Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 58 74
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 35 30 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.58% 2.43% 2.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.15% 16.48% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 19
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £295 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -30.09% +91.82%
10th Percentile £251 £249 £206
90th Percentile £338 £419 £450
North West median daily rate £280 £300 £338
% change year-on-year -6.67% -11.11% +46.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.29% +55.00% -39.39%
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £15.75 £14.34
% change year-on-year +58.73% +9.83% +2.43%

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 231 182 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.02% 14.75% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 135 219
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £231 £263 £231
90th Percentile £543 £500 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 18
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £20.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +43.61% -20.42%
10th Percentile £10.02 £12.25 £13.10
90th Percentile £33.75 £33.00 £34.50
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £20.39
% change year-on-year +75.00% -21.53% -2.90%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Chester -4 7 £280 - 1
Wilmslow - 7 £325 -
Warrington -2 5 £275 -1.79% 3
Ellesmere Port 0 4 £325 +23.81%
Knutsford -9 2 - - 2
Crewe - 1 - -
MS Exchange
North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 29 (82.86%) Office 365
2 27 (77.14%) Active Directory
3 26 (74.29%) Windows
4 22 (62.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 21 (60.00%) Windows Server
6 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
6 17 (48.57%) Skype for Business
7 16 (45.71%) Migration
8 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (40.00%) Citrix
8 14 (40.00%) XenApp
8 14 (40.00%) PKI
8 14 (40.00%) SCCM
9 13 (37.14%) SCOM
9 13 (37.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 13 (37.14%) Local Government
9 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (37.14%) VMware
9 13 (37.14%) Data Centre
10 12 (34.29%) SQL
10 12 (34.29%) LAN
11 11 (31.43%) WAN
11 11 (31.43%) PowerShell
12 10 (28.57%) WSUS
12 10 (28.57%) SharePoint
12 10 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (25.71%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (25.71%) ITIL

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 22 (62.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (48.57%) Skype for Business
3 10 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (14.29%) IIS
6 5 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (82.86%) Office 365
2 9 (25.71%) Azure Active Directory
2 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.71%) IaaS
4 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) LAN
2 11 (31.43%) WAN
3 9 (25.71%) DNS
4 5 (14.29%) DHCP
4 5 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (11.43%) Firewall
5 4 (11.43%) SAN
5 4 (11.43%) Skype
6 2 (5.71%) DMZ
6 2 (5.71%) SMTP
7 1 (2.86%) MPLS
7 1 (2.86%) Network Security
7 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (37.14%) Local Government
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Server Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Administrator
3 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Senior Windows Administrator
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.71%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) PKI
2 13 (37.14%) Data Centre
3 5 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 5 (14.29%) Thin Client
4 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.57%) Clustering
5 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
6 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
6 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.71%) Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Solaris
8 1 (2.86%) Unix
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Migration
2 9 (25.71%) ITIL
3 8 (22.86%) Server Building
4 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 4 (11.43%) High Availability
6 3 (8.57%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (5.71%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.71%) Email Filtering
7 2 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.86%) Information Security
8 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) SQL
2 11 (31.43%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) CCNA
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) CCNP
3 1 (2.86%) HP ASE
3 1 (2.86%) MCITP
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 27 (77.14%) Active Directory
2 14 (40.00%) XenApp
3 13 (37.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (22.86%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
6 5 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (14.29%) vSphere
7 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (8.57%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.86%) Xen
8 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (40.00%) SCCM
2 13 (37.14%) SCOM
3 10 (28.57%) WSUS
4 8 (22.86%) vCenter Server
5 4 (11.43%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (11.43%) SmoothWall
6 3 (8.57%) HP SIM
6 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (8.57%) vMotion
7 2 (5.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
8 1 (2.86%) Nagios
8 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 14 (40.00%) Citrix
3 13 (37.14%) VMware
4 6 (17.14%) McAfee
5 5 (14.29%) Avaya
5 5 (14.29%) Cisco
5 5 (14.29%) Clearswift
5 5 (14.29%) Teradici
6 4 (11.43%) HP
7 3 (8.57%) Altiris
8 2 (5.71%) Dell
8 2 (5.71%) Ivanti
8 2 (5.71%) Splunk
8 2 (5.71%) Symantec
8 2 (5.71%) Trustwave
9 1 (2.86%) IBM
9 1 (2.86%) Oracle
9 1 (2.86%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.86%) Sophos