Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 98 81
Rank change year-on-year -14 -17 -23
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 81 98 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.74% 1.91% 2.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.29% 11.89% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 87
East of England median daily rate £300 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £98 £120 £131
90th Percentile £491 £453 £419
England median daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -4.62% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 31
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £11.25 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -52.13% +36.23%
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -14.29% +6.06%

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

Contract Application Platform Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 872 824 1255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.68% 16.07% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 489 742
East of England median daily rate £443 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.63% +9.97% -3.00%
10th Percentile £247 £205 £190
90th Percentile £575 £575 £513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 82
East of England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -36.00% +45.35%
10th Percentile £12.50 £9.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £39.50 £45.85
England median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +10.28%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +8 32 £313 +57.23% 9
Cambridgeshire 0 18 £350 +35.92% 8
Suffolk +21 16 £105 -41.67% 3
Bedfordshire -8 9 £200 -42.03% 2
Essex -39 9 £228 -35.00% 3
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 54 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 54 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 50 (61.73%) Windows
3 28 (34.57%) Office 365
4 27 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 26 (32.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (29.63%) Windows Server
7 23 (28.40%) VMware
8 21 (25.93%) SharePoint
8 21 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (23.46%) Citrix
9 19 (23.46%) Migration
10 18 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 18 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (20.99%) Windows 7
11 17 (20.99%) Exchange Server 2007
11 17 (20.99%) Cisco
12 15 (18.52%) SCCM
12 15 (18.52%) Skype for Business
12 15 (18.52%) Skype
13 13 (16.05%) PowerShell
13 13 (16.05%) HP
13 13 (16.05%) ITIL
13 13 (16.05%) LAN
14 12 (14.81%) MCSE
14 12 (14.81%) SQL
14 12 (14.81%) XenApp
15 10 (12.35%) DNS
15 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
15 10 (12.35%) OneDrive

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 26 (32.10%) Exchange Server 2010
2 21 (25.93%) SharePoint
3 17 (20.99%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (18.52%) Skype for Business
5 10 (12.35%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (9.88%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (7.41%) IIS
10 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 2 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (1.23%) CMS
12 1 (1.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (34.57%) Office 365
2 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.35%) OneDrive
3 3 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.52%) Skype
2 13 (16.05%) LAN
3 10 (12.35%) DNS
4 9 (11.11%) DHCP
4 9 (11.11%) WAN
5 6 (7.41%) SAN
5 6 (7.41%) VoIP
6 5 (6.17%) Firewall
6 5 (6.17%) PBX
7 4 (4.94%) Internet
7 4 (4.94%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (4.94%) SMTP
7 4 (4.94%) X.500
8 3 (3.70%) HTTP
9 2 (2.47%) ISDN
9 2 (2.47%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.47%) WLAN
10 1 (1.23%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) MorphX
2 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 4 (4.94%) Games
2 3 (3.70%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) General Ledger
2 3 (3.70%) Law
3 2 (2.47%) Local Government
3 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Advertising
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Billing
4 1 (1.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.23%) Publishing
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (18.52%) Consultant
2 12 (14.81%) Support Engineer
3 11 (13.58%) Analyst
3 11 (13.58%) Architect
4 9 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 8 (9.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support
7 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Consultant
8 5 (6.17%) Exchange Consultant
8 5 (6.17%) IT Support
8 5 (6.17%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) Administrator
9 4 (4.94%) Migration Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.88%) .NET
2 1 (1.23%) Flash
2 1 (1.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.64%) CESG
3 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.17%) User Experience
5 3 (3.70%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.70%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.47%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.47%) Replication
6 2 (2.47%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.23%) Animation
7 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.23%) CCTV
7 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.23%) Clustering
7 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.23%) NHS
7 1 (1.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 50 (61.73%) Windows
2 24 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 17 (20.99%) Windows 7
4 8 (9.88%) Linux
4 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.64%) Windows 10
5 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.94%) HPUX
6 4 (4.94%) Solaris
6 4 (4.94%) Unix
6 4 (4.94%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.47%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.47%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.23%) Android
8 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.46%) Migration
2 13 (16.05%) ITIL
3 8 (9.88%) Workflow
4 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (8.64%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (8.64%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 7 (8.64%) Disk Encryption
4 7 (8.64%) Presales
4 7 (8.64%) Project Management
5 4 (4.94%) E-Commerce
5 4 (4.94%) Service Management
6 3 (3.70%) Business Continuity
6 3 (3.70%) Change Management
6 3 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (3.70%) Information Management
6 3 (3.70%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (3.70%) PRINCE
6 3 (3.70%) Test Scripting
6 3 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.05%) PowerShell
2 12 (14.81%) SQL
3 7 (8.64%) VBScript
3 7 (8.64%) X++
4 4 (4.94%) Perl
4 4 (4.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (14.81%) MCSE
3 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.94%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.94%) MCSA
5 3 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.47%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.47%) CCA
6 2 (2.47%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.47%) MCITP
6 2 (2.47%) MCP
6 2 (2.47%) VCAP
7 1 (1.23%) CCNA
7 1 (1.23%) CCNP
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.23%) Degree
7 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 18 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (14.81%) XenApp
4 9 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 9 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 7 (8.64%) BitLocker
6 4 (4.94%) Samba
7 3 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.23%) Firmware
8 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.23%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.23%) vSphere
8 1 (1.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (18.52%) SCCM
2 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (8.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (8.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.23%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.23%) SCOM
4 1 (1.23%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (28.40%) VMware
3 19 (23.46%) Citrix
4 17 (20.99%) Cisco
5 13 (16.05%) HP
6 7 (8.64%) Altiris
6 7 (8.64%) LANDesk
6 7 (8.64%) Symantec
7 5 (6.17%) AppSense
7 5 (6.17%) Dell
8 4 (4.94%) Sun
9 3 (3.70%) Forcepoint
9 3 (3.70%) NetApp
9 3 (3.70%) Reuters
10 2 (2.47%) Apple
10 2 (2.47%) SonicWALL
10 2 (2.47%) Sonus
10 2 (2.47%) TOWER Software
10 2 (2.47%) Veeam
11 1 (1.23%) Meraki