Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 219 163
Rank change year-on-year -17 -56 -60
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1,060 1,030 1,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.14% 1.20% 1.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.90% 6.96% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 673 919
England median daily rate £300 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £130 £132 £135
90th Percentile £456 £493 £475
UK median daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 79 154
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -4.48%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.15 £9.15
90th Percentile £30.00 £30.45 £38.38
UK median hourly rate £16.76 £16.39 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.26% +2.44% -3.03%

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 15,352 14,796 16,809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.56% 17.23% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,236 9,580 10,885
England median daily rate £455 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £602 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 303 423
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +2.50% +6.95%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.50
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -2.85% -3.70% +9.46%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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 6 months to 20 April 2018. 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 +1 441 £300 -14.29% 157
South East -24 230 £318 -3.79% 80
North of England -33 133 £275 -5.17% 105
Midlands +17 119 £268 -4.89% 71
East of England +7 74 £313 +8.70% 45
West Midlands +28 73 £264 +5.50% 48
South West -16 67 £250 -9.09% 45
Yorkshire -7 57 £233 -25.00% 37
North West -48 53 £280 -10.40% 60
East Midlands +2 49 £250 -16.67% 23
North East +18 23 £275 - 8
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 792 (74.72%) Windows
2 764 (72.08%) Active Directory
3 645 (60.85%) Microsoft
4 451 (42.55%) Office 365
5 422 (39.81%) Windows Server
6 365 (34.43%) VMware
7 332 (31.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 291 (27.45%) Citrix
9 286 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 279 (26.32%) ITIL
11 269 (25.38%) Microsoft Office
12 255 (24.06%) Windows 7
13 213 (20.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 210 (19.81%) Windows Server 2012
15 209 (19.72%) SCCM
16 186 (17.55%) Skype for Business
17 175 (16.51%) DNS
18 172 (16.23%) Cisco
18 172 (16.23%) Migration
19 171 (16.13%) PowerShell
20 167 (15.75%) HP
20 167 (15.75%) Firewall
21 162 (15.28%) Windows 10
22 161 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
23 147 (13.87%) DHCP
24 142 (13.40%) Security Cleared
25 141 (13.30%) Exchange Server 2013
26 139 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
27 134 (12.64%) SQL Server
28 126 (11.89%) WAN

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
1 332 (31.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 186 (17.55%) Skype for Business
3 141 (13.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 119 (11.23%) SharePoint
5 107 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 55 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 47 (4.43%) IIS
8 28 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
9 18 (1.70%) Apache
9 18 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (0.94%) IBM Notes
11 8 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
11 8 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 4 (0.38%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.28%) CMS
14 3 (0.28%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 269 (25.38%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.28%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.28%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.094%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.094%) Revit
Business Applications
1 16 (1.51%) RMDS
2 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.28%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.19%) Concordance
4 2 (0.19%) Relativity
5 1 (0.094%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.094%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.094%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.094%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 451 (42.55%) Office 365
2 139 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (2.08%) Mimecast
5 19 (1.79%) OneDrive
6 9 (0.85%) IaaS
7 6 (0.57%) G Suite
7 6 (0.57%) PaaS
7 6 (0.57%) SaaS
8 5 (0.47%) iTunes
9 3 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.19%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.19%) Serverless
11 1 (0.094%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.094%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 175 (16.51%) DNS
2 167 (15.75%) Firewall
3 147 (13.87%) DHCP
4 126 (11.89%) Skype
4 126 (11.89%) WAN
5 125 (11.79%) LAN
6 109 (10.28%) SAN
7 108 (10.19%) TCP/IP
8 98 (9.25%) VPN
9 57 (5.38%) VoIP
10 45 (4.25%) SMTP
11 42 (3.96%) VLAN
12 37 (3.49%) SSL
13 34 (3.21%) Internet
14 30 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
15 27 (2.55%) Wireless
16 26 (2.45%) NAS
17 24 (2.26%) iSCSI
17 24 (2.26%) NetScaler
18 17 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.94%) MySQL
5 10 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.38%) Big Data
7 4 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.28%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.19%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.094%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.094%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.094%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.094%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.094%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.094%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (1.23%) JIRA
2 8 (0.75%) Zephyr
3 5 (0.47%) MSI
4 4 (0.38%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.38%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.19%) Hudson
6 2 (0.19%) Selenium
7 1 (0.094%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.094%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.094%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.094%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.094%) Subversion
General
1 124 (11.70%) Finance
2 43 (4.06%) Legal
3 30 (2.83%) Banking
4 29 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.55%) Law
6 20 (1.89%) Retail
7 15 (1.42%) Local Government
8 12 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.04%) Back Office
10 8 (0.75%) Military
11 7 (0.66%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.57%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.47%) Games
13 5 (0.47%) Marketing
14 4 (0.38%) Advertising
14 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.38%) Front Office
14 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.28%) Publishing
16 2 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 238 (22.45%) Analyst
2 158 (14.91%) Support Engineer
3 124 (11.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 99 (9.34%) Service Analyst
5 93 (8.77%) Support Analyst
6 90 (8.49%) Desktop Support
6 90 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 86 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
8 82 (7.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 67 (6.32%) 3rd Line Support
10 66 (6.23%) IT Support
11 61 (5.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 56 (5.28%) Consultant
13 55 (5.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 51 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 48 (4.53%) Architect
15 48 (4.53%) Exchange Engineer
16 47 (4.43%) Desktop Engineer
17 43 (4.06%) IT Analyst
18 41 (3.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.94%) Web Services
2 8 (0.75%) .NET
3 7 (0.66%) 802.1X
4 6 (0.57%) MAPI
5 4 (0.38%) CSS
5 4 (0.38%) HTML
5 4 (0.38%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.28%) JSON
6 3 (0.28%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.19%) Ajax
7 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.19%) REST
7 2 (0.19%) SOAP
8 1 (0.094%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.094%) COM+
8 1 (0.094%) LDAP
8 1 (0.094%) Middleware
8 1 (0.094%) SAML
8 1 (0.094%) WAP
8 1 (0.094%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.45%) Data Centre
2 61 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (5.09%) Blackberry
4 42 (3.96%) Clustering
5 35 (3.30%) PKI
6 28 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (2.17%) Smartphone
8 22 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.08%) NHS
9 20 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
10 16 (1.51%) iPhone
11 15 (1.42%) Replication
12 13 (1.23%) iPad
13 10 (0.94%) Computer Science
13 10 (0.94%) Fat Client
13 10 (0.94%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.85%) BYOD
14 9 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.75%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 792 (74.72%) Windows
2 422 (39.81%) Windows Server
3 286 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 255 (24.06%) Windows 7
5 210 (19.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 162 (15.28%) Windows 10
7 105 (9.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 84 (7.92%) Linux
9 69 (6.51%) Windows 8
10 63 (5.94%) Windows XP
11 45 (4.25%) Unix
12 43 (4.06%) Apple iOS
13 39 (3.68%) Android
14 30 (2.83%) Solaris
15 25 (2.36%) Mac OS X
16 22 (2.08%) Windows Vista
17 16 (1.51%) Mac OS
17 16 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 12 (1.13%) Windows 2000 Server
19 11 (1.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (26.32%) ITIL
2 172 (16.23%) Migration
3 95 (8.96%) Service Management
4 83 (7.83%) Change Management
5 78 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
6 64 (6.04%) Problem Management
7 56 (5.28%) Incident Management
8 41 (3.87%) ITIL V3
9 39 (3.68%) Change Control
10 37 (3.49%) Service Delivery
11 36 (3.40%) Patch Management
11 36 (3.40%) Root Cause Analysis
12 35 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
13 30 (2.83%) ITSM
14 28 (2.64%) PRINCE2
14 28 (2.64%) Project Management
15 24 (2.26%) Capacity Planning
15 24 (2.26%) Configuration Management
15 24 (2.26%) Mentoring
15 24 (2.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 113 (10.66%) SQL
3 24 (2.26%) VBScript
4 17 (1.60%) C
5 10 (0.94%) Perl
5 10 (0.94%) VB
6 9 (0.85%) VBA
7 6 (0.57%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.57%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.57%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.38%) Python
9 3 (0.28%) C#
9 3 (0.28%) C++
10 2 (0.19%) Java
10 2 (0.19%) Ruby
10 2 (0.19%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.094%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.094%) Go
11 1 (0.094%) sed
11 1 (0.094%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 161 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 142 (13.40%) Security Cleared
3 98 (9.25%) SC Cleared
4 89 (8.40%) MCSE
5 53 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (4.91%) DV Cleared
7 49 (4.62%) CCNA
8 47 (4.43%) Degree
9 40 (3.77%) MCP
10 39 (3.68%) MCSA
11 36 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (2.36%) Citrix Certification
14 24 (2.26%) MCITP
15 14 (1.32%) CCNP
16 11 (1.04%) DBS Check
16 11 (1.04%) MCDST
17 9 (0.85%) CCA
18 8 (0.75%) A+ Certification
18 8 (0.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.32%) SLA
2 7 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.47%) PMO
4 5 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.38%) QA
6 2 (0.19%) GDPR
7 1 (0.094%) GMP
7 1 (0.094%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.094%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 764 (72.08%) Active Directory
2 213 (20.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (11.13%) Hyper-V
4 98 (9.25%) XenApp
5 76 (7.17%) vSphere
6 66 (6.23%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (3.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 36 (3.40%) XenDesktop
9 24 (2.26%) XenServer
10 18 (1.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 18 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (1.42%) NFS
12 14 (1.32%) Terminal Services
13 13 (1.23%) BitLocker
13 13 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.75%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 209 (19.72%) SCCM
2 65 (6.13%) SCOM
3 34 (3.21%) NetBackup
4 32 (3.02%) AirWatch
5 31 (2.92%) McAfee ePO
6 30 (2.83%) WSUS
7 29 (2.74%) Backup Exec
7 29 (2.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 26 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 25 (2.36%) vCenter Server
10 24 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
11 22 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 21 (1.98%) Microsoft Clustering
13 12 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 12 (1.13%) XenMobile
14 10 (0.94%) Netcool
14 10 (0.94%) SAP Afaria
15 9 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
16 8 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 645 (60.85%) Microsoft
2 365 (34.43%) VMware
3 291 (27.45%) Citrix
4 172 (16.23%) Cisco
5 167 (15.75%) HP
6 76 (7.17%) Dell
7 73 (6.89%) McAfee
8 66 (6.23%) Symantec
9 63 (5.94%) NetApp
10 51 (4.81%) Apple
11 40 (3.77%) Ivanti
12 35 (3.30%) IBM
12 35 (3.30%) Veeam
13 34 (3.21%) Oracle
14 28 (2.64%) Bloomberg
14 28 (2.64%) Veritas
15 27 (2.55%) Avaya
15 27 (2.55%) CheckPoint
16 25 (2.36%) Altiris
16 25 (2.36%) SolarWinds