Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 116 92
Rank change year-on-year +11 -24 +23
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 93 47 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.87% 1.31% 2.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.19% 8.16% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 26 73
Scotland median daily rate £278 £213 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.59% -34.62% +62.50%
10th Percentile £120 £109 £116
90th Percentile £423 £306 £475
UK median daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Scotland median hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +9.38% +4.92%
10th Percentile £15.69 £15.77 £14.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £23.38 £28.70
UK median hourly rate £16.76 £16.28 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.95% +1.75% -2.77%

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 763 576 1,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.31% 16.01% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 351 625
Scotland median daily rate £390 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £207 £163 £224
90th Percentile £500 £488 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 19
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -51.39% +60.00%
10th Percentile £15.03 £12.20 £14.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £40.43 £40.60
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% -7.14% +13.51%

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 April 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 23 April 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 +2 39 £325 +150.00% 2
Renfrewshire - 21 £273 - 3
Glasgow -23 11 £300 +33.33% 5
Aberdeen +10 8 £325 +154.90% 1
South Lanarkshire - 5 £375 -
North Lanarkshire -1 4 £134 -
Highlands - 2 - -
Lanarkshire - 2 £275 - 1
Strathclyde - 1 £215 -
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 77 (82.80%) Active Directory
2 59 (63.44%) Windows
3 49 (52.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 46 (49.46%) Microsoft
5 38 (40.86%) Windows Server
6 32 (34.41%) VMware
7 29 (31.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (30.11%) Skype for Business
9 27 (29.03%) DNS
10 25 (26.88%) Office 365
11 24 (25.81%) Security Cleared
11 24 (25.81%) Windows 7
12 23 (24.73%) Migration
13 22 (23.66%) ITIL
13 22 (23.66%) PowerShell
14 20 (21.51%) LAN
15 19 (20.43%) Blackberry
16 18 (19.35%) DHCP
16 18 (19.35%) SC Cleared
17 17 (18.28%) SCCM
17 17 (18.28%) VMware ESXi
17 17 (18.28%) WAN
17 17 (18.28%) Microsoft Office
18 16 (17.20%) Citrix
19 13 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
19 13 (13.98%) HP
19 13 (13.98%) Cisco
19 13 (13.98%) SQL Server
19 13 (13.98%) Finance
20 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification

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 49 (52.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 28 (30.11%) Skype for Business
3 11 (11.83%) SharePoint
4 8 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.38%) IBM Notes
6 4 (4.30%) IIS
7 3 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.15%) IBM Domino
9 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (18.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.08%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 25 (26.88%) Office 365
2 4 (4.30%) Mimecast
3 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 27 (29.03%) DNS
2 20 (21.51%) LAN
3 18 (19.35%) DHCP
4 17 (18.28%) WAN
5 11 (11.83%) Skype
6 10 (10.75%) Unified Communications
7 9 (9.68%) Firewall
7 9 (9.68%) VPN
8 4 (4.30%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.23%) Internet
9 3 (3.23%) S/MIME
10 2 (2.15%) Junos
10 2 (2.15%) SMTP
11 1 (1.08%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (1.08%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.08%) Kerberos
11 1 (1.08%) MPLS
11 1 (1.08%) SAN
11 1 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.08%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.08%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.08%) JIRA
1 1 (1.08%) MSI
1 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (13.98%) Finance
2 1 (1.08%) Banking
2 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (21.51%) Analyst
2 15 (16.13%) Messaging Engineer
3 12 (12.90%) Support Analyst
4 11 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (10.75%) Consultant
6 9 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (8.60%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 8 (8.60%) IT Analyst
8 7 (7.53%) Administrator
9 6 (6.45%) IT Support
9 6 (6.45%) IT Support Analyst
10 5 (5.38%) Architect
10 5 (5.38%) Mobility Engineer
11 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (4.30%) Server Specialist
12 3 (3.23%) Exchange Administrator
12 3 (3.23%) Exchange Engineer
12 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 3 (3.23%) Messaging Consultant
12 3 (3.23%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) .NET
2 2 (2.15%) HTML
3 1 (1.08%) Middleware
3 1 (1.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.43%) Blackberry
2 12 (12.90%) PKI
3 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.45%) Clustering
5 4 (4.30%) BYOD
5 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.30%) Virtual Team
6 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.23%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.23%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.08%) AS400
7 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.08%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.08%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.08%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 59 (63.44%) Windows
2 38 (40.86%) Windows Server
3 29 (31.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (25.81%) Windows 7
5 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.38%) Android
7 5 (5.38%) Apple iOS
7 5 (5.38%) Windows Phone
7 5 (5.38%) Windows Phone 8
8 4 (4.30%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.23%) Linux
10 2 (2.15%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.15%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.08%) HPUX
11 1 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.73%) Migration
2 22 (23.66%) ITIL
3 11 (11.83%) Workflow
4 10 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (7.53%) Change Management
6 6 (6.45%) ITIL V3
7 5 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.38%) Asset Management
7 5 (5.38%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (4.30%) Content Management
8 4 (4.30%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.30%) Information Management
8 4 (4.30%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.23%) Data Management
9 3 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.23%) Open Source
9 3 (3.23%) Performance Testing
9 3 (3.23%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.66%) PowerShell
2 11 (11.83%) SQL
3 3 (3.23%) Java
3 3 (3.23%) PHP
3 3 (3.23%) VB
4 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.15%) Python
5 1 (1.08%) C#
5 1 (1.08%) VBScript
5 1 (1.08%) XAML
Qualifications
1 24 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 18 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.53%) Degree
5 5 (5.38%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.23%) HND
6 3 (3.23%) MCP
6 3 (3.23%) MCSE
7 2 (2.15%) CISSP
7 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.08%) CCNA
8 1 (1.08%) CCNP
8 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.08%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.08%) HNC
8 1 (1.08%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.08%) MCDBA
8 1 (1.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (5.38%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (82.80%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.28%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (11.83%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.45%) XenApp
5 6 (6.45%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.30%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (3.23%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.23%) vSphere
8 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.08%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (18.28%) SCCM
2 5 (5.38%) AirWatch
2 5 (5.38%) XenMobile
3 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (4.30%) SAP Afaria
3 4 (4.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (3.23%) Ansible
4 3 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.23%) Puppet
5 2 (2.15%) SCOM
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.08%) OpenView
6 1 (1.08%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 46 (49.46%) Microsoft
2 32 (34.41%) VMware
3 16 (17.20%) Citrix
4 13 (13.98%) Cisco
4 13 (13.98%) HP
5 7 (7.53%) Lotus
6 5 (5.38%) Apple
6 5 (5.38%) McAfee
6 5 (5.38%) SAP
6 5 (5.38%) Symantec
7 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.15%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.15%) F5
8 2 (2.15%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.15%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.15%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.15%) Splunk
9 1 (1.08%) CyberArk
9 1 (1.08%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.08%) Varonis