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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 71 74 76
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 66 56 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.35% 2.06% 1.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.97% 12.12% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 14
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£388 £308 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.01% +33.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £194 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 11
Average hourly rate £11.50 £19.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.77% -8.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.12% -5.71%
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
441 462 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.69% 16.97% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 226 140
Average daily rate £378 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 23
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.18 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £113.50 £33.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.64%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +5 34 £417 +39.00% 11
Bracknell +6 11 £338 -5.59% 4
Maidenhead +11 3 £375 -9.09%
Slough -1 3 £400 - 3
Newbury -3 3 £338 -
Wokingham - 2 £400 -
Thatcham - - - -
Windsor - - - -
MS Exchange
South East

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 88 (75.86%) Windows
2 83 (71.55%) Active Directory
3 64 (55.17%) Microsoft
4 63 (54.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (30.17%) VMware
6 34 (29.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 31 (26.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (26.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (26.72%) Lync
8 27 (23.28%) MS Excel
9 26 (22.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (19.83%) DNS
11 21 (18.10%) Security Cleared
11 21 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (16.38%) Hyper-V
12 19 (16.38%) Citrix
12 19 (16.38%) Firewall
13 18 (15.52%) SAN
13 18 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (14.66%) Clustering
15 16 (13.79%) Blackberry
15 16 (13.79%) SQL Server
15 16 (13.79%) PowerShell
15 16 (13.79%) DV Cleared
15 16 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
16 14 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
16 14 (12.07%) Migration
16 14 (12.07%) Cisco
16 14 (12.07%) Windows XP
16 14 (12.07%) Office 365

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 63 (54.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 34 (29.31%) Exchange Server 2003
3 31 (26.72%) Lync
4 16 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (11.21%) SharePoint
6 13 (11.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (9.48%) Live Communications Server
7 11 (9.48%) IIS
8 8 (6.90%) IBM Notes
8 8 (6.90%) GroupWise
9 6 (5.17%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (4.31%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 27 (23.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.07%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.83%) DNS
2 19 (16.38%) Firewall
3 18 (15.52%) SAN
4 13 (11.21%) TCP/IP
4 13 (11.21%) VoIP
5 11 (9.48%) DHCP
6 9 (7.76%) POP3
6 9 (7.76%) SMTP
6 9 (7.76%) IMAP
6 9 (7.76%) Unified Communications
7 7 (6.03%) WAN
7 7 (6.03%) LAN
8 5 (4.31%) VPN
9 3 (2.59%) MPLS
9 3 (2.59%) RTP
9 3 (2.59%) PBX
9 3 (2.59%) PSTN
10 2 (1.72%) Internet
10 2 (1.72%) Wireless
10 2 (1.72%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 7
2 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (6.03%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.31%) Multimedia
3 4 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (29.31%) Support Engineer
2 15 (12.93%) Exchange Engineer
3 14 (12.07%) Consultant
4 11 (9.48%) Field Engineer
4 11 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (7.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (7.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) Messaging Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (6.03%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) Server Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Administrator
9 5 (4.31%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (3.45%) Exchange Consultant
10 4 (3.45%) IT Support
11 3 (2.59%) Infrastructure Technician
11 3 (2.59%) VoIP Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.59%) .NET
1 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.72%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.86%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.86%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.66%) Clustering
2 16 (13.79%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.03%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.59%) PKI
6 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.86%) Kindle
6 1 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 88 (75.86%) Windows
2 31 (26.72%) Windows Server 2003
2 31 (26.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (12.07%) Windows XP
5 12 (10.34%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.17%) Linux
7 5 (4.31%) UNIX
8 3 (2.59%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.07%) Migration
2 12 (10.34%) ITIL
2 12 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (7.76%) Service Management
3 9 (7.76%) Customer Engagement
3 9 (7.76%) High Availability
4 8 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 5 (4.31%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.31%) Time Management
5 5 (4.31%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (2.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (2.59%) Change Management
6 3 (2.59%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (1.72%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (1.72%) Performance Management
8 1 (0.86%) People Management
8 1 (0.86%) Change Control
8 1 (0.86%) Business Transformation
8 1 (0.86%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.76%) VB
3 8 (6.90%) SQL
4 1 (0.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (22.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (18.10%) Security Cleared
3 16 (13.79%) DV Cleared
4 13 (11.21%) MCTS
4 13 (11.21%) MCITP
5 10 (8.62%) Degree
6 8 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.90%) MCSE
7 5 (4.31%) MCSA
8 4 (3.45%) MCP
9 3 (2.59%) VCP4
10 1 (0.86%) CCEE
10 1 (0.86%) CCIA
10 1 (0.86%) MCSD
10 1 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 83 (71.55%) Active Directory
2 19 (16.38%) Hyper-V
3 18 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (7.76%) Terminal Services
5 5 (4.31%) vSphere
6 4 (3.45%) XenApp
7 3 (2.59%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.72%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.86%) Firmware
9 1 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.86%) UAG
9 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.86%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (11.21%) SCCM
2 6 (5.17%) SCOM
3 2 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.72%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.72%) WSUS
4 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.86%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.86%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.86%) SCSM
Vendors
1 64 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 35 (30.17%) VMware
3 19 (16.38%) Citrix
4 14 (12.07%) Cisco
5 10 (8.62%) Lotus
6 8 (6.90%) Novell
7 6 (5.17%) Dell
8 5 (4.31%) HP
9 4 (3.45%) Avaya
9 4 (3.45%) WatchGuard
10 3 (2.59%) Nortel
10 3 (2.59%) Symantec
11 2 (1.72%) EMC
11 2 (1.72%) CA
11 2 (1.72%) NetApp
11 2 (1.72%) IBM
12 1 (0.86%) Remedy
12 1 (0.86%) McAfee
12 1 (0.86%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.86%) SolarWinds
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