Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 121 113
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8 -19
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 113 83 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.80% 1.56% 1.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.30% 10.34% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 57 63
South West median daily rate £325 £250 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -20.00% -5.30%
10th Percentile £163 £150 £126
90th Percentile £485 £430 £448
England median daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
South West median hourly rate £22.38 £27.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.13% -40.00% +143.24%
10th Percentile £14.97 £20.00 £36.35
90th Percentile £48.75 £121.60 £48.88
England median hourly rate £16.75 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.84% +15.15% +10.52%

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 919 803 876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.65% 15.13% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 492 572
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.56% +6.92%
10th Percentile £263 £237 £213
90th Percentile £583 £544 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 41
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -44.44% +38.46%
10th Percentile £10.26 £12.53 £28.25
90th Percentile £69.00 £46.73 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.22
% change year-on-year - -1.08% +2.54%

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 2019. 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
Wiltshire -17 28 £425 +6.25% 6
Bristol +6 26 £300 -15.49% 14
Dorset +10 25 £300 +20.00% 12
Gloucestershire -11 17 £320 +16.36% 11
Somerset 0 9 £175 -22.22% 11
Devon -6 5 £350 - 2
Cornwall 0 2 £313 +25.00%
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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 98 (86.73%) Windows
2 82 (72.57%) Active Directory
3 70 (61.95%) Microsoft
4 69 (61.06%) Windows Server
5 61 (53.98%) Office 365
6 52 (46.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 44 (38.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (37.17%) Migration
9 36 (31.86%) SCCM
10 34 (30.09%) Firewall
11 33 (29.20%) VMware
12 30 (26.55%) PowerShell
12 30 (26.55%) Windows 10
13 29 (25.66%) Windows Server 2008
14 26 (23.01%) Cisco
15 25 (22.12%) Microsoft Azure
16 24 (21.24%) Windows 7
17 23 (20.35%) Linux
17 23 (20.35%) ITIL
17 23 (20.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 21 (18.58%) Security Cleared
18 21 (18.58%) VMware Infrastructure
19 19 (16.81%) Cisco Certification
20 18 (15.93%) SQL Server
20 18 (15.93%) WAN
20 18 (15.93%) SC Cleared
20 18 (15.93%) SCOM
20 18 (15.93%) VMware ESXi
20 18 (15.93%) Exchange Server 2013
21 17 (15.04%) Skype for Business

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 52 (46.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 18 (15.93%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (15.04%) Skype for Business
4 15 (13.27%) SharePoint
5 9 (7.96%) IIS
6 5 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.42%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (2.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 61 (53.98%) Office 365
2 25 (22.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (6.19%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.42%) Mimecast
6 3 (2.65%) IBM Cloud
6 3 (2.65%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.88%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (30.09%) Firewall
2 18 (15.93%) WAN
3 16 (14.16%) DNS
4 15 (13.27%) DHCP
5 14 (12.39%) Skype
6 12 (10.62%) LAN
6 12 (10.62%) SAN
7 11 (9.73%) VPN
8 10 (8.85%) Wireless
9 8 (7.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (7.08%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (7.08%) Unified Communications
10 6 (5.31%) NAS
11 5 (4.42%) BIG-IP
11 5 (4.42%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (4.42%) TCP/IP
12 4 (3.54%) Junos
12 4 (3.54%) WLAN
13 3 (2.65%) Remote Desktop
14 2 (1.77%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (2.65%) JIRA
General
1 10 (8.85%) Finance
2 4 (3.54%) Law
3 3 (2.65%) Local Government
4 2 (1.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (16.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (13.27%) Support Engineer
3 14 (12.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 13 (11.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (11.50%) Analyst
5 9 (7.96%) IT Support
6 8 (7.08%) Consultant
7 7 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (6.19%) Messaging Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) IT Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) IT Trainer
9 5 (4.42%) Office 365 Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Trainer
10 4 (3.54%) IT Support Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Network Designer
10 4 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.19%) REST
1 7 (6.19%) SOAP
1 7 (6.19%) YAML
2 4 (3.54%) Web Services
3 2 (1.77%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.16%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.96%) Blackberry
3 8 (7.08%) PKI
4 7 (6.19%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (6.19%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.42%) Driving Licence
5 5 (4.42%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.54%) Replication
7 3 (2.65%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.77%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.88%) Clustering
9 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.88%) iPhone
9 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 98 (86.73%) Windows
2 69 (61.06%) Windows Server
3 44 (38.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (26.55%) Windows 10
5 29 (25.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (21.24%) Windows 7
7 23 (20.35%) Linux
8 10 (8.85%) Apple iOS
9 9 (7.96%) Android
10 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (4.42%) Mac OS X
12 4 (3.54%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.77%) Unix
13 2 (1.77%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.88%) AIX
14 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (37.17%) Migration
2 23 (20.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (20.35%) ITIL
3 12 (10.62%) Network Management
4 10 (8.85%) Data Protection
4 10 (8.85%) Security Monitoring
5 9 (7.96%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (7.96%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.08%) Information Security
6 8 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (7.08%) Technical Leadership
7 7 (6.19%) Benchmarking
7 7 (6.19%) Email Filtering
7 7 (6.19%) ITIL V3
7 7 (6.19%) Load Balancing
7 7 (6.19%) Performance Testing
7 7 (6.19%) Programme Management
7 7 (6.19%) Service Management
8 6 (5.31%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.55%) PowerShell
2 14 (12.39%) SQL
3 7 (6.19%) Java
3 7 (6.19%) Perl
3 7 (6.19%) Python
4 5 (4.42%) VBScript
5 2 (1.77%) C
6 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (18.58%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.81%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (15.93%) SC Cleared
4 15 (13.27%) CCNA
4 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (9.73%) MCSA
6 10 (8.85%) CCNP
6 10 (8.85%) DV Cleared
7 7 (6.19%) MCSE
8 4 (3.54%) CCDP
8 4 (3.54%) CCIE
8 4 (3.54%) Degree
8 4 (3.54%) MCP
9 2 (1.77%) CCIE Security
9 2 (1.77%) CNE
9 2 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.77%) Novell Certification
9 2 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.88%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.88%) GDPR
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 82 (72.57%) Active Directory
2 21 (18.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (15.93%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (13.27%) Hyper-V
5 9 (7.96%) XenApp
6 5 (4.42%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.65%) vSphere
8 2 (1.77%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.88%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.88%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (31.86%) SCCM
2 18 (15.93%) SCOM
3 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (7.08%) WSUS
5 7 (6.19%) AirWatch
5 7 (6.19%) Ansible
5 7 (6.19%) NetBackup
6 6 (5.31%) vCenter Server
7 3 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.77%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.88%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.88%) SCSM
9 1 (0.88%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 70 (61.95%) Microsoft
2 33 (29.20%) VMware
3 26 (23.01%) Cisco
4 13 (11.50%) Citrix
5 12 (10.62%) NetApp
6 11 (9.73%) HP
7 8 (7.08%) Apple
8 7 (6.19%) Fortinet
8 7 (6.19%) Proofpoint
8 7 (6.19%) Veeam
9 6 (5.31%) Dell
9 6 (5.31%) F5
10 5 (4.42%) Blue Coat
10 5 (4.42%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.42%) Palo Alto
11 4 (3.54%) SonicWALL
12 3 (2.65%) Atlassian
12 3 (2.65%) AVG
12 3 (2.65%) Ivanti
12 3 (2.65%) ServiceNow