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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 121 93
Rank change year-on-year -4 -28  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 37 38 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.20% 1.12% 2.05%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.40% 6.82% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 68
Median daily rate £300 £425 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +16.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £585 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 13
Median hourly rate £22.34 £18.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.38% -2.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year - +7.74%  

MS Exchange is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 578 557 849
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.82% 16.45% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 416 627
Median daily rate £475 £438 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +3.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 21
Median hourly rate £28.67 £26.00 £21.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.25% +22.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £17.30 £14.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in the City of London

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Exchange in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in the City of London

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in the City of London

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 66 (90.41%) Active Directory
2 54 (73.97%) Windows
3 48 (65.75%) Microsoft
4 34 (46.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (41.10%) Windows Server
6 21 (28.77%) Office 365
6 21 (28.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (28.77%) MS Office
7 20 (27.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (26.03%) Citrix
8 19 (26.03%) VMware
9 18 (24.66%) ITIL
9 18 (24.66%) SCCM
10 17 (23.29%) Windows 7
11 16 (21.92%) PowerShell
11 16 (21.92%) Finance
12 15 (20.55%) DNS
12 15 (20.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
13 11 (15.07%) SAN
13 11 (15.07%) Skype for Business
13 11 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (13.70%) XenApp
14 10 (13.70%) Banking
15 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (12.33%) MCSE
15 9 (12.33%) Cisco
15 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
15 9 (12.33%) Windows 8
16 8 (10.96%) DHCP

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 34 (46.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 21 (28.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (15.07%) Skype for Business
4 7 (9.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (6.85%) IIS
6 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 21 (28.77%) MS Office
2 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.74%) Relativity
1 2 (2.74%) Ringtail
1 2 (2.74%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 21 (28.77%) Office 365
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (4.11%) Mimecast
3 3 (4.11%) SaaS
4 2 (2.74%) IaaS
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.55%) DNS
2 11 (15.07%) SAN
3 8 (10.96%) DHCP
4 7 (9.59%) Firewall
4 7 (9.59%) Remote Desktop
4 7 (9.59%) Skype
5 6 (8.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.48%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (4.11%) Internet
7 3 (4.11%) NAS
7 3 (4.11%) Unified Communications
7 3 (4.11%) WAN
8 2 (2.74%) Intranet
8 2 (2.74%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.74%) ISDN
8 2 (2.74%) LAN
8 2 (2.74%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.74%) VLAN
8 2 (2.74%) VoIP
8 2 (2.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.74%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.37%) MSI
General
1 16 (21.92%) Finance
2 10 (13.70%) Banking
3 8 (10.96%) Legal
4 6 (8.22%) Law
5 3 (4.11%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.11%) Retail
6 2 (2.74%) Back Office
7 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) 2nd Line Support
2 14 (19.18%) Analyst
3 13 (17.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (16.44%) Support Engineer
5 11 (15.07%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 11 (15.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 10 (13.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (10.96%) Service Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (9.59%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (8.22%) Administrator
9 6 (8.22%) Architect
9 6 (8.22%) Support Analyst
10 5 (6.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (5.48%) Active Directory Support
11 4 (5.48%) Consultant
11 4 (5.48%) ICT Support
11 4 (5.48%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Blackberry
1 6 (8.22%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.85%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.74%) Clustering
4 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) Replication
4 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.74%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.37%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.37%) iPhone
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) PKI
5 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 54 (73.97%) Windows
2 30 (41.10%) Windows Server
3 20 (27.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (23.29%) Windows 7
5 15 (20.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (12.33%) Windows 8
7 6 (8.22%) Windows 10
7 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.48%) Mac OS
9 3 (4.11%) Android
10 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.37%) Linux
11 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) ITIL
2 5 (6.85%) Document Management
2 5 (6.85%) Migration
3 4 (5.48%) Identity Management
4 3 (4.11%) Change Management
4 3 (4.11%) E-Discovery
4 3 (4.11%) Mentoring
4 3 (4.11%) Release Management
4 3 (4.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.74%) CRM
5 2 (2.74%) Digital Forensics
5 2 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.74%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
5 2 (2.74%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.74%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (2.74%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (2.74%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.37%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.37%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.92%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.48%) SQL
3 2 (2.74%) Perl
3 2 (2.74%) Python
3 2 (2.74%) VBA
4 1 (1.37%) C
4 1 (1.37%) C#
4 1 (1.37%) VB
4 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) MCSE
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.59%) CCNA
2 7 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.74%) Degree
5 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) MCITP
6 1 (1.37%) MCP
6 1 (1.37%) MCTS
6 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
2 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (90.41%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.70%) XenApp
3 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (8.22%) XenDesktop
5 4 (5.48%) vSphere
6 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.74%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.37%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.37%) Firmware
8 1 (1.37%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (24.66%) SCCM
2 6 (8.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (5.48%) SCOM
4 3 (4.11%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (4.11%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.74%) EnCase
5 2 (2.74%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.37%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.37%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 48 (65.75%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.03%) Citrix
2 19 (26.03%) VMware
3 9 (12.33%) Cisco
4 8 (10.96%) Symantec
5 6 (8.22%) NetApp
6 4 (5.48%) Apple
6 4 (5.48%) ServiceNow
7 3 (4.11%) Dell
7 3 (4.11%) HP
7 3 (4.11%) Polycom
8 2 (2.74%) AppSense
8 2 (2.74%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (2.74%) EMC
8 2 (2.74%) Nuix
8 2 (2.74%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.74%) Sonus
9 1 (1.37%) Altiris
9 1 (1.37%) Google
9 1 (1.37%) Remedy