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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 18 19 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 11 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.05% 4.29% 3.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 25.00% 16.07% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 4
Average daily rate
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£220 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.72% +12.30%
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 £15.87 £16.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-2.36% +3.17%
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
44 56 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 20.18% 26.67% 23.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 38 33
Average daily rate £350 £375 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.75%
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 27 August 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 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 13 (68.42%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
4 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
5 6 (31.58%) MS Office
5 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (31.58%) Windows 8
6 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (26.32%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) Migration
7 4 (21.05%) Backup Exec
8 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
8 3 (15.79%) Infor
8 3 (15.79%) Lotus
8 3 (15.79%) HP
9 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
9 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
9 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (5.26%) SCDPM
10 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
10 1 (5.26%) NAS
10 1 (5.26%) Lync
10 1 (5.26%) Google Apps

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (68.42%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.26%) Lync
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 6 (31.58%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMTP
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) NAS
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
3 6 (31.58%) Windows 8
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Terminal Server
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Backup Exec
2 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.26%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) Lotus
3 3 (15.79%) Infor
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) Apple
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) Sophos
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Google
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