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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 52 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 36 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.26% 1.57% 1.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.75% 9.14% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 5
Average daily rate £422 £288 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.78% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £189 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £286
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £10.00 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% -
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
244 175 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.10% 17.22% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 98 49
Average daily rate £425 £408 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +10.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 10
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.84 £28.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -41.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £38.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 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
Warrington +12 26 £422 -15.60% 2
Chester - 5 £305 -
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 44 (95.65%) Microsoft
2 33 (71.74%) Active Directory
2 33 (71.74%) Windows
3 26 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (54.35%) Windows Server
5 24 (52.17%) VMware
5 24 (52.17%) SCCM
6 22 (47.83%) Skype for Business
7 21 (45.65%) MS Office
7 21 (45.65%) Skype
8 19 (41.30%) SharePoint
8 19 (41.30%) Migration
8 19 (41.30%) PowerShell
8 19 (41.30%) Security Cleared
9 18 (39.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (36.96%) Windows 10
10 17 (36.96%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
10 17 (36.96%) SCOM
11 15 (32.61%) Software Engineering
11 15 (32.61%) Office 365
11 15 (32.61%) Test Automation
12 11 (23.91%) DNS
13 10 (21.74%) vSphere
14 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (19.57%) Data Migration
14 9 (19.57%) Local Government
14 9 (19.57%) DHCP
14 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
15 8 (17.39%) Citrix

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 22 (47.83%) Skype for Business
2 19 (41.30%) SharePoint
3 18 (39.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (45.65%) MS Office
2 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (32.61%) Office 365
2 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (45.65%) Skype
2 11 (23.91%) DNS
3 9 (19.57%) DHCP
4 3 (6.52%) SAN
5 2 (4.35%) SMTP
5 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.35%) WAN
6 1 (2.17%) LAN
6 1 (2.17%) Network Security
6 1 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 9 (19.57%) Local Government
2 4 (8.70%) Military
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (15.22%) Architect
1 7 (15.22%) Designer
2 5 (10.87%) Migration Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Consultant
3 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) 1st Line Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (6.52%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Exchange Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Exchange Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Exchange Specialist
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Office 365 Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Fat Client
1 6 (13.04%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (71.74%) Windows
2 26 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (54.35%) Windows Server
4 17 (36.96%) Windows 10
5 7 (15.22%) Linux
6 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Migration
2 15 (32.61%) Software Engineering
2 15 (32.61%) Test Automation
3 9 (19.57%) Data Migration
4 8 (17.39%) ITIL
5 5 (10.87%) Regression Testing
5 5 (10.87%) Service Management
5 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
5 5 (10.87%) System Testing
6 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.70%) Application Packaging
6 4 (8.70%) Defect Management
6 4 (8.70%) Project Management
6 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.35%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.22%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) Perl
3 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.17%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (41.30%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 7 (15.22%) MCITP
3 7 (15.22%) MCSA
3 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (10.87%) ISEB
4 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
5 4 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 33 (71.74%) Active Directory
2 17 (36.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (21.74%) vSphere
4 7 (15.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.35%) Postfix
5 2 (4.35%) Sendmail
5 2 (4.35%) XenApp
6 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (52.17%) SCCM
2 17 (36.96%) SCOM
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Intune
4 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 44 (95.65%) Microsoft
2 24 (52.17%) VMware
3 8 (17.39%) Citrix
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco
5 2 (4.35%) Intel Security
5 2 (4.35%) MobileIron
5 2 (4.35%) NetApp
5 2 (4.35%) Symantec
5 2 (4.35%) Trustwave
6 1 (2.17%) AppSense
6 1 (2.17%) Avaya
6 1 (2.17%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.17%) Polycom