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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 394 349 248
Rank change year-on-year -45 -101 +17
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 421 291 487
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.63% 1.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.88% 4.79% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 217 351
10th Percentile £145 £150 £120
25th Percentile £185 £213 £185
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £300 £375 £350
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14% +7.69%
75th Percentile £459 £469 £450
90th Percentile £538 £515 £523
UK median daily rate £325 £384 £350
% change year-on-year -15.31% +9.64% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 29
10th Percentile £13.51 £10.81 £11.62
25th Percentile £14.56 £12.31 £13.49
Median hourly rate £16.75 £16.23 £16.25
Median % change year-on-year +3.20% -0.12% -1.35%
75th Percentile £18.47 £21.53 £18.25
90th Percentile £20.13 £27.42 £21.75
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year +4.74% -0.09% -1.38%

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 8,633 6,078 6,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.26% 13.12% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,967 4,189 4,229
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
25th Percentile £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £638 £584 £573
90th Percentile £738 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 121 136
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.25 £12.63
25th Percentile £16.50 £16.23 £15.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +42.86% +22.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £64.75 £56.50 £34.06
90th Percentile £77.46 £65.54 £54.38
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £20.11
% change year-on-year +38.61% +25.56% +14.91%

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 24 May 2022.

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
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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -67 137 £400 -3.03% 25
South East -2 86 £195 -51.25% 33
North of England -59 58 £375 +16.37% 54
Midlands -19 51 £300 +114.29% 37
East of England +1 41 £198 -37.30% 14
South West -20 37 £225 -30.77% 13
North West -41 35 £400 +12.68% 30
West Midlands -30 31 £300 +130.77% 24
Yorkshire -26 22 £375 +150.00% 21
East Midlands -19 17 £225 +40.63% 13
North East - 1 £210 - 3
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 346 (82.19%) Active Directory
2 330 (78.38%) Windows
3 312 (74.11%) Microsoft
4 236 (56.06%) Microsoft 365
5 176 (41.81%) Windows Server
6 149 (35.39%) VMware
7 141 (33.49%) Azure
8 125 (29.69%) Windows 10
9 124 (29.45%) DNS
10 120 (28.50%) ITIL
11 111 (26.37%) VMware Infrastructure
12 110 (26.13%) Microsoft Office
13 105 (24.94%) Citrix
14 93 (22.09%) Firewall
14 93 (22.09%) SCCM
15 90 (21.38%) Social Skills
16 87 (20.67%) DHCP
17 85 (20.19%) PowerShell
18 79 (18.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 71 (16.86%) Exchange Server 2010
20 68 (16.15%) SQL Server
21 66 (15.68%) Patch Management
22 63 (14.96%) Security Cleared
23 61 (14.49%) Hyper-V
24 60 (14.25%) Cisco
25 55 (13.06%) SharePoint
25 55 (13.06%) Windows Server 2012
25 55 (13.06%) Windows Server 2016
26 54 (12.83%) Windows Server 2008
27 53 (12.59%) Azure Active Directory

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 71 (16.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 55 (13.06%) SharePoint
3 34 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (3.09%) Skype for Business
6 10 (2.38%) IBM Domino
7 8 (1.90%) IIS
8 7 (1.66%) Confluence
8 7 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.48%) Apache
10 2 (0.48%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.24%) Mailman
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 110 (26.13%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.90%) Markit EDM
1 8 (1.90%) thinkFolio
2 5 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 236 (56.06%) Microsoft 365
2 141 (33.49%) Azure
3 53 (12.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (5.23%) Mimecast
5 19 (4.51%) OneDrive
6 15 (3.56%) AWS
7 14 (3.33%) IaaS
7 14 (3.33%) Power Platform
8 6 (1.43%) GCP
9 4 (0.95%) Nutanix
10 3 (0.71%) PaaS
11 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.48%) Power Automate
11 2 (0.48%) Yammer
12 1 (0.24%) Azure Monitor
12 1 (0.24%) Azure Sentinel
12 1 (0.24%) Google Docs
12 1 (0.24%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 124 (29.45%) DNS
2 93 (22.09%) Firewall
3 87 (20.67%) DHCP
4 41 (9.74%) SAN
5 38 (9.03%) WAN
6 34 (8.08%) LAN
7 33 (7.84%) TCP/IP
8 32 (7.60%) VPN
9 27 (6.41%) Wi-Fi
10 24 (5.70%) VoIP
11 20 (4.75%) WebEx
12 17 (4.04%) Network Security
13 15 (3.56%) IPv4
14 14 (3.33%) MPLS
15 13 (3.09%) VLAN
16 11 (2.61%) NetScaler
16 11 (2.61%) Skype
17 9 (2.14%) HTTP
17 9 (2.14%) SSH
17 9 (2.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (16.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (1.66%) JIRA
2 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.48%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 90 (21.38%) Social Skills
2 50 (11.88%) Finance
3 25 (5.94%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.14%) Advertising
6 9 (2.14%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.14%) Law
7 8 (1.90%) Legal
8 5 (1.19%) Banking
8 5 (1.19%) Retail
9 4 (0.95%) Front Office
9 4 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.95%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.48%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.48%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Games
11 1 (0.24%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 92 (21.85%) Support Engineer
2 83 (19.71%) Analyst
3 69 (16.39%) 2nd Line Support
4 64 (15.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 50 (11.88%) Desktop Support
6 43 (10.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 39 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 38 (9.03%) IT Support
9 28 (6.65%) Desktop Engineer
9 28 (6.65%) Support Analyst
10 27 (6.41%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 27 (6.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 24 (5.70%) Service Analyst
12 23 (5.46%) Service Desk Analyst
13 21 (4.99%) IT Engineer
14 20 (4.75%) Azure Engineer
14 20 (4.75%) Server Engineer
15 18 (4.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 18 (4.28%) Wintel Engineer
16 16 (3.80%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.61%) ARM Templates
2 9 (2.14%) XMPP
3 6 (1.43%) .NET
4 5 (1.19%) LDAP
5 4 (0.95%) SailPoint
5 4 (0.95%) Web Services
6 3 (0.71%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (0.71%) Universal Windows Platform
7 2 (0.48%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.48%) XML
8 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.24%) Flash
8 1 (0.24%) Middleware
8 1 (0.24%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.70%) NHS
2 23 (5.46%) Clustering
3 21 (4.99%) Blackberry
3 21 (4.99%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.28%) PKI
5 17 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (3.80%) Replication
7 15 (3.56%) Public Cloud
8 14 (3.33%) Management Information System
9 13 (3.09%) CESG
10 12 (2.85%) iPhone
11 11 (2.61%) iPad
12 10 (2.38%) BYOD
13 9 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (1.66%) Driving Licence
15 6 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (1.43%) User Experience
16 5 (1.19%) Fat Client
16 5 (1.19%) Hedge funds
16 5 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 330 (78.38%) Windows
2 176 (41.81%) Windows Server
3 125 (29.69%) Windows 10
4 55 (13.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (13.06%) Windows Server 2016
5 54 (12.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (10.45%) Windows 7
7 43 (10.21%) Windows Server 2019
8 32 (7.60%) Linux
9 28 (6.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (4.04%) Windows XP
11 16 (3.80%) Mac OS
12 14 (3.33%) Android
13 9 (2.14%) Apple iOS
13 9 (2.14%) Unix
14 7 (1.66%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.43%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.71%) VMS
16 3 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (28.50%) ITIL
2 79 (18.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 66 (15.68%) Patch Management
4 50 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
5 45 (10.69%) Migration
6 35 (8.31%) Service Management
7 33 (7.84%) Service Delivery
8 30 (7.13%) Change Control
8 30 (7.13%) Time Management
9 29 (6.89%) ITSM
9 29 (6.89%) Mobile Device Management
10 23 (5.46%) Project Delivery
11 21 (4.99%) Data Loss Prevention
11 21 (4.99%) Email Migration
11 21 (4.99%) Identity Management
12 20 (4.75%) Load Balancing
13 19 (4.51%) Information Security
14 18 (4.28%) Incident Management
15 17 (4.04%) Server Management
15 17 (4.04%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 85 (20.19%) PowerShell
2 47 (11.16%) SQL
3 10 (2.38%) VB
4 8 (1.90%) VBScript
5 6 (1.43%) Python
6 5 (1.19%) C
7 4 (0.95%) C#
8 3 (0.71%) Bash
8 3 (0.71%) Perl
9 2 (0.48%) C++
9 2 (0.48%) Java
9 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.48%) VBA
10 1 (0.24%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 63 (14.96%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.51%) MCSA
3 19 (4.51%) MCSE
4 14 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (3.09%) MCITP
6 12 (2.85%) MCP
7 11 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (2.38%) CCNA
8 10 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.14%) CCA
9 9 (2.14%) Degree
9 9 (2.14%) MCTS
9 9 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.90%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.71%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.71%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (10.93%) SLA
2 7 (1.66%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.19%) GDPR
4 4 (0.95%) GRC
4 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.95%) PMO
5 2 (0.48%) NCSC
6 1 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.24%) NIST
6 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 346 (82.19%) Active Directory
2 111 (26.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (14.49%) Hyper-V
4 38 (9.03%) XenApp
5 37 (8.79%) vSphere
6 29 (6.89%) XenDesktop
7 22 (5.23%) Virtual Servers
8 21 (4.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (4.75%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (3.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 11 (2.61%) NFS
12 9 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (1.90%) BitLocker
14 5 (1.19%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
16 2 (0.48%) Firmware
16 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.48%) Xen
17 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 93 (22.09%) SCCM
2 50 (11.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (4.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 16 (3.80%) NetBackup
5 14 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (3.09%) Terraform
7 12 (2.85%) PowerCLI
8 11 (2.61%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (1.90%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.90%) AppManager
9 8 (1.90%) Control-M
9 8 (1.90%) Jamf Pro
10 7 (1.66%) SCOrch
10 7 (1.66%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (1.19%) OfficeScan
12 4 (0.95%) SCOM
13 3 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.48%) Simpana
Vendors
1 312 (74.11%) Microsoft
2 149 (35.39%) VMware
3 105 (24.94%) Citrix
4 60 (14.25%) Cisco
5 43 (10.21%) HP
6 28 (6.65%) Ivanti
7 27 (6.41%) Veeam
8 25 (5.94%) NetApp
9 23 (5.46%) Okta
10 22 (5.23%) ServiceNow
11 20 (4.75%) SolarWinds
12 16 (3.80%) McAfee
13 15 (3.56%) Apple
13 15 (3.56%) EMC
13 15 (3.56%) Shavlik
13 15 (3.56%) Sophos
14 13 (3.09%) Dell
15 12 (2.85%) BMC
16 10 (2.38%) IBM
16 10 (2.38%) Thales