The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 29 March 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 51 64
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 14 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.88% 2.39% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.73% 11.54% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 3
Median daily rate £358 £400 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.62% +61.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £290 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +0.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year - +7.74%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 89 156 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 11.96% 20.69% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 86 82
Median daily rate £358 £425 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.88% +15.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +0.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Exchange in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in Milton Keynes

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in Milton Keynes

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 16 (76.19%) Windows
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) Citrix
2 10 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
4 8 (38.10%) Skype for Business
5 7 (33.33%) ITIL
5 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 7 (33.33%) VMware
6 6 (28.57%) Blackberry
6 6 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (28.57%) HP
6 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (28.57%) Office 365
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (23.81%) Change Management
7 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
7 5 (23.81%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 5 (23.81%) SAN
8 4 (19.05%) Internet
8 4 (19.05%) IPsec
8 4 (19.05%) MCP
8 4 (19.05%) Unix

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (38.10%) Skype for Business
3 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (23.81%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) SAN
2 4 (19.05%) Internet
2 4 (19.05%) IPsec
2 4 (19.05%) SMTP
3 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.52%) BIG-IP
4 2 (9.52%) FTP
4 2 (9.52%) SSH
4 2 (9.52%) VPN
4 2 (9.52%) WAN
5 1 (4.76%) DNS
5 1 (4.76%) LAN
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security
5 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Security Advisor
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Messaging Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Field Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 4 (19.05%) CESG
2 4 (19.05%) Client/Server
3 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) CMDB
4 2 (9.52%) Handset
4 2 (9.52%) Smartphone
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (19.05%) Unix
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Vista
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Change Management
3 4 (19.05%) Cryptography
3 4 (19.05%) Information Assurance
3 4 (19.05%) ISMS
3 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
4 3 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 3 (14.29%) Network Design
4 3 (14.29%) Presales
4 3 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 3 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
5 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (19.05%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (19.05%) CISSP
3 4 (19.05%) MCP
4 3 (14.29%) MCSE
5 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) CEH
6 1 (4.76%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) RMADS
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.52%) Sendmail
3 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (4.76%) Firmware
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.76%) Terminal Server
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.76%) vSphere
4 1 (4.76%) XenApp
4 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.76%) EdgeSight
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) Citrix
3 7 (33.33%) VMware
4 6 (28.57%) HP
5 4 (19.05%) Oracle
6 3 (14.29%) NetApp
7 2 (9.52%) 3PAR
7 2 (9.52%) Apple
7 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
7 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco
7 2 (9.52%) F5
7 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
7 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
7 2 (9.52%) Wyse
8 1 (4.76%) AppSense
8 1 (4.76%) CommVault
8 1 (4.76%) Dell
8 1 (4.76%) EMC
8 1 (4.76%) Genesys