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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 45 38 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 24 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.14% 3.64% 1.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.00% 19.67% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 6
Average daily rate
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£320 £280 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £195 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £341 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £278 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -10.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +7.31%
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
160 122 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.92% 18.51% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 91 68
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -51.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -0.88%

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 16 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 16 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 26 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 17 (47.22%) TCP/IP
4 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 15 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (41.67%) VMware
5 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 13 (36.11%) SAN
6 13 (36.11%) Windows XP
7 12 (33.33%) DHCP
8 11 (30.56%) DNS
9 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (19.44%) Citrix
10 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (19.44%) XenApp
11 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (16.67%) ITIL
12 5 (13.89%) SQL
12 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (11.11%) Office 365
13 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
13 4 (11.11%) Wireless
13 4 (11.11%) Terminal Services
13 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
13 4 (11.11%) HP
13 4 (11.11%) LAN

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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 15 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.56%) Lync
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.78%) IIS
5 1 (2.78%) Apache
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.78%) BizTalk 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 17 (47.22%) TCP/IP
2 13 (36.11%) SAN
3 12 (33.33%) DHCP
4 11 (30.56%) DNS
5 4 (11.11%) LAN
5 4 (11.11%) VoIP
5 4 (11.11%) WAN
5 4 (11.11%) Wireless
6 2 (5.56%) Extranet
6 2 (5.56%) VPN
7 1 (2.78%) SSL
7 1 (2.78%) S/MIME
7 1 (2.78%) SMTP
7 1 (2.78%) Firewall
7 1 (2.78%) Internet
7 1 (2.78%) IMAP
7 1 (2.78%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.56%) Law
2 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Consultant
2 9 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 8 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support
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
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%) Administrator
6 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.56%) Lead Security Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Field Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.78%) FMCG
3 1 (2.78%) Open Source
3 1 (2.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 13 (36.11%) Windows XP
4 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 3 (8.33%) Windows Vista
8 2 (5.56%) Solaris
8 2 (5.56%) Linux
8 2 (5.56%) UNIX
9 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.78%) CentOS
9 1 (2.78%) Android
9 1 (2.78%) SUSE
9 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (2.78%) Email Migration
3 1 (2.78%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
3 1 (2.78%) CRM
3 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.78%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) 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 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.33%) MCITP
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 26 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (19.44%) XenApp
3 4 (11.11%) 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%) DameWare
2 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 15 (41.67%) VMware
2 7 (19.44%) Citrix
3 4 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (8.33%) Mercator
5 2 (5.56%) Symantec
5 2 (5.56%) Sophos
5 2 (5.56%) Apple
5 2 (5.56%) EMC
5 2 (5.56%) Juniper
5 2 (5.56%) Meru Networks
6 1 (2.78%) Proofpoint
6 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco