The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the North West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 63 48 78
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +30
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 71 88 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.41% 3.45% 1.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.95% 18.45% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 27
Average daily rate
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£251 £250 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.20% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £150 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.42% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.79% -13.12%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
419 477 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.20% 18.72% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 216 367
Average daily rate £325 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 42
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.47 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
MS Exchange
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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
Cheshire +2 27 £250 -13.34% 8
Manchester -12 22 £320 +36.75% 16
Lancashire -12 14 £265 -18.46% 3
Cumbria +1 5 £105 -61.81% 1
Merseyside -2 2 £201 - 1
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 127 (84.67%) Windows
2 99 (66.00%) Active Directory
3 90 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 84 (56.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 73 (48.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 58 (38.67%) Citrix
7 56 (37.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 52 (34.67%) VMware
9 51 (34.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 36 (24.00%) Windows 7
10 36 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 36 (24.00%) SharePoint
10 36 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (22.67%) DHCP
11 34 (22.67%) DNS
12 29 (19.33%) SQL
12 29 (19.33%) IIS
13 28 (18.67%) HP
13 28 (18.67%) SAN
14 26 (17.33%) Windows XP
15 25 (16.67%) MS Excel
15 25 (16.67%) SQL Server
16 22 (14.67%) MS Office
16 22 (14.67%) Security Cleared
17 21 (14.00%) ITIL
18 19 (12.67%) LAN
18 19 (12.67%) WAN
18 19 (12.67%) Firewall
18 19 (12.67%) SC Cleared
18 19 (12.67%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 73 (48.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 51 (34.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 36 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 36 (24.00%) SharePoint
4 29 (19.33%) IIS
5 19 (12.67%) Lync
6 9 (6.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (5.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.00%) IBM Notes
9 3 (2.00%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.67%) SAS
11 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 22 (14.67%) MS Office
3 2 (1.33%) MS Project
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) Office 365
2 2 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (22.67%) DHCP
1 34 (22.67%) DNS
2 28 (18.67%) SAN
3 19 (12.67%) Firewall
3 19 (12.67%) WAN
3 19 (12.67%) LAN
4 14 (9.33%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.33%) Wireless
6 6 (4.00%) VPN
7 5 (3.33%) SMS
8 4 (2.67%) VoIP
8 4 (2.67%) IPsec
9 3 (2.00%) ADSL
10 2 (1.33%) SMTP
10 2 (1.33%) Intranet
11 1 (0.67%) Extranet
11 1 (0.67%) 3G
11 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.67%) SSL
11 1 (0.67%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.67%) QlikView
2 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.67%) MSI
General
1 18 (12.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Banking
3 4 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.67%) Law
4 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.67%) Retail
4 1 (0.67%) Local Government
4 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (14.67%) Support Engineer
2 19 (12.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 19 (12.67%) Analyst
3 13 (8.67%) Support Analyst
3 13 (8.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (5.33%) Administrator
4 8 (5.33%) Consultant
4 8 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 7 (4.67%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.00%) Desktop Support
6 6 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (3.33%) Architect
7 5 (3.33%) IT Support
8 4 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (2.67%) Messaging Engineer
8 4 (2.67%) Systems Support
8 4 (2.67%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.33%) .NET
1 2 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.33%) Clustering
2 12 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.00%) Wiki
4 5 (3.33%) iPhone
4 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.67%) Replication
5 4 (2.67%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.67%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.00%) iPad
7 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.67%) Social Media
7 1 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 127 (84.67%) Windows
2 84 (56.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (37.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (24.00%) Windows 7
4 36 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (17.33%) Windows XP
6 8 (5.33%) Linux
7 7 (4.67%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.33%) UNIX
9 3 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.67%) MVS
10 1 (0.67%) Solaris
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.00%) ITIL
2 15 (10.00%) Migration
3 14 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (6.00%) Release Management
5 6 (4.00%) Change Control
5 6 (4.00%) Project Management
6 5 (3.33%) CRM
7 4 (2.67%) Change Management
7 4 (2.67%) Capacity Management
7 4 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.00%) Information Security
8 3 (2.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (2.00%) Project Planning
8 3 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (1.33%) Load Balancing
9 2 (1.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (1.33%) Process Improvement
9 2 (1.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.33%) SQL
2 17 (11.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.00%) C
5 1 (0.67%) PHP
5 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.67%) REXX
5 1 (0.67%) JCL
5 1 (0.67%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 22 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.67%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.67%) MCSE
5 8 (5.33%) MCITP
5 8 (5.33%) MCP
6 6 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.00%) MCSA
6 6 (4.00%) CCNA
7 4 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.67%) MCTS
8 3 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.67%) PMP
9 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.33%) SLA
System Software
1 99 (66.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.00%) XenApp
3 17 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (8.67%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.67%) VMware ESX
5 10 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (6.00%) XenServer
7 7 (4.67%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (3.33%) ISA Server
8 5 (3.33%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.33%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (2.00%) vSphere
9 3 (2.00%) Brightmail
10 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.67%) NDS
11 1 (0.67%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (8.67%) SCCM
2 12 (8.00%) SCOM
3 10 (6.67%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (3.33%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.33%) SCSM
6 3 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.33%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.33%) WSUS
8 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.67%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 90 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 58 (38.67%) Citrix
3 52 (34.67%) VMware
4 28 (18.67%) HP
5 17 (11.33%) Symantec
5 17 (11.33%) IronPort
6 13 (8.67%) Cisco
7 11 (7.33%) Cyber-Ark
8 9 (6.00%) Oracle
8 9 (6.00%) Siebel
8 9 (6.00%) Informatica
8 9 (6.00%) Open Text
8 9 (6.00%) F5
8 9 (6.00%) AppSense
9 6 (4.00%) 3PAR
10 5 (3.33%) Apple
11 4 (2.67%) McAfee
11 4 (2.67%) NetApp
11 4 (2.67%) Avaya
11 4 (2.67%) Business Objects
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