Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 164 144
Rank change year-on-year -14 -20 -47
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 63 62 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.89% 1.00% 1.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.23% 5.57% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 41 65
City of London median daily rate £300 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +6.71% +4.13%
10th Percentile £140 £163 £160
90th Percentile £494 £488 £459
Central London median daily rate £300 £345 £325
% change year-on-year -13.04% +6.15% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.74% +18.75% +6.67%
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.15 £18.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% -12.70% +23.33%

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 1,012 1,113 1,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.34% 17.94% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 889 852
City of London median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £313 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
Central London median daily rate £498 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 13
City of London median hourly rate £17.85 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.05% -2.56% +27.87%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.43 £11.41
90th Percentile £27.50 £56.68 £56.45
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.73 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.13% +4.03% +16.13%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018, 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 44 (69.84%) Active Directory
2 43 (68.25%) Windows
3 40 (63.49%) Microsoft
4 26 (41.27%) Finance
4 26 (41.27%) Windows Server
5 25 (39.68%) Office 365
6 22 (34.92%) Microsoft Office
7 21 (33.33%) VMware
8 18 (28.57%) ITIL
8 18 (28.57%) Citrix
8 18 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (22.22%) Cisco
10 14 (22.22%) LAN
11 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (19.05%) Windows 10
12 12 (19.05%) WAN
12 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (17.46%) DNS
13 11 (17.46%) MCSE
13 11 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2013
13 11 (17.46%) Windows 7
13 11 (17.46%) Hyper-V
13 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (15.87%) Change Control
14 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (15.87%) DHCP
14 10 (15.87%) Blackberry
14 10 (15.87%) Backup Exec
15 9 (14.29%) Banking

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 18 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 8 (12.70%) Skype for Business
5 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (7.94%) IIS
6 4 (6.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.59%) Apache
7 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.59%) CMS
7 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (34.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 25 (39.68%) Office 365
2 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (11.11%) Mimecast
4 2 (3.17%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.59%) IaaS
5 1 (1.59%) PaaS
5 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) LAN
2 12 (19.05%) WAN
3 11 (17.46%) DNS
4 10 (15.87%) DHCP
5 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
6 6 (9.52%) SAN
6 6 (9.52%) VPN
7 4 (6.35%) Skype
8 3 (4.76%) Firewall
8 3 (4.76%) iSCSI
8 3 (4.76%) NetScaler
8 3 (4.76%) Telnet
9 2 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (3.17%) Internet
9 2 (3.17%) SMTP
9 2 (3.17%) VoIP
9 2 (3.17%) VSAN
10 1 (1.59%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.59%) NAS
10 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (41.27%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Banking
3 7 (11.11%) Legal
4 6 (9.52%) Law
5 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Desktop Support
2 10 (15.87%) Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Manager
3 8 (12.70%) Service Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) IT Support
7 4 (6.35%) Service Desk Support
8 3 (4.76%) Blackberry Support
8 3 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Exchange Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) .NET
1 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (1.59%) CSS
1 1 (1.59%) LINQ
1 1 (1.59%) OAuth
1 1 (1.59%) SailPoint
1 1 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Blackberry
2 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Licensing
3 6 (9.52%) BYOD
3 6 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.94%) User Experience
5 3 (4.76%) iPad
5 3 (4.76%) iPhone
6 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.17%) Clustering
6 2 (3.17%) PKI
7 1 (1.59%) CESG
7 1 (1.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (68.25%) Windows
2 26 (41.27%) Windows Server
3 12 (19.05%) Windows 10
4 11 (17.46%) Windows 7
4 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.52%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.35%) Linux
7 4 (6.35%) Unix
7 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (3.17%) Solaris
9 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.59%) Android
10 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) ITIL
2 10 (15.87%) Change Control
3 8 (12.70%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (12.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (12.70%) Incident Management
3 8 (12.70%) Problem Management
4 7 (11.11%) Migration
4 7 (11.11%) People Management
4 7 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (11.11%) Software Licensing
5 6 (9.52%) Budget Control
5 6 (9.52%) Document Management
6 5 (7.94%) ITSM
7 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (4.76%) Service Management
9 2 (3.17%) CRM
9 2 (3.17%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (3.17%) Patch Management
9 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.35%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) C
3 1 (1.59%) C#
3 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (17.46%) MCSE
3 7 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (11.11%) Degree
3 7 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (9.52%) CCNA
4 6 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (9.52%) MCP
5 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.59%) MCITP
7 1 (1.59%) MCSA
7 1 (1.59%) MCTS
7 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (69.84%) Active Directory
2 15 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.46%) Hyper-V
4 8 (12.70%) XenApp
5 6 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (9.52%) vSphere
6 4 (6.35%) XenDesktop
6 4 (6.35%) XenServer
7 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.59%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.59%) Firmware
8 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.59%) UAG
8 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) Backup Exec
2 9 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.35%) SCCM
3 4 (6.35%) SCOM
4 3 (4.76%) vCenter Server
5 2 (3.17%) HP SIM
5 2 (3.17%) Netcool
5 2 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (3.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.59%) DameWare
6 1 (1.59%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (1.59%) Ionix
6 1 (1.59%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 40 (63.49%) Microsoft
2 21 (33.33%) VMware
3 18 (28.57%) Citrix
4 14 (22.22%) Cisco
5 9 (14.29%) Veeam
6 8 (12.70%) CheckPoint
7 7 (11.11%) Sophos
8 6 (9.52%) HP
9 5 (7.94%) Bloomberg
9 5 (7.94%) Symantec
10 4 (6.35%) Dell
10 4 (6.35%) Reuters
11 3 (4.76%) 3PAR
11 3 (4.76%) Altiris
11 3 (4.76%) F5
11 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
11 3 (4.76%) ServiceNow
12 2 (3.17%) CommVault
12 2 (3.17%) FactSet
12 2 (3.17%) Ivanti