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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 79 70 55
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 47 55 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.82% 2.24% 3.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.49% 13.55% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 38
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £116 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +29.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.87 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.85% -3.84%
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
409 406 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.83% 16.57% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 213 229
Average daily rate £400 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 18
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.05 £10.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £19.30 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -3 24 £383 -1.29% 9
Bracknell -5 6 £200 +100.00%
Slough +2 2 £375 +212.50% 1
Newbury -9 2 £413 +50.00% 1
Maidenhead +4 1 - -
MS Exchange
South East

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 61 (75.31%) Windows
2 50 (61.73%) Active Directory
3 47 (58.02%) Microsoft
4 45 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (38.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (34.57%) VMware
7 23 (28.40%) Lync
8 22 (27.16%) SCCM
8 22 (27.16%) SQL Server
9 21 (25.93%) Citrix
9 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (24.69%) ITIL
11 17 (20.99%) Linux
11 17 (20.99%) Security Cleared
12 16 (19.75%) Exchange Server 2007
12 16 (19.75%) Office 365
12 16 (19.75%) MS Excel
12 16 (19.75%) Windows XP
13 15 (18.52%) SQL
13 15 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (18.52%) DV Cleared
14 14 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (17.28%) MS Office
14 14 (17.28%) WAN
15 13 (16.05%) LAN
15 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (16.05%) Migration
15 13 (16.05%) Firewall
15 13 (16.05%) Exchange Server 2003
15 13 (16.05%) Windows 7

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 45 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (28.40%) Lync
3 16 (19.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (16.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (13.58%) WebSphere
6 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (4.94%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (1.23%) IIS
8 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (19.75%) MS Excel
2 14 (17.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.75%) Office 365
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.70%) Yammer
4 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.23%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.28%) WAN
2 13 (16.05%) Firewall
2 13 (16.05%) LAN
3 12 (14.81%) DNS
4 11 (13.58%) SAN
5 8 (9.88%) DHCP
6 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.17%) VPN
8 4 (4.94%) VLAN
8 4 (4.94%) Skype
9 3 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (3.70%) Internet
9 3 (3.70%) SNMP
10 2 (2.47%) SMTP
11 1 (1.23%) IPv4
11 1 (1.23%) IPv6
11 1 (1.23%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.16%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) DB2
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.47%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Banking
2 2 (2.47%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (8.64%) Consultant
1 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (8.64%) Solutions Designer
1 7 (8.64%) Designer
2 6 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (7.41%) Architect
2 6 (7.41%) Support Engineer
2 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (6.17%) Technical Manager
4 4 (4.94%) Messaging Engineer
4 4 (4.94%) Desktop Support
4 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Lead Designer
5 3 (3.70%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Help Desk Engineer
6 2 (2.47%) Solutions Consultant
6 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (2.47%) Technical Designer
6 2 (2.47%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) REST
2 2 (2.47%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.23%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) AS400
2 10 (12.35%) iSeries
2 10 (12.35%) Clustering
3 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.64%) Data Centre
5 6 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (7.41%) Client/Server
5 6 (7.41%) Mainframe
6 4 (4.94%) Blackberry
6 4 (4.94%) Replication
7 2 (2.47%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.23%) IVR
8 1 (1.23%) CESG
8 1 (1.23%) PKI
8 1 (1.23%) HP Storage
8 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.23%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 61 (75.31%) Windows
2 31 (38.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (20.99%) Linux
5 16 (19.75%) Windows XP
6 15 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (16.05%) Windows 7
8 11 (13.58%) UNIX
8 11 (13.58%) AIX
9 6 (7.41%) zOS
9 6 (7.41%) Windows 8
10 5 (6.17%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (6.17%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.47%) Android
12 1 (1.23%) Solaris
12 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.69%) ITIL
2 13 (16.05%) Migration
3 5 (6.17%) SOA
3 5 (6.17%) Release Management
3 5 (6.17%) Validation
4 4 (4.94%) High Availability
4 4 (4.94%) Project Management
5 3 (3.70%) Service Management
5 3 (3.70%) Change Management
5 3 (3.70%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.47%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.47%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (2.47%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (2.47%) DevOps
6 2 (2.47%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (2.47%) Mentoring
6 2 (2.47%) Coaching
6 2 (2.47%) Server Building
6 2 (2.47%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.52%) SQL
2 11 (13.58%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.23%) VBScript
3 1 (1.23%) VB
3 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (20.99%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.52%) DV Cleared
3 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (11.11%) MCTS
5 7 (8.64%) MCSE
6 6 (7.41%) SC Cleared
7 5 (6.17%) MCITP
8 3 (3.70%) MCSA
9 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.70%) SLA
3 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (61.73%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.88%) XenApp
5 7 (8.64%) vSphere
6 4 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.94%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.94%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.70%) Samba
8 2 (2.47%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.47%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.23%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 22 (27.16%) SCCM
2 9 (11.11%) SCOM
3 6 (7.41%) Tivoli
4 5 (6.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (6.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (4.94%) WSUS
6 3 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (2.47%) SCDPM
7 2 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 47 (58.02%) Microsoft
2 28 (34.57%) VMware
3 21 (25.93%) Citrix
4 11 (13.58%) SAP
4 11 (13.58%) Cisco
5 7 (8.64%) HP
6 5 (6.17%) ProCurve
6 5 (6.17%) Oracle
7 4 (4.94%) 3PAR
7 4 (4.94%) Brocade
8 3 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.70%) Dell
8 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.47%) MobileIron
9 2 (2.47%) Symantec
9 2 (2.47%) Remedy
9 2 (2.47%) IBM
10 1 (1.23%) Postini
10 1 (1.23%) SurfControl
10 1 (1.23%) EMC