Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 90 103
Rank change year-on-year -23 +13 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 70 105 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.45% 2.26% 1.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.73% 11.22% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 70 49
Scotland median daily rate £300 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £112 £110 £107
90th Percentile £439 £441 £339
UK median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 13
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +20.69% +18.37%
10th Percentile £15.04 £13.30 £10.80
90th Percentile £26.88 £36.50 £20.65
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.13% -1.06% -

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 802 936 964
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.57% 20.12% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 560 474
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £226 £220 £180
90th Percentile £543 £475 £475
UK median daily rate £445 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +5.95% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 30
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% -16.00% +104.08%
10th Percentile £15.40 £13.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.40 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +9.15%

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 23 October 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 6 months to 23 October 2017. 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 -18 27 £340 +13.33% 1
Glasgow +4 22 £288 +10.05% 1
North Lanarkshire -1 7 - -
Aberdeen - 7 £151 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 4 £220 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £131 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 47 (67.14%) Active Directory
2 38 (54.29%) Microsoft
3 37 (52.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (51.43%) Windows
5 31 (44.29%) Office 365
6 27 (38.57%) VMware
7 21 (30.00%) Migration
8 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
9 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (25.71%) PowerShell
10 17 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (22.86%) Skype for Business
11 16 (22.86%) ITIL
12 15 (21.43%) SCCM
13 14 (20.00%) Finance
13 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (18.57%) Windows 7
14 13 (18.57%) Skype
14 13 (18.57%) Security Cleared
15 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
16 10 (14.29%) Apple
16 10 (14.29%) ITIL V3
17 9 (12.86%) Hyper-V
17 9 (12.86%) SLA
17 9 (12.86%) Citrix
17 9 (12.86%) SCOM
17 9 (12.86%) Service Delivery
18 8 (11.43%) EMC
18 8 (11.43%) SAN
18 8 (11.43%) Unified Communications

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 37 (52.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (22.86%) Skype for Business
3 7 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.86%) IIS
7 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.43%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (44.29%) Office 365
2 3 (4.29%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.57%) Skype
2 8 (11.43%) SAN
2 8 (11.43%) Unified Communications
3 6 (8.57%) Firewall
4 4 (5.71%) DHCP
4 4 (5.71%) DNS
4 4 (5.71%) VoIP
4 4 (5.71%) Wireless
5 3 (4.29%) S/MIME
6 2 (2.86%) LAN
6 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.86%) WAN
7 1 (1.43%) Internet
7 1 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.43%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Banking
2 1 (1.43%) Legal
2 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) Analyst
2 13 (18.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (18.57%) Support Engineer
3 11 (15.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (12.86%) Administrator
4 9 (12.86%) IT Analyst
5 8 (11.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Consultant
6 7 (10.00%) Desktop Support
7 6 (8.57%) Exchange Administrator
7 6 (8.57%) IT Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Exchange Consultant
8 5 (7.14%) IT Support
8 5 (7.14%) Office 365 Administrator
9 4 (5.71%) Customer Support Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.29%) EMC VNX
3 3 (4.29%) PDA
3 3 (4.29%) PKI
4 1 (1.43%) BYOD
4 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (51.43%) Windows
2 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (18.57%) Windows 7
6 8 (11.43%) Windows 10
7 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.29%) Android
8 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.43%) Linux
10 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) Migration
2 16 (22.86%) ITIL
3 10 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 9 (12.86%) Service Delivery
5 6 (8.57%) Service Management
6 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (5.71%) Database Tuning
6 4 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.71%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (5.71%) Security Patching
7 3 (4.29%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.29%) Biometrics
7 3 (4.29%) Break/Fix
7 3 (4.29%) Information Management
7 3 (4.29%) Open Source
7 3 (4.29%) Performance Testing
7 3 (4.29%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (2.86%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.71%) C
3 3 (4.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (7.14%) Degree
4 5 (7.14%) MCSA
5 4 (5.71%) MCSE
6 3 (4.29%) ACSA
6 3 (4.29%) CCNA
6 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.29%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (4.29%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.86%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.86%) CCENT
7 2 (2.86%) MCDST
7 2 (2.86%) MCITP
7 2 (2.86%) MCTS
8 1 (1.43%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) SLA
2 3 (4.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 47 (67.14%) Active Directory
2 17 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.86%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.71%) vSphere
4 4 (5.71%) XenApp
5 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.29%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.86%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.86%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 15 (21.43%) SCCM
2 9 (12.86%) SCOM
3 4 (5.71%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.29%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (4.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.43%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 38 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 27 (38.57%) VMware
3 10 (14.29%) Apple
4 9 (12.86%) Citrix
5 8 (11.43%) EMC
6 7 (10.00%) Symantec
7 6 (8.57%) Cisco
8 5 (7.14%) CommVault
8 5 (7.14%) Sophos
9 4 (5.71%) Dell
9 4 (5.71%) Google
9 4 (5.71%) HP
9 4 (5.71%) Juniper
9 4 (5.71%) NetApp
9 4 (5.71%) Veeam
9 4 (5.71%) Veritas
10 3 (4.29%) Meru Networks
10 3 (4.29%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.43%) IronPort
11 1 (1.43%) Lotus