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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 79 37 65
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +28
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 48 113 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.83% 4.37% 2.08%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.15% 22.16% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 73 28
Average daily rate
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£313 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -13.88%
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
395 510 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.02% 19.73% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 280 127
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 23
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.10 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £113.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -7.89%

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 24 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
Reading -26 17 £260 -32.90% 6
Bracknell +10 14 £350 - 2
Newbury +3 4 £325 -
Maidenhead -8 1 £350 -12.50%
Slough - - - - 2
Wokingham - - - -
MS Exchange
South East

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 70 (68.63%) Windows
2 68 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 53 (51.96%) Microsoft
4 48 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (31.37%) MS Excel
6 27 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 26 (25.49%) Firewall
7 26 (25.49%) VMware
8 25 (24.51%) Windows 7
9 24 (23.53%) Security Cleared
9 24 (23.53%) Lync
9 24 (23.53%) Citrix
10 23 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (21.57%) PowerShell
11 22 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (21.57%) SQL
11 22 (21.57%) Windows XP
12 21 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2013
13 20 (19.61%) DV Cleared
14 18 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (16.67%) Migration
16 16 (15.69%) SAN
16 16 (15.69%) Blackberry
16 16 (15.69%) DNS
16 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (14.71%) ITIL
18 14 (13.73%) Cisco
19 13 (12.75%) Internet
20 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
20 12 (11.76%) Hyper-V

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 48 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 27 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 24 (23.53%) Lync
4 21 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (9.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (9.80%) Live Communications Server
6 8 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (4.90%) IIS
8 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.94%) GroupWise
9 3 (2.94%) IBM Notes
9 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 32 (31.37%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.98%) MS Project
3 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.84%) Office 365
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.49%) Firewall
2 16 (15.69%) DNS
2 16 (15.69%) SAN
3 13 (12.75%) Internet
4 10 (9.80%) LAN
4 10 (9.80%) WAN
5 8 (7.84%) DHCP
5 8 (7.84%) DMZ
5 8 (7.84%) VoIP
6 7 (6.86%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.86%) Unified Communications
7 4 (3.92%) VPN
7 4 (3.92%) PBX
7 4 (3.92%) PSTN
8 3 (2.94%) POP3
8 3 (2.94%) SMTP
8 3 (2.94%) RTP
8 3 (2.94%) IMAP
9 2 (1.96%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
General
1 8 (7.84%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.90%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Multimedia
3 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.98%) French Language
4 1 (0.98%) German Language
Job Titles
1 29 (28.43%) Support Engineer
2 11 (10.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (9.80%) Consultant
4 8 (7.84%) Messaging Engineer
4 8 (7.84%) IT Support
5 7 (6.86%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) Analyst
6 6 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Support Technician
7 5 (4.90%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.90%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Rollout Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) IT Support Technician
7 5 (4.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.90%) Field Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.94%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.98%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.98%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Blackberry
2 11 (10.78%) Clustering
3 7 (6.86%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.94%) PKI
5 2 (1.96%) Blog
6 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.98%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 70 (68.63%) Windows
2 25 (24.51%) Windows 7
3 23 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (21.57%) Windows XP
4 22 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (8.82%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.96%) UNIX
9 1 (0.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.67%) Migration
2 15 (14.71%) ITIL
3 9 (8.82%) Service Management
4 8 (7.84%) Incident Management
4 8 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (7.84%) High Availability
5 7 (6.86%) Time Management
6 5 (4.90%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (3.92%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (1.96%) Investment Management
8 2 (1.96%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.96%) IT Governance
8 2 (1.96%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.96%) Server Monitoring
9 1 (0.98%) Supplier Management
9 1 (0.98%) Change Management
9 1 (0.98%) Project Management
9 1 (0.98%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (0.98%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.57%) SQL
1 22 (21.57%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 20 (19.61%) DV Cleared
3 18 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (9.80%) Degree
4 10 (9.80%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.84%) MCSE
6 6 (5.88%) MCTS
6 6 (5.88%) MCITP
7 4 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.94%) MCP
8 3 (2.94%) MCSA
8 3 (2.94%) CCA
9 1 (0.98%) CCEE
9 1 (0.98%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) SLA
1 2 (1.96%) COBIT
2 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 68 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 9 (8.82%) vSphere
4 7 (6.86%) XenApp
5 6 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.90%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.94%) DFS Replication
7 3 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.98%) vCloud
8 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.98%) Firmware
8 1 (0.98%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (8.82%) SCCM
2 3 (2.94%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.94%) WSUS
3 2 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.96%) SCOM
4 1 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.98%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.98%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 53 (51.96%) Microsoft
2 26 (25.49%) VMware
3 24 (23.53%) Citrix
4 14 (13.73%) Cisco
5 6 (5.88%) HP
5 6 (5.88%) Dell
6 5 (4.90%) Lotus
6 5 (4.90%) Symantec
7 4 (3.92%) Avaya
8 3 (2.94%) CA
8 3 (2.94%) EMC
8 3 (2.94%) Nortel
8 3 (2.94%) IBM
8 3 (2.94%) Novell
9 2 (1.96%) Lumension
9 2 (1.96%) AppSense
9 2 (1.96%) NetApp
10 1 (0.98%) WatchGuard
10 1 (0.98%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.98%) CheckPoint