The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 59 52 82
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +30
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 66 60 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.61% 2.85% 1.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.10% 17.09% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 13
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£263 £295 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.01% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £150 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £23.65 £22.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.07 £15.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+3.67% -0.80%
MS Exchange
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
468 351 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.52% 16.65% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 206 216
Average daily rate £350 £303 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £216 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £446 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 19
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £24.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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
Birmingham -3 23 £320 +11.30% 6
Worcestershire -5 8 £220 -26.66% 2
Warwickshire -11 6 £245 +48.48% 4
West Bromwich - 6 £248 -
Staffordshire +1 5 £190 - 3
Wolverhampton -9 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Walsall - 2 - -
Dudley - 2 £120 -
Solihull +3 1 £200 +25.00%
Coventry -8 1 - - 3
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 96 (86.49%) Windows
2 86 (77.48%) Active Directory
3 59 (53.15%) VMware
4 58 (52.25%) Microsoft
5 50 (45.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (37.84%) Citrix
7 39 (35.14%) Windows 7
8 38 (34.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (31.53%) SAN
10 32 (28.83%) Windows XP
10 32 (28.83%) XenApp
11 31 (27.93%) DNS
12 30 (27.03%) DHCP
12 30 (27.03%) MS Office
12 30 (27.03%) Exchange Server 2003
13 28 (25.23%) VMware Infrastructure
14 26 (23.42%) Exchange Server 2010
15 25 (22.52%) Blackberry
15 25 (22.52%) TCP/IP
16 23 (20.72%) XenServer
17 22 (19.82%) MS Excel
18 21 (18.92%) SCCM
19 18 (16.22%) Windows 8
20 17 (15.32%) Security Cleared
20 17 (15.32%) VLAN
20 17 (15.32%) Dell
21 16 (14.41%) SC Cleared
22 15 (13.51%) PDA
22 15 (13.51%) XenDesktop
22 15 (13.51%) NAS

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 30 (27.03%) Exchange Server 2003
2 26 (23.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (4.50%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.60%) Lync
6 3 (2.70%) IIS
7 2 (1.80%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.90%) Apache
8 1 (0.90%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 30 (27.03%) MS Office
2 22 (19.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.81%) Office 365
2 2 (1.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (31.53%) SAN
2 31 (27.93%) DNS
3 30 (27.03%) DHCP
4 25 (22.52%) TCP/IP
5 17 (15.32%) VLAN
6 15 (13.51%) NAS
7 14 (12.61%) LAN
8 11 (9.91%) WAN
8 11 (9.91%) Firewall
9 10 (9.01%) VoIP
10 8 (7.21%) VPN
11 5 (4.50%) Wireless
12 3 (2.70%) Internet
13 2 (1.80%) Extranet
13 2 (1.80%) DMZ
13 2 (1.80%) WLAN
13 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.90%) Unified Communications
14 1 (0.90%) OpenLDAP
14 1 (0.90%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) DataStage
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) MSI
2 1 (0.90%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.90%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (4.50%) Finance
2 2 (1.80%) Law
3 1 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (27.03%) Support Engineer
2 23 (20.72%) 3rd Line Support
3 20 (18.02%) Analyst
4 18 (16.22%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (12.61%) Support Analyst
6 12 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 11 (9.91%) Consultant
8 9 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (8.11%) Desktop Support
8 9 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (7.21%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (6.31%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (6.31%) Administrator
11 6 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 6 (5.41%) Citrix Engineer
12 5 (4.50%) Exchange Consultant
12 5 (4.50%) Systems Engineer
13 4 (3.60%) Customer Engineer
13 4 (3.60%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.80%) Middleware
1 2 (1.80%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.90%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.52%) Blackberry
2 15 (13.51%) PDA
3 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.70%) iPad
5 2 (1.80%) Clustering
5 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.90%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.90%) Open Source
6 1 (0.90%) PKI
6 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.90%) FMCG
6 1 (0.90%) GIS
6 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.90%) NHS
6 1 (0.90%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 96 (86.49%) Windows
2 50 (45.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (35.14%) Windows 7
4 38 (34.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (28.83%) Windows XP
6 18 (16.22%) Windows 8
7 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (5.41%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.70%) Solaris
9 3 (2.70%) Linux
9 3 (2.70%) UNIX
10 2 (1.80%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.90%) CentOS
11 1 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.90%) Android
11 1 (0.90%) SUSE
11 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.61%) ITIL
2 9 (8.11%) Migration
3 4 (3.60%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (2.70%) Project Management
5 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2
5 2 (1.80%) CRM
5 2 (1.80%) Configuration Management
5 2 (1.80%) Business Continuity
5 2 (1.80%) Service Delivery
5 2 (1.80%) Regression Testing
5 2 (1.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (1.80%) Test Scripting
5 2 (1.80%) Time Management
5 2 (1.80%) Information Assurance
5 2 (1.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (1.80%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (1.80%) Test Planning
6 1 (0.90%) Line Management
6 1 (0.90%) Mentoring
6 1 (0.90%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.31%) SQL
2 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.80%) Java
3 2 (1.80%) R
4 1 (0.90%) Python
4 1 (0.90%) Perl
4 1 (0.90%) VB
4 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (15.32%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.41%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.60%) MCSE
4 4 (3.60%) MCITP
5 1 (0.90%) MCTS
5 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) MCSA
5 1 (0.90%) MCP
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.90%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 86 (77.48%) Active Directory
2 32 (28.83%) XenApp
3 28 (25.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (20.72%) XenServer
5 15 (13.51%) XenDesktop
6 9 (8.11%) VMware ESX
6 9 (8.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (7.21%) VMware Server
8 6 (5.41%) vSphere
8 6 (5.41%) Hyper-V
9 5 (4.50%) Terminal Services
10 4 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.80%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.90%) KVM
12 1 (0.90%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (18.92%) SCCM
2 5 (4.50%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.70%) SCOM
3 3 (2.70%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.90%) DameWare
5 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (53.15%) VMware
2 58 (52.25%) Microsoft
3 42 (37.84%) Citrix
4 17 (15.32%) Dell
5 12 (10.81%) HP
6 7 (6.31%) Cisco
7 3 (2.70%) Mercator
7 3 (2.70%) Symantec
7 3 (2.70%) Sophos
7 3 (2.70%) Oracle
7 3 (2.70%) Juniper
8 2 (1.80%) Apple
8 2 (1.80%) NetApp
8 2 (1.80%) EMC
8 2 (1.80%) McAfee
8 2 (1.80%) Meru Networks
9 1 (0.90%) Proofpoint
9 1 (0.90%) Brocade
9 1 (0.90%) Northgate
9 1 (0.90%) SAP
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