Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 117 84
Rank change year-on-year -29 -33 +23
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 38 76 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.82% 1.61% 2.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.76% 9.88% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 37 58
Scotland median daily rate £200 £320 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +16.36% -4.35%
10th Percentile £106 £122 £118
90th Percentile £455 £391 £403
UK median daily rate £310 £300 £320
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 14
Scotland median hourly rate - £21.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.74% +4.55%
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.96% +0.97% +3.13%

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 660 769 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.19% 16.25% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 453 411
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £176 £213 £206
90th Percentile £575 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 17
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +14.29% -30.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.03 £13.40
90th Percentile £25.25 £26.88 £39.80
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.53
% change year-on-year +2.56% -0.15% -7.00%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -10 15 £213 -36.57% 2
Glasgow -21 14 £215 -14.00% 3
North Lanarkshire +2 6 £125 -1.96%
Highlands +1 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £106 -
Dundee - 1 - - 1
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 31 (81.58%) Active Directory
2 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 20 (52.63%) Windows
4 14 (36.84%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (34.21%) VMware
5 13 (34.21%) Windows 10
6 12 (31.58%) Citrix
7 11 (28.95%) SCCM
7 11 (28.95%) PowerShell
7 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
8 10 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (26.32%) Office 365
9 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
10 7 (18.42%) Finance
10 7 (18.42%) Migration
11 6 (15.79%) ITIL
11 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (15.79%) Skype
12 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (13.16%) DNS
12 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
13 4 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
13 4 (10.53%) Apple
13 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (10.53%) Analytics
13 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune

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 10 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.89%) Skype for Business
5 2 (5.26%) CMS
5 2 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (26.32%) Office 365
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.89%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Skype
2 5 (13.16%) DNS
3 3 (7.89%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.89%) VPN
4 2 (5.26%) DHCP
4 2 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (2.63%) Intranet
5 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Hudson
1 2 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Back Office
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Service Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (13.16%) Office 365 Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Migration Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support
6 2 (5.26%) Security Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior IT Support
7 1 (2.63%) Senior IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) e-Health
1 3 (7.89%) LIMS
1 3 (7.89%) PACS
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.26%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.63%) BYOD
3 1 (2.63%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.63%) iPad
3 1 (2.63%) iPhone
3 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) Windows 10
3 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Migration
2 6 (15.79%) ITIL
3 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (10.53%) Analytics
5 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.89%) Health Informatics
5 3 (7.89%) Informatics
6 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.26%) Contact Management
6 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.63%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (2.63%) Information Management
7 1 (2.63%) Matrix Management
7 1 (2.63%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.63%) Scrum
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.26%) MCP
3 1 (2.63%) CCA
3 1 (2.63%) CCNA
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) MCSA
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (7.89%) HL7
3 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (81.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) Terminal Services
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) SCCM
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.63%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (34.21%) VMware
3 12 (31.58%) Citrix
4 4 (10.53%) Apple
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) Symantec
6 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.63%) CA
6 1 (2.63%) CommVault
6 1 (2.63%) EMC
6 1 (2.63%) Remedy
6 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.63%) Sophos
6 1 (2.63%) Spiceworks