Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 371 249 251
Rank change year-on-year -122 +2 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 360 315 950
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.98% 1.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.76% 6.67% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 223 660
10th Percentile £150 £129 £134
25th Percentile £200 £213 £167
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £375 £325
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +8.33%
75th Percentile £450 £488 £443
90th Percentile £520 £525 £506
UK median daily rate £373 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -0.67% +15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 51
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.97 £11.10
25th Percentile £14.55 £12.74 £13.57
Median hourly rate £17.34 £16.85 £16.75
Median % change year-on-year +2.91% +0.57% -11.84%
75th Percentile £19.76 £19.63 £21.37
90th Percentile £27.42 £21.07 £31.25
UK median hourly rate £17.34 £16.85 £16.74
% change year-on-year +2.91% +0.66% -7.03%

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 7,557 4,722 12,997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.20% 14.63% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,173 3,221 8,457
10th Percentile £300 £306 £267
25th Percentile £400 £400 £373
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £569 £570
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £496 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.39% +0.11% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 100 261
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.61 £11.25
25th Percentile £16.23 £15.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% -2.50%
75th Percentile £56.00 £32.25 £34.51
90th Percentile £68.36 £54.35 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%

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 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 2021. 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 -142 111 £400 +14.29% 39
South East -34 79 £338 -20.59% 51
North of England -29 77 £288 -11.54% 78
North West -20 47 £360 +9.09% 38
Midlands -24 38 £195 -29.09% 34
South West -20 28 £338 -28.95% 29
Yorkshire -21 27 £170 -51.43% 27
West Midlands -27 22 £200 -33.33% 24
East Midlands -10 16 £188 +40.69% 10
East of England -20 14 £315 -3.08% 25
North East -5 3 £250 +25.00% 13
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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.

1 289 (80.28%) Windows
2 274 (76.11%) Active Directory
3 244 (67.78%) Microsoft
4 210 (58.33%) Microsoft 365
5 165 (45.83%) Windows Server
6 126 (35.00%) Azure
7 125 (34.72%) VMware
8 98 (27.22%) Windows 10
9 90 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 85 (23.61%) Microsoft Office
11 82 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 81 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 77 (21.39%) Social Skills
14 76 (21.11%) SharePoint
15 71 (19.72%) DNS
15 71 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 69 (19.17%) Exchange Server 2010
17 68 (18.89%) Citrix
18 63 (17.50%) SQL Server
19 62 (17.22%) ITIL
20 60 (16.67%) Security Cleared
21 55 (15.28%) Migration
22 54 (15.00%) Cisco
23 53 (14.72%) Windows Server 2016
24 51 (14.17%) SCCM
25 48 (13.33%) Firewall
26 47 (13.06%) Microsoft Certification
26 47 (13.06%) Skype for Business
27 46 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
28 43 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2013

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 76 (21.11%) SharePoint
2 69 (19.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (13.06%) Skype for Business
4 43 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (3.33%) IIS
5 12 (3.33%) MS Project Server
6 9 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.94%) Apache
7 7 (1.94%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.67%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.56%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 85 (23.61%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 210 (58.33%) Microsoft 365
2 126 (35.00%) Azure
3 32 (8.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 28 (7.78%) Mimecast
4 28 (7.78%) OneDrive
5 14 (3.89%) IaaS
6 12 (3.33%) AWS
6 12 (3.33%) Power Platform
7 6 (1.67%) SaaS
8 5 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (1.39%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 5 (1.39%) PaaS
9 4 (1.11%) Yammer
10 2 (0.56%) GCP
10 2 (0.56%) Google Workspace
10 2 (0.56%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.28%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 71 (19.72%) DNS
2 48 (13.33%) Firewall
3 43 (11.94%) Skype
4 41 (11.39%) DHCP
5 36 (10.00%) VPN
6 31 (8.61%) TCP/IP
7 22 (6.11%) WAN
8 19 (5.28%) LAN
8 19 (5.28%) SAN
9 15 (4.17%) Internet
10 14 (3.89%) VoIP
11 13 (3.61%) MPLS
12 12 (3.33%) NetScaler
13 11 (3.06%) Network Security
14 10 (2.78%) NAS
14 10 (2.78%) SMTP
15 9 (2.50%) Unified Communications
16 8 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (2.22%) Wireless
17 7 (1.94%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.33%) Power BI
2 12 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (3.06%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2017
5 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.56%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.28%) MySQL
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.56%) JIRA
2 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.28%) Hudson
2 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 77 (21.39%) Social Skills
2 43 (11.94%) Finance
3 34 (9.44%) Public Sector
4 17 (4.72%) Documentation Skills
5 11 (3.06%) Legal
5 11 (3.06%) Organisational Skills
6 9 (2.50%) Banking
7 7 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.39%) Back Office
9 4 (1.11%) Electronics
9 4 (1.11%) Law
9 4 (1.11%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.83%) Retail
11 2 (0.56%) International Banking
11 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.56%) Local Government
11 2 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (15.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 51 (14.17%) Analyst
3 43 (11.94%) Support Engineer
4 26 (7.22%) Architect
5 24 (6.67%) IT Support
5 24 (6.67%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 23 (6.39%) Desktop Support
7 21 (5.83%) Desktop Engineer
8 20 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 20 (5.56%) Support Analyst
9 19 (5.28%) IT Engineer
10 18 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (5.00%) Service Analyst
11 16 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
11 16 (4.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 16 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 15 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
13 13 (3.61%) Exchange Engineer
13 13 (3.61%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.33%) LDAP
2 5 (1.39%) REST
2 5 (1.39%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.11%) SAML
4 3 (0.83%) .NET
5 2 (0.56%) HTML
5 2 (0.56%) Middleware
5 2 (0.56%) WSH
6 1 (0.28%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.28%) jQuery
6 1 (0.28%) WCF
6 1 (0.28%) Web Services
6 1 (0.28%) WPF
6 1 (0.28%) XML
6 1 (0.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.06%) Clustering
2 16 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 10 (2.78%) PKI
5 9 (2.50%) Driving Licence
5 9 (2.50%) NHS
6 8 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.94%) BYOD
7 7 (1.94%) iPad
7 7 (1.94%) iPhone
8 6 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.67%) User Experience
9 5 (1.39%) EMC VNX
9 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Licensing
9 5 (1.39%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.11%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 289 (80.28%) Windows
2 165 (45.83%) Windows Server
3 98 (27.22%) Windows 10
4 81 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (14.72%) Windows Server 2016
6 46 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 39 (10.83%) Windows Server 2019
9 22 (6.11%) Linux
10 18 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (4.44%) Android
12 14 (3.89%) Windows XP
13 11 (3.06%) Unix
14 7 (1.94%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.67%) Windows Vista
16 4 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (1.11%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 62 (17.22%) ITIL
3 55 (15.28%) Migration
4 23 (6.39%) Mobile Device Management
4 23 (6.39%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (5.83%) Identity Management
6 19 (5.28%) Load Balancing
6 19 (5.28%) Service Management
7 16 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (4.17%) Project Delivery
9 14 (3.89%) Change Control
9 14 (3.89%) Computer Science
9 14 (3.89%) Time Management
10 13 (3.61%) Incident Management
10 13 (3.61%) Patch Management
10 13 (3.61%) Service Delivery
11 12 (3.33%) Project Management
12 11 (3.06%) Data Protection
13 10 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (2.78%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 90 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 31 (8.61%) SQL
3 11 (3.06%) Shell Script
4 7 (1.94%) C#
5 6 (1.67%) C
6 3 (0.83%) Python
7 2 (0.56%) Java
7 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.28%) Perl
8 1 (0.28%) Ruby
8 1 (0.28%) VB
8 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 47 (13.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (11.94%) MCSE
4 37 (10.28%) SC Cleared
5 28 (7.78%) DV Cleared
6 25 (6.94%) CCNA
6 25 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (4.17%) Degree
9 12 (3.33%) MCSA
10 7 (1.94%) MCITP
11 6 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (1.67%) MCP
12 5 (1.39%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (1.11%) CCNP
13 4 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.28%) APMP
14 1 (0.28%) GNVQ
14 1 (0.28%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.67%) SLA
2 7 (1.94%) QA
3 3 (0.83%) GDPR
4 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) NCSC
System Software
1 274 (76.11%) Active Directory
2 82 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 31 (8.61%) vSphere
5 24 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (4.72%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (4.72%) XenApp
7 12 (3.33%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.39%) NFS
10 2 (0.56%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.56%) Firmware
10 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.28%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 51 (14.17%) SCCM
2 32 (8.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 32 (8.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (5.28%) WSUS
4 12 (3.33%) SCOM
5 10 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (2.50%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (1.94%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.39%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.39%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.56%) IBM BigFix
11 2 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 244 (67.78%) Microsoft
2 125 (34.72%) VMware
3 68 (18.89%) Citrix
4 54 (15.00%) Cisco
5 23 (6.39%) Oracle
6 21 (5.83%) Veeam
7 16 (4.44%) Dell
8 15 (4.17%) EMC
8 15 (4.17%) McAfee
9 14 (3.89%) Symantec
10 13 (3.61%) HP
11 12 (3.33%) Ivanti
12 11 (3.06%) Fortinet
12 11 (3.06%) Lumension
12 11 (3.06%) Red Hat
13 10 (2.78%) Borland
13 10 (2.78%) NetApp
14 9 (2.50%) MobileIron
14 9 (2.50%) Sophos
15 8 (2.22%) Avaya