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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 16 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 23 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 7.67% 5.21% 1.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 45.10% 44.12% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 2
Average daily rate
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£321 £313 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% +60.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £231 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £251
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £17.68 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.68% -18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.64%
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
51 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.00% 11.81% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 25
Average daily rate £400 £316 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.48% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £210 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £17.68 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.68% -18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Dover - 3 - -
Tunbridge Wells 0 2 £346 -
Whitstable - 1 £160 -
Westerham - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Faversham - - - -
Rochester - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
MS Exchange
South East

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 37 (86.05%) Windows
2 30 (69.77%) Active Directory
3 25 (58.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (55.81%) Citrix
5 23 (53.49%) VMware
6 20 (46.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
7 19 (44.19%) XenApp
8 16 (37.21%) LAN
8 16 (37.21%) Cisco
9 15 (34.88%) WAN
9 15 (34.88%) Firewall
9 15 (34.88%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (32.56%) MCSE
11 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
11 13 (30.23%) Advertising
11 13 (30.23%) vSphere
12 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (25.58%) Windows 7
13 11 (25.58%) SCCM
13 11 (25.58%) MS Office
14 10 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (23.26%) CCNA
14 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2007
15 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (20.93%) ITIL
16 8 (18.60%) Change Management
17 7 (16.28%) SLA
18 6 (13.95%) IP Telephony

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 15 (34.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2000
4 4 (9.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
2 11 (25.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (37.21%) LAN
2 15 (34.88%) WAN
2 15 (34.88%) Firewall
3 6 (13.95%) IP Telephony
3 6 (13.95%) SAN
3 6 (13.95%) MPLS
3 6 (13.95%) OSPF
3 6 (13.95%) BGP
4 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.98%) Wireless
6 2 (4.65%) BIG-IP
6 2 (4.65%) NAS
6 2 (4.65%) DHCP
6 2 (4.65%) DNS
7 1 (2.33%) Internet
7 1 (2.33%) VPN
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.33%) Network Security
7 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
General
1 13 (30.23%) Advertising
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Support Engineer
2 19 (44.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (25.58%) Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) Support Analyst
4 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (16.28%) Desktop Support
5 7 (16.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) IT Support
6 5 (11.63%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (6.98%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.98%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) DTV
3 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 37 (86.05%) Windows
2 25 (58.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (25.58%) Windows 7
5 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (13.95%) Windows 8
6 6 (13.95%) Windows XP
7 4 (9.30%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (4.65%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.33%) UNIX
9 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Change Management
3 5 (11.63%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (9.30%) Problem Management
4 4 (9.30%) BCP
5 2 (4.65%) Network Management
5 2 (4.65%) Data Security
6 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.33%) SOA
6 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.33%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.33%) Change Control
6 1 (2.33%) Information Governance
6 1 (2.33%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.33%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.33%) Network Design
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (32.56%) MCSE
3 10 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (23.26%) CCNA
4 6 (13.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (13.95%) MCP
4 6 (13.95%) CCNP
5 4 (9.30%) MCITP
5 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (69.77%) Active Directory
2 19 (44.19%) XenApp
3 13 (30.23%) vSphere
4 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (13.95%) XenDesktop
6 4 (9.30%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (9.30%) Terminal Services
7 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
8 2 (4.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
9 1 (2.33%) DFS Replication
9 1 (2.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (4.65%) Foglight
Vendors
1 24 (55.81%) Citrix
2 23 (53.49%) VMware
3 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
4 16 (37.21%) Cisco
5 6 (13.95%) SolarWinds
5 6 (13.95%) CheckPoint
5 6 (13.95%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.65%) F5
6 2 (4.65%) CA
6 2 (4.65%) Veritas
6 2 (4.65%) Apple
7 1 (2.33%) HP
7 1 (2.33%) Avaya
7 1 (2.33%) SAP