Period
to 19 June 2021

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 19 June 2021 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
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 370 273 315
Rank change year-on-year -97 +42 -37
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 103 132 317
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.74% 0.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.89% 4.76% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 102 243
10th Percentile £203 £154 £132
25th Percentile £325 £251 £161
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £350 £350
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - +16.67%
75th Percentile £485 £450 £450
90th Percentile £505 £534 £538
England median daily rate £373 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +6.43% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - -9.52% +10.53%
England median hourly rate £16.23 £16.25 £16.74
% change year-on-year -0.12% -2.90% -4.37%

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 3,569 2,774 6,388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.70% 15.54% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,529 1,926 4,489
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £619 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 40
10th Percentile £18.14 £15.00 £12.96
25th Percentile £21.25 £22.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.05 £23.25
Median % change year-on-year +24.79% +29.25% +16.25%
75th Percentile £57.50 £41.50 £37.81
90th Percentile £68.95 £60.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.50% +14.29% -7.89%

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 19 June 2021.

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
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 19 June 2021. 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 -8 22 £413 +10.00% 9
East London +9 2 £263 -20.75% 4
West London +7 2 £155 -19.48% 7
South London +28 1 - - 1
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2021, 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 84 (81.55%) Microsoft
1 84 (81.55%) Active Directory
2 80 (77.67%) Windows
3 74 (71.84%) Microsoft 365
4 55 (53.40%) Azure
5 46 (44.66%) Windows Server
6 34 (33.01%) DNS
7 33 (32.04%) Finance
8 32 (31.07%) VMware
8 32 (31.07%) Windows 10
9 30 (29.13%) PowerShell
10 29 (28.16%) Citrix
10 29 (28.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 27 (26.21%) Firewall
12 26 (25.24%) Cisco
13 24 (23.30%) Migration
13 24 (23.30%) Exchange Server 2010
13 24 (23.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (18.45%) SharePoint
15 19 (18.45%) SQL Server
16 18 (17.48%) DHCP
16 18 (17.48%) Azure Active Directory
17 16 (15.53%) Mimecast
17 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Intune
17 16 (15.53%) Social Skills
18 15 (14.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
18 15 (14.56%) Windows 7
19 14 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (13.59%) Microsoft Office

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 24 (23.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 19 (18.45%) SharePoint
3 14 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (13.59%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.85%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.88%) IIS
6 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.94%) Apache
7 2 (1.94%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (13.59%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.91%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 74 (71.84%) Microsoft 365
2 55 (53.40%) Azure
3 18 (17.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (15.53%) Mimecast
5 14 (13.59%) OneDrive
6 7 (6.80%) Power Platform
7 5 (4.85%) IaaS
8 4 (3.88%) AWS
8 4 (3.88%) Yammer
9 3 (2.91%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (2.91%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 2 (1.94%) GCP
10 2 (1.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (33.01%) DNS
2 27 (26.21%) Firewall
3 18 (17.48%) DHCP
4 12 (11.65%) TCP/IP
5 10 (9.71%) SAN
5 10 (9.71%) Skype
6 8 (7.77%) MPLS
7 7 (6.80%) SMTP
8 5 (4.85%) Internet
8 5 (4.85%) LAN
8 5 (4.85%) NAS
8 5 (4.85%) NetScaler
8 5 (4.85%) WAN
9 4 (3.88%) VPN
10 3 (2.91%) DKIM
10 3 (2.91%) DMARC
10 3 (2.91%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.91%) WebEx
11 2 (1.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.94%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.80%) Power BI
3 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 33 (32.04%) Finance
2 16 (15.53%) Social Skills
3 8 (7.77%) Public Sector
4 7 (6.80%) Banking
4 7 (6.80%) Legal
5 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.91%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (2.91%) Influencing Skills
6 3 (2.91%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.94%) International Banking
7 2 (1.94%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.94%) Law
7 2 (1.94%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.97%) Local Government
8 1 (0.97%) Retail
8 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (17.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (12.62%) Messaging Engineer
3 12 (11.65%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
4 8 (7.77%) Analyst
4 8 (7.77%) Architect
4 8 (7.77%) Exchange Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) Desktop Support
5 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 7 (6.80%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.80%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Consultant
6 6 (5.83%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Administrator
7 5 (4.85%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.88%) REST
2 2 (1.94%) .NET
2 2 (1.94%) Web Services
3 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.97%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.97%) HTML
3 1 (0.97%) JSON
3 1 (0.97%) Middleware
3 1 (0.97%) SAML
3 1 (0.97%) SOAP
3 1 (0.97%) WSH
3 1 (0.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Clustering
2 7 (6.80%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.80%) BYOD
2 7 (6.80%) iPad
2 7 (6.80%) iPhone
3 5 (4.85%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.88%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.91%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.91%) Replication
6 2 (1.94%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.94%) PKI
6 2 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.97%) AS400
7 1 (0.97%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.97%) iSeries
7 1 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.97%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 80 (77.67%) Windows
2 46 (44.66%) Windows Server
3 32 (31.07%) Windows 10
4 24 (23.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (14.56%) Windows 7
6 14 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (6.80%) Linux
10 5 (4.85%) Windows XP
11 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (2.91%) Android
12 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.91%) Unix
13 2 (1.94%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.97%) CentOS
14 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 24 (23.30%) Migration
3 14 (13.59%) ITIL
3 14 (13.59%) Project Delivery
4 12 (11.65%) Mobile Device Management
5 9 (8.74%) Identity Management
5 9 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (7.77%) Patch Management
6 8 (7.77%) Time Management
7 7 (6.80%) Email Migration
7 7 (6.80%) Kanban
7 7 (6.80%) Scrum
7 7 (6.80%) Waterfall
8 6 (5.83%) Load Balancing
9 5 (4.85%) Analytics
9 5 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.85%) DevOps
9 5 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.85%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.13%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.77%) SQL
3 4 (3.88%) C#
4 2 (1.94%) Java
4 2 (1.94%) Python
4 2 (1.94%) VBScript
5 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.97%) Perl
5 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.97%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (10.68%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.71%) MCSE
2 10 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.85%) MCSA
4 4 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.88%) Degree
4 4 (3.88%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.88%) MCITP
5 3 (2.91%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (2.91%) MCP
5 3 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.94%) CCNA
6 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) SLA
2 4 (3.88%) QA
3 1 (0.97%) GDPR
3 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 84 (81.55%) Active Directory
2 20 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.71%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.74%) vSphere
5 7 (6.80%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.88%) XenApp
6 4 (3.88%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.94%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (1.94%) NFS
8 2 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.97%) Firmware
9 1 (0.97%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.97%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 15 (14.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 13 (12.62%) SCCM
4 6 (5.83%) SCOM
5 5 (4.85%) Backup Exec
5 5 (4.85%) NetBackup
5 5 (4.85%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.94%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.94%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.97%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.97%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.97%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.97%) PaperCut
8 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (81.55%) Microsoft
2 32 (31.07%) VMware
3 29 (28.16%) Citrix
4 26 (25.24%) Cisco
5 11 (10.68%) EMC
6 7 (6.80%) Dell
7 6 (5.83%) MobileIron
7 6 (5.83%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.85%) Lotus
8 5 (4.85%) Veritas
9 4 (3.88%) Clearswift
9 4 (3.88%) CommVault
9 4 (3.88%) F5
9 4 (3.88%) Ivanti
9 4 (3.88%) NetApp
9 4 (3.88%) ServiceNow
9 4 (3.88%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.91%) Altiris
10 3 (2.91%) Apple
10 3 (2.91%) Polycom