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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 92 84
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 44 44 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.65% 1.49% 2.06%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.46% 9.13% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 38
Median daily rate £295 £289 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +24.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £129 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £390 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £288
% change year-on-year -0.16% +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Median hourly rate £47.50 £16.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +187.87% -18.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.14 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.60% -6.25%  

MS Exchange is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 465 482 512
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.46% 16.33% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 339 308
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 21
Median hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% +48.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £8.88 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.95 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -17.50%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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
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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +13 12 £204 +55.23% 2
Dorset +16 11 £300 +3.89% 3
Bristol +6 9 £338 +4.65% 11
Wiltshire -5 9 £208 -33.60% 3
Somerset +6 2 - - 1
Devon -13 1 £170 +41.66% 1
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 79 (91.86%) Windows
2 59 (68.60%) Active Directory
3 49 (56.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (47.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (47.67%) Microsoft
5 39 (45.35%) Windows Server
6 31 (36.05%) Office 365
7 28 (32.56%) VMware
8 23 (26.74%) Windows 7
9 21 (24.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (23.26%) Migration
11 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (20.93%) PowerShell
13 16 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2013
13 16 (18.60%) Finance
14 15 (17.44%) Oracle
15 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (15.12%) SAN
16 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Office
17 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
17 12 (13.95%) DNS
18 11 (12.79%) Disaster Recovery
19 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
19 10 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
19 10 (11.63%) Windows 10
20 9 (10.47%) WSUS
20 9 (10.47%) Telecoms
21 8 (9.30%) SQL
21 8 (9.30%) Citrix
21 8 (9.30%) Intel Security

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 49 (56.98%) Exchange Server 2010
2 21 (24.42%) Exchange Server 2007
3 16 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (8.14%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.65%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.33%) Apache
6 2 (2.33%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.16%) IIS
7 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Pegasus Opera
2 3 (3.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 31 (36.05%) Office 365
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.12%) SAN
2 12 (13.95%) DNS
3 8 (9.30%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (6.98%) DHCP
5 4 (4.65%) Internet
5 4 (4.65%) LAN
5 4 (4.65%) Skype
5 4 (4.65%) VoIP
5 4 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.65%) Wireless
6 3 (3.49%) Firewall
6 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.49%) WAN
7 2 (2.33%) IPv4
8 1 (1.16%) Extranet
8 1 (1.16%) Intranet
8 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.65%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.33%) MS Access
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.16%) MySQL
General
1 16 (18.60%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.49%) Electronics
3 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Support Engineer
2 13 (15.12%) 2nd Line Support
2 13 (15.12%) Analyst
3 12 (13.95%) Windows Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 8 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Exchange Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) IT Support
6 7 (8.14%) Server Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Support
7 6 (6.98%) Server Support
8 5 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Administrator
8 5 (5.81%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) SailPoint
2 2 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.49%) Client/Server
1 3 (3.49%) iPad
2 2 (2.33%) Clustering
2 2 (2.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.33%) RIA
2 2 (2.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.16%) CESG
3 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (91.86%) Windows
2 41 (47.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (45.35%) Windows Server
4 23 (26.74%) Windows 7
5 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (11.63%) Windows 10
8 6 (6.98%) Windows XP
9 5 (5.81%) Linux
9 5 (5.81%) Unix
10 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
10 4 (4.65%) Mac OS X
10 4 (4.65%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.33%) Solaris
11 2 (2.33%) VMS
12 1 (1.16%) Android
12 1 (1.16%) CentOS
12 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) Migration
2 11 (12.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (8.14%) Application Packaging
3 7 (8.14%) Patch Management
3 7 (8.14%) Security Patching
4 6 (6.98%) ITIL
5 4 (4.65%) Business Development
5 4 (4.65%) Change Management
5 4 (4.65%) Data Migration
5 4 (4.65%) ERP
5 4 (4.65%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (3.49%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.49%) Business Continuity
6 3 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.49%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (3.49%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.49%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.33%) ITSM
7 2 (2.33%) Service Management
7 2 (2.33%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.30%) SQL
3 4 (4.65%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.98%) DBS Check
2 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.65%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 59 (68.60%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.98%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.65%) VMware Server
5 3 (3.49%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.16%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.16%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.16%) Samba
6 1 (1.16%) Squid
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) WSUS
2 5 (5.81%) Backup Exec
2 5 (5.81%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (5.81%) SCCM
3 4 (4.65%) NetBackup
3 4 (4.65%) Netcool
3 4 (4.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (4.65%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.49%) Nagios
5 2 (2.33%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.33%) Unicenter
5 2 (2.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (1.16%) SCOM
6 1 (1.16%) Webmin
6 1 (1.16%) Xymon
Vendors
1 41 (47.67%) Microsoft
2 28 (32.56%) VMware
3 15 (17.44%) Oracle
4 8 (9.30%) Citrix
4 8 (9.30%) Intel Security
5 7 (8.14%) SAP
6 6 (6.98%) Sophos
6 6 (6.98%) Veeam
7 5 (5.81%) Apple
7 5 (5.81%) HP
8 4 (4.65%) Cisco
8 4 (4.65%) Intel
8 4 (4.65%) IronPort
8 4 (4.65%) Pegasus
8 4 (4.65%) QAD
8 4 (4.65%) RightFax
8 4 (4.65%) Sage
9 2 (2.33%) Meridio
9 2 (2.33%) Proofpoint
9 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
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