Period
to 17 August 2018

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 August 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 West
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 110 95
Rank change year-on-year -18 -15 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 88 97 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.60% 1.78% 1.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.94% 12.09% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 64 80
South West median daily rate £275 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% - +44.44%
10th Percentile £204 £163 £135
90th Percentile £438 £450 £476
England median daily rate £301 £310 £325
% change year-on-year -2.90% -4.62% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 7
South West median hourly rate £79.50 £42.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.06% +123.68% -5.44%
10th Percentile £30.15 £28.25 £8.38
90th Percentile £132.45 £48.75 £31.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +15.15% +10.00% -14.29%

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 885 802 1,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.08% 14.73% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 498 774
South West median daily rate £411 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +1.35% +3.50%
10th Percentile £250 £221 £215
90th Percentile £538 £527 £513
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 38
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.55% +33.33% +26.92%
10th Percentile £12.75 £23.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £52.50 £49.58
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75% +1.27%

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 August 2018.

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 August 2018.

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 August 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
Bristol -14 20 £353 +28.18% 5
Dorset -13 19 £250 -42.86% 15
Gloucestershire -2 17 £325 +4.00% 12
Wiltshire +7 13 £425 +36.00% 10
Somerset +2 7 £225 +12.50% 5
Cornwall -1 7 £250 -28.57% 2
Devon +7 2 - - 1
MS Exchange
England

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

1 71 (80.68%) Windows
2 62 (70.45%) Microsoft
3 54 (61.36%) Active Directory
4 50 (56.82%) Windows Server
5 37 (42.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (36.36%) VMware
7 26 (29.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (28.41%) Office 365
8 25 (28.41%) ITIL
9 23 (26.14%) Citrix
10 21 (23.86%) SCCM
10 21 (23.86%) Windows 10
11 19 (21.59%) Windows 7
12 18 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (20.45%) DNS
13 17 (19.32%) ITIL V3
13 17 (19.32%) Data Centre
14 15 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 15 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (17.05%) SAN
14 15 (17.05%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (15.91%) Clustering
15 14 (15.91%) vSphere
16 13 (14.77%) XenApp
16 13 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (14.77%) NetApp
16 13 (14.77%) DHCP
16 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Clustering
17 12 (13.64%) Problem-Solving

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 37 (42.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 10 (11.36%) Skype for Business
4 7 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (4.55%) Apache
6 4 (4.55%) IIS
6 4 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (3.41%) Confluence
7 3 (3.41%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (2.27%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (28.41%) Office 365
2 8 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.41%) Slack
5 2 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.27%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.14%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.45%) DNS
2 15 (17.05%) SAN
3 13 (14.77%) DHCP
4 11 (12.50%) Firewall
5 9 (10.23%) Skype
6 8 (9.09%) Internet
6 8 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 6 (6.82%) LAN
7 6 (6.82%) NAS
7 6 (6.82%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (5.68%) VLAN
8 5 (5.68%) WAN
9 4 (4.55%) IP Telephony
9 4 (4.55%) SMS
10 3 (3.41%) DDNS
10 3 (3.41%) Ethernet
10 3 (3.41%) SMTP
11 2 (2.27%) VoIP
11 2 (2.27%) VPN
11 2 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) MS Access
3 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.41%) JIRA
General
1 11 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Back Office
2 3 (3.41%) Military
2 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.14%) Law
3 1 (1.14%) Legal
3 1 (1.14%) Marketing
3 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (14.77%) Analyst
2 12 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 8 (9.09%) Data Centre Analyst
4 6 (6.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (6.82%) Administrator
4 6 (6.82%) Exchange Specialist
4 6 (6.82%) Server Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) Senior Technician
5 5 (5.68%) Server Technician
5 5 (5.68%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (4.55%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.55%) Messaging Specialist
6 4 (4.55%) Office 365 Specialist
6 4 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.82%) Web Services
2 2 (2.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.14%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.32%) Data Centre
2 15 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (15.91%) Clustering
4 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.41%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.27%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.27%) iPad
6 2 (2.27%) PKI
6 2 (2.27%) PMI
6 2 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.27%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.14%) iPhone
7 1 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.14%) NHS
7 1 (1.14%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 71 (80.68%) Windows
2 50 (56.82%) Windows Server
3 26 (29.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (23.86%) Windows 10
5 19 (21.59%) Windows 7
6 18 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (10.23%) Linux
8 6 (6.82%) Unix
9 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (4.55%) Solaris
10 4 (4.55%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.41%) ITIL
2 17 (19.32%) ITIL V3
3 15 (17.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (12.50%) Security Patching
5 11 (12.50%) Service Management
6 10 (11.36%) Configuration Management
7 9 (10.23%) DevOps
7 9 (10.23%) Migration
8 6 (6.82%) Incident Management
9 5 (5.68%) Change Management
9 5 (5.68%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (4.55%) Email Migration
10 4 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.41%) Business Continuity Planning
11 3 (3.41%) Demand Management
11 3 (3.41%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.36%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.23%) SQL
3 3 (3.41%) Perl
3 3 (3.41%) Python
3 3 (3.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 10 (11.36%) MCSA
4 9 (10.23%) Degree
5 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.27%) CCNA
8 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.27%) MCSE
8 2 (2.27%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.27%) PMP
9 1 (1.14%) CCDP
9 1 (1.14%) CCIE
9 1 (1.14%) CCIE Security
9 1 (1.14%) CCNP
9 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.14%) MCDST
9 1 (1.14%) MCITP
9 1 (1.14%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.64%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) GDPR
2 2 (2.27%) RMADS
3 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.14%) PMO
System Software
1 54 (61.36%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.91%) vSphere
3 13 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (14.77%) XenApp
4 9 (10.23%) VMware Server
5 7 (7.95%) Hyper-V
6 6 (6.82%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (3.41%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (3.41%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 21 (23.86%) SCCM
2 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (6.82%) WSUS
4 5 (5.68%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (5.68%) SCOM
5 3 (3.41%) Ansible
5 3 (3.41%) Nessus
6 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.27%) Netcool
6 2 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (2.27%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.27%) SCSM
6 2 (2.27%) Unicenter
6 2 (2.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 62 (70.45%) Microsoft
2 32 (36.36%) VMware
3 23 (26.14%) Citrix
4 13 (14.77%) NetApp
5 11 (12.50%) CommVault
6 6 (6.82%) EMC
6 6 (6.82%) McAfee
7 5 (5.68%) Cisco
8 4 (4.55%) HP
8 4 (4.55%) IronPort
8 4 (4.55%) Oracle
8 4 (4.55%) RightFax
8 4 (4.55%) SAP
8 4 (4.55%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.41%) Splunk
10 2 (2.27%) Apple
10 2 (2.27%) Meridio
10 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.27%) Veritas
11 1 (1.14%) Pegasus