Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 20 November 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
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 110 93
Rank change year-on-year +7 -17 -29
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 103 79 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.02% 1.65% 2.09%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.31% 10.58% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 36 74
East of England median daily rate £300 £228 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.87% -24.17% +29.03%
10th Percentile £100 £141 £108
90th Percentile £450 £438 £418
England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 21
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -41.30% +26.03%
10th Percentile £13.95 £9.00 £8.75
90th Percentile £15.53 £19.28 £37.50
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.23% -2.18%

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 the East of England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 911 747 1047
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.83% 15.58% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 452 601
East of England median daily rate £430 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.97% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £221 £198
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 80
East of England median hourly rate £36.50 £31.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.87% +6.78% +40.48%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.59 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.50 £41.88 £44.00
England median hourly rate £20.71 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.56% +8.33%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in the East of England

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in the East of England

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in the East of England

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in the East of England

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Hertfordshire +11 36 £370 +29.82% 3
Cambridgeshire -13 22 £260 +40.54% 14
Bedfordshire -9 15 £300 +13.21%
Essex -13 15 £320 +53.48%
Suffolk +23 14 £100 -54.02%
Norfolk -6 1 - -
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 East of England region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 69 (66.99%) Windows
2 68 (66.02%) Active Directory
3 66 (64.08%) Microsoft
4 40 (38.83%) VMware
5 37 (35.92%) SharePoint
6 34 (33.01%) Skype for Business
6 34 (33.01%) Windows Server
7 32 (31.07%) Windows 7
8 31 (30.10%) Citrix
9 30 (29.13%) HP
9 30 (29.13%) SQL Server
9 30 (29.13%) SCCM
9 30 (29.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 30 (29.13%) Office 365
10 28 (27.18%) Skype
11 27 (26.21%) Exchange Server 2010
11 27 (26.21%) PowerShell
11 27 (26.21%) Microsoft Office
12 24 (23.30%) Cisco
12 24 (23.30%) SAN
13 21 (20.39%) DNS
13 21 (20.39%) DHCP
13 21 (20.39%) Symantec
14 20 (19.42%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (18.45%) LAN
15 19 (18.45%) VBScript
16 18 (17.48%) Norton AntiVirus
17 17 (16.50%) Hyper-V
17 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 37 (35.92%) SharePoint
2 34 (33.01%) Skype for Business
3 27 (26.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (12.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (7.77%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (7.77%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 3 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.91%) IIS
10 1 (0.97%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.97%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 27 (26.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (29.13%) Office 365
2 13 (12.62%) OneDrive
3 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (27.18%) Skype
2 24 (23.30%) SAN
3 21 (20.39%) DHCP
3 21 (20.39%) DNS
4 19 (18.45%) LAN
5 16 (15.53%) WAN
6 13 (12.62%) Firewall
7 11 (10.68%) Fibre Channel
7 11 (10.68%) iSCSI
8 8 (7.77%) TCP/IP
9 7 (6.80%) NAS
9 7 (6.80%) Wireless
10 6 (5.83%) VoIP
11 5 (4.85%) BGP
11 5 (4.85%) IPsec
11 5 (4.85%) OSPF
11 5 (4.85%) SNMP
11 5 (4.85%) SSL
11 5 (4.85%) VPN
11 5 (4.85%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (29.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) MorphX
2 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (2.91%) General Ledger
2 2 (1.94%) Finance
2 2 (1.94%) Local Government
2 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.97%) Advertising
3 1 (0.97%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (26.21%) Analyst
2 15 (14.56%) Consultant
2 15 (14.56%) Support Analyst
3 14 (13.59%) Support Engineer
4 12 (11.65%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (11.65%) Server Support
5 10 (9.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (8.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (8.74%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 8 (7.77%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (7.77%) Technical Consultant
8 7 (6.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Architect
8 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure Support
9 6 (5.83%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Desktop Support
9 6 (5.83%) SCCM Consultant
9 6 (5.83%) Server Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Technical Support
10 5 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.77%) .NET
2 4 (3.88%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.97%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) CESG
2 11 (10.68%) User Experience
3 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.77%) Blackberry
3 8 (7.77%) Clustering
3 8 (7.77%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.77%) Replication
4 4 (3.88%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.94%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.94%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.94%) NHS
5 2 (1.94%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.97%) CCTV
6 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.97%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 69 (66.99%) Windows
2 34 (33.01%) Windows Server
3 32 (31.07%) Windows 7
4 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (10.68%) Windows 10
7 9 (8.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (6.80%) Linux
9 6 (5.83%) Windows 8
10 5 (4.85%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (3.88%) HPUX
11 4 (3.88%) Solaris
11 4 (3.88%) Unix
12 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.53%) ITIL
2 13 (12.62%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 13 (12.62%) Disk Encryption
3 9 (8.74%) Customer Requirements
3 9 (8.74%) Presales
4 8 (7.77%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (7.77%) Migration
4 8 (7.77%) Workflow
5 7 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (5.83%) Hardware Maintenance
7 5 (4.85%) Business Continuity
8 4 (3.88%) Change Control
8 4 (3.88%) Network Management
8 4 (3.88%) Network Optimisation
8 4 (3.88%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.88%) Project Management
9 3 (2.91%) High Availability
9 3 (2.91%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.91%) Server Virtualisation
9 3 (2.91%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (26.21%) PowerShell
2 19 (18.45%) VBScript
3 14 (13.59%) SQL
4 7 (6.80%) X++
5 4 (3.88%) Perl
5 4 (3.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.97%) C
6 1 (0.97%) R
6 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (19.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (12.62%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.74%) MCSA
3 9 (8.74%) MCSE
3 9 (8.74%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (4.85%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.88%) Degree
7 2 (1.94%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.94%) CCA
7 2 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.94%) MCITP
7 2 (1.94%) VCAP
8 1 (0.97%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.97%) GDPR
System Software
1 68 (66.02%) Active Directory
2 30 (29.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.50%) Hyper-V
4 16 (15.53%) XenApp
5 15 (14.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (14.56%) XenDesktop
6 13 (12.62%) BitLocker
7 10 (9.71%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (6.80%) Terminal Services
9 6 (5.83%) vSphere
10 5 (4.85%) DFS Replication
10 5 (4.85%) NFS
11 4 (3.88%) Samba
12 3 (2.91%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.97%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (29.13%) SCCM
2 18 (17.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (13.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (7.77%) SCOM
6 7 (6.80%) Backup Exec
7 6 (5.83%) HP Data Protector
7 6 (5.83%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (5.83%) NetBackup
7 6 (5.83%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.97%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (64.08%) Microsoft
2 40 (38.83%) VMware
3 31 (30.10%) Citrix
4 30 (29.13%) HP
5 24 (23.30%) Cisco
6 21 (20.39%) Symantec
7 15 (14.56%) NetApp
8 13 (12.62%) Altiris
8 13 (12.62%) LANDesk
9 11 (10.68%) AppSense
9 11 (10.68%) Dell
10 8 (7.77%) CommVault
10 8 (7.77%) IBM
11 7 (6.80%) McAfee
12 6 (5.83%) 3PAR
12 6 (5.83%) EqualLogic
12 6 (5.83%) Veritas
13 5 (4.85%) Huawei
13 5 (4.85%) Juniper
13 5 (4.85%) SolarWinds