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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 62 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 93 99 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.92% 4.08% 4.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.17% 23.86% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 59
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£250 £220 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £157 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £275 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £9.15 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £26.00 £20.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.33
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -0.48%
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
575 415 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.07% 17.09% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 174 247
Average daily rate £390 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 41 40
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.95 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £38.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 22 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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
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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
Cambridgeshire +6 28 £195 +4.00% 11
Essex -9 26 £348 +110.60% 6
Hertfordshire -12 21 £230 +27.77% 13
Suffolk -12 11 £288 +9.52% 1
Norfolk -11 4 £310 +26.53%
Bedfordshire -30 2 £275 - 1
MS Exchange
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 156 (67.53%) Windows
2 124 (53.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 123 (53.25%) Active Directory
4 109 (47.19%) Microsoft
5 98 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (30.74%) VMware
7 62 (26.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 61 (26.41%) Citrix
9 56 (24.24%) Windows 7
10 54 (23.38%) ITIL
11 52 (22.51%) Exchange Server 2007
12 50 (21.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 45 (19.48%) SQL Server
14 40 (17.32%) HP
15 37 (16.02%) DNS
16 36 (15.58%) TCP/IP
17 35 (15.15%) Migration
18 34 (14.72%) Firewall
18 34 (14.72%) MS Excel
19 32 (13.85%) SharePoint
19 32 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
19 32 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
20 30 (12.99%) Cisco
20 30 (12.99%) SQL
21 29 (12.55%) Oracle
22 28 (12.12%) DHCP
22 28 (12.12%) XenApp
23 26 (11.26%) Hyper-V
23 26 (11.26%) Windows 8
23 26 (11.26%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 124 (53.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 62 (26.84%) Exchange Server 2003
3 52 (22.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 32 (13.85%) SharePoint
5 25 (10.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (6.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 14 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (3.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (2.16%) JOnAS
10 4 (1.73%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.73%) Lync
11 3 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.30%) IIS
12 2 (0.87%) Documentum
13 1 (0.43%) CICS
13 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (14.72%) MS Excel
2 26 (11.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.90%) assyst
2 3 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.49%) Office 365
2 2 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (16.02%) DNS
2 36 (15.58%) TCP/IP
3 34 (14.72%) Firewall
4 28 (12.12%) DHCP
5 24 (10.39%) LAN
6 23 (9.96%) SAN
7 21 (9.09%) WAN
8 20 (8.66%) SMTP
9 14 (6.06%) Wireless
10 13 (5.63%) VoIP
11 12 (5.19%) VPN
12 10 (4.33%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (3.46%) VLAN
14 6 (2.60%) SSL
15 5 (2.16%) NAS
15 5 (2.16%) Fibre Channel
16 4 (1.73%) ISDN
16 4 (1.73%) Ethernet
16 4 (1.73%) FTP
16 4 (1.73%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (19.48%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.87%) Cognos Impromptu
6 2 (0.87%) DB2
6 2 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.43%) IDMS
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.43%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) JIRA
General
1 23 (9.96%) Finance
2 13 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.03%) Publishing
4 6 (2.60%) Law
5 3 (1.30%) Banking
5 3 (1.30%) Retail
6 2 (0.87%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Billing
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (23.38%) Analyst
2 40 (17.32%) Support Engineer
3 35 (15.15%) Support Analyst
4 24 (10.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (9.96%) 3rd Line Support
6 22 (9.52%) Developer
7 18 (7.79%) Consultant
8 17 (7.36%) Technical Analyst
8 17 (7.36%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (6.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 15 (6.49%) Technical Support
11 12 (5.19%) Server Engineer
11 12 (5.19%) IT Support
12 11 (4.76%) Service Analyst
12 11 (4.76%) Desktop Support
13 10 (4.33%) Service Desk Analyst
13 10 (4.33%) Administrator
13 10 (4.33%) Problem Manager
14 9 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 9 (3.90%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.23%) HTML
1 19 (8.23%) CSS
1 19 (8.23%) OAuth
1 19 (8.23%) jQuery
1 19 (8.23%) OpenID
1 19 (8.23%) HTML5
1 19 (8.23%) CSS3
2 11 (4.76%) .NET
3 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.87%) Flash
5 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.23%) Open Source
2 17 (7.36%) Blackberry
3 10 (4.33%) iPhone
4 6 (2.60%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.60%) Clustering
4 6 (2.60%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.16%) Replication
6 4 (1.73%) PKI
6 4 (1.73%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.30%) iPad
8 2 (0.87%) NHS
8 2 (0.87%) Firmware
8 2 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.43%) CMDB
9 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 156 (67.53%) Windows
2 98 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (24.24%) Windows 7
4 50 (21.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (11.26%) Windows 8
6 26 (11.26%) Windows XP
7 14 (6.06%) Linux
8 5 (2.16%) Windows Vista
8 5 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.16%) UNIX
9 3 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.30%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.43%) Android
10 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.43%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.43%) AIX
10 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (23.38%) ITIL
2 35 (15.15%) Migration
3 14 (6.06%) ITSM
3 14 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
4 13 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (5.19%) Change Control
6 10 (4.33%) Service Delivery
7 9 (3.90%) Problem Management
7 9 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (3.03%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (1.73%) CRM
10 4 (1.73%) Service Management
10 4 (1.73%) Business Analysis
10 4 (1.73%) Incident Management
10 4 (1.73%) Network Management
10 4 (1.73%) Load Balancing
10 4 (1.73%) Data Protection
10 4 (1.73%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.99%) SQL
2 23 (9.96%) Perl
3 19 (8.23%) PHP
3 19 (8.23%) Tcl
4 9 (3.90%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.03%) VB
6 6 (2.60%) C#
7 4 (1.73%) Java
7 4 (1.73%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.30%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.87%) ABAP
9 2 (0.87%) VBA
10 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (6.93%) MCSE
3 15 (6.49%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.90%) MCSA
5 8 (3.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (2.60%) MCP
6 6 (2.60%) MCITP
7 4 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.73%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.73%) MCDST
7 4 (1.73%) Degree
8 3 (1.30%) VCP5
8 3 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.30%) CCA
8 3 (1.30%) CCNA
8 3 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.30%) ISEB
9 2 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.43%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 123 (53.25%) Active Directory
2 32 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (12.12%) XenApp
4 26 (11.26%) Hyper-V
5 23 (9.96%) vSphere
6 9 (3.90%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.46%) Terminal Services
8 7 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (3.03%) XenServer
9 5 (2.16%) UAG
10 4 (1.73%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (1.30%) vCloud
12 2 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.43%) KVM
13 1 (0.43%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 23 (9.96%) SCCM
2 20 (8.66%) Backup Exec
3 19 (8.23%) OpenSSO
4 13 (5.63%) SCOM
5 9 (3.90%) WSUS
6 7 (3.03%) ARCserve
7 5 (2.16%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.30%) OVSD
9 3 (1.30%) OpenView
10 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.43%) MOM
Vendors
1 109 (47.19%) Microsoft
2 71 (30.74%) VMware
3 61 (26.41%) Citrix
4 40 (17.32%) HP
5 30 (12.99%) Cisco
6 29 (12.55%) Oracle
7 23 (9.96%) NetApp
8 16 (6.93%) Symantec
9 11 (4.76%) WatchGuard
10 9 (3.90%) McAfee
11 7 (3.03%) EMC
11 7 (3.03%) Intel
12 6 (2.60%) CommVault
12 6 (2.60%) Altiris
13 5 (2.16%) Lotus
13 5 (2.16%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.16%) Sophos
14 4 (1.73%) IBM
14 4 (1.73%) Dell
14 4 (1.73%) CA
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