The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 65 58 69
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 10 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.06% 1.43% 1.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.63% 7.75% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate £338 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.66% -54.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
MS Exchange
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
131 142 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.88% 18.42% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 64 56
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £463 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 19
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.81 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.08% -44.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.23 £27.25 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 6 £250 - 1
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Exchange.

1 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (54.17%) Office 365
4 10 (41.67%) ITIL
5 9 (37.50%) Windows
5 9 (37.50%) DNS
5 9 (37.50%) Citrix
5 9 (37.50%) VMware
5 9 (37.50%) Local Government
5 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (33.33%) SCCM
6 8 (33.33%) Migration
6 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (29.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
7 7 (29.17%) MCITP
7 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
7 7 (29.17%) DHCP
7 7 (29.17%) MCSA
8 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (20.83%) SQL
10 4 (16.67%) Banking
10 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 4 (16.67%) Intel Security
10 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
11 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Exchange. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) IIS
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (54.17%) Office 365
2 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) DNS
2 7 (29.17%) DHCP
3 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.33%) SMTP
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) Intranet
5 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (4.17%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) Skype
5 1 (4.17%) VLAN
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (37.50%) Local Government
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Consultant
1 5 (20.83%) Migration Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Support
3 2 (8.33%) Messaging Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Office 365 Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Migration Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) ICT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Lync Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) Migration
3 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Perl
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 7 (29.17%) MCITP
1 7 (29.17%) MCSA
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) Postfix
3 2 (8.33%) Sendmail
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) vSphere
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Citrix
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Intel Security
4 2 (8.33%) MobileIron
4 2 (8.33%) Symantec
4 2 (8.33%) Trustwave
5 1 (4.17%) Avaya
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) HP