The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 70 71 60
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 23 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.62% 1.23% 1.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.10% 6.70% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 4
Average daily rate £120 £338 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.44% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% -18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £12.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £12.00 £14.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +1.61%
MS Exchange
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Application Platforms Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
284 209 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.94% 18.37% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 142 115
Average daily rate £425 £363 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.43 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.20% -17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 41 (87.23%) Active Directory
2 36 (76.60%) Windows
3 30 (63.83%) VMware
4 24 (51.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
6 21 (44.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (42.55%) Windows 7
8 17 (36.17%) MCSA
9 13 (27.66%) Telecoms
10 11 (23.40%) Legal
10 11 (23.40%) Windows XP
11 10 (21.28%) ITIL
12 9 (19.15%) Windows Server
12 9 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (17.02%) Windows 8
13 8 (17.02%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (17.02%) Service Management
14 7 (14.89%) Cisco
14 7 (14.89%) Windows Vista
15 6 (12.77%) Hyper-V
15 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
15 6 (12.77%) SLA
15 6 (12.77%) Change Management
15 6 (12.77%) Information Security
15 6 (12.77%) Finance
16 5 (10.64%) ITSM
16 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
16 5 (10.64%) SCCM

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 9 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.38%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.26%) IIS
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.38%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) DNS
2 2 (4.26%) SAN
2 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) Telepresence
3 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.13%) VPN
3 1 (2.13%) WAN
3 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 13 (27.66%) Telecoms
2 11 (23.40%) Legal
3 6 (12.77%) Finance
4 4 (8.51%) Banking
5 2 (4.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Analyst
2 14 (29.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (25.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 12 (25.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (23.40%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (23.40%) Service Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) VMware Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Wintel Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Support
8 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.26%) Messaging Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Project Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.51%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 36 (76.60%) Windows
2 20 (42.55%) Windows 7
3 11 (23.40%) Windows XP
4 9 (19.15%) Windows Server
5 8 (17.02%) Windows 8
6 7 (14.89%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.26%) SUSE
7 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) Service Management
3 6 (12.77%) Change Management
3 6 (12.77%) Information Security
4 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
4 5 (10.64%) ITSM
5 4 (8.51%) Change Control
5 4 (8.51%) Migration
6 2 (4.26%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.26%) Patch Management
6 2 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.26%) Time Management
7 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.13%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (44.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (36.17%) MCSA
3 4 (8.51%) MCITP
3 4 (8.51%) MCSE
4 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.13%) CCNA
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.13%) MCDST
5 1 (2.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (87.23%) Active Directory
2 24 (51.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
2 4 (8.51%) DameWare
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.13%) SCOM
3 1 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 30 (63.83%) VMware
2 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.89%) Cisco
4 3 (6.38%) Citrix
4 3 (6.38%) Symantec
5 2 (4.26%) Dell
5 2 (4.26%) EMC
5 2 (4.26%) IronPort
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Rackspace
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