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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 68 82
Rank change year-on-year -14 +14  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 49 97 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.88% 2.49% 2.05%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.16% 14.14% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 34
Median daily rate £300 £338 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +29.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £204 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £449 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 14
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £10.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £33.00 £25.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 403 686 589
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.49% 17.63% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 380 290
Median daily rate £360 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 34
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.54 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.01% +33.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

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 30 March 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
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 30 March 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 +9 20 £330 +10.00% 17
Merseyside +7 11 £200 +5.26% 4
Cheshire +8 10 £350 -17.64% 11
Cumbria - 5 £220 - 2
Lancashire -4 2 - - 2
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 57 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 56 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 54 (64.29%) Windows
4 43 (51.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (51.19%) Windows Server
5 34 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (39.29%) VMware
7 28 (33.33%) Citrix
7 28 (33.33%) Office 365
8 27 (32.14%) ITIL
9 23 (27.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (21.43%) Windows 7
11 17 (20.24%) DNS
11 17 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (20.24%) PowerShell
12 16 (19.05%) Skype for Business
12 16 (19.05%) MS Office
13 15 (17.86%) SAN
13 15 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007
14 14 (16.67%) NAS
15 13 (15.48%) Firewall
15 13 (15.48%) MS Excel
15 13 (15.48%) XenApp
16 12 (14.29%) MCSE
16 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (14.29%) Cisco
17 11 (13.10%) HP
17 11 (13.10%) LAN
17 11 (13.10%) SCCM

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 43 (51.19%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (19.05%) Skype for Business
3 15 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (10.71%) SharePoint
6 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (5.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (5.95%) IIS
8 2 (2.38%) CICS
8 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (19.05%) MS Office
2 13 (15.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.19%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 28 (33.33%) Office 365
2 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.19%) IaaS
5 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.19%) PaaS
5 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.24%) DNS
2 15 (17.86%) SAN
3 14 (16.67%) NAS
4 13 (15.48%) Firewall
5 11 (13.10%) LAN
6 7 (8.33%) DHCP
6 7 (8.33%) WAN
7 6 (7.14%) Skype
8 4 (4.76%) Internet
8 4 (4.76%) VLAN
8 4 (4.76%) WLAN
9 3 (3.57%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (2.38%) SMTP
10 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.38%) VPN
10 2 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.19%) 3G
11 1 (1.19%) DMZ
11 1 (1.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.19%) MS Access
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
1 8 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.38%) Local Government
2 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.19%) Back Office
3 1 (1.19%) Law
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
3 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (21.43%) Analyst
2 14 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (9.52%) Administrator
3 8 (9.52%) Consultant
4 7 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.14%) IT Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Active Directory Support
6 5 (5.95%) Exchange Support
6 5 (5.95%) Messaging Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Service Desk Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
8 3 (3.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 3 (3.57%) Exchange Architect
8 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.52%) Life Science
2 8 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.57%) Clustering
4 3 (3.57%) PKI
5 2 (2.38%) Replication
6 1 (1.19%) CMDB
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.19%) EPoS
6 1 (1.19%) iPhone
6 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 54 (64.29%) Windows
2 43 (51.19%) Windows Server
3 34 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (27.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 11 (13.10%) Windows 10
7 9 (10.71%) Linux
8 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.76%) Solaris
9 4 (4.76%) Unix
10 3 (3.57%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (2.38%) AIX
11 2 (2.38%) Android
11 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.38%) HPUX
12 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.14%) ITIL
2 9 (10.71%) Change Management
3 8 (9.52%) Migration
4 6 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (7.14%) Service Management
5 4 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (4.76%) Data Centre Operations
5 4 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.57%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.57%) Security Patching
7 2 (2.38%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.38%) CRM
7 2 (2.38%) DevOps
7 2 (2.38%) Email Migration
7 2 (2.38%) ERP
7 2 (2.38%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.38%) Release Management
7 2 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.24%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.57%) VB
2 3 (3.57%) VBScript
3 2 (2.38%) SQL
3 2 (2.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) MCSE
1 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.14%) MCP
2 6 (7.14%) MCSA
3 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.57%) RHCE
6 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.38%) MCITP
7 1 (1.19%) CCNA
7 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) GxP
System Software
1 57 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 17 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.48%) XenApp
4 6 (7.14%) vSphere
5 5 (5.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (5.95%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.57%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.38%) VMware GSX
8 1 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (13.10%) SCCM
2 5 (5.95%) Backup Exec
2 5 (5.95%) SCOM
3 4 (4.76%) NetBackup
3 4 (4.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (4.76%) WSUS
4 3 (3.57%) AirWatch
4 3 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.38%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (2.38%) MOM
5 2 (2.38%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.19%) DameWare
6 1 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 56 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 33 (39.29%) VMware
3 28 (33.33%) Citrix
4 12 (14.29%) Cisco
5 11 (13.10%) HP
6 10 (11.90%) NetApp
7 8 (9.52%) IronPort
7 8 (9.52%) Polycom
8 7 (8.33%) Symantec
9 6 (7.14%) SolarWinds
10 5 (5.95%) Intel
10 5 (5.95%) RightFax
11 4 (4.76%) Dell
11 4 (4.76%) F5
11 4 (4.76%) Oracle
11 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
11 4 (4.76%) Remedy
11 4 (4.76%) Webroot
12 3 (3.57%) CommVault
12 3 (3.57%) IBM
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