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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 64 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 60 71 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.44% 2.78% 2.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.53% 15.81% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 36 34
Average daily rate
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£331 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £163 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -1.51%
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
413 449 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.78% 17.59% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 220 199
Average daily rate £365 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £9.98 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 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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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 +13 30 £338 -20.58% 7
Bracknell -1 6 £100 -29.32% 1
Slough -8 2 £120 -68.00% 2
Newbury -1 1 £275 -26.66% 1
Maidenhead -8 1 £338 -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
MS Exchange
South East

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 90 (67.16%) Windows
1 90 (67.16%) Active Directory
2 70 (52.24%) Microsoft
3 42 (31.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (31.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (30.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (29.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 35 (26.12%) Firewall
7 32 (23.88%) Windows 7
8 31 (23.13%) MS Excel
9 30 (22.39%) Migration
9 30 (22.39%) VMware
10 29 (21.64%) Security Cleared
11 26 (19.40%) Cisco
12 25 (18.66%) Citrix
12 25 (18.66%) Exchange Server 2003
13 24 (17.91%) Windows XP
14 22 (16.42%) ITIL
14 22 (16.42%) Lync
15 21 (15.67%) Exchange Server 2007
15 21 (15.67%) SCCM
16 20 (14.93%) Office 365
16 20 (14.93%) MS Office
16 20 (14.93%) SQL
16 20 (14.93%) DNS
17 19 (14.18%) PowerShell
18 18 (13.43%) DV Cleared
18 18 (13.43%) SQL Server
19 17 (12.69%) VPN
19 17 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 42 (31.34%) Exchange Server 2010
2 40 (29.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 25 (18.66%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (16.42%) Lync
5 21 (15.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (4.48%) IBM Notes
7 5 (3.73%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.73%) IIS
7 5 (3.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.99%) Zimbra
9 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.75%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (23.13%) MS Excel
2 20 (14.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.93%) Office 365
2 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (26.12%) Firewall
2 20 (14.93%) DNS
3 17 (12.69%) VPN
4 15 (11.19%) LAN
5 13 (9.70%) DHCP
6 12 (8.96%) WAN
6 12 (8.96%) TCP/IP
6 12 (8.96%) DMZ
7 10 (7.46%) Internet
8 9 (6.72%) VoIP
9 8 (5.97%) SAN
10 4 (2.99%) NetScreen
10 4 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.99%) SSL
11 2 (1.49%) POP3
11 2 (1.49%) Wireless
11 2 (1.49%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.49%) IMAP
11 2 (1.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.48%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.75%) JMeter
2 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.75%) LoadUI
General
1 6 (4.48%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.75%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.75%) French Language
4 1 (0.75%) German Language
4 1 (0.75%) Legal
4 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (23.13%) Support Engineer
2 16 (11.94%) Architect
3 15 (11.19%) Consultant
4 11 (8.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (6.72%) Analyst
5 9 (6.72%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (6.72%) Rollout Engineer
5 9 (6.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (5.97%) IT Support
7 6 (4.48%) Support Technician
7 6 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (4.48%) IT Support Technician
8 5 (3.73%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Service Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Technician
9 4 (2.99%) Desktop Technician
9 4 (2.99%) Wintel Consultant
9 4 (2.99%) Exchange Consultant
10 3 (2.24%) Exchange Engineer
10 3 (2.24%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.24%) .NET
2 1 (0.75%) SOAP
2 1 (0.75%) Web Services
2 1 (0.75%) XML
2 1 (0.75%) MAPI
2 1 (0.75%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.21%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.22%) Clustering
3 3 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.24%) Kindle
4 2 (1.49%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.49%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.49%) Blog
4 2 (1.49%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.75%) FMCG
5 1 (0.75%) iPhone
5 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.75%) Handset
5 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 90 (67.16%) Windows
2 42 (31.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (30.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (23.88%) Windows 7
5 24 (17.91%) Windows XP
6 17 (12.69%) Windows 8
6 17 (12.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.22%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (3.73%) Windows 2000
8 5 (3.73%) UNIX
9 4 (2.99%) Linux
10 2 (1.49%) Solaris
11 1 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.75%) Android
11 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.39%) Migration
2 22 (16.42%) ITIL
3 6 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (3.73%) Service Management
4 5 (3.73%) Incident Management
4 5 (3.73%) Change Control
5 4 (2.99%) Data Migration
6 3 (2.24%) Test Scripting
6 3 (2.24%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (2.24%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (2.24%) Project Management
6 3 (2.24%) Regression Testing
7 2 (1.49%) Validation
7 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.49%) IT Governance
7 2 (1.49%) Asset Management
7 2 (1.49%) Logistics
7 2 (1.49%) Network Architecture
7 2 (1.49%) Stress Testing
7 2 (1.49%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.93%) SQL
2 19 (14.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.75%) VBScript
3 1 (0.75%) VB
3 1 (0.75%) C#
3 1 (0.75%) C++
3 1 (0.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (21.64%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.43%) DV Cleared
3 17 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (10.45%) MCSE
5 12 (8.96%) SC Cleared
6 10 (7.46%) Degree
7 9 (6.72%) MCP
8 6 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.99%) MCTS
9 4 (2.99%) CCNA
9 4 (2.99%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.24%) MCSA
10 3 (2.24%) CCA
11 2 (1.49%) MCSD
11 2 (1.49%) ISEB
11 2 (1.49%) MCITP
11 2 (1.49%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.75%) MCDST
12 1 (0.75%) CNE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.24%) SLA
4 2 (1.49%) COBIT
System Software
1 90 (67.16%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.19%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.72%) VMware ESX
4 9 (6.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (5.97%) XenApp
6 4 (2.99%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.99%) vSphere
6 4 (2.99%) UAG
7 3 (2.24%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.49%) XenServer
8 2 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (15.67%) SCCM
2 7 (5.22%) SCOM
3 5 (3.73%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.99%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (2.24%) ARCserve
5 3 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 70 (52.24%) Microsoft
2 30 (22.39%) VMware
3 26 (19.40%) Cisco
4 25 (18.66%) Citrix
5 9 (6.72%) Symantec
6 8 (5.97%) HP
7 6 (4.48%) Lotus
8 4 (2.99%) Juniper
9 3 (2.24%) Apple
10 2 (1.49%) AppSense
11 1 (0.75%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.75%) Lumension
11 1 (0.75%) Remedy
11 1 (0.75%) McAfee
11 1 (0.75%) Hitachi
11 1 (0.75%) Novell
11 1 (0.75%) Dell
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle
11 1 (0.75%) Symbian
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