The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 80 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 46 66 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.91% 2.61% 3.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.53% 14.57% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 44
Average daily rate £235 £260 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% +9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £371 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 13
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.15 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £23.95 £86.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +1.61%
MS Exchange
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Application Platforms Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
367 453 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.20% 17.94% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 241 233
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 34
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.69 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £43.75 £35.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 5 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
Cambridgeshire +5 15 £230 -30.56% 4
Suffolk +10 10 £214 +51.32%
Essex -18 9 £187 -28.07% 7
Bedfordshire +8 5 - - 3
Hertfordshire 0 4 £325 +11.58% 9
Norfolk -12 2 - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 78 (82.11%) Active Directory
2 77 (81.05%) Windows
3 48 (50.53%) Microsoft
4 43 (45.26%) Windows Server
5 41 (43.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 35 (36.84%) VMware
8 33 (34.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (33.68%) Windows 7
9 32 (33.68%) DNS
10 31 (32.63%) Citrix
11 29 (30.53%) ITIL
11 29 (30.53%) Office 365
12 28 (29.47%) MS Office
12 28 (29.47%) DHCP
13 27 (28.42%) MS Excel
14 25 (26.32%) Windows XP
15 23 (24.21%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (20.00%) Firewall
17 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (17.89%) XenApp
19 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
19 15 (15.79%) MCSE
19 15 (15.79%) SQL
20 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
20 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP
20 13 (13.68%) SCCM
21 12 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2007
21 12 (12.63%) Lync
21 12 (12.63%) Disaster Recovery

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 40 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (12.63%) Lync
3 10 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 9 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (9.47%) IIS
5 6 (6.32%) IBM Notes
6 5 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (4.21%) IBM Domino
7 4 (4.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 28 (29.47%) MS Office
2 27 (28.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (30.53%) Office 365
2 6 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (33.68%) DNS
2 28 (29.47%) DHCP
3 19 (20.00%) Firewall
4 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP
5 11 (11.58%) SAN
6 9 (9.47%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (7.37%) iSCSI
7 7 (7.37%) VoIP
8 6 (6.32%) NAS
9 5 (5.26%) LAN
9 5 (5.26%) VPN
9 5 (5.26%) WAN
9 5 (5.26%) Wireless
10 3 (3.16%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.11%) Ethernet
11 2 (2.11%) Internet
11 2 (2.11%) IP Telephony
11 2 (2.11%) NetScaler
12 1 (1.05%) Cisco IPT
12 1 (1.05%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MSI
General
1 5 (5.26%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Publishing
2 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.11%) Advertising
3 2 (2.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Local Government
3 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.05%) Electronics
4 1 (1.05%) Legal
4 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 17 (17.89%) 3rd Line Support
3 14 (14.74%) Analyst
4 13 (13.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (11.58%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (9.47%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 9 (9.47%) Desktop Support
6 9 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 8 (8.42%) Active Directory Support
7 8 (8.42%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Service Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (6.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 6 (6.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Exchange Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Exchange Support
9 6 (6.32%) Support Analyst
10 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) Web Services
2 2 (2.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.21%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.16%) NHS
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) Clustering
4 2 (2.11%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.05%) iPad
5 1 (1.05%) iPhone
5 1 (1.05%) PKI
5 1 (1.05%) Replication
5 1 (1.05%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 77 (81.05%) Windows
2 43 (45.26%) Windows Server
3 41 (43.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (34.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (33.68%) Windows 7
6 25 (26.32%) Windows XP
7 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.26%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.21%) Linux
9 4 (4.21%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.05%) Android
11 1 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.53%) ITIL
2 12 (12.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (9.47%) Software Licensing
4 8 (8.42%) Migration
5 5 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.21%) High Availability
7 3 (3.16%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.16%) Scrum
8 2 (2.11%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.11%) Change Control
8 2 (2.11%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.11%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.11%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.11%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.11%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (2.11%) Server Building
8 2 (2.11%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.05%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.05%) Presales
9 1 (1.05%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.79%) SQL
2 8 (8.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (15.79%) MCSE
3 10 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (5.26%) MCITP
6 5 (5.26%) MCSA
7 4 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (3.16%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (3.16%) MCP
9 2 (2.11%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.05%) ISO27002
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (82.11%) Active Directory
2 23 (24.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (17.89%) XenApp
4 5 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 5 (5.26%) vSphere
5 4 (4.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (4.21%) MetaFrame
6 3 (3.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (13.68%) SCCM
2 5 (5.26%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.21%) SCOM
4 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (50.53%) Microsoft
2 35 (36.84%) VMware
3 31 (32.63%) Citrix
4 11 (11.58%) Cisco
5 9 (9.47%) HP
6 7 (7.37%) IBM
7 6 (6.32%) Lotus
8 5 (5.26%) Symantec
9 4 (4.21%) Sophos
10 3 (3.16%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.16%) Dell
11 2 (2.11%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.11%) Intel
11 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.05%) Avaya
12 1 (1.05%) CA
12 1 (1.05%) F5
12 1 (1.05%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.05%) Polycom
12 1 (1.05%) Veeam
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