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 3 months to 22 June 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
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 112 98
Rank change year-on-year +45 -14  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 73 49 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.49% 1.28% 1.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.46% 7.90% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 27 34
Median daily rate £300 £313 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +38.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £178 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £446 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £311 £275
% change year-on-year -3.47% +13.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.34 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.83% -16.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.99 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £14.67 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.39 £15.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +7.47% -21.79%  

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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 418 620 550
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.26% 16.13% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 375 314
Median daily rate £370 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.57% -24.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.49 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £36.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 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
Manchester +26 37 £425 +102.38% 17
Cheshire +28 16 £289 -25.48% 10
Merseyside -7 9 £125 -59.01% 4
Cumbria +6 6 £225 -10.00%
Lancashire +7 5 £485 +21.25% 6
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 North West region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 87 (72.50%) Active Directory
2 81 (67.50%) Microsoft
3 80 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 76 (63.33%) Windows
5 61 (50.83%) Windows Server
6 60 (50.00%) Office 365
7 45 (37.50%) VMware
8 40 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (30.83%) Citrix
10 35 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2013
11 34 (28.33%) Skype for Business
12 33 (27.50%) DNS
13 29 (24.17%) PowerShell
14 28 (23.33%) Windows 7
15 27 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 27 (22.50%) ITIL
16 24 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
17 23 (19.17%) Windows 10
18 20 (16.67%) SQL Server
18 20 (16.67%) DHCP
18 20 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
19 19 (15.83%) SharePoint
19 19 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
20 18 (15.00%) Security Cleared
21 17 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2007
21 17 (14.17%) Symantec
22 16 (13.33%) Cisco
22 16 (13.33%) Skype
23 15 (12.50%) Data Centre

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 80 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 35 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 34 (28.33%) Skype for Business
4 19 (15.83%) SharePoint
5 17 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (6.67%) IIS
8 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.50%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.67%) Apache
9 2 (1.67%) Confluence
10 1 (0.83%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.50%) Maximo
3 2 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 60 (50.00%) Office 365
2 20 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.33%) Yammer
6 2 (1.67%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.83%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (27.50%) DNS
2 20 (16.67%) DHCP
3 16 (13.33%) Skype
4 12 (10.00%) LAN
4 12 (10.00%) SAN
5 9 (7.50%) NAS
6 8 (6.67%) Firewall
6 8 (6.67%) Internet
7 7 (5.83%) Unified Communications
7 7 (5.83%) WAN
8 5 (4.17%) TCP/IP
8 5 (4.17%) VoIP
9 4 (3.33%) VPN
9 4 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.50%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.50%) VLAN
10 3 (2.50%) WLAN
11 2 (1.67%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.67%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.50%) DB2
4 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.83%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (0.83%) MS Access
6 1 (0.83%) OLAP
6 1 (0.83%) OLTP
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.83%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 10 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 8 (6.67%) Local Government
3 6 (5.00%) Finance
4 4 (3.33%) Law
5 2 (1.67%) Games
5 2 (1.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (20.83%) Analyst
2 12 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (9.17%) Consultant
4 8 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (6.67%) Administrator
4 8 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 8 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.83%) Desktop Support
5 7 (5.83%) Exchange Support
5 7 (5.83%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) Architect
6 6 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) Office 365 Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) IT Support
7 5 (4.17%) Messaging Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.67%) LAMP
1 2 (1.67%) Web Services
2 1 (0.83%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.83%) Blackberry
3 10 (8.33%) PKI
3 10 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (6.67%) Life Science
4 8 (6.67%) Replication
5 5 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.50%) AS400
6 3 (2.50%) Clustering
6 3 (2.50%) iPhone
6 3 (2.50%) iSeries
6 3 (2.50%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.50%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.83%) BYOD
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 76 (63.33%) Windows
2 61 (50.83%) Windows Server
3 40 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (23.33%) Windows 7
5 23 (19.17%) Windows 10
6 8 (6.67%) Linux
7 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.33%) Android
9 3 (2.50%) AIX
9 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.50%) Unix
9 3 (2.50%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.50%) zOS
10 2 (1.67%) CentOS
11 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.50%) ITIL
2 13 (10.83%) Migration
3 9 (7.50%) Change Management
3 9 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (5.83%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (5.83%) DevOps
4 7 (5.83%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (5.83%) Password Management
5 6 (5.00%) Service Management
6 5 (4.17%) CRM
6 5 (4.17%) ITIL V3
6 5 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (4.17%) Server Building
6 5 (4.17%) Task Automation
7 4 (3.33%) Compliance Management
7 4 (3.33%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (3.33%) Identity Management
7 4 (3.33%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.17%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.50%) SQL
3 1 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.83%) VB
3 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (11.67%) SC Cleared
4 13 (10.83%) MCP
5 7 (5.83%) MCSE
6 6 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (4.17%) MCSA
8 3 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.67%) CCNA
9 2 (1.67%) MCITP
10 1 (0.83%) CCSP
10 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.83%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.83%) GxP
System Software
1 87 (72.50%) Active Directory
2 27 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.50%) XenApp
4 9 (7.50%) vSphere
5 8 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.50%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.83%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (11.67%) SCCM
1 14 (11.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 10 (8.33%) SCOM
3 5 (4.17%) SCOrch
4 4 (3.33%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (3.33%) WSUS
5 3 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (2.50%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.50%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.67%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.67%) vMotion
7 1 (0.83%) DameWare
7 1 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.83%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 81 (67.50%) Microsoft
2 45 (37.50%) VMware
3 37 (30.83%) Citrix
4 17 (14.17%) Symantec
5 16 (13.33%) Cisco
6 10 (8.33%) HP
7 7 (5.83%) Polycom
7 7 (5.83%) Proofpoint
8 6 (5.00%) Dell
8 6 (5.00%) IronPort
9 5 (4.17%) Adobe
9 5 (4.17%) EMC
9 5 (4.17%) Intel
9 5 (4.17%) NetApp
9 5 (4.17%) Oracle
9 5 (4.17%) RightFax
9 5 (4.17%) SAP
9 5 (4.17%) Veeam
10 4 (3.33%) IBM
10 4 (3.33%) ServiceNow
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