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 1 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 42 36 48
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 24 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.11% 4.01% 1.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.00% 20.93% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 5
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£320 £288 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -8.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £217 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £342 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
MS Exchange
West Midlands

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
160 129 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.75% 19.14% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 94 57
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 3
Average hourly rate £13.10 £13.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -60.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014, 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 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 25 (69.44%) Active Directory
3 17 (47.22%) Windows 7
4 16 (44.44%) VMware
4 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 16 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 14 (38.89%) SAN
5 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (33.33%) DHCP
6 12 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 11 (30.56%) DNS
8 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (19.44%) ITIL
11 6 (16.67%) Citrix
11 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (16.67%) XenApp
11 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (13.89%) HP
12 5 (13.89%) Wireless
12 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (11.11%) Office 365
13 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
13 4 (11.11%) SQL
13 4 (11.11%) LAN
13 4 (11.11%) MCSE
13 4 (11.11%) MCITP

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 14 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.56%) Lync
5 1 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.78%) IIS
5 1 (2.78%) Apache
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 14 (38.89%) SAN
3 12 (33.33%) DHCP
4 11 (30.56%) DNS
5 5 (13.89%) Wireless
6 4 (11.11%) LAN
7 3 (8.33%) WAN
7 3 (8.33%) VPN
8 2 (5.56%) VoIP
8 2 (5.56%) Extranet
9 1 (2.78%) Firewall
9 1 (2.78%) Internet
9 1 (2.78%) IMAP
9 1 (2.78%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
9 1 (2.78%) SMTP
9 1 (2.78%) SSL
9 1 (2.78%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.56%) Law
2 1 (2.78%) Back Office
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
1 10 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Consultant
3 7 (19.44%) Support Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Customer Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Exchange Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Customer Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (8.33%) Administrator
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Support
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.56%) Lead Security Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) FMCG
3 1 (2.78%) Open Source
3 1 (2.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 17 (47.22%) Windows 7
3 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.33%) UNIX
7 3 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 3 (8.33%) Solaris
7 3 (8.33%) Windows Vista
8 2 (5.56%) Android
8 2 (5.56%) Linux
9 1 (2.78%) SUSE
9 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.78%) CentOS
9 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) ITIL
2 3 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (2.78%) Email Migration
3 1 (2.78%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (2.78%) CRM
3 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.78%) Change Management
3 1 (2.78%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) VB
2 1 (2.78%) VBA
2 1 (2.78%) Python
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.11%) MCITP
2 4 (11.11%) MCSE
2 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 25 (69.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (16.67%) XenApp
4 3 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.56%) ISA Server
5 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.78%) Sendmail
6 1 (2.78%) XenServer
6 1 (2.78%) vSphere
6 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.78%) DameWare
2 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 16 (44.44%) VMware
2 6 (16.67%) Citrix
3 5 (13.89%) HP
4 3 (8.33%) Apple
4 3 (8.33%) Mercator
5 2 (5.56%) Symantec
5 2 (5.56%) Sophos
5 2 (5.56%) EMC
5 2 (5.56%) Juniper
5 2 (5.56%) Meru Networks
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco
6 1 (2.78%) Proofpoint
6 1 (2.78%) Red Hat