The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 64 73 85
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 89 52 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.69% 2.24% 1.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.03% 13.40% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 21
Average daily rate £325 £255 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% +15.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £260
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.57 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.31% -30.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £13.57 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £22.12 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
683 388 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.62% 16.68% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 238 329
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 42
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £13.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
MS Exchange
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +19 24 £378 -11.17% 6
Wiltshire -9 17 £313 -6.71% 7
Devon +1 16 £325 +25.00% 3
Dorset +4 11 £350 +100.00% 6
Somerset -5 9 £300 +71.42% 6
Bristol -16 7 £350 +40.00% 8
Cornwall - 1 £119 - 2
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 135 (82.82%) Windows
2 110 (67.48%) Active Directory
3 106 (65.03%) Microsoft
4 69 (42.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (38.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 57 (34.97%) VMware
7 47 (28.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (26.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 36 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (20.86%) Windows 7
11 33 (20.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 33 (20.25%) Migration
11 33 (20.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 32 (19.63%) SQL Server
13 29 (17.79%) Citrix
14 28 (17.18%) Windows XP
15 27 (16.56%) MS Office
15 27 (16.56%) Hyper-V
16 23 (14.11%) Firewall
16 23 (14.11%) Cisco
16 23 (14.11%) DNS
17 22 (13.50%) DHCP
17 22 (13.50%) Exchange Server 2013
18 21 (12.88%) MS Excel
19 20 (12.27%) Office 365
20 18 (11.04%) SharePoint
20 18 (11.04%) Security Cleared
21 17 (10.43%) SCCM
21 17 (10.43%) HP
22 15 (9.20%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 62 (38.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 43 (26.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 33 (20.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (13.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (11.04%) SharePoint
6 13 (7.98%) Lync
7 9 (5.52%) IIS
8 7 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (3.07%) Apache
10 3 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.84%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.23%) WordPress
12 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.61%) Drupal
Applications
1 27 (16.56%) MS Office
2 21 (12.88%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.84%) MS Project
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) Summit
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.27%) Office 365
2 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.61%) SaaS
3 1 (0.61%) PaaS
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.11%) Firewall
1 23 (14.11%) DNS
2 22 (13.50%) DHCP
3 15 (9.20%) SAN
4 12 (7.36%) Internet
5 11 (6.75%) TCP/IP
6 9 (5.52%) WAN
7 8 (4.91%) Network Security
7 8 (4.91%) SSH
7 8 (4.91%) VPN
8 6 (3.68%) LAN
9 5 (3.07%) VoIP
9 5 (3.07%) Ethernet
10 4 (2.45%) Wireless
11 3 (1.84%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.61%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.61%) Intranet
12 1 (0.61%) FTP
12 1 (0.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.63%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.23%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Wise Package Studio
1 2 (1.23%) MSI
General
1 12 (7.36%) Finance
2 11 (6.75%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.29%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.23%) Back Office
5 1 (0.61%) Electronics
5 1 (0.61%) Local Government
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (16.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (13.50%) Support Engineer
3 19 (11.66%) Administrator
4 17 (10.43%) Consultant
4 17 (10.43%) Systems Administrator
5 16 (9.82%) Desktop Support
5 16 (9.82%) Analyst
6 14 (8.59%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (7.98%) Server Engineer
8 8 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (4.91%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Network Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Exchange Consultant
10 6 (3.68%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Architect
10 6 (3.68%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.23%) Web Services
2 1 (0.61%) XML
2 1 (0.61%) XSLT
2 1 (0.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.91%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.07%) Clustering
3 4 (2.45%) iPhone
3 4 (2.45%) iPad
3 4 (2.45%) NHS
4 3 (1.84%) Wiki
4 3 (1.84%) PDA
5 1 (0.61%) DTV
5 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 135 (82.82%) Windows
2 69 (42.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (28.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (20.86%) Windows 7
5 33 (20.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (17.18%) Windows XP
7 8 (4.91%) Linux
8 5 (3.07%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.84%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.25%) Migration
2 14 (8.59%) ITIL
3 13 (7.98%) Load Balancing
4 10 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (4.29%) Data Protection
6 6 (3.68%) Kanban
6 6 (3.68%) Scrum
6 6 (3.68%) Security Management
6 6 (3.68%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (2.45%) Time Management
7 4 (2.45%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.45%) Asset Management
7 4 (2.45%) Data Management
7 4 (2.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (2.45%) Change Management
7 4 (2.45%) Change Control
8 3 (1.84%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.75%) SQL
2 7 (4.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.23%) VB
3 2 (1.23%) C
4 1 (0.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (11.04%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.75%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.13%) MCSE
3 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.29%) MCP
5 6 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (3.07%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (3.07%) CCNA
6 5 (3.07%) MCITP
6 5 (3.07%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.84%) MCSA
7 3 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.23%) CCENT
8 2 (1.23%) MCTS
8 2 (1.23%) ISEB
8 2 (1.23%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.23%) CCNP
8 2 (1.23%) MCSM
9 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.07%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 110 (67.48%) Active Directory
2 36 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (16.56%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.13%) Terminal Services
5 8 (4.91%) vSphere
6 6 (3.68%) XenApp
7 5 (3.07%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.84%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.23%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.23%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.61%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.61%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.61%) XenServer
10 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 17 (10.43%) SCCM
2 9 (5.52%) SCOM
3 8 (4.91%) SCOrch
4 6 (3.68%) WSUS
5 5 (3.07%) SCSM
6 4 (2.45%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.84%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.84%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.23%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.61%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.61%) MOM
9 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.61%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 106 (65.03%) Microsoft
2 57 (34.97%) VMware
3 29 (17.79%) Citrix
4 23 (14.11%) Cisco
5 17 (10.43%) HP
6 13 (7.98%) Dell
7 7 (4.29%) Avaya
8 6 (3.68%) 3PAR
8 6 (3.68%) EMC
8 6 (3.68%) Sophos
9 5 (3.07%) McAfee
9 5 (3.07%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.07%) Oracle
10 4 (2.45%) SonicWALL
10 4 (2.45%) IBM
11 3 (1.84%) Symantec
11 3 (1.84%) Compaq
11 3 (1.84%) Juniper
11 3 (1.84%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.23%) Capita
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