Period
to 23 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 57 73
Rank change year-on-year -22 +16 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 17 22 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.30% 2.07% 2.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.62% 13.50% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 21
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £325 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.85% -22.99% +35.04%
10th Percentile £251 £203 £225
90th Percentile £333 £465 £450
North West median daily rate £280 £313 £343
% change year-on-year -10.40% -8.76% +37.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% -58.57% +191.67%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £22.75 £19.00 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £23.25 £16.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year +45.31% +16.36% -8.33%

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 223 163 370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.05% 15.35% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 107 228
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £365 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% -10.70% +5.48%
10th Percentile £225 £180 £236
90th Percentile £538 £477 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.59% -8.75% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 28
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £22.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -33.39% +0.09%
10th Percentile £10.33 £10.50 £13.65
90th Percentile £37.50 £20.54 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -36.00% +31.58%

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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 April 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 -2 3 £265 -5.36% 6
Warrington -12 3 £313 +13.64% 4
Crewe -21 1 - - 3
Wilmslow - 1 £325 - 2
MS Exchange
North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
3 13 (76.47%) Skype for Business
3 13 (76.47%) Office 365
4 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
4 12 (70.59%) Migration
5 11 (64.71%) Citrix
5 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
6 10 (58.82%) Data Centre
6 10 (58.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 10 (58.82%) SCOM
6 10 (58.82%) XenApp
6 10 (58.82%) Local Government
6 10 (58.82%) PKI
7 9 (52.94%) SCCM
7 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (47.06%) ITIL
9 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
9 7 (41.18%) VMware
9 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
9 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
10 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
10 6 (35.29%) LAN
10 6 (35.29%) SQL
11 5 (29.41%) IIS

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 13 (76.47%) Skype for Business
2 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (29.41%) IIS
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (76.47%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) Reverse Proxy
2 5 (29.41%) WAN
3 4 (23.53%) SAN
4 3 (17.65%) Firewall
4 3 (17.65%) Skype
5 2 (11.76%) DMZ
5 2 (11.76%) SMTP
6 1 (5.88%) DNS
6 1 (5.88%) MPLS
6 1 (5.88%) Network Security
6 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (5.88%) SMS
6 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (58.82%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Server Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Support
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Data Centre
1 10 (58.82%) PKI
2 3 (17.65%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Migration
2 8 (47.06%) ITIL
3 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
4 5 (29.41%) Server Building
5 4 (23.53%) High Availability
6 3 (17.65%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (11.76%) Email Filtering
7 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
8 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity Management
8 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (5.88%) Information Security
8 1 (5.88%) ITIL V2
8 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) HP ASE
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 10 (58.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 10 (58.82%) XenApp
3 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
3 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (29.41%) vSphere
5 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) SCOM
2 9 (52.94%) SCCM
3 5 (29.41%) WSUS
4 4 (23.53%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (23.53%) SmoothWall
5 3 (17.65%) HP SIM
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (17.65%) vCenter Server
5 3 (17.65%) vMotion
6 2 (11.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Citrix
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) Avaya
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco
4 4 (23.53%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) McAfee
5 3 (17.65%) Altiris
6 2 (11.76%) Ivanti
7 1 (5.88%) arcserve
7 1 (5.88%) IBM
7 1 (5.88%) ProCurve
7 1 (5.88%) Sophos