Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 84 103
Rank change year-on-year -30 +19 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 77 90 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.59% 2.44% 1.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.03% 13.72% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 58 54
Scotland median daily rate £320 £256 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.88% -18.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £129 £115 £135
90th Percentile £430 £403 £475
UK median daily rate £300 £308 £300
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 6
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +3.03% -34.00%
10th Percentile £15.04 £13.48 £12.38
90th Percentile £25.00 £22.55 £19.00
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% +3.13% -3.03%

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 768 656 1,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.90% 17.75% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 404 569
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -9.33% -
10th Percentile £210 £183 £214
90th Percentile £513 £474 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 15
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.62% -23.92%
10th Percentile £15.02 £13.30 £14.55
90th Percentile £25.00 £36.80 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%

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 February 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 18 February 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 -29 34 £375 +167.86% 6
Glasgow -10 15 £300 +33.33% 3
Aberdeen +14 9 £325 -
South Lanarkshire - 8 £363 -
North Lanarkshire -3 4 £134 -
Renfrewshire +20 3 £278 -14.62% 3
Highlands -3 2 - - 1
Strathclyde 0 1 £215 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £275 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 60 (77.92%) Active Directory
2 46 (59.74%) Microsoft
3 37 (48.05%) Windows
4 30 (38.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (37.66%) Office 365
6 28 (36.36%) VMware
7 27 (35.06%) Migration
8 26 (33.77%) PowerShell
9 19 (24.68%) ITIL
10 17 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (22.08%) Hyper-V
10 17 (22.08%) Windows Server
11 16 (20.78%) SharePoint
12 15 (19.48%) Skype for Business
12 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
14 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Office
15 12 (15.58%) SCCM
16 11 (14.29%) Unified Communications
16 11 (14.29%) ITIL V3
16 11 (14.29%) Skype
17 10 (12.99%) Firewall
17 10 (12.99%) Finance
17 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (12.99%) DNS
17 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
17 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
18 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2013
18 9 (11.69%) 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 30 (38.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (20.78%) SharePoint
3 15 (19.48%) Skype for Business
4 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (6.49%) IBM Notes
5 5 (6.49%) IIS
6 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.90%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.30%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 29 (37.66%) Office 365
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.90%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) Skype
1 11 (14.29%) Unified Communications
2 10 (12.99%) DNS
2 10 (12.99%) Firewall
3 9 (11.69%) DHCP
4 6 (7.79%) LAN
4 6 (7.79%) S/MIME
4 6 (7.79%) SAN
5 4 (5.19%) Internet
5 4 (5.19%) VPN
6 3 (3.90%) NetScaler
6 3 (3.90%) WAN
7 2 (2.60%) Junos
7 2 (2.60%) SMTP
7 2 (2.60%) Wireless
8 1 (1.30%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Banking
2 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (24.68%) Analyst
2 11 (14.29%) Consultant
2 11 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Administrator
3 10 (12.99%) IT Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (9.09%) IT Support
5 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Exchange Administrator
6 6 (7.79%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Migration Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Server Specialist
9 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Messaging Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Office 365 Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) .NET
2 1 (1.30%) HTML
2 1 (1.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) PKI
2 4 (5.19%) BYOD
2 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.90%) EMC VNX
3 3 (3.90%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.90%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.60%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.30%) Clustering
5 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.30%) PDA
5 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 37 (48.05%) Windows
2 17 (22.08%) Windows Server
3 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.90%) Android
8 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.60%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.30%) Linux
9 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.06%) Migration
2 19 (24.68%) ITIL
3 11 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (9.09%) Information Management
5 6 (7.79%) Open Source
5 6 (7.79%) Performance Testing
5 6 (7.79%) Server Virtualisation
5 6 (7.79%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.19%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (3.90%) Data Management
7 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.90%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (3.90%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (2.60%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.60%) Biometrics
8 2 (2.60%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.60%) Cryptography
8 2 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.60%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.19%) SQL
3 3 (3.90%) VB
4 2 (2.60%) Java
4 2 (2.60%) PHP
5 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.49%) MCSE
5 4 (5.19%) Degree
5 4 (5.19%) MCSA
6 3 (3.90%) HND
7 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.60%) Master's Degree
7 2 (2.60%) MCP
8 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.30%) CCENT
8 1 (1.30%) CCNA
8 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.30%) HNC
8 1 (1.30%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.30%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 60 (77.92%) Active Directory
2 17 (22.08%) Hyper-V
2 17 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (5.19%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.90%) Terminal Services
4 3 (3.90%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (3.90%) vSphere
5 2 (2.60%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) SCCM
2 5 (6.49%) SCOM
3 3 (3.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.60%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 46 (59.74%) Microsoft
2 28 (36.36%) VMware
3 9 (11.69%) Citrix
4 8 (10.39%) Cisco
5 6 (7.79%) HP
5 6 (7.79%) Lotus
5 6 (7.79%) Symantec
6 4 (5.19%) ServiceNow
7 3 (3.90%) EMC
8 2 (2.60%) Apple
8 2 (2.60%) Dell
8 2 (2.60%) Google
8 2 (2.60%) Juniper
8 2 (2.60%) Meru Networks
8 2 (2.60%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.60%) Sophos
8 2 (2.60%) Veeam
8 2 (2.60%) Veritas