Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 342 239 262
Rank change year-on-year -103 +23 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 285 518 919
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.64% 1.12% 1.08%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.81% 7.83% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 376 636
10th Percentile £150 £120 £130
25th Percentile £235 £185 £163
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £380 £338 £325
Median % change year-on-year +12.59% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £475 £450 £438
90th Percentile £519 £519 £503
UK median daily rate £395 £337 £325
% change year-on-year +17.21% +3.70% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 53
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.62 £13.25
25th Percentile £16.23 £13.49 £14.39
Median hourly rate £21.06 £16.25 £16.75
Median % change year-on-year +29.58% -2.99% -1.47%
75th Percentile £50.92 £18.25 £28.75
90th Percentile £60.18 £21.50 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.25 £16.75
% change year-on-year +4.62% -2.99% +1.52%

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 5,924 6,617 13,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.33% 14.33% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,098 4,454 8,793
10th Percentile £300 £275 £288
25th Percentile £400 £369 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% - +4.40%
75th Percentile £577 £571 £575
90th Percentile £660 £650 £645
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £475
% change year-on-year +0.53% -0.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 153 257
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.53 £11.75
25th Percentile £16.25 £14.80 £12.50
Median hourly rate £24.50 £19.90 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +23.12% +10.56% -3.41%
75th Percentile £56.75 £33.75 £34.51
90th Percentile £65.50 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +27.50% +11.11% +2.86%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in England

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange in England.

Daily rate trend for MS Exchange in England

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MS Exchange in England over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in England

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange in England.

Hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in England

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing MS Exchange in England over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021. 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 -73 100 £413 +22.22% 36
North of England -2 61 £347 +3.66% 33
South East -32 52 £400 +8.84% 32
North West +7 45 £360 -0.35% 17
South West +11 25 £325 -5.80% 19
Midlands -7 20 £140 -53.33% 38
Yorkshire +6 16 £150 -53.85% 13
East of England +26 13 £315 +9.57% 15
East Midlands +18 10 £140 +13.02% 16
West Midlands -27 10 £125 -61.54% 21
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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.

1 218 (76.49%) Windows
2 207 (72.63%) Active Directory
3 184 (64.56%) Microsoft
3 184 (64.56%) Microsoft 365
4 122 (42.81%) Windows Server
5 115 (40.35%) Azure
6 111 (38.95%) VMware
7 86 (30.18%) Windows 10
8 78 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 74 (25.96%) SharePoint
10 69 (24.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 65 (22.81%) Citrix
12 63 (22.11%) Exchange Server 2010
13 61 (21.40%) PowerShell
14 59 (20.70%) DNS
14 59 (20.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 58 (20.35%) SQL Server
16 57 (20.00%) Security Cleared
17 54 (18.95%) Social Skills
18 49 (17.19%) SCCM
18 49 (17.19%) Firewall
19 45 (15.79%) Cisco
20 44 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
20 44 (15.44%) Finance
21 41 (14.39%) Microsoft Intune
22 39 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2013
22 39 (13.68%) SC Cleared
23 37 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
23 37 (12.98%) Migration
24 36 (12.63%) Linux

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 74 (25.96%) SharePoint
2 63 (22.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 35 (12.28%) Skype for Business
5 22 (7.72%) IIS
6 11 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.81%) MS Project Server
9 7 (2.46%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.40%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.05%) Apache
11 3 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.70%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 44 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 184 (64.56%) Microsoft 365
2 115 (40.35%) Azure
3 30 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (7.37%) Mimecast
5 18 (6.32%) OneDrive
6 11 (3.86%) IaaS
7 7 (2.46%) AWS
7 7 (2.46%) Power Platform
8 4 (1.40%) PaaS
9 3 (1.05%) Yammer
10 2 (0.70%) GCP
10 2 (0.70%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.35%) Google Workspace
11 1 (0.35%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (20.70%) DNS
2 49 (17.19%) Firewall
3 35 (12.28%) Skype
4 20 (7.02%) TCP/IP
5 18 (6.32%) SAN
6 17 (5.96%) DHCP
7 16 (5.61%) MPLS
7 16 (5.61%) WAAS
8 11 (3.86%) NetScaler
8 11 (3.86%) VoIP
9 10 (3.51%) WAN
10 9 (3.16%) VPN
11 7 (2.46%) Internet
11 7 (2.46%) LAN
11 7 (2.46%) Unified Communications
12 6 (2.11%) NAS
12 6 (2.11%) SMTP
13 5 (1.75%) DKIM
13 5 (1.75%) DMARC
13 5 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.46%) Power BI
3 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.35%) GIS
6 1 (0.35%) MS Access
6 1 (0.35%) MySQL
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.40%) Bitbucket
2 4 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.35%) Hudson
3 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (18.95%) Social Skills
2 44 (15.44%) Finance
3 31 (10.88%) Public Sector
4 15 (5.26%) Documentation Skills
5 13 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.56%) Banking
6 10 (3.51%) Legal
7 6 (2.11%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (1.40%) Electronics
9 3 (1.05%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (1.05%) International Banking
9 3 (1.05%) Law
9 3 (1.05%) Spanish Language
9 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.70%) Local Government
10 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.70%) Marketing
11 1 (0.35%) Back Office
11 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 45 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (14.39%) Analyst
3 30 (10.53%) Architect
4 27 (9.47%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
5 18 (6.32%) Support Engineer
6 17 (5.96%) Technical Architect
7 16 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support
7 16 (5.61%) Azure Engineer
7 16 (5.61%) Exchange Engineer
8 15 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
8 15 (5.26%) Service Analyst
8 15 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 14 (4.91%) Consultant
9 14 (4.91%) Service Desk Analyst
10 13 (4.56%) Server Engineer
10 13 (4.56%) Windows Engineer
11 12 (4.21%) IT Analyst
12 11 (3.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 11 (3.86%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.86%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.61%) Middleware
2 4 (1.40%) SAML
3 3 (1.05%) .NET
4 2 (0.70%) HTML
4 2 (0.70%) LDAP
4 2 (0.70%) Web Services
4 2 (0.70%) XML
5 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.35%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.35%) jQuery
5 1 (0.35%) JSON
5 1 (0.35%) REST
5 1 (0.35%) SOAP
5 1 (0.35%) WCF
5 1 (0.35%) WSH
5 1 (0.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.23%) Clustering
2 21 (7.37%) EMC VNX
3 13 (4.56%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.86%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.81%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.46%) iPhone
7 6 (2.11%) BYOD
7 6 (2.11%) iPad
8 5 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.75%) NHS
8 5 (1.75%) PKI
9 4 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.40%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.05%) Replication
11 2 (0.70%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.70%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Licensing
11 2 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 218 (76.49%) Windows
2 122 (42.81%) Windows Server
3 86 (30.18%) Windows 10
4 69 (24.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (12.63%) Linux
7 30 (10.53%) Windows Server 2016
8 29 (10.18%) Windows 7
9 23 (8.07%) Windows XP
10 19 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (4.21%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (3.16%) Android
14 6 (2.11%) Unix
15 5 (1.75%) Windows Vista
16 4 (1.40%) Mac OS
17 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.35%) CentOS
18 1 (0.35%) Solaris
18 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (20.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 37 (12.98%) Migration
3 35 (12.28%) ITIL
4 23 (8.07%) Mobile Device Management
5 19 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (5.61%) Project Delivery
7 15 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (5.26%) Patch Management
8 14 (4.91%) Time Management
9 13 (4.56%) Incident Management
9 13 (4.56%) Load Balancing
10 12 (4.21%) Email Migration
11 11 (3.86%) Scrum
12 10 (3.51%) Change Control
12 10 (3.51%) Change Management
12 10 (3.51%) Service Management
13 9 (3.16%) DevOps
13 9 (3.16%) Identity Management
13 9 (3.16%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (21.40%) PowerShell
2 24 (8.42%) SQL
3 7 (2.46%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.05%) C
4 3 (1.05%) Python
5 2 (0.70%) C#
5 2 (0.70%) Java
5 2 (0.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.70%) Perl
5 2 (0.70%) VBScript
6 1 (0.35%) Ruby
6 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (13.68%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (8.07%) MCSE
5 21 (7.37%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.16%) CCNA
6 9 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.16%) MCITP
7 8 (2.81%) MCSA
8 7 (2.46%) Degree
8 7 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.05%) HP AIS
10 3 (1.05%) HP ASE
10 3 (1.05%) HP MASE
10 3 (1.05%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.05%) MCP
10 3 (1.05%) NCIE
11 2 (0.70%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.42%) SLA
2 13 (4.56%) QA
3 9 (3.16%) PMO
4 4 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (1.05%) GDPR
5 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 207 (72.63%) Active Directory
2 78 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (11.58%) Hyper-V
4 20 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (6.32%) vSphere
6 16 (5.61%) XenApp
7 13 (4.56%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (3.16%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (1.05%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.70%) Firmware
12 2 (0.70%) NFS
12 2 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 49 (17.19%) SCCM
2 41 (14.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (6.32%) Microsoft Clustering
4 16 (5.61%) IBM BigFix
5 10 (3.51%) SCOM
6 8 (2.81%) Backup Exec
6 8 (2.81%) WSUS
7 7 (2.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (2.46%) vCenter Server
8 6 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (2.11%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (1.75%) Terraform
10 4 (1.40%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.05%) vRealize
12 2 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 184 (64.56%) Microsoft
2 111 (38.95%) VMware
3 65 (22.81%) Citrix
4 45 (15.79%) Cisco
5 29 (10.18%) EMC
6 24 (8.42%) Red Hat
7 17 (5.96%) Oracle
8 13 (4.56%) HP
9 12 (4.21%) Veeam
10 11 (3.86%) Dell
10 11 (3.86%) McAfee
10 11 (3.86%) NetApp
10 11 (3.86%) Symantec
11 9 (3.16%) Ivanti
12 8 (2.81%) Lumension
13 7 (2.46%) Borland
13 7 (2.46%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.46%) Lotus
14 6 (2.11%) Apple
14 6 (2.11%) Avaya