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 3 months to 30 March 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 18 -
Rank change year-on-year -20 -  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 6 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.61% 5.74% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.69% 31.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £225 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 29 22 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 12.61% 18.03% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 9
Median daily rate £275 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £360 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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
County Antrim -19 6 £225 - 1
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) MS Office
4 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (43.75%) Symantec
5 7 (43.75%) VMware
6 6 (37.50%) Backup Exec
6 6 (37.50%) Internet
6 6 (37.50%) Asset Management
6 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (37.50%) Polycom
6 6 (37.50%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (37.50%) VPN
6 6 (37.50%) Windows 8
6 6 (37.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (37.50%) IT Asset Management
6 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
6 6 (37.50%) Veeam
6 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
6 6 (37.50%) Network Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (6.25%) Multimedia

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 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Office
2 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Internet
1 6 (37.50%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
General
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) IT Support
1 8 (50.00%) Support Officer
2 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Network Support
3 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Asset Management
1 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (37.50%) IT Asset Management
1 6 (37.50%) Network Architecture
2 1 (6.25%) Email Management
2 1 (6.25%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNA
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Backup Exec
1 6 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (37.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (6.25%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Symantec
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Polycom
3 6 (37.50%) Veeam
4 1 (6.25%) Avaya
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Clearswift