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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 147 107
Rank change year-on-year -45 -40  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 575 846 1024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.33% 1.74% 2.01%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.98% 9.67% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 514 627
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £154 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £275
% change year-on-year -3.35% +12.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 66 112
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.42 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.42% -27.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.25 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +8.19% -19.73%  

MS Exchange is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7204 8745 9031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.69% 17.94% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4632 5943 5758
Median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 204 307
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -102 172 £325 -7.14% 90
South East -34 116 £338 -3.57% 51
North West +50 73 £300 -1.63% 40
South West -1 58 £313 -10.71% 17
East of England +5 55 £317 +50.71% 22
West Midlands +30 39 £256 -6.81% 23
Yorkshire +5 25 £313 +21.95% 18
North East +28 23 £275 -4.34% 3
East Midlands -13 15 £206 -28.26% 7
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 747 (72.88%) Windows
2 741 (72.29%) Active Directory
3 645 (62.93%) Microsoft
4 491 (47.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 444 (43.32%) Windows Server
6 396 (38.63%) VMware
7 393 (38.34%) Office 365
8 311 (30.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 276 (26.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 253 (24.68%) Exchange Server 2013
11 230 (22.44%) VMware Infrastructure
12 228 (22.24%) Citrix
13 226 (22.05%) Microsoft Office
14 210 (20.49%) ITIL
15 207 (20.20%) PowerShell
16 206 (20.10%) Skype for Business
17 192 (18.73%) DNS
18 191 (18.63%) Windows 7
19 184 (17.95%) SQL Server
20 182 (17.76%) Migration
21 171 (16.68%) Microsoft Certification
22 169 (16.49%) Security Cleared
23 167 (16.29%) SharePoint
24 162 (15.80%) Exchange Server 2007
25 158 (15.41%) Cisco
25 158 (15.41%) Firewall
26 154 (15.02%) Microsoft Azure
27 148 (14.44%) Skype
28 146 (14.24%) SCCM
28 146 (14.24%) 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
1 491 (47.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 253 (24.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 206 (20.10%) Skype for Business
4 167 (16.29%) SharePoint
5 162 (15.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 96 (9.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 51 (4.98%) IIS
7 51 (4.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 49 (4.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 35 (3.41%) Office Communications Server
10 29 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (1.56%) Apache
12 15 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
13 14 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2000
14 10 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.98%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 10 (0.98%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.49%) FileNet
15 5 (0.49%) Live Communications Server
15 5 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 226 (22.05%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.39%) Maximo
3 4 (0.39%) Pegasus Opera
4 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.098%) assyst
5 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.098%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.098%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.098%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.098%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 393 (38.34%) Office 365
2 154 (15.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (6.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 32 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (2.83%) OneDrive
6 15 (1.46%) IaaS
7 13 (1.27%) Mimecast
8 12 (1.17%) Yammer
9 10 (0.98%) SaaS
10 5 (0.49%) PaaS
11 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.20%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.20%) G Suite
12 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.098%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.098%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 192 (18.73%) DNS
2 158 (15.41%) Firewall
3 148 (14.44%) Skype
4 144 (14.05%) SAN
5 134 (13.07%) DHCP
6 109 (10.63%) LAN
7 104 (10.15%) WAN
8 75 (7.32%) TCP/IP
9 68 (6.63%) VPN
10 47 (4.59%) VoIP
11 43 (4.20%) NAS
12 35 (3.41%) Internet
13 34 (3.32%) Remote Desktop
14 26 (2.54%) Unified Communications
15 24 (2.34%) VLAN
16 23 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
17 22 (2.15%) SMTP
18 21 (2.05%) Wireless
19 14 (1.37%) IP Telephony
20 13 (1.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 46 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (0.88%) MySQL
6 9 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.78%) Big Data
7 8 (0.78%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.78%) MS Access
8 5 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.39%) DB2
9 4 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (0.49%) MorphX
2 4 (0.39%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.39%) JIRA
2 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.29%) MSI
4 2 (0.20%) Ant
4 2 (0.20%) Maven
4 2 (0.20%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.098%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.098%) TeamCity
General
1 146 (14.24%) Finance
2 34 (3.32%) Banking
3 24 (2.34%) Manufacturing
3 24 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.15%) Marketing
5 18 (1.76%) Law
6 16 (1.56%) Legal
7 15 (1.46%) Back Office
8 13 (1.27%) Electronics
9 12 (1.17%) Retail
10 10 (0.98%) Games
10 10 (0.98%) Local Government
11 9 (0.88%) Advertising
12 7 (0.68%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.68%) Military
13 5 (0.49%) Billing
14 3 (0.29%) Publishing
15 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.20%) Japanese Language
15 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 211 (20.59%) Analyst
2 146 (14.24%) Support Engineer
3 113 (11.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 105 (10.24%) Consultant
5 92 (8.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 78 (7.61%) Support Analyst
7 75 (7.32%) Architect
8 58 (5.66%) Administrator
9 56 (5.46%) IT Support
10 55 (5.37%) Service Analyst
11 53 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 53 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
11 53 (5.17%) Server Engineer
11 53 (5.17%) Windows Engineer
12 52 (5.07%) Service Desk Analyst
13 49 (4.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 49 (4.78%) Desktop Support
14 48 (4.68%) IT Analyst
15 42 (4.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 42 (4.10%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.95%) .NET
2 12 (1.17%) XML
3 11 (1.07%) Web Services
4 9 (0.88%) SailPoint
5 5 (0.49%) ADSI
5 5 (0.49%) HTML
6 4 (0.39%) SAML
7 3 (0.29%) CSS
7 3 (0.29%) LAMP
7 3 (0.29%) WAP
7 3 (0.29%) XMPP
8 2 (0.20%) OAuth
8 2 (0.20%) REST
8 2 (0.20%) RESTful
8 2 (0.20%) XSLT
9 1 (0.098%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.098%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.098%) HTML5
9 1 (0.098%) MDX
9 1 (0.098%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 67 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (6.24%) Blackberry
4 47 (4.59%) Clustering
5 34 (3.32%) PKI
6 33 (3.22%) Replication
7 22 (2.15%) Fat Client
7 22 (2.15%) Thin Client
7 22 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (1.76%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.56%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.07%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.98%) CESG
12 10 (0.98%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.88%) iPhone
13 9 (0.88%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.78%) CMDB
14 8 (0.78%) Life Science
14 8 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 747 (72.88%) Windows
2 444 (43.32%) Windows Server
3 311 (30.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 276 (26.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 191 (18.63%) Windows 7
6 139 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 121 (11.80%) Windows 10
8 82 (8.00%) Linux
9 70 (6.83%) Unix
10 52 (5.07%) Windows 8
11 45 (4.39%) Windows XP
12 32 (3.12%) Android
13 28 (2.73%) Apple iOS
14 26 (2.54%) Solaris
15 16 (1.56%) CentOS
15 16 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
15 16 (1.56%) Windows Vista
16 15 (1.46%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.88%) HPUX
17 9 (0.88%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (20.49%) ITIL
2 182 (17.76%) Migration
3 68 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 57 (5.56%) Change Management
5 56 (5.46%) Service Management
6 40 (3.90%) Problem Management
7 39 (3.80%) Project Management
8 33 (3.22%) Asset Management
8 33 (3.22%) ITIL V3
9 28 (2.73%) DevOps
9 28 (2.73%) Service Delivery
10 27 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
10 27 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
11 26 (2.54%) PRINCE2
12 25 (2.44%) Data Protection
13 23 (2.24%) Business Continuity
13 23 (2.24%) Configuration Management
13 23 (2.24%) Identity Access Management
14 21 (2.05%) Presales
14 21 (2.05%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 207 (20.20%) PowerShell
2 122 (11.90%) SQL
3 35 (3.41%) VBScript
4 14 (1.37%) VB
5 10 (0.98%) Bash Shell
5 10 (0.98%) Perl
6 9 (0.88%) PHP
6 9 (0.88%) Shell Script
7 7 (0.68%) C#
7 7 (0.68%) Python
8 6 (0.59%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.49%) C
9 5 (0.49%) JCL
9 5 (0.49%) X++
10 4 (0.39%) Java
11 3 (0.29%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.098%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 171 (16.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 169 (16.49%) Security Cleared
3 112 (10.93%) SC Cleared
4 110 (10.73%) MCSE
5 53 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (4.98%) DV Cleared
7 47 (4.59%) CCNA
8 41 (4.00%) MCITP
9 40 (3.90%) MCP
10 35 (3.41%) MCSA
10 35 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 27 (2.63%) Degree
12 20 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (1.27%) CCNP
15 12 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
16 9 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
17 8 (0.78%) DBS Check
17 8 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 7 (0.68%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.46%) SLA
2 9 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.49%) QA
6 4 (0.39%) RMADS
7 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.098%) BS25999
8 1 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.098%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.098%) GxP
System Software
1 741 (72.29%) Active Directory
2 230 (22.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (12.29%) Hyper-V
4 77 (7.51%) XenApp
5 59 (5.76%) VMware ESXi
6 52 (5.07%) vSphere
7 41 (4.00%) XenDesktop
8 23 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (1.76%) VMware Workstation
11 17 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (1.56%) Samba
13 13 (1.27%) Terminal Services
14 12 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.98%) BitLocker
16 8 (0.78%) ISA Server
16 8 (0.78%) Terminal Server
16 8 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 6 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 146 (14.24%) SCCM
2 59 (5.76%) SCOM
3 40 (3.90%) NetBackup
4 38 (3.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 34 (3.32%) WSUS
6 31 (3.02%) AirWatch
7 27 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 25 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 24 (2.34%) Backup Exec
10 21 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
11 19 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 17 (1.66%) SCOrch
13 16 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
14 15 (1.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 12 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
15 12 (1.17%) Netcool
15 12 (1.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 12 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 11 (1.07%) Unicenter
16 11 (1.07%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 645 (62.93%) Microsoft
2 396 (38.63%) VMware
3 228 (22.24%) Citrix
4 158 (15.41%) Cisco
5 129 (12.59%) HP
6 74 (7.22%) NetApp
7 71 (6.93%) Symantec
8 43 (4.20%) McAfee
8 43 (4.20%) Oracle
9 36 (3.51%) Dell
9 36 (3.51%) Veeam
10 31 (3.02%) EMC
10 31 (3.02%) SAP
11 29 (2.83%) ServiceNow
12 27 (2.63%) Sun
13 24 (2.34%) Red Hat
14 23 (2.24%) Intel
15 22 (2.15%) Veritas
16 20 (1.95%) Apple
17 18 (1.76%) CheckPoint
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Rate: £100 - £150 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
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