Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 60 86
Rank change year-on-year +10 +26 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 42 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.18% 2.41% 1.09%
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.49% 16.58% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 9
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £289 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -13.81% +54.02%
10th Percentile £200 £263 £205
90th Percentile £338 £500 £575
North West median daily rate £278 £280 £308
% change year-on-year -0.89% -8.94% +21.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £12.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -19.25% +12.15%
10th Percentile £15.25 £11.00 £14.43
90th Percentile £17.75 £23.40 £19.26
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.86
% change year-on-year +17.86% -5.79% -0.93%

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 205 187 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.54% 14.53% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 135 147
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.85% -0.95%
10th Percentile £237 £263 £254
90th Percentile £568 £505 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +101.88% -11.76%
10th Percentile £16.20 £13.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.00 £37.60 £24.67
North West median hourly rate £22.83 £27.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -15.46% +80.00% -10.93%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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
Warrington 0 11 £275 -3.08% 2
Chester -2 10 £280 - 3
Ellesmere Port - 9 £250 -
Wilmslow - 6 £325 -
Knutsford - 4 £360 - 1
Crewe -18 1 £100 -
MS Exchange
North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 28 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 28 (66.67%) Office 365
2 27 (64.29%) Windows
2 27 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
3 19 (45.24%) SQL Server
4 18 (42.86%) SharePoint
5 16 (38.10%) Windows Server
6 15 (35.71%) Skype for Business
7 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 14 (33.33%) Migration
8 13 (30.95%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (28.57%) Windows 10
10 11 (26.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (26.19%) SCCM
11 10 (23.81%) VMware
11 10 (23.81%) PowerShell
11 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (23.81%) Citrix
11 10 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 9 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
12 9 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (21.43%) DNS
12 9 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (21.43%) XenApp
12 9 (21.43%) PKI

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 28 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 18 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 15 (35.71%) Skype for Business
4 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (66.67%) Office 365
2 13 (30.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (26.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (4.76%) IaaS
5 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) DNS
2 8 (19.05%) LAN
2 8 (19.05%) WAN
3 7 (16.67%) Skype
4 5 (11.90%) DHCP
4 5 (11.90%) Firewall
5 4 (9.52%) SMTP
6 3 (7.14%) DMZ
7 2 (4.76%) SAN
8 1 (2.38%) Internet
8 1 (2.38%) Intranet
8 1 (2.38%) PSTN
8 1 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (2.38%) SMS
8 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (45.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (19.05%) Local Government
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 9 (21.43%) Server Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Administrator
2 8 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Senior Windows Administrator
3 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Office 365 Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Messaging Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
1 9 (21.43%) PKI
2 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Fat Client
2 5 (11.90%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 27 (64.29%) Windows
2 16 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 12 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.38%) Linux
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.38%) Solaris
7 1 (2.38%) Unix
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Migration
2 10 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (19.05%) ITIL
5 7 (16.67%) Server Building
6 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
7 3 (7.14%) Email Filtering
7 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (4.76%) Decision-Making
8 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.76%) ITSM
9 1 (2.38%) Change Management
9 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.38%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.38%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.38%) Service Management
9 1 (2.38%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) GNVQ
2 1 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) GDPR
1 1 (2.38%) QA
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (21.43%) XenApp
3 8 (19.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.38%) vSphere
6 1 (2.38%) Xen
6 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) SCCM
2 8 (19.05%) SCOM
3 6 (14.29%) WSUS
4 5 (11.90%) vCenter Server
5 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.38%) HP SIM
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.38%) Nagios
7 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (2.38%) SmoothWall
7 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.81%) Citrix
2 10 (23.81%) VMware
3 6 (14.29%) McAfee
4 5 (11.90%) Clearswift
4 5 (11.90%) Teradici
5 4 (9.52%) Symantec
5 4 (9.52%) Trustwave
6 3 (7.14%) Dell
6 3 (7.14%) Splunk
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco
8 1 (2.38%) Altiris
8 1 (2.38%) Avaya
8 1 (2.38%) HP
8 1 (2.38%) Lotus
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle
8 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.38%) Veeam