The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 56 40 23
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 13 33 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.65% 3.65% 6.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.85% 21.43% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 20
Average daily rate
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£265 £388 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.61% +18.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £153 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.70 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+154.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -10.00%
MS Exchange
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Application Platforms Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
132 154 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 16.73% 17.04% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 72 57
Average daily rate £344 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £242 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.89 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+151.73% +22.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -10.52%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Exchange across the Milton Keynes region.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the Milton Keynes region.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (55.56%) SQL
4 9 (50.00%) ITIL
4 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (50.00%) VMware
5 8 (44.44%) Citrix
6 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
6 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V
7 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (33.33%) MS Office
7 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 5 (27.78%) HP
8 5 (27.78%) CRM
8 5 (27.78%) UNIX
8 5 (27.78%) Service Management
8 5 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
8 5 (27.78%) Lync
8 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (27.78%) Change Control
9 4 (22.22%) Office 365
9 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
9 4 (22.22%) OVSD

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (27.78%) Lync
2 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (22.22%) IIS
4 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Office
1 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) LAN
1 2 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Support Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Support Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) PKI
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) FMCG
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) UNIX
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) CRM
2 5 (27.78%) Service Management
2 5 (27.78%) Change Control
3 4 (22.22%) ITSM
4 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Business Development
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.56%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) MCSE
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (16.67%) MCP
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.56%) CCNP
5 1 (5.56%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) CCA
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.56%) CCEA
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.56%) MCTS
5 1 (5.56%) MCITP
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (5.56%) VCAP
5 1 (5.56%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) OVSD
2 3 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 3 (16.67%) WSUS
3 2 (11.11%) SCOM
4 1 (5.56%) SCCM
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) VMware
3 8 (44.44%) Citrix
4 5 (27.78%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) NetApp
5 3 (16.67%) Lumension
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) GFI Software
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