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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 64 62 73
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 278 242 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.84% 2.73% 2.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.94% 15.94% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 111 85
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£350 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £138 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 53
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.49 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £25.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -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
1744 1518 1264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.79% 17.14% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 768 649
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £206 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 84 100
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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
Berkshire +8 69 £375 +21.95% 24
Hampshire -7 63 £304 +4.74% 11
West Sussex +15 45 £375 +25.00% 1
Oxfordshire +5 31 £363 +19.34% 5
Surrey +3 29 £333 +166.00% 21
Buckinghamshire -36 20 £275 -12.00% 7
East Sussex +5 10 £425 +30.76% 3
Kent -17 8 £125 -67.74% 3
Middlesex +4 4 £450 - 2
Thames Valley +2 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Home Counties - - - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 460 (80.42%) Windows
2 373 (65.21%) Active Directory
3 341 (59.62%) Microsoft
4 251 (43.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 250 (43.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 187 (32.69%) VMware
7 172 (30.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 166 (29.02%) Security Cleared
9 148 (25.87%) ITIL
10 146 (25.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 143 (25.00%) MS Excel
12 128 (22.38%) Exchange Server 2007
13 123 (21.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 120 (20.98%) SC Cleared
14 120 (20.98%) Windows Server 2012
15 116 (20.28%) Citrix
16 110 (19.23%) Windows 7
17 100 (17.48%) Lync
17 100 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
18 93 (16.26%) MCSE
19 91 (15.91%) DNS
19 91 (15.91%) SharePoint
20 87 (15.21%) MS Office
21 79 (13.81%) Hyper-V
22 78 (13.64%) SCCM
23 77 (13.46%) SQL
24 75 (13.11%) SAN
25 74 (12.94%) SQL Server
26 68 (11.89%) MCP
26 68 (11.89%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 250 (43.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 146 (25.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 128 (22.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 100 (17.48%) Lync
5 91 (15.91%) SharePoint
6 67 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 48 (8.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 37 (6.47%) IIS
9 28 (4.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (3.15%) Office Communications Server
11 15 (2.62%) IBM Notes
12 13 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
13 12 (2.10%) Live Communications Server
14 9 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (1.40%) GroupWise
16 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
18 3 (0.52%) SAS
19 1 (0.17%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 143 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 87 (15.21%) MS Office
3 12 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.75%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.92%) assyst
1 11 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (7.87%) Office 365
2 12 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.05%) IaaS
4 5 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (15.91%) DNS
2 75 (13.11%) SAN
3 68 (11.89%) Firewall
4 66 (11.54%) DHCP
5 49 (8.57%) TCP/IP
6 45 (7.87%) LAN
7 40 (6.99%) WAN
8 38 (6.64%) SMTP
9 34 (5.94%) VoIP
10 20 (3.50%) VPN
11 16 (2.80%) Internet
12 12 (2.10%) Wireless
12 12 (2.10%) Unified Communications
13 10 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (1.75%) X.400
13 10 (1.75%) X.500
14 9 (1.57%) POP3
14 9 (1.57%) IMAP
15 8 (1.40%) VLAN
16 7 (1.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 7
8 2 (0.35%) EDMS
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.17%) MySQL
9 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 22 (3.85%) Finance
2 13 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 5 (0.87%) Military
3 5 (0.87%) Multimedia
4 4 (0.70%) Advertising
5 3 (0.52%) Legal
5 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.52%) Back Office
5 3 (0.52%) Retail
6 2 (0.35%) Banking
6 2 (0.35%) Automotive
6 2 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 96 (16.78%) Support Engineer
2 84 (14.69%) Analyst
3 68 (11.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 39 (6.82%) Server Engineer
5 38 (6.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 38 (6.64%) Consultant
6 35 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
7 34 (5.94%) Support Analyst
8 31 (5.42%) Service Analyst
8 31 (5.42%) Service Desk Analyst
9 30 (5.24%) Exchange Engineer
10 29 (5.07%) Messaging Engineer
11 27 (4.72%) IT Support
12 26 (4.55%) Administrator
13 24 (4.20%) Architect
13 24 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 21 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
14 21 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
15 18 (3.15%) Team Leader
16 16 (2.80%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.57%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.52%) Software Packaging
2 3 (0.52%) X-Windows
2 3 (0.52%) .NET
2 3 (0.52%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.35%) Web Services
4 1 (0.17%) Middleware
4 1 (0.17%) HTML
4 1 (0.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 47 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (7.52%) Clustering
4 14 (2.45%) Replication
5 11 (1.92%) PKI
5 11 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.75%) iPad
7 9 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.40%) iPhone
9 7 (1.22%) CMDB
9 7 (1.22%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.22%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.70%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (0.52%) NHS
12 1 (0.17%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.17%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.17%) Kindle
12 1 (0.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 460 (80.42%) Windows
2 251 (43.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 172 (30.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 120 (20.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 110 (19.23%) Windows 7
6 67 (11.71%) Windows XP
7 40 (6.99%) Windows 8
8 35 (6.12%) Linux
9 26 (4.55%) UNIX
10 20 (3.50%) Windows Vista
11 12 (2.10%) Windows 2000
12 7 (1.22%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.52%) Android
16 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.17%) SUSE
16 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.17%) VMS
16 1 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (25.87%) ITIL
2 60 (10.49%) Migration
3 42 (7.34%) Change Management
4 40 (6.99%) Service Management
5 28 (4.90%) Service Delivery
5 28 (4.90%) Incident Management
6 26 (4.55%) ITIL V3
7 22 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 20 (3.50%) Mentoring
9 15 (2.62%) CRM
9 15 (2.62%) Configuration Management
10 13 (2.27%) Project Management
11 12 (2.10%) High Availability
11 12 (2.10%) Validation
12 11 (1.92%) Line Management
13 10 (1.75%) Problem Management
13 10 (1.75%) Time Management
14 9 (1.57%) Customer Engagement
15 8 (1.40%) Capacity Planning
15 8 (1.40%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (13.46%) SQL
2 56 (9.79%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.45%) VB
4 6 (1.05%) VBScript
5 1 (0.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 166 (29.02%) Security Cleared
2 123 (21.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 120 (20.98%) SC Cleared
4 93 (16.26%) MCSE
5 68 (11.89%) MCP
6 51 (8.92%) DV Cleared
7 28 (4.90%) MCITP
8 24 (4.20%) MCSA
9 21 (3.67%) Degree
9 21 (3.67%) MCTS
10 17 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (2.80%) CCNA
12 12 (2.10%) CCNP
13 10 (1.75%) VCP4
14 6 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.52%) MCDST
16 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 2 (0.35%) ISEB
16 2 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.17%) SLA
2 6 (1.05%) QA
3 4 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) P3O
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 373 (65.21%) Active Directory
2 100 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (13.81%) Hyper-V
4 25 (4.37%) XenApp
4 25 (4.37%) XenDesktop
4 25 (4.37%) vSphere
5 23 (4.02%) Terminal Services
6 16 (2.80%) VMware ESX
7 13 (2.27%) UAG
8 10 (1.75%) Firmware
9 9 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (1.40%) DFS Replication
11 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (0.87%) vCloud
14 4 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.52%) Xen
16 2 (0.35%) XenServer
17 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 78 (13.64%) SCCM
2 37 (6.47%) Backup Exec
3 23 (4.02%) ARCserve
4 21 (3.67%) SCOM
5 17 (2.97%) HP SIM
6 16 (2.80%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (1.75%) OVSD
9 8 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (1.40%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (1.22%) WSUS
11 5 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.70%) Unicenter
12 4 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (0.52%) SCDPM
13 3 (0.52%) MOM
13 3 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
14 2 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 341 (59.62%) Microsoft
2 187 (32.69%) VMware
3 116 (20.28%) Citrix
4 68 (11.89%) HP
5 64 (11.19%) Cisco
6 38 (6.64%) McAfee
7 29 (5.07%) Symantec
8 26 (4.55%) CA
9 24 (4.20%) Avaya
10 21 (3.67%) Lumension
11 17 (2.97%) Lotus
12 16 (2.80%) Sophos
13 14 (2.45%) Remedy
14 12 (2.10%) NetApp
15 11 (1.92%) Dell
15 11 (1.92%) Altiris
15 11 (1.92%) SolarWinds
16 10 (1.75%) Proofpoint
16 10 (1.75%) Juniper
17 8 (1.40%) Novell
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