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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 46 70
Rank change year-on-year +9 +24  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 24 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.80% 1.68% 0.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 21.43% 10.09% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 1
Median daily rate £375 £120 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +212.50% -70.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £275
% change year-on-year -3.35% +12.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -42.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.20 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £14.80 £30.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.60% -17.76%  

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 112 109 150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 17.75% 16.64% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 61 77
Median daily rate £400 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +14.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £158 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -54.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £29.20 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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
Watford +1 12 £320 +166.66% 2
Stevenage -1 2 - -
Hatfield - 2 £488 -
Harpenden - 2 £105 -
MS Exchange
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 24 (75.00%) Windows
2 23 (71.88%) Active Directory
3 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 13 (40.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (40.63%) Windows Server
4 10 (31.25%) Office 365
4 10 (31.25%) Migration
5 9 (28.13%) VMware
5 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
5 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
5 9 (28.13%) LAN
6 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (25.00%) Skype for Business
6 8 (25.00%) Skype
6 8 (25.00%) OneDrive
7 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (21.88%) Cisco
7 7 (21.88%) SQL
7 7 (21.88%) Citrix
7 7 (21.88%) WAN
8 6 (18.75%) HP
8 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
9 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
9 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (15.63%) Linux
9 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2013

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 13 (40.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
3 8 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2000
6 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (3.13%) CMS
8 1 (3.13%) Confluence
8 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) Office 365
2 8 (25.00%) OneDrive
3 3 (9.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) LAN
2 8 (25.00%) Skype
3 7 (21.88%) WAN
4 4 (12.50%) X.500
5 3 (9.38%) PBX
5 3 (9.38%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (9.38%) VoIP
6 2 (6.25%) HTTP
6 2 (6.25%) SAN
6 2 (6.25%) SMTP
6 2 (6.25%) WLAN
7 1 (3.13%) DHCP
7 1 (3.13%) DNS
7 1 (3.13%) Firewall
7 1 (3.13%) MPLS
7 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.13%) VLAN
7 1 (3.13%) VPN
7 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.50%) Games
2 3 (9.38%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Consultant
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Migration Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Administrator
4 4 (12.50%) Exchange Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Exchange Migration Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) IT Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) IT Support
5 3 (9.38%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Migration Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Office 365 Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) CESG
3 3 (9.38%) Private Cloud
4 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
4 2 (6.25%) User Experience
5 1 (3.13%) Animation
5 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Windows Server
3 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (15.63%) Linux
5 4 (12.50%) HPUX
5 4 (12.50%) Solaris
5 4 (12.50%) Unix
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Migration
2 4 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (12.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 4 (12.50%) Disk Encryption
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Presales
3 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
3 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
3 3 (9.38%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (6.25%) Service Management
4 2 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.13%) Content Management
5 1 (3.13%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.13%) Data Security
5 1 (3.13%) Information Security
5 1 (3.13%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
2 7 (21.88%) SQL
3 4 (12.50%) Perl
3 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) MCSE
4 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) CCNA
5 1 (3.13%) CCNP
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (71.88%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
4 4 (12.50%) BitLocker
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (12.50%) Samba
4 4 (12.50%) XenApp
4 4 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
1 4 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) VMware
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco
3 7 (21.88%) Citrix
4 6 (18.75%) HP
5 4 (12.50%) Altiris
5 4 (12.50%) LANDesk
5 4 (12.50%) Sun
5 4 (12.50%) Symantec
6 3 (9.38%) Dell
6 3 (9.38%) Forcepoint
6 3 (9.38%) Reuters
7 2 (6.25%) AppSense
7 2 (6.25%) NetApp
7 2 (6.25%) TOWER Software
8 1 (3.13%) F5
8 1 (3.13%) Meraki
8 1 (3.13%) Mitel
8 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
8 1 (3.13%) Veeam