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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 58 62 50
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 10 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.33% 1.50% 2.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.00% 13.68% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Median daily rate £550 £300 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +79.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 10
Median hourly rate £14.86 £12.00 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.83% -24.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £15.87
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.00%
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
100 117 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.30% 10.98% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 65 83
Median daily rate £360 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 21
Median hourly rate £14.86 £14.67 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -12.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £9.12 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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
Warrington +18 2 - -
Winsford - 2 - -
Chester - 1 - - 1
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 39 (90.70%) Microsoft
2 31 (72.09%) Active Directory
2 31 (72.09%) Windows
3 28 (65.12%) Windows Server
4 26 (60.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (53.49%) SCCM
6 22 (51.16%) Security Cleared
7 19 (44.19%) SC Cleared
7 19 (44.19%) PowerShell
7 19 (44.19%) Skype for Business
7 19 (44.19%) VMware
7 19 (44.19%) MS Office
7 19 (44.19%) Skype
8 17 (39.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 17 (39.53%) Windows 10
8 17 (39.53%) SharePoint
8 17 (39.53%) Migration
8 17 (39.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (39.53%) SCOM
9 15 (34.88%) Test Automation
9 15 (34.88%) Software Engineering
10 10 (23.26%) vSphere
10 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
11 9 (20.93%) Linux
11 9 (20.93%) Data Migration
11 9 (20.93%) Office 365
12 7 (16.28%) XenApp
13 6 (13.95%) Fat Client
13 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
13 6 (13.95%) Thin Client

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 19 (44.19%) Skype for Business
2 17 (39.53%) SharePoint
2 17 (39.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (44.19%) MS Office
2 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.93%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (44.19%) Skype
2 4 (9.30%) DHCP
2 4 (9.30%) DNS
3 3 (6.98%) SAN
4 2 (4.65%) Firewall
4 2 (4.65%) WAN
5 1 (2.33%) Internet
5 1 (2.33%) Intranet
5 1 (2.33%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) Network Security
5 1 (2.33%) PBX
5 1 (2.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (2.33%) SMTP
5 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (9.30%) Local Government
1 4 (9.30%) Military
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Architect
2 7 (16.28%) Designer
3 5 (11.63%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Senior Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Exchange Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) ICT Support Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) VMware Architect
6 2 (4.65%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Fat Client
1 6 (13.95%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (72.09%) Windows
2 28 (65.12%) Windows Server
3 26 (60.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (39.53%) Windows 10
5 9 (20.93%) Linux
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Migration
2 15 (34.88%) Software Engineering
2 15 (34.88%) Test Automation
3 9 (20.93%) Data Migration
4 5 (11.63%) ITIL
4 5 (11.63%) Regression Testing
4 5 (11.63%) Service Management
4 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
4 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (11.63%) System Testing
5 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.30%) Application Discovery
5 4 (9.30%) Application Packaging
5 4 (9.30%) Defect Management
5 4 (9.30%) Project Management
5 4 (9.30%) TOGAF
5 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.65%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (4.65%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (4.65%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.30%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (51.16%) Security Cleared
2 19 (44.19%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) ISEB
3 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
4 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.30%) MCSA
4 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (4.65%) MCITP
5 2 (4.65%) MCSE
5 2 (4.65%) MCTS
6 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (72.09%) Active Directory
2 17 (39.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (23.26%) vSphere
4 7 (16.28%) XenApp
5 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.65%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.33%) Postfix
6 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (53.49%) SCCM
2 17 (39.53%) SCOM
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 39 (90.70%) Microsoft
2 19 (44.19%) VMware
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco
3 3 (6.98%) Citrix
3 3 (6.98%) Symantec
4 2 (4.65%) NetApp
5 1 (2.33%) AppSense
5 1 (2.33%) Axway
5 1 (2.33%) EMC
5 1 (2.33%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.33%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.33%) Polycom
5 1 (2.33%) Veeam