The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 28 22 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 10 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.48% 5.64% 2.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 27.03% 51.72% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
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£375 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £304 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -13.88%
MS Exchange
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Application Platforms Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
37 29 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.89% 10.90% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 57
Average daily rate £375 £275 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 11
Average hourly rate £24.00 £15.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +13.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -7.89%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Exchange across the Kent region.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Kent

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the Kent region.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 24 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
Tunbridge Wells 0 1 £450 +63.63%
Chatham - - - - 2
Faversham - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Stansted - - - -
MS Exchange
South East

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
3 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
4 14 (48.28%) VMware
4 14 (48.28%) Citrix
4 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (44.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (37.93%) Cisco
7 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
7 10 (34.48%) XenApp
7 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
8 9 (31.03%) vSphere
8 9 (31.03%) ITIL
8 9 (31.03%) LAN
8 9 (31.03%) WAN
9 8 (27.59%) Firewall
9 8 (27.59%) Advertising
10 7 (24.14%) Change Management
10 7 (24.14%) MCSE
10 7 (24.14%) MS Office
10 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (24.14%) SCCM
11 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (20.69%) SLA
11 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (17.24%) SAN
12 5 (17.24%) MCP
12 5 (17.24%) IP Telephony

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2000
4 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.45%) Lync
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (24.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) LAN
1 9 (31.03%) WAN
2 8 (27.59%) Firewall
3 5 (17.24%) IP Telephony
3 5 (17.24%) SAN
4 2 (6.90%) MPLS
4 2 (6.90%) OSPF
4 2 (6.90%) BGP
4 2 (6.90%) DHCP
4 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.90%) BIG-IP
4 2 (6.90%) DNS
5 1 (3.45%) Wireless
5 1 (3.45%) Network Security
5 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.45%) NAS
5 1 (3.45%) VPN
5 1 (3.45%) Internet
General
1 8 (27.59%) Advertising
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Support Engineer
2 10 (34.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (20.69%) Support Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Desktop Support
3 6 (20.69%) Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) IT Support
4 4 (13.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.34%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (3.45%) DTV
3 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
6 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.45%) UNIX
8 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Change Management
3 5 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.90%) Network Management
5 2 (6.90%) Data Security
5 2 (6.90%) BCP
6 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) SOA
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.45%) Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.45%) Network Design
6 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.45%) Change Control
6 1 (3.45%) Information Governance
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Line Management
6 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (24.14%) MCSE
3 5 (17.24%) MCP
4 4 (13.79%) CCNA
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.90%) MCITP
5 2 (6.90%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 10 (34.48%) XenApp
3 9 (31.03%) vSphere
4 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (13.79%) Terminal Services
6 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
7 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
7 2 (6.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
8 1 (3.45%) DFS Replication
8 1 (3.45%) Squid
8 1 (3.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (6.90%) Foglight
4 1 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 14 (48.28%) Citrix
2 14 (48.28%) VMware
3 11 (37.93%) Cisco
4 5 (17.24%) SolarWinds
4 5 (17.24%) ServiceNow
5 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.90%) F5
5 2 (6.90%) CA
5 2 (6.90%) Veritas
6 1 (3.45%) Apple
6 1 (3.45%) SAP
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.45%) Symantec
6 1 (3.45%) Clearswift