Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 15 October 2018 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 > Manchester
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 81 99
Rank change year-on-year -5 +18 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 72 58 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.30% 2.05% 1.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.91% 13.30% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 38
Manchester median daily rate £300 £350 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +18.14% -4.44%
10th Percentile £155 £103 £128
90th Percentile £375 £478 £550
North West median daily rate £278 £280 £305
% change year-on-year -0.89% -8.20% +22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 5
Manchester median hourly rate £13.50 £15.69 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.96% -24.31% +29.56%
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.86
% change year-on-year +17.86% -5.79% -0.93%

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 Manchester with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 483 436 544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.41% 15.42% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 258 337
Manchester median daily rate £395 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% -6.83%
10th Percentile £180 £195 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £533
North West median daily rate £400 £385 £396
% change year-on-year +3.90% -2.72% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 15
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% +22.03%
10th Percentile £11.21 £10.74 £14.70
90th Percentile £185.00 £118.75 £39.30
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £24.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -1.46% +54.84% -8.82%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in Manchester

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in Manchester

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Manchester over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in Manchester

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in Manchester

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Manchester over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Exchange in Manchester

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 7 £250 - 1
Stockport +3 4 £160 -1.84% 2
Bolton +6 3 £80 -80.00% 2
Rochdale -4 2 - - 1
MS Exchange
North West

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 47 (65.28%) Windows
2 46 (63.89%) Office 365
3 45 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 39 (54.17%) Active Directory
5 32 (44.44%) Windows Server
6 25 (34.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (31.94%) VMware
8 22 (30.56%) Cisco
8 22 (30.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 20 (27.78%) Citrix
10 18 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (23.61%) DNS
11 17 (23.61%) Skype
12 16 (22.22%) Skype for Business
12 16 (22.22%) DHCP
12 16 (22.22%) ITIL
12 16 (22.22%) Hyper-V
13 14 (19.44%) SCCM
13 14 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2013
14 13 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (16.67%) Windows 10
16 11 (15.28%) PowerShell
16 11 (15.28%) Migration
16 11 (15.28%) WAN
16 11 (15.28%) LAN
17 10 (13.89%) SQL
17 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
18 8 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
18 8 (11.11%) vSphere
18 8 (11.11%) XenDesktop

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 25 (34.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (22.22%) Skype for Business
3 14 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (9.72%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.56%) IBM Domino
6 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 46 (63.89%) Office 365
2 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.17%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.39%) G Suite
4 1 (1.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.61%) DNS
1 17 (23.61%) Skype
2 16 (22.22%) DHCP
3 11 (15.28%) LAN
3 11 (15.28%) WAN
4 7 (9.72%) SAN
5 5 (6.94%) Firewall
6 3 (4.17%) VoIP
7 2 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.78%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.78%) NAS
7 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.78%) VPN
8 1 (1.39%) Internet
8 1 (1.39%) SMS
8 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) Analyst
3 7 (9.72%) Office 365 Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Messaging Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) SCCM Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) IT Support
6 4 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.17%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.39%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 47 (65.28%) Windows
2 32 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 12 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 7 (9.72%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.17%) Android
8 3 (4.17%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.78%) Linux
10 1 (1.39%) AIX
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (22.22%) ITIL
3 13 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (15.28%) Migration
5 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (6.94%) BCP
6 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (4.17%) Case Management
8 3 (4.17%) Defect Management
8 3 (4.17%) ITSM
8 3 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.17%) Test Planning
8 3 (4.17%) Use Case
9 2 (2.78%) Asset Management
9 2 (2.78%) Change Management
9 2 (2.78%) Data Protection
9 2 (2.78%) Email Migration
9 2 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.28%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.89%) SQL
3 7 (9.72%) VB
3 7 (9.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.94%) MCSE
3 3 (4.17%) CCNA
3 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.17%) MCITP
3 3 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.78%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (2.78%) MCSA
4 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) GDPR
1 2 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 18 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (11.11%) vSphere
4 8 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 7 (9.72%) XenApp
6 6 (8.33%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (5.56%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.78%) Xen
8 2 (2.78%) XenServer
9 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (19.44%) SCCM
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.17%) SCOM
3 3 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.78%) MaaS360
5 1 (1.39%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.39%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (31.94%) VMware
3 22 (30.56%) Cisco
4 20 (27.78%) Citrix
5 5 (6.94%) HP
6 4 (5.56%) IronPort
6 4 (5.56%) Lotus
7 3 (4.17%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.17%) McAfee
7 3 (4.17%) Polycom
8 2 (2.78%) Apple
8 2 (2.78%) arcserve
8 2 (2.78%) Avaya
8 2 (2.78%) IBM
8 2 (2.78%) Kaspersky
8 2 (2.78%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (2.78%) Veeam
9 1 (1.39%) Google
9 1 (1.39%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.39%) RightFax