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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 87 71 84
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 38 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.46% 1.93% 1.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.00% 11.48% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 9
Average daily rate £425 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £138 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £364 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +1.61%
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
475 366 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.30% 16.78% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 188 164
Average daily rate £450 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 31 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 24 £300 -14.28% 11
Warwickshire 0 7 £490 +152.90% 4
Wolverhampton +2 4 - - 1
Coventry -7 3 - - 6
Dudley - 3 - -
Walsall - 3 - -
Staffordshire -6 1 - - 3
Solihull - 1 - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 51 (61.45%) Windows
2 48 (57.83%) Microsoft
3 43 (51.81%) Active Directory
4 39 (46.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (34.94%) Windows Server
6 24 (28.92%) ITIL
6 24 (28.92%) VMware
7 21 (25.30%) Skype for Business
7 21 (25.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (24.10%) MS Office
9 19 (22.89%) MS Excel
9 19 (22.89%) Blackberry
10 18 (21.69%) Migration
11 17 (20.48%) Office 365
11 17 (20.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (18.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 15 (18.07%) Windows 7
12 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2007
13 14 (16.87%) SQL Server
13 14 (16.87%) Firewall
14 12 (14.46%) LAN
14 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (14.46%) IBM
15 11 (13.25%) Citrix
15 11 (13.25%) Cisco
15 11 (13.25%) PowerShell
15 11 (13.25%) Skype
16 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 39 (46.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 21 (25.30%) Exchange Server 2013
2 21 (25.30%) Skype for Business
3 15 (18.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (9.64%) IBM Domino
6 7 (8.43%) IBM Notes
7 6 (7.23%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.20%) IIS
8 1 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (24.10%) MS Office
2 19 (22.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.48%) Office 365
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) IaaS
3 1 (1.20%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.20%) PaaS
3 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.87%) Firewall
2 12 (14.46%) LAN
3 11 (13.25%) Skype
4 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
5 8 (9.64%) SAN
5 8 (9.64%) WAN
6 7 (8.43%) DNS
7 5 (6.02%) DHCP
7 5 (6.02%) Wireless
8 3 (3.61%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (3.61%) Internet
8 3 (3.61%) Unified Communications
8 3 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.41%) MPLS
9 2 (2.41%) NAS
9 2 (2.41%) VoIP
10 1 (1.20%) ADSL
10 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.20%) Network Security
10 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.20%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.20%) MSI
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Advertising
2 5 (6.02%) German Language
3 3 (3.61%) Law
4 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
5 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Support Engineer
2 16 (19.28%) Analyst
3 12 (14.46%) Support Analyst
4 11 (13.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (13.25%) Architect
5 9 (10.84%) Consultant
5 9 (10.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Administrator
6 7 (8.43%) Messaging Architect
7 6 (7.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 6 (7.23%) Exchange Consultant
7 6 (7.23%) IT Support
7 6 (7.23%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 6 (7.23%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (7.23%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Desktop Support
8 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) .NET
1 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.41%) AS400
3 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.20%) CESG
4 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) Statistics
4 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (61.45%) Windows
2 29 (34.94%) Windows Server
3 17 (20.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (18.07%) Windows 7
4 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (8.43%) Apple iOS
6 7 (8.43%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.82%) Linux
8 3 (3.61%) Unix
8 3 (3.61%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (3.61%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.41%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.92%) ITIL
2 18 (21.69%) Migration
3 4 (4.82%) Change Management
4 3 (3.61%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (3.61%) Regression Testing
4 3 (3.61%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.41%) Logistics
5 2 (2.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (2.41%) Project Planning
5 2 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.41%) Server Building
5 2 (2.41%) TOGAF
6 1 (1.20%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.20%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (1.20%) Facilities Management
6 1 (1.20%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.20%) Network Management
6 1 (1.20%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.25%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.82%) VBScript
3 3 (3.61%) SQL
3 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.41%) C
5 1 (1.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.82%) MCP
3 4 (4.82%) MCSE
4 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.61%) MCITP
5 2 (2.41%) CCNA
5 2 (2.41%) CISSP
5 2 (2.41%) MCSA
6 1 (1.20%) APMP
6 1 (1.20%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.20%) Degree
6 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) MCDST
6 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (51.81%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.43%) vSphere
4 3 (3.61%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.61%) NFS
4 3 (3.61%) Samba
4 3 (3.61%) XenApp
4 3 (3.61%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.41%) IAG
5 2 (2.41%) UAG
5 2 (2.41%) XenServer
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) SCCM
2 5 (6.02%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.82%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.20%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.20%) SCOM
4 1 (1.20%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.20%) WSUS
4 1 (1.20%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 48 (57.83%) Microsoft
2 24 (28.92%) VMware
3 12 (14.46%) IBM
4 11 (13.25%) Cisco
4 11 (13.25%) Citrix
5 8 (9.64%) Lotus
6 7 (8.43%) MobileIron
7 5 (6.02%) HP
7 5 (6.02%) Symantec
8 3 (3.61%) arcserve
8 3 (3.61%) LANDesk
8 3 (3.61%) NetApp
8 3 (3.61%) Oracle
8 3 (3.61%) Sophos
9 2 (2.41%) Dell
9 2 (2.41%) EMC
9 2 (2.41%) Intel
9 2 (2.41%) IronPort
9 2 (2.41%) RightFax
9 2 (2.41%) SafeCom
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