Period
to 21 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for MS Exchange skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Exchange over the 6 months to 21 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Exchange Server
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 85 87
Rank change year-on-year +21 +2 -29
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 27 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.17% 1.34% 1.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.59% 8.75% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 11
Cheshire median daily rate £290 £411 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.44% +91.16% -14.00%
10th Percentile £263 £218 £210
90th Percentile £438 £563 £360
North West median daily rate £300 £313 £231
% change year-on-year -4.00% +35.57% -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 13
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.86 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.13% +18.88% -19.35%
10th Percentile £12.10 £11.33 £9.19
90th Percentile £24.70 £18.76 £20.90
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £14.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.79% -0.93% -1.64%

MS Exchange is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 185 263 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.84% 15.36% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 191 116
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £213
90th Percentile £503 £575 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £16.68 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.86% -0.95% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.13 £10.51
90th Percentile £33.00 £22.28 £32.78
North West median hourly rate £18.68 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +16.75% -8.57% -2.78%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in Cheshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Exchange in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in Cheshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in Cheshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in Cheshire

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 September 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +21 11 £280 -8.20% 1
Warrington +23 6 £284 -36.09% 3
Knutsford - 2 £350 - 1
Widnes - 1 - -
Crewe - 1 - - 1
MS Exchange
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
1 19 (70.37%) Office 365
2 17 (62.96%) Windows
3 16 (59.26%) SharePoint
3 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
3 16 (59.26%) Citrix
4 13 (48.15%) Migration
4 13 (48.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (40.74%) Skype for Business
6 10 (37.04%) Local Government
6 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
7 9 (33.33%) PKI
7 9 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 8 (29.63%) DNS
9 7 (25.93%) XenApp
9 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (25.93%) VMware
10 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
10 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (18.52%) Symantec
11 5 (18.52%) Identity Management
11 5 (18.52%) DHCP
11 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
11 5 (18.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (18.52%) SCOM
11 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 16 (59.26%) SharePoint
2 13 (48.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (40.74%) Skype for Business
4 9 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (11.11%) IIS
7 2 (7.41%) Apache
7 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 19 (70.37%) Office 365
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) DNS
2 5 (18.52%) DHCP
3 4 (14.81%) Skype
4 3 (11.11%) LAN
4 3 (11.11%) WAN
5 2 (7.41%) DKIM
5 2 (7.41%) DMARC
5 2 (7.41%) Firewall
5 2 (7.41%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.70%) ADSL
6 1 (3.70%) Internet
6 1 (3.70%) ISDN
6 1 (3.70%) Junos
6 1 (3.70%) MPLS
6 1 (3.70%) NAS
6 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (3.70%) OLAP
3 1 (3.70%) OLTP
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SSDT
General
1 10 (37.04%) Local Government
2 2 (7.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Exchange Engineer
1 5 (18.52%) Server Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Exchange Migration Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Messaging Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Support
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) LAMP
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) PKI
2 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
3 4 (14.81%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.70%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
3 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.41%) Android
6 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
6 2 (7.41%) CentOS
6 2 (7.41%) Linux
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) Identity Management
2 5 (18.52%) Server Building
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) Network Management
4 2 (7.41%) Task Automation
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Coaching
5 1 (3.70%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (3.70%) High Availability
5 1 (3.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (7.41%) MCITP
3 2 (7.41%) MCSA
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.70%) CCIE
4 1 (3.70%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) CCNP
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.70%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.93%) XenApp
3 5 (18.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (7.41%) vSphere
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCOM
1 5 (18.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
2 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) vCenter Server
2 2 (7.41%) vMotion
3 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Citrix
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) Symantec
4 2 (7.41%) AppSense
4 2 (7.41%) CA
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.41%) Veritas
5 1 (3.70%) Apple
5 1 (3.70%) Avaya
5 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) Juniper
5 1 (3.70%) RedGate
5 1 (3.70%) Samsung