Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 89 130
Rank change year-on-year -8 +41 -17
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 136 119 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.30% 2.12% 1.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.38% 13.77% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 84 59
North West median daily rate £278 £280 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.89% -8.20% +19.61%
10th Percentile £134 £110 £138
90th Percentile £364 £475 £550
England median daily rate £315 £313 £321
% change year-on-year +0.80% -2.65% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 16
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -5.79% -0.93%
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.00 £12.70
90th Percentile £27.35 £111.65 £20.73
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.49 £16.15
% change year-on-year -5.66% +8.30% -2.12%

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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 884 864 1,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.94% 15.40% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 544 740
North West median daily rate £400 £386 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% -3.01% -4.32%
10th Percentile £190 £227 £252
90th Percentile £604 £575 £550
England median daily rate £464 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 48
North West median hourly rate £22.83 £27.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.46% +77.05% -9.87%
10th Percentile £12.01 £11.13 £11.70
90th Percentile £132.00 £47.50 £33.18
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.60% +4.78% +5.26%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in the North West

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in the North West

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in the North West over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in the North West

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in the North West

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in the North West over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Exchange in the North West

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Manchester -6 71 £300 -7.69% 23
Cheshire +6 42 £280 -2.61% 8
Merseyside +5 14 £181 +45.00% 7
Lancashire -24 4 £160 -46.67% 4
Cumbria -8 1 £400 - 1
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 90 (66.18%) Windows
2 86 (63.24%) Office 365
3 84 (61.76%) Active Directory
4 76 (55.88%) Microsoft
5 68 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 55 (40.44%) Windows Server
7 38 (27.94%) VMware
8 34 (25.00%) Citrix
9 33 (24.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 33 (24.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 33 (24.26%) Windows 10
10 32 (23.53%) Skype for Business
10 32 (23.53%) DNS
10 32 (23.53%) SharePoint
11 31 (22.79%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (22.06%) Windows 7
12 30 (22.06%) ITIL
12 30 (22.06%) SQL Server
13 28 (20.59%) Migration
14 27 (19.85%) SCCM
15 26 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
15 26 (19.12%) Skype
15 26 (19.12%) LAN
15 26 (19.12%) WAN
15 26 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
16 24 (17.65%) Cisco
17 22 (16.18%) DHCP
18 21 (15.44%) PowerShell
19 20 (14.71%) Hyper-V

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 68 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 33 (24.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 32 (23.53%) SharePoint
3 32 (23.53%) Skype for Business
4 15 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (9.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.21%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.47%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.74%) IIS
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 86 (63.24%) Office 365
2 26 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (8.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.21%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.47%) IaaS
6 2 (1.47%) SaaS
7 1 (0.74%) G Suite
7 1 (0.74%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (23.53%) DNS
2 26 (19.12%) LAN
2 26 (19.12%) Skype
2 26 (19.12%) WAN
3 22 (16.18%) DHCP
4 12 (8.82%) Firewall
5 9 (6.62%) SAN
6 5 (3.68%) Internet
6 5 (3.68%) SMTP
7 4 (2.94%) Intranet
7 4 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.94%) VPN
8 3 (2.21%) DMZ
8 3 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.47%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.47%) PSTN
9 2 (1.47%) SMS
9 2 (1.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (22.06%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.03%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (6.62%) Finance
2 8 (5.88%) Local Government
3 7 (5.15%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.47%) Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Back Office
5 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Law
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (21.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (11.03%) Analyst
3 12 (8.82%) Support Engineer
3 12 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (8.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (8.09%) Administrator
4 11 (8.09%) Office 365 Engineer
5 9 (6.62%) Server Engineer
5 9 (6.62%) Service Analyst
5 9 (6.62%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (5.15%) Messaging Engineer
7 7 (5.15%) Network Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Exchange Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Field Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Senior Windows Administrator
8 6 (4.41%) SharePoint Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Windows Administrator
9 5 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.56%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.35%) PKI
3 8 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.41%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.68%) Fat Client
5 5 (3.68%) Smartphone
5 5 (3.68%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.21%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.47%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.47%) iPhone
7 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.74%) Clustering
8 1 (0.74%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.74%) iPad
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.74%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 90 (66.18%) Windows
2 55 (40.44%) Windows Server
3 33 (24.26%) Windows 10
4 30 (22.06%) Windows 7
5 19 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (9.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (5.15%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.68%) Android
9 5 (3.68%) Linux
10 4 (2.94%) Windows Phone
11 3 (2.21%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.74%) AIX
12 1 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.74%) Solaris
12 1 (0.74%) Unix
12 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (22.06%) ITIL
3 28 (20.59%) Migration
4 26 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (7.35%) ITSM
6 7 (5.15%) Data Protection
6 7 (5.15%) Server Building
7 6 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (4.41%) ITIL V3
8 5 (3.68%) BCP
8 5 (3.68%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.94%) Case Management
9 4 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (2.21%) Decision-Making
10 3 (2.21%) Email Filtering
10 3 (2.21%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.44%) PowerShell
2 19 (13.97%) SQL
3 7 (5.15%) VBScript
4 6 (4.41%) VB
5 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (6.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 8 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.68%) MCITP
3 5 (3.68%) MCSA
3 5 (3.68%) MCSE
4 2 (1.47%) CCNA
4 2 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.47%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (1.47%) Degree
4 2 (1.47%) MCDST
4 2 (1.47%) MCP
4 2 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.74%) GNVQ
5 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.41%) SLA
2 5 (3.68%) GDPR
3 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 84 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 31 (22.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.71%) Hyper-V
4 17 (12.50%) XenApp
5 10 (7.35%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (7.35%) XenDesktop
6 8 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (5.88%) vSphere
7 5 (3.68%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (3.68%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (2.94%) XenServer
9 3 (2.21%) Xen
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 27 (19.85%) SCCM
2 14 (10.29%) SCOM
3 8 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (5.15%) WSUS
5 6 (4.41%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (2.21%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.47%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.47%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.47%) MaaS360
8 2 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.74%) Nagios
9 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.74%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 76 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 38 (27.94%) VMware
3 34 (25.00%) Citrix
4 24 (17.65%) Cisco
5 9 (6.62%) McAfee
6 6 (4.41%) Avaya
6 6 (4.41%) HP
6 6 (4.41%) Symantec
7 5 (3.68%) Clearswift
7 5 (3.68%) Teradici
8 4 (2.94%) Apple
8 4 (2.94%) IronPort
8 4 (2.94%) Lotus
8 4 (2.94%) Trustwave
8 4 (2.94%) Veeam
9 3 (2.21%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.21%) Nortel
9 3 (2.21%) Polycom
9 3 (2.21%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.21%) Splunk