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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 57 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 86 99 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.96% 4.08% 3.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.50% 24.81% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 50 39
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£175 £243 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.83% -33.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £136 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 22
Average hourly rate £19.75 £14.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.20% -24.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.21 £11.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £21.33 £27.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -19.44%
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
593 399 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.39% 16.45% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 225 262
Average daily rate £380 £350 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 45
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £39.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.15 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -9.73%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +1 28 £278 +20.65% 7
Essex -21 27 £170 -32.00% 4
Hertfordshire -7 10 £160 +16.36% 3
Norfolk +5 8 £163 -37.50% 1
Suffolk +1 7 £329 +46.11% 4
Bedfordshire -14 6 £275 -15.38% 1
MS Exchange
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 140 (77.35%) Windows
2 124 (68.51%) Active Directory
3 96 (53.04%) Microsoft
4 89 (49.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 75 (41.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (34.81%) Citrix
7 62 (34.25%) VMware
8 54 (29.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 43 (23.76%) ITIL
10 42 (23.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 42 (23.20%) Windows 7
11 40 (22.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (19.89%) HP
13 35 (19.34%) SQL
13 35 (19.34%) MS Excel
14 33 (18.23%) MS Office
15 30 (16.57%) Windows XP
15 30 (16.57%) Exchange Server 2003
16 29 (16.02%) DNS
16 29 (16.02%) SQL Server
16 29 (16.02%) Exchange Server 2013
17 28 (15.47%) DHCP
17 28 (15.47%) Firewall
18 26 (14.36%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (13.81%) SAN
20 23 (12.71%) Finance
20 23 (12.71%) Clustering
21 22 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
22 21 (11.60%) SharePoint
22 21 (11.60%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 89 (49.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 42 (23.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 30 (16.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 29 (16.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (11.60%) SharePoint
6 12 (6.63%) Lync
7 11 (6.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (4.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (3.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (2.76%) IIS
11 3 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (1.10%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.55%) CICS
Applications
1 35 (19.34%) MS Excel
2 33 (18.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) assyst
1 4 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.42%) Office 365
2 3 (1.66%) SaaS
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.02%) DNS
2 28 (15.47%) DHCP
2 28 (15.47%) Firewall
3 25 (13.81%) SAN
4 19 (10.50%) TCP/IP
5 17 (9.39%) VPN
5 17 (9.39%) VoIP
6 13 (7.18%) LAN
7 11 (6.08%) WAN
8 10 (5.52%) SMTP
9 8 (4.42%) ISDN
10 6 (3.31%) MPLS
10 6 (3.31%) SSL
10 6 (3.31%) Ethernet
10 6 (3.31%) Wireless
10 6 (3.31%) VLAN
11 5 (2.76%) Broadband
11 5 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.02%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.66%) DB2
6 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.55%) IDMS
7 1 (0.55%) Ingres
General
1 23 (12.71%) Finance
2 13 (7.18%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.66%) Banking
3 3 (1.66%) Publishing
3 3 (1.66%) Law
3 3 (1.66%) Legal
4 1 (0.55%) Advertising
4 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (24.86%) Analyst
2 27 (14.92%) Support Analyst
3 17 (9.39%) Support Engineer
3 17 (9.39%) Administrator
3 17 (9.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (8.84%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (8.29%) IT Support
5 15 (8.29%) Service Analyst
5 15 (8.29%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (7.18%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (6.63%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (6.63%) Desktop Support
7 12 (6.63%) Developer
8 11 (6.08%) Consultant
8 11 (6.08%) Server Engineer
9 8 (4.42%) IT Support Analyst
9 8 (4.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (3.87%) Architect
11 6 (3.31%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.31%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.29%) .NET
2 9 (4.97%) CSS
2 9 (4.97%) HTML
2 9 (4.97%) jQuery
2 9 (4.97%) OAuth
2 9 (4.97%) HTML5
2 9 (4.97%) OpenID
2 9 (4.97%) CSS3
3 3 (1.66%) MSMQ
4 2 (1.10%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.71%) Clustering
2 18 (9.94%) Blackberry
3 9 (4.97%) Open Source
4 8 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.21%) iPhone
5 4 (2.21%) Replication
6 3 (1.66%) PKI
6 3 (1.66%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.66%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.66%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.66%) iPad
6 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.10%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.10%) NHS
7 2 (1.10%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 140 (77.35%) Windows
2 75 (41.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (29.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (23.20%) Windows 7
5 40 (22.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (16.57%) Windows XP
7 21 (11.60%) Linux
8 15 (8.29%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.31%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.76%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.21%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.21%) CentOS
11 4 (2.21%) UNIX
11 4 (2.21%) VMS
12 3 (1.66%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.10%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.10%) Android
13 2 (1.10%) AIX
13 2 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.76%) ITIL
2 19 (10.50%) Migration
3 10 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (4.42%) Load Balancing
4 8 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (3.31%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.31%) ITSM
6 5 (2.76%) Problem Management
6 5 (2.76%) Change Management
6 5 (2.76%) CRM
6 5 (2.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (2.76%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (2.21%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (2.21%) Data Protection
7 4 (2.21%) Project Management
7 4 (2.21%) E-Commerce
7 4 (2.21%) MVC
8 3 (1.66%) Data Management
8 3 (1.66%) Incident Management
8 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.34%) SQL
2 10 (5.52%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.97%) Perl
3 9 (4.97%) PHP
3 9 (4.97%) Tcl
4 6 (3.31%) C#
5 4 (2.21%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.10%) VBA
7 1 (0.55%) VB6
7 1 (0.55%) VBScript
7 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (8.29%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.18%) SC Cleared
4 12 (6.63%) MCITP
4 12 (6.63%) MCSE
5 6 (3.31%) MCSA
6 5 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (2.21%) Degree
8 3 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.66%) MCP
8 3 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.66%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.66%) CCNA
9 2 (1.10%) MCDST
9 2 (1.10%) MCTS
10 1 (0.55%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.97%) SLA
System Software
1 124 (68.51%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.94%) vSphere
4 16 (8.84%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.84%) XenApp
5 10 (5.52%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.31%) Terminal Services
8 5 (2.76%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.76%) vCloud
9 2 (1.10%) XenServer
9 2 (1.10%) Firmware
9 2 (1.10%) MetaFrame
9 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 17 (9.39%) SCCM
2 12 (6.63%) Backup Exec
3 10 (5.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (4.97%) OpenSSO
5 8 (4.42%) WSUS
6 6 (3.31%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.31%) SCOM
7 5 (2.76%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.66%) Nagios
8 3 (1.66%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.10%) SCDPM
9 2 (1.10%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.55%) WMI
10 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.55%) MOM
10 1 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 96 (53.04%) Microsoft
2 63 (34.81%) Citrix
3 62 (34.25%) VMware
4 36 (19.89%) HP
5 16 (8.84%) Cisco
6 15 (8.29%) 3PAR
7 14 (7.73%) Oracle
8 12 (6.63%) Sophos
8 12 (6.63%) McAfee
9 11 (6.08%) Symantec
10 8 (4.42%) CheckPoint
10 8 (4.42%) NetApp
11 7 (3.87%) IBM
12 6 (3.31%) Imperva
12 6 (3.31%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.31%) EMC
12 6 (3.31%) WatchGuard
13 5 (2.76%) Brocade
13 5 (2.76%) Mitel
13 5 (2.76%) Clearswift
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