Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 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 West
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 103 94
Rank change year-on-year -18 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 90 116 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.63% 1.98% 1.99%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.10% 10.67% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 82 76
South West median daily rate £355 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.23% +44.44% -26.23%
10th Percentile £165 £135 £128
90th Percentile £450 £475 £350
England median daily rate £313 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 13
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £28.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.43% +47.37% +10.14%
10th Percentile £27.58 £18.20 £12.08
90th Percentile £49.88 £33.75 £23.62
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -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 West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 811 1087 1089
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.73% 18.58% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 760 737
South West median daily rate £375 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -0.68% -2.67%
10th Percentile £217 £213 £185
90th Percentile £525 £513 £511
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 34 59
South West median hourly rate £39.75 £32.50 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.31% -0.12% +94.27%
10th Percentile £17.08 £13.73 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.38 £50.68 £44.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in the South West

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in the South West

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in the South West over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in the South West

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in the South West

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in the South West over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Exchange in the South West

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 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
Dorset +28 31 £425 +220.75% 3
Bristol -26 17 £264 -20.68% 5
Wiltshire -13 15 £323 -0.77% 2
Gloucestershire +13 14 £340 +4.62% 2
Somerset -1 9 £180 -42.40% 2
Devon -4 1 - - 1
Cornwall -10 1 £350 - 1
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 West region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 76 (84.44%) Windows
2 68 (75.56%) Active Directory
3 54 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (57.78%) Microsoft
5 40 (44.44%) Migration
5 40 (44.44%) Windows Server
6 39 (43.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (42.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (40.00%) Office 365
9 27 (30.00%) Windows 10
10 26 (28.89%) Windows 7
11 25 (27.78%) Citrix
12 24 (26.67%) SQL
13 23 (25.56%) Skype for Business
14 22 (24.44%) SCCM
15 20 (22.22%) Skype
15 20 (22.22%) SQL Server
16 19 (21.11%) VMware
17 18 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
17 18 (20.00%) PowerShell
18 17 (18.89%) Hyper-V
18 17 (18.89%) Finance
19 16 (17.78%) Firewall
19 16 (17.78%) Cisco
19 16 (17.78%) Windows 8
20 15 (16.67%) AirWatch
20 15 (16.67%) Security Cleared
21 14 (15.56%) SC Cleared
21 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
22 13 (14.44%) DNS

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 54 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (25.56%) Skype for Business
3 18 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (14.44%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.11%) Apache
6 1 (1.11%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.11%) IIS
6 1 (1.11%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (40.00%) Office 365
2 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.11%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.22%) Skype
2 16 (17.78%) Firewall
3 13 (14.44%) DNS
4 11 (12.22%) DHCP
5 10 (11.11%) LAN
5 10 (11.11%) SAN
6 8 (8.89%) TCP/IP
7 6 (6.67%) VPN
8 5 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (5.56%) PBX
8 5 (5.56%) VLAN
9 4 (4.44%) Extranet
9 4 (4.44%) Intranet
9 4 (4.44%) WAN
10 3 (3.33%) IP Telephony
10 3 (3.33%) NAS
10 3 (3.33%) NetScaler
10 3 (3.33%) VoIP
11 2 (2.22%) IPsec
11 2 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.44%) MySQL
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 17 (18.89%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Back Office
3 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.44%) Aerospace
4 4 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.33%) Electronics
5 3 (3.33%) Marketing
6 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (37.78%) Analyst
2 14 (15.56%) Active Directory Support
2 14 (15.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 14 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (14.44%) Active Directory Analyst
3 13 (14.44%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 10 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
4 10 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 10 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) Consultant
5 9 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) Service Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (7.78%) Administrator
7 7 (7.78%) Office 365 Specialist
8 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Exchange Consultant
8 6 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) Web Services
2 2 (2.22%) Middleware
2 2 (2.22%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.11%) .NET
3 1 (1.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.67%) VAX
3 5 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.44%) RIA
5 2 (2.22%) Clustering
5 2 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.22%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.22%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 76 (84.44%) Windows
2 40 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 39 (43.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (42.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (30.00%) Windows 10
6 26 (28.89%) Windows 7
7 16 (17.78%) Windows 8
8 11 (12.22%) Linux
9 7 (7.78%) Unix
10 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (4.44%) CentOS
12 1 (1.11%) Android
12 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (44.44%) Migration
2 12 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 9 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (4.44%) Asset Management
5 4 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (4.44%) ITIL
5 4 (4.44%) Regression Testing
5 4 (4.44%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (4.44%) Test Management
5 4 (4.44%) Web Development
6 3 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (3.33%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.22%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.22%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.22%) Identity Management
7 2 (2.22%) MODAF
7 2 (2.22%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (2.22%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.67%) SQL
2 18 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.44%) PHP
4 1 (1.11%) Java
4 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.22%) Degree
5 1 (1.11%) CCNA
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.11%) MCP
5 1 (1.11%) MCSA
5 1 (1.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
2 3 (3.33%) RMADS
3 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (75.56%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.89%) Hyper-V
3 11 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.89%) XenApp
5 4 (4.44%) Samba
5 4 (4.44%) Squid
6 3 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.22%) Xen
8 1 (1.11%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.11%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (24.44%) SCCM
2 15 (16.67%) AirWatch
3 12 (13.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 11 (12.22%) SCOM
5 9 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (10.00%) WSUS
6 8 (8.89%) Nagios
7 4 (4.44%) Backup Exec
7 4 (4.44%) SCOrch
7 4 (4.44%) SCSM
7 4 (4.44%) Webmin
7 4 (4.44%) Xymon
8 2 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (57.78%) Microsoft
2 25 (27.78%) Citrix
3 19 (21.11%) VMware
4 16 (17.78%) Cisco
5 12 (13.33%) Symantec
6 11 (12.22%) MobileIron
7 10 (11.11%) McAfee
7 10 (11.11%) Veeam
8 7 (7.78%) NetApp
9 6 (6.67%) Oracle
9 6 (6.67%) Sun
10 5 (5.56%) Forcepoint
10 5 (5.56%) HP
11 4 (4.44%) AlienVault
11 4 (4.44%) Dell KACE
11 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
12 3 (3.33%) SAP
13 2 (2.22%) Apple
13 2 (2.22%) EMC
13 2 (2.22%) IBM