Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 278 314 264
Rank change year-on-year +36 -50 +17
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 142 306 453
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.76% 0.76% 1.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.00% 4.81% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 235 314
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -11.11%
10th Percentile £147 £130 £132
90th Percentile £491 £538 £475
England median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 22
Median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £15.50 £18.90 £13.08
90th Percentile £32.90 £31.00 £20.75
England median hourly rate £16.25 £16.36 £17.51
% change year-on-year -0.64% -6.60% +6.12%

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 2,842 6,362 7,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.29% 15.88% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,866 4,402 5,564
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £475 £458
% change year-on-year - +3.83% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 45 81
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +58.54% -9.56%
10th Percentile £17.25 £16.60 £13.25
90th Percentile £52.33 £51.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £24.10 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.88% -6.50% +2.56%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in London

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange in London.

Daily rate trend for MS Exchange in London

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MS Exchange in London over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in London

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange in London.

Hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in London

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing MS Exchange in London over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +22 22 £280 -25.33% 10
South London +47 7 £178 +16.39%
East London +51 5 £475 +18.75% 1
North London +18 2 £180 -52.00%
West London +51 1 £193 -42.54% 2
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 103 (72.54%) Active Directory
2 96 (67.61%) Windows
3 94 (66.20%) Microsoft
4 71 (50.00%) Office 365
5 67 (47.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 48 (33.80%) Windows Server
7 45 (31.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (30.99%) VMware
9 42 (29.58%) Windows 10
10 39 (27.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (26.06%) DNS
12 36 (25.35%) ITIL
13 33 (23.24%) Microsoft Office
13 33 (23.24%) DHCP
13 33 (23.24%) Citrix
14 32 (22.54%) Azure
15 31 (21.83%) SAN
16 29 (20.42%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (19.72%) PowerShell
17 28 (19.72%) Migration
18 27 (19.01%) SQL Server
19 25 (17.61%) Cisco
19 25 (17.61%) Exchange Server 2013
20 23 (16.20%) Windows Server 2016
21 22 (15.49%) Skype for Business
21 22 (15.49%) Windows 7
21 22 (15.49%) Hyper-V
22 21 (14.79%) SCCM
22 21 (14.79%) VPN
23 20 (14.08%) Finance

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 67 (47.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 25 (17.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (15.49%) Skype for Business
4 13 (9.15%) SharePoint
5 11 (7.75%) IIS
6 8 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.41%) Apache
9 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.70%) CMS
10 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 33 (23.24%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 71 (50.00%) Office 365
2 32 (22.54%) Azure
3 15 (10.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (9.86%) OneDrive
5 11 (7.75%) Mimecast
6 4 (2.82%) G Suite
7 3 (2.11%) AWS
7 3 (2.11%) IaaS
7 3 (2.11%) PaaS
8 2 (1.41%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.41%) Yammer
9 1 (0.70%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (26.06%) DNS
2 33 (23.24%) DHCP
3 31 (21.83%) SAN
4 21 (14.79%) VPN
5 18 (12.68%) Firewall
6 16 (11.27%) Skype
7 15 (10.56%) LAN
8 14 (9.86%) NetScaler
9 11 (7.75%) VoIP
10 10 (7.04%) Internet
11 9 (6.34%) WAN
12 8 (5.63%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (5.63%) TCP/IP
13 7 (4.93%) FTP
13 7 (4.93%) VLAN
14 5 (3.52%) IPv4
14 5 (3.52%) MPLS
14 5 (3.52%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (3.52%) SMTP
15 4 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.01%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.41%) MySQL
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (14.08%) Finance
2 12 (8.45%) Banking
3 7 (4.93%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.52%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.82%) Law
5 4 (2.82%) Legal
6 3 (2.11%) Automotive
7 2 (1.41%) Military
8 1 (0.70%) Electronics
8 1 (0.70%) Front Office
8 1 (0.70%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.70%) Retail
8 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 21 (14.79%) Support Engineer
2 20 (14.08%) Analyst
3 14 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (9.86%) Office 365 Engineer
4 13 (9.15%) Exchange Engineer
5 11 (7.75%) IT Engineer
6 10 (7.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 10 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (7.04%) IT Support
6 10 (7.04%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) Citrix Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 9 (6.34%) Technical Support
8 8 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (5.63%) Consultant
8 8 (5.63%) Server Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Senior Exchange Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.11%) LDAP
2 2 (1.41%) .NET
2 2 (1.41%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.70%) HTML
3 1 (0.70%) OAuth
3 1 (0.70%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.70%) OpenID
3 1 (0.70%) REST
3 1 (0.70%) SAML
3 1 (0.70%) Web Services
3 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.63%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.63%) HP StoreVirtual
2 8 (5.63%) NHS
3 7 (4.93%) Smartphone
4 6 (4.23%) iPhone
5 5 (3.52%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.82%) Clustering
6 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.41%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.41%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.41%) iPad
7 2 (1.41%) Replication
7 2 (1.41%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 96 (67.61%) Windows
2 48 (33.80%) Windows Server
3 45 (31.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (29.58%) Windows 10
5 39 (27.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (16.20%) Windows Server 2016
7 22 (15.49%) Windows 7
8 11 (7.75%) Android
9 9 (6.34%) Linux
10 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.41%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.41%) VMS
13 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.35%) ITIL
2 28 (19.72%) Migration
3 19 (13.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (9.15%) Incident Management
4 13 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (7.04%) High Availability
5 10 (7.04%) Mentoring
5 10 (7.04%) Patch Management
5 10 (7.04%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (6.34%) Data Protection
7 8 (5.63%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 7 (4.93%) Availability Management
8 7 (4.93%) Capacity Management
8 7 (4.93%) Server Building
9 6 (4.23%) ITIL V3
9 6 (4.23%) Service Management
10 5 (3.52%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.52%) Change Management
11 4 (2.82%) Asset Management
11 4 (2.82%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.72%) PowerShell
2 14 (9.86%) SQL
3 4 (2.82%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.15%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (7.75%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.93%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.23%) MCSA
6 5 (3.52%) MCSE
7 3 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.11%) MCP
7 3 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.41%) CCA
8 2 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.41%) MCITP
9 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.70%) CCNA
9 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.70%) MOS
9 1 (0.70%) NCDA
9 1 (0.70%) RHCE
9 1 (0.70%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) SLA
2 6 (4.23%) Government Security Classifications
2 6 (4.23%) NCSC
3 5 (3.52%) GDPR
4 2 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 103 (72.54%) Active Directory
2 29 (20.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (15.49%) Hyper-V
4 20 (14.08%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (11.97%) XenApp
6 9 (6.34%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (5.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 7 (4.93%) XenDesktop
9 5 (3.52%) vSphere
10 3 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.41%) Docker
12 1 (0.70%) Postfix
12 1 (0.70%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (14.79%) SCCM
2 20 (14.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (8.45%) AirWatch
4 9 (6.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 8 (5.63%) vMotion
6 7 (4.93%) WSUS
7 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.11%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.41%) Ansible
9 2 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.41%) SCOM
10 1 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.70%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 94 (66.20%) Microsoft
2 44 (30.99%) VMware
3 33 (23.24%) Citrix
4 25 (17.61%) Cisco
5 20 (14.08%) HP
6 11 (7.75%) Symantec
7 10 (7.04%) Dell
8 7 (4.93%) ServiceNow
9 6 (4.23%) Ivanti
10 5 (3.52%) Lumension
10 5 (3.52%) Oracle
10 5 (3.52%) Sophos
11 4 (2.82%) Bloomberg
11 4 (2.82%) Google
11 4 (2.82%) Meraki
11 4 (2.82%) MobileIron
11 4 (2.82%) OpenText
12 3 (2.11%) NetApp
12 3 (2.11%) Remedy
12 3 (2.11%) Reuters