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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 35 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.32% 1.11% 3.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.62% 12.50% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
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£215 £201 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.35% -6.06%
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
58 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.34% 8.89% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 10
Average daily rate £313 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.15% -13.15%

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 1 July 2015. 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
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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 -9 4 £215 - 2
Bootle - 1 - -
MS Exchange
North West

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (50.00%) Citrix
6 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
6 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
7 4 (33.33%) DHCP
7 4 (33.33%) DNS
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (25.00%) SAN
8 3 (25.00%) Cisco
8 3 (25.00%) MS Office
8 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
8 3 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (25.00%) SCCM
8 3 (25.00%) Firewall
8 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (16.67%) Lync
9 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (16.67%) Office 365
9 2 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (16.67%) Mentoring

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 (41.67%) SharePoint
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (16.67%) Lync
3 2 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DHCP
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) LAN
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
4 1 (8.33%) NAS
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) ICT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
7 1 (8.33%) Android
7 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (8.33%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
1 2 (16.67%) Requirements Engineering
1 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (16.67%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) Sophos
5 1 (8.33%) WatchGuard
5 1 (8.33%) Acronis
5 1 (8.33%) Veritas
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec