The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 86 57 60
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 37 74 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.31% 2.72% 2.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.09% 16.55% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 30
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£417 £290 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.79% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £280 £265
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -4.34%
MS Exchange
South East

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

Application Platforms Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
407 447 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.40% 16.43% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 227 162
Average daily rate £400 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 27
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.20% -9.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £9.10 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.00 £29.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
Reading -9 18 £417 +51.63% 12
Slough +1 7 £400 +21.21% 1
Maidenhead +5 4 £435 +8.62% 2
Bracknell -18 2 £488 +74.10% 1
Newbury -6 1 - -
MS Exchange
South East

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 79 (75.24%) Windows
2 78 (74.29%) Active Directory
3 56 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 55 (52.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 38 (36.19%) VMware
6 33 (31.43%) Lync
7 30 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (23.81%) DNS
10 24 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2003
11 22 (20.95%) Firewall
12 21 (20.00%) Citrix
13 20 (19.05%) SAN
13 20 (19.05%) SQL Server
13 20 (19.05%) Hyper-V
13 20 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (17.14%) ITIL
14 18 (17.14%) MS Excel
15 17 (16.19%) PowerShell
15 17 (16.19%) Exchange Server 2007
15 17 (16.19%) Exchange Server 2013
16 15 (14.29%) MCITP
16 15 (14.29%) SCCM
17 14 (13.33%) Office 365
17 14 (13.33%) MCTS
17 14 (13.33%) TCP/IP
17 14 (13.33%) Linux
17 14 (13.33%) Cisco

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 55 (52.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 33 (31.43%) Lync
3 24 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (16.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (16.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (11.43%) SharePoint
6 11 (10.48%) IIS
7 9 (8.57%) IBM Notes
8 8 (7.62%) GroupWise
9 6 (5.71%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (4.76%) Live Communications Server
10 5 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (4.76%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 18 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.33%) Office 365
2 7 (6.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (23.81%) DNS
2 22 (20.95%) Firewall
3 20 (19.05%) SAN
4 14 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 12 (11.43%) VoIP
5 12 (11.43%) DHCP
6 9 (8.57%) POP3
6 9 (8.57%) SMTP
6 9 (8.57%) IMAP
6 9 (8.57%) Unified Communications
7 8 (7.62%) WAN
7 8 (7.62%) LAN
7 8 (7.62%) VPN
8 3 (2.86%) MPLS
8 3 (2.86%) RTP
8 3 (2.86%) PBX
8 3 (2.86%) PSTN
8 3 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.86%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (2.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.86%) DB2
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.76%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.95%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (23.81%) Support Engineer
2 16 (15.24%) Consultant
3 15 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) Field Engineer
5 8 (7.62%) Server Engineer
5 8 (7.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Administrator
7 5 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.81%) Exchange Consultant
8 4 (3.81%) Messaging Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) VoIP Specialist
9 3 (2.86%) Messaging Support Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) Office 365 Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.86%) .NET
1 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.95%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.95%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Clustering
2 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.76%) AS400
4 4 (3.81%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.81%) iSeries
5 3 (2.86%) PKI
6 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.90%) Kindle
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.95%) Replication
7 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 79 (75.24%) Windows
2 30 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (13.33%) Linux
6 9 (8.57%) UNIX
7 6 (5.71%) Windows 7
8 5 (4.76%) AIX
9 4 (3.81%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.81%) zOS
10 2 (1.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.14%) ITIL
2 12 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (11.43%) Migration
3 10 (9.52%) Service Management
4 9 (8.57%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.81%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (3.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (2.86%) Change Management
8 2 (1.90%) High Availability
9 1 (0.95%) Project Management
9 1 (0.95%) Release Management
9 1 (0.95%) Incident Management
9 1 (0.95%) Change Control
9 1 (0.95%) Business Transformation
9 1 (0.95%) ITIL V3
9 1 (0.95%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (0.95%) Line Management
9 1 (0.95%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.19%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.57%) VB
3 6 (5.71%) SQL
4 1 (0.95%) C#
4 1 (0.95%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (14.29%) MCITP
3 14 (13.33%) MCTS
4 11 (10.48%) MCSE
4 11 (10.48%) Security Cleared
5 10 (9.52%) Degree
6 9 (8.57%) DV Cleared
7 6 (5.71%) MCSA
8 4 (3.81%) MCP
9 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.95%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (74.29%) Active Directory
2 20 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (19.05%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.62%) Terminal Services
4 6 (5.71%) XenApp
4 6 (5.71%) vSphere
5 5 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.76%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.86%) Samba
7 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.95%) Firmware
7 1 (0.95%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.95%) vCloud
7 1 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.95%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (14.29%) SCCM
2 7 (6.67%) SCOM
3 4 (3.81%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.95%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.95%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.95%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.95%) SCSM
Vendors
1 56 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 38 (36.19%) VMware
3 21 (20.00%) Citrix
4 14 (13.33%) Cisco
5 11 (10.48%) Lotus
6 9 (8.57%) HP
7 8 (7.62%) Novell
8 5 (4.76%) SAP
9 4 (3.81%) Dell
9 4 (3.81%) Brocade
9 4 (3.81%) WatchGuard
9 4 (3.81%) 3PAR
9 4 (3.81%) Avaya
9 4 (3.81%) ProCurve
9 4 (3.81%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.86%) Nortel
10 3 (2.86%) Oracle
11 1 (0.95%) IBM
11 1 (0.95%) Postini
11 1 (0.95%) Symantec
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