The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 24 June 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 44 52
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 20 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.48% 3.24% 1.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.80% 22.05% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 9
Median daily rate £307 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.06% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £358 £422
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £471 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £275
% change year-on-year -3.35% +12.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £19.66 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £15.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.75% -23.75%  

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 Reading with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 101 127 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 17.60% 14.68% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 83 61
Median daily rate £368 £406 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.53% -4.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £268 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £19.66 £25.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.36% -25.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £25.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.39 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in Reading

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Reading over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in Reading

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in Reading

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Reading over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Exchange in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
3 17 (56.67%) PowerShell
4 16 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (40.00%) VMware
7 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
8 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (33.33%) Migration
8 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
9 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (30.00%) Office 365
10 8 (26.67%) Skype for Business
10 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (26.67%) DHCP
10 8 (26.67%) DNS
11 7 (23.33%) LAN
11 7 (23.33%) Cisco
11 7 (23.33%) Skype
12 6 (20.00%) AirWatch
12 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (20.00%) SMTP
13 5 (16.67%) VB
13 5 (16.67%) Symantec
13 5 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
13 5 (16.67%) Android

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 16 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (26.67%) Skype for Business
4 2 (6.67%) IIS
5 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) DHCP
1 8 (26.67%) DNS
2 7 (23.33%) LAN
2 7 (23.33%) Skype
3 6 (20.00%) SMTP
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (10.00%) Internet
6 2 (6.67%) IP Telephony
6 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.33%) Firewall
7 1 (3.33%) NAS
7 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Ant
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.67%) Maven
1 2 (6.67%) MSBuild
1 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Active Directory Engineer
1 7 (23.33%) Consultant
1 7 (23.33%) Exchange Consultant
1 7 (23.33%) Exchange Migration Consultant
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Consultant
1 7 (23.33%) Migration Consultant
1 7 (23.33%) Office 365 Consultant
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Server Support
5 2 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) OAuth
1 2 (6.67%) RESTful
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.67%) NHS
1 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.33%) CESG
2 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (16.67%) Android
6 4 (13.33%) Linux
7 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.67%) CentOS
8 2 (6.67%) Debian
8 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.33%) Unix
9 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 5 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.67%) DevOps
4 2 (6.67%) Information Management
4 2 (6.67%) IT Asset Management
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Release Management
4 2 (6.67%) Scrum
4 2 (6.67%) Service Management
4 2 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.33%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (16.67%) VB
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (6.67%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) MCSA
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) AirWatch
2 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 5 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (16.67%) WSUS
3 4 (13.33%) SCCM
4 3 (10.00%) SCOM
5 2 (6.67%) Puppet
6 1 (3.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) VMware
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco
4 5 (16.67%) MobileIron
4 5 (16.67%) Symantec
5 3 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Veeam
7 1 (3.33%) Apple
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix