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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 59 45 73
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +28
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 286 312 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.88% 3.66% 2.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.49% 21.21% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 174 99
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£325 £350 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £194 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 43 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.87 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £23.54 £23.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -18.66%
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
1734 1471 1429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.49% 17.26% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 799 732
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £226 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 75 91
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -11 64 £315 -3.07% 19
Buckinghamshire -7 51 £290 -3.33% 13
Berkshire -36 50 £325 -18.75% 13
Surrey -1 44 £288 -11.53% 13
West Sussex +16 42 £325 +8.33% 2
Kent -11 11 £375 +36.36% 5
Oxfordshire -28 10 £400 +28.00% 5
East Sussex +2 7 £225 -30.76% 1
Middlesex +3 6 £600 -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 468 (80.27%) Windows
2 375 (64.32%) Active Directory
3 343 (58.83%) Microsoft
4 244 (41.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 228 (39.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 184 (31.56%) VMware
7 179 (30.70%) MS Excel
7 179 (30.70%) Security Cleared
8 160 (27.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 142 (24.36%) Exchange Server 2003
10 141 (24.19%) Windows 7
10 141 (24.19%) ITIL
11 140 (24.01%) Exchange Server 2007
12 133 (22.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 123 (21.10%) SC Cleared
14 120 (20.58%) Citrix
15 107 (18.35%) Windows Server 2012
16 103 (17.67%) MCSE
17 99 (16.98%) MS Office
18 95 (16.30%) Lync
19 92 (15.78%) Blackberry
20 88 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
21 84 (14.41%) MCP
22 81 (13.89%) Firewall
23 79 (13.55%) DNS
24 76 (13.04%) Windows XP
25 74 (12.69%) HP
26 73 (12.52%) SQL
26 73 (12.52%) Exchange Server 2013
27 71 (12.18%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 228 (39.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 142 (24.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 140 (24.01%) Exchange Server 2007
4 95 (16.30%) Lync
5 73 (12.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 65 (11.15%) SharePoint
7 48 (8.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 27 (4.63%) IIS
9 17 (2.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (2.06%) IBM Notes
11 11 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
12 10 (1.72%) Live Communications Server
13 7 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 4 (0.69%) GroupWise
15 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2000
16 2 (0.34%) SAS
17 1 (0.17%) Lotus Domino
17 1 (0.17%) Apache
17 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 179 (30.70%) MS Excel
2 99 (16.98%) MS Office
3 8 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.03%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (0.51%) MS Project
5 3 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.37%) assyst
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.00%) Office 365
2 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.34%) IaaS
4 2 (0.34%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 81 (13.89%) Firewall
2 79 (13.55%) DNS
3 71 (12.18%) SAN
4 61 (10.46%) LAN
5 55 (9.43%) WAN
6 53 (9.09%) DHCP
7 42 (7.20%) SMTP
8 40 (6.86%) TCP/IP
9 23 (3.95%) Internet
10 22 (3.77%) VPN
11 21 (3.60%) VoIP
12 19 (3.26%) X.400
13 18 (3.09%) X.500
14 11 (1.89%) SSL
14 11 (1.89%) DMZ
14 11 (1.89%) Unified Communications
15 10 (1.72%) BIG-IP
16 7 (1.20%) IP Telephony
16 7 (1.20%) NAS
17 6 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.51%) EDMS
6 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 7
6 3 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.17%) MySQL
7 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 30 (5.15%) Finance
2 20 (3.43%) Telecoms
3 8 (1.37%) Advertising
4 6 (1.03%) Military
5 5 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 5 (0.86%) Multimedia
6 4 (0.69%) Back Office
7 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.34%) Marketing
8 2 (0.34%) Retail
8 2 (0.34%) Automotive
8 2 (0.34%) Law
8 2 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.17%) Electronics
9 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.17%) French Language
9 1 (0.17%) German Language
9 1 (0.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 105 (18.01%) Analyst
3 74 (12.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 49 (8.40%) Consultant
5 40 (6.86%) Support Analyst
6 39 (6.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 39 (6.69%) Service Analyst
7 35 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 34 (5.83%) Messaging Engineer
9 33 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
10 32 (5.49%) Desktop Support
11 28 (4.80%) IT Support
12 27 (4.63%) Server Engineer
13 23 (3.95%) Administrator
14 21 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
15 19 (3.26%) 1st Line Support
16 18 (3.09%) Exchange Engineer
17 17 (2.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 17 (2.92%) Team Leader
18 16 (2.74%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.20%) Application Packaging
2 4 (0.69%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.51%) X-Windows
3 3 (0.51%) Web Services
4 1 (0.17%) Middleware
4 1 (0.17%) XML
4 1 (0.17%) JSP
4 1 (0.17%) MAPI
4 1 (0.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 92 (15.78%) Blackberry
2 46 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (6.86%) Clustering
4 13 (2.23%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.23%) Replication
5 9 (1.54%) iPad
5 9 (1.54%) iPhone
6 8 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.37%) CMDB
7 6 (1.03%) PKI
7 6 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.86%) Thin Client
8 5 (0.86%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.51%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.51%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.34%) Blog
10 2 (0.34%) NHS
11 1 (0.17%) DTV
11 1 (0.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 468 (80.27%) Windows
2 244 (41.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 160 (27.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 141 (24.19%) Windows 7
5 107 (18.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (13.04%) Windows XP
7 52 (8.92%) Windows 8
8 24 (4.12%) UNIX
9 22 (3.77%) Linux
10 21 (3.60%) Windows Vista
11 15 (2.57%) Windows 2000
12 8 (1.37%) Android
12 8 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (1.37%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.69%) Solaris
15 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (24.19%) ITIL
2 64 (10.98%) Migration
3 40 (6.86%) Change Management
4 37 (6.35%) Service Management
5 29 (4.97%) Incident Management
6 24 (4.12%) Service Delivery
6 24 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (4.12%) ITIL V3
7 21 (3.60%) Mentoring
8 17 (2.92%) Project Management
9 13 (2.23%) Time Management
9 13 (2.23%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (2.06%) Line Management
11 11 (1.89%) Validation
11 11 (1.89%) Configuration Management
11 11 (1.89%) Problem Management
12 10 (1.72%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (1.54%) High Availability
13 9 (1.54%) Performance Analysis
13 9 (1.54%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 73 (12.52%) SQL
2 59 (10.12%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.54%) VBScript
4 8 (1.37%) VB
5 2 (0.34%) C
6 1 (0.17%) Java
6 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 179 (30.70%) Security Cleared
2 133 (22.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 123 (21.10%) SC Cleared
4 103 (17.67%) MCSE
5 84 (14.41%) MCP
6 68 (11.66%) DV Cleared
7 28 (4.80%) Degree
8 19 (3.26%) MCITP
9 17 (2.92%) MCSA
10 16 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (2.57%) CCNA
12 11 (1.89%) MCTS
13 9 (1.54%) CCNP
13 9 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.69%) CCA
17 3 (0.51%) MCDST
18 2 (0.34%) CCIA
18 2 (0.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.92%) SLA
2 6 (1.03%) QA
3 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.69%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.51%) BS7799
5 2 (0.34%) COBIT
5 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) P3O
System Software
1 375 (64.32%) Active Directory
2 88 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (8.58%) Hyper-V
4 38 (6.52%) vSphere
5 36 (6.17%) XenApp
6 24 (4.12%) VMware ESX
7 21 (3.60%) XenDesktop
8 20 (3.43%) Terminal Services
9 10 (1.72%) Firmware
10 8 (1.37%) vCloud
10 8 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.37%) DFS Replication
10 8 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (1.03%) UAG
13 5 (0.86%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.69%) XenServer
14 4 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.51%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 69 (11.84%) SCCM
2 51 (8.75%) Backup Exec
3 24 (4.12%) ARCserve
4 22 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
5 19 (3.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 19 (3.26%) HP SIM
6 18 (3.09%) SCOM
7 16 (2.74%) NetBackup
8 12 (2.06%) OVSD
9 9 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 8 (1.37%) WSUS
11 7 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.86%) MOM
13 4 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 3 (0.51%) Unicenter
14 3 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
15 2 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 2 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 343 (58.83%) Microsoft
2 184 (31.56%) VMware
3 120 (20.58%) Citrix
4 74 (12.69%) HP
5 67 (11.49%) Cisco
6 43 (7.38%) Symantec
7 41 (7.03%) McAfee
8 29 (4.97%) CA
9 26 (4.46%) Lumension
10 25 (4.29%) Avaya
10 25 (4.29%) Sophos
11 16 (2.74%) Juniper
12 14 (2.40%) Lotus
13 13 (2.23%) Remedy
14 11 (1.89%) SolarWinds
14 11 (1.89%) F5
15 10 (1.72%) 3PAR
15 10 (1.72%) Altiris
15 10 (1.72%) Dell
16 9 (1.54%) CheckPoint
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