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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 62 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 16 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.44% 2.43% 2.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.90% 10.75% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
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£300 £168 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.10% -28.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £132 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £263 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.88 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.40% -36.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.18 £8.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £45.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.87 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.36%
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
124 186 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.18% 22.63% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 84 67
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 16
Average hourly rate £14.67 £16.84 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.88% -38.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.12 £11.25 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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
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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
Runcorn +8 4 £465 -
Warrington -15 2 £300 +71.42% 2
Wilmslow -2 1 - - 1
Knutsford -5 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 - - 1
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 20 (64.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
4 13 (41.94%) Migration
5 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (35.48%) VMware
6 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
7 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
8 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
8 7 (22.58%) MPLS
8 7 (22.58%) NetApp
8 7 (22.58%) Lotus
8 7 (22.58%) IBM Notes
8 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
8 7 (22.58%) WAN
9 6 (19.35%) Data Analysis
9 6 (19.35%) EMC
9 6 (19.35%) EMC VNX
9 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
10 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (16.13%) Retail
10 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
10 5 (16.13%) Citrix
10 5 (16.13%) DNS
11 4 (12.90%) IIS
11 4 (12.90%) Juniper
11 4 (12.90%) VPN

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 20 (64.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (22.58%) IBM Notes
4 4 (12.90%) IIS
5 2 (6.45%) Lync
6 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
1 1 (3.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) WAN
1 7 (22.58%) MPLS
2 5 (16.13%) DNS
3 4 (12.90%) VPN
4 3 (9.68%) SSL
5 2 (6.45%) DHCP
5 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.23%) LAN
6 1 (3.23%) SAN
6 1 (3.23%) Intranet
6 1 (3.23%) Internet
6 1 (3.23%) Firewall
6 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.23%) VLAN
6 1 (3.23%) WAAS
6 1 (3.23%) DMVPN
General
1 5 (16.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Architect
1 7 (22.58%) Technical Architect
2 6 (19.35%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Migration Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (19.35%) Exchange Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Project Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (9.68%) Lead Technical Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Lead Architect
5 3 (9.68%) IT Support
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
5 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
6 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Migration
2 6 (19.35%) Data Analysis
3 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.23%) Email Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) C
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.90%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 11 (35.48%) VMware
3 7 (22.58%) NetApp
3 7 (22.58%) Lotus
4 6 (19.35%) EMC
5 5 (16.13%) Citrix
6 4 (12.90%) Juniper
7 3 (9.68%) Websense
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco
8 1 (3.23%) Sophos
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