Period
to 21 October 2017

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 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 97 95
Rank change year-on-year +20 -2 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 60 61 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.11% 1.67% 1.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.48% 11.30% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 37 30
Manchester median daily rate £325 £290 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.07% -6.45% +21.57%
10th Percentile £103 £126 £199
90th Percentile £476 £550 £398
North West median daily rate £280 £308 £255
% change year-on-year -8.94% +20.59% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
Manchester median hourly rate £15.69 £20.73 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.31% +33.74% +3.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £16.20 £11.33
90th Percentile £168.75 £20.73 £23.83
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £14.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year -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 445 540 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.67% 14.79% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 339 372
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.37% +21.36%
10th Percentile £180 £213 £228
90th Percentile £600 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £386 £400 £414
% change year-on-year -3.44% -3.32% +27.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 24
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.68% +22.41% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.61 £14.44 £11.00
90th Percentile £128.75 £38.75 £25.93
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £15.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year +77.05% -9.44% +0.54%

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 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017. 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 +13 7 £163 - 2
Altrincham - 4 £275 - 2
Bolton -1 3 £400 +19.40%
Rochdale - 3 - -
Oldham - 2 £140 - 2
MS Exchange
North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 44 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 43 (71.67%) Active Directory
3 41 (68.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (61.67%) Windows
5 29 (48.33%) Office 365
5 29 (48.33%) Windows Server
6 25 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
7 21 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (30.00%) ITIL
8 18 (30.00%) VMware
8 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (28.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (28.33%) DNS
10 16 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (25.00%) Windows 7
12 14 (23.33%) DHCP
13 13 (21.67%) LAN
14 11 (18.33%) Blackberry
14 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (18.33%) Skype for Business
15 10 (16.67%) Skype
15 10 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 10 (16.67%) VoIP
16 9 (15.00%) WAN
16 9 (15.00%) Unified Communications
16 9 (15.00%) Windows 10
17 8 (13.33%) Data Centre
17 8 (13.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 8 (13.33%) Proofpoint

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 41 (68.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (18.33%) Skype for Business
4 10 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.67%) Confluence
8 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.67%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 25 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (48.33%) Office 365
2 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.67%) Yammer
4 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.33%) DNS
2 14 (23.33%) DHCP
3 13 (21.67%) LAN
4 10 (16.67%) Skype
4 10 (16.67%) VoIP
5 9 (15.00%) Unified Communications
5 9 (15.00%) WAN
6 8 (13.33%) VPN
7 7 (11.67%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (8.33%) Firewall
8 5 (8.33%) Internet
8 5 (8.33%) NAS
9 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
10 3 (5.00%) ISDN
10 3 (5.00%) PPTP
10 3 (5.00%) SAN
11 2 (3.33%) 3G
11 2 (3.33%) 4G
11 2 (3.33%) ADSL
11 2 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MorphX
2 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.00%) Law
3 2 (3.33%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.67%) Finance
4 1 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Analyst
2 7 (11.67%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
2 7 (11.67%) Support Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) IT Support
4 5 (8.33%) Consultant
4 5 (8.33%) Exchange Support
4 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Help Desk Officer
5 4 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Office 365 Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) .NET
1 3 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Blackberry
2 8 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 7 (11.67%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (8.33%) iPhone
5 4 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (5.00%) Replication
6 3 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (3.33%) CMDB
7 2 (3.33%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.67%) BYOD
8 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.67%) iPad
8 1 (1.67%) Life Science
8 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (61.67%) Windows
2 29 (48.33%) Windows Server
3 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (15.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (6.67%) Android
6 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) ITIL
2 7 (11.67%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (11.67%) Identity Access Management
2 7 (11.67%) Password Management
3 5 (8.33%) Migration
4 4 (6.67%) Change Management
4 4 (6.67%) Compliance Management
4 4 (6.67%) DevOps
4 4 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.00%) Break/Fix
5 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.00%) Project Management
5 3 (5.00%) Workflow
6 2 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.33%) Information Management
6 2 (3.33%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.00%) X++
3 2 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (13.33%) MCP
3 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.33%) MCSE
4 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.33%) MCITP
7 1 (1.67%) CCNA
7 1 (1.67%) CCSP
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 43 (71.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (28.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (3.33%) XenApp
6 1 (1.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (8.33%) SCCM
3 4 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.67%) SafeCom
4 1 (1.67%) SCOM
4 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 18 (30.00%) VMware
3 8 (13.33%) Proofpoint
3 8 (13.33%) Symantec
4 7 (11.67%) Cisco
4 7 (11.67%) Citrix
5 5 (8.33%) Adobe
5 5 (8.33%) Dell
5 5 (8.33%) HP
6 4 (6.67%) ServiceNow
6 4 (6.67%) Synology
6 4 (6.67%) Veeam
7 3 (5.00%) Avaya
7 3 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.00%) SonicWALL
8 2 (3.33%) Lotus
8 2 (3.33%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (1.67%) IronPort
9 1 (1.67%) Snow
9 1 (1.67%) Xerox