The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 29 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 79 80
Rank change year-on-year -26 +1  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 17 61 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.80% 2.12% 2.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.31% 10.52% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 33 20
Median daily rate £273 £238 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.73% -17.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £133 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £385 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 15
Median hourly rate £18.25 £11.75 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.38% +11.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.42 £9.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.05 £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year - +7.74%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 320 580 504
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.07% 20.17% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 376 311
Median daily rate £380 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 19
Median hourly rate £19.00 £10.99 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.88% -8.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £21.50 £30.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in Yorkshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in Yorkshire

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in Yorkshire

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
West Yorkshire -3 8 £325 +80.05% 12
South Yorkshire 0 4 £165 -27.07% 5
North Yorkshire -11 4 £266 -8.18% 4
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 53 (91.38%) Windows
2 48 (82.76%) Active Directory
3 40 (68.97%) Microsoft
4 37 (63.79%) VMware
5 34 (58.62%) Windows Server
6 31 (53.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 25 (43.10%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (39.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (32.76%) SCCM
11 18 (31.03%) MS Excel
12 17 (29.31%) ITIL
13 15 (25.86%) Citrix
13 15 (25.86%) Firewall
14 12 (20.69%) DNS
14 12 (20.69%) DHCP
15 11 (18.97%) Windows 7
16 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
16 10 (17.24%) MS Office
17 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
17 9 (15.52%) SAN
18 8 (13.79%) Internet
18 8 (13.79%) SLA
18 8 (13.79%) Linux
18 8 (13.79%) WAN
18 8 (13.79%) LAN
18 8 (13.79%) Network Security
18 8 (13.79%) Hyper-V
19 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
19 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2013

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.17%) IIS
6 2 (3.45%) Apache
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.72%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (31.03%) MS Excel
2 10 (17.24%) MS Office
3 4 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (6.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.17%) Office 365
4 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) Firewall
2 12 (20.69%) DHCP
2 12 (20.69%) DNS
3 9 (15.52%) SAN
3 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
4 8 (13.79%) Internet
4 8 (13.79%) LAN
4 8 (13.79%) Network Security
4 8 (13.79%) WAN
5 4 (6.90%) VoIP
6 3 (5.17%) VPN
7 2 (3.45%) NAS
7 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.72%) MPLS
8 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.72%) SMTP
8 1 (1.72%) SSH
8 1 (1.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) MS Access
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (12.07%) Law
2 2 (3.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Local Government
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Analyst
2 8 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (10.34%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Service Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (6.90%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Administrator
5 4 (6.90%) SCCM Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) .NET
1 1 (1.72%) LAMP
1 1 (1.72%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Fat Client
1 3 (5.17%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.45%) User Experience
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.72%) Clustering
3 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.72%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) PKI
3 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (91.38%) Windows
2 34 (58.62%) Windows Server
3 31 (53.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (39.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (18.97%) Windows 7
6 8 (13.79%) Linux
7 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.17%) Solaris
8 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.45%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.72%) Unix
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) ITIL
2 6 (10.34%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (8.62%) Migration
3 5 (8.62%) Problem Management
4 4 (6.90%) DevOps
4 4 (6.90%) Disk Encryption
4 4 (6.90%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (6.90%) Software Deployment
5 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.17%) High Availability
5 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.17%) Service Management
6 2 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.45%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.45%) Server Building
6 2 (3.45%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
1 6 (10.34%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) MCSE
4 4 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) CCA
6 2 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.45%) DBS Check
6 2 (3.45%) MCP
6 2 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (82.76%) Active Directory
2 25 (43.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 7 (12.07%) VMware ESX
5 6 (10.34%) vSphere
6 4 (6.90%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (5.17%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.17%) XenApp
8 2 (3.45%) Docker
8 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (3.45%) vCloud
8 2 (3.45%) VMware GSX
8 2 (3.45%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.72%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.72%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (32.76%) SCCM
2 6 (10.34%) Backup Exec
2 6 (10.34%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (8.62%) NetBackup
3 5 (8.62%) SCOM
4 4 (6.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (6.90%) NetVault Backup
4 4 (6.90%) WSUS
5 2 (3.45%) Puppet
6 1 (1.72%) DameWare
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.72%) Netcool
6 1 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.72%) Unicenter
6 1 (1.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (1.72%) vMotion
Vendors
1 40 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 37 (63.79%) VMware
3 15 (25.86%) Citrix
4 7 (12.07%) Cisco
5 6 (10.34%) HP
5 6 (10.34%) Symantec
5 6 (10.34%) Veritas
6 5 (8.62%) Dell
6 5 (8.62%) NetApp
7 4 (6.90%) EMC
7 4 (6.90%) Sophos
8 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.17%) Veeam
9 2 (3.45%) ServiceNow
9 2 (3.45%) Sun
10 1 (1.72%) AlienVault
10 1 (1.72%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.72%) EqualLogic
10 1 (1.72%) Mitel
10 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds