Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 6 months to 20 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 136 111
Rank change year-on-year +16 -25 -36
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 129 133 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.58% 1.38% 1.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.74% 8.30% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 74 70
Midlands median daily rate £300 £300 £279
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.72% -7.17%
10th Percentile £139 £121 £140
90th Percentile £424 £539 £425
England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 27
Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £13.68 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.91% -8.80% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.14 £10.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £15.50 £22.50
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.23% -2.18%

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

All Application Platform Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1099 1603 1304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.48% 16.59% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 973 747
Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £218 £250 £232
90th Percentile £550 £548 £506
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 46 72
Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £15.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +4.71% -12.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.68 £11.04
90th Percentile £50.00 £24.00 £31.17
England median hourly rate £20.71 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.56% +8.33%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in the Midlands

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in the Midlands

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in the Midlands

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in the Midlands

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Exchange in the Midlands

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +11 84 £313 +4.17% 19
East Midlands +11 45 £300 +6.67% 20
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 100 (77.52%) Active Directory
2 97 (75.19%) Windows
3 83 (64.34%) Microsoft
4 62 (48.06%) VMware
5 60 (46.51%) Windows Server
6 32 (24.81%) SAN
6 32 (24.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 31 (24.03%) Citrix
7 31 (24.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 28 (21.71%) HP
9 27 (20.93%) Cisco
9 27 (20.93%) Hyper-V
10 24 (18.60%) SCCM
10 24 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (17.83%) ITIL
11 23 (17.83%) Firewall
12 22 (17.05%) Microsoft Office
12 22 (17.05%) LAN
12 22 (17.05%) WAN
13 21 (16.28%) NetApp
13 21 (16.28%) Symantec
14 20 (15.50%) SharePoint
14 20 (15.50%) SQL Server
14 20 (15.50%) Office 365
15 19 (14.73%) Data Centre
15 19 (14.73%) McAfee
16 18 (13.95%) Migration
16 18 (13.95%) Windows 7
17 17 (13.18%) WSUS

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 31 (24.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 20 (15.50%) SharePoint
3 16 (12.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 15 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (8.53%) Skype for Business
7 9 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2000
8 7 (5.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 4 (3.10%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.55%) IIS
11 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.55%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.78%) Apache
12 1 (0.78%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 22 (17.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.50%) Office 365
2 10 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 32 (24.81%) SAN
2 23 (17.83%) Firewall
3 22 (17.05%) LAN
3 22 (17.05%) WAN
4 16 (12.40%) VPN
5 14 (10.85%) DNS
6 10 (7.75%) TCP/IP
7 8 (6.20%) VLAN
8 7 (5.43%) DHCP
8 7 (5.43%) Wireless
9 6 (4.65%) NAS
9 6 (4.65%) Network Security
10 4 (3.10%) Skype
11 3 (2.33%) Internet
11 3 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (2.33%) SSL
11 3 (2.33%) VoIP
11 3 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.33%) X.500
12 2 (1.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) MS Access
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) MSI
2 2 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.55%) ReSharper
2 2 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (9.30%) Finance
2 4 (3.10%) Retail
3 1 (0.78%) Back Office
3 1 (0.78%) Military
3 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (15.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (13.95%) Analyst
3 12 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (8.53%) Desktop Support
4 11 (8.53%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (7.75%) IT Support
6 9 (6.98%) Administrator
6 9 (6.98%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (5.43%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.65%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.88%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (3.88%) Junior
9 5 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.55%) .NET
1 2 (1.55%) .NET Framework
1 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET
1 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (1.55%) Aurelia
1 2 (1.55%) CSS
1 2 (1.55%) Entity Framework
1 2 (1.55%) HTML
1 2 (1.55%) jQuery
1 2 (1.55%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (1.55%) SignalR
1 2 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (1.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.73%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.18%) Fat Client
2 17 (13.18%) Thin Client
3 12 (9.30%) Blackberry
4 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.88%) NHS
6 4 (3.10%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.33%) PKI
8 2 (1.55%) Clustering
8 2 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.55%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.78%) CMDB
9 1 (0.78%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.78%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 97 (75.19%) Windows
2 60 (46.51%) Windows Server
3 32 (24.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (13.95%) Windows 7
6 14 (10.85%) Unix
7 13 (10.08%) Linux
7 13 (10.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (6.98%) Windows 10
8 9 (6.98%) Windows 8
9 8 (6.20%) Windows XP
10 7 (5.43%) Solaris
10 7 (5.43%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (4.65%) Apple iOS
12 5 (3.88%) Android
12 5 (3.88%) HPUX
13 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.83%) ITIL
2 18 (13.95%) Migration
3 15 (11.63%) Mobile Device Management
4 11 (8.53%) Service Delivery
5 10 (7.75%) Software Deployment
6 9 (6.98%) Service Management
7 8 (6.20%) Change Control
7 8 (6.20%) Integration Testing
8 7 (5.43%) Asset Management
8 7 (5.43%) Configuration Management
8 7 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (5.43%) Incident Management
8 7 (5.43%) Problem Management
8 7 (5.43%) Release Management
9 6 (4.65%) Line Management
10 4 (3.10%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (3.10%) ERP
10 4 (3.10%) Hardware Maintenance
10 4 (3.10%) ITIL V3
10 4 (3.10%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.30%) SQL
2 9 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.65%) Perl
4 5 (3.88%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.55%) C#
5 2 (1.55%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.55%) TypeScript
5 2 (1.55%) VBScript
6 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (6.20%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.65%) Degree
4 6 (4.65%) MCSE
5 5 (3.88%) CCNA
5 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.10%) MCSA
7 3 (2.33%) CCIE
7 3 (2.33%) CCNP
7 3 (2.33%) MCITP
7 3 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.55%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.78%) MCP
9 1 (0.78%) MCTS
9 1 (0.78%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) SLA
System Software
1 100 (77.52%) Active Directory
2 31 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (20.93%) Hyper-V
4 13 (10.08%) XenApp
5 12 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (9.30%) Terminal Services
6 10 (7.75%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (6.20%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (6.20%) vSphere
8 7 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (4.65%) Samba
10 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.55%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (18.60%) SCCM
2 17 (13.18%) WSUS
3 16 (12.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (8.53%) Backup Exec
5 10 (7.75%) SafeCom
6 5 (3.88%) SCOM
7 3 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.55%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.55%) Cisco LMS
8 2 (1.55%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.55%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.78%) Netcool
9 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.78%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 83 (64.34%) Microsoft
2 62 (48.06%) VMware
3 31 (24.03%) Citrix
4 28 (21.71%) HP
5 27 (20.93%) Cisco
6 21 (16.28%) NetApp
6 21 (16.28%) Symantec
7 19 (14.73%) McAfee
8 11 (8.53%) IBM
9 10 (7.75%) Wyse
10 6 (4.65%) Dell
10 6 (4.65%) Sun
11 5 (3.88%) CommVault
12 4 (3.10%) EMC
12 4 (3.10%) Lotus
12 4 (3.10%) Meraki
13 3 (2.33%) 3PAR
13 3 (2.33%) AppSense
13 3 (2.33%) Intel
13 3 (2.33%) Veeam