The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 13 24 24
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 12 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.38% 3.38% 3.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 26.67% 12.96% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Average daily rate
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£220 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +4.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £19.25 - £10.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 - £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 - £22.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-4.66% +6.45%
MS Exchange
Oxfordshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
45 54 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 20.18% 26.09% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 36 32
Average daily rate £350 £376 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £587
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 - £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 - £22.90
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 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 2 September 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 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (65.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (30.00%) MS Office
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (30.00%) Windows 8
6 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (25.00%) VMware
7 4 (20.00%) Migration
7 4 (20.00%) HP
7 4 (20.00%) Backup Exec
8 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
8 3 (15.00%) Lotus
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (15.00%) Infor
9 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
9 2 (10.00%) DHCP
9 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 2 (10.00%) DNS
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
10 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
10 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (5.00%) Google
10 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 5.5

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 13 (65.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.00%) Lync
4 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (30.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DHCP
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (5.00%) NAS
2 1 (5.00%) SMTP
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Server Support
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
1 1 (5.00%) Clustering
1 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (30.00%) Windows 8
4 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.00%) Change Management
2 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
3 1 (5.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) Lotus
4 3 (15.00%) Infor
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Google
5 1 (5.00%) Apple
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) Sophos
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
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