Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 152 110
Rank change year-on-year -29 -42 -27
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 230 234 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.37% 1.50% 2.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.34% 9.31% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 163 237
South East median daily rate £318 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.79% +1.54% -3.70%
10th Percentile £140 £165 £170
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 27
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.38% +12.14% +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.50 £15.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £23.46 £54.89 £49.86
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -3.03%

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 2,758 2,513 3,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.43% 16.16% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,603 1,421 2,043
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £243
90th Percentile £575 £553 £550
England median daily rate £455 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 82 108
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £19.81 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.10% +10.78% -0.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.56
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.43 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.32% +2.50% +6.95%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -15 109 £362 +3.47% 29
Hampshire -3 69 £200 -41.61% 17
Buckinghamshire -2 50 £438 +21.53% 6
Berkshire -21 35 £300 -13.36% 19
Oxfordshire +6 25 £305 -12.86% 4
Surrey -49 19 £150 -53.85% 9
West Sussex -1 14 £228 -25.71% 2
Kent +8 12 £265 -7.42% 11
East Sussex +4 5 £325 +18.18% 2
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 165 (71.74%) Active Directory
2 156 (67.83%) Windows
3 142 (61.74%) Microsoft
4 120 (52.17%) Office 365
5 92 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 86 (37.39%) VMware
7 75 (32.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 68 (29.57%) ITIL
9 59 (25.65%) Microsoft Office
10 58 (25.22%) Security Cleared
10 58 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 56 (24.35%) PowerShell
11 56 (24.35%) Citrix
12 54 (23.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 53 (23.04%) Skype for Business
14 46 (20.00%) Firewall
15 44 (19.13%) Microsoft Certification
15 44 (19.13%) Windows 7
16 42 (18.26%) Windows Server 2012
17 41 (17.83%) SC Cleared
18 39 (16.96%) Microsoft Azure
18 39 (16.96%) Migration
18 39 (16.96%) Exchange Server 2007
19 36 (15.65%) SCCM
19 36 (15.65%) SharePoint
20 35 (15.22%) Cisco
20 35 (15.22%) Skype
21 34 (14.78%) HP
21 34 (14.78%) LAN
21 34 (14.78%) Change Management

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 75 (32.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 53 (23.04%) Skype for Business
3 39 (16.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 36 (15.65%) SharePoint
5 33 (14.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (8.70%) IIS
7 15 (6.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (4.35%) Apache
9 8 (3.48%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.30%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.87%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 59 (25.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.30%) Acrobat
2 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.30%) PaintShop Pro
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 120 (52.17%) Office 365
2 39 (16.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.61%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.74%) IaaS
6 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.87%) PaaS
7 1 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.43%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (20.00%) Firewall
2 35 (15.22%) Skype
3 34 (14.78%) LAN
4 33 (14.35%) WAN
5 27 (11.74%) DHCP
5 27 (11.74%) DNS
6 25 (10.87%) SAN
7 23 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 13 (5.65%) VLAN
9 12 (5.22%) VPN
10 9 (3.91%) Internet
11 8 (3.48%) Wireless
12 7 (3.04%) SMTP
12 7 (3.04%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (2.61%) IMAP
13 6 (2.61%) IP Telephony
13 6 (2.61%) POP3
13 6 (2.61%) VoIP
14 5 (2.17%) WLAN
15 4 (1.74%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.61%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (1.30%) Big Data
3 3 (1.30%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.87%) MySQL
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.30%) MSI
2 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.43%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.43%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (3.04%) Finance
2 6 (2.61%) Back Office
2 6 (2.61%) Military
2 6 (2.61%) Retail
3 5 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.30%) Legal
4 3 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (20.00%) Analyst
2 29 (12.61%) Architect
3 23 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 21 (9.13%) IT Support
5 19 (8.26%) Support Analyst
6 18 (7.83%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (7.83%) Service Analyst
6 18 (7.83%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (7.83%) Technical Architect
7 16 (6.96%) Consultant
7 16 (6.96%) Desktop Support
8 15 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (6.09%) IT Analyst
10 12 (5.22%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (5.22%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 12 (5.22%) Service Desk Support
10 12 (5.22%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
11 11 (4.78%) 1st Line Support
11 11 (4.78%) Messaging Specialist
11 11 (4.78%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.61%) MAPI
2 2 (0.87%) Web Services
3 1 (0.43%) COM+
3 1 (0.43%) JSON
3 1 (0.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (5.22%) Clustering
2 11 (4.78%) Smartphone
3 8 (3.48%) PKI
4 7 (3.04%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.17%) NHS
7 4 (1.74%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.30%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.30%) CMDB
8 3 (1.30%) iPad
8 3 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.87%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.87%) FMCG
9 2 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.87%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 156 (67.83%) Windows
2 92 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 54 (23.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (19.13%) Windows 7
5 42 (18.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (11.74%) Windows 10
7 21 (9.13%) Linux
8 17 (7.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (5.22%) Solaris
10 11 (4.78%) Unix
11 10 (4.35%) Windows Vista
12 9 (3.91%) Windows 8
13 7 (3.04%) Mac OS X
13 7 (3.04%) Windows XP
14 6 (2.61%) Android
15 4 (1.74%) Mac OS
16 3 (1.30%) AIX
16 3 (1.30%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.87%) CentOS
17 2 (0.87%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (29.57%) ITIL
2 39 (16.96%) Migration
3 34 (14.78%) Change Management
4 27 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (8.70%) Service Management
6 18 (7.83%) Problem Management
7 16 (6.96%) ITIL V3
8 15 (6.52%) Incident Management
9 14 (6.09%) Mentoring
10 13 (5.65%) ITSM
11 12 (5.22%) Patch Management
11 12 (5.22%) Service Delivery
12 11 (4.78%) High Availability
13 10 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (3.91%) Customer Engagement
14 9 (3.91%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
14 9 (3.91%) Presales
15 8 (3.48%) Configuration Management
15 8 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (3.48%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 56 (24.35%) PowerShell
2 15 (6.52%) SQL
3 6 (2.61%) VBA
4 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.87%) C
4 2 (0.87%) Python
5 1 (0.43%) C#
5 1 (0.43%) Java
5 1 (0.43%) VB
5 1 (0.43%) VBScript
5 1 (0.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 58 (25.22%) Security Cleared
2 44 (19.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (17.83%) SC Cleared
4 30 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 28 (12.17%) MCSE
6 21 (9.13%) MCP
7 11 (4.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (3.48%) CCNA
8 8 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (3.48%) MCDST
9 7 (3.04%) DBS Check
9 7 (3.04%) Degree
10 6 (2.61%) MCSA
11 3 (1.30%) CCSP
11 3 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.30%) MCITP
12 2 (0.87%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.87%) CCA
12 2 (0.87%) MCSM
12 2 (0.87%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.04%) SLA
2 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) PMO
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 165 (71.74%) Active Directory
2 58 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (12.17%) Hyper-V
4 19 (8.26%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (7.83%) vSphere
6 15 (6.52%) XenApp
7 6 (2.61%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (2.61%) XenServer
8 5 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.17%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.74%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.30%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.87%) Docker
11 2 (0.87%) vCloud
12 1 (0.43%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 36 (15.65%) SCCM
2 21 (9.13%) SCOM
3 15 (6.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 9 (3.91%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (3.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (3.48%) WSUS
6 7 (3.04%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.74%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.30%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.87%) Ansible
10 2 (0.87%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.87%) MaaS360
10 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.87%) Puppet
10 2 (0.87%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.87%) Unicenter
10 2 (0.87%) vRealize
Vendors
1 142 (61.74%) Microsoft
2 86 (37.39%) VMware
3 56 (24.35%) Citrix
4 35 (15.22%) Cisco
5 34 (14.78%) HP
6 22 (9.57%) Symantec
7 19 (8.26%) McAfee
8 16 (6.96%) NetApp
9 14 (6.09%) CheckPoint
10 12 (5.22%) Blue Coat
11 10 (4.35%) Apple
11 10 (4.35%) Dell
11 10 (4.35%) Red Hat
12 8 (3.48%) Oracle
13 7 (3.04%) Lumension
14 6 (2.61%) IBM
15 5 (2.17%) Borland
15 5 (2.17%) EMC
15 5 (2.17%) ServiceNow
16 4 (1.74%) F5