The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 2010 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 2010 over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Rank 104 105 106
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 33 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 0.91% 1.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.71% 5.23% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £240 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.27% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 11
Average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -9.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £10.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £22.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.14 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.30% -
Exchange Server 2010
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
492 516 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.47% 17.44% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 238 376
Average daily rate £340 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £448 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 56 63
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.54 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.17 £34.60 £39.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

Exchange Server 2010
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 2010 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Exchange Server 2010
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 2010 across the North West region.

Exchange Server 2010 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Exchange Server 2010
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Exchange Server 2010 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Exchange Server 2010
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 2010 across the North West region.

Exchange Server 2010 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Exchange Server 2010
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Exchange Server 2010 Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Exchange Server 2010
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 2010 within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
Lancashire -5 14 £300 -27.27% 1
Manchester -13 12 £288 +19.79% 16
Cheshire +7 6 - - 5
Cumbria -10 1 - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Exchange Server 2010
England

Exchange Server 2010
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Exchange Server 2010 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 2010.

1 79 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 72 (91.14%) Windows
3 58 (73.42%) Active Directory
4 54 (68.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (58.23%) Microsoft
6 44 (55.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (53.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 41 (51.90%) VMware
9 32 (40.51%) Citrix
9 32 (40.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (39.24%) SharePoint
11 25 (31.65%) DHCP
11 25 (31.65%) DNS
11 25 (31.65%) Exchange Server 2007
12 21 (26.58%) SQL
12 21 (26.58%) SQL Server
12 21 (26.58%) XenApp
13 20 (25.32%) IIS
13 20 (25.32%) HP
14 17 (21.52%) XenServer
15 15 (18.99%) Lync
15 15 (18.99%) ITIL
15 15 (18.99%) Windows XP
16 13 (16.46%) MS Excel
16 13 (16.46%) SAN
17 12 (15.19%) Cyber-Ark
18 11 (13.92%) Windows 7
18 11 (13.92%) Microsoft Certification
19 10 (12.66%) Hyper-V
19 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure

Exchange Server 2010
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Exchange Server 2010 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 2010. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 79 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 42 (53.16%) Exchange Server 2003
3 31 (39.24%) SharePoint
4 25 (31.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (25.32%) IIS
6 15 (18.99%) Lync
7 5 (6.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (16.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (31.65%) DHCP
1 25 (31.65%) DNS
2 13 (16.46%) SAN
3 8 (10.13%) WAN
3 8 (10.13%) LAN
3 8 (10.13%) SMS
4 7 (8.86%) Firewall
5 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.59%) Wireless
6 4 (5.06%) VPN
6 4 (5.06%) IPsec
7 3 (3.80%) VoIP
7 3 (3.80%) ADSL
8 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.53%) VLAN
9 1 (1.27%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.27%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (1.27%) Network Security
9 1 (1.27%) Broadband
9 1 (1.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (26.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (10.13%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Local Government
3 1 (1.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (13.92%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (10.13%) Support Engineer
3 7 (8.86%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (7.59%) Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Team Leader
5 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Technical Consultant
5 5 (6.33%) Consultant
6 4 (5.06%) Architect
6 4 (5.06%) Systems Support
6 4 (5.06%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Technical Support
6 4 (5.06%) Windows Technical Consultant
6 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 4 (5.06%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) IT Support
7 3 (3.80%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Clustering
2 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.80%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.53%) iPhone
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 72 (91.14%) Windows
2 54 (68.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (55.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (40.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (18.99%) Windows XP
6 11 (13.92%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.33%) UNIX
8 4 (5.06%) Linux
8 4 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.27%) Android
10 1 (1.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) ITIL
2 8 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (7.59%) Project Management
4 5 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (6.33%) CRM
5 4 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (3.80%) Migration
7 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.53%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.53%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.53%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.53%) Release Management
7 2 (2.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.27%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (1.27%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (1.27%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (1.27%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.27%) Information Security
8 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.58%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) C
3 4 (5.06%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.13%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (6.33%) MCITP
6 4 (5.06%) MCSE
7 3 (3.80%) MCSA
7 3 (3.80%) MCP
8 1 (1.27%) MCTS
8 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (73.42%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.58%) XenApp
3 17 (21.52%) XenServer
4 10 (12.66%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (11.39%) XenDesktop
5 9 (11.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (7.59%) ISA Server
6 6 (7.59%) VMware ESX
7 5 (6.33%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (3.80%) Brightmail
9 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) Backup Exec
1 8 (10.13%) HP Data Protector
2 6 (7.59%) SCCM
2 6 (7.59%) SCOM
3 5 (6.33%) SCSM
4 3 (3.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.53%) ARCserve
5 2 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.27%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 46 (58.23%) Microsoft
2 41 (51.90%) VMware
3 32 (40.51%) Citrix
4 20 (25.32%) HP
5 12 (15.19%) Cyber-Ark
6 9 (11.39%) Cisco
7 8 (10.13%) AppSense
8 7 (8.86%) Symantec
9 6 (7.59%) NetApp
9 6 (7.59%) 3PAR
10 4 (5.06%) EMC
10 4 (5.06%) Red Hat
10 4 (5.06%) Avaya
10 4 (5.06%) IronPort
11 3 (3.80%) F5
11 3 (3.80%) McAfee
12 2 (2.53%) Juniper
12 2 (2.53%) CA
12 2 (2.53%) Apple
12 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
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