Period
to 19 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 19 November 2019 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 225 206
Rank change year-on-year +18 -19 -20
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 963 1,192 1,255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.26% 1.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.51% 7.47% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 774 781
England median daily rate £315 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.08% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £130 £143 £128
90th Percentile £488 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -6.15% +8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 86 111
England median hourly rate £15.86 £16.58 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% -2.47% +3.03%
10th Percentile £10.16 £12.13 £10.34
90th Percentile £30.80 £38.13 £39.75
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.29% - +3.03%

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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 11,316 15,950 15,569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.80% 16.89% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,378 10,482 10,302
England median daily rate £450 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £636 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 373 398
England median hourly rate £20.96 £22.00 £21.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.75% +4.36% +5.40%
10th Percentile £10.74 £12.28 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £20.22
% change year-on-year -1.14% +8.82% +1.09%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in England

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in England

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in England

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in England

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Exchange 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 6 months to 19 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -16 320 £338 +12.50% 127
South East +20 198 £325 -7.14% 114
North of England +13 171 £288 +2.68% 107
South West +3 103 £325 -7.14% 39
North West -20 99 £300 +9.09% 66
Midlands +43 94 £300 -9.09% 59
East of England +29 73 £325 -13.33% 50
West Midlands +38 71 £300 -11.11% 35
Yorkshire +29 49 £313 -0.79% 30
North East +25 23 £175 -56.25% 11
East Midlands +16 23 £223 -32.58% 24
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 732 (76.01%) Windows
2 667 (69.26%) Microsoft
3 657 (68.22%) Active Directory
4 488 (50.67%) Office 365
5 432 (44.86%) Windows Server
6 331 (34.37%) VMware
7 313 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 246 (25.55%) Citrix
9 238 (24.71%) Windows 10
10 226 (23.47%) ITIL
10 226 (23.47%) Microsoft Office
11 221 (22.95%) SCCM
12 212 (22.01%) Windows Server 2012
13 203 (21.08%) Windows 7
14 201 (20.87%) Migration
15 199 (20.66%) VMware Infrastructure
16 194 (20.15%) Cisco
17 192 (19.94%) Windows Server 2008
18 191 (19.83%) DNS
19 185 (19.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 180 (18.69%) Azure
21 165 (17.13%) PowerShell
22 158 (16.41%) DHCP
23 153 (15.89%) Skype for Business
24 150 (15.58%) SharePoint
25 145 (15.06%) Firewall
25 145 (15.06%) Security Cleared
26 142 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2013
27 139 (14.43%) Skype
28 130 (13.50%) Hyper-V

MS Exchange
Co-occurring 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
1 313 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 153 (15.89%) Skype for Business
3 150 (15.58%) SharePoint
4 142 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 79 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 49 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 48 (4.98%) IIS
8 24 (2.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2000
10 10 (1.04%) IBM Notes
11 9 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.42%) Apache
13 4 (0.42%) Confluence
14 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.10%) CMS
14 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.10%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.10%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 226 (23.47%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.62%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.31%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 488 (50.67%) Office 365
2 180 (18.69%) Azure
3 54 (5.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 51 (5.30%) AWS
5 23 (2.39%) IaaS
5 23 (2.39%) OneDrive
6 22 (2.28%) Mimecast
7 12 (1.25%) G Suite
8 11 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (1.14%) PaaS
9 8 (0.83%) Power Platform
10 6 (0.62%) SaaS
11 4 (0.42%) Yammer
12 3 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.31%) GCP
12 3 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.31%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.10%) GoToWebinar
13 1 (0.10%) iTunes
13 1 (0.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 191 (19.83%) DNS
2 158 (16.41%) DHCP
3 145 (15.06%) Firewall
4 139 (14.43%) Skype
5 105 (10.90%) WAN
6 94 (9.76%) LAN
6 94 (9.76%) TCP/IP
7 85 (8.83%) SAN
8 78 (8.10%) VPN
9 47 (4.88%) VoIP
10 40 (4.15%) Internet
11 36 (3.74%) Wireless
12 30 (3.12%) Remote Desktop
13 28 (2.91%) Unified Communications
14 24 (2.49%) NetScaler
14 24 (2.49%) VLAN
15 23 (2.39%) NAS
16 21 (2.18%) MPLS
17 20 (2.08%) IP Telephony
17 20 (2.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (1.14%) MySQL
5 8 (0.83%) Power BI
6 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.31%) Big Data
9 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2017
10 2 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.10%) MS Access
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Discoverer
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.14%) Visual Studio
2 7 (0.73%) JIRA
3 2 (0.21%) Hudson
3 2 (0.21%) MSI
3 2 (0.21%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 105 (10.90%) Finance
2 56 (5.82%) Public Sector
3 47 (4.88%) Law
4 36 (3.74%) Banking
5 32 (3.32%) Legal
6 26 (2.70%) Retail
7 24 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.77%) Local Government
9 10 (1.04%) German Language
10 8 (0.83%) Military
10 8 (0.83%) Russian Language
11 7 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.73%) Publishing
12 5 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.42%) Back Office
14 2 (0.21%) French Language
14 2 (0.21%) Games
14 2 (0.21%) Housing Association
15 1 (0.10%) Environmental Health
15 1 (0.10%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 195 (20.25%) Analyst
2 163 (16.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 152 (15.78%) Support Engineer
4 113 (11.73%) 2nd Line Support
5 93 (9.66%) Support Analyst
6 89 (9.24%) IT Support
7 74 (7.68%) Service Analyst
8 72 (7.48%) Service Desk Analyst
9 63 (6.54%) Windows Engineer
10 61 (6.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 60 (6.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 59 (6.13%) IT Analyst
13 53 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 52 (5.40%) 3rd Line Support
14 52 (5.40%) Desktop Support
15 47 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
15 47 (4.88%) IT Engineer
16 44 (4.57%) Consultant
17 43 (4.47%) Exchange Engineer
17 43 (4.47%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.60%) Web Services
2 13 (1.35%) .NET
3 10 (1.04%) .NET Framework
3 10 (1.04%) HTML
3 10 (1.04%) XML
4 9 (0.93%) 802.1X
5 8 (0.83%) LDAP
6 6 (0.62%) WCF
6 6 (0.62%) XSLT
7 3 (0.31%) Node.js
8 2 (0.21%) CSS
8 2 (0.21%) MAPI
9 1 (0.10%) COM
9 1 (0.10%) JSON
9 1 (0.10%) Middleware
9 1 (0.10%) SAML
9 1 (0.10%) SOAP
9 1 (0.10%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.10%) WSH
9 1 (0.10%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.37%) Data Centre
2 59 (6.13%) Blackberry
3 46 (4.78%) Clustering
4 44 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (3.84%) Management Information System
6 35 (3.63%) Video Conferencing
7 28 (2.91%) NHS
8 24 (2.49%) Driving Licence
9 23 (2.39%) iPhone
9 23 (2.39%) PKI
10 20 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (1.97%) Replication
12 16 (1.66%) Handset
13 15 (1.56%) Smartphone
14 8 (0.83%) iPad
15 7 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.73%) PDA
16 6 (0.62%) HP StoreVirtual
17 5 (0.52%) EMC VMAX
17 5 (0.52%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 732 (76.01%) Windows
2 432 (44.86%) Windows Server
3 238 (24.71%) Windows 10
4 212 (22.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 203 (21.08%) Windows 7
6 192 (19.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 82 (8.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 63 (6.54%) Linux
9 52 (5.40%) Windows 8
10 38 (3.95%) Android
11 31 (3.22%) Windows XP
12 25 (2.60%) Apple iOS
13 22 (2.28%) Unix
14 19 (1.97%) Windows 2000
15 16 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (1.14%) Mac OS
18 10 (1.04%) Mac OS X
18 10 (1.04%) Windows Vista
19 9 (0.93%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (23.47%) ITIL
2 201 (20.87%) Migration
3 185 (19.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 92 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
5 83 (8.62%) Service Management
6 65 (6.75%) Incident Management
7 52 (5.40%) Mobile Device Management
8 51 (5.30%) Problem Management
9 46 (4.78%) ITSM
10 41 (4.26%) Information Security
11 38 (3.95%) CRM
12 37 (3.84%) Change Management
13 35 (3.63%) Server Building
13 35 (3.63%) Time Management
14 30 (3.12%) Root Cause Analysis
15 29 (3.01%) Project Delivery
16 28 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (2.91%) ITIL V3
16 28 (2.91%) Virtual Environments
17 27 (2.80%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 165 (17.13%) PowerShell
2 72 (7.48%) SQL
3 20 (2.08%) VBScript
4 17 (1.77%) Java
5 15 (1.56%) C
6 12 (1.25%) JavaScript
7 7 (0.73%) Python
7 7 (0.73%) VB
8 6 (0.62%) VBA
9 5 (0.52%) C#
9 5 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.42%) Perl
11 3 (0.31%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.31%) Go
11 3 (0.31%) Ruby
12 2 (0.21%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.10%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 145 (15.06%) Security Cleared
2 101 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 99 (10.28%) SC Cleared
4 63 (6.54%) MCSE
5 51 (5.30%) DV Cleared
6 46 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (4.67%) MCSA
8 41 (4.26%) MCP
9 39 (4.05%) CCNA
10 37 (3.84%) Degree
11 34 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (1.87%) MCITP
14 17 (1.77%) CCNP
15 15 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (1.35%) CCA
16 13 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
17 10 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
18 9 (0.93%) DBS Check
19 8 (0.83%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.23%) SLA
2 10 (1.04%) QA
3 9 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.83%) NCSC
4 8 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.73%) Government Security Classifications
6 5 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.31%) COBIT
7 3 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 657 (68.22%) Active Directory
2 199 (20.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (13.50%) Hyper-V
4 107 (11.11%) XenApp
5 74 (7.68%) XenDesktop
6 57 (5.92%) vSphere
7 49 (5.09%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 11 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (1.04%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.52%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.52%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.52%) NDS
11 5 (0.52%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 5 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.42%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 221 (22.95%) SCCM
2 78 (8.10%) SCOM
3 45 (4.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 31 (3.22%) AirWatch
5 30 (3.12%) WSUS
6 27 (2.80%) Single Sign-On
7 18 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
8 17 (1.77%) Backup Exec
9 16 (1.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 13 (1.35%) ServiceCenter
11 12 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
11 12 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 11 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 11 (1.14%) NetBackup
13 10 (1.04%) vCenter Server
14 9 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
15 8 (0.83%) Nessus
16 7 (0.73%) SCVMM
17 6 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 667 (69.26%) Microsoft
2 331 (34.37%) VMware
3 246 (25.55%) Citrix
4 194 (20.15%) Cisco
5 102 (10.59%) HP
6 54 (5.61%) Ivanti
7 40 (4.15%) McAfee
8 37 (3.84%) Symantec
9 36 (3.74%) NetApp
10 33 (3.43%) ServiceNow
11 31 (3.22%) Apple
11 31 (3.22%) Dell
12 30 (3.12%) MobileIron
13 26 (2.70%) Meraki
14 25 (2.60%) EMC
15 23 (2.39%) Sony
16 22 (2.28%) Adobe
16 22 (2.28%) Intel
17 21 (2.18%) Remedy
18 18 (1.87%) Sophos