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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 85 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
-28 0
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 69 88 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.78% 2.86% 2.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.63% 19.51% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 21
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£230 £253 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +5.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £126 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £336 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £265 £270
% change year-on-year
+8.01% -1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £13.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £32.52 £25.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
- -7.24%
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
649 451 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.74% 14.65% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 250 166
Average daily rate £375 £323 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +6.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 38
Average hourly rate £17.25 £25.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.00% +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £13.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.16 £40.34 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -7.69%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -20 33 £220 +12.82% 28
Cheshire -6 17 £259 +3.50% 25
Lancashire -19 9 £220 -16.19%
Merseyside -8 7 £325 - 6
Cumbria - 1 £500 -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 110 (90.91%) Windows
2 87 (71.90%) Active Directory
3 77 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 52 (42.98%) VMware
5 48 (39.67%) Citrix
5 48 (39.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 42 (34.71%) Windows 7
7 39 (32.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (28.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 33 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (22.31%) Windows XP
11 24 (19.83%) MS Office
12 23 (19.01%) SQL
12 23 (19.01%) SQL Server
13 19 (15.70%) NetApp
14 18 (14.88%) LAN
14 18 (14.88%) Hyper-V
15 17 (14.05%) WAN
15 17 (14.05%) MS Excel
15 17 (14.05%) Migration
16 16 (13.22%) Cisco
17 15 (12.40%) Firewall
17 15 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2013
18 14 (11.57%) TCP/IP
18 14 (11.57%) Lotus
18 14 (11.57%) IBM Notes
18 14 (11.57%) ITIL
19 13 (10.74%) SAN
19 13 (10.74%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 48 (39.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (11.57%) IBM Notes
4 13 (10.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (6.61%) SharePoint
7 6 (4.96%) Lync
8 4 (3.31%) IIS
9 2 (1.65%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 24 (19.83%) MS Office
2 17 (14.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.96%) Office 365
2 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.83%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.88%) LAN
2 17 (14.05%) WAN
3 15 (12.40%) Firewall
4 14 (11.57%) TCP/IP
5 13 (10.74%) SAN
6 11 (9.09%) DNS
6 11 (9.09%) DHCP
7 6 (4.96%) VPN
7 6 (4.96%) MPLS
8 4 (3.31%) IP Telephony
8 4 (3.31%) VLAN
9 2 (1.65%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.65%) NAS
9 2 (1.65%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.65%) VoIP
9 2 (1.65%) Wireless
9 2 (1.65%) SSL
9 2 (1.65%) ISDN
10 1 (0.83%) ADSL
10 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.01%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 11 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (2.48%) Legal
2 3 (2.48%) Retail
3 2 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.83%) Advertising
4 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (21.49%) Analyst
2 25 (20.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (13.22%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (12.40%) Support Engineer
5 13 (10.74%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.44%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.61%) Architect
7 8 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Server Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (4.13%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.13%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.13%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.31%) IT Project Manager
10 4 (3.31%) Service Desk Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.13%) iPhone
3 4 (3.31%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.65%) iPad
4 2 (1.65%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (1.65%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.83%) GIS
5 1 (0.83%) Clustering
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.83%) Life Science
5 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.83%) NHS
5 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.83%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 110 (90.91%) Windows
2 42 (34.71%) Windows 7
3 39 (32.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (28.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (22.31%) Windows XP
7 8 (6.61%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.13%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.65%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.65%) Linux
10 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.83%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.83%) Android
10 1 (0.83%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.05%) Migration
2 14 (11.57%) ITIL
3 6 (4.96%) Project Management
4 5 (4.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (3.31%) Software Deployment
5 4 (3.31%) Email Migration
5 4 (3.31%) Mentoring
5 4 (3.31%) Service Management
5 4 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.48%) PRINCE2
6 3 (2.48%) PRINCE
6 3 (2.48%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.48%) Change Management
7 2 (1.65%) Requirements Engineering
7 2 (1.65%) Performance Management
7 2 (1.65%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (1.65%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (1.65%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (1.65%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (1.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.01%) SQL
2 10 (8.26%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.31%) VB
4 3 (2.48%) VBA
4 3 (2.48%) VBScript
5 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (7.44%) SC Cleared
1 9 (7.44%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (6.61%) CCNA
3 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.48%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (2.48%) CCIA
4 3 (2.48%) CCA
4 3 (2.48%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (2.48%) CCEA
4 3 (2.48%) MCSE
4 3 (2.48%) MCSA
5 2 (1.65%) MCP
5 2 (1.65%) MCITP
5 2 (1.65%) Degree
6 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.83%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.79%) SLA
System Software
1 87 (71.90%) Active Directory
2 33 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (14.88%) Hyper-V
4 10 (8.26%) VMware ESX
5 9 (7.44%) XenApp
6 8 (6.61%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.31%) XenServer
9 3 (2.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.83%) Xen
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (10.74%) SCCM
2 4 (3.31%) AirWatch
3 3 (2.48%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.83%) WSUS
5 1 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.83%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 77 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 52 (42.98%) VMware
3 48 (39.67%) Citrix
4 19 (15.70%) NetApp
5 16 (13.22%) Cisco
6 14 (11.57%) Lotus
7 7 (5.79%) EMC
8 6 (4.96%) Oracle
9 5 (4.13%) HP
9 5 (4.13%) McAfee
10 4 (3.31%) Apple
10 4 (3.31%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.48%) Symantec
11 3 (2.48%) Juniper
11 3 (2.48%) Dell
11 3 (2.48%) SAP
11 3 (2.48%) Veeam
11 3 (2.48%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.65%) IronPort
12 2 (1.65%) Sophos
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