Period
to 23 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 23 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 97 101
Rank change year-on-year -18 +4 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 93 118 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.68% 2.04% 1.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.36% 10.84% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 85 79
South West median daily rate £355 £320 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.94% +42.22% -25.00%
10th Percentile £177 £131 £126
90th Percentile £450 £475 £350
England median daily rate £311 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -4.23% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 11
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £28.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.07% +47.37% +2.70%
10th Percentile £18.51 £18.20 £11.85
90th Percentile £49.63 £33.75 £23.75
England median hourly rate £17.49 £16.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.30% -2.12% -0.75%

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 819 1089 1105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.82% 18.80% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 762 752
South West median daily rate £375 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £219 £213 £186
90th Percentile £525 £519 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 56
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £34.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.54% -6.53% +101.57%
10th Percentile £16.89 £13.15 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.95 £44.38
England median hourly rate £20.44 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.18% +5.26% +5.56%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 +16 29 £425 +150.00% 1
Bristol -26 19 £260 -20.00% 3
Wiltshire -18 16 £325 -3.70% 1
Gloucestershire +15 14 £340 +4.62% 3
Somerset -1 11 £190 -39.20% 1
Cornwall -9 1 £350 -
Devon -11 1 - - 1
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 78 (83.87%) Windows
2 70 (75.27%) Active Directory
3 55 (59.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 53 (56.99%) Microsoft
5 42 (45.16%) Windows Server
6 41 (44.09%) Migration
6 41 (44.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (43.01%) Office 365
8 38 (40.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (31.18%) Windows 10
10 27 (29.03%) Windows 7
11 25 (26.88%) Citrix
12 24 (25.81%) SQL
13 23 (24.73%) Skype for Business
13 23 (24.73%) SCCM
14 20 (21.51%) Skype
14 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
15 19 (20.43%) Cisco
15 19 (20.43%) VMware
15 19 (20.43%) Firewall
16 18 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2013
16 18 (19.35%) PowerShell
17 17 (18.28%) Hyper-V
17 17 (18.28%) Windows 8
18 16 (17.20%) Security Cleared
18 16 (17.20%) Finance
19 15 (16.13%) DNS
19 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
19 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
19 15 (16.13%) AirWatch

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 55 (59.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (24.73%) Skype for Business
3 18 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (15.05%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (4.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.08%) Apache
6 1 (1.08%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.08%) IIS
6 1 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (43.01%) Office 365
2 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.08%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.51%) Skype
2 19 (20.43%) Firewall
3 15 (16.13%) DNS
4 11 (11.83%) DHCP
5 10 (10.75%) LAN
6 8 (8.60%) SAN
6 8 (8.60%) TCP/IP
7 7 (7.53%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (6.45%) VPN
9 5 (5.38%) PBX
9 5 (5.38%) VLAN
10 4 (4.30%) Extranet
10 4 (4.30%) Intranet
10 4 (4.30%) WAN
11 3 (3.23%) IP Telephony
11 3 (3.23%) NAS
11 3 (3.23%) NetScaler
11 3 (3.23%) VoIP
12 2 (2.15%) Internet
12 2 (2.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.30%) MySQL
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 16 (17.20%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Back Office
3 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.30%) Aerospace
4 4 (4.30%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.23%) Electronics
5 3 (3.23%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (35.48%) Analyst
2 15 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (15.05%) Active Directory Support
4 13 (13.98%) Active Directory Analyst
4 13 (13.98%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 13 (13.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (10.75%) Consultant
5 10 (10.75%) Support Analyst
5 10 (10.75%) Support Engineer
6 9 (9.68%) Infrastructure Support
6 9 (9.68%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 8 (8.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (8.60%) Office 365 Specialist
7 8 (8.60%) Service Analyst
8 7 (7.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) Exchange Consultant
9 6 (6.45%) Exchange Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) IT Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) Migration Analyst
9 6 (6.45%) Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) Web Services
2 2 (2.15%) .NET
2 2 (2.15%) Middleware
2 2 (2.15%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.45%) VAX
3 5 (5.38%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.30%) RIA
5 2 (2.15%) Clustering
5 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.15%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.15%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) EPoS
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 78 (83.87%) Windows
2 42 (45.16%) Windows Server
3 41 (44.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (40.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (31.18%) Windows 10
6 27 (29.03%) Windows 7
7 17 (18.28%) Windows 8
8 11 (11.83%) Linux
9 7 (7.53%) Unix
10 4 (4.30%) CentOS
10 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.08%) Android
11 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (44.09%) Migration
2 13 (13.98%) Service Delivery
3 8 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.38%) ITIL
4 5 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (4.30%) Asset Management
5 4 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (4.30%) Regression Testing
5 4 (4.30%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (4.30%) Test Management
5 4 (4.30%) Web Development
6 3 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (3.23%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.15%) ArchiMate
7 2 (2.15%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.15%) Identity Management
7 2 (2.15%) MODAF
7 2 (2.15%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (2.15%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.81%) SQL
2 18 (19.35%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.30%) PHP
4 1 (1.08%) Java
4 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (17.20%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.15%) Degree
5 1 (1.08%) CCNA
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.08%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.08%) MCP
5 1 (1.08%) MCSA
5 1 (1.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) SLA
2 3 (3.23%) RMADS
3 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (75.27%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.28%) Hyper-V
3 13 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.60%) XenApp
5 4 (4.30%) Samba
5 4 (4.30%) Squid
6 3 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.15%) Xen
8 1 (1.08%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (24.73%) SCCM
2 15 (16.13%) AirWatch
3 12 (12.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 11 (11.83%) SCOM
5 8 (8.60%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (8.60%) Nagios
6 7 (7.53%) WSUS
7 4 (4.30%) SCOrch
7 4 (4.30%) SCSM
7 4 (4.30%) Webmin
7 4 (4.30%) Xymon
8 3 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (2.15%) Backup Exec
10 1 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 53 (56.99%) Microsoft
2 25 (26.88%) Citrix
3 19 (20.43%) Cisco
3 19 (20.43%) VMware
4 12 (12.90%) Symantec
5 11 (11.83%) MobileIron
6 10 (10.75%) Veeam
7 9 (9.68%) McAfee
8 7 (7.53%) NetApp
9 6 (6.45%) Oracle
9 6 (6.45%) Sun
10 5 (5.38%) Forcepoint
10 5 (5.38%) HP
11 4 (4.30%) AlienVault
11 4 (4.30%) Dell KACE
11 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
12 3 (3.23%) F5
12 3 (3.23%) SAP
13 2 (2.15%) Apple
13 2 (2.15%) Sophos