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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 86 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 58 56 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.88% 1.95% 2.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.60% 11.48% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 18
Average daily rate
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£190 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.87% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £20.75 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.16 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.72% -6.06%
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
547 488 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.75% 17.01% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 323 196
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 18 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -17.50%

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 7 July 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
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 7 July 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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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
Devon +8 14 £225 - 2
Wiltshire +6 11 £380 +19.68% 3
Bristol +1 10 £110 -63.33% 6
Somerset +7 9 £225 -25.00% 3
Dorset 0 6 £165 -56.02% 5
Gloucestershire -13 4 £150 -50.00% 2
Cornwall +2 1 £100 -15.97%
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 112 (78.87%) Windows
2 109 (76.76%) Active Directory
3 95 (66.90%) Microsoft
4 76 (53.52%) VMware
5 57 (40.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 55 (38.73%) Citrix
7 54 (38.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (30.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 42 (29.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (29.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 40 (28.17%) ITIL
11 37 (26.06%) Windows 7
12 32 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2007
13 30 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2013
14 25 (17.61%) SQL
15 24 (16.90%) MS Office
15 24 (16.90%) Office 365
15 24 (16.90%) Security Cleared
16 20 (14.08%) DNS
17 18 (12.68%) Windows XP
17 18 (12.68%) SQL Server
17 18 (12.68%) Migration
17 18 (12.68%) Lotus
17 18 (12.68%) SC Cleared
17 18 (12.68%) Hyper-V
18 17 (11.97%) Firewall
19 16 (11.27%) DHCP
20 15 (10.56%) Cisco
20 15 (10.56%) SCOM
21 14 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 57 (40.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 32 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 30 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (9.86%) SharePoint
5 13 (9.15%) IBM Notes
6 12 (8.45%) Lync
7 10 (7.04%) IIS
8 8 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (3.52%) Apache
10 3 (2.11%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.70%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.70%) Node.js
12 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (16.90%) MS Office
2 14 (9.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.70%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.90%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) Yammer
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.08%) DNS
2 17 (11.97%) Firewall
3 16 (11.27%) DHCP
4 14 (9.86%) SAN
5 8 (5.63%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.63%) VPN
5 8 (5.63%) LAN
5 8 (5.63%) WAN
6 7 (4.93%) VLAN
6 7 (4.93%) NAS
7 6 (4.23%) VoIP
7 6 (4.23%) Internet
8 4 (2.82%) IPsec
9 3 (2.11%) Multicast
10 2 (1.41%) SSL
10 2 (1.41%) WLAN
11 1 (0.70%) SMTP
11 1 (0.70%) HTTP
11 1 (0.70%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.52%) MySQL
3 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.70%) MS Access
4 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Ant
General
1 4 (2.82%) Finance
2 3 (2.11%) Back Office
2 3 (2.11%) Legal
2 3 (2.11%) Retail
2 3 (2.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.41%) Marketing
3 2 (1.41%) Law
4 1 (0.70%) Electronics
4 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.70%) Advertising
4 1 (0.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (30.28%) Support Engineer
2 29 (20.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (17.61%) 2nd Line Support
4 23 (16.20%) Analyst
5 21 (14.79%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (9.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 13 (9.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 13 (9.15%) Desktop Support
8 11 (7.75%) Support Analyst
9 9 (6.34%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (6.34%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 8 (5.63%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 8 (5.63%) Consultant
10 8 (5.63%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (3.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 5 (3.52%) Technical Support
12 5 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (3.52%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.82%) .NET
2 3 (2.11%) J2EE
3 2 (1.41%) Middleware
3 2 (1.41%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.41%) HTML
4 1 (0.70%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.70%) XML
4 1 (0.70%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.45%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.93%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.23%) Clustering
4 5 (3.52%) PKI
5 4 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.11%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.11%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.11%) Statistics
7 2 (1.41%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.41%) Replication
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.70%) DTV
8 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 112 (78.87%) Windows
2 54 (38.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (29.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 42 (29.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (26.06%) Windows 7
5 18 (12.68%) Windows XP
6 14 (9.86%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.63%) Linux
8 6 (4.23%) UNIX
9 4 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.17%) ITIL
2 18 (12.68%) Migration
3 12 (8.45%) PRINCE
4 10 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (5.63%) Service Delivery
5 8 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.93%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (4.23%) Project Management
8 5 (3.52%) Data Migration
9 4 (2.82%) Business Transformation
9 4 (2.82%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (2.82%) Email Migration
10 3 (2.11%) Mentoring
10 3 (2.11%) Performance Management
10 3 (2.11%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.11%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.11%) Data Management
11 2 (1.41%) TOGAF
11 2 (1.41%) ITSM
11 2 (1.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.61%) SQL
2 7 (4.93%) Java
3 5 (3.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.70%) C#
4 1 (0.70%) PHP
4 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (16.90%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.93%) MCSE
5 6 (4.23%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.82%) Degree
6 4 (2.82%) MCSA
7 3 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.41%) MCP
8 2 (1.41%) CCNP
8 2 (1.41%) CCNA
8 2 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.70%) MCT
9 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.70%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 109 (76.76%) Active Directory
2 43 (30.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.68%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.15%) vSphere
5 9 (6.34%) XenApp
5 9 (6.34%) VMware ESX
6 7 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.23%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.23%) Terminal Services
7 6 (4.23%) ISA Server
8 3 (2.11%) Firmware
8 3 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (2.11%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.70%) vCloud
9 1 (0.70%) Xen
9 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (10.56%) SCOM
2 6 (4.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (4.23%) Backup Exec
2 6 (4.23%) SCCM
3 4 (2.82%) WSUS
4 3 (2.11%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.41%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.70%) MOM
6 1 (0.70%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 95 (66.90%) Microsoft
2 76 (53.52%) VMware
3 55 (38.73%) Citrix
4 18 (12.68%) Lotus
5 15 (10.56%) Cisco
6 13 (9.15%) HP
7 9 (6.34%) Dell
8 8 (5.63%) Oracle
8 8 (5.63%) Symantec
9 5 (3.52%) Remedy
9 5 (3.52%) Avaya
10 4 (2.82%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.82%) Wyse
10 4 (2.82%) Veeam
11 3 (2.11%) Websense
11 3 (2.11%) Juniper
11 3 (2.11%) Compaq
12 2 (1.41%) Adobe
12 2 (1.41%) IBM
12 2 (1.41%) EMC
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