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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 117 110 92
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 40 54 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.26% 1.29% 1.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.71% 8.45% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 18
Median daily rate £343 £285 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.17% -2.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £125 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £425 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £32.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.76% +116.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £11.30 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £101.00 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -13.88%
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
519 639 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.31% 15.26% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 363 275
Median daily rate £400 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 32
Median hourly rate £14.88 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £31.90 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.25%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 19 £364 +107.85% 10
Cheshire +9 10 £366 -8.43% 18
Merseyside -5 6 £350 +3.70% 2
Lancashire -7 3 £169 -33.85% 4
Cumbria - 2 - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 64 (62.14%) Microsoft
2 62 (60.19%) Windows
3 59 (57.28%) Active Directory
4 39 (37.86%) Windows Server
5 37 (35.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (27.18%) VMware
7 27 (26.21%) Citrix
7 27 (26.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (23.30%) Firewall
9 21 (20.39%) Office 365
10 20 (19.42%) SQL Server
11 19 (18.45%) ITIL
11 19 (18.45%) SharePoint
11 19 (18.45%) Cisco
11 19 (18.45%) Skype for Business
12 18 (17.48%) MS Office
12 18 (17.48%) SQL
12 18 (17.48%) Windows 7
13 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (15.53%) Linux
15 15 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2007
16 14 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2013
17 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (12.62%) Migration
18 12 (11.65%) DNS
18 12 (11.65%) Oracle
18 12 (11.65%) LAN
19 11 (10.68%) MCSE
19 11 (10.68%) MS Excel

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (35.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 19 (18.45%) SharePoint
2 19 (18.45%) Skype for Business
3 15 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (7.77%) CICS
5 8 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (5.83%) IBM Notes
6 6 (5.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.97%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (17.48%) MS Office
2 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.97%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.39%) Office 365
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.97%) IaaS
3 1 (0.97%) PaaS
3 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (23.30%) Firewall
2 12 (11.65%) DNS
2 12 (11.65%) LAN
3 11 (10.68%) WAN
4 10 (9.71%) DHCP
4 10 (9.71%) SAN
4 10 (9.71%) Skype
5 9 (8.74%) VPN
6 8 (7.77%) NAS
7 7 (6.80%) Unified Communications
7 7 (6.80%) VLAN
7 7 (6.80%) VoIP
8 6 (5.83%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (4.85%) Internet
9 5 (4.85%) PBX
9 5 (4.85%) SMTP
10 4 (3.88%) IP Telephony
10 4 (3.88%) Network Security
11 3 (2.91%) Intranet
12 2 (1.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (7.77%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.94%) Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.97%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (17.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (16.50%) Analyst
3 9 (8.74%) Support Engineer
4 8 (7.77%) Architect
5 7 (6.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) Service Analyst
6 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Messaging Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Test Leader
8 4 (3.88%) Administrator
8 4 (3.88%) Business Manager
8 4 (3.88%) IT Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Messaging Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Office 365 Manager
8 4 (3.88%) Senior Architect
8 4 (3.88%) Service Desk Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.74%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.85%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.88%) NHS
5 3 (2.91%) BYOD
5 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.94%) Clustering
6 2 (1.94%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.94%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.94%) Life Science
6 2 (1.94%) Replication
7 1 (0.97%) CMDB
7 1 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.97%) EPoS
7 1 (0.97%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.97%) iPhone
7 1 (0.97%) PKI
7 1 (0.97%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (60.19%) Windows
2 39 (37.86%) Windows Server
3 27 (26.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (17.48%) Windows 7
5 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (15.53%) Linux
7 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (9.71%) Windows 10
9 8 (7.77%) AIX
9 8 (7.77%) HPUX
9 8 (7.77%) Windows XP
10 6 (5.83%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.91%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.94%) Solaris
12 2 (1.94%) Unix
12 2 (1.94%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.97%) Android
13 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.97%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.45%) ITIL
2 13 (12.62%) Migration
3 10 (9.71%) Change Management
4 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (7.77%) Validation
5 7 (6.80%) Project Management
6 6 (5.83%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (4.85%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 4 (3.88%) Application Discovery
8 4 (3.88%) ERP
8 4 (3.88%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.88%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (3.88%) TOGAF
9 3 (2.91%) CRM
9 3 (2.91%) Web Filtering
10 2 (1.94%) Contract Management
10 2 (1.94%) Email Filtering
10 2 (1.94%) Mentoring
10 2 (1.94%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.48%) SQL
2 7 (6.80%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.94%) C
3 2 (1.94%) Java
3 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.94%) PHP
3 2 (1.94%) VBScript
4 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.68%) MCSE
3 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.83%) MCSA
4 6 (5.83%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.88%) CCNA
7 3 (2.91%) RHCE
8 2 (1.94%) MCP
8 2 (1.94%) MCTS
9 1 (0.97%) CASP
9 1 (0.97%) CCIE
9 1 (0.97%) CCNP
9 1 (0.97%) CISSP
9 1 (0.97%) CNE
9 1 (0.97%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.97%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (57.28%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.68%) XenApp
3 10 (9.71%) VMware ESX
4 9 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (4.85%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (4.85%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.97%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.97%) Postfix
8 1 (0.97%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.97%) vCloud
8 1 (0.97%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.97%) vSphere
8 1 (0.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (9.71%) SCCM
2 7 (6.80%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.88%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.91%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.91%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.94%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.94%) SCOM
5 2 (1.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.94%) WSUS
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.97%) Nagios
6 1 (0.97%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 64 (62.14%) Microsoft
2 28 (27.18%) VMware
3 27 (26.21%) Citrix
4 19 (18.45%) Cisco
5 12 (11.65%) Oracle
6 10 (9.71%) IronPort
7 9 (8.74%) Intel Security
8 8 (7.77%) HP
9 7 (6.80%) CheckPoint
9 7 (6.80%) Clearswift
9 7 (6.80%) EMC
10 6 (5.83%) Lotus
11 5 (4.85%) Dell
12 4 (3.88%) NetApp
12 4 (3.88%) Webroot
13 3 (2.91%) 3PAR
13 3 (2.91%) Remedy
13 3 (2.91%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.91%) Sophos
13 3 (2.91%) Symantec
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