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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 66 46 41
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 79 90 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.78% 3.71% 3.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.16% 21.95% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 45 37
Average daily rate
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£213 £250 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £130 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £440 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £12.55 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.20 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -18.66%
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
558 410 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.65% 16.91% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 229 250
Average daily rate £375 £343 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -14.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £168 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 40 53
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Essex -11 29 £257 +2.80% 3
Cambridgeshire -9 22 £268 +16.30% 8
Hertfordshire 0 10 £208 +50.90% 6
Norfolk +10 7 £150 -45.45%
Suffolk +3 7 £141 -37.22% 1
Bedfordshire -25 4 £243 -25.38% 4
MS Exchange
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 131 (77.98%) Windows
2 121 (72.02%) Active Directory
3 92 (54.76%) Microsoft
4 89 (52.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 72 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (40.48%) VMware
7 60 (35.71%) Citrix
8 57 (33.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (27.98%) Exchange Server 2007
10 45 (26.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (25.00%) HP
12 40 (23.81%) ITIL
13 36 (21.43%) Windows 7
14 31 (18.45%) MS Office
15 30 (17.86%) SQL
15 30 (17.86%) MS Excel
16 29 (17.26%) DNS
16 29 (17.26%) Exchange Server 2003
17 28 (16.67%) Windows XP
17 28 (16.67%) DHCP
17 28 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
18 26 (15.48%) Firewall
19 25 (14.88%) SAN
19 25 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
20 24 (14.29%) Clustering
21 23 (13.69%) Microsoft Certification
21 23 (13.69%) Cisco
22 22 (13.10%) Finance
23 20 (11.90%) Linux
23 20 (11.90%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (52.98%) Exchange Server 2010
2 47 (27.98%) Exchange Server 2007
3 29 (17.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 28 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (10.12%) SharePoint
6 13 (7.74%) Lync
7 6 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.98%) IIS
9 4 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.60%) CICS
12 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 31 (18.45%) MS Office
2 30 (17.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) assyst
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.95%) Office 365
2 3 (1.79%) SaaS
3 2 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.19%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.26%) DNS
2 28 (16.67%) DHCP
3 26 (15.48%) Firewall
4 25 (14.88%) SAN
5 18 (10.71%) TCP/IP
6 17 (10.12%) VPN
7 15 (8.93%) VoIP
8 13 (7.74%) Wireless
9 11 (6.55%) LAN
10 10 (5.95%) WAN
11 8 (4.76%) SMTP
11 8 (4.76%) ISDN
11 8 (4.76%) Cisco IPT
11 8 (4.76%) IP Telephony
12 6 (3.57%) SSL
12 6 (3.57%) Ethernet
12 6 (3.57%) MPLS
12 6 (3.57%) VLAN
13 5 (2.98%) Broadband
14 4 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.79%) DB2
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.60%) IDMS
7 1 (0.60%) Ingres
General
1 22 (13.10%) Finance
2 13 (7.74%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.79%) Law
3 3 (1.79%) Legal
3 3 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (0.60%) Advertising
4 1 (0.60%) Publishing
4 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (25.00%) Analyst
2 26 (15.48%) Support Analyst
3 24 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (10.12%) Support Engineer
5 16 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
5 16 (9.52%) Administrator
6 15 (8.93%) IT Support
7 14 (8.33%) Service Analyst
7 14 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (7.14%) Server Engineer
9 11 (6.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (6.55%) Desktop Support
10 9 (5.36%) Consultant
11 8 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 8 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
12 7 (4.17%) Developer
13 6 (3.57%) Architect
14 5 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 5 (2.98%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.17%) CSS3
1 7 (4.17%) HTML5
1 7 (4.17%) OpenID
1 7 (4.17%) jQuery
1 7 (4.17%) OAuth
1 7 (4.17%) CSS
1 7 (4.17%) HTML
1 7 (4.17%) .NET
2 3 (1.79%) MSMQ
3 2 (1.19%) Web Services
3 2 (1.19%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.29%) Clustering
2 17 (10.12%) Blackberry
3 9 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.17%) Open Source
5 4 (2.38%) Replication
6 3 (1.79%) iPad
6 3 (1.79%) PKI
6 3 (1.79%) iPhone
6 3 (1.79%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.79%) NHS
6 3 (1.79%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.79%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.19%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.19%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 131 (77.98%) Windows
2 72 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (33.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (26.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 28 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 20 (11.90%) Linux
8 15 (8.93%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.57%) Windows 2000
9 6 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.38%) UNIX
10 4 (2.38%) VMS
10 4 (2.38%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.38%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.38%) CentOS
11 3 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.19%) AIX
12 2 (1.19%) Solaris
12 2 (1.19%) Android
12 2 (1.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.81%) ITIL
2 16 (9.52%) Migration
3 8 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 6 (3.57%) Change Management
5 5 (2.98%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (2.98%) Service Delivery
5 5 (2.98%) Project Management
6 4 (2.38%) E-Commerce
6 4 (2.38%) ITSM
6 4 (2.38%) Problem Management
6 4 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (1.79%) Mentoring
7 3 (1.79%) Master Data Management
7 3 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (1.79%) Data Governance
7 3 (1.79%) MVC
7 3 (1.79%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (1.79%) Asset Management
7 3 (1.79%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.86%) SQL
2 12 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.17%) Tcl
3 7 (4.17%) Perl
3 7 (4.17%) PHP
4 4 (2.38%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.79%) C#
6 2 (1.19%) VBA
6 2 (1.19%) VBScript
7 1 (0.60%) VB6
7 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (13.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.74%) MCITP
2 13 (7.74%) MCSE
3 10 (5.95%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.57%) MCSA
5 6 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.38%) CCNA
7 4 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.79%) Degree
8 3 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.79%) MCP
9 2 (1.19%) MCDST
9 2 (1.19%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.36%) SLA
System Software
1 121 (72.02%) Active Directory
2 25 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.71%) vSphere
4 14 (8.33%) XenApp
5 13 (7.74%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.76%) XenDesktop
7 7 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.57%) Terminal Services
9 5 (2.98%) vCloud
9 5 (2.98%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.19%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.19%) Firmware
10 2 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.19%) XenServer
11 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (8.93%) SCCM
2 12 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 10 (5.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (4.17%) OpenSSO
4 7 (4.17%) WSUS
5 6 (3.57%) NetBackup
6 5 (2.98%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.98%) SCOM
7 4 (2.38%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.79%) Nagios
9 2 (1.19%) ARCserve
9 2 (1.19%) WMI
9 2 (1.19%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.60%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.60%) MOM
10 1 (0.60%) OpenView
Vendors
1 92 (54.76%) Microsoft
2 68 (40.48%) VMware
3 60 (35.71%) Citrix
4 42 (25.00%) HP
5 23 (13.69%) Cisco
6 15 (8.93%) 3PAR
7 14 (8.33%) NetApp
8 12 (7.14%) Oracle
9 11 (6.55%) Sophos
9 11 (6.55%) Symantec
9 11 (6.55%) McAfee
10 7 (4.17%) IBM
11 6 (3.57%) EMC
11 6 (3.57%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.57%) WatchGuard
11 6 (3.57%) Imperva
12 5 (2.98%) Acronis
12 5 (2.98%) Mitel
12 5 (2.98%) Brocade
12 5 (2.98%) Clearswift
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