Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 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
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 110 81
Rank change year-on-year -50 -29 -28
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 223 375 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.39% 2.08% 2.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.25% 11.15% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 247 288
South East median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £130 £150 £170
90th Percentile £500 £500 £477
England median daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -4.62% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 49
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.26% +22.86% +11.11%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £39.75 £45.40 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.52 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.30% -12.86% +6.06%

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 2702 3363 3326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.89% 18.66% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1566 2142 1983
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £251 £255 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £503
England median daily rate £450 £425 £396
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.32% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 127 125
South East median hourly rate £17.49 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.55% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £11.10 £12.25 £13.35
90th Percentile £46.13 £54.95 £40.09
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.23
% change year-on-year - +4.02% +6.82%

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 23 August 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 6 months to 23 August 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 6 months to 23 August 2017. 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 -64 100 £375 - 18
Hampshire +24 58 £339 +1.12% 20
Berkshire -32 45 £371 -1.13% 7
Buckinghamshire -33 42 £398 -6.47% 8
Surrey -31 29 £250 -23.08% 9
West Sussex +8 21 £138 -47.12% 3
Oxfordshire -17 13 £288 +4.55% 3
Kent -2 12 £338 -5.59% 2
East Sussex -2 2 £395 +8.97% 1
Middlesex +7 1 £213 -34.62%
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 170 (76.23%) Windows
2 167 (74.89%) Active Directory
3 142 (63.68%) Microsoft
4 94 (42.15%) VMware
5 93 (41.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 91 (40.81%) Windows Server
7 83 (37.22%) Office 365
8 76 (34.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 59 (26.46%) VMware Infrastructure
10 55 (24.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 55 (24.66%) Firewall
11 48 (21.52%) Citrix
12 47 (21.08%) Cisco
13 44 (19.73%) Microsoft Office
13 44 (19.73%) PowerShell
14 42 (18.83%) ITIL
15 41 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
15 41 (18.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 41 (18.39%) HP
15 41 (18.39%) Windows 7
15 41 (18.39%) Skype for Business
16 39 (17.49%) DNS
17 38 (17.04%) SAN
18 36 (16.14%) Security Cleared
19 33 (14.80%) Migration
20 32 (14.35%) MCSE
20 32 (14.35%) Microsoft Azure
21 30 (13.45%) Exchange Server 2007
21 30 (13.45%) Skype
21 30 (13.45%) SQL Server

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 93 (41.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 41 (18.39%) Skype for Business
3 30 (13.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 28 (12.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (12.56%) SharePoint
5 21 (9.42%) IIS
6 20 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (4.04%) Apache
8 6 (2.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (2.24%) EPiServer
9 5 (2.24%) FileNet
9 5 (2.24%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.79%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.90%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.90%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (19.73%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.59%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.69%) Acrobat
3 6 (2.69%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.45%) Eikon
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 83 (37.22%) Office 365
2 32 (14.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (3.59%) OneDrive
5 6 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.35%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.35%) Yammer
7 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (24.66%) Firewall
2 39 (17.49%) DNS
3 38 (17.04%) SAN
4 30 (13.45%) Skype
5 29 (13.00%) DHCP
6 28 (12.56%) LAN
7 19 (8.52%) TCP/IP
8 17 (7.62%) WAN
9 12 (5.38%) VPN
10 11 (4.93%) SMTP
11 10 (4.48%) NAS
12 8 (3.59%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (3.14%) Internet
13 7 (3.14%) IP Telephony
13 7 (3.14%) Unified Communications
14 6 (2.69%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (2.69%) PSTN
14 6 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (2.24%) BIG-IP
15 5 (2.24%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.35%) Big Data
4 3 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.90%) MS Access
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.90%) Ant
2 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.90%) Maven
2 2 (0.90%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (8.97%) Finance
2 6 (2.69%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.79%) Electronics
4 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.90%) Marketing
5 1 (0.45%) Advertising
5 1 (0.45%) Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Legal
5 1 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (18.83%) Analyst
2 38 (17.04%) Support Engineer
3 24 (10.76%) Consultant
4 20 (8.97%) 3rd Line Support
4 20 (8.97%) Support Analyst
5 17 (7.62%) Architect
6 16 (7.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (5.38%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (5.38%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (4.93%) Active Directory Engineer
9 11 (4.93%) Technical Architect
10 10 (4.48%) Exchange Consultant
10 10 (4.48%) IT Analyst
10 10 (4.48%) IT Support
10 10 (4.48%) Service Analyst
10 10 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (4.04%) Desktop Support
11 9 (4.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.14%) .NET
2 5 (2.24%) Web Services
3 2 (0.90%) OAuth
3 2 (0.90%) RESTful
3 2 (0.90%) SOAP
3 2 (0.90%) XML
3 2 (0.90%) XSLT
4 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.45%) COM+
4 1 (0.45%) CSS
4 1 (0.45%) HTML
4 1 (0.45%) HTML5
4 1 (0.45%) REST
4 1 (0.45%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.07%) Clustering
2 14 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.93%) Replication
4 10 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.14%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.69%) NHS
7 5 (2.24%) CESG
7 5 (2.24%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.24%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.24%) Tandem
8 4 (1.79%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.79%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.79%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.35%) PKI
10 2 (0.90%) iPad
10 2 (0.90%) iPhone
11 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.45%) FMCG
11 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 170 (76.23%) Windows
2 91 (40.81%) Windows Server
3 76 (34.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (24.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (18.39%) Windows 7
5 41 (18.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (13.00%) Windows 10
7 22 (9.87%) Linux
8 15 (6.73%) Windows XP
9 14 (6.28%) Windows 8
10 12 (5.38%) Unix
11 8 (3.59%) Android
12 7 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (3.14%) Solaris
13 4 (1.79%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.35%) CentOS
14 3 (1.35%) SUSE
15 2 (0.90%) Debian
15 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.90%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.83%) ITIL
2 33 (14.80%) Migration
3 15 (6.73%) Service Management
4 14 (6.28%) Network Design
5 12 (5.38%) Incident Management
5 12 (5.38%) Service Delivery
6 11 (4.93%) Project Management
6 11 (4.93%) Server Virtualisation
7 10 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (4.48%) PRINCE2
8 9 (4.04%) Capacity Management
8 9 (4.04%) DevOps
8 9 (4.04%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 9 (4.04%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (4.04%) Virtual Environments
9 8 (3.59%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.14%) Asset Management
10 7 (3.14%) Business Continuity
10 7 (3.14%) Change Management
10 7 (3.14%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 44 (19.73%) PowerShell
2 24 (10.76%) SQL
3 7 (3.14%) VB
4 5 (2.24%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.24%) JCL
4 5 (2.24%) Python
4 5 (2.24%) VBScript
5 3 (1.35%) C#
5 3 (1.35%) Java
6 2 (0.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 41 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (16.14%) Security Cleared
3 32 (14.35%) MCSE
4 25 (11.21%) SC Cleared
5 18 (8.07%) DV Cleared
6 17 (7.62%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (6.73%) CCNA
7 15 (6.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (6.28%) MCP
8 14 (6.28%) MCSA
9 8 (3.59%) CCNP
9 8 (3.59%) MCITP
10 4 (1.79%) Degree
10 4 (1.79%) MCDST
10 4 (1.79%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.35%) CCSA
11 3 (1.35%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.90%) CCDP
12 2 (0.90%) PMP
12 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.17%) SLA
2 3 (1.35%) QA
3 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 167 (74.89%) Active Directory
2 59 (26.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (12.11%) Hyper-V
4 24 (10.76%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (6.28%) XenApp
6 10 (4.48%) vSphere
7 7 (3.14%) BitLocker
7 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (3.14%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.69%) XenServer
9 5 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.90%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.90%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.90%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (11.66%) SCCM
2 13 (5.83%) NetBackup
2 13 (5.83%) SCOM
3 10 (4.48%) AirWatch
3 10 (4.48%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (4.04%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (3.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (3.14%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (3.14%) WSUS
7 5 (2.24%) Puppet
7 5 (2.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (2.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (2.24%) Unicenter
8 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.35%) Ansible
9 3 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 142 (63.68%) Microsoft
2 94 (42.15%) VMware
3 48 (21.52%) Citrix
4 47 (21.08%) Cisco
5 41 (18.39%) HP
6 19 (8.52%) NetApp
7 16 (7.17%) Symantec
8 12 (5.38%) Red Hat
9 11 (4.93%) CheckPoint
10 9 (4.04%) MobileIron
11 8 (3.59%) Blue Coat
11 8 (3.59%) McAfee
11 8 (3.59%) Oracle
11 8 (3.59%) ServiceNow
12 7 (3.14%) Dell
12 7 (3.14%) F5
13 6 (2.69%) Adobe
13 6 (2.69%) Veritas
14 5 (2.24%) Informatica
14 5 (2.24%) Lotus