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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 27 33
Rank change year-on-year -17 +6  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 4 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.11% 2.80% 3.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.35% 16.07% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 7
Median daily rate £450 £419 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.46% +76.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £311 £275
% change year-on-year -3.47% +13.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.39 £15.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +7.47% -21.79%  

MS Exchange is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 63 56 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 17.55% 17.45% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 43 28
Median daily rate £425 £413 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +57.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £274 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £35.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -10 2 - - 2
Bedford - 1 £450 - 2
MS Exchange
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) Office 365
3 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
3 2 (28.57%) Business Transformation
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (28.57%) Skype
3 2 (28.57%) CCA
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) MCSA
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) SMTP
3 2 (28.57%) CMMI
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business

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 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
1 2 (28.57%) Skype
1 2 (28.57%) SMTP
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) IMAP
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Collaboration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Migration Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Migration Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Office Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Messaging Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
2 2 (28.57%) Business Transformation
2 2 (28.57%) CMMI
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Dependency Management
3 1 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Project Governance
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCA
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (28.57%) MCSA
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) VCAP
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (14.29%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Lotus