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 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 26 38
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 2 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.98% 5.44% 2.06%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.52% 23.71% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 7
Median daily rate - £363 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +72.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £12.00 -
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 Lancashire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 21 97 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 10.29% 22.93% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 67 50
Median daily rate £356 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £254 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £450 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Median hourly rate £11.25 £12.00 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -73.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.70 £17.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £19.89 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

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

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 Lancashire region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (60.00%) RHCE
2 3 (60.00%) Remedy
2 3 (60.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Clustering
3 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) WSUS
3 2 (40.00%) Life Science
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) Kaspersky
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) NAS
3 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Kaseya
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management

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 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (40.00%) NAS
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Administrator
2 3 (60.00%) Backup Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Server Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) RHCE
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (60.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (40.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Remedy
3 2 (40.00%) Kaseya
3 2 (40.00%) Kaspersky
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec