The first table below looks at the demand for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Merseyside region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 28 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1 0 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.52% - 7.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.76% - 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate - - £204
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £260
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Application Platforms Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
21 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.99% 12.14% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 18
Average daily rate £288 £425 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +44.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £305 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £450 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 1 - - 1
St Helens - - - - 1
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Exchange.

1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) Symantec
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (50.00%) Migration
4 5 (50.00%) Backup Exec
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) Document Management
6 3 (30.00%) XenApp
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (30.00%) Data Mining
6 3 (30.00%) Citrix
6 3 (30.00%) NetApp
7 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Exchange. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) Extranet
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Support Officer
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Technical Support
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Document Management
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Symantec
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) NetApp
5 2 (20.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) Avaya