Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 139 82
Rank change year-on-year +2 -57 -24
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 294 287 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.76% 1.71% 2.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.00% 9.30% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 186 284
South East median daily rate £300 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% - +8.19%
10th Percentile £120 £130 £170
90th Percentile £475 £494 £450
England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 38
South East median hourly rate £16.58 £19.63 £16.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.52% +19.74% +2.44%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.50 £14.68
90th Percentile £26.51 £54.27 £32.15
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.68% -2.61%

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 2939 3085 3594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.60% 18.43% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1752 1825 2151
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 126 113
South East median hourly rate £19.34 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.04% +21.62% +13.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.25 £12.12
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +6.35%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -36 114 £363 +3.57% 18
Hampshire +60 87 £290 -15.33% 11
Buckinghamshire -18 49 £400 -15.68% 6
Surrey -20 47 £250 -26.47% 3
Berkshire -34 38 £310 -13.89% 7
West Sussex +5 31 £133 -41.76% 1
Oxfordshire +2 28 £305 +10.91% 5
Kent -12 7 £200 -23.81%
East Sussex -2 2 £395 +37.39%
Middlesex +5 1 £213 -34.62%
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 South East region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 233 (79.25%) Windows
2 230 (78.23%) Active Directory
3 185 (62.93%) Microsoft
4 145 (49.32%) Office 365
5 130 (44.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 126 (42.86%) Windows Server
7 91 (30.95%) VMware
8 84 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 83 (28.23%) ITIL
10 69 (23.47%) Microsoft Office
10 69 (23.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 68 (23.13%) Windows 7
12 60 (20.41%) MCSE
13 58 (19.73%) VMware Infrastructure
14 56 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 56 (19.05%) Citrix
15 53 (18.03%) Migration
16 51 (17.35%) SCCM
16 51 (17.35%) Skype for Business
17 50 (17.01%) PowerShell
17 50 (17.01%) Cisco
17 50 (17.01%) LAN
18 48 (16.33%) Security Cleared
19 46 (15.65%) Exchange Server 2007
20 45 (15.31%) HP
20 45 (15.31%) Firewall
21 42 (14.29%) DNS
21 42 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
22 41 (13.95%) WAN
23 39 (13.27%) DHCP

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
1 130 (44.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 51 (17.35%) Skype for Business
3 46 (15.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 42 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 35 (11.90%) SharePoint
6 18 (6.12%) IIS
7 10 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.36%) Apache
10 4 (1.36%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.68%) CMS
11 2 (0.68%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.68%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
Applications
1 69 (23.47%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.10%) MS Visio
3 13 (4.42%) Acrobat
3 13 (4.42%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.68%) XMetaL
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Eikon
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 145 (49.32%) Office 365
2 32 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (3.40%) OneDrive
5 8 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.36%) Yammer
7 3 (1.02%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.34%) IaaS
9 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (17.01%) LAN
2 45 (15.31%) Firewall
3 42 (14.29%) DNS
4 41 (13.95%) WAN
5 39 (13.27%) DHCP
6 34 (11.56%) Skype
7 31 (10.54%) SAN
8 27 (9.18%) TCP/IP
9 17 (5.78%) IP Telephony
9 17 (5.78%) VPN
10 14 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
10 14 (4.76%) VoIP
11 10 (3.40%) VLAN
11 10 (3.40%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (2.72%) Network Security
13 6 (2.04%) NAS
13 6 (2.04%) SMTP
14 5 (1.70%) Internet
15 4 (1.36%) ADSL
15 4 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.68%) Big Data
5 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.34%) MSI
2 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (5.78%) Finance
2 10 (3.40%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.36%) Retail
4 3 (1.02%) Marketing
5 2 (0.68%) Electronics
5 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 63 (21.43%) Analyst
2 44 (14.97%) Support Engineer
3 27 (9.18%) Support Analyst
4 22 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (7.48%) Service Analyst
5 21 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (6.46%) Architect
7 19 (6.46%) Consultant
8 17 (5.78%) 1st Line Support
9 16 (5.44%) Desktop Support
10 15 (5.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 15 (5.10%) Author
10 15 (5.10%) Technical Author
11 14 (4.76%) Active Directory Support
12 13 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
12 13 (4.42%) Infrastructure Support
12 13 (4.42%) IT Analyst
12 13 (4.42%) Technical Support
13 12 (4.08%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.02%) Web Services
2 2 (0.68%) .NET
2 2 (0.68%) XML
3 1 (0.34%) COM+
3 1 (0.34%) CSS
3 1 (0.34%) REST
3 1 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.50%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.74%) Clustering
4 10 (3.40%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.06%) NHS
6 8 (2.72%) PKI
7 6 (2.04%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.04%) Replication
8 5 (1.70%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.36%) CMDB
9 4 (1.36%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.02%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.02%) CESG
11 2 (0.68%) HP Storage
11 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.68%) iPad
11 2 (0.68%) iPhone
11 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 233 (79.25%) Windows
2 126 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 84 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (23.13%) Windows 7
5 56 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (12.59%) Windows 10
7 35 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (8.50%) Windows 8
9 18 (6.12%) Linux
10 10 (3.40%) Windows XP
11 9 (3.06%) Solaris
12 8 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.72%) Unix
13 6 (2.04%) Android
13 6 (2.04%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.36%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.36%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.68%) CentOS
15 2 (0.68%) SUSE
15 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (28.23%) ITIL
2 53 (18.03%) Migration
3 32 (10.88%) Change Management
4 23 (7.82%) Incident Management
5 20 (6.80%) Service Management
6 16 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (5.44%) Service Delivery
7 14 (4.76%) Presales
8 12 (4.08%) PRINCE2
8 12 (4.08%) SDLC
8 12 (4.08%) Server Virtualisation
9 11 (3.74%) Project Management
10 10 (3.40%) Network Design
11 8 (2.72%) ITIL V3
12 7 (2.38%) Asset Management
12 7 (2.38%) Business Continuity
12 7 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (2.38%) Mentoring
12 7 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (17.01%) PowerShell
2 20 (6.80%) SQL
3 5 (1.70%) VB
3 5 (1.70%) VBScript
4 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.68%) Java
4 2 (0.68%) Python
5 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 69 (23.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (20.41%) MCSE
3 48 (16.33%) Security Cleared
4 33 (11.22%) SC Cleared
5 26 (8.84%) MCP
6 20 (6.80%) DV Cleared
6 20 (6.80%) MCSA
7 18 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (5.78%) CCNA
8 17 (5.78%) MCDST
9 11 (3.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (2.04%) Degree
11 5 (1.70%) CCNP
11 5 (1.70%) MCITP
12 3 (1.02%) CCSA
12 3 (1.02%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.68%) CCDP
13 2 (0.68%) CCENT
13 2 (0.68%) MCTS
13 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.10%) SLA
2 3 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) QA
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 230 (78.23%) Active Directory
2 58 (19.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (12.59%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.14%) XenApp
5 19 (6.46%) vSphere
6 17 (5.78%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.72%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.38%) BitLocker
9 6 (2.04%) XenServer
10 5 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.68%) Docker
13 2 (0.68%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.68%) vCloud
13 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (17.35%) SCCM
2 14 (4.76%) SCOM
3 11 (3.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 9 (3.06%) AirWatch
4 9 (3.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (2.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.70%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.36%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.68%) Ansible
9 2 (0.68%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.68%) Puppet
9 2 (0.68%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.68%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.68%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 185 (62.93%) Microsoft
2 91 (30.95%) VMware
3 56 (19.05%) Citrix
4 50 (17.01%) Cisco
5 45 (15.31%) HP
6 21 (7.14%) Symantec
7 16 (5.44%) NetApp
8 13 (4.42%) Adobe
9 10 (3.40%) Dell
10 8 (2.72%) CheckPoint
10 8 (2.72%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.38%) Avaya
11 7 (2.38%) LANDesk
11 7 (2.38%) McAfee
12 6 (2.04%) Lotus
12 6 (2.04%) MobileIron
12 6 (2.04%) Polycom
13 5 (1.70%) Blue Coat
13 5 (1.70%) Sun
14 4 (1.36%) Altiris