Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 207 165
Rank change year-on-year -10 -42 -73
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1,141 1,127 1,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.24% 1.27% 1.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.55% 7.09% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 710 895
England median daily rate £300 £320 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +8.47% -1.67%
10th Percentile £127 £140 £125
90th Percentile £482 £495 £450
UK median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 100 176
England median hourly rate £15.93 £17.00 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.29% +7.09% -6.62%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £9.81
90th Percentile £26.50 £32.40 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% +3.13% -5.88%

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 15,117 15,904 16,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.37% 17.88% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,173 10,286 10,813
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 338 474
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £10.97
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.56 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.88% -2.19% +11.11%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 17 February 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 -37 425 £315 -10.00% 136
South East +7 268 £290 -10.77% 116
North of England +1 157 £280 -7.05% 115
Midlands +32 128 £300 +9.09% 64
East of England -4 89 £320 +46.29% 48
West Midlands +27 79 £300 +14.29% 26
South West +6 75 £323 +35.79% 38
Yorkshire +12 72 £288 -7.26% 41
North West -2 63 £275 -15.38% 64
East Midlands +4 49 £296 +0.85% 38
North East +12 23 £324 +11.55% 10
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 826 (72.39%) Windows
2 811 (71.08%) Active Directory
3 701 (61.44%) Microsoft
4 488 (42.77%) Office 365
5 441 (38.65%) Windows Server
6 400 (35.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 387 (33.92%) VMware
8 289 (25.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 285 (24.98%) Citrix
10 283 (24.80%) ITIL
11 282 (24.72%) Windows 7
12 275 (24.10%) Microsoft Office
13 233 (20.42%) VMware Infrastructure
14 229 (20.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 218 (19.11%) SCCM
16 216 (18.93%) Skype for Business
17 184 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
17 184 (16.13%) Migration
18 179 (15.69%) Cisco
19 175 (15.34%) SharePoint
20 174 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2013
21 169 (14.81%) HP
22 166 (14.55%) LAN
23 164 (14.37%) DNS
24 163 (14.29%) PowerShell
25 162 (14.20%) Firewall
26 161 (14.11%) WAN
27 151 (13.23%) Skype
28 148 (12.97%) Windows 10
29 146 (12.80%) Hyper-V

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
1 400 (35.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 216 (18.93%) Skype for Business
3 175 (15.34%) SharePoint
4 174 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 124 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 50 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 42 (3.68%) IIS
8 29 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 24 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 22 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.31%) Apache
12 11 (0.96%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.70%) IBM Notes
14 7 (0.61%) CMS
14 7 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
15 5 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
16 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 3 (0.26%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 275 (24.10%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.88%) Acrobat
5 10 (0.88%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (0.18%) XMetaL
7 1 (0.088%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.088%) Revit
Business Applications
1 28 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.14%) RMDS
3 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.26%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.088%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.088%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 488 (42.77%) Office 365
2 137 (12.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (2.72%) OneDrive
5 23 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (1.75%) Mimecast
7 8 (0.70%) IaaS
8 7 (0.61%) PaaS
9 6 (0.53%) SaaS
10 4 (0.35%) G Suite
11 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.18%) Serverless
11 2 (0.18%) Yammer
12 1 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.088%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.088%) iTunes
12 1 (0.088%) Slack
12 1 (0.088%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 166 (14.55%) LAN
2 164 (14.37%) DNS
3 162 (14.20%) Firewall
4 161 (14.11%) WAN
5 151 (13.23%) Skype
6 142 (12.45%) DHCP
7 128 (11.22%) SAN
8 109 (9.55%) TCP/IP
9 90 (7.89%) VPN
10 60 (5.26%) VoIP
11 39 (3.42%) SMTP
11 39 (3.42%) VLAN
12 33 (2.89%) NAS
13 32 (2.80%) SSL
14 30 (2.63%) Wireless
15 28 (2.45%) Internet
16 27 (2.37%) Remote Desktop
17 23 (2.02%) iSCSI
18 21 (1.84%) Fibre Channel
18 21 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (12.53%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (0.88%) Data Mining
6 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.26%) Big Data
8 3 (0.26%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.18%) MS Access
9 2 (0.18%) MySQL
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.088%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.088%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.088%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.088%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
1 12 (1.05%) Visual Studio
2 7 (0.61%) JIRA
2 7 (0.61%) Zephyr
3 5 (0.44%) MSI
4 2 (0.18%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.088%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.088%) ReSharper
General
1 120 (10.52%) Finance
2 35 (3.07%) Legal
3 30 (2.63%) Banking
4 24 (2.10%) Law
5 17 (1.49%) Back Office
6 16 (1.40%) Retail
6 16 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.79%) Local Government
9 7 (0.61%) Advertising
10 6 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.53%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.18%) Front Office
12 2 (0.18%) Military
12 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.088%) Billing
13 1 (0.088%) French Language
13 1 (0.088%) German Language
13 1 (0.088%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 255 (22.35%) Analyst
2 135 (11.83%) Support Engineer
3 113 (9.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 106 (9.29%) Service Analyst
5 101 (8.85%) Desktop Support
6 95 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 93 (8.15%) Consultant
7 93 (8.15%) Service Desk Analyst
8 88 (7.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 86 (7.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 75 (6.57%) IT Support
11 64 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support
12 55 (4.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 53 (4.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 50 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 50 (4.38%) Architect
15 48 (4.21%) IT Analyst
16 46 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
17 45 (3.94%) 1st Line Support
18 40 (3.51%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.58%) .NET
2 17 (1.49%) Web Services
3 13 (1.14%) XML
4 7 (0.61%) 802.1X
5 6 (0.53%) CSS
6 5 (0.44%) MAPI
7 4 (0.35%) HTML
8 3 (0.26%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.26%) FpML
8 3 (0.26%) LDAP
8 3 (0.26%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.18%) Ajax
9 2 (0.18%) Middleware
9 2 (0.18%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.18%) Velocity
10 1 (0.088%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.088%) COM+
10 1 (0.088%) jQuery
10 1 (0.088%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 67 (5.87%) Data Centre
2 64 (5.61%) Blackberry
3 56 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (3.68%) Clustering
5 36 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 31 (2.72%) PKI
7 23 (2.02%) NHS
7 23 (2.02%) Replication
8 18 (1.58%) Fat Client
8 18 (1.58%) Thin Client
9 16 (1.40%) CESG
9 16 (1.40%) Smartphone
10 15 (1.31%) iPhone
11 14 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (1.05%) iPad
12 12 (1.05%) User Experience
13 11 (0.96%) BYOD
13 11 (0.96%) CMDB
13 11 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 826 (72.39%) Windows
2 441 (38.65%) Windows Server
3 289 (25.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 282 (24.72%) Windows 7
5 229 (20.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 148 (12.97%) Windows 10
7 109 (9.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 74 (6.49%) Windows 8
9 73 (6.40%) Linux
10 54 (4.73%) Windows XP
11 40 (3.51%) Unix
12 34 (2.98%) Apple iOS
13 28 (2.45%) Solaris
14 27 (2.37%) Android
15 23 (2.02%) Windows Vista
16 20 (1.75%) Mac OS X
17 18 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (0.79%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.61%) Windows 2000
19 7 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (24.80%) ITIL
2 184 (16.13%) Migration
3 80 (7.01%) Change Management
4 78 (6.84%) Service Management
5 63 (5.52%) Problem Management
6 56 (4.91%) Incident Management
7 46 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 45 (3.94%) Service Delivery
9 41 (3.59%) Change Control
9 41 (3.59%) CRM
10 39 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
11 33 (2.89%) ITIL V3
12 31 (2.72%) Project Management
13 28 (2.45%) PRINCE2
14 27 (2.37%) Mobile Device Management
15 26 (2.28%) Capacity Planning
16 25 (2.19%) Configuration Management
17 24 (2.10%) Patch Management
17 24 (2.10%) Presales
17 24 (2.10%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 163 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 118 (10.34%) SQL
3 35 (3.07%) VBScript
4 16 (1.40%) JavaScript
5 13 (1.14%) VB
6 11 (0.96%) C
6 11 (0.96%) C#
7 8 (0.70%) VBA
8 7 (0.61%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.44%) Perl
10 3 (0.26%) Java
11 2 (0.18%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.18%) Python
11 2 (0.18%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.088%) PHP
12 1 (0.088%) R
12 1 (0.088%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 184 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (11.92%) Security Cleared
3 135 (11.83%) MCSE
4 91 (7.98%) SC Cleared
5 53 (4.65%) MCSA
6 50 (4.38%) MCP
7 48 (4.21%) DV Cleared
8 45 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
9 43 (3.77%) CCNA
10 42 (3.68%) Degree
10 42 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 29 (2.54%) MCITP
12 28 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (1.58%) MCDST
14 15 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
15 12 (1.05%) CCA
16 10 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (0.88%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (0.79%) CCNP
17 9 (0.79%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (7.10%) SLA
2 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.26%) GDPR
3 3 (0.26%) PMO
4 1 (0.088%) GMP
4 1 (0.088%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.088%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.088%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.088%) QA
System Software
1 811 (71.08%) Active Directory
2 233 (20.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (12.80%) Hyper-V
4 98 (8.59%) XenApp
5 75 (6.57%) vSphere
6 70 (6.13%) VMware ESXi
7 48 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 42 (3.68%) XenDesktop
9 23 (2.02%) XenServer
10 21 (1.84%) Terminal Services
11 18 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (1.31%) BitLocker
12 15 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
14 11 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (0.79%) NFS
16 8 (0.70%) Brightmail
16 8 (0.70%) DFS Replication
17 7 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 6 (0.53%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 218 (19.11%) SCCM
2 61 (5.35%) SCOM
3 41 (3.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 40 (3.51%) NetBackup
5 37 (3.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 36 (3.16%) Backup Exec
7 31 (2.72%) WSUS
8 27 (2.37%) McAfee ePO
9 26 (2.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 25 (2.19%) AirWatch
11 24 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
12 23 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
13 21 (1.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 18 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 17 (1.49%) vCenter Server
16 15 (1.31%) Netcool
17 11 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
18 8 (0.70%) EdgeSight
19 7 (0.61%) HP SIM
20 6 (0.53%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 701 (61.44%) Microsoft
2 387 (33.92%) VMware
3 285 (24.98%) Citrix
4 179 (15.69%) Cisco
5 169 (14.81%) HP
6 86 (7.54%) Symantec
7 73 (6.40%) Dell
8 65 (5.70%) NetApp
9 58 (5.08%) McAfee
10 53 (4.65%) Ivanti
11 39 (3.42%) Altiris
12 33 (2.89%) Oracle
13 32 (2.80%) Avaya
13 32 (2.80%) Bloomberg
14 31 (2.72%) IBM
15 29 (2.54%) Apple
15 29 (2.54%) Veritas
16 26 (2.28%) CheckPoint
17 25 (2.19%) 3PAR
18 24 (2.10%) SolarWinds