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 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 91 107 62
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -45
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 73 52 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.85% 1.39% 2.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.17% 8.84% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 35
Median daily rate £343 £215 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.30% -15.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £172 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £500 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 20
Median hourly rate £12.49 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.41% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £19.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +18.75%
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
718 588 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.17% 15.77% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 334 221
Median daily rate £400 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.41% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 27
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.84 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -32.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.20 £20.34 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +19.66%

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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cheshire +8 33 £400 +86.04% 7
Manchester -15 21 £280 +30.23% 6
Merseyside +1 8 £305 +41.86% 4
Lancashire +3 6 £400 +73.91%
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 96 (70.07%) Microsoft
2 88 (64.23%) Windows
3 85 (62.04%) Active Directory
4 56 (40.88%) VMware
5 54 (39.42%) Windows Server
6 47 (34.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (33.58%) Skype for Business
7 46 (33.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 41 (29.93%) MS Office
9 40 (29.20%) Migration
10 38 (27.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 38 (27.74%) PowerShell
10 38 (27.74%) Office 365
11 37 (27.01%) SCCM
12 35 (25.55%) SharePoint
13 31 (22.63%) Security Cleared
14 30 (21.90%) MS Excel
15 29 (21.17%) DNS
15 29 (21.17%) Citrix
15 29 (21.17%) SC Cleared
15 29 (21.17%) Exchange Server 2013
15 29 (21.17%) Skype
16 28 (20.44%) ITIL
17 27 (19.71%) Cisco
18 26 (18.98%) Exchange Server 2007
18 26 (18.98%) Windows 10
19 25 (18.25%) Windows Server 2008
19 25 (18.25%) DHCP
20 24 (17.52%) SCOM
20 24 (17.52%) Windows 7

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 46 (33.58%) Exchange Server 2010
1 46 (33.58%) Skype for Business
2 35 (25.55%) SharePoint
3 29 (21.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (18.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (15.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (3.65%) IIS
7 5 (3.65%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.46%) Apache
8 2 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.46%) FileNet
9 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.73%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.73%) nginx
9 1 (0.73%) Node.js
Applications
1 41 (29.93%) MS Office
2 30 (21.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (27.74%) Office 365
2 10 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.73%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.73%) IaaS
3 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.17%) DNS
1 29 (21.17%) Skype
2 25 (18.25%) DHCP
3 12 (8.76%) Firewall
4 11 (8.03%) TCP/IP
5 9 (6.57%) WAN
6 8 (5.84%) LAN
6 8 (5.84%) SAN
7 6 (4.38%) VoIP
8 4 (2.92%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (1.46%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.46%) SMTP
10 1 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.73%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.73%) MPLS
10 1 (0.73%) Network Security
10 1 (0.73%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.73%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (10.95%) Finance
2 14 (10.22%) Banking
3 10 (7.30%) Local Government
4 4 (2.92%) Law
4 4 (2.92%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.92%) Military
5 3 (2.19%) Back Office
6 2 (1.46%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.46%) Legal
6 2 (1.46%) Retail
7 1 (0.73%) Advertising
7 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.73%) French Language
7 1 (0.73%) Marketing
7 1 (0.73%) Publishing
7 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.73%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (17.52%) Support Engineer
2 19 (13.87%) Analyst
3 15 (10.95%) Architect
4 11 (8.03%) Exchange Engineer
5 9 (6.57%) Consultant
5 9 (6.57%) Exchange Specialist
5 9 (6.57%) Exchange Support
5 9 (6.57%) IT Support
6 8 (5.84%) Designer
6 8 (5.84%) Server Engineer
7 7 (5.11%) Exchange Consultant
7 7 (5.11%) Service Analyst
7 7 (5.11%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.38%) IT Engineer
8 6 (4.38%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (4.38%) Messaging Support
9 5 (3.65%) 1st Line Engineer
9 5 (3.65%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.19%) .NET
2 1 (0.73%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.73%) CSS
2 1 (0.73%) HTML
2 1 (0.73%) HTML5
2 1 (0.73%) LESS
2 1 (0.73%) Sass
2 1 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.57%) Fat Client
1 9 (6.57%) Thin Client
2 8 (5.84%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.38%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.92%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.92%) NHS
5 3 (2.19%) Life Science
6 2 (1.46%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.46%) Clustering
6 2 (1.46%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.46%) PKI
6 2 (1.46%) Tandem
6 2 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.73%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.73%) iPad
7 1 (0.73%) iPhone
7 1 (0.73%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 88 (64.23%) Windows
2 54 (39.42%) Windows Server
3 47 (34.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (18.98%) Windows 10
5 25 (18.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (17.52%) Windows 7
7 20 (14.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (8.03%) Linux
9 6 (4.38%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.38%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.73%) Android
11 1 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (29.20%) Migration
2 28 (20.44%) ITIL
3 20 (14.60%) Software Engineering
3 20 (14.60%) Test Automation
4 13 (9.49%) Data Migration
5 7 (5.11%) Project Management
6 5 (3.65%) Application Packaging
6 5 (3.65%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (3.65%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (3.65%) Regression Testing
6 5 (3.65%) Service Management
6 5 (3.65%) Software Testing
6 5 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.65%) System Testing
7 4 (2.92%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (2.92%) Defect Management
7 4 (2.92%) Waterfall
8 3 (2.19%) Change Management
8 3 (2.19%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.19%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (27.74%) PowerShell
2 17 (12.41%) SQL
3 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.46%) JCL
3 2 (1.46%) Perl
3 2 (1.46%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.73%) C
4 1 (0.73%) Java
4 1 (0.73%) LINC
4 1 (0.73%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (22.63%) Security Cleared
2 29 (21.17%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (10.22%) MCSA
5 12 (8.76%) MCSE
6 7 (5.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (5.11%) MCITP
6 7 (5.11%) MCP
7 6 (4.38%) CCNA
7 6 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (3.65%) ISEB
8 5 (3.65%) ISTQB
9 4 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 85 (62.04%) Active Directory
2 38 (27.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (13.14%) vSphere
4 13 (9.49%) XenApp
5 10 (7.30%) Hyper-V
6 8 (5.84%) VMware ESX
7 6 (4.38%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.65%) Brightmail
9 4 (2.92%) XenServer
10 2 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.46%) Postfix
10 2 (1.46%) Sendmail
10 2 (1.46%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (27.01%) SCCM
2 24 (17.52%) SCOM
3 9 (6.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 6 (4.38%) AirWatch
4 6 (4.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.19%) vRealize
6 2 (1.46%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.46%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.73%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 96 (70.07%) Microsoft
2 56 (40.88%) VMware
3 29 (21.17%) Citrix
4 27 (19.71%) Cisco
5 19 (13.87%) IronPort
6 18 (13.14%) Symantec
7 17 (12.41%) Dell
8 12 (8.76%) HP
9 6 (4.38%) Intel Security
9 6 (4.38%) RightFax
10 5 (3.65%) NetApp
11 4 (2.92%) Compaq
11 4 (2.92%) ThinPrint
12 3 (2.19%) AppSense
12 3 (2.19%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.19%) EMC
12 3 (2.19%) Polycom
13 2 (1.46%) arcserve
13 2 (1.46%) Clearswift
13 2 (1.46%) Wyse
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