Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 240 235 219
Rank change year-on-year -5 -16 -62
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 927 1,077 1,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.12% 1.18% 1.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.10% 7.18% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 678 694
England median daily rate £325 £300 £317
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -5.36% +0.63%
10th Percentile £130 £135 £125
90th Percentile £506 £475 £494
UK median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 111 95
England median hourly rate £16.74 £18.64 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.16% +12.94% +5.60%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.00 £10.60
90th Percentile £33.50 £32.00 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £16.74 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.33% +9.38% -

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 13,053 15,005 14,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.72% 16.39% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,402 10,009 9,376
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +3.55%
10th Percentile £275 £268 £263
90th Percentile £644 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 339 343
England median hourly rate £19.13 £20.00 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.38% +1.73% -1.70%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.61 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.31 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.60% +1.61% -7.32%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -34 322 £350 +16.67% 23
South East +38 220 £363 +3.57% 13
North of England +19 148 £256 -8.48% 25
South West +3 106 £328 +31.00% 6
Midlands -29 78 £320 +9.87% 7
North West +6 66 £263 -6.25% 13
Yorkshire +23 60 £388 +31.91% 9
West Midlands -35 49 £338 +8.43% 4
East of England -19 44 £325 +8.33% 7
East Midlands +5 29 £260 +4.00% 3
North East +7 22 £160 -41.82% 3
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 685 (73.89%) Windows
2 670 (72.28%) Active Directory
3 658 (70.98%) Microsoft
4 485 (52.32%) Office 365
5 377 (40.67%) Windows Server
6 306 (33.01%) VMware
7 291 (31.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 224 (24.16%) Microsoft Office
9 218 (23.52%) SCCM
10 212 (22.87%) Citrix
11 211 (22.76%) Windows 10
12 202 (21.79%) DNS
12 202 (21.79%) ITIL
13 193 (20.82%) Cisco
14 183 (19.74%) Migration
14 183 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
14 183 (19.74%) Microsoft Azure
15 182 (19.63%) Windows 7
16 178 (19.20%) Skype for Business
17 173 (18.66%) PowerShell
18 162 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
19 159 (17.15%) Skype
20 153 (16.50%) Firewall
21 151 (16.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 150 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
23 148 (15.97%) SharePoint
24 128 (13.81%) DHCP
24 128 (13.81%) Finance
25 125 (13.48%) SQL Server
26 124 (13.38%) 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
1 291 (31.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 178 (19.20%) Skype for Business
3 148 (15.97%) SharePoint
4 124 (13.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 43 (4.64%) IIS
6 42 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 36 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 23 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 19 (2.05%) Apache
10 18 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.29%) IBM Domino
12 11 (1.19%) IBM Notes
13 10 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
15 5 (0.54%) Confluence
16 4 (0.43%) MS Project Server
17 2 (0.22%) CMS
17 2 (0.22%) WordPress
18 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
18 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 224 (24.16%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.43%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 2 (0.22%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 485 (52.32%) Office 365
2 183 (19.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (6.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (3.56%) Mimecast
6 24 (2.59%) OneDrive
7 21 (2.27%) IaaS
8 14 (1.51%) PaaS
9 13 (1.40%) G Suite
10 12 (1.29%) SaaS
11 9 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.86%) Power Platform
13 7 (0.76%) Yammer
14 4 (0.43%) PowerApps
14 4 (0.43%) Slack
15 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.22%) iTunes
15 2 (0.22%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 202 (21.79%) DNS
2 159 (17.15%) Skype
3 153 (16.50%) Firewall
4 128 (13.81%) DHCP
5 94 (10.14%) VPN
6 84 (9.06%) SAN
6 84 (9.06%) WAN
7 80 (8.63%) LAN
8 76 (8.20%) TCP/IP
9 45 (4.85%) SMTP
10 35 (3.78%) Internet
11 34 (3.67%) VLAN
12 32 (3.45%) NetScaler
12 32 (3.45%) Unified Communications
12 32 (3.45%) Wireless
13 28 (3.02%) Network Security
14 26 (2.80%) DKIM
15 25 (2.70%) NAS
16 23 (2.48%) DMARC
16 23 (2.48%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (2.80%) MySQL
4 24 (2.59%) SQL Server 2016
5 15 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.65%) Big Data
10 4 (0.43%) Power BI
11 3 (0.32%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 2 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.22%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.11%) DataStax
13 1 (0.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (0.97%) JIRA
2 6 (0.65%) Hudson
3 4 (0.43%) MSI
4 3 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.22%) WinDbg
5 2 (0.22%) WiX
6 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
General
1 128 (13.81%) Finance
2 35 (3.78%) Law
3 34 (3.67%) Banking
4 26 (2.80%) Legal
5 23 (2.48%) German Language
5 23 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.05%) French Language
7 18 (1.94%) Retail
8 13 (1.40%) Military
9 8 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.86%) Publishing
10 7 (0.76%) Local Government
11 5 (0.54%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.54%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.43%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.22%) Advertising
13 2 (0.22%) Marketing
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 183 (19.74%) Analyst
2 128 (13.81%) Support Engineer
3 124 (13.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 100 (10.79%) Support Analyst
5 87 (9.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 59 (6.36%) IT Support
7 56 (6.04%) Service Analyst
7 56 (6.04%) Service Desk Analyst
8 55 (5.93%) Desktop Support
9 52 (5.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 52 (5.61%) Systems Engineer
10 51 (5.50%) Architect
11 48 (5.18%) Consultant
12 45 (4.85%) IT Engineer
13 44 (4.75%) Exchange Engineer
13 44 (4.75%) Office 365 Engineer
14 43 (4.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 41 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
16 39 (4.21%) Messaging Engineer
17 35 (3.78%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.59%) LDAP
2 11 (1.19%) Regular Expression
3 9 (0.97%) WAP
4 7 (0.76%) REST
4 7 (0.76%) SOAP
4 7 (0.76%) Software Packaging
4 7 (0.76%) Web Services
4 7 (0.76%) YAML
5 4 (0.43%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.32%) .NET
6 3 (0.32%) Middleware
6 3 (0.32%) Spring
7 2 (0.22%) XML
8 1 (0.11%) COM
8 1 (0.11%) CSS
8 1 (0.11%) JSON
8 1 (0.11%) LAMP
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Fiori
8 1 (0.11%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.58%) Data Centre
2 44 (4.75%) Blackberry
3 43 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (4.42%) Clustering
5 31 (3.34%) PKI
6 29 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
7 21 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.27%) Replication
8 20 (2.16%) NHS
9 18 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (1.51%) Driving Licence
11 13 (1.40%) iPhone
11 13 (1.40%) Private Cloud
12 12 (1.29%) Handset
12 12 (1.29%) iPad
12 12 (1.29%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.29%) Smartphone
13 9 (0.97%) Fat Client
13 9 (0.97%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 685 (73.89%) Windows
2 377 (40.67%) Windows Server
3 211 (22.76%) Windows 10
4 183 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 182 (19.63%) Windows 7
6 162 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 108 (11.65%) Linux
8 68 (7.34%) Android
9 50 (5.39%) Apple iOS
10 40 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (3.34%) Windows 8
12 24 (2.59%) Windows XP
13 21 (2.27%) Mac OS
14 19 (2.05%) Unix
15 18 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (1.51%) Mac OS X
17 10 (1.08%) AIX
18 9 (0.97%) Solaris
18 9 (0.97%) Windows Vista
19 8 (0.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (21.79%) ITIL
2 183 (19.74%) Migration
3 151 (16.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 64 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 61 (6.58%) Service Management
6 55 (5.93%) Mobile Device Management
7 54 (5.83%) Incident Management
8 53 (5.72%) Change Management
9 41 (4.42%) Kalman Filter
10 36 (3.88%) Configuration Management
10 36 (3.88%) Problem Management
11 32 (3.45%) ITSM
11 32 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
11 32 (3.45%) Service Delivery
12 31 (3.34%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (3.24%) Information Security
14 29 (3.13%) ITIL V3
15 27 (2.91%) Change Control
16 26 (2.80%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 173 (18.66%) PowerShell
2 95 (10.25%) SQL
3 25 (2.70%) Python
4 15 (1.62%) VBScript
5 13 (1.40%) Java
6 12 (1.29%) Perl
7 11 (1.19%) VB
8 10 (1.08%) C
9 7 (0.76%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.22%) C#
10 2 (0.22%) C++
10 2 (0.22%) Go
10 2 (0.22%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 99 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (10.14%) Security Cleared
3 65 (7.01%) MCSE
4 61 (6.58%) SC Cleared
5 51 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (4.42%) CCNA
6 41 (4.42%) MCSA
7 35 (3.78%) DV Cleared
7 35 (3.78%) MCP
8 23 (2.48%) CCNP
8 23 (2.48%) Degree
9 16 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (1.62%) MCITP
11 12 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.86%) A+ Certification
12 8 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.86%) MCDST
13 7 (0.76%) DBS Check
13 7 (0.76%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.18%) SLA
2 11 (1.19%) QA
3 8 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.76%) GDPR
4 7 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.22%) PMO
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 670 (72.28%) Active Directory
2 150 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (12.62%) Hyper-V
4 82 (8.85%) VMware ESXi
5 80 (8.63%) XenApp
6 53 (5.72%) vSphere
7 48 (5.18%) XenDesktop
8 17 (1.83%) Terminal Services
9 16 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (1.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 13 (1.40%) VMware NSX
12 12 (1.29%) Shibboleth
13 11 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (0.86%) Xen
16 7 (0.76%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 6 (0.65%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 218 (23.52%) SCCM
2 75 (8.09%) SCOM
3 56 (6.04%) Microsoft Intune
4 42 (4.53%) WSUS
5 40 (4.31%) AirWatch
6 26 (2.80%) Ansible
7 23 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
8 19 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
9 18 (1.94%) Backup Exec
10 16 (1.73%) NetBackup
10 16 (1.73%) vCenter Server
11 14 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 13 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
13 12 (1.29%) Terraform
14 9 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
15 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 7 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
15 7 (0.76%) Puppet
15 7 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 7 (0.76%) vMotion
Vendors
1 658 (70.98%) Microsoft
2 306 (33.01%) VMware
3 212 (22.87%) Citrix
4 193 (20.82%) Cisco
5 88 (9.49%) HP
6 47 (5.07%) NetApp
7 45 (4.85%) Dell
8 30 (3.24%) Apple
8 30 (3.24%) Ivanti
9 29 (3.13%) Sophos
9 29 (3.13%) Symantec
10 27 (2.91%) McAfee
10 27 (2.91%) Veeam
11 25 (2.70%) EMC
11 25 (2.70%) IronPort
11 25 (2.70%) ServiceNow
12 24 (2.59%) Red Hat
13 23 (2.48%) CheckPoint
14 22 (2.37%) Meraki
15 21 (2.27%) Proofpoint