The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 3 months to 30 March 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 50 51
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 8 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.36% 1.29% 2.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.99% 10.34% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 6
Median daily rate £275 £163 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.23% -56.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £116 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £280 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 89 87 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 15.16% 12.46% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 42 78
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £163 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £30.00 £13.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.76% -12.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in Hertfordshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in Hertfordshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in Hertfordshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in Hertfordshire

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +5 3 £200 - 1
Watford -3 2 £200 +46.78% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £550 -
Hatfield - 1 £200 -
MS Exchange
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (20.00%) Migration
6 4 (16.00%) VMware
6 4 (16.00%) Office 365
6 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (12.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (12.00%) DBS Check
7 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (12.00%) Wireless
7 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (12.00%) Linux
7 3 (12.00%) SAN
7 3 (12.00%) Apple
8 2 (8.00%) Citrix
8 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (8.00%) Symantec

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (4.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) SAN
1 3 (12.00%) Wireless
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) Skype
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) Intranet
3 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) PBX
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) VoIP
3 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Aerospace
1 2 (8.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
1 9 (36.00%) Support Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) IT Support
3 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Administrator
5 3 (12.00%) Migration Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Exchange Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Field Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Messaging Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) CRM Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) SAN Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) CCTV
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Linux
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) NetWare
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (8.00%) Email Management
3 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (8.00%) Network Management
3 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (8.00%) Statistics
4 1 (4.00%) Content Management
4 1 (4.00%) CRM
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) DBS Check
3 2 (8.00%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) Sendmail
3 2 (8.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) XenApp
4 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (8.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Apple
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix
4 2 (8.00%) Symantec
4 2 (8.00%) Trend Micro
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) EqualLogic
5 1 (4.00%) Forcepoint
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL