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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 48 33 54
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 109 102 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.46% 4.53% 3.05%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.64% 24.64% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 35 35
Average daily rate £235 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £162 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £331 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £260
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 33 25
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.02% +13.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.90 £34.50 £36.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Application Platforms Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
555 414 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.60% 18.38% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 193 264
Average daily rate £369 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.95% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 46 58
Average hourly rate £23.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.34 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -6 41 £235 +4.44% 8
Essex -17 27 £170 -24.44% 5
Hertfordshire -3 15 £155 -49.18% 10
Bedfordshire -9 12 £393 +109.33% 1
Suffolk -4 10 £213 -34.61% 1
Norfolk -8 10 £245 +8.88% 2
MS Exchange
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 130 (66.67%) Windows
2 129 (66.15%) Active Directory
3 103 (52.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 78 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 74 (37.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (31.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 61 (31.28%) VMware
7 59 (30.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 52 (26.67%) ITIL
9 50 (25.64%) HP
10 48 (24.62%) Cisco
10 48 (24.62%) Firewall
11 47 (24.10%) SQL Server
12 46 (23.59%) Citrix
13 43 (22.05%) Windows 7
14 42 (21.54%) Microsoft Certification
15 41 (21.03%) Migration
16 37 (18.97%) SAN
16 37 (18.97%) MS Excel
17 33 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2007
17 33 (16.92%) SCCM
18 32 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
19 30 (15.38%) Hyper-V
19 30 (15.38%) DNS
19 30 (15.38%) SQL
20 29 (14.87%) LAN
21 27 (13.85%) SLA
21 27 (13.85%) MCSE
21 27 (13.85%) XenApp
22 26 (13.33%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 103 (52.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 59 (30.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 33 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (11.79%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (4.62%) JOnAS
7 8 (4.10%) IIS
8 7 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (3.08%) IBM Notes
9 6 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (2.05%) Lync
11 2 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.03%) Apache
11 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.03%) Documentum
11 2 (1.03%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (18.97%) MS Excel
2 25 (12.82%) MS Office
3 2 (1.03%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.03%) Tridion
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.10%) Office 365
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (24.62%) Firewall
2 37 (18.97%) SAN
3 30 (15.38%) DNS
4 29 (14.87%) LAN
5 26 (13.33%) WAN
6 19 (9.74%) Wireless
7 16 (8.21%) DHCP
8 15 (7.69%) TCP/IP
8 15 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (5.64%) VPN
10 10 (5.13%) VLAN
10 10 (5.13%) FTP
11 8 (4.10%) VoIP
12 7 (3.59%) Internet
13 5 (2.56%) LDAP
13 5 (2.56%) IP Telephony
14 4 (2.05%) iSCSI
14 4 (2.05%) NAS
15 3 (1.54%) Intranet
15 3 (1.54%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (24.10%) SQL Server
2 24 (12.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.51%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Ant
1 1 (0.51%) JIRA
General
1 24 (12.31%) Finance
2 6 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.56%) Retail
4 4 (2.05%) Banking
5 2 (1.03%) Military
5 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.51%) Billing
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Local Government
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (23.08%) Analyst
2 34 (17.44%) Support Engineer
3 22 (11.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (10.26%) Server Engineer
5 18 (9.23%) Support Analyst
6 17 (8.72%) Systems Engineer
6 17 (8.72%) Service Analyst
7 16 (8.21%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (7.18%) Technical Analyst
10 12 (6.15%) Consultant
11 11 (5.64%) Network Engineer
11 11 (5.64%) Desktop Support
12 10 (5.13%) Server Support
12 10 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (4.10%) Administrator
13 8 (4.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 8 (4.10%) Support Technician
13 8 (4.10%) Server Support Engineer
13 8 (4.10%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.54%) HTML5
1 3 (1.54%) OpenID
1 3 (1.54%) jQuery
1 3 (1.54%) OAuth
1 3 (1.54%) CSS3
1 3 (1.54%) Flash
1 3 (1.54%) CSS
1 3 (1.54%) HTML
2 1 (0.51%) .NET
2 1 (0.51%) XML
2 1 (0.51%) XSLT
2 1 (0.51%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.23%) Blackberry
2 11 (5.64%) Clustering
3 8 (4.10%) Thin Client
3 8 (4.10%) Fat Client
4 7 (3.59%) iPhone
4 7 (3.59%) PKI
5 3 (1.54%) Open Source
5 3 (1.54%) NHS
6 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.03%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.51%) iPad
7 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.51%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 130 (66.67%) Windows
2 74 (37.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (31.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (22.05%) Windows 7
5 21 (10.77%) Windows XP
5 21 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.64%) Linux
7 10 (5.13%) Windows 8
8 8 (4.10%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.05%) UNIX
10 3 (1.54%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.03%) Debian
11 2 (1.03%) VMS
11 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.51%) Android
12 1 (0.51%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (26.67%) ITIL
2 41 (21.03%) Migration
3 11 (5.64%) Project Management
4 9 (4.62%) Software Deployment
4 9 (4.62%) Service Delivery
5 8 (4.10%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (3.08%) Problem Management
6 6 (3.08%) Data Management
6 6 (3.08%) Test Management
7 5 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (2.56%) Change Control
7 5 (2.56%) Test Strategy
7 5 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (2.56%) Change Management
7 5 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.05%) Load Balancing
8 4 (2.05%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.05%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.05%) Email Migration
8 4 (2.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (1.54%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.54%) Tcl
2 3 (1.54%) Java
2 3 (1.54%) Perl
2 3 (1.54%) PHP
3 2 (1.03%) VB
4 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.51%) VBScript
4 1 (0.51%) C
4 1 (0.51%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (21.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (13.85%) MCSE
3 17 (8.72%) Security Cleared
4 13 (6.67%) MCITP
5 12 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (5.64%) CCNA
6 11 (5.64%) MCP
7 10 (5.13%) MCDST
7 10 (5.13%) MCSA
8 5 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.05%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (2.05%) ISEB
9 4 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (2.05%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.54%) CCA
10 3 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.54%) CCNP
10 3 (1.54%) Degree
11 2 (1.03%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.85%) SLA
System Software
1 129 (66.15%) Active Directory
2 32 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 27 (13.85%) XenApp
5 26 (13.33%) vSphere
6 6 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.08%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.56%) UAG
8 4 (2.05%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.54%) XenServer
9 3 (1.54%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.51%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 33 (16.92%) SCCM
2 13 (6.67%) SCOM
3 11 (5.64%) Backup Exec
4 9 (4.62%) OpenView
4 9 (4.62%) OVSD
5 6 (3.08%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.56%) WSUS
7 3 (1.54%) OpenSSO
7 3 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.54%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.54%) ARCserve
7 3 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.51%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 78 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 61 (31.28%) VMware
3 50 (25.64%) HP
4 48 (24.62%) Cisco
5 46 (23.59%) Citrix
6 20 (10.26%) McAfee
7 15 (7.69%) Dell
8 14 (7.18%) NetApp
9 10 (5.13%) CheckPoint
10 9 (4.62%) EMC
10 9 (4.62%) Oracle
11 8 (4.10%) Altiris
12 7 (3.59%) Lotus
13 6 (3.08%) IBM
14 4 (2.05%) Mercator
14 4 (2.05%) Symantec
14 4 (2.05%) Red Hat
14 4 (2.05%) F5
15 3 (1.54%) Juniper
15 3 (1.54%) Avaya
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