The table below looks at the statistics for MS Exchange skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Exchange over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Exchange Server
UK
Rank 197 158 109
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -49
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 579 802 1009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.28% 1.54% 1.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.31% 9.10% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 458 552
Median daily rate £310 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £456 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £283 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 85 119
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 £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £43.00 £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 across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
7922 8814 9039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.47% 16.95% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5150 5623 5540
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 236 310
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.40 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.21% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.70%

MS Exchange
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MS Exchange Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Trend

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

MS Exchange Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

MS Exchange Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Exchange within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

MS Exchange Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

MS Exchange
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England -45 495 £325 +8.33% 266
London -23 184 £375 +10.29% 82
South East -31 125 £325 +3.17% 55
South West -14 38 £264 +5.50% 16
North West -4 37 £300 +4.80% 28
City of London +2 36 £339 -7.82% 23
Hampshire 0 35 £330 +6.45% 12
Berkshire +8 32 £359 +31.05% 8
Scotland +4 31 £225 -35.71% 10
East of England -15 30 £248 +15.11% 21
West Midlands -9 22 £313 -30.55% 18
Buckinghamshire +3 21 £363 +14.17% 5
East Midlands -5 21 £300 +50.00% 13
Yorkshire -8 21 £299 +81.06% 30
Surrey +2 19 £240 -31.42% 10
Reading +9 17 £329 +46.11% 5
North East 0 17 £275 +34.14% 3
Wiltshire -16 17 £350 +6.06% 3
Wales +20 15 £170 +21.42% 3
Milton Keynes +7 15 £390 +20.00% 3
Hertfordshire +12 14 £463 +270.00% 4
Belfast - 14 £225 -
County Antrim - 14 £225 -
Northern Ireland - 14 £225 - 1
South Wales +27 13 £170 +21.42% 2
Swindon +6 13 £368 -5.76% 2
Glasgow +4 13 £237 -24.16% 4
Merseyside +1 13 £250 +36.98% 3
Liverpool -3 12 £275 +50.68% 2
Portsmouth +4 11 £450 +83.48% 2

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 956 (74.69%) Windows
2 945 (73.83%) Active Directory
3 840 (65.63%) Microsoft
4 583 (45.55%) Windows Server
5 572 (44.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 463 (36.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 450 (35.16%) VMware
8 402 (31.41%) Office 365
9 335 (26.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 298 (23.28%) MS Office
11 291 (22.73%) Windows 7
12 284 (22.19%) MS Excel
13 277 (21.64%) Exchange Server 2013
14 273 (21.33%) Citrix
15 271 (21.17%) ITIL
16 244 (19.06%) Skype for Business
17 240 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
18 237 (18.52%) Migration
19 232 (18.13%) Exchange Server 2007
20 224 (17.50%) PowerShell
21 223 (17.42%) Microsoft Certification
22 215 (16.80%) DNS
23 207 (16.17%) Cisco
24 203 (15.86%) Windows Server 2003
25 200 (15.63%) SQL Server
26 188 (14.69%) Skype
27 181 (14.14%) Firewall
28 179 (13.98%) SCCM
29 176 (13.75%) SharePoint
29 176 (13.75%) DHCP

MS Exchange
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 572 (44.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 277 (21.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 244 (19.06%) Skype for Business
4 232 (18.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 176 (13.75%) SharePoint
6 131 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 75 (5.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 48 (3.75%) Office Communications Server
9 46 (3.59%) IIS
10 42 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
11 23 (1.80%) IBM Notes
12 22 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
13 20 (1.56%) OpenStack
14 15 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
15 10 (0.78%) Apache
15 10 (0.78%) IBM Domino
16 8 (0.63%) CICS
16 8 (0.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 7 (0.55%) Confluence
17 7 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 298 (23.28%) MS Office
2 284 (22.19%) MS Excel
3 12 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.31%) assyst
4 4 (0.31%) Pegasus Opera
5 2 (0.16%) Relativity
5 2 (0.16%) Ringtail
5 2 (0.16%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 1 (0.078%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.078%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.078%) Maximo
6 1 (0.078%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 402 (31.41%) Office 365
2 136 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (5.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (2.03%) OneDrive
5 23 (1.80%) IaaS
6 21 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
7 19 (1.48%) Yammer
8 18 (1.41%) SaaS
9 17 (1.33%) Mimecast
10 11 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.63%) PaaS
12 5 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.16%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.16%) G Suite
14 1 (0.078%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.078%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.078%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.078%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 215 (16.80%) DNS
2 188 (14.69%) Skype
3 181 (14.14%) Firewall
4 176 (13.75%) DHCP
5 131 (10.23%) SAN
6 118 (9.22%) TCP/IP
7 108 (8.44%) WAN
8 93 (7.27%) LAN
9 77 (6.02%) VPN
10 64 (5.00%) Internet
11 59 (4.61%) VoIP
12 41 (3.20%) NAS
13 39 (3.05%) Remote Desktop
13 39 (3.05%) Unified Communications
14 31 (2.42%) Network Security
14 31 (2.42%) SMTP
15 29 (2.27%) VLAN
15 29 (2.27%) Wireless
16 24 (1.88%) IP Telephony
17 21 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.55%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.47%) MS Access
8 6 (0.47%) MySQL
8 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.39%) Power BI
9 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.16%) DB2
12 2 (0.16%) EDRMS
12 2 (0.16%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.86%) JIRA
3 7 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.23%) Subversion
7 2 (0.16%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.16%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.078%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.078%) MSI
8 1 (0.078%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.078%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 137 (10.70%) Finance
2 38 (2.97%) Banking
3 29 (2.27%) Retail
4 26 (2.03%) Law
4 26 (2.03%) Legal
4 26 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.56%) Back Office
6 17 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.25%) Advertising
7 16 (1.25%) Billing
8 14 (1.09%) Marketing
9 8 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.63%) Games
10 7 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.55%) Publishing
11 6 (0.47%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.47%) Electronics
11 6 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.31%) Local Government
12 4 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 233 (18.20%) Analyst
2 208 (16.25%) Support Engineer
3 135 (10.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 123 (9.61%) 2nd Line Support
5 106 (8.28%) Consultant
5 106 (8.28%) Support Analyst
6 104 (8.13%) IT Support
7 83 (6.48%) Architect
7 83 (6.48%) Windows Engineer
8 80 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 76 (5.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 72 (5.63%) Desktop Support
11 70 (5.47%) Exchange Engineer
12 62 (4.84%) Service Analyst
13 59 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
14 58 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 58 (4.53%) IT Engineer
15 57 (4.45%) Service Desk Analyst
16 55 (4.30%) IT Analyst
17 54 (4.22%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.56%) XML
2 16 (1.25%) .NET
3 15 (1.17%) Web Services
4 8 (0.63%) MSMQ
4 8 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (0.55%) MCollective
6 6 (0.47%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (0.47%) HTML
7 5 (0.39%) ADSI
7 5 (0.39%) CSS
7 5 (0.39%) jQuery
7 5 (0.39%) Middleware
7 5 (0.39%) SAML
8 4 (0.31%) REST
9 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.23%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.23%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.16%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 104 (8.13%) Blackberry
2 77 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 64 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (4.53%) Clustering
5 41 (3.20%) Computer Science
6 32 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
7 30 (2.34%) PKI
8 29 (2.27%) Fat Client
8 29 (2.27%) Thin Client
9 25 (1.95%) Management Information System
10 23 (1.80%) Replication
11 20 (1.56%) Client/Server
12 19 (1.48%) Driving Licence
13 15 (1.17%) PDA
14 12 (0.94%) iPhone
14 12 (0.94%) Smartphone
15 11 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.86%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.70%) CESG
17 8 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 956 (74.69%) Windows
2 583 (45.55%) Windows Server
3 463 (36.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 335 (26.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 291 (22.73%) Windows 7
6 203 (15.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 98 (7.66%) Windows 10
8 84 (6.56%) Linux
9 78 (6.09%) Windows 8
10 62 (4.84%) Windows XP
11 55 (4.30%) Unix
12 44 (3.44%) Android
13 35 (2.73%) Apple iOS
14 21 (1.64%) Mac OS X
15 20 (1.56%) Windows Vista
16 18 (1.41%) AIX
17 17 (1.33%) Mac OS
17 17 (1.33%) Solaris
18 16 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 13 (1.02%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (21.17%) ITIL
2 237 (18.52%) Migration
3 63 (4.92%) Service Management
4 58 (4.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 47 (3.67%) Incident Management
5 47 (3.67%) Load Balancing
6 44 (3.44%) High Availability
7 42 (3.28%) Change Management
8 41 (3.20%) Problem Management
9 35 (2.73%) Service Delivery
10 28 (2.19%) ITIL V3
11 27 (2.11%) Mobile Device Management
12 25 (1.95%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (1.95%) Project Management
13 24 (1.88%) Asset Management
14 21 (1.64%) CRM
14 21 (1.64%) Network Management
14 21 (1.64%) Time Management
15 20 (1.56%) Virtual Environments
16 18 (1.41%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 224 (17.50%) PowerShell
2 106 (8.28%) SQL
3 26 (2.03%) VBScript
4 12 (0.94%) C#
5 11 (0.86%) VB
6 10 (0.78%) JavaScript
6 10 (0.78%) Perl
7 9 (0.70%) C
7 9 (0.70%) Python
8 8 (0.63%) VB.NET
9 7 (0.55%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.55%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.39%) Java
11 3 (0.23%) PHP
12 2 (0.16%) VB6
12 2 (0.16%) VBA
13 1 (0.078%) LotusScript
13 1 (0.078%) Ruby
13 1 (0.078%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 223 (17.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 169 (13.20%) Security Cleared
3 135 (10.55%) MCSE
4 123 (9.61%) SC Cleared
5 59 (4.61%) Degree
6 54 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (3.83%) CCNA
7 49 (3.83%) MCSA
8 39 (3.05%) MCITP
8 39 (3.05%) MCP
9 31 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (2.19%) DV Cleared
11 24 (1.88%) MCDST
12 18 (1.41%) DBS Check
13 17 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (0.94%) CCNP
15 11 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
16 10 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 8 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
17 8 (0.63%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.02%) SLA
2 19 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.31%) QA
6 3 (0.23%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.23%) RMADS
7 2 (0.16%) BS25999
7 2 (0.16%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
8 1 (0.078%) GxP
System Software
1 945 (73.83%) Active Directory
2 240 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (12.34%) Hyper-V
4 94 (7.34%) XenApp
5 61 (4.77%) vSphere
6 59 (4.61%) VMware ESX
7 44 (3.44%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (2.73%) XenDesktop
9 32 (2.50%) Terminal Services
10 24 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
12 16 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.78%) Sendmail
14 9 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.70%) Terminal Server
15 7 (0.55%) PowerHA
15 7 (0.55%) vCloud
15 7 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.55%) XenServer
16 6 (0.47%) UAG
Systems Management
1 179 (13.98%) SCCM
2 52 (4.06%) SCOM
3 51 (3.98%) Backup Exec
4 33 (2.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 32 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 29 (2.27%) NetBackup
7 27 (2.11%) WSUS
8 22 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
9 20 (1.56%) AirWatch
10 17 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 17 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
11 14 (1.09%) Puppet
11 14 (1.09%) Tivoli
11 14 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 12 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 10 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 8 (0.63%) Ansible
14 8 (0.63%) DameWare
14 8 (0.63%) MIMEsweeper
14 8 (0.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 840 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 450 (35.16%) VMware
3 273 (21.33%) Citrix
4 207 (16.17%) Cisco
5 138 (10.78%) HP
6 87 (6.80%) Symantec
7 75 (5.86%) NetApp
8 52 (4.06%) Dell
9 47 (3.67%) Apple
10 45 (3.52%) Oracle
11 33 (2.58%) Veeam
12 29 (2.27%) EMC
13 27 (2.11%) IBM
14 25 (1.95%) Intel Security
15 23 (1.80%) Lotus
16 22 (1.72%) IronPort
16 22 (1.72%) Red Hat
16 22 (1.72%) Sophos
17 20 (1.56%) Remedy
18 18 (1.41%) SAP
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