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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 80 70 40
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -30
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 65 61 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.89% 2.23% 4.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.09% 13.86% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 28
Average daily rate
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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 £189 £135 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £302 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 21
Average hourly rate £12.50 £24.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.97% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £30.00 £25.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -8.57%
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
586 440 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.08% 16.09% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 220 233
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 43
Average hourly rate £20.25 £26.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% +44.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £39.96 £25.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -7 36 £240 +6.66% 31
Cheshire +8 16 £300 +55.84% 17
Lancashire -17 6 £200 -25.92% 7
Merseyside -11 5 £675 - 6
Cumbria - - - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 103 (88.03%) Windows
2 89 (76.07%) Active Directory
3 75 (64.10%) Microsoft
4 50 (42.74%) VMware
5 49 (41.88%) Citrix
6 45 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 38 (32.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (32.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (31.62%) Windows 7
9 34 (29.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 32 (27.35%) VMware Infrastructure
11 30 (25.64%) MS Office
12 26 (22.22%) Windows XP
13 25 (21.37%) MS Excel
14 20 (17.09%) TCP/IP
15 19 (16.24%) SQL
16 18 (15.38%) SQL Server
17 17 (14.53%) ITIL
18 16 (13.68%) LAN
18 16 (13.68%) Finance
19 15 (12.82%) NetApp
19 15 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2007
19 15 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
20 14 (11.97%) XenDesktop
21 13 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
21 13 (11.11%) SAN
21 13 (11.11%) Cisco
21 13 (11.11%) Migration
21 13 (11.11%) Blackberry
22 12 (10.26%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 45 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
2 15 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (8.55%) IBM Notes
5 9 (7.69%) SharePoint
6 7 (5.98%) Lync
7 5 (4.27%) IIS
8 2 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.71%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 30 (25.64%) MS Office
2 25 (21.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.27%) Office 365
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.09%) TCP/IP
2 16 (13.68%) LAN
3 13 (11.11%) SAN
4 12 (10.26%) Firewall
5 10 (8.55%) WAN
5 10 (8.55%) DHCP
5 10 (8.55%) DNS
6 5 (4.27%) VPN
7 4 (3.42%) VLAN
8 3 (2.56%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.56%) SMS
8 3 (2.56%) VoIP
8 3 (2.56%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.71%) Wireless
9 2 (1.71%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.71%) NAS
10 1 (0.85%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.85%) VPLS
10 1 (0.85%) ADSL
10 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.71%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (13.68%) Finance
2 6 (5.13%) Legal
3 2 (1.71%) Law
3 2 (1.71%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Advertising
4 1 (0.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (23.93%) Analyst
2 23 (19.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 11 (9.40%) Support Analyst
5 11 (9.40%) Service Analyst
6 9 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.84%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.13%) Desktop Support
8 6 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Technical Support
9 5 (4.27%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) Administrator
10 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.42%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.56%) iPhone
3 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.71%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (1.71%) Life Science
4 2 (1.71%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) Replication
5 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.85%) NHS
5 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.85%) Open Source
5 1 (0.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 103 (88.03%) Windows
2 38 (32.48%) Windows Server 2008
2 38 (32.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 37 (31.62%) Windows 7
4 34 (29.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 6 (5.13%) Apple iOS
6 6 (5.13%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.42%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.71%) NetWare
8 2 (1.71%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.53%) ITIL
2 13 (11.11%) Migration
3 6 (5.13%) Service Management
4 5 (4.27%) Project Management
4 5 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (4.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (4.27%) Mentoring
5 4 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (3.42%) Software Deployment
6 3 (2.56%) Change Management
6 3 (2.56%) PRINCE2
6 3 (2.56%) PRINCE
6 3 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (1.71%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.71%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (1.71%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (1.71%) Email Migration
7 2 (1.71%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (1.71%) ITSM
7 2 (1.71%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.24%) SQL
2 5 (4.27%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.42%) VBScript
4 3 (2.56%) VBA
5 2 (1.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.69%) CCNA
2 9 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.13%) MCSE
3 6 (5.13%) CCA
3 6 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (5.13%) CCEA
3 6 (5.13%) CCIA
4 3 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.71%) MCSA
6 1 (0.85%) MCP
6 1 (0.85%) MCTS
6 1 (0.85%) VCP4
6 1 (0.85%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (76.07%) Active Directory
2 32 (27.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.97%) XenDesktop
4 12 (10.26%) Hyper-V
5 9 (7.69%) XenServer
6 8 (6.84%) XenApp
7 6 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (4.27%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.85%) Xen
10 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.13%) SCCM
2 3 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.71%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.71%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.85%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 75 (64.10%) Microsoft
2 50 (42.74%) VMware
3 49 (41.88%) Citrix
4 15 (12.82%) NetApp
5 13 (11.11%) Cisco
6 10 (8.55%) Lotus
7 6 (5.13%) HP
8 5 (4.27%) Oracle
9 4 (3.42%) Dell
9 4 (3.42%) Apple
9 4 (3.42%) McAfee
9 4 (3.42%) Symantec
10 3 (2.56%) EMC
10 3 (2.56%) Avaya
10 3 (2.56%) AppSense
10 3 (2.56%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.71%) IronPort
11 2 (1.71%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (1.71%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.71%) SAP
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