Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 115 95
Rank change year-on-year +5 -20 -17
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 86 70 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.83% 1.56% 1.99%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.04% 9.20% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 29 54
East of England median daily rate £300 £200 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -9.09% -12.00%
10th Percentile £130 £141 £105
90th Percentile £450 £355 £404
England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 20
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +28.89% -43.75%
10th Percentile £15.25 £10.59 £8.75
90th Percentile £15.75 £17.25 £30.98
England median hourly rate £16.75 £16.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +4.69% -5.88%

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 779 761 867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.62% 17.00% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 439 455
East of England median daily rate £425 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +0.65% +1.32%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £190
90th Percentile £600 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 70
East of England median hourly rate £37.00 £31.50 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.46% +7.69% +46.25%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.63 £8.75
90th Percentile £45.00 £41.20 £46.83
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%

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 21 January 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
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 21 January 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
Hertfordshire -8 23 £450 +57.89% 13
Cambridgeshire -9 21 £260 +79.31% 20
Bedfordshire +2 19 £300 +50.00% 3
Essex +1 19 £320 +62.23% 4
Suffolk +6 2 £100 -53.49% 1
Norfolk -14 2 - - 1
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 68 (79.07%) Windows
2 61 (70.93%) Active Directory
3 58 (67.44%) Microsoft
4 43 (50.00%) VMware
5 39 (45.35%) Skype for Business
6 36 (41.86%) SCCM
6 36 (41.86%) Windows 7
7 34 (39.53%) SharePoint
8 31 (36.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 31 (36.05%) Windows Server
9 30 (34.88%) PowerShell
9 30 (34.88%) DHCP
9 30 (34.88%) DNS
9 30 (34.88%) Citrix
10 29 (33.72%) HP
10 29 (33.72%) Skype
10 29 (33.72%) Office 365
11 28 (32.56%) SQL Server
12 27 (31.40%) SAN
13 25 (29.07%) Symantec
14 24 (27.91%) Exchange Server 2010
14 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
15 23 (26.74%) VBScript
16 22 (25.58%) Norton AntiVirus
16 22 (25.58%) Hyper-V
17 20 (23.26%) NetApp
17 20 (23.26%) Cisco
18 18 (20.93%) iSCSI
18 18 (20.93%) Fibre Channel
19 17 (19.77%) Microsoft Certification

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 39 (45.35%) Skype for Business
2 34 (39.53%) SharePoint
3 24 (27.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (12.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.16%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.16%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.16%) IIS
8 1 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (33.72%) Office 365
2 13 (15.12%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.33%) SaaS
4 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (34.88%) DHCP
1 30 (34.88%) DNS
2 29 (33.72%) Skype
3 27 (31.40%) SAN
4 18 (20.93%) Fibre Channel
4 18 (20.93%) iSCSI
5 17 (19.77%) Firewall
6 16 (18.60%) TCP/IP
7 15 (17.44%) WAN
8 14 (16.28%) LAN
9 11 (12.79%) NAS
10 9 (10.47%) VPN
11 8 (9.30%) BGP
11 8 (9.30%) IPsec
11 8 (9.30%) Junos
11 8 (9.30%) OSPF
11 8 (9.30%) SNMP
11 8 (9.30%) SSL
11 8 (9.30%) VRRP
11 8 (9.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (2.33%) Local Government
1 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.16%) Advertising
2 1 (1.16%) Billing
2 1 (1.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (39.53%) Analyst
2 15 (17.44%) Support Analyst
3 13 (15.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 12 (13.95%) Support Engineer
5 11 (12.79%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (12.79%) Consultant
6 10 (11.63%) Server Support
7 9 (10.47%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 8 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (9.30%) Server Analyst
8 8 (9.30%) Server Engineer
8 8 (9.30%) Storage Analyst
9 7 (8.14%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (8.14%) Wintel Analyst
10 6 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (6.98%) Desktop Support
10 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Support
11 5 (5.81%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.16%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) CESG
2 11 (12.79%) Clustering
2 11 (12.79%) Replication
2 11 (12.79%) User Experience
3 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (9.30%) Blackberry
4 8 (9.30%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.65%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.33%) NHS
6 2 (2.33%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 68 (79.07%) Windows
2 36 (41.86%) Windows 7
3 31 (36.05%) Windows Server
4 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (17.44%) Windows 10
5 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (8.14%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.49%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.16%) Linux
9 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.44%) ITIL
2 13 (15.12%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 13 (15.12%) Disk Encryption
3 8 (9.30%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (9.30%) Customer Requirements
3 8 (9.30%) Presales
3 8 (9.30%) Problem Management
4 6 (6.98%) Hardware Maintenance
5 4 (4.65%) Business Continuity
5 4 (4.65%) Change Control
5 4 (4.65%) Migration
5 4 (4.65%) Network Management
5 4 (4.65%) Network Optimisation
6 2 (2.33%) Break/Fix
6 2 (2.33%) CRM
6 2 (2.33%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.33%) Project Management
6 2 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.88%) PowerShell
2 23 (26.74%) VBScript
3 13 (15.12%) SQL
4 1 (1.16%) C
4 1 (1.16%) R
4 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (19.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (16.28%) MCSA
3 11 (12.79%) MCSE
4 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
4 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
4 9 (10.47%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (10.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (9.30%) Degree
6 3 (3.49%) MCITP
7 2 (2.33%) CCNA
7 2 (2.33%) CCNP
7 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 61 (70.93%) Active Directory
2 31 (36.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (25.58%) Hyper-V
4 13 (15.12%) BitLocker
4 13 (15.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (15.12%) XenApp
4 13 (15.12%) XenDesktop
5 12 (13.95%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (11.63%) Terminal Services
6 10 (11.63%) vSphere
7 8 (9.30%) DFS Replication
7 8 (9.30%) NFS
8 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (41.86%) SCCM
2 22 (25.58%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (16.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (13.95%) SCOM
6 11 (12.79%) Backup Exec
7 10 (11.63%) HP Data Protector
7 10 (11.63%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Clustering
7 10 (11.63%) NetBackup
8 8 (9.30%) vCenter Server
9 1 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.16%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 58 (67.44%) Microsoft
2 43 (50.00%) VMware
3 30 (34.88%) Citrix
4 29 (33.72%) HP
5 25 (29.07%) Symantec
6 20 (23.26%) Cisco
6 20 (23.26%) NetApp
7 13 (15.12%) Altiris
7 13 (15.12%) Ivanti
8 12 (13.95%) IBM
9 11 (12.79%) CommVault
9 11 (12.79%) Dell
10 10 (11.63%) 3PAR
10 10 (11.63%) EqualLogic
10 10 (11.63%) McAfee
10 10 (11.63%) Veritas
11 9 (10.47%) SolarWinds
12 8 (9.30%) Clearswift
12 8 (9.30%) Huawei
12 8 (9.30%) Juniper