Period
to 17 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 120 94
Rank change year-on-year +3 -26 +28
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 98 48 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.76% 1.15% 2.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.14% 7.10% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 25 79
Scotland median daily rate £275 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -23.08% +80.56%
10th Percentile £120 £111 £110
90th Percentile £450 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £300 £300 £318
% change year-on-year - -5.51% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £17.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.23% -32.69% +82.46%
10th Percentile £15.88 £15.04 £12.63
90th Percentile £18.45 £23.38 £36.50
UK median hourly rate £17.51 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.12% +10.00% -12.94%

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 880 676 1,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.77% 16.23% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 414 609
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -0.69%
10th Percentile £213 £203 £220
90th Percentile £500 £524 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +6.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 21
Scotland median hourly rate £16.88 £17.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.54% -53.95% +117.14%
10th Percentile £12.92 £14.13 £14.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £24.13 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%

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 July 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 July 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
Renfrewshire - 37 £275 - 1
Edinburgh -1 33 £325 - 2
Glasgow -33 11 £306 +2.08% 2
North Lanarkshire 0 7 £135 -
Aberdeen +8 3 £250 +66.11%
South Lanarkshire -3 3 £450 -
West Lothian - 2 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Highlands - 1 - -
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 79 (80.61%) Active Directory
2 67 (68.37%) Windows
3 60 (61.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 57 (58.16%) Microsoft
5 49 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 49 (50.00%) Skype for Business
6 43 (43.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (35.71%) Office 365
8 33 (33.67%) PowerShell
8 33 (33.67%) Skype
9 32 (32.65%) Security Cleared
10 29 (29.59%) SC Cleared
10 29 (29.59%) DNS
11 27 (27.55%) Windows 7
12 25 (25.51%) Migration
13 24 (24.49%) VMware
14 23 (23.47%) DHCP
14 23 (23.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 22 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2013
15 22 (22.45%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (21.43%) Blackberry
17 20 (20.41%) ITIL
17 20 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
18 18 (18.37%) Citrix
18 18 (18.37%) VMware ESXi
18 18 (18.37%) Office Communications Server
19 17 (17.35%) LAN
20 16 (16.33%) WAN
21 15 (15.31%) SharePoint

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 60 (61.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 49 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 22 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (18.37%) Office Communications Server
5 15 (15.31%) SharePoint
6 13 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (11.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (3.06%) OpenStack
9 2 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.04%) IBM Domino
10 1 (1.02%) Confluence
10 1 (1.02%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 35 (35.71%) Office 365
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.06%) Mimecast
4 2 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (33.67%) Skype
2 29 (29.59%) DNS
3 23 (23.47%) DHCP
4 17 (17.35%) LAN
5 16 (16.33%) WAN
6 13 (13.27%) Unified Communications
7 6 (6.12%) VPN
8 5 (5.10%) Firewall
9 4 (4.08%) NetScaler
10 3 (3.06%) S/MIME
11 2 (2.04%) SMTP
12 1 (1.02%) Cisco IPT
12 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
12 1 (1.02%) IP Telephony
12 1 (1.02%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.02%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.02%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.02%) JIRA
1 1 (1.02%) MSI
1 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (13.27%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Banking
3 1 (1.02%) Back Office
3 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (19.39%) Analyst
2 18 (18.37%) Messaging Engineer
3 10 (10.20%) Support Analyst
3 10 (10.20%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.18%) IT Analyst
5 8 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (8.16%) Lync Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Administrator
7 5 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) IT Support
7 5 (5.10%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Mobility Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Consultant
9 3 (3.06%) Exchange Administrator
9 3 (3.06%) Messaging Specialist
9 3 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) .NET
1 1 (1.02%) HTML
1 1 (1.02%) Middleware
1 1 (1.02%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 15 (15.31%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.16%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.14%) Clustering
4 7 (7.14%) PKI
5 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.06%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.04%) BYOD
7 2 (2.04%) e-Health
7 2 (2.04%) LIMS
7 2 (2.04%) PACS
8 1 (1.02%) AS400
8 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.02%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.02%) Handset
8 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.02%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.02%) Tandem
8 1 (1.02%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 67 (68.37%) Windows
2 49 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 43 (43.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (27.55%) Windows 7
5 23 (23.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (9.18%) Windows 10
8 6 (6.12%) Apple iOS
9 5 (5.10%) Android
9 5 (5.10%) Linux
9 5 (5.10%) Windows Phone
9 5 (5.10%) Windows Phone 8
10 4 (4.08%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.04%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.02%) HPUX
12 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.02%) Unix
12 1 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.51%) Migration
2 20 (20.41%) ITIL
3 12 (12.24%) Workflow
4 10 (10.20%) Incident Management
5 7 (7.14%) Change Management
5 7 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 6 (6.12%) Asset Management
6 6 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (5.10%) Visualisation
8 4 (4.08%) Content Management
8 4 (4.08%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (4.08%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (4.08%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (3.06%) Analytics
9 3 (3.06%) Performance Testing
9 3 (3.06%) Presales
9 3 (3.06%) Validation
9 3 (3.06%) Wealth Management
10 2 (2.04%) Data Migration
10 2 (2.04%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.67%) PowerShell
2 11 (11.22%) SQL
3 1 (1.02%) C#
3 1 (1.02%) Java
3 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.02%) LINC
3 1 (1.02%) PHP
3 1 (1.02%) Python
3 1 (1.02%) VBScript
3 1 (1.02%) XAML
Qualifications
1 32 (32.65%) Security Cleared
2 29 (29.59%) SC Cleared
3 22 (22.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (15.31%) Degree
5 14 (14.29%) MCSE
6 13 (13.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (6.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (5.10%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.04%) CISSP
9 2 (2.04%) MCSA
10 1 (1.02%) CCNA
10 1 (1.02%) CCNP
10 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.02%) MCDBA
10 1 (1.02%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.06%) SLA
3 2 (2.04%) HL7
4 1 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 79 (80.61%) Active Directory
2 18 (18.37%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (6.12%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.12%) XenApp
3 6 (6.12%) XenDesktop
4 5 (5.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.02%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (15.31%) SCCM
2 5 (5.10%) AirWatch
2 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (5.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (5.10%) XenMobile
3 4 (4.08%) Ansible
3 4 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.08%) Puppet
3 4 (4.08%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.02%) OpenView
4 1 (1.02%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 57 (58.16%) Microsoft
2 24 (24.49%) VMware
3 18 (18.37%) Citrix
4 11 (11.22%) HP
5 9 (9.18%) Cisco
6 6 (6.12%) Symantec
7 5 (5.10%) Apple
7 5 (5.10%) McAfee
7 5 (5.10%) SAP
8 3 (3.06%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.04%) Lotus
9 2 (2.04%) Splunk
10 1 (1.02%) CA
10 1 (1.02%) Charles River
10 1 (1.02%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.02%) CyberArk
10 1 (1.02%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.02%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.02%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.02%) Varonis