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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 77 86
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 49 89 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.76% 2.22% 1.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.31% 12.88% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 31
Median daily rate £325 £375 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +63.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £220 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £444 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £297 £300 £289
% change year-on-year -0.91% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £84.10 £27.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.53% -6.25%  

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 398 691 608
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.32% 17.25% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 391 316
Median daily rate £360 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £397 £375
% change year-on-year +0.75% +5.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 32
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.54 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.01% +18.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.60 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.04% -13.75%  

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 +2 17 £325 +4.83% 16
Cheshire +13 13 £350 -17.06% 5
Merseyside +7 7 £213 +23.18% 6
Cumbria - 6 £220 - 3
Lancashire -7 5 £485 +25.16% 2
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 63 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 61 (70.11%) Windows
3 57 (65.52%) Microsoft
4 50 (57.47%) Windows Server
5 46 (52.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 38 (43.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (42.53%) VMware
8 33 (37.93%) Citrix
9 31 (35.63%) Office 365
10 26 (29.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (28.74%) ITIL
12 21 (24.14%) Skype for Business
13 20 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (21.84%) Windows 7
14 19 (21.84%) DNS
15 18 (20.69%) PowerShell
16 16 (18.39%) XenApp
16 16 (18.39%) Exchange Server 2007
16 16 (18.39%) SQL Server
16 16 (18.39%) Microsoft Office
16 16 (18.39%) SAN
17 14 (16.09%) SCCM
17 14 (16.09%) NAS
18 13 (14.94%) Cisco
18 13 (14.94%) SharePoint
19 12 (13.79%) LAN
19 12 (13.79%) HP
19 12 (13.79%) Windows 10
19 12 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
19 12 (13.79%) 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 46 (52.87%) Exchange Server 2010
2 21 (24.14%) Skype for Business
3 16 (18.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (14.94%) SharePoint
5 12 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (8.05%) IIS
7 4 (4.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (2.30%) Apache
9 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (1.15%) CICS
10 1 (1.15%) Confluence
10 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (18.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.15%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 31 (35.63%) Office 365
2 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.15%) IaaS
5 1 (1.15%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.15%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.15%) PaaS
5 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.84%) DNS
2 16 (18.39%) SAN
3 14 (16.09%) NAS
4 12 (13.79%) LAN
5 11 (12.64%) Firewall
6 9 (10.34%) DHCP
6 9 (10.34%) Skype
7 8 (9.20%) WAN
8 3 (3.45%) Internet
8 3 (3.45%) IP Telephony
8 3 (3.45%) VLAN
8 3 (3.45%) WLAN
9 2 (2.30%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.15%) 3G
10 1 (1.15%) DMZ
10 1 (1.15%) LDAP
10 1 (1.15%) SMTP
10 1 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.15%) DB2
3 1 (1.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.15%) JIRA
General
1 8 (9.20%) Manufacturing
2 7 (8.05%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Local Government
4 1 (1.15%) Back Office
4 1 (1.15%) Games
4 1 (1.15%) Law
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (21.84%) Analyst
2 16 (18.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (10.34%) Consultant
4 7 (8.05%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Service Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (6.90%) Desktop Support
5 6 (6.90%) IT Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Active Directory Support
6 5 (5.75%) Administrator
6 5 (5.75%) Exchange Support
6 5 (5.75%) Messaging Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.60%) Architect
7 4 (4.60%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) Web Services
2 2 (2.30%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.20%) Life Science
2 8 (9.20%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (6.90%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.60%) PKI
5 3 (3.45%) Clustering
6 2 (2.30%) Replication
7 1 (1.15%) AS400
7 1 (1.15%) CMDB
7 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.15%) EPoS
7 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.15%) iPhone
7 1 (1.15%) iSeries
7 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (70.11%) Windows
2 50 (57.47%) Windows Server
3 38 (43.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (29.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (21.84%) Windows 7
6 12 (13.79%) Windows 10
7 11 (12.64%) Linux
8 10 (11.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (5.75%) Unix
10 4 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (4.60%) Solaris
11 3 (3.45%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (2.30%) AIX
12 2 (2.30%) Android
12 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.30%) CentOS
13 1 (1.15%) HPUX
13 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.74%) ITIL
2 8 (9.20%) Change Management
2 8 (9.20%) Migration
3 7 (8.05%) Service Management
4 6 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.60%) CRM
5 4 (4.60%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (4.60%) Data Centre Operations
5 4 (4.60%) DevOps
5 4 (4.60%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.45%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.45%) Security Patching
6 3 (3.45%) Server Building
7 2 (2.30%) Change Control
7 2 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.30%) Network Management
7 2 (2.30%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.30%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.69%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.60%) SQL
3 3 (3.45%) VB
3 3 (3.45%) VBScript
4 2 (2.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.34%) MCSE
3 7 (8.05%) MCP
4 6 (6.90%) MCSA
4 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.30%) MCITP
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.15%) RHCE
7 1 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) GxP
System Software
1 63 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 20 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (18.39%) XenApp
4 8 (9.20%) vSphere
5 7 (8.05%) Hyper-V
6 6 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.45%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.30%) VMware ESX
9 2 (2.30%) VMware GSX
10 1 (1.15%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (16.09%) SCCM
2 8 (9.20%) SCOM
3 4 (4.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (4.60%) WSUS
4 3 (3.45%) AirWatch
4 3 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (3.45%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.30%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.30%) MOM
5 2 (2.30%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.30%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.30%) vMotion
6 1 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.15%) Nagios
6 1 (1.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 37 (42.53%) VMware
3 33 (37.93%) Citrix
4 13 (14.94%) Cisco
5 12 (13.79%) HP
6 11 (12.64%) NetApp
7 8 (9.20%) Polycom
8 7 (8.05%) IronPort
8 7 (8.05%) Symantec
9 6 (6.90%) Red Hat
9 6 (6.90%) SolarWinds
10 5 (5.75%) Intel
10 5 (5.75%) RightFax
11 4 (4.60%) Dell
11 4 (4.60%) F5
11 4 (4.60%) IBM
11 4 (4.60%) Oracle
11 4 (4.60%) Webroot
12 3 (3.45%) SAP
12 3 (3.45%) Splunk
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