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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 103 85 77
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 55 56 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.45% 1.71% 2.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.91% 10.11% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 26
Average daily rate £250 £260 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £193 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.80 £29.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
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
617 554 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.28% 16.94% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 297 211
Average daily rate £375 £354 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 24 33
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 12 February 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
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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -34 18 £130 -45.26% 15
Lancashire +13 15 £276 +2.79%
Cheshire -7 10 £338 +3.84% 19
Merseyside +5 8 £188 - 3
Cumbria - 2 £500 - 1
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 90 (73.77%) Active Directory
2 79 (64.75%) Windows
3 78 (63.93%) Microsoft
4 51 (41.80%) VMware
5 48 (39.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 44 (36.07%) Citrix
7 43 (35.25%) ITIL
7 43 (35.25%) Windows Server
8 40 (32.79%) Office 365
9 37 (30.33%) DNS
10 34 (27.87%) DHCP
11 32 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (24.59%) MS Office
13 29 (23.77%) Skype for Business
14 28 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2013
15 27 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (21.31%) MS Excel
16 26 (21.31%) Cisco
17 25 (20.49%) Windows 7
18 23 (18.85%) Windows Server 2003
19 22 (18.03%) Microsoft Certification
20 21 (17.21%) Migration
21 20 (16.39%) PowerShell
22 19 (15.57%) Hyper-V
22 19 (15.57%) XenApp
22 19 (15.57%) XenDesktop
22 19 (15.57%) SQL
23 18 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2007
24 17 (13.93%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 48 (39.34%) Exchange Server 2010
2 29 (23.77%) Skype for Business
3 28 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (10.66%) SharePoint
6 11 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.28%) IBM Notes
7 4 (3.28%) IIS
8 3 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 30 (24.59%) MS Office
2 26 (21.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (32.79%) Office 365
2 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (30.33%) DNS
2 34 (27.87%) DHCP
3 14 (11.48%) TCP/IP
4 11 (9.02%) Firewall
5 9 (7.38%) SMS
6 8 (6.56%) LAN
6 8 (6.56%) WAN
7 6 (4.92%) SAN
7 6 (4.92%) VoIP
8 4 (3.28%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (3.28%) VPN
9 3 (2.46%) IP Telephony
9 3 (2.46%) Wireless
10 2 (1.64%) NAS
10 2 (1.64%) Skype
10 2 (1.64%) SMTP
10 2 (1.64%) VLAN
11 1 (0.82%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.82%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.82%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (7.38%) Local Government
2 7 (5.74%) Banking
3 5 (4.10%) Finance
4 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.28%) Retail
5 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.82%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.82%) Law
7 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (21.31%) Support Engineer
2 17 (13.93%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (13.11%) Analyst
4 14 (11.48%) IT Support
5 13 (10.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.20%) Service Analyst
7 9 (7.38%) Consultant
7 9 (7.38%) Exchange Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) IT Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) IT Support Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (6.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Exchange Support
9 6 (4.92%) Migration Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.10%) IT Technician
10 5 (4.10%) Messaging Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
2 2 (1.64%) Driving Licence
2 2 (1.64%) FMCG
2 2 (1.64%) Life Science
3 1 (0.82%) CCTV
3 1 (0.82%) Clustering
3 1 (0.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.82%) Informatics
3 1 (0.82%) NHS
3 1 (0.82%) PKI
3 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 79 (64.75%) Windows
2 43 (35.25%) Windows Server
3 32 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (20.49%) Windows 7
6 23 (18.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (8.20%) Windows XP
8 9 (7.38%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.10%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.10%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.46%) Linux
11 2 (1.64%) NetWare
11 2 (1.64%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.64%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (35.25%) ITIL
2 21 (17.21%) Migration
3 9 (7.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 7 (5.74%) Configuration Management
5 6 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (3.28%) ITSM
6 4 (3.28%) Time Management
7 3 (2.46%) Data Protection
7 3 (2.46%) Project Management
7 3 (2.46%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.64%) Change Management
8 2 (1.64%) CRM
8 2 (1.64%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.64%) Load Balancing
8 2 (1.64%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (1.64%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2
9 1 (0.82%) Business Continuity
9 1 (0.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (0.82%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.39%) PowerShell
2 19 (15.57%) SQL
3 3 (2.46%) VBScript
4 2 (1.64%) Perl
4 2 (1.64%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (18.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.84%) MCSA
3 10 (8.20%) MCSE
4 8 (6.56%) MCITP
5 7 (5.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (5.74%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.92%) CCNA
6 6 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.92%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.28%) MCP
8 2 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.82%) CCEA
9 1 (0.82%) CCEE
9 1 (0.82%) CCNP
9 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.82%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) SLA
System Software
1 90 (73.77%) Active Directory
2 27 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (15.57%) Hyper-V
3 19 (15.57%) XenApp
3 19 (15.57%) XenDesktop
4 15 (12.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (12.30%) XenServer
5 14 (11.48%) vSphere
6 6 (4.92%) VMware ESX
7 5 (4.10%) Brightmail
8 2 (1.64%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.64%) Postfix
8 2 (1.64%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (13.11%) SCCM
2 7 (5.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (4.92%) SCOM
4 3 (2.46%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.64%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.82%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 78 (63.93%) Microsoft
2 51 (41.80%) VMware
3 44 (36.07%) Citrix
4 26 (21.31%) Cisco
5 17 (13.93%) HP
6 11 (9.02%) Dell
6 11 (9.02%) IronPort
7 9 (7.38%) AppSense
8 8 (6.56%) Symantec
9 4 (3.28%) Compaq
9 4 (3.28%) Intel Security
9 4 (3.28%) Lotus
9 4 (3.28%) NetApp
9 4 (3.28%) ThinPrint
9 4 (3.28%) WatchGuard
10 3 (2.46%) Mitel
11 2 (1.64%) EMC
11 2 (1.64%) MobileIron
11 2 (1.64%) Novell
11 2 (1.64%) Trustwave
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