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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 78 86
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 30 76 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.36% 2.58% 1.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.70% 11.91% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 44 22
Median daily rate £213 £307 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.70% +70.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £108 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £476 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £318 £275
% change year-on-year -3.93% +15.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Median hourly rate £17.00 £36.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.77% +176.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.33 £12.30 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £36.50 £16.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £15.63 £19.50
% change year-on-year +4.19% -19.87%  

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 345 638 518
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.65% 21.69% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 632 403
Median daily rate £375 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £223 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 32 25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.38% +157.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.48 £14.12 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £42.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Glasgow -3 15 £375 +25.00% 2
Aberdeen - 6 £151 -
Edinburgh -1 4 - - 4
North Lanarkshire +3 2 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £109 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £123 - 2
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 33 (66.00%) Active Directory
1 33 (66.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 29 (58.00%) Windows
3 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (38.00%) Migration
4 19 (38.00%) Office 365
5 18 (36.00%) VMware
6 16 (32.00%) Windows Server
7 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (28.00%) Windows 7
7 14 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (26.00%) SCCM
8 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (26.00%) ITIL
9 10 (20.00%) VoIP
10 9 (18.00%) WAN
10 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
10 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
11 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (16.00%) SLA
11 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (14.00%) Service Management
12 7 (14.00%) NetApp
12 7 (14.00%) Citrix
12 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
12 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure

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 (66.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (12.00%) Skype for Business
5 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.00%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (38.00%) Office 365
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) VoIP
2 9 (18.00%) WAN
3 5 (10.00%) LAN
3 5 (10.00%) Skype
4 4 (8.00%) PABX
5 2 (4.00%) Firewall
5 2 (4.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.00%) DHCP
6 1 (2.00%) DNS
6 1 (2.00%) LDAP
6 1 (2.00%) SAN
6 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
1 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Support Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Desktop Support
4 6 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (12.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) IT Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Administrator
5 5 (10.00%) Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Customer Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Customer Support Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) IT Support
5 5 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Office 365 Administrator
5 5 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) Replication
3 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) AS400
4 1 (2.00%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.00%) iSeries
4 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (58.00%) Windows
2 16 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 14 (28.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (14.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Migration
2 13 (26.00%) ITIL
3 8 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (14.00%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (14.00%) Security Patching
4 7 (14.00%) Service Management
5 4 (8.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (6.00%) Break/Fix
6 3 (6.00%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.00%) Case Management
7 2 (4.00%) Time Management
7 2 (4.00%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.00%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.00%) Email Migration
8 1 (2.00%) ERP
8 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (2.00%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.00%) C
3 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) ISEB
3 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) SLA
2 4 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 33 (66.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.00%) vSphere
3 7 (14.00%) XenApp
4 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (26.00%) SCCM
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (6.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.00%) VMware
3 7 (14.00%) Citrix
3 7 (14.00%) NetApp
4 6 (12.00%) Apple
5 4 (8.00%) EMC
5 4 (8.00%) IBM
6 3 (6.00%) CommVault
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco
8 1 (2.00%) Avaya
8 1 (2.00%) Lotus
8 1 (2.00%) Mitel
8 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.00%) Symantec
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