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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 58 55 63
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 281 296 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.95% 3.22% 2.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.78% 17.26% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 156 125
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 £201 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 34
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.70 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.85 £25.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £17.36
% change year-on-year
+8.19% -12.16%
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
1675 1715 1375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.57% 18.65% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 925 753
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 78 90
Average hourly rate £18.68 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.88% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £47.50 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +4 86 £363 +15.53% 19
Berkshire +6 49 £450 +50.00% 24
Buckinghamshire +6 42 £300 -9.09% 15
Surrey -4 30 £325 +27.45% 17
East Sussex 0 23 £330 +186.95% 4
Oxfordshire -18 20 £306 +33.15% 3
Kent -6 16 £363 +3.57% 10
West Sussex -30 10 £285 +28.08% 7
Middlesex +3 4 £220 -66.15%
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 421 (83.37%) Windows
2 341 (67.52%) Active Directory
3 276 (54.65%) Microsoft
4 265 (52.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 233 (46.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 207 (40.99%) VMware
7 150 (29.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 144 (28.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 127 (25.15%) Citrix
10 125 (24.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 115 (22.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 114 (22.57%) ITIL
13 112 (22.18%) DNS
14 110 (21.78%) Security Cleared
15 107 (21.19%) Microsoft Certification
16 101 (20.00%) MS Excel
17 100 (19.80%) SQL Server
18 99 (19.60%) SAN
19 97 (19.21%) DHCP
20 95 (18.81%) Exchange Server 2013
21 93 (18.42%) Windows 7
21 93 (18.42%) SQL
22 92 (18.22%) MCSE
23 89 (17.62%) Lync
24 81 (16.04%) MS Office
25 80 (15.84%) SCCM
26 74 (14.65%) SC Cleared
27 71 (14.06%) Hyper-V
28 70 (13.86%) Exchange Server 2003
29 67 (13.27%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 265 (52.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 125 (24.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 95 (18.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 89 (17.62%) Lync
5 70 (13.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 67 (13.27%) SharePoint
7 37 (7.33%) IIS
8 16 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (2.18%) WebSphere
10 11 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (1.58%) IBM Notes
11 8 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.99%) Live Communications Server
14 2 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.40%) GroupWise
14 2 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 101 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 81 (16.04%) MS Office
3 16 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 16 (3.17%) PaintShop Pro
4 6 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.18%) Maximo
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 63 (12.48%) Office 365
2 34 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.76%) IaaS
4 15 (2.97%) SaaS
5 14 (2.77%) PaaS
6 6 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.19%) Yammer
7 4 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 112 (22.18%) DNS
2 99 (19.60%) SAN
3 97 (19.21%) DHCP
4 60 (11.88%) TCP/IP
4 60 (11.88%) Firewall
5 44 (8.71%) LAN
6 36 (7.13%) WAN
7 28 (5.54%) NAS
8 23 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
9 20 (3.96%) VLAN
10 19 (3.76%) VPN
11 17 (3.37%) VoIP
12 16 (3.17%) iSCSI
13 13 (2.57%) Wireless
14 12 (2.38%) MPLS
14 12 (2.38%) WLAN
14 12 (2.38%) SMTP
15 11 (2.18%) Internet
15 11 (2.18%) Network Security
16 7 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (19.80%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (2.57%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.19%) DB2
6 4 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.40%) EDMS
8 1 (0.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
General
1 24 (4.75%) Finance
2 6 (1.19%) Telecoms
3 5 (0.99%) Military
4 4 (0.79%) Retail
5 3 (0.59%) Banking
6 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.20%) Automotive
7 1 (0.20%) Law
7 1 (0.20%) Local Government
7 1 (0.20%) Marketing
7 1 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 73 (14.46%) Support Engineer
2 61 (12.08%) Architect
3 58 (11.49%) Analyst
4 53 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 52 (10.30%) 3rd Line Support
6 45 (8.91%) Infrastructure Architect
7 32 (6.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 29 (5.74%) Consultant
9 28 (5.54%) Server Engineer
10 25 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
11 24 (4.75%) IT Support
12 22 (4.36%) Support Analyst
12 22 (4.36%) Messaging Engineer
13 20 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
14 17 (3.37%) Author
14 17 (3.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 15 (2.97%) Service Analyst
15 15 (2.97%) Service Desk Analyst
15 15 (2.97%) Exchange Engineer
16 14 (2.77%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.58%) Application Packaging
2 5 (0.99%) Software Packaging
2 5 (0.99%) REST
3 3 (0.59%) ODBC
4 2 (0.40%) Flash
5 1 (0.20%) HTML
5 1 (0.20%) .NET
5 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.20%) COM
5 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.72%) Clustering
2 35 (6.93%) Blackberry
3 31 (6.14%) Data Centre
4 28 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.56%) Management Information System
6 17 (3.37%) Replication
7 13 (2.57%) PKI
8 11 (2.18%) AS400
9 10 (1.98%) iSeries
10 6 (1.19%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.19%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.19%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.19%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.19%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.79%) Informatics
13 3 (0.59%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.59%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.59%) BYOD
14 2 (0.40%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 421 (83.37%) Windows
2 233 (46.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 150 (29.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 144 (28.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 93 (18.42%) Windows 7
6 51 (10.10%) Windows XP
7 46 (9.11%) UNIX
8 37 (7.33%) Linux
9 27 (5.35%) Windows 8
10 12 (2.38%) Windows 2000
11 11 (2.18%) AIX
12 6 (1.19%) zOS
12 6 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.79%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.40%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (22.57%) ITIL
2 66 (13.07%) Migration
3 23 (4.55%) Change Management
4 21 (4.16%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (3.96%) Service Delivery
6 19 (3.76%) Problem Management
7 18 (3.56%) Service Management
8 16 (3.17%) CRM
8 16 (3.17%) SDLC
9 14 (2.77%) Change Control
10 12 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (2.18%) Portfolio Management
11 11 (2.18%) Configuration Management
11 11 (2.18%) Mentoring
12 10 (1.98%) Incident Management
13 9 (1.78%) Patch Management
14 8 (1.58%) Validation
15 7 (1.39%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (1.39%) Information Security
15 7 (1.39%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 93 (18.42%) SQL
2 44 (8.71%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.58%) VBScript
4 4 (0.79%) VB
5 2 (0.40%) C#
6 1 (0.20%) Python
6 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (21.78%) Security Cleared
2 107 (21.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 92 (18.22%) MCSE
4 74 (14.65%) SC Cleared
5 32 (6.34%) MCP
6 30 (5.94%) DV Cleared
7 17 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (3.37%) MCTS
7 17 (3.37%) Degree
8 16 (3.17%) MCSA
9 15 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (2.77%) MCITP
11 11 (2.18%) CCNA
12 7 (1.39%) CCNP
13 4 (0.79%) HND
13 4 (0.79%) VCP4
14 2 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.20%) VCP5
15 1 (0.20%) CCIE
15 1 (0.20%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.95%) SLA
2 7 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 341 (67.52%) Active Directory
2 115 (22.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (14.06%) Hyper-V
4 57 (11.29%) vSphere
5 56 (11.09%) XenApp
6 42 (8.32%) XenDesktop
7 28 (5.54%) VMware ESX
8 22 (4.36%) Forefront TMG
9 15 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (2.77%) vCloud
11 13 (2.57%) Terminal Services
12 8 (1.58%) DFS Replication
13 6 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.99%) UAG
15 4 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.79%) ISA Server
16 3 (0.59%) Samba
17 2 (0.40%) VMware Server
17 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 80 (15.84%) SCCM
2 39 (7.72%) SCOM
3 18 (3.56%) vMotion
4 14 (2.77%) SolarWinds Orion
5 13 (2.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 11 (2.18%) WSUS
7 9 (1.78%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.58%) ARCserve
8 8 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (1.39%) Tivoli
9 7 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (1.19%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.19%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
11 5 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.99%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.79%) HP SIM
12 4 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 276 (54.65%) Microsoft
2 207 (40.99%) VMware
3 127 (25.15%) Citrix
4 59 (11.68%) HP
5 54 (10.69%) Cisco
6 25 (4.95%) Oracle
6 25 (4.95%) NetApp
7 23 (4.55%) Intel
7 23 (4.55%) Symantec
8 18 (3.56%) SolarWinds
9 14 (2.77%) CheckPoint
10 11 (2.18%) McAfee
10 11 (2.18%) OpenText
10 11 (2.18%) SAP
10 11 (2.18%) IBM
10 11 (2.18%) Dell
10 11 (2.18%) Ventyx
11 10 (1.98%) 3PAR
11 10 (1.98%) Websense
12 9 (1.78%) Red Hat
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