Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MS Exchange skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Exchange over the 6 months to 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Exchange Server
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 88 93
Rank change year-on-year -28 +5 -18
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 46 98 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.15% 2.20% 1.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.76% 12.78% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 45 41
Berkshire median daily rate £335 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.94% -10.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £140 £177 £175
90th Percentile £525 £495 £488
South East median daily rate £300 £325 £330
% change year-on-year -7.69% -1.52% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.33 £45.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.04% +190.32% -11.43%
10th Percentile £14.03 £16.63 £13.50
90th Percentile £41.34 £55.65 £18.15
South East median hourly rate £16.58 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +9.09% +3.13%

MS Exchange is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 593 767 760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.88% 17.19% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 409 442
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £232
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £401 £375
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 14
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.75 £12.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -26.47% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.10 £12.08 £13.58
90th Percentile £38.45 £49.28 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £19.32 £21.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year -10.15% +15.65% +14.65%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in Berkshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in Berkshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in Berkshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in Berkshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Exchange in Berkshire

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +5 28 £320 -14.67% 2
Slough 0 3 - -
Bracknell -15 2 £269 -9.73%
Maidenhead -18 2 £225 -37.50%
Newbury +3 1 £335 -1.83%
Windsor - 1 £550 -
MS Exchange
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 38 (82.61%) Windows
2 37 (80.43%) Microsoft
3 32 (69.57%) Active Directory
4 23 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 21 (45.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (45.65%) VMware
6 20 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (39.13%) Windows Server
9 16 (34.78%) Office 365
9 16 (34.78%) ITIL
10 14 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (28.26%) Cisco
12 12 (26.09%) MCSE
12 12 (26.09%) Windows 7
13 11 (23.91%) SCCM
14 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
15 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (19.57%) Skype for Business
16 8 (17.39%) Windows 8
16 8 (17.39%) Skype
16 8 (17.39%) DNS
16 8 (17.39%) HP
16 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
16 8 (17.39%) Windows XP
16 8 (17.39%) DHCP
17 7 (15.22%) LAN
17 7 (15.22%) MCSA

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (45.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (19.57%) Skype for Business
3 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (13.04%) IIS
4 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
5 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (6.52%) IBM Notes
7 2 (4.35%) CMS
8 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.17%) IBM Domino
8 1 (2.17%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.35%) XMetaL
Cloud Services
1 16 (34.78%) Office 365
2 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (8.70%) OneDrive
4 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) DHCP
1 8 (17.39%) DNS
1 8 (17.39%) Skype
2 7 (15.22%) LAN
3 5 (10.87%) Firewall
3 5 (10.87%) SAN
3 5 (10.87%) SMTP
4 4 (8.70%) IP Telephony
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (6.52%) Internet
5 3 (6.52%) NAS
5 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.52%) Wireless
6 2 (4.35%) VPN
7 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Ant
1 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.35%) Maven
1 2 (4.35%) MSBuild
1 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Consultant
2 7 (15.22%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Exchange Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Support Technician
4 4 (8.70%) IT Support
4 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Technician
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) IT Manager
5 3 (6.52%) IT Support Technician
5 3 (6.52%) IT Technician
5 3 (6.52%) Office 365 Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Server Support
5 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Web Services
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) OAuth
2 2 (4.35%) RESTful
2 2 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) REST
3 1 (2.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.70%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.52%) CESG
4 3 (6.52%) NHS
4 3 (6.52%) Replication
5 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.35%) Clustering
5 2 (4.35%) iPad
5 2 (4.35%) iPhone
6 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.17%) FMCG
6 1 (2.17%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.17%) PKI
6 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (82.61%) Windows
2 20 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (39.13%) Windows Server
5 12 (26.09%) Windows 7
6 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (17.39%) Windows 8
7 8 (17.39%) Windows XP
8 7 (15.22%) Linux
9 6 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (10.87%) Windows 10
11 3 (6.52%) Android
11 3 (6.52%) CentOS
12 2 (4.35%) Debian
12 2 (4.35%) Windows Phone
13 1 (2.17%) Solaris
13 1 (2.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Migration
3 6 (13.04%) Asset Management
4 5 (10.87%) Information Management
4 5 (10.87%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.70%) Change Management
5 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.52%) Business Continuity
6 3 (6.52%) Change Control
6 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.52%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 3 (6.52%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (6.52%) IT Asset Management
6 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.52%) Presales
6 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.87%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.52%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) Python
3 3 (6.52%) VB
3 3 (6.52%) VBScript
4 2 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (26.09%) MCSE
3 7 (15.22%) MCSA
4 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.87%) CCNA
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (8.70%) Degree
7 3 (6.52%) CCNP
7 3 (6.52%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.35%) CCENT
8 2 (4.35%) MCP
8 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 32 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.87%) vSphere
4 3 (6.52%) BitLocker
4 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (6.52%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.52%) XenApp
4 3 (6.52%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.17%) Docker
5 1 (2.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) SCCM
2 6 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (10.87%) AirWatch
4 4 (8.70%) NetBackup
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (6.52%) Puppet
5 3 (6.52%) SCOM
5 3 (6.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (6.52%) WSUS
6 2 (4.35%) Unicenter
7 1 (2.17%) Ansible
7 1 (2.17%) CFEngine
7 1 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Netcool
7 1 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.17%) SCOrch
7 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.17%) Terraform
7 1 (2.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 37 (80.43%) Microsoft
2 21 (45.65%) VMware
3 13 (28.26%) Cisco
4 8 (17.39%) HP
5 6 (13.04%) Symantec
6 5 (10.87%) Veeam
7 4 (8.70%) Citrix
7 4 (8.70%) Lotus
8 3 (6.52%) Altiris
8 3 (6.52%) Dell
8 3 (6.52%) IBM
8 3 (6.52%) LANDesk
8 3 (6.52%) MobileIron
9 2 (4.35%) Apple
9 2 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (4.35%) EMC
9 2 (4.35%) Kaspersky
10 1 (2.17%) CA
10 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.17%) Sun