The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 78 60 59
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 35 47 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.46% 2.49% 2.08%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.41% 14.87% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 12
Average daily rate £353 £198 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.48% -28.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £127 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £302 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £260
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.00 £24.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
372 316 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.53% 16.75% 17.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 140 158
Average daily rate £330 £306 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 18
Average hourly rate £15.93 £23.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £57.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
MS Exchange
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -17 10 £413 +68.36% 8
Worcestershire - 8 £353 - 3
Herefordshire +3 3 - -
Staffordshire +2 3 - - 2
Shropshire - 3 - - 1
Coventry -8 1 £450 +333.73% 5
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Tipton - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 52 (80.00%) Windows
2 45 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
4 21 (32.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (30.77%) VMware
6 19 (29.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (29.23%) Windows XP
6 19 (29.23%) Windows 7
7 15 (23.08%) Citrix
8 14 (21.54%) SAN
9 13 (20.00%) ITIL
10 12 (18.46%) MS Excel
10 12 (18.46%) LAN
10 12 (18.46%) Migration
11 11 (16.92%) SharePoint
12 10 (15.38%) WAN
12 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (15.38%) HP
13 9 (13.85%) Blackberry
14 8 (12.31%) UNIX
14 8 (12.31%) Linux
14 8 (12.31%) XenApp
14 8 (12.31%) Office 365
15 7 (10.77%) MCSE
15 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
15 7 (10.77%) SLA
15 7 (10.77%) Cisco
15 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 20 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 19 (29.23%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (16.92%) SharePoint
4 6 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (9.23%) Lync
5 4 (6.15%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.54%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.54%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (18.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.54%) SAN
2 12 (18.46%) LAN
3 10 (15.38%) WAN
4 6 (9.23%) Firewall
4 6 (9.23%) NAS
5 4 (6.15%) Internet
5 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.62%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (4.62%) VPN
6 3 (4.62%) DHCP
7 2 (3.08%) DNS
8 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.54%) VLAN
8 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.54%) MySQL
2 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (4.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 11 (16.92%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (16.92%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Desktop Support
4 8 (12.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) IT Support
8 3 (4.62%) Server Support
8 3 (4.62%) Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.08%) IT Support Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.69%) FlexPod
3 2 (3.08%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.08%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.08%) iPad
4 1 (1.54%) PDA
4 1 (1.54%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 52 (80.00%) Windows
2 21 (32.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (29.23%) Windows XP
4 19 (29.23%) Windows 7
5 8 (12.31%) UNIX
5 8 (12.31%) Linux
6 5 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 5 (7.69%) Windows Vista
7 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.08%) Solaris
8 2 (3.08%) Android
8 2 (3.08%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.00%) ITIL
2 12 (18.46%) Migration
3 5 (7.69%) Service Management
3 5 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 4 (6.15%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.62%) Software Distribution
5 3 (4.62%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.08%) Change Management
6 2 (3.08%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (3.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.08%) Project Management
6 2 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.54%) Test Strategy
7 1 (1.54%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.54%) Test Management
7 1 (1.54%) Time Management
7 1 (1.54%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.54%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.54%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.77%) MCSE
2 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) MCITP
4 3 (4.62%) CCIE
4 3 (4.62%) CCNP
4 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) MCP
6 1 (1.54%) MCSA
6 1 (1.54%) CNE
6 1 (1.54%) Novell Certification
6 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 45 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.31%) XenApp
3 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.62%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.54%) IAG
5 1 (1.54%) UAG
5 1 (1.54%) vSphere
5 1 (1.54%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) MAILsweeper
2 3 (4.62%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (4.62%) SCCM
3 2 (3.08%) DameWare
3 2 (3.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
2 20 (30.77%) VMware
3 15 (23.08%) Citrix
4 10 (15.38%) HP
5 7 (10.77%) Cisco
6 6 (9.23%) EMC
7 5 (7.69%) NetApp
8 4 (6.15%) Lotus
8 4 (6.15%) Symantec
9 2 (3.08%) IBM
10 1 (1.54%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.54%) Apple
10 1 (1.54%) Remedy
10 1 (1.54%) WatchGuard
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