Period
to 5 December 2020

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 5 December 2020 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
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 342 212 234
Rank change year-on-year -130 +22 -20
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 190 938 1,162
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.60% 1.26% 1.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.12% 8.54% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 636 768
Median daily rate £330 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £132 £130 £143
90th Percentile £510 £488 £478
UK median daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +10.00% -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 86
Median hourly rate £24.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £12.78 £10.16 £12.38
90th Percentile £60.00 £32.60 £38.13
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £15.25 £16.58
% change year-on-year +57.38% -8.02% -2.47%

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 4,614 10,982 16,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.58% 14.71% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,880 7,158 10,486
Median daily rate £463 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £254 £280
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £456
% change year-on-year +2.78% -1.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 260 372
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.51 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.65% -4.60% +7.50%
10th Percentile £13.23 £11.00 £12.03
90th Percentile £60.40 £53.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +62.79% - +7.50%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in England

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange in England.

Daily rate trend for MS Exchange in England

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MS Exchange in England over the 6 months to 5 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in England

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange in England.

Hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in England

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing MS Exchange in England over the 6 months to 5 December 2020.

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 5 December 2020. 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 -41 63 £388 +27.05% 26
South East +16 42 £360 +3.05% 34
North of England -8 34 £200 -18.78% 54
South West +37 28 £242 -25.61% 5
North West +8 25 £240 -17.41% 32
Midlands -4 10 £245 -18.33% 14
Yorkshire +26 7 £135 -55.00% 16
East of England +19 7 £200 -41.82% 6
West Midlands +4 6 £275 -8.33% 6
East Midlands +29 4 £125 -58.33% 8
North East +13 2 £178 -1.39% 6
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 2020, 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.

1 144 (75.79%) Windows
2 137 (72.11%) Active Directory
3 126 (66.32%) Microsoft
4 97 (51.05%) Office 365
5 73 (38.42%) Windows Server
6 71 (37.37%) VMware
7 62 (32.63%) Windows 10
8 60 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 56 (29.47%) Azure
10 50 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 47 (24.74%) DNS
12 45 (23.68%) Microsoft Office
13 44 (23.16%) Migration
14 42 (22.11%) Windows Server 2008
15 41 (21.58%) SQL Server
16 40 (21.05%) ITIL
17 38 (20.00%) Security Cleared
18 36 (18.95%) Citrix
19 35 (18.42%) PowerShell
19 35 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 34 (17.89%) Windows Server 2012
21 32 (16.84%) HP
21 32 (16.84%) Cisco
22 31 (16.32%) SC Cleared
23 30 (15.79%) DHCP
24 29 (15.26%) SharePoint
24 29 (15.26%) Microsoft Certification
25 28 (14.74%) SAN
26 27 (14.21%) Firewall
27 26 (13.68%) Windows Server 2016

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 60 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 29 (15.26%) SharePoint
3 21 (11.05%) Skype for Business
4 16 (8.42%) IIS
5 15 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.11%) Confluence
9 4 (2.11%) nginx
10 2 (1.05%) Apache
10 2 (1.05%) IBM Domino
10 2 (1.05%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.53%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (23.68%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.16%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.53%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 97 (51.05%) Office 365
2 56 (29.47%) Azure
3 19 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (5.79%) OneDrive
5 8 (4.21%) IaaS
5 8 (4.21%) Mimecast
6 6 (3.16%) Power Platform
7 5 (2.63%) Yammer
8 3 (1.58%) AWS
9 2 (1.05%) PaaS
9 2 (1.05%) SaaS
10 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.53%) Datadog
10 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.53%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.53%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 47 (24.74%) DNS
2 30 (15.79%) DHCP
3 28 (14.74%) SAN
4 27 (14.21%) Firewall
5 20 (10.53%) Skype
6 17 (8.95%) TCP/IP
7 15 (7.89%) WAN
8 13 (6.84%) VoIP
9 11 (5.79%) LAN
10 8 (4.21%) VPN
11 7 (3.68%) Internet
11 7 (3.68%) IPv4
11 7 (3.68%) NetScaler
12 6 (3.16%) Ethernet
12 6 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (2.11%) Intranet
13 4 (2.11%) IP Telephony
13 4 (2.11%) MPLS
13 4 (2.11%) VLAN
13 4 (2.11%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (21.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.58%) Power BI
3 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.05%) MS Access
4 2 (1.05%) MySQL
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.53%) Big Data
5 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.53%) GIS
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.53%) Redis
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Bitbucket
1 4 (2.11%) JIRA
2 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (12.11%) Finance
2 17 (8.95%) Public Sector
3 9 (4.74%) Banking
3 9 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.63%) Electronics
4 5 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.63%) Marketing
5 3 (1.58%) Legal
6 2 (1.05%) International Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Local Government
6 2 (1.05%) Military
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
7 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (14.74%) Analyst
2 22 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 14 (7.37%) Architect
5 13 (6.84%) Exchange Engineer
5 13 (6.84%) Service Analyst
6 12 (6.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 12 (6.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (5.26%) IT Support
8 9 (4.74%) Consultant
9 8 (4.21%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (4.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.21%) Administrator
9 8 (4.21%) IT Analyst
9 8 (4.21%) Technical Architect
9 8 (4.21%) Technical Support
9 8 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.16%) Middleware
2 4 (2.11%) Web Services
3 1 (0.53%) .NET
3 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.53%) Java RMI
3 1 (0.53%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.89%) Blackberry
3 13 (6.84%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (6.32%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.26%) HP StoreVirtual
6 9 (4.74%) Clustering
6 9 (4.74%) Replication
7 8 (4.21%) Data Centre
7 8 (4.21%) PKI
8 7 (3.68%) iPhone
9 5 (2.63%) NHS
10 4 (2.11%) EMC VNX
11 3 (1.58%) BYOD
11 3 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.58%) iPad
11 3 (1.58%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.58%) Virtual Team
12 2 (1.05%) Fat Client
12 2 (1.05%) Smartphone
12 2 (1.05%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 144 (75.79%) Windows
2 73 (38.42%) Windows Server
3 62 (32.63%) Windows 10
4 42 (22.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (17.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (13.68%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 13 (6.84%) Linux
9 12 (6.32%) Apple iOS
9 12 (6.32%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (5.79%) Windows XP
11 8 (4.21%) Mac OS
12 6 (3.16%) Android
13 5 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (2.11%) Windows NT
14 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.05%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.16%) Migration
2 40 (21.05%) ITIL
3 35 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (8.95%) Data Protection
4 17 (8.95%) Patch Management
5 16 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (6.32%) Mentoring
6 12 (6.32%) Service Management
7 11 (5.79%) High Availability
8 10 (5.26%) Change Management
8 10 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
9 9 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (4.21%) Incident Management
10 8 (4.21%) Network Management
10 8 (4.21%) Problem Management
11 7 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.16%) Project Management
12 6 (3.16%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.16%) Technology Roadmap
13 5 (2.63%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 35 (18.42%) PowerShell
2 20 (10.53%) SQL
3 3 (1.58%) C
3 3 (1.58%) VBA
4 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.53%) C#
5 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.53%) Perl
5 1 (0.53%) Ruby
5 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (16.32%) SC Cleared
3 29 (15.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (7.37%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (6.84%) MCSA
5 13 (6.84%) MCSE
6 12 (6.32%) CCNA
6 12 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (5.79%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.11%) MCITP
8 4 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.58%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (1.05%) Degree
10 2 (1.05%) HP AIS
10 2 (1.05%) HP ASE
10 2 (1.05%) HP MASE
10 2 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.05%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.05%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.42%) SLA
2 12 (6.32%) NCSC
3 10 (5.26%) Government Security Classifications
4 7 (3.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 137 (72.11%) Active Directory
2 50 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (13.16%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.37%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (6.84%) XenApp
6 12 (6.32%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (6.32%) vSphere
7 2 (1.05%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.05%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.53%) NFS
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.53%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (12.11%) SCCM
2 16 (8.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 15 (7.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (5.79%) WSUS
5 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (4.21%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (4.21%) SCOM
6 7 (3.68%) AirWatch
7 5 (2.63%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.11%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (2.11%) Terraform
9 3 (1.58%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.05%) FortiGate
10 2 (1.05%) OfficeScan
10 2 (1.05%) SafeCom
10 2 (1.05%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 1 (0.53%) MaaS360
11 1 (0.53%) PaperCut
11 1 (0.53%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 126 (66.32%) Microsoft
2 71 (37.37%) VMware
3 36 (18.95%) Citrix
4 32 (16.84%) Cisco
4 32 (16.84%) HP
5 13 (6.84%) Apple
5 13 (6.84%) NetApp
6 11 (5.79%) SolarWinds
7 10 (5.26%) Symantec
8 9 (4.74%) EMC
8 9 (4.74%) Sophos
8 9 (4.74%) Veeam
9 7 (3.68%) Lumension
9 7 (3.68%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.68%) Remedy
10 6 (3.16%) McAfee
10 6 (3.16%) Oracle
10 6 (3.16%) SAP
11 5 (2.63%) F5
11 5 (2.63%) Sun