Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 87 90
Rank change year-on-year +16 +3 -25
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 63 65 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.20% 1.76% 1.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.88% 11.84% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 30
Manchester median daily rate £350 £300 £284
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.73% +26.11%
10th Percentile £104 £153 £203
90th Percentile £475 £550 £349
North West median daily rate £300 £336 £230
% change year-on-year -10.78% +46.20% -13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Manchester median hourly rate £14.00 £20.73 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.47% +33.74% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.87 £16.72 £11.47
90th Percentile £168.75 £20.73 £20.85
North West median hourly rate £14.75 £14.34 £14.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -1.10% -13.43%

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 454 549 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.82% 14.85% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 324 333
Manchester median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £170 £208 £213
90th Percentile £546 £525 £538
North West median daily rate £375 £389 £400
% change year-on-year -3.54% -2.81% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 16
Manchester median hourly rate £18.75 £25.13 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.38% +64.77% -6.15%
10th Percentile £10.24 £15.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £131.63 £56.73 £21.88
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £19.45 £17.50
% change year-on-year -17.72% +11.11% -4.25%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 23 August 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
Bolton -1 7 £350 +4.48%
Stockport +4 4 £195 - 2
Oldham - 2 £140 - 1
Rochdale - 2 - - 1
Altrincham - 1 £300 -
MS Exchange
North West

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 52 (82.54%) Microsoft
2 43 (68.25%) Active Directory
3 42 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (55.56%) Windows
5 27 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 26 (41.27%) Office 365
7 22 (34.92%) Microsoft Office
7 22 (34.92%) VMware
8 18 (28.57%) DNS
9 17 (26.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (26.98%) Skype for Business
9 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (23.81%) ITIL
12 14 (22.22%) DHCP
13 13 (20.63%) Windows 7
14 12 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
14 12 (19.05%) Skype
15 11 (17.46%) Citrix
15 11 (17.46%) Blackberry
15 11 (17.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 11 (17.46%) LAN
16 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
17 9 (14.29%) Unified Communications
17 9 (14.29%) Proofpoint
17 9 (14.29%) Windows 10
17 9 (14.29%) Data Centre
18 8 (12.70%) MCP
19 7 (11.11%) Symantec

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 42 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (26.98%) Skype for Business
3 12 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (17.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (3.17%) Confluence
8 1 (1.59%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (34.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (41.27%) Office 365
2 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.35%) Yammer
4 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.57%) DNS
2 14 (22.22%) DHCP
3 12 (19.05%) Skype
4 11 (17.46%) LAN
5 9 (14.29%) Unified Communications
6 7 (11.11%) NAS
6 7 (11.11%) VoIP
7 6 (9.52%) WAN
8 5 (7.94%) SAN
8 5 (7.94%) VPN
9 4 (6.35%) Internet
9 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
9 4 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (4.76%) PPTP
10 3 (4.76%) WLAN
11 2 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (1.59%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (1.59%) Firewall
12 1 (1.59%) ISDN
12 1 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MorphX
2 2 (3.17%) JIRA
2 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.94%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.35%) Law
3 2 (3.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Games
3 2 (3.17%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Analyst
2 9 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Consultant
4 7 (11.11%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Exchange Support
6 4 (6.35%) Help Desk Officer
6 4 (6.35%) IT Support
6 4 (6.35%) Messaging Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Blackberry
2 9 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 7 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (7.94%) iPhone
4 5 (7.94%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.76%) Replication
5 3 (4.76%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.59%) iPad
7 1 (1.59%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (55.56%) Windows
2 27 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (20.63%) Windows 7
6 9 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 4 (6.35%) Android
8 3 (4.76%) Linux
8 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) ITIL
2 7 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
2 7 (11.11%) Password Management
3 5 (7.94%) DevOps
3 5 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.35%) Change Management
4 4 (6.35%) Compliance Management
4 4 (6.35%) ITIL V3
4 4 (6.35%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.76%) Project Management
5 3 (4.76%) Service Management
5 3 (4.76%) Workflow
6 2 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.17%) Information Management
6 2 (3.17%) Migration
6 2 (3.17%) Security Patching
7 1 (1.59%) Change Control
7 1 (1.59%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.76%) X++
3 2 (3.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (12.70%) MCP
3 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) MCSE
6 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.59%) CCNA
7 1 (1.59%) CCSP
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.59%) MCITP
7 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 43 (68.25%) Active Directory
2 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.11%) XenApp
4 6 (9.52%) XenDesktop
5 5 (7.94%) vSphere
6 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
7 2 (3.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (7.94%) SCCM
3 3 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.59%) SafeCom
4 1 (1.59%) SCOM
4 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (82.54%) Microsoft
2 22 (34.92%) VMware
3 11 (17.46%) Citrix
4 9 (14.29%) Proofpoint
5 7 (11.11%) Symantec
6 5 (7.94%) Adobe
7 4 (6.35%) Cisco
7 4 (6.35%) ServiceNow
7 4 (6.35%) Synology
7 4 (6.35%) Veeam
8 3 (4.76%) Avaya
8 3 (4.76%) Dell
8 3 (4.76%) HP
8 3 (4.76%) IronPort
8 3 (4.76%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
9 2 (3.17%) CommVault
9 2 (3.17%) IBM
9 2 (3.17%) Intel
9 2 (3.17%) NetApp