The first table below looks at the demand for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 11 July 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 Oxford 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 20 6 35
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +29
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 8 30 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.79% 14.02% 2.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 25.00% 44.12% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 30 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £376 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +1.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.42% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.79% -13.12%
Application Platforms Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
32 68 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.17% 31.78% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 53 50
Average daily rate £375 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £24.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.06% +28.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
MS Exchange
Oxfordshire

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
5 4 (36.36%) Migration
6 3 (27.27%) MS Office
6 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 3 (27.27%) Lotus
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (9.09%) Firewall
8 1 (9.09%) Google
8 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (9.09%) VMware
8 1 (9.09%) Clustering
8 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
8 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
8 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (9.09%) Apple
8 1 (9.09%) HP
8 1 (9.09%) VBScript
8 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
8 1 (9.09%) SMTP

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (9.09%) Lync
3 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SMTP
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
1 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Lotus
3 1 (9.09%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) Infor
3 1 (9.09%) HP
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