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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 37 29 43
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 11 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.51% 2.92% 1.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 22.45% 22.86% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 2
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£275 £325 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +109.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.23 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.91% -4.30%
Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
49 35 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.19% 12.77% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 58
Average daily rate £300 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Average hourly rate £31.50 £14.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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
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 31 July 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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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
Preston - 3 - - 1
Blackburn - - - - 2
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 27 (67.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 25 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (60.00%) VMware
6 23 (57.50%) Citrix
7 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (45.00%) HP
9 17 (42.50%) PowerShell
9 17 (42.50%) IronPort
10 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
11 13 (32.50%) SharePoint
11 13 (32.50%) XenApp
12 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
12 12 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (30.00%) Windows XP
13 11 (27.50%) DHCP
13 11 (27.50%) DNS
13 11 (27.50%) SQL
13 11 (27.50%) Blackberry
14 10 (25.00%) Symantec
14 10 (25.00%) ITIL
14 10 (25.00%) Lync
14 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (22.50%) F5
15 9 (22.50%) Siebel
15 9 (22.50%) WAN
15 9 (22.50%) LAN
15 9 (22.50%) Informatica
15 9 (22.50%) SAN

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (32.50%) SharePoint
3 12 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (25.00%) Lync
5 7 (17.50%) IIS
6 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (7.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.50%) SAS
8 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Project
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) DHCP
1 11 (27.50%) DNS
2 9 (22.50%) SAN
2 9 (22.50%) LAN
2 9 (22.50%) WAN
3 7 (17.50%) Firewall
4 5 (12.50%) SMS
5 3 (7.50%) VPN
6 2 (5.00%) VoIP
7 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.50%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) QlikView
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
1 7 (17.50%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Applications Support
3 4 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Support Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Functional Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 1 (2.50%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Blackberry
2 8 (20.00%) Clustering
3 6 (15.00%) Wiki
4 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (7.50%) Thin Client
5 3 (7.50%) Fat Client
5 3 (7.50%) iPhone
5 3 (7.50%) iPad
6 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 27 (67.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
7 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.50%) MVS
8 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) ITIL
2 8 (20.00%) Release Management
3 6 (15.00%) Change Control
4 3 (7.50%) Change Management
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.50%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.50%) CRM
6 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.50%) Time Management
6 1 (2.50%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) PowerShell
2 11 (27.50%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) C
4 1 (2.50%) REXX
4 1 (2.50%) JCL
4 1 (2.50%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) PMP
3 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (32.50%) XenApp
3 9 (22.50%) XenServer
3 9 (22.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 7 (17.50%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (12.50%) XenDesktop
7 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (7.50%) Brightmail
7 3 (7.50%) ISA Server
8 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (7.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (7.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.50%) SCCM
5 1 (2.50%) SCOM
5 1 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.50%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 26 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (60.00%) VMware
3 23 (57.50%) Citrix
4 18 (45.00%) HP
5 17 (42.50%) IronPort
6 10 (25.00%) Symantec
7 9 (22.50%) Informatica
7 9 (22.50%) Open Text
7 9 (22.50%) Siebel
7 9 (22.50%) F5
8 8 (20.00%) AppSense
9 7 (17.50%) Oracle
10 4 (10.00%) Business Objects
11 3 (7.50%) Apple
12 2 (5.00%) NetApp
12 2 (5.00%) Infor
12 2 (5.00%) 3PAR
13 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
13 1 (2.50%) MobileIron
13 1 (2.50%) ScanSafe