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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 53 65 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 301 244 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.28% 2.75% 2.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.46% 16.72% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 125 127
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £158 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 43
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -29.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.85 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.45 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -1.51%
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
1724 1459 1730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.80% 16.42% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 812 835
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 66 91
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.15 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Hampshire +13 81 £313 -1.72% 16
Berkshire -4 60 £331 -11.66% 19
Buckinghamshire +11 40 £330 +83.33% 13
West Sussex +24 29 £244 -10.55% 7
Surrey -3 29 £260 -13.33% 17
Kent +1 21 £350 +42.85% 6
Oxfordshire -14 19 £225 -33.82% 12
East Sussex +9 16 £123 -57.42% 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £370 -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 495 (80.88%) Windows
2 400 (65.36%) Active Directory
3 334 (54.58%) Microsoft
4 268 (43.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 260 (42.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 204 (33.33%) VMware
7 171 (27.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 162 (26.47%) Citrix
8 162 (26.47%) Windows 7
9 152 (24.84%) Security Cleared
10 130 (21.24%) Exchange Server 2003
11 129 (21.08%) MS Excel
12 127 (20.75%) ITIL
13 118 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 116 (18.95%) Firewall
15 113 (18.46%) MS Office
15 113 (18.46%) Exchange Server 2007
16 112 (18.30%) Windows Server 2012
17 109 (17.81%) Blackberry
18 106 (17.32%) Cisco
19 99 (16.18%) SC Cleared
20 96 (15.69%) MCSE
21 92 (15.03%) Windows XP
22 91 (14.87%) Migration
23 88 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2013
24 86 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
24 86 (14.05%) SCCM
25 78 (12.75%) DNS
26 77 (12.58%) Lync
27 69 (11.27%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 260 (42.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 130 (21.24%) Exchange Server 2003
3 113 (18.46%) Exchange Server 2007
4 88 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 77 (12.58%) Lync
6 53 (8.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 42 (6.86%) SharePoint
8 26 (4.25%) IBM Notes
8 26 (4.25%) IIS
9 16 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2000
11 9 (1.47%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.65%) SAS
12 4 (0.65%) Zimbra
12 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.49%) Documentum
14 2 (0.33%) GroupWise
14 2 (0.33%) Moodle
14 2 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 129 (21.08%) MS Excel
2 113 (18.46%) MS Office
3 2 (0.33%) PaintShop Pro
3 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.33%) MS Project
3 2 (0.33%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.16%) arcHouse
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 55 (8.99%) Office 365
2 18 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.80%) IaaS
5 5 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.33%) SaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 116 (18.95%) Firewall
2 78 (12.75%) DNS
3 65 (10.62%) SAN
4 58 (9.48%) LAN
5 54 (8.82%) DHCP
6 51 (8.33%) WAN
7 44 (7.19%) TCP/IP
8 42 (6.86%) VPN
8 42 (6.86%) Internet
9 28 (4.58%) X.400
10 27 (4.41%) SMTP
11 24 (3.92%) X.500
12 20 (3.27%) VoIP
13 16 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (2.45%) MPLS
15 14 (2.29%) iSCSI
15 14 (2.29%) DMZ
16 12 (1.96%) NAS
16 12 (1.96%) IP Telephony
17 11 (1.80%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.82%) EDMS
7 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.33%) MySQL
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 6 (0.98%) MSI
2 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.16%) LoadUI
3 1 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.16%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.16%) JMeter
General
1 35 (5.72%) Finance
2 15 (2.45%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.29%) Dutch Language
4 13 (2.12%) Advertising
5 11 (1.80%) Military
6 5 (0.82%) Marketing
6 5 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.16%) French Language
8 1 (0.16%) German Language
8 1 (0.16%) Banking
8 1 (0.16%) Retail
8 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.16%) Electronics
8 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 101 (16.50%) Support Engineer
2 97 (15.85%) Analyst
3 69 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 61 (9.97%) Consultant
5 50 (8.17%) Support Analyst
6 36 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 33 (5.39%) Architect
7 33 (5.39%) IT Support
8 32 (5.23%) Service Desk Analyst
8 32 (5.23%) Desktop Support
8 32 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support
8 32 (5.23%) Service Analyst
9 29 (4.74%) Messaging Engineer
10 25 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
11 20 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 20 (3.27%) Support Technician
11 20 (3.27%) Administrator
12 19 (3.10%) IT Support Analyst
12 19 (3.10%) Desktop Engineer
13 16 (2.61%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.82%) Application Packaging
1 5 (0.82%) .NET
1 5 (0.82%) JSP
2 4 (0.65%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.33%) Web Services
3 2 (0.33%) XML
3 2 (0.33%) Middleware
4 1 (0.16%) WAMP
4 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.16%) ODBC
4 1 (0.16%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.16%) COM
4 1 (0.16%) SOAP
4 1 (0.16%) HTML
4 1 (0.16%) MAPI
4 1 (0.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 109 (17.81%) Blackberry
2 21 (3.43%) PKI
3 19 (3.10%) Clustering
4 17 (2.78%) Thin Client
4 17 (2.78%) Fat Client
5 11 (1.80%) Replication
6 10 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.63%) iPhone
7 9 (1.47%) iPad
7 9 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (0.82%) EqualLogic
8 5 (0.82%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.82%) CESG
9 4 (0.65%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.49%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.49%) Kindle
10 3 (0.49%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.49%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.49%) NHS
10 3 (0.49%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 495 (80.88%) Windows
2 268 (43.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 171 (27.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 162 (26.47%) Windows 7
5 112 (18.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (15.03%) Windows XP
7 44 (7.19%) Windows 8
8 41 (6.70%) UNIX
9 30 (4.90%) Linux
10 22 (3.59%) Windows Vista
11 19 (3.10%) Windows 2000 Server
12 16 (2.61%) Windows 2000
13 13 (2.12%) Apple iOS
14 12 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (1.63%) Solaris
15 10 (1.63%) Android
16 5 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.82%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (20.75%) ITIL
2 91 (14.87%) Migration
3 22 (3.59%) Project Management
4 19 (3.10%) Service Management
5 18 (2.94%) Change Management
6 17 (2.78%) Configuration Management
7 15 (2.45%) Service Delivery
8 14 (2.29%) Incident Management
9 13 (2.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (1.96%) Problem Management
10 12 (1.96%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (1.80%) Data Protection
11 11 (1.80%) Test Scripting
11 11 (1.80%) Security Management
12 9 (1.47%) Change Control
12 9 (1.47%) ITIL V3
12 9 (1.47%) Unit Testing
12 9 (1.47%) PRINCE2
12 9 (1.47%) Validation
13 8 (1.31%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 67 (10.95%) SQL
2 61 (9.97%) PowerShell
3 23 (3.76%) VBScript
4 8 (1.31%) C
5 4 (0.65%) VB
6 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.16%) C#
6 1 (0.16%) C++
6 1 (0.16%) Java
6 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 152 (24.84%) Security Cleared
2 118 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 99 (16.18%) SC Cleared
4 96 (15.69%) MCSE
5 69 (11.27%) DV Cleared
6 58 (9.48%) MCP
7 34 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (4.90%) CCNA
9 28 (4.58%) MCSA
10 27 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 25 (4.08%) Degree
12 16 (2.61%) MCITP
13 12 (1.96%) CCNP
14 11 (1.80%) MCTS
15 10 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (1.47%) MCDST
16 9 (1.47%) CCA
17 6 (0.98%) VCP5
18 5 (0.82%) ISEB
19 3 (0.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.21%) SLA
2 8 (1.31%) ISO 9001
2 8 (1.31%) QA
3 6 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.49%) BS7799
5 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.33%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 400 (65.36%) Active Directory
2 86 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (10.46%) Hyper-V
4 53 (8.66%) XenApp
5 37 (6.05%) vSphere
6 28 (4.58%) Terminal Services
7 22 (3.59%) VMware ESX
8 18 (2.94%) XenDesktop
9 14 (2.29%) DFS Replication
9 14 (2.29%) UAG
10 10 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.65%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.65%) Xen
13 4 (0.65%) NLBS
13 4 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.65%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.65%) XenServer
14 3 (0.49%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 86 (14.05%) SCCM
2 37 (6.05%) Backup Exec
3 30 (4.90%) SCOM
4 23 (3.76%) NetBackup
5 21 (3.43%) McAfee ePO
6 14 (2.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 13 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (1.96%) ARCserve
9 10 (1.63%) WSUS
9 10 (1.63%) SCDPM
10 9 (1.47%) SCVMM
10 9 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (1.31%) OVSD
11 8 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 7 (1.14%) HP SIM
13 5 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 4 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
14 4 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
15 3 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
15 3 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 334 (54.58%) Microsoft
2 204 (33.33%) VMware
3 162 (26.47%) Citrix
4 106 (17.32%) Cisco
5 55 (8.99%) HP
6 44 (7.19%) Symantec
7 32 (5.23%) McAfee
8 29 (4.74%) Lotus
9 21 (3.43%) Lumension
10 19 (3.10%) Apple
10 19 (3.10%) Sophos
11 16 (2.61%) Proofpoint
12 15 (2.45%) Juniper
13 14 (2.29%) Veeam
13 14 (2.29%) CheckPoint
14 13 (2.12%) NetApp
14 13 (2.12%) Avaya
15 11 (1.80%) Red Hat
16 10 (1.63%) CA
16 10 (1.63%) Oracle
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