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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 75 96
Rank change year-on-year -14 +21  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 20 58 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.12% 2.22% 1.09%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.09% 12.34% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 38 14
Median daily rate £249 £363 £186
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.31% +94.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £450 £326
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.62% +45.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

MS Exchange is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 282 470 461
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.83% 17.99% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 287 258
Median daily rate £358 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.62% +0.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Median hourly rate £22.75 £16.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.18% -31.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £16.00 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.00 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -2 7 £120 -64.96%
Glasgow -7 4 £357 +19.00% 1
Aberdeen - 2 £128 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £109 -
MS Exchange
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 42 (79.25%) Active Directory
2 39 (73.58%) Windows
3 35 (66.04%) Microsoft
4 26 (49.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (43.40%) VMware
6 22 (41.51%) Windows 7
7 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (33.96%) Windows Server
8 17 (32.08%) SCCM
9 16 (30.19%) Office 365
10 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (28.30%) ITIL
11 14 (26.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (24.53%) DHCP
12 13 (24.53%) DNS
13 12 (22.64%) WAN
13 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
13 12 (22.64%) MS Office
13 12 (22.64%) Data Centre
14 10 (18.87%) Windows 10
15 9 (16.98%) Disclosure Scotland
15 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (16.98%) vSphere
15 9 (16.98%) Citrix
15 9 (16.98%) SLA
15 9 (16.98%) Cisco
15 9 (16.98%) Migration
16 8 (15.09%) Firewall

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 26 (49.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (26.42%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (15.09%) Skype for Business
4 5 (9.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.77%) IBM Domino
6 2 (3.77%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
1 12 (22.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.19%) Office 365
2 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.43%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.53%) DHCP
1 13 (24.53%) DNS
2 12 (22.64%) WAN
3 8 (15.09%) Firewall
4 7 (13.21%) VoIP
5 6 (11.32%) Skype
6 4 (7.55%) LAN
6 4 (7.55%) PABX
6 4 (7.55%) SAN
6 4 (7.55%) VPN
7 3 (5.66%) IP Telephony
8 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.89%) FTP
9 1 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) WinDbg
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Support Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) IT Support
4 8 (15.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) IT Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) IT Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) Support Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) Architect
7 5 (9.43%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Technical Architect
8 4 (7.55%) Data Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Data Centre Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Office 365 Architect
9 3 (5.66%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Service Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Data Centre
2 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.43%) Blackberry
3 5 (9.43%) Fat Client
3 5 (9.43%) Thin Client
4 4 (7.55%) Replication
5 2 (3.77%) iPad
5 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) Clustering
6 1 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 39 (73.58%) Windows
2 22 (41.51%) Windows 7
3 18 (33.96%) Windows Server
3 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (18.87%) Windows 10
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.66%) Linux
8 2 (3.77%) Android
8 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.89%) CentOS
9 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) ITIL
2 9 (16.98%) Migration
3 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (9.43%) Service Management
5 4 (7.55%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (7.55%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (7.55%) Security Patching
5 4 (7.55%) Supplier Management
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.77%) Case Management
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.77%) TOGAF
8 1 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.89%) Change Management
8 1 (1.89%) ERP
8 1 (1.89%) ITSM
8 1 (1.89%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.43%) MCSA
3 4 (7.55%) MCSE
4 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.77%) ISEB
5 2 (3.77%) MCP
6 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) Disclosure Scotland
1 9 (16.98%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (79.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (16.98%) vSphere
3 7 (13.21%) XenApp
4 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.66%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (32.08%) SCCM
2 5 (9.43%) SCOM
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (5.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (5.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (5.66%) WSUS
5 2 (3.77%) SnapMirror
6 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 35 (66.04%) Microsoft
2 23 (43.40%) VMware
3 9 (16.98%) Cisco
3 9 (16.98%) Citrix
4 8 (15.09%) Dell
5 7 (13.21%) NetApp
6 6 (11.32%) IBM
7 5 (9.43%) Apple
7 5 (9.43%) HP
8 4 (7.55%) Symantec
9 3 (5.66%) Avaya
9 3 (5.66%) CA
9 3 (5.66%) Mitel
9 3 (5.66%) Riverbed
9 3 (5.66%) Veeam
10 2 (3.77%) Lotus
10 2 (3.77%) Palo Alto
10 2 (3.77%) Varonis
10 2 (3.77%) WatchGuard
10 2 (3.77%) Xerox