The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 32 36 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 8 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.48% 0.65% 2.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.13% 3.92% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £188 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £14.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 - £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £118.80 - £16.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
MS Exchange
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Application Platforms Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
79 51 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.46% 16.67% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 4
Average daily rate £375 £400 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +22.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £170 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £13.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 8 £188 - 1
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 11 (45.83%) ITIL
3 11 (45.83%) Windows
3 11 (45.83%) Office 365
4 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
5 8 (33.33%) VMware
5 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (29.17%) Migration
6 7 (29.17%) Citrix
6 7 (29.17%) Skype for Business
6 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco
7 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (25.00%) vSphere
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (16.67%) SCCM
9 4 (16.67%) Time Management
9 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (16.67%) MS Office
10 3 (12.50%) SLA
10 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
10 3 (12.50%) SCOM
10 3 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (8.33%) Windows 8

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (29.17%) Skype for Business
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (45.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) DHCP
2 2 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) NAS
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Services Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Messaging Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Office 365 Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Office 365 Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Time Management
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Email Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) CCEA
1 1 (4.17%) CCEE
1 1 (4.17%) CCNA
1 1 (4.17%) CCNP
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (4.17%) DBS Check
1 1 (4.17%) MCSE
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (25.00%) vSphere
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (8.33%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.17%) XenApp
6 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) VMware
3 7 (29.17%) Citrix
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.17%) EMC
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Mitel
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