Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 68 83
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 17 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.35% 1.69% 1.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.71% 10.38% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 7
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.42% -4.29% +43.59%
10th Percentile £263 £194 £264
90th Percentile £658 £547 £443
North West median daily rate £278 £335 £255
% change year-on-year -17.16% +31.37% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 16
Cheshire median hourly rate £12.00 £13.68 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.28% -15.82% -2.99%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £9.45
90th Percentile £21.10 £18.76 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -15.63% - -3.76%

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 175 212 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.92% 16.32% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 140 155
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £213 £185 £265
90th Percentile £555 £600 £488
North West median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 27
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.62% -42.22% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.18 £10.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £18.23 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £14.93 £19.50
% change year-on-year -3.15% -23.44% +15.80%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +11 7 £425 +54.55% 3
Chester +10 6 £280 - 6
Crewe -18 1 - -
Widnes - 1 - -
MS Exchange
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 11 (64.71%) Office 365
3 10 (58.82%) Windows
4 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
5 8 (47.06%) Citrix
5 8 (47.06%) VMware
6 6 (35.29%) ITIL
6 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (29.41%) Skype for Business
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (29.41%) SCCM
7 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
7 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
7 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
8 4 (23.53%) MCSA
8 4 (23.53%) DHCP
8 4 (23.53%) DNS
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (23.53%) Local Government
8 4 (23.53%) Migration
8 4 (23.53%) PKI
8 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (23.53%) Skype
9 3 (17.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (17.65%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
9 3 (17.65%) Windows 7

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 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (29.41%) Skype for Business
3 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (64.71%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.88%) PaaS
3 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DHCP
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
1 4 (23.53%) Skype
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) ADSL
3 1 (5.88%) ISDN
3 1 (5.88%) Junos
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) MPLS
3 1 (5.88%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) SMS
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory Support
2 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Migration Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Support
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (11.76%) IT Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Migration Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) IT Support
3 1 (5.88%) Messaging Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) PKI
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Android
6 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (11.76%) Email Migration
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) Contract Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (5.88%) Data Management
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.88%) IT Strategy
5 1 (5.88%) Line Management
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Server Building
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) MCSA
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (17.65%) MCITP
4 2 (11.76%) CCIE
4 2 (11.76%) CCNP
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.88%) CCDP
5 1 (5.88%) CCNA
5 1 (5.88%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) CISM
5 1 (5.88%) CISSP
5 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) JNCIA
5 1 (5.88%) MCSE
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) Citrix
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Avaya
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) Veritas