The first table below looks at the demand for Exchange Server 2013 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 2013 over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Rank 126 119 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.26% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.93% 1.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-46.66% -
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
428 482 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.23% 18.09% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 221 389
Average daily rate £325 £313 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -7.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 46 49
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
Exchange Server 2013
England

Exchange Server 2013
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 2013 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Exchange Server 2013
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 2013 across the North West region.

Exchange Server 2013 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Exchange Server 2013
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 2013 across the North West region.

Exchange Server 2013 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Exchange Server 2013
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 2013 within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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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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
Lancashire -12 3 £250 -32.20%
Manchester -3 1 £275 -15.38% 4
Cheshire - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - -
Exchange Server 2013
England

Exchange Server 2013
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Exchange Server 2013 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 2013.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Lync
3 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (42.86%) IronPort
4 3 (42.86%) Symantec
4 3 (42.86%) Brightmail
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (28.57%) 3PAR
5 2 (28.57%) F5
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) MS Project
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 2 (28.57%) VoIP
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) SAN
6 1 (14.29%) NetApp
6 1 (14.29%) Active Directory

Exchange Server 2013
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Exchange Server 2013 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 2013. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (71.43%) Lync
2 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Project
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) VoIP
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Brightmail
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Symantec
2 3 (42.86%) IronPort
3 2 (28.57%) 3PAR
3 2 (28.57%) F5
3 2 (28.57%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) VMware