The first table below looks at the demand for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 41 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 9 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.85% 6.25% 11.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.67% 46.67% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 19
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£205 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £308 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.85% -
Application Platforms Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
54 30 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.11% 13.39% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 30
Average daily rate £350 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
MS Exchange
East of England

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Exchange across the Bedfordshire region.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the Bedfordshire region.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -4 3 £170 -32.00% 2
Luton -20 1 - -
Dunstable - 1 £410 -
MS Exchange
East of England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Exchange.

1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 10 (47.62%) Citrix
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (42.86%) Migration
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (38.10%) Lotus
4 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
4 8 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (33.33%) Test Management
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) IBM Notes
5 7 (33.33%) VMware
6 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
7 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (23.81%) Email Migration
7 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (23.81%) MCSE
7 5 (23.81%) ISEB
7 5 (23.81%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (19.05%) VMware ESX
8 4 (19.05%) Thin Client
8 4 (19.05%) Fat Client
8 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
9 3 (14.29%) VCP5

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Exchange. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (33.33%) IBM Notes
4 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LAN
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Test Leader
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Thin Client
1 4 (19.05%) Fat Client
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Migration
2 7 (33.33%) Test Management
3 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
4 5 (23.81%) Email Migration
5 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.52%) Change Control
6 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL
7 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
7 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) MCSE
1 5 (23.81%) ISEB
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (23.81%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (14.29%) VCP5
2 3 (14.29%) MCP
2 3 (14.29%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) VMware ESX
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) XenApp
5 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.76%) Terminal Server
5 1 (4.76%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
1 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.76%) WSUS
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
1 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.76%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Citrix
2 8 (38.10%) Lotus
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) Intel
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (9.52%) McAfee
6 1 (4.76%) Websense
6 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
6 1 (4.76%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.76%) IBM
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.76%) Mercator