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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 83 59 90
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +31
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 60 86 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.92% 3.02% 1.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.45% 13.89% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £160 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £429 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 7
Average hourly rate £27.00 £15.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £14.00 £14.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £28.50 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -5.71%
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
524 619 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.77% 21.77% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 360 291
Average daily rate £375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 11
Average hourly rate £20.25 £25.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% +21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.50 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.73 £19.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.97% +1.71%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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
Wiltshire +15 25 £355 +18.33% 4
Bristol +4 19 £288 -22.29% 13
Dorset +1 8 £258 +35.52% 7
Gloucestershire -30 4 £130 -61.48% 9
Somerset -14 3 £168 -39.09% 3
Devon -18 1 - - 11
Cornwall - - - - 4
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 113 (81.88%) Windows
2 86 (62.32%) Active Directory
3 80 (57.97%) Microsoft
4 56 (40.58%) VMware
5 54 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 45 (32.61%) Windows 7
7 44 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (28.99%) SQL
9 37 (26.81%) Citrix
9 37 (26.81%) Security Cleared
10 36 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (25.36%) ITIL
12 31 (22.46%) Exchange Server 2007
13 27 (19.57%) MS Office
14 25 (18.12%) SharePoint
14 25 (18.12%) Windows XP
14 25 (18.12%) SCCM
15 23 (16.67%) SC Cleared
16 22 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2013
17 21 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
17 21 (15.22%) Blackberry
17 21 (15.22%) DNS
18 20 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
18 20 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2003
19 19 (13.77%) MCSE
20 18 (13.04%) Cisco
20 18 (13.04%) Firewall
21 17 (12.32%) Migration
21 17 (12.32%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 54 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 31 (22.46%) Exchange Server 2007
3 25 (18.12%) SharePoint
4 22 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (7.97%) IBM Notes
7 10 (7.25%) IIS
8 8 (5.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (4.35%) Lync
10 4 (2.90%) Apache
10 4 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.72%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (19.57%) MS Office
2 9 (6.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.59%) Office 365
2 1 (0.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.22%) DNS
2 18 (13.04%) Firewall
3 14 (10.14%) DHCP
3 14 (10.14%) WAN
4 13 (9.42%) LAN
5 9 (6.52%) SAN
6 8 (5.80%) VoIP
7 7 (5.07%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.62%) Internet
9 4 (2.90%) VPN
9 4 (2.90%) IPsec
10 3 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (2.17%) Wireless
10 3 (2.17%) SMTP
11 2 (1.45%) ADSL
11 2 (1.45%) VLAN
12 1 (0.72%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.72%) Multicast
12 1 (0.72%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.90%) MySQL
5 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Ant
General
1 12 (8.70%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) Military
3 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.45%) Law
3 2 (1.45%) Retail
4 1 (0.72%) Marketing
4 1 (0.72%) Legal
4 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.72%) Advertising
4 1 (0.72%) Electronics
4 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (20.29%) Support Engineer
2 25 (18.12%) Analyst
3 18 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 10 (7.25%) Desktop Support
7 9 (6.52%) Server Engineer
7 9 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) Consultant
8 8 (5.80%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) Support Specialist
10 5 (3.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (2.90%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.90%) .NET
2 1 (0.72%) Middleware
2 1 (0.72%) JSP
2 1 (0.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.22%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.25%) Clustering
3 5 (3.62%) Open Source
4 4 (2.90%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.90%) iPhone
4 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.90%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.45%) iPad
6 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.72%) IBM XIV
6 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.72%) DTV
6 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 113 (81.88%) Windows
2 45 (32.61%) Windows 7
3 44 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (18.12%) Windows XP
6 21 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.80%) Linux
8 7 (5.07%) Windows 2000 Server
8 7 (5.07%) UNIX
9 6 (4.35%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.90%) Android
11 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.17%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.36%) ITIL
2 17 (12.32%) Migration
3 11 (7.97%) PRINCE
4 10 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (5.07%) Data Migration
6 6 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.90%) Service Management
7 4 (2.90%) Email Migration
7 4 (2.90%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (2.90%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (2.17%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.17%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.17%) Data Protection
8 3 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.17%) Performance Management
8 3 (2.17%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.45%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.45%) Change Management
9 2 (1.45%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.99%) SQL
2 6 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.90%) VBScript
3 4 (2.90%) Java
4 3 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (26.81%) Security Cleared
2 23 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 20 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (13.77%) MCSE
5 10 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (7.25%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.62%) MCP
7 4 (2.90%) VCP4
8 3 (2.17%) CCNA
9 2 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.45%) CCNP
9 2 (1.45%) MCSA
9 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.45%) MCITP
9 2 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.72%) Degree
10 1 (0.72%) MCDST
10 1 (0.72%) MCTS
10 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) SLA
2 4 (2.90%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 86 (62.32%) Active Directory
2 36 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.87%) XenApp
4 12 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 8 (5.80%) vSphere
6 5 (3.62%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.90%) ISA Server
7 4 (2.90%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.17%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.45%) XenServer
9 2 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.45%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (18.12%) SCCM
2 11 (7.97%) SCOM
3 4 (2.90%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.90%) WSUS
4 3 (2.17%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.45%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 80 (57.97%) Microsoft
2 56 (40.58%) VMware
3 37 (26.81%) Citrix
4 18 (13.04%) Cisco
5 15 (10.87%) HP
6 12 (8.70%) Lotus
7 7 (5.07%) IBM
8 6 (4.35%) NetApp
8 6 (4.35%) Oracle
8 6 (4.35%) Remedy
9 5 (3.62%) Symantec
10 4 (2.90%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.90%) Dell
10 4 (2.90%) Wyse
10 4 (2.90%) McAfee
11 3 (2.17%) LANDesk
11 3 (2.17%) Intel
11 3 (2.17%) Avaya
12 2 (1.45%) Juniper
12 2 (1.45%) Veeam
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