The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 20 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.47% 1.06% 4.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 26.32% 3.57% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£213 £298 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +128.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -16.17%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Application Platforms Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
19 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.19% 29.79% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 7
Average daily rate £250 £298 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% -20.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £165 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £450 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £46.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.32%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Exchange across the Watford region.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Watford

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Watford region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the Watford region.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 7 (53.85%) VMware
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (30.77%) LAN
7 3 (23.08%) FTP
7 3 (23.08%) Citrix
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
8 2 (15.38%) vSphere
8 2 (15.38%) EqualLogic
8 2 (15.38%) SAN
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (15.38%) Change Management
8 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
8 2 (15.38%) MS Office
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL
8 2 (15.38%) Linux
8 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
9 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 1 (7.69%) WAN

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) FTP
2 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
6 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
1 2 (15.38%) Change Management
1 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
2 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) vSphere
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) MOM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Intel