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 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 107 77 73
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1103 1245 1236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.94% 2.27% 2.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.59% 12.57% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 649 630
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.08% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
- +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 161 183
Average hourly rate £17.75 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £24.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.66 £15.00 £17.23
% change year-on-year
+11.08% -12.91%

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
10418 9905 8724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.30% 18.10% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6661 5856 4961
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 397 424
Average hourly rate £21.15 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.82% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 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 3 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 3 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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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 -26 1026 £310 +3.33% 386
London -28 402 £315 - 125
South East -4 287 £350 +16.66% 96
City of London -28 91 £375 +37.11% 31
Hampshire +1 89 £363 +15.53% 19
East of England -19 74 £300 +25.00% 21
North West -12 73 £266 +4.41% 36
South West +2 61 £225 -28.57% 38
Yorkshire -8 60 £250 -18.03% 30
Scotland -6 52 £180 -40.00% 7
Berkshire 0 49 £450 +50.00% 22
Buckinghamshire -2 43 £300 -9.09% 15
West Midlands -20 41 £250 -13.04% 19
Manchester +1 36 £310 +21.56% 13
West Yorkshire -22 33 £300 -1.63% 19
Milton Keynes +7 31 £300 -9.09% 7
Southampton +25 29 £363 - 6
Surrey -5 29 £325 +27.45% 17
Cambridgeshire -8 28 £315 +57.50% 4
Reading -5 27 £440 +46.66% 15
Leeds -19 25 £295 -2.47% 16
East Sussex -1 24 £330 +186.95% 4
Brighton +11 20 £330 +214.28% 4
Oxfordshire -19 20 £306 +33.15% 2
Wales +3 19 £225 +12.50% 7
Cheshire -9 19 £215 -4.44% 15
South Wales +8 18 £200 - 7
Edinburgh -3 18 £290 -10.76% 2
Devon +9 17 £300 +37.93% 3
Kent +1 17 £363 +3.57% 10

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 1751 (79.37%) Windows
2 1573 (71.31%) Active Directory
3 1262 (57.21%) Microsoft
4 1006 (45.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 893 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 893 (40.48%) VMware
6 604 (27.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 584 (26.47%) Citrix
8 558 (25.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 540 (24.48%) Windows 7
10 454 (20.58%) ITIL
11 436 (19.76%) MS Office
12 434 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 421 (19.08%) MS Excel
14 402 (18.22%) Exchange Server 2007
15 401 (18.18%) DNS
16 362 (16.41%) Exchange Server 2013
17 350 (15.87%) Cisco
18 346 (15.68%) SQL Server
19 338 (15.32%) Migration
20 332 (15.05%) SAN
21 314 (14.23%) Office 365
22 308 (13.96%) SCCM
23 304 (13.78%) DHCP
23 304 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
24 303 (13.74%) Lync
25 296 (13.42%) Firewall
26 279 (12.65%) Exchange Server 2003
27 277 (12.56%) SharePoint
28 267 (12.10%) Windows XP

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 1006 (45.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 402 (18.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 362 (16.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 303 (13.74%) Lync
5 279 (12.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 277 (12.56%) SharePoint
7 141 (6.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 130 (5.89%) IIS
9 59 (2.67%) IBM Notes
10 43 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
11 40 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 34 (1.54%) Office Communications Server
13 27 (1.22%) Lotus Domino
14 18 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
15 12 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.50%) WebSphere
17 9 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
18 6 (0.27%) GroupWise
18 6 (0.27%) Apache
19 5 (0.23%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 436 (19.76%) MS Office
2 421 (19.08%) MS Excel
3 30 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.77%) PaintShop Pro
4 17 (0.77%) MS Project
5 15 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.18%) InDesign
9 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.50%) Maximo
3 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.23%) assyst
4 4 (0.18%) RMDS
4 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.045%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.045%) Line 500
7 1 (0.045%) TeleForm
7 1 (0.045%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 314 (14.23%) Office 365
2 82 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.18%) IaaS
4 24 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (0.86%) PaaS
6 16 (0.73%) SaaS
7 14 (0.63%) Yammer
8 11 (0.50%) Mimecast
9 9 (0.41%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.18%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.14%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 401 (18.18%) DNS
2 332 (15.05%) SAN
3 304 (13.78%) DHCP
4 296 (13.42%) Firewall
5 267 (12.10%) LAN
6 256 (11.60%) WAN
7 220 (9.97%) TCP/IP
8 139 (6.30%) VPN
9 103 (4.67%) VLAN
10 87 (3.94%) NAS
11 76 (3.45%) Internet
12 65 (2.95%) VoIP
13 61 (2.77%) MPLS
13 61 (2.77%) Wireless
14 45 (2.04%) LDAP
15 35 (1.59%) BIG-IP
16 34 (1.54%) Network Security
17 33 (1.50%) SMTP
18 30 (1.36%) Unified Communications
18 30 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (15.68%) SQL Server
2 93 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 42 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (1.22%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (0.27%) DB2
7 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.18%) MySQL
9 4 (0.18%) EDRMS
9 4 (0.18%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.091%) EDMS
11 2 (0.091%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.091%) Oracle Discoverer
12 1 (0.045%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.045%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.045%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.045%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (0.27%) MSI
2 5 (0.23%) Ant
2 5 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.18%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.14%) JIRA
4 3 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.045%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.045%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.045%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.045%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.045%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.045%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.045%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.045%) InstallShield
General
1 200 (9.07%) Finance
2 59 (2.67%) Banking
3 37 (1.68%) Telecoms
4 29 (1.31%) Retail
5 27 (1.22%) Law
6 25 (1.13%) Legal
7 22 (1.00%) Advertising
8 20 (0.91%) Back Office
9 15 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.54%) Marketing
11 11 (0.50%) Publishing
12 10 (0.45%) Military
13 9 (0.41%) Local Government
14 8 (0.36%) French Language
14 8 (0.36%) German Language
15 7 (0.32%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.32%) Electronics
16 5 (0.23%) Dutch Language
17 4 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 418 (18.95%) Analyst
2 294 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 290 (13.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 222 (10.06%) 3rd Line Support
5 193 (8.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 190 (8.61%) Support Analyst
7 121 (5.49%) Architect
8 109 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 105 (4.76%) Server Engineer
10 103 (4.67%) Desktop Support
11 96 (4.35%) Service Analyst
12 95 (4.31%) Administrator
12 95 (4.31%) 1st Line Support
12 95 (4.31%) IT Support
13 92 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
14 84 (3.81%) Consultant
15 76 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
16 75 (3.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 71 (3.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 66 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.09%) .NET
2 17 (0.77%) Application Packaging
3 13 (0.59%) Web Services
4 12 (0.54%) HTML
5 11 (0.50%) XML
6 9 (0.41%) Middleware
7 8 (0.36%) CSS
8 7 (0.32%) Software Packaging
9 6 (0.27%) REST
10 5 (0.23%) XMPP
10 5 (0.23%) MAPI
10 5 (0.23%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.14%) COM
11 3 (0.14%) J2EE
11 3 (0.14%) ODBC
11 3 (0.14%) SAML
11 3 (0.14%) JSON
12 2 (0.091%) Flash
13 1 (0.045%) MSMQ
13 1 (0.045%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 213 (9.66%) Blackberry
2 104 (4.71%) Clustering
3 95 (4.31%) Data Centre
4 83 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (1.95%) iPhone
5 43 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 42 (1.90%) PKI
7 40 (1.81%) Replication
8 36 (1.63%) Thin Client
8 36 (1.63%) Fat Client
9 33 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
10 26 (1.18%) NHS
11 23 (1.04%) iPad
12 20 (0.91%) Client/Server
12 20 (0.91%) Computer Science
13 18 (0.82%) HP Storage
14 15 (0.68%) EMC VNX
15 13 (0.59%) CLARiiON
16 12 (0.54%) AS400
16 12 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1751 (79.37%) Windows
2 893 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 604 (27.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 558 (25.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 540 (24.48%) Windows 7
6 267 (12.10%) Windows XP
7 156 (7.07%) Windows 8
8 136 (6.17%) Linux
9 75 (3.40%) UNIX
10 62 (2.81%) Android
11 40 (1.81%) Apple iOS
12 35 (1.59%) Windows Vista
13 27 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
14 26 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 25 (1.13%) Windows 2000
16 16 (0.73%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.59%) Debian
17 13 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
18 11 (0.50%) AIX
19 10 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (20.58%) ITIL
2 338 (15.32%) Migration
3 116 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 105 (4.76%) Service Management
5 82 (3.72%) Project Management
5 82 (3.72%) Service Delivery
5 82 (3.72%) Change Management
6 70 (3.17%) Problem Management
7 62 (2.81%) Incident Management
8 46 (2.09%) Change Control
9 45 (2.04%) ITSM
10 44 (1.99%) Capacity Planning
11 42 (1.90%) Performance Management
11 42 (1.90%) Business Continuity
12 39 (1.77%) Information Security
13 38 (1.72%) PRINCE2
14 36 (1.63%) Kalman Filter
15 34 (1.54%) CRM
15 34 (1.54%) Stakeholder Management
16 32 (1.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 264 (11.97%) SQL
2 224 (10.15%) PowerShell
3 27 (1.22%) VBScript
4 24 (1.09%) VB
5 16 (0.73%) C
6 12 (0.54%) Shell Script
7 11 (0.50%) Perl
8 10 (0.45%) Java
9 9 (0.41%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.36%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.32%) C#
11 7 (0.32%) Python
12 5 (0.23%) VBA
13 4 (0.18%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.14%) PHP
15 1 (0.045%) R
15 1 (0.045%) X++
Qualifications
1 304 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 226 (10.24%) MCSE
3 190 (8.61%) Security Cleared
4 138 (6.26%) SC Cleared
5 91 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
6 80 (3.63%) MCP
7 74 (3.35%) Degree
8 73 (3.31%) CCNA
9 71 (3.22%) MCSA
9 71 (3.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 65 (2.95%) MCITP
11 40 (1.81%) DV Cleared
12 36 (1.63%) MCTS
13 24 (1.09%) CCNP
14 21 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 19 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (0.59%) MCDST
18 7 (0.32%) CCA
18 7 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (6.30%) SLA
2 14 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.32%) QA
6 1 (0.045%) COBIT
6 1 (0.045%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1573 (71.31%) Active Directory
2 434 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 262 (11.88%) Hyper-V
4 218 (9.88%) XenApp
5 189 (8.57%) vSphere
6 101 (4.58%) VMware ESX
7 94 (4.26%) XenDesktop
8 76 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
9 55 (2.49%) Terminal Services
10 41 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
11 30 (1.36%) XenServer
12 27 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
13 26 (1.18%) NLBS
14 21 (0.95%) Xen
14 21 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 21 (0.95%) VMware Server
15 20 (0.91%) ISA Server
16 19 (0.86%) vCloud
17 15 (0.68%) DFS Replication
18 9 (0.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 308 (13.96%) SCCM
2 114 (5.17%) SCOM
3 66 (2.99%) WSUS
4 58 (2.63%) Backup Exec
5 47 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 35 (1.59%) NetBackup
7 34 (1.54%) ARCserve
8 29 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 28 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
10 25 (1.13%) vMotion
11 21 (0.95%) AirWatch
12 18 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
13 17 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
14 16 (0.73%) Tivoli
15 13 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 13 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 12 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
17 10 (0.45%) SCVMM
17 10 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 10 (0.45%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1262 (57.21%) Microsoft
2 893 (40.48%) VMware
3 584 (26.47%) Citrix
4 350 (15.87%) Cisco
5 238 (10.79%) HP
6 124 (5.62%) Symantec
7 111 (5.03%) NetApp
8 87 (3.94%) Dell
9 83 (3.76%) Oracle
10 77 (3.49%) EMC
11 74 (3.35%) CheckPoint
12 73 (3.31%) Lotus
13 55 (2.49%) McAfee
14 50 (2.27%) Apple
15 36 (1.63%) Red Hat
16 34 (1.54%) F5
17 33 (1.50%) Veeam
18 32 (1.45%) Juniper
19 31 (1.41%) Altiris
20 30 (1.36%) Sophos
East London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Unspecified £Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £175 per day + expenses
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £310 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110 - £130 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Esher, Surrey
Vadis People
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Montash
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
The One Group
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day Windows Server 2008/2012, Active Directory/Group P
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Connectus
Rate: £10 - £17.4 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + 10% completion bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Code Red Associates
Rate: £100-£120 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago