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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server
Rank 56 51 74
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +23
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 69 59 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.81% 2.97% 1.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.61% 18.27% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 16
Average daily rate
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£288 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.73% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £184 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £26.60 £24.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.23 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.91% -4.30%
Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
442 323 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.00% 16.26% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 177 179
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 21
Average hourly rate £17.25 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £12.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -1 20 £318 +6.72% 8
Worcestershire +5 15 £218 -29.26% 1
Staffordshire +11 7 £143 - 3
Warwickshire -1 7 £228 +13.75% 2
West Bromwich - 3 £248 -
Coventry -15 2 £300 - 1
Walsall - 2 - -
Solihull +1 1 £200 +25.00%
Shropshire -1 1 - - 3
Wolverhampton -4 1 - -
Halesowen - - - -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 89 (85.58%) Windows
2 81 (77.88%) Active Directory
3 54 (51.92%) Microsoft
4 52 (50.00%) VMware
5 42 (40.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (36.54%) Citrix
7 36 (34.62%) Windows 7
8 35 (33.65%) SAN
8 35 (33.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (32.69%) Windows XP
9 34 (32.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 29 (27.88%) XenApp
11 27 (25.96%) MS Office
12 26 (25.00%) DNS
13 25 (24.04%) DHCP
14 22 (21.15%) Blackberry
14 22 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 21 (20.19%) Exchange Server 2010
15 21 (20.19%) MS Excel
16 20 (19.23%) TCP/IP
17 18 (17.31%) SCCM
17 18 (17.31%) XenServer
17 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
18 15 (14.42%) LAN
18 15 (14.42%) ITIL
18 15 (14.42%) Dell
18 15 (14.42%) NAS
18 15 (14.42%) Windows 8
19 14 (13.46%) XenDesktop
19 14 (13.46%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (32.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 21 (20.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.77%) Lync
6 3 (2.88%) IIS
7 2 (1.92%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.96%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (25.96%) MS Office
2 21 (20.19%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) assyst
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (33.65%) SAN
2 26 (25.00%) DNS
3 25 (24.04%) DHCP
4 20 (19.23%) TCP/IP
5 15 (14.42%) LAN
5 15 (14.42%) NAS
6 14 (13.46%) VLAN
7 11 (10.58%) WAN
8 10 (9.62%) Firewall
9 7 (6.73%) VPN
10 6 (5.77%) VoIP
11 5 (4.81%) Wireless
12 3 (2.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.92%) WLAN
13 2 (1.92%) DMZ
13 2 (1.92%) Internet
14 1 (0.96%) Extranet
14 1 (0.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) DataStage
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MSI
2 1 (0.96%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.96%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (4.81%) Finance
2 1 (0.96%) Law
2 1 (0.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (32.69%) Support Engineer
2 22 (21.15%) 3rd Line Support
3 16 (15.38%) Analyst
4 14 (13.46%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (11.54%) Support Analyst
5 12 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (10.58%) Desktop Support
7 10 (9.62%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (6.73%) Consultant
10 6 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (5.77%) Administrator
10 6 (5.77%) VMware Engineer
11 5 (4.81%) Citrix Engineer
12 4 (3.85%) Customer Support Engineer
12 4 (3.85%) Customer Engineer
12 4 (3.85%) Systems Support
12 4 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 4 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.92%) Middleware
1 2 (1.92%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.15%) Blackberry
2 13 (12.50%) PDA
3 4 (3.85%) iPad
4 3 (2.88%) FlexPod
4 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) AS400
5 1 (0.96%) NHS
5 1 (0.96%) Firmware
5 1 (0.96%) FMCG
5 1 (0.96%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 89 (85.58%) Windows
2 42 (40.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (34.62%) Windows 7
4 35 (33.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (32.69%) Windows XP
6 15 (14.42%) Windows 8
7 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (6.73%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.85%) UNIX
9 3 (2.88%) Linux
9 3 (2.88%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.92%) Solaris
10 2 (1.92%) Android
11 1 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.42%) ITIL
2 9 (8.65%) Migration
3 5 (4.81%) Project Management
4 4 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (2.88%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (2.88%) Problem Management
5 3 (2.88%) Service Management
6 2 (1.92%) Change Management
6 2 (1.92%) Regression Testing
6 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2
6 2 (1.92%) CRM
6 2 (1.92%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (1.92%) Test Scripting
6 2 (1.92%) Time Management
6 2 (1.92%) Business Continuity
6 2 (1.92%) Information Assurance
6 2 (1.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (1.92%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.81%) SQL
2 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.92%) R
3 2 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.77%) MCITP
5 4 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.85%) MCSE
6 3 (2.88%) CCIE
6 3 (2.88%) CCNP
7 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.96%) CCNA
8 1 (0.96%) MCSA
8 1 (0.96%) MCP
8 1 (0.96%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 81 (77.88%) Active Directory
2 29 (27.88%) XenApp
3 22 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (17.31%) XenServer
5 14 (13.46%) XenDesktop
6 6 (5.77%) vSphere
6 6 (5.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (5.77%) VMware Server
6 6 (5.77%) VMware ESX
7 5 (4.81%) Hyper-V
8 4 (3.85%) Terminal Services
9 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.96%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.96%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (17.31%) SCCM
2 5 (4.81%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.85%) MAILsweeper
4 3 (2.88%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (2.88%) SCOM
5 2 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.92%) DameWare
5 2 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 54 (51.92%) Microsoft
2 52 (50.00%) VMware
3 38 (36.54%) Citrix
4 15 (14.42%) Dell
5 14 (13.46%) HP
6 8 (7.69%) EMC
7 7 (6.73%) Cisco
8 5 (4.81%) Symantec
8 5 (4.81%) NetApp
9 3 (2.88%) Juniper
9 3 (2.88%) Apple
10 2 (1.92%) Meru Networks
10 2 (1.92%) Oracle
10 2 (1.92%) Sophos
10 2 (1.92%) IBM
11 1 (0.96%) Avaya
11 1 (0.96%) Northgate
11 1 (0.96%) Lotus
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