The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 87 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 20 36 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.10% 2.54% 3.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.76% 14.63% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 22
Average daily rate £130 £238 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.26% +75.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 5
Average hourly rate £13.75 £20.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.09% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.70 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £30.00 £30.00
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 Manchester region.

Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
296 246 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.24% 17.34% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 145 115
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £476 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 12
Average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.63% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.60 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 8 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
Cheadle - 2 £310 - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 - -
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 21 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 13 (36.11%) Cisco
5 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
6 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (30.56%) MS Office
8 10 (27.78%) Windows XP
9 9 (25.00%) DNS
9 9 (25.00%) Blackberry
9 9 (25.00%) Office 365
10 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (22.22%) DHCP
10 8 (22.22%) HP
11 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
11 7 (19.44%) Citrix
11 7 (19.44%) Windows 8
11 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (16.67%) VMware
12 6 (16.67%) Dell
13 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
13 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
13 5 (13.89%) Firewall
13 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (13.89%) IronPort
13 5 (13.89%) XenDesktop
13 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (13.89%) PowerShell

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
4 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (11.11%) Skype for Business
6 3 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (8.33%) IBM Notes
7 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (2.78%) IIS
8 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MS Office
2 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) DNS
2 8 (22.22%) DHCP
3 5 (13.89%) Firewall
3 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (8.33%) IP Telephony
4 3 (8.33%) LAN
4 3 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (8.33%) VPN
4 3 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (2.78%) Intranet
5 1 (2.78%) NAS
5 1 (2.78%) SAN
5 1 (2.78%) Skype
5 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
1 3 (8.33%) Retail
1 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.78%) Law
3 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Analyst
1 9 (25.00%) IT Support
2 7 (19.44%) Support Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) IT Technician
4 5 (13.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
5 3 (8.33%) Support Technician
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.78%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
4 10 (27.78%) Windows XP
5 7 (19.44%) Windows 8
5 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (5.56%) NetWare
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000
8 2 (5.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.11%) ITIL
1 4 (11.11%) ITSM
1 4 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (2.78%) CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
2 1 (2.78%) Identity Management
2 1 (2.78%) Line Management
2 1 (2.78%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (2.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.33%) VBScript
3 2 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) CCNA
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.78%) MCITP
2 1 (2.78%) MCP
2 1 (2.78%) MCSA
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 24 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) XenDesktop
3 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.11%) XenApp
4 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.56%) XenServer
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) AirWatch
2 2 (5.56%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) SCOM
2 2 (5.56%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.78%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 21 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (36.11%) Cisco
3 8 (22.22%) HP
4 7 (19.44%) Citrix
5 6 (16.67%) Dell
5 6 (16.67%) VMware
6 5 (13.89%) IronPort
7 4 (11.11%) WatchGuard
8 3 (8.33%) Lotus
8 3 (8.33%) Sophos
9 2 (5.56%) NetApp
9 2 (5.56%) Novell
10 1 (2.78%) Equitrac
10 1 (2.78%) Hitachi
10 1 (2.78%) Mitel
10 1 (2.78%) Rackspace
10 1 (2.78%) SAP
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