Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 118 131
Rank change year-on-year -24 +13 -21
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 88 87 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.34% 1.57% 1.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.36% 10.19% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 67 62
South West median daily rate £338 £395 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.56% +65.97% -4.80%
10th Percentile £196 £185 £110
90th Percentile £536 £450 £469
England median daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £20.31 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.62% -27.46% +64.71%
10th Percentile £32.50 £15.74 £18.13
90th Percentile £47.00 £51.75 £103.13
England median hourly rate £16.66 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.00% +3.03% +4.76%

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 940 854 965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.35% 15.39% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 538 678
South West median daily rate £425 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +5.48% -2.67%
10th Percentile £269 £229 £205
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 29 32
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £24.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -27.27% -15.92%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.90 £12.58
90th Percentile £47.40 £51.35 £42.95
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +7.07%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 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 -12 31 £350 +34.62% 12
Wiltshire -21 20 £475 +46.15% 6
Gloucestershire -11 15 £325 +8.33% 4
Dorset -8 13 £400 -5.88% 3
Somerset -7 5 £250 +23.46% 2
Devon -4 3 £140 - 4
Cornwall -7 1 £271 -22.64% 1
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 69 (78.41%) Windows
2 68 (77.27%) Active Directory
3 67 (76.14%) Microsoft
4 55 (62.50%) Windows Server
5 32 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (32.95%) VMware
7 27 (30.68%) SCCM
7 27 (30.68%) Security Cleared
8 24 (27.27%) Office 365
8 24 (27.27%) Citrix
9 22 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 22 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (20.45%) XenApp
11 17 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (19.32%) ITIL
12 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
12 16 (18.18%) DNS
12 16 (18.18%) Firewall
12 16 (18.18%) SC Cleared
12 16 (18.18%) Windows 10
12 16 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (17.05%) Data Centre
14 14 (15.91%) Skype
14 14 (15.91%) SCOM
14 14 (15.91%) DHCP
14 14 (15.91%) Linux
14 14 (15.91%) SAN
15 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (14.77%) Cisco
15 13 (14.77%) Exchange Server 2013

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 22 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 22 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (14.77%) Exchange Server 2013
2 13 (14.77%) Skype for Business
3 7 (7.95%) Confluence
4 6 (6.82%) IIS
5 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (4.55%) Apache
6 4 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.41%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.27%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (27.27%) Office 365
2 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.68%) Slack
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.27%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.14%) G Suite
5 1 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.18%) DNS
1 16 (18.18%) Firewall
2 14 (15.91%) DHCP
2 14 (15.91%) SAN
2 14 (15.91%) Skype
3 9 (10.23%) WAN
4 8 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (9.09%) Internet
4 8 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (9.09%) Unified Communications
5 6 (6.82%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (3.41%) LAN
6 3 (3.41%) SMTP
6 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.41%) VPN
6 3 (3.41%) VSAN
7 2 (2.27%) Network Security
8 1 (1.14%) DKIM
8 1 (1.14%) Junos
8 1 (1.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.27%) MS Access
3 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (7.95%) JIRA
2 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.68%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (4.55%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Military
2 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (11.36%) Analyst
1 10 (11.36%) Windows Engineer
2 8 (9.09%) Data Analyst
2 8 (9.09%) Data Centre Analyst
2 8 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (7.95%) Administrator
3 7 (7.95%) Architect
4 6 (6.82%) Support Engineer
4 6 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (6.82%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) Consultant
5 5 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (5.68%) Splunk Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Exchange Specialist
6 4 (4.55%) Senior Technician
6 4 (4.55%) Server Technician
6 4 (4.55%) Service Desk Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Active Directory Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) Web Services
1 2 (2.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (1.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.05%) Data Centre
2 12 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.09%) Clustering
3 8 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.95%) PKI
5 5 (5.68%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.27%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.27%) PMI
7 2 (2.27%) Replication
7 2 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.27%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.14%) iPad
8 1 (1.14%) iPhone
8 1 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 69 (78.41%) Windows
2 55 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 32 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (18.18%) Windows 10
5 14 (15.91%) Linux
6 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.55%) Solaris
8 4 (4.55%) Unix
9 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.41%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) ITIL
2 16 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (12.50%) IT Strategy
4 10 (11.36%) Service Management
5 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 8 (9.09%) ITIL V3
6 8 (9.09%) Security Monitoring
6 8 (9.09%) Security Patching
7 7 (7.95%) DevOps
7 7 (7.95%) Migration
8 6 (6.82%) Information Assurance
8 6 (6.82%) Security Architecture
8 6 (6.82%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (5.68%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.68%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.23%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.68%) Perl
2 5 (5.68%) Python
2 5 (5.68%) Shell Script
2 5 (5.68%) SQL
3 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (30.68%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (12.50%) MCSE
5 8 (9.09%) CCA
5 8 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (9.09%) DV Cleared
6 7 (7.95%) Degree
7 4 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (3.41%) CCNA
8 3 (3.41%) DBS Check
8 3 (3.41%) MCSA
8 3 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.27%) CCNP
9 2 (2.27%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (2.27%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.27%) PMP
10 1 (1.14%) CCDP
10 1 (1.14%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) PMO
System Software
1 68 (77.27%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.45%) XenApp
3 17 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (13.64%) vSphere
5 8 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 8 (9.09%) VMware Server
6 5 (5.68%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.41%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (2.27%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.14%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (30.68%) SCCM
2 14 (15.91%) SCOM
3 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (5.68%) Ansible
4 5 (5.68%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (5.68%) WSUS
5 3 (3.41%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.27%) Netcool
6 2 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.27%) Unicenter
6 2 (2.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.14%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 67 (76.14%) Microsoft
2 29 (32.95%) VMware
3 24 (27.27%) Citrix
4 13 (14.77%) Cisco
5 8 (9.09%) CommVault
5 8 (9.09%) NetApp
6 7 (7.95%) Splunk
7 5 (5.68%) McAfee
8 3 (3.41%) HP
9 2 (2.27%) Atlassian
9 2 (2.27%) EMC
9 2 (2.27%) Meridio
9 2 (2.27%) Oracle
9 2 (2.27%) Veritas
10 1 (1.14%) Apple
10 1 (1.14%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (1.14%) Google