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 3 months to 24 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
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 100 76
Rank change year-on-year -28 -24  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 116 197 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.52% 2.21% 2.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.95% 12.24% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 118 139
Median daily rate £338 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £275
% change year-on-year -3.35% +12.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 25
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.92% +22.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.43 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £43.90 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £15.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.75% -23.75%  

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 the South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1296 1610 1548
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.97% 18.05% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 1020 938
Median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 53 58
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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
Buckinghamshire -2 32 £400 -15.78% 7
Hampshire +24 28 £338 +3.84% 16
Berkshire -16 24 £315 -16.00% 9
Surrey -17 13 £305 -12.85% 5
Oxfordshire -21 8 £203 -33.60% 7
Kent -5 7 £338 +3.05% 1
West Sussex +4 4 £264 +15.93% 4
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 158 (72.48%) Windows
1 158 (72.48%) Active Directory
2 146 (66.97%) Microsoft
3 96 (44.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 95 (43.58%) VMware
5 91 (41.74%) Windows Server
6 73 (33.49%) Office 365
7 72 (33.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 63 (28.90%) VMware Infrastructure
9 61 (27.98%) Skype for Business
10 59 (27.06%) PowerShell
11 55 (25.23%) Security Cleared
12 52 (23.85%) ITIL
13 50 (22.94%) Firewall
14 47 (21.56%) Microsoft Certification
14 47 (21.56%) Windows Server 2012
15 43 (19.72%) Citrix
16 41 (18.81%) Exchange Server 2013
17 39 (17.89%) Skype
17 39 (17.89%) Windows 7
17 39 (17.89%) SQL Server
18 38 (17.43%) SAN
18 38 (17.43%) Exchange Server 2007
19 36 (16.51%) SC Cleared
19 36 (16.51%) Microsoft Office
19 36 (16.51%) Cisco
20 35 (16.06%) Windows Server 2003
21 34 (15.60%) HP
21 34 (15.60%) DNS
21 34 (15.60%) Exchange Server 2003

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 96 (44.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 61 (27.98%) Skype for Business
3 41 (18.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 38 (17.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 34 (15.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 26 (11.93%) SharePoint
7 14 (6.42%) IIS
8 10 (4.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (4.13%) Apache
9 9 (4.13%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (2.29%) EPiServer
10 5 (2.29%) FileNet
10 5 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.92%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.92%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (16.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.46%) assyst
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.46%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 73 (33.49%) Office 365
2 29 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.29%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.38%) Yammer
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.46%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.46%) G Suite
7 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.46%) SaaS
7 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (22.94%) Firewall
2 39 (17.89%) Skype
3 38 (17.43%) SAN
4 34 (15.60%) DNS
5 22 (10.09%) DHCP
6 21 (9.63%) TCP/IP
7 17 (7.80%) LAN
8 16 (7.34%) VPN
9 11 (5.05%) WAN
10 10 (4.59%) SMTP
11 9 (4.13%) VoIP
12 8 (3.67%) BIG-IP
13 7 (3.21%) Internet
13 7 (3.21%) NAS
14 6 (2.75%) Unified Communications
15 5 (2.29%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (2.29%) HTTPS
15 5 (2.29%) PSTN
15 5 (2.29%) Reverse Proxy
16 3 (1.38%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.75%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.38%) Big Data
5 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.38%) MS Access
6 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.46%) MySQL
7 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Ant
1 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.92%) Maven
1 2 (0.92%) MSBuild
1 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.46%) MSI
General
1 20 (9.17%) Finance
2 6 (2.75%) Advertising
3 4 (1.83%) Electronics
4 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.92%) Marketing
5 2 (0.92%) Military
6 1 (0.46%) Banking
6 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (17.89%) Analyst
1 39 (17.89%) Support Engineer
2 31 (14.22%) Consultant
3 19 (8.72%) IT Support
4 18 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (7.80%) Server Engineer
5 17 (7.80%) Support Analyst
6 16 (7.34%) Architect
7 15 (6.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (6.88%) Active Directory Engineer
8 14 (6.42%) Exchange Consultant
9 13 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (5.96%) IT Analyst
9 13 (5.96%) Office 365 Consultant
10 11 (5.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (5.05%) Desktop Support
10 11 (5.05%) IT Engineer
10 11 (5.05%) Technical Architect
10 11 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
11 10 (4.59%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.50%) XML
2 7 (3.21%) .NET
3 5 (2.29%) Web Services
4 2 (0.92%) OAuth
4 2 (0.92%) RESTful
4 2 (0.92%) XSLT
5 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.46%) CSS
5 1 (0.46%) HTML
5 1 (0.46%) HTML5
5 1 (0.46%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.26%) Clustering
2 17 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.34%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.67%) Replication
5 7 (3.21%) PKI
6 5 (2.29%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.29%) NHS
6 5 (2.29%) Tandem
7 4 (1.83%) CESG
7 4 (1.83%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.83%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.83%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.38%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.38%) iPad
9 2 (0.92%) CMDB
9 2 (0.92%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.92%) Handset
9 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 158 (72.48%) Windows
2 91 (41.74%) Windows Server
3 72 (33.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (21.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (17.89%) Windows 7
6 35 (16.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (11.47%) Linux
8 23 (10.55%) Windows 10
9 16 (7.34%) Unix
10 11 (5.05%) Windows XP
11 9 (4.13%) Android
11 9 (4.13%) Windows 8
12 8 (3.67%) SUSE
13 7 (3.21%) Solaris
14 6 (2.75%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.38%) CentOS
15 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.92%) AIX
16 2 (0.92%) Debian
16 2 (0.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.85%) ITIL
2 33 (15.14%) Migration
3 13 (5.96%) Change Management
4 12 (5.50%) Virtual Environments
5 11 (5.05%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 11 (5.05%) Service Management
6 10 (4.59%) DevOps
6 10 (4.59%) ITIL V3
6 10 (4.59%) Network Design
6 10 (4.59%) Problem Management
6 10 (4.59%) Project Management
6 10 (4.59%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.13%) Capacity Management
7 9 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (4.13%) Incident Management
8 8 (3.67%) Business Continuity
9 7 (3.21%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.21%) ITSM
10 6 (2.75%) Mentoring
10 6 (2.75%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (27.06%) PowerShell
2 33 (15.14%) SQL
3 12 (5.50%) VBScript
4 7 (3.21%) VB
5 5 (2.29%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.29%) JCL
5 5 (2.29%) Python
6 3 (1.38%) C#
7 2 (0.92%) Java
8 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 55 (25.23%) Security Cleared
2 47 (21.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (16.51%) SC Cleared
4 28 (12.84%) MCSE
5 22 (10.09%) DV Cleared
6 18 (8.26%) MCITP
7 16 (7.34%) MCSA
8 15 (6.88%) MCP
9 10 (4.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (3.67%) CCNA
12 6 (2.75%) CCNP
13 3 (1.38%) CCSA
13 3 (1.38%) CISSP
13 3 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.38%) Degree
13 3 (1.38%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.92%) CESG Certified Professional
14 2 (0.92%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.92%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.13%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) QA
3 2 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.92%) RMADS
3 2 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 158 (72.48%) Active Directory
2 63 (28.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (15.14%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (12.39%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.21%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (3.21%) vSphere
5 7 (3.21%) XenApp
6 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.83%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.38%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.92%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.92%) XenServer
11 1 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.46%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (11.47%) SCCM
2 17 (7.80%) SCOM
3 13 (5.96%) NetBackup
4 9 (4.13%) AirWatch
4 9 (4.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (4.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (3.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (3.67%) Unicenter
6 6 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (2.75%) Puppet
6 6 (2.75%) WSUS
7 5 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.83%) Ansible
8 4 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.38%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.38%) Netcool
9 3 (1.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 146 (66.97%) Microsoft
2 95 (43.58%) VMware
3 43 (19.72%) Citrix
4 36 (16.51%) Cisco
5 34 (15.60%) HP
6 25 (11.47%) NetApp
7 15 (6.88%) ServiceNow
8 12 (5.50%) Symantec
9 11 (5.05%) Oracle
10 10 (4.59%) F5
11 9 (4.13%) Red Hat
12 8 (3.67%) MobileIron
13 7 (3.21%) CheckPoint
14 6 (2.75%) 3PAR
14 6 (2.75%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.75%) Genesys
14 6 (2.75%) McAfee
14 6 (2.75%) Veritas
15 5 (2.29%) CA
15 5 (2.29%) EMC
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