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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 108 70
Rank change year-on-year +31 -38  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 39 32 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.94% 1.07% 2.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.92% 6.37% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 28
Median daily rate £256 £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.81% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £158 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £563 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £275
% change year-on-year -3.35% +12.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 11
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -31.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.79 £12.20 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £15.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.75% -21.79%  

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 357 502 428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 17.79% 16.83% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 320 242
Median daily rate £375 £397 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.54% +13.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 28
Median hourly rate £14.22 £12.00 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.45% -33.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.85 £13.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £24.00 £37.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +11 11 £344 +25.00% 9
Herefordshire - 6 £375 -
Worcestershire - 6 £189 -
Coventry +13 3 £225 -32.33% 5
Solihull +12 2 £394 - 2
Warwickshire +10 2 - - 3
Wolverhampton - 2 £113 -
Staffordshire -1 1 - - 2
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 53 (84.13%) Windows
2 48 (76.19%) Active Directory
3 36 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 28 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 28 (44.44%) VMware
5 24 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (26.98%) Citrix
7 17 (26.98%) WAN
8 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
9 13 (20.63%) LAN
9 13 (20.63%) ITIL
10 12 (19.05%) Cisco
11 11 (17.46%) Firewall
11 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
12 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (15.87%) Unix
13 9 (14.29%) DNS
13 9 (14.29%) NetApp
13 9 (14.29%) SCCM
13 9 (14.29%) XenApp
13 9 (14.29%) Office 365
14 8 (12.70%) vSphere
14 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (12.70%) VPN
14 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
14 8 (12.70%) SQL Server

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 24 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2000
4 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 4 (6.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.76%) IIS
8 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
8 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
9 1 (1.59%) JBoss
9 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.98%) WAN
2 13 (20.63%) LAN
3 11 (17.46%) Firewall
4 9 (14.29%) DNS
5 8 (12.70%) VPN
6 3 (4.76%) SAN
6 3 (4.76%) X.500
7 2 (3.17%) DHCP
7 2 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (3.17%) SSL
7 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.17%) VLAN
7 2 (3.17%) WebEx
8 1 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.59%) DMZ
8 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.59%) MPLS
8 1 (1.59%) Network Security
8 1 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MSI
General
1 6 (9.52%) Retail
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 3 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
1 9 (14.29%) Administrator
1 9 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (12.70%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (11.11%) Analyst
4 5 (7.94%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (7.94%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Service Desk Support
7 2 (3.17%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) IT Support
7 2 (3.17%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.94%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.35%) Fat Client
4 4 (6.35%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.17%) Clustering
5 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.59%) NHS
6 1 (1.59%) Replication
6 1 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 53 (84.13%) Windows
2 36 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 24 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 10 (15.87%) Unix
7 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (9.52%) Linux
10 5 (7.94%) HPUX
11 4 (6.35%) Solaris
12 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
13 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
13 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
14 1 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) ITIL
2 7 (11.11%) Service Management
3 6 (9.52%) ERP
3 6 (9.52%) Hardware Maintenance
3 6 (9.52%) Migration
4 5 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.94%) Security Management
4 5 (7.94%) Security Patching
5 4 (6.35%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.35%) ITIL V3
5 4 (6.35%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (6.35%) Software Deployment
6 3 (4.76%) High Availability
7 2 (3.17%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.17%) Change Control
7 2 (3.17%) Coaching
7 2 (3.17%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.17%) Integration Testing
7 2 (3.17%) Line Management
7 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) Perl
1 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.94%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.17%) SQL
4 1 (1.59%) C
4 1 (1.59%) C#
4 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) Degree
4 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.17%) MOS
7 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.59%) GCIH
7 1 (1.59%) GIAC
7 1 (1.59%) MCP
7 1 (1.59%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.29%) XenApp
4 8 (12.70%) vSphere
5 7 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 6 (9.52%) Samba
7 5 (7.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (7.94%) Terminal Services
8 4 (6.35%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (6.35%) SafeCom
2 4 (6.35%) WSUS
3 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) SCOM
3 1 (1.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 28 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 28 (44.44%) VMware
2 17 (26.98%) Citrix
3 12 (19.05%) Cisco
4 9 (14.29%) NetApp
5 6 (9.52%) EMC
5 6 (9.52%) HP
6 4 (6.35%) CommVault
6 4 (6.35%) IBM
6 4 (6.35%) McAfee
6 4 (6.35%) Sun
6 4 (6.35%) Symantec
6 4 (6.35%) Wyse
7 2 (3.17%) Dell
7 2 (3.17%) Meraki
8 1 (1.59%) Equitrac
8 1 (1.59%) Lumension
8 1 (1.59%) Nortel
8 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.59%) Veeam