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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 68 36 46
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 74 136 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.50% 4.70% 4.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.13% 28.45% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 55 26
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£294 £248 £211
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.68% +17.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £151 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £456 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.63% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 26
Average hourly rate £23.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £25.30 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.16 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.72% -6.06%
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
610 478 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.64% 16.51% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 251 176
Average daily rate £350 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 48 54
Average hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £37.85 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 -19 30 £299 +4.82% 8
Essex -24 18 £375 -16.66% 3
Bedfordshire +4 8 £288 +43.75% 4
Norfolk +1 8 £190 -25.12% 2
Hertfordshire -31 6 £175 -20.00% 9
Suffolk +3 3 - - 2
East Anglia - 1 - -
MS Exchange
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 116 (81.69%) Windows
2 108 (76.06%) Active Directory
3 79 (55.63%) Microsoft
4 69 (48.59%) VMware
5 66 (46.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (45.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 65 (45.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 49 (34.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (31.69%) Cisco
9 42 (29.58%) Windows 7
10 40 (28.17%) SQL Server
11 39 (27.46%) Exchange Server 2003
12 38 (26.76%) SAN
13 36 (25.35%) Citrix
14 35 (24.65%) HP
14 35 (24.65%) Firewall
15 32 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (19.01%) DNS
16 27 (19.01%) ITIL
16 27 (19.01%) Exchange Server 2007
17 26 (18.31%) SharePoint
18 25 (17.61%) DHCP
19 22 (15.49%) Microsoft Certification
20 21 (14.79%) MS Office
20 21 (14.79%) Hyper-V
21 20 (14.08%) vSphere
21 20 (14.08%) LAN
21 20 (14.08%) TCP/IP
21 20 (14.08%) WAN
22 19 (13.38%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 65 (45.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 39 (27.46%) Exchange Server 2003
3 27 (19.01%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (18.31%) SharePoint
5 11 (7.75%) IIS
5 11 (7.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (5.63%) Lync
7 7 (4.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (3.52%) Lotus Domino
9 4 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (14.79%) MS Office
2 16 (11.27%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.70%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.15%) Office 365
2 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.70%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (26.76%) SAN
2 35 (24.65%) Firewall
3 27 (19.01%) DNS
4 25 (17.61%) DHCP
5 20 (14.08%) WAN
5 20 (14.08%) LAN
5 20 (14.08%) TCP/IP
6 16 (11.27%) Wireless
7 11 (7.75%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (7.75%) VLAN
8 8 (5.63%) VPN
9 6 (4.23%) LDAP
10 5 (3.52%) IPv4
10 5 (3.52%) Internet
10 5 (3.52%) IP Telephony
10 5 (3.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (2.11%) Cisco IPT
11 3 (2.11%) BGP
11 3 (2.11%) SMTP
11 3 (2.11%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (28.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (9.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.41%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (4.23%) Finance
2 3 (2.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.41%) Local Government
4 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (21.83%) Analyst
2 22 (15.49%) Support Engineer
3 17 (11.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (11.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 15 (10.56%) Support Analyst
6 14 (9.86%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (9.86%) Administrator
7 13 (9.15%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (7.75%) Desktop Support
9 9 (6.34%) Consultant
9 9 (6.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Server Administrator
10 6 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Support Technician
10 6 (4.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 5 (3.52%) Systems Support
11 5 (3.52%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.11%) .NET
2 2 (1.41%) Web Services
3 1 (0.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.75%) HP Storage
2 9 (6.34%) Blackberry
2 9 (6.34%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.34%) Replication
3 7 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.23%) HP StoreVirtual
4 6 (4.23%) Clustering
5 5 (3.52%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.82%) PKI
6 4 (2.82%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.82%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.82%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.82%) iPhone
7 3 (2.11%) iPad
8 2 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.41%) Life Science
8 2 (1.41%) VLE
8 2 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 116 (81.69%) Windows
2 66 (46.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (45.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (34.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (29.58%) Windows 7
6 18 (12.68%) Linux
6 18 (12.68%) Windows XP
7 16 (11.27%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.52%) Debian
9 4 (2.82%) Android
10 3 (2.11%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.11%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.70%) UNIX
12 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.01%) ITIL
2 19 (13.38%) Migration
3 16 (11.27%) Change Management
4 14 (9.86%) Change Control
5 12 (8.45%) Project Management
6 11 (7.75%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (7.75%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.93%) Network Management
7 7 (4.93%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (4.23%) Load Balancing
9 5 (3.52%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.52%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.82%) Data Management
10 4 (2.82%) Information Security
11 3 (2.11%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.11%) Project Planning
11 3 (2.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (2.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (2.11%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.68%) SQL
2 7 (4.93%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (15.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (11.27%) MCSE
3 14 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (7.75%) CCNA
5 9 (6.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (3.52%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.52%) MCITP
7 5 (3.52%) Degree
7 5 (3.52%) HNC
8 4 (2.82%) MCSA
8 4 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.82%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.11%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.11%) MCP
10 2 (1.41%) PMP
10 2 (1.41%) GIAC
10 2 (1.41%) CISSP
10 2 (1.41%) CCNP
11 1 (0.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 108 (76.06%) Active Directory
2 32 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.79%) Hyper-V
4 20 (14.08%) vSphere
5 15 (10.56%) XenApp
6 9 (6.34%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (4.93%) XenServer
8 6 (4.23%) Terminal Services
8 6 (4.23%) VMware ESX
9 5 (3.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (2.11%) Terminal Server
11 3 (2.11%) XenDesktop
11 3 (2.11%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.70%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.70%) Firmware
12 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.70%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 18 (12.68%) SCCM
2 9 (6.34%) ARCserve
3 6 (4.23%) SCOM
4 4 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.11%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.41%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.70%) WSUS
7 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 79 (55.63%) Microsoft
2 69 (48.59%) VMware
3 45 (31.69%) Cisco
4 36 (25.35%) Citrix
5 35 (24.65%) HP
6 15 (10.56%) NetApp
7 13 (9.15%) Oracle
8 10 (7.04%) Dell
8 10 (7.04%) EMC
9 7 (4.93%) CA
9 7 (4.93%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.93%) F5
10 6 (4.23%) 3PAR
10 6 (4.23%) CheckPoint
11 5 (3.52%) Veeam
12 4 (2.82%) Dell Compellent
12 4 (2.82%) Apple
12 4 (2.82%) McAfee
12 4 (2.82%) Clearswift
12 4 (2.82%) Wyse
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