Period
to 27 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 27 July 2021 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 126 139
Rank change year-on-year -23 +13 +63
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 22 11 105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.65% 0.46% 1.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.13% 3.38% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 84
10th Percentile £240 £255 £125
25th Percentile £385 £263 £177
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £405
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +35.00%
75th Percentile £519 £538 £513
90th Percentile £538 £588 £538
Central London median daily rate £443 £300 £400
% change year-on-year +47.50% -25.00% +73.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £20.42
Central London median hourly rate - - £20.42

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 City of London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 429 325 1,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.58% 13.52% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 229 911
10th Percentile £310 £346 £313
25th Percentile £425 £425 £421
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £613 £588 £588
90th Percentile £688 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 10
10th Percentile £22.00 £19.35 £12.73
25th Percentile £23.50 £25.88 £18.64
Median hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year -28.00% +89.87% -1.25%
75th Percentile £30.50 £47.88 £21.44
90th Percentile £32.00 £53.65 £39.75
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £33.78 £20.00
% change year-on-year -34.86% +68.88% -

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in the City of London

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for MS Exchange in the City of London

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MS Exchange in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in the City of London

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft 365
2 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 19 (86.36%) Active Directory
4 15 (68.18%) Azure
4 15 (68.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 14 (63.64%) Finance
6 13 (59.09%) VMware
7 12 (54.55%) DNS
7 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
8 10 (45.45%) Firewall
9 9 (40.91%) Citrix
9 9 (40.91%) Mobile Device Management
9 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (31.82%) Patch Management
10 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
10 7 (31.82%) MPLS
11 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
11 6 (27.27%) Migration
11 6 (27.27%) SCCM
11 6 (27.27%) Mimecast
11 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (22.73%) Project Delivery
12 5 (22.73%) Email Migration
12 5 (22.73%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
12 5 (22.73%) Time Management
12 5 (22.73%) Banking
12 5 (22.73%) vSphere
12 5 (22.73%) EMC

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 3 (13.64%) IBM Notes
3 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
4 2 (9.09%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft 365
2 15 (68.18%) Azure
3 6 (27.27%) Mimecast
4 5 (22.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (13.64%) IaaS
6 2 (9.09%) AWS
6 2 (9.09%) GCP
6 2 (9.09%) OneDrive
6 2 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) DNS
2 10 (45.45%) Firewall
3 7 (31.82%) MPLS
4 5 (22.73%) DHCP
5 3 (13.64%) SAN
5 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 2 (9.09%) NAS
6 2 (9.09%) Skype
6 2 (9.09%) SMTP
7 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (4.55%) Internet
7 1 (4.55%) Intranet
7 1 (4.55%) LAN
7 1 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (4.55%) VLAN
7 1 (4.55%) VoIP
7 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 4 (18.18%) Social Skills
4 3 (13.64%) Legal
5 2 (9.09%) International Banking
5 2 (9.09%) Law
6 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Azure Engineer
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
4 6 (27.27%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Administrator
7 2 (9.09%) Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Domino Administrator
7 2 (9.09%) Exchange Administrator
7 2 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Exchange Administrator
7 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 2 (9.09%) BYOD
1 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.09%) iPad
1 2 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) EMC VNX
2 1 (4.55%) Hedge funds
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
2 1 (4.55%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (4.55%) Android
6 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (40.91%) Mobile Device Management
3 7 (31.82%) Patch Management
4 6 (27.27%) Migration
5 5 (22.73%) Email Migration
5 5 (22.73%) Project Delivery
5 5 (22.73%) Time Management
6 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (18.18%) Identity Management
7 3 (13.64%) ITIL
8 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
8 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 2 (9.09%) DevOps
8 2 (9.09%) High Availability
8 2 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
8 2 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
8 2 (9.09%) Release Management
8 2 (9.09%) Technical Debt
9 1 (4.55%) Customer-Centricity
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) MCSE
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (86.36%) Active Directory
2 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (22.73%) vSphere
4 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.09%) XenApp
4 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 2 (9.09%) SCOM
3 2 (9.09%) vCenter Server
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) VMware
3 9 (40.91%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) EMC
5 4 (18.18%) Okta
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco
6 3 (13.64%) Lotus
6 3 (13.64%) Symantec
7 2 (9.09%) Dell
7 2 (9.09%) Forcepoint
7 2 (9.09%) NetApp
7 2 (9.09%) Proofpoint
7 2 (9.09%) Trend Micro
7 2 (9.09%) Veritas
7 2 (9.09%) Zscaler
8 1 (4.55%) Altiris
8 1 (4.55%) Avaya
8 1 (4.55%) Draytek
8 1 (4.55%) Infoblox
8 1 (4.55%) Ivanti