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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 94 83 65
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 60 73 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.64% 1.89% 2.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.31% 14.04% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 30
Median daily rate £268 £255 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.90% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £205 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £473 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 16
Median hourly rate £14.34 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £22.55 £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.16 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.14% +14.41%
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
582 520 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.95% 13.44% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 312 222
Median daily rate £375 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 32
Median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £15.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +47.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £47.00 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.41% +28.15%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -6 33 £205 -33.87% 12
Merseyside +4 14 £309 +38.76% 2
Lancashire -1 5 £140 -24.83% 2
Cheshire -14 5 £220 +1.14% 10
Cumbria +16 1 £250 -54.95%
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 103 (68.21%) Microsoft
2 101 (66.89%) Windows
3 96 (63.58%) Active Directory
4 64 (42.38%) VMware
5 61 (40.40%) Windows Server
6 57 (37.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 51 (33.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 48 (31.79%) Skype for Business
9 41 (27.15%) SharePoint
10 40 (26.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 40 (26.49%) PowerShell
11 38 (25.17%) SCCM
11 38 (25.17%) MS Office
12 35 (23.18%) Cisco
12 35 (23.18%) Migration
13 34 (22.52%) Skype
14 33 (21.85%) Exchange Server 2013
15 31 (20.53%) Security Cleared
16 30 (19.87%) Windows 10
16 30 (19.87%) Exchange Server 2007
17 29 (19.21%) SC Cleared
17 29 (19.21%) DNS
17 29 (19.21%) Citrix
18 28 (18.54%) Windows Server 2008
19 27 (17.88%) MS Excel
20 26 (17.22%) SCOM
21 25 (16.56%) Windows 7
21 25 (16.56%) Office 365
22 24 (15.89%) SQL
22 24 (15.89%) DHCP

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 57 (37.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 48 (31.79%) Skype for Business
3 41 (27.15%) SharePoint
4 33 (21.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (19.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (14.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (3.97%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.65%) IIS
9 4 (2.65%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.99%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.32%) Apache
11 2 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.32%) FileNet
12 1 (0.66%) CICS
12 1 (0.66%) nginx
Applications
1 38 (25.17%) MS Office
2 27 (17.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.66%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.56%) Office 365
2 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.66%) IaaS
3 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (22.52%) Skype
2 29 (19.21%) DNS
3 24 (15.89%) DHCP
4 22 (14.57%) Firewall
5 12 (7.95%) WAN
6 11 (7.28%) LAN
7 8 (5.30%) SAN
8 7 (4.64%) TCP/IP
9 5 (3.31%) VLAN
9 5 (3.31%) VoIP
10 4 (2.65%) Network Security
10 4 (2.65%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.99%) Internet
11 3 (1.99%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.99%) MPLS
11 3 (1.99%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (1.99%) SMTP
12 2 (1.32%) HTTPS
12 2 (1.32%) VPN
12 2 (1.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.66%) MySQL
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (9.93%) Finance
2 11 (7.28%) Banking
3 6 (3.97%) Local Government
4 5 (3.31%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.65%) Military
6 3 (1.99%) Back Office
6 3 (1.99%) Law
6 3 (1.99%) Retail
6 3 (1.99%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.66%) French Language
8 1 (0.66%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.66%) Marketing
8 1 (0.66%) Publishing
8 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (16.56%) Analyst
2 21 (13.91%) Support Engineer
3 16 (10.60%) Architect
4 11 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (6.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (5.96%) Designer
7 8 (5.30%) Exchange Engineer
7 8 (5.30%) Exchange Specialist
7 8 (5.30%) IT Support
7 8 (5.30%) Messaging Analyst
8 7 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.64%) Consultant
8 7 (4.64%) Exchange Support
8 7 (4.64%) Messaging Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Service Analyst
8 7 (4.64%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (3.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) Messaging Support
9 6 (3.97%) Server Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.66%) .NET
1 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
1 1 (0.66%) CSS
1 1 (0.66%) HTML
1 1 (0.66%) HTML5
1 1 (0.66%) LESS
1 1 (0.66%) Node.js
1 1 (0.66%) Sass
1 1 (0.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.62%) Fat Client
1 10 (6.62%) Thin Client
2 8 (5.30%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.30%) NHS
3 6 (3.97%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.97%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.97%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.65%) Clustering
5 3 (1.99%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.99%) Life Science
5 3 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.32%) PKI
6 2 (1.32%) Replication
6 2 (1.32%) Tandem
7 1 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.66%) iPad
7 1 (0.66%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 101 (66.89%) Windows
2 61 (40.40%) Windows Server
3 51 (33.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (19.87%) Windows 10
5 28 (18.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (16.56%) Windows 7
7 19 (12.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (9.27%) Linux
9 10 (6.62%) Windows XP
10 7 (4.64%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.66%) AIX
12 1 (0.66%) Android
12 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.66%) CentOS
12 1 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.66%) HPUX
12 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.18%) Migration
2 22 (14.57%) ITIL
3 20 (13.25%) Software Engineering
3 20 (13.25%) Test Automation
4 13 (8.61%) Data Migration
5 8 (5.30%) Project Management
5 8 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (3.97%) Application Packaging
6 6 (3.97%) Change Management
7 5 (3.31%) ERP
7 5 (3.31%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.31%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (3.31%) Regression Testing
7 5 (3.31%) Service Management
7 5 (3.31%) Software Testing
7 5 (3.31%) System Testing
8 4 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.65%) Data Protection
8 4 (2.65%) Defect Management
8 4 (2.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 40 (26.49%) PowerShell
2 24 (15.89%) SQL
3 4 (2.65%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.99%) C
4 3 (1.99%) Java
4 3 (1.99%) PHP
5 2 (1.32%) JCL
6 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.66%) LINC
6 1 (0.66%) Perl
6 1 (0.66%) VB
6 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (20.53%) Security Cleared
2 29 (19.21%) SC Cleared
3 18 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (9.27%) MCSE
5 13 (8.61%) MCSA
6 8 (5.30%) CCNA
6 8 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.64%) MCP
8 5 (3.31%) ISEB
8 5 (3.31%) ISTQB
9 4 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (2.65%) MCITP
10 2 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.66%) CCNP
11 1 (0.66%) CNE
11 1 (0.66%) MCTS
11 1 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.66%) Novell Certification
11 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 96 (63.58%) Active Directory
2 40 (26.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.60%) vSphere
4 15 (9.93%) VMware ESX
5 10 (6.62%) XenApp
6 6 (3.97%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.97%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.32%) Brightmail
7 2 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.32%) Postfix
7 2 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.32%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.32%) XenServer
8 1 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.66%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.66%) vCloud
8 1 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.66%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (25.17%) SCCM
2 26 (17.22%) SCOM
3 8 (5.30%) AirWatch
4 7 (4.64%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (3.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (1.99%) vRealize
7 2 (1.32%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.32%) WSUS
8 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.66%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.66%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 103 (68.21%) Microsoft
2 64 (42.38%) VMware
3 35 (23.18%) Cisco
4 29 (19.21%) Citrix
5 20 (13.25%) IronPort
6 18 (11.92%) Dell
7 14 (9.27%) Symantec
8 12 (7.95%) Intel Security
9 9 (5.96%) EMC
9 9 (5.96%) HP
10 8 (5.30%) CheckPoint
11 7 (4.64%) Clearswift
12 6 (3.97%) NetApp
13 5 (3.31%) RightFax
14 4 (2.65%) Oracle
15 3 (1.99%) AppSense
15 3 (1.99%) IBM
15 3 (1.99%) Lotus
15 3 (1.99%) Polycom
16 2 (1.32%) Riverbed
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