Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 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
England > East of England
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 114 108
Rank change year-on-year -23 -6 -22
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 81 95 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.59% 1.90% 1.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.71% 10.24% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 56 38
East of England median daily rate £375 £300 £221
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +35.59% -19.55%
10th Percentile £165 £98 £133
90th Percentile £475 £497 £438
England median daily rate £313 £313 £325
% change year-on-year - -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +33.33% -52.13%
10th Percentile £21.10 £13.95 £9.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £15.53 £15.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.24 £16.15
% change year-on-year +1.51% +6.75% -3.08%

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 930 928 804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.28% 18.57% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 511 478
East of England median daily rate £450 £447 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +8.36% +14.58%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 37
East of England median hourly rate £26.45 £35.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.43% +22.81% -3.39%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.00 £9.90
90th Percentile £56.25 £43.75 £39.70
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +5.26%

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 15 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in the East of England over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 October 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
Cambridgeshire +6 22 £356 +37.02% 12
Bedfordshire +14 19 £378 +26.00% 3
Essex +9 18 £380 +1.33% 4
Hertfordshire -24 16 £375 -3.85% 11
Norfolk +18 5 £238 - 1
Suffolk -31 1 - - 2
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 East of England region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 65 (80.25%) Windows
2 62 (76.54%) Microsoft
3 59 (72.84%) Active Directory
4 43 (53.09%) Office 365
5 40 (49.38%) VMware
6 29 (35.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 27 (33.33%) DNS
8 26 (32.10%) DHCP
9 25 (30.86%) PowerShell
10 23 (28.40%) Citrix
11 22 (27.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
12 21 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (18.52%) Firewall
14 15 (18.52%) Dell
14 15 (18.52%) NetApp
14 15 (18.52%) SCCM
15 14 (17.28%) Hyper-V
15 14 (17.28%) XenApp
15 14 (17.28%) SQL Server
16 13 (16.05%) ITIL
16 13 (16.05%) Linux
16 13 (16.05%) Skype for Business
16 13 (16.05%) Windows 10
17 12 (14.81%) VPN
18 11 (13.58%) vSphere

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 29 (35.80%) Exchange Server 2010
2 21 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (16.05%) Skype for Business
4 5 (6.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.47%) IBM Domino
6 2 (2.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 43 (53.09%) Office 365
2 18 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (6.17%) iTunes
4 5 (6.17%) Mimecast
5 4 (4.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (4.94%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (33.33%) DNS
2 26 (32.10%) DHCP
3 15 (18.52%) Firewall
4 12 (14.81%) VPN
5 10 (12.35%) Skype
6 9 (11.11%) LAN
6 9 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 8 (9.88%) WAN
8 5 (6.17%) VPLS
9 4 (4.94%) SAN
10 3 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (3.70%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.70%) NAS
10 3 (3.70%) Network Security
10 3 (3.70%) VoIP
10 3 (3.70%) Wireless
11 2 (2.47%) Kerberos
11 2 (2.47%) VLAN
12 1 (1.23%) Ethernet
12 1 (1.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 5 (6.17%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Legal
3 3 (3.70%) Publishing
4 1 (1.23%) Back Office
4 1 (1.23%) Billing
4 1 (1.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (19.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (16.05%) Systems Engineer
3 11 (13.58%) Support Engineer
4 10 (12.35%) Administrator
4 10 (12.35%) Analyst
5 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.41%) Exchange Migration Specialist
5 6 (7.41%) Exchange Specialist
5 6 (7.41%) Migration Specialist
5 6 (7.41%) Office 365 Specialist
6 5 (6.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Exchange Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Project Officer
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Project Officer
6 5 (6.17%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.17%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (4.94%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) Web Services
2 2 (2.47%) ADSI
2 2 (2.47%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.17%) Blackberry
1 5 (6.17%) Clustering
1 5 (6.17%) Smartphone
2 3 (3.70%) Replication
3 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.47%) PKI
3 2 (2.47%) User Experience
4 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.23%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 65 (80.25%) Windows
2 27 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (16.05%) Linux
5 13 (16.05%) Windows 10
6 10 (12.35%) Data ONTAP
6 10 (12.35%) Windows 7
7 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.94%) Android
9 3 (3.70%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.23%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.23%) Unix
10 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (16.05%) ITIL
3 10 (12.35%) Migration
3 10 (12.35%) Service Delivery
4 8 (9.88%) Project Management
4 8 (9.88%) Service Management
5 5 (6.17%) Configuration Management
5 5 (6.17%) ITSM
5 5 (6.17%) Supplier Management
6 3 (3.70%) Antivirus Management
6 3 (3.70%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 3 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.70%) Disk Encryption
6 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.47%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (2.47%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (2.47%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.47%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (2.47%) Security Hardening
7 2 (2.47%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.86%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.64%) VBScript
3 5 (6.17%) SQL
4 3 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) Degree
4 3 (3.70%) MCSA
4 3 (3.70%) MCSE
4 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.47%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.23%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 59 (72.84%) Active Directory
2 22 (27.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (17.28%) Hyper-V
3 14 (17.28%) XenApp
4 11 (13.58%) vSphere
5 9 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 8 (9.88%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.70%) BitLocker
7 3 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.70%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (18.52%) SCCM
2 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (9.88%) FortiGate
4 5 (6.17%) Backup Exec
5 4 (4.94%) SCOM
6 3 (3.70%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.70%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.70%) vMotion
6 3 (3.70%) WSUS
7 2 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 62 (76.54%) Microsoft
2 40 (49.38%) VMware
3 23 (28.40%) Citrix
4 15 (18.52%) Dell
4 15 (18.52%) NetApp
5 10 (12.35%) HP
6 7 (8.64%) Apple
6 7 (8.64%) McAfee
7 5 (6.17%) Clearswift
7 5 (6.17%) IBM
7 5 (6.17%) Juniper
7 5 (6.17%) Proofpoint
8 3 (3.70%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.70%) CommVault
8 3 (3.70%) EqualLogic
8 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.70%) Symantec
8 3 (3.70%) Veritas
9 2 (2.47%) Cisco
9 2 (2.47%) Lotus