The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 3 months to 27 April 2017 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 261 194 129
Rank change year-on-year -67 -65  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 152 298 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.75% 1.29% 1.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.12% 7.46% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 189 260
Median daily rate £320 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £169 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £288
% change year-on-year -0.16% +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 52
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.63% -15.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £19.20 £28.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.14 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.60% -6.25%  

MS Exchange is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 3685 3995 4023
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.19% 17.34% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2566 2822 2653
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 47 111
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £123.75 £26.33 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -15.00%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in London

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Exchange in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in London

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in London over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in London

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in London

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in London over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Exchange in London

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 33 £271 -36.17% 16
Uxbridge - 3 - -
Stockley Park - 3 - -
Feltham - 2 £425 -
Chiswick - 2 £185 - 1
Canary Wharf +2 1 £350 -
West End of London 0 1 £163 -35.00% 4
Brentford - 1 £365 -
Docklands, London - 1 £313 -
Ealing - 1 £375 -
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 272 (75.56%) Windows
1 272 (75.56%) Active Directory
2 238 (66.11%) Microsoft
3 161 (44.72%) Windows Server
4 156 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 138 (38.33%) VMware
6 126 (35.00%) Office 365
7 116 (32.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 113 (31.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 98 (27.22%) Microsoft Office
10 95 (26.39%) Citrix
11 90 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
12 79 (21.94%) PowerShell
12 79 (21.94%) ITIL
13 77 (21.39%) Cisco
14 75 (20.83%) DNS
15 74 (20.56%) Firewall
15 74 (20.56%) Windows 7
16 68 (18.89%) SQL Server
17 67 (18.61%) Migration
17 67 (18.61%) Skype for Business
17 67 (18.61%) VMware Infrastructure
18 65 (18.06%) Finance
18 65 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
18 65 (18.06%) SCCM
19 63 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2007
20 60 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
21 54 (15.00%) SAN
22 49 (13.61%) MCSE
23 48 (13.33%) Skype

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 156 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 90 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 67 (18.61%) Skype for Business
4 63 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 44 (12.22%) SharePoint
6 21 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 19 (5.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 19 (5.28%) IIS
8 14 (3.89%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.56%) CMS
13 1 (0.28%) Confluence
13 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 98 (27.22%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Relativity
2 2 (0.56%) Ringtail
2 2 (0.56%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.56%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 1 (0.28%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 126 (35.00%) Office 365
2 60 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (10.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (4.72%) IaaS
5 14 (3.89%) Mimecast
6 13 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (2.78%) OneDrive
8 8 (2.22%) SaaS
9 5 (1.39%) Yammer
10 3 (0.83%) PaaS
11 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.56%) AWS OpsWorks
11 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.56%) G Suite
12 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.28%) GitHub
12 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (20.83%) DNS
2 74 (20.56%) Firewall
3 54 (15.00%) SAN
4 48 (13.33%) Skype
5 46 (12.78%) DHCP
6 44 (12.22%) WAN
7 33 (9.17%) LAN
8 30 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 29 (8.06%) VPN
10 23 (6.39%) Remote Desktop
11 22 (6.11%) VoIP
12 18 (5.00%) Unified Communications
12 18 (5.00%) VLAN
13 17 (4.72%) NAS
14 14 (3.89%) Internet
15 10 (2.78%) MPLS
16 7 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (1.94%) iSCSI
16 7 (1.94%) Network Security
17 6 (1.67%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.83%) Power BI
7 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.56%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.28%) Big Data
9 1 (0.28%) DB2
9 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.28%) MySQL
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.83%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.83%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.56%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.28%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) MSI
4 1 (0.28%) Subversion
4 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 65 (18.06%) Finance
2 29 (8.06%) Banking
3 21 (5.83%) Legal
4 15 (4.17%) Retail
5 14 (3.89%) Law
6 10 (2.78%) Back Office
7 6 (1.67%) Games
7 6 (1.67%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.39%) Marketing
8 5 (1.39%) Publishing
9 4 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.83%) Billing
10 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.83%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (18.89%) Analyst
2 66 (18.33%) Support Engineer
3 56 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 39 (10.83%) 2nd Line Support
5 35 (9.72%) Architect
6 32 (8.89%) Windows Engineer
7 30 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 29 (8.06%) Consultant
9 28 (7.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 28 (7.78%) Service Analyst
9 28 (7.78%) Service Desk Analyst
10 27 (7.50%) Administrator
11 26 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 26 (7.22%) Desktop Support
12 24 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
13 22 (6.11%) Support Analyst
14 20 (5.56%) Exchange Engineer
14 20 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
15 19 (5.28%) Desktop Engineer
15 19 (5.28%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.67%) MSMQ
1 6 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (1.39%) SAML
3 4 (1.11%) WAP
4 3 (0.83%) SailPoint
4 3 (0.83%) XMPP
5 2 (0.56%) Middleware
5 2 (0.56%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.56%) XML
6 1 (0.28%) .NET
6 1 (0.28%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.28%) CSS
6 1 (0.28%) HTML
6 1 (0.28%) jQuery
6 1 (0.28%) REST
6 1 (0.28%) Web Services
6 1 (0.28%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.22%) Blackberry
2 24 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 18 (5.00%) Clustering
5 16 (4.44%) Replication
6 11 (3.06%) PKI
7 7 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.39%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.39%) iPhone
9 4 (1.11%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.83%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.83%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.56%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.56%) User Experience
11 2 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 272 (75.56%) Windows
2 161 (44.72%) Windows Server
3 116 (32.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 113 (31.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 74 (20.56%) Windows 7
6 47 (13.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (11.39%) Windows 10
8 24 (6.67%) Windows 8
9 16 (4.44%) Windows XP
10 13 (3.61%) Mac OS
11 12 (3.33%) Linux
12 11 (3.06%) Android
13 10 (2.78%) Unix
14 9 (2.50%) Mac OS X
15 7 (1.94%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
17 1 (0.28%) CentOS
17 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (21.94%) ITIL
2 67 (18.61%) Migration
3 29 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (6.39%) Change Management
5 17 (4.72%) Service Management
6 15 (4.17%) Identity Management
7 14 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (3.61%) Project Management
8 13 (3.61%) Server Virtualisation
9 12 (3.33%) Problem Management
9 12 (3.33%) Server Building
10 11 (3.06%) Identity Access Management
10 11 (3.06%) Load Balancing
11 10 (2.78%) CRM
11 10 (2.78%) Presales
11 10 (2.78%) PRINCE2
12 9 (2.50%) Configuration Management
12 9 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
13 8 (2.22%) Document Management
13 8 (2.22%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 79 (21.94%) PowerShell
2 41 (11.39%) SQL
3 6 (1.67%) C
3 6 (1.67%) C#
4 5 (1.39%) VB
5 4 (1.11%) Python
5 4 (1.11%) VBScript
6 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.56%) Perl
6 2 (0.56%) VBA
7 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (13.61%) MCSE
3 35 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (8.89%) CCNA
5 26 (7.22%) Security Cleared
6 23 (6.39%) SC Cleared
7 17 (4.72%) Degree
7 17 (4.72%) MCITP
8 16 (4.44%) MCSA
9 13 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (3.06%) CCNP
10 11 (3.06%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (2.22%) MCP
12 6 (1.67%) CCIE
13 4 (1.11%) MCSD
13 4 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.83%) CCA
14 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.83%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.83%) SLA
2 5 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.11%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.56%) BS25999
5 2 (0.56%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
5 2 (0.56%) QA
6 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 272 (75.56%) Active Directory
2 67 (18.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (11.67%) Hyper-V
4 36 (10.00%) XenApp
5 23 (6.39%) vSphere
6 13 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.78%) Terminal Services
8 10 (2.78%) XenDesktop
9 9 (2.50%) VMware ESX
10 6 (1.67%) ISA Server
11 5 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.56%) NFS
13 2 (0.56%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.56%) UAG
13 2 (0.56%) vCloud
13 2 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 65 (18.06%) SCCM
2 22 (6.11%) SCOM
3 18 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 14 (3.89%) Backup Exec
5 13 (3.61%) NetBackup
6 8 (2.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 8 (2.22%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.94%) WMI
8 6 (1.67%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (1.67%) MIMEsweeper
8 6 (1.67%) vMotion
8 6 (1.67%) WSUS
9 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.11%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.83%) CA Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.83%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 238 (66.11%) Microsoft
2 138 (38.33%) VMware
3 95 (26.39%) Citrix
4 77 (21.39%) Cisco
5 40 (11.11%) HP
6 26 (7.22%) NetApp
7 25 (6.94%) Symantec
8 13 (3.61%) CheckPoint
9 12 (3.33%) Intel
10 10 (2.78%) Dell
10 10 (2.78%) EMC
10 10 (2.78%) Sophos
11 8 (2.22%) Google
11 8 (2.22%) Intel Security
11 8 (2.22%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.94%) Apple
12 7 (1.94%) Palo Alto
12 7 (1.94%) SAP
12 7 (1.94%) Veeam
13 6 (1.67%) Clearswift
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