Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 142 103
Rank change year-on-year +44 -39 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 24 47 95
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.20% 1.03% 1.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.00% 6.56% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 31 75
Median daily rate £394 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.05% +2.40% +31.58%
10th Percentile £182 £113 £164
90th Percentile £538 £438 £441
England median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -6.67% +5.52%
England median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.76
% change year-on-year -1.52% -7.07% +7.61%

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 343 717 749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.17% 15.64% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 406 467
Median daily rate £450 £416 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -2.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £253 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 30
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +31.15% -15.28%
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% +2.56%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for MS Exchange in the West Midlands

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MS Exchange in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in the West Midlands

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange in the West Midlands.

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 2 June 2020. 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 +23 12 £488 +39.29% 1
Warwickshire +15 3 £550 +135.29%
Staffordshire +12 3 £275 +3.77% 1
Walsall - 3 £338 -
Worcestershire +25 1 - -
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 17 (70.83%) Windows
1 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (45.83%) Office 365
4 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (33.33%) Migration
6 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (20.83%) Proofpoint
7 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (20.83%) Public Sector
7 5 (20.83%) LAN
8 4 (16.67%) WAN
8 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
8 4 (16.67%) Azure
9 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (12.50%) Mimecast
9 3 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (12.50%) DKIM
9 3 (12.50%) DMARC
9 3 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (12.50%) IronPort
9 3 (12.50%) DNS
9 3 (12.50%) Cisco
10 2 (8.33%) Kerberos
10 2 (8.33%) SAML

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 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (45.83%) Office 365
2 4 (16.67%) Azure
3 3 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (12.50%) Mimecast
4 1 (4.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) LAN
2 4 (16.67%) WAN
3 3 (12.50%) DKIM
3 3 (12.50%) DMARC
3 3 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (8.33%) Kerberos
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security
5 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (20.83%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) IT Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Build Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) OAuth
1 2 (8.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) FMCG
2 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (8.33%) Business Development
4 2 (8.33%) Critical Thinking
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) High Availability
4 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (8.33%) Security Management
4 2 (8.33%) SIEM
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (8.33%) Task Automation
5 1 (4.17%) Application Virtualisation
5 1 (4.17%) Case Management
5 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.17%) Information Security
5 1 (4.17%) Internal Audit
5 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) BitLocker
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Proofpoint
3 3 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco
3 3 (12.50%) IronPort
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) EMC
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Adobe
5 1 (4.17%) Avaya