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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 42 41 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 27 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.89% 2.94% 2.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.31% 13.98% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 7
Average daily rate
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£440 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £19.00 £24.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £17.36
% change year-on-year
+8.19% -12.16%
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
156 186 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.68% 21.04% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 83 71
Average daily rate £440 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 14
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.90 £8.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £19.20 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 32 (74.42%) Windows
2 29 (67.44%) Microsoft
3 28 (65.12%) Active Directory
4 19 (44.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (44.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (37.21%) SCCM
6 14 (32.56%) DV Cleared
6 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
7 13 (30.23%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (27.91%) Lync
8 12 (27.91%) Hyper-V
8 12 (27.91%) VMware
9 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
9 11 (25.58%) MS Excel
9 11 (25.58%) SCOM
10 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
10 10 (23.26%) Office 365
10 10 (23.26%) ITIL
10 10 (23.26%) DNS
11 8 (18.60%) Firewall
11 8 (18.60%) DHCP
11 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (16.28%) WAN
12 7 (16.28%) Citrix
12 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (16.28%) MS Office
12 7 (16.28%) SQL
12 7 (16.28%) SQL Server

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 19 (44.19%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (27.91%) Lync
3 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (11.63%) WebSphere
5 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
6 3 (6.98%) IBM Notes
7 2 (4.65%) IIS
7 2 (4.65%) GroupWise
7 2 (4.65%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (25.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (16.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Office 365
2 3 (6.98%) Yammer
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
2 10 (23.26%) DNS
3 8 (18.60%) DHCP
3 8 (18.60%) Firewall
4 7 (16.28%) WAN
5 6 (13.95%) SAN
6 5 (11.63%) LAN
7 3 (6.98%) Skype
8 2 (4.65%) IMAP
8 2 (4.65%) POP3
8 2 (4.65%) SMTP
8 2 (4.65%) Internet
9 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) DB2
General
1 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Support Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (9.30%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Technical Manager
3 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Help Desk Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Field Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) Messaging Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) Office 365 Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Designer
6 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Technician
6 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) iSeries
2 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (11.63%) Client/Server
2 5 (11.63%) AS400
3 4 (9.30%) Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 32 (74.42%) Windows
2 19 (44.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
5 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (13.95%) Windows XP
6 6 (13.95%) Linux
7 5 (11.63%) Windows 2000
7 5 (11.63%) AIX
7 5 (11.63%) UNIX
7 5 (11.63%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) ITIL
2 6 (13.95%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (11.63%) Validation
4 2 (4.65%) Migration
4 2 (4.65%) Service Management
4 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.65%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (2.33%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) DV Cleared
1 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (16.28%) MCTS
3 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) MCITP
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (65.12%) Active Directory
2 12 (27.91%) Hyper-V
3 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.65%) XenApp
4 2 (4.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (37.21%) SCCM
2 11 (25.58%) SCOM
3 2 (4.65%) SCDPM
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (4.65%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (67.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.91%) VMware
3 7 (16.28%) Citrix
4 5 (11.63%) SAP
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco
5 3 (6.98%) Lotus
6 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle
6 2 (4.65%) Novell
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