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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 75 63 72
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 62 71 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.95% 2.40% 2.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.60% 13.76% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 25
Average daily rate
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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 £155 £136 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 33
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.83 £11.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £26.45 £25.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+8.19% -2.40%
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
492 516 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.47% 17.44% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 238 376
Average daily rate £340 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £448 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 56 63
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.54 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.17 £34.60 £39.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Manchester -21 23 £255 +6.25% 24
Lancashire 0 20 £300 -27.27% 6
Cheshire +7 17 £140 -37.77% 9
Cumbria -10 1 - -
Merseyside - - - - 4
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 129 (89.58%) Windows
2 104 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 79 (54.86%) Microsoft
3 79 (54.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (54.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 67 (46.53%) VMware
5 64 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (39.58%) Citrix
7 52 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 41 (28.47%) Exchange Server 2007
9 40 (27.78%) DHCP
10 39 (27.08%) DNS
11 37 (25.69%) SharePoint
11 37 (25.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (19.44%) Windows XP
12 28 (19.44%) SQL
13 27 (18.75%) Windows 7
14 26 (18.06%) SAN
15 25 (17.36%) HP
15 25 (17.36%) XenApp
15 25 (17.36%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
17 22 (15.28%) IIS
17 22 (15.28%) ITIL
17 22 (15.28%) MS Excel
17 22 (15.28%) Lync
18 20 (13.89%) MS Office
18 20 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
19 17 (11.81%) XenServer
20 15 (10.42%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 79 (54.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 52 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 41 (28.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 37 (25.69%) SharePoint
5 22 (15.28%) IIS
5 22 (15.28%) Lync
6 7 (4.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (3.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.39%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.39%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 20 (13.89%) MS Office
3 2 (1.39%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (27.78%) DHCP
2 39 (27.08%) DNS
3 26 (18.06%) SAN
4 15 (10.42%) TCP/IP
5 14 (9.72%) WAN
5 14 (9.72%) LAN
6 11 (7.64%) Firewall
7 8 (5.56%) SMS
7 8 (5.56%) VPN
8 7 (4.86%) Wireless
9 4 (2.78%) VoIP
9 4 (2.78%) IPsec
10 3 (2.08%) ADSL
11 2 (1.39%) SMTP
11 2 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.39%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.39%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (1.39%) VLAN
12 1 (0.69%) Network Security
12 1 (0.69%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MSI
General
1 14 (9.72%) Finance
2 6 (4.17%) Banking
3 4 (2.78%) Local Government
4 2 (1.39%) Legal
4 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
5 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (13.19%) 3rd Line Support
2 18 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 16 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (10.42%) Analyst
5 10 (6.94%) Consultant
6 9 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 9 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Team Leader
8 7 (4.86%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) IT Support
10 5 (3.47%) Architect
10 5 (3.47%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (2.78%) Administrator
11 4 (2.78%) Technical Support
11 4 (2.78%) Systems Support
11 4 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 4 (2.78%) VMware Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.64%) Clustering
2 7 (4.86%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.47%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.78%) Replication
5 3 (2.08%) PKI
6 2 (1.39%) iPhone
6 2 (1.39%) iPad
7 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.69%) EPoS
7 1 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 129 (89.58%) Windows
2 79 (54.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (25.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (19.44%) Windows XP
6 27 (18.75%) Windows 7
7 12 (8.33%) Linux
8 6 (4.17%) UNIX
9 5 (3.47%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.08%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.08%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.39%) NetWare
12 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.69%) Android
13 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.28%) ITIL
2 10 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (6.25%) Migration
4 7 (4.86%) Project Management
5 5 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (3.47%) CRM
6 4 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (2.08%) Release Management
7 3 (2.08%) Performance Management
7 3 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.39%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.39%) Risk Management
8 2 (1.39%) ITSM
8 2 (1.39%) Information Security
8 2 (1.39%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (1.39%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (1.39%) Load Balancing
8 2 (1.39%) Supplier Management
8 2 (1.39%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.44%) SQL
2 6 (4.17%) C
2 6 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 6 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.39%) VBScript
4 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 14 (9.72%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.56%) MCITP
5 7 (4.86%) MCSE
5 7 (4.86%) MCSA
6 6 (4.17%) MCP
6 6 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.78%) MCTS
8 3 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.69%) PMP
9 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (2.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 104 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 25 (17.36%) XenApp
2 25 (17.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.81%) XenServer
4 15 (10.42%) Hyper-V
5 12 (8.33%) XenDesktop
6 11 (7.64%) VMware ESX
7 10 (6.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (4.17%) ISA Server
8 6 (4.17%) vSphere
9 5 (3.47%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (2.08%) Brightmail
11 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.69%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (10.42%) SCOM
2 14 (9.72%) SCCM
2 14 (9.72%) Backup Exec
3 8 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (3.47%) SCSM
4 5 (3.47%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.39%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.39%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.39%) WSUS
6 2 (1.39%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 79 (54.86%) Microsoft
2 67 (46.53%) VMware
3 57 (39.58%) Citrix
4 25 (17.36%) HP
5 13 (9.03%) Cisco
6 12 (8.33%) Symantec
6 12 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark
7 9 (6.25%) NetApp
8 8 (5.56%) AppSense
9 6 (4.17%) Avaya
9 6 (4.17%) 3PAR
10 4 (2.78%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.78%) McAfee
10 4 (2.78%) EMC
10 4 (2.78%) IronPort
11 3 (2.08%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.08%) Infor
11 3 (2.08%) F5
11 3 (2.08%) Dell
11 3 (2.08%) Sophos
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