The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Exchange Server
UK / England
Rank 199 166 104
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -62
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 506 714 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.21% 1.52% 2.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.86% 9.10% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 408 531
Median daily rate £325 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £132 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 78 116
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £43.80 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
7371 7844 8397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.62% 16.72% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4803 5038 5207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 218 293
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +6.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +5.55%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in England

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Exchange across the England region.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in England

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in England

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange across the England region.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in England

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange across the England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram in England

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -35 188 £380 +11.76% 82
South East -26 125 £325 - 58
South West -12 39 £265 +6.00% 17
North West -5 38 £300 +10.09% 25
East of England -17 32 £240 +11.62% 21
Yorkshire -3 23 £299 +81.06% 25
East Midlands -3 23 £300 +50.00% 13
West Midlands -9 21 £313 -30.55% 21
North East -5 17 £275 +34.14% 2
MS Exchange
UK

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 829 (74.55%) Windows
2 794 (71.40%) Active Directory
3 717 (64.48%) Microsoft
4 511 (45.95%) Windows Server
5 507 (45.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 396 (35.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 385 (34.62%) VMware
8 357 (32.10%) Office 365
9 278 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 260 (23.38%) MS Office
11 253 (22.75%) Exchange Server 2013
12 241 (21.67%) Citrix
13 238 (21.40%) Windows 7
14 232 (20.86%) ITIL
15 231 (20.77%) MS Excel
16 222 (19.96%) Skype for Business
17 210 (18.88%) VMware Infrastructure
18 207 (18.62%) Exchange Server 2007
18 207 (18.62%) Migration
19 202 (18.17%) PowerShell
20 185 (16.64%) Cisco
21 183 (16.46%) SQL Server
22 181 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
23 176 (15.83%) DNS
24 175 (15.74%) Microsoft Certification
25 171 (15.38%) Skype
26 166 (14.93%) Firewall
27 154 (13.85%) SharePoint
28 152 (13.67%) SCCM
29 150 (13.49%) Security Cleared

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 507 (45.59%) Exchange Server 2010
2 253 (22.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 222 (19.96%) Skype for Business
4 207 (18.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 154 (13.85%) SharePoint
6 120 (10.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 59 (5.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 47 (4.23%) IIS
9 42 (3.78%) Office Communications Server
9 42 (3.78%) SharePoint 2013
10 23 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.35%) IBM Notes
12 13 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (0.99%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.72%) CICS
14 8 (0.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
16 3 (0.27%) Apache
16 3 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.27%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 260 (23.38%) MS Office
2 231 (20.77%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.36%) Pegasus Opera
4 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.18%) Relativity
5 2 (0.18%) Ringtail
5 2 (0.18%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 1 (0.090%) assyst
6 1 (0.090%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.090%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.090%) Maximo
6 1 (0.090%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 357 (32.10%) Office 365
2 122 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (4.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (2.25%) OneDrive
5 23 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (2.07%) IaaS
6 18 (1.62%) Yammer
7 16 (1.44%) Mimecast
7 16 (1.44%) SaaS
8 7 (0.63%) PaaS
9 5 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.18%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.18%) G Suite
11 1 (0.090%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.090%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.090%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.090%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.090%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 176 (15.83%) DNS
2 171 (15.38%) Skype
3 166 (14.93%) Firewall
4 137 (12.32%) DHCP
5 125 (11.24%) SAN
6 92 (8.27%) WAN
7 89 (8.00%) TCP/IP
8 83 (7.46%) LAN
9 64 (5.76%) VPN
10 54 (4.86%) Internet
11 49 (4.41%) VoIP
12 40 (3.60%) NAS
13 38 (3.42%) Remote Desktop
14 37 (3.33%) Unified Communications
15 32 (2.88%) SMTP
16 30 (2.70%) Network Security
16 30 (2.70%) VLAN
17 26 (2.34%) Wireless
18 20 (1.80%) IP Telephony
18 20 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 41 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.54%) MS Access
7 6 (0.54%) MySQL
7 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.45%) Power BI
8 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.18%) DB2
11 2 (0.18%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.18%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.63%) Git (software)
1 7 (0.63%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.54%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.36%) JIRA
5 3 (0.27%) Subversion
6 2 (0.18%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.090%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.090%) MSI
7 1 (0.090%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.090%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 123 (11.06%) Finance
2 35 (3.15%) Banking
3 26 (2.34%) Retail
4 25 (2.25%) Legal
5 24 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.07%) Law
7 19 (1.71%) Back Office
8 15 (1.35%) Advertising
9 14 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.08%) Marketing
11 7 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.63%) Games
12 6 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.45%) Electronics
13 5 (0.45%) Publishing
14 4 (0.36%) Billing
15 3 (0.27%) Local Government
15 3 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 185 (16.64%) Support Engineer
2 184 (16.55%) Analyst
3 122 (10.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 104 (9.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 101 (9.08%) Consultant
6 90 (8.09%) Support Analyst
7 81 (7.28%) IT Support
8 79 (7.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 77 (6.92%) Windows Engineer
10 68 (6.12%) Architect
11 67 (6.03%) Exchange Engineer
12 66 (5.94%) Desktop Support
13 59 (5.31%) Service Analyst
14 58 (5.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 57 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
16 54 (4.86%) Service Desk Analyst
17 52 (4.68%) Administrator
18 49 (4.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 48 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 47 (4.23%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.71%) XML
2 16 (1.44%) Web Services
3 15 (1.35%) .NET
4 8 (0.72%) MSMQ
4 8 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (0.54%) HTML
6 5 (0.45%) ADSI
6 5 (0.45%) CSS
6 5 (0.45%) jQuery
6 5 (0.45%) Middleware
6 5 (0.45%) SAML
7 4 (0.36%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.36%) REST
8 3 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (0.27%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.27%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.18%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.18%) WAP
10 1 (0.090%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.82%) Blackberry
2 51 (4.59%) Data Centre
3 46 (4.14%) Clustering
4 42 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 26 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
7 25 (2.25%) PKI
8 22 (1.98%) Fat Client
8 22 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.98%) Thin Client
9 19 (1.71%) Driving Licence
9 19 (1.71%) Replication
10 18 (1.62%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.90%) iPhone
14 9 (0.81%) CESG
14 9 (0.81%) Smartphone
15 7 (0.63%) NHS
16 6 (0.54%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 829 (74.55%) Windows
2 511 (45.95%) Windows Server
3 396 (35.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 278 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 238 (21.40%) Windows 7
6 181 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 84 (7.55%) Windows 10
8 70 (6.29%) Linux
9 69 (6.21%) Windows 8
10 60 (5.40%) Windows XP
11 46 (4.14%) Unix
12 38 (3.42%) Android
13 32 (2.88%) Apple iOS
14 20 (1.80%) Mac OS X
14 20 (1.80%) Windows Vista
15 17 (1.53%) Mac OS
15 17 (1.53%) Solaris
16 13 (1.17%) HPUX
17 11 (0.99%) AIX
18 10 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (20.86%) ITIL
2 207 (18.62%) Migration
3 53 (4.77%) Service Management
4 42 (3.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 39 (3.51%) Change Management
6 37 (3.33%) Problem Management
7 36 (3.24%) High Availability
7 36 (3.24%) Load Balancing
8 34 (3.06%) Service Delivery
9 27 (2.43%) Mobile Device Management
10 25 (2.25%) Incident Management
11 22 (1.98%) ITIL V3
11 22 (1.98%) Project Management
12 19 (1.71%) Asset Management
12 19 (1.71%) CRM
12 19 (1.71%) Virtual Environments
13 18 (1.62%) Configuration Management
13 18 (1.62%) Network Management
13 18 (1.62%) Server Virtualisation
13 18 (1.62%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 202 (18.17%) PowerShell
2 93 (8.36%) SQL
3 24 (2.16%) VBScript
4 13 (1.17%) C#
5 12 (1.08%) VB
6 10 (0.90%) Perl
7 9 (0.81%) C
7 9 (0.81%) Python
8 8 (0.72%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.63%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.63%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.63%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.45%) Java
11 3 (0.27%) PHP
12 2 (0.18%) VB6
12 2 (0.18%) VBA
13 1 (0.090%) LotusScript
13 1 (0.090%) Ruby
13 1 (0.090%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 175 (15.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 150 (13.49%) Security Cleared
3 115 (10.34%) MCSE
4 107 (9.62%) SC Cleared
5 46 (4.14%) Degree
6 43 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (3.87%) MCSA
7 38 (3.42%) CCNA
8 37 (3.33%) MCITP
9 28 (2.52%) MCP
10 26 (2.34%) DV Cleared
11 25 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (1.62%) DBS Check
13 16 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.99%) CCNP
14 11 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (0.72%) CISSP
16 7 (0.63%) CCIE
16 7 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
17 6 (0.54%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.85%) SLA
2 7 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.36%) QA
6 3 (0.27%) RMADS
7 2 (0.18%) BS25999
7 2 (0.18%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
7 2 (0.18%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.090%) GxP
System Software
1 794 (71.40%) Active Directory
2 210 (18.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (11.87%) Hyper-V
4 77 (6.92%) XenApp
5 56 (5.04%) VMware ESX
6 51 (4.59%) vSphere
7 40 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (2.52%) XenDesktop
9 27 (2.43%) Terminal Services
10 21 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.90%) Sendmail
13 9 (0.81%) Terminal Server
14 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.63%) vCloud
14 7 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (0.63%) XenServer
15 6 (0.54%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.54%) UAG
Systems Management
1 152 (13.67%) SCCM
2 46 (4.14%) SCOM
3 44 (3.96%) Backup Exec
4 30 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 28 (2.52%) NetBackup
6 24 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 24 (2.16%) WSUS
7 21 (1.89%) AirWatch
8 19 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
9 17 (1.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 13 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.72%) DameWare
12 8 (0.72%) WMI
13 7 (0.63%) MIMEsweeper
13 7 (0.63%) Puppet
13 7 (0.63%) vMotion
14 6 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
15 5 (0.45%) Netcool
15 5 (0.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 717 (64.48%) Microsoft
2 385 (34.62%) VMware
3 241 (21.67%) Citrix
4 185 (16.64%) Cisco
5 122 (10.97%) HP
6 67 (6.03%) NetApp
7 64 (5.76%) Symantec
8 45 (4.05%) Dell
9 38 (3.42%) Oracle
10 31 (2.79%) Apple
11 29 (2.61%) EMC
12 23 (2.07%) Intel Security
12 23 (2.07%) Veeam
13 19 (1.71%) Sophos
14 18 (1.62%) CheckPoint
15 17 (1.53%) IronPort
16 16 (1.44%) SAP
17 15 (1.35%) Lotus
17 15 (1.35%) SolarWinds
18 14 (1.26%) Red Hat
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