Period
to 31 March 2020

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 31 March 2020 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 218 239 235
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 659 1,017 1,085
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.17% 1.15% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.26% 7.15% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 705 704
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £120 £130 £128
90th Percentile £500 £506 £467
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 59 101
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.06 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.21% +0.35% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.18 £11.00
90th Percentile £28.25 £39.00 £28.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £17.06 £15.86
% change year-on-year -6.21% +7.57% -1.80%

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 7,980 14,231 15,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.20% 16.14% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,128 9,282 10,276
Median daily rate £465 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £293 £269
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £462 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.79% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 285 332
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.67% -1.32% -2.56%
10th Percentile £11.61 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.45 £47.80
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.64
% change year-on-year +20.00% +0.62% -1.92%

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 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 2020. 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 +5 200 £325 -2.99% 59
South East +37 171 £350 +27.27% 57
North of England +57 136 £313 -3.85% 64
North West +42 70 £363 +70.59% 24
South West +10 64 £288 -12.88% 30
Midlands +42 59 £300 +11.11% 46
West Midlands +43 43 £300 +22.45% 37
Yorkshire +31 39 £325 -25.71% 20
East of England +25 30 £288 -17.86% 32
North East +31 27 £185 -52.56% 20
East Midlands +14 16 £210 -29.87% 9
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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.

1 463 (70.26%) Windows
2 424 (64.34%) Microsoft
3 402 (61.00%) Active Directory
4 347 (52.66%) Office 365
5 291 (44.16%) Windows Server
6 203 (30.80%) VMware
7 180 (27.31%) Microsoft Office
8 171 (25.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 152 (23.07%) Citrix
10 151 (22.91%) Windows 10
11 144 (21.85%) Migration
12 143 (21.70%) Azure
13 139 (21.09%) Security Cleared
14 131 (19.88%) SCCM
15 130 (19.73%) Windows Server 2008
15 130 (19.73%) Windows Server 2012
16 123 (18.66%) ITIL
17 122 (18.51%) DNS
18 121 (18.36%) VMware Infrastructure
18 121 (18.36%) Windows 7
19 120 (18.21%) PowerShell
20 109 (16.54%) DHCP
21 108 (16.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 104 (15.78%) SharePoint
23 100 (15.17%) SC Cleared
24 98 (14.87%) Cisco
24 98 (14.87%) Exchange Server 2013
25 95 (14.42%) SQL Server
26 91 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
27 86 (13.05%) Skype for Business

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
1 171 (25.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 104 (15.78%) SharePoint
3 98 (14.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 86 (13.05%) Skype for Business
5 70 (10.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 40 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 30 (4.55%) IIS
8 17 (2.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.91%) Confluence
9 6 (0.91%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.46%) Apache
11 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.15%) CMS
13 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 180 (27.31%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (3.79%) MS Visio
5 24 (3.64%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (3.03%) Acrobat
7 16 (2.43%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (4.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.46%) Line 500
4 2 (0.30%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 347 (52.66%) Office 365
2 143 (21.70%) Azure
3 43 (6.53%) AWS
4 33 (5.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (3.64%) G Suite
6 21 (3.19%) OneDrive
7 18 (2.73%) Mimecast
8 14 (2.12%) IaaS
9 13 (1.97%) PaaS
10 10 (1.52%) SaaS
11 8 (1.21%) Power Platform
12 7 (1.06%) Yammer
13 6 (0.91%) PowerApps
14 4 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.30%) OpenShift
16 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 1 (0.15%) GCP
16 1 (0.15%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 122 (18.51%) DNS
2 109 (16.54%) DHCP
3 81 (12.29%) LAN
4 80 (12.14%) VPN
5 74 (11.23%) Skype
6 69 (10.47%) SAN
6 69 (10.47%) WAN
7 58 (8.80%) Firewall
8 43 (6.53%) Internet
9 33 (5.01%) Remote Desktop
10 32 (4.86%) TCP/IP
10 32 (4.86%) VoIP
11 28 (4.25%) VLAN
12 24 (3.64%) WebEx
13 22 (3.34%) Cisco IOS
14 17 (2.58%) NetScaler
15 16 (2.43%) FTP
15 16 (2.43%) MPLS
16 13 (1.97%) SMTP
16 13 (1.97%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.46%) Power BI
9 2 (0.30%) MySQL
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.06%) JIRA
2 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.15%) Hudson
3 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 53 (8.04%) Finance
2 37 (5.61%) Public Sector
3 20 (3.03%) Law
4 14 (2.12%) Legal
5 11 (1.67%) Banking
6 9 (1.37%) Retail
7 8 (1.21%) Local Government
7 8 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.61%) Military
8 4 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.61%) Publishing
9 3 (0.46%) Back Office
9 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.30%) Police
11 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Electronics
11 1 (0.15%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 99 (15.02%) Support Engineer
2 87 (13.20%) Analyst
3 84 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 62 (9.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 54 (8.19%) IT Support
6 51 (7.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 46 (6.98%) IT Engineer
8 43 (6.53%) Architect
9 40 (6.07%) Consultant
10 35 (5.31%) Office 365 Engineer
11 34 (5.16%) Exchange Engineer
12 33 (5.01%) Service Analyst
13 32 (4.86%) Service Desk Analyst
14 31 (4.70%) Support Analyst
14 31 (4.70%) Windows Engineer
15 30 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 29 (4.40%) Desktop Support
17 28 (4.25%) Desktop Engineer
18 27 (4.10%) IT Analyst
19 26 (3.95%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.91%) LDAP
2 5 (0.76%) 802.1X
3 4 (0.61%) .NET
4 3 (0.46%) Web Services
4 3 (0.46%) XML
5 2 (0.30%) CSS
5 2 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.30%) OAuth
5 2 (0.30%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.30%) SAML
6 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.15%) HTML
6 1 (0.15%) REST
6 1 (0.15%) WSH
6 1 (0.15%) XMPP
6 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.50%) Blackberry
2 54 (8.19%) Data Centre
3 25 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.19%) PDA
4 21 (3.19%) Video Conferencing
5 19 (2.88%) iPhone
6 16 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.43%) PKI
7 15 (2.28%) Smartphone
8 14 (2.12%) Replication
9 13 (1.97%) Handset
10 12 (1.82%) Clustering
10 12 (1.82%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (1.52%) NHS
12 8 (1.21%) HP StoreVirtual
13 7 (1.06%) Fibre Optics
14 5 (0.76%) iPad
15 4 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.61%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 463 (70.26%) Windows
2 291 (44.16%) Windows Server
3 151 (22.91%) Windows 10
4 130 (19.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 130 (19.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 121 (18.36%) Windows 7
6 70 (10.62%) Windows Server 2016
7 44 (6.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (5.46%) Android
9 29 (4.40%) Windows Server 2019
9 29 (4.40%) Windows XP
10 27 (4.10%) Linux
11 24 (3.64%) Windows 2000
11 24 (3.64%) Windows Vista
12 16 (2.43%) Apple iOS
13 13 (1.97%) Windows 8
14 10 (1.52%) VMS
15 8 (1.21%) Unix
16 7 (1.06%) Mac OS
16 7 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (21.85%) Migration
2 123 (18.66%) ITIL
3 108 (16.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 91 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
5 56 (8.50%) Incident Management
6 40 (6.07%) ITSM
7 34 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (4.25%) Software Delivery
9 27 (4.10%) Service Management
10 22 (3.34%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (3.03%) Server Virtualisation
12 19 (2.88%) High Availability
13 18 (2.73%) Capacity Management
13 18 (2.73%) Problem Management
14 17 (2.58%) Mobile Device Management
15 16 (2.43%) Configuration Management
15 16 (2.43%) CRM
15 16 (2.43%) Information Security
15 16 (2.43%) Patch Management
16 15 (2.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 120 (18.21%) PowerShell
2 44 (6.68%) SQL
3 8 (1.21%) VB
4 6 (0.91%) C
5 3 (0.46%) VBA
5 3 (0.46%) VBScript
6 2 (0.30%) Java
6 2 (0.30%) Python
7 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.15%) Ruby
7 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 139 (21.09%) Security Cleared
2 100 (15.17%) SC Cleared
3 64 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (6.53%) DV Cleared
4 43 (6.53%) MCSE
5 31 (4.70%) MCSA
6 30 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
7 25 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (3.34%) CCNA
9 18 (2.73%) MCP
10 13 (1.97%) CCNP
10 13 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (1.67%) Degree
13 9 (1.37%) CCA
13 9 (1.37%) MCITP
14 8 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (0.61%) GNVQ
15 4 (0.61%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.10%) SLA
2 13 (1.97%) GDPR
3 8 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.06%) Government Security Classifications
4 7 (1.06%) NCSC
5 4 (0.61%) BS7799
6 3 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.15%) NIST
7 1 (0.15%) QA
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 402 (61.00%) Active Directory
2 121 (18.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (11.53%) Hyper-V
4 46 (6.98%) XenApp
5 45 (6.83%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (4.70%) vSphere
7 17 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (2.28%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (2.28%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.46%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.30%) Docker
14 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.30%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 131 (19.88%) SCCM
2 46 (6.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (4.70%) AirWatch
4 30 (4.55%) SCOM
5 24 (3.64%) ServiceCenter
6 23 (3.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 15 (2.28%) McAfee ePO
7 15 (2.28%) Norton AntiVirus
8 14 (2.12%) WSUS
9 12 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
10 10 (1.52%) Backup Exec
11 9 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (1.37%) NetBackup
12 8 (1.21%) Jamf Pro
12 8 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 6 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (0.91%) vCenter Server
15 5 (0.76%) SCOrch
15 5 (0.76%) vMotion
Vendors
1 424 (64.34%) Microsoft
2 203 (30.80%) VMware
3 152 (23.07%) Citrix
4 98 (14.87%) Cisco
5 69 (10.47%) HP
6 39 (5.92%) Remedy
7 34 (5.16%) Dell
8 32 (4.86%) Symantec
9 31 (4.70%) ServiceNow
10 30 (4.55%) McAfee
11 28 (4.25%) Adobe
11 28 (4.25%) NetApp
12 23 (3.49%) Bomgar
12 23 (3.49%) Peregrine
13 22 (3.34%) MobileIron
14 21 (3.19%) IronPort
14 21 (3.19%) Ivanti
14 21 (3.19%) Proofpoint
15 19 (2.88%) EMC
16 17 (2.58%) Sophos