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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 88 60 65
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 52 77 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.65% 2.76% 2.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.30% 16.31% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 36 19
Average daily rate
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£288 £213 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -30.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £135 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £318 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £305 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 21
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £29.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -19.44%
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
505 472 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.07% 16.94% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 237 300
Average daily rate £351 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £171 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 50 34
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.02 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.85% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.61 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.07 £25.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.15 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -9.73%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -20 30 £275 +92.98% 29
Cheshire +7 11 £244 +8.33% 7
Lancashire -19 9 £300 - 3
Merseyside - - - - 3
Cumbria - - - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 113 (88.98%) Windows
2 95 (74.80%) Active Directory
3 74 (58.27%) Microsoft
4 65 (51.18%) VMware
5 61 (48.03%) Citrix
5 61 (48.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (47.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 57 (44.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (29.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (27.56%) Exchange Server 2003
10 32 (25.20%) VMware Infrastructure
10 32 (25.20%) Windows XP
11 29 (22.83%) Exchange Server 2007
11 29 (22.83%) Windows 7
12 27 (21.26%) DHCP
13 26 (20.47%) DNS
14 25 (19.69%) SQL
15 23 (18.11%) MS Office
15 23 (18.11%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (16.54%) XenApp
17 20 (15.75%) SAN
17 20 (15.75%) SharePoint
18 18 (14.17%) ITIL
18 18 (14.17%) SQL Server
19 17 (13.39%) MS Excel
19 17 (13.39%) XenServer
20 16 (12.60%) XenDesktop
20 16 (12.60%) LAN
21 14 (11.02%) Finance
22 13 (10.24%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 60 (47.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 35 (27.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 29 (22.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (15.75%) SharePoint
5 11 (8.66%) IIS
5 11 (8.66%) Lync
6 9 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (5.51%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (18.11%) MS Office
2 17 (13.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (21.26%) DHCP
2 26 (20.47%) DNS
3 20 (15.75%) SAN
4 16 (12.60%) LAN
5 12 (9.45%) Firewall
5 12 (9.45%) TCP/IP
5 12 (9.45%) WAN
6 7 (5.51%) VPN
7 5 (3.94%) SMS
7 5 (3.94%) VLAN
8 4 (3.15%) VoIP
8 4 (3.15%) Wireless
9 2 (1.57%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.57%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (1.57%) NAS
9 2 (1.57%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.57%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.79%) ADSL
10 1 (0.79%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (11.02%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Legal
3 3 (2.36%) Local Government
4 2 (1.57%) Banking
4 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Law
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (16.54%) Analyst
2 20 (15.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 19 (14.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (10.24%) Support Engineer
5 11 (8.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (7.87%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Team Leader
7 8 (6.30%) Support Analyst
7 8 (6.30%) Service Analyst
8 7 (5.51%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.51%) Consultant
8 7 (5.51%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Administrator
9 6 (4.72%) Desktop Support
10 5 (3.94%) 1st Line Support
11 4 (3.15%) VMware Engineer
11 4 (3.15%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 4 (3.15%) Server Engineer
11 4 (3.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.72%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.15%) Clustering
3 3 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.57%) iPad
4 2 (1.57%) Life Science
4 2 (1.57%) PKI
4 2 (1.57%) Replication
4 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.79%) EPoS
5 1 (0.79%) NHS
5 1 (0.79%) iPhone
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 113 (88.98%) Windows
2 61 (48.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (44.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (29.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (25.20%) Windows XP
6 29 (22.83%) Windows 7
7 9 (7.09%) Linux
8 5 (3.94%) UNIX
9 4 (3.15%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.15%) Windows Vista
9 4 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.36%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.57%) NetWare
12 1 (0.79%) Solaris
12 1 (0.79%) Android
12 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.17%) ITIL
2 10 (7.87%) Project Management
3 9 (7.09%) Migration
3 9 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (3.94%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (3.15%) Software Deployment
5 4 (3.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (3.15%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (2.36%) Service Management
6 3 (2.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.36%) Mentoring
7 2 (1.57%) Coaching
7 2 (1.57%) Email Migration
7 2 (1.57%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (1.57%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (1.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (1.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.57%) Performance Management
7 2 (1.57%) PRINCE
7 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.69%) SQL
2 4 (3.15%) C
2 4 (3.15%) VBScript
2 4 (3.15%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.57%) VB
4 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (18.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.45%) MCSE
3 8 (6.30%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.30%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.30%) MCSA
4 7 (5.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (5.51%) MCITP
5 6 (4.72%) MCP
6 5 (3.94%) CCNA
6 5 (3.94%) CCA
6 5 (3.94%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (3.94%) CCEA
6 5 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.94%) MCTS
6 5 (3.94%) CCIA
7 1 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) SLA
2 3 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 95 (74.80%) Active Directory
2 32 (25.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (16.54%) XenApp
4 17 (13.39%) XenServer
5 16 (12.60%) XenDesktop
6 13 (10.24%) Hyper-V
7 11 (8.66%) VMware ESX
8 7 (5.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (3.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (3.94%) vSphere
10 2 (1.57%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (7.09%) Backup Exec
2 8 (6.30%) SCOM
3 7 (5.51%) SCCM
4 6 (4.72%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.57%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.57%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (1.57%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.79%) WSUS
6 1 (0.79%) SCSM
6 1 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 74 (58.27%) Microsoft
2 65 (51.18%) VMware
3 61 (48.03%) Citrix
4 12 (9.45%) HP
5 11 (8.66%) NetApp
6 9 (7.09%) Cisco
7 8 (6.30%) Symantec
8 7 (5.51%) Lotus
8 7 (5.51%) Cyber-Ark
9 5 (3.94%) AppSense
9 5 (3.94%) EMC
10 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.36%) Sophos
11 3 (2.36%) Oracle
11 3 (2.36%) Avaya
12 2 (1.57%) Meru Networks
12 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.57%) Infor
12 2 (1.57%) Juniper
12 2 (1.57%) Novell
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