Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 126 117
Rank change year-on-year -20 -9 -38
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 27 37 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.65% 0.94% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.91% 6.75% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 30
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £355 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.72% -4.25% -1.13%
10th Percentile £120 £234 £128
90th Percentile £450 £493 £525
South East median daily rate £355 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +1.43% +6.06% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 8
Berkshire median hourly rate - £19.50 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.81% -56.31%
South East median hourly rate £17.41 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +15.15% -23.26%

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 550 548 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.21% 13.94% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 307 291
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £258 £250 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £426 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -0.87% +7.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 32
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +66.67% -4.00%
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £17.48
% change year-on-year -8.89% +28.72% -12.60%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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
Bracknell +12 11 £450 +157.14%
Reading -18 7 £250 -31.03% 2
Newbury -4 4 £435 -
Maidenhead +13 1 £300 +71.43% 3
Ascot - 1 £133 - 1
MS Exchange
South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 14 (51.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (44.44%) IBM
3 12 (44.44%) DNS
3 12 (44.44%) IBM Domino
3 12 (44.44%) IronPort
3 12 (44.44%) DKIM
3 12 (44.44%) DMARC
4 11 (40.74%) Security Patching
4 11 (40.74%) Regular Expression
4 11 (40.74%) G Suite
4 11 (40.74%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (40.74%) LDAP
4 11 (40.74%) SSL
4 11 (40.74%) SMTP
5 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
5 10 (37.04%) Windows
6 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 8 (29.63%) Network Security
8 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
9 6 (22.22%) VMware
10 5 (18.52%) ITIL
10 5 (18.52%) Office 365
10 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (14.81%) Migration
11 4 (14.81%) Retail
11 4 (14.81%) Security 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 12 (44.44%) IBM Domino
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (7.41%) IBM Notes
4 2 (7.41%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (3.70%) MS Project Server
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (40.74%) G Suite
2 5 (18.52%) Office 365
3 2 (7.41%) Azure
4 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) DKIM
1 12 (44.44%) DMARC
1 12 (44.44%) DNS
2 11 (40.74%) SMTP
2 11 (40.74%) SSL
3 8 (29.63%) Network Security
4 3 (11.11%) SAN
4 3 (11.11%) VPN
5 2 (7.41%) Internet
5 2 (7.41%) LAN
5 2 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (7.41%) WAN
5 2 (7.41%) WebEx
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (3.70%) DHCP
6 1 (3.70%) Firewall
6 1 (3.70%) NAS
6 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.70%) Skype
6 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (14.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Cisco Engineer
1 7 (25.93%) Security Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Consultant
2 6 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Security Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Security Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Exchange Migration Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) IT Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) LDAP
1 11 (40.74%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) PDA
2 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.70%) Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (40.74%) Kalman Filter
2 11 (40.74%) Security Patching
3 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (11.11%) ITSM
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) CRM
7 1 (3.70%) High Availability
7 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.70%) Runbook
7 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Leadership
7 1 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) CCNA
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) CCDP
4 1 (3.70%) CCNP
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) NDS
2 2 (7.41%) NetIQ eDirectory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) vCloud
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 12 (44.44%) IBM
2 12 (44.44%) IronPort
3 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
4 6 (22.22%) VMware
5 3 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (7.41%) Apple
6 2 (7.41%) Bomgar
6 2 (7.41%) Lotus
6 2 (7.41%) Novell
6 2 (7.41%) Peregrine
6 2 (7.41%) Remedy
7 1 (3.70%) Adobe
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) Dell
7 1 (3.70%) Intel
7 1 (3.70%) Ivanti
7 1 (3.70%) Kaspersky
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) Sophos