Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 205 184
Rank change year-on-year -18 -21 -43
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1,192 1,255 1,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.35% 1.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.46% 8.04% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 781 892
England median daily rate £325 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £143 £128 £145
90th Percentile £488 £488 £493
UK median daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 111 136
England median hourly rate £16.58 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.47% +3.03% +2.23%
10th Percentile £12.13 £10.34 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.13 £39.75 £31.13
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +2.23%

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 15,983 15,601 18,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.93% 16.73% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,501 10,329 11,857
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £633 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 398 450
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.08 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.36% +5.40% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.28 £11.18 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £48.83
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.22 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.82% +1.09% -

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018. 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 +24 479 £300 -7.69% 115
South East -45 236 £350 +16.67% 69
North of England -25 203 £280 -6.67% 98
North West +2 131 £275 -1.79% 54
Midlands -36 100 £330 +10.00% 60
South West -19 92 £350 -12.50% 34
East of England -21 79 £375 +25.00% 34
West Midlands -34 68 £338 +8.00% 34
Yorkshire -34 54 £315 +0.80% 38
East Midlands -8 31 £330 +10.00% 26
North East -22 18 £400 +24.61% 6
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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.

1 899 (75.42%) Windows
2 848 (71.14%) Active Directory
3 818 (68.62%) Microsoft
4 570 (47.82%) Office 365
5 500 (41.95%) Windows Server
6 459 (38.51%) VMware
7 447 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 298 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
9 277 (23.24%) ITIL
9 277 (23.24%) SCCM
10 270 (22.65%) Citrix
11 268 (22.48%) VMware Infrastructure
12 254 (21.31%) PowerShell
13 245 (20.55%) DNS
13 245 (20.55%) Windows Server 2008
14 243 (20.39%) Windows 10
15 229 (19.21%) Windows 7
16 225 (18.88%) Windows Server 2012
17 212 (17.79%) Exchange Server 2013
18 211 (17.70%) Migration
19 207 (17.37%) Skype for Business
20 200 (16.78%) SQL Server
21 197 (16.53%) DHCP
22 190 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 189 (15.86%) Microsoft Azure
24 171 (14.35%) SharePoint
25 170 (14.26%) Skype
26 163 (13.67%) Cisco
27 160 (13.42%) Security Cleared
28 159 (13.34%) 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
1 447 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 212 (17.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 207 (17.37%) Skype for Business
4 171 (14.35%) SharePoint
5 113 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 49 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 46 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 45 (3.78%) IIS
9 39 (3.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (1.17%) IBM Notes
11 12 (1.01%) Apache
11 12 (1.01%) Confluence
12 11 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.42%) IBM Domino
15 4 (0.34%) CMS
16 3 (0.25%) Live Communications Server
16 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
17 2 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 298 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.084%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.17%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.084%) Eikon
3 1 (0.084%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.084%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.084%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 570 (47.82%) Office 365
2 189 (15.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (4.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 52 (4.36%) Mimecast
6 49 (4.11%) OneDrive
7 24 (2.01%) IaaS
8 15 (1.26%) G Suite
9 12 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (1.01%) PaaS
10 11 (0.92%) Yammer
11 9 (0.76%) iTunes
11 9 (0.76%) SaaS
12 7 (0.59%) Akamai
12 7 (0.59%) Slack
13 6 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.42%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.34%) GoToWebinar
16 3 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 245 (20.55%) DNS
2 197 (16.53%) DHCP
3 170 (14.26%) Skype
4 155 (13.00%) Firewall
5 122 (10.23%) LAN
6 121 (10.15%) WAN
7 103 (8.64%) SAN
8 99 (8.31%) VPN
9 83 (6.96%) TCP/IP
10 53 (4.45%) VoIP
11 38 (3.19%) SMTP
12 37 (3.10%) Internet
13 23 (1.93%) WebEx
14 22 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
15 20 (1.68%) NAS
15 20 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
16 19 (1.59%) Unified Communications
17 17 (1.43%) PBX
18 16 (1.34%) FCoE
18 16 (1.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (16.78%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.17%) Power BI
6 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.50%) MS Access
8 5 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.42%) MySQL
8 5 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.25%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.17%) GIS
10 2 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.17%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.084%) DB2
11 1 (0.084%) Firebird
11 1 (0.084%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.084%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.084%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 21 (1.76%) JIRA
2 10 (0.84%) Git (software)
2 10 (0.84%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.42%) Zephyr
4 4 (0.34%) GitLab
5 3 (0.25%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.25%) MSI
6 2 (0.17%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.17%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.084%) Hudson
7 1 (0.084%) Visual Studio
General
1 148 (12.42%) Finance
2 30 (2.52%) Banking
3 26 (2.18%) Law
3 26 (2.18%) Legal
4 24 (2.01%) Retail
5 15 (1.26%) Back Office
6 14 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.09%) Publishing
8 10 (0.84%) Advertising
8 10 (0.84%) French Language
9 9 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.67%) Italian Language
10 8 (0.67%) Marketing
11 7 (0.59%) Local Government
11 7 (0.59%) Military
11 7 (0.59%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.42%) Automotive
12 5 (0.42%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 249 (20.89%) Analyst
2 156 (13.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 135 (11.33%) Support Engineer
4 109 (9.14%) Support Analyst
5 105 (8.81%) 2nd Line Support
6 85 (7.13%) Service Analyst
7 82 (6.88%) Service Desk Analyst
8 69 (5.79%) Administrator
9 68 (5.70%) Desktop Support
10 67 (5.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 61 (5.12%) 3rd Line Support
12 60 (5.03%) Consultant
13 58 (4.87%) Exchange Engineer
13 58 (4.87%) Office 365 Engineer
14 54 (4.53%) IT Support
15 53 (4.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 52 (4.36%) IT Engineer
17 50 (4.19%) Systems Engineer
18 47 (3.94%) Server Engineer
19 45 (3.78%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.85%) .NET
2 18 (1.51%) Web Services
3 12 (1.01%) LDAP
4 7 (0.59%) Software Packaging
5 6 (0.50%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.42%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 4 (0.34%) WSH
8 3 (0.25%) HTML
8 3 (0.25%) LAMP
9 2 (0.17%) ADSI
9 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.17%) COM
9 2 (0.17%) CSS
9 2 (0.17%) XMPP
10 1 (0.084%) CakePHP
10 1 (0.084%) JSON
10 1 (0.084%) Middleware
10 1 (0.084%) Spring
10 1 (0.084%) Velocity
10 1 (0.084%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.21%) Data Centre
2 70 (5.87%) Clustering
3 68 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (5.62%) Blackberry
5 42 (3.52%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.94%) iPhone
7 32 (2.68%) PKI
8 31 (2.60%) Smartphone
9 21 (1.76%) Computer Science
9 21 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (1.59%) User Experience
11 17 (1.43%) Fat Client
11 17 (1.43%) Thin Client
12 16 (1.34%) iPad
13 15 (1.26%) CLARiiON
13 15 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (1.09%) Mobile App
15 12 (1.01%) Client/Server
15 12 (1.01%) Replication
16 10 (0.84%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 899 (75.42%) Windows
2 500 (41.95%) Windows Server
3 245 (20.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 243 (20.39%) Windows 10
5 229 (19.21%) Windows 7
6 225 (18.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 128 (10.74%) Linux
8 111 (9.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 61 (5.12%) Android
10 46 (3.86%) Windows 8
11 41 (3.44%) Unix
12 37 (3.10%) Windows XP
13 33 (2.77%) Apple iOS
14 26 (2.18%) Mac OS
15 17 (1.43%) Solaris
16 13 (1.09%) Mac OS X
16 13 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 12 (1.01%) Data ONTAP
18 10 (0.84%) Windows Phone
19 9 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (23.24%) ITIL
2 211 (17.70%) Migration
3 190 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 116 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
5 96 (8.05%) Service Management
6 69 (5.79%) Change Management
7 66 (5.54%) ITIL V3
8 57 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 57 (4.78%) ITSM
9 45 (3.78%) Root Cause Analysis
10 43 (3.61%) Patch Management
11 42 (3.52%) Capacity Planning
12 40 (3.36%) Data Protection
13 36 (3.02%) Information Security
13 36 (3.02%) Server Management
14 34 (2.85%) Continuous Improvement
14 34 (2.85%) Service Delivery
15 33 (2.77%) Project Management
16 32 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
17 31 (2.60%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 254 (21.31%) PowerShell
2 145 (12.16%) SQL
3 27 (2.27%) VBScript
4 14 (1.17%) Python
4 14 (1.17%) Shell Script
5 13 (1.09%) C
6 11 (0.92%) C#
6 11 (0.92%) Perl
7 9 (0.76%) VB
8 6 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.42%) Ruby
10 3 (0.25%) Java
11 2 (0.17%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.084%) C++
12 1 (0.084%) PHP
12 1 (0.084%) VC++
Qualifications
1 160 (13.42%) Security Cleared
2 116 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 108 (9.06%) SC Cleared
4 71 (5.96%) MCSE
5 61 (5.12%) DV Cleared
6 48 (4.03%) Degree
7 36 (3.02%) MCSA
8 33 (2.77%) MCP
9 32 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 29 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
11 25 (2.10%) MCITP
12 21 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (1.59%) CCNA
14 17 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (1.26%) Novell Certification
16 12 (1.01%) CCA
17 10 (0.84%) DBS Check
18 9 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 7 (0.59%) MCTS
19 7 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.80%) SLA
2 15 (1.26%) GDPR
3 11 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.42%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.34%) QA
7 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.17%) COBIT
8 2 (0.17%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.17%) PMO
9 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.084%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.084%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.084%) JSP 440
System Software
1 848 (71.14%) Active Directory
2 268 (22.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (13.34%) Hyper-V
4 112 (9.40%) XenApp
5 109 (9.14%) VMware ESXi
6 104 (8.72%) vSphere
7 60 (5.03%) XenDesktop
8 27 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (2.10%) Terminal Services
10 23 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
11 22 (1.85%) VMware Server
12 18 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
12 18 (1.51%) VMware Workstation
13 15 (1.26%) XenServer
14 12 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 11 (0.92%) Xen
16 10 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
17 9 (0.76%) BitLocker
17 9 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
18 8 (0.67%) IAG
Systems Management
1 277 (23.24%) SCCM
2 101 (8.47%) SCOM
3 56 (4.70%) WSUS
4 54 (4.53%) Microsoft Clustering
5 45 (3.78%) Microsoft Intune
6 41 (3.44%) vCenter Server
7 38 (3.19%) Backup Exec
8 32 (2.68%) AirWatch
9 31 (2.60%) NetBackup
10 24 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 15 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (1.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 14 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
13 11 (0.92%) HP SIM
13 11 (0.92%) Puppet
14 10 (0.84%) Ansible
14 10 (0.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 9 (0.76%) FortiGate
15 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 9 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 818 (68.62%) Microsoft
2 459 (38.51%) VMware
3 270 (22.65%) Citrix
4 163 (13.67%) Cisco
5 128 (10.74%) HP
6 69 (5.79%) NetApp
7 67 (5.62%) Apple
8 62 (5.20%) McAfee
9 52 (4.36%) Ivanti
10 51 (4.28%) EMC
11 45 (3.78%) Veeam
12 44 (3.69%) Dell
12 44 (3.69%) Symantec
13 42 (3.52%) Oracle
14 38 (3.19%) Sophos
15 33 (2.77%) ServiceNow
15 33 (2.77%) SolarWinds
16 29 (2.43%) Avaya
17 28 (2.35%) Clearswift
18 25 (2.10%) CommVault