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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 67 81 62
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 49 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.91% 1.32% 2.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.63% 9.18% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £355 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +102.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £222 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £450 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 12
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £21.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -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
509 316 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.88% 14.42% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 174 143
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £235 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £450 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 25
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.85 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.03 £21.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

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 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -7 13 £200 -51.51% 8
Warwickshire - 10 £325 - 2
Wolverhampton +8 5 £225 -13.46% 2
Staffordshire -5 4 - - 2
Shropshire -12 4 £103 - 2
Coventry +4 3 £330 -26.66% 4
Worcestershire -4 3 £500 +51.51% 3
Herefordshire -5 3 £376 -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
Solihull - - - - 3
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (84.04%) Windows
2 71 (75.53%) Active Directory
3 48 (51.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 32 (34.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (32.98%) VMware
7 26 (27.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (26.60%) Citrix
9 24 (25.53%) Cisco
10 23 (24.47%) MS Office
11 22 (23.40%) Windows XP
11 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (22.34%) SAN
13 20 (21.28%) Windows 7
14 19 (20.21%) Exchange Server 2003
15 18 (19.15%) MS Excel
15 18 (19.15%) ITIL
16 16 (17.02%) DNS
17 15 (15.96%) DHCP
18 14 (14.89%) SLA
18 14 (14.89%) Migration
19 13 (13.83%) TCP/IP
19 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
19 13 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
20 12 (12.77%) NAS
21 11 (11.70%) XenApp
21 11 (11.70%) Office 365
21 11 (11.70%) LAN
21 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
21 11 (11.70%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (34.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 19 (20.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (9.57%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (6.38%) Lync
5 4 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (3.19%) IIS
7 2 (2.13%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (1.06%) Apache
8 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (24.47%) MS Office
2 18 (19.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.34%) SAN
2 16 (17.02%) DNS
3 15 (15.96%) DHCP
4 13 (13.83%) TCP/IP
5 12 (12.77%) NAS
6 11 (11.70%) LAN
6 11 (11.70%) Firewall
7 10 (10.64%) WAN
8 7 (7.45%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (5.32%) VLAN
10 4 (4.26%) VoIP
11 2 (2.13%) SMTP
11 2 (2.13%) VPN
11 2 (2.13%) Wireless
12 1 (1.06%) IP Telephony
12 1 (1.06%) SSH
12 1 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (1.06%) Network Security
12 1 (1.06%) Cisco ICM
12 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
1 4 (4.26%) Finance
2 2 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (1.06%) Retail
3 1 (1.06%) Local Government
3 1 (1.06%) French Language
3 1 (1.06%) German Language
3 1 (1.06%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (25.53%) Analyst
2 16 (17.02%) Support Analyst
2 16 (17.02%) Support Engineer
2 16 (17.02%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (11.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (7.45%) Desktop Support
4 7 (7.45%) Server Engineer
5 6 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (6.38%) IT Support
5 6 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (6.38%) Architect
6 5 (5.32%) Administrator
6 5 (5.32%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.26%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) SAP Basis
1 2 (2.13%) XMPP
2 1 (1.06%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.38%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.32%) PDA
3 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.13%) Clustering
5 1 (1.06%) PKI
5 1 (1.06%) AS400
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.06%) iSeries
5 1 (1.06%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 79 (84.04%) Windows
2 48 (51.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (27.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (23.40%) Windows XP
4 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (21.28%) Windows 7
6 10 (10.64%) Windows 8
6 10 (10.64%) Linux
7 7 (7.45%) UNIX
8 5 (5.32%) Windows Vista
9 4 (4.26%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.06%) Windows CE
11 1 (1.06%) Android
11 1 (1.06%) Fedora
11 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.06%) CentOS
11 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.15%) ITIL
2 14 (14.89%) Migration
3 7 (7.45%) Data Security
3 7 (7.45%) Incident Management
3 7 (7.45%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (2.13%) CRM
4 2 (2.13%) Configuration Management
4 2 (2.13%) Project Management
4 2 (2.13%) Change Management
5 1 (1.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.06%) ITSM
5 1 (1.06%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.06%) E-Commerce
5 1 (1.06%) PRINCE
5 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.06%) Resource Management
5 1 (1.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.06%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.70%) SQL
2 5 (5.32%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.13%) C
3 2 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (9.57%) MCSE
3 5 (5.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.32%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.26%) MCITP
4 4 (4.26%) MCSA
4 4 (4.26%) MCP
5 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.13%) Degree
6 2 (2.13%) HNC
7 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.06%) CCNP
7 1 (1.06%) CCA
7 1 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.06%) HP APS
7 1 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.89%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (75.53%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.70%) XenApp
4 10 (10.64%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.32%) vSphere
6 4 (4.26%) XenServer
6 4 (4.26%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (3.19%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.13%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.06%) Xen
9 1 (1.06%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.06%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 10 (10.64%) SCCM
2 8 (8.51%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.13%) SCOM
3 2 (2.13%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (32.98%) VMware
3 25 (26.60%) Citrix
4 24 (25.53%) Cisco
5 5 (5.32%) Dell
6 4 (4.26%) HP
7 3 (3.19%) EMC
7 3 (3.19%) Oracle
7 3 (3.19%) Lotus
7 3 (3.19%) Symantec
8 2 (2.13%) McAfee
8 2 (2.13%) Juniper
8 2 (2.13%) SAP
8 2 (2.13%) Brocade
8 2 (2.13%) WatchGuard
8 2 (2.13%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.13%) Draytek
8 2 (2.13%) NETGEAR
8 2 (2.13%) Spiceworks
9 1 (1.06%) Meraki
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £25000 per annum + pension scheme, healthcare.
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago