Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 205 167
Rank change year-on-year -16 -38 -47
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1,165 1,192 1,602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.32% 1.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.50% 7.87% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 774 989
England median daily rate £308 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £146 £128 £150
90th Percentile £475 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +4.17% -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 106 138
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.21% +5.60% -6.71%
10th Percentile £11.60 £10.29 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.83 £41.75 £30.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.94%

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 15,542 15,146 18,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.82% 16.82% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,277 9,900 12,336
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £601 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 390 454
England median hourly rate £21.33 £20.96 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +4.78% +2.68%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.88 £45.53
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +32 465 £300 -7.69% 110
South East -45 199 £363 +11.54% 72
North of England -39 197 £280 -6.67% 99
North West +2 128 £280 -6.67% 51
Midlands -12 123 £325 +3.59% 52
South West -16 105 £325 -1.52% 42
West Midlands -13 89 £330 +5.18% 30
East of England -12 79 £350 +10.58% 35
Yorkshire -32 52 £300 +2.13% 40
East Midlands -6 34 £226 -27.60% 22
North East -42 17 £400 +32.23% 8
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 870 (74.68%) Windows
2 809 (69.44%) Active Directory
3 785 (67.38%) Microsoft
4 509 (43.69%) Office 365
5 475 (40.77%) Windows Server
6 445 (38.20%) VMware
7 436 (37.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 279 (23.95%) Microsoft Office
9 274 (23.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 268 (23.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 267 (22.92%) ITIL
12 262 (22.49%) Citrix
13 260 (22.32%) SCCM
14 243 (20.86%) DNS
15 239 (20.52%) Windows 7
15 239 (20.52%) Windows Server 2012
16 235 (20.17%) PowerShell
17 229 (19.66%) Windows 10
18 211 (18.11%) Skype for Business
19 198 (17.00%) Migration
20 195 (16.74%) DHCP
21 190 (16.31%) SQL Server
22 187 (16.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 182 (15.62%) Exchange Server 2013
24 157 (13.48%) SharePoint
24 157 (13.48%) Skype
25 153 (13.13%) Finance
26 152 (13.05%) SQL
27 151 (12.96%) Hyper-V
28 148 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 436 (37.42%) Exchange Server 2010
2 211 (18.11%) Skype for Business
3 182 (15.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 157 (13.48%) SharePoint
5 109 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 45 (3.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 44 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2003
8 40 (3.43%) IIS
9 31 (2.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (1.20%) IBM Notes
11 12 (1.03%) Apache
12 11 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (0.86%) Confluence
14 8 (0.69%) IBM Domino
15 6 (0.52%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
16 5 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
17 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
18 2 (0.17%) nginx
18 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 279 (23.95%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.17%) Concordance
2 2 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.17%) Relativity
2 2 (0.17%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.086%) Eikon
3 1 (0.086%) Maximo
3 1 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 509 (43.69%) Office 365
2 148 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (3.78%) Mimecast
5 35 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (3.00%) OneDrive
6 25 (2.15%) IaaS
7 19 (1.63%) G Suite
8 16 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (1.29%) PaaS
10 13 (1.12%) Yammer
11 11 (0.94%) SaaS
12 9 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.52%) iTunes
13 6 (0.52%) Slack
14 3 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.17%) Cloudflare
15 2 (0.17%) Google Drive
16 1 (0.086%) Dynamics 365
16 1 (0.086%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 243 (20.86%) DNS
2 195 (16.74%) DHCP
3 157 (13.48%) Skype
4 138 (11.85%) Firewall
5 123 (10.56%) LAN
6 116 (9.96%) WAN
7 115 (9.87%) SAN
8 99 (8.50%) TCP/IP
9 89 (7.64%) VPN
10 51 (4.38%) VoIP
11 34 (2.92%) Internet
12 32 (2.75%) NAS
13 31 (2.66%) SMTP
14 28 (2.40%) Remote Desktop
15 27 (2.32%) VLAN
16 22 (1.89%) FCoE
17 21 (1.80%) Unified Communications
18 19 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
19 18 (1.55%) NetScaler
19 18 (1.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (16.31%) SQL Server
2 50 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.86%) MySQL
5 10 (0.86%) Power BI
6 7 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.43%) Blockchain
7 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.17%) MS Access
10 2 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.17%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.086%) Big Data
11 1 (0.086%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.086%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.086%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (1.63%) JIRA
2 11 (0.94%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.34%) GitLab
4 4 (0.34%) MSI
4 4 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.26%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.26%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.26%) Zephyr
6 2 (0.17%) Selenium
6 2 (0.17%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.086%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.086%) Subversion
General
1 153 (13.13%) Finance
2 36 (3.09%) Banking
3 27 (2.32%) Legal
3 27 (2.32%) Telecoms
4 25 (2.15%) Retail
5 24 (2.06%) Back Office
6 18 (1.55%) Law
7 11 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.86%) Advertising
8 10 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.86%) Local Government
9 9 (0.77%) Marketing
9 9 (0.77%) Publishing
10 8 (0.69%) French Language
10 8 (0.69%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.69%) Military
11 7 (0.60%) Games
12 6 (0.52%) Italian Language
12 6 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 212 (18.20%) Analyst
2 160 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 155 (13.30%) Support Engineer
4 107 (9.18%) Support Analyst
5 102 (8.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 93 (7.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 74 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 71 (6.09%) Exchange Engineer
9 69 (5.92%) Administrator
10 68 (5.84%) Desktop Support
10 68 (5.84%) Service Analyst
11 64 (5.49%) Service Desk Analyst
12 61 (5.24%) Server Engineer
13 60 (5.15%) IT Support
14 53 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
15 51 (4.38%) Office 365 Engineer
16 49 (4.21%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 49 (4.21%) IT Engineer
17 48 (4.12%) Messaging Engineer
18 45 (3.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.63%) .NET
2 17 (1.46%) Web Services
3 8 (0.69%) LDAP
3 8 (0.69%) Software Packaging
4 6 (0.52%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.34%) ADSI
5 4 (0.34%) HTML
5 4 (0.34%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 4 (0.34%) WSH
6 3 (0.26%) CSS
6 3 (0.26%) JSON
6 3 (0.26%) LAMP
6 3 (0.26%) XMPP
7 2 (0.17%) jQuery
7 2 (0.17%) Middleware
7 2 (0.17%) REST
7 2 (0.17%) SOAP
8 1 (0.086%) OAuth
8 1 (0.086%) Sass
8 1 (0.086%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 93 (7.98%) Clustering
2 91 (7.81%) Data Centre
3 66 (5.67%) Blackberry
4 63 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (3.35%) PKI
6 29 (2.49%) iPhone
6 29 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 23 (1.97%) Smartphone
8 21 (1.80%) CLARiiON
9 19 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (1.55%) Fat Client
10 18 (1.55%) iPad
10 18 (1.55%) Thin Client
11 17 (1.46%) Replication
12 16 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (1.12%) Handset
13 13 (1.12%) User Experience
14 12 (1.03%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.86%) Driving Licence
16 9 (0.77%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 870 (74.68%) Windows
2 475 (40.77%) Windows Server
3 268 (23.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 239 (20.52%) Windows 7
4 239 (20.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 229 (19.66%) Windows 10
6 135 (11.59%) Linux
7 108 (9.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 49 (4.21%) Windows 8
9 47 (4.03%) Android
10 45 (3.86%) Windows XP
11 36 (3.09%) Apple iOS
12 34 (2.92%) Unix
13 24 (2.06%) Mac OS
14 20 (1.72%) Mac OS X
14 20 (1.72%) Solaris
15 15 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 13 (1.12%) Windows Phone
17 11 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
18 8 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (22.92%) ITIL
2 198 (17.00%) Migration
3 187 (16.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 99 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
5 85 (7.30%) Service Management
6 62 (5.32%) Change Management
7 54 (4.64%) Patch Management
8 53 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 49 (4.21%) ITIL V3
10 41 (3.52%) Problem Management
10 41 (3.52%) Root Cause Analysis
11 40 (3.43%) ITSM
12 39 (3.35%) Capacity Planning
13 37 (3.18%) Incident Management
14 36 (3.09%) Server Management
15 35 (3.00%) Network Load Balancing
15 35 (3.00%) Virtual Environments
16 33 (2.83%) Service Delivery
17 30 (2.58%) Project Management
18 29 (2.49%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 235 (20.17%) PowerShell
2 152 (13.05%) SQL
3 26 (2.23%) VBScript
4 18 (1.55%) C
5 10 (0.86%) C#
5 10 (0.86%) Python
6 9 (0.77%) Shell Script
7 8 (0.69%) VB
8 7 (0.60%) Perl
9 5 (0.43%) Java
10 3 (0.26%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.26%) C++
11 2 (0.17%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.17%) Ruby
12 1 (0.086%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.086%) Go
12 1 (0.086%) PHP
12 1 (0.086%) SOQL
12 1 (0.086%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 125 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 116 (9.96%) Security Cleared
3 70 (6.01%) SC Cleared
4 68 (5.84%) MCSE
5 50 (4.29%) DV Cleared
6 42 (3.61%) Degree
7 38 (3.26%) MCSA
8 34 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 32 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (2.49%) MCITP
11 26 (2.23%) CCNA
12 21 (1.80%) Novell Certification
13 19 (1.63%) MCP
14 12 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (0.77%) CCNP
16 7 (0.60%) DBS Check
16 7 (0.60%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.52%) A+ Certification
17 6 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (7.12%) SLA
2 10 (0.86%) GDPR
2 10 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.43%) QA
3 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.17%) PMO
6 2 (0.17%) RMADS
7 1 (0.086%) COBIT
7 1 (0.086%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.086%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.086%) PMBOK
System Software
1 809 (69.44%) Active Directory
2 274 (23.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (12.96%) Hyper-V
4 112 (9.61%) vSphere
5 107 (9.18%) VMware ESXi
6 106 (9.10%) XenApp
7 53 (4.55%) XenDesktop
8 30 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (2.23%) XenServer
10 25 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
11 22 (1.89%) Terminal Services
11 22 (1.89%) VMware Server
11 22 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
12 16 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 14 (1.20%) BitLocker
13 14 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
16 9 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
16 9 (0.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 260 (22.32%) SCCM
2 108 (9.27%) SCOM
3 66 (5.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 61 (5.24%) WSUS
5 54 (4.64%) Backup Exec
6 35 (3.00%) NetBackup
7 33 (2.83%) AirWatch
7 33 (2.83%) vCenter Server
8 30 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
8 30 (2.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 17 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
10 16 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 9 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
12 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 9 (0.77%) Netcool
12 9 (0.77%) PingFederate
12 9 (0.77%) Puppet
12 9 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 785 (67.38%) Microsoft
2 445 (38.20%) VMware
3 262 (22.49%) Citrix
4 148 (12.70%) Cisco
5 129 (11.07%) HP
6 76 (6.52%) McAfee
7 72 (6.18%) NetApp
8 63 (5.41%) Apple
9 56 (4.81%) Symantec
10 54 (4.64%) EMC
11 49 (4.21%) Veeam
12 48 (4.12%) Ivanti
13 44 (3.78%) Dell
14 42 (3.61%) Oracle
15 35 (3.00%) SolarWinds
16 34 (2.92%) CommVault
16 34 (2.92%) Sophos
17 32 (2.75%) ServiceNow
18 31 (2.66%) IBM
19 27 (2.32%) Veritas