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 29 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 98 74
Rank change year-on-year -34 -24  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 119 197 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.54% 2.21% 2.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.93% 12.14% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 120 144
South East median daily rate £338 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £134 £150 £170
90th Percentile £485 £513 £485
England median daily rate £325 £328 £300
% change year-on-year -0.76% +9.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 30
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £25.75 £21.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.92% +22.19%  
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.91 £15.30
90th Percentile £27.15 £44.95 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.66% -25.00%  

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 1332 1623 1560
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.25% 18.22% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1364 1648 1576
South East median daily rate £415 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33%  
10th Percentile £296 £268 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
England median daily rate £440 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +3.52% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 81 104
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -23.59%  
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £14.15
90th Percentile £40.00 £57.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +19.04% -  

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 3 months to 29 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 29 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 29 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 +1 34 £400 -15.78% 5
Hampshire +13 28 £339 +4.23% 14
Berkshire -19 24 £315 -16.00% 10
Surrey -15 13 £305 -12.85% 12
Oxfordshire -20 8 £203 -35.20% 6
Kent -6 7 £338 +3.05% 1
West Sussex +5 5 £264 +15.93% 2
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 155 (72.43%) Windows
2 154 (71.96%) Active Directory
3 144 (67.29%) Microsoft
4 95 (44.39%) VMware
4 95 (44.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 90 (42.06%) Windows Server
6 72 (33.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 71 (33.18%) Office 365
8 64 (29.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 59 (27.57%) Skype for Business
10 57 (26.64%) PowerShell
11 53 (24.77%) Security Cleared
12 51 (23.83%) Firewall
12 51 (23.83%) ITIL
13 46 (21.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 46 (21.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 42 (19.63%) Citrix
15 40 (18.69%) SAN
16 39 (18.22%) Exchange Server 2013
17 38 (17.76%) SQL Server
18 37 (17.29%) Cisco
18 37 (17.29%) Skype
19 36 (16.82%) Windows 7
19 36 (16.82%) Exchange Server 2007
19 36 (16.82%) Microsoft Office
19 36 (16.82%) HP
20 35 (16.36%) Windows Server 2003
20 35 (16.36%) SC Cleared
20 35 (16.36%) VMware ESXi
21 34 (15.89%) 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 95 (44.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 59 (27.57%) Skype for Business
3 39 (18.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 36 (16.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 34 (15.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 23 (10.75%) SharePoint
7 14 (6.54%) IIS
8 11 (5.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (4.21%) Apache
9 9 (4.21%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (2.34%) EPiServer
10 5 (2.34%) FileNet
10 5 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.93%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.93%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (16.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) assyst
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 71 (33.18%) Office 365
2 29 (13.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.87%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.40%) Yammer
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.47%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.47%) G Suite
7 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.47%) SaaS
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (23.83%) Firewall
2 40 (18.69%) SAN
3 37 (17.29%) Skype
4 33 (15.42%) DNS
5 22 (10.28%) DHCP
6 20 (9.35%) TCP/IP
7 17 (7.94%) LAN
8 16 (7.48%) VPN
9 11 (5.14%) WAN
10 9 (4.21%) SMTP
11 8 (3.74%) BIG-IP
11 8 (3.74%) VoIP
12 7 (3.27%) NAS
13 6 (2.80%) Internet
13 6 (2.80%) Unified Communications
14 5 (2.34%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (2.34%) HTTPS
14 5 (2.34%) PSTN
14 5 (2.34%) Reverse Proxy
15 3 (1.40%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.80%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.40%) Big Data
5 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.40%) MS Access
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.47%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Ant
1 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.93%) Maven
1 2 (0.93%) MSBuild
1 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.47%) MSI
General
1 19 (8.88%) Finance
2 6 (2.80%) Advertising
3 4 (1.87%) Electronics
4 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.93%) Marketing
5 2 (0.93%) Military
6 1 (0.47%) Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (18.22%) Analyst
2 38 (17.76%) Support Engineer
3 28 (13.08%) Consultant
4 18 (8.41%) Architect
4 18 (8.41%) IT Support
4 18 (8.41%) Support Analyst
5 17 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (7.48%) Server Engineer
7 15 (7.01%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (7.01%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (7.01%) Active Directory Engineer
8 13 (6.07%) Exchange Consultant
9 12 (5.61%) IT Analyst
10 11 (5.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (5.14%) Desktop Support
10 11 (5.14%) Office 365 Consultant
10 11 (5.14%) Technical Architect
11 10 (4.67%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (4.67%) Windows Engineer
11 10 (4.67%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.61%) XML
2 7 (3.27%) .NET
3 5 (2.34%) Web Services
4 2 (0.93%) OAuth
4 2 (0.93%) RESTful
4 2 (0.93%) XSLT
5 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.47%) CSS
5 1 (0.47%) HTML
5 1 (0.47%) HTML5
5 1 (0.47%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.88%) Clustering
2 17 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.01%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.21%) Replication
5 5 (2.34%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.34%) NHS
5 5 (2.34%) PKI
5 5 (2.34%) Tandem
6 4 (1.87%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.87%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.87%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.40%) CESG
7 3 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.40%) iPad
8 2 (0.93%) CMDB
8 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.93%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 155 (72.43%) Windows
2 90 (42.06%) Windows Server
3 72 (33.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (21.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (16.82%) Windows 7
6 35 (16.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (11.68%) Linux
8 22 (10.28%) Windows 10
9 16 (7.48%) Unix
10 13 (6.07%) Windows XP
11 9 (4.21%) Windows 8
12 8 (3.74%) Android
12 8 (3.74%) SUSE
13 7 (3.27%) Solaris
14 5 (2.34%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.40%) CentOS
15 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.93%) AIX
16 2 (0.93%) Debian
16 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.83%) ITIL
2 31 (14.49%) Migration
3 13 (6.07%) Change Management
4 12 (5.61%) Network Design
4 12 (5.61%) Virtual Environments
5 11 (5.14%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 11 (5.14%) Service Management
6 10 (4.67%) DevOps
6 10 (4.67%) ITIL V3
6 10 (4.67%) Problem Management
6 10 (4.67%) Project Management
6 10 (4.67%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.21%) Capacity Management
7 9 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (4.21%) Incident Management
8 8 (3.74%) Server Virtualisation
9 7 (3.27%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.27%) Business Continuity
9 7 (3.27%) ITSM
10 6 (2.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 57 (26.64%) PowerShell
2 32 (14.95%) SQL
3 12 (5.61%) VBScript
4 7 (3.27%) VB
5 5 (2.34%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.34%) JCL
5 5 (2.34%) Python
6 3 (1.40%) C#
7 2 (0.93%) Java
8 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 53 (24.77%) Security Cleared
2 46 (21.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (16.36%) SC Cleared
4 29 (13.55%) MCSE
5 23 (10.75%) DV Cleared
6 18 (8.41%) MCITP
7 17 (7.94%) MCSA
8 16 (7.48%) MCP
9 10 (4.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (3.74%) CCNA
12 6 (2.80%) CCNP
13 3 (1.40%) CCSA
13 3 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.40%) Degree
13 3 (1.40%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.93%) CCDP
14 2 (0.93%) MCDST
14 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.74%) SLA
2 3 (1.40%) QA
3 2 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) RMADS
System Software
1 154 (71.96%) Active Directory
2 64 (29.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (16.36%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (12.62%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.27%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (3.27%) vSphere
5 7 (3.27%) XenApp
6 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (2.80%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.87%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.40%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.93%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.93%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.93%) XenServer
11 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.47%) Firmware
11 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (10.28%) SCCM
2 17 (7.94%) SCOM
3 13 (6.07%) NetBackup
4 9 (4.21%) AirWatch
4 9 (4.21%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (4.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (3.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (3.27%) Unicenter
7 6 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (2.80%) Puppet
7 6 (2.80%) WSUS
8 5 (2.34%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.87%) Ansible
9 4 (1.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.40%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.40%) Netcool
10 3 (1.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.93%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 144 (67.29%) Microsoft
2 95 (44.39%) VMware
3 42 (19.63%) Citrix
4 37 (17.29%) Cisco
5 36 (16.82%) HP
6 27 (12.62%) NetApp
7 13 (6.07%) ServiceNow
8 12 (5.61%) Symantec
9 10 (4.67%) F5
9 10 (4.67%) Oracle
10 9 (4.21%) CheckPoint
10 9 (4.21%) Red Hat
11 8 (3.74%) MobileIron
12 6 (2.80%) 3PAR
12 6 (2.80%) Blue Coat
12 6 (2.80%) Genesys
12 6 (2.80%) McAfee
12 6 (2.80%) Veritas
13 5 (2.34%) EMC
13 5 (2.34%) Informatica
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