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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 69 60 68
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 65 68 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.20% 2.40% 2.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.10% 15.08% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 25
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£400 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £475 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
Average hourly rate £11.50 £19.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.77% +12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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
461 451 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.63% 15.91% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 225 145
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £195 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 28
Average hourly rate £33.50 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.31% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.10 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -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 30 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 30 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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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 +2 32 £417 +36.22% 14
Bracknell 0 10 £291 +3.09% 1
Slough 0 5 £400 +21.21% 5
Maidenhead +6 3 £375 -11.76% 1
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 30 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 83 (74.11%) Windows
2 80 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 63 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 58 (51.79%) Microsoft
5 36 (32.14%) VMware
6 33 (29.46%) Lync
7 32 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (25.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 29 (25.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (24.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (20.54%) MS Excel
12 22 (19.64%) DNS
12 22 (19.64%) Hyper-V
13 21 (18.75%) Firewall
14 20 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (16.96%) PowerShell
15 19 (16.96%) Citrix
16 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
16 18 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2013
17 17 (15.18%) Security Cleared
17 17 (15.18%) SAN
18 16 (14.29%) Cisco
18 16 (14.29%) Clustering
18 16 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
19 15 (13.39%) Office 365
19 15 (13.39%) ITIL
20 14 (12.50%) TCP/IP
20 14 (12.50%) MCTS
20 14 (12.50%) MCITP

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 33 (29.46%) Lync
3 29 (25.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (10.71%) SharePoint
7 11 (9.82%) IIS
7 11 (9.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (8.04%) Live Communications Server
8 9 (8.04%) IBM Notes
9 8 (7.14%) GroupWise
10 6 (5.36%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (4.46%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 23 (20.54%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.64%) DNS
2 21 (18.75%) Firewall
3 17 (15.18%) SAN
4 14 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 13 (11.61%) VoIP
6 10 (8.93%) WAN
6 10 (8.93%) LAN
6 10 (8.93%) DHCP
7 9 (8.04%) POP3
7 9 (8.04%) SMTP
7 9 (8.04%) IMAP
7 9 (8.04%) Unified Communications
8 7 (6.25%) VPN
9 3 (2.68%) MPLS
9 3 (2.68%) RTP
9 3 (2.68%) PBX
9 3 (2.68%) PSTN
10 2 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.79%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.89%) DB2
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (8.04%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.46%) Multimedia
3 4 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 15 (13.39%) Exchange Engineer
3 14 (12.50%) Consultant
4 11 (9.82%) Field Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.36%) Messaging Support Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Administrator
9 5 (4.46%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Exchange Consultant
11 3 (2.68%) VoIP Specialist
11 3 (2.68%) Infrastructure Technician
11 3 (2.68%) IT Support
11 3 (2.68%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.68%) .NET
1 3 (2.68%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.89%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.89%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Clustering
2 11 (9.82%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.68%) PKI
7 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.79%) Kindle
8 1 (0.89%) AS400
8 1 (0.89%) Replication
8 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.89%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 83 (74.11%) Windows
2 32 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (25.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.04%) Windows XP
6 8 (7.14%) Linux
7 7 (6.25%) Windows 7
8 5 (4.46%) UNIX
9 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.89%) AIX
10 1 (0.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.39%) ITIL
2 12 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (10.71%) Migration
3 10 (8.93%) Service Management
4 9 (8.04%) Customer Engagement
5 7 (6.25%) High Availability
6 6 (5.36%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (5.36%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.46%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.68%) Change Management
9 3 (2.68%) Time Management
10 1 (0.89%) ITIL V3
10 1 (0.89%) Release Management
10 1 (0.89%) Change Control
10 1 (0.89%) Business Transformation
10 1 (0.89%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (0.89%) Line Management
10 1 (0.89%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.96%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.04%) VB
3 6 (5.36%) SQL
4 1 (0.89%) C#
4 1 (0.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (24.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (15.18%) Security Cleared
3 14 (12.50%) MCTS
3 14 (12.50%) MCITP
4 13 (11.61%) DV Cleared
5 10 (8.93%) Degree
5 10 (8.93%) MCSE
6 5 (4.46%) MCSA
6 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.57%) MCP
8 1 (0.89%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 22 (19.64%) Hyper-V
3 20 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.25%) Terminal Services
5 5 (4.46%) XenApp
5 5 (4.46%) vSphere
6 4 (3.57%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.79%) Samba
9 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.89%) Firmware
9 1 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.89%) UAG
9 1 (0.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (12.50%) SCCM
2 7 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (0.89%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.89%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.89%) SCSM
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 58 (51.79%) Microsoft
2 36 (32.14%) VMware
3 19 (16.96%) Citrix
4 16 (14.29%) Cisco
5 11 (9.82%) Lotus
6 8 (7.14%) Novell
7 7 (6.25%) HP
8 5 (4.46%) Avaya
9 4 (3.57%) Dell
9 4 (3.57%) WatchGuard
10 3 (2.68%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.68%) Nortel
11 2 (1.79%) Brocade
11 2 (1.79%) ProCurve
11 2 (1.79%) 3PAR
12 1 (0.89%) Infoblox
12 1 (0.89%) Postini
12 1 (0.89%) Symantec
12 1 (0.89%) Remedy
12 1 (0.89%) McAfee
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