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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 63 61 65
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 73 77 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.37% 2.69% 2.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.78% 14.92% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 36 34
Average daily rate
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£275 £240 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -21.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £139 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £311
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 29
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £11.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.35 £25.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.87 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.36% +4.83%
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
494 516 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.01% 18.00% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 234 369
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 58
Average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.17 £35.00 £41.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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
Manchester -16 28 £255 +6.25% 24
Cheshire -3 20 £168 -28.72% 10
Lancashire +8 19 £300 +20.00% 3
Cumbria -3 4 £105 -61.81% 1
Merseyside -7 1 £201 +17.94% 2
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 136 (88.89%) Windows
2 103 (67.32%) Active Directory
3 89 (58.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 87 (56.86%) Microsoft
5 85 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 68 (44.44%) VMware
7 66 (43.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 62 (40.52%) Citrix
9 54 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 42 (27.45%) Exchange Server 2007
11 41 (26.80%) SharePoint
12 39 (25.49%) DHCP
13 38 (24.84%) DNS
14 37 (24.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 29 (18.95%) SAN
15 29 (18.95%) SQL
16 28 (18.30%) Windows XP
17 26 (16.99%) HP
17 26 (16.99%) Windows 7
18 25 (16.34%) XenApp
19 24 (15.69%) IIS
20 23 (15.03%) SQL Server
20 23 (15.03%) MS Excel
20 23 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure
21 22 (14.38%) Lync
21 22 (14.38%) ITIL
22 21 (13.73%) Security Cleared
23 19 (12.42%) SC Cleared
24 18 (11.76%) Symantec
24 18 (11.76%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 85 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 54 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 42 (27.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 41 (26.80%) SharePoint
5 24 (15.69%) IIS
6 22 (14.38%) Lync
7 8 (5.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (3.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (15.03%) MS Excel
2 18 (11.76%) MS Office
3 2 (1.31%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (25.49%) DHCP
2 38 (24.84%) DNS
3 29 (18.95%) SAN
4 17 (11.11%) WAN
4 17 (11.11%) LAN
5 13 (8.50%) TCP/IP
5 13 (8.50%) Firewall
6 7 (4.58%) Wireless
6 7 (4.58%) SMS
7 5 (3.27%) VPN
8 4 (2.61%) IPsec
9 3 (1.96%) VoIP
9 3 (1.96%) ADSL
10 2 (1.31%) SMTP
10 2 (1.31%) VLAN
10 2 (1.31%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.65%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.65%) Network Security
11 1 (0.65%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.65%) QlikView
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) MSI
General
1 12 (7.84%) Finance
2 6 (3.92%) Banking
3 4 (2.61%) Local Government
4 2 (1.31%) Legal
4 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (13.07%) Analyst
2 18 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
2 18 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 17 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (9.80%) Support Analyst
5 9 (5.88%) Consultant
5 9 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (4.58%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (3.92%) IT Support
7 6 (3.92%) Team Leader
7 6 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.27%) Desktop Support
8 5 (3.27%) Architect
8 5 (3.27%) Administrator
9 4 (2.61%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (2.61%) Systems Support
9 4 (2.61%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (2.61%) Windows Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.15%) Clustering
2 10 (6.54%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.96%) Replication
4 3 (1.96%) PKI
4 3 (1.96%) Wiki
4 3 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.31%) iPhone
6 1 (0.65%) iPad
6 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.65%) EPoS
6 1 (0.65%) NHS
6 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 136 (88.89%) Windows
2 89 (58.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (43.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (24.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (18.30%) Windows XP
6 26 (16.99%) Windows 7
7 12 (7.84%) Linux
8 6 (3.92%) UNIX
9 5 (3.27%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.65%) Solaris
11 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.38%) ITIL
2 10 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (5.88%) Migration
3 9 (5.88%) Release Management
4 7 (4.58%) Project Management
5 5 (3.27%) CRM
5 5 (3.27%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (2.61%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (2.61%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (1.96%) Performance Management
7 3 (1.96%) Change Control
7 3 (1.96%) Change Management
7 3 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.31%) Information Security
8 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.31%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (1.31%) Supplier Management
8 2 (1.31%) Load Balancing
8 2 (1.31%) Risk Management
9 1 (0.65%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.95%) SQL
2 13 (8.50%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.92%) C
3 6 (3.92%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.42%) SC Cleared
3 18 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.23%) MCSE
4 8 (5.23%) MCITP
5 7 (4.58%) MCP
5 7 (4.58%) MCSA
6 6 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.61%) MCTS
8 3 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.65%) PMP
9 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.65%) CCNA
9 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.27%) SLA
2 3 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 103 (67.32%) Active Directory
2 25 (16.34%) XenApp
3 23 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (10.46%) XenServer
5 15 (9.80%) Hyper-V
6 14 (9.15%) VMware ESX
7 9 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (5.88%) XenDesktop
8 6 (3.92%) vSphere
8 6 (3.92%) ISA Server
9 5 (3.27%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.96%) Brightmail
10 3 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.65%) NDS
12 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (9.80%) SCOM
2 14 (9.15%) SCCM
3 13 (8.50%) Backup Exec
4 8 (5.23%) HP Data Protector
5 5 (3.27%) SCSM
6 4 (2.61%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.31%) WSUS
8 2 (1.31%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.65%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 87 (56.86%) Microsoft
2 68 (44.44%) VMware
3 62 (40.52%) Citrix
4 26 (16.99%) HP
5 18 (11.76%) Symantec
6 14 (9.15%) Cisco
7 13 (8.50%) IronPort
8 12 (7.84%) Cyber-Ark
9 9 (5.88%) F5
10 8 (5.23%) AppSense
10 8 (5.23%) NetApp
11 6 (3.92%) 3PAR
12 5 (3.27%) Informatica
12 5 (3.27%) Open Text
12 5 (3.27%) Avaya
12 5 (3.27%) Siebel
13 4 (2.61%) EMC
13 4 (2.61%) Oracle
13 4 (2.61%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.61%) McAfee
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