Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 90 96
Rank change year-on-year -37 +6 -17
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 42 82 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.02% 1.91% 1.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.90% 11.75% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 35
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £343 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.11% +5.38% -
10th Percentile £153 £165 £141
90th Percentile £524 £488 £475
South East median daily rate £300 £325 £330
% change year-on-year -7.69% -1.52% +8.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.48 £45.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.16% +181.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £13.80 £18.56 £13.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £23.00
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £19.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year -15.92% +18.94% +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 609 698 755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.82% 16.22% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 358 429
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £225
90th Percentile £575 £579 £538
South East median daily rate £402 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.50% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 19
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.21% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £11.20 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £38.00 £55.65 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £19.32 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.14% +21.62% +12.91%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -6 20 £325 -13.33% 1
Newbury 0 5 £300 -12.09% 1
Slough -3 3 - - 1
Maidenhead -14 3 £225 -39.19%
Bracknell -9 1 - -
Windsor - 1 £550 - 1
MS Exchange
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 36 (85.71%) Windows
2 32 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 28 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 20 (47.62%) VMware
5 17 (40.48%) PowerShell
5 17 (40.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (38.10%) Office 365
6 16 (38.10%) Windows Server
6 16 (38.10%) ITIL
7 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (28.57%) SCCM
9 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (23.81%) Cisco
10 10 (23.81%) MCSE
10 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (16.67%) Firewall
12 7 (16.67%) Windows 8
13 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
13 6 (14.29%) vSphere
13 6 (14.29%) Migration
13 6 (14.29%) Asset Management
13 6 (14.29%) HP
13 6 (14.29%) IIS
13 6 (14.29%) Linux

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 17 (40.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (14.29%) IIS
2 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.90%) Skype for Business
4 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (7.14%) IBM Notes
6 2 (4.76%) CMS
6 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.76%) IBM Domino
6 2 (4.76%) OpenStack
7 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.76%) XMetaL
Cloud Services
1 16 (38.10%) Office 365
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.52%) OneDrive
4 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.38%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (2.38%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) DHCP
2 4 (9.52%) DNS
2 4 (9.52%) LAN
2 4 (9.52%) SAN
2 4 (9.52%) Skype
3 3 (7.14%) NAS
3 3 (7.14%) SMTP
3 3 (7.14%) Wireless
4 2 (4.76%) Internet
4 2 (4.76%) IP Telephony
4 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.76%) VPN
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.38%) VLAN
5 1 (2.38%) VXLAN
5 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Consultant
2 5 (11.90%) Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Exchange Consultant
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Consultant
3 4 (9.52%) Support Technician
4 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.14%) Developer
4 3 (7.14%) IT Manager
4 3 (7.14%) IT Support
4 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (7.14%) Systems Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Author
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Principal Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Server Support
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) REST
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
1 4 (9.52%) Replication
1 4 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.14%) CESG
3 2 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.76%) iPad
3 2 (4.76%) iPhone
3 2 (4.76%) NHS
3 2 (4.76%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) FMCG
4 1 (2.38%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.38%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 36 (85.71%) Windows
2 16 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 7 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (14.29%) Linux
7 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.76%) CentOS
9 2 (4.76%) Solaris
9 2 (4.76%) SUSE
9 2 (4.76%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.38%) Android
10 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 6 (14.29%) Migration
3 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.52%) Change Management
4 4 (9.52%) Information Management
4 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.14%) Application Packaging
5 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.14%) Change Control
5 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (7.14%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 3 (7.14%) Disk Encryption
5 3 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 3 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (7.14%) Presales
5 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.14%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.52%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) VBScript
4 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (23.81%) MCSE
3 6 (14.29%) MCSA
4 5 (11.90%) CCNA
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (9.52%) Degree
5 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.14%) CCNP
6 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.76%) CCENT
7 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.38%) MCP
System Software
1 28 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (14.29%) vSphere
4 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 5 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (7.14%) BitLocker
5 3 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (7.14%) XenApp
5 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.76%) Docker
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (4.76%) vCloud
6 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) SCCM
2 4 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (7.14%) SCOM
3 3 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (4.76%) AirWatch
4 2 (4.76%) Ansible
4 2 (4.76%) CFEngine
4 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.76%) Puppet
4 2 (4.76%) SCOrch
4 2 (4.76%) SCVMM
4 2 (4.76%) Unicenter
4 2 (4.76%) vRealize
5 1 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.38%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.38%) vMotion
5 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 20 (47.62%) VMware
3 10 (23.81%) Cisco
4 6 (14.29%) HP
5 5 (11.90%) Lotus
6 4 (9.52%) Dell
6 4 (9.52%) IBM
6 4 (9.52%) Symantec
6 4 (9.52%) Veeam
7 3 (7.14%) Altiris
7 3 (7.14%) Citrix
7 3 (7.14%) LANDesk
8 2 (4.76%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (4.76%) CA
8 2 (4.76%) EMC
8 2 (4.76%) Infoblox
8 2 (4.76%) Kaspersky
8 2 (4.76%) NetApp
8 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.76%) Sun