Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 235 212 200
Rank change year-on-year -23 -12 -45
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1,068 1,191 1,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.18% 1.31% 1.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.13% 7.88% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 753 764
England median daily rate £325 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £135 £130 £145
90th Percentile £488 £488 £494
UK median daily rate £313 £300 £319
% change year-on-year +4.17% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 103 106
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.49% - +4.69%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £37.50 £26.80 £33.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.96% +0.97% +3.13%

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 14,980 15,121 16,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.54% 16.63% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,777 10,166 10,567
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £282 £268 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 367 368
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £47.08
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.33% -7.45%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 -5 393 £300 -6.98% 119
South East -20 274 £350 +20.69% 78
North of England -8 183 £275 -4.35% 86
North West +28 103 £200 -27.93% 49
South West -27 85 £350 - 38
Midlands -52 68 £300 -3.61% 46
East of England -16 62 £380 +26.67% 27
Yorkshire -37 55 £315 +9.57% 34
West Midlands -47 44 £325 +4.00% 26
North East -11 25 £398 +26.59% 3
East Midlands -25 24 £269 -10.42% 20
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 817 (76.50%) Windows
2 775 (72.57%) Active Directory
3 727 (68.07%) Microsoft
4 501 (46.91%) Office 365
5 431 (40.36%) Windows Server
6 405 (37.92%) VMware
7 349 (32.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 260 (24.34%) Microsoft Office
9 257 (24.06%) Citrix
10 252 (23.60%) ITIL
11 249 (23.31%) SCCM
12 232 (21.72%) VMware Infrastructure
13 216 (20.22%) Windows 10
14 213 (19.94%) Windows Server 2008
14 213 (19.94%) DNS
15 212 (19.85%) PowerShell
16 206 (19.29%) Windows 7
17 194 (18.16%) Exchange Server 2013
18 193 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
19 187 (17.51%) Security Cleared
20 183 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
21 178 (16.67%) Migration
22 171 (16.01%) Skype for Business
23 167 (15.64%) SQL Server
24 164 (15.36%) DHCP
25 162 (15.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 161 (15.07%) SharePoint
27 151 (14.14%) Cisco
28 150 (14.04%) Skype
29 134 (12.55%) Firewall

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
1 349 (32.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 194 (18.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 171 (16.01%) Skype for Business
4 161 (15.07%) SharePoint
5 104 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 56 (5.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 38 (3.56%) IIS
8 37 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 35 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (1.12%) IBM Notes
11 10 (0.94%) Confluence
11 10 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
11 10 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (0.84%) Apache
13 7 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.37%) CMS
15 3 (0.28%) WordPress
16 2 (0.19%) Apache Solr
16 2 (0.19%) IBM Domino
17 1 (0.094%) Tomcat
Applications
1 260 (24.34%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.094%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.37%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.094%) Eikon
3 1 (0.094%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.094%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.094%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 501 (46.91%) Office 365
2 183 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (4.40%) Mimecast
5 46 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 37 (3.46%) OneDrive
7 16 (1.50%) IaaS
8 9 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.84%) iTunes
9 8 (0.75%) PaaS
9 8 (0.75%) Yammer
10 7 (0.66%) Akamai
10 7 (0.66%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.56%) G Suite
12 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.37%) GoToWebinar
13 4 (0.37%) SaaS
14 3 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 213 (19.94%) DNS
2 164 (15.36%) DHCP
3 150 (14.04%) Skype
4 134 (12.55%) Firewall
5 108 (10.11%) LAN
5 108 (10.11%) WAN
6 93 (8.71%) SAN
7 90 (8.43%) VPN
8 88 (8.24%) TCP/IP
9 44 (4.12%) VoIP
10 41 (3.84%) Internet
11 39 (3.65%) SMTP
12 23 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
13 22 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
13 22 (2.06%) Unified Communications
14 20 (1.87%) Network Security
14 20 (1.87%) VLAN
15 18 (1.69%) WebEx
16 17 (1.59%) NetScaler
17 16 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (15.64%) SQL Server
2 47 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (1.31%) Power BI
5 13 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.66%) MS Access
6 7 (0.66%) MySQL
7 6 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (0.47%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.19%) GIS
11 2 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.19%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.094%) Big Data
12 1 (0.094%) Firebird
12 1 (0.094%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.094%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (1.78%) JIRA
2 11 (1.03%) GitLab
3 10 (0.94%) Artifactory
4 8 (0.75%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.66%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.47%) Zephyr
7 3 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.19%) Hudson
8 2 (0.19%) MSI
8 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.094%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.094%) WinDbg
General
1 129 (12.08%) Finance
2 29 (2.72%) Law
3 28 (2.62%) Legal
4 24 (2.25%) Banking
5 14 (1.31%) Retail
6 13 (1.22%) Publishing
6 13 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.12%) Military
8 11 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.66%) Advertising
10 7 (0.66%) Automotive
11 6 (0.56%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.47%) French Language
12 5 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.37%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.37%) Local Government
13 4 (0.37%) Marketing
13 4 (0.37%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 241 (22.57%) Analyst
2 137 (12.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 121 (11.33%) Support Engineer
4 99 (9.27%) Support Analyst
5 93 (8.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 88 (8.24%) Service Analyst
7 87 (8.15%) Service Desk Analyst
8 59 (5.52%) IT Support
9 56 (5.24%) Administrator
10 55 (5.15%) Office 365 Engineer
11 54 (5.06%) Desktop Support
11 54 (5.06%) Exchange Engineer
12 52 (4.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 52 (4.87%) Windows Engineer
13 51 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support
13 51 (4.78%) Consultant
13 51 (4.78%) IT Engineer
14 47 (4.40%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 44 (4.12%) 1st Line Support
15 44 (4.12%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.97%) .NET
2 17 (1.59%) LDAP
3 12 (1.12%) Web Services
4 5 (0.47%) COM
4 5 (0.47%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 4 (0.37%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.37%) HTML
5 4 (0.37%) SailPoint
5 4 (0.37%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.37%) WAP
6 3 (0.28%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.28%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.19%) ADSI
7 2 (0.19%) CSS
7 2 (0.19%) LAMP
7 2 (0.19%) Middleware
8 1 (0.094%) JSON
8 1 (0.094%) MAPI
8 1 (0.094%) Velocity
8 1 (0.094%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 61 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 59 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (5.24%) Blackberry
4 51 (4.78%) Clustering
5 40 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 33 (3.09%) PKI
7 29 (2.72%) iPhone
7 29 (2.72%) Smartphone
8 23 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (1.31%) Replication
9 14 (1.31%) User Experience
10 13 (1.22%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (1.03%) iPad
12 10 (0.94%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.94%) NHS
13 9 (0.84%) Driving Licence
13 9 (0.84%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.75%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 817 (76.50%) Windows
2 431 (40.36%) Windows Server
3 216 (20.22%) Windows 10
4 213 (19.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 206 (19.29%) Windows 7
6 193 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 126 (11.80%) Linux
8 80 (7.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 77 (7.21%) Android
10 44 (4.12%) Windows 8
11 39 (3.65%) Unix
12 34 (3.18%) Apple iOS
13 23 (2.15%) Windows XP
14 19 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (1.69%) Mac OS
16 14 (1.31%) Solaris
17 13 (1.22%) Mac OS X
18 11 (1.03%) Ubuntu
19 10 (0.94%) AIX
20 9 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (23.60%) ITIL
2 178 (16.67%) Migration
3 162 (15.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 105 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
5 103 (9.64%) Service Management
6 73 (6.84%) Change Management
7 59 (5.52%) ITIL V3
8 58 (5.43%) ITSM
9 51 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 47 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
11 41 (3.84%) Information Security
12 36 (3.37%) Data Protection
13 35 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
13 35 (3.28%) Mentoring
14 34 (3.18%) Patch Management
15 33 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
16 31 (2.90%) Infrastructure Management
17 30 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
18 29 (2.72%) Incident Management
19 28 (2.62%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 212 (19.85%) PowerShell
2 117 (10.96%) SQL
3 19 (1.78%) VBScript
4 17 (1.59%) Shell Script
5 13 (1.22%) Python
6 10 (0.94%) VB
7 8 (0.75%) C
7 8 (0.75%) C#
8 7 (0.66%) Perl
9 5 (0.47%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.47%) Ruby
10 2 (0.19%) Java
11 1 (0.094%) C++
11 1 (0.094%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.094%) PHP
11 1 (0.094%) R
11 1 (0.094%) VC++
Qualifications
1 187 (17.51%) Security Cleared
2 129 (12.08%) SC Cleared
3 105 (9.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (6.27%) MCSE
5 63 (5.90%) DV Cleared
6 42 (3.93%) MCP
7 37 (3.46%) Degree
8 30 (2.81%) MCSA
9 28 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (2.06%) CCNA
12 20 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (1.59%) MCITP
14 15 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
15 14 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (1.22%) CCA
17 11 (1.03%) DBS Check
17 11 (1.03%) MCDST
18 7 (0.66%) CCNP
19 6 (0.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (6.37%) SLA
2 16 (1.50%) GDPR
3 6 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.37%) QA
4 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.28%) PMO
6 2 (0.19%) COBIT
6 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.094%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.094%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.094%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.094%) JSP 440
System Software
1 775 (72.57%) Active Directory
2 232 (21.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (11.70%) Hyper-V
4 107 (10.02%) XenApp
5 100 (9.36%) VMware ESXi
6 81 (7.58%) vSphere
7 65 (6.09%) XenDesktop
8 20 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
9 19 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (1.78%) Terminal Services
10 17 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (1.59%) VMware Server
11 15 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 15 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (1.22%) XenServer
13 11 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.84%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.84%) Xen
15 6 (0.56%) Firmware
16 5 (0.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 249 (23.31%) SCCM
2 87 (8.15%) SCOM
3 52 (4.87%) Microsoft Intune
4 39 (3.65%) vCenter Server
5 37 (3.46%) WSUS
6 36 (3.37%) Backup Exec
7 31 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
8 29 (2.72%) AirWatch
9 19 (1.78%) Puppet
9 19 (1.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 19 (1.78%) vMotion
10 17 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 15 (1.40%) Terraform
11 15 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 14 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
13 13 (1.22%) Ansible
13 13 (1.22%) NetBackup
14 11 (1.03%) HP SIM
15 10 (0.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 727 (68.07%) Microsoft
2 405 (37.92%) VMware
3 257 (24.06%) Citrix
4 151 (14.14%) Cisco
5 115 (10.77%) HP
6 55 (5.15%) McAfee
7 52 (4.87%) NetApp
8 51 (4.78%) Dell
9 47 (4.40%) Ivanti
10 46 (4.31%) Symantec
11 45 (4.21%) EMC
12 44 (4.12%) Apple
13 43 (4.03%) Oracle
14 38 (3.56%) Sophos
15 35 (3.28%) Veeam
16 30 (2.81%) Avaya
17 27 (2.53%) 3PAR
17 27 (2.53%) Veritas
18 26 (2.43%) Clearswift
19 24 (2.25%) Red Hat