The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 36 35
Rank change year-on-year +16 -1  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 6 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.20% 2.31% 0.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 27.27% 13.16% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Median daily rate £280 £305 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.19% +84.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £311 £275
% change year-on-year -3.47% +13.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £15.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.75% -23.75%  

MS Exchange is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 22 38 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.38% 17.59% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 15
Median daily rate £290 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.66% -6.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £14.84 £21.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.33% +24.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.82 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £21.00 £34.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in Chester

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Exchange in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in Chester

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Chester region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 7 (77.78%) Office 365
3 6 (66.67%) Local Government
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 4 (44.44%) Server Building
5 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
5 4 (44.44%) Skype for Business
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 4 (44.44%) PKI
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (44.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (44.44%) SCOM
5 4 (44.44%) XenApp
6 3 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (33.33%) Symantec
6 3 (33.33%) Identity Management
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (22.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (22.22%) DKIM
7 2 (22.22%) DMARC
7 2 (22.22%) Legal
7 2 (22.22%) Windows 7

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (44.44%) Skype for Business
3 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Office 365
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DKIM
1 2 (22.22%) DMARC
2 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (66.67%) Local Government
2 2 (22.22%) Legal
3 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Server Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Migration Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Support
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
1 4 (44.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Server Building
3 3 (33.33%) Identity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (44.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCOM
2 3 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (11.11%) DameWare
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) VMware