Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 76 100
Rank change year-on-year -57 +24 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 88 132 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.43% 2.32% 1.98%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.76% 15.26% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 91 80
North West median daily rate £280 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -7.69% +39.04%
10th Percentile £210 £113 £174
90th Percentile £386 £475 £460
England median daily rate £300 £313 £320
% change year-on-year -4.00% -2.34% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 21
North West median hourly rate £26.25 £16.00 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.06% +11.58% +2.43%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.15 £11.90
90th Percentile £45.30 £50.55 £20.73
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year +15.15% +10.52% -18.19%

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 902 865 1,291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.68% 15.19% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 540 752
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £231
90th Percentile £588 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 44 60
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £16.00 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.44% -21.53% +7.32%
10th Percentile £11.95 £10.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.50 £38.60 £41.93
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.22 £19.72
% change year-on-year -1.08% +2.54% +3.78%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -35 45 £288 -16.67% 30
Cheshire -13 33 £280 -5.08% 22
Merseyside -1 4 £325 +160.00%
Lancashire -15 4 £388 -8.82% 2
Cumbria -14 1 £400 +77.78% 1
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 60 (68.18%) Active Directory
1 60 (68.18%) Office 365
2 56 (63.64%) Windows
3 48 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 43 (48.86%) Windows Server
5 38 (43.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (37.50%) VMware
7 32 (36.36%) Skype for Business
8 30 (34.09%) Citrix
9 27 (30.68%) SQL Server
9 27 (30.68%) Migration
9 27 (30.68%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (29.55%) SCCM
10 26 (29.55%) ITIL
11 24 (27.27%) Cisco
12 23 (26.14%) XenApp
13 21 (23.86%) LAN
13 21 (23.86%) WAN
13 21 (23.86%) SQL
13 21 (23.86%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (22.73%) DNS
15 19 (21.59%) Exchange Server 2013
16 18 (20.45%) Skype
16 18 (20.45%) PowerShell
16 18 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (19.32%) Hyper-V
18 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
18 16 (18.18%) Data Centre
19 15 (17.05%) PKI
19 15 (17.05%) DHCP

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 38 (43.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 32 (36.36%) Skype for Business
3 19 (21.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (14.77%) SharePoint
5 11 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (5.68%) IIS
8 4 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (3.41%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 60 (68.18%) Office 365
2 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (11.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.41%) IaaS
5 3 (3.41%) SaaS
6 1 (1.14%) G Suite
6 1 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.86%) LAN
1 21 (23.86%) WAN
2 20 (22.73%) DNS
3 18 (20.45%) Skype
4 15 (17.05%) DHCP
5 9 (10.23%) SAN
6 6 (6.82%) Firewall
7 5 (5.68%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (4.55%) VoIP
9 2 (2.27%) DMZ
9 2 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.27%) SMTP
9 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.14%) DKIM
10 1 (1.14%) DMARC
10 1 (1.14%) MPLS
10 1 (1.14%) Network Security
10 1 (1.14%) SMS
10 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (15.91%) Local Government
2 7 (7.95%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.27%) Back Office
5 1 (1.14%) Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (17.05%) Server Engineer
3 10 (11.36%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) Administrator
5 7 (7.95%) Network Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) Office 365 Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Senior Windows Administrator
6 6 (6.82%) Windows Administrator
7 5 (5.68%) Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) SCCM Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) IT Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Messaging Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Field Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 15 (17.05%) PKI
3 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.68%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.68%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.68%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.41%) Clustering
5 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 56 (63.64%) Windows
2 43 (48.86%) Windows Server
3 21 (23.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (13.64%) Windows 10
6 12 (13.64%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.41%) Linux
8 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.14%) AIX
9 1 (1.14%) Android
9 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.68%) Migration
2 26 (29.55%) ITIL
3 13 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (11.36%) Server Building
5 7 (7.95%) Change Management
5 7 (7.95%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.68%) BCP
6 5 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.68%) ITSM
6 5 (5.68%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (4.55%) High Availability
7 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (4.55%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.55%) Service Management
8 3 (3.41%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.41%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.41%) Test Planning
8 3 (3.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.86%) SQL
2 18 (20.45%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.09%) VBScript
4 6 (6.82%) VB
5 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (5.68%) MCITP
3 4 (4.55%) CCNA
4 3 (3.41%) MCSA
4 3 (3.41%) MCSE
5 2 (2.27%) CCNP
5 2 (2.27%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.14%) CCDP
6 1 (1.14%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.14%) CISM
6 1 (1.14%) CISSP
6 1 (1.14%) HP ASE
6 1 (1.14%) MCDST
6 1 (1.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) GDPR
3 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 60 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 27 (30.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (26.14%) XenApp
4 17 (19.32%) Hyper-V
5 14 (15.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 10 (11.36%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (11.36%) vSphere
7 9 (10.23%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (9.09%) XenDesktop
9 5 (5.68%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (3.41%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (3.41%) XenServer
11 2 (2.27%) Terminal Services
12 1 (1.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (29.55%) SCCM
2 14 (15.91%) SCOM
3 12 (13.64%) WSUS
4 8 (9.09%) vCenter Server
5 6 (6.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (4.55%) HP SIM
7 4 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (4.55%) SmoothWall
8 3 (3.41%) Backup Exec
8 3 (3.41%) MaaS360
8 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (3.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (3.41%) vMotion
9 2 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
10 1 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 33 (37.50%) VMware
3 30 (34.09%) Citrix
4 24 (27.27%) Cisco
5 8 (9.09%) HP
5 8 (9.09%) McAfee
6 7 (7.95%) Avaya
7 5 (5.68%) Clearswift
7 5 (5.68%) Dell
7 5 (5.68%) IBM
7 5 (5.68%) Symantec
7 5 (5.68%) Teradici
8 4 (4.55%) arcserve
8 4 (4.55%) IronPort
9 3 (3.41%) Altiris
9 3 (3.41%) Lotus
10 2 (2.27%) Ivanti
10 2 (2.27%) Kaspersky
10 2 (2.27%) Sophos
10 2 (2.27%) Veeam