Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 143 139
Rank change year-on-year +19 -4 -43
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 36 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.09% 0.75% 0.98%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.25% 4.92% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 23
Berkshire median daily rate £200 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +12.90% -13.89%
10th Percentile £150 £235 £153
90th Percentile £504 £465 £510
South East median daily rate £330 £350 £290
% change year-on-year -5.71% +20.69% -14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +7.80% -59.89%
10th Percentile £16.25 £18.00 £14.25
90th Percentile £18.75 £20.00 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.66
% change year-on-year - +5.04% -13.73%

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 389 630 641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.74% 15.22% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 312 340
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £445 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% -2.94%
10th Percentile £203 £301 £295
90th Percentile £625 £590 £588
South East median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 35
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.17% - -29.41%
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.13 £19.34
% change year-on-year -13.04% +4.06% -8.58%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 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 +9 19 £185 -56.34% 9
Slough +8 5 £243 - 1
Newbury 0 4 £500 - 1
Bracknell +28 3 £350 -3.45% 2
MS Exchange
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 25 (69.44%) Microsoft
1 25 (69.44%) Active Directory
2 24 (66.67%) Windows
3 21 (58.33%) Office 365
4 20 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 19 (52.78%) Security Cleared
6 18 (50.00%) SCCM
7 17 (47.22%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
8 15 (41.67%) Citrix
9 14 (38.89%) SharePoint
10 13 (36.11%) VMware
10 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
12 11 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (27.78%) Incident Management
13 10 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (25.00%) DHCP
14 9 (25.00%) DNS
15 8 (22.22%) ITSM
15 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
15 8 (22.22%) Software Delivery
16 7 (19.44%) Azure
16 7 (19.44%) DV Cleared
16 7 (19.44%) SCOM
16 7 (19.44%) XenApp

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 14 (38.89%) SharePoint
2 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (16.67%) Skype for Business
6 4 (11.11%) IIS
7 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.33%) Acrobat
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (58.33%) Office 365
2 7 (19.44%) Azure
3 4 (11.11%) AWS
4 2 (5.56%) IaaS
5 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.78%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) DHCP
1 9 (25.00%) DNS
2 6 (16.67%) Skype
3 4 (11.11%) SAN
3 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.33%) Internet
4 3 (8.33%) NetScaler
4 3 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (8.33%) VPN
4 3 (8.33%) WebEx
5 1 (2.78%) Firewall
5 1 (2.78%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (2.78%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Support Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 8 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (16.67%) IT Support
6 5 (13.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (13.89%) Desktop Support
7 4 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (11.11%) Server Engineer
7 4 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 3 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.78%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) PKI
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.33%) PDA
3 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 24 (66.67%) Windows
2 20 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 5 (13.89%) Windows 10
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.11%) VMS
6 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 3 (8.33%) Windows 2000
7 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (8.33%) Windows Vista
7 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (27.78%) Incident Management
2 10 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (22.22%) ITSM
4 8 (22.22%) Software Delivery
5 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.67%) ITIL
7 4 (11.11%) Converged Infrastructure
7 4 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (11.11%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (8.33%) Analytical Thinking
8 3 (8.33%) Break/Fix
8 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (8.33%) Proactive Maintenance
8 3 (8.33%) Service Management
8 3 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 2 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (52.78%) Security Cleared
2 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (19.44%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) MCSA
4 3 (8.33%) MCSE
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.33%) MOS
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 25 (69.44%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (19.44%) XenApp
4 5 (13.89%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.56%) vCloud
7 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (50.00%) SCCM
2 7 (19.44%) SCOM
3 4 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 3 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (69.44%) Microsoft
2 15 (41.67%) Citrix
3 13 (36.11%) VMware
4 4 (11.11%) CA
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco
4 4 (11.11%) Clearswift
4 4 (11.11%) Dell
4 4 (11.11%) EMC
4 4 (11.11%) HP
4 4 (11.11%) Juniper
4 4 (11.11%) ServiceNow
5 3 (8.33%) Adobe
5 3 (8.33%) Bomgar
5 3 (8.33%) IronPort
5 3 (8.33%) NetApp
5 3 (8.33%) Peregrine
5 3 (8.33%) Remedy
5 3 (8.33%) Symantec
6 1 (2.78%) Okta