The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 22 June 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
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 30 35
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 9 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.71% 3.61% 1.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.00% 15.00% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £125 £305 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -59.01% +41.86%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £311 £275
% change year-on-year -3.47% +13.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.34 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.83% +2.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.39 £15.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +7.47% -21.79%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 75 80 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 22.59% 24.10% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 21
Median daily rate £325 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £281 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.34 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.83% +2.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in Merseyside

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in Merseyside

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Liverpool -5 9 £125 -59.01% 1
MS Exchange
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 15 (75.00%) Windows
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 15 (75.00%) Office 365
2 13 (65.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (40.00%) Citrix
6 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (20.00%) SCCM
10 3 (15.00%) VMware
10 3 (15.00%) ITIL
10 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
10 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
10 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
11 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
11 2 (10.00%) Email Migration
11 2 (10.00%) AirWatch
11 2 (10.00%) OneDrive
11 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
11 2 (10.00%) Migration
11 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (10.00%) XenApp
11 2 (10.00%) Veeam

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 13 (65.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (10.00%) IIS
4 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (75.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) NAS
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
1 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (15.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 3 (15.00%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Support
5 2 (10.00%) Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Junior
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (10.00%) Android
7 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Email Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Facilities Management
3 1 (5.00%) Server Building
3 1 (5.00%) Server Patching
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) GxP
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Citrix
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Veeam
5 1 (5.00%) Acronis
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Meraki
5 1 (5.00%) Remedy