Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 101 100
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1 -33
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 126 150 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.20% 1.95% 1.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.62% 11.65% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 73 77
North West median daily rate £300 £335 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.45% +45.65% -9.80%
10th Percentile £113 £163 £170
90th Percentile £475 £459 £493
England median daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 20
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £14.34 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.09% +2.43% -13.85%
10th Percentile £10.95 £11.52 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.55 £20.73 £22.78
England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.79% -17.14% +6.06%

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 862 1288 1154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.03% 16.76% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 759 647
North West median daily rate £375 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% -0.65% +17.42%
10th Percentile £234 £231 £213
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
England median daily rate £448 £425 £394
% change year-on-year +5.29% +7.94% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 52 57
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £20.39 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.53% -2.90% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £39.80 £45.33 £51.75
England median hourly rate £19.97 £20.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year -0.15% +2.68% +11.30%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +9 58 £350 +30.84% 18
Cheshire +18 31 £295 -26.25% 12
Merseyside -4 17 £125 -59.02% 3
Cumbria +13 11 £225 -10.00%
Lancashire +3 8 £425 +6.25% 3
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 91 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 85 (67.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 81 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 81 (64.29%) Windows
4 65 (51.59%) Windows Server
5 63 (50.00%) Office 365
6 47 (37.30%) VMware
7 44 (34.92%) Citrix
8 41 (32.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 39 (30.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (30.95%) Skype for Business
9 39 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (25.40%) Windows 7
10 32 (25.40%) DNS
11 29 (23.02%) VMware Infrastructure
12 28 (22.22%) ITIL
13 27 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
13 27 (21.43%) PowerShell
14 25 (19.84%) SharePoint
15 24 (19.05%) SQL Server
15 24 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
16 23 (18.25%) DHCP
17 22 (17.46%) Windows 10
18 21 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
19 19 (15.08%) Symantec
19 19 (15.08%) Migration
19 19 (15.08%) XenApp
19 19 (15.08%) Security Cleared
19 19 (15.08%) Skype
20 18 (14.29%) Cisco

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 85 (67.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 41 (32.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 39 (30.95%) Skype for Business
4 25 (19.84%) SharePoint
5 17 (13.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (7.14%) IIS
8 7 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.59%) Apache
10 2 (1.59%) Confluence
11 1 (0.79%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.38%) Maximo
3 2 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 63 (50.00%) Office 365
2 24 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.97%) OneDrive
5 4 (3.17%) Yammer
6 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (25.40%) DNS
2 23 (18.25%) DHCP
3 19 (15.08%) Skype
4 15 (11.90%) LAN
5 14 (11.11%) SAN
6 12 (9.52%) NAS
7 10 (7.94%) WAN
8 9 (7.14%) Firewall
8 9 (7.14%) Unified Communications
9 8 (6.35%) Internet
10 6 (4.76%) TCP/IP
10 6 (4.76%) VoIP
11 5 (3.97%) VPN
11 5 (3.97%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (3.17%) IP Telephony
13 3 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (2.38%) PPTP
13 3 (2.38%) VLAN
13 3 (2.38%) WLAN
14 2 (1.59%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.38%) DB2
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (0.79%) MS Access
6 1 (0.79%) OLAP
6 1 (0.79%) OLTP
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.79%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 12 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 10 (7.94%) Local Government
3 4 (3.17%) Finance
3 4 (3.17%) Law
4 2 (1.59%) Games
4 2 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (21.43%) Analyst
2 12 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (7.94%) Consultant
4 9 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
5 8 (6.35%) Administrator
5 8 (6.35%) Office 365 Engineer
5 8 (6.35%) Service Analyst
5 8 (6.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (6.35%) Support Analyst
5 8 (6.35%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 7 (5.56%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Architect
7 6 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (4.76%) Server Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) IT Support
8 5 (3.97%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.59%) LAMP
1 2 (1.59%) Web Services
2 1 (0.79%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.49%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.90%) Blackberry
3 12 (9.52%) PKI
4 10 (7.94%) Replication
5 9 (7.14%) Life Science
5 9 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.97%) iPhone
8 3 (2.38%) AS400
8 3 (2.38%) Clustering
8 3 (2.38%) iSeries
8 3 (2.38%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.38%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.79%) BYOD
9 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.79%) iPad
9 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 81 (64.29%) Windows
2 65 (51.59%) Windows Server
3 39 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (30.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (25.40%) Windows 7
5 22 (17.46%) Windows 10
6 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (6.35%) Linux
8 7 (5.56%) Android
9 4 (3.17%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.17%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.38%) AIX
10 3 (2.38%) Unix
10 3 (2.38%) zOS
11 2 (1.59%) CentOS
12 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.22%) ITIL
2 19 (15.08%) Migration
3 10 (7.94%) Change Management
4 8 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (5.56%) DevOps
5 7 (5.56%) Identity Access Management
5 7 (5.56%) Password Management
5 7 (5.56%) Server Building
6 6 (4.76%) Service Management
7 5 (3.97%) CRM
7 5 (3.97%) Identity Management
7 5 (3.97%) ITIL V3
7 5 (3.97%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (3.97%) Task Automation
8 4 (3.17%) Compliance Management
8 4 (3.17%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (2.38%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.38%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.79%) VB
3 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (15.08%) Security Cleared
3 15 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 14 (11.11%) MCP
5 9 (7.14%) MCSE
6 6 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (3.97%) MCSA
8 4 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.17%) MCITP
9 3 (2.38%) CCNA
10 2 (1.59%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.79%) CCIE
11 1 (0.79%) CCNP
11 1 (0.79%) CCSP
11 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.79%) GxP
System Software
1 91 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 29 (23.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (15.08%) XenApp
4 11 (8.73%) Hyper-V
5 9 (7.14%) vSphere
6 7 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.97%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.79%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (11.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 14 (11.11%) SCCM
3 12 (9.52%) SCOM
4 5 (3.97%) AirWatch
4 5 (3.97%) SCOrch
4 5 (3.97%) WSUS
5 4 (3.17%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (3.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.38%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.38%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (2.38%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.59%) vMotion
8 1 (0.79%) DameWare
8 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.79%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 81 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 47 (37.30%) VMware
3 44 (34.92%) Citrix
4 19 (15.08%) Symantec
5 18 (14.29%) Cisco
6 10 (7.94%) HP
7 9 (7.14%) Proofpoint
8 7 (5.56%) Dell
9 6 (4.76%) Polycom
9 6 (4.76%) Veeam
10 5 (3.97%) Adobe
10 5 (3.97%) EMC
10 5 (3.97%) NetApp
10 5 (3.97%) Oracle
10 5 (3.97%) SAP
11 4 (3.17%) IBM
11 4 (3.17%) ServiceNow
11 4 (3.17%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.17%) Synology
12 3 (2.38%) Trustwave