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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Exchange Server
UK / England
Rank 223 158 105
Rank change year-on-year -65 -53  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 452 778 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.09% 1.59% 2.04%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.23% 9.21% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 458 523
Median daily rate £310 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £154 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £460 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -8.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 64 146
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% -0.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £45.10 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year - +7.74%  

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 7253 8446 8560
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.50% 17.21% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4746 5412 5132
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 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 211 323
Median hourly rate £18.59 £19.18 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.05% +0.92%  
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 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 -44 153 £325 - 65
South East -56 97 £318 +1.60% 44
North West -14 49 £300 -11.11% 29
South West -17 43 £338 +21.62% 16
East Midlands -13 27 £300 +20.00% 13
West Midlands +1 23 £220 -38.02% 12
East of England -28 23 £303 +21.00% 22
North East +6 19 £275 -12.69% 6
Yorkshire -20 19 £325 +36.84% 20
MS Exchange
UK

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 789 (75.94%) Windows
2 758 (72.95%) Active Directory
3 670 (64.49%) Microsoft
4 479 (46.10%) Windows Server
5 476 (45.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 376 (36.19%) VMware
7 366 (35.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 329 (31.67%) Office 365
9 263 (25.31%) MS Office
10 260 (25.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 231 (22.23%) Windows 7
12 230 (22.14%) ITIL
13 227 (21.85%) Exchange Server 2013
14 222 (21.37%) Citrix
15 218 (20.98%) MS Excel
16 206 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 197 (18.96%) Skype for Business
18 191 (18.38%) DNS
19 189 (18.19%) PowerShell
20 183 (17.61%) Exchange Server 2007
21 176 (16.94%) Cisco
22 172 (16.55%) Firewall
23 168 (16.17%) SQL Server
24 167 (16.07%) Migration
25 157 (15.11%) Microsoft Certification
26 155 (14.92%) SCCM
27 142 (13.67%) Security Cleared
28 141 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
29 140 (13.47%) Skype
30 135 (12.99%) 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
1 476 (45.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 227 (21.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 197 (18.96%) Skype for Business
4 183 (17.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 130 (12.51%) SharePoint
6 102 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 46 (4.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 46 (4.43%) IIS
8 38 (3.66%) Office Communications Server
8 38 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 20 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (1.15%) IBM Notes
10 12 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (0.77%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 5 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2000
13 4 (0.38%) Apache
13 4 (0.38%) CICS
13 4 (0.38%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.29%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 263 (25.31%) MS Office
2 218 (20.98%) MS Excel
3 10 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.58%) 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
1 329 (31.67%) Office 365
2 117 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (5.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (2.12%) IaaS
6 18 (1.73%) OneDrive
7 16 (1.54%) SaaS
8 15 (1.44%) Mimecast
9 12 (1.15%) Yammer
10 5 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.48%) PaaS
11 3 (0.29%) G Suite
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.19%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.096%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.096%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.096%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.096%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 191 (18.38%) DNS
2 172 (16.55%) Firewall
3 140 (13.47%) Skype
4 135 (12.99%) DHCP
5 123 (11.84%) SAN
6 89 (8.57%) TCP/IP
6 89 (8.57%) WAN
7 87 (8.37%) LAN
8 62 (5.97%) VPN
9 48 (4.62%) Internet
9 48 (4.62%) VoIP
10 44 (4.23%) NAS
11 33 (3.18%) Remote Desktop
12 31 (2.98%) Unified Communications
13 29 (2.79%) VLAN
14 27 (2.60%) SMTP
15 24 (2.31%) Network Security
16 22 (2.12%) Wireless
17 21 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
18 20 (1.92%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (16.17%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (0.77%) MS Access
6 7 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.58%) MySQL
8 5 (0.48%) Power BI
9 4 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.19%) DB2
10 2 (0.19%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.096%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.096%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.096%) PostgreSQL
11 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 2 (0.19%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.19%) JIRA
3 2 (0.19%) MSI
4 1 (0.096%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.096%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.096%) Subversion
4 1 (0.096%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 117 (11.26%) Finance
2 33 (3.18%) Banking
3 23 (2.21%) Law
3 23 (2.21%) Retail
4 22 (2.12%) Legal
5 19 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.35%) Advertising
7 14 (1.35%) Back Office
8 13 (1.25%) Marketing
9 7 (0.67%) Games
9 7 (0.67%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.58%) Local Government
11 5 (0.48%) Publishing
12 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.38%) Electronics
12 4 (0.38%) Military
13 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 186 (17.90%) Support Engineer
2 185 (17.81%) Analyst
3 113 (10.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 108 (10.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 101 (9.72%) Consultant
6 90 (8.66%) Support Analyst
7 74 (7.12%) IT Support
8 73 (7.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 68 (6.54%) Windows Engineer
10 64 (6.16%) Architect
11 60 (5.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 59 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
13 55 (5.29%) Service Analyst
14 54 (5.20%) Administrator
14 54 (5.20%) Exchange Engineer
14 54 (5.20%) IT Analyst
14 54 (5.20%) Service Desk Analyst
15 53 (5.10%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 51 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 51 (4.91%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.83%) XML
2 12 (1.15%) .NET
3 11 (1.06%) Web Services
4 8 (0.77%) MSMQ
4 8 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (0.48%) ADSI
5 5 (0.48%) HTML
5 5 (0.48%) SAML
6 4 (0.38%) CSS
7 3 (0.29%) jQuery
7 3 (0.29%) REST
7 3 (0.29%) WAP
8 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.19%) Middleware
8 2 (0.19%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.19%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.096%) LAMP
9 1 (0.096%) ODBC
9 1 (0.096%) WinForms
9 1 (0.096%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.31%) Blackberry
2 50 (4.81%) Data Centre
3 47 (4.52%) Clustering
4 44 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (2.69%) Replication
6 27 (2.60%) PKI
7 26 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
8 19 (1.83%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.64%) Fat Client
9 17 (1.64%) Thin Client
10 16 (1.54%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.44%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.35%) Computer Science
13 10 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.96%) iPhone
13 10 (0.96%) Life Science
14 9 (0.87%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.77%) CESG
16 6 (0.58%) Mobile App
16 6 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 789 (75.94%) Windows
2 479 (46.10%) Windows Server
3 366 (35.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 260 (25.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 231 (22.23%) Windows 7
6 141 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 100 (9.62%) Windows 10
8 64 (6.16%) Linux
9 59 (5.68%) Windows XP
10 50 (4.81%) Windows 8
11 42 (4.04%) Unix
12 40 (3.85%) Android
13 29 (2.79%) Apple iOS
14 18 (1.73%) Mac OS X
15 17 (1.64%) Mac OS
16 15 (1.44%) Solaris
17 11 (1.06%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 9 (0.87%) HPUX
20 7 (0.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (22.14%) ITIL
2 167 (16.07%) Migration
3 53 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
4 49 (4.72%) Service Management
5 43 (4.14%) Change Management
6 31 (2.98%) Problem Management
7 30 (2.89%) High Availability
8 29 (2.79%) Mobile Device Management
9 26 (2.50%) Incident Management
10 21 (2.02%) Configuration Management
10 21 (2.02%) ITIL V3
10 21 (2.02%) Service Delivery
11 20 (1.92%) CRM
11 20 (1.92%) Virtual Environments
12 19 (1.83%) Load Balancing
13 18 (1.73%) Capacity Planning
13 18 (1.73%) Project Management
13 18 (1.73%) Server Building
13 18 (1.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (1.64%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 189 (18.19%) PowerShell
2 93 (8.95%) SQL
3 26 (2.50%) 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 (0.58%) 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
1 157 (15.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 142 (13.67%) Security Cleared
3 101 (9.72%) MCSE
4 100 (9.62%) SC Cleared
5 49 (4.72%) MCSA
6 43 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (3.66%) CCNA
8 36 (3.46%) MCITP
9 30 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (2.79%) DV Cleared
10 29 (2.79%) MCP
11 28 (2.69%) Degree
12 21 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (1.64%) DBS Check
14 14 (1.35%) CCNP
15 11 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (0.67%) CCIE
17 6 (0.58%) CISSP
18 5 (0.48%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.97%) SLA
2 8 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.58%) 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
1 758 (72.95%) Active Directory
2 206 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (11.45%) Hyper-V
4 79 (7.60%) XenApp
5 52 (5.00%) vSphere
6 45 (4.33%) VMware ESX
7 39 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (3.08%) XenDesktop
9 19 (1.83%) Terminal Services
10 15 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.96%) Terminal Server
14 9 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.77%) ISA Server
15 8 (0.77%) XenServer
16 7 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 6 (0.58%) Sendmail
18 5 (0.48%) Samba
Systems Management
1 155 (14.92%) SCCM
2 45 (4.33%) SCOM
3 35 (3.37%) Backup Exec
4 34 (3.27%) NetBackup
5 27 (2.60%) AirWatch
5 27 (2.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 24 (2.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 23 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
8 22 (2.12%) WSUS
9 19 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
10 14 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (0.96%) SCOrch
11 10 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.87%) Unicenter
13 8 (0.77%) Netcool
13 8 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 8 (0.77%) WMI
14 7 (0.67%) MIMEsweeper
14 7 (0.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 670 (64.49%) Microsoft
2 376 (36.19%) VMware
3 222 (21.37%) Citrix
4 176 (16.94%) Cisco
5 103 (9.91%) HP
6 73 (7.03%) NetApp
7 56 (5.39%) Symantec
8 38 (3.66%) Dell
9 30 (2.89%) Oracle
10 29 (2.79%) Apple
10 29 (2.79%) EMC
11 24 (2.31%) Sophos
12 23 (2.21%) Intel Security
13 21 (2.02%) Intel
14 20 (1.92%) Veeam
15 19 (1.83%) SAP
16 16 (1.54%) CheckPoint
16 16 (1.54%) ServiceNow
17 14 (1.35%) IronPort
17 14 (1.35%) SolarWinds
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £100 to £120 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 - £120 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £70 - £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Ripon, North Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £275 - 280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £150 - £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
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Bracknell
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