Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 110 125
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15 -39
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 30 43 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.08% 1.37% 0.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.88% 9.19% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 19
Manchester median daily rate £231 £335 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.97% +91.43% -31.37%
10th Percentile £135 £130 £93
90th Percentile £369 £550 £388
North West median daily rate £278 £335 £283
% change year-on-year -17.16% +18.58% +0.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Manchester median hourly rate £15.69 £19.37 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.98% +29.10% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.59 £18.27 £10.50
90th Percentile £20.00 £20.46 £22.75
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -15.63% +6.67% -9.09%

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 436 468 664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.71% 14.92% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 305 351
Manchester median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £259 £257 £213
90th Percentile £609 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 42
Manchester median hourly rate £14.46 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.63% -4.48% +4.69%
10th Percentile £10.92 £14.38 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £23.17 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £15.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year -3.60% -17.81% +6.29%

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 21 January 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
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 21 January 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
Stockport - 5 £163 - 3
Rochdale - 4 £140 - 1
Altrincham - 4 £275 - 1
Bolton -1 3 £400 +18.96% 1
MS Exchange
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 23 (76.67%) Active Directory
2 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
3 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (40.00%) Office 365
5 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (36.67%) ITIL
5 11 (36.67%) VMware
6 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (26.67%) Citrix
7 8 (26.67%) SLA
8 7 (23.33%) Cisco
8 7 (23.33%) LAN
9 6 (20.00%) DNS
9 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (20.00%) Firewall
9 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (16.67%) Migration
10 5 (16.67%) SCCM
10 5 (16.67%) Fortinet
10 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
10 5 (16.67%) MCSE

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 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (13.33%) Skype for Business
4 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (40.00%) Office 365
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.33%) IaaS
4 1 (3.33%) PaaS
4 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) LAN
2 6 (20.00%) DNS
2 6 (20.00%) Firewall
3 5 (16.67%) VoIP
3 5 (16.67%) WAN
4 3 (10.00%) DHCP
4 3 (10.00%) ISDN
4 3 (10.00%) NAS
4 3 (10.00%) SAN
4 3 (10.00%) VPN
4 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.67%) 3G
5 2 (6.67%) 4G
5 2 (6.67%) ADSL
5 2 (6.67%) Skype
6 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.33%) Internet
6 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.33%) PBX
6 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MorphX
2 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.67%) General Ledger
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 5 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) IT Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) IT Support
4 3 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.67%) CMDB
2 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) BYOD
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) iPad
3 1 (3.33%) iPhone
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.67%) Android
6 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.00%) Workflow
5 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.67%) Break/Fix
5 2 (6.67%) Change Management
5 2 (6.67%) Information Management
5 2 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Runbook
5 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Management
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management
5 2 (6.67%) Software Distribution
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (3.33%) Open Source
6 1 (3.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) X++
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) VB
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (16.67%) MCSE
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (6.67%) MCITP
5 1 (3.33%) CCA
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.33%) MCP
5 1 (3.33%) MCTS
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (76.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (10.00%) XenApp
4 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.33%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (3.33%) vSphere
5 1 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (36.67%) VMware
3 8 (26.67%) Citrix
4 7 (23.33%) Cisco
5 5 (16.67%) Fortinet
6 4 (13.33%) HP
7 3 (10.00%) Symantec
8 2 (6.67%) Dell
8 2 (6.67%) Oracle
9 1 (3.33%) Altiris
9 1 (3.33%) Hummingbird
9 1 (3.33%) Interwoven
9 1 (3.33%) IronPort
9 1 (3.33%) Ivanti
9 1 (3.33%) Lotus
9 1 (3.33%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (3.33%) Polycom