The first table below looks at the demand for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the East Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 61 37 54
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +17
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 34 55 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.11% 4.26% 1.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.59% 24.02% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 13
Average daily rate £110 £241 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.40% +1.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £260
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £11.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +167.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £11.20 £10.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £32.50 £28.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Application Platforms Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
205 229 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.71% 17.74% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 90 134
Average daily rate £350 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £170 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £28.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.44% -33.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £32.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Exchange across the East Midlands region.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the East Midlands region.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +2 12 £450 +86.52% 8
Leicestershire -13 9 £175 -39.39% 4
Derbyshire -14 7 £110 -48.23% 2
Lincolnshire -5 3 £313 +19.04% 1
Northamptonshire -13 3 - - 5
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region 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 75 (87.21%) Windows
2 72 (83.72%) Active Directory
3 70 (81.40%) Microsoft
4 57 (66.28%) Windows XP
5 54 (62.79%) MS Office
6 49 (56.98%) Citrix
7 43 (50.00%) HP
8 38 (44.19%) Blackberry
8 38 (44.19%) VPN
9 37 (43.02%) Windows 2000
10 35 (40.70%) IBM Notes
10 35 (40.70%) NetWare
10 35 (40.70%) Novell
10 35 (40.70%) Lotus
10 35 (40.70%) PowerShell
11 34 (39.53%) VBScript
12 32 (37.21%) XenDesktop
12 32 (37.21%) ServiceCenter
13 31 (36.05%) Windows 7
14 28 (32.56%) Microsoft Certification
15 27 (31.40%) Exchange Server 2010
16 23 (26.74%) VMware
17 22 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
18 21 (24.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 19 (22.09%) ITIL
20 18 (20.93%) ITSM
20 18 (20.93%) Windows Vista
20 18 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2003
20 18 (20.93%) Apple iOS
20 18 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region 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 35 (40.70%) IBM Notes
2 27 (31.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (24.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (12.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (9.30%) Lync
7 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
9 2 (2.33%) IIS
9 2 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (1.16%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 1 (1.16%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (1.16%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 54 (62.79%) MS Office
2 7 (8.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (44.19%) VPN
2 15 (17.44%) SAN
3 10 (11.63%) Firewall
4 7 (8.14%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.81%) WAN
6 4 (4.65%) LAN
6 4 (4.65%) VoIP
6 4 (4.65%) Internet
7 3 (3.49%) DNS
8 2 (2.33%) DHCP
8 2 (2.33%) Wireless
9 1 (1.16%) Network Security
9 1 (1.16%) NAS
9 1 (1.16%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.16%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.33%) MySQL
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (5.81%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Legal
4 1 (1.16%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Local Government
4 1 (1.16%) Billing
4 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (59.30%) Support Engineer
2 14 (16.28%) Support Manager
2 14 (16.28%) Environment Manager
2 14 (16.28%) Service Manager
2 14 (16.28%) Service Support Manager
3 10 (11.63%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (10.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Desktop Support
5 6 (6.98%) Analyst
5 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.65%) Consultant
7 4 (4.65%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Remote Desktop Support
8 3 (3.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Team Leader
9 2 (2.33%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.33%) Exchange Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) LAMP
1 1 (1.16%) Middleware
1 1 (1.16%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 38 (44.19%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.49%) GIS
3 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.16%) Clustering
4 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.16%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.16%) Statistics
4 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.16%) Firmware
4 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 75 (87.21%) Windows
2 57 (66.28%) Windows XP
3 37 (43.02%) Windows 2000
4 35 (40.70%) NetWare
5 31 (36.05%) Windows 7
6 22 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (20.93%) Windows Vista
7 18 (20.93%) Apple iOS
8 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.49%) Linux
11 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) ITIL
2 18 (20.93%) ITSM
3 8 (9.30%) Migration
4 3 (3.49%) Asset Management
5 2 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.33%) Change Management
5 2 (2.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (2.33%) Email Migration
5 2 (2.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.16%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.16%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.16%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.16%) E-Discovery
6 1 (1.16%) Change Control
6 1 (1.16%) Analytics
6 1 (1.16%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.16%) Online Security
6 1 (1.16%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.16%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.16%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (40.70%) PowerShell
2 34 (39.53%) VBScript
3 7 (8.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (32.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (11.63%) MCSE
3 5 (5.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.49%) MCITP
5 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) HP ASE
5 1 (1.16%) CCA
5 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 72 (83.72%) Active Directory
2 32 (37.21%) XenDesktop
3 18 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.65%) vSphere
5 3 (3.49%) XenApp
6 2 (2.33%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.16%) XenServer
7 1 (1.16%) Postfix
7 1 (1.16%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 32 (37.21%) ServiceCenter
2 9 (10.47%) SCCM
3 8 (9.30%) Backup Exec
4 6 (6.98%) SCOM
5 2 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.16%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.16%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 70 (81.40%) Microsoft
2 49 (56.98%) Citrix
3 43 (50.00%) HP
4 35 (40.70%) Novell
4 35 (40.70%) Lotus
5 23 (26.74%) VMware
6 13 (15.12%) Cisco
7 9 (10.47%) Dell
8 4 (4.65%) Kaspersky
9 2 (2.33%) IBM
9 2 (2.33%) Symantec
9 2 (2.33%) Sophos
9 2 (2.33%) RightFax
10 1 (1.16%) Veeam
10 1 (1.16%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.16%) IronPort
10 1 (1.16%) Altiris
10 1 (1.16%) CommVault
10 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.16%) Apple