The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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 Manchester 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 49 40 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 38 36 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.77% 3.72% 2.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.89% 19.57% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 16
Average daily rate £195 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £150 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £273 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £265 £250
% change year-on-year
+6.03% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.79 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £28.80 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
225 184 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.39% 19.03% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 85 138
Average daily rate £350 £286 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.27% -11.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £153 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 26
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.97 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.68% +52.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.02 £33.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
MS Exchange
North West

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 24 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale +1 1 £190 +26.66% 1
Stockport - 1 - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 66 (81.48%) Windows
2 55 (67.90%) Active Directory
3 51 (62.96%) Microsoft
4 39 (48.15%) Citrix
5 29 (35.80%) MS Office
6 28 (34.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 19 (23.46%) Windows 2000
8 19 (23.46%) ITIL
8 19 (23.46%) VPN
9 18 (22.22%) HP
9 18 (22.22%) Blackberry
10 17 (20.99%) Windows XP
10 17 (20.99%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (19.75%) XenDesktop
12 14 (17.28%) Windows 7
12 14 (17.28%) ServiceCenter
12 14 (17.28%) NetWare
12 14 (17.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (17.28%) VMware
13 13 (16.05%) Migration
13 13 (16.05%) Cisco
13 13 (16.05%) SQL
13 13 (16.05%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (14.81%) Novell
14 12 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (13.58%) Firewall
15 11 (13.58%) Finance
15 11 (13.58%) LAN

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 28 (34.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (20.99%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (16.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (12.35%) IBM Notes
4 10 (12.35%) SharePoint
4 10 (12.35%) Lync
5 8 (9.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (8.64%) IIS
7 5 (6.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (35.80%) MS Office
2 27 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.46%) VPN
2 11 (13.58%) DNS
2 11 (13.58%) LAN
2 11 (13.58%) WAN
2 11 (13.58%) Firewall
2 11 (13.58%) DHCP
3 8 (9.88%) SAN
4 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.41%) Wireless
6 4 (4.94%) IPsec
7 3 (3.70%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.47%) ADSL
9 1 (1.23%) GPRS
9 1 (1.23%) SMTP
9 1 (1.23%) 3G
9 1 (1.23%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.70%) Back Office
4 1 (1.23%) Law
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (29.63%) Support Engineer
2 14 (17.28%) Analyst
3 13 (16.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (12.35%) Support Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.17%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) IT Support
8 4 (4.94%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.94%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Administrator
8 4 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.94%) Architect
9 3 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Systems Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 6 (7.41%) Clustering
3 3 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.70%) iPad
3 3 (3.70%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 66 (81.48%) Windows
2 27 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (23.46%) Windows 2000
4 17 (20.99%) Windows XP
5 14 (17.28%) NetWare
5 14 (17.28%) Windows 7
6 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (7.41%) Windows NT
9 3 (3.70%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.47%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.47%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.23%) UNIX
11 1 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.46%) ITIL
2 13 (16.05%) Migration
3 12 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (7.41%) Project Management
5 5 (6.17%) ITSM
5 5 (6.17%) PRINCE2
5 5 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (4.94%) Change Control
6 4 (4.94%) Capacity Management
6 4 (4.94%) CRM
7 3 (3.70%) Service Management
7 3 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.70%) Data Analysis
7 3 (3.70%) Performance Testing
7 3 (3.70%) Test Scripting
7 3 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.70%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.47%) Use Case
8 2 (2.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.47%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.05%) SQL
2 10 (12.35%) VBScript
2 10 (12.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.35%) MCSE
3 9 (11.11%) CCNA
3 9 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (8.64%) MCITP
5 5 (6.17%) MCP
6 4 (4.94%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (4.94%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (4.94%) MCTS
7 3 (3.70%) ISEB
7 3 (3.70%) MCSA
7 3 (3.70%) Degree
8 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 55 (67.90%) Active Directory
2 16 (19.75%) XenDesktop
3 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.64%) Hyper-V
5 5 (6.17%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (4.94%) XenApp
7 2 (2.47%) NDS
7 2 (2.47%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.23%) MetaFrame
8 1 (1.23%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.23%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (17.28%) ServiceCenter
2 10 (12.35%) SCOM
3 5 (6.17%) SCCM
4 4 (4.94%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.94%) SCSM
5 2 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.47%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.23%) Novell Identity Manager
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.23%) WSUS
6 1 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 51 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 39 (48.15%) Citrix
3 18 (22.22%) HP
4 14 (17.28%) VMware
5 13 (16.05%) Cisco
6 12 (14.81%) Novell
7 10 (12.35%) Lotus
8 7 (8.64%) Avaya
9 4 (4.94%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.70%) NetApp
10 3 (3.70%) Mitel
11 2 (2.47%) Symantec
11 2 (2.47%) McAfee
11 2 (2.47%) CA
11 2 (2.47%) Dell
12 1 (1.23%) Oracle
12 1 (1.23%) Pegasus
12 1 (1.23%) 3Com
12 1 (1.23%) Sage
12 1 (1.23%) Brocade
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