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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 30 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 -  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.89% 2.58% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.53% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £280 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 19 44 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 17.92% 28.39% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 16
Median daily rate £350 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £245 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £441 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £22.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -9.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £16.17 £14.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.21 £34.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

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 30 March 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 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Back Office
3 1 (33.33%) DameWare
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) PKI
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Server Building
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2

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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory Support
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Support
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Server Building
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) DameWare
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware