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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 85 91 65
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -26
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 62 55 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.94% 1.80% 2.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.71% 10.98% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 30 18
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£225 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £159 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £406 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 13
Average hourly rate £20.30 £15.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.11% -19.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £11.40 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.50 £20.15 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
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
579 501 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.08% 16.38% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 327 202
Average daily rate £360 £331 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.67% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 18 18
Average hourly rate £32.54 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.89% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.65 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.30 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.60 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+29.51% -14.87%

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 30 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
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 30 July 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 30 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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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 +13 17 £300 +37.93% 3
Wiltshire +8 11 £315 -0.78% 2
Bristol -1 9 £150 -50.00% 16
Gloucestershire -12 9 £155 -48.33% 8
Somerset 0 7 £225 -30.76% 2
Dorset +3 5 £140 - 5
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 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 99 (77.95%) Windows
2 92 (72.44%) Active Directory
3 80 (62.99%) Microsoft
4 62 (48.82%) VMware
5 57 (44.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 56 (44.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (34.65%) Citrix
8 40 (31.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (31.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (26.77%) VMware Infrastructure
10 29 (22.83%) Windows 7
10 29 (22.83%) Exchange Server 2007
11 28 (22.05%) ITIL
12 26 (20.47%) Exchange Server 2013
13 25 (19.69%) MS Office
14 23 (18.11%) Security Cleared
15 22 (17.32%) Office 365
16 21 (16.54%) Migration
17 19 (14.96%) Hyper-V
17 19 (14.96%) SC Cleared
18 17 (13.39%) SAN
19 16 (12.60%) DNS
19 16 (12.60%) SQL Server
19 16 (12.60%) MS Excel
20 15 (11.81%) Windows XP
20 15 (11.81%) SCOM
20 15 (11.81%) Lync
21 14 (11.02%) Windows 8
21 14 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2003
21 14 (11.02%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (44.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 29 (22.83%) Exchange Server 2007
3 26 (20.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (11.81%) Lync
5 14 (11.02%) SharePoint
5 14 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (4.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (4.72%) IIS
6 6 (4.72%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.36%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.79%) Node.js
9 1 (0.79%) Apache
9 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.79%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 25 (19.69%) MS Office
2 16 (12.60%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.79%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.32%) Office 365
2 2 (1.57%) Symantec.cloud
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.39%) SAN
2 16 (12.60%) DNS
3 13 (10.24%) DHCP
4 12 (9.45%) Firewall
5 8 (6.30%) NAS
6 7 (5.51%) Internet
6 7 (5.51%) LAN
7 6 (4.72%) VoIP
7 6 (4.72%) WAN
7 6 (4.72%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.72%) VLAN
8 4 (3.15%) VPN
9 3 (2.36%) WLAN
9 3 (2.36%) Multicast
10 2 (1.57%) SSL
11 1 (0.79%) Wireless
11 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.79%) SSH
11 1 (0.79%) SMTP
11 1 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.79%) MySQL
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.79%) MS Access
4 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Ant
General
1 3 (2.36%) Back Office
1 3 (2.36%) Legal
1 3 (2.36%) Retail
2 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.57%) Finance
2 2 (1.57%) Law
3 1 (0.79%) Marketing
3 1 (0.79%) Advertising
3 1 (0.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (22.83%) Support Engineer
2 27 (21.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (15.75%) Analyst
4 19 (14.96%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (11.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (9.45%) Desktop Support
7 10 (7.87%) Support Analyst
8 9 (7.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (7.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 8 (6.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (5.51%) Desktop Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 5 (3.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) Windows Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) Server Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) Desktop Analyst
11 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 4 (3.15%) Exchange Engineer
12 4 (3.15%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.36%) J2EE
2 2 (1.57%) Middleware
2 2 (1.57%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.57%) HTML
3 1 (0.79%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.79%) Web Services
3 1 (0.79%) XML
3 1 (0.79%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.09%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.94%) Clustering
2 5 (3.94%) PKI
2 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.94%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.36%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.36%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.36%) Statistics
4 2 (1.57%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.57%) Replication
5 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.79%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 99 (77.95%) Windows
2 56 (44.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (31.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 40 (31.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (22.83%) Windows 7
5 15 (11.81%) Windows XP
6 14 (11.02%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.15%) Linux
8 2 (1.57%) UNIX
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.05%) ITIL
2 21 (16.54%) Migration
3 8 (6.30%) Service Delivery
4 7 (5.51%) Project Management
4 7 (5.51%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.94%) PRINCE
7 4 (3.15%) Business Transformation
8 3 (2.36%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.36%) Time Management
8 3 (2.36%) Performance Management
8 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.36%) Data Management
8 3 (2.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.36%) Scrum
8 3 (2.36%) Mentoring
9 2 (1.57%) CRM
9 2 (1.57%) TOGAF
9 2 (1.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.24%) SQL
2 5 (3.94%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.36%) Java
4 1 (0.79%) PHP
4 1 (0.79%) C#
4 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.79%) VBScript
4 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (18.11%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.96%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.51%) MCSE
5 6 (4.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (3.94%) MCSA
7 4 (3.15%) Degree
8 3 (2.36%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.79%) MCP
10 1 (0.79%) MCT
10 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.79%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.45%) SLA
2 4 (3.15%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 92 (72.44%) Active Directory
2 34 (26.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (14.96%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.87%) vSphere
5 7 (5.51%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.72%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.72%) ISA Server
6 6 (4.72%) VMware ESX
7 5 (3.94%) Terminal Services
8 4 (3.15%) XenApp
9 3 (2.36%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (2.36%) Firmware
9 3 (2.36%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.79%) Xen
10 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.79%) NFS
10 1 (0.79%) vCloud
10 1 (0.79%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (11.81%) SCOM
2 6 (4.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (4.72%) SCCM
2 6 (4.72%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.94%) WSUS
4 2 (1.57%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.57%) ARCserve
4 2 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.79%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.79%) MOM
Vendors
1 80 (62.99%) Microsoft
2 62 (48.82%) VMware
3 44 (34.65%) Citrix
4 12 (9.45%) Cisco
4 12 (9.45%) HP
5 10 (7.87%) Lotus
6 9 (7.09%) Symantec
6 9 (7.09%) Dell
7 5 (3.94%) Remedy
8 4 (3.15%) Veeam
8 4 (3.15%) Oracle
9 3 (2.36%) Websense
9 3 (2.36%) Avaya
9 3 (2.36%) Juniper
9 3 (2.36%) EMC
9 3 (2.36%) IBM
10 2 (1.57%) Adobe
10 2 (1.57%) Compaq
10 2 (1.57%) McAfee
10 2 (1.57%) LANDesk
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