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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 60 81
Rank change year-on-year -20 +21  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 24 66 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.31% 2.79% 1.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.38% 16.97% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 26
Median daily rate £315 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £240 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £480 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £311 £275
% change year-on-year -3.47% +13.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.64% +21.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £15.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.75% -23.75%  

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 256 389 294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 13.96% 16.46% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 206 161
Median daily rate £368 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.52% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 6
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -62.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +6 20 £307 -18.06% 6
Bracknell -8 2 £269 -29.25% 2
Newbury +3 1 £335 +123.33%
MS Exchange
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 32 (64.00%) Windows
3 28 (56.00%) Microsoft
4 27 (54.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (52.00%) PowerShell
6 20 (40.00%) Office 365
7 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (38.00%) Migration
7 19 (38.00%) VMware
7 19 (38.00%) Windows Server
8 17 (34.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (34.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
10 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (24.00%) Skype for Business
12 12 (24.00%) DNS
12 12 (24.00%) DHCP
13 10 (20.00%) Skype
13 10 (20.00%) Linux
13 10 (20.00%) HP
14 9 (18.00%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (16.00%) NetBackup
15 8 (16.00%) LAN
15 8 (16.00%) SQL
15 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
16 7 (14.00%) Cisco
16 7 (14.00%) DV Cleared

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 27 (54.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (34.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 17 (34.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (24.00%) Skype for Business
5 4 (8.00%) IIS
6 2 (4.00%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.00%) IBM Domino
7 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (40.00%) Office 365
2 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (18.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.00%) CloudFront
5 1 (2.00%) G Suite
5 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) DHCP
1 12 (24.00%) DNS
2 10 (20.00%) Skype
3 8 (16.00%) LAN
4 6 (12.00%) SMTP
5 5 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (8.00%) SAN
7 3 (6.00%) Internet
8 2 (4.00%) Firewall
8 2 (4.00%) IP Telephony
8 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.00%) FTP
9 1 (2.00%) IPsec
9 1 (2.00%) NAS
9 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) MS Access
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL
4 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Ant
1 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.00%) Maven
1 2 (4.00%) MSBuild
1 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
1 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Consultant
2 13 (26.00%) Exchange Consultant
3 11 (22.00%) Office 365 Consultant
4 10 (20.00%) Support Engineer
5 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 9 (18.00%) Migration Consultant
6 7 (14.00%) Active Directory Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) Exchange Migration Consultant
6 7 (14.00%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Architect
7 5 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Server Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Server Support
8 4 (8.00%) IT Support
8 4 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Linux Support
8 4 (8.00%) Linux Support Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Office 365 Architect
9 3 (6.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) Web Services
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) OAuth
2 2 (4.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Clustering
2 3 (6.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) NHS
3 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.00%) CESG
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (64.00%) Windows
2 19 (38.00%) Windows Server
2 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (20.00%) Linux
6 6 (12.00%) SUSE
6 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (10.00%) Android
7 5 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (6.00%) CentOS
8 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.00%) Unix
9 2 (4.00%) AIX
9 2 (4.00%) Debian
10 1 (2.00%) Solaris
10 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) ITIL
3 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 5 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (8.00%) DevOps
5 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (4.00%) Information Management
6 2 (4.00%) IT Asset Management
6 2 (4.00%) Patch Management
6 2 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.00%) Release Management
6 2 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) Scrum
6 2 (4.00%) Service Management
6 2 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) VB
4 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.00%) Python
5 2 (4.00%) C#
5 2 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) MCSE
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) CCNP
5 1 (2.00%) CISA
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.00%) CISM
5 1 (2.00%) CISSP
5 1 (2.00%) MCP
5 1 (2.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 36 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.00%) Docker
6 1 (2.00%) vCloud
6 1 (2.00%) vSphere
6 1 (2.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) NetBackup
2 6 (12.00%) AirWatch
2 6 (12.00%) SCCM
3 5 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (10.00%) WSUS
4 4 (8.00%) Puppet
4 4 (8.00%) SCOM
4 4 (8.00%) Unicenter
5 3 (6.00%) Netcool
5 3 (6.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (6.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Ansible
6 2 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (4.00%) Tivoli
6 2 (4.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (2.00%) CFEngine
7 1 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (2.00%) SCOrch
7 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 28 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (38.00%) VMware
3 10 (20.00%) HP
4 7 (14.00%) Cisco
5 5 (10.00%) MobileIron
5 5 (10.00%) Symantec
6 4 (8.00%) 3PAR
6 4 (8.00%) Citrix
6 4 (8.00%) EMC
6 4 (8.00%) IBM
6 4 (8.00%) Oracle
7 3 (6.00%) Meridio
7 3 (6.00%) Veritas
8 2 (4.00%) Veeam
9 1 (2.00%) CA
9 1 (2.00%) Google
9 1 (2.00%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.00%) Lotus
9 1 (2.00%) NetApp
9 1 (2.00%) Nimsoft