Period
to 7 March 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 7 March 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 350 288 286
Rank change year-on-year -62 -2 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 68 213 385
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.78% 0.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.34% 5.24% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 175 299
Median daily rate £413 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +12.00% -0.79%
10th Percentile £180 £144 £130
90th Percentile £519 £488 £528
England median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Median hourly rate £23.25 £15.41 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.85% -33.37% +36.06%
10th Percentile £18.98 £11.50 £19.68
90th Percentile £24.00 £23.15 £30.15
England median hourly rate £24.00 £15.23 £16.75
% change year-on-year +57.64% -9.10% +11.67%

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 2,905 4,067 7,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.61% 14.93% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,056 2,872 5,064
Median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 45
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.34 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.72% +7.83% +17.50%
10th Percentile £19.80 £15.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £70.21 £50.75 £46.85
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.38 £18.50
% change year-on-year +28.98% +4.77% -0.87%

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 7 March 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 7 March 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 +43 13 £446 +37.23% 8
South London +42 3 £155 -38.00%
West London +32 3 £259 +7.81% 5
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 7 March 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 58 (85.29%) Windows
2 56 (82.35%) Active Directory
3 52 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 45 (66.18%) Microsoft 365
5 35 (51.47%) Windows Server
6 32 (47.06%) Azure
7 29 (42.65%) VMware
8 25 (36.76%) DNS
8 25 (36.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 24 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (32.35%) Windows 10
11 21 (30.88%) PowerShell
11 21 (30.88%) Firewall
12 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (25.00%) Patch Management
14 16 (23.53%) Finance
14 16 (23.53%) Citrix
14 16 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
15 14 (20.59%) Hyper-V
15 14 (20.59%) Migration
16 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (19.12%) SCCM
16 13 (19.12%) Skype
16 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2016
17 12 (17.65%) Skype for Business
17 12 (17.65%) HP
17 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
18 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
18 11 (16.18%) ITIL
18 11 (16.18%) MPLS

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 16 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (17.65%) Skype for Business
3 11 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (10.29%) SharePoint
5 6 (8.82%) IIS
6 3 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 45 (66.18%) Microsoft 365
2 32 (47.06%) Azure
3 10 (14.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (11.76%) Mimecast
5 5 (7.35%) IaaS
5 5 (7.35%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.94%) AWS
6 2 (2.94%) GCP
6 2 (2.94%) PaaS
7 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.47%) Power Automate
7 1 (1.47%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) DNS
2 21 (30.88%) Firewall
3 13 (19.12%) Skype
4 11 (16.18%) MPLS
5 10 (14.71%) DHCP
6 9 (13.24%) SAN
7 4 (5.88%) Internet
7 4 (5.88%) Intranet
7 4 (5.88%) IPv4
7 4 (5.88%) NetScaler
7 4 (5.88%) SMTP
8 3 (4.41%) DKIM
8 3 (4.41%) DMARC
8 3 (4.41%) VoIP
8 3 (4.41%) VPN
9 2 (2.94%) LAN
9 2 (2.94%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.94%) WAN
10 1 (1.47%) IMAP
10 1 (1.47%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.47%) Power BI
2 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
General
1 16 (23.53%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.88%) Banking
3 4 (5.88%) Law
3 4 (5.88%) Public Sector
4 3 (4.41%) Electronics
4 3 (4.41%) Legal
4 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.41%) Marketing
4 3 (4.41%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.94%) International Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (13.24%) Azure Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Exchange Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Consultant
4 7 (10.29%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Architect
5 6 (8.82%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Technical Support
6 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.35%) Citrix Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Office 365 Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) .NET
1 2 (2.94%) Web Services
2 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.47%) HTML
2 1 (1.47%) JSON
2 1 (1.47%) Middleware
2 1 (1.47%) REST
2 1 (1.47%) SOAP
2 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.35%) HP StoreVirtual
4 3 (4.41%) EMC VNX
4 3 (4.41%) iPhone
4 3 (4.41%) NHS
4 3 (4.41%) PKI
5 2 (2.94%) Clustering
5 2 (2.94%) Replication
5 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.47%) BYOD
6 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.47%) Handset
6 1 (1.47%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.47%) iPad
6 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (85.29%) Windows
2 35 (51.47%) Windows Server
3 22 (32.35%) Windows 10
4 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (7.35%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (4.41%) Linux
7 3 (4.41%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.94%) Android
8 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.47%) Solaris
9 1 (1.47%) Unix
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 14 (20.59%) Migration
4 11 (16.18%) ITIL
4 11 (16.18%) Mobile Device Management
5 10 (14.71%) Email Migration
5 10 (14.71%) Time Management
6 9 (13.24%) High Availability
6 9 (13.24%) Project Delivery
7 7 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (8.82%) Data Protection
9 5 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (7.35%) Incident Management
9 5 (7.35%) Problem Management
10 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.88%) Identity Management
10 4 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.88%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 3 (4.41%) Customer Requirements
11 3 (4.41%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.88%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.29%) SQL
3 2 (2.94%) Python
4 1 (1.47%) C
4 1 (1.47%) C#
4 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.47%) Perl
4 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.47%) VBA
4 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.88%) MCSE
5 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) MCSA
6 2 (2.94%) Degree
7 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) SLA
2 5 (7.35%) Government Security Classifications
3 4 (5.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (5.88%) NCSC
4 3 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 56 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 24 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (20.59%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (7.35%) vSphere
6 4 (5.88%) XenApp
7 3 (4.41%) Terminal Server
7 3 (4.41%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (19.12%) SCCM
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (8.82%) SCOM
4 4 (5.88%) Backup Exec
4 4 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (5.88%) WSUS
5 3 (4.41%) AirWatch
5 3 (4.41%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.94%) OfficeScan
6 2 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.94%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 2 (2.94%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.94%) vRealize
7 1 (1.47%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 52 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 29 (42.65%) VMware
3 16 (23.53%) Citrix
4 12 (17.65%) HP
5 6 (8.82%) Cisco
5 6 (8.82%) Symantec
6 4 (5.88%) Altiris
6 4 (5.88%) Lumension
6 4 (5.88%) Okta
6 4 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 4 (5.88%) Sophos
7 3 (4.41%) Apple
7 3 (4.41%) EMC
7 3 (4.41%) F5
7 3 (4.41%) McAfee
7 3 (4.41%) SAP
8 2 (2.94%) CA
8 2 (2.94%) Dell
8 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.94%) Veritas