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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Exchange Server
England / West Midlands
Rank 90 96 67
Rank change year-on-year +6 -29  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 25 39 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.10% 1.47% 1.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.01% 7.63% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 18
Median daily rate £248 £355 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.28% +35.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £218 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £500 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £284 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -5.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 11
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 £15.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +10.34%  

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 312 511 473
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.69% 19.26% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 257 246
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 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 24
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £18.00 £27.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

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 22 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 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
Coventry -4 7 £388 - 2
Shropshire +34 5 £263 +20.68%
Birmingham -10 5 £220 -26.66% 6
Staffordshire +6 3 £175 - 2
Warwickshire -11 3 £84 -82.50% 3
Herefordshire - 1 £408 -
MS Exchange
England

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 34 (75.56%) Active Directory
2 31 (68.89%) Windows
3 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
4 17 (37.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (37.78%) Windows Server
5 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
6 14 (31.11%) VMware
7 13 (28.89%) Citrix
7 13 (28.89%) Windows 7
8 12 (26.67%) Office 365
8 12 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (26.67%) ITIL
8 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (20.00%) MS Office
10 9 (20.00%) Cisco
10 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (15.56%) Migration
12 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (13.33%) XenApp
13 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
13 5 (11.11%) WAN
13 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
13 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
13 5 (11.11%) Firewall
13 5 (11.11%) Service Management
14 4 (8.89%) VMware ESX

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 (37.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (2.22%) IBM Domino
6 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.67%) Office 365
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) Firewall
1 5 (11.11%) WAN
2 4 (8.89%) LAN
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (4.44%) DNS
3 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.44%) WebEx
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (2.22%) DHCP
4 1 (2.22%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) Network Security
4 1 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.22%) SAN
4 1 (2.22%) Skype
4 1 (2.22%) SMTP
4 1 (2.22%) SSL
4 1 (2.22%) VLAN
4 1 (2.22%) VPN
4 1 (2.22%) Wireless
4 1 (2.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
General
1 4 (8.89%) Advertising
2 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Service Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (6.67%) IT Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) First Line Help Desk Support
7 2 (4.44%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.44%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) AS400
3 1 (2.22%) CMDB
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (68.89%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Windows Server
3 13 (28.89%) Windows 7
4 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.89%) Unix
8 3 (6.67%) Android
8 3 (6.67%) Linux
9 2 (4.44%) Windows 10
9 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.22%) HPUX
10 1 (2.22%) Solaris
10 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Migration
3 5 (11.11%) Service Management
4 2 (4.44%) CRM
4 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.44%) Document Management
4 2 (4.44%) Logistics
4 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.22%) Change Control
5 1 (2.22%) High Availability
5 1 (2.22%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.22%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (2.22%) Presales
5 1 (2.22%) Project Governance
5 1 (2.22%) Security Operations
5 1 (2.22%) Server Building
5 1 (2.22%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.22%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.89%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) C
4 1 (2.22%) Perl
4 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.67%) MOS
3 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) GCIH
5 1 (2.22%) GIAC
5 1 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
2 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 34 (75.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.33%) XenApp
4 4 (8.89%) VMware ESX
5 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (4.44%) vSphere
7 1 (2.22%) Samba
7 1 (2.22%) Sendmail
7 1 (2.22%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.11%) VMware
3 13 (28.89%) Citrix
4 9 (20.00%) Cisco
5 4 (8.89%) Veeam
6 3 (6.67%) Dell
6 3 (6.67%) HP
7 2 (4.44%) Avaya
7 2 (4.44%) LANDesk
7 2 (4.44%) Toshiba
8 1 (2.22%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.22%) Apple
8 1 (2.22%) arcserve
8 1 (2.22%) Capita
8 1 (2.22%) Equitrac
8 1 (2.22%) IBM
8 1 (2.22%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.22%) Lotus
8 1 (2.22%) Nortel
8 1 (2.22%) Proofpoint
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