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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 42 25 14
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 9 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.15% 6.40% 7.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.34% 45.00% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 12
Average daily rate
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£220 £275 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -0.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £31.24 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +78.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
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
87 60 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.76% 14.22% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 40 27
Average daily rate £300 £282 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £410 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 4
Average hourly rate £45.75 £31.24 £18.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.47% +71.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.06 £28.60 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £32.70 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.26%

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
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 17 April 2015. 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
Blackpool +3 9 £220 -15.38%
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Fleetwood - - - -
Preston - - - - 1
Blackburn - - - - 1
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (84.62%) Citrix
2 11 (84.62%) VMware
3 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 8 (61.54%) SQL
4 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
4 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
4 8 (61.54%) VMware ESX
5 5 (38.46%) DHCP
5 5 (38.46%) DNS
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (15.38%) SAN
6 2 (15.38%) McAfee
6 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
6 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (15.38%) MCSE
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
6 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
6 2 (15.38%) Life Science
6 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) NAS

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.69%) Lync
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
1 5 (38.46%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) Wireless
2 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
2 2 (15.38%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
1 2 (15.38%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Software Deployment
1 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
1 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCSE
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (61.54%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.69%) XenApp
4 1 (7.69%) XenServer
4 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Citrix
1 11 (84.62%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) McAfee
4 1 (7.69%) AppSense