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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Exchange Server
UK / Scotland
Rank 82 70 95
Rank change year-on-year -12 +25  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 21 61 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.21% 2.37% 1.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.78% 12.82% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 39 16
Median daily rate £249 £350 £186
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.85% +87.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £450 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.62% +45.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +10.34%  

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 270 476 414
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.61% 18.48% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 289 232
Median daily rate £358 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.62% +0.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £265 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Median hourly rate £22.75 £16.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.18% -31.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £16.00 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.00 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -5 8 £119 -65.70%
Glasgow -3 5 £249 -18.69%
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £109 -
MS Exchange
UK

MS Exchange
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 44 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 41 (74.55%) Windows
3 37 (67.27%) Microsoft
4 26 (47.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 22 (40.00%) VMware
6 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (34.55%) Windows Server
7 17 (30.91%) Office 365
7 17 (30.91%) SCCM
8 16 (29.09%) ITIL
9 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (23.64%) MS Office
10 13 (23.64%) WAN
10 13 (23.64%) DHCP
10 13 (23.64%) DNS
11 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
11 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
12 10 (18.18%) Cisco
12 10 (18.18%) Windows 10
12 10 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
12 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (16.36%) vSphere
13 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (16.36%) Citrix
13 9 (16.36%) Migration
14 8 (14.55%) Firewall
14 8 (14.55%) Dell
14 8 (14.55%) SLA

MS Exchange
Top Related 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 26 (47.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (14.55%) Skype for Business
4 5 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.64%) IBM Domino
6 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (23.64%) MS Office
2 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 17 (30.91%) Office 365
2 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (10.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) DHCP
1 13 (23.64%) DNS
1 13 (23.64%) WAN
2 8 (14.55%) Firewall
3 6 (10.91%) Skype
3 6 (10.91%) VoIP
4 5 (9.09%) LAN
5 4 (7.27%) PABX
5 4 (7.27%) SAN
5 4 (7.27%) VPN
6 3 (5.45%) IP Telephony
7 2 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.64%) Unified Communications
7 2 (3.64%) WLAN
8 1 (1.82%) FTP
8 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Analyst
2 11 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 10 (18.18%) IT Support
4 9 (16.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) IT Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) IT Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Support Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Architect
7 5 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Technical Architect
8 4 (7.27%) Consultant
8 4 (7.27%) Data Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Data Centre Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Office 365 Architect
8 4 (7.27%) Service Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
2 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 5 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 5 (9.09%) Thin Client
4 4 (7.27%) Replication
5 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.64%) iPad
7 1 (1.82%) Clustering
7 1 (1.82%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 41 (74.55%) Windows
2 22 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 19 (34.55%) Windows Server
3 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (18.18%) Windows 10
6 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.45%) Android
7 3 (5.45%) Linux
8 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.82%) CentOS
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) ITIL
2 9 (16.36%) Migration
3 7 (12.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (9.09%) Service Management
4 5 (9.09%) Supplier Management
5 4 (7.27%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (7.27%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (7.27%) Security Patching
6 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (5.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.64%) Case Management
7 2 (3.64%) Change Management
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.64%) IT Strategy
7 2 (3.64%) Network Management
7 2 (3.64%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (3.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.64%) Security Management
7 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.64%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) SQL
2 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.09%) MCSA
3 4 (7.27%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (7.27%) MCSE
4 2 (3.64%) ISEB
4 2 (3.64%) MCP
5 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.82%) Degree
5 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (14.55%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.36%) vSphere
3 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (12.73%) XenApp
5 6 (10.91%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (5.45%) Terminal Services
6 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.45%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.64%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (30.91%) SCCM
2 5 (9.09%) SCOM
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (5.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (5.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (5.45%) WSUS
5 2 (3.64%) SnapMirror
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.82%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 37 (67.27%) Microsoft
2 22 (40.00%) VMware
3 10 (18.18%) Cisco
4 9 (16.36%) Citrix
5 8 (14.55%) Dell
6 7 (12.73%) NetApp
7 6 (10.91%) IBM
8 5 (9.09%) Apple
8 5 (9.09%) HP
9 4 (7.27%) Symantec
10 3 (5.45%) Avaya
10 3 (5.45%) CA
10 3 (5.45%) Mitel
10 3 (5.45%) Riverbed
10 3 (5.45%) Veeam
11 2 (3.64%) Lotus
11 2 (3.64%) Palo Alto
11 2 (3.64%) Varonis
11 2 (3.64%) WatchGuard
11 2 (3.64%) Xerox