Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 119 103
Rank change year-on-year -44 -16 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 53 88 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.92% 1.62% 1.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.15% 10.41% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 52 75
North West median daily rate £280 £313 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -8.76% +37.00%
10th Percentile £190 £181 £153
90th Percentile £381 £386 £460
England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 18
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% +16.36% -8.33%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £10.35
90th Percentile £32.00 £16.85 £70.50
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -3.03%

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 862 845 1,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.94% 15.55% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 538 725
North West median daily rate £400 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -8.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £244 £225 £226
90th Percentile £584 £494 £512
England median daily rate £455 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 32 72
North West median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% -36.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.30 £18.61 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.32% +2.50% +6.95%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -27 20 £300 -9.09% 38
Cheshire -21 17 £280 -13.85% 17
Merseyside -1 6 - - 3
Cumbria -9 4 £288 +30.68%
Lancashire -10 3 £388 +106.83% 1
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 42 (79.25%) Active Directory
2 33 (62.26%) Windows
3 32 (60.38%) Microsoft
4 26 (49.06%) VMware
5 25 (47.17%) ITIL
6 23 (43.40%) Migration
6 23 (43.40%) Office 365
6 23 (43.40%) Windows Server
7 19 (35.85%) Skype for Business
8 18 (33.96%) Citrix
9 17 (32.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (32.08%) SCCM
10 16 (30.19%) XenApp
11 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
11 15 (28.30%) Cisco
12 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (24.53%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (22.64%) Data Centre
14 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (20.75%) Hyper-V
16 10 (18.87%) SCOM
16 10 (18.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 10 (18.87%) Local Government
16 10 (18.87%) PKI
17 9 (16.98%) PRINCE2
17 9 (16.98%) PowerShell
17 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
17 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared

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 19 (35.85%) Skype for Business
2 17 (32.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (24.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (9.43%) IIS
6 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.89%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (43.40%) Office 365
2 2 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) IaaS
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) PaaS
2 2 (3.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) DNS
1 8 (15.09%) LAN
1 8 (15.09%) WAN
2 7 (13.21%) DHCP
2 7 (13.21%) Firewall
2 7 (13.21%) SAN
3 6 (11.32%) Skype
3 6 (11.32%) VoIP
4 5 (9.43%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (5.66%) DMZ
5 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.77%) NAS
6 2 (3.77%) Network Security
6 2 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.77%) SMTP
6 2 (3.77%) VLAN
6 2 (3.77%) Wireless
7 1 (1.89%) DKIM
7 1 (1.89%) DMARC
7 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (18.87%) Local Government
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Server Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.77%) IT Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Service Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Data Centre
2 10 (18.87%) PKI
3 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (62.26%) Windows
2 23 (43.40%) Windows Server
3 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.89%) Linux
8 1 (1.89%) Unix
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) ITIL
2 23 (43.40%) Migration
3 9 (16.98%) PRINCE2
4 7 (13.21%) Change Management
4 7 (13.21%) Problem Management
5 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (11.32%) Server Building
6 5 (9.43%) Service Management
7 4 (7.55%) High Availability
7 4 (7.55%) ITSM
7 4 (7.55%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (5.66%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.66%) HOOD
8 3 (5.66%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.77%) Data Management
9 2 (3.77%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.09%) SQL
3 5 (9.43%) VBScript
4 3 (5.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
1 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.66%) CCNA
3 3 (5.66%) MCITP
4 2 (3.77%) CCNP
4 2 (3.77%) MCSE
4 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.89%) CCA
5 1 (1.89%) CCDP
5 1 (1.89%) CISM
5 1 (1.89%) CISSP
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.89%) MCDST
5 1 (1.89%) MCP
5 1 (1.89%) MCSA
5 1 (1.89%) MCTS
5 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (79.25%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.19%) XenApp
3 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (20.75%) Hyper-V
5 10 (18.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (15.09%) vSphere
7 5 (9.43%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (5.66%) VMware Server
9 2 (3.77%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (32.08%) SCCM
2 10 (18.87%) SCOM
3 7 (13.21%) WSUS
4 6 (11.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (7.55%) HP SIM
5 4 (7.55%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (7.55%) SmoothWall
5 4 (7.55%) vCenter Server
6 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (5.66%) vMotion
7 2 (3.77%) MaaS360
7 2 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (3.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.89%) EdgeSight
8 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.89%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.89%) Puppet
8 1 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 32 (60.38%) Microsoft
2 26 (49.06%) VMware
3 18 (33.96%) Citrix
4 15 (28.30%) Cisco
5 6 (11.32%) HP
6 5 (9.43%) Avaya
7 4 (7.55%) Capita
7 4 (7.55%) IBM
7 4 (7.55%) McAfee
8 3 (5.66%) Altiris
8 3 (5.66%) Dell
8 3 (5.66%) IronPort
8 3 (5.66%) Ivanti
8 3 (5.66%) Symantec
9 2 (3.77%) arcserve
9 2 (3.77%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.77%) Oracle
9 2 (3.77%) Sophos
9 2 (3.77%) Veeam
10 1 (1.89%) Mitel