Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 146 128
Rank change year-on-year +63 -18 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 8 28 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.59% 0.66% 0.99%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.85% 4.90% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 23
Median daily rate £350 £396 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.62% +13.14% -5.60%
10th Percentile £153 £120 £176
90th Percentile £480 £450 £485
South East median daily rate £413 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +16.20% +1.43% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
South East median hourly rate £16.25 £17.41 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.64% -0.54% +6.06%

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 165 571 558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.16% 13.56% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 287 305
Median daily rate £475 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £257 £227
90th Percentile £678 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.32% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 32 19
Median hourly rate £68.50 £12.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +470.83% -40.00% +60.00%
10th Percentile £55.35 £12.00 £11.80
90th Percentile £80.45 £47.97 £50.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.20
% change year-on-year +25.00% -18.90% +26.83%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in Berkshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for MS Exchange in Berkshire

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MS Exchange in Berkshire over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in Berkshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange in Berkshire.

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 13 August 2020. 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 +32 3 £273 -12.80% 1
Bracknell +29 2 £350 -22.22% 2
Newbury +22 1 £325 -25.29%
Maidenhead +17 1 - -
MS Exchange
South East

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) DNS
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) Office 365
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (25.00%) LogRhythm
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) Juniper
6 2 (25.00%) CA
6 2 (25.00%) NetApp
6 2 (25.00%) McAfee
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) WSUS
6 2 (25.00%) Azure
6 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds

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 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 2 (25.00%) Azure
3 1 (12.50%) AWS
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Firepower
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) Junos
3 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) VSAN
4 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Architect
1 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Architect
1 1 (12.50%) Remote Support Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) CentOS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Network Management
1 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) WSUS
2 1 (12.50%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Terraform
2 1 (12.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) CA
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (25.00%) McAfee
3 2 (25.00%) NetApp
3 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
4 1 (12.50%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (12.50%) CommVault
4 1 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (12.50%) IronPort
4 1 (12.50%) Nortel
4 1 (12.50%) Proofpoint