Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 111 135
Rank change year-on-year +10 +24 -48
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 101 64 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.96% 1.44% 1.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.05% 8.88% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 34 42
West Midlands median daily rate £311 £256 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.46% -14.58% +9.09%
10th Percentile £171 £119 £163
90th Percentile £471 £409 £475
England median daily rate £300 £313 £315
% change year-on-year -4.00% -0.79% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.22 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.04% +13.72% -19.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.35 £10.45
90th Percentile £40.45 £16.16 £16.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +15.15% +10.00% -16.67%

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 838 721 1,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.27% 16.26% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 430 650
West Midlands median daily rate £424 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £226 £249
90th Percentile £568 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 36 21
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +36.00% -24.24%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £29.73 £35.50 £24.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £19.97 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% -0.15% +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 22 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 July 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
Coventry -1 22 £438 +59.09% 2
Birmingham -18 20 £330 +23.94% 3
Shropshire -12 15 £250 +25.00% 1
Solihull 0 13 £350 -11.11% 2
Warwickshire +4 7 £235 - 1
Walsall - 5 £375 -
Wolverhampton -4 4 - -
Staffordshire -3 3 £310 +77.14% 3
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 76 (75.25%) Microsoft
2 71 (70.30%) Active Directory
2 71 (70.30%) Windows
3 46 (45.54%) VMware
4 36 (35.64%) Windows Server
5 34 (33.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (32.67%) Microsoft Office
6 33 (32.67%) Citrix
7 32 (31.68%) Office 365
8 26 (25.74%) Migration
9 23 (22.77%) XenApp
10 22 (21.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (20.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (19.80%) ITIL
13 19 (18.81%) PowerShell
13 19 (18.81%) Data Centre
14 18 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (15.84%) SQL
15 16 (15.84%) DNS
15 16 (15.84%) SAN
16 15 (14.85%) Linux
17 14 (13.86%) Hyper-V
17 14 (13.86%) vSphere
17 14 (13.86%) VMware ESXi
18 13 (12.87%) NetApp
19 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
19 12 (11.88%) SQL Server
19 12 (11.88%) Windows 7
19 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
19 12 (11.88%) G Suite

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 34 (33.66%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (7.92%) Skype for Business
3 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (6.93%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.95%) IIS
5 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (1.98%) JBoss
6 2 (1.98%) Site Server
6 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.99%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 33 (32.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 32 (31.68%) Office 365
2 12 (11.88%) G Suite
2 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (9.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (4.95%) IaaS
5 4 (3.96%) OneDrive
6 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.98%) Google Drive
7 2 (1.98%) PaaS
7 2 (1.98%) SaaS
8 1 (0.99%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.84%) DNS
1 16 (15.84%) SAN
2 11 (10.89%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.92%) VLAN
4 7 (6.93%) LAN
5 6 (5.94%) DHCP
5 6 (5.94%) NAS
5 6 (5.94%) Skype
5 6 (5.94%) WAN
6 5 (4.95%) DDNS
6 5 (4.95%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (3.96%) ADSL
7 4 (3.96%) Ethernet
7 4 (3.96%) Firewall
7 4 (3.96%) Internet
8 3 (2.97%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.97%) SSL
8 3 (2.97%) VPN
8 3 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.98%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) MSI
General
1 5 (4.95%) Finance
2 4 (3.96%) Advertising
3 1 (0.99%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 19 (18.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (17.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (10.89%) Analyst
3 11 (10.89%) Support Engineer
4 9 (8.91%) Technical Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.93%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (6.93%) Citrix Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Exchange Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Consultant
9 4 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Migration Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.96%) Server Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.97%) Exchange Migration Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.96%) WSH
2 2 (1.98%) JSON
2 2 (1.98%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.99%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.81%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.92%) Clustering
3 8 (7.92%) Fat Client
3 8 (7.92%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.97%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.98%) iPad
5 2 (1.98%) iPhone
5 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.99%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.99%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 71 (70.30%) Windows
2 36 (35.64%) Windows Server
3 22 (21.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (20.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (14.85%) Linux
6 12 (11.88%) Windows 7
7 11 (10.89%) Windows 10
7 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (6.93%) Unix
9 6 (5.94%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.97%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.98%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.99%) CentOS
12 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.74%) Migration
2 20 (19.80%) ITIL
3 10 (9.90%) Service Management
4 9 (8.91%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (8.91%) Patch Management
5 8 (7.92%) ITIL V3
6 6 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.94%) Release Management
7 5 (4.95%) Integration Testing
7 5 (4.95%) Line Management
7 5 (4.95%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.95%) Security Patching
8 4 (3.96%) Change Control
8 4 (3.96%) Project Management
8 4 (3.96%) Server Building
9 3 (2.97%) Coaching
9 3 (2.97%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.97%) Data Security
9 3 (2.97%) Scrum
9 3 (2.97%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.81%) PowerShell
2 16 (15.84%) SQL
3 5 (4.95%) VBScript
4 2 (1.98%) C#
5 1 (0.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.92%) MCSE
3 6 (5.94%) MCITP
4 5 (4.95%) Degree
5 4 (3.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.97%) GDPR
3 2 (1.98%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (70.30%) Active Directory
2 23 (22.77%) XenApp
3 18 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (13.86%) Hyper-V
4 14 (13.86%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (13.86%) vSphere
5 6 (5.94%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (5.94%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (4.95%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.98%) vCloud
7 2 (1.98%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.98%) XenServer
8 1 (0.99%) Firmware
8 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (9.90%) SCCM
2 9 (8.91%) WSUS
3 8 (7.92%) Backup Exec
4 6 (5.94%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (5.94%) vCenter Server
5 4 (3.96%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (3.96%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.98%) SCOM
8 1 (0.99%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.99%) Nessus
8 1 (0.99%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 76 (75.25%) Microsoft
2 46 (45.54%) VMware
3 33 (32.67%) Citrix
4 13 (12.87%) NetApp
5 12 (11.88%) Google
6 11 (10.89%) McAfee
7 10 (9.90%) Postini
7 10 (9.90%) Symantec
8 9 (8.91%) HP
9 6 (5.94%) EMC
9 6 (5.94%) IBM
9 6 (5.94%) ServiceNow
9 6 (5.94%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.95%) Cisco
10 5 (4.95%) CommVault
11 4 (3.96%) Veritas
12 3 (2.97%) Avaya
12 3 (2.97%) Dell
13 2 (1.98%) Apple
13 2 (1.98%) CheckPoint