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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 84 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 216 292 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.18% 3.14% 3.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.16% 19.13% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 138 140
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£370 £292 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +0.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £137 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 42 45
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £12.51 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.45 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%
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
1641 1526 1534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.53% 16.41% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 850 835
Average daily rate £388 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 80 100
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.97 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.54% -13.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.09 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £52.50 £34.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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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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 -5 57 £400 +33.33% 15
Berkshire -42 33 £417 +39.00% 17
Oxfordshire +5 32 £363 +31.81% 4
Surrey -11 31 £275 +96.42% 14
West Sussex -10 26 £375 +44.23% 2
East Sussex -2 15 £269 +32.71% 5
Kent -3 12 £125 -54.54% 4
Buckinghamshire -51 10 £249 -28.92% 5
Middlesex +7 2 - - 1
Sussex -4 1 £250 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £500 -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 376 (79.32%) Windows
2 324 (68.35%) Active Directory
3 257 (54.22%) Microsoft
4 218 (45.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 185 (39.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 171 (36.08%) VMware
7 148 (31.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 112 (23.63%) Security Cleared
9 110 (23.21%) Citrix
10 107 (22.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 100 (21.10%) ITIL
12 92 (19.41%) DNS
13 91 (19.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 91 (19.20%) Exchange Server 2007
14 87 (18.35%) Lync
15 86 (18.14%) SC Cleared
16 85 (17.93%) SAN
17 84 (17.72%) MS Excel
18 83 (17.51%) Exchange Server 2003
19 78 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
20 77 (16.24%) Windows 7
21 74 (15.61%) SQL Server
22 72 (15.19%) SCCM
23 69 (14.56%) Firewall
24 68 (14.35%) MCSE
25 66 (13.92%) SharePoint
25 66 (13.92%) Hyper-V
26 65 (13.71%) Exchange Server 2013
27 64 (13.50%) DHCP
27 64 (13.50%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 4 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
1 218 (45.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 91 (19.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 87 (18.35%) Lync
4 83 (17.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 66 (13.92%) SharePoint
6 65 (13.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (7.38%) IIS
8 25 (5.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 21 (4.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (4.22%) IBM Notes
11 12 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
11 12 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (2.32%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.69%) GroupWise
14 7 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (1.05%) WebSphere
15 5 (1.05%) Live Communications Server
16 3 (0.63%) SAS
17 2 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
18 1 (0.21%) Apache
Applications
1 84 (17.72%) MS Excel
2 63 (13.29%) MS Office
3 14 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.53%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.48%) assyst
3 5 (1.05%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.81%) Office 365
2 10 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.48%) Mimecast
4 6 (1.27%) IaaS
4 6 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (19.41%) DNS
2 85 (17.93%) SAN
3 69 (14.56%) Firewall
4 64 (13.50%) DHCP
5 46 (9.70%) TCP/IP
6 38 (8.02%) VoIP
7 32 (6.75%) WAN
8 31 (6.54%) LAN
9 30 (6.33%) VPN
10 22 (4.64%) SMTP
11 16 (3.38%) iSCSI
12 12 (2.53%) Fibre Channel
13 11 (2.32%) VLAN
14 10 (2.11%) Unified Communications
14 10 (2.11%) Wireless
14 10 (2.11%) Internet
15 9 (1.90%) MPLS
15 9 (1.90%) POP3
15 9 (1.90%) IMAP
15 9 (1.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (15.61%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.05%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.84%) EDMS
7 3 (0.63%) DB2
8 1 (0.21%) MySQL
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
General
1 15 (3.16%) Finance
2 11 (2.32%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.05%) Military
3 5 (1.05%) Multimedia
4 3 (0.63%) Advertising
4 3 (0.63%) Retail
5 2 (0.42%) Legal
5 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.42%) Automotive
5 2 (0.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.21%) Law
6 1 (0.21%) Banking
6 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 86 (18.14%) Support Engineer
2 61 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 51 (10.76%) Analyst
4 38 (8.02%) 3rd Line Support
5 32 (6.75%) Server Engineer
6 31 (6.54%) Architect
6 31 (6.54%) IT Support
7 30 (6.33%) Consultant
8 29 (6.12%) Exchange Engineer
9 28 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 27 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support
11 22 (4.64%) Support Analyst
12 21 (4.43%) Messaging Engineer
13 18 (3.80%) Author
13 18 (3.80%) Service Analyst
13 18 (3.80%) Service Desk Analyst
13 18 (3.80%) IT Support Engineer
14 17 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
15 15 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 14 (2.95%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.48%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET
2 3 (0.63%) .NET
3 2 (0.42%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.42%) Flash
3 2 (0.42%) Web Services
3 2 (0.42%) ODBC
4 1 (0.21%) HTML
4 1 (0.21%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.59%) Blackberry
2 27 (5.70%) Clustering
3 25 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.59%) Replication
5 16 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.16%) PKI
7 5 (1.05%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.05%) AS400
7 5 (1.05%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.05%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.84%) iSeries
8 4 (0.84%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.84%) iPad
8 4 (0.84%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.84%) NHS
9 3 (0.63%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (0.63%) iPhone
10 2 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 376 (79.32%) Windows
2 185 (39.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 148 (31.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 107 (22.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (16.24%) Windows 7
6 45 (9.49%) Windows XP
7 37 (7.81%) Linux
8 29 (6.12%) UNIX
8 29 (6.12%) Windows 8
9 8 (1.69%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.27%) AIX
11 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.84%) zOS
12 4 (0.84%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.21%) HPUX
14 1 (0.21%) Solaris
14 1 (0.21%) VMS
14 1 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (21.10%) ITIL
2 60 (12.66%) Migration
3 34 (7.17%) Change Management
4 28 (5.91%) Service Management
5 27 (5.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (3.38%) CRM
7 15 (3.16%) Service Delivery
8 13 (2.74%) ITIL V3
9 11 (2.32%) Configuration Management
10 10 (2.11%) Problem Management
10 10 (2.11%) Incident Management
11 9 (1.90%) Project Management
11 9 (1.90%) Customer Engagement
11 9 (1.90%) Mentoring
11 9 (1.90%) Network Load Balancing
12 8 (1.69%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (1.69%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (1.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (1.48%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 64 (13.50%) SQL
2 46 (9.70%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.32%) VB
4 10 (2.11%) VBScript
5 1 (0.21%) C#
5 1 (0.21%) Python
Qualifications
1 112 (23.63%) Security Cleared
2 91 (19.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 86 (18.14%) SC Cleared
4 68 (14.35%) MCSE
5 42 (8.86%) MCP
6 25 (5.27%) MCITP
7 22 (4.64%) Degree
8 21 (4.43%) MCTS
9 20 (4.22%) MCSA
10 17 (3.59%) DV Cleared
11 15 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (2.53%) CCNA
13 8 (1.69%) CCNP
14 5 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.63%) HND
17 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 2 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 2 (0.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.64%) SLA
2 6 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 324 (68.35%) Active Directory
2 78 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (13.92%) Hyper-V
4 33 (6.96%) vSphere
5 30 (6.33%) XenDesktop
6 28 (5.91%) XenApp
7 19 (4.01%) Terminal Services
8 12 (2.53%) VMware ESX
9 11 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (2.32%) UAG
10 7 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.05%) Firmware
11 5 (1.05%) DFS Replication
11 5 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.63%) Samba
12 3 (0.63%) vCloud
13 2 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.42%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 72 (15.19%) SCCM
2 23 (4.85%) SCOM
3 13 (2.74%) Backup Exec
4 11 (2.32%) ARCserve
5 9 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (1.69%) WSUS
6 8 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (1.27%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (1.05%) HP SIM
8 5 (1.05%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.84%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.63%) vMotion
11 2 (0.42%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 257 (54.22%) Microsoft
2 171 (36.08%) VMware
3 110 (23.21%) Citrix
4 54 (11.39%) HP
5 53 (11.18%) Cisco
6 24 (5.06%) McAfee
7 22 (4.64%) Lotus
8 17 (3.59%) Avaya
9 14 (2.95%) SolarWinds
9 14 (2.95%) NetApp
10 12 (2.53%) Oracle
11 11 (2.32%) Symantec
11 11 (2.32%) Juniper
11 11 (2.32%) CA
12 10 (2.11%) Sophos
13 9 (1.90%) Remedy
13 9 (1.90%) Novell
14 8 (1.69%) Lumension
14 8 (1.69%) 3PAR
14 8 (1.69%) Dell
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