The first table below looks at the demand for Exchange Server 2010 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Exchange Server 2010 over the 3 months to 16 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 South East 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Rank 103 110 135
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +25
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 158 134 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.60% 1.58% 1.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.69% 9.22% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 90 56
Average daily rate £275 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+3.63% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 5 17
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £13.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.10 £41.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £23.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +26.02%
Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1630 1454 1704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.48% 17.12% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 779 838
Average daily rate £350 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £215
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 80 96 81
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £32.50 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
Exchange Server 2010
England

Exchange Server 2010
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 2010 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Exchange Server 2010
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the South East region.

Exchange Server 2010 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Exchange Server 2010
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Exchange Server 2010 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Exchange Server 2010
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the South East region.

Exchange Server 2010 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Exchange Server 2010
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Exchange Server 2010 Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Exchange Server 2010
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 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
Hampshire +21 48 £275 +2.32% 14
Buckinghamshire -3 37 £250 -7.40% 5
Berkshire -11 29 £288 +6.48% 11
Surrey -17 25 £313 -9.09% 4
Kent +6 4 £394 - 3
West Sussex +5 3 £185 -
Oxfordshire -24 2 £288 -2.54% 4
Middlesex -3 1 £388 - 2
Exchange Server 2010
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Exchange Server 2010
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Exchange Server 2010 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 Exchange Server 2010.

1 294 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 254 (86.39%) Windows
3 198 (67.35%) Active Directory
4 169 (57.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 151 (51.36%) Microsoft
6 132 (44.90%) VMware
7 111 (37.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 81 (27.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 80 (27.21%) Exchange Server 2003
10 76 (25.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 70 (23.81%) Windows 7
11 70 (23.81%) Migration
11 70 (23.81%) Citrix
12 65 (22.11%) ITIL
12 65 (22.11%) Blackberry
12 65 (22.11%) Security Cleared
13 62 (21.09%) Hyper-V
14 61 (20.75%) SCCM
15 60 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2007
16 58 (19.73%) SAN
17 57 (19.39%) Cisco
18 56 (19.05%) SC Cleared
19 53 (18.03%) DNS
20 49 (16.67%) Windows XP
21 46 (15.65%) MS Excel
22 44 (14.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
23 41 (13.95%) Internet
23 41 (13.95%) SQL Server
23 41 (13.95%) Firewall
24 39 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2013

Exchange Server 2010
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Exchange Server 2010 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 Exchange Server 2010. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 294 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 80 (27.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 60 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 44 (14.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 39 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 35 (11.90%) Lync
7 27 (9.18%) SharePoint
8 14 (4.76%) IBM Notes
9 11 (3.74%) IIS
10 10 (3.40%) Lotus Domino
11 6 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (1.36%) SAS
13 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (1.02%) Live Communications Server
14 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 46 (15.65%) MS Excel
2 34 (11.56%) MS Office
3 7 (2.38%) Acrobat
3 7 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.38%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.34%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (19.73%) SAN
2 53 (18.03%) DNS
3 41 (13.95%) Internet
3 41 (13.95%) Firewall
4 28 (9.52%) SMTP
4 28 (9.52%) DHCP
5 24 (8.16%) WAN
6 22 (7.48%) LAN
7 20 (6.80%) VPN
8 17 (5.78%) TCP/IP
9 15 (5.10%) iSCSI
10 11 (3.74%) X.400
10 11 (3.74%) MPLS
11 9 (3.06%) NAS
11 9 (3.06%) LDAP
11 9 (3.06%) HTTP
12 8 (2.72%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (2.38%) Wireless
14 6 (2.04%) VLAN
14 6 (2.04%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.02%) SoapUI
1 3 (1.02%) LoadUI
1 3 (1.02%) JMeter
General
1 24 (8.16%) Finance
2 7 (2.38%) Japanese Language
3 6 (2.04%) Military
4 5 (1.70%) French Language
4 5 (1.70%) German Language
4 5 (1.70%) Italian Language
4 5 (1.70%) Banking
5 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.34%) Retail
6 1 (0.34%) Back Office
6 1 (0.34%) Publishing
6 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (23.13%) Support Engineer
2 39 (13.27%) 3rd Line Support
3 28 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 21 (7.14%) Analyst
6 19 (6.46%) Consultant
6 19 (6.46%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (6.46%) Messaging Engineer
7 18 (6.12%) Project Manager
8 15 (5.10%) IT Support
9 13 (4.42%) Server Engineer
10 11 (3.74%) Technical Manager
11 10 (3.40%) Team Leader
11 10 (3.40%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (3.40%) Architect
11 10 (3.40%) Technical Project Manager
11 10 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (3.06%) Exchange Consultant
12 9 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
13 8 (2.72%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.02%) SOAP
1 3 (1.02%) XML
1 3 (1.02%) HTML
2 1 (0.34%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.34%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.34%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 65 (22.11%) Blackberry
2 11 (3.74%) Replication
3 10 (3.40%) Clustering
3 10 (3.40%) CESG
3 10 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.04%) Handset
5 6 (2.04%) Cryptography
5 6 (2.04%) PKI
6 5 (1.70%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.70%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.70%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.34%) Celerra
10 1 (0.34%) iPad
10 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.34%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 254 (86.39%) Windows
2 169 (57.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 111 (37.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 76 (25.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (23.81%) Windows 7
6 49 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 22 (7.48%) UNIX
8 19 (6.46%) Linux
9 12 (4.08%) Windows 2000 Server
10 11 (3.74%) Windows 2000
11 9 (3.06%) Windows 8
12 8 (2.72%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.70%) Android
14 4 (1.36%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.02%) Windows Phone
15 3 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.68%) BlackBerry OS
17 1 (0.34%) CentOS
17 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (23.81%) Migration
2 65 (22.11%) ITIL
3 25 (8.50%) Project Management
4 15 (5.10%) Budget Control
4 15 (5.10%) PRINCE2
5 14 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (4.08%) Problem Management
7 11 (3.74%) Data Protection
7 11 (3.74%) Incident Management
8 9 (3.06%) Service Delivery
9 7 (2.38%) Change Control
9 7 (2.38%) Email Migration
9 7 (2.38%) Asset Management
9 7 (2.38%) Service Management
10 6 (2.04%) Business Continuity
10 6 (2.04%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (1.70%) Investment Management
11 5 (1.70%) ITIL V3
11 5 (1.70%) Network Design
11 5 (1.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.56%) PowerShell
2 32 (10.88%) SQL
3 3 (1.02%) VBScript
4 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 65 (22.11%) Security Cleared
2 56 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 36 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (10.20%) MCSE
5 19 (6.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 13 (4.42%) DV Cleared
7 13 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.74%) CCNA
9 9 (3.06%) MCSA
10 8 (2.72%) Degree
10 8 (2.72%) MCSD
11 6 (2.04%) CCA
11 6 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (2.04%) MCP
12 5 (1.70%) VCDX
12 5 (1.70%) MCITP
13 4 (1.36%) CCSA
13 4 (1.36%) VCP5
14 3 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.74%) QA
1 11 (3.74%) SLA
System Software
1 198 (67.35%) Active Directory
2 81 (27.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (21.09%) Hyper-V
4 31 (10.54%) vSphere
5 17 (5.78%) XenApp
6 14 (4.76%) VMware ESX
7 11 (3.74%) DFS Replication
8 10 (3.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (2.38%) Terminal Services
10 6 (2.04%) UAG
10 6 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.70%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.02%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 61 (20.75%) SCCM
2 38 (12.93%) SCOM
3 22 (7.48%) NetBackup
4 15 (5.10%) Backup Exec
5 14 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (4.42%) WSUS
7 10 (3.40%) SCVMM
7 10 (3.40%) SCDPM
8 7 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (2.04%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (1.70%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (1.36%) ARCserve
11 4 (1.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 2 (0.68%) Windows Intune
13 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
14 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
14 1 (0.34%) Plesk
14 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
14 1 (0.34%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 151 (51.36%) Microsoft
2 132 (44.90%) VMware
3 70 (23.81%) Citrix
4 57 (19.39%) Cisco
5 35 (11.90%) HP
6 28 (9.52%) Symantec
7 17 (5.78%) McAfee
8 14 (4.76%) Lotus
9 12 (4.08%) CheckPoint
9 12 (4.08%) Remedy
10 10 (3.40%) Brocade
10 10 (3.40%) Blue Coat
10 10 (3.40%) Juniper
10 10 (3.40%) NetApp
11 9 (3.06%) Dell
12 8 (2.72%) Veeam
13 7 (2.38%) MobileIron
13 7 (2.38%) Adobe
14 6 (2.04%) ICL
14 6 (2.04%) Nokia
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