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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 73 78 47
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -31
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 35 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.64% 1.47% 2.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.29% 10.99% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 12
Average daily rate
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£258 £350 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £208 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £483 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £291
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.25 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £22.18 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.88
% change year-on-year
- -10.51%
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
340 282 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.96% 13.33% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 169 129
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 28
Average hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.64 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £22.69 £27.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

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 January 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 January 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 10 £356 -5.00% 8
Warwickshire 0 7 £194 -7.73% 4
Coventry - 4 £310 - 3
Worcestershire -3 3 £225 +12.50% 4
Shropshire -8 3 £113 - 2
Wolverhampton +4 2 £225 - 1
Staffordshire +5 1 - - 2
Herefordshire -4 1 £425 +21.42%
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
Walsall - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 78 (83.87%) Windows
2 70 (75.27%) Active Directory
3 53 (56.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (49.46%) Microsoft
5 38 (40.86%) VMware
6 35 (37.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (34.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 25 (26.88%) Citrix
9 24 (25.81%) MS Office
9 24 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2003
10 23 (24.73%) SAN
11 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
11 19 (20.43%) DNS
12 18 (19.35%) Windows XP
12 18 (19.35%) Windows 7
13 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (18.28%) ITIL
13 17 (18.28%) DHCP
14 16 (17.20%) Cisco
15 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
16 13 (13.98%) LAN
16 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (13.98%) Windows 8
17 12 (12.90%) XenApp
17 12 (12.90%) SLA
17 12 (12.90%) SQL
17 12 (12.90%) Blackberry
17 12 (12.90%) Firewall
18 11 (11.83%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 32 (34.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 24 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (11.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (10.75%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.38%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (4.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (4.30%) IIS
7 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.15%) Lync
8 2 (2.15%) Apache
9 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (25.81%) MS Office
2 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.53%) Office 365
2 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.73%) SAN
2 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
2 19 (20.43%) DNS
3 17 (18.28%) DHCP
4 13 (13.98%) LAN
5 12 (12.90%) Firewall
6 10 (10.75%) NAS
7 9 (9.68%) WAN
8 8 (8.60%) VLAN
9 7 (7.53%) VoIP
10 6 (6.45%) VPN
11 4 (4.30%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (3.23%) Internet
12 3 (3.23%) Wireless
13 2 (2.15%) Extranet
13 2 (2.15%) SMTP
14 1 (1.08%) S/MIME
14 1 (1.08%) SSL
14 1 (1.08%) IMAP
14 1 (1.08%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
1 3 (3.23%) Finance
2 2 (2.15%) Law
2 2 (2.15%) Legal
3 1 (1.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (22.58%) 2nd Line Support
2 18 (19.35%) Analyst
3 16 (17.20%) Support Engineer
4 15 (16.13%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (11.83%) Support Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Server Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) VMware Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (5.38%) IT Support
10 4 (4.30%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (4.30%) IT Support Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (4.30%) Architect
10 4 (4.30%) Desktop Support
11 3 (3.23%) Administrator
11 3 (3.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Blackberry
2 7 (7.53%) PDA
3 3 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.15%) Clustering
4 2 (2.15%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.08%) GIS
5 1 (1.08%) AS400
5 1 (1.08%) PKI
5 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.08%) iSeries
5 1 (1.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 78 (83.87%) Windows
2 53 (56.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (37.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (19.35%) Windows XP
4 18 (19.35%) Windows 7
5 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (13.98%) Windows 8
7 8 (8.60%) UNIX
7 8 (8.60%) Linux
8 4 (4.30%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.23%) Solaris
9 3 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.15%) CentOS
11 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.08%) Windows CE
11 1 (1.08%) Fedora
11 1 (1.08%) SUSE
11 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.28%) ITIL
2 9 (9.68%) Migration
3 7 (7.53%) Incident Management
4 4 (4.30%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (4.30%) Data Security
5 3 (3.23%) CRM
5 3 (3.23%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.23%) Change Management
6 2 (2.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.15%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.15%) Service Management
6 2 (2.15%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.08%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.08%) PRINCE
7 1 (1.08%) Project Management
7 1 (1.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.08%) Workflow
7 1 (1.08%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.08%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.90%) SQL
2 3 (3.23%) VBA
2 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.08%) VB
3 1 (1.08%) C
3 1 (1.08%) Perl
3 1 (1.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.75%) MCSE
3 9 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.30%) MCSA
5 3 (3.23%) MCP
5 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.23%) MCITP
6 2 (2.15%) Degree
6 2 (2.15%) HNC
7 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.08%) CCNP
7 1 (1.08%) CCA
7 1 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) HP APS
7 1 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.90%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (75.27%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.90%) XenApp
4 9 (9.68%) XenServer
5 8 (8.60%) Hyper-V
6 6 (6.45%) VMware Server
6 6 (6.45%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.30%) vSphere
7 4 (4.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (4.30%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.15%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.15%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.08%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.08%) Xen
9 1 (1.08%) KVM
9 1 (1.08%) Postfix
9 1 (1.08%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (11.83%) SCCM
2 5 (5.38%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.23%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.08%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.08%) WSUS
4 1 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (49.46%) Microsoft
2 38 (40.86%) VMware
3 25 (26.88%) Citrix
4 16 (17.20%) Cisco
5 7 (7.53%) HP
5 7 (7.53%) Dell
6 3 (3.23%) Oracle
6 3 (3.23%) SAP
6 3 (3.23%) EMC
6 3 (3.23%) Mercator
6 3 (3.23%) McAfee
6 3 (3.23%) Brocade
7 2 (2.15%) Spiceworks
7 2 (2.15%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.08%) Juniper
8 1 (1.08%) CommVault
8 1 (1.08%) NetApp
8 1 (1.08%) Intel
8 1 (1.08%) IBM
8 1 (1.08%) Sophos
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