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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Exchange Server
UK / England
Rank 220 154 103
Rank change year-on-year -66 -51  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 456 770 980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.09% 1.58% 2.05%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.23% 9.14% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 453 521
Median daily rate £310 £300 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £460 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -7.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 65 136
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 £12.90 £10.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £45.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +10.34%  

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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7324 8422 8362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.52% 17.24% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4791 5397 5026
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 212 301
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 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
London -38 153 £325 -0.38% 69
South East -36 102 £318 +2.00% 46
North West -11 48 £300 -11.11% 30
South West -23 43 £338 +27.96% 17
East Midlands -13 26 £294 +17.50% 13
West Midlands -7 24 £220 -38.02% 12
East of England -22 24 £303 +21.00% 22
North East +2 19 £275 -12.69% 8
Yorkshire -26 18 £325 +36.84% 17
MS Exchange
UK

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 795 (76.08%) Windows
2 761 (72.82%) Active Directory
3 675 (64.59%) Microsoft
4 481 (46.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 481 (46.03%) Windows Server
5 375 (35.89%) VMware
6 369 (35.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 336 (32.15%) Office 365
8 262 (25.07%) MS Office
9 261 (24.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 233 (22.30%) Windows 7
11 232 (22.20%) Exchange Server 2013
12 229 (21.91%) ITIL
13 221 (21.15%) MS Excel
13 221 (21.15%) Citrix
14 205 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 199 (19.04%) Skype for Business
16 191 (18.28%) DNS
17 190 (18.18%) PowerShell
18 186 (17.80%) Exchange Server 2007
19 176 (16.84%) Cisco
20 172 (16.46%) Firewall
21 171 (16.36%) Migration
22 168 (16.08%) SQL Server
23 156 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
23 156 (14.93%) SCCM
24 143 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
25 142 (13.59%) Skype
26 139 (13.30%) Security Cleared
27 135 (12.92%) DHCP

MS Exchange
Top Related 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
1 481 (46.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 232 (22.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 199 (19.04%) Skype for Business
4 186 (17.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 129 (12.34%) SharePoint
6 103 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 47 (4.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 45 (4.31%) IIS
9 38 (3.64%) Office Communications Server
9 38 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (1.15%) IBM Notes
12 11 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.77%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 5 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2000
15 4 (0.38%) CICS
15 4 (0.38%) IBM Domino
16 3 (0.29%) Apache
17 2 (0.19%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 262 (25.07%) MS Office
2 221 (21.15%) MS Excel
3 10 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.38%) Pegasus Opera
4 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.19%) Relativity
5 2 (0.19%) Ringtail
5 2 (0.19%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.19%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 1 (0.096%) assyst
6 1 (0.096%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.096%) Maximo
6 1 (0.096%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 336 (32.15%) Office 365
2 119 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (5.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (2.11%) IaaS
6 19 (1.82%) OneDrive
7 16 (1.53%) Mimecast
7 16 (1.53%) SaaS
8 13 (1.24%) Yammer
9 5 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.48%) PaaS
10 3 (0.29%) G Suite
11 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.19%) AWS OpsWorks
11 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.096%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.096%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.096%) GitHub
12 1 (0.096%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.096%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 191 (18.28%) DNS
2 172 (16.46%) Firewall
3 142 (13.59%) Skype
4 135 (12.92%) DHCP
5 123 (11.77%) SAN
6 90 (8.61%) WAN
7 89 (8.52%) TCP/IP
8 88 (8.42%) LAN
9 63 (6.03%) VPN
10 49 (4.69%) VoIP
11 47 (4.50%) Internet
12 44 (4.21%) NAS
13 33 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
14 31 (2.97%) Unified Communications
15 29 (2.78%) VLAN
16 27 (2.58%) SMTP
17 24 (2.30%) Network Security
17 24 (2.30%) Wireless
18 21 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
19 20 (1.91%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (0.67%) MS Access
5 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.57%) MySQL
7 5 (0.48%) Power BI
8 4 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.19%) DB2
9 2 (0.19%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.096%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.096%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.096%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.096%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (0.48%) Git (software)
1 5 (0.48%) Jenkins
1 5 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.38%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.29%) JIRA
4 2 (0.19%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.19%) MSI
5 1 (0.096%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.096%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.096%) Subversion
5 1 (0.096%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 115 (11.00%) Finance
2 34 (3.25%) Banking
3 24 (2.30%) Retail
4 23 (2.20%) Law
5 22 (2.11%) Legal
6 20 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.34%) Advertising
8 14 (1.34%) Back Office
9 13 (1.24%) Marketing
10 7 (0.67%) Games
10 7 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.57%) Local Government
12 5 (0.48%) Publishing
13 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.38%) Electronics
13 4 (0.38%) Military
14 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 188 (17.99%) Support Engineer
2 184 (17.61%) Analyst
3 113 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 109 (10.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 104 (9.95%) Consultant
6 91 (8.71%) Support Analyst
7 76 (7.27%) IT Support
8 73 (6.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 69 (6.60%) Windows Engineer
10 64 (6.12%) Architect
11 61 (5.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 59 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support
13 54 (5.17%) Administrator
13 54 (5.17%) Desktop Support
13 54 (5.17%) Exchange Engineer
13 54 (5.17%) IT Analyst
14 53 (5.07%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 52 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 52 (4.98%) Service Analyst
16 51 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.82%) XML
2 12 (1.15%) .NET
2 12 (1.15%) Web Services
3 8 (0.77%) MSMQ
3 8 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (0.48%) ADSI
4 5 (0.48%) HTML
4 5 (0.48%) SAML
5 4 (0.38%) CSS
6 3 (0.29%) jQuery
6 3 (0.29%) REST
6 3 (0.29%) WAP
7 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.19%) Middleware
7 2 (0.19%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.19%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.096%) LAMP
8 1 (0.096%) ODBC
8 1 (0.096%) WinForms
8 1 (0.096%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 77 (7.37%) Blackberry
2 51 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 46 (4.40%) Clustering
4 44 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (2.68%) Replication
6 27 (2.58%) PKI
7 25 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
8 19 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.63%) Driving Licence
10 16 (1.53%) Fat Client
10 16 (1.53%) Thin Client
11 15 (1.44%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.34%) Computer Science
13 10 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.96%) iPhone
14 9 (0.86%) Life Science
14 9 (0.86%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.77%) CESG
16 6 (0.57%) iPad
16 6 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 795 (76.08%) Windows
2 481 (46.03%) Windows Server
3 369 (35.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 261 (24.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 233 (22.30%) Windows 7
6 143 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 99 (9.47%) Windows 10
8 65 (6.22%) Linux
9 59 (5.65%) Windows XP
10 52 (4.98%) Windows 8
11 42 (4.02%) Unix
12 41 (3.92%) Android
13 30 (2.87%) Apple iOS
14 19 (1.82%) Mac OS X
15 17 (1.63%) Mac OS
16 14 (1.34%) Solaris
17 12 (1.15%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 9 (0.86%) HPUX
20 8 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (21.91%) ITIL
2 171 (16.36%) Migration
3 54 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 49 (4.69%) Service Management
5 43 (4.11%) Change Management
6 31 (2.97%) High Availability
7 30 (2.87%) Problem Management
8 29 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
9 25 (2.39%) Incident Management
10 21 (2.01%) ITIL V3
10 21 (2.01%) Service Delivery
11 20 (1.91%) Configuration Management
11 20 (1.91%) CRM
11 20 (1.91%) Virtual Environments
12 19 (1.82%) Load Balancing
13 18 (1.72%) Capacity Planning
13 18 (1.72%) Project Management
13 18 (1.72%) Server Building
14 17 (1.63%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (1.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 92 (8.80%) SQL
3 26 (2.49%) VBScript
4 15 (1.44%) VB
5 10 (0.96%) C#
6 8 (0.77%) C
6 8 (0.77%) Perl
7 7 (0.67%) Bash Shell
7 7 (0.67%) Python
8 6 (0.57%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.48%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.48%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.19%) PHP
10 2 (0.19%) VB6
10 2 (0.19%) VBA
11 1 (0.096%) Java
11 1 (0.096%) LotusScript
11 1 (0.096%) Ruby
11 1 (0.096%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 156 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 139 (13.30%) Security Cleared
3 99 (9.47%) MCSE
4 98 (9.38%) SC Cleared
5 47 (4.50%) MCSA
6 43 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (3.64%) CCNA
8 35 (3.35%) MCITP
9 30 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (2.68%) Degree
10 28 (2.68%) DV Cleared
10 28 (2.68%) MCP
11 21 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (1.63%) DBS Check
13 14 (1.34%) CCNP
14 11 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (0.67%) CCIE
16 6 (0.57%) CISSP
17 5 (0.48%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.03%) SLA
2 8 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.38%) QA
6 3 (0.29%) RMADS
7 2 (0.19%) BS25999
7 2 (0.19%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
7 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.096%) GxP
8 1 (0.096%) PMO
System Software
1 761 (72.82%) Active Directory
2 205 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (11.67%) Hyper-V
4 80 (7.66%) XenApp
5 53 (5.07%) vSphere
6 45 (4.31%) VMware ESX
7 39 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (3.16%) XenDesktop
9 19 (1.82%) Terminal Services
10 15 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.96%) Terminal Server
13 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.77%) XenServer
15 7 (0.67%) ISA Server
15 7 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 6 (0.57%) Sendmail
17 5 (0.48%) Samba
Systems Management
1 156 (14.93%) SCCM
2 45 (4.31%) SCOM
3 35 (3.35%) Backup Exec
4 33 (3.16%) NetBackup
5 27 (2.58%) AirWatch
5 27 (2.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 24 (2.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 24 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 22 (2.11%) WSUS
8 18 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
9 14 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (0.96%) SCOrch
10 10 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.77%) Unicenter
11 8 (0.77%) WMI
12 7 (0.67%) MIMEsweeper
12 7 (0.67%) Netcool
12 7 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (0.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 675 (64.59%) Microsoft
2 375 (35.89%) VMware
3 221 (21.15%) Citrix
4 176 (16.84%) Cisco
5 102 (9.76%) HP
6 73 (6.99%) NetApp
7 57 (5.45%) Symantec
8 38 (3.64%) Dell
9 30 (2.87%) Apple
10 29 (2.78%) Oracle
11 28 (2.68%) EMC
12 24 (2.30%) Intel Security
12 24 (2.30%) Sophos
13 21 (2.01%) Intel
14 20 (1.91%) Veeam
15 19 (1.82%) SAP
16 16 (1.53%) CheckPoint
16 16 (1.53%) ServiceNow
17 14 (1.34%) IronPort
17 14 (1.34%) SolarWinds
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 - £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £70 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Ripon, North Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £275 - 280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £150 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £20000 - £25250 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £177.78 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £195 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago