Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 126 86
Rank change year-on-year -3 -40 +26
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 75 63 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.39% 1.31% 2.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.96% 7.79% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 34 81
Scotland median daily rate £325 £275 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -9.84% +35.56%
10th Percentile £124 £109 £108
90th Percentile £447 £431 £450
UK median daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +4.17% -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 13
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.77% +2.38% +44.83%
10th Percentile £16.03 £16.06 £13.30
90th Percentile £18.68 £26.88 £36.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.94%

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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 837 809 1,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.48% 16.89% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 472 629
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £205 £225 £222
90th Percentile £525 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 28
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -47.22% +69.41%
10th Percentile £12.14 £16.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £35.80 £26.69 £42.30
UK median hourly rate £21.13 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.63% - -

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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 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
Edinburgh -8 21 £330 -2.94% 4
Glasgow -14 21 £270 -6.09% 1
Renfrewshire - 18 £399 -
North Lanarkshire +2 8 £128 - 1
South Lanarkshire -4 3 £450 +104.55%
Aberdeen +6 2 £250 +66.11%
West Lothian - 2 - -
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 55 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 52 (69.33%) Microsoft
3 43 (57.33%) Windows
4 38 (50.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (46.67%) PowerShell
6 31 (41.33%) Skype
7 30 (40.00%) Office 365
8 27 (36.00%) Skype for Business
8 27 (36.00%) Windows Server
9 26 (34.67%) Migration
10 23 (30.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (29.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
12 20 (26.67%) Security Cleared
13 19 (25.33%) SharePoint
13 19 (25.33%) Exchange Server 2013
14 18 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (22.67%) Office Communications Server
15 17 (22.67%) Exchange Server 2003
16 16 (21.33%) SC Cleared
16 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (20.00%) MCSE
18 14 (18.67%) ITIL
18 14 (18.67%) Citrix
18 14 (18.67%) VMware
18 14 (18.67%) SCCM
18 14 (18.67%) Windows 10
19 13 (17.33%) Computer Science
19 13 (17.33%) Degree
19 13 (17.33%) DHCP

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 38 (50.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 27 (36.00%) Skype for Business
3 19 (25.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (25.33%) SharePoint
4 17 (22.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (22.67%) Office Communications Server
5 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.00%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.33%) Confluence
8 1 (1.33%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 30 (40.00%) Office 365
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (41.33%) Skype
2 13 (17.33%) DHCP
3 10 (13.33%) Unified Communications
4 9 (12.00%) DNS
5 7 (9.33%) Firewall
6 4 (5.33%) SMTP
7 3 (4.00%) S/MIME
8 2 (2.67%) LAN
8 2 (2.67%) VPN
9 1 (1.33%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.33%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.33%) MPLS
9 1 (1.33%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 8 (10.67%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Back Office
3 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (28.00%) Analyst
2 9 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (9.33%) Administrator
3 7 (9.33%) IT Analyst
3 7 (9.33%) Lync Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Migration Analyst
4 6 (8.00%) Network Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.33%) Messaging Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.00%) IT Support
7 3 (4.00%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Office 365 Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.33%) Blackberry
3 6 (8.00%) e-Health
3 6 (8.00%) LIMS
3 6 (8.00%) PACS
4 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.33%) Clustering
5 3 (4.00%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.67%) BYOD
6 2 (2.67%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.67%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.33%) Handset
7 1 (1.33%) iPad
7 1 (1.33%) iPhone
7 1 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (57.33%) Windows
2 27 (36.00%) Windows Server
3 23 (30.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (29.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (18.67%) Windows 10
7 7 (9.33%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.00%) Linux
8 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.67%) Migration
2 14 (18.67%) ITIL
3 9 (12.00%) Analytics
4 7 (9.33%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (8.00%) Data Migration
5 6 (8.00%) Health Informatics
5 6 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 6 (8.00%) Informatics
5 6 (8.00%) Trend Analysis
6 5 (6.67%) Visualisation
7 3 (4.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.00%) Identity Management
7 3 (4.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (4.00%) Presales
8 2 (2.67%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (2.67%) Scrum
8 2 (2.67%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.33%) LINC
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 18 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (21.33%) SC Cleared
4 15 (20.00%) MCSE
5 13 (17.33%) Degree
6 10 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (5.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (5.33%) MCSA
8 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.67%) MCP
9 1 (1.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (8.00%) HL7
2 1 (1.33%) PMO
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.00%) XenApp
3 3 (4.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.67%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (18.67%) SCCM
2 6 (8.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (4.00%) Ansible
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.00%) Puppet
4 1 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 52 (69.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.67%) Citrix
2 14 (18.67%) VMware
3 6 (8.00%) Symantec
4 4 (5.33%) Cisco
5 3 (4.00%) HP
6 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.33%) Apple
7 1 (1.33%) CA
7 1 (1.33%) Charles River
7 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.33%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.33%) Lotus
7 1 (1.33%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.33%) Splunk
7 1 (1.33%) Varonis