Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 77 97
Rank change year-on-year -26 +20 -31
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 45 114 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.17% 2.41% 1.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.21% 13.83% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 54 48
Berkshire median daily rate £371 £375 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.13% -10.33% +34.90%
10th Percentile £128 £234 £193
90th Percentile £538 £501 £488
South East median daily rate £328 £340 £350
% change year-on-year -3.68% -2.86% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.66 £33.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.87% +114.52% -
10th Percentile £14.06 £14.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £44.52 £45.00 £21.15
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -23.26% +22.86% +11.11%

MS Exchange is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 548 824 769
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 14.28% 17.44% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 458 458
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £269 £270 £237
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 14
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -21.88% -8.57%
10th Percentile £10.85 £11.35 £13.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £22.40 £37.70
South East median hourly rate £17.49 £19.72 £20.00
% change year-on-year -11.30% -1.41% +17.65%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -2 27 £313 -16.67% 2
Bracknell -10 8 £500 +96.08% 1
Slough +5 2 - - 1
Newbury +4 1 £335 +46.45% 1
Windsor - 1 £550 -
MS Exchange
South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 34 (75.56%) Active Directory
2 33 (73.33%) Windows
3 31 (68.89%) Microsoft
4 26 (57.78%) PowerShell
5 22 (48.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (42.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (42.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (42.22%) VMware
7 17 (37.78%) Office 365
8 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (33.33%) Windows Server
9 13 (28.89%) Migration
9 13 (28.89%) Cisco
9 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (26.67%) DHCP
10 12 (26.67%) DNS
10 12 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (24.44%) ITIL
11 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (20.00%) Skype for Business
13 9 (20.00%) Skype
13 9 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 9 (20.00%) LAN
13 9 (20.00%) SMTP
13 9 (20.00%) MCSE
14 8 (17.78%) Linux
14 8 (17.78%) HP
14 8 (17.78%) NetBackup

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 22 (48.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (20.00%) Skype for Business
4 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (13.33%) IIS
6 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
7 3 (6.67%) IBM Notes
8 2 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (4.44%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (2.22%) IBM Domino
9 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (37.78%) Office 365
2 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.44%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) DHCP
1 12 (26.67%) DNS
2 9 (20.00%) LAN
2 9 (20.00%) Skype
2 9 (20.00%) SMTP
3 6 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (13.33%) Firewall
3 6 (13.33%) SAN
4 4 (8.89%) Internet
4 4 (8.89%) NAS
5 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
6 2 (4.44%) VPN
6 2 (4.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) MS Access
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Ant
1 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.44%) Maven
1 2 (4.44%) MSBuild
1 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Consultant
2 10 (22.22%) Exchange Consultant
3 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Consultant
3 6 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.67%) IT Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Office 365 Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Server Support
6 3 (6.67%) Support Technician
6 3 (6.67%) Systems Manager
7 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.44%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Exchange Migration Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) Web Services
2 2 (4.44%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) OAuth
2 2 (4.44%) RESTful
3 1 (2.22%) REST
3 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Blackberry
1 4 (8.89%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (6.67%) Clustering
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.67%) NHS
2 3 (6.67%) Replication
3 2 (4.44%) CESG
3 2 (4.44%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.44%) iPad
3 2 (4.44%) iPhone
3 2 (4.44%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) FMCG
4 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.22%) PKI
4 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (73.33%) Windows
2 19 (42.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (42.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (17.78%) Linux
5 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
6 7 (15.56%) Windows XP
7 6 (13.33%) Android
7 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.67%) CentOS
8 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
8 3 (6.67%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.44%) Debian
9 2 (4.44%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.22%) Solaris
10 1 (2.22%) SUSE
10 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Migration
2 11 (24.44%) ITIL
3 8 (17.78%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (13.33%) Asset Management
4 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 3 (6.67%) Change Control
5 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (6.67%) DevOps
5 3 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.67%) Information Management
5 3 (6.67%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.67%) Release Management
5 3 (6.67%) Service Management
6 2 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (4.44%) Patch Management
6 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (57.78%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.56%) SQL
3 6 (13.33%) VB
4 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.67%) Java
4 3 (6.67%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (20.00%) MCSE
3 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
4 6 (13.33%) MCSA
5 5 (11.11%) CCNA
5 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (11.11%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.67%) CCNP
6 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.44%) CCENT
7 2 (4.44%) Degree
8 1 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (75.56%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.11%) vSphere
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.22%) Docker
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.22%) vCloud
6 1 (2.22%) XenApp
6 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) NetBackup
2 7 (15.56%) AirWatch
2 7 (15.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (13.33%) WSUS
4 4 (8.89%) SCCM
5 3 (6.67%) Puppet
5 3 (6.67%) SCOM
5 3 (6.67%) Unicenter
6 2 (4.44%) Netcool
6 2 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (4.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (2.22%) Ansible
7 1 (2.22%) CFEngine
7 1 (2.22%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (2.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (2.22%) SCOrch
7 1 (2.22%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (2.22%) Terraform
7 1 (2.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (68.89%) Microsoft
2 19 (42.22%) VMware
3 13 (28.89%) Cisco
4 8 (17.78%) HP
5 7 (15.56%) Symantec
6 6 (13.33%) MobileIron
7 5 (11.11%) Veeam
8 4 (8.89%) Citrix
8 4 (8.89%) Lotus
9 3 (6.67%) Dell
9 3 (6.67%) EMC
9 3 (6.67%) IBM
10 2 (4.44%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (4.44%) Kaspersky
10 2 (4.44%) Meridio
10 2 (4.44%) Oracle
10 2 (4.44%) Veritas
11 1 (2.22%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.22%) Infoblox
11 1 (2.22%) LANDesk