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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 52 56 64
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 292 269 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.18% 3.09% 2.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.68% 17.46% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 143 125
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£310 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £280 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 45
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £10.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £29.45 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.23 £14.25 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+20.91% -14.92%
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
1652 1541 1736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.01% 17.69% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 871 841
Average daily rate £360 £365 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 63 94
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +28 97 £315 -1.56% 16
Berkshire -22 56 £365 -14.11% 23
Buckinghamshire +12 38 £300 +71.42% 14
Surrey -15 29 £215 -35.09% 16
Kent +1 20 £400 +28.00% 7
West Sussex +17 19 £239 -9.90% 5
Oxfordshire +1 19 £198 -39.23% 2
East Sussex -3 10 £150 -42.91% 7
Middlesex +1 2 £600 +32.01%
Thames Valley - - - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 500 (83.61%) Windows
2 409 (68.39%) Active Directory
3 341 (57.02%) Microsoft
4 262 (43.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 235 (39.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 205 (34.28%) VMware
7 172 (28.76%) Security Cleared
8 168 (28.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 158 (26.42%) MS Excel
9 158 (26.42%) Windows 7
10 144 (24.08%) Citrix
11 137 (22.91%) Exchange Server 2003
12 125 (20.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 125 (20.90%) MS Office
13 121 (20.23%) ITIL
14 118 (19.73%) Exchange Server 2007
15 111 (18.56%) Blackberry
15 111 (18.56%) Windows Server 2012
16 102 (17.06%) MCSE
16 102 (17.06%) SC Cleared
17 96 (16.05%) Firewall
18 92 (15.38%) Cisco
19 88 (14.72%) DNS
20 87 (14.55%) Windows XP
21 84 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
22 79 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2013
23 77 (12.88%) DV Cleared
23 77 (12.88%) SCCM
24 73 (12.21%) Migration
25 71 (11.87%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 235 (39.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 137 (22.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 118 (19.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 79 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 70 (11.71%) Lync
6 51 (8.53%) SharePoint
7 48 (8.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 32 (5.35%) IIS
9 13 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (2.01%) IBM Notes
11 7 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.50%) Zimbra
13 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.50%) Live Communications Server
13 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 3 (0.50%) Documentum
13 3 (0.50%) SAS
14 2 (0.33%) GroupWise
14 2 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 158 (26.42%) MS Excel
2 125 (20.90%) MS Office
3 2 (0.33%) MS Project
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) assyst
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.17%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 43 (7.19%) Office 365
2 18 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.84%) IaaS
5 2 (0.33%) SaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 96 (16.05%) Firewall
2 88 (14.72%) DNS
3 68 (11.37%) DHCP
3 68 (11.37%) SAN
4 63 (10.54%) LAN
5 55 (9.20%) WAN
6 40 (6.69%) TCP/IP
7 37 (6.19%) SMTP
8 31 (5.18%) X.400
9 30 (5.02%) Internet
10 29 (4.85%) X.500
11 24 (4.01%) VPN
12 15 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (2.51%) VoIP
13 14 (2.34%) DMZ
13 14 (2.34%) IP Telephony
14 12 (2.01%) Network Security
15 11 (1.84%) BIG-IP
16 10 (1.67%) MPLS
16 10 (1.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.51%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (0.84%) EDMS
8 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 7
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (0.84%) MSI
2 3 (0.50%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.17%) LoadUI
3 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.17%) JMeter
General
1 30 (5.02%) Finance
2 19 (3.18%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.17%) Advertising
4 12 (2.01%) Military
5 7 (1.17%) Dutch Language
6 5 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.67%) Marketing
8 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.33%) Legal
9 2 (0.33%) Banking
10 1 (0.17%) French Language
10 1 (0.17%) German Language
10 1 (0.17%) Retail
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.17%) Law
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 109 (18.23%) Analyst
2 102 (17.06%) Support Engineer
3 77 (12.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 54 (9.03%) Consultant
5 51 (8.53%) Support Analyst
6 40 (6.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 40 (6.69%) Service Analyst
7 39 (6.52%) Messaging Engineer
8 37 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 34 (5.69%) IT Support
10 29 (4.85%) Desktop Support
11 28 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support
12 26 (4.35%) Administrator
13 24 (4.01%) Support Technician
14 21 (3.51%) 1st Line Support
15 19 (3.18%) Architect
16 18 (3.01%) Systems Administrator
17 17 (2.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 17 (2.84%) Migration Engineer
17 17 (2.84%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.34%) Application Packaging
2 5 (0.84%) Software Packaging
3 4 (0.67%) X-Windows
3 4 (0.67%) JSP
4 2 (0.33%) Web Services
4 2 (0.33%) XML
5 1 (0.17%) WAMP
5 1 (0.17%) Middleware
5 1 (0.17%) MAPI
5 1 (0.17%) ODBC
5 1 (0.17%) SOAP
5 1 (0.17%) .NET
5 1 (0.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 111 (18.56%) Blackberry
2 57 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.85%) Clustering
4 18 (3.01%) PKI
5 15 (2.51%) Replication
6 13 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.01%) Thin Client
7 12 (2.01%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.34%) iPad
8 8 (1.34%) iPhone
9 7 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.84%) EqualLogic
10 5 (0.84%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.84%) CMDB
11 4 (0.67%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
12 3 (0.50%) CLARiiON
12 3 (0.50%) Handset
12 3 (0.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 500 (83.61%) Windows
2 262 (43.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 168 (28.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 158 (26.42%) Windows 7
5 111 (18.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 87 (14.55%) Windows XP
7 49 (8.19%) Windows 8
8 32 (5.35%) UNIX
9 24 (4.01%) Linux
9 24 (4.01%) Windows Vista
10 16 (2.68%) Windows 2000
10 16 (2.68%) Windows 2000 Server
11 12 (2.01%) Android
11 12 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.67%) Solaris
13 9 (1.51%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.00%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.50%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (20.23%) ITIL
2 73 (12.21%) Migration
3 23 (3.85%) Change Management
3 23 (3.85%) Service Management
4 21 (3.51%) Configuration Management
5 20 (3.34%) Project Management
5 20 (3.34%) Incident Management
6 19 (3.18%) Service Delivery
7 18 (3.01%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (2.34%) Problem Management
9 13 (2.17%) Unit Testing
10 12 (2.01%) Mentoring
11 11 (1.84%) Security Management
11 11 (1.84%) Validation
12 10 (1.67%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (1.51%) Test Scripting
13 9 (1.51%) Time Management
14 8 (1.34%) Document Management
14 8 (1.34%) Knowledge Management
14 8 (1.34%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 58 (9.70%) SQL
2 51 (8.53%) PowerShell
3 20 (3.34%) VBScript
4 7 (1.17%) C
5 6 (1.00%) VB
6 1 (0.17%) Java
6 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 172 (28.76%) Security Cleared
2 125 (20.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 102 (17.06%) MCSE
3 102 (17.06%) SC Cleared
4 77 (12.88%) DV Cleared
5 71 (11.87%) MCP
6 29 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (4.52%) MCSA
8 26 (4.35%) CCNA
8 26 (4.35%) Degree
9 20 (3.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (2.68%) MCITP
11 11 (1.84%) MCTS
11 11 (1.84%) CCNP
12 9 (1.51%) MCDST
13 6 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.67%) CCA
14 4 (0.67%) VCP5
15 2 (0.33%) CISA
15 2 (0.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.86%) SLA
2 7 (1.17%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.67%) QA
6 3 (0.50%) BS7799
7 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 409 (68.39%) Active Directory
2 84 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (8.70%) XenApp
4 41 (6.86%) vSphere
5 40 (6.69%) Hyper-V
6 24 (4.01%) VMware ESX
7 22 (3.68%) Terminal Services
8 20 (3.34%) XenDesktop
9 12 (2.01%) DFS Replication
10 10 (1.67%) UAG
11 9 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (1.17%) vCloud
13 6 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.84%) Xen
15 4 (0.67%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.67%) Firmware
15 4 (0.67%) NLBS
15 4 (0.67%) XenServer
16 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 77 (12.88%) SCCM
2 48 (8.03%) Backup Exec
3 25 (4.18%) NetBackup
4 24 (4.01%) ARCserve
5 22 (3.68%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (3.18%) SCOM
6 19 (3.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 16 (2.68%) HP SIM
8 13 (2.17%) WSUS
9 12 (2.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 10 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (1.51%) OVSD
11 9 (1.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.84%) MOM
12 5 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
14 3 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
14 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 341 (57.02%) Microsoft
2 205 (34.28%) VMware
3 144 (24.08%) Citrix
4 92 (15.38%) Cisco
5 62 (10.37%) HP
6 55 (9.20%) Symantec
7 32 (5.35%) McAfee
8 24 (4.01%) CA
9 23 (3.85%) Lumension
10 21 (3.51%) Sophos
11 20 (3.34%) Avaya
11 20 (3.34%) Proofpoint
12 17 (2.84%) Apple
13 16 (2.68%) CheckPoint
14 15 (2.51%) Lotus
15 13 (2.17%) NetApp
16 12 (2.01%) Juniper
17 11 (1.84%) Altiris
17 11 (1.84%) Dell
17 11 (1.84%) EMC
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