The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 73 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 71 46 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.25% 2.05% 2.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.87% 12.23% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 35
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£315 £295 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £370 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 14
Average hourly rate £15.25 £19.00 £19.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% -0.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.97 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £21.45 £35.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.87 £16.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-2.36% +3.17%
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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
512 376 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.21% 16.79% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 233 304
Average daily rate £360 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 27
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -16.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Exchange across the South West region.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the South West region.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Wiltshire +5 19 £383 +3.37% 5
Gloucestershire -12 18 £168 -45.52% 9
Bristol -18 12 £320 -5.18% 19
Somerset -14 11 £325 +91.17% 15
Devon -12 5 £218 - 2
Dorset -5 1 £200 +33.33% 6
Cornwall - - - - 1
MS Exchange
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MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 106 (82.17%) Windows
2 86 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 80 (62.02%) Microsoft
4 64 (49.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 62 (48.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (34.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 45 (34.88%) VMware
7 37 (28.68%) Security Cleared
7 37 (28.68%) Windows 7
8 35 (27.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (22.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 27 (20.93%) Windows XP
11 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 25 (19.38%) MS Excel
12 25 (19.38%) DNS
12 25 (19.38%) Citrix
12 25 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (16.28%) HP
13 21 (16.28%) ITIL
13 21 (16.28%) MS Office
13 21 (16.28%) SC Cleared
13 21 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2013
14 20 (15.50%) SQL Server
14 20 (15.50%) SharePoint
14 20 (15.50%) DHCP
15 18 (13.95%) SCCM
16 17 (13.18%) Lync
17 16 (12.40%) Hyper-V
18 15 (11.63%) Blackberry
18 15 (11.63%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 64 (49.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 35 (27.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 29 (22.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 21 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (15.50%) SharePoint
6 17 (13.18%) Lync
7 11 (8.53%) IIS
8 4 (3.10%) Apache
8 4 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.33%) Node.js
10 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (19.38%) MS Excel
2 21 (16.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.33%) assyst
3 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.63%) Office 365
2 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.38%) DNS
2 20 (15.50%) DHCP
3 13 (10.08%) Firewall
4 12 (9.30%) SAN
5 11 (8.53%) TCP/IP
6 9 (6.98%) VPN
7 8 (6.20%) LAN
7 8 (6.20%) WAN
8 7 (5.43%) Internet
9 5 (3.88%) Wireless
10 4 (3.10%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.33%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.55%) SSH
12 2 (1.55%) Network Security
12 2 (1.55%) 3G
12 2 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.55%) VoIP
12 2 (1.55%) NAS
13 1 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
13 1 (0.78%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) MySQL
6 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (6.20%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.43%) Finance
3 5 (3.88%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.33%) Military
5 2 (1.55%) Front Office
5 2 (1.55%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Electronics
6 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (12.40%) Administrator
3 15 (11.63%) Support Engineer
4 14 (10.85%) Consultant
5 13 (10.08%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (10.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (9.30%) Desktop Support
6 12 (9.30%) Analyst
7 10 (7.75%) Server Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.65%) Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.65%) Exchange Consultant
9 6 (4.65%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (3.10%) Support Technician
11 4 (3.10%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.88%) MSMQ
1 5 (3.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (1.55%) .NET
3 1 (0.78%) XML
3 1 (0.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.63%) Blackberry
2 9 (6.98%) iPhone
2 9 (6.98%) iPad
3 5 (3.88%) Clustering
4 4 (3.10%) PDA
5 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.55%) CMDB
6 2 (1.55%) IVR
6 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
7 1 (0.78%) DTV
7 1 (0.78%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) CESG
7 1 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 106 (82.17%) Windows
2 62 (48.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (34.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (28.68%) Windows 7
5 27 (20.93%) Windows XP
6 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.65%) Linux
8 4 (3.10%) UNIX
9 3 (2.33%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.33%) Android
9 3 (2.33%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.55%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.28%) ITIL
2 10 (7.75%) Migration
3 8 (6.20%) Project Management
3 8 (6.20%) Service Management
4 5 (3.88%) CAD
4 5 (3.88%) OO
4 5 (3.88%) MVC
4 5 (3.88%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (3.88%) Business Analysis
5 4 (3.10%) Problem Management
5 4 (3.10%) Change Management
5 4 (3.10%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (2.33%) Change Control
6 3 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.33%) Identity Management
6 3 (2.33%) Scrum
6 3 (2.33%) CRM
6 3 (2.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.33%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (2.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.98%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.20%) SQL
3 6 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (1.55%) Delphi
4 2 (1.55%) PHP
4 2 (1.55%) VBScript
4 2 (1.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (28.68%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.28%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (7.75%) MCP
4 10 (7.75%) MCSE
4 10 (7.75%) DV Cleared
5 7 (5.43%) MCITP
6 5 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.33%) Degree
7 3 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.30%) SLA
2 6 (4.65%) QA
3 3 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 86 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 25 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.40%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.30%) VMware ESX
5 10 (7.75%) XenApp
6 6 (4.65%) Terminal Services
6 6 (4.65%) vSphere
7 5 (3.88%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (3.10%) MetaFrame
9 2 (1.55%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.78%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.78%) XenServer
10 1 (0.78%) NFS
10 1 (0.78%) UAG
10 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (13.95%) SCCM
2 7 (5.43%) SCOM
2 7 (5.43%) NetBackup
3 6 (4.65%) Backup Exec
3 6 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (4.65%) HP SIM
3 6 (4.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.33%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.55%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.55%) WSUS
6 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.78%) OpenView
6 1 (0.78%) MOM
Vendors
1 80 (62.02%) Microsoft
2 45 (34.88%) VMware
3 25 (19.38%) Citrix
4 21 (16.28%) HP
5 15 (11.63%) Cisco
6 12 (9.30%) Symantec
7 9 (6.98%) Avaya
7 9 (6.98%) Oracle
7 9 (6.98%) McAfee
8 8 (6.20%) Dell
9 6 (4.65%) EMC
10 4 (3.10%) Intel
10 4 (3.10%) Juniper
10 4 (3.10%) Apple
11 3 (2.33%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.33%) Mercator
11 3 (2.33%) Remedy
11 3 (2.33%) NetApp
11 3 (2.33%) Sophos
11 3 (2.33%) IronPort
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