Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 112 92
Rank change year-on-year -28 -20 +19
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 57 83 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.08% 1.66% 2.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.54% 10.05% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 63
Scotland median daily rate £250 £305 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.03% +1.67% +29.03%
10th Percentile £120 £134 £114
90th Percentile £463 £450 £444
UK median daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 11
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.86% +27.27% +8.20%
10th Percentile £16.03 £15.04 £13.25
90th Percentile £18.68 £26.69 £22.50
UK median hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.00% +3.03% +2.23%

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 756 826 879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.38% 16.53% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 489 531
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -1.41%
10th Percentile £184 £220 £223
90th Percentile £538 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 16
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.86% - -16.00%
10th Percentile £12.14 £15.77 £13.38
90th Percentile £35.80 £26.88 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.22 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.82% +1.09% -

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 17 November 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 17 November 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
Glasgow -20 22 £263 -4.55% 5
Edinburgh -16 17 £375 +8.70% 5
North Lanarkshire +2 9 £130 - 1
South Lanarkshire -6 3 £450 +33.33%
Renfrewshire - 3 £140 -
Aberdeen +9 2 £250 -23.08%
West Lothian - 1 - -
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 41 (71.93%) Microsoft
2 38 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 25 (43.86%) Windows
4 20 (35.09%) PowerShell
4 20 (35.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (28.07%) Skype
6 15 (26.32%) Office 365
6 15 (26.32%) Migration
6 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
6 15 (26.32%) Citrix
7 14 (24.56%) SharePoint
7 14 (24.56%) VMware
7 14 (24.56%) Windows 10
8 13 (22.81%) SCCM
9 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
10 10 (17.54%) Skype for Business
11 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
11 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (15.79%) ITIL
11 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (15.79%) Analytics
12 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (12.28%) Finance
13 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (10.53%) Electronic Patient Records
14 6 (10.53%) HL7
14 6 (10.53%) Data Migration
14 6 (10.53%) Informatics
14 6 (10.53%) PACS

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 20 (35.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (24.56%) SharePoint
3 10 (17.54%) Skype for Business
4 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.75%) CMS
7 1 (1.75%) Confluence
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.75%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.32%) Office 365
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (5.26%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.07%) Skype
2 6 (10.53%) DNS
2 6 (10.53%) Firewall
3 4 (7.02%) DHCP
3 4 (7.02%) SMTP
4 3 (5.26%) S/MIME
5 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.51%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.51%) VPN
6 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.75%) Internet
6 1 (1.75%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Administrator
3 7 (12.28%) Office 365 Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Migration Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.02%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.26%) Exchange Administrator
7 3 (5.26%) Lync Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) IT Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) e-Health
1 6 (10.53%) LIMS
1 6 (10.53%) PACS
2 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.51%) BYOD
5 2 (3.51%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.51%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.75%) Handset
6 1 (1.75%) iPad
6 1 (1.75%) iPhone
6 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 25 (43.86%) Windows
2 14 (24.56%) Windows 10
3 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.77%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.51%) Linux
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Migration
2 9 (15.79%) Analytics
2 9 (15.79%) ITIL
3 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (10.53%) Data Migration
3 6 (10.53%) Health Informatics
3 6 (10.53%) Informatics
4 3 (5.26%) Identity Management
4 3 (5.26%) Performance Testing
4 3 (5.26%) Presales
4 3 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.51%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (3.51%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.51%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (3.51%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.77%) MCSE
3 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.02%) Degree
4 4 (7.02%) MCSA
5 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.51%) MCP
6 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) HL7
2 4 (7.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.75%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.51%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.51%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) SCCM
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (7.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 41 (71.93%) Microsoft
2 15 (26.32%) Citrix
3 14 (24.56%) VMware
4 5 (8.77%) Symantec
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (3.51%) Apple
6 2 (3.51%) HP
7 1 (1.75%) Lotus
7 1 (1.75%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow