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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Exchange Server
England / South West
Rank 95 77 77
Rank change year-on-year -18 0  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 43 64 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.67% 2.21% 2.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.19% 12.93% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 48 46
Median daily rate £338 £278 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.62% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £120 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -8.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £23.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year - +9.02%  

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 468 495 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 18.18% 17.06% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 346 303
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 13
Median hourly rate £46.25 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.94% -7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.60 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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
Wiltshire -12 16 £350 +7.69% 1
Bristol +3 10 £338 +3.84% 10
Gloucestershire +8 7 £120 -7.69% 1
Devon -7 4 £170 -9.33% 1
Somerset +1 2 £273 - 1
Dorset +2 1 £425 +103.59% 3
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 74 (90.24%) Windows
2 63 (76.83%) Active Directory
3 40 (48.78%) Windows Server
4 39 (47.56%) Microsoft
5 36 (43.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (35.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (32.93%) Office 365
8 26 (31.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 25 (30.49%) Windows 7
10 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (26.83%) MS Excel
11 20 (24.39%) MS Office
12 19 (23.17%) Migration
13 18 (21.95%) VMware
14 14 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2013
15 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
15 13 (15.85%) DNS
16 11 (13.41%) Finance
16 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
18 9 (10.98%) Oracle
18 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
18 9 (10.98%) Citrix
18 9 (10.98%) Telecoms
19 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared
19 8 (9.76%) PowerShell
19 8 (9.76%) Windows 10
19 8 (9.76%) Sophos
19 8 (9.76%) HP

MS Exchange
Top Related 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 29 (35.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 26 (31.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
5 7 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.66%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.44%) Apache
7 2 (2.44%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.22%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.22%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.22%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (26.83%) MS Excel
2 20 (24.39%) MS Office
3 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Pegasus Opera
2 3 (3.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (32.93%) Office 365
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.85%) DNS
2 6 (7.32%) DHCP
3 5 (6.10%) Wireless
4 4 (4.88%) Firewall
4 4 (4.88%) Internet
4 4 (4.88%) LAN
4 4 (4.88%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (4.88%) SAN
4 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.66%) Skype
5 3 (3.66%) VoIP
5 3 (3.66%) WAN
6 2 (2.44%) IPv4
6 2 (2.44%) VPN
7 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (13.41%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.66%) Electronics
3 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.66%) Marketing
4 2 (2.44%) Back Office
4 2 (2.44%) Military
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (19.51%) 2nd Line Support
2 15 (18.29%) Support Engineer
3 12 (14.63%) Analyst
4 10 (12.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 9 (10.98%) IT Support
5 9 (10.98%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (9.76%) Support Analyst
7 7 (8.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Exchange Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Migration Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) 1st Line Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.88%) ERP Support
10 4 (4.88%) SAP Support
10 4 (4.88%) Server Support
10 4 (4.88%) Systems Support
11 3 (3.66%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) jQuery
2 1 (1.22%) WCF
2 1 (1.22%) XML
2 1 (1.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) Fat Client
1 4 (4.88%) Thin Client
2 3 (3.66%) CESG
2 3 (3.66%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.44%) Clustering
3 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.22%) iPad
4 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.22%) Replication
4 1 (1.22%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 74 (90.24%) Windows
2 40 (48.78%) Windows Server
3 36 (43.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (30.49%) Windows 7
5 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (9.76%) Windows 10
8 6 (7.32%) Linux
8 6 (7.32%) Windows XP
9 5 (6.10%) Apple iOS
9 5 (6.10%) Unix
10 4 (4.88%) Mac OS X
10 4 (4.88%) Windows 8
10 4 (4.88%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.44%) Solaris
11 2 (2.44%) VMS
12 1 (1.22%) Android
12 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Migration
2 8 (9.76%) ITIL
3 4 (4.88%) Change Management
3 4 (4.88%) CRM
3 4 (4.88%) ERP
3 4 (4.88%) Problem Management
3 4 (4.88%) Service Management
4 3 (3.66%) Asset Management
4 3 (3.66%) Business Continuity
4 3 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (3.66%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (3.66%) Programme Management
5 2 (2.44%) Business Development
5 2 (2.44%) Change Control
5 2 (2.44%) Demand Management
5 2 (2.44%) ITSM
5 2 (2.44%) Open Source
5 2 (2.44%) Statistics
5 2 (2.44%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.76%) PowerShell
1 8 (9.76%) SQL
2 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.22%) C#
3 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.32%) DBS Check
3 6 (7.32%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.44%) CCNA
5 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.44%) MCSE
5 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (4.88%) SLA
2 2 (2.44%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 63 (76.83%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.66%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.66%) Terminal Services
3 3 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.22%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.22%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) NetBackup
1 4 (4.88%) Netcool
1 4 (4.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (4.88%) SCCM
1 4 (4.88%) SCOrch
2 2 (2.44%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.44%) Nagios
2 2 (2.44%) Unicenter
2 2 (2.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (1.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (47.56%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.95%) VMware
3 9 (10.98%) Citrix
3 9 (10.98%) Oracle
4 8 (9.76%) HP
4 8 (9.76%) Sophos
5 7 (8.54%) SAP
6 5 (6.10%) Apple
7 4 (4.88%) Intel
7 4 (4.88%) IronPort
7 4 (4.88%) Pegasus
7 4 (4.88%) QAD
7 4 (4.88%) RightFax
8 3 (3.66%) Cisco
8 3 (3.66%) Intel Security
8 3 (3.66%) Veeam
9 2 (2.44%) EMC
9 2 (2.44%) Meridio
9 2 (2.44%) Proofpoint
9 2 (2.44%) Veritas
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