Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 112 92
Rank change year-on-year +7 -20 -18
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 82 101 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.77% 1.63% 1.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.13% 9.43% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 56 52
West Midlands median daily rate £315 £295 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.78% -3.28% +3.83%
10th Percentile £154 £163 £151
90th Percentile £424 £559 £425
England median daily rate £313 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.35% -18.75% -4.48%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.45 £12.75
90th Percentile £21.00 £15.10 £21.45
England median hourly rate £17.49 £16.08 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.80% -2.58% -

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 737 1071 850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.92% 17.27% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 647 477
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £238 £213
90th Percentile £575 £525 £513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 49
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.60 £11.59
90th Percentile £40.25 £31.13 £37.80
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%

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 October 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 October 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 -4 25 £288 +4.55% 2
Herefordshire +1 9 £375 +15.38%
Worcestershire +10 7 £198 -17.71%
Solihull +9 7 £400 +45.45% 3
Wolverhampton - 7 £113 -
Warwickshire +3 6 - -
Coventry +5 4 £166 -50.00%
Staffordshire +3 1 - -
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 62 (75.61%) Active Directory
2 61 (74.39%) Windows
3 54 (65.85%) Microsoft
4 41 (50.00%) VMware
5 37 (45.12%) Windows Server
6 25 (30.49%) Citrix
7 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 19 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (23.17%) Symantec
10 18 (21.95%) SAN
11 17 (20.73%) WSUS
11 17 (20.73%) Data Centre
12 16 (19.51%) McAfee
12 16 (19.51%) Norton AntiVirus
12 16 (19.51%) NetApp
13 15 (18.29%) HP
13 15 (18.29%) ITIL
13 15 (18.29%) Firewall
14 14 (17.07%) Unix
14 14 (17.07%) Mobile Device Management
15 13 (15.85%) SCCM
15 13 (15.85%) Hyper-V
15 13 (15.85%) VPN
15 13 (15.85%) SharePoint
15 13 (15.85%) Cisco
16 12 (14.63%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (14.63%) WAN
16 12 (14.63%) Windows 7
16 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012

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 20 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (15.85%) SharePoint
3 10 (12.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2000
5 7 (8.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (8.54%) Skype for Business
6 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.44%) IIS
8 1 (1.22%) JBoss
8 1 (1.22%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.63%) Office 365
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.95%) SAN
2 15 (18.29%) Firewall
3 13 (15.85%) VPN
4 12 (14.63%) WAN
5 11 (13.41%) LAN
6 8 (9.76%) DNS
7 6 (7.32%) Network Security
8 5 (6.10%) Wireless
9 3 (3.66%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (3.66%) SSL
9 3 (3.66%) X.500
10 2 (2.44%) DHCP
10 2 (2.44%) LDAP
10 2 (2.44%) SMTP
10 2 (2.44%) TACACS
10 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
11 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.22%) MPLS
11 1 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MSI
General
1 9 (10.98%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Retail
3 1 (1.22%) Back Office
3 1 (1.22%) Military
3 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (12.20%) Administrator
2 10 (12.20%) Analyst
2 10 (12.20%) IT Support
3 9 (10.98%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (9.76%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.10%) IT Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Junior
6 5 (6.10%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Junior Desktop Support
7 4 (4.88%) Junior IT Support
7 4 (4.88%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) Data Centre
2 11 (13.41%) Fat Client
2 11 (13.41%) Thin Client
3 10 (12.20%) Blackberry
4 8 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.44%) PKI
7 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.22%) Clustering
7 1 (1.22%) NHS
7 1 (1.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (74.39%) Windows
2 37 (45.12%) Windows Server
3 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (17.07%) Unix
5 12 (14.63%) Windows 7
5 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (13.41%) Linux
7 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (8.54%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (7.32%) Solaris
10 5 (6.10%) HPUX
11 4 (4.88%) Android
11 4 (4.88%) Apple iOS
11 4 (4.88%) Windows 10
11 4 (4.88%) Windows XP
12 3 (3.66%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.29%) ITIL
2 14 (17.07%) Mobile Device Management
3 10 (12.20%) Service Delivery
3 10 (12.20%) Software Deployment
4 9 (10.98%) Migration
5 8 (9.76%) Integration Testing
6 7 (8.54%) Configuration Management
6 7 (8.54%) Incident Management
6 7 (8.54%) Problem Management
6 7 (8.54%) Release Management
7 6 (7.32%) Asset Management
7 6 (7.32%) Change Control
7 6 (7.32%) ERP
7 6 (7.32%) Hardware Maintenance
7 6 (7.32%) Line Management
7 6 (7.32%) Service Management
8 5 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.10%) Security Management
9 4 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (4.88%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.32%) Perl
2 5 (6.10%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.88%) SQL
4 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.76%) DV Cleared
3 6 (7.32%) Degree
4 3 (3.66%) CCIE
4 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.44%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (75.61%) Active Directory
2 19 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.85%) Hyper-V
4 12 (14.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (12.20%) Terminal Services
5 10 (12.20%) VMware Workstation
5 10 (12.20%) XenApp
6 8 (9.76%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (8.54%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (8.54%) vSphere
8 6 (7.32%) Samba
9 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (20.73%) WSUS
2 16 (19.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (15.85%) SCCM
4 11 (13.41%) Backup Exec
5 10 (12.20%) SafeCom
6 2 (2.44%) Cisco LMS
6 2 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.44%) SCOM
6 2 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.22%) Netcool
7 1 (1.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.22%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.22%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 54 (65.85%) Microsoft
2 41 (50.00%) VMware
3 25 (30.49%) Citrix
4 19 (23.17%) Symantec
5 16 (19.51%) McAfee
5 16 (19.51%) NetApp
6 15 (18.29%) HP
7 13 (15.85%) Cisco
8 11 (13.41%) IBM
9 10 (12.20%) Wyse
10 5 (6.10%) EMC
10 5 (6.10%) Sun
11 4 (4.88%) CommVault
11 4 (4.88%) Dell
11 4 (4.88%) Meraki
12 3 (3.66%) Veeam
13 2 (2.44%) 3PAR
13 2 (2.44%) F5
13 2 (2.44%) Proofpoint
13 2 (2.44%) Splunk