The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 48 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 4 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.86% 0.71% 4.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.55% 10.53% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 9
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£275 £323 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% -2.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.64%
MS Exchange
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
88 19 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.84% 6.74% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 13 25
Average daily rate £400 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £153 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £365 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%

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
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 21 October 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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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
Luton - 3 £275 -
Bedford - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
MS Exchange
East of England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
5 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (46.15%) vSphere
6 6 (46.15%) VMware
7 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (38.46%) Cisco
7 5 (38.46%) MCSE
8 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
8 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 4 (30.77%) Citrix
8 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
8 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
8 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
9 3 (23.08%) SCCM
9 3 (23.08%) SCOM
9 3 (23.08%) VCP5
9 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (23.08%) WSUS
9 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
9 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
9 3 (23.08%) Wyse
9 3 (23.08%) Terminal Services

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) VPN
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) SAN
2 3 (23.08%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Server Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Technician
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
1 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
1 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (15.38%) Change Control
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Test Management
3 1 (7.69%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) MCSE
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (23.08%) VCP5
2 3 (23.08%) MCSA
2 3 (23.08%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) vSphere
3 3 (23.08%) Terminal Services
3 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) WSUS
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
1 3 (23.08%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) CommVault
5 3 (23.08%) Wyse
5 3 (23.08%) Intel
6 1 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) Lotus
6 1 (7.69%) Riverbed