The first table below looks at the demand for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 37 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 3 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.17% 5.96% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.38% 34.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £260
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Application Platforms Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
47 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 18.36% 17.22% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 3
Average daily rate £400 £319 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £276 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Average hourly rate £40.57 £9.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+350.77% -35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
MS Exchange
Cheshire

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Chester

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Chester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) PKI
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Lync
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) HP

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) PKI
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix