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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 65 51 41
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 5 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.64% 1.94% 3.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.95% 19.59% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 7
Median daily rate £220 £218 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% -13.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £210 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £353 £304
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Median hourly rate £14.86 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -13.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.16 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.14% +14.41%
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
101 97 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.93% 9.89% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 47 75
Median daily rate £375 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 16
Median hourly rate £20.78 £25.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% +61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.04 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.16 £34.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.41% +28.15%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -6 2 £205 +24.24% 1
Warrington +1 1 - - 2
Winsford - 1 - -
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 38 (92.68%) Microsoft
2 33 (80.49%) Windows
3 29 (70.73%) Active Directory
4 28 (68.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (65.85%) Windows Server
6 21 (51.22%) Skype
6 21 (51.22%) VMware
6 21 (51.22%) SCCM
6 21 (51.22%) Skype for Business
7 20 (48.78%) PowerShell
8 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
8 19 (46.34%) MS Office
9 17 (41.46%) SharePoint
9 17 (41.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (41.46%) SCOM
9 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
9 17 (41.46%) Windows 10
9 17 (41.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (36.59%) Test Automation
10 15 (36.59%) Software Engineering
11 14 (34.15%) Migration
12 10 (24.39%) vSphere
13 9 (21.95%) Data Migration
13 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
13 9 (21.95%) Office 365
14 8 (19.51%) Linux
15 7 (17.07%) DNS
16 6 (14.63%) Fat Client
16 6 (14.63%) Local Government
16 6 (14.63%) DHCP

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 21 (51.22%) Skype for Business
2 17 (41.46%) SharePoint
2 17 (41.46%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (46.34%) MS Office
2 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Office 365
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (51.22%) Skype
2 7 (17.07%) DNS
3 6 (14.63%) DHCP
4 3 (7.32%) SAN
5 2 (4.88%) SMTP
5 2 (4.88%) WAN
6 1 (2.44%) Firewall
6 1 (2.44%) Internet
6 1 (2.44%) LAN
6 1 (2.44%) Network Security
6 1 (2.44%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (14.63%) Local Government
2 4 (9.76%) Military
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Architect
1 7 (17.07%) Designer
2 4 (9.76%) Analyst
2 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Consultant
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Architect
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Specialist
3 3 (7.32%) Server Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Lync Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Architect
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Fat Client
1 6 (14.63%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.44%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 28 (68.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (65.85%) Windows Server
4 17 (41.46%) Windows 10
5 8 (19.51%) Linux
6 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Software Engineering
1 15 (36.59%) Test Automation
2 14 (34.15%) Migration
3 9 (21.95%) Data Migration
4 6 (14.63%) ITIL
5 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Service Management
5 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
5 5 (12.20%) System Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.76%) Application Packaging
6 4 (9.76%) Defect Management
6 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.32%) Project Management
7 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.88%) Converged Infrastructure
8 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.88%) SDLC
8 2 (4.88%) Test Management
9 1 (2.44%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.20%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) Perl
3 1 (2.44%) PHP
3 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
2 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) ISEB
3 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
3 5 (12.20%) MCSA
3 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (9.76%) MCITP
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.44%) MCTS
System Software
1 29 (70.73%) Active Directory
2 17 (41.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (24.39%) vSphere
4 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.32%) XenApp
5 2 (4.88%) Postfix
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.44%) Sendmail
6 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (51.22%) SCCM
2 17 (41.46%) SCOM
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.44%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (92.68%) Microsoft
2 21 (51.22%) VMware
3 5 (12.20%) Citrix
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) Intel Security
5 2 (4.88%) NetApp
5 2 (4.88%) Symantec
6 1 (2.44%) AppSense
6 1 (2.44%) Axway
6 1 (2.44%) EMC
6 1 (2.44%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.44%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.44%) Polycom
6 1 (2.44%) Trustwave