Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 122 91
Rank change year-on-year +10 -31 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 63 86 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.46% 1.42% 1.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.85% 7.87% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 51
West Midlands median daily rate £238 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £125 £160 £140
90th Percentile £425 £479 £438
England median daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -4.62% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.61 £12.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.86% -24.24% -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.28 £10.45 £12.85
90th Percentile £15.63 £15.50 £22.05
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -14.29% +6.06%

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 712 1093 927
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 16.48% 18.00% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 675 534
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £231 £246 £219
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 48
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.57 £12.50 £16.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.56% -24.47% +0.30%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.52 £12.93
90th Percentile £36.35 £24.00 £34.59
England median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +10.28%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +9 21 £213 -22.73% 3
Worcestershire +12 7 £198 -17.71% 1
Herefordshire -6 7 £375 +15.38%
Coventry +11 5 £225 -33.82% 1
Shropshire +25 3 £200 -8.05% 8
Solihull +11 3 £400 -11.11% 10
Warwickshire +2 3 - - 3
Wolverhampton - 3 £113 -
Staffordshire +3 1 - - 2
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 52 (82.54%) Windows
2 49 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 35 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 34 (53.97%) Windows Server
5 32 (50.79%) VMware
6 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (30.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (26.98%) Citrix
10 15 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (22.22%) WAN
11 14 (22.22%) Firewall
12 13 (20.63%) ITIL
12 13 (20.63%) Office 365
13 12 (19.05%) LAN
14 11 (17.46%) Cisco
14 11 (17.46%) NetApp
14 11 (17.46%) Data Centre
14 11 (17.46%) Windows 7
15 10 (15.87%) Unix
16 9 (14.29%) DNS
16 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (14.29%) Migration
16 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
16 9 (14.29%) Hyper-V
16 9 (14.29%) XenApp
16 9 (14.29%) SCCM
17 8 (12.70%) vSphere
17 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills

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 19 (30.16%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2000
4 6 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
7 3 (4.76%) IIS
7 3 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (4.76%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.59%) JBoss
8 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.63%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) Firewall
1 14 (22.22%) WAN
2 12 (19.05%) LAN
3 9 (14.29%) DNS
4 8 (12.70%) VPN
5 6 (9.52%) SAN
6 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.76%) DHCP
7 3 (4.76%) Network Security
7 3 (4.76%) X.500
8 2 (3.17%) SSL
8 2 (3.17%) WebEx
9 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.59%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (1.59%) DMZ
9 1 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.59%) VLAN
9 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MSI
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (17.46%) Administrator
2 10 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (15.87%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (11.11%) Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.94%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) IT Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) IT Support
8 2 (3.17%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Office 365 Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) Office 365 Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 6 (9.52%) Fat Client
3 6 (9.52%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.59%) Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.59%) NHS
5 1 (1.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (82.54%) Windows
2 34 (53.97%) Windows Server
3 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (17.46%) Windows 7
6 10 (15.87%) Unix
7 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (11.11%) Linux
8 7 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (7.94%) HPUX
9 5 (7.94%) Solaris
9 5 (7.94%) Windows 10
10 2 (3.17%) Android
10 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
10 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) ITIL
2 9 (14.29%) Migration
3 6 (9.52%) ERP
3 6 (9.52%) Hardware Maintenance
3 6 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (9.52%) Service Management
3 6 (9.52%) Software Deployment
4 5 (7.94%) Security Management
4 5 (7.94%) Security Patching
5 4 (6.35%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.35%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.76%) Integration Testing
6 3 (4.76%) Line Management
6 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.17%) Coaching
7 2 (3.17%) CRM
7 2 (3.17%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) Perl
1 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.94%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.76%) SQL
4 1 (1.59%) C#
4 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 6 (9.52%) Degree
4 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) CCIE
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.59%) CCNP
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.59%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.59%) MCP
6 1 (1.59%) MCSE
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.59%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 15 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 9 (14.29%) XenApp
4 8 (12.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (12.70%) vSphere
5 6 (9.52%) Samba
5 6 (9.52%) Terminal Services
5 6 (9.52%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (6.35%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) SCCM
2 7 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (11.11%) WSUS
3 6 (9.52%) SafeCom
4 4 (6.35%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) SCOM
5 1 (1.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 35 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 32 (50.79%) VMware
3 17 (26.98%) Citrix
4 11 (17.46%) Cisco
4 11 (17.46%) NetApp
5 8 (12.70%) HP
5 8 (12.70%) Symantec
6 7 (11.11%) IBM
6 7 (11.11%) McAfee
7 6 (9.52%) EMC
7 6 (9.52%) Wyse
8 5 (7.94%) Sun
9 4 (6.35%) CommVault
10 3 (4.76%) Meraki
11 2 (3.17%) Veeam
12 1 (1.59%) Dell
12 1 (1.59%) Equitrac
12 1 (1.59%) Lumension
12 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.59%) Sophos