Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for MS Exchange skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Exchange over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Exchange Server
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 52 39
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 13 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.38% 1.49% 2.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.30% 9.26% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 14
Bedfordshire median daily rate £372 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.83% -9.09% +25.71%
10th Percentile £137 £231 £200
90th Percentile £434 £413 £438
East of England median daily rate £363 £317 £215
% change year-on-year +14.53% +47.21% -18.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £15.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -55.71% -12.50%
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £12.13
% change year-on-year +66.67% +23.71% -48.40%

MS Exchange is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 115 108 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 21.06% 16.14% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 75 90
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £304 £281 £227
90th Percentile £584 £575 £576
East of England median daily rate £450 £446 £400
% change year-on-year +0.90% +11.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% -56.34% -11.25%
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £28.74 £27.50
% change year-on-year -13.00% +4.49% -16.67%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in Bedfordshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in Bedfordshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in Bedfordshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in Bedfordshire

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +2 5 £400 +18.52%
Shefford - 3 £140 - 2
Luton -2 1 £425 - 1
MS Exchange
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 7 (53.85%) Dell
3 7 (53.85%) VMware
4 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
4 6 (46.15%) Office 365
5 5 (38.46%) Mimecast
5 5 (38.46%) DHCP
5 5 (38.46%) DNS
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
6 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 4 (30.77%) Citrix
6 4 (30.77%) HP
6 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (23.08%) VPLS
7 3 (23.08%) Replication
7 3 (23.08%) NAS
7 3 (23.08%) SCCM
7 3 (23.08%) SCOM
7 3 (23.08%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (23.08%) iSCSI
7 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
7 3 (23.08%) FortiGate
7 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (23.08%) EqualLogic

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Office 365
2 5 (38.46%) Mimecast
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DHCP
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 3 (23.08%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) iSCSI
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) NAS
3 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 3 (23.08%) VPLS
3 3 (23.08%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Support
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Exchange Support
3 3 (23.08%) Storage Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Migration Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Migration Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
1 3 (23.08%) Replication
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) ITSM
2 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCSA
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) Terminal Services
3 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Backup Exec
1 3 (23.08%) FortiGate
1 3 (23.08%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (23.08%) NetBackup
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
1 3 (23.08%) SCOM
2 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Dell
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) 3PAR
4 3 (23.08%) CommVault
4 3 (23.08%) EqualLogic
4 3 (23.08%) IBM
4 3 (23.08%) Juniper
4 3 (23.08%) McAfee
4 3 (23.08%) NetApp
4 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
4 3 (23.08%) Veritas
5 2 (15.38%) Symantec