Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 219 155
Rank change year-on-year -13 -64 -52
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1,132 1,058 1,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.21% 1.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.19% 7.09% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 708 1,028
England median daily rate £300 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -2.34% +6.67%
10th Percentile £140 £123 £150
90th Percentile £475 £500 £494
UK median daily rate £300 £300 £318
% change year-on-year - -5.51% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 104 136
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £14.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +10.52% -19.30%
10th Percentile £11.29 £10.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £31.98 £43.15 £36.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% -14.09%

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 15,748 14,917 18,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.65% 17.06% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,439 9,665 12,018
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +7.59%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £256
90th Percentile £625 £605 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 374 428
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.22 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.08% +2.54% +3.78%
10th Percentile £12.13 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.64 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% -1.79% +5.26%

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 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 2018. 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 +29 483 £300 -6.25% 110
South East -34 199 £350 +6.06% 53
North of England -57 167 £280 -3.45% 102
Midlands +13 142 £295 +2.61% 46
West Midlands +16 99 £319 +6.25% 26
North West -57 92 £280 -6.67% 58
South West -5 79 £250 -16.67% 42
East of England -1 70 £314 +0.97% 45
Yorkshire -15 46 £250 -16.67% 42
East Midlands +5 45 £250 - 20
North East -9 29 £275 - 2
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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.

1 834 (73.67%) Windows
2 797 (70.41%) Active Directory
3 723 (63.87%) Microsoft
4 517 (45.67%) Office 365
5 450 (39.75%) Windows Server
6 424 (37.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 386 (34.10%) VMware
8 289 (25.53%) Citrix
9 281 (24.82%) Microsoft Office
10 279 (24.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 260 (22.97%) ITIL
12 239 (21.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 234 (20.67%) SCCM
14 233 (20.58%) Windows 7
15 226 (19.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 220 (19.43%) PowerShell
17 219 (19.35%) Skype for Business
18 218 (19.26%) DNS
19 211 (18.64%) Windows 10
20 207 (18.29%) Migration
21 174 (15.37%) DHCP
22 165 (14.58%) SQL Server
23 162 (14.31%) Exchange Server 2013
24 154 (13.60%) Cisco
25 149 (13.16%) HP
25 149 (13.16%) SQL
26 148 (13.07%) Microsoft Certification
26 148 (13.07%) Skype
27 146 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
28 144 (12.72%) Firewall

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
1 424 (37.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 219 (19.35%) Skype for Business
3 162 (14.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 134 (11.84%) SharePoint
5 98 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 63 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 38 (3.36%) IIS
8 34 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 17 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 16 (1.41%) IBM Notes
11 13 (1.15%) Apache
12 8 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
12 8 (0.71%) IBM Domino
12 8 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.53%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 3 (0.27%) Confluence
15 3 (0.27%) JBoss
15 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 281 (24.82%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.27%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.27%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.53%) RMDS
2 2 (0.18%) Concordance
2 2 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.18%) Relativity
2 2 (0.18%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.18%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.088%) Maximo
3 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.088%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 517 (45.67%) Office 365
2 146 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (4.86%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (2.92%) Mimecast
5 32 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (1.86%) IaaS
7 19 (1.68%) OneDrive
8 15 (1.33%) G Suite
9 12 (1.06%) PaaS
10 11 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.97%) Yammer
11 10 (0.88%) SaaS
12 7 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.44%) iTunes
14 4 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.35%) Slack
15 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.18%) Cloudflare
15 2 (0.18%) Google Drive
16 1 (0.088%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 218 (19.26%) DNS
2 174 (15.37%) DHCP
3 148 (13.07%) Skype
4 144 (12.72%) Firewall
5 129 (11.40%) LAN
6 122 (10.78%) WAN
7 119 (10.51%) SAN
8 93 (8.22%) TCP/IP
9 83 (7.33%) VPN
10 50 (4.42%) VoIP
11 41 (3.62%) SMTP
12 35 (3.09%) VLAN
13 30 (2.65%) Internet
14 28 (2.47%) NAS
15 27 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
16 21 (1.86%) NetScaler
17 20 (1.77%) Wireless
18 18 (1.59%) SSL
19 17 (1.50%) FCoE
19 17 (1.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.88%) MySQL
6 5 (0.44%) Blockchain
6 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.18%) MS Access
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.088%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.088%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.088%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.088%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.088%) Power BI
10 1 (0.088%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (1.33%) JIRA
2 6 (0.53%) Zephyr
3 5 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.44%) MSI
3 5 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.35%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.27%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.18%) Hudson
6 2 (0.18%) Selenium
7 1 (0.088%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.088%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.088%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.088%) Subversion
7 1 (0.088%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.088%) WinDbg
General
1 139 (12.28%) Finance
2 31 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 30 (2.65%) Banking
4 28 (2.47%) Legal
5 27 (2.39%) Back Office
6 25 (2.21%) Retail
7 20 (1.77%) Local Government
8 15 (1.33%) Law
9 11 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.97%) Marketing
9 11 (0.97%) Military
10 10 (0.88%) Advertising
10 10 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.53%) Games
12 6 (0.53%) Publishing
13 4 (0.35%) French Language
13 4 (0.35%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.27%) Front Office
14 3 (0.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 207 (18.29%) Analyst
2 167 (14.75%) Support Engineer
3 135 (11.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 111 (9.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 104 (9.19%) Support Analyst
6 87 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 78 (6.89%) Desktop Support
8 74 (6.54%) 3rd Line Support
9 66 (5.83%) Service Analyst
10 60 (5.30%) Exchange Engineer
11 59 (5.21%) IT Support
11 59 (5.21%) Service Desk Analyst
12 58 (5.12%) Administrator
12 58 (5.12%) Office 365 Engineer
13 54 (4.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 52 (4.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 48 (4.24%) Server Engineer
16 46 (4.06%) Consultant
16 46 (4.06%) Messaging Engineer
17 45 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.06%) Web Services
2 8 (0.71%) .NET
2 8 (0.71%) Software Packaging
3 6 (0.53%) MAPI
4 4 (0.35%) LDAP
4 4 (0.35%) WSH
5 3 (0.27%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.27%) JSON
5 3 (0.27%) LAMP
5 3 (0.27%) XMPP
6 2 (0.18%) ADSI
6 2 (0.18%) jQuery
6 2 (0.18%) REST
6 2 (0.18%) SOAP
6 2 (0.18%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (0.18%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.088%) CakePHP
7 1 (0.088%) Node.js
7 1 (0.088%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.088%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 104 (9.19%) Data Centre
2 66 (5.83%) Clustering
3 59 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (5.12%) Blackberry
5 49 (4.33%) PKI
6 23 (2.03%) iPhone
7 22 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
8 21 (1.86%) Fat Client
8 21 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (1.86%) Thin Client
9 20 (1.77%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.59%) Replication
11 16 (1.41%) CLARiiON
11 16 (1.41%) NHS
12 15 (1.33%) Smartphone
13 14 (1.24%) iPad
14 11 (0.97%) Handset
15 8 (0.71%) Driving Licence
16 7 (0.62%) Computer Science
16 7 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 834 (73.67%) Windows
2 450 (39.75%) Windows Server
3 279 (24.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 239 (21.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 233 (20.58%) Windows 7
6 211 (18.64%) Windows 10
7 109 (9.63%) Linux
8 107 (9.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 56 (4.95%) Windows 8
10 54 (4.77%) Windows XP
11 53 (4.68%) Apple iOS
12 50 (4.42%) Android
13 40 (3.53%) Unix
14 26 (2.30%) Mac OS
15 22 (1.94%) Mac OS X
16 20 (1.77%) Solaris
17 19 (1.68%) Windows Phone
18 16 (1.41%) Windows Phone 8
19 12 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 12 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (22.97%) ITIL
2 207 (18.29%) Migration
3 88 (7.77%) Service Management
4 72 (6.36%) Change Management
5 71 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (4.51%) Incident Management
6 51 (4.51%) Problem Management
7 48 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 43 (3.80%) Patch Management
9 39 (3.45%) ITIL V3
10 37 (3.27%) Capacity Planning
11 36 (3.18%) Root Cause Analysis
12 30 (2.65%) Service Delivery
13 29 (2.56%) ITSM
14 28 (2.47%) Project Management
15 27 (2.39%) Configuration Management
15 27 (2.39%) High Availability
15 27 (2.39%) PRINCE2
15 27 (2.39%) Virtual Environments
16 26 (2.30%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 220 (19.43%) PowerShell
2 149 (13.16%) SQL
3 31 (2.74%) VBScript
4 20 (1.77%) C
5 14 (1.24%) Perl
6 10 (0.88%) Shell Script
7 8 (0.71%) Python
7 8 (0.71%) VB
8 7 (0.62%) C#
9 6 (0.53%) VBA
10 5 (0.44%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.35%) Java
12 3 (0.27%) C++
13 2 (0.18%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.18%) Ruby
14 1 (0.088%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.088%) AWK
14 1 (0.088%) PHP
14 1 (0.088%) sed
14 1 (0.088%) XAML
Qualifications
1 148 (13.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (11.40%) Security Cleared
3 91 (8.04%) SC Cleared
4 73 (6.45%) MCSE
5 49 (4.33%) Degree
6 42 (3.71%) DV Cleared
7 38 (3.36%) MCSA
8 34 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
9 32 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 29 (2.56%) CCNA
11 27 (2.39%) MCITP
12 24 (2.12%) MCP
13 18 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
14 16 (1.41%) Novell Certification
15 13 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
15 13 (1.15%) CCNP
16 9 (0.80%) DBS Check
17 8 (0.71%) A+ Certification
18 5 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (6.63%) SLA
2 11 (0.97%) GDPR
2 11 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.62%) QA
5 5 (0.44%) PMO
6 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.18%) RMADS
System Software
1 797 (70.41%) Active Directory
2 226 (19.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (11.57%) Hyper-V
4 106 (9.36%) XenApp
5 91 (8.04%) VMware ESXi
6 88 (7.77%) vSphere
7 40 (3.53%) XenDesktop
8 28 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (2.47%) XenServer
9 24 (2.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 24 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (1.94%) Terminal Services
11 19 (1.68%) VMware Workstation
12 18 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.88%) VMware Server
15 9 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
16 8 (0.71%) BitLocker
16 8 (0.71%) IAG
16 8 (0.71%) UAG
Systems Management
1 234 (20.67%) SCCM
2 82 (7.24%) SCOM
3 51 (4.51%) WSUS
4 48 (4.24%) Backup Exec
5 47 (4.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 43 (3.80%) AirWatch
7 39 (3.45%) NetBackup
8 29 (2.56%) vCenter Server
9 26 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 26 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 21 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
11 18 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
11 18 (1.59%) XenMobile
12 17 (1.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 16 (1.41%) SAP Afaria
14 11 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
15 9 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
15 9 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 8 (0.71%) HP SIM
16 8 (0.71%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 723 (63.87%) Microsoft
2 386 (34.10%) VMware
3 289 (25.53%) Citrix
4 154 (13.60%) Cisco
5 149 (13.16%) HP
6 77 (6.80%) McAfee
7 71 (6.27%) Apple
8 66 (5.83%) NetApp
9 59 (5.21%) Symantec
10 57 (5.04%) Dell
11 42 (3.71%) IBM
11 42 (3.71%) Veeam
12 41 (3.62%) EMC
13 38 (3.36%) Ivanti
13 38 (3.36%) SolarWinds
14 30 (2.65%) Veritas
15 29 (2.56%) CommVault
15 29 (2.56%) ServiceNow
16 27 (2.39%) SAP
17 26 (2.30%) Oracle