The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange 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 MS Exchange over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 86 67 55
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 78 75 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.86% 2.39% 2.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.82% 14.71% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 38
Average daily rate
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£278 £275 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £128 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.83 £9.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.75 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.62 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -0.85%
MS Exchange
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
660 510 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.73% 16.23% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 259 245
Average daily rate £413 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 37 59
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -16.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.62 £35.68 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

MS Exchange
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 MS Exchange within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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
Manchester -12 33 £310 +21.56% 23
Cheshire -19 16 £300 +79.10% 14
Merseyside 0 12 £175 -12.71% 1
Lancashire -12 12 £225 -25.00% 7
Cumbria -18 2 £555 +428.57%
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 111 (83.46%) Windows
2 98 (73.68%) Active Directory
3 81 (60.90%) Microsoft
4 74 (55.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 71 (53.38%) VMware
6 56 (42.11%) Citrix
7 47 (35.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (27.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (25.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 29 (21.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (20.30%) Hyper-V
11 27 (20.30%) XenApp
11 27 (20.30%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (20.30%) SCCM
12 26 (19.55%) PowerShell
13 25 (18.80%) Windows 7
13 25 (18.80%) Migration
14 24 (18.05%) ITIL
15 23 (17.29%) DNS
16 21 (15.79%) DHCP
17 20 (15.04%) SQL
18 19 (14.29%) Windows XP
18 19 (14.29%) Lync
19 17 (12.78%) SQL Server
20 16 (12.03%) MS Office
20 16 (12.03%) Exchange Server 2007
21 15 (11.28%) WAN
22 14 (10.53%) Windows 8
23 13 (9.77%) XenDesktop
23 13 (9.77%) Security Cleared

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 74 (55.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 34 (25.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (14.29%) Lync
4 16 (12.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (9.77%) IBM Notes
6 12 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (6.02%) IIS
8 4 (3.01%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.75%) TPMS
10 1 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 16 (12.03%) MS Office
2 12 (9.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.29%) DNS
2 21 (15.79%) DHCP
3 15 (11.28%) WAN
4 11 (8.27%) Firewall
5 9 (6.77%) SAN
6 8 (6.02%) MPLS
6 8 (6.02%) LAN
7 7 (5.26%) VPN
8 6 (4.51%) TCP/IP
9 5 (3.76%) IP Telephony
10 4 (3.01%) Unified Communications
10 4 (3.01%) SMS
11 3 (2.26%) Internet
11 3 (2.26%) SSL
11 3 (2.26%) Skype
12 2 (1.50%) Cisco IPT
12 2 (1.50%) NAS
12 2 (1.50%) Wireless
12 2 (1.50%) Intranet
12 2 (1.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) MSI
General
1 9 (6.77%) Retail
2 6 (4.51%) Finance
3 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.50%) Electronics
4 2 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.50%) Marketing
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (21.80%) Support Engineer
2 27 (20.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (17.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 19 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 17 (12.78%) Analyst
6 13 (9.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (8.27%) Architect
8 7 (5.26%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (5.26%) IT Support
9 6 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Project Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Service Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.01%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.02%) Blackberry
1 8 (6.02%) Clustering
2 6 (4.51%) EMC VNX
3 2 (1.50%) DTV
3 2 (1.50%) iPhone
3 2 (1.50%) iPad
3 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.75%) GIS
4 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.75%) Handset
4 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.75%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 111 (83.46%) Windows
2 47 (35.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (27.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (21.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (18.80%) Windows 7
6 19 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 14 (10.53%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.26%) BlackBerry OS
8 3 (2.26%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.26%) Android
8 3 (2.26%) Linux
9 2 (1.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.80%) Migration
2 24 (18.05%) ITIL
3 9 (6.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 7 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 6 (4.51%) Information Security
5 6 (4.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (3.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.01%) Project Management
7 4 (3.01%) Server Building
7 4 (3.01%) Application Discovery
8 3 (2.26%) Email Migration
8 3 (2.26%) Change Management
8 3 (2.26%) Service Management
8 3 (2.26%) Logistics
8 3 (2.26%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (1.50%) Problem Management
9 2 (1.50%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (1.50%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.50%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.55%) PowerShell
2 20 (15.04%) SQL
3 3 (2.26%) C
4 2 (1.50%) Java
4 2 (1.50%) VB
5 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.27%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.51%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.76%) MCSE
6 3 (2.26%) MCSA
6 3 (2.26%) MCP
6 3 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.26%) CCNA
6 3 (2.26%) MCITP
6 3 (2.26%) Degree
7 2 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.50%) CCNP
8 1 (0.75%) HNC
8 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.75%) MCTS
8 1 (0.75%) CCEA
8 1 (0.75%) CCENT
8 1 (0.75%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) SLA
System Software
1 98 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 27 (20.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (20.30%) Hyper-V
2 27 (20.30%) XenApp
3 13 (9.77%) VMware ESX
3 13 (9.77%) XenDesktop
4 9 (6.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (6.02%) XenServer
6 5 (3.76%) vSphere
7 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.75%) vCloud
7 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (20.30%) SCCM
2 4 (3.01%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (3.01%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.01%) AirWatch
3 3 (2.26%) WSUS
3 3 (2.26%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.50%) SCOM
4 2 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 81 (60.90%) Microsoft
2 71 (53.38%) VMware
3 56 (42.11%) Citrix
4 13 (9.77%) Lotus
5 12 (9.02%) NetApp
5 12 (9.02%) Cisco
6 9 (6.77%) Sophos
7 7 (5.26%) EMC
8 5 (3.76%) Juniper
8 5 (3.76%) HP
9 4 (3.01%) Symantec
9 4 (3.01%) AppSense
9 4 (3.01%) Veritas
9 4 (3.01%) Acronis
9 4 (3.01%) Veeam
10 3 (2.26%) WatchGuard
10 3 (2.26%) Websense
10 3 (2.26%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.26%) Dell
10 3 (2.26%) SAP
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