Period
to 17 October 2018

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 6 months to 17 October 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 290 189
Rank change year-on-year +25 -101 -33
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 458 414 623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.99% 0.92% 1.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.74% 5.35% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 255 380
London median daily rate £300 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% +11.55%
10th Percentile £144 £146 £184
90th Percentile £500 £530 £538
England median daily rate £315 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +0.80% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 56
London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +22.51% -14.08%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £22.25 £27.50 £21.75
England median hourly rate £16.58 £17.00 £16.15
% change year-on-year -2.47% +5.26% -2.12%

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 London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7,975 7,738 8,821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.27% 17.20% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,624 5,482 6,169
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £670 £638 £619
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 98 114
London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.22 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +15.53% -12.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.50 £47.83 £53.01
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +5.26%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 6 months to 17 October 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
Central London -9 98 £200 -33.33% 49
West London +25 53 £225 -10.20% 22
East London -8 12 £270 -22.86% 17
South London -25 9 £215 -21.82% 7
North London -7 2 £145 -71.00% 4
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 London region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 361 (78.82%) Windows
2 323 (70.52%) Active Directory
3 315 (68.78%) Microsoft
4 226 (49.34%) Office 365
5 190 (41.48%) VMware
6 183 (39.96%) Windows Server
7 170 (37.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 133 (29.04%) Microsoft Office
9 125 (27.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 123 (26.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 115 (25.11%) SCCM
11 115 (25.11%) DNS
12 114 (24.89%) Windows 7
13 110 (24.02%) Windows 10
14 108 (23.58%) Windows Server 2012
15 107 (23.36%) ITIL
16 103 (22.49%) Citrix
16 103 (22.49%) PowerShell
17 94 (20.52%) DHCP
18 88 (19.21%) Finance
19 78 (17.03%) Skype for Business
20 76 (16.59%) Migration
21 75 (16.38%) SQL Server
22 69 (15.07%) Cisco
23 68 (14.85%) SQL
24 66 (14.41%) Hyper-V
25 62 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2013
26 60 (13.10%) Skype
26 60 (13.10%) HP
27 57 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 170 (37.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 78 (17.03%) Skype for Business
3 62 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 44 (9.61%) SharePoint
5 35 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (2.40%) IIS
8 10 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.75%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.87%) Confluence
11 4 (0.87%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.66%) Apache
13 2 (0.44%) nginx
14 1 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 133 (29.04%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.44%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.22%) Concordance
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Eikon
2 1 (0.22%) Maximo
2 1 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.22%) Relativity
2 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 226 (49.34%) Office 365
2 55 (12.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (7.86%) Mimecast
4 24 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (3.49%) OneDrive
6 14 (3.06%) Yammer
7 10 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.97%) IaaS
9 8 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.87%) PaaS
11 3 (0.66%) SaaS
12 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.44%) Cloudflare
12 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.22%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 1 (0.22%) iTunes
13 1 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 115 (25.11%) DNS
2 94 (20.52%) DHCP
3 60 (13.10%) Skype
4 53 (11.57%) Firewall
5 42 (9.17%) WAN
6 41 (8.95%) VPN
7 40 (8.73%) LAN
8 39 (8.52%) SAN
8 39 (8.52%) VoIP
9 38 (8.30%) TCP/IP
10 22 (4.80%) Cisco IOS
10 22 (4.80%) FCoE
11 20 (4.37%) SMTP
12 13 (2.84%) Structured Cabling
13 12 (2.62%) PBX
14 11 (2.40%) NAS
15 9 (1.97%) Unified Communications
16 8 (1.75%) WebEx
17 7 (1.53%) MPLS
17 7 (1.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.87%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.66%) MySQL
6 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.66%) Power BI
7 2 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.22%) Big Data
8 1 (0.22%) DB2
8 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.97%) JIRA
2 5 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.66%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.66%) MSI
3 3 (0.66%) Zephyr
4 2 (0.44%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.22%) Subversion
5 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 88 (19.21%) Finance
2 28 (6.11%) Banking
3 19 (4.15%) Law
4 17 (3.71%) Legal
5 15 (3.28%) Retail
6 13 (2.84%) Back Office
7 9 (1.97%) French Language
8 8 (1.75%) Italian Language
9 7 (1.53%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.53%) Spanish Language
10 6 (1.31%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.09%) Marketing
11 5 (1.09%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.44%) Advertising
13 2 (0.44%) Front Office
13 2 (0.44%) Games
13 2 (0.44%) Publishing
14 1 (0.22%) Electronics
14 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 101 (22.05%) Analyst
2 72 (15.72%) Support Engineer
3 57 (12.45%) Support Analyst
4 54 (11.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 50 (10.92%) Desktop Support
6 44 (9.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 38 (8.30%) Service Analyst
8 35 (7.64%) Service Desk Analyst
9 34 (7.42%) Exchange Engineer
10 30 (6.55%) Desktop Engineer
11 29 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support
12 28 (6.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 28 (6.11%) Office 365 Engineer
13 27 (5.90%) Messaging Engineer
13 27 (5.90%) Server Engineer
14 26 (5.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 25 (5.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 24 (5.24%) 1st Line Support
17 22 (4.80%) IT Engineer
17 22 (4.80%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.53%) Web Services
2 4 (0.87%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.66%) LAMP
3 3 (0.66%) LDAP
3 3 (0.66%) XMPP
4 2 (0.44%) .NET
4 2 (0.44%) Middleware
5 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.22%) CakePHP
5 1 (0.22%) jQuery
5 1 (0.22%) Node.js
5 1 (0.22%) OAuth
5 1 (0.22%) REST
5 1 (0.22%) SAML
5 1 (0.22%) Sass
5 1 (0.22%) SOAP
5 1 (0.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.22%) Velocity
5 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.17%) Blackberry
2 41 (8.95%) Clustering
3 34 (7.42%) Data Centre
4 23 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (5.02%) iPhone
5 21 (4.59%) CLARiiON
6 13 (2.84%) iPad
7 12 (2.62%) Handset
7 12 (2.62%) User Experience
8 11 (2.40%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.18%) Smartphone
10 9 (1.97%) Replication
10 9 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.31%) Computer Science
13 5 (1.09%) PMI
14 4 (0.87%) AS400
14 4 (0.87%) BYOD
14 4 (0.87%) iSeries
15 3 (0.66%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 361 (78.82%) Windows
2 183 (39.96%) Windows Server
3 125 (27.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 114 (24.89%) Windows 7
5 110 (24.02%) Windows 10
6 108 (23.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (12.01%) Linux
8 41 (8.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (8.30%) Android
10 20 (4.37%) Apple iOS
11 19 (4.15%) Mac OS
12 17 (3.71%) Windows 8
13 15 (3.28%) Windows XP
14 13 (2.84%) Mac OS X
15 11 (2.40%) Unix
16 9 (1.97%) Solaris
17 6 (1.31%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 2 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
19 2 (0.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (23.36%) ITIL
2 76 (16.59%) Migration
3 55 (12.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 44 (9.61%) Service Management
5 41 (8.95%) Patch Management
6 34 (7.42%) Server Management
7 31 (6.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 31 (6.77%) Virtual Environments
8 30 (6.55%) Network Load Balancing
9 21 (4.59%) Investment Management
10 20 (4.37%) Asset Management
11 19 (4.15%) Server Patching
12 18 (3.93%) ITIL V3
13 17 (3.71%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (3.49%) Information Security
14 16 (3.49%) Proactive Monitoring
15 15 (3.28%) Change Management
15 15 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 103 (22.49%) PowerShell
2 68 (14.85%) SQL
3 10 (2.18%) VBScript
4 9 (1.97%) C
5 5 (1.09%) Python
6 3 (0.66%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.66%) Java
6 3 (0.66%) Ruby
7 2 (0.44%) C#
7 2 (0.44%) C++
7 2 (0.44%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.44%) Perl
8 1 (0.22%) Go
8 1 (0.22%) PHP
8 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (6.33%) MCSE
3 21 (4.59%) Degree
3 21 (4.59%) Novell Certification
4 20 (4.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 19 (4.15%) MCSA
6 16 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (3.49%) Security Cleared
7 13 (2.84%) MCP
8 10 (2.18%) CCNA
8 10 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.18%) MCITP
9 8 (1.75%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.31%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.09%) CHECK Team Member
11 5 (1.09%) Master's Degree
11 5 (1.09%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.87%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.66%) CCA
13 3 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.48%) SLA
2 5 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.66%) GDPR
4 3 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 323 (70.52%) Active Directory
2 123 (26.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (14.41%) Hyper-V
4 52 (11.35%) vSphere
5 43 (9.39%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (5.46%) XenApp
7 22 (4.80%) XenDesktop
8 14 (3.06%) VMware Workstation
9 13 (2.84%) VMware Server
10 12 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (2.40%) XenServer
12 10 (2.18%) Terminal Services
13 8 (1.75%) IAG
13 8 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (1.75%) UAG
14 5 (1.09%) Xen
15 4 (0.87%) NFS
15 4 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.66%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 115 (25.11%) SCCM
2 49 (10.70%) SCOM
3 30 (6.55%) Microsoft Clustering
4 27 (5.90%) Backup Exec
5 25 (5.46%) NetBackup
6 23 (5.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 19 (4.15%) AirWatch
8 18 (3.93%) WSUS
9 10 (2.18%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (1.75%) PingFederate
10 8 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (1.31%) Netcool
12 6 (1.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (1.31%) Puppet
12 6 (1.31%) vCenter Server
12 6 (1.31%) ZABBIX
13 5 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
14 4 (0.87%) SCSM
Vendors
1 315 (68.78%) Microsoft
2 190 (41.48%) VMware
3 103 (22.49%) Citrix
4 69 (15.07%) Cisco
5 60 (13.10%) HP
6 43 (9.39%) Ivanti
7 38 (8.30%) Apple
8 36 (7.86%) EMC
9 33 (7.21%) Veeam
10 29 (6.33%) McAfee
11 26 (5.68%) Sophos
12 23 (5.02%) Symantec
13 22 (4.80%) ServiceNow
13 22 (4.80%) SolarWinds
14 19 (4.15%) Trend Micro
15 17 (3.71%) CommVault
16 16 (3.49%) NetApp
16 16 (3.49%) Veritas
17 15 (3.28%) Mitel
18 14 (3.06%) Bloomberg