Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 April 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 63 79
Rank change year-on-year +7 +16 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 40 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.02% 1.80% 1.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.10% 11.05% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 11
South Wales median daily rate £275 £170 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.76% +21.43% -62.67%
10th Percentile £137 £129 £113
90th Percentile £425 £308 £400
Wales median daily rate £300 £180 £140
% change year-on-year +66.67% +28.57% -62.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
South Wales median hourly rate £13.50 £18.39 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.59% -21.74% +30.56%
10th Percentile £12.75 £16.58 £21.75
90th Percentile £14.25 £20.31 £25.25
Wales median hourly rate £11.75 £20.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -41.25% +1.27% +21.69%

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 South Wales with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 199 172 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 15.03% 16.30% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 116 133
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £182 £165 £200
90th Percentile £575 £528 £460
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
South Wales median hourly rate £11.75 £16.28 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.83% -39.14% +94.55%
10th Percentile £10.13 £14.23 £19.52
90th Percentile £13.63 £19.88 £58.05
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 £15.39 £23.50
% change year-on-year -22.03% -34.51% +63.48%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in South Wales

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Exchange in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in South Wales

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in South Wales over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in South Wales

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in South Wales

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 19 April 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
Newport - 20 £369 - 6
Cardiff -9 14 £158 -4.55% 3
Bridgend +5 1 - - 1
MS Exchange
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 Wales region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 27 (67.50%) Windows
1 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
2 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
3 22 (55.00%) SC Cleared
3 22 (55.00%) Security Cleared
4 20 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 18 (45.00%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (45.00%) Windows 7
5 18 (45.00%) ITIL
6 15 (37.50%) Firewall
6 15 (37.50%) Windows 10
7 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
8 13 (32.50%) SCCM
8 13 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (27.50%) McAfee ePO
9 11 (27.50%) VMware
9 11 (27.50%) McAfee
10 10 (25.00%) NHS
10 10 (25.00%) Skype for Business
10 10 (25.00%) Skype
11 9 (22.50%) Symantec
11 9 (22.50%) SQL
11 9 (22.50%) Cisco
11 9 (22.50%) VoIP
12 8 (20.00%) DHCP
12 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 8 (20.00%) DNS
12 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 8 (20.00%) vSphere
12 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 13 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (10.00%) IIS
4 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (37.50%) Firewall
2 10 (25.00%) Skype
3 9 (22.50%) VoIP
4 8 (20.00%) DHCP
4 8 (20.00%) DNS
4 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (17.50%) IP Telephony
5 7 (17.50%) Telepresence
5 7 (17.50%) Unified Communications
6 6 (15.00%) VLAN
7 4 (10.00%) SAN
7 4 (10.00%) VSAN
8 3 (7.50%) H.323
8 3 (7.50%) LAN
8 3 (7.50%) WAN
9 2 (5.00%) SMTP
9 2 (5.00%) VPN
10 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (2.50%) PBX
10 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Legal
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) IT Support
2 8 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) IT Support Technician
4 6 (15.00%) IT Technician
4 6 (15.00%) Support Technician
5 5 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support
6 4 (10.00%) IP Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) IP Telephony Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Telephony Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) IT Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) NHS
2 7 (17.50%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (17.50%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (17.50%) Video\Live Streaming
3 4 (10.00%) PKI
4 3 (7.50%) CESG
4 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (67.50%) Windows
2 20 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 18 (45.00%) Windows 7
4 15 (37.50%) Windows 10
5 7 (17.50%) Windows 8
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000
8 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) ITIL
1 18 (45.00%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (20.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 6 (15.00%) Disk Encryption
3 6 (15.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (15.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (15.00%) Software Deployment
4 5 (12.50%) High Availability
5 4 (10.00%) Project Management
6 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.50%) Migration
6 3 (7.50%) Time Management
7 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.00%) Security Hardening
7 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.00%) Test Management
7 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) C
2 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) VB
3 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (55.00%) SC Cleared
1 22 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (10.00%) CCNA
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (10.00%) Degree
5 3 (7.50%) MCSA
6 2 (5.00%) HNC
6 2 (5.00%) ISEB
6 2 (5.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.50%) MCTS
7 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (20.00%) vSphere
3 4 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) SCCM
2 11 (27.50%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (17.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (12.50%) Backup Exec
4 5 (12.50%) NetBackup
4 5 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (12.50%) SCOM
5 2 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (5.00%) HP ALM
5 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (5.00%) vCenter Server
5 2 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) McAfee
2 11 (27.50%) VMware
3 9 (22.50%) Cisco
3 9 (22.50%) Symantec
4 7 (17.50%) Polycom
5 6 (15.00%) Becrypt
5 6 (15.00%) Remedy
6 3 (7.50%) Citrix
6 3 (7.50%) HP
7 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle
8 1 (2.50%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (2.50%) Trustwave