Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 19 July 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 179 115
Rank change year-on-year -18 -64 -40
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 194 212 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.14% 1.32% 2.07%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.96% 7.98% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 151 252
South East median daily rate £350 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £137 £150 £150
90th Percentile £496 £500 £488
England median daily rate £300 £310 £315
% change year-on-year -3.23% -1.59% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 16
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -34.95% +47.14%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.00 £13.81
90th Percentile £29.50 £27.10 £46.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +15.15% +10.00% -16.67%

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 South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 2,789 2,657 3,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.37% 16.56% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,708 1,531 2,199
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £258 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 93 112
South East median hourly rate £22.35 £17.48 £19.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.85% -9.04% +3.88%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.40 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.13 £50.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.48 £19.82 £19.72
% change year-on-year +3.33% +0.49% +3.78%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in the South East

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in the South East

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in the South East over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in the South East

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in the South East

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in the South East over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Exchange in the South East

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 19 July 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
Thames Valley -28 91 £363 -3.33% 21
Hampshire -12 55 £283 -13.08% 5
Buckinghamshire +4 44 £365 -8.79% 4
Berkshire -26 34 £350 +7.69% 12
Surrey -18 25 £150 -40.00% 6
Oxfordshire -3 13 £369 +34.09% 5
Kent +15 12 £188 -44.37% 4
West Sussex -3 7 £425 +88.89% 3
East Sussex +1 4 £325 -17.72% 2
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 South East region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 141 (72.68%) Active Directory
2 125 (64.43%) Microsoft
3 118 (60.82%) Windows
4 100 (51.55%) Office 365
5 77 (39.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 68 (35.05%) Windows Server
7 63 (32.47%) VMware
8 53 (27.32%) PowerShell
8 53 (27.32%) Microsoft Office
8 53 (27.32%) Skype for Business
9 46 (23.71%) Security Cleared
10 42 (21.65%) ITIL
11 41 (21.13%) Citrix
12 40 (20.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 40 (20.62%) Migration
13 38 (19.59%) SharePoint
14 36 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 36 (18.56%) Exchange Server 2013
15 34 (17.53%) Windows 7
16 33 (17.01%) Skype
16 33 (17.01%) SC Cleared
17 32 (16.49%) Firewall
17 32 (16.49%) Windows Server 2012
18 31 (15.98%) Exchange Server 2007
19 29 (14.95%) Change Management
20 28 (14.43%) Cisco
21 26 (13.40%) LAN
21 26 (13.40%) SCCM
21 26 (13.40%) DV Cleared
21 26 (13.40%) Hyper-V

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 77 (39.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 53 (27.32%) Skype for Business
3 38 (19.59%) SharePoint
4 36 (18.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (15.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (8.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (6.19%) IIS
8 6 (3.09%) Apache
8 6 (3.09%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.55%) IBM Domino
10 2 (1.03%) FileNet
10 2 (1.03%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 53 (27.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 100 (51.55%) Office 365
2 25 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (3.09%) IaaS
3 6 (3.09%) PaaS
4 4 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.55%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.03%) SaaS
7 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (17.01%) Skype
2 32 (16.49%) Firewall
3 26 (13.40%) LAN
4 24 (12.37%) WAN
5 23 (11.86%) DNS
6 20 (10.31%) DHCP
6 20 (10.31%) SAN
7 16 (8.25%) TCP/IP
8 12 (6.19%) VLAN
9 11 (5.67%) NetScaler
10 10 (5.15%) Internet
10 10 (5.15%) VPN
11 9 (4.64%) SMTP
12 6 (3.09%) IMAP
12 6 (3.09%) POP3
12 6 (3.09%) Wireless
13 5 (2.58%) VoIP
13 5 (2.58%) WebEx
14 4 (2.06%) IP Telephony
14 4 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.55%) MySQL
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.52%) ClearQuest
1 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.52%) MSI
1 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (5.15%) Finance
2 7 (3.61%) Military
3 6 (3.09%) Back Office
4 3 (1.55%) Advertising
4 3 (1.55%) Legal
4 3 (1.55%) Retail
5 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.52%) Automotive
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (19.59%) Analyst
2 31 (15.98%) Support Engineer
3 22 (11.34%) IT Support
4 21 (10.82%) Consultant
5 18 (9.28%) Architect
6 17 (8.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (8.76%) Support Analyst
7 15 (7.73%) Technical Architect
8 14 (7.22%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (6.70%) Messaging Consultant
10 12 (6.19%) IT Analyst
10 12 (6.19%) Service Analyst
10 12 (6.19%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (5.67%) 1st Line Support
11 11 (5.67%) Desktop Support
11 11 (5.67%) Infrastructure Architect
11 11 (5.67%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
11 11 (5.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (5.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 10 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.09%) MAPI
2 5 (2.58%) .NET
3 2 (1.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.52%) COM+
4 1 (0.52%) JSON
4 1 (0.52%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.64%) PKI
2 8 (4.12%) Clustering
3 6 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.55%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.55%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.03%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.03%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.03%) FMCG
7 2 (1.03%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.03%) NHS
8 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.52%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.52%) Replication
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 118 (60.82%) Windows
2 68 (35.05%) Windows Server
3 40 (20.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (17.53%) Windows 7
5 32 (16.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (11.86%) Windows 10
7 14 (7.22%) Linux
8 11 (5.67%) Unix
8 11 (5.67%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (3.09%) Solaris
10 6 (3.09%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.06%) AIX
11 4 (2.06%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.03%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.65%) ITIL
2 40 (20.62%) Migration
3 29 (14.95%) Change Management
4 23 (11.86%) Problem Management
5 20 (10.31%) Service Management
6 18 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (6.70%) High Availability
7 13 (6.70%) Mentoring
8 11 (5.67%) ITSM
8 11 (5.67%) Presales
9 10 (5.15%) Patch Management
10 9 (4.64%) Customer Engagement
10 9 (4.64%) Incident Management
11 8 (4.12%) ITIL V3
11 8 (4.12%) Knowledge Management
11 8 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (3.09%) Change Control
12 6 (3.09%) CRM
12 6 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (3.09%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 53 (27.32%) PowerShell
2 15 (7.73%) SQL
3 6 (3.09%) VBA
4 3 (1.55%) C
4 3 (1.55%) C#
5 1 (0.52%) Java
5 1 (0.52%) Python
5 1 (0.52%) VB
5 1 (0.52%) VBScript
5 1 (0.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 46 (23.71%) Security Cleared
2 33 (17.01%) SC Cleared
3 26 (13.40%) DV Cleared
4 23 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (6.70%) MCSE
6 10 (5.15%) MCP
7 7 (3.61%) DBS Check
8 6 (3.09%) Degree
9 3 (1.55%) MCSA
10 2 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.03%) MCDST
10 2 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.52%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.52%) MCITP
11 1 (0.52%) PMP
11 1 (0.52%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.58%) SLA
2 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.03%) PMO
3 1 (0.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 141 (72.68%) Active Directory
2 36 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (13.40%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.76%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (6.19%) XenApp
6 9 (4.64%) XenServer
7 8 (4.12%) vSphere
8 7 (3.61%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.58%) BitLocker
9 5 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (2.06%) VirtualBox
11 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.03%) Xen
12 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (13.40%) SCCM
2 15 (7.73%) SCOM
3 10 (5.15%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 7 (3.61%) WSUS
6 6 (3.09%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (2.58%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (2.06%) OVSD
9 3 (1.55%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.55%) vCenter Server
10 2 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (1.03%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.52%) MaaS360
11 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.52%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.52%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 125 (64.43%) Microsoft
2 63 (32.47%) VMware
3 41 (21.13%) Citrix
4 28 (14.43%) Cisco
5 22 (11.34%) HP
6 18 (9.28%) McAfee
7 15 (7.73%) Symantec
8 14 (7.22%) NetApp
9 11 (5.67%) Blue Coat
9 11 (5.67%) CheckPoint
10 9 (4.64%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.09%) Oracle
11 6 (3.09%) Veeam
12 5 (2.58%) Ivanti
12 5 (2.58%) Sophos
13 4 (2.06%) Acronis
13 4 (2.06%) Apple
13 4 (2.06%) IBM
13 4 (2.06%) Kaspersky
14 3 (1.55%) Lumension