Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 134 136
Rank change year-on-year +21 +2 -58
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 72 46 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.50% 1.00% 1.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.33% 7.04% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 25 22
West Midlands median daily rate £265 £250 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -29.58% +22.41%
10th Percentile £154 £95 £167
90th Percentile £400 £438 £498
England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.25 £13.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% -14.06% +23.08%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.48 £13.53
90th Percentile £19.45 £17.00 £18.75
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -3.03%

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 697 653 914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.52% 14.25% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 364 493
West Midlands median daily rate £408 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £243
90th Percentile £575 £514 £525
England median daily rate £455 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.75 £21.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.48% +31.25% +0.95%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.50 £10.78
90th Percentile £30.23 £29.50 £23.85
England median hourly rate £19.75 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.66% +2.50% +6.95%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -21 19 £185 -26.00% 4
Solihull +10 11 £350 -17.65% 2
Shropshire -6 11 £250 -4.76% 2
Coventry -10 6 £268 -17.69% 5
Wolverhampton - 4 - -
Herefordshire +5 3 £150 -63.19%
Warwickshire -9 3 £245 +191.67% 3
Worcestershire - 2 £260 - 7
Walsall - 2 £363 - 2
Staffordshire 0 1 £350 +100.00% 9
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 62 (86.11%) Windows
2 54 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 50 (69.44%) Microsoft
4 40 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 36 (50.00%) VMware
6 26 (36.11%) Citrix
7 23 (31.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 21 (29.17%) ITIL
9 20 (27.78%) Office 365
9 20 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (25.00%) DNS
12 17 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (22.22%) PowerShell
14 14 (19.44%) Hyper-V
14 14 (19.44%) XenApp
14 14 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
14 14 (19.44%) SAN
14 14 (19.44%) Migration
15 13 (18.06%) Linux
15 13 (18.06%) Windows XP
15 13 (18.06%) TCP/IP
15 13 (18.06%) Windows 7
16 11 (15.28%) SQL
16 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (13.89%) VMware ESXi
18 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
18 9 (12.50%) SCCM
18 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
18 9 (12.50%) DHCP

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 (31.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.94%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (27.78%) Office 365
2 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.17%) IaaS
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.78%) PaaS
5 1 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.00%) DNS
2 14 (19.44%) SAN
3 13 (18.06%) TCP/IP
4 9 (12.50%) DHCP
5 7 (9.72%) Internet
5 7 (9.72%) VPN
6 6 (8.33%) Firewall
6 6 (8.33%) LAN
6 6 (8.33%) NetScaler
6 6 (8.33%) VLAN
7 5 (6.94%) DDNS
7 5 (6.94%) NAS
7 5 (6.94%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (6.94%) WAN
8 4 (5.56%) ADSL
8 4 (5.56%) Ethernet
9 3 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (4.17%) Skype
9 3 (4.17%) VoIP
9 3 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MSI
General
1 4 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Back Office
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (18.06%) Technical Engineer
2 12 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (15.28%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (15.28%) Support Engineer
4 10 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Server Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (8.33%) Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.56%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.56%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (5.56%) Technical Support
8 4 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) JSON
1 2 (2.78%) Software Packaging
1 2 (2.78%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.39%) CSS
2 1 (1.39%) HTML
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.72%) Clustering
2 7 (9.72%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.78%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.78%) iPad
3 2 (2.78%) iPhone
3 2 (2.78%) NHS
3 2 (2.78%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.39%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 62 (86.11%) Windows
2 40 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 20 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (18.06%) Linux
5 13 (18.06%) Windows 7
5 13 (18.06%) Windows XP
6 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.33%) Unix
8 4 (5.56%) Windows 10
9 3 (4.17%) Mac OS X
9 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.78%) CentOS
10 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.39%) Android
11 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.17%) ITIL
2 14 (19.44%) Migration
3 7 (9.72%) Service Management
4 5 (6.94%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 4 (5.56%) Patch Management
5 4 (5.56%) Server Building
6 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (4.17%) Security Patching
6 3 (4.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (2.78%) Change Control
7 2 (2.78%) Change Management
7 2 (2.78%) Data Security
7 2 (2.78%) Integration Testing
7 2 (2.78%) Line Management
7 2 (2.78%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (2.78%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.78%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 11 (15.28%) SQL
3 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.56%) Degree
3 3 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (4.17%) MCSE
4 2 (2.78%) CCNA
4 2 (2.78%) CCNP
4 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.78%) MCITP
5 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) GDPR
2 1 (1.39%) PMO
System Software
1 54 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (19.44%) Hyper-V
3 14 (19.44%) XenApp
4 10 (13.89%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (8.33%) vSphere
5 6 (8.33%) XenServer
6 4 (5.56%) Terminal Services
6 4 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.78%) KVM
9 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) SCCM
2 8 (11.11%) WSUS
3 4 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.78%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.78%) SCOM
5 2 (2.78%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 50 (69.44%) Microsoft
2 36 (50.00%) VMware
3 26 (36.11%) Citrix
4 8 (11.11%) NetApp
5 7 (9.72%) Cisco
5 7 (9.72%) HP
5 7 (9.72%) McAfee
6 6 (8.33%) SolarWinds
7 5 (6.94%) EMC
7 5 (6.94%) Symantec
8 4 (5.56%) IBM
9 3 (4.17%) Apple
9 3 (4.17%) CommVault
9 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
9 3 (4.17%) Veritas
10 2 (2.78%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.78%) Aruba
10 2 (2.78%) Avaya
10 2 (2.78%) Capita
10 2 (2.78%) Proofpoint