The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 56 53 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 9 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.09% 1.37% 3.04%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.20% 8.74% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
Average daily rate
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£235 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £159 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £435 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £268 £270
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £9.00 £16.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +24.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -5.79%
MS Exchange
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
125 103 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.15% 15.63% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 56 39
Average daily rate £400 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.12% -2.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £256 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 2
Average hourly rate £11.93 £16.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.72% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £10.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £34.50 £13.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+15.34% -9.09%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 19 (86.36%) Active Directory
2 18 (81.82%) Windows
3 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 8 (36.36%) Citrix
5 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (31.82%) VMware
7 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 5 (22.73%) MCSE
8 5 (22.73%) MS Office
8 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 4 (18.18%) ITIL
9 4 (18.18%) SAN
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco
9 4 (18.18%) Migration
9 4 (18.18%) XenApp
9 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (13.64%) vSphere
10 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
10 3 (13.64%) DNS
10 3 (13.64%) SLA
10 3 (13.64%) LAN
10 3 (13.64%) WAN
10 3 (13.64%) DHCP

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
2 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) LAN
2 3 (13.64%) WAN
2 3 (13.64%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) NAS
4 1 (4.55%) SMTP
4 1 (4.55%) VoIP
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) French Language
2 1 (4.55%) German Language
2 1 (4.55%) Polish Language
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support
5 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Network Support
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Messaging Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) iSeries
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
1 4 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.55%) Validation
3 1 (4.55%) Workflow
3 1 (4.55%) ITSM
3 1 (4.55%) Change Management
3 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) MCSE
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) MCP
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) HP APS
3 1 (4.55%) CCNP
3 1 (4.55%) CCA
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (86.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) XenApp
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.64%) vSphere
4 1 (4.55%) Xen
4 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.55%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) Citrix
3 7 (31.82%) VMware
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco
5 2 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (9.09%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard
6 1 (4.55%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.55%) Draytek
6 1 (4.55%) ProCurve
6 1 (4.55%) NETGEAR
6 1 (4.55%) IBM
6 1 (4.55%) Lotus
6 1 (4.55%) Juniper