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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 76 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 41 67 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.71% 2.74% 3.07%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.41% 15.16% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 27
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£250 £261 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.30% -17.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £171 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £324 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.60 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.35 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £17.36
% change year-on-year
+8.19% -12.16%
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
394 442 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.39% 18.05% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 228 177
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 20
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.26 £9.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.92 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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
Birmingham -3 12 £375 +21.85% 14
Coventry +7 6 £275 -8.33% 3
Warwickshire -1 4 - -
Wolverhampton +2 3 £250 -
Staffordshire -9 3 - - 1
Worcestershire -9 3 £133 -38.85% 1
Solihull +2 2 £150 -25.00%
West Bromwich +3 1 £370 +49.49%
Herefordshire -3 1 £380 -
Shropshire -5 1 £150 -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 81 (79.41%) Windows
2 76 (74.51%) Active Directory
3 56 (54.90%) Microsoft
4 47 (46.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (40.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 36 (35.29%) VMware
7 26 (25.49%) Citrix
8 25 (24.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (23.53%) Windows 7
10 22 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (21.57%) MS Excel
11 18 (17.65%) ITIL
11 18 (17.65%) Migration
12 17 (16.67%) Cisco
13 16 (15.69%) MS Office
13 16 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (15.69%) Office 365
14 15 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2003
14 15 (14.71%) Firewall
15 14 (13.73%) SAN
15 14 (13.73%) Windows XP
16 13 (12.75%) DNS
16 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (12.75%) XenApp
17 12 (11.76%) MCSE
18 10 (9.80%) LAN
18 10 (9.80%) WAN
18 10 (9.80%) DHCP
18 10 (9.80%) Lync
18 10 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2013

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 41 (40.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (9.80%) Lync
4 8 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (5.88%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.94%) IIS
7 2 (1.96%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.96%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.96%) Apache
7 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 22 (21.57%) MS Excel
2 16 (15.69%) MS Office
3 2 (1.96%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.69%) Office 365
2 4 (3.92%) Yammer
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.71%) Firewall
2 14 (13.73%) SAN
3 13 (12.75%) DNS
4 10 (9.80%) DHCP
4 10 (9.80%) LAN
4 10 (9.80%) WAN
5 8 (7.84%) NAS
6 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.88%) VPN
7 5 (4.90%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (3.92%) Wireless
8 4 (3.92%) VoIP
9 3 (2.94%) VLAN
10 2 (1.96%) Cisco ICM
10 2 (1.96%) ADSL
10 2 (1.96%) Network Security
11 1 (0.98%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.98%) PABX
11 1 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.98%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Ant
General
1 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.92%) Retail
3 3 (2.94%) Finance
4 2 (1.96%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.96%) Local Government
4 2 (1.96%) Advertising
5 1 (0.98%) French Language
5 1 (0.98%) German Language
5 1 (0.98%) Polish Language
5 1 (0.98%) Automotive
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (19.61%) Analyst
2 15 (14.71%) Support Analyst
3 14 (13.73%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (12.75%) Support Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.84%) Desktop Support
6 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Administrator
8 6 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Architect
9 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.90%) Server Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) Operations Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Exchange Specialist
10 4 (3.92%) IT Support
10 4 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
11 3 (2.94%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
11 3 (2.94%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) XMPP
2 1 (0.98%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.98%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (3.92%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.96%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.96%) FMCG
4 2 (1.96%) EqualLogic
4 2 (1.96%) Clustering
4 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.98%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.98%) PKI
5 1 (0.98%) PDA
5 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.98%) NHS
5 1 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 81 (79.41%) Windows
2 47 (46.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (24.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 22 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (13.73%) Windows XP
7 9 (8.82%) Windows 8
8 7 (6.86%) Linux
9 4 (3.92%) UNIX
10 3 (2.94%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.96%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.98%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.65%) ITIL
1 18 (17.65%) Migration
2 8 (7.84%) Service Management
3 6 (5.88%) ITIL V3
3 6 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
3 6 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (5.88%) Patch Management
4 5 (4.90%) ITSM
4 5 (4.90%) Data Security
5 4 (3.92%) Change Management
5 4 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.94%) Information Security
6 3 (2.94%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.94%) Project Management
7 2 (1.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (1.96%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (1.96%) Mentoring
7 2 (1.96%) Coaching
7 2 (1.96%) Resource Management
7 2 (1.96%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.82%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.92%) SQL
3 2 (1.96%) PHP
4 1 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.76%) MCSE
3 7 (6.86%) MCITP
4 5 (4.90%) MCP
5 4 (3.92%) MCSA
5 4 (3.92%) NVQ Level 4
5 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.94%) MCTS
7 2 (1.96%) Degree
7 2 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.98%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (74.51%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (12.75%) XenApp
3 7 (6.86%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.88%) vSphere
5 3 (2.94%) XenServer
5 3 (2.94%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.96%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.98%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.98%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (9.80%) SCCM
2 7 (6.86%) Backup Exec
3 5 (4.90%) SCOM
4 2 (1.96%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.98%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 56 (54.90%) Microsoft
2 36 (35.29%) VMware
3 26 (25.49%) Citrix
4 17 (16.67%) Cisco
5 6 (5.88%) Symantec
6 5 (4.90%) Lotus
6 5 (4.90%) Dell
7 3 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.94%) Veeam
8 2 (1.96%) McAfee
8 2 (1.96%) NetApp
9 1 (0.98%) Oracle
9 1 (0.98%) EMC
9 1 (0.98%) IBM
9 1 (0.98%) HP
9 1 (0.98%) Avaya
9 1 (0.98%) Juniper
9 1 (0.98%) CA
9 1 (0.98%) Spiceworks
9 1 (0.98%) Meraki
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