The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 44 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 24 32 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.75% 3.19% 3.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.33% 17.20% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 18
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +15.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £320 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £311
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £13.50 £18.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.50 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.87 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.36% +4.83%
MS Exchange
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Application Platforms Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
180 186 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.59% 18.53% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 88 76
Average daily rate £388 £425 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £313 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £481 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -38.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £8.11 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
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 Reading

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Reading region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 42 (72.41%) Windows
1 42 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 24 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (41.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (34.48%) Firewall
6 15 (25.86%) VMware
7 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (24.14%) LAN
7 14 (24.14%) ITIL
7 14 (24.14%) Windows 7
8 13 (22.41%) Windows XP
8 13 (22.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (20.69%) MS Excel
9 12 (20.69%) Citrix
9 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
9 12 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (18.97%) Windows 8
10 11 (18.97%) MCSE
10 11 (18.97%) WAN
11 10 (17.24%) VPN
11 10 (17.24%) SQL
11 10 (17.24%) Cisco
11 10 (17.24%) Internet
11 10 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (17.24%) PowerShell
12 9 (15.52%) Hyper-V
12 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
13 8 (13.79%) MCP

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 24 (41.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (22.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (10.34%) Lync
6 5 (8.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (8.62%) IIS
7 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
8 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (1.72%) GroupWise
10 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (34.48%) Firewall
2 14 (24.14%) LAN
3 11 (18.97%) WAN
4 10 (17.24%) VPN
4 10 (17.24%) Internet
5 8 (13.79%) DMZ
6 5 (8.62%) DNS
6 5 (8.62%) VoIP
7 4 (6.90%) SAN
8 3 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.45%) IMAP
9 2 (3.45%) IP Telephony
9 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.45%) POP3
10 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Back Office
2 1 (1.72%) Dutch Language
2 1 (1.72%) French Language
2 1 (1.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Support Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) IT Support
3 7 (12.07%) IT Support Technician
3 7 (12.07%) Support Technician
4 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Desktop Technician
4 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (8.62%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Technician
5 3 (5.17%) Wintel Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Tester
5 3 (5.17%) Server Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Tester
6 2 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) MAPI
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.90%) Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) Kindle
3 2 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.72%) iPhone
4 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 42 (72.41%) Windows
2 24 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (24.14%) Windows 7
5 13 (22.41%) Windows XP
6 11 (18.97%) Windows 8
7 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (6.90%) Windows 2000
9 3 (5.17%) Linux
9 3 (5.17%) UNIX
10 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) ITIL
2 5 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (6.90%) Service Management
4 3 (5.17%) Change Control
4 3 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (5.17%) Test Scripting
4 3 (5.17%) Regression Testing
5 2 (3.45%) Logistics
5 2 (3.45%) Validation
5 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.45%) Project Management
5 2 (3.45%) Stress Testing
5 2 (3.45%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.45%) Test Strategy
6 1 (1.72%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (1.72%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.72%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.72%) Change Management
6 1 (1.72%) Migration
6 1 (1.72%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) SQL
1 10 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.72%) VBScript
2 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
3 11 (18.97%) MCSE
4 8 (13.79%) MCP
4 8 (13.79%) Degree
4 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
5 7 (12.07%) DV Cleared
6 5 (8.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.45%) MCITP
7 2 (3.45%) MCTS
7 2 (3.45%) MCSD
7 2 (3.45%) MCSA
7 2 (3.45%) CCNA
7 2 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.45%) ISEB
8 1 (1.72%) CCEE
8 1 (1.72%) CCAA
8 1 (1.72%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.72%) COBIT
System Software
1 42 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.52%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.07%) XenApp
4 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (5.17%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.17%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.45%) vSphere
7 1 (1.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) SCCM
2 5 (8.62%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.90%) Backup Exec
3 4 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (5.17%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.86%) VMware
3 12 (20.69%) Citrix
4 10 (17.24%) Cisco
5 5 (8.62%) Symantec
5 5 (8.62%) HP
6 2 (3.45%) Apple
7 1 (1.72%) Lumension
7 1 (1.72%) Remedy
7 1 (1.72%) Dell
7 1 (1.72%) Novell
7 1 (1.72%) Lotus
7 1 (1.72%) AppSense