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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 68 81 60
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -21
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 46 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.03% 1.22% 2.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.59% 8.88% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 14
Average daily rate
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£225 £350 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +68.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £209 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £483 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 10
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.75 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.05 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -8.57%
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
397 304 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.52% 13.76% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 176 147
Average daily rate £388 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.39% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 22
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.17 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 0 13 £250 -16.66% 6
Warwickshire +6 10 £213 - 2
Shropshire -2 6 £108 - 1
Wolverhampton +9 5 £225 - 1
Worcestershire +1 3 £225 - 4
Coventry - 3 £310 - 2
Staffordshire -1 2 - - 1
Herefordshire -6 1 £300 -14.28%
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 79 (83.16%) Windows
2 73 (76.84%) Active Directory
3 49 (51.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (45.26%) Microsoft
5 33 (34.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (31.58%) VMware
7 26 (27.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (27.37%) MS Office
8 23 (24.21%) Windows XP
9 22 (23.16%) Citrix
10 21 (22.11%) Cisco
11 20 (21.05%) Windows 7
11 20 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
12 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
13 17 (17.89%) DNS
13 17 (17.89%) SAN
14 16 (16.84%) SLA
15 15 (15.79%) LAN
15 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
15 15 (15.79%) ITIL
16 14 (14.74%) DHCP
16 14 (14.74%) Migration
17 13 (13.68%) Firewall
18 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
18 12 (12.63%) SQL Server
18 12 (12.63%) WAN
18 12 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
19 11 (11.58%) Windows 8
19 11 (11.58%) Office 365

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 33 (34.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 20 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (4.21%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (3.16%) IIS
7 3 (3.16%) Lync
8 2 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.05%) Apache
Applications
1 26 (27.37%) MS Office
2 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
2 17 (17.89%) DNS
2 17 (17.89%) SAN
3 15 (15.79%) LAN
4 14 (14.74%) DHCP
5 13 (13.68%) Firewall
6 12 (12.63%) WAN
7 10 (10.53%) VoIP
8 8 (8.42%) NAS
9 6 (6.32%) VPN
10 5 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (5.26%) VLAN
11 3 (3.16%) Wireless
12 2 (2.11%) SMTP
12 2 (2.11%) Internet
13 1 (1.05%) MPLS
13 1 (1.05%) IP Telephony
13 1 (1.05%) SSH
13 1 (1.05%) Cisco ICM
13 1 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.16%) Finance
3 2 (2.11%) Legal
4 1 (1.05%) Local Government
4 1 (1.05%) French Language
4 1 (1.05%) German Language
4 1 (1.05%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (24.21%) 2nd Line Support
2 22 (23.16%) Analyst
3 16 (16.84%) Support Engineer
4 14 (14.74%) Support Analyst
5 9 (9.47%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (7.37%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (7.37%) IT Support
7 6 (6.32%) Server Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.26%) Architect
8 5 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Administrator
9 4 (4.21%) Service Analyst
10 3 (3.16%) Consultant
10 3 (3.16%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) SAP Basis
1 2 (2.11%) XMPP
2 1 (1.05%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.21%) PDA
3 3 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
5 1 (1.05%) GIS
5 1 (1.05%) AS400
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.05%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 79 (83.16%) Windows
2 49 (51.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (27.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (24.21%) Windows XP
5 20 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (11.58%) Windows 8
8 9 (9.47%) Linux
9 6 (6.32%) UNIX
10 5 (5.26%) Windows Vista
11 3 (3.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.05%) CentOS
12 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.05%) Android
12 1 (1.05%) Fedora
12 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.05%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.79%) ITIL
2 14 (14.74%) Migration
3 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
4 5 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (5.26%) Data Security
5 3 (3.16%) Change Management
6 2 (2.11%) CRM
6 2 (2.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.11%) Service Management
6 2 (2.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.05%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.05%) Email Migration
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 1 (1.05%) Data Privacy
7 1 (1.05%) Resource Management
7 1 (1.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.05%) Data Entry
7 1 (1.05%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.05%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.53%) SQL
2 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.11%) C
3 2 (2.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (9.47%) MCSE
3 4 (4.21%) MCSA
3 4 (4.21%) MCP
3 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.16%) MCITP
5 2 (2.11%) Degree
5 2 (2.11%) HNC
6 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.05%) CCNP
6 1 (1.05%) CCA
6 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.05%) HP APS
6 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.84%) SLA
System Software
1 73 (76.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.42%) XenApp
5 5 (5.26%) vSphere
6 4 (4.21%) XenServer
7 3 (3.16%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.16%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.11%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.05%) Xen
9 1 (1.05%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.05%) Postfix
9 1 (1.05%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) SCCM
2 6 (6.32%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.11%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.05%) WSUS
4 1 (1.05%) SCOM
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 43 (45.26%) Microsoft
2 30 (31.58%) VMware
3 22 (23.16%) Citrix
4 21 (22.11%) Cisco
5 6 (6.32%) HP
6 4 (4.21%) Dell
7 3 (3.16%) EMC
7 3 (3.16%) Oracle
8 2 (2.11%) SAP
8 2 (2.11%) McAfee
8 2 (2.11%) WatchGuard
8 2 (2.11%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.11%) Draytek
8 2 (2.11%) Brocade
8 2 (2.11%) NETGEAR
8 2 (2.11%) Spiceworks
9 1 (1.05%) Meraki
9 1 (1.05%) Panasonic
9 1 (1.05%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.05%) Fortinet
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