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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 66 57 68
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 58 66 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.37% 2.74% 2.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.89% 15.60% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 31 22
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £259
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +35.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.42% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -47.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £24.65 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.79% -13.12%
Application Platforms Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
450 423 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.38% 17.54% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 195 200
Average daily rate £350 £400 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 21
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £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 11 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
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 11 July 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 11 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 31 £325 -23.52% 11
Bracknell +11 10 £325 +44.44% 2
Maidenhead -3 5 £338 -3.57% 2
Newbury 0 1 £275 - 1
Slough - - - - 3
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
MS Exchange
South East

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 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 93 (72.09%) Windows
2 88 (68.22%) Active Directory
3 64 (49.61%) Microsoft
4 47 (36.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (35.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 44 (34.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (25.58%) VMware
8 32 (24.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 31 (24.03%) Firewall
9 31 (24.03%) Cisco
10 29 (22.48%) MS Excel
10 29 (22.48%) Exchange Server 2003
11 28 (21.71%) Windows 7
12 27 (20.93%) Security Cleared
13 25 (19.38%) ITIL
13 25 (19.38%) Migration
14 24 (18.60%) DNS
14 24 (18.60%) SCCM
14 24 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2007
15 23 (17.83%) Citrix
16 21 (16.28%) Windows XP
16 21 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
17 20 (15.50%) Office 365
17 20 (15.50%) SQL Server
17 20 (15.50%) MS Office
17 20 (15.50%) Hyper-V
18 18 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (13.95%) VPN
19 17 (13.18%) Microsoft Certification
19 17 (13.18%) LAN

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 46 (35.66%) Exchange Server 2010
2 32 (24.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 29 (22.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 24 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (13.18%) Lync
6 8 (6.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (5.43%) IIS
8 6 (4.65%) SharePoint
8 6 (4.65%) Live Communications Server
9 5 (3.88%) IBM Notes
10 4 (3.10%) Zimbra
11 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 29 (22.48%) MS Excel
2 20 (15.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.50%) Office 365
2 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (24.03%) Firewall
2 24 (18.60%) DNS
3 18 (13.95%) VPN
4 17 (13.18%) LAN
5 14 (10.85%) WAN
6 13 (10.08%) TCP/IP
6 13 (10.08%) DHCP
7 9 (6.98%) SAN
7 9 (6.98%) VoIP
8 7 (5.43%) DMZ
8 7 (5.43%) Internet
9 4 (3.10%) PBX
9 4 (3.10%) PSTN
9 4 (3.10%) SSL
9 4 (3.10%) RTP
9 4 (3.10%) NetScreen
9 4 (3.10%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.33%) HTTP
11 2 (1.55%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.88%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.78%) JMeter
2 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.78%) LoadUI
General
1 6 (4.65%) Telecoms
1 6 (4.65%) Finance
2 2 (1.55%) Japanese Language
3 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.78%) Back Office
3 1 (0.78%) Automotive
3 1 (0.78%) Legal
3 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.78%) French Language
3 1 (0.78%) German Language
3 1 (0.78%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 34 (26.36%) Support Engineer
2 16 (12.40%) Architect
3 14 (10.85%) Consultant
3 14 (10.85%) 3rd Line Support
3 14 (10.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 12 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (5.43%) Analyst
5 7 (5.43%) Messaging Engineer
5 7 (5.43%) IT Support
6 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Technician
7 5 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) IT Support Technician
7 5 (3.88%) Server Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) Support Technician
7 5 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.10%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.10%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.10%) Rollout Engineer
8 4 (3.10%) Exchange Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (0.78%) SOAP
2 1 (0.78%) Web Services
2 1 (0.78%) XML
2 1 (0.78%) MAPI
2 1 (0.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.75%) Clustering
3 4 (3.10%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.10%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.10%) Kindle
4 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.33%) Replication
4 3 (2.33%) PKI
5 2 (1.55%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) FMCG
6 1 (0.78%) iPhone
6 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) Blog
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 93 (72.09%) Windows
2 47 (36.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (34.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (21.71%) Windows 7
5 21 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (16.28%) Windows XP
6 16 (12.40%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.43%) Windows 2000 Server
8 6 (4.65%) UNIX
8 6 (4.65%) Linux
9 5 (3.88%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.55%) Solaris
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.78%) Android
11 1 (0.78%) CentOS
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.38%) ITIL
1 25 (19.38%) Migration
2 9 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (5.43%) Incident Management
4 5 (3.88%) Service Management
4 5 (3.88%) Change Control
5 4 (3.10%) Data Migration
5 4 (3.10%) Project Management
5 4 (3.10%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (2.33%) Regression Testing
6 3 (2.33%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (2.33%) Test Scripting
6 3 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (2.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (2.33%) High Availability
7 2 (1.55%) Test Strategy
7 2 (1.55%) Investment Management
7 2 (1.55%) Validation
7 2 (1.55%) Stress Testing
7 2 (1.55%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.08%) SQL
1 13 (10.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.78%) VBScript
2 1 (0.78%) VB
2 1 (0.78%) C#
2 1 (0.78%) C++
2 1 (0.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (12.40%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.30%) DV Cleared
5 11 (8.53%) MCSE
6 9 (6.98%) MCP
6 9 (6.98%) Degree
7 6 (4.65%) CCNA
7 6 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (4.65%) MCTS
8 5 (3.88%) MCITP
9 3 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.33%) MCSA
10 2 (1.55%) MCSD
10 2 (1.55%) ISEB
10 2 (1.55%) CCA
10 2 (1.55%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.78%) MCDST
11 1 (0.78%) CNE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.55%) SLA
3 2 (1.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 88 (68.22%) Active Directory
2 20 (15.50%) Hyper-V
3 18 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.98%) VMware ESX
5 8 (6.20%) XenApp
6 7 (5.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.10%) UAG
8 3 (2.33%) vSphere
8 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.33%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.78%) XenServer
10 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (18.60%) SCCM
2 8 (6.20%) SCOM
2 8 (6.20%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.88%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (2.33%) ARCserve
5 3 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.55%) WSUS
7 1 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 64 (49.61%) Microsoft
2 33 (25.58%) VMware
3 31 (24.03%) Cisco
4 23 (17.83%) Citrix
5 12 (9.30%) Symantec
6 11 (8.53%) HP
7 8 (6.20%) Lotus
8 4 (3.10%) Juniper
8 4 (3.10%) Apple
8 4 (3.10%) McAfee
9 3 (2.33%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.33%) Avaya
9 3 (2.33%) Nortel
10 2 (1.55%) Veritas
10 2 (1.55%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.55%) Brocade
10 2 (1.55%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.78%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (0.78%) Lumension
11 1 (0.78%) MobileIron
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