Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 129 125
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 -25
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 69 81 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.27% 1.32% 1.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.24% 8.03% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 49 63
North West median daily rate £278 £335 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.16% +31.37% -7.27%
10th Percentile £142 £138 £118
90th Percentile £475 £550 £438
England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 29
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.63% - -3.76%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £9.85
90th Percentile £24.70 £20.35 £37.50
England median hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.47% +6.25% -5.88%

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 837 1,009 1,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.37% 16.47% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 649 797
North West median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £225
90th Percentile £598 £556 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 83
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £15.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.60% -23.08% +15.80%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £19.15 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%

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 19 January 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
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 19 January 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 -4 30 £231 -30.97% 30
Cheshire +1 17 £280 -16.42% 18
Merseyside +4 8 £149 -57.50% 7
Cumbria 0 6 £330 - 4
Lancashire +10 4 £250 +48.21% 6
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 59 (85.51%) Active Directory
2 46 (66.67%) Windows
3 40 (57.97%) Microsoft
4 36 (52.17%) VMware
5 29 (42.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (39.13%) Windows Server
7 26 (37.68%) Office 365
8 25 (36.23%) ITIL
9 20 (28.99%) Citrix
10 18 (26.09%) SCCM
10 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Office
11 17 (24.64%) DNS
12 16 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (20.29%) DHCP
14 14 (20.29%) Migration
14 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
14 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
14 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (18.84%) Hyper-V
15 13 (18.84%) Skype for Business
15 13 (18.84%) LAN
16 12 (17.39%) SharePoint
16 12 (17.39%) Windows 7
17 11 (15.94%) Cisco
17 11 (15.94%) Firewall
18 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2003
19 9 (13.04%) WAN

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 29 (42.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (18.84%) Skype for Business
4 12 (17.39%) SharePoint
5 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (37.68%) Office 365
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.90%) PaaS
4 2 (2.90%) SaaS
5 1 (1.45%) IaaS
5 1 (1.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.64%) DNS
2 14 (20.29%) DHCP
3 13 (18.84%) LAN
4 11 (15.94%) Firewall
5 9 (13.04%) WAN
6 8 (11.59%) SAN
7 7 (10.14%) NAS
7 7 (10.14%) VoIP
8 6 (8.70%) ISDN
8 6 (8.70%) Skype
9 5 (7.25%) ADSL
9 5 (7.25%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (5.80%) 3G
10 4 (5.80%) 4G
10 4 (5.80%) VPN
11 3 (4.35%) Junos
11 3 (4.35%) MPLS
12 2 (2.90%) SMS
12 2 (2.90%) VLAN
12 2 (2.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MorphX
2 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.80%) Local Government
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.45%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (15.94%) Analyst
2 9 (13.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 9 (13.04%) Desktop Support
2 9 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 8 (11.59%) IT Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.70%) Consultant
5 6 (8.70%) IT Support
5 6 (8.70%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Exchange Support
6 5 (7.25%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.80%) Active Directory Support
7 4 (5.80%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) .NET
1 3 (4.35%) Web Services
2 2 (2.90%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) CMDB
1 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
1 4 (5.80%) PKI
1 4 (5.80%) Replication
2 3 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.35%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) BYOD
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) iPad
4 1 (1.45%) iPhone
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (66.67%) Windows
2 27 (39.13%) Windows Server
3 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (17.39%) Windows 7
6 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.80%) Android
7 4 (5.80%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.45%) Unix
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.23%) ITIL
2 14 (20.29%) Migration
3 7 (10.14%) PRINCE2
3 7 (10.14%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.25%) Change Management
4 5 (7.25%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (7.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.80%) Break/Fix
5 4 (5.80%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (5.80%) Runbook
6 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.35%) HOOD
6 3 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.35%) Workflow
7 2 (2.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.90%) Project Management
7 2 (2.90%) Service Management
7 2 (2.90%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.35%) SQL
2 3 (4.35%) X++
3 2 (2.90%) VB
3 2 (2.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
2 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) MCSE
4 5 (7.25%) MCITP
5 4 (5.80%) CCIE
5 4 (5.80%) CCNP
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.80%) MCSA
6 3 (4.35%) CCNA
6 3 (4.35%) Degree
6 3 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (4.35%) JNCIA
6 3 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.45%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.45%) CISM
8 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 59 (85.51%) Active Directory
2 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (18.84%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.59%) XenApp
5 6 (8.70%) XenDesktop
6 5 (7.25%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (4.35%) XenServer
9 2 (2.90%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.90%) vSphere
10 1 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (26.09%) SCCM
2 8 (11.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.90%) SCOM
4 2 (2.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.45%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.45%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.45%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.45%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 40 (57.97%) Microsoft
2 36 (52.17%) VMware
3 20 (28.99%) Citrix
4 11 (15.94%) Cisco
5 8 (11.59%) HP
6 5 (7.25%) Fortinet
6 5 (7.25%) Ivanti
7 4 (5.80%) Capita
8 3 (4.35%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.35%) Juniper
8 3 (4.35%) Oracle
8 3 (4.35%) Symantec
9 2 (2.90%) Dell
9 2 (2.90%) Nokia
9 2 (2.90%) Veeam
10 1 (1.45%) Altiris
10 1 (1.45%) EMC
10 1 (1.45%) IronPort
10 1 (1.45%) Nimble Storage
10 1 (1.45%) Polycom