Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 126 97
Rank change year-on-year +20 -29 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 81 71 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.72% 1.29% 1.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.37% 8.41% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 39 40
West Midlands median daily rate £313 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -28.57% +33.33%
10th Percentile £153 £112 £178
90th Percentile £418 £483 £482
England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 22
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.80 £14.28
90th Percentile £21.00 £15.38 £17.85
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year - +7.09% -6.62%

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 655 844 821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.88% 15.33% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 446 448
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.56% +3.00%
10th Percentile £206 £219 £227
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 30
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £16.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +1.89%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.84 £10.92
90th Percentile £47.00 £29.15 £33.70
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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 January 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 18 January 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 +1 24 £199 -20.50% 9
Solihull +14 14 £350 - 2
Coventry +11 7 £219 -45.31% 1
Warwickshire +6 7 - -
Wolverhampton - 6 £185 - 1
Herefordshire +5 5 £150 -
Worcestershire -5 3 £230 -4.17% 6
Shropshire +9 2 £173 -31.00%
Staffordshire +8 1 £350 -14.63% 5
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 62 (76.54%) Active Directory
2 59 (72.84%) Windows
3 55 (67.90%) Microsoft
4 38 (46.91%) VMware
5 37 (45.68%) Windows Server
6 24 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (25.93%) Citrix
7 21 (25.93%) SAN
8 20 (24.69%) WSUS
9 19 (23.46%) ITIL
10 18 (22.22%) Migration
11 17 (20.99%) SharePoint
11 17 (20.99%) Office 365
12 16 (19.75%) Windows 7
12 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (18.52%) Symantec
13 15 (18.52%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (17.28%) HP
15 13 (16.05%) Cisco
15 13 (16.05%) Firewall
15 13 (16.05%) Data Centre
16 12 (14.81%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (14.81%) McAfee
16 12 (14.81%) Windows XP
16 12 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2013
17 11 (13.58%) Hyper-V
17 11 (13.58%) SCCM

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 17 (20.99%) SharePoint
2 15 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (7.41%) Skype for Business
5 5 (6.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.70%) IIS
7 2 (2.47%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.23%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.99%) Office 365
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.93%) SAN
2 13 (16.05%) Firewall
3 11 (13.58%) DNS
4 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
4 10 (12.35%) VPN
5 9 (11.11%) DHCP
6 7 (8.64%) LAN
7 6 (7.41%) Network Security
8 5 (6.17%) Wireless
9 4 (4.94%) NetScaler
9 4 (4.94%) WAN
10 3 (3.70%) Internet
10 3 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (3.70%) SSL
10 3 (3.70%) VLAN
10 3 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.47%) LDAP
11 2 (2.47%) SMTP
11 2 (2.47%) TACACS
11 2 (2.47%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MSI
General
1 6 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Back Office
3 1 (1.23%) Military
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (20.99%) Technical Engineer
2 11 (13.58%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.35%) IT Support
4 9 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (11.11%) Analyst
5 8 (9.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) Desktop Support
6 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Junior
8 5 (6.17%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Junior Desktop Support
9 4 (4.94%) Junior IT Support
9 4 (4.94%) Security Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Technical Support
9 4 (4.94%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.23%) CSS
2 1 (1.23%) HTML
2 1 (1.23%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.05%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.41%) Fat Client
2 6 (7.41%) Thin Client
3 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.17%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.70%) Clustering
5 2 (2.47%) NHS
5 2 (2.47%) PKI
6 1 (1.23%) CMDB
6 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.23%) Interactive TV
6 1 (1.23%) iPad
6 1 (1.23%) iPhone
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 59 (72.84%) Windows
2 37 (45.68%) Windows Server
3 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (19.75%) Windows 7
4 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (14.81%) Windows XP
7 11 (13.58%) Linux
8 5 (6.17%) Unix
9 4 (4.94%) Android
9 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.47%) CentOS
10 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.47%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.47%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.46%) ITIL
2 18 (22.22%) Migration
3 9 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 9 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 8 (9.88%) Release Management
5 6 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.41%) Integration Testing
5 6 (7.41%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.17%) Change Management
6 5 (6.17%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.17%) Service Management
6 5 (6.17%) Software Deployment
7 4 (4.94%) Asset Management
7 4 (4.94%) Change Control
7 4 (4.94%) Line Management
8 3 (3.70%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.70%) Demand Management
8 3 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.88%) SQL
3 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.70%) CCIE
2 3 (3.70%) CCNP
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) CCNA
3 2 (2.47%) Degree
3 2 (2.47%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.47%) MCITP
3 2 (2.47%) MCSE
3 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (76.54%) Active Directory
2 24 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (18.52%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (14.81%) Virtual Servers
5 11 (13.58%) Hyper-V
6 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (8.64%) XenApp
8 6 (7.41%) Terminal Services
9 5 (6.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (6.17%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (4.94%) XenServer
11 3 (3.70%) vSphere
12 2 (2.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (24.69%) WSUS
2 11 (13.58%) Backup Exec
2 11 (13.58%) Norton AntiVirus
2 11 (13.58%) SCCM
3 5 (6.17%) SafeCom
4 3 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.70%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.47%) Cisco LMS
5 2 (2.47%) SCOM
5 2 (2.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.23%) Netcool
6 1 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.23%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 55 (67.90%) Microsoft
2 38 (46.91%) VMware
3 21 (25.93%) Citrix
4 15 (18.52%) Symantec
5 14 (17.28%) HP
6 13 (16.05%) Cisco
7 12 (14.81%) McAfee
8 9 (11.11%) NetApp
9 6 (7.41%) Dell
9 6 (7.41%) IBM
10 5 (6.17%) Wyse
11 4 (4.94%) 3PAR
12 3 (3.70%) EMC
12 3 (3.70%) Veeam
13 2 (2.47%) ArcSight
13 2 (2.47%) F5
13 2 (2.47%) Lotus
13 2 (2.47%) Proofpoint
13 2 (2.47%) ServiceNow
13 2 (2.47%) Splunk