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 2015 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 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 92 73 63
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 55 71 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.68% 2.22% 2.05%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.60% 13.45% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 15
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£216 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.34% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £428 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 13
Average hourly rate £19.80 £15.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.83% -19.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £11.40 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.25 £18.40 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.62 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -0.85%
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
573 528 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.47% 16.52% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 333 221
Average daily rate £375 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 20
Average hourly rate £39.25 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.25% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

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 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2015. 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
Devon +10 16 £300 +37.93% 7
Wiltshire -6 12 £305 -20.26% 9
Gloucestershire -14 11 £153 -8.95% 13
Somerset -1 5 £243 -25.38% 3
Bristol -7 4 £175 -45.31% 19
Dorset +4 3 £150 -25.00% 8
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

1 102 (79.69%) Windows
2 91 (71.09%) Active Directory
3 79 (61.72%) Microsoft
4 65 (50.78%) VMware
5 56 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 49 (38.28%) Citrix
7 42 (32.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (26.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 29 (22.66%) Exchange Server 2007
10 29 (22.66%) ITIL
11 28 (21.88%) Windows 7
12 27 (21.09%) Exchange Server 2013
13 25 (19.53%) MS Office
14 23 (17.97%) Security Cleared
14 23 (17.97%) Migration
15 22 (17.19%) Office 365
16 21 (16.41%) Hyper-V
17 19 (14.84%) SC Cleared
18 18 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2003
18 18 (14.06%) SAN
19 17 (13.28%) SQL Server
20 16 (12.50%) DNS
21 15 (11.72%) DHCP
21 15 (11.72%) Windows XP
21 15 (11.72%) MS Excel
21 15 (11.72%) SCOM
22 14 (10.94%) Lync
22 14 (10.94%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 56 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 29 (22.66%) Exchange Server 2007
3 27 (21.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (10.94%) Lync
6 13 (10.16%) SharePoint
7 8 (6.25%) IIS
8 5 (3.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.13%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.78%) Node.js
11 1 (0.78%) Apache
11 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.78%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.78%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 25 (19.53%) MS Office
2 15 (11.72%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.19%) Office 365
2 2 (1.56%) Symantec.cloud
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.06%) SAN
2 16 (12.50%) DNS
3 15 (11.72%) DHCP
4 13 (10.16%) Firewall
5 9 (7.03%) LAN
6 8 (6.25%) WAN
6 8 (6.25%) NAS
7 7 (5.47%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.47%) Internet
8 6 (4.69%) VoIP
8 6 (4.69%) VLAN
9 4 (3.13%) VPN
10 3 (2.34%) WLAN
10 3 (2.34%) Multicast
11 2 (1.56%) SSL
12 1 (0.78%) Wireless
12 1 (0.78%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.78%) SSH
12 1 (0.78%) SMTP
12 1 (0.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.78%) MS Access
4 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Ant
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (3.13%) Back Office
2 3 (2.34%) Finance
2 3 (2.34%) Legal
2 3 (2.34%) Retail
3 2 (1.56%) Marketing
3 2 (1.56%) Law
3 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.78%) Electronics
4 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (21.88%) Support Engineer
2 24 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (15.63%) Analyst
4 17 (13.28%) 3rd Line Support
5 16 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (7.81%) Desktop Support
6 10 (7.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 4 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (3.13%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.34%) J2EE
2 2 (1.56%) HTML
2 2 (1.56%) .NET
2 2 (1.56%) Middleware
2 2 (1.56%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.78%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.78%) Web Services
3 1 (0.78%) XML
3 1 (0.78%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.91%) Clustering
3 5 (3.91%) PKI
4 4 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.13%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.34%) Statistics
6 2 (1.56%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.56%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.78%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
7 1 (0.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 102 (79.69%) Windows
2 56 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (32.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (21.88%) Windows 7
6 15 (11.72%) Windows XP
7 14 (10.94%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.13%) Linux
9 2 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.66%) ITIL
2 23 (17.97%) Migration
3 8 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 7 (5.47%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (4.69%) Project Management
5 6 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.91%) PRINCE
6 5 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.34%) Scrum
7 3 (2.34%) Data Management
7 3 (2.34%) Time Management
7 3 (2.34%) Performance Management
7 3 (2.34%) Business Transformation
7 3 (2.34%) Mentoring
7 3 (2.34%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (1.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (1.56%) ITIL V3
8 2 (1.56%) Capacity Management
8 2 (1.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.59%) SQL
2 6 (4.69%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.34%) Java
4 2 (1.56%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.56%) VBA
5 1 (0.78%) C#
5 1 (0.78%) VBScript
5 1 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (17.97%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.69%) MCSE
4 6 (4.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (3.91%) MCSA
6 4 (3.13%) Degree
7 3 (2.34%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.78%) MCT
9 1 (0.78%) MCP
9 1 (0.78%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.59%) SLA
2 4 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 91 (71.09%) Active Directory
2 34 (26.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (16.41%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.59%) vSphere
5 7 (5.47%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.69%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.69%) Terminal Services
6 6 (4.69%) VMware ESX
7 5 (3.91%) ISA Server
8 4 (3.13%) XenApp
9 3 (2.34%) Firmware
9 3 (2.34%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.56%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.78%) NFS
11 1 (0.78%) XenServer
11 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.78%) Xen
11 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (11.72%) SCOM
2 6 (4.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (4.69%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.91%) SCCM
4 4 (3.13%) WSUS
5 2 (1.56%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.56%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.78%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.78%) MOM
Vendors
1 79 (61.72%) Microsoft
2 65 (50.78%) VMware
3 49 (38.28%) Citrix
4 13 (10.16%) HP
4 13 (10.16%) Cisco
5 9 (7.03%) Symantec
6 8 (6.25%) Dell
6 8 (6.25%) Lotus
7 5 (3.91%) Remedy
8 4 (3.13%) Oracle
8 4 (3.13%) Veeam
9 3 (2.34%) EMC
9 3 (2.34%) Websense
9 3 (2.34%) IBM
9 3 (2.34%) Avaya
9 3 (2.34%) Juniper
10 2 (1.56%) McAfee
10 2 (1.56%) Compaq
10 2 (1.56%) Adobe
10 2 (1.56%) LANDesk
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