The first table below looks at the demand for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 16 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 Lancashire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 23 14 28
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 28 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.48% 7.21% 2.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 45.90% 34.78% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 6
Average daily rate £275 £276 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.45% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £260
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £31.24 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.48% -30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
61 46 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.12% 20.72% 29.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 27 56
Average daily rate £282 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.91% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £459 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £31.24 £18.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.62% -9.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £17.50 £17.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £18.40 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Blackburn -1 1 - - 2
Preston - - - -
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 20 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (56.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (56.67%) VMware
4 17 (56.67%) Citrix
5 15 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 14 (46.67%) IronPort
7 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
9 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 10 (33.33%) Blackberry
9 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 10 (33.33%) HP
10 9 (30.00%) Informatica
10 9 (30.00%) Open Text
10 9 (30.00%) WAN
10 9 (30.00%) Siebel
10 9 (30.00%) LAN
10 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
11 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
11 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
11 8 (26.67%) SQL
11 8 (26.67%) Firewall
12 7 (23.33%) Symantec
12 7 (23.33%) VMware ESX
12 7 (23.33%) Clustering
12 7 (23.33%) SAN
12 7 (23.33%) Oracle

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 17 (56.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
3 7 (23.33%) IIS
4 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (10.00%) Lync
5 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) WAN
1 9 (30.00%) LAN
2 8 (26.67%) Firewall
3 7 (23.33%) SAN
4 4 (13.33%) DNS
4 4 (13.33%) DHCP
5 3 (10.00%) VPN
5 3 (10.00%) SMS
6 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) QlikView
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Analyst
1 7 (23.33%) Support Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Applications Support
4 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Wintel Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Functional Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Head of IT
6 1 (3.33%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 7 (23.33%) Clustering
3 6 (20.00%) Wiki
4 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (10.00%) iPad
4 3 (10.00%) iPhone
4 3 (10.00%) Fat Client
4 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 20 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.33%) MVS
7 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) ITIL
1 7 (23.33%) Release Management
2 6 (20.00%) Change Control
3 3 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.33%) Time Management
4 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) SELCOPY
3 1 (3.33%) JCL
3 1 (3.33%) REXX
3 1 (3.33%) VB
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) MCSA
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) PMP
3 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) VMware ESX
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (23.33%) XenApp
3 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.33%) XenServer
4 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.67%) vSphere
6 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (56.67%) VMware
2 17 (56.67%) Citrix
3 14 (46.67%) IronPort
4 10 (33.33%) HP
5 9 (30.00%) Informatica
5 9 (30.00%) Open Text
5 9 (30.00%) Siebel
6 7 (23.33%) Symantec
6 7 (23.33%) Oracle
6 7 (23.33%) F5
7 6 (20.00%) AppSense
8 4 (13.33%) Business Objects
9 3 (10.00%) Apple
10 1 (3.33%) NetApp
10 1 (3.33%) CA