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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 56 50 77
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +27
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 69 64 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.67% 3.08% 1.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.65% 17.63% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 17
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£263 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £202 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £398 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £311
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £23.60 £22.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.87 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.36% +4.83%
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
471 363 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.23% 17.44% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 205 211
Average daily rate £350 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £221 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 20
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.33 £24.15 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 August 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 29 August 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
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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 -5 24 £320 +11.30% 9
Worcestershire +3 13 £220 -30.15% 1
Warwickshire -9 6 £228 +37.87%
West Bromwich - 6 £248 -
Staffordshire +1 4 £190 - 1
Dudley - 3 £120 -
Shropshire -1 2 - -
Walsall - 2 - - 1
Solihull +1 1 £200 +25.00%
Wolverhampton -11 1 - -
Coventry -11 1 - - 2
Halesowen - - - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 97 (83.62%) Windows
2 88 (75.86%) Active Directory
3 63 (54.31%) VMware
4 59 (50.86%) Microsoft
5 49 (42.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (36.21%) Citrix
7 41 (35.34%) SAN
7 41 (35.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (33.62%) Windows 7
9 36 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2003
10 33 (28.45%) Windows XP
10 33 (28.45%) XenApp
11 30 (25.86%) DNS
12 29 (25.00%) DHCP
12 29 (25.00%) MS Office
12 29 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 28 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2010
13 28 (24.14%) Blackberry
14 23 (19.83%) Security Cleared
15 22 (18.97%) XenServer
15 22 (18.97%) TCP/IP
16 20 (17.24%) MS Excel
16 20 (17.24%) SCCM
17 19 (16.38%) ITIL
18 17 (14.66%) Dell
18 17 (14.66%) SC Cleared
18 17 (14.66%) NAS
19 16 (13.79%) XenDesktop
19 16 (13.79%) Windows 8
19 16 (13.79%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 36 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2003
2 28 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (8.62%) SharePoint
5 7 (6.03%) Lync
6 4 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.59%) IIS
8 2 (1.72%) ColdFusion
8 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.86%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.86%) Apache
9 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (25.00%) MS Office
2 20 (17.24%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) assyst
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.21%) Office 365
2 2 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (35.34%) SAN
2 30 (25.86%) DNS
3 29 (25.00%) DHCP
4 22 (18.97%) TCP/IP
5 17 (14.66%) NAS
6 16 (13.79%) VLAN
7 13 (11.21%) LAN
8 11 (9.48%) Firewall
9 9 (7.76%) WAN
10 6 (5.17%) VoIP
10 6 (5.17%) VPN
11 5 (4.31%) Wireless
12 3 (2.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.72%) WLAN
13 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.72%) DMZ
13 2 (1.72%) Internet
13 2 (1.72%) Extranet
14 1 (0.86%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.72%) DataStage
3 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MSI
2 1 (0.86%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.86%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (4.31%) Finance
2 2 (1.72%) Law
3 1 (0.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (29.31%) Support Engineer
2 25 (21.55%) 3rd Line Support
3 17 (14.66%) Analyst
4 14 (12.07%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (12.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 12 (10.34%) Consultant
6 11 (9.48%) Support Analyst
6 11 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (8.62%) Desktop Support
8 9 (7.76%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (6.90%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (6.03%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (6.03%) Administrator
11 6 (5.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (5.17%) Citrix Engineer
12 5 (4.31%) Exchange Consultant
12 5 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
13 4 (3.45%) Customer Engineer
13 4 (3.45%) Systems Support
13 4 (3.45%) Customer Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.72%) Middleware
1 2 (1.72%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.86%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 28 (24.14%) Blackberry
2 15 (12.93%) PDA
3 4 (3.45%) iPad
4 3 (2.59%) FlexPod
4 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.72%) Clustering
6 1 (0.86%) PKI
6 1 (0.86%) FMCG
6 1 (0.86%) Open Source
6 1 (0.86%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.86%) NHS
6 1 (0.86%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 97 (83.62%) Windows
2 49 (42.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (35.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (33.62%) Windows 7
5 33 (28.45%) Windows XP
6 16 (13.79%) Windows 8
7 12 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (6.03%) UNIX
8 7 (6.03%) Windows Vista
9 5 (4.31%) Solaris
9 5 (4.31%) Linux
10 3 (2.59%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.72%) Android
12 1 (0.86%) SUSE
12 1 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.38%) ITIL
2 10 (8.62%) Migration
3 5 (4.31%) Project Management
4 4 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (3.45%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (2.59%) Configuration Management
5 3 (2.59%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (2.59%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (2.59%) Problem Management
5 3 (2.59%) Service Management
5 3 (2.59%) Change Management
6 2 (1.72%) Regression Testing
6 2 (1.72%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.72%) PRINCE2
6 2 (1.72%) CRM
6 2 (1.72%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (1.72%) Test Scripting
6 2 (1.72%) Time Management
6 2 (1.72%) Business Continuity
6 2 (1.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.90%) SQL
2 5 (4.31%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.72%) R
3 2 (1.72%) Java
4 1 (0.86%) Perl
4 1 (0.86%) VB
4 1 (0.86%) VBA
4 1 (0.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (19.83%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.66%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.31%) MCSE
4 5 (4.31%) MCITP
5 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.59%) CCIE
6 3 (2.59%) CCNP
6 3 (2.59%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.86%) CCNA
7 1 (0.86%) MCSA
7 1 (0.86%) MCP
7 1 (0.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 88 (75.86%) Active Directory
2 33 (28.45%) XenApp
3 29 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (18.97%) XenServer
5 16 (13.79%) XenDesktop
6 9 (7.76%) VMware ESX
7 8 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (6.90%) VMware Server
8 6 (5.17%) vSphere
9 5 (4.31%) Hyper-V
10 4 (3.45%) Terminal Services
10 4 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.72%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.86%) Xen
12 1 (0.86%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 20 (17.24%) SCCM
2 5 (4.31%) MAILsweeper
2 5 (4.31%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.59%) SCOM
4 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.72%) DameWare
5 1 (0.86%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.86%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 63 (54.31%) VMware
2 59 (50.86%) Microsoft
3 42 (36.21%) Citrix
4 17 (14.66%) Dell
5 15 (12.93%) HP
6 8 (6.90%) Cisco
7 6 (5.17%) EMC
8 5 (4.31%) NetApp
9 4 (3.45%) Symantec
10 3 (2.59%) Apple
10 3 (2.59%) Mercator
10 3 (2.59%) Oracle
10 3 (2.59%) Juniper
11 2 (1.72%) Sophos
11 2 (1.72%) Meru Networks
12 1 (0.86%) Northgate
12 1 (0.86%) Brocade
12 1 (0.86%) Proofpoint
12 1 (0.86%) SAP
12 1 (0.86%) IBM