Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 187 138
Rank change year-on-year -12 -49 -54
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1262 1413 1822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.33% 1.45% 1.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.00% 7.81% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 865 1099
England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £128 £149 £133
90th Percentile £488 £492 £438
UK median daily rate £300 £323 £300
% change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 137 177
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +2.23% -3.64%
10th Percentile £10.35 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.75 £30.90 £28.95
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.23% -2.18%

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 15767 18098 18560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.63% 18.55% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10456 11804 11801
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £235
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 448 555
England median hourly rate £20.44 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.98 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.15
% change year-on-year - -0.74% +11.94%

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 24 November 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 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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -70 434 £320 -8.57% 83
South East +11 303 £300 -7.69% 54
North of England +23 215 £290 -6.45% 49
Midlands +27 129 £310 +5.08% 36
North West +24 101 £280 -10.40% 34
East of England +13 98 £300 +33.33% 19
South West -15 91 £400 +28.00% 12
Yorkshire +34 82 £313 -0.79% 12
West Midlands +11 81 £313 +4.17% 17
East Midlands +12 48 £300 +6.67% 19
North East +14 33 £324 +6.07% 3
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 923 (73.14%) Active Directory
2 918 (72.74%) Windows
3 785 (62.20%) Microsoft
4 534 (42.31%) Office 365
5 515 (40.81%) Windows Server
6 498 (39.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 459 (36.37%) VMware
8 332 (26.31%) Citrix
9 315 (24.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 287 (22.74%) Microsoft Office
11 281 (22.27%) Windows 7
12 279 (22.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 273 (21.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 273 (21.63%) ITIL
14 242 (19.18%) Migration
15 239 (18.94%) SCCM
16 231 (18.30%) Skype for Business
17 224 (17.75%) Exchange Server 2013
18 221 (17.51%) Cisco
19 218 (17.27%) Microsoft Certification
20 217 (17.19%) SharePoint
21 196 (15.53%) DNS
22 194 (15.37%) Firewall
23 191 (15.13%) SQL Server
24 189 (14.98%) LAN
25 184 (14.58%) PowerShell
26 179 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
27 177 (14.03%) SAN
28 172 (13.63%) HP
28 172 (13.63%) 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
1 498 (39.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 231 (18.30%) Skype for Business
3 224 (17.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 217 (17.19%) SharePoint
5 165 (13.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 68 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 50 (3.96%) IIS
8 41 (3.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 29 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 29 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
11 13 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.87%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
13 10 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
13 10 (0.79%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.55%) Apache
15 6 (0.48%) CMS
16 5 (0.40%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 4 (0.32%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 287 (22.74%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.19%) Acrobat
5 13 (1.03%) PaintShop Pro
6 10 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.16%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.079%) Revit
Business Applications
1 33 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.24%) Eikon
3 3 (0.24%) RMDS
4 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.079%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.079%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.079%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 534 (42.31%) Office 365
2 179 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (4.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 45 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (3.57%) OneDrive
5 27 (2.14%) Mimecast
6 14 (1.11%) IaaS
7 13 (1.03%) PaaS
8 7 (0.55%) Yammer
9 6 (0.48%) SaaS
10 3 (0.24%) G Suite
11 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.079%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.079%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.079%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.079%) Slack
12 1 (0.079%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 196 (15.53%) DNS
2 194 (15.37%) Firewall
3 189 (14.98%) LAN
4 177 (14.03%) SAN
5 168 (13.31%) WAN
6 167 (13.23%) DHCP
7 165 (13.07%) Skype
8 101 (8.00%) VPN
9 94 (7.45%) TCP/IP
10 58 (4.60%) VoIP
11 51 (4.04%) NAS
12 35 (2.77%) VLAN
13 34 (2.69%) Wireless
14 32 (2.54%) IP Telephony
15 31 (2.46%) Internet
16 30 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
17 28 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
18 25 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
19 24 (1.90%) iSCSI
19 24 (1.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (0.79%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.40%) Big Data
8 5 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.40%) MySQL
9 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.16%) MS Access
11 1 (0.079%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.079%) OLAP
11 1 (0.079%) OLTP
11 1 (0.079%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.079%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.079%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 21 (1.66%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.87%) MorphX
4 9 (0.71%) JIRA
4 9 (0.71%) Zephyr
5 4 (0.32%) MSI
6 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.16%) ReSharper
General
1 152 (12.04%) Finance
2 46 (3.65%) Banking
3 37 (2.93%) Legal
4 27 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.82%) Law
6 19 (1.51%) Retail
7 18 (1.43%) Back Office
8 17 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.95%) Local Government
11 8 (0.63%) Advertising
11 8 (0.63%) Marketing
12 6 (0.48%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.40%) Electronics
14 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.16%) Front Office
15 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.16%) Publishing
16 1 (0.079%) Automotive
16 1 (0.079%) Military
Job Titles
1 289 (22.90%) Analyst
2 132 (10.46%) Support Engineer
3 125 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 111 (8.80%) Support Analyst
5 103 (8.16%) Consultant
6 101 (8.00%) Desktop Support
7 100 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 88 (6.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 85 (6.74%) Service Analyst
10 77 (6.10%) Service Desk Analyst
11 68 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
12 66 (5.23%) Architect
13 63 (4.99%) IT Support
14 59 (4.68%) Administrator
15 50 (3.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 49 (3.88%) Exchange Engineer
17 47 (3.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 46 (3.65%) IT Analyst
19 44 (3.49%) Desktop Engineer
19 44 (3.49%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.22%) .NET
2 16 (1.27%) Web Services
3 13 (1.03%) XML
4 7 (0.55%) SailPoint
5 6 (0.48%) 802.1X
5 6 (0.48%) CSS
6 4 (0.32%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.24%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.24%) FpML
7 3 (0.24%) HTML
7 3 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.16%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.16%) jQuery
8 2 (0.16%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.16%) Middleware
8 2 (0.16%) SignalR
8 2 (0.16%) Velocity
8 2 (0.16%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.53%) Data Centre
2 69 (5.47%) Blackberry
3 54 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 43 (3.41%) Clustering
6 39 (3.09%) PKI
7 34 (2.69%) Fat Client
7 34 (2.69%) Thin Client
8 31 (2.46%) Replication
9 21 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
10 20 (1.58%) CESG
10 20 (1.58%) Driving Licence
11 19 (1.51%) NHS
12 18 (1.43%) iPhone
13 16 (1.27%) Computer Science
14 15 (1.19%) User Experience
15 13 (1.03%) BYOD
16 12 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.95%) iPad
17 10 (0.79%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 918 (72.74%) Windows
2 515 (40.81%) Windows Server
3 315 (24.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 281 (22.27%) Windows 7
5 279 (22.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 158 (12.52%) Windows 10
7 119 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 76 (6.02%) Windows 8
9 73 (5.78%) Linux
10 50 (3.96%) Unix
11 42 (3.33%) Windows XP
12 31 (2.46%) Solaris
13 28 (2.22%) Android
13 28 (2.22%) Apple iOS
14 17 (1.35%) Mac OS X
15 14 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
16 13 (1.03%) Windows Vista
17 12 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 11 (0.87%) CentOS
19 6 (0.48%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (21.63%) ITIL
2 242 (19.18%) Migration
3 75 (5.94%) Service Management
4 61 (4.83%) Change Management
5 56 (4.44%) Incident Management
6 52 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 48 (3.80%) Service Delivery
8 45 (3.57%) Problem Management
9 39 (3.09%) Change Control
9 39 (3.09%) Project Management
10 38 (3.01%) Mobile Device Management
11 37 (2.93%) CRM
12 33 (2.61%) PRINCE2
13 32 (2.54%) Presales
14 30 (2.38%) ITIL V3
15 28 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
15 28 (2.22%) Server Virtualisation
16 27 (2.14%) Business Intelligence
16 27 (2.14%) Root Cause Analysis
16 27 (2.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 184 (14.58%) PowerShell
2 133 (10.54%) SQL
3 39 (3.09%) VBScript
4 15 (1.19%) JavaScript
5 12 (0.95%) C#
6 11 (0.87%) VB
6 11 (0.87%) X++
7 6 (0.48%) C
7 6 (0.48%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.40%) Perl
9 4 (0.32%) Java
9 4 (0.32%) PHP
10 3 (0.24%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.16%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.16%) Python
11 2 (0.16%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.079%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.079%) R
Qualifications
1 218 (17.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 172 (13.63%) Security Cleared
3 157 (12.44%) MCSE
4 112 (8.87%) SC Cleared
5 66 (5.23%) MCSA
6 63 (4.99%) Cisco Certification
7 59 (4.68%) MCP
8 57 (4.52%) CCNA
9 54 (4.28%) DV Cleared
10 50 (3.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 39 (3.09%) Degree
12 35 (2.77%) MCITP
13 22 (1.74%) MCDST
14 16 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 14 (1.11%) CCNP
17 13 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
18 12 (0.95%) CCA
19 9 (0.71%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (7.05%) SLA
2 10 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.24%) RMADS
5 2 (0.16%) GDPR
6 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.079%) GMP
6 1 (0.079%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.079%) GxP
6 1 (0.079%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.079%) QA
6 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 923 (73.14%) Active Directory
2 273 (21.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (13.63%) Hyper-V
4 116 (9.19%) XenApp
5 83 (6.58%) vSphere
6 65 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
7 62 (4.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 61 (4.83%) XenDesktop
9 34 (2.69%) XenServer
10 25 (1.98%) BitLocker
11 23 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (1.74%) Terminal Services
13 19 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
13 19 (1.51%) VMware Workstation
14 18 (1.43%) DFS Replication
15 13 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.63%) Brightmail
16 8 (0.63%) Samba
16 8 (0.63%) Terminal Server
17 6 (0.48%) NFS
Systems Management
1 239 (18.94%) SCCM
2 57 (4.52%) SCOM
3 49 (3.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 49 (3.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 38 (3.01%) NetBackup
4 38 (3.01%) WSUS
5 37 (2.93%) Backup Exec
6 35 (2.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 31 (2.46%) AirWatch
8 29 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
9 27 (2.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 26 (2.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 25 (1.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 20 (1.58%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (1.19%) Netcool
14 11 (0.87%) DameWare
14 11 (0.87%) Nagios
14 11 (0.87%) SafeCom
15 10 (0.79%) vCenter Server
16 9 (0.71%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 785 (62.20%) Microsoft
2 459 (36.37%) VMware
3 332 (26.31%) Citrix
4 221 (17.51%) Cisco
5 172 (13.63%) HP
6 108 (8.56%) Symantec
7 75 (5.94%) NetApp
8 65 (5.15%) Dell
9 64 (5.07%) McAfee
10 42 (3.33%) AppSense
11 38 (3.01%) Altiris
12 37 (2.93%) Veeam
13 33 (2.61%) CheckPoint
14 32 (2.54%) IBM
15 29 (2.30%) LANDesk
16 28 (2.22%) Veritas
17 27 (2.14%) Apple
18 26 (2.06%) Sophos
19 25 (1.98%) EMC
19 25 (1.98%) Juniper