The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 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 Berkshire 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 70 57 67
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 49 68 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.01% 2.79% 2.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.42% 15.93% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 26
Average daily rate
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£310 £363 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% +36.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £252 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -47.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £24.65 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -12.50%
Application Platforms Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
429 427 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.57% 17.54% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 201 193
Average daily rate £350 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 21
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £9.54 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
MS Exchange
South East

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 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
Reading +10 29 £300 -29.41% 11
Bracknell +4 7 £100 -55.55% 2
Maidenhead -6 2 £324 -7.50% 2
Newbury +1 1 £275 -
Slough - - - - 2
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
MS Exchange
South East

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 86 (69.92%) Windows
2 84 (68.29%) Active Directory
3 64 (52.03%) Microsoft
4 44 (35.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (32.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 32 (26.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 30 (24.39%) Firewall
8 30 (24.39%) VMware
9 29 (23.58%) Cisco
10 28 (22.76%) MS Excel
11 26 (21.14%) Windows 7
12 25 (20.33%) Exchange Server 2003
12 25 (20.33%) Migration
13 23 (18.70%) Security Cleared
14 22 (17.89%) ITIL
14 22 (17.89%) Citrix
15 21 (17.07%) DNS
15 21 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2007
15 21 (17.07%) SCCM
16 20 (16.26%) Hyper-V
16 20 (16.26%) Office 365
16 20 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
16 20 (16.26%) MS Office
16 20 (16.26%) SQL Server
17 18 (14.63%) Windows XP
17 18 (14.63%) VPN
18 17 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (13.82%) Lync
19 16 (13.01%) Windows 8

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 40 (32.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 32 (26.02%) Exchange Server 2013
3 25 (20.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 21 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (13.82%) Lync
6 6 (4.88%) IIS
6 6 (4.88%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (4.07%) IBM Notes
8 4 (3.25%) Zimbra
9 3 (2.44%) Live Communications Server
9 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 28 (22.76%) MS Excel
2 20 (16.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS Project
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.26%) Office 365
2 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (24.39%) Firewall
2 21 (17.07%) DNS
3 18 (14.63%) VPN
4 15 (12.20%) LAN
5 13 (10.57%) TCP/IP
6 12 (9.76%) DHCP
6 12 (9.76%) WAN
7 10 (8.13%) VoIP
8 7 (5.69%) DMZ
9 6 (4.88%) SAN
9 6 (4.88%) Internet
10 4 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (3.25%) SSL
10 4 (3.25%) NetScreen
10 4 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.44%) RTP
11 3 (2.44%) PBX
11 3 (2.44%) PSTN
12 2 (1.63%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.07%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.81%) JMeter
2 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.81%) LoadUI
General
1 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
1 6 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (0.81%) Automotive
2 1 (0.81%) Legal
2 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.81%) Back Office
2 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (26.02%) Support Engineer
2 16 (13.01%) Architect
3 13 (10.57%) Consultant
3 13 (10.57%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (10.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 12 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (6.50%) Analyst
6 7 (5.69%) IT Support
7 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Technician
8 5 (4.07%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Support Technician
8 5 (4.07%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) IT Support Technician
8 5 (4.07%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.25%) Rollout Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) Exchange Consultant
9 4 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) Wintel Consultant
9 4 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (0.81%) MAPI
2 1 (0.81%) SOAP
2 1 (0.81%) Web Services
2 1 (0.81%) XML
2 1 (0.81%) HTML
2 1 (0.81%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.76%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.69%) Clustering
3 4 (3.25%) Kindle
4 3 (2.44%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.44%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.63%) PKI
5 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.63%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.81%) Handset
6 1 (0.81%) Replication
6 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) iPhone
6 1 (0.81%) FMCG
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 86 (69.92%) Windows
2 44 (35.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (21.14%) Windows 7
5 20 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (14.63%) Windows XP
7 16 (13.01%) Windows 8
8 7 (5.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (4.88%) UNIX
10 5 (4.07%) Linux
10 5 (4.07%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.63%) Solaris
12 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.81%) Android
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.33%) Migration
2 22 (17.89%) ITIL
3 7 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (4.88%) Incident Management
5 5 (4.07%) Change Control
6 4 (3.25%) Data Migration
6 4 (3.25%) Service Management
7 3 (2.44%) Regression Testing
7 3 (2.44%) Project Management
7 3 (2.44%) Test Scripting
7 3 (2.44%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (2.44%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (1.63%) Stress Testing
8 2 (1.63%) Investment Management
8 2 (1.63%) IT Governance
8 2 (1.63%) Logistics
8 2 (1.63%) Network Architecture
8 2 (1.63%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (1.63%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.38%) SQL
2 13 (10.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.81%) VBScript
3 1 (0.81%) VB
3 1 (0.81%) C#
3 1 (0.81%) C++
3 1 (0.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (18.70%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.76%) DV Cleared
3 12 (9.76%) MCSE
4 9 (7.32%) MCP
4 9 (7.32%) Degree
5 6 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (4.07%) CCNA
6 5 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.07%) MCTS
7 4 (3.25%) MCITP
8 3 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.44%) MCSA
9 2 (1.63%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.63%) MCSD
9 2 (1.63%) CCA
9 2 (1.63%) ISEB
10 1 (0.81%) CCVP
10 1 (0.81%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.63%) COBIT
3 2 (1.63%) SLA
System Software
1 84 (68.29%) Active Directory
2 20 (16.26%) Hyper-V
3 16 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (6.50%) XenApp
4 8 (6.50%) VMware ESX
5 7 (5.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.25%) UAG
7 3 (2.44%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.63%) vSphere
8 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.81%) XenServer
9 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (17.07%) SCCM
2 7 (5.69%) SCOM
3 5 (4.07%) NetBackup
3 5 (4.07%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.44%) ARCserve
5 3 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 64 (52.03%) Microsoft
2 30 (24.39%) VMware
3 29 (23.58%) Cisco
4 22 (17.89%) Citrix
5 9 (7.32%) HP
5 9 (7.32%) Symantec
6 7 (5.69%) Lotus
7 4 (3.25%) Apple
7 4 (3.25%) Juniper
8 2 (1.63%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.63%) Nortel
8 2 (1.63%) Avaya
8 2 (1.63%) McAfee
9 1 (0.81%) AppSense
9 1 (0.81%) Remedy
9 1 (0.81%) Hitachi
9 1 (0.81%) Veritas
9 1 (0.81%) Dell
9 1 (0.81%) Symbian
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle
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