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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 55 63
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 13 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.29% 3.26% 1.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.57% 14.63% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 6
Median daily rate £350 £422 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.06% +46.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £288
% change year-on-year -0.16% +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £15.50 £10.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £10.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £10.00 £86.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.14 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.60% -6.25%  

MS Exchange is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 70 246 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.32% 22.26% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 153 62
Median daily rate £363 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £570 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.39% +21.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £31.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -17.50%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 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
Chester +11 3 £280 -8.19%
Warrington +13 2 - - 7
Knutsford - 2 £350 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £263 - 1
MS Exchange
North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (71.43%) Windows
3 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
4 11 (52.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (42.86%) Office 365
5 9 (42.86%) Citrix
5 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 7 (33.33%) VMware
6 7 (33.33%) Skype for Business
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (23.81%) XenApp
8 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
8 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (23.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (23.81%) SCCM
8 5 (23.81%) SCOM
8 5 (23.81%) Skype
9 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
9 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (19.05%) Symantec
9 4 (19.05%) Finance
9 4 (19.05%) Migration
9 4 (19.05%) LAN
9 4 (19.05%) WAN

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 11 (52.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (14.29%) IIS
6 2 (9.52%) Apache
6 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (4.76%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Office 365
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Skype
2 4 (19.05%) DHCP
2 4 (19.05%) DNS
2 4 (19.05%) LAN
2 4 (19.05%) WAN
3 3 (14.29%) SAN
4 2 (9.52%) NAS
4 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
4 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.52%) VLAN
5 1 (4.76%) DMZ
5 1 (4.76%) Internet
5 1 (4.76%) Intranet
5 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (4.76%) SMTP
5 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Local Government
3 1 (4.76%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Consultant
2 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (9.52%) IT Support
2 2 (9.52%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (9.52%) IT Technician
2 2 (9.52%) Messaging Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365 Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Support Technician
3 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Support
3 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.76%) EPoS
3 1 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.52%) CentOS
7 1 (4.76%) AIX
7 1 (4.76%) HPUX
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Network Management
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) Server Building
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Time Management
4 1 (4.76%) Validation
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) VB
2 3 (14.29%) VBScript
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
2 5 (23.81%) XenApp
3 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
5 2 (9.52%) VMware GSX
5 2 (9.52%) vSphere
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
1 5 (23.81%) SCOM
2 3 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (9.52%) MOM
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (9.52%) vCenter Server
3 2 (9.52%) vMotion
3 2 (9.52%) WSUS
4 1 (4.76%) DameWare
4 1 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
4 1 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Citrix
3 7 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (19.05%) Dell
4 4 (19.05%) Symantec
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco
5 3 (14.29%) HP
5 3 (14.29%) Intel Security
5 3 (14.29%) NetApp
5 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 3 (14.29%) Splunk
5 3 (14.29%) Trustwave
6 2 (9.52%) AppSense
6 2 (9.52%) CA
6 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.76%) Apple
7 1 (4.76%) EMC
7 1 (4.76%) IronPort
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle
7 1 (4.76%) Sophos