Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 161 168
Rank change year-on-year +46 +7 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 164 253 244
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.73% 1.61% 1.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.13% 9.27% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 176 137
Median daily rate £350 £303 £307
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.70% -1.47% -5.54%
10th Percentile £117 £130 £128
90th Percentile £519 £503 £500
England median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 24
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.45% +4.41% -13.38%
10th Percentile £16.00 £15.50 £12.30
90th Percentile £25.40 £39.25 £22.22
England median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +2.94% +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 1,352 2,730 2,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.26% 17.37% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 831 1,621 1,581
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £238 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £463 £475 £455
% change year-on-year -2.63% +4.40% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 99 85
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £19.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.94% -17.27% -9.16%
10th Percentile £11.46 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.10 £48.75 £56.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.76 £19.00
% change year-on-year +14.61% -1.26% -5.00%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange in the South East.

Daily rate trend for MS Exchange in the South East

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MS Exchange in the South East over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in the South East

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in the South East

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing MS Exchange in the South East over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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
Hampshire +60 64 £425 -5.56% 8
Thames Valley +6 59 £200 -38.46% 14
Berkshire +46 35 £200 -48.39% 7
Surrey +44 17 £213 +14.86% 7
Buckinghamshire -17 14 £450 +22.45% 1
West Sussex +5 13 £356 +78.13% 3
Oxfordshire +1 10 £158 -37.00% 6
East Sussex +21 5 £163 -69.05% 1
Kent +15 4 £388 +82.35% 8
Middlesex +16 1 £130 -
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 112 (68.29%) Windows
2 92 (56.10%) Office 365
3 90 (54.88%) Microsoft
3 90 (54.88%) Active Directory
4 78 (47.56%) Windows Server
5 51 (31.10%) VMware
6 46 (28.05%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (25.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
9 39 (23.78%) Security Cleared
10 38 (23.17%) Exchange Server 2007
11 36 (21.95%) Windows 7
12 35 (21.34%) Citrix
12 35 (21.34%) Migration
13 34 (20.73%) SCCM
14 32 (19.51%) SC Cleared
14 32 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
15 28 (17.07%) Azure
16 27 (16.46%) Windows 10
17 26 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
18 25 (15.24%) PowerShell
18 25 (15.24%) HP
19 24 (14.63%) ITIL
19 24 (14.63%) SharePoint
19 24 (14.63%) ITSM
19 24 (14.63%) Blackberry
19 24 (14.63%) Incident Management
19 24 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
20 23 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2013
20 23 (14.02%) Adobe

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 38 (23.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 24 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 24 (14.63%) SharePoint
3 23 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (9.15%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.66%) IIS
7 2 (1.22%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (12.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (12.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (11.59%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (11.59%) MS Visio
4 17 (10.37%) Acrobat
5 15 (9.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (12.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 92 (56.10%) Office 365
2 28 (17.07%) Azure
3 14 (8.54%) G Suite
4 7 (4.27%) AWS
4 7 (4.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.05%) OneDrive
5 5 (3.05%) Power Platform
5 5 (3.05%) PowerApps
6 4 (2.44%) Yammer
7 2 (1.22%) IaaS
8 1 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.61%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.41%) VPN
2 21 (12.80%) Internet
3 20 (12.20%) Remote Desktop
3 20 (12.20%) WebEx
4 18 (10.98%) DNS
5 16 (9.76%) Firewall
5 16 (9.76%) Skype
6 12 (7.32%) DHCP
6 12 (7.32%) LAN
7 10 (6.10%) SAN
8 9 (5.49%) TCP/IP
9 7 (4.27%) WAN
10 6 (3.66%) VoIP
11 5 (3.05%) Wireless
12 3 (1.83%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.83%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.83%) MPLS
12 3 (1.83%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.83%) PBX
12 3 (1.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 5 (3.05%) Public Sector
2 3 (1.83%) Law
2 3 (1.83%) Publishing
3 2 (1.22%) Finance
3 2 (1.22%) Police
4 1 (0.61%) Back Office
4 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.61%) Legal
4 1 (0.61%) Military
4 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (17.68%) Support Engineer
2 20 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (11.59%) Architect
4 16 (9.76%) Desktop Support
5 15 (9.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 15 (9.15%) Analyst
6 14 (8.54%) Office 365 Engineer
7 13 (7.93%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (7.93%) Windows Engineer
8 12 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (7.32%) IT Support
9 11 (6.71%) Consultant
9 11 (6.71%) Office 365 Architect
10 10 (6.10%) Help Desk Support
11 9 (5.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 9 (5.49%) IT Engineer
12 8 (4.88%) Deskside Engineer
13 7 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (4.27%) Exchange Engineer
13 7 (4.27%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.44%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.22%) LDAP
2 2 (1.22%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.61%) .NET
3 1 (0.61%) CSS
3 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.63%) Blackberry
2 21 (12.80%) Data Centre
3 18 (10.98%) PDA
4 7 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.27%) PKI
5 5 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.44%) Clustering
7 3 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.22%) Biotechnology
8 2 (1.22%) BYOD
8 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.22%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.61%) BBC
9 1 (0.61%) CESG
9 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 112 (68.29%) Windows
2 78 (47.56%) Windows Server
3 42 (25.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (21.95%) Windows 7
5 32 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (16.46%) Windows 10
7 21 (12.80%) Windows XP
8 20 (12.20%) Windows 2000
8 20 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (12.20%) Windows Vista
9 16 (9.76%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (5.49%) Android
11 7 (4.27%) Apple iOS
11 7 (4.27%) Linux
12 6 (3.66%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.44%) Unix
14 3 (1.83%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.83%) VMS
14 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (1.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (28.05%) Problem-Solving
2 35 (21.34%) Migration
3 24 (14.63%) Incident Management
3 24 (14.63%) ITIL
3 24 (14.63%) ITSM
4 21 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (6.71%) Capacity Management
6 10 (6.10%) Configuration Management
6 10 (6.10%) Software Delivery
7 9 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (5.49%) Fault Management
8 6 (3.66%) Information Security
8 6 (3.66%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (3.05%) Change Management
9 5 (3.05%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (3.05%) Project Management
9 5 (3.05%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.24%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.05%) SQL
3 2 (1.22%) VB
4 1 (0.61%) Python
4 1 (0.61%) Ruby
4 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (23.78%) Security Cleared
2 32 (19.51%) SC Cleared
3 17 (10.37%) DV Cleared
4 13 (7.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.27%) CCNA
6 7 (4.27%) MCSE
7 5 (3.05%) CCNP
7 5 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.05%) MCSA
8 3 (1.83%) MOS
9 2 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.22%) MCITP
9 2 (1.22%) MCP
9 2 (1.22%) VCAP
9 2 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.61%) CRISC
10 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.05%) SLA
2 2 (1.22%) GDPR
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) NIST
3 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (54.88%) Active Directory
2 26 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.15%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.93%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.66%) XenApp
6 5 (3.05%) vSphere
7 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.83%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.61%) Snort
10 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.61%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (20.73%) SCCM
2 20 (12.20%) ServiceCenter
3 19 (11.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (6.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (3.66%) SCOM
6 5 (3.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (2.44%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.83%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.83%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (1.83%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (1.22%) Ansible
9 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (1.22%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.61%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.61%) Terraform
10 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 90 (54.88%) Microsoft
2 51 (31.10%) VMware
3 35 (21.34%) Citrix
4 25 (15.24%) HP
5 23 (14.02%) Adobe
6 21 (12.80%) Cisco
6 21 (12.80%) Remedy
7 20 (12.20%) Bomgar
7 20 (12.20%) Peregrine
8 14 (8.54%) Proofpoint
9 13 (7.93%) IronPort
10 8 (4.88%) ServiceNow
11 7 (4.27%) MobileIron
11 7 (4.27%) NetApp
11 7 (4.27%) Symantec
12 5 (3.05%) Apple
13 4 (2.44%) CheckPoint
13 4 (2.44%) CommVault
13 4 (2.44%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.44%) RightFax