Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 81 86
Rank change year-on-year +22 +5 -22
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 32 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.40% 1.35% 1.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.76% 9.90% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 10
Cheshire median daily rate £290 £366 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.82% +14.45% +60.00%
10th Percentile £263 £219 £213
90th Percentile £500 £566 £452
North West median daily rate £280 £310 £280
% change year-on-year -9.68% +10.71% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 14
Cheshire median hourly rate £12.00 £14.86 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.25% +8.07% -5.17%
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.43 £9.28
90th Percentile £21.10 £19.26 £31.88
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +3.33% -

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 203 202 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.23% 13.67% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 145 138
Cheshire median daily rate £330 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £254 £227 £263
90th Percentile £549 £575 £491
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £413
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 23
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £14.18 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.57% -25.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.30
90th Percentile £38.75 £17.77 £34.35
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £17.17
% change year-on-year +46.67% -12.64% +2.23%

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 November 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 18 November 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
Warrington +28 12 £284 -12.69% 6
Chester +19 12 £280 +36.59% 2
Crewe - 1 - -
Widnes - 1 - -
MS Exchange
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 25 (78.13%) Active Directory
2 23 (71.88%) Office 365
3 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
4 18 (56.25%) Windows
5 16 (50.00%) SharePoint
6 15 (46.88%) Citrix
6 15 (46.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (40.63%) Migration
8 11 (34.38%) PKI
8 11 (34.38%) Skype for Business
8 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
10 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
10 9 (28.13%) Local Government
11 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 8 (25.00%) VMware
12 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (21.88%) DNS
12 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
12 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
13 6 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
13 6 (18.75%) ITIL
13 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
14 5 (15.63%) Skype
14 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
15 4 (12.50%) Server Building

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 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 15 (46.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (34.38%) Skype for Business
4 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 23 (71.88%) Office 365
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) DNS
2 5 (15.63%) Skype
3 4 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall
5 1 (3.13%) ADSL
5 1 (3.13%) DKIM
5 1 (3.13%) DMARC
5 1 (3.13%) Internet
5 1 (3.13%) ISDN
5 1 (3.13%) Junos
5 1 (3.13%) LAN
5 1 (3.13%) MPLS
5 1 (3.13%) NAS
5 1 (3.13%) SAN
5 1 (3.13%) SMS
5 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (3.13%) OLAP
2 1 (3.13%) OLTP
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.13%) SSDT
General
1 9 (28.13%) Local Government
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Administrator
2 4 (12.50%) Consultant
2 4 (12.50%) Exchange Consultant
2 4 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (9.38%) Active Directory Support
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Administrator
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (6.25%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Migration Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Migration Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Support
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (6.25%) IT Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Velocity
2 1 (3.13%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) PKI
2 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
3 4 (12.50%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) BYOD
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.25%) Android
6 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Migration
2 6 (18.75%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 4 (12.50%) Server Building
4 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.25%) Email Migration
4 2 (6.25%) Line Management
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Task Automation
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.13%) Change Management
5 1 (3.13%) Coaching
5 1 (3.13%) Contract Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (3.13%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.13%) IT Strategy
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) MCSA
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (9.38%) MCITP
5 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.25%) CCIE
5 2 (6.25%) CCNP
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.13%) CCDP
6 1 (3.13%) CCNA
6 1 (3.13%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) CISM
6 1 (3.13%) CISSP
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
6 1 (3.13%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.13%) MCSE
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (3.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 25 (78.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
1 4 (12.50%) SCOM
1 4 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (46.88%) Citrix
3 8 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (12.50%) Symantec
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco
5 2 (6.25%) Veritas
6 1 (3.13%) Apple
6 1 (3.13%) Avaya
6 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.13%) Google
6 1 (3.13%) Juniper
6 1 (3.13%) RedGate
6 1 (3.13%) Samsung