The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Rank 146 152 135
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 23 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.12% 1.19% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 6
Average daily rate £395 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +49.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £675 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £369 £346
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1257.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £30.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +55.84%
Exchange Server 2013
England

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
737 675 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.32% 16.98% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 366 254
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £526 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 29
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.20 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Exchange Server 2013 Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 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
Manchester +2 9 £300 -20.00% 1
Cheshire -1 7 £438 +96.62% 2
Lancashire - 6 £375 -
Merseyside 0 1 £190 -71.85%
Exchange Server 2013
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 34 (89.47%) MS Exchange
2 27 (71.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
4 21 (55.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (52.63%) Office 365
6 19 (50.00%) Skype for Business
6 19 (50.00%) Windows
7 18 (47.37%) PowerShell
8 17 (44.74%) Migration
9 15 (39.47%) IronPort
10 14 (36.84%) Symantec
10 14 (36.84%) Dell
11 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
11 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (28.95%) VMware
14 10 (26.32%) Skype
14 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
15 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (23.68%) DNS
15 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
15 9 (23.68%) SQL
16 8 (21.05%) Cisco
16 8 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
17 7 (18.42%) SCCM
17 7 (18.42%) Banking
17 7 (18.42%) vSphere
17 7 (18.42%) XenApp
17 7 (18.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 34 (89.47%) MS Exchange
2 27 (71.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (55.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 19 (50.00%) Skype for Business
5 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
6 8 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (5.26%) IIS
8 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (52.63%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Skype
2 9 (23.68%) DNS
3 6 (15.79%) DHCP
4 5 (13.16%) VoIP
5 2 (5.26%) Firewall
5 2 (5.26%) LAN
5 2 (5.26%) SAN
5 2 (5.26%) SMTP
5 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.26%) WAN
6 1 (2.63%) PBX
6 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (18.42%) Banking
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Local Government
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Consultant
2 8 (21.05%) Exchange Consultant
3 5 (13.16%) Exchange Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Exchange Specialist
3 5 (13.16%) Messaging Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Lync Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Messaging Support
4 4 (10.53%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Exchange Migration Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Messaging Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Messaging Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Office 365 Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Office 365 Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.63%) CCTV
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) PKI
4 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
5 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.63%) Linux
8 1 (2.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Migration
2 5 (13.16%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
3 2 (5.26%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.63%) CRM
4 1 (2.63%) Email Migration
4 1 (2.63%) High Availability
4 1 (2.63%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.63%) Project Management
4 1 (2.63%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) PowerShell
2 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) Perl
3 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) MCSE
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.63%) CCNA
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.63%) MCSA
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (18.42%) vSphere
3 7 (18.42%) XenApp
4 6 (15.79%) XenDesktop
5 5 (13.16%) Brightmail
6 4 (10.53%) XenServer
7 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
7 3 (7.89%) VMware ESX
8 2 (5.26%) Postfix
8 2 (5.26%) Sendmail
9 1 (2.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (2.63%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) SCCM
1 7 (18.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (7.89%) AirWatch
2 3 (7.89%) SCOM
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
2 15 (39.47%) IronPort
3 14 (36.84%) Dell
3 14 (36.84%) Symantec
4 11 (28.95%) VMware
5 8 (21.05%) Cisco
6 6 (15.79%) RightFax
7 5 (13.16%) Citrix
8 4 (10.53%) Compaq
8 4 (10.53%) HP
8 4 (10.53%) ThinPrint
9 3 (7.89%) NetApp
10 2 (5.26%) AppSense
10 2 (5.26%) Intel Security
10 2 (5.26%) MobileIron
10 2 (5.26%) Trustwave
10 2 (5.26%) Wyse
11 1 (2.63%) Equitrac
11 1 (2.63%) Mitel
11 1 (2.63%) WatchGuard