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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 52 69 29
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -40
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 18 4 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.38% 0.44% 5.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.92% 2.52% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 15
Average daily rate £400 £249 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.80% -28.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £248 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £250 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £281
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £28.07 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +82.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% -
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
151 159 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 19.95% 17.59% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 91 72
Average daily rate £425 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £248 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £16.14 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016, 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 31 (86.11%) Windows
2 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
4 19 (52.78%) VMware
5 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
6 16 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 16 (44.44%) Citrix
7 15 (41.67%) SAN
8 14 (38.89%) Internet
9 13 (36.11%) DV Cleared
10 12 (33.33%) Windows Server
10 12 (33.33%) Oracle
10 12 (33.33%) SharePoint
10 12 (33.33%) SMTP
11 11 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (27.78%) ITIL
12 10 (27.78%) Cryptography
13 9 (25.00%) Firewall
14 8 (22.22%) HP
14 8 (22.22%) SQL
14 8 (22.22%) Unix
14 8 (22.22%) FTP
14 8 (22.22%) Client/Server
14 8 (22.22%) Windows Vista
14 8 (22.22%) IPsec
14 8 (22.22%) SSH
14 8 (22.22%) Patch Management
14 8 (22.22%) Sendmail
14 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 12 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 11 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (19.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (13.89%) Skype for Business
5 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) IaaS
2 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) SAN
2 14 (38.89%) Internet
3 12 (33.33%) SMTP
4 9 (25.00%) Firewall
5 8 (22.22%) FTP
5 8 (22.22%) IPsec
5 8 (22.22%) SSH
6 6 (16.67%) NAS
7 5 (13.89%) LAN
7 5 (13.89%) WAN
8 4 (11.11%) iSCSI
9 2 (5.56%) DNS
9 2 (5.56%) Wireless
10 1 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Electronics
2 2 (5.56%) Law
2 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Architect
2 7 (19.44%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Service Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) IT Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
1 4 (11.11%) JMS
1 4 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Cryptography
2 8 (22.22%) Client/Server
3 7 (19.44%) Blackberry
3 7 (19.44%) CESG
4 4 (11.11%) Clustering
5 3 (8.33%) iPad
5 3 (8.33%) iPhone
6 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (86.11%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.22%) Unix
3 8 (22.22%) Windows Vista
4 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
5 4 (11.11%) Windows 2000
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) OWASP
2 8 (22.22%) Patch Management
3 7 (19.44%) Fuzz Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (16.67%) Information Assurance
4 6 (16.67%) ISMS
5 5 (13.89%) CRM
6 4 (11.11%) DoDAF
6 4 (11.11%) MODAF
6 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 4 (11.11%) Service Design
6 4 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 4 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.33%) Capacity Management
7 3 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (8.33%) Migration
7 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
2 13 (36.11%) DV Cleared
3 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 6 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (16.67%) CISSP
5 3 (8.33%) CEH
6 2 (5.56%) CCNA
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.56%) CREST Certified
6 2 (5.56%) Cyber Scheme
6 2 (5.56%) Dell Certification
6 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.56%) OSCP
6 2 (5.56%) Tigerscheme
6 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.78%) CCSP
7 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.78%) MCP
7 1 (2.78%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 16 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (22.22%) Sendmail
4 6 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 3 (8.33%) vSphere
6 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) OpenView
1 4 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) OVSD
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 19 (52.78%) VMware
3 16 (44.44%) Citrix
4 12 (33.33%) Oracle
5 8 (22.22%) HP
6 5 (13.89%) Cisco
6 5 (13.89%) NetApp
7 4 (11.11%) StorageTek
7 4 (11.11%) Sun
8 3 (8.33%) Blue Coat
8 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
8 3 (8.33%) CommVault
8 3 (8.33%) FireEye
8 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.56%) Dell
9 2 (5.56%) EMC
9 2 (5.56%) Rackspace
9 2 (5.56%) SAP
10 1 (2.78%) Lotus
10 1 (2.78%) webMethods
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