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 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 77 66 41
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -25
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 75 69 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.99% 2.35% 3.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.56% 15.20% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 25
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£260 £225 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -15.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £123 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £365 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 22
Average hourly rate £12.00 £25.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.39% +25.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.77 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.65 £31.73 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
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
649 454 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.20% 15.46% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 241 210
Average daily rate £375 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.17% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 43
Average hourly rate £16.17 £29.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.24% +48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £15.05 £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-0.22% -6.31%

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 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -10 38 £228 +1.11% 25
Cheshire +8 19 £313 +95.31% 14
Lancashire -11 8 £210 -26.95% 7
Merseyside -11 7 £500 - 6
Cumbria - 1 £500 -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (87.40%) Windows
2 93 (73.23%) Active Directory
3 80 (62.99%) Microsoft
4 50 (39.37%) VMware
4 50 (39.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 49 (38.58%) Citrix
6 42 (33.07%) Windows 7
6 42 (33.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (29.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (28.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (26.77%) VMware Infrastructure
10 30 (23.62%) Windows XP
11 28 (22.05%) MS Office
12 24 (18.90%) MS Excel
13 20 (15.75%) SQL
13 20 (15.75%) SQL Server
14 18 (14.17%) LAN
14 18 (14.17%) TCP/IP
14 18 (14.17%) Cisco
15 17 (13.39%) NetApp
15 17 (13.39%) ITIL
15 17 (13.39%) Migration
15 17 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2013
16 16 (12.60%) Exchange Server 2007
17 15 (11.81%) Finance
17 15 (11.81%) WAN
17 15 (11.81%) SAN
18 14 (11.02%) Firewall
18 14 (11.02%) Hyper-V
18 14 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 50 (39.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 16 (12.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (10.24%) IBM Notes
6 10 (7.87%) SharePoint
7 6 (4.72%) Lync
8 4 (3.15%) IIS
9 2 (1.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 28 (22.05%) MS Office
2 24 (18.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.51%) Office 365
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.17%) LAN
1 18 (14.17%) TCP/IP
2 15 (11.81%) WAN
2 15 (11.81%) SAN
3 14 (11.02%) Firewall
4 12 (9.45%) DHCP
4 12 (9.45%) DNS
5 4 (3.15%) MPLS
5 4 (3.15%) IP Telephony
5 4 (3.15%) VLAN
6 3 (2.36%) NAS
6 3 (2.36%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.36%) Wireless
7 2 (1.57%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.57%) VPN
7 2 (1.57%) SMS
7 2 (1.57%) VoIP
7 2 (1.57%) ISDN
7 2 (1.57%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.79%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.57%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (11.81%) Finance
2 6 (4.72%) Legal
3 3 (2.36%) Retail
4 2 (1.57%) Law
5 1 (0.79%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (22.83%) Analyst
2 26 (20.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (10.24%) Support Analyst
4 11 (8.66%) Support Engineer
4 11 (8.66%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (8.66%) Project Manager
5 9 (7.09%) Server Engineer
5 9 (7.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (7.09%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (6.30%) Service Analyst
7 7 (5.51%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Architect
8 6 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) IT Project Manager
10 4 (3.15%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.15%) Technical Support
10 4 (3.15%) Administrator
10 4 (3.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.66%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.94%) iPhone
2 5 (3.94%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.57%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.57%) Life Science
4 2 (1.57%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (1.57%) iPad
5 1 (0.79%) Open Source
5 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.79%) NHS
5 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.79%) GIS
5 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 111 (87.40%) Windows
2 42 (33.07%) Windows 7
2 42 (33.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (29.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (28.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (23.62%) Windows XP
6 9 (7.09%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.94%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.36%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.57%) Linux
9 2 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.79%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.79%) Android
10 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.79%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.39%) ITIL
1 17 (13.39%) Migration
2 7 (5.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 7 (5.51%) Service Management
2 7 (5.51%) Project Management
3 5 (3.94%) Mentoring
3 5 (3.94%) Software Deployment
4 4 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (3.15%) PRINCE
4 4 (3.15%) PRINCE2
4 4 (3.15%) Email Migration
4 4 (3.15%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (2.36%) Change Management
5 3 (2.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (1.57%) Business Continuity
6 2 (1.57%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (1.57%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.57%) Performance Management
6 2 (1.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (1.57%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.75%) SQL
2 6 (4.72%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.15%) VB
4 3 (2.36%) VBA
4 3 (2.36%) VBScript
5 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (7.87%) CCNA
1 10 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.51%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.51%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.72%) CCA
4 6 (4.72%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (4.72%) CCEA
4 6 (4.72%) MCSE
4 6 (4.72%) CCIA
5 3 (2.36%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (2.36%) MCSA
6 2 (1.57%) MCP
6 2 (1.57%) Degree
6 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.79%) MCTS
7 1 (0.79%) MCITP
7 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.79%) HNC
7 1 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) SLA
System Software
1 93 (73.23%) Active Directory
2 34 (26.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.02%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.45%) XenDesktop
5 8 (6.30%) XenApp
5 8 (6.30%) XenServer
6 7 (5.51%) VMware ESX
7 6 (4.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.79%) vSphere
9 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.79%) Xen
9 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (7.87%) SCCM
2 3 (2.36%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.79%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.79%) WSUS
4 1 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.79%) SCOM
4 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 80 (62.99%) Microsoft
2 50 (39.37%) VMware
3 49 (38.58%) Citrix
4 18 (14.17%) Cisco
5 17 (13.39%) NetApp
6 13 (10.24%) Lotus
7 6 (4.72%) EMC
7 6 (4.72%) Oracle
8 5 (3.94%) McAfee
9 4 (3.15%) Apple
9 4 (3.15%) Symantec
9 4 (3.15%) HP
9 4 (3.15%) Dell
10 3 (2.36%) LANDesk
10 3 (2.36%) SAP
11 2 (1.57%) AppSense
11 2 (1.57%) Sophos
11 2 (1.57%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.57%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.57%) Avaya
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