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 23 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 98 89
Rank change year-on-year -47 -9  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 100 209 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.32% 2.27% 2.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.75% 12.49% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 132 113
Median daily rate £338 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £289 £305 £275
% change year-on-year -5.32% +10.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 24
Median hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.47% -17.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £13.60 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.32 £44.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £14.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.37% -10.60%  

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 1290 1673 1590
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.00% 18.14% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 1105 942
Median daily rate £410 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.52% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 52 63
Median hourly rate £15.64 £14.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.84% -42.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% -5.00%  

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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
Berkshire -15 25 £320 -14.66% 7
Hampshire +18 24 £339 -3.21% 12
Buckinghamshire -16 23 £385 -9.41% 6
Surrey -16 12 £335 +30.09% 10
Kent +5 7 £338 +3.05% 3
West Sussex +14 5 £406 +56.25% 1
Oxfordshire -17 5 £275 -4.34% 7
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 161 (70.93%) Windows
2 155 (68.28%) Microsoft
3 154 (67.84%) Active Directory
4 111 (48.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 103 (45.37%) VMware
6 93 (40.97%) Windows Server
7 80 (35.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (34.36%) Office 365
9 74 (32.60%) Skype for Business
10 69 (30.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 64 (28.19%) PowerShell
12 61 (26.87%) Security Cleared
13 56 (24.67%) ITIL
14 50 (22.03%) Exchange Server 2013
15 49 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
15 49 (21.59%) Microsoft Certification
16 47 (20.70%) Firewall
17 46 (20.26%) Skype
18 45 (19.82%) Cisco
19 44 (19.38%) SC Cleared
19 44 (19.38%) Windows 7
20 42 (18.50%) Exchange Server 2007
21 41 (18.06%) SQL Server
22 40 (17.62%) DNS
22 40 (17.62%) Citrix
23 39 (17.18%) Microsoft Office
24 37 (16.30%) SAN
24 37 (16.30%) VMware ESXi
25 36 (15.86%) Windows Server 2003
26 35 (15.42%) SQL

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
1 111 (48.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 74 (32.60%) Skype for Business
3 50 (22.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 42 (18.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 33 (14.54%) Exchange Server 2003
6 25 (11.01%) SharePoint
7 14 (6.17%) IIS
8 11 (4.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (3.52%) Office Communications Server
10 7 (3.08%) Apache
10 7 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (2.20%) EPiServer
11 5 (2.20%) FileNet
12 3 (1.32%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.88%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.88%) Live Communications Server
14 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (17.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) assyst
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.44%) Maximo
1 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 78 (34.36%) Office 365
2 28 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.73%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.88%) IaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.44%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.44%) G Suite
7 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.44%) SaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (20.70%) Firewall
2 46 (20.26%) Skype
3 40 (17.62%) DNS
4 37 (16.30%) SAN
5 29 (12.78%) DHCP
6 24 (10.57%) TCP/IP
7 22 (9.69%) LAN
8 17 (7.49%) SMTP
9 14 (6.17%) VoIP
9 14 (6.17%) WAN
10 12 (5.29%) VPN
11 10 (4.41%) PBX
11 10 (4.41%) Unified Communications
12 9 (3.96%) Internet
13 8 (3.52%) BIG-IP
13 8 (3.52%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (2.20%) HTTPS
14 5 (2.20%) ISDN
14 5 (2.20%) NAS
14 5 (2.20%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.32%) MS Access
5 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.88%) DB2
6 2 (0.88%) MySQL
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.44%) Big Data
7 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.88%) Ant
3 2 (0.88%) Maven
3 2 (0.88%) MSBuild
3 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.44%) MSI
4 1 (0.44%) NetBeans
General
1 14 (6.17%) Finance
2 6 (2.64%) Advertising
3 2 (0.88%) Electronics
3 2 (0.88%) Military
3 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.44%) Banking
4 1 (0.44%) Games
4 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (17.18%) Support Engineer
2 37 (16.30%) Consultant
3 33 (14.54%) Analyst
4 20 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (8.37%) Exchange Consultant
5 19 (8.37%) Server Engineer
6 18 (7.93%) Architect
6 18 (7.93%) IT Support
6 18 (7.93%) Office 365 Consultant
7 17 (7.49%) Active Directory Engineer
8 16 (7.05%) Support Analyst
9 15 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (6.61%) Wintel Engineer
10 13 (5.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 13 (5.73%) Windows Engineer
11 11 (4.85%) Exchange Engineer
11 11 (4.85%) IT Engineer
11 11 (4.85%) VMware Engineer
12 10 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (4.41%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.93%) XML
2 7 (3.08%) .NET
3 5 (2.20%) Web Services
4 3 (1.32%) HTML
5 2 (0.88%) OAuth
5 2 (0.88%) RESTful
5 2 (0.88%) XSLT
6 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.44%) CSS
6 1 (0.44%) HTML5
6 1 (0.44%) ODBC
6 1 (0.44%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.44%) SOAP
6 1 (0.44%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.25%) Clustering
2 16 (7.05%) Blackberry
3 15 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.52%) PKI
5 7 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.08%) Replication
6 6 (2.64%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.20%) CESG
7 5 (2.20%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.20%) Tandem
7 5 (2.20%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.76%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.32%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.32%) iPad
9 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.88%) CMDB
10 2 (0.88%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.88%) iSeries
10 2 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 161 (70.93%) Windows
2 93 (40.97%) Windows Server
3 80 (35.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (19.38%) Windows 7
6 36 (15.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (11.45%) Linux
8 23 (10.13%) Windows 10
9 16 (7.05%) Unix
10 14 (6.17%) Windows XP
11 13 (5.73%) Windows 8
12 12 (5.29%) Android
13 8 (3.52%) SUSE
14 5 (2.20%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.32%) AIX
15 3 (1.32%) CentOS
15 3 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (1.32%) Solaris
16 2 (0.88%) Debian
16 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (24.67%) ITIL
2 29 (12.78%) Migration
3 14 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (6.17%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 13 (5.73%) High Availability
5 12 (5.29%) Change Management
5 12 (5.29%) Virtual Environments
6 11 (4.85%) DevOps
6 11 (4.85%) ITIL V3
7 10 (4.41%) Mobile Device Management
7 10 (4.41%) Network Design
7 10 (4.41%) Problem Management
7 10 (4.41%) Service Management
8 9 (3.96%) Capacity Management
9 8 (3.52%) Business Continuity
9 8 (3.52%) Customer Requirements
9 8 (3.52%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.52%) ITSM
10 7 (3.08%) Server Virtualisation
10 7 (3.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 64 (28.19%) PowerShell
2 35 (15.42%) SQL
3 17 (7.49%) VBScript
4 10 (4.41%) VB
5 8 (3.52%) Python
6 7 (3.08%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.20%) JCL
8 3 (1.32%) C#
8 3 (1.32%) Java
9 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.44%) C
10 1 (0.44%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 61 (26.87%) Security Cleared
2 49 (21.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (19.38%) SC Cleared
4 23 (10.13%) MCITP
4 23 (10.13%) MCSE
5 22 (9.69%) MCSA
6 20 (8.81%) DV Cleared
7 16 (7.05%) MCP
8 8 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (2.20%) CCNA
10 5 (2.20%) CCNP
10 5 (2.20%) Degree
11 4 (1.76%) CISSP
12 3 (1.32%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (1.32%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.88%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.44%) AWS Certification
14 1 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.44%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.17%) SLA
2 3 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.88%) QA
3 2 (0.88%) RMADS
3 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 154 (67.84%) Active Directory
2 69 (30.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (16.30%) VMware ESXi
4 31 (13.66%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.96%) vSphere
6 8 (3.52%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (2.64%) XenApp
8 5 (2.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.76%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.88%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.88%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.88%) UAG
10 2 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.88%) XenServer
11 1 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (11.01%) SCCM
2 16 (7.05%) NetBackup
3 15 (6.61%) AirWatch
4 12 (5.29%) SCOM
5 10 (4.41%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (3.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (3.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (3.96%) WSUS
7 8 (3.52%) Puppet
7 8 (3.52%) Unicenter
8 5 (2.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (2.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (1.76%) Ansible
9 4 (1.76%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.32%) Netcool
10 3 (1.32%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 155 (68.28%) Microsoft
2 103 (45.37%) VMware
3 45 (19.82%) Cisco
4 40 (17.62%) Citrix
5 32 (14.10%) HP
6 26 (11.45%) NetApp
7 15 (6.61%) ServiceNow
8 13 (5.73%) Oracle
9 11 (4.85%) Symantec
10 10 (4.41%) F5
11 9 (3.96%) MobileIron
11 9 (3.96%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.64%) 3PAR
12 6 (2.64%) Genesys
12 6 (2.64%) Veritas
13 5 (2.20%) Blue Coat
13 5 (2.20%) CA
13 5 (2.20%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.20%) EMC
13 5 (2.20%) Informatica
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