Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 141 134
Rank change year-on-year -35 -7 -49
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 236 290 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.43% 1.77% 1.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.17% 10.15% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 189 189
South East median daily rate £350 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -1.52%
10th Percentile £136 £124 £130
90th Percentile £458 £489 £500
England median daily rate £315 £311 £325
% change year-on-year +1.20% -4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 22
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £16.58 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.56% -7.89% +8.03%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.00 £12.28
90th Percentile £39.25 £36.45 £48.38
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.49 £16.15
% change year-on-year -5.66% +8.30% -2.12%

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 2,890 2,857 3,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.52% 17.47% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,759 1,721 1,922
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £538 £540
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 94 125
South East median hourly rate £24.25 £19.30 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.68% -8.79% +13.25%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.15 £48.75 £57.50
England median hourly rate £21.38 £20.44 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.60% +2.18% +5.26%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +11 125 £365 -6.41% 31
Buckinghamshire +37 72 £375 -6.25% 12
Hampshire -47 42 £409 +24.81% 10
Surrey -32 37 £150 -40.00% 16
Berkshire -15 34 £363 +8.21% 8
West Sussex -10 21 £175 +40.00% 11
Oxfordshire +4 19 £353 +17.50% 11
Kent +8 9 £180 -10.00% 4
Middlesex +11 2 £499 +134.71%
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 173 (73.31%) Microsoft
2 167 (70.76%) Active Directory
3 166 (70.34%) Windows
4 104 (44.07%) Office 365
5 93 (39.41%) Windows Server
6 83 (35.17%) VMware
7 79 (33.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 77 (32.63%) Microsoft Office
9 69 (29.24%) Security Cleared
10 67 (28.39%) Skype for Business
11 66 (27.97%) PowerShell
12 65 (27.54%) ITIL
13 57 (24.15%) Exchange Server 2013
14 52 (22.03%) SharePoint
15 49 (20.76%) Windows Server 2008
16 46 (19.49%) Skype
17 45 (19.07%) SC Cleared
17 45 (19.07%) Windows 7
18 44 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2007
18 44 (18.64%) Cisco
19 43 (18.22%) SQL Server
20 42 (17.80%) Hyper-V
21 41 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
21 41 (17.37%) Citrix
22 39 (16.53%) SCCM
22 39 (16.53%) DV Cleared
23 38 (16.10%) Change Management
24 37 (15.68%) Firewall
25 35 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
25 35 (14.83%) Windows 10

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 79 (33.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 67 (28.39%) Skype for Business
3 57 (24.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 52 (22.03%) SharePoint
5 44 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (9.75%) IIS
7 16 (6.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (5.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (2.54%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.69%) Apache
11 4 (1.69%) IBM Notes
12 3 (1.27%) CMS
12 3 (1.27%) IBM Domino
12 3 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.85%) FileNet
14 1 (0.42%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 77 (32.63%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 104 (44.07%) Office 365
2 41 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (9.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (5.93%) OneDrive
5 7 (2.97%) Akamai
5 7 (2.97%) IaaS
6 6 (2.54%) Mimecast
6 6 (2.54%) PaaS
7 2 (0.85%) SaaS
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.42%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 46 (19.49%) Skype
2 37 (15.68%) Firewall
3 28 (11.86%) DNS
4 26 (11.02%) LAN
5 22 (9.32%) DHCP
6 20 (8.47%) VPN
6 20 (8.47%) WAN
7 18 (7.63%) SAN
8 14 (5.93%) Internet
9 12 (5.08%) TCP/IP
10 10 (4.24%) NetScaler
10 10 (4.24%) VoIP
11 7 (2.97%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (2.97%) SMTP
11 7 (2.97%) WebEx
12 5 (2.12%) Network Security
13 4 (1.69%) Wireless
14 3 (1.27%) IPv4
14 3 (1.27%) VLAN
14 3 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.22%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.66%) Power BI
4 8 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.12%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.12%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.85%) MySQL
7 1 (0.42%) MS Access
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.42%) MSI
General
1 19 (8.05%) Finance
2 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.27%) Advertising
3 3 (1.27%) Automotive
3 3 (1.27%) Military
4 2 (0.85%) Back Office
4 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.85%) Retail
5 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (30.93%) Analyst
2 37 (15.68%) Support Analyst
3 28 (11.86%) Support Engineer
4 26 (11.02%) 2nd Line Support
5 23 (9.75%) IT Support
6 22 (9.32%) Service Analyst
6 22 (9.32%) Service Desk Analyst
7 19 (8.05%) Consultant
8 16 (6.78%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 15 (6.36%) 1st Line Support
9 15 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (6.36%) IT Analyst
10 14 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 12 (5.08%) IT Support Analyst
12 11 (4.66%) Desktop Support
12 11 (4.66%) Exchange Engineer
12 11 (4.66%) Office 365 Engineer
12 11 (4.66%) SharePoint Analyst
13 10 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.93%) .NET
2 7 (2.97%) LDAP
3 5 (2.12%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 2 (0.85%) ADSI
6 1 (0.42%) HTML
6 1 (0.42%) JSON
6 1 (0.42%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.42%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.66%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.81%) PKI
5 8 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.54%) Clustering
7 5 (2.12%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.12%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.69%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.69%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.27%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.27%) NHS
10 2 (0.85%) BYOD
10 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.85%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 166 (70.34%) Windows
2 93 (39.41%) Windows Server
3 49 (20.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (19.07%) Windows 7
5 35 (14.83%) Windows 10
6 32 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (5.51%) Linux
8 13 (5.51%) Unix
9 10 (4.24%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.69%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.27%) Solaris
12 2 (0.85%) Android
13 1 (0.42%) AIX
13 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.42%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (27.54%) ITIL
2 38 (16.10%) Change Management
3 34 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (13.98%) Migration
5 26 (11.02%) Service Management
6 20 (8.47%) ITSM
7 18 (7.63%) Mentoring
8 17 (7.20%) CRM
9 16 (6.78%) ITIL V3
9 16 (6.78%) Presales
10 15 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (5.08%) Critical Thinking
11 12 (5.08%) Project Management
12 11 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (4.66%) Problem Management
13 8 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (3.39%) E-Commerce
13 8 (3.39%) PRINCE2
14 7 (2.97%) Service Delivery
14 7 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (27.97%) PowerShell
2 33 (13.98%) SQL
3 7 (2.97%) VBScript
4 4 (1.69%) C
5 2 (0.85%) C#
6 1 (0.42%) Python
6 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (29.24%) Security Cleared
2 45 (19.07%) SC Cleared
3 39 (16.53%) DV Cleared
4 22 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (5.93%) MCSE
6 7 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.69%) Degree
8 4 (1.69%) MCP
9 3 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.27%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.27%) MCITP
10 2 (0.85%) CCNA
10 2 (0.85%) CCNP
10 2 (0.85%) MCSA
10 2 (0.85%) VCAP
10 2 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.42%) CEH
11 1 (0.42%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.05%) SLA
2 3 (1.27%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.85%) COBIT
3 2 (0.85%) GDPR
3 2 (0.85%) PMBOK
3 2 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) FIPS 140-2
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 167 (70.76%) Active Directory
2 42 (17.80%) Hyper-V
3 35 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (7.63%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.24%) XenApp
6 6 (2.54%) vSphere
7 4 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.69%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.27%) XenServer
9 2 (0.85%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.85%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.85%) Xen
10 1 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.42%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (16.53%) SCCM
2 17 (7.20%) SCOM
3 9 (3.81%) OVSD
4 7 (2.97%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.54%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (2.54%) vCenter Server
5 6 (2.54%) WSUS
6 4 (1.69%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.27%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.27%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.85%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.42%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.42%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 173 (73.31%) Microsoft
2 83 (35.17%) VMware
3 44 (18.64%) Cisco
4 41 (17.37%) Citrix
5 26 (11.02%) HP
6 14 (5.93%) NetApp
7 12 (5.08%) Oracle
8 11 (4.66%) F5
9 10 (4.24%) McAfee
10 8 (3.39%) Ivanti
11 7 (2.97%) Apple
11 7 (2.97%) Dell
11 7 (2.97%) Sophos
12 6 (2.54%) Symantec
12 6 (2.54%) webMethods
13 4 (1.69%) Avaya
13 4 (1.69%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.69%) EMC
13 4 (1.69%) Lotus
13 4 (1.69%) Red Hat