The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 Reading 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 41 53 57
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 28 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.11% 2.40% 2.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.07% 12.71% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 13
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £326 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -55.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -1.40%
Application Platforms Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
199 181 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.11% 18.89% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 79 69
Average daily rate £350 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £292 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -51.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
MS Exchange
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 50 (79.37%) Active Directory
2 46 (73.02%) Windows
3 33 (52.38%) Microsoft
4 27 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (39.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (30.16%) Firewall
8 18 (28.57%) VMware
9 16 (25.40%) Cisco
9 16 (25.40%) ITIL
10 15 (23.81%) LAN
11 14 (22.22%) VPN
11 14 (22.22%) Citrix
11 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (20.63%) Windows XP
12 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
12 13 (20.63%) Security Cleared
12 13 (20.63%) Windows 7
13 12 (19.05%) Hyper-V
13 12 (19.05%) WAN
13 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
14 11 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (15.87%) Windows 8
15 10 (15.87%) SQL
16 9 (14.29%) MCSE
16 9 (14.29%) MS Office
16 9 (14.29%) VoIP
16 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 25 (39.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (9.52%) IIS
6 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
6 5 (7.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (7.94%) Lync
7 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (3.17%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 9 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (30.16%) Firewall
2 15 (23.81%) LAN
3 14 (22.22%) VPN
4 12 (19.05%) WAN
5 9 (14.29%) VoIP
6 8 (12.70%) DNS
7 5 (7.94%) DMZ
7 5 (7.94%) Internet
8 4 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (6.35%) SAN
9 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
10 2 (3.17%) PBX
10 2 (3.17%) PSTN
10 2 (3.17%) IP Telephony
10 2 (3.17%) RTP
11 1 (1.59%) VLAN
11 1 (1.59%) IMAP
11 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.59%) Wireless
11 1 (1.59%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.59%) Back Office
2 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Support Engineer
2 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (11.11%) Consultant
2 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Technician
4 5 (7.94%) IT Support
4 5 (7.94%) Support Technician
4 5 (7.94%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) IT Support Technician
5 4 (6.35%) Server Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Wintel Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Wintel Architect
6 3 (4.76%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.76%) Desktop Technician
6 3 (4.76%) Architect
6 3 (4.76%) Tester
6 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Tester
6 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.35%) Kindle
3 3 (4.76%) Clustering
3 3 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.17%) PKI
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 46 (73.02%) Windows
2 27 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (20.63%) Windows 7
4 13 (20.63%) Windows XP
5 10 (15.87%) Windows 8
6 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.35%) UNIX
7 4 (6.35%) Linux
7 4 (6.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) ITIL
2 6 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (6.35%) Change Control
4 3 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (4.76%) Service Management
4 3 (4.76%) Regression Testing
4 3 (4.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (3.17%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (3.17%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.17%) Project Management
5 2 (3.17%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (3.17%) Stress Testing
5 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.17%) Validation
5 2 (3.17%) Migration
5 2 (3.17%) Logistics
5 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.17%) Test Strategy
6 1 (1.59%) IT Governance
6 1 (1.59%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) SQL
2 8 (12.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.59%) VBScript
3 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (20.63%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 9 (14.29%) MCSE
3 8 (12.70%) MCP
4 7 (11.11%) Degree
5 6 (9.52%) DV Cleared
6 5 (7.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.76%) MCTS
7 3 (4.76%) MCITP
7 3 (4.76%) CCNA
7 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (3.17%) ISEB
8 2 (3.17%) MCSD
8 2 (3.17%) MCSA
8 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.59%) MCDST
9 1 (1.59%) PMP
9 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.59%) COBIT
System Software
1 50 (79.37%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.05%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.11%) XenApp
3 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (4.76%) Terminal Services
4 3 (4.76%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.17%) vSphere
6 1 (1.59%) XenServer
6 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) SCCM
2 5 (7.94%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.35%) Backup Exec
3 4 (6.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.76%) ARCserve
4 3 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (3.17%) SCOM
6 1 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 33 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (28.57%) VMware
3 16 (25.40%) Cisco
4 14 (22.22%) Citrix
5 6 (9.52%) HP
6 5 (7.94%) Symantec
7 3 (4.76%) Apple
8 2 (3.17%) Avaya
8 2 (3.17%) Lotus
8 2 (3.17%) Nortel
9 1 (1.59%) Dell
9 1 (1.59%) Remedy
9 1 (1.59%) McAfee
9 1 (1.59%) AppSense
9 1 (1.59%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.59%) Lumension
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