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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 57 45 39
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 77 113 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.79% 3.71% 3.99%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.64% 20.32% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 48 27
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£230 £235 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £140 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £410 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 30
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.52 £14.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £27.90 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year
- -7.91%
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
609 556 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.04% 18.27% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 259 194
Average daily rate £350 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 33 44
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -12 23 £213 -16.66% 8
Hertfordshire -1 16 £375 +97.36% 6
Bedfordshire +1 12 £263 -33.12%
Essex -14 10 £257 +51.17% 8
Norfolk -3 9 £221 -8.29% 3
Suffolk +2 6 £200 -5.88% 2
East Anglia - 1 - -
MS Exchange
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 115 (82.73%) Windows
2 101 (72.66%) Active Directory
3 79 (56.83%) Microsoft
4 70 (50.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 68 (48.92%) VMware
6 65 (46.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 60 (43.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (39.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (28.78%) HP
9 40 (28.78%) Citrix
10 36 (25.90%) Cisco
11 34 (24.46%) Exchange Server 2007
12 31 (22.30%) VMware Infrastructure
13 30 (21.58%) Exchange Server 2003
14 29 (20.86%) Windows 7
15 28 (20.14%) SAN
16 26 (18.71%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (18.71%) ITIL
17 25 (17.99%) Migration
18 24 (17.27%) MS Office
19 23 (16.55%) SQL
20 20 (14.39%) SQL Server
20 20 (14.39%) Firewall
21 19 (13.67%) Wireless
21 19 (13.67%) Linux
22 18 (12.95%) MCSE
22 18 (12.95%) NetApp
23 17 (12.23%) DNS
23 17 (12.23%) TCP/IP
23 17 (12.23%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 65 (46.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 34 (24.46%) Exchange Server 2007
3 30 (21.58%) Exchange Server 2003
4 16 (11.51%) SharePoint
5 15 (10.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (10.07%) Lync
7 9 (6.47%) IIS
8 5 (3.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.88%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.72%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (17.27%) MS Office
2 16 (11.51%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.72%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.47%) Office 365
2 2 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.44%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.72%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.14%) SAN
2 20 (14.39%) Firewall
3 19 (13.67%) Wireless
4 17 (12.23%) DNS
4 17 (12.23%) TCP/IP
5 16 (11.51%) LAN
5 16 (11.51%) WAN
6 15 (10.79%) DHCP
7 9 (6.47%) IP Telephony
7 9 (6.47%) Cisco IPT
8 8 (5.76%) VPN
9 5 (3.60%) Internet
10 4 (2.88%) VLAN
11 3 (2.16%) BGP
11 3 (2.16%) VoIP
11 3 (2.16%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.44%) LDAP
12 2 (1.44%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.72%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.72%) MySQL
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (1.44%) Finance
2 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (15.83%) Support Engineer
2 21 (15.11%) Administrator
3 20 (14.39%) Analyst
3 20 (14.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (10.07%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (10.07%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (7.91%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (7.19%) Consultant
6 10 (7.19%) Support Analyst
6 10 (7.19%) Desktop Support
6 10 (7.19%) Server Engineer
6 10 (7.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) IT Support
8 6 (4.32%) Exchange Consultant
8 6 (4.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.88%) Web Services
1 4 (2.88%) .NET
2 1 (0.72%) Middleware
2 1 (0.72%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.51%) Clustering
2 9 (6.47%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.60%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.88%) iPhone
4 4 (2.88%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (2.88%) iPad
5 3 (2.16%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.16%) Replication
5 3 (2.16%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.44%) Life Science
6 2 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.44%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.44%) VLE
6 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.44%) NHS
7 1 (0.72%) PMI
7 1 (0.72%) PDA
7 1 (0.72%) CCTV
7 1 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 115 (82.73%) Windows
2 70 (50.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 60 (43.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (39.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (20.86%) Windows 7
6 19 (13.67%) Linux
7 14 (10.07%) Windows XP
8 10 (7.19%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.60%) Windows Vista
9 5 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.88%) CentOS
10 4 (2.88%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.88%) UNIX
10 4 (2.88%) VMS
11 3 (2.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.44%) Android
12 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.71%) ITIL
2 25 (17.99%) Migration
3 10 (7.19%) Service Delivery
3 10 (7.19%) Change Management
3 10 (7.19%) Change Control
4 9 (6.47%) Project Management
5 6 (4.32%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (3.60%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (2.88%) Problem Management
7 4 (2.88%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.16%) CAD
8 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.16%) E-Commerce
8 3 (2.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.16%) Project Planning
8 3 (2.16%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (2.16%) Network Management
8 3 (2.16%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (1.44%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (1.44%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.55%) SQL
2 10 (7.19%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.44%) VBScript
4 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (18.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (12.95%) MCSE
3 12 (8.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (7.19%) MCITP
5 7 (5.04%) CCNA
5 7 (5.04%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.60%) HNC
6 5 (3.60%) MCSA
6 5 (3.60%) Degree
7 4 (2.88%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.16%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.16%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.16%) MCP
8 3 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.44%) PMP
9 2 (1.44%) CCNP
10 1 (0.72%) HND
10 1 (0.72%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (72.66%) Active Directory
2 31 (22.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.23%) XenApp
4 15 (10.79%) vSphere
5 13 (9.35%) Hyper-V
6 10 (7.19%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.32%) XenServer
7 6 (4.32%) VMware ESX
8 5 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.16%) Terminal Server
10 3 (2.16%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.44%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.72%) Dovecot
12 1 (0.72%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 13 (9.35%) SCCM
2 5 (3.60%) ARCserve
3 3 (2.16%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.16%) SCOM
3 3 (2.16%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.44%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.44%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.44%) WMI
4 2 (1.44%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.72%) Nagios
5 1 (0.72%) OpenView
5 1 (0.72%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (56.83%) Microsoft
2 68 (48.92%) VMware
3 40 (28.78%) HP
3 40 (28.78%) Citrix
4 36 (25.90%) Cisco
5 18 (12.95%) NetApp
6 9 (6.47%) 3PAR
7 7 (5.04%) Symantec
8 6 (4.32%) Sophos
8 6 (4.32%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.60%) EMC
9 5 (3.60%) Oracle
9 5 (3.60%) Brocade
10 4 (2.88%) McAfee
10 4 (2.88%) Apple
10 4 (2.88%) Clearswift
11 3 (2.16%) CA
11 3 (2.16%) Mapinfo
11 3 (2.16%) Remedy
11 3 (2.16%) Adobe
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