The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 25 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 45 43
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.50% 0.46% 1.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.13% 1.90% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £485 £400 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.25% +73.91%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £275
% change year-on-year -3.35% +12.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £15.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.75% -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 Lancashire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 31 105 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 9.31% 23.97% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 66 51
Median daily rate £431 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in Lancashire

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in Lancashire

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Preston - 3 £545 - 3
MS Exchange
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) SAP
3 5 (71.43%) SAN
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (42.86%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (42.86%) zOS
5 3 (42.86%) Tivoli
5 3 (42.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) Unix
5 3 (42.86%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (42.86%) DB2
5 3 (42.86%) AIX
5 3 (42.86%) Linux
5 3 (42.86%) AS400
5 3 (42.86%) Maximo
5 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (42.86%) iSeries

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Maximo
2 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
3 2 (28.57%) NAS
4 1 (14.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) DB2
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) AS400
1 3 (42.86%) iSeries
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) Life Science
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) AIX
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) zOS
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) MCP
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (14.29%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Tivoli
1 3 (42.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (28.57%) WSUS
3 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) SAP
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Kaseya
4 2 (28.57%) Kaspersky
4 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) BeyondTrust
5 1 (14.29%) Canon
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) MobileIron
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) ScanSafe