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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 71 51 39
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 73 108 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.39% 3.57% 4.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.93% 20.85% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 50 29
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£300 £233 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +12.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £163 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £465 £277
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 25
Average hourly rate £23.50 £15.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.20% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.45 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £17.36
% change year-on-year
+8.19% -12.16%
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
612 518 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.04% 17.11% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 311 177
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 51
Average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% -13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £31.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Cambridgeshire -4 28 £315 +55.55% 4
Essex -18 17 £375 -16.66% 3
Hertfordshire -13 12 £190 -17.39% 6
Bedfordshire +14 10 £294 +46.87% 8
Norfolk -2 4 £170 -37.03% 2
Suffolk -6 2 - -
MS Exchange
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 122 (79.22%) Windows
2 110 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 89 (57.79%) Microsoft
4 75 (48.70%) VMware
5 67 (43.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 63 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 54 (35.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 48 (31.17%) Cisco
9 45 (29.22%) Windows 7
10 42 (27.27%) SQL Server
10 42 (27.27%) SAN
11 41 (26.62%) Citrix
12 37 (24.03%) HP
12 37 (24.03%) Firewall
12 37 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
13 36 (23.38%) Exchange Server 2003
14 32 (20.78%) DNS
14 32 (20.78%) SharePoint
15 30 (19.48%) DHCP
16 27 (17.53%) ITIL
17 26 (16.88%) WAN
17 26 (16.88%) Exchange Server 2007
18 25 (16.23%) Migration
18 25 (16.23%) MS Office
18 25 (16.23%) LAN
19 23 (14.94%) Microsoft Certification
20 22 (14.29%) SCCM
20 22 (14.29%) Hyper-V
21 21 (13.64%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 67 (43.51%) Exchange Server 2010
2 36 (23.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 32 (20.78%) SharePoint
4 26 (16.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (7.14%) IIS
7 8 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (5.19%) Lync
8 5 (3.25%) Lotus Domino
9 4 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (16.23%) MS Office
2 21 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.65%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.99%) Office 365
2 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.65%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (27.27%) SAN
2 37 (24.03%) Firewall
3 32 (20.78%) DNS
4 30 (19.48%) DHCP
5 26 (16.88%) WAN
6 25 (16.23%) LAN
7 21 (13.64%) TCP/IP
8 15 (9.74%) Wireless
9 12 (7.79%) VLAN
10 9 (5.84%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (5.84%) VPN
11 6 (3.90%) LDAP
12 5 (3.25%) IPv4
12 5 (3.25%) Internet
12 5 (3.25%) IP Telephony
12 5 (3.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (1.95%) Cisco IPT
13 3 (1.95%) BGP
13 3 (1.95%) SMTP
13 3 (1.95%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (9.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (6.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.60%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.65%) MSI
General
1 8 (5.19%) Finance
2 5 (3.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.30%) Local Government
4 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (20.78%) Analyst
2 24 (15.58%) Support Engineer
3 18 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (11.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 15 (9.74%) Support Analyst
6 14 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (7.79%) Administrator
8 11 (7.14%) Desktop Support
9 9 (5.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (4.55%) Consultant
11 7 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 7 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (3.90%) IT Support
12 6 (3.90%) Architect
12 6 (3.90%) Support Technician
12 6 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.95%) .NET
2 2 (1.30%) Web Services
3 1 (0.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.49%) Blackberry
1 10 (6.49%) HP Storage
2 9 (5.84%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.84%) Replication
3 8 (5.19%) Clustering
4 7 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.25%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.60%) PKI
6 4 (2.60%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (2.60%) iPhone
7 3 (1.95%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.95%) iPad
7 3 (1.95%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.95%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.95%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.30%) FMCG
8 2 (1.30%) Life Science
8 2 (1.30%) VLE
8 2 (1.30%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 122 (79.22%) Windows
2 63 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
2 63 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (35.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (29.22%) Windows 7
5 20 (12.99%) Windows XP
6 17 (11.04%) Linux
6 17 (11.04%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.25%) Debian
8 4 (2.60%) Android
9 3 (1.95%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.30%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.30%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.53%) ITIL
2 25 (16.23%) Migration
3 15 (9.74%) Change Management
4 13 (8.44%) Change Control
5 11 (7.14%) Project Management
5 11 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (6.49%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.19%) Network Management
8 7 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (3.90%) Load Balancing
10 5 (3.25%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.25%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.60%) Information Security
11 4 (2.60%) Data Management
11 4 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (1.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (1.95%) Project Planning
12 3 (1.95%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.69%) SQL
2 8 (5.19%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (14.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (9.74%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (9.74%) MCSE
3 11 (7.14%) CCNA
4 8 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (5.19%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (3.90%) MCITP
6 6 (3.90%) Degree
6 6 (3.90%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (3.25%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.60%) MCSA
8 4 (2.60%) HNC
9 3 (1.95%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.95%) MCP
9 3 (1.95%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.30%) PMP
10 2 (1.30%) GIAC
10 2 (1.30%) CCNP
10 2 (1.30%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 110 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 37 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 19 (12.34%) vSphere
5 14 (9.09%) XenApp
6 11 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (4.55%) Terminal Services
9 6 (3.90%) XenServer
10 5 (3.25%) VMware ESX
11 4 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (1.95%) Terminal Server
12 3 (1.95%) XenDesktop
12 3 (1.95%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.65%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.65%) Firmware
13 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 22 (14.29%) SCCM
2 10 (6.49%) ARCserve
3 7 (4.55%) SCOM
4 4 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.95%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.95%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.65%) WSUS
6 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 89 (57.79%) Microsoft
2 75 (48.70%) VMware
3 48 (31.17%) Cisco
4 41 (26.62%) Citrix
5 37 (24.03%) HP
6 15 (9.74%) Oracle
6 15 (9.74%) NetApp
7 10 (6.49%) Dell
7 10 (6.49%) EMC
8 8 (5.19%) CA
9 7 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.55%) F5
10 6 (3.90%) 3PAR
10 6 (3.90%) CheckPoint
11 5 (3.25%) Veeam
12 4 (2.60%) Lumension
12 4 (2.60%) Dell Compellent
12 4 (2.60%) McAfee
12 4 (2.60%) Sophos
12 4 (2.60%) Clearswift
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