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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 89 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 34 69 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.34% 2.73% 2.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.24% 16.01% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 32
Average daily rate
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£440 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -7.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £175 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £271 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -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
332 431 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.09% 17.03% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 230 166
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £190 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 28
Average hourly rate £33.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £9.70 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.70 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -12 13 £417 +39.12% 9
Slough +9 10 £475 +43.93% 3
Maidenhead +4 4 £450 +33.33% 1
Bracknell -17 1 £488 +74.10% 3
MS Exchange
South East

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 75 (75.00%) Windows
1 75 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 53 (53.00%) Microsoft
3 50 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (32.00%) VMware
5 31 (31.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (30.00%) Lync
7 28 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (26.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (26.00%) DNS
9 22 (22.00%) Citrix
10 20 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 19 (19.00%) MS Excel
12 18 (18.00%) ITIL
12 18 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (17.00%) SQL Server
13 17 (17.00%) Firewall
14 16 (16.00%) MCTS
14 16 (16.00%) SAN
14 16 (16.00%) MCITP
14 16 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
14 16 (16.00%) SCCM
15 15 (15.00%) Hyper-V
15 15 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
15 15 (15.00%) Linux
16 14 (14.00%) PowerShell
17 13 (13.00%) Office 365
17 13 (13.00%) Migration
17 13 (13.00%) SharePoint

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 50 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 30 (30.00%) Lync
3 20 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 16 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (13.00%) SharePoint
7 11 (11.00%) IIS
8 9 (9.00%) IBM Notes
9 8 (8.00%) GroupWise
10 6 (6.00%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (6.00%) WebSphere
11 5 (5.00%) Live Communications Server
11 5 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 19 (19.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.00%) Office 365
2 4 (4.00%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.00%) Yammer
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.00%) DNS
2 17 (17.00%) Firewall
3 16 (16.00%) SAN
4 13 (13.00%) DHCP
5 10 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 9 (9.00%) IMAP
6 9 (9.00%) POP3
6 9 (9.00%) SMTP
7 8 (8.00%) VoIP
7 8 (8.00%) WAN
8 7 (7.00%) VPN
8 7 (7.00%) LAN
9 6 (6.00%) Unified Communications
10 3 (3.00%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (3.00%) VLAN
10 3 (3.00%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (3.00%) RTP
10 3 (3.00%) MPLS
10 3 (3.00%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.00%) DB2
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (6.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.00%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (23.00%) Support Engineer
2 15 (15.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 14 (14.00%) Consultant
4 11 (11.00%) Field Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Server Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Solutions Designer
6 6 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.00%) Designer
7 5 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Administrator
7 5 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Messaging Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Office 365 Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Lead Designer
9 3 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.00%) REST
2 3 (3.00%) .NET
2 3 (3.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Clustering
2 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.00%) AS400
4 5 (5.00%) iSeries
5 4 (4.00%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.00%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.00%) PKI
7 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.00%) Kindle
8 1 (1.00%) IVR
8 1 (1.00%) Replication
8 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 75 (75.00%) Windows
2 31 (31.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (15.00%) Linux
6 9 (9.00%) UNIX
7 7 (7.00%) Windows 7
8 6 (6.00%) Windows XP
8 6 (6.00%) AIX
9 4 (4.00%) zOS
10 3 (3.00%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.00%) ITIL
2 13 (13.00%) Migration
3 12 (12.00%) Service Management
4 11 (11.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (6.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (5.00%) SOA
8 4 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (3.00%) Change Management
10 2 (2.00%) Contact Management
10 2 (2.00%) Content Management
10 2 (2.00%) Data Migration
10 2 (2.00%) High Availability
11 1 (1.00%) People Management
11 1 (1.00%) Kalman Filter
11 1 (1.00%) Line Management
11 1 (1.00%) Mentoring
11 1 (1.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.00%) VB
3 4 (4.00%) SQL
4 1 (1.00%) Python
4 1 (1.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (26.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (16.00%) MCTS
2 16 (16.00%) MCITP
3 12 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (11.00%) MCSE
5 10 (10.00%) Degree
5 10 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 5 (5.00%) MCSA
7 3 (3.00%) MCP
8 2 (2.00%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.00%) SLA
1 1 (1.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 75 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.00%) Terminal Services
5 6 (6.00%) XenApp
6 5 (5.00%) vSphere
7 4 (4.00%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.00%) Samba
9 2 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.00%) UAG
10 1 (1.00%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (16.00%) SCCM
2 8 (8.00%) SCOM
3 4 (4.00%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.00%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.00%) SCSM
5 1 (1.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 53 (53.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (32.00%) VMware
3 22 (22.00%) Citrix
4 11 (11.00%) Lotus
5 10 (10.00%) Cisco
6 8 (8.00%) Novell
7 7 (7.00%) HP
8 6 (6.00%) SAP
9 4 (4.00%) Dell
9 4 (4.00%) Avaya
9 4 (4.00%) ProCurve
9 4 (4.00%) 3PAR
9 4 (4.00%) Brocade
10 3 (3.00%) WatchGuard
10 3 (3.00%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.00%) Nortel
10 3 (3.00%) Oracle
11 2 (2.00%) IBM
12 1 (1.00%) Blue Prism
12 1 (1.00%) Postini
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