The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MS Exchange skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Exchange Server
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 56 60
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 11 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.73% 1.93% 0.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.38% 10.26% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 3
Median daily rate £344 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -31.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £161 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £563 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £275
% change year-on-year -3.35% +12.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Median hourly rate £14.22 £10.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.38% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.60% -17.76%  

MS Exchange is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 106 156 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.69% 18.86% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 118 50
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Median hourly rate £14.22 £10.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.38% -30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.50 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.64 £14.90 £15.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in Birmingham

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Exchange in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in Birmingham

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Birmingham over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in Birmingham

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) VMware
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco
5 6 (37.50%) WAN
5 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (31.25%) SCCM
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
6 5 (31.25%) LAN
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (25.00%) vSphere
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
8 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
8 3 (18.75%) Firewall
8 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (18.75%) High Availability
8 3 (18.75%) IIS
8 3 (18.75%) Citrix
8 3 (18.75%) NetApp
8 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (12.50%) Service Management

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (18.75%) IIS
3 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (6.25%) JBoss
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) WAN
2 5 (31.25%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (12.50%) SAN
4 2 (12.50%) SSL
4 2 (12.50%) VLAN
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) WebEx
5 1 (6.25%) DHCP
5 1 (6.25%) DMZ
5 1 (6.25%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Support
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Support
3 1 (6.25%) Storage Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Unix
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) High Availability
3 2 (12.50%) CRM
3 2 (12.50%) Document Management
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Security
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) E-Discovery
4 1 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Security Patching
4 1 (6.25%) Server Building
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (25.00%) vSphere
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
5 2 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (12.50%) XenApp
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (12.50%) SafeCom
2 2 (12.50%) WSUS
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) VMware
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) EMC
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) McAfee
5 2 (12.50%) Meraki
5 2 (12.50%) Symantec
5 2 (12.50%) Wyse
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) Equitrac
6 1 (6.25%) Nortel
6 1 (6.25%) Remedy
6 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.25%) Veeam