Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 243 244 230
Rank change year-on-year +1 -14 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 311 959 1,149
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.97% 1.14% 1.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.64% 7.33% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 658 725
Median daily rate £350 £328 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.87% +9.17% -
10th Percentile £133 £135 £140
90th Percentile £525 £508 £475
UK median daily rate £360 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +10.77% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 54 107
Median hourly rate £17.35 £16.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.55% -11.84% +16.92%
10th Percentile £12.09 £11.16 £11.86
90th Percentile £23.90 £33.88 £32.00
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £16.74 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.06% -11.88% +17.72%

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 4,683 13,076 15,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.63% 15.60% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,945 8,380 10,431
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £305 £268 £275
90th Percentile £662 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 280 360
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.46% -2.41% +5.54%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.98 £12.48
90th Percentile £44.18 £53.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £26.23 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +24.90% +5.00% +5.26%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +27 107 £350 - 12
South East +54 71 £425 +21.43% 20
North of England +32 66 £325 +4.00% 28
North West +36 37 £343 +21.24% 17
South West +4 32 £475 +46.15% 22
Yorkshire +45 26 £250 -33.33% 7
Midlands +35 22 £331 +1.92% 12
West Midlands +28 14 £363 +5.45% 9
East of England +32 11 £325 -3.70% 7
East Midlands +42 8 £210 -32.68% 3
North East +31 3 £240 +54.84% 4
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 225 (72.35%) Windows
2 205 (65.92%) Active Directory
3 202 (64.95%) Microsoft
4 144 (46.30%) Office 365
5 137 (44.05%) Windows Server
6 102 (32.80%) VMware
7 96 (30.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 69 (22.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 69 (22.19%) Migration
9 67 (21.54%) Security Cleared
9 67 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 66 (21.22%) Azure
10 66 (21.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 66 (21.22%) DNS
10 66 (21.22%) Windows 10
11 65 (20.90%) ITIL
12 61 (19.61%) PowerShell
13 60 (19.29%) Microsoft Office
14 59 (18.97%) Windows Server 2016
15 55 (17.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 55 (17.68%) Citrix
16 53 (17.04%) SC Cleared
17 51 (16.40%) SQL Server
18 48 (15.43%) DHCP
19 45 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
20 44 (14.15%) Cisco
21 42 (13.50%) Windows 7
22 40 (12.86%) Hyper-V
22 40 (12.86%) HP
23 39 (12.54%) 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 96 (30.87%) Exchange Server 2010
2 39 (12.54%) Skype for Business
3 35 (11.25%) SharePoint
4 29 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (4.82%) IIS
7 12 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.29%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.96%) Confluence
10 3 (0.96%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.64%) Apache
11 2 (0.64%) nginx
11 2 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.64%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.32%) CMS
12 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 60 (19.29%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (3.22%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.29%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 144 (46.30%) Office 365
2 66 (21.22%) Azure
3 31 (9.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (5.47%) OneDrive
5 15 (4.82%) G Suite
6 14 (4.50%) AWS
7 12 (3.86%) Mimecast
8 8 (2.57%) Power Platform
8 8 (2.57%) Yammer
9 7 (2.25%) IaaS
10 6 (1.93%) PaaS
11 4 (1.29%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.96%) SaaS
13 2 (0.64%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 1 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 66 (21.22%) DNS
2 48 (15.43%) DHCP
3 39 (12.54%) SAN
4 37 (11.90%) Skype
5 34 (10.93%) Firewall
6 31 (9.97%) LAN
7 25 (8.04%) TCP/IP
7 25 (8.04%) WAN
8 20 (6.43%) VPN
9 19 (6.11%) Internet
10 17 (5.47%) VoIP
11 14 (4.50%) NetScaler
11 14 (4.50%) SMTP
12 10 (3.22%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (3.22%) VLAN
13 9 (2.89%) Network Security
14 8 (2.57%) Wireless
15 7 (2.25%) IPv4
16 5 (1.61%) IP Telephony
16 5 (1.61%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.29%) MySQL
4 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.32%) Redis
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.96%) JIRA
1 3 (0.96%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.64%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 39 (12.54%) Finance
2 24 (7.72%) Public Sector
3 13 (4.18%) Banking
4 9 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.61%) Law
5 5 (1.61%) Legal
5 5 (1.61%) Retail
6 3 (0.96%) Automotive
6 3 (0.96%) Back Office
6 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.64%) International Banking
7 2 (0.64%) Local Government
7 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Police
8 1 (0.32%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 42 (13.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (12.86%) Analyst
3 37 (11.90%) Support Engineer
4 23 (7.40%) Architect
4 23 (7.40%) Exchange Engineer
5 19 (6.11%) IT Engineer
6 18 (5.79%) IT Support
7 17 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (5.47%) Office 365 Engineer
8 14 (4.50%) Office 365 Architect
8 14 (4.50%) Windows Engineer
8 14 (4.50%) Wintel Engineer
9 13 (4.18%) Desktop Engineer
9 13 (4.18%) Desktop Support
10 12 (3.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 12 (3.86%) Active Directory Engineer
10 12 (3.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 12 (3.86%) Service Analyst
11 11 (3.54%) Network Engineer
11 11 (3.54%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.25%) LDAP
2 5 (1.61%) Web Services
3 3 (0.96%) .NET
4 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.32%) COM
4 1 (0.32%) HTML
4 1 (0.32%) Middleware
4 1 (0.32%) OAuth
4 1 (0.32%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.32%) OpenID
4 1 (0.32%) REST
4 1 (0.32%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.32%) SAML
4 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.07%) Blackberry
3 17 (5.47%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.54%) HP StoreVirtual
6 9 (2.89%) Clustering
6 9 (2.89%) PKI
7 7 (2.25%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.93%) Handset
8 6 (1.93%) NHS
9 5 (1.61%) iPhone
9 5 (1.61%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.61%) Replication
10 4 (1.29%) iPad
10 4 (1.29%) PDA
10 4 (1.29%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.96%) BYOD
11 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 225 (72.35%) Windows
2 137 (44.05%) Windows Server
3 69 (22.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 67 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 66 (21.22%) Windows 10
6 59 (18.97%) Windows Server 2016
7 42 (13.50%) Windows 7
8 20 (6.43%) Apple iOS
9 19 (6.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (5.47%) Linux
11 15 (4.82%) Android
12 11 (3.54%) Windows XP
13 10 (3.22%) Windows Server 2019
14 7 (2.25%) Mac OS
14 7 (2.25%) Windows 2000
15 6 (1.93%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.64%) Fedora
16 2 (0.64%) Solaris
16 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (22.19%) Migration
2 65 (20.90%) ITIL
3 55 (17.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 45 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (6.75%) Mentoring
6 19 (6.11%) Capacity Management
6 19 (6.11%) High Availability
7 18 (5.79%) Change Management
7 18 (5.79%) Patch Management
8 17 (5.47%) Data Protection
9 15 (4.82%) Service Management
10 14 (4.50%) Incident Management
11 13 (4.18%) Mobile Device Management
11 13 (4.18%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (3.86%) Problem Management
13 9 (2.89%) Availability Management
13 9 (2.89%) Information Security
13 9 (2.89%) ITIL V3
13 9 (2.89%) Server Building
13 9 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (19.61%) PowerShell
2 30 (9.65%) SQL
3 5 (1.61%) C
3 5 (1.61%) VBA
4 3 (0.96%) VB
5 2 (0.64%) Ruby
6 1 (0.32%) C#
6 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.32%) Perl
6 1 (0.32%) Python
6 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (21.54%) Security Cleared
2 53 (17.04%) SC Cleared
3 37 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (7.07%) MCSE
5 20 (6.43%) CCNA
5 20 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (6.43%) MCSA
6 15 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (4.18%) CCNP
7 13 (4.18%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.25%) MCP
9 6 (1.93%) MCITP
10 5 (1.61%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (1.29%) Degree
11 4 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.64%) GIAC
13 2 (0.64%) MCTS
13 2 (0.64%) NCDA
13 2 (0.64%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.86%) NCSC
1 12 (3.86%) SLA
2 10 (3.22%) Government Security Classifications
3 5 (1.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.64%) GDPR
6 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 205 (65.92%) Active Directory
2 66 (21.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (12.86%) Hyper-V
4 30 (9.65%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (8.68%) vSphere
6 25 (8.04%) XenApp
7 14 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (3.22%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (2.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 9 (2.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.96%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.64%) Docker
11 2 (0.64%) Snort
12 1 (0.32%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 32 (10.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 30 (9.65%) SCCM
3 16 (5.14%) WSUS
4 14 (4.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (3.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 10 (3.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (2.89%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (2.89%) vMotion
8 8 (2.57%) AirWatch
8 8 (2.57%) SCOM
9 6 (1.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (1.93%) vCenter Server
10 5 (1.61%) Ansible
10 5 (1.61%) Jamf Pro
10 5 (1.61%) ServiceCenter
11 3 (0.96%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.96%) SafeCom
12 2 (0.64%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 202 (64.95%) Microsoft
2 102 (32.80%) VMware
3 55 (17.68%) Citrix
4 44 (14.15%) Cisco
5 40 (12.86%) HP
6 20 (6.43%) Symantec
7 17 (5.47%) Remedy
8 16 (5.14%) Dell
8 16 (5.14%) IronPort
8 16 (5.14%) Proofpoint
9 15 (4.82%) Apple
10 13 (4.18%) McAfee
11 11 (3.54%) NetApp
11 11 (3.54%) Sophos
12 10 (3.22%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.57%) Adobe
13 8 (2.57%) EMC
13 8 (2.57%) Lumension
14 7 (2.25%) Avaya
14 7 (2.25%) Oracle