Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 95 98
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 97 115 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.78% 1.96% 1.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.13% 10.52% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 80 78
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +44.44% -28.57%
10th Percentile £163 £135 £105
90th Percentile £450 £476 £380
England median daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -4.62% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 14
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £19.00 £20.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +123.68% -5.44% +11.63%
10th Percentile £28.25 £8.38 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £31.50 £22.62
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -14.29% +6.06%

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 800 1093 1046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 14.71% 18.63% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 774 682
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +3.86% +1.79%
10th Percentile £221 £215 £194
90th Percentile £527 £513 £522
England median daily rate £450 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 38 54
South West median hourly rate £44.00 £33.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +26.92% +44.44%
10th Percentile £23.88 £11.25 £11.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.58 £42.93
England median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +10.28%

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 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +31 31 £438 +75.88% 6
Bristol -14 19 £275 -19.12% 3
Gloucestershire +18 18 £313 -16.67% 2
Wiltshire -27 16 £313 -5.66% 2
Somerset -4 10 £200 -47.54% 2
Cornwall -13 1 £350 - 1
Devon -16 1 £170 +41.67% 2
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 92 (94.85%) Windows
2 76 (78.35%) Active Directory
3 60 (61.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (55.67%) Microsoft
5 50 (51.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (51.55%) Windows Server
6 34 (35.05%) VMware
7 33 (34.02%) Office 365
8 32 (32.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (32.99%) Migration
9 26 (26.80%) PowerShell
10 25 (25.77%) SQL
11 24 (24.74%) Citrix
12 22 (22.68%) Finance
12 22 (22.68%) Windows 7
13 21 (21.65%) Exchange Server 2013
13 21 (21.65%) SQL Server
14 20 (20.62%) SCCM
15 19 (19.59%) Security Cleared
16 18 (18.56%) SAN
16 18 (18.56%) Windows 10
17 17 (17.53%) Hyper-V
18 16 (16.49%) WSUS
18 16 (16.49%) DNS
18 16 (16.49%) Cisco
19 15 (15.46%) Disaster Recovery
19 15 (15.46%) SC Cleared
20 14 (14.43%) McAfee
21 13 (13.40%) AirWatch
21 13 (13.40%) Veeam

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 60 (61.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 21 (21.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (13.40%) Skype for Business
4 10 (10.31%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (5.15%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (5.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.06%) Apache
8 2 (2.06%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (2.06%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.03%) IIS
9 1 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (11.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 33 (34.02%) Office 365
2 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.03%) IaaS
3 1 (1.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.56%) SAN
2 16 (16.49%) DNS
3 12 (12.37%) DHCP
4 11 (11.34%) Firewall
4 11 (11.34%) LAN
4 11 (11.34%) Skype
5 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.15%) Extranet
6 5 (5.15%) Intranet
6 5 (5.15%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (5.15%) VoIP
7 4 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (4.12%) VLAN
7 4 (4.12%) VPN
7 4 (4.12%) WAN
8 3 (3.09%) IP Telephony
8 3 (3.09%) NAS
8 3 (3.09%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.06%) Internet
9 2 (2.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.15%) MySQL
4 2 (2.06%) MS Access
4 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
General
1 22 (22.68%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Back Office
3 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.09%) Electronics
4 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.09%) Marketing
5 2 (2.06%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 34 (35.05%) Analyst
2 17 (17.53%) Support Engineer
3 16 (16.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (15.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 11 (11.34%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (11.34%) Active Directory Analyst
5 11 (11.34%) Administrator
5 11 (11.34%) Infrastructure Support
5 11 (11.34%) Server Engineer
6 10 (10.31%) Active Directory Support
6 10 (10.31%) Support Analyst
7 9 (9.28%) Active Directory Support Analyst
8 8 (8.25%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (7.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 7 (7.22%) Service Analyst
9 7 (7.22%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (7.22%) Windows Server Engineer
10 6 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (6.19%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.15%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.03%) .NET
2 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.19%) VAX
3 5 (5.15%) RIA
4 4 (4.12%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.09%) Clustering
5 3 (3.09%) iPad
6 2 (2.06%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.06%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.06%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.06%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.03%) CESG
7 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 92 (94.85%) Windows
2 50 (51.55%) Windows Server
2 50 (51.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (32.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (22.68%) Windows 7
5 18 (18.56%) Windows 10
6 11 (11.34%) Linux
6 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (8.25%) Unix
7 8 (8.25%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.15%) CentOS
9 2 (2.06%) Solaris
9 2 (2.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.99%) Migration
2 15 (15.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (9.28%) Service Delivery
4 7 (7.22%) Application Packaging
4 7 (7.22%) Patch Management
4 7 (7.22%) Security Patching
5 5 (5.15%) Asset Management
5 5 (5.15%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (5.15%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (5.15%) Test Management
5 5 (5.15%) Web Development
6 4 (4.12%) Data Migration
6 4 (4.12%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.12%) Regression Testing
7 3 (3.09%) Business Development
7 3 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.09%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (3.09%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.06%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.80%) PowerShell
2 25 (25.77%) SQL
3 5 (5.15%) PHP
4 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (19.59%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.46%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.12%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.03%) CCNA
5 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.03%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.03%) MCP
5 1 (1.03%) MCSA
5 1 (1.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.19%) SLA
2 3 (3.09%) RMADS
3 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (78.35%) Active Directory
2 17 (17.53%) Hyper-V
3 12 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.19%) XenApp
5 5 (5.15%) Samba
5 5 (5.15%) Squid
6 4 (4.12%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.03%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.03%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (20.62%) SCCM
2 16 (16.49%) WSUS
3 13 (13.40%) AirWatch
4 12 (12.37%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (9.28%) Nagios
6 8 (8.25%) SCOM
6 8 (8.25%) SCOrch
6 8 (8.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (6.19%) Backup Exec
8 5 (5.15%) Webmin
8 5 (5.15%) Xymon
9 4 (4.12%) NetBackup
9 4 (4.12%) Netcool
9 4 (4.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (4.12%) SCSM
10 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (2.06%) Unicenter
11 2 (2.06%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (55.67%) Microsoft
2 34 (35.05%) VMware
3 24 (24.74%) Citrix
4 16 (16.49%) Cisco
5 14 (14.43%) McAfee
6 13 (13.40%) Veeam
7 12 (12.37%) Oracle
8 8 (8.25%) Symantec
9 7 (7.22%) HP
9 7 (7.22%) MobileIron
9 7 (7.22%) NetApp
10 6 (6.19%) Sun
11 5 (5.15%) Forcepoint
11 5 (5.15%) Red Hat
12 4 (4.12%) AlienVault
12 4 (4.12%) Dell KACE
12 4 (4.12%) Sage
12 4 (4.12%) SAP
13 3 (3.09%) IronPort
14 2 (2.06%) Meridio