Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 126 114
Rank change year-on-year +25 -12 -32
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 114 107 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.98% 1.46% 1.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.19% 8.98% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 61 73
North West median daily rate £300 £310 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +34.49% -13.83%
10th Percentile £111 £139 £164
90th Percentile £475 £550 £438
England median daily rate £313 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 26
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £14.86 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.79% -0.93% -1.64%
10th Percentile £10.85 £11.90 £10.94
90th Percentile £111.65 £20.73 £24.88
England median hourly rate £17.24 £16.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.75% -7.71% +7.23%

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 864 1191 1235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.03% 16.29% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 742 738
North West median daily rate £379 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.31% -2.44% +26.15%
10th Percentile £247 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £540 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 57
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.63% -7.35% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.90 £12.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £33.34 £39.31
England median hourly rate £20.96 £20.00 £19.02
% change year-on-year +4.78% +5.18% +8.66%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 54 £350 +20.69% 19
Cheshire +30 27 £290 -27.50% 10
Merseyside -4 15 £121 -61.20% 2
Lancashire +19 9 £303 +95.16% 1
Cumbria +7 8 £313 +25.00% 2
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 84 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 79 (69.30%) Windows
3 73 (64.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 71 (62.28%) Microsoft
5 56 (49.12%) Office 365
5 56 (49.12%) Windows Server
6 43 (37.72%) VMware
7 41 (35.96%) Citrix
8 36 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (29.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2013
11 32 (28.07%) Windows 7
11 32 (28.07%) DNS
12 31 (27.19%) Skype for Business
13 28 (24.56%) Microsoft Office
14 27 (23.68%) DHCP
15 26 (22.81%) SharePoint
15 26 (22.81%) ITIL
16 25 (21.93%) Microsoft Certification
17 23 (20.18%) SQL Server
17 23 (20.18%) Microsoft Azure
17 23 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
19 17 (14.91%) Windows 10
19 17 (14.91%) LAN
19 17 (14.91%) PowerShell
20 16 (14.04%) SC Cleared
20 16 (14.04%) Cisco
20 16 (14.04%) Migration
20 16 (14.04%) Skype

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 73 (64.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 33 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 31 (27.19%) Skype for Business
4 26 (22.81%) SharePoint
5 12 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.51%) IIS
8 3 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (2.63%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.75%) Apache
9 2 (1.75%) Confluence
10 1 (0.88%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 28 (24.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.63%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 56 (49.12%) Office 365
2 23 (20.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (4.39%) OneDrive
5 4 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.51%) Yammer
6 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (28.07%) DNS
2 27 (23.68%) DHCP
3 17 (14.91%) LAN
4 16 (14.04%) Skype
5 14 (12.28%) WAN
6 12 (10.53%) SAN
7 11 (9.65%) NAS
8 10 (8.77%) Firewall
8 10 (8.77%) Unified Communications
9 9 (7.89%) VoIP
10 7 (6.14%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (5.26%) Internet
11 6 (5.26%) ISDN
11 6 (5.26%) VPN
12 4 (3.51%) ADSL
12 4 (3.51%) Junos
12 4 (3.51%) MPLS
12 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
13 3 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (2.63%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.63%) DB2
4 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.88%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (0.88%) OLAP
6 1 (0.88%) OLTP
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.88%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MorphX
2 2 (1.75%) JIRA
2 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.77%) Local Government
2 8 (7.02%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.51%) Law
4 2 (1.75%) Games
4 2 (1.75%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Finance
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (18.42%) Analyst
2 12 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 10 (8.77%) Exchange Engineer
4 9 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.02%) Consultant
5 8 (7.02%) Desktop Support
5 8 (7.02%) IT Support
5 8 (7.02%) Office 365 Engineer
5 8 (7.02%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.14%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.26%) Architect
7 6 (5.26%) IT Analyst
7 6 (5.26%) Network Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Administrator
8 5 (4.39%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) Web Services
2 3 (2.63%) .NET
3 2 (1.75%) LAMP
4 1 (0.88%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.28%) Blackberry
1 14 (12.28%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.77%) Replication
3 9 (7.89%) PKI
4 7 (6.14%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (4.39%) iPhone
7 4 (3.51%) Life Science
8 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.63%) AS400
8 3 (2.63%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.63%) iSeries
8 3 (2.63%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.63%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (2.63%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.75%) BYOD
9 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.88%) CMDB
10 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 79 (69.30%) Windows
2 56 (49.12%) Windows Server
3 36 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (29.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (28.07%) Windows 7
6 17 (14.91%) Windows 10
7 9 (7.89%) Android
8 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.39%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.39%) Linux
10 4 (3.51%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.63%) AIX
11 3 (2.63%) Unix
11 3 (2.63%) zOS
12 2 (1.75%) CentOS
12 2 (1.75%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.81%) ITIL
2 16 (14.04%) Migration
3 10 (8.77%) Change Management
4 7 (6.14%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (6.14%) DevOps
4 7 (6.14%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (6.14%) Password Management
5 6 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 6 (5.26%) Server Building
6 5 (4.39%) Identity Management
6 5 (4.39%) ITIL V3
7 4 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.51%) Compliance Management
7 4 (3.51%) CRM
7 4 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.51%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (2.63%) Project Management
8 3 (2.63%) Service Management
8 3 (2.63%) Workflow
9 2 (1.75%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.91%) PowerShell
2 10 (8.77%) SQL
3 3 (2.63%) X++
4 1 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (21.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 16 (14.04%) SC Cleared
4 11 (9.65%) MCP
5 7 (6.14%) MCSE
6 6 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (4.39%) CCNA
7 5 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (4.39%) MCITP
8 4 (3.51%) JNCIA
8 4 (3.51%) MCSA
9 3 (2.63%) CCIE
9 3 (2.63%) CCNP
10 2 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.75%) Degree
10 2 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.88%) CCSP
11 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) SLA
2 4 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.88%) GxP
System Software
1 84 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 23 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.28%) XenApp
4 12 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.14%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (5.26%) XenDesktop
7 5 (4.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.63%) vSphere
8 3 (2.63%) XenServer
9 2 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.88%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (13.16%) SCCM
2 12 (10.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 10 (8.77%) SCOM
4 6 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (3.51%) AirWatch
6 3 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.63%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.63%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (2.63%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.63%) WSUS
7 2 (1.75%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.75%) vMotion
8 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.88%) SafeCom
8 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 71 (62.28%) Microsoft
2 43 (37.72%) VMware
3 41 (35.96%) Citrix
4 16 (14.04%) Cisco
5 13 (11.40%) Symantec
6 9 (7.89%) Proofpoint
7 8 (7.02%) HP
8 6 (5.26%) AppSense
8 6 (5.26%) Veeam
9 5 (4.39%) Adobe
9 5 (4.39%) Juniper
10 4 (3.51%) Avaya
10 4 (3.51%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.51%) Oracle
10 4 (3.51%) ServiceNow
10 4 (3.51%) Synology
11 3 (2.63%) Dell
11 3 (2.63%) Polycom
11 3 (2.63%) SAP
11 3 (2.63%) SonicWALL