Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 147 99
Rank change year-on-year +24 -48 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 34 53 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.86% 1.02% 1.70%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.47% 7.14% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 44
Scotland median daily rate £209 £215 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -32.81% +14.29%
10th Percentile £123 £114 £132
90th Percentile £374 £451 £393
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 13
Scotland median hourly rate - £17.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.05% +23.53%
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £16.66 £17.00
% change year-on-year -8.46% -2.00% +3.03%

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 622 742 846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.68% 14.33% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 397 505
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £200 £163 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £458 £450
% change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 19
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.24% -15.00% +15.94%
10th Percentile £14.06 £12.10 £15.03
90th Percentile £46.70 £35.60 £26.88
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +7.50% -

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Glasgow +6 11 £140 -34.88% 2
Fife - 7 £213 -
North Lanarkshire -6 5 £135 +3.85% 2
Edinburgh +14 3 £375 +7.14% 3
West Lothian +5 2 £106 -0.12% 2
Aberdeen -10 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £199 -
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 (91.18%) Windows
1 31 (91.18%) Active Directory
2 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
3 19 (55.88%) VMware
4 18 (52.94%) SCCM
5 17 (50.00%) Office 365
6 15 (44.12%) Windows Server
7 14 (41.18%) SQL Server
8 13 (38.24%) Windows 10
9 10 (29.41%) SQL
9 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (29.41%) Citrix
9 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (26.47%) Cisco
10 9 (26.47%) LAN
10 9 (26.47%) WAN
11 8 (23.53%) McAfee
11 8 (23.53%) Firewall
11 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (20.59%) Veeam
12 7 (20.59%) Meraki
12 7 (20.59%) Project Delivery
12 7 (20.59%) VoIP
13 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (14.71%) Azure
14 5 (14.71%) ITIL
14 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
14 5 (14.71%) DNS
15 4 (11.76%) vSphere
15 4 (11.76%) 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 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (50.00%) Office 365
2 5 (14.71%) Azure
3 3 (8.82%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (8.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) LAN
1 9 (26.47%) WAN
2 8 (23.53%) Firewall
3 7 (20.59%) VoIP
4 5 (14.71%) DNS
4 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.82%) Skype
6 2 (5.88%) VPN
7 1 (2.94%) DHCP
7 1 (2.94%) Network Security
7 1 (2.94%) SAN
7 1 (2.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (41.18%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.82%) Back Office
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Service Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Administrator
3 7 (20.59%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (17.65%) Office 365 Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) IT Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Build Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Server Build Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Data Centre Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (91.18%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Windows Server
3 13 (38.24%) Windows 10
4 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Project Delivery
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (8.82%) Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.88%) Server Building
5 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.88%) Statistics
6 1 (2.94%) Antivirus Management
6 1 (2.94%) Availability Management
6 1 (2.94%) Chat Support
6 1 (2.94%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (2.94%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.94%) Email Filtering
6 1 (2.94%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.94%) Server Management
6 1 (2.94%) Software Audit
6 1 (2.94%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) MCSA
1 3 (8.82%) MCSE
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) CCNA
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.94%) HND
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (91.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.76%) vSphere
4 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (52.94%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (5.88%) Ansible
3 2 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (5.88%) Graylog
4 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
2 19 (55.88%) VMware
3 10 (29.41%) Citrix
4 9 (26.47%) Cisco
5 8 (23.53%) McAfee
6 7 (20.59%) Meraki
6 7 (20.59%) Veeam
7 2 (5.88%) EMC
7 2 (5.88%) Sophos
8 1 (2.94%) Apple
8 1 (2.94%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.94%) Intel
8 1 (2.94%) Oracle