Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 93 104
Rank change year-on-year -12 +11 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 83 94 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.65% 2.18% 1.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.92% 10.90% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 62 51
Scotland median daily rate £305 £295 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.39% +31.11% -18.18%
10th Percentile £131 £114 £108
90th Percentile £448 £445 £338
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 11
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +13.79% +18.37%
10th Percentile £15.04 £13.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £26.69 £22.50 £21.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.23% -2.18%

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 837 862 976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.65% 20.00% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 522 500
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.75% -5.00%
10th Percentile £221 £220 £180
90th Percentile £537 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 27
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.00% +104.08%
10th Percentile £15.77 £13.35 £13.75
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.00 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -11 36 £340 +15.25% 6
Glasgow +1 23 £275 +11.11% 4
Aberdeen - 7 £325 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 7 £356 -
North Lanarkshire +1 6 - -
Strathclyde +2 1 £215 -
Lanarkshire 0 1 £275 +37.50%
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £140 - 1
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 58 (69.88%) Active Directory
2 50 (60.24%) Microsoft
3 45 (54.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (51.81%) Windows
5 34 (40.96%) Office 365
6 33 (39.76%) VMware
7 29 (34.94%) PowerShell
8 28 (33.73%) Migration
9 21 (25.30%) ITIL
10 20 (24.10%) Windows Server
11 18 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (21.69%) SCCM
12 17 (20.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (20.48%) Skype for Business
13 16 (19.28%) Security Cleared
13 16 (19.28%) Hyper-V
14 15 (18.07%) Finance
15 14 (16.87%) ITIL V3
15 14 (16.87%) Skype
16 13 (15.66%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
17 12 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (13.25%) Citrix
18 11 (13.25%) Service Delivery
18 11 (13.25%) Unified Communications
18 11 (13.25%) Windows 7
19 10 (12.05%) SCOM
19 10 (12.05%) Cisco
20 9 (10.84%) SharePoint
20 9 (10.84%) EMC

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 45 (54.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (20.48%) Skype for Business
3 9 (10.84%) SharePoint
4 7 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (6.02%) IIS
6 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.61%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.41%) IBM Domino
9 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (40.96%) Office 365
2 4 (4.82%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.87%) Skype
2 11 (13.25%) Unified Communications
3 9 (10.84%) SAN
4 7 (8.43%) Firewall
5 5 (6.02%) LAN
5 5 (6.02%) S/MIME
6 4 (4.82%) DHCP
6 4 (4.82%) DNS
6 4 (4.82%) Wireless
7 2 (2.41%) Internet
7 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.41%) VPN
7 2 (2.41%) WAN
8 1 (1.20%) Junos
8 1 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.20%) VoIP
8 1 (1.20%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 15 (18.07%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Banking
2 1 (1.20%) Legal
2 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Analyst
2 17 (20.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (13.25%) IT Analyst
4 9 (10.84%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (10.84%) Administrator
5 8 (9.64%) Consultant
6 7 (8.43%) Exchange Administrator
6 7 (8.43%) IT Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) IT Support
6 7 (8.43%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) IT Support Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Exchange Consultant
9 4 (4.82%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Messaging Consultant
9 4 (4.82%) Migration Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Office 365 Consultant
9 4 (4.82%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.23%) PKI
3 5 (6.02%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.82%) EMC VNX
5 3 (3.61%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.61%) PDA
6 2 (2.41%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.41%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.20%) BYOD
7 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (51.81%) Windows
2 20 (24.10%) Windows Server
3 17 (20.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (15.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (13.25%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.02%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.61%) Android
7 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.20%) Linux
9 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) Migration
2 21 (25.30%) ITIL
3 14 (16.87%) ITIL V3
4 11 (13.25%) Service Delivery
5 7 (8.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (8.43%) Service Management
6 6 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.02%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (6.02%) Information Management
7 5 (6.02%) Open Source
7 5 (6.02%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (6.02%) Performance Testing
7 5 (6.02%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (4.82%) Database Tuning
8 4 (4.82%) Security Patching
9 3 (3.61%) Asset Management
9 3 (3.61%) Biometrics
9 3 (3.61%) Data Management
9 3 (3.61%) Virtual Environments
10 2 (2.41%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.94%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.61%) VB
3 2 (2.41%) SQL
4 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (19.28%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.23%) MCSA
4 5 (6.02%) Degree
4 5 (6.02%) MCSE
5 3 (3.61%) ACSA
5 3 (3.61%) CCNA
5 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.61%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (3.61%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.41%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.41%) CCENT
6 2 (2.41%) MCDST
6 2 (2.41%) MCITP
6 2 (2.41%) MCTS
7 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 58 (69.88%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (19.28%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.02%) vSphere
4 5 (6.02%) XenApp
5 4 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.61%) ISA Server
6 3 (3.61%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.61%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.41%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.41%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 18 (21.69%) SCCM
2 10 (12.05%) SCOM
3 4 (4.82%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.82%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (3.61%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.20%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 50 (60.24%) Microsoft
2 33 (39.76%) VMware
3 11 (13.25%) Citrix
4 10 (12.05%) Cisco
5 9 (10.84%) EMC
6 8 (9.64%) Symantec
7 7 (8.43%) Apple
8 6 (7.23%) HP
9 5 (6.02%) CommVault
9 5 (6.02%) Lotus
9 5 (6.02%) Sophos
10 4 (4.82%) Dell
10 4 (4.82%) Google
10 4 (4.82%) Juniper
10 4 (4.82%) NetApp
10 4 (4.82%) ServiceNow
10 4 (4.82%) Veeam
10 4 (4.82%) Veritas
11 3 (3.61%) Meru Networks
12 1 (1.20%) Palo Alto