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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 70 94 61
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -33
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 66 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.19% 1.79% 2.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.20% 9.78% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 21
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£225 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £135 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 7
Average hourly rate £20.19 £19.25 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.85% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £20.45 £20.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+20.63% -10.00%
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
500 542 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.63% 18.29% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 367 226
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 12
Average hourly rate £20.09 £18.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.75 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -10.52%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Bristol +24 22 £238 -32.14% 15
Wiltshire +2 13 £340 +8.80% 9
Somerset +17 9 £225 -25.00% 9
Cornwall +7 6 £105 -11.77% 1
Devon 0 6 £225 +80.00% 6
Gloucestershire -14 5 - - 11
Dorset -2 4 £140 -60.00% 8
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (81.60%) Active Directory
2 100 (80.00%) Windows
3 86 (68.80%) Microsoft
4 65 (52.00%) VMware
5 50 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 49 (39.20%) Citrix
7 44 (35.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (33.60%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (28.80%) ITIL
10 35 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (27.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (26.40%) Windows 7
13 26 (20.80%) Exchange Server 2013
13 26 (20.80%) Exchange Server 2007
14 24 (19.20%) MS Office
15 23 (18.40%) Office 365
16 22 (17.60%) Security Cleared
16 22 (17.60%) SQL
17 19 (15.20%) SQL Server
18 18 (14.40%) DNS
18 18 (14.40%) Migration
19 17 (13.60%) Windows XP
19 17 (13.60%) SC Cleared
20 16 (12.80%) Lotus
20 16 (12.80%) Firewall
21 15 (12.00%) Blackberry
21 15 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
21 15 (12.00%) Hyper-V
22 14 (11.20%) Windows 8
22 14 (11.20%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 50 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 26 (20.80%) Exchange Server 2013
2 26 (20.80%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (10.40%) IBM Notes
4 13 (10.40%) IIS
5 12 (9.60%) SharePoint
6 10 (8.00%) Lync
7 9 (7.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (4.00%) Apache
9 3 (2.40%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.80%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.80%) Node.js
10 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (19.20%) MS Office
2 10 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.80%) MS Project
3 1 (0.80%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.40%) Office 365
2 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.80%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.40%) DNS
2 16 (12.80%) Firewall
3 14 (11.20%) DHCP
4 10 (8.00%) SAN
5 8 (6.40%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.80%) VPN
6 6 (4.80%) WAN
6 6 (4.80%) LAN
6 6 (4.80%) NAS
7 5 (4.00%) VLAN
7 5 (4.00%) VoIP
8 4 (3.20%) IPsec
8 4 (3.20%) Internet
9 3 (2.40%) Multicast
10 2 (1.60%) SSL
11 1 (0.80%) SSH
11 1 (0.80%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.80%) HTTP
11 1 (0.80%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.20%) MySQL
5 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Ant
General
1 6 (4.80%) Finance
2 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.40%) Legal
3 2 (1.60%) Law
3 2 (1.60%) Back Office
3 2 (1.60%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Marketing
4 1 (0.80%) Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Electronics
4 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.80%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (31.20%) Support Engineer
2 24 (19.20%) Analyst
3 23 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (17.60%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (9.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 11 (8.80%) Support Analyst
7 11 (8.80%) Desktop Support
8 10 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) Consultant
9 8 (6.40%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (4.80%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 5 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 5 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
12 5 (4.00%) Technical Support
12 5 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.20%) .NET
2 3 (2.40%) J2EE
3 2 (1.60%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.80%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.80%) HTML
4 1 (0.80%) XML
4 1 (0.80%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.60%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.60%) Clustering
3 5 (4.00%) PKI
4 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.40%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.40%) Statistics
5 3 (2.40%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.80%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.80%) DTV
6 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 100 (80.00%) Windows
2 44 (35.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (27.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (26.40%) Windows 7
6 17 (13.60%) Windows XP
7 14 (11.20%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.80%) Linux
9 5 (4.00%) UNIX
10 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.40%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.80%) ITIL
2 18 (14.40%) Migration
3 11 (8.80%) PRINCE
4 10 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.80%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (3.20%) Business Transformation
8 4 (3.20%) Email Migration
8 4 (3.20%) Data Migration
8 4 (3.20%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (2.40%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.40%) Project Management
10 2 (1.60%) ITSM
10 2 (1.60%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (1.60%) Mentoring
10 2 (1.60%) Server Building
10 2 (1.60%) Network Management
10 2 (1.60%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.60%) SQL
2 8 (6.40%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.60%) Java
4 2 (1.60%) VBScript
5 1 (0.80%) VB
5 1 (0.80%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (17.60%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.60%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.60%) MCSE
5 5 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.40%) Degree
7 3 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.40%) MCP
7 3 (2.40%) MCSA
8 2 (1.60%) CCNP
8 2 (1.60%) CCNA
9 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.80%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (0.80%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 102 (81.60%) Active Directory
2 42 (33.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.00%) Hyper-V
4 10 (8.00%) VMware ESX
5 9 (7.20%) vSphere
6 8 (6.40%) XenApp
7 6 (4.80%) Terminal Services
8 5 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (4.00%) ISA Server
9 4 (3.20%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.60%) Firmware
10 2 (1.60%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.80%) Xen
11 1 (0.80%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.80%) vCloud
11 1 (0.80%) NFS
11 1 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (10.40%) SCOM
2 6 (4.80%) SCCM
2 6 (4.80%) WSUS
3 5 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (3.20%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.40%) ARCserve
5 3 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.60%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.80%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.80%) MOM
Vendors
1 86 (68.80%) Microsoft
2 65 (52.00%) VMware
3 49 (39.20%) Citrix
4 16 (12.80%) Lotus
5 12 (9.60%) Cisco
6 11 (8.80%) HP
7 9 (7.20%) Symantec
8 8 (6.40%) Oracle
8 8 (6.40%) Dell
9 5 (4.00%) Remedy
10 4 (3.20%) Wyse
10 4 (3.20%) Avaya
10 4 (3.20%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.40%) NetApp
11 3 (2.40%) McAfee
12 2 (1.60%) Websense
12 2 (1.60%) Juniper
12 2 (1.60%) EMC
12 2 (1.60%) Compaq
12 2 (1.60%) IBM
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