The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the East of England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 52 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 108 105 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.56% 4.39% 4.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 21.22% 25.12% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 29 74
Average daily rate
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£233 £208 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.04% -37.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £155 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £277 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
- -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 13
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.30 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.45 £26.00 £22.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.59% -1.42%
Application Platforms Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
509 418 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.79% 17.47% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 175 247
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 52 39
Average hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.55 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £38.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
MS Exchange
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 0 32 £203 +0.62% 10
Essex -9 31 £450 +168.65% 4
Hertfordshire -3 21 £230 +27.77% 15
Suffolk -7 13 £200 - 4
Bedfordshire -29 7 £200 -27.27% 4
Norfolk -10 5 £270 - 1
MS Exchange
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 152 (68.78%) Windows
2 122 (55.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 118 (53.39%) Active Directory
4 97 (43.89%) Microsoft
5 93 (42.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (30.77%) VMware
7 63 (28.51%) Citrix
8 60 (27.15%) ITIL
8 60 (27.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 56 (25.34%) Windows 7
10 54 (24.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 51 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
12 43 (19.46%) SQL Server
13 41 (18.55%) Migration
14 39 (17.65%) HP
15 35 (15.84%) DNS
16 34 (15.38%) XenApp
17 32 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
17 32 (14.48%) SharePoint
17 32 (14.48%) Cisco
18 31 (14.03%) TCP/IP
18 31 (14.03%) SQL
18 31 (14.03%) MS Excel
18 31 (14.03%) Hyper-V
19 30 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
19 30 (13.57%) Microsoft Certification
19 30 (13.57%) Firewall
20 26 (11.76%) DHCP
20 26 (11.76%) SAN
20 26 (11.76%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 122 (55.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 60 (27.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 51 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 32 (14.48%) SharePoint
5 25 (11.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (6.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (3.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (3.62%) IBM Notes
9 5 (2.26%) JOnAS
10 3 (1.36%) Lync
11 2 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.90%) Documentum
11 2 (0.90%) SAS
11 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.45%) IIS
Applications
1 31 (14.03%) MS Excel
2 23 (10.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.07%) assyst
2 4 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (15.84%) DNS
2 31 (14.03%) TCP/IP
3 30 (13.57%) Firewall
4 26 (11.76%) SAN
4 26 (11.76%) DHCP
5 23 (10.41%) LAN
6 20 (9.05%) WAN
7 17 (7.69%) SMTP
8 14 (6.33%) Wireless
9 13 (5.88%) VoIP
10 11 (4.98%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (4.07%) VPN
12 8 (3.62%) NAS
13 7 (3.17%) VLAN
14 5 (2.26%) Fibre Channel
15 4 (1.81%) IP Telephony
15 4 (1.81%) iSCSI
15 4 (1.81%) SSL
15 4 (1.81%) Internet
15 4 (1.81%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (19.46%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.81%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.90%) Cognos Impromptu
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 20 (9.05%) Finance
2 9 (4.07%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.17%) Publishing
4 6 (2.71%) Law
5 5 (2.26%) Retail
6 3 (1.36%) Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 52 (23.53%) Analyst
2 38 (17.19%) Support Engineer
3 31 (14.03%) Support Analyst
4 25 (11.31%) 3rd Line Support
5 22 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (8.60%) Developer
6 19 (8.60%) Technical Analyst
7 17 (7.69%) Consultant
8 16 (7.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (6.79%) Technical Support
10 14 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (5.43%) Service Analyst
11 12 (5.43%) Server Engineer
11 12 (5.43%) IT Support
12 11 (4.98%) Service Desk Analyst
13 10 (4.52%) Problem Manager
13 10 (4.52%) Administrator
13 10 (4.52%) Desktop Support
14 9 (4.07%) Support Technician
14 9 (4.07%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.24%) HTML
1 16 (7.24%) CSS
1 16 (7.24%) jQuery
1 16 (7.24%) OAuth
1 16 (7.24%) OpenID
1 16 (7.24%) HTML5
1 16 (7.24%) CSS3
2 10 (4.52%) .NET
3 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.36%) Flash
4 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.24%) Blackberry
1 16 (7.24%) Open Source
2 10 (4.52%) iPhone
3 9 (4.07%) Thin Client
3 9 (4.07%) Fat Client
4 7 (3.17%) Clustering
5 5 (2.26%) Replication
6 4 (1.81%) PKI
7 3 (1.36%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.36%) iPad
8 2 (0.90%) NHS
8 2 (0.90%) Firmware
9 1 (0.45%) CMDB
9 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 152 (68.78%) Windows
2 93 (42.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (25.34%) Windows 7
4 54 (24.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (10.41%) Windows 8
7 22 (9.95%) Windows XP
8 13 (5.88%) Linux
9 7 (3.17%) UNIX
10 5 (2.26%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.81%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.45%) Android
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (27.15%) ITIL
2 41 (18.55%) Migration
3 14 (6.33%) ITSM
3 14 (6.33%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (5.43%) Change Control
4 12 (5.43%) Service Delivery
5 11 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (4.07%) Problem Management
6 9 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (3.17%) Test Management
7 7 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (3.17%) PRINCE2
8 6 (2.71%) Software Deployment
9 5 (2.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (2.26%) Email Migration
9 5 (2.26%) Test Strategy
9 5 (2.26%) CRM
9 5 (2.26%) Incident Management
10 4 (1.81%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.03%) SQL
2 20 (9.05%) Perl
3 16 (7.24%) PHP
3 16 (7.24%) Tcl
4 7 (3.17%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.17%) VB
5 5 (2.26%) C#
5 5 (2.26%) Java
6 4 (1.81%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.90%) ABAP
7 2 (0.90%) VBA
8 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (13.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (9.50%) MCSE
3 12 (5.43%) MCSA
3 12 (5.43%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (4.07%) MCITP
5 7 (3.17%) MCP
6 6 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.71%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.26%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (2.26%) ISEB
7 5 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.81%) MCDST
8 4 (1.81%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.81%) CCNA
8 4 (1.81%) Degree
9 3 (1.36%) VCP5
9 3 (1.36%) CCA
10 2 (0.90%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.33%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 118 (53.39%) Active Directory
2 34 (15.38%) XenApp
3 32 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (14.03%) Hyper-V
5 21 (9.50%) vSphere
6 8 (3.62%) XenDesktop
7 7 (3.17%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (2.71%) Terminal Services
8 6 (2.71%) XenServer
9 5 (2.26%) UAG
9 5 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.45%) vCloud
13 1 (0.45%) KVM
13 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (11.76%) SCCM
2 16 (7.24%) OpenSSO
3 14 (6.33%) SCOM
3 14 (6.33%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.17%) ARCserve
5 6 (2.71%) WSUS
6 4 (1.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.36%) OVSD
7 3 (1.36%) OpenView
7 3 (1.36%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.45%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 97 (43.89%) Microsoft
2 68 (30.77%) VMware
3 63 (28.51%) Citrix
4 39 (17.65%) HP
5 32 (14.48%) Cisco
6 25 (11.31%) Oracle
7 24 (10.86%) NetApp
8 12 (5.43%) Symantec
9 10 (4.52%) WatchGuard
10 9 (4.07%) Lotus
10 9 (4.07%) Dell
11 8 (3.62%) EMC
11 8 (3.62%) McAfee
12 6 (2.71%) Altiris
12 6 (2.71%) Intel
12 6 (2.71%) IBM
12 6 (2.71%) CommVault
13 5 (2.26%) Red Hat
14 4 (1.81%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.81%) Sophos
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