Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 223 232 224
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 733 1,042 1,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.18% 1.15% 1.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.31% 7.06% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 719 715
England median daily rate £300 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -6.25%
10th Percentile £125 £130 £128
90th Percentile £488 £488 £478
UK median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 66 96
England median hourly rate £15.18 £16.36 £15.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.18% +3.68% -4.39%
10th Percentile £10.16 £12.88 £11.00
90th Percentile £25.50 £38.75 £26.50
UK median hourly rate £15.18 £16.36 £15.78
% change year-on-year -7.18% +3.68% -4.39%

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 8,816 14,752 15,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.22% 16.25% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,743 9,643 10,259
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 310 356
England median hourly rate £20.50 £19.82 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +4.33% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.53 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.82 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.94% +4.33% -2.56%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 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 +16 225 £330 +10.00% 127
South East +23 181 £325 - 112
North of England +43 143 £294 +6.82% 109
North West +26 80 £325 +73.33% 56
South West +20 76 £288 -17.86% 34
Midlands +56 64 £275 +2.80% 67
West Midlands +51 49 £275 +3.77% 58
East of England +23 42 £288 -23.33% 54
Yorkshire +37 37 £325 -13.33% 42
North East +19 26 £185 -53.75% 11
East Midlands +29 15 £174 -36.73% 9
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 515 (70.26%) Windows
2 478 (65.21%) Microsoft
3 470 (64.12%) Active Directory
4 392 (53.48%) Office 365
5 316 (43.11%) Windows Server
6 246 (33.56%) VMware
7 212 (28.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 190 (25.92%) Microsoft Office
9 179 (24.42%) Citrix
10 164 (22.37%) Azure
10 164 (22.37%) Windows 10
11 155 (21.15%) SCCM
12 154 (21.01%) Migration
13 143 (19.51%) ITIL
14 142 (19.37%) Windows Server 2012
15 141 (19.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 140 (19.10%) DNS
17 138 (18.83%) Windows Server 2008
18 137 (18.69%) Windows 7
19 133 (18.14%) PowerShell
19 133 (18.14%) Security Cleared
20 125 (17.05%) DHCP
21 120 (16.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 118 (16.10%) SharePoint
23 113 (15.42%) Cisco
24 112 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2013
25 103 (14.05%) SQL Server
26 99 (13.51%) Skype for Business
27 93 (12.69%) SC Cleared
28 90 (12.28%) Hyper-V

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
1 212 (28.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 118 (16.10%) SharePoint
3 112 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 99 (13.51%) Skype for Business
5 71 (9.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 40 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 30 (4.09%) IIS
8 16 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2000
10 6 (0.82%) Confluence
10 6 (0.82%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.27%) CMS
12 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.14%) Apache
13 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.14%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 190 (25.92%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (3.14%) MS Visio
5 22 (3.00%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (2.59%) Acrobat
7 15 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 26 (3.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 18 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.41%) Line 500
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.27%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 392 (53.48%) Office 365
2 164 (22.37%) Azure
3 45 (6.14%) AWS
4 40 (5.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (3.00%) IaaS
6 20 (2.73%) Mimecast
6 20 (2.73%) OneDrive
7 15 (2.05%) PaaS
8 11 (1.50%) G Suite
9 10 (1.36%) SaaS
10 8 (1.09%) Power Platform
11 7 (0.95%) Yammer
12 6 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.68%) PowerApps
14 3 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.27%) GCP
16 1 (0.14%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 140 (19.10%) DNS
2 125 (17.05%) DHCP
3 89 (12.14%) Skype
4 87 (11.87%) LAN
5 83 (11.32%) WAN
6 82 (11.19%) VPN
7 72 (9.82%) Firewall
8 69 (9.41%) SAN
9 45 (6.14%) TCP/IP
10 44 (6.00%) Internet
11 43 (5.87%) VoIP
12 32 (4.37%) Remote Desktop
13 27 (3.68%) VLAN
14 23 (3.14%) Cisco IOS
15 22 (3.00%) WebEx
16 21 (2.86%) NetScaler
17 19 (2.59%) MPLS
17 19 (2.59%) Wireless
18 17 (2.32%) FTP
19 16 (2.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (2.32%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.55%) Power BI
8 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.14%) Big Data
11 1 (0.14%) MS Access
11 1 (0.14%) MySQL
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2017
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.09%) JIRA
2 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.14%) Hudson
3 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
General
1 52 (7.09%) Finance
2 42 (5.73%) Public Sector
3 30 (4.09%) Law
4 22 (3.00%) Legal
5 16 (2.18%) Retail
6 14 (1.91%) Banking
7 11 (1.50%) Local Government
8 10 (1.36%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.82%) Back Office
9 6 (0.82%) Military
10 4 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.55%) Publishing
11 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.27%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Games
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 111 (15.14%) Support Engineer
2 109 (14.87%) Analyst
3 97 (13.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 75 (10.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 63 (8.59%) IT Support
6 59 (8.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 45 (6.14%) IT Engineer
8 43 (5.87%) Consultant
8 43 (5.87%) Support Analyst
9 41 (5.59%) Exchange Engineer
9 41 (5.59%) Service Analyst
9 41 (5.59%) Service Desk Analyst
10 40 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 39 (5.32%) Architect
12 37 (5.05%) Infrastructure Support
12 37 (5.05%) IT Analyst
13 33 (4.50%) Office 365 Engineer
14 32 (4.37%) Desktop Engineer
14 32 (4.37%) Windows Engineer
15 31 (4.23%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.09%) 802.1X
2 6 (0.82%) LDAP
3 4 (0.55%) .NET
4 3 (0.41%) Node.js
4 3 (0.41%) XML
5 2 (0.27%) CSS
5 2 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.27%) MAPI
5 2 (0.27%) OAuth
5 2 (0.27%) SAML
5 2 (0.27%) Web Services
6 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.14%) HTML
6 1 (0.14%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.14%) WSH
6 1 (0.14%) XMPP
6 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.87%) Data Centre
2 61 (8.32%) Blackberry
3 24 (3.27%) iPhone
4 23 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
5 20 (2.73%) Clustering
5 20 (2.73%) PDA
6 18 (2.46%) NHS
7 17 (2.32%) Handset
7 17 (2.32%) PKI
7 17 (2.32%) Replication
8 16 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.18%) Smartphone
9 14 (1.91%) Driving Licence
9 14 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (0.95%) Fibre Optics
10 7 (0.95%) iPad
11 5 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.68%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.55%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 515 (70.26%) Windows
2 316 (43.11%) Windows Server
3 164 (22.37%) Windows 10
4 142 (19.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 138 (18.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 137 (18.69%) Windows 7
7 54 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (5.05%) Android
9 32 (4.37%) Windows XP
10 30 (4.09%) Linux
11 23 (3.14%) Windows 2000
12 21 (2.86%) Windows Vista
13 20 (2.73%) Windows 8
14 14 (1.91%) Apple iOS
15 13 (1.77%) Unix
15 13 (1.77%) VMS
16 12 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.68%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (21.01%) Migration
2 143 (19.51%) ITIL
3 120 (16.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 84 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
5 64 (8.73%) Incident Management
6 45 (6.14%) ITSM
7 39 (5.32%) Service Management
8 34 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (3.82%) Problem Management
9 28 (3.82%) Software Delivery
10 27 (3.68%) CRM
11 23 (3.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 23 (3.14%) Information Security
12 22 (3.00%) Mobile Device Management
12 22 (3.00%) Server Virtualisation
13 19 (2.59%) Configuration Management
14 18 (2.46%) Root Cause Analysis
15 17 (2.32%) Change Management
16 16 (2.18%) Server Management
16 16 (2.18%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (18.14%) PowerShell
2 59 (8.05%) SQL
3 11 (1.50%) C
4 9 (1.23%) Java
5 7 (0.95%) VB
5 7 (0.95%) VBScript
6 4 (0.55%) C#
6 4 (0.55%) Python
7 3 (0.41%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.41%) Go
7 3 (0.41%) Ruby
7 3 (0.41%) VBA
8 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.14%) LotusScript
9 1 (0.14%) Perl
9 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 133 (18.14%) Security Cleared
2 93 (12.69%) SC Cleared
3 69 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (6.55%) DV Cleared
5 45 (6.14%) MCSE
6 31 (4.23%) MCSA
7 27 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (3.27%) CCNA
10 22 (3.00%) MCP
11 16 (2.18%) Degree
12 15 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.91%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (1.64%) CCA
15 11 (1.50%) CCNP
16 10 (1.36%) MCITP
17 8 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 7 (0.95%) DBS Check
19 4 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
19 4 (0.55%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.82%) SLA
2 12 (1.64%) GDPR
3 11 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.95%) NCSC
5 4 (0.55%) BS7799
5 4 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.55%) QA
6 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.14%) NIST
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 470 (64.12%) Active Directory
2 141 (19.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (12.28%) Hyper-V
4 61 (8.32%) XenApp
5 40 (5.46%) vSphere
6 38 (5.18%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (5.18%) XenDesktop
7 16 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.68%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.41%) Docker
13 3 (0.41%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.27%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 2 (0.27%) NDS
14 2 (0.27%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 155 (21.15%) SCCM
2 47 (6.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 41 (5.59%) SCOM
4 30 (4.09%) AirWatch
5 22 (3.00%) ServiceCenter
6 20 (2.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 17 (2.32%) WSUS
8 13 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
8 13 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (1.64%) Backup Exec
10 11 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (1.36%) Jamf Pro
11 10 (1.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (1.23%) NetBackup
13 8 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 6 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 6 (0.82%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 478 (65.21%) Microsoft
2 246 (33.56%) VMware
3 179 (24.42%) Citrix
4 113 (15.42%) Cisco
5 66 (9.00%) HP
6 34 (4.64%) Dell
6 34 (4.64%) Remedy
7 33 (4.50%) Symantec
8 32 (4.37%) NetApp
8 32 (4.37%) ServiceNow
9 31 (4.23%) McAfee
10 30 (4.09%) Ivanti
11 29 (3.96%) MobileIron
12 28 (3.82%) Adobe
13 23 (3.14%) EMC
14 22 (3.00%) Bomgar
15 21 (2.86%) Peregrine
16 17 (2.32%) Sophos
17 14 (1.91%) Sonus
18 13 (1.77%) Google