The first table below looks at the demand for Exchange Server 2007 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Exchange Server 2007 over the 3 months to 18 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 North West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Rank 123 90 116
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +26
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2007 13 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 1.25% 0.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.75% 6.74% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 9
Average daily rate £250 £259 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.38% -3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £265 £268
% change year-on-year
-2.83% -0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £17.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £25.97 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
472 445 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.88% 18.48% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 191 316
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 43 44
Average hourly rate £25.77 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.85% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £33.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Exchange Server 2007
England

Exchange Server 2007
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2007 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 2007 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Exchange Server 2007
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2007 across the North West region.

Exchange Server 2007 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Exchange Server 2007
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2007 across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Exchange Server 2007 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Exchange Server 2007
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2007 across the North West region.

Exchange Server 2007 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Exchange Server 2007
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2007 across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Exchange Server 2007 Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Exchange Server 2007
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2007 within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -12 5 £250 - 8
Manchester -24 4 £225 -16.66% 6
Lancashire -28 3 £325 +31.97%
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Exchange Server 2007
England

Exchange Server 2007
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Exchange Server 2007 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 Exchange Server 2007.

1 30 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 29 (96.67%) Windows
3 24 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
5 20 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
8 13 (43.33%) VMware
9 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (33.33%) Citrix
10 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
10 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (30.00%) MCITP
12 7 (23.33%) LAN
12 7 (23.33%) WAN
12 7 (23.33%) MCSE
13 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
13 6 (20.00%) Firewall
14 5 (16.67%) MCSA
14 5 (16.67%) ITIL
15 4 (13.33%) Web Services
15 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
15 4 (13.33%) IIS
15 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
15 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (13.33%) CCNA
15 4 (13.33%) MCTS
15 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
15 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V

Exchange Server 2007
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Exchange Server 2007 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 Exchange Server 2007. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 20 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (13.33%) IIS
4 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (10.00%) Lync
5 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) LAN
1 7 (23.33%) WAN
2 6 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (10.00%) SAN
4 2 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (3.33%) SSL
5 1 (3.33%) SMTP
5 1 (3.33%) DHCP
5 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.33%) Intranet
5 1 (3.33%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Local Government
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (10.00%) Analyst
2 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Support
3 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) IT Support
4 1 (3.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (3.33%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (3.33%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (3.33%) Head of IT
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Wiki
2 1 (3.33%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.33%) Social Media
2 1 (3.33%) PKI
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (96.67%) Windows
2 24 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.33%) FreeBSD
8 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.33%) Document Management
3 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (30.00%) MCITP
3 7 (23.33%) MCSE
4 5 (16.67%) MCSA
5 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (13.33%) CCNA
5 4 (13.33%) MCTS
6 3 (10.00%) MCP
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (13.33%) XenApp
3 3 (10.00%) vSphere
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.33%) XenServer
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.33%) MetaFrame
5 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCOM
2 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (43.33%) VMware
3 10 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (6.67%) Informatica
5 2 (6.67%) NetApp
5 2 (6.67%) Siebel
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) Open Text
6 1 (3.33%) Symantec
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