Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 18 February 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 34 -
Rank change year-on-year -13 - +31
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 14 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.77% 4.16% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.42% 25.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £341 £225 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.67% - -
UK median daily rate £300 £308 £300
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% - -
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% +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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 76 64 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 15.05% 16.62% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 31 7
Northern Ireland median daily rate £420 £270 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -32.50% +26.98%
10th Percentile £266 £213 £206
90th Percentile £475 £420 £530
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% - -
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in Northern Ireland

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Exchange in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in Northern Ireland

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in Northern Ireland

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in Northern Ireland

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 18 February 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
County Antrim -14 14 £341 +51.67% 1
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) ITIL
3 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 5 (35.71%) Symantec
5 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (35.71%) Skype for Business
5 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (35.71%) Mimecast
6 4 (28.57%) MobileIron
6 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (28.57%) Email Management
6 4 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (28.57%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
6 4 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (28.57%) Forcepoint
6 4 (28.57%) Clearswift
6 4 (28.57%) MIMEsweeper
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Migration
7 3 (21.43%) Office 365
8 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (14.29%) VMware
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (35.71%) Skype for Business
2 4 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (28.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Mimecast
2 3 (21.43%) Office 365
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) SMTP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Support
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Exchange Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Exchange Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Email Management
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) MIMEsweeper
1 4 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Symantec
3 4 (28.57%) Clearswift
3 4 (28.57%) Forcepoint
3 4 (28.57%) MobileIron
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) CommVault
5 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds