Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 134 102
Rank change year-on-year +3 -32 -41
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 303 258 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.84% 1.67% 2.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.25% 9.68% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 166 221
South East median daily rate £290 £343 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.33% +5.38% +3.17%
10th Percentile £122 £168 £160
90th Percentile £491 £488 £475
England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 37
South East median hourly rate £16.26 £19.31 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.81% +19.66% +0.88%
10th Percentile £10.20 £12.50 £13.60
90th Percentile £26.50 £55.65 £40.58
England median hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.47% +6.25% -5.88%

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 2,955 2,665 3,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.91% 17.29% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,745 1,568 2,046
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £238
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 103 119
South East median hourly rate £19.34 £21.29 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.16% -0.98% +22.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £55.65 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -17 121 £345 -3.50% 44
Hampshire +37 94 £288 -25.32% 20
Buckinghamshire -8 47 £431 +18.97% 11
Surrey -27 43 £250 -23.08% 15
Berkshire -40 42 £318 -11.81% 23
Oxfordshire +13 33 £300 -14.29% 10
West Sussex +13 29 £130 -43.48% 5
Kent -11 9 £350 +94.44% 18
Middlesex +2 1 £213 -
East Sussex -8 1 - - 4
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 243 (80.20%) Windows
2 234 (77.23%) Active Directory
3 192 (63.37%) Microsoft
4 164 (54.13%) Office 365
5 132 (43.56%) Windows Server
6 127 (41.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 101 (33.33%) ITIL
8 100 (33.00%) VMware
9 80 (26.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 77 (25.41%) Microsoft Office
11 76 (25.08%) Windows 7
12 75 (24.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 69 (22.77%) Citrix
14 61 (20.13%) MCSE
14 61 (20.13%) Skype for Business
14 61 (20.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 59 (19.47%) Security Cleared
16 57 (18.81%) LAN
17 55 (18.15%) SCCM
18 52 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
18 52 (17.16%) WAN
19 51 (16.83%) PowerShell
20 49 (16.17%) Cisco
21 47 (15.51%) Exchange Server 2007
22 46 (15.18%) Migration
23 45 (14.85%) Firewall
23 45 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
24 44 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2013
25 43 (14.19%) SC Cleared
26 42 (13.86%) DNS

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
1 127 (41.91%) Exchange Server 2010
2 61 (20.13%) Skype for Business
3 47 (15.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 44 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 37 (12.21%) SharePoint
6 23 (7.59%) IIS
7 7 (2.31%) Apache
7 7 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.65%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.99%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.66%) CMS
11 2 (0.66%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
Applications
1 77 (25.41%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.95%) Acrobat
2 15 (4.95%) MS Visio
2 15 (4.95%) PaintShop Pro
3 2 (0.66%) XMetaL
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 164 (54.13%) Office 365
2 45 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.96%) Azure Active Directory
3 12 (3.96%) OneDrive
4 11 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.99%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.33%) IaaS
7 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (18.81%) LAN
2 52 (17.16%) WAN
3 45 (14.85%) Firewall
4 42 (13.86%) DNS
5 41 (13.53%) Skype
6 40 (13.20%) DHCP
7 27 (8.91%) SAN
7 27 (8.91%) TCP/IP
8 19 (6.27%) IP Telephony
9 18 (5.94%) Remote Desktop
10 15 (4.95%) VoIP
11 11 (3.63%) VPN
12 8 (2.64%) Network Security
12 8 (2.64%) VLAN
12 8 (2.64%) Wireless
13 6 (1.98%) Internet
13 6 (1.98%) SMTP
14 5 (1.65%) NAS
15 4 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
15 4 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.99%) Big Data
4 3 (0.99%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (0.99%) MSI
2 2 (0.66%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (3.30%) Finance
2 7 (2.31%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.65%) Retail
4 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.33%) Marketing
4 1 (0.33%) Military
4 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (20.46%) Analyst
2 37 (12.21%) Support Engineer
3 30 (9.90%) Support Analyst
4 24 (7.92%) Architect
4 24 (7.92%) Service Analyst
5 23 (7.59%) Service Desk Analyst
6 22 (7.26%) 1st Line Support
7 21 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 20 (6.60%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (6.60%) Consultant
9 18 (5.94%) IT Support
10 17 (5.61%) Author
10 17 (5.61%) Technical Author
11 16 (5.28%) Desktop Support
12 15 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 14 (4.62%) IT Analyst
14 13 (4.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 13 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
14 13 (4.29%) Service Desk Support
14 13 (4.29%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.99%) Web Services
2 2 (0.66%) .NET
2 2 (0.66%) XML
3 1 (0.33%) CSS
3 1 (0.33%) REST
3 1 (0.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.92%) Management Information System
2 20 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.63%) Clustering
3 11 (3.63%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.97%) PKI
4 9 (2.97%) Smartphone
5 6 (1.98%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.65%) iPad
6 5 (1.65%) NHS
6 5 (1.65%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.32%) CMDB
7 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.99%) CESG
8 3 (0.99%) Replication
9 2 (0.66%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.66%) iPhone
9 2 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 243 (80.20%) Windows
2 132 (43.56%) Windows Server
3 80 (26.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 76 (25.08%) Windows 7
5 52 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (12.21%) Windows 10
7 35 (11.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (8.25%) Windows 8
9 24 (7.92%) Linux
10 11 (3.63%) Android
10 11 (3.63%) Windows Vista
11 9 (2.97%) Solaris
11 9 (2.97%) Unix
12 8 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.98%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.65%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.65%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.99%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.66%) SUSE
16 2 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (33.33%) ITIL
2 46 (15.18%) Migration
3 39 (12.87%) Change Management
4 28 (9.24%) Incident Management
5 22 (7.26%) Service Management
6 18 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (5.94%) Service Delivery
7 16 (5.28%) ITIL V3
8 14 (4.62%) Presales
9 13 (4.29%) PRINCE2
9 13 (4.29%) SDLC
10 12 (3.96%) Mobile Device Management
10 12 (3.96%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (3.63%) Server Virtualisation
12 9 (2.97%) Mentoring
13 8 (2.64%) Configuration Management
13 8 (2.64%) ITSM
13 8 (2.64%) Network Design
13 8 (2.64%) Problem Management
13 8 (2.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (16.83%) PowerShell
2 19 (6.27%) SQL
3 5 (1.65%) VB
4 4 (1.32%) VBScript
5 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.66%) Java
5 2 (0.66%) Python
6 1 (0.33%) C
6 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (24.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (20.13%) MCSE
3 59 (19.47%) Security Cleared
4 43 (14.19%) SC Cleared
5 26 (8.58%) MCP
6 23 (7.59%) DV Cleared
7 21 (6.93%) MCSA
8 19 (6.27%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (5.94%) CCNA
10 17 (5.61%) MCDST
11 14 (4.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (2.31%) Degree
13 4 (1.32%) CCSP
13 4 (1.32%) MCITP
14 3 (0.99%) CCNP
14 3 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.99%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.66%) CCENT
15 2 (0.66%) MCSM
15 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.93%) SLA
2 3 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 234 (77.23%) Active Directory
2 61 (20.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (13.20%) Hyper-V
4 26 (8.58%) vSphere
5 22 (7.26%) XenApp
6 15 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.64%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.98%) XenServer
9 5 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.32%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.66%) Docker
12 2 (0.66%) vCloud
13 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.33%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 55 (18.15%) SCCM
2 16 (5.28%) SCOM
3 10 (3.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (3.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 9 (2.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (2.64%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (2.64%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (2.31%) AirWatch
6 7 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.65%) WSUS
8 4 (1.32%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.66%) Ansible
10 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.66%) Puppet
10 2 (0.66%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.66%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.66%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.66%) vRealize
Vendors
1 192 (63.37%) Microsoft
2 100 (33.00%) VMware
3 69 (22.77%) Citrix
4 49 (16.17%) Cisco
5 42 (13.86%) HP
6 20 (6.60%) Symantec
7 15 (4.95%) Adobe
7 15 (4.95%) Dell
8 14 (4.62%) NetApp
9 11 (3.63%) McAfee
10 10 (3.30%) Apple
11 8 (2.64%) Avaya
11 8 (2.64%) Lumension
11 8 (2.64%) Polycom
12 7 (2.31%) CheckPoint
12 7 (2.31%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.98%) IBM
13 6 (1.98%) Ivanti
13 6 (1.98%) Oracle
14 5 (1.65%) Blue Coat