The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 27 32 40
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 19 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.75% 1.40% 1.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 35.85% 11.43% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 3
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£300 £250 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £380 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.87 £16.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-2.36% +3.17%
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 Lancashire region.

Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
53 35 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.25% 12.28% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 66
Average daily rate £301 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.44% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £413 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £29.17 £12.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.32% -43.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
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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
Preston - 2 - - 1
Blackburn - - - - 2
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 39 (88.64%) Windows
2 35 (79.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (68.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (65.91%) VMware
5 23 (52.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (52.27%) Active Directory
5 23 (52.27%) Citrix
6 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
7 20 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (38.64%) DHCP
8 17 (38.64%) DNS
9 16 (36.36%) HP
9 16 (36.36%) XenServer
10 15 (34.09%) XenApp
11 14 (31.82%) Lync
11 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
11 14 (31.82%) SharePoint
12 13 (29.55%) Windows XP
12 13 (29.55%) SQL
12 13 (29.55%) PowerShell
12 13 (29.55%) IronPort
13 12 (27.27%) SC Cleared
14 10 (22.73%) Symantec
15 9 (20.45%) ITIL
15 9 (20.45%) F5
16 8 (18.18%) HP Data Protector
16 8 (18.18%) Release Management
16 8 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (18.18%) Blackberry
17 7 (15.91%) Project Management

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 35 (79.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 20 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (31.82%) SharePoint
3 14 (31.82%) Lync
4 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (6.82%) IIS
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Project
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (38.64%) DNS
1 17 (38.64%) DHCP
2 7 (15.91%) SMS
3 5 (11.36%) SAN
4 4 (9.09%) LAN
4 4 (9.09%) WAN
5 3 (6.82%) Firewall
6 2 (4.55%) VoIP
7 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.27%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) QlikView
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Operations Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Team Leader
3 4 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 3 (6.82%) Applications Support
4 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.82%) Tester
4 3 (6.82%) Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Support
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Functional Architect
6 1 (2.27%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 6 (13.64%) Clustering
3 3 (6.82%) Wiki
3 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (88.64%) Windows
2 30 (68.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (52.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (29.55%) Windows XP
5 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) ITIL
2 8 (18.18%) Release Management
3 7 (15.91%) Project Management
4 3 (6.82%) Change Control
4 3 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.55%) Change Management
5 2 (4.55%) Information Security
6 1 (2.27%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.27%) CRM
6 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.27%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.27%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.27%) Time Management
6 1 (2.27%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
1 13 (29.55%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.64%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 12 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) MCSE
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.27%) PMP
3 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 16 (36.36%) XenServer
3 15 (34.09%) XenApp
4 8 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (15.91%) XenDesktop
6 6 (13.64%) VMware ESX
7 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (9.09%) ISA Server
9 3 (6.82%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (6.82%) Brightmail
10 1 (2.27%) vSphere
10 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (4.55%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.55%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.27%) SCCM
4 1 (2.27%) SCOM
4 1 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.27%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 29 (65.91%) VMware
2 23 (52.27%) Citrix
3 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
4 16 (36.36%) HP
5 13 (29.55%) IronPort
6 10 (22.73%) Symantec
7 9 (20.45%) F5
8 7 (15.91%) AppSense
9 5 (11.36%) Open Text
9 5 (11.36%) Informatica
9 5 (11.36%) Siebel
10 3 (6.82%) Oracle
11 2 (4.55%) NetApp
11 2 (4.55%) 3PAR
11 2 (4.55%) Infor
12 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
12 1 (2.27%) Remedy
12 1 (2.27%) Business Objects
12 1 (2.27%) Cisco
12 1 (2.27%) IBM