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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 85 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 203 299 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.24% 3.33% 3.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.61% 19.39% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 151 156
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £123 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 33
Average hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.70% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.31 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.40 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+20.63% -10.00%
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
1492 1542 1472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.49% 17.17% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 849 805
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 67 90
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.36% -7.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.51 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £38.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 56 £363 +15.07% 21
Berkshire -31 33 £440 +41.93% 15
Surrey -4 29 £275 +71.87% 15
Buckinghamshire -23 22 £274 -21.71% 6
Oxfordshire -9 19 £295 -15.71% 1
East Sussex -6 16 £275 +83.33% 3
Kent +2 13 £450 +68.22% 8
West Sussex -27 12 £263 +19.31% 5
Middlesex +5 3 £115 -77.83% 1
Sussex -2 1 £250 -32.43%
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 383 (80.80%) Windows
2 331 (69.83%) Active Directory
3 260 (54.85%) Microsoft
4 235 (49.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 192 (40.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 170 (35.86%) VMware
7 148 (31.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 127 (26.79%) Citrix
9 118 (24.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 111 (23.42%) Security Cleared
11 101 (21.31%) DNS
12 100 (21.10%) Exchange Server 2007
13 98 (20.68%) Microsoft Certification
14 96 (20.25%) ITIL
15 95 (20.04%) Lync
16 91 (19.20%) MS Excel
17 85 (17.93%) SQL Server
18 83 (17.51%) SAN
18 83 (17.51%) SC Cleared
19 82 (17.30%) VMware Infrastructure
20 81 (17.09%) Windows 7
21 80 (16.88%) Exchange Server 2013
22 79 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
22 79 (16.67%) MS Office
23 77 (16.24%) SCCM
24 75 (15.82%) MCSE
25 72 (15.19%) DHCP
26 70 (14.77%) SQL
27 69 (14.56%) Firewall
28 67 (14.14%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 235 (49.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 100 (21.10%) Exchange Server 2007
3 95 (20.04%) Lync
4 80 (16.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 79 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 67 (14.14%) SharePoint
7 42 (8.86%) IIS
8 21 (4.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 19 (4.01%) IBM Notes
10 14 (2.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (2.32%) SharePoint Server
12 11 (2.32%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.69%) GroupWise
14 7 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (1.27%) WebSphere
16 5 (1.05%) Live Communications Server
17 3 (0.63%) SAS
17 3 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
18 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 91 (19.20%) MS Excel
2 79 (16.67%) MS Office
3 14 (2.95%) MS Visio
3 14 (2.95%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.27%) Maximo
3 5 (1.05%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 47 (9.92%) Office 365
2 12 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.27%) IaaS
3 6 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.05%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.42%) Yammer
6 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (21.31%) DNS
2 83 (17.51%) SAN
3 72 (15.19%) DHCP
4 69 (14.56%) Firewall
5 41 (8.65%) TCP/IP
6 33 (6.96%) WAN
7 30 (6.33%) VoIP
7 30 (6.33%) LAN
8 26 (5.49%) VPN
9 20 (4.22%) SMTP
10 17 (3.59%) iSCSI
11 12 (2.53%) NAS
12 11 (2.32%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (2.32%) VLAN
13 10 (2.11%) Wireless
13 10 (2.11%) MPLS
13 10 (2.11%) Internet
14 9 (1.90%) IMAP
14 9 (1.90%) Network Security
14 9 (1.90%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (2.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (2.32%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.84%) EDMS
8 3 (0.63%) DB2
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
General
1 18 (3.80%) Finance
2 8 (1.69%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.05%) Military
4 3 (0.63%) Banking
4 3 (0.63%) Retail
4 3 (0.63%) Advertising
5 2 (0.42%) Legal
5 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.42%) Automotive
5 2 (0.42%) Back Office
5 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.21%) Local Government
6 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 75 (15.82%) Support Engineer
2 59 (12.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 54 (11.39%) Analyst
4 43 (9.07%) Architect
5 38 (8.02%) 3rd Line Support
6 32 (6.75%) Consultant
7 30 (6.33%) Exchange Engineer
8 29 (6.12%) IT Support
8 29 (6.12%) Server Engineer
9 26 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
10 24 (5.06%) Support Analyst
11 23 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 21 (4.43%) Service Analyst
12 21 (4.43%) Infrastructure Architect
12 21 (4.43%) Service Desk Analyst
12 21 (4.43%) Messaging Engineer
13 20 (4.22%) Author
14 16 (3.38%) IT Support Engineer
14 16 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
15 15 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.48%) Application Packaging
2 5 (1.05%) REST
3 3 (0.63%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.63%) .NET
4 2 (0.42%) Web Services
4 2 (0.42%) Flash
4 2 (0.42%) ODBC
5 1 (0.21%) XML
5 1 (0.21%) COM
5 1 (0.21%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.75%) Blackberry
2 30 (6.33%) Data Centre
3 29 (6.12%) Clustering
4 23 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.16%) Replication
5 15 (3.16%) PKI
6 13 (2.74%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.27%) AS400
7 6 (1.27%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.27%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.05%) iSeries
8 5 (1.05%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.05%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.84%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.84%) NHS
9 4 (0.84%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.63%) iPad
10 3 (0.63%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.63%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 383 (80.80%) Windows
2 192 (40.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 148 (31.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 118 (24.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 81 (17.09%) Windows 7
6 49 (10.34%) Windows XP
7 36 (7.59%) UNIX
8 35 (7.38%) Linux
9 27 (5.70%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.69%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.27%) AIX
11 6 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.84%) zOS
12 4 (0.84%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.21%) Android
15 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.21%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (20.25%) ITIL
2 66 (13.92%) Migration
3 28 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (5.27%) Change Management
4 25 (5.27%) Service Management
5 21 (4.43%) CRM
6 15 (3.16%) Problem Management
7 14 (2.95%) SDLC
8 12 (2.53%) Configuration Management
8 12 (2.53%) Service Delivery
8 12 (2.53%) Mentoring
9 10 (2.11%) Incident Management
9 10 (2.11%) Customer Engagement
10 9 (1.90%) Change Control
10 9 (1.90%) Network Load Balancing
10 9 (1.90%) ITSM
10 9 (1.90%) Patch Management
11 8 (1.69%) Information Security
11 8 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (1.69%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 70 (14.77%) SQL
2 47 (9.92%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.53%) VBScript
4 10 (2.11%) VB
5 1 (0.21%) Python
5 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.21%) C#
Qualifications
1 111 (23.42%) Security Cleared
2 98 (20.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 83 (17.51%) SC Cleared
4 75 (15.82%) MCSE
5 33 (6.96%) MCP
6 29 (6.12%) MCTS
6 29 (6.12%) MCITP
7 25 (5.27%) Degree
8 19 (4.01%) MCSA
9 17 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (3.59%) DV Cleared
10 13 (2.74%) CCNA
11 9 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.69%) CCNP
13 4 (0.84%) HND
14 3 (0.63%) VCP4
15 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 1 (0.21%) VCAP
16 1 (0.21%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.64%) SLA
2 6 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 331 (69.83%) Active Directory
2 82 (17.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (13.71%) Hyper-V
4 44 (9.28%) XenApp
5 40 (8.44%) vSphere
6 38 (8.02%) XenDesktop
7 18 (3.80%) VMware ESX
8 15 (3.16%) Terminal Services
9 11 (2.32%) Forefront TMG
10 10 (2.11%) UAG
10 10 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.69%) DFS Replication
12 7 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.84%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.63%) Samba
15 2 (0.42%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.42%) vCloud
16 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 77 (16.24%) SCCM
2 28 (5.91%) SCOM
3 10 (2.11%) ARCserve
3 10 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 9 (1.90%) WSUS
5 8 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (1.48%) NetBackup
6 7 (1.48%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.27%) SCVMM
7 6 (1.27%) vMotion
7 6 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.05%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.84%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.84%) OVSD
9 4 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.63%) Unicenter
10 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 260 (54.85%) Microsoft
2 170 (35.86%) VMware
3 127 (26.79%) Citrix
4 54 (11.39%) Cisco
5 53 (11.18%) HP
6 21 (4.43%) Lotus
7 18 (3.80%) Oracle
8 16 (3.38%) SolarWinds
8 16 (3.38%) Symantec
9 15 (3.16%) NetApp
10 14 (2.95%) McAfee
11 13 (2.74%) Avaya
12 10 (2.11%) IBM
12 10 (2.11%) CA
13 9 (1.90%) 3PAR
13 9 (1.90%) Novell
13 9 (1.90%) SAP
14 8 (1.69%) OpenText
14 8 (1.69%) Juniper
14 8 (1.69%) Dell
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