The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Milton Keynes region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 46 47 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 23 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.61% 3.07% 2.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.23% 20.95% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 11
Average daily rate
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£330 £228 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.05% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £287 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.62% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.23 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.91% -4.30%
Application Platforms Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
151 105 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 17.16% 14.66% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 56 50
Average daily rate £350 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £147 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +40.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
MS Exchange
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram 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 August 2014, 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 43 (61.43%) Windows
2 37 (52.86%) Microsoft
3 36 (51.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (48.57%) Security Cleared
5 30 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 30 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (41.43%) SC Cleared
7 26 (37.14%) ITIL
8 25 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
9 24 (34.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 22 (31.43%) Blackberry
11 21 (30.00%) MS Excel
12 18 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2007
13 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (24.29%) Exchange Server 2013
14 16 (22.86%) Citrix
14 16 (22.86%) Cisco
15 15 (21.43%) DV Cleared
15 15 (21.43%) Lync
16 14 (20.00%) MobileIron
17 12 (17.14%) Symantec
17 12 (17.14%) UNIX
18 11 (15.71%) MCSE
18 11 (15.71%) IronPort
18 11 (15.71%) VMware
18 11 (15.71%) Backup Exec
18 11 (15.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 11 (15.71%) RightFax
19 10 (14.29%) Android
19 10 (14.29%) Migration

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 36 (51.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 25 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 24 (34.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (24.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (21.43%) Lync
7 6 (8.57%) SharePoint
8 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.43%) Moodle
Applications
1 21 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (5.71%) Internet
2 4 (5.71%) SMTP
2 4 (5.71%) BIG-IP
3 3 (4.29%) Firewall
3 3 (4.29%) SAN
3 3 (4.29%) NAS
4 2 (2.86%) ICMP
4 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.86%) DNS
4 2 (2.86%) VoIP
4 2 (2.86%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.43%) Intranet
5 1 (1.43%) X.400
5 1 (1.43%) X.500
5 1 (1.43%) Unified Communications
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) Analyst
2 12 (17.14%) Messaging Engineer
3 11 (15.71%) Consultant
4 8 (11.43%) Support Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Mobility Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Exchange Specialist
8 3 (4.29%) Help Desk Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.29%) Service Desk Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) IT Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Change Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) WAMP
1 1 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (31.43%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.57%) CESG
3 3 (4.29%) Cryptography
3 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) PKI
5 1 (1.43%) Replication
5 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.43%) PDA
5 1 (1.43%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 43 (61.43%) Windows
2 30 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (17.14%) UNIX
4 10 (14.29%) Android
5 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.57%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.57%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.71%) Linux
7 4 (5.71%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (4.29%) Windows 2000
8 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.14%) ITIL
2 10 (14.29%) Migration
2 10 (14.29%) Change Management
3 7 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.14%) Service Management
4 5 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (5.71%) TOGAF
6 3 (4.29%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (4.29%) PRINCE
6 3 (4.29%) Project Management
7 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.43%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.43%) ITSM
8 1 (1.43%) Online Security
8 1 (1.43%) Regression Testing
8 1 (1.43%) Load Testing
8 1 (1.43%) Test Scripting
8 1 (1.43%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.43%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.29%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.86%) C
4 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (48.57%) Security Cleared
2 29 (41.43%) SC Cleared
3 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (21.43%) DV Cleared
5 11 (15.71%) MCSE
6 8 (11.43%) MCP
7 4 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.86%) CCNA
8 2 (2.86%) CITP
9 1 (1.43%) MCITP
9 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) SLA
2 4 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 30 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (2.86%) XenApp
5 2 (2.86%) vSphere
5 2 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.43%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 11 (15.71%) Backup Exec
1 11 (15.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 7 (10.00%) OVSD
3 2 (2.86%) ARCserve
3 2 (2.86%) SCCM
4 1 (1.43%) OpenView
4 1 (1.43%) Unicenter
4 1 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 37 (52.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.86%) Citrix
2 16 (22.86%) Cisco
3 14 (20.00%) MobileIron
4 12 (17.14%) Symantec
5 11 (15.71%) IronPort
5 11 (15.71%) VMware
5 11 (15.71%) RightFax
6 6 (8.57%) HP
7 4 (5.71%) Lumension
7 4 (5.71%) F5
8 2 (2.86%) Veeam
8 2 (2.86%) McAfee
8 2 (2.86%) StorageTek
8 2 (2.86%) Dell
8 2 (2.86%) Sun
8 2 (2.86%) Oracle
9 1 (1.43%) ICL
9 1 (1.43%) CA
9 1 (1.43%) Remedy