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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 65 49 75
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +26
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 71 93 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.35% 3.45% 2.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.17% 18.98% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 50 28
Average daily rate
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£255 £250 £209
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +19.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £163 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £325 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 28
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.71% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -1.40%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
439 490 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.56% 18.20% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 224 381
Average daily rate £325 £310 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 51
Average hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
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 28 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 28 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 28 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 +4 26 £250 -13.34% 9
Manchester -16 26 £288 +19.79% 17
Lancashire -11 11 £270 -16.92% 3
Cumbria +1 5 £105 -61.81% 2
Merseyside -7 2 £201 +17.94% 2
MS Exchange
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MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 133 (87.50%) Windows
2 97 (63.82%) Active Directory
3 90 (59.21%) Microsoft
4 86 (56.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 59 (38.82%) VMware
6 59 (38.82%) Citrix
7 57 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 48 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 41 (26.97%) SharePoint
10 39 (25.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 37 (24.34%) Exchange Server 2007
12 34 (22.37%) Windows 7
12 34 (22.37%) DHCP
12 34 (22.37%) DNS
13 32 (21.05%) SAN
14 31 (20.39%) SQL
15 30 (19.74%) IIS
16 29 (19.08%) HP
17 26 (17.11%) Windows XP
18 25 (16.45%) ITIL
19 24 (15.79%) SQL Server
20 23 (15.13%) MS Excel
21 22 (14.47%) MS Office
22 21 (13.82%) XenApp
23 20 (13.16%) Security Cleared
23 20 (13.16%) Firewall
24 19 (12.50%) WAN
24 19 (12.50%) LAN
24 19 (12.50%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 76 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 48 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
3 41 (26.97%) SharePoint
4 37 (24.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 30 (19.74%) IIS
6 19 (12.50%) Lync
7 9 (5.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.97%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.66%) SAS
12 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (15.13%) MS Excel
2 22 (14.47%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) MS Project
4 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (22.37%) DHCP
1 34 (22.37%) DNS
2 32 (21.05%) SAN
3 20 (13.16%) Firewall
4 19 (12.50%) WAN
4 19 (12.50%) LAN
5 14 (9.21%) TCP/IP
6 8 (5.26%) Wireless
7 7 (4.61%) VPN
8 5 (3.29%) SMS
9 4 (2.63%) IPsec
10 3 (1.97%) VoIP
10 3 (1.97%) ADSL
11 2 (1.32%) SMTP
11 2 (1.32%) Intranet
11 2 (1.32%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.66%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (0.66%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.66%) VLAN
12 1 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.63%) QlikView
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) MSI
General
1 15 (9.87%) Finance
2 6 (3.95%) Banking
3 1 (0.66%) Retail
3 1 (0.66%) Local Government
3 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.66%) Law
3 1 (0.66%) Legal
3 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (14.47%) Analyst
2 21 (13.82%) Support Engineer
3 18 (11.84%) 3rd Line Support
4 17 (11.18%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (9.21%) Support Analyst
6 10 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.92%) Consultant
8 7 (4.61%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (4.61%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) IT Support
9 6 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.29%) Architect
10 5 (3.29%) Desktop Support
10 5 (3.29%) Administrator
11 4 (2.63%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (2.63%) Applications Support
11 4 (2.63%) Systems Support
11 4 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.32%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.18%) Clustering
2 12 (7.89%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.95%) Wiki
4 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.29%) iPhone
5 4 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.63%) Replication
5 4 (2.63%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.63%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.97%) iPad
7 1 (0.66%) PKI
7 1 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 133 (87.50%) Windows
2 86 (56.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (25.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (22.37%) Windows 7
6 26 (17.11%) Windows XP
7 10 (6.58%) Linux
8 6 (3.95%) UNIX
8 6 (3.95%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.66%) MVS
10 1 (0.66%) Solaris
10 1 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.66%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.45%) ITIL
2 13 (8.55%) Migration
3 10 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (5.92%) Release Management
5 6 (3.95%) Change Control
5 6 (3.95%) Project Management
6 5 (3.29%) CRM
6 5 (3.29%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (2.63%) Capacity Management
7 4 (2.63%) Change Management
7 4 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (1.97%) Project Planning
8 3 (1.97%) PRINCE2
8 3 (1.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.97%) Information Security
8 3 (1.97%) Data Analysis
9 2 (1.32%) Supplier Management
9 2 (1.32%) Risk Management
9 2 (1.32%) Document Management
9 2 (1.32%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.39%) SQL
2 17 (11.18%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.61%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.63%) C
5 1 (0.66%) SELCOPY
5 1 (0.66%) JCL
5 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.66%) REXX
Qualifications
1 20 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.18%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.26%) MCITP
5 7 (4.61%) MCP
5 7 (4.61%) MCSE
5 7 (4.61%) MCSA
6 5 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.63%) MCTS
8 3 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.66%) PMP
9 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.66%) CCNA
9 1 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.24%) SLA
System Software
1 97 (63.82%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.82%) XenApp
3 18 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 15 (9.87%) VMware ESX
6 10 (6.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (5.92%) XenServer
8 7 (4.61%) XenDesktop
8 7 (4.61%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (3.29%) ISA Server
9 5 (3.29%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (2.63%) vSphere
11 3 (1.97%) Brightmail
12 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.66%) NDS
13 1 (0.66%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.66%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (9.21%) SCCM
2 13 (8.55%) SCOM
3 12 (7.89%) Backup Exec
4 6 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (3.29%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.29%) SCSM
6 4 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.97%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.32%) ARCserve
8 2 (1.32%) WSUS
9 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.66%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.66%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 90 (59.21%) Microsoft
2 59 (38.82%) Citrix
2 59 (38.82%) VMware
3 29 (19.08%) HP
4 18 (11.84%) Symantec
5 17 (11.18%) IronPort
6 15 (9.87%) Cisco
7 12 (7.89%) Cyber-Ark
8 9 (5.92%) Oracle
8 9 (5.92%) Siebel
8 9 (5.92%) Informatica
8 9 (5.92%) Open Text
8 9 (5.92%) F5
8 9 (5.92%) AppSense
9 8 (5.26%) NetApp
10 6 (3.95%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.29%) Apple
12 4 (2.63%) Avaya
12 4 (2.63%) Business Objects
12 4 (2.63%) Dell
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