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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 78 70 45
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -25
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 48 47 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.95% 2.03% 3.02%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.48% 12.18% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 22
Average daily rate
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£273 £308 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.38% +33.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £134 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 12
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £13.70 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+20.63% -10.00%
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
458 386 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.65% 16.68% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 191 121
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 25
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £24.35 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -10.52%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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
Staffordshire +1 7 £425 +347.36% 2
Worcestershire -2 7 £262 -23.08% 4
Wolverhampton +4 6 £238 -8.65% 2
Birmingham -13 6 £335 -2.89% 17
Coventry +3 5 £313 +4.16% 1
Warwickshire +5 4 £325 +13.04% 1
Herefordshire -1 4 £388 -
Shropshire -4 4 £250 - 1
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 73 (78.49%) Windows
2 72 (77.42%) Active Directory
3 49 (52.69%) Microsoft
4 44 (47.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (39.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 35 (37.63%) VMware
7 25 (26.88%) Citrix
8 24 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (24.73%) Windows 7
10 20 (21.51%) MS Office
11 19 (20.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 19 (20.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (18.28%) Cisco
12 17 (18.28%) Windows XP
12 17 (18.28%) SAN
12 17 (18.28%) Migration
13 16 (17.20%) MS Excel
14 14 (15.05%) Firewall
14 14 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (12.90%) XenApp
15 12 (12.90%) Office 365
15 12 (12.90%) DHCP
15 12 (12.90%) DNS
15 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (11.83%) LAN
16 11 (11.83%) ITIL
17 10 (10.75%) SQL Server
17 10 (10.75%) MCSE
17 10 (10.75%) Hyper-V
17 10 (10.75%) NAS

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 37 (39.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 19 (20.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (8.60%) Lync
4 8 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (7.53%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.30%) IIS
7 2 (2.15%) Apache
7 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.15%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (21.51%) MS Office
2 16 (17.20%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.15%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.90%) Office 365
2 2 (2.15%) Yammer
2 2 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.28%) SAN
2 14 (15.05%) Firewall
3 12 (12.90%) DHCP
3 12 (12.90%) DNS
4 11 (11.83%) LAN
5 10 (10.75%) NAS
6 9 (9.68%) WAN
7 6 (6.45%) TCP/IP
8 5 (5.38%) VLAN
8 5 (5.38%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (5.38%) Wireless
9 4 (4.30%) VoIP
10 2 (2.15%) SMTP
10 2 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.08%) Cisco ICM
11 1 (1.08%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.08%) PABX
11 1 (1.08%) VPN
11 1 (1.08%) MPLS
11 1 (1.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
1 4 (4.30%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Retail
3 2 (2.15%) Local Government
4 1 (1.08%) French Language
4 1 (1.08%) German Language
4 1 (1.08%) Polish Language
4 1 (1.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (18.28%) Analyst
2 16 (17.20%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (15.05%) Support Engineer
4 11 (11.83%) Support Analyst
5 10 (10.75%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (8.60%) Administrator
7 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Server Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Desktop Support
8 6 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) IT Support
9 5 (5.38%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.38%) Architect
10 4 (4.30%) IT Support Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) Exchange Specialist
11 3 (3.23%) Server Technician
11 3 (3.23%) Server Administrator
11 3 (3.23%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) XMPP
2 1 (1.08%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.30%) PDA
4 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.15%) Clustering
5 2 (2.15%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) PKI
6 1 (1.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 73 (78.49%) Windows
2 44 (47.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (24.73%) Windows 7
5 19 (20.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (18.28%) Windows XP
7 9 (9.68%) Windows 8
8 8 (8.60%) Linux
9 4 (4.30%) Windows Vista
10 3 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (3.23%) UNIX
11 2 (2.15%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.15%) Android
11 2 (2.15%) Windows Phone
12 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.08%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.28%) Migration
2 11 (11.83%) ITIL
3 8 (8.60%) Patch Management
4 5 (5.38%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (5.38%) Data Security
5 4 (4.30%) Change Management
5 4 (4.30%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.23%) Resource Management
6 3 (3.23%) Server Monitoring
6 3 (3.23%) ITSM
6 3 (3.23%) Service Management
6 3 (3.23%) Project Management
7 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (2.15%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.15%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.15%) Coaching
7 2 (2.15%) Supplier Management
8 1 (1.08%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.60%) SQL
2 7 (7.53%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.15%) PHP
4 1 (1.08%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.75%) MCSE
3 7 (7.53%) MCITP
4 5 (5.38%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.23%) Degree
6 3 (3.23%) MCP
7 2 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.15%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (1.08%) MCTS
8 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.08%) MCSA
8 1 (1.08%) CCA
8 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (77.42%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.90%) XenApp
4 10 (10.75%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.45%) vSphere
6 5 (5.38%) XenServer
7 3 (3.23%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.23%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.23%) Terminal Server
8 2 (2.15%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.15%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.08%) Xen
9 1 (1.08%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (9.68%) SCCM
2 6 (6.45%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.15%) Windows Intune
3 2 (2.15%) SCOM
4 1 (1.08%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.08%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 49 (52.69%) Microsoft
2 35 (37.63%) VMware
3 25 (26.88%) Citrix
4 17 (18.28%) Cisco
5 6 (6.45%) Dell
6 5 (5.38%) Lotus
7 3 (3.23%) Veeam
7 3 (3.23%) Symantec
8 2 (2.15%) McAfee
8 2 (2.15%) EMC
8 2 (2.15%) HP
8 2 (2.15%) Spiceworks
8 2 (2.15%) Meraki
8 2 (2.15%) WatchGuard
8 2 (2.15%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.15%) Draytek
8 2 (2.15%) Panasonic
8 2 (2.15%) NETGEAR
9 1 (1.08%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.08%) Kaspersky
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