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 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 70 84
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 24 82 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.28% 2.79% 1.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.55% 13.83% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 51 17
Median daily rate £139 £310 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.16% +72.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £110 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £445 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £305 £275
% change year-on-year -4.91% +10.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Median hourly rate £16.93 £36.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.97% +200.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £20.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £36.00 £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -21.05%  

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 318 593 515
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 16.91% 20.18% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 329 255
Median daily rate £375 £365 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +1.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £241 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +157.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.32 £14.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £41.40 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +7.50% -0.91%  

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 28 May 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 May 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 -8 9 £375 +25.00%
Edinburgh +4 5 - - 3
Aberdeen - 5 £151 -
South Ayrshire - 2 £109 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 2
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £123 - 1
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 32 (64.00%) Windows
1 32 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 29 (58.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
4 20 (40.00%) Office 365
5 17 (34.00%) Migration
5 17 (34.00%) Windows 7
5 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (32.00%) Windows Server
6 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (32.00%) VMware
7 15 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (28.00%) SCCM
9 11 (22.00%) ITIL
10 10 (20.00%) WAN
11 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (18.00%) VoIP
12 8 (16.00%) SLA
12 8 (16.00%) Windows 10
13 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
14 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
14 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (12.00%) Skype
14 6 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
15 5 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (10.00%) Skype for Business

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 29 (58.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (10.00%) Skype for Business
5 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 20 (40.00%) Office 365
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) WAN
2 9 (18.00%) VoIP
3 6 (12.00%) Skype
4 5 (10.00%) LAN
5 4 (8.00%) PABX
6 3 (6.00%) Firewall
7 2 (4.00%) DHCP
7 2 (4.00%) DNS
7 2 (4.00%) IP Telephony
7 2 (4.00%) VPN
8 1 (2.00%) LDAP
8 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Support Engineer
2 11 (22.00%) Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (16.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 8 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) IT Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) IT Support
6 6 (12.00%) Desktop Support
6 6 (12.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Administrator
7 5 (10.00%) Architect
7 5 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Office 365 Administrator
7 5 (10.00%) Technical Architect
8 4 (8.00%) Customer Support Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Data Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Data Centre Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Office 365 Architect
8 4 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) Replication
3 3 (6.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.00%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.00%) AS400
5 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 32 (64.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) Windows 7
2 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (16.00%) Windows 10
5 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Migration
2 11 (22.00%) ITIL
3 5 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (8.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (8.00%) Security Patching
4 4 (8.00%) Service Management
5 3 (6.00%) Break/Fix
6 2 (4.00%) Case Management
6 2 (4.00%) Time Management
6 2 (4.00%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.00%) Chat Support
7 1 (2.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.00%) ERP
7 1 (2.00%) High Availability
7 1 (2.00%) Information Assurance
7 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (8.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.00%) ISEB
3 2 (4.00%) MCSA
4 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.00%) MCP
4 1 (2.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) SLA
2 6 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.00%) vSphere
3 4 (8.00%) XenApp
4 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (28.00%) SCCM
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (32.00%) VMware
3 5 (10.00%) Apple
4 4 (8.00%) Citrix
4 4 (8.00%) IBM
4 4 (8.00%) NetApp
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco
6 1 (2.00%) Avaya
6 1 (2.00%) Mitel
6 1 (2.00%) Symantec