Period
to 18 April 2019

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 18 April 2019 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 145 119 135
Rank change year-on-year -26 +16 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 48 70 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.97% 1.47% 1.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.04% 10.26% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 62 25
West Midlands median daily rate £265 £264 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +5.50% -35.48%
10th Percentile £113 £155 £95
90th Percentile £416 £400 £438
England median daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.06 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.37% -10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.75 £10.48
90th Percentile £19.50 £19.00 £17.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £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 795 682 669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.15% 14.33% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 440 370
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £257 £250 £225
90th Percentile £561 £575 £516
England median daily rate £475 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% -9.52% +31.25%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £30.35 £29.50
England median hourly rate £18.76 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -1.29% -7.32% +2.50%

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 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019. 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
Warwickshire +16 14 £234 -4.59% 1
Birmingham +2 14 £190 +2.70% 3
Solihull -1 4 £540 +54.29% 2
Staffordshire +3 3 £265 -24.29%
Shropshire -46 3 £225 -10.00%
Walsall -2 2 £247 -31.90% 1
Worcestershire -12 2 £260 - 1
Coventry -16 2 £218 -18.69% 1
Wolverhampton +2 1 - -
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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 35 (72.92%) Windows
1 35 (72.92%) Active Directory
2 32 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 23 (47.92%) Office 365
4 18 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 17 (35.42%) VMware
6 15 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (29.17%) ITIL
8 10 (20.83%) Citrix
9 9 (18.75%) SCCM
9 9 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
10 7 (14.58%) Skype for Business
10 7 (14.58%) Skype
10 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
11 6 (12.50%) Service Management
11 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (12.50%) NetApp
11 6 (12.50%) Terminal Services
11 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 6 (12.50%) MCSE
11 6 (12.50%) MCSA
11 6 (12.50%) PBX
11 6 (12.50%) DNS
11 6 (12.50%) Windows 10
11 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
11 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (12.50%) Unified Communications
11 6 (12.50%) VMware ESXi

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 9 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (14.58%) Skype for Business
3 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 23 (47.92%) Office 365
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.17%) IaaS
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.08%) Mimecast
4 1 (2.08%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) Skype
2 6 (12.50%) DNS
2 6 (12.50%) PBX
2 6 (12.50%) Unified Communications
3 5 (10.42%) Firewall
3 5 (10.42%) ISDN
3 5 (10.42%) PSTN
4 4 (8.33%) LAN
4 4 (8.33%) VLAN
4 4 (8.33%) VPN
4 4 (8.33%) WAN
5 3 (6.25%) ADSL
5 3 (6.25%) DHCP
5 3 (6.25%) Ethernet
5 3 (6.25%) Internet
5 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.17%) SAN
7 1 (2.08%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.08%) SSL
7 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Power BI
General
1 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Analyst
2 11 (22.92%) Support Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) IT Support
4 7 (14.58%) IT Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Service Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (10.42%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) 1st Line Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Architect
7 4 (8.33%) Build Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (6.25%) IT Manager
8 3 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Lead Architect
8 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.17%) EMC VNX
3 2 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Licensing
3 2 (4.17%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.08%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (72.92%) Windows
2 18 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.42%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) Linux
5 2 (4.17%) Solaris
6 1 (2.08%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (12.50%) Service Management
3 5 (10.42%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 4 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 4 (8.33%) Migration
4 4 (8.33%) Presales
4 4 (8.33%) Server Management
4 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.25%) Change Control
5 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.17%) Line Management
6 2 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (4.17%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (4.17%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.17%) Service Design
6 2 (4.17%) Software Licensing
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) MCSA
1 6 (12.50%) MCSE
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.17%) CCNA
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.17%) HNC
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (72.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.50%) Terminal Services
3 6 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (12.50%) XenApp
4 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.08%) VMware NSX
7 1 (2.08%) vSphere
7 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) SCCM
2 4 (8.33%) SCOM
2 4 (8.33%) vCenter Server
2 4 (8.33%) WSUS
3 3 (6.25%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.08%) SafeCom
5 1 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.08%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 32 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (35.42%) VMware
3 10 (20.83%) Citrix
4 6 (12.50%) NetApp
5 5 (10.42%) Cisco
5 5 (10.42%) McAfee
6 4 (8.33%) Sonus
7 3 (6.25%) HP
7 3 (6.25%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.17%) EMC
8 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.17%) Oracle
8 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.17%) Sophos
9 1 (2.08%) Fujitsu
9 1 (2.08%) Mitel
9 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.08%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.08%) Veeam