Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 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.

Microsoft Exchange Server
UK > England
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 161 111
Rank change year-on-year -53 -50 -28
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1115 1675 2026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.67% 1.98%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.49% 9.08% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 1030 1225
England median daily rate £310 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £128 £150 £142
90th Percentile £488 £500 £445
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 135 229
England median hourly rate £16.52 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.30% -12.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.26 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £41.75 £30.00 £33.80
UK median hourly rate £16.52 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.55% -8.82% +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 14896 18444 18445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.84% 18.44% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9661 12285 11619
England median daily rate £450 £425 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.32% +5.60%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £390
% change year-on-year +4.17% +7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 442 630
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.02% +6.82%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £42.28
UK median hourly rate £19.56 £20.39 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.06% +1.95% +14.29%

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 23 August 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 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 23 August 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 6 months to 23 August 2017. 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 -96 379 £313 -10.71% 69
North of England +4 227 £300 - 62
South East -50 223 £325 -7.14% 53
North West +17 127 £300 -10.78% 29
Midlands +1 112 £288 -4.17% 23
South West -11 96 £325 -1.89% 22
East of England -19 85 £305 +32.61% 22
West Midlands +15 64 £238 -20.83% 17
Yorkshire -2 59 £300 +17.07% 28
East Midlands -10 48 £294 +2.17% 5
North East +18 41 £278 -2.63% 5
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 834 (74.80%) Active Directory
2 824 (73.90%) Windows
3 686 (61.52%) Microsoft
4 499 (44.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 480 (43.05%) Windows Server
6 451 (40.45%) VMware
7 449 (40.27%) Office 365
8 304 (27.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 304 (27.26%) Citrix
9 276 (24.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 253 (22.69%) Microsoft Office
11 248 (22.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 228 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2013
13 220 (19.73%) Skype for Business
14 212 (19.01%) Windows 7
15 211 (18.92%) Migration
16 206 (18.48%) ITIL
16 206 (18.48%) PowerShell
17 205 (18.39%) DNS
18 199 (17.85%) SCCM
19 195 (17.49%) Cisco
20 192 (17.22%) SharePoint
21 190 (17.04%) SQL Server
22 186 (16.68%) Microsoft Azure
23 178 (15.96%) Firewall
24 174 (15.61%) SAN
25 170 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
26 164 (14.71%) Security Cleared
27 162 (14.53%) Skype
28 161 (14.44%) Finance

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
1 499 (44.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 228 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 220 (19.73%) Skype for Business
4 192 (17.22%) SharePoint
5 142 (12.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 87 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 60 (5.38%) IIS
8 51 (4.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 38 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 30 (2.69%) SharePoint 2010
11 24 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
12 18 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2000
13 17 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
14 15 (1.35%) Apache
15 14 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.99%) IBM Notes
17 10 (0.90%) Exchange Server 5.5
18 6 (0.54%) Live Communications Server
19 5 (0.45%) EPiServer
19 5 (0.45%) FileNet
Applications
1 253 (22.69%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.72%) Acrobat
4 8 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.54%) PaintShop Pro
6 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.36%) Maximo
4 3 (0.27%) Eikon
5 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.090%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.090%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.090%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 449 (40.27%) Office 365
2 186 (16.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (6.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 45 (4.04%) OneDrive
5 39 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (1.52%) IaaS
6 17 (1.52%) Mimecast
7 10 (0.90%) PaaS
7 10 (0.90%) Yammer
8 7 (0.63%) SaaS
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.18%) G Suite
10 1 (0.090%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.090%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.090%) Route 53
10 1 (0.090%) Slack
10 1 (0.090%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 205 (18.39%) DNS
2 178 (15.96%) Firewall
3 174 (15.61%) SAN
4 162 (14.53%) Skype
5 159 (14.26%) DHCP
6 143 (12.83%) LAN
7 128 (11.48%) WAN
8 78 (7.00%) TCP/IP
9 77 (6.91%) VPN
10 46 (4.13%) NAS
11 40 (3.59%) VoIP
12 33 (2.96%) Internet
13 31 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
14 28 (2.51%) VLAN
15 27 (2.42%) Unified Communications
16 25 (2.24%) Wireless
17 24 (2.15%) SMTP
18 22 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
19 21 (1.88%) IP Telephony
20 17 (1.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (17.04%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (0.72%) Big Data
6 8 (0.72%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.63%) MS Access
7 7 (0.63%) MySQL
8 4 (0.36%) DB2
9 3 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.090%) OLTP
11 1 (0.090%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.090%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (0.99%) MorphX
1 11 (0.99%) Visual Studio
2 10 (0.90%) JIRA
3 7 (0.63%) Zephyr
4 6 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.27%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.18%) Ant
6 2 (0.18%) Maven
6 2 (0.18%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.18%) MSI
7 1 (0.090%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.090%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.090%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.090%) TeamCity
General
1 161 (14.44%) Finance
2 44 (3.95%) Banking
3 27 (2.42%) Legal
4 26 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 26 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.24%) Law
6 19 (1.70%) Marketing
7 16 (1.43%) Local Government
8 13 (1.17%) Electronics
9 11 (0.99%) Retail
10 10 (0.90%) Back Office
11 7 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.63%) Military
12 6 (0.54%) Games
12 6 (0.54%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.45%) Publishing
14 4 (0.36%) Advertising
14 4 (0.36%) Billing
15 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.090%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 247 (22.15%) Analyst
2 136 (12.20%) Support Engineer
3 126 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 101 (9.06%) Consultant
5 92 (8.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 87 (7.80%) Support Analyst
7 71 (6.37%) Architect
8 66 (5.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 64 (5.74%) Administrator
9 64 (5.74%) Desktop Support
10 61 (5.47%) Service Analyst
11 59 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support
12 55 (4.93%) Service Desk Analyst
13 51 (4.57%) Server Engineer
14 49 (4.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 48 (4.30%) IT Support
16 47 (4.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 46 (4.13%) IT Analyst
18 45 (4.04%) Windows Engineer
19 43 (3.86%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.06%) .NET
2 15 (1.35%) SailPoint
3 13 (1.17%) Web Services
4 5 (0.45%) HTML
4 5 (0.45%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.36%) CSS
5 4 (0.36%) WAP
6 3 (0.27%) OAuth
7 2 (0.18%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.18%) LAMP
7 2 (0.18%) REST
7 2 (0.18%) RESTful
7 2 (0.18%) SOAP
7 2 (0.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.18%) XML
7 2 (0.18%) XMPP
7 2 (0.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 107 (9.60%) Data Centre
2 67 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (5.47%) Blackberry
4 45 (4.04%) Clustering
5 35 (3.14%) Fat Client
5 35 (3.14%) Thin Client
6 34 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 34 (3.05%) Replication
7 32 (2.87%) PKI
8 27 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
9 19 (1.70%) CESG
10 17 (1.52%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.52%) Driving Licence
10 17 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.26%) iPhone
12 11 (0.99%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.99%) iPad
12 11 (0.99%) NHS
13 10 (0.90%) User Experience
14 9 (0.81%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 824 (73.90%) Windows
2 480 (43.05%) Windows Server
3 304 (27.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 276 (24.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 212 (19.01%) Windows 7
6 146 (13.09%) Windows 10
7 143 (12.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 86 (7.71%) Linux
9 73 (6.55%) Unix
10 58 (5.20%) Windows 8
11 52 (4.66%) Windows XP
12 33 (2.96%) Android
12 33 (2.96%) Solaris
13 24 (2.15%) Apple iOS
14 21 (1.88%) Windows 2000 Server
15 17 (1.52%) CentOS
16 13 (1.17%) Windows Vista
17 11 (0.99%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.99%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.81%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (18.92%) Migration
2 206 (18.48%) ITIL
3 66 (5.92%) Service Management
4 59 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 42 (3.77%) Problem Management
6 41 (3.68%) Project Management
7 40 (3.59%) Asset Management
8 39 (3.50%) Change Management
9 38 (3.41%) Service Delivery
10 32 (2.87%) PRINCE2
11 30 (2.69%) ITIL V3
12 29 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (2.60%) Identity Access Management
12 29 (2.60%) Mobile Device Management
13 27 (2.42%) Server Virtualisation
14 26 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (2.33%) Incident Management
14 26 (2.33%) Task Automation
15 24 (2.15%) DevOps
15 24 (2.15%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 206 (18.48%) PowerShell
2 115 (10.31%) SQL
3 38 (3.41%) VBScript
4 16 (1.43%) VB
5 11 (0.99%) X++
6 10 (0.90%) Perl
7 9 (0.81%) Shell Script
8 8 (0.72%) C#
8 8 (0.72%) PHP
9 7 (0.63%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.45%) Java
10 5 (0.45%) JCL
10 5 (0.45%) Python
11 4 (0.36%) C
11 4 (0.36%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.27%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.090%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.090%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.090%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 170 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 164 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 109 (9.78%) MCSE
4 102 (9.15%) SC Cleared
5 57 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (5.11%) DV Cleared
6 47 (4.22%) CCNA
7 44 (3.95%) MCSA
8 41 (3.68%) MCP
9 39 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 35 (3.14%) Degree
11 32 (2.87%) MCITP
12 19 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (1.35%) CCNP
14 12 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
16 10 (0.90%) A+ Certification
17 9 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 8 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (7.44%) SLA
2 12 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.45%) QA
5 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.27%) RMADS
6 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.090%) GxP
System Software
1 834 (74.80%) Active Directory
2 248 (22.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (12.11%) Hyper-V
4 111 (9.96%) XenApp
5 68 (6.10%) vSphere
6 64 (5.74%) XenDesktop
7 58 (5.20%) VMware ESXi
8 44 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
9 25 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
10 24 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (2.06%) BitLocker
12 22 (1.97%) XenServer
13 20 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
14 16 (1.43%) Samba
15 15 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 14 (1.26%) DFS Replication
17 13 (1.17%) Terminal Services
18 9 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
19 8 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 7 (0.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 199 (17.85%) SCCM
2 57 (5.11%) SCOM
3 45 (4.04%) WSUS
4 44 (3.95%) NetBackup
5 41 (3.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 37 (3.32%) AirWatch
6 37 (3.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 34 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 26 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 25 (2.24%) Backup Exec
10 24 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
11 22 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
11 22 (1.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 20 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 20 (1.79%) SCOrch
13 19 (1.70%) Netcool
14 17 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 12 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 11 (0.99%) Nagios
17 9 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 686 (61.52%) Microsoft
2 451 (40.45%) VMware
3 304 (27.26%) Citrix
4 195 (17.49%) Cisco
5 156 (13.99%) HP
6 85 (7.62%) Symantec
7 77 (6.91%) NetApp
8 54 (4.84%) Dell
9 53 (4.75%) McAfee
10 40 (3.59%) Oracle
10 40 (3.59%) Veeam
11 37 (3.32%) EMC
12 29 (2.60%) CheckPoint
13 28 (2.51%) AppSense
13 28 (2.51%) LANDesk
14 27 (2.42%) Red Hat
15 26 (2.33%) Altiris
15 26 (2.33%) ServiceNow
15 26 (2.33%) Sun
15 26 (2.33%) Veritas