The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange 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 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 53 51 69
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 322 302 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.38% 3.52% 2.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.83% 19.96% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 166 121
Average daily rate
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£315 £370 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £164 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 40
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £22.50 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.64%
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 South East region.

Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1710 1513 1661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.93% 17.62% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 859 831
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 60 91
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £19.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.38 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £37.50 £40.00
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 the South East

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

MS Exchange
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 MS Exchange within the South East 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire +20 96 £315 -1.56% 21
Berkshire -29 58 £338 -20.58% 27
Buckinghamshire -6 45 £315 +85.29% 14
Surrey -6 39 £208 -38.51% 19
West Sussex +22 33 £328 - 10
Kent +6 23 £321 +2.80% 3
Oxfordshire -4 18 £310 -4.61% 2
East Sussex -10 7 £325 +23.69% 6
Middlesex +2 3 £600 +32.01%
Thames Valley - - - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 515 (83.33%) Windows
2 411 (66.50%) Active Directory
3 361 (58.41%) Microsoft
4 280 (45.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 240 (38.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 209 (33.82%) VMware
7 183 (29.61%) Security Cleared
8 178 (28.80%) MS Excel
9 177 (28.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 166 (26.86%) Windows 7
11 155 (25.08%) Citrix
12 152 (24.60%) Exchange Server 2003
13 146 (23.62%) Exchange Server 2007
14 142 (22.98%) ITIL
15 141 (22.82%) Microsoft Certification
16 128 (20.71%) MS Office
17 119 (19.26%) Blackberry
18 116 (18.77%) Windows Server 2012
19 115 (18.61%) MCSE
20 112 (18.12%) SC Cleared
21 103 (16.67%) Firewall
22 94 (15.21%) Windows XP
23 91 (14.72%) VMware Infrastructure
24 89 (14.40%) Cisco
25 88 (14.24%) DNS
25 88 (14.24%) MCP
26 81 (13.11%) DV Cleared
26 81 (13.11%) SCCM
27 78 (12.62%) Lync
28 72 (11.65%) Exchange Server 2013

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 240 (38.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 152 (24.60%) Exchange Server 2003
3 146 (23.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 78 (12.62%) Lync
5 72 (11.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 63 (10.19%) SharePoint
7 60 (9.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 36 (5.83%) IIS
9 20 (3.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.46%) IBM Notes
11 8 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (1.13%) Live Communications Server
13 6 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2000
14 5 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 3 (0.49%) Documentum
16 2 (0.32%) SAS
16 2 (0.32%) GroupWise
16 2 (0.32%) Moodle
Applications
1 178 (28.80%) MS Excel
2 128 (20.71%) MS Office
3 2 (0.32%) MS Project
3 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) assyst
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 51 (8.25%) Office 365
2 16 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.78%) IaaS
5 2 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (16.67%) Firewall
2 88 (14.24%) DNS
3 71 (11.49%) LAN
4 70 (11.33%) SAN
5 68 (11.00%) DHCP
6 63 (10.19%) WAN
7 37 (5.99%) SMTP
8 36 (5.83%) TCP/IP
9 35 (5.66%) Internet
10 29 (4.69%) X.400
11 28 (4.53%) X.500
12 26 (4.21%) VPN
13 18 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (2.43%) IP Telephony
14 15 (2.43%) DMZ
15 13 (2.10%) BIG-IP
15 13 (2.10%) VoIP
16 12 (1.94%) MPLS
16 12 (1.94%) NAS
17 11 (1.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.46%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (0.81%) EDMS
8 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 7
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (0.81%) MSI
2 3 (0.49%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 34 (5.50%) Finance
2 16 (2.59%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.10%) Advertising
4 9 (1.46%) Military
5 7 (1.13%) Dutch Language
6 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.65%) Marketing
8 2 (0.32%) Banking
8 2 (0.32%) Retail
9 1 (0.16%) French Language
9 1 (0.16%) German Language
9 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Electronics
9 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.16%) Law
9 1 (0.16%) Legal
9 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 114 (18.45%) Analyst
2 110 (17.80%) Support Engineer
3 81 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 54 (8.74%) Consultant
4 54 (8.74%) Support Analyst
5 43 (6.96%) 2nd Line Support
6 39 (6.31%) Messaging Engineer
7 38 (6.15%) Service Analyst
7 38 (6.15%) Service Desk Analyst
8 37 (5.99%) Desktop Support
9 36 (5.83%) IT Support
10 32 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
11 27 (4.37%) Administrator
12 24 (3.88%) Support Technician
13 22 (3.56%) Server Engineer
14 20 (3.24%) Systems Administrator
14 20 (3.24%) 1st Line Support
15 19 (3.07%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 19 (3.07%) Desktop Engineer
16 18 (2.91%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.29%) Application Packaging
2 5 (0.81%) Software Packaging
3 4 (0.65%) JSP
4 3 (0.49%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.32%) Web Services
6 1 (0.16%) WAMP
6 1 (0.16%) Middleware
6 1 (0.16%) MAPI
6 1 (0.16%) XML
6 1 (0.16%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 119 (19.26%) Blackberry
2 54 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.83%) Clustering
4 17 (2.75%) PKI
5 13 (2.10%) Replication
5 13 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.78%) iPhone
6 11 (1.78%) iPad
6 11 (1.78%) Fat Client
6 11 (1.78%) Thin Client
7 8 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.13%) CMDB
9 5 (0.81%) EqualLogic
9 5 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.65%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.49%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (0.49%) CLARiiON
12 2 (0.32%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 515 (83.33%) Windows
2 280 (45.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 177 (28.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 166 (26.86%) Windows 7
5 116 (18.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (15.21%) Windows XP
7 53 (8.58%) Windows 8
8 29 (4.69%) Windows Vista
9 26 (4.21%) Linux
9 26 (4.21%) UNIX
10 18 (2.91%) Windows 2000
11 13 (2.10%) Windows 2000 Server
12 12 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.78%) Android
14 9 (1.46%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.29%) Solaris
15 8 (1.29%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.49%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (22.98%) ITIL
2 67 (10.84%) Migration
3 33 (5.34%) Change Management
4 26 (4.21%) Service Management
5 25 (4.05%) Incident Management
6 24 (3.88%) Service Delivery
7 21 (3.40%) Project Management
7 21 (3.40%) Configuration Management
8 18 (2.91%) ITIL V3
9 17 (2.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (2.75%) Mentoring
10 14 (2.27%) Problem Management
11 13 (2.10%) Validation
11 13 (2.10%) Kalman Filter
12 12 (1.94%) Time Management
13 11 (1.78%) Unit Testing
13 11 (1.78%) Security Management
14 9 (1.46%) Test Scripting
15 8 (1.29%) Document Management
15 8 (1.29%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (10.36%) SQL
2 60 (9.71%) PowerShell
3 20 (3.24%) VBScript
4 7 (1.13%) VB
5 6 (0.97%) C
6 1 (0.16%) Java
6 1 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 183 (29.61%) Security Cleared
2 141 (22.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 115 (18.61%) MCSE
4 112 (18.12%) SC Cleared
5 88 (14.24%) MCP
6 81 (13.11%) DV Cleared
7 29 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (4.37%) MCSA
8 27 (4.37%) CCNA
9 24 (3.88%) Degree
10 19 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (2.27%) MCITP
12 13 (2.10%) CCNP
13 8 (1.29%) MCDST
14 6 (0.97%) MCTS
15 5 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
16 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.49%) CCA
17 2 (0.32%) CISA
17 2 (0.32%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.41%) SLA
2 7 (1.13%) QA
3 6 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.49%) BS7799
7 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 411 (66.50%) Active Directory
2 91 (14.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (9.06%) XenApp
4 47 (7.61%) Hyper-V
5 46 (7.44%) vSphere
6 25 (4.05%) VMware ESX
7 24 (3.88%) XenDesktop
8 23 (3.72%) Terminal Services
9 13 (2.10%) UAG
10 10 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.46%) DFS Replication
12 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (1.13%) vCloud
13 7 (1.13%) Xen
13 7 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.81%) XenServer
15 5 (0.81%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.81%) Firmware
16 4 (0.65%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 81 (13.11%) SCCM
2 50 (8.09%) Backup Exec
3 25 (4.05%) ARCserve
4 22 (3.56%) McAfee ePO
5 19 (3.07%) HP SIM
5 19 (3.07%) NetBackup
5 19 (3.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 18 (2.91%) SCOM
7 13 (2.10%) WSUS
8 12 (1.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 11 (1.78%) OVSD
10 10 (1.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (1.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
13 5 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (0.81%) MOM
13 5 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 4 (0.65%) Unicenter
14 4 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
15 3 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 361 (58.41%) Microsoft
2 209 (33.82%) VMware
3 155 (25.08%) Citrix
4 89 (14.40%) Cisco
5 66 (10.68%) HP
6 56 (9.06%) Symantec
7 37 (5.99%) McAfee
8 27 (4.37%) CA
9 26 (4.21%) Lumension
10 24 (3.88%) Sophos
11 21 (3.40%) Avaya
12 20 (3.24%) Proofpoint
13 18 (2.91%) CheckPoint
14 16 (2.59%) Apple
15 13 (2.10%) NetApp
16 12 (1.94%) Lotus
16 12 (1.94%) Altiris
16 12 (1.94%) F5
17 11 (1.78%) Remedy
17 11 (1.78%) Red Hat
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