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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Exchange Server
England / West Midlands
Rank 99 93 64
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -29
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 23 34 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.97% 1.31% 2.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.52% 7.10% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 20
Median daily rate £313 £450 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £84 £300 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £500 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 14
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £17.40 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%

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
306 479 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.90% 18.47% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 263 206
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 26
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £19.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +2 7 £450 - 2
Warwickshire +1 4 £84 -82.85% 2
Birmingham -18 4 £363 +20.83% 4
Staffordshire -2 3 £175 - 2
Shropshire - 3 £325 - 4
Herefordshire - 1 £408 - 1
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 41 (75.93%) Active Directory
2 31 (57.41%) Windows
3 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
4 21 (38.89%) Windows Server
5 19 (35.19%) Citrix
5 19 (35.19%) VMware
6 17 (31.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (29.63%) MS Excel
8 15 (27.78%) ITIL
8 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (25.93%) Office 365
10 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (24.07%) Cisco
11 11 (20.37%) Windows 7
11 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (18.52%) Data Centre
13 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (16.67%) MS Office
14 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
15 6 (11.11%) XenApp
15 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (11.11%) SCCM
15 6 (11.11%) Trend Analysis
15 6 (11.11%) Skype for Business
15 6 (11.11%) Service Delivery
15 6 (11.11%) Unix
15 6 (11.11%) Linux

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (31.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (11.11%) Skype for Business
5 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.70%) Apache
6 2 (3.70%) MindAlign
7 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (1.85%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.93%) Office 365
2 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.56%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Firewall
2 4 (7.41%) Skype
2 4 (7.41%) WAN
3 3 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (5.56%) IP Telephony
3 3 (5.56%) LAN
3 3 (5.56%) SMTP
3 3 (5.56%) SSL
3 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.70%) DHCP
4 2 (3.70%) DNS
4 2 (3.70%) IMAP
4 2 (3.70%) Internet
4 2 (3.70%) Network Security
4 2 (3.70%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (3.70%) S/MIME
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.85%) VLAN
5 1 (1.85%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
General
1 4 (7.41%) Advertising
2 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.85%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (16.67%) Analyst
2 7 (12.96%) 1st Line Support
2 7 (12.96%) Support Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Operations Manager
4 5 (9.26%) Support Manager
4 5 (9.26%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.56%) IT Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Office 365 Specialist
6 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (5.56%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.70%) Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) PKI
3 2 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) AS400
4 1 (1.85%) CMDB
4 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) PMI
4 1 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (57.41%) Windows
2 21 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (20.37%) Windows 7
5 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (11.11%) Linux
6 6 (11.11%) Unix
7 4 (7.41%) Android
8 3 (5.56%) Solaris
8 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.70%) CentOS
9 2 (3.70%) SUSE
9 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.85%) HPUX
10 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) ITIL
2 6 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 6 (11.11%) Trend Analysis
3 5 (9.26%) Migration
4 4 (7.41%) Service Management
5 2 (3.70%) Data Protection
5 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.70%) Logistics
5 2 (3.70%) Open Source
5 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.85%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.85%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.85%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.85%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
1 4 (7.41%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) Java
2 3 (5.56%) Perl
3 2 (3.70%) C
3 2 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.85%) PHP
4 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.56%) MOS
2 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) GCIH
3 1 (1.85%) GIAC
3 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.85%) MCSE
3 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (75.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (11.11%) XenApp
4 4 (7.41%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.56%) Sendmail
5 3 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (3.70%) vSphere
7 1 (1.85%) Samba
7 1 (1.85%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.85%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 19 (35.19%) Citrix
2 19 (35.19%) VMware
3 13 (24.07%) Cisco
4 5 (9.26%) Dell
4 5 (9.26%) HP
5 4 (7.41%) Veeam
6 3 (5.56%) Avaya
6 3 (5.56%) LANDesk
6 3 (5.56%) Proofpoint
6 3 (5.56%) Toshiba
7 1 (1.85%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.85%) Apple
7 1 (1.85%) arcserve
7 1 (1.85%) Capita
7 1 (1.85%) IBM
7 1 (1.85%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.85%) Lotus
7 1 (1.85%) Nortel
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