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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Exchange Server
England / North West
Rank 100 101 86
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 36 53 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.37% 1.38% 1.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.31% 8.66% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 17
Median daily rate £335 £245 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.73% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £108 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £425 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 18
Median hourly rate £14.25 £26.25 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +47.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £46.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

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
433 612 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.48% 15.91% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 342 261
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 43 31
Median hourly rate £14.75 £27.05 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.47% +48.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £40.00 £31.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +8 12 £335 +157.69% 8
Cheshire +22 10 £313 -21.87% 6
Merseyside +1 9 £350 +75.00% 5
Lancashire +1 3 £169 -33.85% 1
Cumbria +13 2 - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 53 (65.43%) Windows
2 49 (60.49%) Microsoft
3 44 (54.32%) Active Directory
4 35 (43.21%) Windows Server
5 24 (29.63%) Citrix
5 24 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (28.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 22 (27.16%) VMware
8 21 (25.93%) Firewall
9 20 (24.69%) Office 365
10 16 (19.75%) ITIL
10 16 (19.75%) SQL Server
10 16 (19.75%) Linux
11 13 (16.05%) MS Office
11 13 (16.05%) Windows 7
11 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (14.81%) NAS
12 12 (14.81%) Oracle
12 12 (14.81%) SAN
13 11 (13.58%) Migration
13 11 (13.58%) Change Management
13 11 (13.58%) Cisco
13 11 (13.58%) LAN
13 11 (13.58%) Data Centre
14 10 (12.35%) WAN
14 10 (12.35%) SharePoint
14 10 (12.35%) SQL
14 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (12.35%) XenApp
14 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2007

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 23 (28.40%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 10 (12.35%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.88%) CICS
3 8 (9.88%) Skype for Business
4 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (6.17%) IBM Notes
6 4 (4.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.23%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (16.05%) MS Office
2 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.23%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 20 (24.69%) Office 365
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.23%) IaaS
3 1 (1.23%) PaaS
3 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.93%) Firewall
2 12 (14.81%) NAS
2 12 (14.81%) SAN
3 11 (13.58%) LAN
4 10 (12.35%) WAN
5 9 (11.11%) DNS
5 9 (11.11%) VPN
6 7 (8.64%) DHCP
6 7 (8.64%) Skype
7 6 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (6.17%) SMTP
8 5 (6.17%) VLAN
8 5 (6.17%) VoIP
9 4 (4.94%) Internet
9 4 (4.94%) PBX
9 4 (4.94%) Unified Communications
10 3 (3.70%) Intranet
10 3 (3.70%) IP Telephony
11 2 (2.47%) Network Security
11 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.47%) Banking
3 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.23%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.23%) Back Office
4 1 (1.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (19.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (14.81%) Analyst
3 6 (7.41%) Architect
3 6 (7.41%) Service Analyst
3 6 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 5 (6.17%) Test Leader
5 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (4.94%) Administrator
5 4 (4.94%) Business Change Manager
5 4 (4.94%) Business Manager
5 4 (4.94%) Change Manager
5 4 (4.94%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (4.94%) Office 365 Manager
5 4 (4.94%) Senior Architect
5 4 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (4.94%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.70%) Backup Administrator
6 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (3.70%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.88%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.70%) BYOD
3 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.47%) Life Science
4 2 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) CMDB
5 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.23%) EPoS
5 1 (1.23%) iPhone
5 1 (1.23%) NHS
5 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (65.43%) Windows
2 35 (43.21%) Windows Server
3 24 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (19.75%) Linux
5 13 (16.05%) Windows 7
5 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (9.88%) AIX
6 8 (9.88%) HPUX
6 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (8.64%) Windows 10
8 5 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.94%) Solaris
9 4 (4.94%) Unix
9 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.94%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.70%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.23%) Android
11 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.75%) ITIL
2 11 (13.58%) Change Management
2 11 (13.58%) Migration
3 8 (9.88%) Validation
4 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (7.41%) Project Management
6 5 (6.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 5 (6.17%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 4 (4.94%) Application Discovery
7 4 (4.94%) Data Centre Operations
7 4 (4.94%) TOGAF
8 3 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.70%) Service Management
9 2 (2.47%) Contract Management
9 2 (2.47%) Email Filtering
9 2 (2.47%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (2.47%) Web Filtering
10 1 (1.23%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 1 (1.23%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.35%) SQL
2 6 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.94%) VBScript
4 2 (2.47%) VB
4 2 (2.47%) VB6
5 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.88%) MCSE
3 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.94%) MCSA
6 3 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.70%) RHCE
7 2 (2.47%) CCNA
7 2 (2.47%) MCP
8 1 (1.23%) CASP
8 1 (1.23%) CCIE
8 1 (1.23%) CISSP
8 1 (1.23%) CSSLP
8 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.23%) GxP
3 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (54.32%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.35%) XenApp
3 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.41%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.94%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.70%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.47%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.47%) VMware GSX
8 1 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.23%) Postfix
8 1 (1.23%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) SCCM
2 3 (3.70%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.70%) WSUS
3 2 (2.47%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (2.47%) MOM
3 2 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.47%) SCOM
3 2 (2.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 49 (60.49%) Microsoft
2 24 (29.63%) Citrix
3 22 (27.16%) VMware
4 12 (14.81%) Oracle
5 11 (13.58%) Cisco
6 9 (11.11%) HP
7 6 (7.41%) NetApp
8 5 (6.17%) IronPort
8 5 (6.17%) Lotus
9 4 (4.94%) F5
9 4 (4.94%) Intel Security
9 4 (4.94%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.94%) Remedy
9 4 (4.94%) Webroot
10 3 (3.70%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.70%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.70%) Clearswift
10 3 (3.70%) EMC
10 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.70%) Symantec
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