Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 54 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 -30 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 12 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.66% 3.07% 3.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.88% 27.59% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £313 £225 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.89% - -
UK median daily rate £300 £300 £308
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.28 £15.75
% change year-on-year +4.42% +3.37% -7.35%

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 101 58 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 22.39% 11.13% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 36 5
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.93% -6.25% +77.78%
10th Percentile £350 £213 £320
90th Percentile £538 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -11.11% -57.81%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £22.93 £12.00 £13.75
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.29% -5.00% +5.26%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +3 12 £313 +38.89% 1
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) ITIL
4 7 (58.33%) DNS
4 7 (58.33%) Symantec
4 7 (58.33%) Degree
4 7 (58.33%) Skype for Business
4 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (58.33%) Mimecast
4 7 (58.33%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (50.00%) MobileIron
5 6 (50.00%) Forcepoint
6 5 (41.67%) SMTP
6 5 (41.67%) Decision-Making
6 5 (41.67%) ITIL V3
6 5 (41.67%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (25.00%) Citrix
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (16.67%) Email Management
9 2 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
9 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (16.67%) Clearswift

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 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (58.33%) Skype for Business
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Mimecast
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) SMTP
3 2 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Messaging Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Exchange Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Support
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Exchange Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Messaging Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Decision-Making
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL V3
2 5 (41.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (16.67%) Email Management
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) HND
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) MIMEsweeper
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Symantec
3 6 (50.00%) Forcepoint
3 6 (50.00%) MobileIron
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) Clearswift
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 1 (8.33%) CommVault
6 1 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) McAfee
6 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (8.33%) Sophos