Period
to 23 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 180 127
Rank change year-on-year -17 -53 -43
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1251 1509 1918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.36% 1.55% 1.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.10% 8.28% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 931 1176
England median daily rate £311 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £128 £145 £136
90th Percentile £500 £501 £438
UK median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 144 177
England median hourly rate £17.49 £16.15 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.30% -2.12% -0.75%
10th Percentile £10.23 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.75 £32.63 £32.50
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.13% -1.06% -

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 15438 18220 18676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.76% 18.66% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10180 12012 11935
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £228
90th Percentile £610 £588 £573
UK median daily rate £445 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +5.95% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 472 558
England median hourly rate £20.44 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £42.83
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +9.15%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -83 416 £325 -7.14% 41
South East -8 290 £300 -7.69% 39
North of England +42 237 £300 -1.64% 44
Midlands +24 127 £313 +8.70% 19
North West +40 123 £280 -8.94% 27
East of England -6 98 £295 +34.86% 18
South West -18 93 £355 +10.94% 10
West Midlands +17 82 £315 +6.78% 6
Yorkshire +12 70 £313 +4.17% 14
North East +28 45 £307 -1.13% 3
East Midlands +9 45 £294 +6.82% 13
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 904 (72.26%) Active Directory
2 894 (71.46%) Windows
3 770 (61.55%) Microsoft
4 528 (42.21%) Office 365
5 519 (41.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 506 (40.45%) Windows Server
7 445 (35.57%) VMware
8 324 (25.90%) Citrix
9 293 (23.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 279 (22.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 269 (21.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 268 (21.42%) Microsoft Office
13 253 (20.22%) Skype for Business
14 242 (19.34%) ITIL
15 239 (19.10%) Migration
16 237 (18.94%) SharePoint
17 236 (18.86%) Windows 7
18 230 (18.39%) Exchange Server 2013
19 223 (17.83%) SCCM
20 216 (17.27%) Microsoft Certification
21 207 (16.55%) Cisco
22 203 (16.23%) DNS
23 198 (15.83%) SQL Server
24 197 (15.75%) PowerShell
25 194 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
26 191 (15.27%) Security Cleared
27 186 (14.87%) LAN
28 182 (14.55%) Skype
29 180 (14.39%) Firewall
30 175 (13.99%) SAN

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
1 519 (41.49%) Exchange Server 2010
2 253 (20.22%) Skype for Business
3 237 (18.94%) SharePoint
4 230 (18.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 157 (12.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 77 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 51 (4.08%) IIS
8 50 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 41 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 37 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2000
11 18 (1.44%) SharePoint Server
12 17 (1.36%) Office Communications Server
13 13 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (1.04%) IBM Notes
14 10 (0.80%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 10 (0.80%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.64%) Apache
16 6 (0.48%) CMS
17 3 (0.24%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 268 (21.42%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.20%) Acrobat
5 13 (1.04%) PaintShop Pro
6 9 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.16%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 34 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.24%) Eikon
4 2 (0.16%) Maximo
4 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.080%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.080%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 528 (42.21%) Office 365
2 194 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 50 (4.00%) OneDrive
5 43 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (1.52%) Mimecast
7 14 (1.12%) IaaS
7 14 (1.12%) PaaS
8 12 (0.96%) Yammer
9 6 (0.48%) SaaS
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.16%) G Suite
11 1 (0.080%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.080%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.080%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.080%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.080%) Route 53
11 1 (0.080%) Slack
11 1 (0.080%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 203 (16.23%) DNS
2 186 (14.87%) LAN
3 182 (14.55%) Skype
4 180 (14.39%) Firewall
5 175 (13.99%) SAN
6 170 (13.59%) DHCP
7 167 (13.35%) WAN
8 86 (6.87%) TCP/IP
9 85 (6.79%) VPN
10 52 (4.16%) NAS
11 46 (3.68%) VoIP
12 36 (2.88%) Wireless
13 35 (2.80%) VLAN
14 33 (2.64%) IP Telephony
15 29 (2.32%) Internet
16 26 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
17 25 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
18 23 (1.84%) Unified Communications
19 22 (1.76%) Network Security
19 22 (1.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (0.80%) Data Mining
6 10 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (0.56%) Big Data
7 7 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.40%) MySQL
9 3 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.24%) MS Access
9 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.16%) DB2
11 1 (0.080%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.080%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.080%) OLAP
11 1 (0.080%) OLTP
11 1 (0.080%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (1.68%) Visual Studio
2 16 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.88%) JIRA
3 11 (0.88%) MorphX
4 9 (0.72%) Zephyr
5 4 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.32%) MSI
6 2 (0.16%) Ant
6 2 (0.16%) Maven
6 2 (0.16%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.16%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.080%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.080%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.080%) TeamCity
General
1 158 (12.63%) Finance
2 42 (3.36%) Banking
3 29 (2.32%) Legal
4 27 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 24 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.60%) Law
7 18 (1.44%) Back Office
7 18 (1.44%) Marketing
8 14 (1.12%) Local Government
8 14 (1.12%) Retail
9 13 (1.04%) Electronics
10 9 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.56%) Advertising
12 6 (0.48%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.32%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.32%) Military
14 2 (0.16%) Billing
14 2 (0.16%) Publishing
15 1 (0.080%) Automotive
15 1 (0.080%) Games
Job Titles
1 272 (21.74%) Analyst
2 123 (9.83%) Support Engineer
3 122 (9.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 111 (8.87%) Consultant
5 101 (8.07%) Support Analyst
6 88 (7.03%) Desktop Support
7 83 (6.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 82 (6.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 76 (6.08%) Architect
10 68 (5.44%) Administrator
11 67 (5.36%) Service Analyst
12 62 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support
13 60 (4.80%) IT Support
14 59 (4.72%) Service Desk Analyst
15 52 (4.16%) Exchange Engineer
16 48 (3.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 47 (3.76%) IT Analyst
17 47 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
18 43 (3.44%) Server Engineer
19 40 (3.20%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.32%) .NET
2 19 (1.52%) Web Services
3 15 (1.20%) XML
4 9 (0.72%) SailPoint
5 5 (0.40%) CSS
6 4 (0.32%) HTML
6 4 (0.32%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.24%) FpML
7 3 (0.24%) OAuth
7 3 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.16%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.16%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.16%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.16%) Middleware
8 2 (0.16%) SignalR
8 2 (0.16%) WAP
8 2 (0.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 106 (8.47%) Data Centre
2 71 (5.68%) Blackberry
3 61 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 43 (3.44%) Clustering
6 42 (3.36%) PKI
7 37 (2.96%) Fat Client
7 37 (2.96%) Thin Client
8 32 (2.56%) Replication
9 27 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
10 20 (1.60%) Driving Licence
11 19 (1.52%) CESG
12 18 (1.44%) Computer Science
13 16 (1.28%) iPhone
13 16 (1.28%) NHS
14 14 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.12%) User Experience
15 11 (0.88%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.80%) BYOD
16 10 (0.80%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 894 (71.46%) Windows
2 506 (40.45%) Windows Server
3 293 (23.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 279 (22.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 236 (18.86%) Windows 7
6 150 (11.99%) Windows 10
7 131 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 84 (6.71%) Linux
9 74 (5.92%) Unix
10 70 (5.60%) Windows 8
11 45 (3.60%) Windows XP
12 36 (2.88%) Solaris
13 32 (2.56%) Android
14 28 (2.24%) Apple iOS
15 21 (1.68%) Windows 2000 Server
16 15 (1.20%) Mac OS X
16 15 (1.20%) Windows Vista
17 14 (1.12%) CentOS
18 12 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 9 (0.72%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (19.34%) ITIL
2 239 (19.10%) Migration
3 64 (5.12%) Change Management
4 61 (4.88%) Service Management
5 50 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 50 (4.00%) Problem Management
6 44 (3.52%) Service Delivery
7 42 (3.36%) Incident Management
8 41 (3.28%) Mobile Device Management
9 40 (3.20%) Project Management
10 37 (2.96%) CRM
11 36 (2.88%) Asset Management
11 36 (2.88%) Presales
12 32 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
12 32 (2.56%) Server Virtualisation
13 31 (2.48%) ITIL V3
14 30 (2.40%) PRINCE2
15 29 (2.32%) Change Control
16 28 (2.24%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 197 (15.75%) PowerShell
2 129 (10.31%) SQL
3 41 (3.28%) VBScript
4 14 (1.12%) VB
5 13 (1.04%) C#
5 13 (1.04%) JavaScript
6 11 (0.88%) Shell Script
6 11 (0.88%) X++
7 10 (0.80%) Perl
8 8 (0.64%) Java
9 7 (0.56%) PHP
10 5 (0.40%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.40%) Python
11 3 (0.24%) C
12 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.16%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.080%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.080%) R
Qualifications
1 216 (17.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 191 (15.27%) Security Cleared
3 152 (12.15%) MCSE
4 121 (9.67%) SC Cleared
5 65 (5.20%) MCSA
6 61 (4.88%) DV Cleared
7 57 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
8 55 (4.40%) MCP
9 49 (3.92%) CCNA
10 44 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 43 (3.44%) Degree
12 34 (2.72%) MCITP
13 18 (1.44%) CCNP
13 18 (1.44%) MCDST
14 14 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 13 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
16 10 (0.80%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.47%) SLA
2 15 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.24%) RMADS
6 2 (0.16%) GDPR
6 2 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.080%) GxP
7 1 (0.080%) QA
System Software
1 904 (72.26%) Active Directory
2 269 (21.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (13.03%) Hyper-V
4 113 (9.03%) XenApp
5 67 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
6 65 (5.20%) vSphere
7 59 (4.72%) XenDesktop
8 57 (4.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (2.48%) XenServer
10 28 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
11 25 (2.00%) BitLocker
12 21 (1.68%) Terminal Services
12 21 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
12 21 (1.68%) VMware Workstation
13 18 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 14 (1.12%) Samba
15 13 (1.04%) DFS Replication
16 8 (0.64%) Brightmail
17 6 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
18 5 (0.40%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 223 (17.83%) SCCM
2 60 (4.80%) SCOM
3 50 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 47 (3.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 44 (3.52%) WSUS
6 43 (3.44%) NetBackup
7 36 (2.88%) Microsoft Intune
8 33 (2.64%) AirWatch
9 31 (2.48%) Backup Exec
10 27 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 27 (2.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 25 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 23 (1.84%) Microsoft Clustering
13 22 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
14 16 (1.28%) Netcool
15 13 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 12 (0.96%) SCOrch
17 11 (0.88%) DameWare
17 11 (0.88%) SafeCom
18 9 (0.72%) Nagios
Vendors
1 770 (61.55%) Microsoft
2 445 (35.57%) VMware
3 324 (25.90%) Citrix
4 207 (16.55%) Cisco
5 160 (12.79%) HP
6 108 (8.63%) Symantec
7 73 (5.84%) NetApp
8 58 (4.64%) Dell
8 58 (4.64%) McAfee
9 39 (3.12%) Veeam
10 36 (2.88%) AppSense
11 33 (2.64%) Altiris
11 33 (2.64%) Oracle
12 32 (2.56%) Veritas
13 30 (2.40%) CheckPoint
13 30 (2.40%) IBM
14 29 (2.32%) LANDesk
15 28 (2.24%) EMC
16 26 (2.08%) Sun
17 25 (2.00%) Red Hat