Period
to 18 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 18 August 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 91 103
Rank change year-on-year -27 +12 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 55 113 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.26% 2.14% 1.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.63% 10.99% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 68 45
Scotland median daily rate £275 £310 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.29% +72.22% -29.26%
10th Percentile £109 £108 £101
90th Percentile £450 £450 £323
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 12
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +48.28% +20.83%
10th Percentile £15.04 £13.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £26.88 £37.10 £19.05
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.20% -12.86% +6.06%

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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 721 1028 1010
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 16.55% 19.47% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 579 502
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -3.65%
10th Percentile £213 £219 £185
90th Percentile £538 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £435 £420 £390
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 25
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £37.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.64% +88.75% +40.35%
10th Percentile £15.04 £14.16 £11.25
90th Percentile £26.69 £42.70 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £19.82 £20.45 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.08% +2.23% +14.29%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in Scotland

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in Scotland

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in Scotland

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in Scotland

MS Exchange
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 August 2017. 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
Edinburgh +16 20 £340 +4.62% 3
Glasgow -20 17 £288 +5.02% 3
Aberdeen - 6 £151 -
North Lanarkshire +3 5 - - 1
South Ayrshire - 2 £109 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £131 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - - 2
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 35 (63.64%) Windows
2 33 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 33 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
4 21 (38.18%) Office 365
5 18 (32.73%) Windows Server
6 17 (30.91%) VMware
7 16 (29.09%) Migration
8 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (27.27%) Windows 7
9 14 (25.45%) SCCM
10 12 (21.82%) Finance
11 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (20.00%) Skype for Business
12 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
13 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
13 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
13 9 (16.36%) Apple
13 9 (16.36%) ITIL
13 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (16.36%) Skype
14 8 (14.55%) Windows 10
14 8 (14.55%) SLA
15 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (12.73%) Citrix
15 7 (12.73%) SCOM
15 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2013
16 6 (10.91%) EMC

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 33 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.82%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (38.18%) Office 365
2 3 (5.45%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) Skype
2 5 (9.09%) VoIP
3 3 (5.45%) DHCP
3 3 (5.45%) DNS
3 3 (5.45%) Firewall
3 3 (5.45%) SAN
3 3 (5.45%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.64%) LAN
4 2 (3.64%) WAN
4 2 (3.64%) Wireless
5 1 (1.82%) LDAP
5 1 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.82%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Legal
2 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Support Engineer
2 13 (23.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (14.55%) Analyst
4 8 (14.55%) Desktop Support
4 8 (14.55%) IT Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Consultant
6 6 (10.91%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Administrator
7 5 (9.09%) Customer Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Customer Support Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Exchange Consultant
7 5 (9.09%) IT Support
7 5 (9.09%) Office 365 Administrator
8 4 (7.27%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Messaging Consultant
8 4 (7.27%) Office 365 Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.64%) NHS
3 2 (3.64%) PDA
4 1 (1.82%) AS400
4 1 (1.82%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.82%) iSeries
4 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (63.64%) Windows
2 18 (32.73%) Windows Server
3 15 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (14.55%) Windows 10
5 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Migration
2 9 (16.36%) ITIL
3 6 (10.91%) Service Management
4 5 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 5 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.27%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.27%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (7.27%) Security Patching
6 3 (5.45%) Asset Management
6 3 (5.45%) Break/Fix
7 2 (3.64%) Database Tuning
7 2 (3.64%) Time Management
8 1 (1.82%) Analytics
8 1 (1.82%) Biometrics
8 1 (1.82%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.82%) High Availability
8 1 (1.82%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.82%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (1.82%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.27%) C
3 3 (5.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
1 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.27%) Degree
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.64%) ACSA
3 2 (3.64%) CCNA
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.64%) MCSA
3 2 (3.64%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (3.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.82%) CCENT
4 1 (1.82%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.82%) MCDST
4 1 (1.82%) MCITP
4 1 (1.82%) MCSE
4 1 (1.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 33 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.27%) vSphere
3 4 (7.27%) XenApp
4 2 (3.64%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.82%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) SCCM
2 7 (12.73%) SCOM
3 3 (5.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.64%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.82%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 17 (30.91%) VMware
3 9 (16.36%) Apple
4 7 (12.73%) Citrix
5 6 (10.91%) EMC
6 5 (9.09%) Cisco
6 5 (9.09%) CommVault
6 5 (9.09%) Symantec
7 4 (7.27%) NetApp
8 3 (5.45%) Sophos
9 2 (3.64%) Dell
9 2 (3.64%) Google
9 2 (3.64%) HP
9 2 (3.64%) Juniper
9 2 (3.64%) Veeam
9 2 (3.64%) Veritas
10 1 (1.82%) Avaya
10 1 (1.82%) Lotus
10 1 (1.82%) Meru Networks
10 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow