The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 22 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
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 15 -
Rank change year-on-year -42 -  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 1.53% 3.49% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.90% 21.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £250 - -
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 £16.39 £15.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +7.47% -21.79%  

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 County Antrim with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
County Antrim
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 42 14 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 12.84% 16.28% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 3 11
Median daily rate £365 £413 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.51% +106.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £345 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in County Antrim 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 County Antrim

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in County Antrim

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in County Antrim

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

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 County Antrim region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -39 5 £250 -
MS Exchange
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 8
4 4 (36.36%) Veeam
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 4 (36.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (36.36%) IT Asset Management
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 4 (36.36%) Backup Exec
4 4 (36.36%) Asset Management
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (36.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (36.36%) Internet
4 4 (36.36%) Symantec
5 3 (27.27%) Citrix
5 3 (27.27%) VPN
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
5 3 (27.27%) Polycom
5 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (27.27%) Network Architecture
6 2 (18.18%) XenApp
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 3 (27.27%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) IT Support
2 3 (27.27%) Support Officer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 8
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Asset Management
1 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (36.36%) IT Asset Management
2 3 (27.27%) Network Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) High Availability
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCP
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
3 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Backup Exec
1 4 (36.36%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (36.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Symantec
2 4 (36.36%) Veeam
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) Polycom
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
4 2 (18.18%) Forcepoint
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) McAfee
4 2 (18.18%) Sophos