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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 84 63 72
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 56 71 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.75% 2.44% 2.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.48% 13.95% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 24
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£300 £235 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £140 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £325 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £280 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 34
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +25.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £11.00 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.30 £25.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.23 £14.25 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+20.91% -14.92%
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
488 509 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.28% 17.49% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 225 361
Average daily rate £340 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 57 57
Average hourly rate £16.75 £18.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.14 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 £34.40 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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 -8 19 £300 - 4
Manchester -25 19 £175 -32.03% 19
Cheshire +1 16 £210 -6.66% 12
Cumbria -10 1 - -
Merseyside - - - - 3
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 123 (92.48%) Windows
2 100 (75.19%) Active Directory
3 76 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 75 (56.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (55.64%) Microsoft
6 65 (48.87%) VMware
7 64 (48.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 56 (42.11%) Citrix
9 51 (38.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 38 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 38 (28.57%) DHCP
11 37 (27.82%) DNS
11 37 (27.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 34 (25.56%) SharePoint
13 28 (21.05%) Windows XP
14 26 (19.55%) SQL
15 25 (18.80%) Windows 7
15 25 (18.80%) XenApp
16 24 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (18.05%) HP
16 24 (18.05%) SAN
17 23 (17.29%) SQL Server
18 22 (16.54%) ITIL
19 21 (15.79%) IIS
20 20 (15.04%) MS Excel
21 19 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
21 19 (14.29%) Lync
22 17 (12.78%) MS Office
22 17 (12.78%) XenServer
23 15 (11.28%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 76 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 51 (38.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 38 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 34 (25.56%) SharePoint
5 21 (15.79%) IIS
6 19 (14.29%) Lync
7 6 (4.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.50%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (15.04%) MS Excel
2 17 (12.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (28.57%) DHCP
2 37 (27.82%) DNS
3 24 (18.05%) SAN
4 14 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 13 (9.77%) WAN
5 13 (9.77%) LAN
6 12 (9.02%) Firewall
7 8 (6.02%) SMS
7 8 (6.02%) VPN
8 5 (3.76%) Wireless
8 5 (3.76%) VoIP
9 3 (2.26%) IPsec
9 3 (2.26%) ADSL
10 2 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.50%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (1.50%) VLAN
10 2 (1.50%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.75%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.75%) Network Security
11 1 (0.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MSI
General
1 12 (9.02%) Finance
2 5 (3.76%) Banking
3 4 (3.01%) Local Government
4 2 (1.50%) Legal
4 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (13.53%) 3rd Line Support
2 16 (12.03%) Support Engineer
3 14 (10.53%) Analyst
4 13 (9.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (7.52%) Consultant
6 7 (5.26%) Team Leader
6 7 (5.26%) Desktop Support
6 7 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.51%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) IT Support
8 5 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.01%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) Technical Support
9 4 (3.01%) Administrator
9 4 (3.01%) Systems Support
9 4 (3.01%) Windows Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.77%) Clustering
2 7 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.01%) Replication
4 4 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.26%) PKI
6 2 (1.50%) iPhone
6 2 (1.50%) iPad
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.75%) EPoS
7 1 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 123 (92.48%) Windows
2 75 (56.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (48.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (27.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (21.05%) Windows XP
6 25 (18.80%) Windows 7
7 12 (9.02%) Linux
8 6 (4.51%) UNIX
9 4 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.01%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.26%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.50%) NetWare
11 2 (1.50%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.75%) Android
12 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.54%) ITIL
2 10 (7.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (5.26%) Project Management
4 5 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (3.76%) Migration
5 4 (3.01%) CRM
5 4 (3.01%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (2.26%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (2.26%) Release Management
6 3 (2.26%) Performance Management
7 2 (1.50%) Risk Management
7 2 (1.50%) ITSM
7 2 (1.50%) Information Security
7 2 (1.50%) Load Balancing
7 2 (1.50%) Mentoring
7 2 (1.50%) Coaching
7 2 (1.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (0.75%) Network Architecture
8 1 (0.75%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.55%) SQL
2 6 (4.51%) Shell Script
2 6 (4.51%) C
2 6 (4.51%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.50%) VBScript
4 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (11.28%) Security Cleared
3 14 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.02%) MCITP
5 7 (5.26%) MCSE
5 7 (5.26%) MCSA
6 6 (4.51%) MCP
6 6 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.01%) MCTS
8 3 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 100 (75.19%) Active Directory
2 25 (18.80%) XenApp
3 24 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (12.78%) XenServer
5 14 (10.53%) Hyper-V
6 12 (9.02%) XenDesktop
7 11 (8.27%) VMware ESX
8 10 (7.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (4.51%) ISA Server
9 6 (4.51%) vSphere
10 4 (3.01%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (2.26%) Brightmail
11 3 (2.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (9.77%) Backup Exec
1 13 (9.77%) SCOM
2 12 (9.02%) SCCM
3 8 (6.02%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (3.76%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.01%) SCSM
6 3 (2.26%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.50%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.50%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (1.50%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.75%) WSUS
8 1 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 74 (55.64%) Microsoft
2 65 (48.87%) VMware
3 56 (42.11%) Citrix
4 24 (18.05%) HP
5 12 (9.02%) Cyber-Ark
6 11 (8.27%) Symantec
7 9 (6.77%) Cisco
8 8 (6.02%) AppSense
9 7 (5.26%) NetApp
10 6 (4.51%) Avaya
11 5 (3.76%) 3PAR
12 4 (3.01%) Red Hat
12 4 (3.01%) EMC
12 4 (3.01%) McAfee
12 4 (3.01%) IronPort
13 3 (2.26%) F5
13 3 (2.26%) Infor
13 3 (2.26%) Sophos
14 2 (1.50%) Dell
14 2 (1.50%) Apple
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