The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 West 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 81 65 68
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 58 49 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.91% 2.29% 2.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.67% 15.22% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 27
Average daily rate
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£315 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £203 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £420 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £23.30 £23.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.23 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.91% -4.30%
Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
497 322 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.34% 15.03% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 199 323
Average daily rate £340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £16.85 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £23.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
MS Exchange
England

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 31 July 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 31 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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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
Gloucestershire -14 16 £275 -15.38% 8
Somerset -13 12 £325 +38.29% 11
Bristol -18 10 £320 -1.53% 10
Wiltshire -8 9 £456 +23.31% 3
Devon -12 5 £218 -16.34% 3
Dorset +3 1 - - 2
Cornwall -11 1 - - 1
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 115 (87.79%) Windows
2 90 (68.70%) Active Directory
3 89 (67.94%) Microsoft
4 64 (48.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (47.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 44 (33.59%) VMware
7 42 (32.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (27.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 35 (26.72%) Windows 7
10 34 (25.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (24.43%) Security Cleared
12 29 (22.14%) Exchange Server 2003
13 27 (20.61%) Windows XP
14 26 (19.85%) Exchange Server 2013
15 24 (18.32%) SQL Server
15 24 (18.32%) Citrix
15 24 (18.32%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (16.03%) MS Excel
17 20 (15.27%) SharePoint
17 20 (15.27%) ITIL
17 20 (15.27%) MS Office
17 20 (15.27%) HP
17 20 (15.27%) Hyper-V
18 19 (14.50%) DNS
18 19 (14.50%) Cisco
19 18 (13.74%) SAN
19 18 (13.74%) SC Cleared
20 17 (12.98%) SCCM
20 17 (12.98%) Lync
20 17 (12.98%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 62 (47.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 36 (27.48%) Exchange Server 2007
3 29 (22.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 26 (19.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (15.27%) SharePoint
6 17 (12.98%) Lync
7 11 (8.40%) IIS
8 4 (3.05%) Apache
8 4 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.29%) Node.js
10 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.76%) Drupal
Applications
1 21 (16.03%) MS Excel
2 20 (15.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.29%) assyst
3 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.21%) Office 365
2 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.76%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.50%) DNS
2 18 (13.74%) SAN
3 17 (12.98%) DHCP
3 17 (12.98%) Firewall
4 8 (6.11%) Internet
5 7 (5.34%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.34%) WAN
6 6 (4.58%) Network Security
6 6 (4.58%) LAN
7 5 (3.82%) VPN
8 3 (2.29%) Wireless
8 3 (2.29%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.53%) SSH
9 2 (1.53%) 3G
9 2 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.53%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.53%) NAS
10 1 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.76%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.32%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.76%) MySQL
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) MSI
1 2 (1.53%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 8 (6.11%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.58%) Finance
2 6 (4.58%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.29%) Military
4 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.53%) Front Office
4 2 (1.53%) Back Office
5 1 (0.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (12.21%) Administrator
3 15 (11.45%) Desktop Support
3 15 (11.45%) Support Engineer
4 13 (9.92%) Analyst
4 13 (9.92%) Consultant
4 13 (9.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (9.16%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (6.87%) Server Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.58%) Developer
8 6 (4.58%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.82%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 4 (3.05%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.05%) Technical Support
10 4 (3.05%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.82%) MSMQ
1 5 (3.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (1.53%) .NET
3 1 (0.76%) XML
3 1 (0.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.11%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.58%) Clustering
2 6 (4.58%) iPhone
3 5 (3.82%) iPad
4 4 (3.05%) NHS
5 3 (2.29%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.53%) Wiki
6 2 (1.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.76%) CESG
7 1 (0.76%) PDA
7 1 (0.76%) Statistics
7 1 (0.76%) DTV
7 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 115 (87.79%) Windows
2 64 (48.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (32.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (26.72%) Windows 7
5 34 (25.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (20.61%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.34%) Linux
8 4 (3.05%) UNIX
9 3 (2.29%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.29%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.53%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.53%) Android
11 1 (0.76%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.27%) ITIL
2 13 (9.92%) Migration
3 8 (6.11%) Project Management
4 7 (5.34%) Service Management
5 6 (4.58%) Load Balancing
5 6 (4.58%) Data Protection
5 6 (4.58%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (3.82%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (3.82%) Business Analysis
6 5 (3.82%) OO
6 5 (3.82%) MVC
6 5 (3.82%) Change Management
6 5 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.05%) Security Management
7 4 (3.05%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (2.29%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.29%) Change Control
8 3 (2.29%) Identity Management
8 3 (2.29%) CRM
8 3 (2.29%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.40%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.58%) C#
3 5 (3.82%) SQL
4 4 (3.05%) VB
5 2 (1.53%) VBScript
5 2 (1.53%) Delphi
5 2 (1.53%) PHP
6 1 (0.76%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (24.43%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.74%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (8.40%) MCSE
5 9 (6.87%) MCP
5 9 (6.87%) DV Cleared
6 8 (6.11%) MCITP
7 7 (5.34%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.29%) Degree
9 2 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.76%) ISEB
10 1 (0.76%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.63%) SLA
2 6 (4.58%) QA
3 2 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (68.70%) Active Directory
2 24 (18.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (15.27%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.40%) VMware ESX
5 10 (7.63%) XenApp
6 9 (6.87%) vSphere
7 6 (4.58%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.05%) ISA Server
8 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.29%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.76%) NFS
10 1 (0.76%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.76%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.76%) XenServer
10 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (12.98%) SCCM
2 10 (7.63%) SCOM
3 8 (6.11%) NetBackup
4 7 (5.34%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (4.58%) Backup Exec
6 5 (3.82%) HP SIM
6 5 (3.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (3.05%) SCOrch
7 4 (3.05%) WSUS
8 3 (2.29%) ARCserve
9 2 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.53%) SCSM
9 2 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (1.53%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.76%) OpenView
10 1 (0.76%) MOM
10 1 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 89 (67.94%) Microsoft
2 44 (33.59%) VMware
3 24 (18.32%) Citrix
4 20 (15.27%) HP
5 19 (14.50%) Cisco
6 10 (7.63%) Symantec
7 9 (6.87%) McAfee
8 8 (6.11%) Oracle
9 7 (5.34%) EMC
10 6 (4.58%) Avaya
10 6 (4.58%) Dell
11 5 (3.82%) Juniper
12 4 (3.05%) 3PAR
13 3 (2.29%) NetApp
13 3 (2.29%) Remedy
13 3 (2.29%) Apple
13 3 (2.29%) CheckPoint
14 2 (1.53%) Veritas
14 2 (1.53%) Red Hat
14 2 (1.53%) Compaq
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