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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 97 65 59
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 180 262 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.10% 2.82% 2.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.56% 15.75% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 136 118
Average daily rate £325 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £138 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 39
Average hourly rate £16.88 £14.50 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.37% -5.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.59 £19.85 £22.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +1.61%
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
1557 1664 1486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.20% 17.90% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 934 743
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 72 82
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £15.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +23.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £12.44 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 40 £310 +7.82% 22
Berkshire -23 38 £254 -27.50% 21
Surrey -12 24 £350 - 18
Buckinghamshire +15 23 £333 +40.00% 7
Oxfordshire -3 17 £400 - 10
West Sussex -18 12 £408 +8.66% 8
Kent -3 9 £285 +128.00% 11
East Sussex +6 8 £325 -23.52% 4
Middlesex -5 2 £525 +16.66%
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 300 (79.58%) Windows
2 253 (67.11%) Active Directory
3 217 (57.56%) Microsoft
4 189 (50.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 155 (41.11%) Windows Server
6 139 (36.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 131 (34.75%) VMware
8 111 (29.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 109 (28.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 103 (27.32%) Security Cleared
11 83 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
12 76 (20.16%) Windows 7
13 75 (19.89%) ITIL
13 75 (19.89%) MS Excel
14 73 (19.36%) SC Cleared
14 73 (19.36%) Exchange Server 2013
15 63 (16.71%) SQL Server
16 60 (15.92%) Citrix
17 58 (15.38%) WAN
18 57 (15.12%) MS Office
19 53 (14.06%) Migration
20 52 (13.79%) LAN
20 52 (13.79%) HP
21 51 (13.53%) Windows XP
21 51 (13.53%) Exchange Server 2003
21 51 (13.53%) Exchange Server 2007
22 50 (13.26%) Office 365
23 49 (13.00%) DHCP
23 49 (13.00%) DNS
23 49 (13.00%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 189 (50.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 73 (19.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 51 (13.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 51 (13.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 43 (11.41%) Lync
5 42 (11.14%) SharePoint
6 24 (6.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 14 (3.71%) IIS
8 13 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (2.92%) Office Communications Server
10 9 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.80%) Apache
11 3 (0.80%) Live Communications Server
11 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.27%) iPlanet
12 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 75 (19.89%) MS Excel
2 57 (15.12%) MS Office
3 34 (9.02%) MS Visio
4 31 (8.22%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (0.53%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (3.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.27%) Maximo
2 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 50 (13.26%) Office 365
2 23 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.65%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.80%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.80%) IaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.27%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (15.38%) WAN
2 52 (13.79%) LAN
3 49 (13.00%) DHCP
3 49 (13.00%) DNS
4 44 (11.67%) SAN
5 41 (10.88%) Firewall
6 35 (9.28%) TCP/IP
7 21 (5.57%) Wireless
8 18 (4.77%) Internet
9 15 (3.98%) Remote Desktop
9 15 (3.98%) VLAN
10 12 (3.18%) VoIP
10 12 (3.18%) VPN
11 11 (2.92%) NAS
12 10 (2.65%) SMTP
13 8 (2.12%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (1.59%) MPLS
15 6 (1.59%) Skype
15 6 (1.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (16.71%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.12%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.53%) DB2
7 2 (0.53%) MySQL
8 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.27%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.27%) StarTeam
General
1 17 (4.51%) Finance
2 6 (1.59%) Military
3 4 (1.06%) Advertising
3 4 (1.06%) Law
3 4 (1.06%) Legal
4 3 (0.80%) Billing
4 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.53%) Back Office
5 2 (0.53%) Local Government
5 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.27%) Banking
6 1 (0.27%) Electronics
6 1 (0.27%) French Language
6 1 (0.27%) Marketing
6 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 78 (20.69%) Support Engineer
2 50 (13.26%) Analyst
3 47 (12.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (9.55%) Exchange Engineer
5 31 (8.22%) Architect
6 29 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 26 (6.90%) Author
7 26 (6.90%) Consultant
8 25 (6.63%) Desktop Support
8 25 (6.63%) Service Analyst
9 24 (6.37%) Service Desk Analyst
10 23 (6.10%) Exchange Support
11 21 (5.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 20 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 20 (5.31%) Windows Engineer
13 19 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 19 (5.04%) Desktop Engineer
14 18 (4.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 17 (4.51%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.59%) .NET
2 4 (1.06%) JMS
2 4 (1.06%) SOAP
3 3 (0.80%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.80%) Web Services
4 2 (0.53%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.53%) LAMP
5 1 (0.27%) JSF
5 1 (0.27%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.27%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.08%) Blackberry
2 27 (7.16%) Data Centre
3 25 (6.63%) Clustering
4 20 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (5.04%) Management Information System
6 18 (4.77%) Driving Licence
7 11 (2.92%) Replication
8 10 (2.65%) AS400
8 10 (2.65%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (1.86%) Enterprise Cloud
9 7 (1.86%) NHS
10 5 (1.33%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.06%) Cryptography
11 4 (1.06%) iPad
11 4 (1.06%) iPhone
11 4 (1.06%) PKI
12 3 (0.80%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.80%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.80%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 300 (79.58%) Windows
2 155 (41.11%) Windows Server
3 139 (36.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 111 (29.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 109 (28.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 76 (20.16%) Windows 7
7 51 (13.53%) Windows XP
8 36 (9.55%) Unix
9 34 (9.02%) Windows 8
10 16 (4.24%) Linux
11 12 (3.18%) Windows 2000
12 10 (2.65%) Windows Vista
13 7 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.59%) Android
15 5 (1.33%) AIX
16 4 (1.06%) Apple iOS
16 4 (1.06%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.06%) Windows NT
17 3 (0.80%) Solaris
17 3 (0.80%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.89%) ITIL
2 53 (14.06%) Migration
3 29 (7.69%) SDLC
4 26 (6.90%) Change Management
5 23 (6.10%) High Availability
6 21 (5.57%) CRM
6 21 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (3.45%) Project Management
8 12 (3.18%) Service Delivery
8 12 (3.18%) Service Management
9 10 (2.65%) Coaching
9 10 (2.65%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 10 (2.65%) Mentoring
10 9 (2.39%) Change Control
10 9 (2.39%) ITIL V3
11 7 (1.86%) Incident Management
11 7 (1.86%) PRINCE2
11 7 (1.86%) Time Management
12 6 (1.59%) Problem Management
13 5 (1.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (11.14%) SQL
2 20 (5.31%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.33%) VB
4 3 (0.80%) C
4 3 (0.80%) LINC
5 2 (0.53%) Perl
5 2 (0.53%) PHP
5 2 (0.53%) Ruby
5 2 (0.53%) VBScript
6 1 (0.27%) Java
6 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (27.32%) Security Cleared
2 73 (19.36%) SC Cleared
3 49 (13.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (10.34%) MCSE
5 20 (5.31%) MCSA
6 19 (5.04%) DV Cleared
7 15 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (3.98%) MCP
7 15 (3.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (3.71%) CCNA
9 11 (2.92%) MCITP
10 6 (1.59%) DBS Check
10 6 (1.59%) MCTS
11 5 (1.33%) CCNP
11 5 (1.33%) Degree
12 3 (0.80%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.80%) CISSP
12 3 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.80%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.80%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.84%) SLA
2 5 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 253 (67.11%) Active Directory
2 83 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (13.00%) Hyper-V
4 33 (8.75%) vSphere
5 24 (6.37%) XenApp
6 19 (5.04%) VMware ESX
7 11 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.39%) Terminal Services
8 9 (2.39%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (1.06%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.80%) UAG
12 2 (0.53%) Samba
12 2 (0.53%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.53%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.53%) vCloud
12 2 (0.53%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 39 (10.34%) SCCM
2 25 (6.63%) SCOM
3 17 (4.51%) WSUS
4 16 (4.24%) Backup Exec
5 8 (2.12%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (2.12%) NetBackup
6 7 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (1.59%) HP Data Protector
7 6 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.06%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.06%) HP SIM
8 4 (1.06%) OpenView
8 4 (1.06%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.06%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.80%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.80%) Unicenter
9 3 (0.80%) vMotion
Vendors
1 217 (57.56%) Microsoft
2 131 (34.75%) VMware
3 60 (15.92%) Citrix
4 52 (13.79%) HP
5 39 (10.34%) Cisco
6 17 (4.51%) Dell
6 17 (4.51%) Oracle
6 17 (4.51%) Symantec
7 16 (4.24%) NetApp
8 14 (3.71%) Red Hat
9 12 (3.18%) CheckPoint
9 12 (3.18%) Lumension
10 11 (2.92%) Acronis
11 10 (2.65%) 3PAR
11 10 (2.65%) Intel
11 10 (2.65%) McAfee
12 7 (1.86%) EMC
12 7 (1.86%) IBM
13 6 (1.59%) IronPort
13 6 (1.59%) SAP
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