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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 63 54 67
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 276 301 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.79% 3.23% 2.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.38% 17.39% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 155 113
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £154 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 33
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.32 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.10% +8.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.98 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £21.25 £23.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.87 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.85% -3.84%
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
1919 1731 1511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.40% 18.58% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 956 829
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 87 71
Average hourly rate £18.68 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.88% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.69 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £30.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 +9 95 £363 +20.50% 16
Berkshire -9 47 £325 -3.70% 16
Oxfordshire -15 26 £198 -11.23% 2
Surrey -9 23 £325 +31.31% 31
East Sussex +12 22 £330 +142.20% 2
Buckinghamshire -29 22 £300 -9.09% 7
Kent 0 21 £363 +3.57% 15
West Sussex -24 17 £305 +35.55% 5
Middlesex +8 2 £325 -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 407 (82.56%) Windows
2 313 (63.49%) Active Directory
3 274 (55.58%) Microsoft
4 258 (52.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 213 (43.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 211 (42.80%) VMware
7 152 (30.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 125 (25.35%) Citrix
8 125 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 122 (24.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 118 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
11 110 (22.31%) ITIL
12 103 (20.89%) MS Excel
13 102 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
14 99 (20.08%) DNS
15 94 (19.07%) SQL Server
16 93 (18.86%) Security Cleared
17 92 (18.66%) Exchange Server 2013
17 92 (18.66%) Windows 7
18 91 (18.46%) DHCP
19 90 (18.26%) SAN
20 87 (17.65%) Lync
21 85 (17.24%) MCSE
22 83 (16.84%) MS Office
23 80 (16.23%) SQL
24 78 (15.82%) Office 365
25 68 (13.79%) Migration
26 66 (13.39%) SCCM
27 64 (12.98%) Firewall
27 64 (12.98%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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
1 258 (52.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 122 (24.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 92 (18.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 87 (17.65%) Lync
5 57 (11.56%) SharePoint
5 57 (11.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 30 (6.09%) IIS
7 13 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (2.23%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.01%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.81%) Live Communications Server
12 4 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 103 (20.89%) MS Excel
2 83 (16.84%) MS Office
3 12 (2.43%) MS Visio
3 12 (2.43%) PaintShop Pro
4 5 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.23%) Maximo
2 8 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 78 (15.82%) Office 365
2 44 (8.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.45%) IaaS
4 14 (2.84%) SaaS
4 14 (2.84%) PaaS
5 12 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.22%) Yammer
7 2 (0.41%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 99 (20.08%) DNS
2 91 (18.46%) DHCP
3 90 (18.26%) SAN
4 64 (12.98%) Firewall
5 55 (11.16%) TCP/IP
6 48 (9.74%) LAN
7 47 (9.53%) WAN
8 29 (5.88%) NAS
9 26 (5.27%) VLAN
10 22 (4.46%) Fibre Channel
11 21 (4.26%) VPN
12 14 (2.84%) Internet
12 14 (2.84%) iSCSI
13 13 (2.64%) MPLS
13 13 (2.64%) Wireless
14 12 (2.43%) WLAN
15 11 (2.23%) VoIP
16 10 (2.03%) BGP
16 10 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (1.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (19.07%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (3.25%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.22%) DB2
7 2 (0.41%) EDMS
7 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.20%) MySQL
8 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
General
1 23 (4.67%) Finance
2 7 (1.42%) Military
3 5 (1.01%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.61%) Retail
4 3 (0.61%) French Language
5 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.41%) Banking
6 1 (0.20%) Automotive
6 1 (0.20%) Law
6 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.20%) Local Government
6 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (17.24%) Support Engineer
2 65 (13.18%) Architect
3 58 (11.76%) Analyst
3 58 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 53 (10.75%) 3rd Line Support
5 51 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
6 33 (6.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 32 (6.49%) Consultant
8 27 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (4.26%) Support Analyst
9 21 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
10 20 (4.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 18 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (3.25%) Desktop Support
12 16 (3.25%) 1st Line Support
12 16 (3.25%) IT Support
12 16 (3.25%) Server Engineer
13 15 (3.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (2.64%) Messaging Engineer
14 13 (2.64%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.01%) REST
2 4 (0.81%) Application Packaging
3 3 (0.61%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.61%) ODBC
4 2 (0.41%) Flash
5 1 (0.20%) WAP
5 1 (0.20%) JSF
5 1 (0.20%) COM
5 1 (0.20%) Web Services
5 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.69%) Clustering
2 32 (6.49%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.46%) Blackberry
4 19 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.85%) Replication
4 19 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.43%) PKI
6 11 (2.23%) AS400
7 10 (2.03%) iSeries
8 8 (1.62%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
10 6 (1.22%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.01%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.81%) Informatics
13 3 (0.61%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.61%) BYOD
13 3 (0.61%) Thin Client
14 2 (0.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 407 (82.56%) Windows
2 213 (43.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 152 (30.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 125 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 92 (18.66%) Windows 7
6 49 (9.94%) Windows XP
7 39 (7.91%) UNIX
8 37 (7.51%) Windows 8
9 31 (6.29%) Linux
10 11 (2.23%) AIX
11 9 (1.83%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.22%) zOS
13 5 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.81%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.61%) Android
15 3 (0.61%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.41%) Solaris
16 2 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
17 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (22.31%) ITIL
2 68 (13.79%) Migration
3 26 (5.27%) Change Management
4 21 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (4.06%) Service Delivery
6 18 (3.65%) Problem Management
7 15 (3.04%) Change Control
8 13 (2.64%) Portfolio Management
9 12 (2.43%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (2.43%) Service Management
9 12 (2.43%) SDLC
10 10 (2.03%) Mentoring
10 10 (2.03%) CRM
10 10 (2.03%) Incident Management
11 9 (1.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (1.83%) Project Management
12 8 (1.62%) Configuration Management
12 8 (1.62%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (1.62%) Performance Management
12 8 (1.62%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 80 (16.23%) SQL
2 38 (7.71%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.62%) VBScript
4 3 (0.61%) VB
5 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.41%) C#
6 1 (0.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 102 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (18.86%) Security Cleared
3 85 (17.24%) MCSE
4 64 (12.98%) SC Cleared
5 26 (5.27%) DV Cleared
6 21 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (3.85%) MCP
8 18 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (3.25%) MCTS
10 15 (3.04%) Degree
11 14 (2.84%) MCITP
12 13 (2.64%) CCNA
12 13 (2.64%) MCSA
13 6 (1.22%) CCNP
14 4 (0.81%) HND
14 4 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.81%) VCP4
15 3 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 1 (0.20%) VCP5
16 1 (0.20%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.67%) SLA
2 7 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) QA
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 313 (63.49%) Active Directory
2 118 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (12.98%) XenApp
4 60 (12.17%) vSphere
5 49 (9.94%) Hyper-V
6 39 (7.91%) XenDesktop
7 32 (6.49%) VMware ESX
8 20 (4.06%) Forefront TMG
9 16 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (3.04%) vCloud
11 13 (2.64%) Terminal Services
12 9 (1.83%) DFS Replication
13 5 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.81%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.61%) Samba
16 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.41%) VMware Server
17 1 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 66 (13.39%) SCCM
2 38 (7.71%) SCOM
3 18 (3.65%) vMotion
4 16 (3.25%) SolarWinds Orion
5 15 (3.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 14 (2.84%) WSUS
7 10 (2.03%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (1.42%) Tivoli
9 7 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (1.22%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
11 5 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (1.01%) Foglight
11 5 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (1.01%) SCVMM
11 5 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.81%) OVSD
12 4 (0.81%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.81%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 274 (55.58%) Microsoft
2 211 (42.80%) VMware
3 125 (25.35%) Citrix
4 62 (12.58%) HP
4 62 (12.58%) Cisco
5 30 (6.09%) Intel
6 26 (5.27%) Oracle
7 25 (5.07%) NetApp
7 25 (5.07%) Symantec
8 22 (4.46%) CheckPoint
9 21 (4.26%) SolarWinds
10 18 (3.65%) 3PAR
11 15 (3.04%) Dell
12 14 (2.84%) Red Hat
12 14 (2.84%) Lumension
13 13 (2.64%) Ventyx
13 13 (2.64%) OpenText
14 12 (2.43%) IBM
15 11 (2.23%) SAP
15 11 (2.23%) EMC
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