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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 58 60 72
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 69 72 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.66% 2.74% 1.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.65% 14.46% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 22
Average daily rate
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£344 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £252 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £291
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Average hourly rate £11.50 £20.25 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.20% +2.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.88
% change year-on-year
- -10.51%
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
391 498 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.09% 18.93% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 254 120
Average daily rate £378 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 19
Average hourly rate £17.83 £25.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.70% +21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £113.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +1 27 £400 +6.66% 17
Bracknell +12 16 £344 +76.28% 3
Newbury +3 4 £325 - 3
Maidenhead 0 2 - - 1
Slough -5 1 £400 -
Thatcham - - - - 1
MS Exchange
South East

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 86 (70.49%) Windows
2 84 (68.85%) Active Directory
3 70 (57.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 67 (54.92%) Microsoft
5 39 (31.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 35 (28.69%) VMware
7 34 (27.87%) MS Excel
8 32 (26.23%) Lync
9 31 (25.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (23.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (22.13%) Firewall
12 26 (21.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (18.85%) Exchange Server 2013
14 22 (18.03%) Security Cleared
14 22 (18.03%) PowerShell
14 22 (18.03%) Citrix
15 21 (17.21%) SAN
15 21 (17.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 19 (15.57%) DNS
17 18 (14.75%) Blackberry
17 18 (14.75%) Migration
18 17 (13.93%) Windows XP
18 17 (13.93%) SQL
18 17 (13.93%) Windows 7
19 16 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (13.11%) DV Cleared
19 16 (13.11%) SQL Server
19 16 (13.11%) Cisco
19 16 (13.11%) Clustering
20 15 (12.30%) Hyper-V

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 70 (57.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 39 (31.97%) Exchange Server 2003
3 32 (26.23%) Lync
4 23 (18.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (9.02%) Live Communications Server
6 11 (9.02%) SharePoint
6 11 (9.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (8.20%) IIS
8 7 (5.74%) GroupWise
8 7 (5.74%) IBM Notes
9 4 (3.28%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 34 (27.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.48%) Office 365
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.13%) Firewall
2 21 (17.21%) SAN
3 19 (15.57%) DNS
4 12 (9.84%) VoIP
5 9 (7.38%) WAN
5 9 (7.38%) LAN
6 8 (6.56%) Unified Communications
6 8 (6.56%) IMAP
6 8 (6.56%) Internet
6 8 (6.56%) POP3
6 8 (6.56%) SMTP
6 8 (6.56%) DHCP
7 7 (5.74%) TCP/IP
8 5 (4.10%) VPN
8 5 (4.10%) DMZ
9 3 (2.46%) PBX
9 3 (2.46%) PSTN
9 3 (2.46%) MPLS
9 3 (2.46%) RTP
10 2 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (5.74%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.10%) Multimedia
3 3 (2.46%) Finance
4 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.82%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.82%) French Language
4 1 (0.82%) German Language
Job Titles
1 34 (27.87%) Support Engineer
2 16 (13.11%) Consultant
3 14 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (9.84%) Exchange Engineer
5 10 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.38%) Field Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Messaging Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) IT Support
9 6 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Server Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) IT Support Technician
11 4 (3.28%) IT Support Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) Exchange Consultant
11 4 (3.28%) Support Technician
11 4 (3.28%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) X-Windows
2 2 (1.64%) .NET
2 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.82%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.75%) Blackberry
2 16 (13.11%) Clustering
3 8 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.46%) PKI
5 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.82%) Blog
5 1 (0.82%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 86 (70.49%) Windows
2 31 (25.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (23.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (17.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (13.93%) Windows XP
5 17 (13.93%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.92%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.28%) UNIX
8 3 (2.46%) Linux
8 3 (2.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.75%) Migration
2 14 (11.48%) ITIL
3 11 (9.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (8.20%) Service Management
5 9 (7.38%) Incident Management
5 9 (7.38%) High Availability
6 8 (6.56%) Customer Engagement
7 7 (5.74%) Time Management
8 3 (2.46%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.46%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (1.64%) Server Monitoring
9 2 (1.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (1.64%) Performance Management
9 2 (1.64%) Asset Management
9 2 (1.64%) Change Management
10 1 (0.82%) Change Control
10 1 (0.82%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (0.82%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.03%) PowerShell
2 17 (13.93%) SQL
3 9 (7.38%) VB
4 1 (0.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (21.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (18.03%) Security Cleared
3 16 (13.11%) DV Cleared
4 12 (9.84%) MCTS
4 12 (9.84%) MCITP
5 11 (9.02%) Degree
5 11 (9.02%) SC Cleared
6 9 (7.38%) MCSE
7 4 (3.28%) MCSA
8 3 (2.46%) MCP
9 2 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.82%) MCSD
10 1 (0.82%) CCA
10 1 (0.82%) CCEE
10 1 (0.82%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.82%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.82%) SLA
1 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (68.85%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.30%) Hyper-V
4 10 (8.20%) Terminal Services
5 9 (7.38%) vSphere
6 6 (4.92%) XenApp
7 5 (4.10%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.46%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.82%) Firmware
10 1 (0.82%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.82%) XenServer
10 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.82%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (7.38%) SCCM
2 3 (2.46%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.46%) WSUS
3 2 (1.64%) SCOM
3 2 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.82%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 67 (54.92%) Microsoft
2 35 (28.69%) VMware
3 22 (18.03%) Citrix
4 16 (13.11%) Cisco
5 9 (7.38%) Lotus
6 7 (5.74%) Novell
6 7 (5.74%) Dell
7 5 (4.10%) HP
8 4 (3.28%) WatchGuard
8 4 (3.28%) Symantec
8 4 (3.28%) Avaya
9 3 (2.46%) IBM
9 3 (2.46%) CA
9 3 (2.46%) EMC
9 3 (2.46%) Nortel
10 2 (1.64%) NetApp
11 1 (0.82%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.82%) Remedy
11 1 (0.82%) McAfee
11 1 (0.82%) AppSense
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