Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 131 123
Rank change year-on-year +24 -8 -35
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 101 104 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.78% 1.53% 1.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.35% 9.47% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 54 70
North West median daily rate £280 £313 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.40% +10.62% +2.73%
10th Percentile £107 £140 £130
90th Percentile £475 £550 £438
England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 24
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.01 £9.79
90th Percentile £97.38 £20.73 £28.38
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.23% -3.64%

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 890 1098 1360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.64% 16.13% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 697 786
North West median daily rate £395 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% -6.06% +25.00%
10th Percentile £231 £261 £254
90th Percentile £596 £555 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 68
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -14.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £20.73 £35.75
England median hourly rate £20.44 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.18% +2.56% +8.33%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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
Manchester +7 45 £198 -33.33% 15
Cheshire +20 30 £288 -27.90% 9
Merseyside +5 13 £125 -60.00% 2
Cumbria +1 7 £400 +60.00% 2
Lancashire +10 5 £238 +55.74% 2
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 82 (81.19%) Active Directory
2 70 (69.31%) Windows
3 56 (55.45%) Microsoft
4 54 (53.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 49 (48.51%) Office 365
6 45 (44.55%) Windows Server
7 41 (40.59%) VMware
8 31 (30.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 30 (29.70%) Citrix
9 30 (29.70%) Microsoft Office
9 30 (29.70%) Windows 7
10 29 (28.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (28.71%) DNS
11 26 (25.74%) ITIL
12 25 (24.75%) SharePoint
13 24 (23.76%) DHCP
13 24 (23.76%) Skype for Business
14 23 (22.77%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (19.80%) Security Cleared
16 19 (18.81%) LAN
17 18 (17.82%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (17.82%) Migration
18 17 (16.83%) SC Cleared
19 16 (15.84%) SCCM
19 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
19 16 (15.84%) Cisco
20 15 (14.85%) Hyper-V
21 14 (13.86%) PowerShell
21 14 (13.86%) SQL Server

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 54 (53.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 31 (30.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 25 (24.75%) SharePoint
4 24 (23.76%) Skype for Business
5 11 (10.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.97%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.98%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.98%) IIS
9 1 (0.99%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 30 (29.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (48.51%) Office 365
2 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (4.95%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.99%) PaaS
6 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (28.71%) DNS
2 24 (23.76%) DHCP
3 19 (18.81%) LAN
4 13 (12.87%) VoIP
4 13 (12.87%) WAN
5 12 (11.88%) Firewall
5 12 (11.88%) Skype
6 11 (10.89%) NAS
7 10 (9.90%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (8.91%) SAN
9 8 (7.92%) VPN
10 7 (6.93%) ISDN
11 6 (5.94%) ADSL
12 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
13 4 (3.96%) 3G
13 4 (3.96%) 4G
13 4 (3.96%) Junos
13 4 (3.96%) MPLS
13 4 (3.96%) Unified Communications
14 3 (2.97%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.99%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (0.99%) OLAP
3 1 (0.99%) OLTP
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.99%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MorphX
2 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (7.92%) Local Government
2 5 (4.95%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.97%) Finance
4 2 (1.98%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.99%) Law
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.99%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (21.78%) Analyst
2 15 (14.85%) Support Analyst
3 10 (9.90%) Desktop Support
4 9 (8.91%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (7.92%) Consultant
5 8 (7.92%) IT Analyst
5 8 (7.92%) IT Support
6 7 (6.93%) Exchange Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Exchange Support
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Administrator
7 6 (5.94%) IT Support Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (4.95%) Office 365 Consultant
8 5 (4.95%) Office 365 Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) .NET
1 3 (2.97%) Web Services
2 2 (1.98%) Velocity
3 1 (0.99%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.90%) PKI
3 9 (8.91%) Replication
4 7 (6.93%) Blackberry
5 5 (4.95%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.96%) CMDB
6 4 (3.96%) iPhone
7 3 (2.97%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.97%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (2.97%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.98%) BYOD
8 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.98%) Life Science
8 2 (1.98%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.99%) iPad
9 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 70 (69.31%) Windows
2 45 (44.55%) Windows Server
3 30 (29.70%) Windows 7
4 29 (28.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (9.90%) Windows 10
8 9 (8.91%) Android
9 5 (4.95%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.96%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.98%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.74%) ITIL
2 18 (17.82%) Migration
3 8 (7.92%) Change Management
3 8 (7.92%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (4.95%) Break/Fix
4 5 (4.95%) PRINCE2
4 5 (4.95%) Server Building
5 4 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.96%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (3.96%) Problem Management
5 4 (3.96%) Runbook
5 4 (3.96%) Service Management
6 3 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.97%) Identity Management
6 3 (2.97%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (2.97%) Workflow
7 2 (1.98%) Password Management
7 2 (1.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.86%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.95%) SQL
3 3 (2.97%) X++
4 1 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.99%) VB
4 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (19.80%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (16.83%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.92%) MCSE
5 6 (5.94%) MCITP
6 5 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.95%) MCSA
7 4 (3.96%) CCIE
7 4 (3.96%) CCNA
7 4 (3.96%) CCNP
7 4 (3.96%) JNCIA
7 4 (3.96%) MCP
8 3 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.97%) Degree
8 3 (2.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.99%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.99%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.99%) GxP
System Software
1 82 (81.19%) Active Directory
2 23 (22.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (14.85%) Hyper-V
4 11 (10.89%) XenApp
5 7 (6.93%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.97%) XenServer
8 2 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.98%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.98%) vSphere
9 1 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.99%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (15.84%) SCCM
2 8 (7.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (5.94%) SCOM
3 6 (5.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.96%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.97%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.97%) WSUS
6 2 (1.98%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.99%) SafeCom
7 1 (0.99%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 56 (55.45%) Microsoft
2 41 (40.59%) VMware
3 30 (29.70%) Citrix
4 16 (15.84%) Cisco
5 10 (9.90%) HP
6 7 (6.93%) Symantec
6 7 (6.93%) Veeam
7 5 (4.95%) Dell
7 5 (4.95%) Juniper
8 4 (3.96%) Adobe
8 4 (3.96%) AppSense
8 4 (3.96%) Avaya
8 4 (3.96%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.96%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.96%) Synology
9 3 (2.97%) Proofpoint
9 3 (2.97%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.98%) Capita
10 2 (1.98%) Nokia
10 2 (1.98%) Polycom