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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 33 46 30
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 15 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.73% 0.70% 1.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.67% 4.41% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate £276 £269 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.79% -0.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £264 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £274 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
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
90 68 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.39% 15.81% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 11
Average daily rate £308 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.02% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Blackpool -2 8 £273 -
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Blackburn - 1 - -
Chorley - 1 - -
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 30 (88.24%) Windows
1 30 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 27 (79.41%) VMware
3 22 (64.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (58.82%) Citrix
5 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
6 17 (50.00%) ITIL
7 16 (47.06%) Windows Server
8 15 (44.12%) Skype for Business
8 15 (44.12%) DHCP
8 15 (44.12%) DNS
9 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (38.24%) XenApp
10 13 (38.24%) XenServer
10 13 (38.24%) XenDesktop
11 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
11 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (29.41%) SQL
13 9 (26.47%) MS Office
13 9 (26.47%) SMS
13 9 (26.47%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (26.47%) AppSense
13 9 (26.47%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 8 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (23.53%) MCSE
15 7 (20.59%) HP
15 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
16 6 (17.65%) Kalman Filter

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 22 (64.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (44.12%) Skype for Business
3 8 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) MS Office
2 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) DHCP
1 15 (44.12%) DNS
2 9 (26.47%) SMS
3 5 (14.71%) Firewall
3 5 (14.71%) VoIP
4 3 (8.82%) LAN
4 3 (8.82%) WAN
5 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.94%) SAN
5 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Support Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Exchange Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) IT Support
5 4 (11.76%) Applications Support
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Exchange Support
6 3 (8.82%) IT Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Messaging Support
6 3 (8.82%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Server Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) IT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.88%) Life Science
2 1 (2.94%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Informatics
2 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (88.24%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.88%) Linux
7 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.94%) High Availability
5 1 (2.94%) Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Project Management
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Validation
5 1 (2.94%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
2 10 (29.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) MCSE
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
3 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) CCNA
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.82%) MCP
4 3 (8.82%) MCSA
5 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 30 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (38.24%) XenApp
3 13 (38.24%) XenDesktop
3 13 (38.24%) XenServer
4 9 (26.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (14.71%) Brightmail
5 5 (14.71%) VMware ESX
5 5 (14.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (79.41%) VMware
2 20 (58.82%) Citrix
3 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 9 (26.47%) AppSense
5 7 (20.59%) HP
6 6 (17.65%) Cisco
6 6 (17.65%) IronPort
7 5 (14.71%) Symantec
8 4 (11.76%) Compaq
8 4 (11.76%) Dell
8 4 (11.76%) ThinPrint
9 1 (2.94%) Mitel
9 1 (2.94%) Polycom
9 1 (2.94%) SAP