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 April 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 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 152 102
Rank change year-on-year -66 -50  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 475 834 1031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.11% 1.62% 2.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.47% 9.40% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 505 568
Median daily rate £310 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +3.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £152 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £461 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £297 £300 £289
% change year-on-year -0.91% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 61 144
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £43.00 £33.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.53% -6.25%  

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 7337 8873 8973
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.11% 17.27% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4749 5851 5470
Median daily rate £438 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £397 £375
% change year-on-year +0.75% +5.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 194 346
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.04% -13.75%  

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -83 153 £313 -10.71% 68
South East -55 105 £328 - 52
North West -7 49 £325 -13.33% 32
South West -3 44 £295 +2.16% 17
East Midlands -10 30 £213 -15.00% 10
West Midlands +33 29 £275 -8.33% 17
East of England -27 29 £350 +40.00% 21
Yorkshire -23 19 £263 +10.52% 18
North East +16 18 £275 -2.65% 5
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 762 (75.82%) Windows
2 709 (70.55%) Active Directory
3 640 (63.68%) Microsoft
4 488 (48.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 457 (45.47%) Windows Server
6 380 (37.81%) VMware
7 356 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 344 (34.23%) Office 365
9 267 (26.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 232 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 231 (22.99%) Microsoft Office
12 226 (22.49%) Citrix
13 217 (21.59%) ITIL
14 210 (20.90%) Windows 7
15 205 (20.40%) VMware Infrastructure
16 203 (20.20%) PowerShell
17 195 (19.40%) Skype for Business
17 195 (19.40%) DNS
18 171 (17.01%) Cisco
18 171 (17.01%) Exchange Server 2007
19 166 (16.52%) Migration
20 163 (16.22%) SQL Server
20 163 (16.22%) Firewall
21 152 (15.12%) Microsoft Certification
22 147 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
23 146 (14.53%) Security Cleared
24 145 (14.43%) SharePoint
25 141 (14.03%) SAN
26 140 (13.93%) Skype
27 139 (13.83%) SCCM

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
1 488 (48.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 232 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 195 (19.40%) Skype for Business
4 171 (17.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 145 (14.43%) SharePoint
6 93 (9.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 49 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
8 44 (4.38%) IIS
9 42 (4.18%) Office Communications Server
10 41 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 27 (2.69%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (1.09%) Apache
14 9 (0.90%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.80%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 5 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.50%) EPiServer
16 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
16 5 (0.50%) FileNet
17 4 (0.40%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 231 (22.99%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.40%) Pegasus Opera
4 3 (0.30%) Maximo
5 2 (0.20%) Relativity
5 2 (0.20%) Ringtail
5 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.20%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 1 (0.100%) assyst
6 1 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.100%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.100%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.100%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 344 (34.23%) Office 365
2 123 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (6.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (2.29%) IaaS
5 18 (1.79%) OneDrive
6 17 (1.69%) Mimecast
7 11 (1.09%) SaaS
8 7 (0.70%) Yammer
9 5 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.40%) PaaS
11 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.30%) G Suite
12 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.20%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.100%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.100%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.100%) GitHub
13 1 (0.100%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.100%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 195 (19.40%) DNS
2 163 (16.22%) Firewall
3 141 (14.03%) SAN
4 140 (13.93%) Skype
5 128 (12.74%) DHCP
6 87 (8.66%) LAN
7 86 (8.56%) WAN
8 76 (7.56%) TCP/IP
9 57 (5.67%) VPN
10 49 (4.88%) VoIP
11 40 (3.98%) NAS
12 39 (3.88%) Internet
12 39 (3.88%) Remote Desktop
13 31 (3.08%) Unified Communications
14 29 (2.89%) SMTP
15 25 (2.49%) VLAN
16 18 (1.79%) Wireless
17 17 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
18 16 (1.59%) PBX
19 15 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 45 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 36 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (0.80%) MS Access
5 8 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (0.60%) MySQL
8 4 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.40%) DB2
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.30%) Power BI
10 2 (0.20%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.100%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (0.50%) Git (software)
1 5 (0.50%) Jenkins
1 5 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.20%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.20%) JIRA
3 2 (0.20%) MSI
4 1 (0.100%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.100%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.100%) Subversion
4 1 (0.100%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 124 (12.34%) Finance
2 34 (3.38%) Banking
3 22 (2.19%) Legal
4 17 (1.69%) Law
4 17 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.59%) Retail
6 13 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.29%) Marketing
7 12 (1.19%) Games
8 11 (1.09%) Advertising
8 11 (1.09%) Back Office
9 6 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.60%) Local Government
9 6 (0.60%) Publishing
10 5 (0.50%) Military
11 4 (0.40%) Billing
11 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.30%) Electronics
12 3 (0.30%) Japanese Language
12 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 179 (17.81%) Support Engineer
2 174 (17.31%) Analyst
3 124 (12.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 101 (10.05%) Consultant
5 97 (9.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 71 (7.06%) Support Analyst
7 70 (6.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 64 (6.37%) Windows Engineer
9 62 (6.17%) Architect
9 62 (6.17%) IT Support
10 61 (6.07%) 3rd Line Support
11 57 (5.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 51 (5.07%) Administrator
12 51 (5.07%) IT Analyst
12 51 (5.07%) Service Analyst
13 50 (4.98%) Server Engineer
13 50 (4.98%) Service Desk Analyst
14 49 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 48 (4.78%) Exchange Engineer
16 44 (4.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.79%) .NET
1 18 (1.79%) XML
2 8 (0.80%) Web Services
3 7 (0.70%) MSMQ
3 7 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (0.60%) HTML
4 6 (0.60%) SailPoint
5 5 (0.50%) ADSI
5 5 (0.50%) SAML
6 4 (0.40%) CSS
6 4 (0.40%) WAP
7 3 (0.30%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.30%) LAMP
7 3 (0.30%) REST
7 3 (0.30%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.30%) XMPP
8 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.20%) Middleware
9 1 (0.100%) ODBC
9 1 (0.100%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (6.47%) Blackberry
2 56 (5.57%) Data Centre
3 51 (5.07%) Clustering
4 49 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (3.08%) Replication
6 29 (2.89%) PKI
7 16 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
8 15 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.39%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.39%) Fat Client
9 14 (1.39%) Thin Client
10 12 (1.19%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.19%) Driving Licence
11 9 (0.90%) CESG
11 9 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.90%) Life Science
12 8 (0.80%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.70%) iPad
13 7 (0.70%) iPhone
14 6 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 762 (75.82%) Windows
2 457 (45.47%) Windows Server
3 356 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 267 (26.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 210 (20.90%) Windows 7
6 147 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 107 (10.65%) Windows 10
8 63 (6.27%) Linux
9 50 (4.98%) Windows 8
10 49 (4.88%) Windows XP
11 45 (4.48%) Unix
12 35 (3.48%) Android
13 30 (2.99%) Apple iOS
14 18 (1.79%) Mac OS X
15 14 (1.39%) Solaris
16 13 (1.29%) Mac OS
17 12 (1.19%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 8 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
20 6 (0.60%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (21.59%) ITIL
2 166 (16.52%) Migration
3 66 (6.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 47 (4.68%) Service Management
5 46 (4.58%) Change Management
6 29 (2.89%) Problem Management
7 27 (2.69%) High Availability
8 25 (2.49%) Incident Management
8 25 (2.49%) Mobile Device Management
9 24 (2.39%) Capacity Planning
9 24 (2.39%) Project Management
9 24 (2.39%) Server Virtualisation
10 21 (2.09%) Identity Access Management
10 21 (2.09%) Server Building
11 20 (1.99%) Configuration Management
11 20 (1.99%) Content Management
11 20 (1.99%) ITIL V3
12 18 (1.79%) Business Continuity
12 18 (1.79%) CRM
12 18 (1.79%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 203 (20.20%) PowerShell
2 105 (10.45%) SQL
3 30 (2.99%) VBScript
4 15 (1.49%) VB
5 12 (1.19%) C#
6 10 (1.00%) C
7 8 (0.80%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.80%) Perl
8 7 (0.70%) Python
9 6 (0.60%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.50%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.50%) JCL
10 5 (0.50%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.30%) PHP
12 2 (0.20%) VB6
12 2 (0.20%) VBA
13 1 (0.100%) Java
13 1 (0.100%) LotusScript
13 1 (0.100%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 152 (15.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 146 (14.53%) Security Cleared
3 107 (10.65%) SC Cleared
4 98 (9.75%) MCSE
5 45 (4.48%) MCSA
6 41 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (3.88%) MCITP
8 36 (3.58%) CCNA
9 35 (3.48%) DV Cleared
10 29 (2.89%) MCP
11 26 (2.59%) Degree
12 25 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (1.39%) CCNP
14 14 (1.39%) DBS Check
15 11 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (0.60%) CCIE
16 6 (0.60%) CISSP
17 5 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
18 4 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.67%) SLA
2 8 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.60%) QA
4 5 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.30%) RMADS
7 2 (0.20%) BS25999
7 2 (0.20%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
7 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.100%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.100%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.100%) GxP
8 1 (0.100%) PMO
System Software
1 709 (70.55%) Active Directory
2 205 (20.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (11.74%) Hyper-V
4 81 (8.06%) XenApp
5 53 (5.27%) vSphere
6 43 (4.28%) VMware ESX
7 39 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (3.18%) XenDesktop
9 18 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (1.59%) Terminal Services
11 12 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
13 8 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (0.80%) ISA Server
13 8 (0.80%) Terminal Server
14 7 (0.70%) Samba
15 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 139 (13.83%) SCCM
2 52 (5.17%) SCOM
3 38 (3.78%) NetBackup
4 33 (3.28%) Backup Exec
5 28 (2.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 28 (2.79%) WSUS
6 27 (2.69%) AirWatch
7 25 (2.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 22 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
9 18 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
11 12 (1.19%) SCOrch
11 12 (1.19%) vCenter Server
12 11 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 11 (1.09%) Netcool
12 11 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 11 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 10 (1.00%) vMotion
14 9 (0.90%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 640 (63.68%) Microsoft
2 380 (37.81%) VMware
3 226 (22.49%) Citrix
4 171 (17.01%) Cisco
5 112 (11.14%) HP
6 77 (7.66%) NetApp
7 53 (5.27%) Symantec
8 38 (3.78%) Oracle
9 30 (2.99%) EMC
9 30 (2.99%) Intel Security
10 28 (2.79%) Dell
10 28 (2.79%) Veeam
11 25 (2.49%) Apple
11 25 (2.49%) Intel
12 24 (2.39%) Sophos
13 21 (2.09%) SAP
14 20 (1.99%) CheckPoint
15 19 (1.89%) ServiceNow
16 17 (1.69%) Red Hat
17 15 (1.49%) IBM
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Berkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £150 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £130 per day 4 Weeks initially
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
onezeero.
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £195 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £55.65 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Talent Spa
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £28,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £269 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 6 days ago