The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 3 months to 29 March 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 92 79
Rank change year-on-year +2 -13  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 25 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.12% 1.35% 1.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.25% 7.24% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 18
Median daily rate £260 £355 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.76% +18.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £218 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £500 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.80 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year - +7.74%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 303 511 504
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.54% 18.60% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 264 274
Median daily rate £400 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 25
Median hourly rate £20.75 £15.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.33% +1.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.20 £27.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in the West Midlands

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in the West Midlands

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange 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 29 March 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
Birmingham -9 7 £260 -13.33% 3
Coventry +5 6 £388 - 3
Shropshire +36 5 £263 +20.68% 1
Staffordshire +6 3 £175 - 2
Warwickshire -7 2 £84 -82.50% 3
Herefordshire - 1 £408 -
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 32 (74.42%) Active Directory
2 29 (67.44%) Windows
3 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
4 17 (39.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (34.88%) Windows Server
5 15 (34.88%) MS Excel
5 15 (34.88%) VMware
6 14 (32.56%) Citrix
7 13 (30.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (27.91%) Office 365
8 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
8 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (25.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (20.93%) MS Office
11 9 (20.93%) ITIL
12 8 (18.60%) Cisco
12 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (16.28%) XenApp
14 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (13.95%) Migration
14 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
15 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (11.63%) SQL
15 5 (11.63%) WAN
15 5 (11.63%) Service Management
15 5 (11.63%) Firewall
15 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
15 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
15 5 (11.63%) Data Centre

MS Exchange
Co-occurring 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 (39.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (30.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (25.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.65%) IIS
7 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (2.33%) IBM Domino
7 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (34.88%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.93%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.91%) Office 365
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Firewall
1 5 (11.63%) WAN
2 4 (9.30%) LAN
3 3 (6.98%) DNS
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (4.65%) DHCP
4 2 (4.65%) IP Telephony
4 2 (4.65%) SAN
4 2 (4.65%) VLAN
4 2 (4.65%) WebEx
5 1 (2.33%) DMZ
5 1 (2.33%) Internet
5 1 (2.33%) MPLS
5 1 (2.33%) Network Security
5 1 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (2.33%) SMTP
5 1 (2.33%) SSL
5 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
General
1 3 (6.98%) Advertising
2 1 (2.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (13.95%) 1st Line Support
1 6 (13.95%) Analyst
2 5 (11.63%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (11.63%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Service Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Citrix Support
5 2 (4.65%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Clustering
3 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.65%) Replication
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) CMDB
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 29 (67.44%) Windows
2 15 (34.88%) Windows Server
3 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
3 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.98%) Android
6 3 (6.98%) Unix
7 2 (4.65%) Linux
7 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.33%) HPUX
8 1 (2.33%) Solaris
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) ITIL
2 6 (13.95%) Migration
3 5 (11.63%) Service Management
4 2 (4.65%) CRM
4 2 (4.65%) Document Management
4 2 (4.65%) High Availability
4 2 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (2.33%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.33%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (2.33%) Presales
5 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.33%) Security Operations
5 1 (2.33%) Server Building
5 1 (2.33%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
1 5 (11.63%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) C
2 1 (2.33%) Perl
2 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.98%) MOS
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) MCSE
4 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) GCIH
4 1 (2.33%) GIAC
4 1 (2.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 32 (74.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (16.28%) XenApp
4 4 (9.30%) VMware ESX
5 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.98%) vSphere
6 2 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.33%) Samba
7 1 (2.33%) Sendmail
7 1 (2.33%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.33%) SCOM
3 1 (2.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.88%) VMware
3 14 (32.56%) Citrix
4 8 (18.60%) Cisco
5 4 (9.30%) Dell
5 4 (9.30%) Veeam
6 3 (6.98%) HP
7 2 (4.65%) Avaya
7 2 (4.65%) LANDesk
7 2 (4.65%) Toshiba
8 1 (2.33%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.33%) Apple
8 1 (2.33%) Capita
8 1 (2.33%) EMC
8 1 (2.33%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.33%) Lotus
8 1 (2.33%) NetApp
8 1 (2.33%) Nortel
8 1 (2.33%) Proofpoint
8 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds