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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 68 56 75
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 249 250 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.70% 2.97% 2.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.23% 17.53% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 129 80
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £291
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 42 46
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £17.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £24.88 £26.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.88
% change year-on-year
- -10.51%
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
1635 1426 1290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.71% 16.96% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 723 653
Average daily rate £378 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% +0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 81 101
Average hourly rate £19.75 £15.30 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.08% -19.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.72 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
-2.70% -0.48%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 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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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
Berkshire 0 68 £344 -14.06% 33
Hampshire -23 53 £290 -10.76% 28
West Sussex +11 33 £220 -26.66% 8
Surrey 0 30 £360 +20.00% 11
Buckinghamshire -21 26 £290 -3.33% 11
Oxfordshire -22 17 £425 +36.00% 6
East Sussex +5 11 £425 +21.42% 3
Middlesex 0 5 £450 -
Kent -21 5 £325 +18.18% 7
Sussex +3 1 - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 459 (79.97%) Windows
2 369 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 351 (61.15%) Microsoft
4 243 (42.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 240 (41.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 189 (32.93%) VMware
7 169 (29.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 168 (29.27%) Security Cleared
9 166 (28.92%) MS Excel
10 145 (25.26%) Exchange Server 2003
11 143 (24.91%) ITIL
12 135 (23.52%) Exchange Server 2007
13 131 (22.82%) Microsoft Certification
14 124 (21.60%) SC Cleared
15 120 (20.91%) Windows 7
16 112 (19.51%) Citrix
17 110 (19.16%) Windows Server 2012
18 105 (18.29%) Lync
19 97 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
20 96 (16.72%) MCSE
21 94 (16.38%) MS Office
22 86 (14.98%) DNS
23 82 (14.29%) Firewall
24 81 (14.11%) SharePoint
25 77 (13.41%) SQL
26 76 (13.24%) Blackberry
27 75 (13.07%) SAN
28 74 (12.89%) Windows XP
29 71 (12.37%) Cisco
30 70 (12.20%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 240 (41.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 145 (25.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 135 (23.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 105 (18.29%) Lync
5 81 (14.11%) SharePoint
6 69 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 44 (7.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 33 (5.75%) IIS
9 22 (3.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (3.14%) IBM Notes
11 17 (2.96%) Office Communications Server
12 13 (2.26%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (1.92%) Live Communications Server
14 8 (1.39%) GroupWise
15 5 (0.87%) SAS
16 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
17 3 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
18 1 (0.17%) MediaWiki
18 1 (0.17%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 166 (28.92%) MS Excel
2 94 (16.38%) MS Office
3 9 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.22%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.09%) assyst
2 7 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (7.49%) Office 365
2 9 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.70%) IaaS
4 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (14.98%) DNS
2 82 (14.29%) Firewall
3 75 (13.07%) SAN
4 56 (9.76%) LAN
5 55 (9.58%) DHCP
6 51 (8.89%) WAN
7 43 (7.49%) SMTP
7 43 (7.49%) TCP/IP
8 30 (5.23%) VoIP
9 23 (4.01%) VPN
10 20 (3.48%) Internet
11 12 (2.09%) Unified Communications
12 11 (1.92%) X.400
12 11 (1.92%) X.500
13 10 (1.74%) NAS
14 9 (1.57%) iSCSI
14 9 (1.57%) VLAN
14 9 (1.57%) IMAP
14 9 (1.57%) Wireless
14 9 (1.57%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 7
7 3 (0.52%) EDMS
8 1 (0.17%) MySQL
8 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 26 (4.53%) Finance
2 16 (2.79%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.22%) Advertising
4 5 (0.87%) Multimedia
5 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.70%) Military
6 3 (0.52%) Legal
6 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.52%) Back Office
7 2 (0.35%) Automotive
7 2 (0.35%) Law
7 2 (0.35%) Retail
8 1 (0.17%) Marketing
8 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.17%) French Language
8 1 (0.17%) German Language
8 1 (0.17%) Electronics
8 1 (0.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (18.12%) Support Engineer
2 97 (16.90%) Analyst
3 72 (12.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 48 (8.36%) Consultant
5 37 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 36 (6.27%) 2nd Line Support
7 35 (6.10%) Support Analyst
8 32 (5.57%) Service Analyst
8 32 (5.57%) Service Desk Analyst
9 30 (5.23%) Server Engineer
10 28 (4.88%) Messaging Engineer
11 27 (4.70%) Desktop Support
12 25 (4.36%) Exchange Engineer
12 25 (4.36%) IT Support
13 24 (4.18%) Administrator
14 22 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
15 21 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 17 (2.96%) 1st Line Support
16 17 (2.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 17 (2.96%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.39%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.52%) Software Packaging
2 3 (0.52%) X-Windows
2 3 (0.52%) Web Services
3 2 (0.35%) .NET
3 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.17%) Middleware
4 1 (0.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 76 (13.24%) Blackberry
2 46 (8.01%) Clustering
3 43 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.26%) Replication
5 12 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.74%) iPad
7 9 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.57%) PKI
8 8 (1.39%) CMDB
8 8 (1.39%) iPhone
9 6 (1.05%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.05%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.70%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.35%) NHS
13 1 (0.17%) DTV
13 1 (0.17%) Smartphone
13 1 (0.17%) Life Science
13 1 (0.17%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 459 (79.97%) Windows
2 243 (42.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 169 (29.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 120 (20.91%) Windows 7
5 110 (19.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (12.89%) Windows XP
7 48 (8.36%) Windows 8
8 26 (4.53%) Linux
9 23 (4.01%) UNIX
10 20 (3.48%) Windows Vista
11 11 (1.92%) Windows 2000
12 7 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (1.22%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.52%) Android
14 2 (0.35%) Solaris
15 1 (0.17%) AIX
15 1 (0.17%) HPUX
15 1 (0.17%) VMS
15 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (24.91%) ITIL
2 67 (11.67%) Migration
3 44 (7.67%) Change Management
4 40 (6.97%) Service Management
5 28 (4.88%) Service Delivery
5 28 (4.88%) Incident Management
6 26 (4.53%) ITIL V3
6 26 (4.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (4.01%) Mentoring
8 14 (2.44%) Project Management
9 13 (2.26%) Configuration Management
10 11 (1.92%) Validation
10 11 (1.92%) High Availability
10 11 (1.92%) Time Management
10 11 (1.92%) Line Management
10 11 (1.92%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (1.74%) Email Migration
11 10 (1.74%) CRM
12 9 (1.57%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (1.57%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 77 (13.41%) SQL
2 61 (10.63%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.26%) VB
4 11 (1.92%) VBScript
5 1 (0.17%) C
5 1 (0.17%) C#
5 1 (0.17%) Java
5 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 168 (29.27%) Security Cleared
2 131 (22.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 124 (21.60%) SC Cleared
4 96 (16.72%) MCSE
5 70 (12.20%) MCP
6 52 (9.06%) DV Cleared
7 28 (4.88%) MCITP
8 23 (4.01%) Degree
9 20 (3.48%) MCTS
9 20 (3.48%) MCSA
10 18 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (2.96%) CCNA
12 10 (1.74%) CCNP
13 6 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.52%) MCDST
14 3 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.35%) ISEB
15 2 (0.35%) CCA
15 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (8.71%) SLA
2 6 (1.05%) QA
2 6 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) BS7799
4 1 (0.17%) P3O
System Software
1 369 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 97 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (9.58%) Hyper-V
4 30 (5.23%) vSphere
5 28 (4.88%) XenApp
6 25 (4.36%) Terminal Services
7 21 (3.66%) XenDesktop
8 19 (3.31%) VMware ESX
9 10 (1.74%) Firmware
10 9 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.57%) UAG
10 9 (1.57%) vCloud
11 8 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.39%) DFS Replication
12 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.52%) Xen
14 3 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.52%) XenServer
14 3 (0.52%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 66 (11.50%) SCCM
2 45 (7.84%) Backup Exec
3 26 (4.53%) ARCserve
4 19 (3.31%) SCOM
4 19 (3.31%) HP SIM
5 17 (2.96%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (2.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (2.26%) NetBackup
7 10 (1.74%) OVSD
7 10 (1.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 8 (1.39%) WSUS
9 7 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.70%) Nagios
10 4 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.52%) SCDPM
11 3 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.52%) Unicenter
11 3 (0.52%) MOM
Vendors
1 351 (61.15%) Microsoft
2 189 (32.93%) VMware
3 112 (19.51%) Citrix
4 71 (12.37%) Cisco
5 69 (12.02%) HP
6 39 (6.79%) McAfee
7 35 (6.10%) Symantec
8 31 (5.40%) CA
9 29 (5.05%) Avaya
10 21 (3.66%) Sophos
10 21 (3.66%) Lumension
11 20 (3.48%) Lotus
12 16 (2.79%) SolarWinds
13 15 (2.61%) Remedy
14 14 (2.44%) Juniper
15 11 (1.92%) Dell
15 11 (1.92%) Altiris
16 10 (1.74%) 3PAR
17 9 (1.57%) NetApp
18 8 (1.39%) Novell
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