Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 353 224 242
Rank change year-on-year -129 +18 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 227 720 1,048
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.60% 1.18% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.28% 8.27% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 526 746
Median daily rate £350 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £150 £124 £130
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £375 £300 £320
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 62
Median hourly rate £24.00 £15.18 £16.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.10% -7.18% +9.03%
10th Percentile £14.74 £10.16 £12.91
90th Percentile £60.10 £20.85 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £15.18 £16.21
% change year-on-year +58.10% -6.35% +8.07%

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 5,298 8,701 14,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.96% 14.25% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,635 5,846 9,784
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £285
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 175 290
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.21% +2.70% -1.07%
10th Percentile £13.48 £11.20 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.03 £53.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.00 £19.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year +66.21% +4.07% -1.07%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 28 February 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 -62 68 £413 +17.86% 43
North of England -7 53 £325 +30.00% 48
South East -18 48 £350 - 33
North West +22 43 £355 +10.94% 27
South West +27 26 £300 +11.11% 14
Midlands +2 11 £135 -48.57% 17
East of England +21 10 £363 +26.09% 10
Yorkshire +12 9 £150 -53.85% 19
West Midlands +5 7 £173 -34.29% 13
East Midlands +18 4 £135 -34.86% 4
North East +7 1 £250 +35.14% 2
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 176 (77.53%) Windows
2 163 (71.81%) Active Directory
3 151 (66.52%) Microsoft 365
4 149 (65.64%) Microsoft
5 92 (40.53%) Windows Server
6 86 (37.89%) Azure
7 81 (35.68%) VMware
8 76 (33.48%) Windows 10
9 64 (28.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 55 (24.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 53 (23.35%) DNS
12 52 (22.91%) Exchange Server 2010
13 50 (22.03%) SharePoint
13 50 (22.03%) Microsoft Office
14 46 (20.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 45 (19.82%) Security Cleared
16 44 (19.38%) SQL Server
17 41 (18.06%) Citrix
18 39 (17.18%) Firewall
19 37 (16.30%) PowerShell
19 37 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
19 37 (16.30%) SCCM
20 36 (15.86%) Migration
21 35 (15.42%) SC Cleared
22 34 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2013
23 31 (13.66%) Linux
24 29 (12.78%) ITIL
24 29 (12.78%) Cisco
25 27 (11.89%) Microsoft Intune
25 27 (11.89%) 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 52 (22.91%) Exchange Server 2010
2 50 (22.03%) SharePoint
3 34 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (11.01%) Skype for Business
5 22 (9.69%) IIS
6 11 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.88%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.88%) nginx
9 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.44%) Apache
10 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.44%) Confluence
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.44%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 50 (22.03%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.44%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 151 (66.52%) Microsoft 365
2 86 (37.89%) Azure
3 20 (8.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (6.17%) Mimecast
5 12 (5.29%) OneDrive
6 7 (3.08%) IaaS
7 6 (2.64%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.32%) AWS
9 2 (0.88%) PaaS
9 2 (0.88%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.88%) SaaS
9 2 (0.88%) Yammer
10 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.44%) GCP
10 1 (0.44%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 53 (23.35%) DNS
2 39 (17.18%) Firewall
3 26 (11.45%) Skype
4 17 (7.49%) DHCP
4 17 (7.49%) SAN
5 15 (6.61%) MPLS
5 15 (6.61%) WAAS
6 11 (4.85%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.96%) Internet
7 9 (3.96%) VoIP
7 9 (3.96%) VPN
7 9 (3.96%) WAN
8 7 (3.08%) LAN
8 7 (3.08%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.76%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.76%) Intranet
9 4 (1.76%) IPv4
9 4 (1.76%) SMTP
10 3 (1.32%) DKIM
10 3 (1.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (19.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.64%) Power BI
3 4 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.88%) MS Access
5 2 (0.88%) MySQL
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.44%) Big Data
6 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.44%) GIS
6 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.20%) Bitbucket
2 4 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.44%) Hudson
3 1 (0.44%) JIRA
General
1 26 (11.45%) Finance
2 24 (10.57%) Public Sector
3 9 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.52%) Banking
5 5 (2.20%) Electronics
5 5 (2.20%) Legal
5 5 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.20%) Marketing
6 3 (1.32%) Law
6 3 (1.32%) Local Government
6 3 (1.32%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.88%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (16.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (13.22%) Analyst
3 27 (11.89%) Architect
4 21 (9.25%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.49%) Service Analyst
6 16 (7.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 16 (7.05%) Service Desk Analyst
7 15 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (6.61%) Consultant
8 14 (6.17%) Azure Engineer
9 13 (5.73%) Exchange Engineer
9 13 (5.73%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.85%) IT Analyst
10 11 (4.85%) IT Support
11 10 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (4.41%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.96%) Administrator
12 9 (3.96%) Programme Manager
12 9 (3.96%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.96%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.61%) Middleware
2 3 (1.32%) Web Services
3 2 (0.88%) .NET
4 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.44%) HTML
4 1 (0.44%) Java RMI
4 1 (0.44%) JSON
4 1 (0.44%) LDAP
4 1 (0.44%) REST
4 1 (0.44%) SOAP
4 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (8.37%) Clustering
2 17 (7.49%) EMC VNX
3 11 (4.85%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.41%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.96%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.96%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.08%) NHS
7 6 (2.64%) PKI
8 5 (2.20%) HP StoreVirtual
8 5 (2.20%) iPhone
9 4 (1.76%) Replication
9 4 (1.76%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Licensing
10 3 (1.32%) User Experience
11 2 (0.88%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.88%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.44%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 176 (77.53%) Windows
2 92 (40.53%) Windows Server
3 76 (33.48%) Windows 10
4 55 (24.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (13.66%) Linux
7 26 (11.45%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (11.01%) Windows 7
9 17 (7.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (7.49%) Windows XP
10 12 (5.29%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (3.96%) Apple iOS
12 7 (3.08%) Android
12 7 (3.08%) Mac OS
13 6 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.32%) Unix
15 2 (0.88%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.44%) Solaris
16 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 36 (15.86%) Migration
3 29 (12.78%) ITIL
4 23 (10.13%) Patch Management
5 19 (8.37%) Mobile Device Management
6 18 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (5.73%) Service Management
8 12 (5.29%) Incident Management
8 12 (5.29%) Time Management
9 11 (4.85%) Programme Management
10 10 (4.41%) Data Protection
10 10 (4.41%) Email Migration
10 10 (4.41%) Project Delivery
11 9 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (3.96%) Change Management
11 9 (3.96%) High Availability
11 9 (3.96%) Programme Governance
12 8 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (3.52%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.30%) PowerShell
2 18 (7.93%) SQL
3 4 (1.76%) C
4 2 (0.88%) Perl
4 2 (0.88%) Python
5 1 (0.44%) C#
5 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.44%) Ruby
5 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.44%) VBA
5 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (19.82%) Security Cleared
2 35 (15.42%) SC Cleared
3 26 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (7.49%) MCSE
5 13 (5.73%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.41%) CCNA
6 10 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.52%) MCSA
8 7 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.76%) MCITP
11 3 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.32%) Degree
11 3 (1.32%) HP AIS
11 3 (1.32%) HP ASE
11 3 (1.32%) HP MASE
11 3 (1.32%) JNCIS
11 3 (1.32%) NCIE
12 2 (0.88%) VCAP
13 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.57%) SLA
2 10 (4.41%) QA
3 9 (3.96%) PMO
4 6 (2.64%) NCSC
5 5 (2.20%) Government Security Classifications
5 5 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 163 (71.81%) Active Directory
2 64 (28.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (11.89%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.29%) XenApp
5 9 (3.96%) vSphere
6 8 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.32%) Terminal Server
9 3 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.32%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 37 (16.30%) SCCM
2 27 (11.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (7.93%) Microsoft Clustering
4 15 (6.61%) IBM BigFix
5 10 (4.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 7 (3.08%) SCOM
7 6 (2.64%) AirWatch
7 6 (2.64%) Backup Exec
7 6 (2.64%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (2.64%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (2.64%) WSUS
8 5 (2.20%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.20%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.76%) Terraform
10 3 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (1.32%) vRealize
11 2 (0.88%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.88%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.88%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 149 (65.64%) Microsoft
2 81 (35.68%) VMware
3 41 (18.06%) Citrix
4 29 (12.78%) Cisco
5 26 (11.45%) HP
6 19 (8.37%) EMC
7 17 (7.49%) Red Hat
8 10 (4.41%) Symantec
9 9 (3.96%) Veeam
10 7 (3.08%) Apple
11 6 (2.64%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.64%) F5
11 6 (2.64%) McAfee
11 6 (2.64%) NetApp
11 6 (2.64%) Remedy
12 5 (2.20%) Lumension
12 5 (2.20%) SAP
12 5 (2.20%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.20%) Sophos
12 5 (2.20%) Sun