Period
to 20 November 2017

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 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 117 90
Rank change year-on-year +11 -27 -25
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 84 97 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.75% 1.58% 1.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.68% 9.19% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 54 45
West Midlands median daily rate £313 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £153 £173 £147
90th Percentile £413 £563 £425
England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.93 £14.34 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.10% -11.75% -8.45%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.95 £13.33
90th Percentile £21.00 £15.54 £22.13
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 West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 719 1056 784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.97% 17.24% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 612 430
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £209 £238 £227
90th Percentile £563 £525 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £15.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.35% -11.64% -
10th Percentile £13.04 £10.60 £11.12
90th Percentile £42.20 £24.00 £33.55
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 West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 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
Birmingham +5 30 £213 -15.00% 3
Herefordshire +3 10 £375 +15.38%
Wolverhampton - 8 £113 -
Warwickshire +5 7 - - 2
Solihull +7 5 £400 +14.29% 5
Worcestershire +1 5 £198 -17.71% 1
Coventry +7 4 £173 -48.12%
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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 64 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 62 (73.81%) Windows
3 56 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 41 (48.81%) VMware
5 38 (45.24%) Windows Server
6 22 (26.19%) Citrix
7 21 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (23.81%) Symantec
9 19 (22.62%) ITIL
10 18 (21.43%) SAN
10 18 (21.43%) Data Centre
11 17 (20.24%) WSUS
11 17 (20.24%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (20.24%) HP
11 17 (20.24%) McAfee
12 16 (19.05%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (17.86%) NetApp
13 15 (17.86%) Firewall
13 15 (17.86%) Office 365
14 14 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
14 14 (16.67%) Unix
14 14 (16.67%) SharePoint
14 14 (16.67%) Cisco
15 13 (15.48%) Hyper-V
15 13 (15.48%) SCCM
16 12 (14.29%) Windows 7
16 12 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (14.29%) VPN
17 11 (13.10%) IBM

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 (20.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 11 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (11.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2000
6 7 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 6 (7.14%) Skype for Business
8 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (2.38%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.19%) IIS
10 1 (1.19%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.86%) Office 365
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.43%) SAN
2 15 (17.86%) Firewall
3 12 (14.29%) VPN
4 10 (11.90%) LAN
4 10 (11.90%) WAN
5 6 (7.14%) DNS
5 6 (7.14%) Network Security
5 6 (7.14%) Wireless
6 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.57%) SSL
7 3 (3.57%) X.500
8 2 (2.38%) DHCP
8 2 (2.38%) Internet
8 2 (2.38%) LDAP
8 2 (2.38%) SMTP
8 2 (2.38%) TACACS
9 1 (1.19%) 3G
9 1 (1.19%) ADSL
9 1 (1.19%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (1.19%) Back Office
3 1 (1.19%) Military
3 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (15.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (13.10%) Analyst
3 10 (11.90%) IT Support
4 8 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (9.52%) Administrator
4 8 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 8 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Junior
6 5 (5.95%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) IT Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Junior Desktop Support
7 4 (4.76%) Junior IT Support
7 4 (4.76%) Office 365 Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 11 (13.10%) Fat Client
2 11 (13.10%) Thin Client
3 10 (11.90%) Blackberry
4 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.38%) PKI
7 1 (1.19%) Clustering
7 1 (1.19%) CMDB
7 1 (1.19%) Interactive TV
7 1 (1.19%) NHS
7 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 62 (73.81%) Windows
2 38 (45.24%) Windows Server
3 21 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (16.67%) Unix
5 12 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 11 (13.10%) Linux
7 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (7.14%) Solaris
11 5 (5.95%) Android
11 5 (5.95%) HPUX
11 5 (5.95%) Windows XP
12 4 (4.76%) Apple iOS
13 3 (3.57%) Windows 10
13 3 (3.57%) Windows 8
14 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.62%) ITIL
2 14 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 11 (13.10%) Migration
3 11 (13.10%) Service Delivery
4 10 (11.90%) Software Deployment
5 8 (9.52%) Integration Testing
5 8 (9.52%) Service Management
6 7 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 7 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 7 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 7 (8.33%) Release Management
7 6 (7.14%) Asset Management
7 6 (7.14%) Change Control
7 6 (7.14%) Line Management
8 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.76%) ERP
9 4 (4.76%) Hardware Maintenance
9 4 (4.76%) ITIL V3
10 3 (3.57%) Coaching
10 3 (3.57%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.14%) Perl
2 5 (5.95%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.76%) SQL
4 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) DV Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) Degree
4 3 (3.57%) CCIE
4 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.19%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 20 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.48%) Hyper-V
4 12 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (11.90%) Terminal Services
5 10 (11.90%) VMware Workstation
6 9 (10.71%) XenApp
7 8 (9.52%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (8.33%) vSphere
9 6 (7.14%) Samba
10 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (20.24%) WSUS
2 16 (19.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (15.48%) SCCM
4 11 (13.10%) Backup Exec
5 10 (11.90%) SafeCom
6 3 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.38%) Cisco LMS
7 2 (2.38%) SCOM
7 2 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.19%) Netcool
8 1 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.19%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 56 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 41 (48.81%) VMware
3 22 (26.19%) Citrix
4 20 (23.81%) Symantec
5 17 (20.24%) HP
5 17 (20.24%) McAfee
6 15 (17.86%) NetApp
7 14 (16.67%) Cisco
8 11 (13.10%) IBM
9 10 (11.90%) Wyse
10 5 (5.95%) Dell
10 5 (5.95%) Sun
11 4 (4.76%) EMC
11 4 (4.76%) Meraki
12 3 (3.57%) CommVault
12 3 (3.57%) Veeam
13 2 (2.38%) 3PAR
13 2 (2.38%) Fortinet
13 2 (2.38%) Lotus
13 2 (2.38%) Proofpoint