Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 114 93
Rank change year-on-year +1 -21 -36
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 97 78 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.91% 1.60% 2.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.52% 9.84% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 37 78
East of England median daily rate £300 £220 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -21.78% +18.42%
10th Percentile £98 £142 £116
90th Percentile £488 £438 £419
England median daily rate £313 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 21
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -41.30% +17.95%
10th Percentile £13.95 £9.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £15.53 £17.25 £37.50
England median hourly rate £17.49 £16.08 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.80% -2.58% -

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 922 793 1131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.18% 16.28% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 474 656
East of England median daily rate £438 £410 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.77% +12.65% -3.00%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £180
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 77
East of England median hourly rate £33.02 £28.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.84% - +35.71%
10th Percentile £13.15 £10.58 £11.50
90th Percentile £45.33 £40.60 £44.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%

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 October 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 October 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 +13 39 £390 +69.57% 4
Cambridgeshire -3 23 £260 +40.54% 8
Suffolk +21 14 £100 -54.02% 1
Bedfordshire -7 14 £300 +13.21% 1
Essex -23 6 £130 -34.01% 1
Norfolk -3 1 - -
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 66 (68.04%) Active Directory
2 64 (65.98%) Microsoft
2 64 (65.98%) Windows
3 36 (37.11%) SharePoint
4 35 (36.08%) VMware
5 33 (34.02%) Citrix
5 33 (34.02%) Office 365
6 30 (30.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 29 (29.90%) Microsoft Office
7 29 (29.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (28.87%) Skype for Business
9 27 (27.84%) Windows Server
10 26 (26.80%) PowerShell
10 26 (26.80%) Windows 7
10 26 (26.80%) SQL Server
11 25 (25.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (25.77%) SCCM
12 23 (23.71%) HP
12 23 (23.71%) Skype
13 21 (21.65%) Symantec
14 20 (20.62%) Cisco
14 20 (20.62%) LAN
15 19 (19.59%) VBScript
15 19 (19.59%) Hyper-V
16 18 (18.56%) Norton AntiVirus
17 17 (17.53%) ITIL
17 17 (17.53%) WAN
17 17 (17.53%) SAN
17 17 (17.53%) XenApp
18 16 (16.49%) XenDesktop

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 36 (37.11%) SharePoint
2 30 (30.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (28.87%) Skype for Business
4 13 (13.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (12.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (8.25%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (8.25%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 4 (4.12%) IIS
8 3 (3.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.03%) CMS
9 1 (1.03%) Confluence
9 1 (1.03%) IBM Domino
9 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 29 (29.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (34.02%) Office 365
2 14 (14.43%) OneDrive
3 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.71%) Skype
2 20 (20.62%) LAN
3 17 (17.53%) SAN
3 17 (17.53%) WAN
4 14 (14.43%) DHCP
4 14 (14.43%) DNS
5 7 (7.22%) Firewall
6 6 (6.19%) NAS
6 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.19%) VoIP
7 5 (5.15%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (5.15%) iSCSI
7 5 (5.15%) Wireless
8 4 (4.12%) X.500
9 3 (3.09%) HTTP
9 3 (3.09%) Internet
9 3 (3.09%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.09%) SMTP
10 2 (2.06%) MPLS
10 2 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (26.80%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (7.22%) MorphX
2 5 (5.15%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.03%) JIRA
General
1 3 (3.09%) General Ledger
2 2 (2.06%) Finance
2 2 (2.06%) Law
2 2 (2.06%) Local Government
2 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.03%) Advertising
3 1 (1.03%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (19.59%) Analyst
1 19 (19.59%) Consultant
2 12 (12.37%) Support Analyst
3 10 (10.31%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (10.31%) Architect
3 10 (10.31%) Server Support
3 10 (10.31%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (7.22%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 7 (7.22%) Desktop Support
5 7 (7.22%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Administrator
7 5 (5.15%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.25%) .NET
2 1 (1.03%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) CESG
2 11 (11.34%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.34%) User Experience
3 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.22%) Blackberry
4 7 (7.22%) Clustering
4 7 (7.22%) Replication
5 3 (3.09%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.06%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.06%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.06%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.06%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.03%) CCTV
7 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 64 (65.98%) Windows
2 27 (27.84%) Windows Server
3 26 (26.80%) Windows 7
4 14 (14.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (9.28%) Windows 10
7 8 (8.25%) Linux
7 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.15%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (4.12%) HPUX
9 4 (4.12%) Solaris
9 4 (4.12%) Unix
10 3 (3.09%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.06%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.53%) ITIL
2 14 (14.43%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 14 (14.43%) Disk Encryption
3 12 (12.37%) Migration
4 10 (10.31%) Customer Requirements
4 10 (10.31%) Presales
5 8 (8.25%) Project Management
5 8 (8.25%) Workflow
6 7 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (7.22%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (5.15%) Business Continuity
7 5 (5.15%) Hardware Maintenance
8 3 (3.09%) Change Management
8 3 (3.09%) CRM
8 3 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.09%) Information Management
8 3 (3.09%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.09%) Service Management
8 3 (3.09%) Test Scripting
8 3 (3.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.80%) PowerShell
2 19 (19.59%) VBScript
3 15 (15.46%) SQL
4 7 (7.22%) X++
5 4 (4.12%) Perl
5 4 (4.12%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.03%) R
6 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (25.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (15.46%) MCSE
3 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
4 8 (8.25%) MCSA
5 7 (7.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (6.19%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.12%) Degree
7 4 (4.12%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.12%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.06%) A+ Certification
8 2 (2.06%) CCA
8 2 (2.06%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.06%) MCITP
8 2 (2.06%) MCP
8 2 (2.06%) VCAP
9 1 (1.03%) CCNA
9 1 (1.03%) CCNP
9 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.03%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.19%) SLA
2 2 (2.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 66 (68.04%) Active Directory
2 29 (29.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (19.59%) Hyper-V
4 17 (17.53%) XenApp
5 16 (16.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (16.49%) XenDesktop
6 14 (14.43%) BitLocker
7 9 (9.28%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (6.19%) Terminal Services
9 4 (4.12%) Samba
10 3 (3.09%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (1.03%) Terminal Server
12 1 (1.03%) vSphere
12 1 (1.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (25.77%) SCCM
2 18 (18.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 15 (15.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (6.19%) Backup Exec
5 6 (6.19%) SCOM
6 5 (5.15%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (5.15%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.03%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (65.98%) Microsoft
2 35 (36.08%) VMware
3 33 (34.02%) Citrix
4 23 (23.71%) HP
5 21 (21.65%) Symantec
6 20 (20.62%) Cisco
7 14 (14.43%) Altiris
7 14 (14.43%) LANDesk
8 11 (11.34%) AppSense
8 11 (11.34%) Dell
9 8 (8.25%) NetApp
10 7 (7.22%) CommVault
10 7 (7.22%) IBM
11 5 (5.15%) 3PAR
11 5 (5.15%) EqualLogic
11 5 (5.15%) Veritas
12 4 (4.12%) SolarWinds
12 4 (4.12%) Sun
13 3 (3.09%) arcserve
13 3 (3.09%) CA