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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 68 63 76
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 75 92 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.35% 2.77% 2.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.76% 13.22% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 25
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£263 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £426 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 4
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £14.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.05 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.71 £28.80 £22.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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
545 696 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.10% 20.98% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 423 253
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 8
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £55.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.26%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +18 27 £264 -24.64% 9
Wiltshire +12 21 £353 +12.80% 8
Dorset -3 7 £258 -26.42% 10
Cornwall +6 6 £105 -11.77% 5
Somerset -5 6 £225 -25.00% 4
Gloucestershire -28 6 £130 -65.56% 8
Devon -10 1 - - 2
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 120 (82.19%) Windows
2 106 (72.60%) Active Directory
3 86 (58.90%) Microsoft
4 65 (44.52%) VMware
5 53 (36.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 50 (34.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (34.25%) Citrix
7 45 (30.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 45 (30.82%) Windows 7
8 43 (29.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 40 (27.40%) SQL
10 38 (26.03%) ITIL
11 32 (21.92%) Security Cleared
12 29 (19.86%) MS Office
12 29 (19.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (18.49%) Windows XP
13 27 (18.49%) Exchange Server 2007
14 24 (16.44%) SharePoint
15 23 (15.75%) SQL Server
15 23 (15.75%) SC Cleared
16 22 (15.07%) Firewall
17 21 (14.38%) DNS
17 21 (14.38%) Cisco
17 21 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2003
17 21 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2013
18 20 (13.70%) Blackberry
19 19 (13.01%) SCCM
19 19 (13.01%) Office 365
20 17 (11.64%) DHCP
21 16 (10.96%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 53 (36.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 27 (18.49%) Exchange Server 2007
3 24 (16.44%) SharePoint
4 21 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 21 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (9.59%) IIS
6 13 (8.90%) IBM Notes
7 8 (5.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (5.48%) Lync
8 5 (3.42%) Apache
9 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (2.05%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.68%) Node.js
10 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.68%) CMS
10 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 29 (19.86%) MS Office
2 11 (7.53%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.01%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Yammer
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.07%) Firewall
2 21 (14.38%) DNS
3 17 (11.64%) DHCP
4 14 (9.59%) SAN
5 12 (8.22%) LAN
5 12 (8.22%) WAN
6 10 (6.85%) VoIP
7 9 (6.16%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.11%) NAS
9 5 (3.42%) VLAN
9 5 (3.42%) VPN
9 5 (3.42%) Internet
10 4 (2.74%) IPsec
10 4 (2.74%) Multicast
11 3 (2.05%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.05%) Wireless
11 3 (2.05%) SMTP
12 2 (1.37%) SSL
12 2 (1.37%) ADSL
13 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.74%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Ant
General
1 9 (6.16%) Finance
2 3 (2.05%) Law
2 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.05%) Military
3 2 (1.37%) Legal
3 2 (1.37%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
4 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.68%) Advertising
4 1 (0.68%) Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (21.23%) Analyst
1 31 (21.23%) Support Engineer
2 20 (13.70%) 2nd Line Support
2 20 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (11.64%) Support Analyst
4 12 (8.22%) Desktop Support
4 12 (8.22%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (7.53%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (7.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (6.16%) Consultant
6 9 (6.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (5.48%) Server Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 7 (4.79%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (4.79%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 6 (4.11%) Operations Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.74%) .NET
2 3 (2.05%) J2EE
3 2 (1.37%) Middleware
3 2 (1.37%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.68%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.68%) HTML
4 1 (0.68%) JSP
4 1 (0.68%) XML
4 1 (0.68%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.70%) Blackberry
2 13 (8.90%) Clustering
3 5 (3.42%) PKI
3 5 (3.42%) Open Source
4 3 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.37%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.37%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.37%) iPhone
6 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) IBM XIV
6 1 (0.68%) Statistics
6 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) DTV
6 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 120 (82.19%) Windows
2 50 (34.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (30.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 45 (30.82%) Windows 7
4 29 (19.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (18.49%) Windows XP
6 9 (6.16%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.48%) Linux
8 5 (3.42%) UNIX
8 5 (3.42%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.05%) Windows NT
10 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.37%) Android
12 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.03%) ITIL
2 16 (10.96%) Migration
3 11 (7.53%) PRINCE
4 10 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (4.79%) Data Migration
6 4 (2.74%) Service Delivery
6 4 (2.74%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (2.74%) Email Migration
6 4 (2.74%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (2.05%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.05%) Performance Management
7 3 (2.05%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.05%) Project Management
8 2 (1.37%) Service Management
8 2 (1.37%) CRM
8 2 (1.37%) Load Balancing
8 2 (1.37%) Network Management
8 2 (1.37%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.37%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.40%) SQL
2 7 (4.79%) Java
2 7 (4.79%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.74%) VBScript
4 3 (2.05%) VB
5 1 (0.68%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (21.92%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.75%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (8.22%) MCSE
5 10 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.79%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.74%) MCP
8 3 (2.05%) CCNA
8 3 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.37%) Degree
9 2 (1.37%) CCNP
9 2 (1.37%) MCSA
10 1 (0.68%) MCT
10 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.68%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.59%) SLA
2 4 (2.74%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 106 (72.60%) Active Directory
2 43 (29.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.90%) Hyper-V
4 12 (8.22%) XenApp
5 8 (5.48%) VMware ESX
6 7 (4.79%) vSphere
7 6 (4.11%) Terminal Services
7 6 (4.11%) ISA Server
8 5 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.74%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.05%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (2.05%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.37%) XenServer
12 1 (0.68%) NFS
12 1 (0.68%) Firmware
12 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.68%) Xen
12 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.68%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (13.01%) SCCM
2 16 (10.96%) SCOM
3 6 (4.11%) WSUS
4 5 (3.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (3.42%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.74%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.37%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.37%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.68%) MOM
Vendors
1 86 (58.90%) Microsoft
2 65 (44.52%) VMware
3 50 (34.25%) Citrix
4 21 (14.38%) Cisco
5 16 (10.96%) HP
6 15 (10.27%) Lotus
7 11 (7.53%) Symantec
8 9 (6.16%) Oracle
9 8 (5.48%) Remedy
10 7 (4.79%) IBM
10 7 (4.79%) Dell
11 6 (4.11%) NetApp
12 4 (2.74%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.74%) Avaya
12 4 (2.74%) Juniper
12 4 (2.74%) Wyse
13 3 (2.05%) McAfee
13 3 (2.05%) LANDesk
14 2 (1.37%) Barracuda Networks
14 2 (1.37%) Veeam
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