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 3 months to 28 May 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 / Manchester
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 83 68
Rank change year-on-year +26 -15  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 35 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.68% 1.13% 1.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.95% 7.81% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 10
Median daily rate £350 £280 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +30.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £156 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £305 £275
% change year-on-year -4.91% +10.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -21.05%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 195 269 245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.95% 14.49% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 150 150
Median daily rate £370 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £232 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £38.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.21% +130.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £36.00 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £40.70 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +7.50% -0.91%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

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 3 months to 28 May 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
Bolton - 2 £348 - 2
Oldham - 1 £175 - 1
MS Exchange
North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 42 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 34 (69.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (59.18%) Active Directory
4 26 (53.06%) Windows
5 23 (46.94%) Office 365
6 21 (42.86%) Windows Server
7 18 (36.73%) VMware
8 16 (32.65%) Skype for Business
9 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (26.53%) DNS
11 12 (24.49%) ITIL
11 12 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (18.37%) Skype
14 8 (16.33%) Citrix
14 8 (16.33%) Blackberry
14 8 (16.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (14.29%) Windows 7
15 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
15 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
16 6 (12.24%) IronPort
16 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2007
16 6 (12.24%) XenApp
16 6 (12.24%) Proofpoint
16 6 (12.24%) vSphere
16 6 (12.24%) Unified Communications
16 6 (12.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

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 34 (69.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (32.65%) Skype for Business
3 8 (16.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
7 2 (4.08%) Confluence
8 1 (2.04%) IBM Domino
8 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 23 (46.94%) Office 365
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.16%) Yammer
4 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) DNS
2 9 (18.37%) Skype
3 6 (12.24%) DHCP
3 6 (12.24%) Unified Communications
4 5 (10.20%) LAN
5 4 (8.16%) NAS
5 4 (8.16%) SAN
6 3 (6.12%) Internet
6 3 (6.12%) VoIP
6 3 (6.12%) WLAN
7 2 (4.08%) Firewall
8 1 (2.04%) 3G
8 1 (2.04%) 4G
8 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.04%) Network Security
8 1 (2.04%) VLAN
8 1 (2.04%) VPN
8 1 (2.04%) WAN
8 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) JIRA
General
1 4 (8.16%) Law
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Consultant
2 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Messaging Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Help Desk Officer
4 4 (8.16%) Messaging Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Data Centre Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (6.12%) Messaging Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Active Directory Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Messaging Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Blackberry
2 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (10.20%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.12%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (4.08%) iPhone
6 1 (2.04%) CMDB
6 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.04%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (53.06%) Windows
2 21 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.20%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.12%) Linux
8 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) ITIL
2 6 (12.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (10.20%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (10.20%) Identity Access Management
3 5 (10.20%) Password Management
4 4 (8.16%) Change Management
4 4 (8.16%) Compliance Management
4 4 (8.16%) DevOps
4 4 (8.16%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.12%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.12%) Security Patching
5 3 (6.12%) Service Management
6 2 (4.08%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.08%) Change Control
6 2 (4.08%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (4.08%) Project Management
7 1 (2.04%) Break/Fix
7 1 (2.04%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.04%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.20%) MCP
2 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.04%) CCNA
5 1 (2.04%) CCSP
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (59.18%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.24%) vSphere
3 6 (12.24%) XenApp
4 3 (6.12%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.08%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.73%) VMware
3 8 (16.33%) Citrix
4 6 (12.24%) IronPort
4 6 (12.24%) Proofpoint
4 6 (12.24%) Symantec
5 5 (10.20%) Adobe
5 5 (10.20%) Intel
5 5 (10.20%) RightFax
6 4 (8.16%) ServiceNow
7 3 (6.12%) CommVault
7 3 (6.12%) IBM
7 3 (6.12%) NetApp
8 2 (4.08%) Atlassian
8 2 (4.08%) HP
8 2 (4.08%) Polycom
9 1 (2.04%) Cisco
9 1 (2.04%) Lotus
9 1 (2.04%) Nokia
9 1 (2.04%) Webroot
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