Period
to 23 April 2018

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 April 2018 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 111 94
Rank change year-on-year -24 -17 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 34 52 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.84% 1.35% 1.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.07% 9.06% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 50
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £346 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.36% -1.77% -6.00%
10th Percentile £123 £165 £174
90th Percentile £417 £521 £475
South East median daily rate £318 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -3.79% +1.54% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.80 £52.50 £41.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.09% +27.81% +141.62%
10th Percentile £14.03 £19.54 £20.50
90th Percentile £20.32 £55.65 £117.83
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £19.63 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.38% +12.14% +9.38%

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 560 574 780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.91% 14.96% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 255 459
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £255 £255 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 28
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.18 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.50% -14.29% -36.36%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £20.32 £55.65 £55.65
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £19.81 £17.77
% change year-on-year -1.58% +11.49% -3.95%

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 April 2018.

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
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 April 2018. 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 -11 19 £300 +0.17% 11
Newbury - 8 £300 - 1
Slough +1 3 £397 +120.56% 2
Maidenhead +1 2 £175 - 1
MS Exchange
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 29 (85.29%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) Active Directory
3 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
4 17 (50.00%) VMware
4 17 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (38.24%) Office 365
6 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (26.47%) Cisco
9 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
9 8 (23.53%) SCCM
10 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (20.59%) Firewall
11 6 (17.65%) IIS
11 6 (17.65%) ITIL
11 6 (17.65%) Windows XP
11 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
11 6 (17.65%) Windows 8
12 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
12 5 (14.71%) Windows 10
12 5 (14.71%) HP
13 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
13 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (11.76%) SAN
13 4 (11.76%) MCSE
13 4 (11.76%) SQL

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 10 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (17.65%) IIS
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.88%) IBM Domino
4 2 (5.88%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.94%) Apache
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (38.24%) Office 365
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.94%) IaaS
5 1 (2.94%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (2.94%) PaaS
5 1 (2.94%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Firewall
2 4 (11.76%) SAN
3 3 (8.82%) DHCP
3 3 (8.82%) DNS
3 3 (8.82%) IP Telephony
3 3 (8.82%) SSL
4 2 (5.88%) LAN
4 2 (5.88%) VLAN
4 2 (5.88%) WAN
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.94%) Internet
5 1 (2.94%) IPsec
5 1 (2.94%) Skype
5 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.94%) VPN
5 1 (2.94%) VXLAN
5 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Military
3 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Service Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Desktop Support
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) IT Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
1 3 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.88%) Clustering
2 2 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (5.88%) Private Cloud
2 2 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) PKI
3 1 (2.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 29 (85.29%) Windows
2 17 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (17.65%) Windows 8
4 6 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 5 (14.71%) Windows 10
5 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (8.82%) Linux
7 3 (8.82%) Solaris
8 2 (5.88%) CentOS
8 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (5.88%) SUSE
9 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.94%) Unix
9 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
3 3 (8.82%) Patch Management
3 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.88%) API Integration
4 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.88%) Change Management
4 2 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Network Design
4 2 (5.88%) Network Management
4 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.94%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.94%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) MCSE
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.88%) CCNA
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.88%) DBS Check
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) MCSA
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 25 (73.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (11.76%) vSphere
5 3 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (5.88%) Docker
6 2 (5.88%) vCloud
7 1 (2.94%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) SCOM
3 3 (8.82%) vCenter Server
4 2 (5.88%) Ansible
4 2 (5.88%) CFEngine
4 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.88%) Puppet
4 2 (5.88%) SCOrch
4 2 (5.88%) SCVMM
4 2 (5.88%) Unicenter
4 2 (5.88%) vRealize
4 2 (5.88%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (2.94%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.94%) vMotion
5 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (26.47%) Cisco
4 5 (14.71%) HP
5 2 (5.88%) 3PAR
5 2 (5.88%) CA
5 2 (5.88%) Citrix
5 2 (5.88%) Dell
5 2 (5.88%) EMC
5 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.88%) IBM
5 2 (5.88%) Infoblox
5 2 (5.88%) Lotus
5 2 (5.88%) NetApp
5 2 (5.88%) Nimsoft
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.88%) Sun
6 1 (2.94%) Capita
6 1 (2.94%) Lumension
6 1 (2.94%) Veeam