) C
5 13 (0.77%) JavaScript
6 12 (0.71%) Java
7 11 (0.65%) T-SQL
8 10 (0.59%) C#
9 8 (0.48%) Perl
9 8 (0.48%) VB
10 6 (0.36%) VBA
11 5 (0.30%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.18%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.18%) LINC
12 3 (0.18%) PHP
12 3 (0.18%) Ruby
13 2 (0.12%) Python
13 2 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 265 (15.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 193 (11.46%) Security Cleared
3 161 (9.56%) MCSE
4 135 (8.02%) SC Cleared
5 97 (5.76%) MCSA
6 77 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
7 67 (3.98%) CCNA
7 67 (3.98%) MCP
8 62 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 61 (3.62%) MCITP
10 59 (3.50%) Degree
11 45 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
12 36 (2.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 31 (1.84%) DV Cleared
14 26 (1.54%) CISSP
15 17 (1.01%) CISM
15 17 (1.01%) DBS Check
16 15 (0.89%) MCDST
17 13 (0.77%) A+ Certification
18 12 (0.71%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (6.06%) SLA
2 19 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.59%) QA
6 4 (0.24%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.18%) ISO15022
7 3 (0.18%) ISO20022
7 3 (0.18%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.059%) RMADS
System Software
1 1232 (73.16%) Active Directory
2 354 (21.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 171 (10.15%) Hyper-V
4 142 (8.43%) XenApp
5 137 (8.14%) vSphere
6 71 (4.22%) XenDesktop
7 68 (4.04%) VMware ESX
8 52 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 32 (1.90%) XenServer
11 25 (1.48%) Terminal Services
12 19 (1.13%) ISA Server
13 18 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 15 (0.89%) Terminal Server
15 12 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (0.71%) NFS
16 11 (0.65%) Samba
17 10 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
18 9 (0.53%) ClearTrust
18 9 (0.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 217 (12.89%) SCCM
2 90 (5.34%) SCOM
3 61 (3.62%) Backup Exec
4 38 (2.26%) WSUS
5 37 (2.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 34 (2.02%) NetBackup
7 22 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 20 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 14 (0.83%) vMotion
11 13 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 12 (0.71%) HP SIM
13 10 (0.59%) AirWatch
13 10 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
13 10 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
13 10 (0.59%) ServiceCenter
13 10 (0.59%) Windows Intune
14 9 (0.53%) CA Single Sign-On
15 8 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 8 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1012 (60.10%) Microsoft
2 649 (38.54%) VMware
3 387 (22.98%) Citrix
4 247 (14.67%) Cisco
5 184 (10.93%) HP
6 117 (6.95%) Symantec
7 82 (4.87%) NetApp
8 78 (4.63%) Dell
9 70 (4.16%) EMC
10 54 (3.21%) IBM
11 53 (3.15%) Oracle
12 46 (2.73%) Lotus
13 43 (2.55%) CheckPoint
14 30 (1.78%) SolarWinds
15 29 (1.72%) IronPort
15 29 (1.72%) Red Hat
16 27 (1.60%) MobileIron
17 25 (1.48%) Veeam
18 23 (1.37%) Apple
19 22 (1.31%) Mitel
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