Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 39 38
Rank change year-on-year +21 -1 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 12 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.69% 1.34% 1.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 23.53% 12.12% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Chester median daily rate £280 £205 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.59% -45.33% -
Cheshire median daily rate £290 £366 £320
% change year-on-year -20.82% +14.45% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Chester median hourly rate £12.00 - £33.75
10th Percentile £11.00 - £31.38
90th Percentile £13.60 - £37.13
Cheshire median hourly rate £12.00 £14.86 £13.75
% change year-on-year -19.25% +8.07% -5.17%

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 Chester with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 51 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 24.17% 11.04% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 14
Chester median daily rate £350 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £186 £286
90th Percentile £475 £460 £532
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25% +20.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 10
Chester median hourly rate £12.00 - £25.00
10th Percentile £11.00 - £15.92
90th Percentile £13.60 - £35.25
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £14.18 £19.00
% change year-on-year +111.57% -25.37% +5.56%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

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 19 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 Chester region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Citrix
2 9 (75.00%) Office 365
3 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) Migration
5 6 (50.00%) VMware
5 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (50.00%) Local Government
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
8 3 (25.00%) MCITP
8 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (25.00%) SCCM
8 3 (25.00%) Symantec
8 3 (25.00%) Identity Management
8 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (25.00%) ITIL
8 3 (25.00%) MCSA
8 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (25.00%) DHCP
8 3 (25.00%) DNS
9 2 (16.67%) SQL Server

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 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (75.00%) Office 365
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) DKIM
2 1 (8.33%) DMARC
2 1 (8.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Exchange Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Migration Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Support
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Identity Management
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (25.00%) MCITP
1 3 (25.00%) MCSA
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
1 3 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Citrix
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Symantec