Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 404 346 219
Rank change year-on-year -58 -127 +22
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 391 182 939
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.60% 1.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.32% 4.06% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 119 660
10th Percentile £150 £120 £130
25th Percentile £183 £199 £166
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £330 £300
Median % change year-on-year -1.52% +10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £454 £450 £413
90th Percentile £530 £507 £488
UK median daily rate £350 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 47
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.63 £10.16
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.55 £11.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.26% +25.81% -6.06%
75th Percentile £21.69 £24.00 £19.78
90th Percentile £25.55 £46.63 £25.80
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -10.26% +30.00% -9.09%

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 9,057 4,480 11,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.77% 14.68% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,308 3,062 7,380
10th Percentile £313 £281 £256
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.89% +5.00% -3.23%
75th Percentile £625 £569 £550
90th Percentile £700 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £507 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +6.79% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 144 241
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.63 £10.60
25th Percentile £16.26 £17.74 £13.50
Median hourly rate £21.75 £24.25 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.31% +27.63% -5.00%
75th Percentile £48.75 £45.60 £35.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £60.78 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £23.14 £25.00 £20.52
% change year-on-year -7.44% +21.83% +2.60%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -143 112 £400 +6.67% 77
South East -53 84 £190 -47.25% 54
North of England -26 79 £357 +78.50% 64
Midlands -31 51 £200 +17.65% 50
North West -27 50 £425 +112.50% 35
West Midlands -36 38 £250 +2.04% 30
South West -51 27 £388 +60.28% 25
Yorkshire -24 26 £205 +51.85% 26
East of England -32 22 £250 +25.00% 16
East Midlands -34 13 £181 +64.77% 18
North East -5 3 £250 +40.85% 3
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 326 (83.38%) Windows
2 308 (78.77%) Active Directory
3 276 (70.59%) Microsoft
4 230 (58.82%) Microsoft 365
5 190 (48.59%) Windows Server
6 139 (35.55%) VMware
7 105 (26.85%) Windows 10
8 104 (26.60%) Microsoft Office
9 101 (25.83%) DNS
10 96 (24.55%) Azure
11 95 (24.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 92 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 87 (22.25%) ITIL
14 81 (20.72%) PowerShell
15 80 (20.46%) Cisco
16 77 (19.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 75 (19.18%) Citrix
18 72 (18.41%) SCCM
19 68 (17.39%) DHCP
20 65 (16.62%) Windows Server 2016
21 64 (16.37%) Social Skills
22 59 (15.09%) SQL Server
23 57 (14.58%) VPN
24 55 (14.07%) Firewall
24 55 (14.07%) Windows Server 2008
25 54 (13.81%) Exchange Server 2010
25 54 (13.81%) SharePoint
26 53 (13.55%) Windows Server 2019
27 51 (13.04%) Security Cleared
28 43 (11.00%) Migration

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 54 (13.81%) Exchange Server 2010
1 54 (13.81%) SharePoint
2 37 (9.46%) Skype for Business
3 36 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (3.58%) IIS
6 9 (2.30%) Apache
7 5 (1.28%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 104 (26.60%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 230 (58.82%) Microsoft 365
2 96 (24.55%) Azure
3 34 (8.70%) OneDrive
4 29 (7.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (5.37%) IaaS
6 17 (4.35%) Mimecast
7 14 (3.58%) SaaS
8 11 (2.81%) Power Platform
9 8 (2.05%) AWS
10 7 (1.79%) PaaS
11 5 (1.28%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (1.28%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 4 (1.02%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.77%) Power Automate
14 1 (0.26%) Azure Sentinel
14 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.26%) Google Docs
14 1 (0.26%) Google Workspace
14 1 (0.26%) Serverless
14 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 101 (25.83%) DNS
2 68 (17.39%) DHCP
3 57 (14.58%) VPN
4 55 (14.07%) Firewall
5 37 (9.46%) WAN
6 36 (9.21%) Skype
7 35 (8.95%) LAN
8 31 (7.93%) TCP/IP
9 28 (7.16%) Wi-Fi
10 27 (6.91%) SAN
11 25 (6.39%) WebEx
12 19 (4.86%) VoIP
13 18 (4.60%) Network Security
14 17 (4.35%) Internet
14 17 (4.35%) NAS
14 17 (4.35%) VLAN
15 15 (3.84%) NetScaler
16 14 (3.58%) iSCSI
17 12 (3.07%) SMTP
18 9 (2.30%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (3.32%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (1.79%) Power BI
7 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2017
8 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2019
10 1 (0.26%) DB2
10 1 (0.26%) MS Access
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.51%) JIRA
1 2 (0.51%) MSI
2 1 (0.26%) Axure RP
General
1 64 (16.37%) Social Skills
2 35 (8.95%) Public Sector
3 34 (8.70%) Finance
4 14 (3.58%) Organisational Skills
5 8 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.05%) Legal
6 6 (1.53%) Back Office
6 6 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.28%) Law
7 5 (1.28%) Retail
8 4 (1.02%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (1.02%) Publishing
9 3 (0.77%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (0.77%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.51%) Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Electronics
10 2 (0.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 2 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (16.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 63 (16.11%) Support Engineer
2 55 (14.07%) IT Support
3 52 (13.30%) Analyst
4 43 (11.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 38 (9.72%) Desktop Support
6 31 (7.93%) IT Engineer
7 27 (6.91%) Architect
8 24 (6.14%) IT Support Engineer
8 24 (6.14%) Support Analyst
9 21 (5.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 21 (5.37%) Service Analyst
10 20 (5.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 19 (4.86%) Service Desk Analyst
12 18 (4.60%) Desktop Engineer
13 16 (4.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 16 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (4.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 15 (3.84%) IT Analyst
14 15 (3.84%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.84%) LDAP
2 10 (2.56%) XMPP
3 5 (1.28%) REST
4 4 (1.02%) .NET
4 4 (1.02%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.51%) SAML
5 2 (0.51%) WSH
6 1 (0.26%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.26%) ADSI
6 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.26%) HTML
6 1 (0.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.60%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.35%) Driving Licence
3 16 (4.09%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (3.32%) Clustering
6 12 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (3.07%) NHS
7 10 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (2.05%) PKI
9 7 (1.79%) Handset
9 7 (1.79%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.53%) Legacy Applications
11 5 (1.28%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.28%) CMDB
11 5 (1.28%) Learning Management System
11 5 (1.28%) Replication
12 4 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.02%) iPhone
12 4 (1.02%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 326 (83.38%) Windows
2 190 (48.59%) Windows Server
3 105 (26.85%) Windows 10
4 95 (24.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (16.62%) Windows Server 2016
6 55 (14.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (13.55%) Windows Server 2019
8 37 (9.46%) Windows 7
9 32 (8.18%) Linux
10 16 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (3.07%) Android
12 11 (2.81%) Mac OS
12 11 (2.81%) Unix
13 9 (2.30%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.79%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.53%) Windows 8
16 5 (1.28%) Mac OS X
17 4 (1.02%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (22.25%) ITIL
2 77 (19.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 43 (11.00%) Migration
4 28 (7.16%) Service Delivery
5 27 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (6.91%) Service Management
6 25 (6.39%) Mobile Device Management
7 24 (6.14%) Patch Management
8 19 (4.86%) ITSM
8 19 (4.86%) Problem Management
9 18 (4.60%) Time Management
10 17 (4.35%) Incident Management
11 16 (4.09%) Identity Management
11 16 (4.09%) Server Management
12 15 (3.84%) Change Control
12 15 (3.84%) Disk Encryption
12 15 (3.84%) Project Delivery
13 14 (3.58%) Data Protection
14 12 (3.07%) Customer Requirements
15 11 (2.81%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (20.72%) PowerShell
2 30 (7.67%) SQL
3 11 (2.81%) VB
3 11 (2.81%) VBScript
4 6 (1.53%) C#
5 5 (1.28%) C
6 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 42 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (8.95%) SC Cleared
4 30 (7.67%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (7.67%) MCSE
5 29 (7.42%) CCNA
6 23 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 19 (4.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (4.09%) MCSA
9 10 (2.56%) Degree
9 10 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (2.05%) MCP
11 7 (1.79%) MCITP
12 4 (1.02%) CCNP
12 4 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.02%) MCTS
13 3 (0.77%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.77%) CCA
13 3 (0.77%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.63%) SLA
2 4 (1.02%) QA
3 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.26%) NCSC
System Software
1 308 (78.77%) Active Directory
2 92 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (9.21%) Hyper-V
4 28 (7.16%) vSphere
5 21 (5.37%) XenApp
6 16 (4.09%) XenDesktop
7 13 (3.32%) NFS
8 11 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (2.56%) BitLocker
10 6 (1.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 6 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.02%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.51%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 72 (18.41%) SCCM
2 37 (9.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (4.86%) WSUS
4 16 (4.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 11 (2.81%) FortiGate
6 10 (2.56%) AppManager
6 10 (2.56%) NetBackup
6 10 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (1.53%) SCOM
8 6 (1.53%) Terraform
9 5 (1.28%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.02%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.77%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (0.51%) CASB
12 2 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 276 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 139 (35.55%) VMware
3 80 (20.46%) Cisco
4 75 (19.18%) Citrix
5 24 (6.14%) Ivanti
6 18 (4.60%) Dell
6 18 (4.60%) HP
7 16 (4.09%) McAfee
8 15 (3.84%) NetApp
8 15 (3.84%) Symantec
8 15 (3.84%) Veeam
9 13 (3.32%) EMC
10 12 (3.07%) Fortinet
11 11 (2.81%) Apple
11 11 (2.81%) ServiceNow
11 11 (2.81%) Veritas
12 10 (2.56%) Oracle
12 10 (2.56%) Polycom
13 9 (2.30%) Mitel
14 8 (2.05%) MobileIron