Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 112 107
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 102 92 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.69% 1.67% 1.98%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.03% 11.26% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 65 81
South West median daily rate £325 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.45% +9.23% +44.44%
10th Percentile £213 £168 £135
90th Percentile £488 £450 £475
England median daily rate £310 £313 £325
% change year-on-year -0.80% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 7
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £41.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.51% +46.43% +47.37%
10th Percentile £21.35 £27.58 £18.20
90th Percentile £44.25 £49.88 £33.75
England median hourly rate £17.08 £17.00 £16.15
% change year-on-year +0.47% +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 925 817 1,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.30% 14.83% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 512 748
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -0.68%
10th Percentile £250 £219 £213
90th Percentile £563 £525 £508
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 34
South West median hourly rate £39.52 £39.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +22.31% -0.12%
10th Percentile £14.25 £17.08 £13.73
90th Percentile £47.00 £53.38 £50.68
England median hourly rate £21.75 £20.22 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.58% +1.09% +5.26%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +1 31 £355 +34.60% 7
Wiltshire -11 21 £425 +30.77% 5
Dorset -9 19 £250 -41.18% 13
Gloucestershire 0 15 £325 -8.45% 2
Somerset -3 8 £225 +25.00% 3
Cornwall -6 4 £250 -28.57% 1
Devon +7 2 - - 3
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 80 (78.43%) Windows
2 68 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 64 (62.75%) Active Directory
4 60 (58.82%) Windows Server
5 37 (36.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (31.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (31.37%) VMware
7 29 (28.43%) SCCM
8 25 (24.51%) Office 365
9 24 (23.53%) Citrix
10 23 (22.55%) ITIL
11 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
11 21 (20.59%) Windows 10
12 20 (19.61%) SAN
13 18 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 17 (16.67%) Linux
15 16 (15.69%) SharePoint
15 16 (15.69%) DNS
15 16 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (14.71%) Firewall
16 15 (14.71%) DHCP
16 15 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (14.71%) PowerShell
16 15 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (14.71%) XenApp
16 15 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (14.71%) Data Centre
17 14 (13.73%) ITIL V3
18 13 (12.75%) vSphere
18 13 (12.75%) SCOM

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 (36.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (15.69%) SharePoint
3 11 (10.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (10.78%) Skype for Business
4 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (5.88%) Confluence
5 6 (5.88%) IIS
6 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.92%) Apache
7 4 (3.92%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.96%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (24.51%) Office 365
2 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.90%) Slack
5 2 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.96%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.98%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.61%) SAN
2 16 (15.69%) DNS
3 15 (14.71%) DHCP
3 15 (14.71%) Firewall
4 12 (11.76%) Skype
5 10 (9.80%) WAN
6 9 (8.82%) Internet
7 8 (7.84%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (7.84%) Unified Communications
8 7 (6.86%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (5.88%) LAN
10 4 (3.92%) NAS
10 4 (3.92%) SMS
10 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
10 4 (3.92%) VLAN
11 3 (2.94%) IP Telephony
11 3 (2.94%) SMTP
12 2 (1.96%) Network Security
12 2 (1.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.96%) MS Access
3 1 (0.98%) MySQL
3 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.88%) JIRA
2 5 (4.90%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 12 (11.76%) Finance
2 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.94%) Back Office
3 3 (2.94%) Military
4 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (9.80%) Analyst
3 9 (8.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (8.82%) Administrator
4 8 (7.84%) Data Analyst
4 8 (7.84%) Data Centre Analyst
5 7 (6.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) Architect
5 7 (6.86%) Exchange Specialist
5 7 (6.86%) Senior Technician
5 7 (6.86%) Server Technician
6 6 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.90%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.92%) Desktop Support
8 4 (3.92%) Messaging Specialist
8 4 (3.92%) Server Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (1.96%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.98%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.76%) Clustering
3 10 (9.80%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.88%) PKI
5 5 (4.90%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.96%) PMI
7 2 (1.96%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.98%) iPad
8 1 (0.98%) iPhone
8 1 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.98%) Replication
8 1 (0.98%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 80 (78.43%) Windows
2 60 (58.82%) Windows Server
3 32 (31.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (20.59%) Windows 10
5 17 (16.67%) Linux
6 10 (9.80%) Windows 7
6 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.88%) Unix
8 4 (3.92%) Solaris
8 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.94%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.55%) ITIL
2 18 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (13.73%) ITIL V3
6 11 (10.78%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (10.78%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (10.78%) DevOps
6 11 (10.78%) IT Strategy
6 11 (10.78%) Migration
6 11 (10.78%) Security Patching
6 11 (10.78%) Service Management
7 8 (7.84%) Configuration Management
7 8 (7.84%) Data Protection
7 8 (7.84%) Security Monitoring
8 7 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (5.88%) Information Assurance
9 6 (5.88%) Security Architecture
9 6 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (4.90%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.71%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.86%) SQL
3 5 (4.90%) Perl
3 5 (4.90%) Python
3 5 (4.90%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (9.80%) Degree
3 10 (9.80%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.84%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.90%) MCSA
5 5 (4.90%) MCSE
6 3 (2.94%) CCA
6 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.96%) CCNA
7 2 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.96%) PMP
8 1 (0.98%) CCDP
8 1 (0.98%) CCIE
8 1 (0.98%) CCIE Security
8 1 (0.98%) CCNP
8 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) GDPR
2 2 (1.96%) RMADS
3 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 64 (62.75%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (14.71%) XenApp
3 13 (12.75%) vSphere
4 9 (8.82%) VMware Server
5 7 (6.86%) Hyper-V
6 6 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (4.90%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.94%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.96%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.98%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 29 (28.43%) SCCM
2 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Clustering
2 13 (12.75%) SCOM
3 8 (7.84%) WSUS
4 5 (4.90%) Ansible
4 5 (4.90%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.94%) Nessus
6 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.96%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.96%) Netcool
6 2 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.96%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.96%) SCSM
6 2 (1.96%) Unicenter
6 2 (1.96%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.98%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 68 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 32 (31.37%) VMware
3 24 (23.53%) Citrix
4 13 (12.75%) NetApp
5 12 (11.76%) Cisco
6 11 (10.78%) CommVault
7 7 (6.86%) Splunk
8 5 (4.90%) EMC
8 5 (4.90%) McAfee
9 4 (3.92%) IronPort
9 4 (3.92%) Oracle
9 4 (3.92%) RightFax
9 4 (3.92%) SAP
10 2 (1.96%) HP
10 2 (1.96%) Meridio
10 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.96%) Veritas
11 1 (0.98%) Avaya
11 1 (0.98%) Sun