Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 101 116
Rank change year-on-year -24 +15 -28
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 84 85 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.66% 1.85% 1.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.01% 11.32% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 52 57
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £315 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.62% -3.33%
10th Percentile £179 £154 £163
90th Percentile £501 £424 £558
England median daily rate £310 £313 £325
% change year-on-year -0.80% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.75 £14.22 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +9.35% -18.75%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.45 £10.45
90th Percentile £29.43 £21.00 £15.10
England median hourly rate £17.08 £17.00 £16.15
% change year-on-year +0.47% +5.26% -2.12%

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 839 751 1,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.54% 16.34% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 469 659
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £250 £230 £240
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 26
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.75 £17.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.44% +14.68% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.00 £40.03 £31.13
England median hourly rate £21.75 £20.22 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.58% +1.09% +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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +5 24 £450 +170.68% 3
Solihull +6 14 £350 -12.50% 5
Birmingham -14 13 £319 +8.51% 6
Shropshire - 9 £288 -
Warwickshire +9 7 £250 - 3
Wolverhampton -6 5 - - 4
Staffordshire -4 4 £318 - 4
Walsall - 3 £375 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 63 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 62 (73.81%) Microsoft
3 53 (63.10%) Windows
4 34 (40.48%) VMware
5 31 (36.90%) Office 365
6 30 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
7 27 (32.14%) Migration
8 26 (30.95%) Windows Server
9 25 (29.76%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (21.43%) ITIL
10 18 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 17 (20.24%) Citrix
12 16 (19.05%) G Suite
12 16 (19.05%) Data Centre
12 16 (19.05%) Google
12 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
13 15 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (16.67%) XenApp
14 14 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
14 14 (16.67%) Postini
14 14 (16.67%) Windows 10
14 14 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (14.29%) vSphere
15 12 (14.29%) PowerShell
16 11 (13.10%) WSUS
16 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (13.10%) SQL
17 10 (11.90%) SQL Server

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 25 (29.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (9.52%) Skype for Business
3 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (7.14%) IIS
3 6 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.38%) JBoss
4 2 (2.38%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.38%) Site Server
4 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 30 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 31 (36.90%) Office 365
2 16 (19.05%) G Suite
3 14 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (4.76%) IaaS
5 4 (4.76%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.38%) Google Drive
6 2 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.90%) DNS
2 9 (10.71%) SAN
3 8 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.33%) VLAN
5 6 (7.14%) DHCP
5 6 (7.14%) LAN
5 6 (7.14%) WAN
6 5 (5.95%) Firewall
6 5 (5.95%) Skype
7 4 (4.76%) SSL
8 3 (3.57%) DKIM
9 2 (2.38%) ADSL
9 2 (2.38%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.38%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.38%) NAS
9 2 (2.38%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.38%) WLAN
10 1 (1.19%) IMAP
10 1 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MSI
General
1 5 (5.95%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (1.19%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 15 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (15.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (10.71%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) IT Support
5 6 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Consultant
6 5 (5.95%) Support Officer
7 4 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Data Centre Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) WSH
2 3 (3.57%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.19%) LDAP
3 1 (1.19%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.90%) Fat Client
2 10 (11.90%) Thin Client
3 6 (7.14%) Clustering
4 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.57%) iPad
5 3 (3.57%) iPhone
6 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.38%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.38%) EMC VNXe
6 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (63.10%) Windows
2 26 (30.95%) Windows Server
3 18 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (10.71%) Linux
8 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.38%) Unix
10 1 (1.19%) CentOS
10 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.14%) Migration
2 18 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (21.43%) ITIL
3 7 (8.33%) Service Management
4 6 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (7.14%) ITIL V3
4 6 (7.14%) Patch Management
4 6 (7.14%) Release Management
5 5 (5.95%) Data Security
5 5 (5.95%) Server Building
6 4 (4.76%) Integration Testing
6 4 (4.76%) Line Management
7 3 (3.57%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.57%) Change Control
7 3 (3.57%) Coaching
7 3 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.57%) Project Management
7 3 (3.57%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (3.57%) Security Patching
7 3 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 11 (13.10%) SQL
3 5 (5.95%) VBScript
4 2 (2.38%) C#
4 2 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.52%) MCSE
3 6 (7.14%) MCITP
4 5 (5.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.38%) GDPR
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (16.67%) XenApp
4 12 (14.29%) vSphere
5 6 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (3.57%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.57%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.38%) Firmware
8 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.38%) vCloud
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (13.10%) WSUS
2 7 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 7 (8.33%) SCCM
3 6 (7.14%) vCenter Server
4 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.38%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.38%) Nessus
7 1 (1.19%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.19%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 62 (73.81%) Microsoft
2 34 (40.48%) VMware
3 17 (20.24%) Citrix
4 16 (19.05%) Google
5 14 (16.67%) Postini
6 9 (10.71%) HP
6 9 (10.71%) NetApp
7 6 (7.14%) Dell
7 6 (7.14%) McAfee
7 6 (7.14%) Symantec
8 5 (5.95%) Cisco
8 5 (5.95%) EMC
9 3 (3.57%) Avaya
9 3 (3.57%) CommVault
9 3 (3.57%) IBM
9 3 (3.57%) ServiceNow
9 3 (3.57%) Sophos
10 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.38%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.38%) SolarWinds