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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 65 46 38
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 59 90 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.30% 3.94% 4.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.23% 21.13% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 48 43
Average daily rate
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£256 £246 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% +2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £124 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £413 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £291
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +2.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £70.90 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.88
% change year-on-year
- -10.51%
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
446 426 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.38% 18.66% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 232 257
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 39 43
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.88 £33.95 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
-2.70% -0.48%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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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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
Essex 0 23 £260 +48.57% 9
Cambridgeshire -29 16 £163 -32.43% 11
Hertfordshire 0 8 £208 +50.90% 14
Bedfordshire -18 6 £243 -11.00% 2
Suffolk -4 5 £141 -37.22% 3
Norfolk +4 1 £175 -51.72% 1
MS Exchange
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

1 118 (78.15%) Windows
2 110 (72.85%) Active Directory
3 88 (58.28%) Microsoft
4 75 (49.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 62 (41.06%) VMware
6 58 (38.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (38.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (33.11%) Citrix
8 45 (29.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 43 (28.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 41 (27.15%) HP
11 35 (23.18%) ITIL
12 34 (22.52%) Windows 7
13 30 (19.87%) MS Office
14 29 (19.21%) Exchange Server 2003
15 28 (18.54%) MS Excel
15 28 (18.54%) DNS
16 27 (17.88%) DHCP
16 27 (17.88%) SQL
17 25 (16.56%) Windows XP
18 24 (15.89%) Firewall
18 24 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
19 23 (15.23%) Cisco
19 23 (15.23%) Linux
19 23 (15.23%) VMware Infrastructure
19 23 (15.23%) Exchange Server 2013
20 22 (14.57%) Clustering
21 21 (13.91%) SAN
21 21 (13.91%) SQL Server
22 18 (11.92%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 75 (49.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 45 (29.80%) Exchange Server 2007
3 29 (19.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 23 (15.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (9.93%) SharePoint
6 12 (7.95%) Lync
7 6 (3.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.65%) IIS
9 3 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.66%) CICS
Applications
1 30 (19.87%) MS Office
2 28 (18.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.62%) Office 365
2 3 (1.99%) SaaS
3 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.32%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.54%) DNS
2 27 (17.88%) DHCP
3 24 (15.89%) Firewall
4 21 (13.91%) SAN
5 16 (10.60%) TCP/IP
6 15 (9.93%) VPN
7 13 (8.61%) Wireless
8 12 (7.95%) VoIP
9 10 (6.62%) LAN
10 9 (5.96%) WAN
11 8 (5.30%) IP Telephony
11 8 (5.30%) Cisco IPT
12 6 (3.97%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (3.97%) ISDN
13 5 (3.31%) Broadband
13 5 (3.31%) SMTP
14 4 (2.65%) Ethernet
14 4 (2.65%) SSL
14 4 (2.65%) MPLS
14 4 (2.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.99%) DB2
5 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.66%) Ingres
6 1 (0.66%) IDMS
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 18 (11.92%) Finance
2 11 (7.28%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.99%) Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (23.84%) Analyst
2 22 (14.57%) Support Analyst
2 22 (14.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (11.26%) Support Engineer
4 16 (10.60%) Administrator
5 14 (9.27%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (8.61%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (8.61%) Service Analyst
6 13 (8.61%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (7.95%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (7.95%) Consultant
7 12 (7.95%) IT Support
8 11 (7.28%) Desktop Support
9 10 (6.62%) Server Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Consultant
10 6 (3.97%) Exchange Consultant
10 6 (3.97%) Architect
10 6 (3.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (3.97%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.64%) .NET
2 5 (3.31%) CSS
2 5 (3.31%) jQuery
2 5 (3.31%) OAuth
2 5 (3.31%) OpenID
2 5 (3.31%) HTML5
2 5 (3.31%) CSS3
2 5 (3.31%) HTML
3 3 (1.99%) MSMQ
4 2 (1.32%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.57%) Clustering
2 16 (10.60%) Blackberry
3 9 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.31%) Open Source
5 3 (1.99%) Replication
5 3 (1.99%) iPhone
5 3 (1.99%) iPad
5 3 (1.99%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.99%) NHS
5 3 (1.99%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.99%) PKI
5 3 (1.99%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.32%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.66%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 118 (78.15%) Windows
2 58 (38.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 58 (38.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (28.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (22.52%) Windows 7
5 25 (16.56%) Windows XP
6 23 (15.23%) Linux
7 12 (7.95%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.31%) UNIX
9 5 (3.31%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.65%) VMS
10 4 (2.65%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.65%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.65%) CentOS
10 4 (2.65%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.99%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.32%) Android
12 2 (1.32%) Debian
12 2 (1.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.18%) ITIL
2 18 (11.92%) Migration
3 6 (3.97%) Load Balancing
4 5 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (3.31%) Project Management
5 4 (2.65%) Service Delivery
5 4 (2.65%) Change Management
5 4 (2.65%) E-Commerce
5 4 (2.65%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (2.65%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (1.99%) Master Data Management
6 3 (1.99%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (1.99%) Data Protection
6 3 (1.99%) Data Architecture
6 3 (1.99%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (1.99%) Data Governance
6 3 (1.99%) UML
6 3 (1.99%) MVC
6 3 (1.99%) Asset Management
6 3 (1.99%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.88%) SQL
2 10 (6.62%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.31%) Perl
3 5 (3.31%) PHP
3 5 (3.31%) Tcl
4 4 (2.65%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.99%) C#
6 2 (1.32%) VBA
6 2 (1.32%) VBScript
7 1 (0.66%) VB
7 1 (0.66%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (9.27%) MCSE
3 13 (8.61%) MCITP
4 9 (5.96%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.64%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.97%) MCSA
7 5 (3.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.65%) CCNA
8 4 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.99%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.99%) MCP
10 2 (1.32%) Degree
10 2 (1.32%) MCDST
10 2 (1.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.96%) SLA
System Software
1 110 (72.85%) Active Directory
2 23 (15.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.60%) vSphere
4 12 (7.95%) Hyper-V
5 10 (6.62%) XenApp
6 7 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.64%) XenDesktop
7 6 (3.97%) Terminal Services
8 5 (3.31%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.65%) vCloud
10 2 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.32%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.66%) XenServer
11 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.66%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 14 (9.27%) SCCM
2 10 (6.62%) Backup Exec
3 9 (5.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (4.64%) NetBackup
4 7 (4.64%) WSUS
5 5 (3.31%) SCOM
5 5 (3.31%) OpenSSO
5 5 (3.31%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.65%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.99%) Nagios
8 2 (1.32%) WMI
8 2 (1.32%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.66%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.66%) OpenView
9 1 (0.66%) MOM
Vendors
1 88 (58.28%) Microsoft
2 62 (41.06%) VMware
3 50 (33.11%) Citrix
4 41 (27.15%) HP
5 23 (15.23%) Cisco
6 13 (8.61%) Symantec
6 13 (8.61%) 3PAR
7 10 (6.62%) McAfee
7 10 (6.62%) Oracle
8 9 (5.96%) NetApp
8 9 (5.96%) Sophos
9 6 (3.97%) IBM
9 6 (3.97%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.31%) CheckPoint
10 5 (3.31%) Avaya
10 5 (3.31%) Clearswift
10 5 (3.31%) Brocade
11 4 (2.65%) WatchGuard
11 4 (2.65%) Acronis
11 4 (2.65%) Imperva
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