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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Exchange Server
England / South East
Rank 156 100 76
Rank change year-on-year -56 -24  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 97 183 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.24% 1.98% 2.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.53% 11.22% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 117 132
Median daily rate £318 £313 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -13.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £175 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £452 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -8.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 24
Median hourly rate £19.50 £44.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.68% +175.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.13 £55.65 £27.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year - +7.74%  

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 1289 1631 1679
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.54% 17.69% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 1060 934
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 49 74
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.69 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £52.25 £43.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Hampshire -2 31 £325 +0.77% 12
Berkshire +15 26 £475 +40.22% 11
Buckinghamshire -13 16 £358 +10.00% 4
Surrey -19 13 £210 -20.75% 11
Oxfordshire -15 5 £300 +50.00% 2
West Sussex +2 4 £325 +30.00%
Kent +3 1 £100 -67.07% 1
East Sussex 0 1 £275 - 3
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 162 (72.32%) Windows
2 152 (67.86%) Active Directory
3 149 (66.52%) Microsoft
4 116 (51.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 103 (45.98%) Windows Server
6 90 (40.18%) VMware
7 86 (38.39%) Office 365
8 83 (37.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 61 (27.23%) PowerShell
9 61 (27.23%) Security Cleared
10 58 (25.89%) Exchange Server 2013
11 57 (25.45%) Skype for Business
12 53 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
13 51 (22.77%) MS Office
14 49 (21.88%) Windows 7
15 44 (19.64%) Cisco
16 43 (19.20%) ITIL
17 42 (18.75%) Firewall
17 42 (18.75%) Migration
17 42 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
17 42 (18.75%) Skype
18 40 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2003
18 40 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
19 38 (16.96%) SQL Server
19 38 (16.96%) Exchange Server 2007
20 37 (16.52%) DNS
21 36 (16.07%) SC Cleared
22 32 (14.29%) Citrix
23 30 (13.39%) DHCP
23 30 (13.39%) Hyper-V

MS Exchange
Top Related 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
1 116 (51.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 58 (25.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 57 (25.45%) Skype for Business
4 40 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 38 (16.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (10.71%) SharePoint
7 9 (4.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (2.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (1.34%) IBM Notes
12 3 (1.34%) IIS
13 2 (0.89%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.45%) QuickPlace
14 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 51 (22.77%) MS Office
2 28 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) assyst
1 1 (0.45%) Maximo
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 86 (38.39%) Office 365
2 24 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.34%) IaaS
5 2 (0.89%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.45%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.45%) G Suite
6 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (18.75%) Firewall
1 42 (18.75%) Skype
2 37 (16.52%) DNS
3 30 (13.39%) DHCP
4 28 (12.50%) SAN
5 27 (12.05%) TCP/IP
6 23 (10.27%) LAN
7 19 (8.48%) WAN
8 16 (7.14%) SMTP
9 14 (6.25%) VoIP
9 14 (6.25%) VPN
10 10 (4.46%) PBX
11 9 (4.02%) Internet
12 8 (3.57%) Unified Communications
13 6 (2.68%) IPsec
13 6 (2.68%) Network Security
14 5 (2.23%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (2.23%) FTP
14 5 (2.23%) ISDN
14 5 (2.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.34%) MS Access
4 3 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.89%) DB2
5 2 (0.89%) MySQL
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.89%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.45%) MSI
2 1 (0.45%) NetBeans
General
1 11 (4.91%) Finance
2 7 (3.13%) Advertising
3 3 (1.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.89%) Military
5 1 (0.45%) Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Games
5 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 43 (19.20%) Consultant
3 29 (12.95%) Analyst
4 25 (11.16%) Office 365 Consultant
5 23 (10.27%) Exchange Consultant
6 19 (8.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 17 (7.59%) Server Engineer
8 16 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (7.14%) IT Support
8 16 (7.14%) Migration Consultant
8 16 (7.14%) Support Analyst
9 14 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (6.25%) Architect
9 14 (6.25%) Microsoft Consultant
9 14 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
10 13 (5.80%) Windows Engineer
11 12 (5.36%) Active Directory Engineer
12 11 (4.91%) 1st Line Support
12 11 (4.91%) Exchange Migration Consultant
12 11 (4.91%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.14%) XML
2 2 (0.89%) HTML
3 1 (0.45%) .NET
3 1 (0.45%) OAuth
3 1 (0.45%) ODBC
3 1 (0.45%) OpenID
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.45%) Web Services
3 1 (0.45%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.04%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.46%) Clustering
4 8 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.57%) Replication
5 7 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.13%) PKI
6 5 (2.23%) CESG
6 5 (2.23%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.79%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.79%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.34%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.34%) iPad
8 3 (1.34%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.89%) CMDB
9 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.89%) Handset
9 2 (0.89%) iSeries
9 2 (0.89%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 162 (72.32%) Windows
2 103 (45.98%) Windows Server
3 83 (37.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (21.88%) Windows 7
5 42 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (12.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (11.16%) Windows 10
8 17 (7.59%) Linux
8 17 (7.59%) Unix
9 12 (5.36%) Windows 8
10 11 (4.91%) Windows XP
11 8 (3.57%) Android
12 5 (2.23%) SUSE
12 5 (2.23%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.79%) HPUX
13 4 (1.79%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.79%) Solaris
13 4 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.34%) AIX
15 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.20%) ITIL
2 42 (18.75%) Migration
3 14 (6.25%) High Availability
4 13 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (5.80%) Incident Management
5 10 (4.46%) Service Management
6 8 (3.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 8 (3.57%) Network Design
6 8 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
7 7 (3.13%) Business Continuity
7 7 (3.13%) Change Management
7 7 (3.13%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (3.13%) ITIL V3
7 7 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (2.68%) Capacity Management
8 6 (2.68%) Validation
9 5 (2.23%) Information Assurance
9 5 (2.23%) ISMS
9 5 (2.23%) Patch Management
9 5 (2.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 61 (27.23%) PowerShell
2 24 (10.71%) SQL
3 16 (7.14%) VBScript
4 6 (2.68%) VB
5 5 (2.23%) Perl
6 4 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.34%) Python
8 2 (0.89%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.45%) C
9 1 (0.45%) C#
9 1 (0.45%) Java
9 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.45%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 61 (27.23%) Security Cleared
2 40 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (16.07%) SC Cleared
4 20 (8.93%) MCITP
5 19 (8.48%) DV Cleared
5 19 (8.48%) MCSA
6 14 (6.25%) MCSE
7 8 (3.57%) MCP
8 6 (2.68%) CISSP
9 5 (2.23%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (2.23%) Degree
10 4 (1.79%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.34%) CCNP
11 3 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.89%) CCNA
12 2 (0.89%) RHCE
12 2 (0.89%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.45%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.57%) SLA
2 3 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.34%) RMADS
3 2 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 152 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 53 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (13.39%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 16 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (4.91%) vSphere
6 6 (2.68%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (1.79%) Samba
7 4 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.79%) XenApp
7 4 (1.79%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.34%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.89%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.89%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.89%) UAG
9 2 (0.89%) XenServer
10 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (11.16%) SCCM
2 10 (4.46%) AirWatch
2 10 (4.46%) NetBackup
3 9 (4.02%) SCOM
4 7 (3.13%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (2.68%) Unicenter
6 5 (2.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.23%) WSUS
7 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.34%) Netcool
8 3 (1.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.34%) Puppet
8 3 (1.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.34%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.89%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 149 (66.52%) Microsoft
2 90 (40.18%) VMware
3 44 (19.64%) Cisco
4 32 (14.29%) Citrix
5 29 (12.95%) HP
6 27 (12.05%) NetApp
7 10 (4.46%) Oracle
8 9 (4.02%) ServiceNow
8 9 (4.02%) Symantec
9 7 (3.13%) Veeam
10 6 (2.68%) Apple
11 5 (2.23%) 3PAR
11 5 (2.23%) IBM
11 5 (2.23%) MobileIron
12 4 (1.79%) Dell
12 4 (1.79%) EMC
12 4 (1.79%) F5
12 4 (1.79%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.79%) SAP
12 4 (1.79%) Sun
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