Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 114 108
Rank change year-on-year -6 -6 -23
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 80 92 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.52% 1.72% 1.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.55% 9.97% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 72 76
South West median daily rate £368 £256 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.41% +2.50% -15.25%
10th Percentile £182 £110 £120
90th Percentile £450 £425 £400
England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 8
South West median hourly rate £24.00 £28.00 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +70.99% -22.02%
10th Percentile £13.71 £18.13 £10.95
90th Percentile £32.05 £103.13 £48.13
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%

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 838 923 1,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.90% 17.23% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 647 756
South West median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £236 £200 £200
90th Percentile £558 £525 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 32
South West median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £41.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -21.19% +108.75%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.00 £11.87
90th Percentile £48.00 £42.60 £46.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Dorset +3 22 £425 +81.82% 13
Wiltshire +5 19 £385 +19.38% 2
Bristol -16 16 £260 -20.00% 9
Gloucestershire +24 11 £300 +31.87% 3
Somerset -5 7 £180 -33.94% 3
Devon -3 2 - - 8
Cornwall -6 1 £350 - 2
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 61 (76.25%) Windows
2 53 (66.25%) Active Directory
3 46 (57.50%) Microsoft
4 45 (56.25%) Windows Server
5 43 (53.75%) Office 365
6 42 (52.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 37 (46.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (37.50%) Migration
9 29 (36.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (31.25%) Windows 7
11 23 (28.75%) Windows 10
12 20 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
13 19 (23.75%) Skype for Business
14 17 (21.25%) Skype
14 17 (21.25%) VMware
15 15 (18.75%) Firewall
15 15 (18.75%) SCCM
16 14 (17.50%) PowerShell
17 13 (16.25%) Windows 8
17 13 (16.25%) Cisco
18 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
19 11 (13.75%) Citrix
20 10 (12.50%) SQL
21 9 (11.25%) SharePoint
21 9 (11.25%) DNS
21 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
21 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
22 8 (10.00%) SCOM
22 8 (10.00%) Finance
22 8 (10.00%) McAfee

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 42 (52.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 19 (23.75%) Skype for Business
3 9 (11.25%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.25%) Apache
6 1 (1.25%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.25%) IIS
6 1 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 20 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 43 (53.75%) Office 365
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.25%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.25%) Skype
2 15 (18.75%) Firewall
3 9 (11.25%) DNS
4 6 (7.50%) PBX
4 6 (7.50%) VoIP
4 6 (7.50%) VPN
5 5 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (6.25%) IMAP
5 5 (6.25%) POP3
5 5 (6.25%) SAN
5 5 (6.25%) SMTP
6 4 (5.00%) DHCP
7 3 (3.75%) LAN
7 3 (3.75%) SSL
7 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.75%) WAN
8 2 (2.50%) IPsec
9 1 (1.25%) VLAN
9 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Aerospace
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.25%) Back Office
3 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (30.00%) Analyst
2 11 (13.75%) Support Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) Consultant
4 9 (11.25%) Support Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (10.00%) IT Support
6 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Support
7 6 (7.50%) Exchange Consultant
7 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) IT Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) IT Support Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) Migration Specialist
7 6 (7.50%) Office 365 Specialist
8 5 (6.25%) Active Directory Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Active Directory Support
8 5 (6.25%) Active Directory Support Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) Web Services
2 2 (2.50%) .NET
2 2 (2.50%) Middleware
3 1 (1.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.50%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (2.50%) Private Cloud
2 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.25%) Clustering
3 1 (1.25%) CMDB
3 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.25%) EPoS
3 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (76.25%) Windows
2 45 (56.25%) Windows Server
3 37 (46.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (36.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (31.25%) Windows 7
6 23 (28.75%) Windows 10
7 13 (16.25%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.25%) Android
8 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.25%) Linux
8 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.25%) Solaris
8 1 (1.25%) Unix
8 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.50%) Migration
2 7 (8.75%) ITIL
3 6 (7.50%) CRM
3 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (3.75%) Email Migration
4 3 (3.75%) Security Hardening
4 3 (3.75%) Service Management
5 2 (2.50%) ArchiMate
5 2 (2.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (2.50%) Data Migration
5 2 (2.50%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.50%) Load Balancing
5 2 (2.50%) MODAF
5 2 (2.50%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (2.50%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (2.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (2.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.50%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (1.25%) Java
3 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.75%) Degree
4 3 (3.75%) MCSA
5 2 (2.50%) MCSE
6 1 (1.25%) CCNA
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.25%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.25%) MCITP
6 1 (1.25%) MCP
6 1 (1.25%) MCTS
6 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (66.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.75%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.50%) vSphere
5 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.75%) XenApp
6 2 (2.50%) Xen
7 1 (1.25%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) SCCM
2 8 (10.00%) SCOM
3 5 (6.25%) AirWatch
3 5 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.75%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.50%) Nagios
6 2 (2.50%) WSUS
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (57.50%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.25%) VMware
3 13 (16.25%) Cisco
4 11 (13.75%) Citrix
5 8 (10.00%) McAfee
6 6 (7.50%) EMC
6 6 (7.50%) HP
7 5 (6.25%) Symantec
7 5 (6.25%) Veeam
8 4 (5.00%) F5
8 4 (5.00%) MobileIron
9 3 (3.75%) IBM
9 3 (3.75%) Oracle
10 2 (2.50%) Apple
10 2 (2.50%) Dell KACE
10 2 (2.50%) Forcepoint
10 2 (2.50%) NetApp
10 2 (2.50%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.25%) AlienVault
11 1 (1.25%) Trustwave