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 26 May 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
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 103 80
Rank change year-on-year +22 -23  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 27 29 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.38% 1.03% 1.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.63% 5.80% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 29
Median daily rate £231 £260 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.05% -5.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £161 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £495 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £305 £275
% change year-on-year -5.73% +10.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% -43.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.15 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £13.95 £21.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.86% -22.36%  

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 313 500 489
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 16.02% 17.72% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 283 296
Median daily rate £400 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 24
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% -43.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £9.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.00 £32.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +5.00% -0.91%  

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +17 8 £220 +10.00% 6
Coventry +12 4 £225 - 3
Worcestershire - 3 £198 -
Shropshire +24 2 £200 -8.04% 3
Solihull +16 2 £394 -12.50% 3
Warwickshire +3 2 - - 3
Staffordshire -1 1 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £375 -
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 39 (78.00%) Windows
2 38 (76.00%) Active Directory
3 23 (46.00%) Windows Server
4 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
5 21 (42.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (32.00%) VMware
9 12 (24.00%) Citrix
10 11 (22.00%) Windows 7
11 10 (20.00%) WAN
12 9 (18.00%) LAN
12 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
12 9 (18.00%) ITIL
12 9 (18.00%) Firewall
12 9 (18.00%) Office 365
12 9 (18.00%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (16.00%) Cisco
14 7 (14.00%) Migration
15 6 (12.00%) XenApp
15 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
15 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
15 6 (12.00%) DNS
16 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
16 5 (10.00%) Service Management
16 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (10.00%) vSphere

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 21 (42.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (18.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.00%) IIS
6 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.00%) JBoss
7 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
7 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Office 365
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) WAN
2 9 (18.00%) Firewall
2 9 (18.00%) LAN
3 6 (12.00%) DNS
4 4 (8.00%) VPN
5 2 (4.00%) DHCP
5 2 (4.00%) SAN
5 2 (4.00%) SSL
5 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.00%) VLAN
5 2 (4.00%) WebEx
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.00%) DMZ
6 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.00%) MPLS
6 1 (2.00%) Network Security
6 1 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 3 (6.00%) Advertising
1 3 (6.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (14.00%) Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Administrator
4 5 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) IT Support
7 2 (4.00%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 39 (78.00%) Windows
2 23 (46.00%) Windows Server
3 20 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (22.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.00%) Linux
7 3 (6.00%) Unix
7 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.00%) HPUX
8 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.00%) Android
9 1 (2.00%) Solaris
9 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) ITIL
2 7 (14.00%) Migration
3 5 (10.00%) Service Management
4 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.00%) ERP
4 3 (6.00%) Hardware Maintenance
4 3 (6.00%) High Availability
4 3 (6.00%) Security Management
4 3 (6.00%) Security Patching
5 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.00%) CRM
5 2 (4.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.00%) Document Management
5 2 (4.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.00%) Computer Security
6 1 (2.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (2.00%) Information Security
6 1 (2.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.00%) Perl
2 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) C
3 1 (2.00%) C#
3 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) Degree
3 3 (6.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.00%) MOS
5 1 (2.00%) GCIH
5 1 (2.00%) GIAC
5 1 (2.00%) MCP
5 1 (2.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (76.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.00%) XenApp
3 5 (10.00%) vSphere
4 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.00%) Samba
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (32.00%) VMware
3 12 (24.00%) Citrix
4 8 (16.00%) Cisco
5 4 (8.00%) EMC
6 3 (6.00%) HP
6 3 (6.00%) NetApp
7 2 (4.00%) CommVault
7 2 (4.00%) Dell
8 1 (2.00%) Avaya
8 1 (2.00%) Equitrac
8 1 (2.00%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.00%) Nortel
8 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.00%) Sun
8 1 (2.00%) Toshiba
8 1 (2.00%) Veeam
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