Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 132 81
Rank change year-on-year -1 -51 -27
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 288 298 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.77% 1.77% 2.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.20% 9.41% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 189 288
South East median daily rate £300 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -1.52% +6.45%
10th Percentile £124 £130 £170
90th Percentile £489 £500 £450
England median daily rate £313 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 38
South East median hourly rate £16.58 £18.00 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.03% +4.14%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.28 £14.93
90th Percentile £36.45 £48.38 £32.50
England median hourly rate £17.49 £16.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.30% -2.12% -

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 2823 3166 3548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.39% 18.81% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1703 1921 2146
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £231
90th Percentile £538 £540 £520
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 125 111
South East median hourly rate £19.32 £21.16 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.69% +13.25% +14.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £40.15
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%

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 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -33 122 £390 +20.00% 18
Hampshire +58 80 £328 +3.15% 17
Buckinghamshire -13 53 £400 -3.03% 8
Berkshire -30 46 £335 -8.84% 3
Surrey -21 45 £250 -28.57% 7
West Sussex +11 28 £125 -45.65% 2
Oxfordshire +2 23 £300 +6.67% 7
Kent -15 7 £200 -44.06% 5
East Sussex +1 2 £395 +8.97% 1
Middlesex +4 1 £213 -34.62%
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 225 (78.13%) Windows
2 218 (75.69%) Active Directory
3 187 (64.93%) Microsoft
4 131 (45.49%) Office 365
5 125 (43.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 120 (41.67%) Windows Server
7 94 (32.64%) VMware
8 83 (28.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 74 (25.69%) ITIL
10 68 (23.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 62 (21.53%) Microsoft Office
12 61 (21.18%) Windows 7
13 60 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
13 60 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 60 (20.83%) MCSE
14 54 (18.75%) Cisco
15 53 (18.40%) Citrix
15 53 (18.40%) Skype for Business
16 51 (17.71%) PowerShell
16 51 (17.71%) Security Cleared
17 47 (16.32%) Firewall
18 46 (15.97%) Migration
18 46 (15.97%) SCCM
19 44 (15.28%) HP
19 44 (15.28%) LAN
19 44 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
19 44 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2007
20 43 (14.93%) DNS
21 40 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
22 39 (13.54%) DHCP

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
1 125 (43.40%) Exchange Server 2010
2 53 (18.40%) Skype for Business
3 44 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 40 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 35 (12.15%) SharePoint
6 19 (6.60%) IIS
7 11 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (2.43%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (2.08%) Apache
9 6 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.39%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.69%) CMS
12 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.35%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.35%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 62 (21.53%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.21%) MS Visio
3 13 (4.51%) Acrobat
3 13 (4.51%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.69%) XMetaL
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.35%) Eikon
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 131 (45.49%) Office 365
2 34 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (3.47%) OneDrive
5 8 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.39%) Yammer
7 3 (1.04%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (16.32%) Firewall
2 44 (15.28%) LAN
3 43 (14.93%) DNS
4 39 (13.54%) DHCP
5 37 (12.85%) SAN
6 35 (12.15%) WAN
7 32 (11.11%) Skype
8 26 (9.03%) TCP/IP
9 18 (6.25%) IP Telephony
10 14 (4.86%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (3.82%) VPN
12 10 (3.47%) VoIP
13 9 (3.13%) NAS
14 8 (2.78%) Network Security
14 8 (2.78%) VLAN
15 7 (2.43%) SMTP
16 6 (2.08%) Internet
16 6 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
17 4 (1.39%) Unified Communications
18 3 (1.04%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (2.43%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.04%) Big Data
5 3 (1.04%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.35%) MS Access
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.69%) Ant
2 2 (0.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.69%) Maven
2 2 (0.69%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.35%) MSI
General
1 20 (6.94%) Finance
2 7 (2.43%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.39%) Electronics
4 3 (1.04%) Marketing
5 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.35%) Legal
6 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (21.18%) Analyst
2 45 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 27 (9.38%) Support Analyst
4 24 (8.33%) Architect
5 19 (6.60%) Service Analyst
6 18 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (6.25%) Consultant
6 18 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
7 17 (5.90%) 1st Line Support
8 16 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 16 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (5.21%) Author
9 15 (5.21%) Technical Author
10 14 (4.86%) Active Directory Support
10 14 (4.86%) IT Support
10 14 (4.86%) Technical Support
11 13 (4.51%) Desktop Support
11 13 (4.51%) IT Analyst
12 12 (4.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.39%) .NET
1 4 (1.39%) Web Services
1 4 (1.39%) XML
2 2 (0.69%) OAuth
2 2 (0.69%) RESTful
2 2 (0.69%) XSLT
3 1 (0.35%) COM+
3 1 (0.35%) CSS
3 1 (0.35%) REST
3 1 (0.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.68%) Management Information System
2 19 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.51%) Clustering
4 9 (3.13%) PKI
5 8 (2.78%) NHS
6 7 (2.43%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.74%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.74%) Replication
9 4 (1.39%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.04%) CESG
10 3 (1.04%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.04%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.04%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.69%) HP Storage
11 2 (0.69%) iPad
11 2 (0.69%) iPhone
12 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 225 (78.13%) Windows
2 120 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 83 (28.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (21.18%) Windows 7
5 60 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (12.85%) Windows 10
8 25 (8.68%) Windows 8
9 21 (7.29%) Linux
10 15 (5.21%) Windows XP
11 10 (3.47%) Unix
12 9 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (3.13%) Solaris
13 8 (2.78%) Android
14 5 (1.74%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.39%) Apple iOS
16 3 (1.04%) CentOS
16 3 (1.04%) SUSE
17 2 (0.69%) Debian
17 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (25.69%) ITIL
2 46 (15.97%) Migration
3 30 (10.42%) Change Management
4 20 (6.94%) Incident Management
5 19 (6.60%) Service Management
6 17 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
8 15 (5.21%) Service Delivery
9 14 (4.86%) Network Design
9 14 (4.86%) Presales
10 12 (4.17%) PRINCE2
10 12 (4.17%) SDLC
11 10 (3.47%) DevOps
12 9 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (3.13%) ITIL V3
12 9 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (3.13%) Project Management
13 8 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (2.78%) Virtual Environments
14 7 (2.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (17.71%) PowerShell
2 21 (7.29%) SQL
3 7 (2.43%) VB
4 6 (2.08%) VBScript
5 5 (1.74%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.74%) Python
6 4 (1.39%) Java
7 2 (0.69%) C#
8 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 68 (23.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (20.83%) MCSE
3 51 (17.71%) Security Cleared
4 37 (12.85%) SC Cleared
5 25 (8.68%) MCP
6 24 (8.33%) MCSA
7 20 (6.94%) DV Cleared
8 18 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (5.90%) CCNA
10 14 (4.86%) MCDST
11 12 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (2.78%) MCITP
13 7 (2.43%) CCNP
14 6 (2.08%) Degree
15 3 (1.04%) CCSA
15 3 (1.04%) DBS Check
16 2 (0.69%) CCDP
16 2 (0.69%) Master's Degree
16 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.90%) SLA
2 3 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 218 (75.69%) Active Directory
2 60 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (11.46%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.29%) XenApp
5 17 (5.90%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (4.86%) vSphere
7 7 (2.43%) BitLocker
7 7 (2.43%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.08%) XenServer
9 5 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.69%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.69%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 46 (15.97%) SCCM
2 17 (5.90%) SCOM
3 12 (4.17%) AirWatch
4 11 (3.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 11 (3.82%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (2.43%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.43%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.74%) Puppet
7 5 (1.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (1.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (1.74%) WSUS
8 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.04%) Ansible
9 3 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.04%) Unicenter
10 2 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.35%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 187 (64.93%) Microsoft
2 94 (32.64%) VMware
3 54 (18.75%) Cisco
4 53 (18.40%) Citrix
5 44 (15.28%) HP
6 19 (6.60%) NetApp
7 18 (6.25%) Symantec
8 13 (4.51%) Adobe
8 13 (4.51%) Red Hat
9 11 (3.82%) CheckPoint
10 8 (2.78%) Blue Coat
10 8 (2.78%) McAfee
10 8 (2.78%) MobileIron
11 7 (2.43%) Avaya
11 7 (2.43%) LANDesk
12 6 (2.08%) Dell
12 6 (2.08%) Sun
13 5 (1.74%) Lotus
13 5 (1.74%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.74%) StorageTek