The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the South East region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 53 62 55
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 295 230 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.30% 2.74% 2.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.87% 16.53% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 120 106
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £210 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 42
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -36.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -12.50%
Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1651 1391 1581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.49% 16.57% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 752 756
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 95 85
Average hourly rate £16.31 £19.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.15% -19.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
MS Exchange
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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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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 +16 77 £325 +8.33% 20
Berkshire -13 49 £310 -14.48% 25
Buckinghamshire +4 40 £300 -7.69% 10
West Sussex +18 36 £223 -20.53% 8
Surrey +3 32 £200 -33.33% 8
Kent +6 19 £350 +25.00% 3
East Sussex +15 17 £115 -64.61% 4
Oxfordshire -19 15 £230 -36.55% 5
Middlesex - 4 £650 - 1
Sussex - 2 £370 -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 481 (80.84%) Windows
2 388 (65.21%) Active Directory
3 320 (53.78%) Microsoft
4 269 (45.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 261 (43.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 202 (33.95%) VMware
7 170 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 165 (27.73%) Citrix
9 148 (24.87%) Security Cleared
10 145 (24.37%) Windows 7
11 131 (22.02%) ITIL
12 129 (21.68%) Exchange Server 2003
13 121 (20.34%) MS Excel
14 113 (18.99%) Firewall
15 110 (18.49%) Microsoft Certification
15 110 (18.49%) Cisco
15 110 (18.49%) Windows Server 2012
16 105 (17.65%) MS Office
16 105 (17.65%) Blackberry
16 105 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
17 95 (15.97%) SC Cleared
18 90 (15.13%) MCSE
19 87 (14.62%) VMware Infrastructure
20 85 (14.29%) SCCM
21 84 (14.12%) Migration
22 82 (13.78%) Windows XP
23 78 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2013
24 77 (12.94%) DNS
25 74 (12.44%) Hyper-V
26 67 (11.26%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 269 (45.21%) Exchange Server 2010
2 129 (21.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 105 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 78 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 65 (10.92%) Lync
6 64 (10.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 44 (7.39%) SharePoint
8 27 (4.54%) IIS
9 20 (3.36%) IBM Notes
10 16 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2000
12 10 (1.68%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.67%) SAS
14 4 (0.67%) Zimbra
15 3 (0.50%) Live Communications Server
15 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.50%) Documentum
16 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 2 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 121 (20.34%) MS Excel
2 105 (17.65%) MS Office
3 2 (0.34%) PaintShop Pro
3 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.34%) MS Project
3 2 (0.34%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.17%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.17%) arcHouse
2 1 (0.17%) assyst
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 55 (9.24%) Office 365
2 17 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.85%) IaaS
5 8 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.34%) SaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 113 (18.99%) Firewall
2 77 (12.94%) DNS
3 61 (10.25%) SAN
4 52 (8.74%) LAN
5 51 (8.57%) DHCP
6 47 (7.90%) WAN
7 45 (7.56%) TCP/IP
8 43 (7.23%) VPN
9 42 (7.06%) Internet
10 31 (5.21%) X.400
11 26 (4.37%) SMTP
12 25 (4.20%) X.500
13 22 (3.70%) VoIP
14 16 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (2.52%) iSCSI
15 15 (2.52%) Wireless
15 15 (2.52%) MPLS
16 13 (2.18%) NAS
17 10 (1.68%) IP Telephony
17 10 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.67%) EDMS
5 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.34%) MySQL
7 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.01%) MSI
2 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.17%) LoadUI
3 1 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.17%) JMeter
General
1 31 (5.21%) Finance
2 15 (2.52%) Military
3 14 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.35%) Dutch Language
4 9 (1.51%) Advertising
5 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.67%) Marketing
6 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.34%) Legal
7 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.17%) Banking
8 1 (0.17%) Retail
8 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.17%) Back Office
8 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 100 (16.81%) Support Engineer
2 91 (15.29%) Analyst
3 70 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 52 (8.74%) Consultant
5 48 (8.07%) Support Analyst
6 39 (6.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 37 (6.22%) 2nd Line Support
8 34 (5.71%) Architect
8 34 (5.71%) IT Support
9 33 (5.55%) Messaging Engineer
10 32 (5.38%) Service Desk Analyst
10 32 (5.38%) Service Analyst
11 28 (4.71%) Desktop Support
11 28 (4.71%) 1st Line Support
12 24 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 22 (3.70%) IT Support Analyst
14 19 (3.19%) Support Technician
15 18 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
15 18 (3.03%) Server Engineer
16 16 (2.69%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.84%) .NET
1 5 (0.84%) JSP
2 4 (0.67%) XML
3 3 (0.50%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.50%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.34%) Middleware
4 2 (0.34%) SOAP
4 2 (0.34%) Web Services
5 1 (0.17%) WAMP
5 1 (0.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.17%) JAXP
5 1 (0.17%) HTML
5 1 (0.17%) COM
5 1 (0.17%) JDBC
5 1 (0.17%) XSD
5 1 (0.17%) ODBC
5 1 (0.17%) MAPI
5 1 (0.17%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.17%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 105 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 25 (4.20%) PKI
3 16 (2.69%) Thin Client
3 16 (2.69%) Fat Client
4 14 (2.35%) Replication
5 13 (2.18%) Clustering
6 11 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.68%) CESG
7 10 (1.68%) iPhone
7 10 (1.68%) iPad
8 6 (1.01%) Cryptography
9 5 (0.84%) EqualLogic
9 5 (0.84%) NHS
10 4 (0.67%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.67%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.67%) Kindle
11 3 (0.50%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.50%) Handset
11 3 (0.50%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 481 (80.84%) Windows
2 261 (43.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 170 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 145 (24.37%) Windows 7
5 110 (18.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (13.78%) Windows XP
7 47 (7.90%) UNIX
8 40 (6.72%) Linux
9 37 (6.22%) Windows 8
10 22 (3.70%) Windows Vista
11 18 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
12 17 (2.86%) Windows 2000
13 15 (2.52%) Apple iOS
14 12 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (2.02%) Android
15 9 (1.51%) Solaris
16 5 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.84%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (22.02%) ITIL
2 84 (14.12%) Migration
3 22 (3.70%) Project Management
3 22 (3.70%) Change Management
4 19 (3.19%) Service Management
4 19 (3.19%) Configuration Management
5 17 (2.86%) Service Delivery
6 16 (2.69%) Problem Management
7 14 (2.35%) Incident Management
8 13 (2.18%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (2.02%) Data Protection
10 11 (1.85%) ITIL V3
10 11 (1.85%) Unit Testing
10 11 (1.85%) Test Scripting
11 10 (1.68%) Security Management
11 10 (1.68%) PRINCE2
11 10 (1.68%) Change Control
12 8 (1.34%) Validation
12 8 (1.34%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (1.18%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 62 (10.42%) SQL
2 61 (10.25%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.03%) VBScript
4 7 (1.18%) C
5 5 (0.84%) VB
6 2 (0.34%) Java
7 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.17%) C#
7 1 (0.17%) C++
7 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 148 (24.87%) Security Cleared
2 110 (18.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 95 (15.97%) SC Cleared
4 90 (15.13%) MCSE
5 67 (11.26%) DV Cleared
6 52 (8.74%) MCP
7 38 (6.39%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (5.71%) CCNA
9 29 (4.87%) MCSA
10 28 (4.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (3.87%) Degree
12 18 (3.03%) MCITP
13 14 (2.35%) CCNP
14 12 (2.02%) MCTS
15 9 (1.51%) MCDST
15 9 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (1.34%) CCA
17 6 (1.01%) VCP5
18 5 (0.84%) ISEB
19 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.87%) SLA
2 10 (1.68%) QA
3 8 (1.34%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.34%) BS7799
5 2 (0.34%) COBIT
6 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 388 (65.21%) Active Directory
2 87 (14.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (12.44%) Hyper-V
4 52 (8.74%) XenApp
5 34 (5.71%) vSphere
6 22 (3.70%) Terminal Services
7 18 (3.03%) VMware ESX
8 15 (2.52%) DFS Replication
8 15 (2.52%) XenDesktop
9 14 (2.35%) UAG
10 11 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.67%) NLBS
13 4 (0.67%) Xen
13 4 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.67%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.67%) XenServer
14 3 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 85 (14.29%) SCCM
2 36 (6.05%) Backup Exec
3 30 (5.04%) SCOM
4 23 (3.87%) McAfee ePO
5 21 (3.53%) NetBackup
6 19 (3.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 10 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (1.68%) SCVMM
7 10 (1.68%) SCDPM
8 9 (1.51%) WSUS
8 9 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (1.34%) OVSD
10 7 (1.18%) ARCserve
11 6 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
14 3 (0.50%) HP SIM
14 3 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 320 (53.78%) Microsoft
2 202 (33.95%) VMware
3 165 (27.73%) Citrix
4 110 (18.49%) Cisco
5 50 (8.40%) HP
6 47 (7.90%) Symantec
7 35 (5.88%) McAfee
8 25 (4.20%) Lotus
9 24 (4.03%) Lumension
10 21 (3.53%) Apple
11 18 (3.03%) Sophos
12 16 (2.69%) Proofpoint
13 15 (2.52%) CheckPoint
14 14 (2.35%) NetApp
14 14 (2.35%) Juniper
14 14 (2.35%) MobileIron
15 13 (2.18%) Oracle
16 12 (2.02%) Avaya
16 12 (2.02%) Veeam
16 12 (2.02%) IronPort
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