Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 111 127
Rank change year-on-year -40 +16 -28
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 58 79 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.12% 1.61% 1.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.64% 11.05% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 51 48
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -14.29%
10th Percentile £132 £153 £175
90th Percentile £436 £415 £475
England median daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% -5.23% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.00 £13.34
90th Percentile £16.55 £21.00 £15.57
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +3.13%

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 874 715 1,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.82% 14.56% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 478 581
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £206 £238
90th Percentile £559 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 23
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.86 £11.08
90th Percentile £24.70 £45.80 £24.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 -8 14 £300 +41.18% 6
Warwickshire +13 12 £250 - 5
Coventry -10 9 £450 +160.87% 1
Solihull -1 5 £350 -11.39% 6
Shropshire -50 5 £325 +88.41%
Wolverhampton -4 4 - - 1
Walsall - 3 £325 -
Worcestershire -4 1 £325 +51.16% 3
Staffordshire - 1 £325 - 8
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 49 (84.48%) Active Directory
2 48 (82.76%) Windows
3 41 (70.69%) Microsoft
4 29 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 28 (48.28%) VMware
6 23 (39.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (29.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 17 (29.31%) Microsoft Office
8 15 (25.86%) ITIL
9 14 (24.14%) Citrix
9 14 (24.14%) Office 365
10 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (20.69%) PowerShell
10 12 (20.69%) Data Centre
11 11 (18.97%) NetApp
11 11 (18.97%) Windows 10
11 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (18.97%) XenApp
11 11 (18.97%) vSphere
12 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (17.24%) Windows 7
12 10 (17.24%) Migration
13 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
13 8 (13.79%) DNS
13 8 (13.79%) WSUS
13 8 (13.79%) vCenter Server
14 7 (12.07%) VLAN
14 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (12.07%) MCSE

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 23 (39.66%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.17%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.45%) IIS
4 2 (3.45%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (29.31%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.14%) Office 365
2 5 (8.62%) G Suite
3 4 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.45%) IaaS
6 1 (1.72%) Google Drive
6 1 (1.72%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) DNS
2 7 (12.07%) VLAN
3 6 (10.34%) DHCP
3 6 (10.34%) Firewall
3 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.90%) SSL
4 4 (6.90%) VPN
5 3 (5.17%) DKIM
5 3 (5.17%) LAN
5 3 (5.17%) SAN
6 2 (3.45%) ADSL
6 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.45%) Internet
6 2 (3.45%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.45%) Skype
6 2 (3.45%) WAN
6 2 (3.45%) WLAN
7 1 (1.72%) HTTP
7 1 (1.72%) POP3
7 1 (1.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MSI
General
1 4 (6.90%) Advertising
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.72%) Music Industry
2 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (20.69%) Support Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) Analyst
4 6 (10.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) IT Support
5 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.62%) Service Desk Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Support Officer
7 3 (5.17%) 1st Line Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (5.17%) Build Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Data Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Data Centre Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Exchange Support
7 3 (5.17%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) WSH
2 1 (1.72%) MAPI
2 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.62%) Clustering
2 5 (8.62%) Fat Client
2 5 (8.62%) Thin Client
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.45%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.45%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.72%) iPad
5 1 (1.72%) iPhone
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) Replication
5 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (82.76%) Windows
2 29 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (18.97%) Windows 10
4 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (17.24%) Windows 7
6 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (8.62%) Linux
8 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.72%) Unix
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (25.86%) ITIL
3 10 (17.24%) Migration
4 6 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (10.34%) ITIL V3
5 4 (6.90%) Change Control
5 4 (6.90%) Data Security
5 4 (6.90%) Integration Testing
5 4 (6.90%) Line Management
5 4 (6.90%) Patch Management
6 3 (5.17%) Asset Management
6 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.17%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (5.17%) Security Patching
6 3 (5.17%) Server Building
6 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.17%) Service Management
7 2 (3.45%) Release Management
7 2 (3.45%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.62%) VBScript
3 3 (5.17%) SQL
4 2 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) MCSE
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.62%) MCITP
2 5 (8.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 49 (84.48%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (18.97%) vSphere
3 11 (18.97%) XenApp
4 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (10.34%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (8.62%) Terminal Services
7 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
7 3 (5.17%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (5.17%) VMware Server
8 2 (3.45%) Firmware
9 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.72%) vCloud
9 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) vCenter Server
1 8 (13.79%) WSUS
2 6 (10.34%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (10.34%) SCCM
3 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (5.17%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (3.45%) Nessus
5 2 (3.45%) SCOM
6 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.72%) SafeCom
6 1 (1.72%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 41 (70.69%) Microsoft
2 28 (48.28%) VMware
3 14 (24.14%) Citrix
4 11 (18.97%) NetApp
5 7 (12.07%) HP
5 7 (12.07%) McAfee
6 5 (8.62%) Cisco
6 5 (8.62%) Dell
6 5 (8.62%) Google
7 4 (6.90%) EMC
7 4 (6.90%) Postini
7 4 (6.90%) ServiceNow
8 3 (5.17%) CommVault
8 3 (5.17%) SonicWALL
8 3 (5.17%) Sophos
8 3 (5.17%) Symantec
9 2 (3.45%) Adobe
9 2 (3.45%) Avaya
9 2 (3.45%) IBM
9 2 (3.45%) Red Hat