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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 70 57 43
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 74 94 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.45% 3.07% 4.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.78% 15.56% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 37 28
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£253 £270 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.48% +14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £150 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £510 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 22
Average hourly rate £26.00 £18.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% +17.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £11.45 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £25.05 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
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
628 604 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.75% 19.74% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 374 170
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 44 39
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.63% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.75 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Hertfordshire +2 19 £190 -17.39% 13
Cambridgeshire -18 19 £318 +32.29% 3
Essex -7 17 £363 +45.00% 4
Bedfordshire +21 14 £288 +4.54% 3
Norfolk +5 3 £165 -46.77%
Suffolk +1 2 - - 1
MS Exchange
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 112 (77.24%) Windows
2 100 (68.97%) Active Directory
3 76 (52.41%) Microsoft
4 70 (48.28%) VMware
5 65 (44.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 61 (42.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 57 (39.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 52 (35.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (31.72%) Windows 7
10 43 (29.66%) SQL Server
11 41 (28.28%) Cisco
12 40 (27.59%) Firewall
13 36 (24.83%) VMware Infrastructure
13 36 (24.83%) Exchange Server 2003
14 34 (23.45%) Citrix
14 34 (23.45%) SAN
15 33 (22.76%) SharePoint
16 32 (22.07%) DNS
16 32 (22.07%) HP
17 31 (21.38%) DHCP
18 29 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
19 27 (18.62%) ITIL
19 27 (18.62%) Office 365
20 23 (15.86%) Hyper-V
20 23 (15.86%) Migration
21 21 (14.48%) SQL Server 2008
21 21 (14.48%) SCCM
21 21 (14.48%) MS Excel
21 21 (14.48%) WAN
22 20 (13.79%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (44.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 36 (24.83%) Exchange Server 2003
3 33 (22.76%) SharePoint
4 29 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (8.28%) IIS
7 10 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (5.52%) Lync
8 8 (5.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (4.14%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.38%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.69%) CMS
12 1 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 21 (14.48%) MS Excel
2 20 (13.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.69%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.62%) Office 365
2 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.69%) SaaS
4 1 (0.69%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (27.59%) Firewall
2 34 (23.45%) SAN
3 32 (22.07%) DNS
4 31 (21.38%) DHCP
5 21 (14.48%) WAN
6 20 (13.79%) LAN
7 15 (10.34%) TCP/IP
7 15 (10.34%) Wireless
8 12 (8.28%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (7.59%) VLAN
10 6 (4.14%) VPN
11 5 (3.45%) IPv4
11 5 (3.45%) Internet
11 5 (3.45%) LDAP
11 5 (3.45%) IP Telephony
11 5 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (2.07%) Cisco IPT
12 3 (2.07%) iSCSI
12 3 (2.07%) SMTP
12 3 (2.07%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (29.66%) SQL Server
2 21 (14.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (13.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (8.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.76%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.07%) MSI
General
1 10 (6.90%) Finance
2 7 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.38%) Local Government
4 1 (0.69%) Legal
4 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.69%) Publishing
4 1 (0.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (22.76%) Analyst
2 20 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 18 (12.41%) Support Analyst
4 17 (11.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 17 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (9.66%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (7.59%) Administrator
7 9 (6.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (6.21%) Desktop Support
7 9 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (4.14%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Server Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) Support Technician
10 5 (3.45%) Architect
10 5 (3.45%) Server Administrator
10 5 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.38%) .NET
1 2 (1.38%) Web Services
2 1 (0.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.59%) Blackberry
2 10 (6.90%) HP Storage
3 8 (5.52%) Replication
3 8 (5.52%) Clustering
4 6 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.45%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.76%) PKI
7 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.38%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.38%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.38%) Life Science
8 2 (1.38%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.38%) FMCG
8 2 (1.38%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.69%) iPhone
9 1 (0.69%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 112 (77.24%) Windows
2 61 (42.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 57 (39.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (35.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (31.72%) Windows 7
6 19 (13.10%) Windows XP
7 17 (11.72%) Linux
8 15 (10.34%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.45%) Debian
10 4 (2.76%) Android
11 3 (2.07%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.38%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.62%) ITIL
2 23 (15.86%) Migration
3 12 (8.28%) Change Control
4 11 (7.59%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (6.21%) Change Management
6 8 (5.52%) Network Management
7 6 (4.14%) Load Balancing
7 6 (4.14%) Project Management
8 5 (3.45%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (2.76%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.76%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (2.76%) Data Management
9 4 (2.76%) Information Security
9 4 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (2.07%) Data Protection
10 3 (2.07%) ITIL V3
10 3 (2.07%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.07%) Service Management
10 3 (2.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.34%) SQL
2 9 (6.21%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.38%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (8.28%) MCSE
3 10 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.52%) MCITP
5 7 (4.83%) CCNA
5 7 (4.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.76%) MCSA
8 3 (2.07%) HNC
8 3 (2.07%) Degree
8 3 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.07%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.38%) GIAC
9 2 (1.38%) CISSP
10 1 (0.69%) CCA
10 1 (0.69%) MCP
10 1 (0.69%) CCNP
10 1 (0.69%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 100 (68.97%) Active Directory
2 36 (24.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (15.86%) Hyper-V
4 15 (10.34%) vSphere
5 14 (9.66%) XenApp
6 10 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (6.21%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (5.52%) XenServer
9 6 (4.14%) Terminal Services
10 5 (3.45%) VMware ESX
11 4 (2.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.69%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.69%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.69%) Firmware
12 1 (0.69%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 21 (14.48%) SCCM
2 9 (6.21%) ARCserve
3 7 (4.83%) SCOM
4 4 (2.76%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.07%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.69%) WSUS
6 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.69%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 76 (52.41%) Microsoft
2 70 (48.28%) VMware
3 41 (28.28%) Cisco
4 34 (23.45%) Citrix
5 32 (22.07%) HP
6 14 (9.66%) Oracle
7 11 (7.59%) Dell
8 9 (6.21%) EMC
9 8 (5.52%) CA
10 7 (4.83%) NetApp
10 7 (4.83%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.83%) CheckPoint
11 6 (4.14%) IBM
11 6 (4.14%) 3PAR
11 6 (4.14%) F5
12 5 (3.45%) Veeam
13 4 (2.76%) Dell Compellent
13 4 (2.76%) Lumension
13 4 (2.76%) Symantec
13 4 (2.76%) McAfee
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