Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 109 89
Rank change year-on-year -10 -20 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 80 100 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.58% 1.89% 2.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.82% 11.63% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 69 96
South West median daily rate £250 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +1.56% +40.66%
10th Percentile £150 £156 £125
90th Percentile £410 £405 £475
England median daily rate £300 £317 £315
% change year-on-year -5.36% +0.63% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 8
South West median hourly rate £26.00 £45.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.22% +143.24% -8.35%
10th Percentile £22.00 £36.35 £8.38
90th Percentile £86.50 £48.88 £31.13
England median hourly rate £18.64 £16.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year +12.94% +5.60% -10.71%

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 815 860 1,030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.12% 16.28% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 568 724
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -1.75%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £213
90th Percentile £562 £563 £525
England median daily rate £450 £438 £422
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.78% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 38 35
South West median hourly rate £25.50 £45.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.33% +38.46% +61.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £27.28 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.59 £52.50 £47.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.73% -1.70% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +4 19 £355 +5.19% 3
Dorset -15 17 £250 -28.57% 14
Wiltshire -8 13 £400 +21.21% 8
Gloucestershire +3 10 £275 +34.97% 4
Somerset +2 8 £225 +5.88% 2
Cornwall - 6 £250 - 3
Devon 0 4 - - 1
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 64 (80.00%) Windows
2 47 (58.75%) Microsoft
3 43 (53.75%) Active Directory
4 40 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 30 (37.50%) Office 365
6 25 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (27.50%) VMware
9 20 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 20 (25.00%) SCCM
9 20 (25.00%) Windows 10
10 19 (23.75%) Citrix
11 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
12 15 (18.75%) SAN
13 14 (17.50%) DNS
13 14 (17.50%) ITIL
14 13 (16.25%) MCSA
15 12 (15.00%) Firewall
16 11 (13.75%) SQL
16 11 (13.75%) DHCP
17 10 (12.50%) SharePoint
17 10 (12.50%) Finance
17 10 (12.50%) Data Centre
17 10 (12.50%) Security Cleared
18 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
18 9 (11.25%) PowerShell
18 9 (11.25%) ITIL V3
18 9 (11.25%) SQL Server

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 24 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.25%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.75%) Confluence
6 2 (2.50%) Apache
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.50%) IIS
6 2 (2.50%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (37.50%) Office 365
2 7 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.75%) Slack
5 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.75%) SAN
2 14 (17.50%) DNS
3 12 (15.00%) Firewall
4 11 (13.75%) DHCP
5 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (8.75%) LAN
7 6 (7.50%) Internet
7 6 (7.50%) NAS
7 6 (7.50%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (7.50%) SMTP
8 5 (6.25%) IMAP
8 5 (6.25%) POP3
8 5 (6.25%) Skype
8 5 (6.25%) VLAN
9 4 (5.00%) IP Telephony
9 4 (5.00%) SMS
9 4 (5.00%) VoIP
9 4 (5.00%) WAN
10 3 (3.75%) DDNS
10 3 (3.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) MS Access
3 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.25%) MySQL
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.75%) JIRA
General
1 10 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Back Office
3 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Military
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (12.50%) Analyst
2 8 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (8.75%) Support Analyst
4 6 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (7.50%) IT Support
4 6 (7.50%) Server Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Administrator
5 5 (6.25%) Senior Technician
5 5 (6.25%) Server Technician
6 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.00%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.00%) IT Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Messaging Specialist
6 4 (5.00%) Office 365 Specialist
6 4 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (3.75%) Exchange Technician
7 3 (3.75%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) Web Services
2 2 (2.50%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.50%) Clustering
3 4 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.50%) iPad
5 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.25%) iPhone
6 1 (1.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 64 (80.00%) Windows
2 40 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 25 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 20 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.50%) Linux
7 4 (5.00%) Unix
7 4 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.50%) Solaris
9 1 (1.25%) Android
9 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) ITIL
2 9 (11.25%) ITIL V3
3 8 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (10.00%) DevOps
3 8 (10.00%) Migration
4 6 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.00%) CRM
6 4 (5.00%) Email Migration
6 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.00%) Service Management
7 3 (3.75%) BCP
7 3 (3.75%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (3.75%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.75%) Change Management
7 3 (3.75%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (3.75%) Data Modelling
7 3 (3.75%) Security Patching
7 3 (3.75%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (3.75%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) SQL
2 9 (11.25%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.75%) Perl
3 3 (3.75%) Python
3 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (16.25%) MCSA
3 10 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.50%) Degree
6 3 (3.75%) MCITP
7 2 (2.50%) CCNA
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.50%) MCSE
8 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.25%) MCDST
8 1 (1.25%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) GDPR
2 2 (2.50%) RMADS
3 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (53.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.00%) XenApp
4 7 (8.75%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.50%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (5.00%) vSphere
7 3 (3.75%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.75%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (3.75%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.50%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.25%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (25.00%) SCCM
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.75%) Ansible
3 3 (3.75%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.75%) Nessus
3 3 (3.75%) WSUS
4 2 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.50%) Netcool
4 2 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (2.50%) SCOM
4 2 (2.50%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.50%) SCSM
4 2 (2.50%) Unicenter
4 2 (2.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 47 (58.75%) Microsoft
2 22 (27.50%) VMware
3 19 (23.75%) Citrix
4 7 (8.75%) Cisco
4 7 (8.75%) EMC
5 6 (7.50%) HP
6 5 (6.25%) McAfee
6 5 (6.25%) NetApp
7 4 (5.00%) IronPort
7 4 (5.00%) Oracle
7 4 (5.00%) RightFax
7 4 (5.00%) SAP
7 4 (5.00%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.75%) Apple
8 3 (3.75%) Avaya
8 3 (3.75%) CommVault
8 3 (3.75%) Dell
8 3 (3.75%) Splunk
9 2 (2.50%) IBM
9 2 (2.50%) Red Hat