Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Exchange Server 2013 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Exchange Server 2013 over the 6 months to 13 December 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 2013
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 505 459 441
Rank change year-on-year -46 -18 -11
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 154 185 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.27% 0.34% 0.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.68% 2.13% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 118 147
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £321 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -1.23% -7.14%
10th Percentile £131 £144 £172
90th Percentile £450 £500 £475
UK median daily rate £338 £339 £325
% change year-on-year -0.37% +4.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £17.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.18% -30.39% +64.52%
10th Percentile £25.75 £10.90 £15.75
90th Percentile £38.25 £29.33 £44.45
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +32.35% -36.45% +37.18%

Exchange Server 2013 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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 9,164 8,684 9,831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.35% 16.19% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,487 5,340 6,046
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +1.31%
10th Percentile £260 £231 £230
90th Percentile £575 £563 £540
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 306 342
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £20.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% -4.15% +11.70%
10th Percentile £11.48 £10.75 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

Exchange Server 2013
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Exchange Server 2013 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Exchange Server 2013 in the UK excluding London

Exchange Server 2013
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Exchange Server 2013 in the UK excluding London

Exchange Server 2013
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Exchange Server 2013 in the UK excluding London

Exchange Server 2013
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Exchange Server 2013 in the UK excluding London

Exchange Server 2013
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Exchange Server 2013 in the UK excluding London

Exchange Server 2013
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
South East +1 67 £331 +20.45% 12
North of England -31 31 £300 -7.69% 20
North West -22 26 £300 +3.90% 13
East of England +10 17 £350 +9.38% 3
South West -43 13 £300 -38.46% 10
Scotland -15 12 £180 -28.71% 2
Wales -14 8 £375 +3.45% 1
Midlands -28 8 £325 +4.00% 9
West Midlands -29 7 £338 +8.00% 8
Yorkshire -10 5 £213 -22.73% 7
East Midlands -4 1 £263 -26.32% 1
Exchange Server 2013
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2013 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Exchange Server 2013.

1 141 (91.56%) MS Exchange
2 120 (77.92%) Active Directory
3 118 (76.62%) Windows
4 110 (71.43%) Microsoft
5 93 (60.39%) Office 365
6 91 (59.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 86 (55.84%) Windows Server
8 64 (41.56%) VMware
9 51 (33.12%) PowerShell
10 46 (29.87%) Skype for Business
11 40 (25.97%) Skype
12 36 (23.38%) ITIL
13 34 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 34 (22.08%) SCCM
14 33 (21.43%) DNS
15 31 (20.13%) Windows Server 2012
16 30 (19.48%) DHCP
16 30 (19.48%) Security Cleared
16 30 (19.48%) Microsoft Azure
17 28 (18.18%) Hyper-V
17 28 (18.18%) Migration
17 28 (18.18%) Windows 10
18 26 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
19 25 (16.23%) Firewall
19 25 (16.23%) SQL Server
20 24 (15.58%) Microsoft Office
20 24 (15.58%) WAN
20 24 (15.58%) LAN
20 24 (15.58%) Citrix
20 24 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003

Exchange Server 2013
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 141 (91.56%) MS Exchange
2 91 (59.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (29.87%) Skype for Business
4 23 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (11.69%) SharePoint
6 13 (8.44%) IIS
7 6 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.60%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.65%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (15.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 93 (60.39%) Office 365
2 30 (19.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.49%) OneDrive
4 7 (4.55%) Akamai
5 6 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.30%) IaaS
7 2 (1.30%) SaaS
8 1 (0.65%) G Suite
8 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 40 (25.97%) Skype
2 33 (21.43%) DNS
3 30 (19.48%) DHCP
4 25 (16.23%) Firewall
5 24 (15.58%) LAN
5 24 (15.58%) WAN
6 17 (11.04%) VPN
7 13 (8.44%) WebEx
8 7 (4.55%) Internet
8 7 (4.55%) SAN
8 7 (4.55%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.90%) VoIP
10 5 (3.25%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (2.60%) SMTP
11 4 (2.60%) VLAN
11 4 (2.60%) VSAN
12 3 (1.95%) Network Security
12 3 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.30%) Kerberos
13 2 (1.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 19 (12.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (5.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) JIRA
1 1 (0.65%) MSI
General
1 18 (11.69%) Finance
2 6 (3.90%) Back Office
3 3 (1.95%) Banking
3 3 (1.95%) Publishing
4 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.65%) Law
4 1 (0.65%) Legal
4 1 (0.65%) Local Government
4 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (16.88%) Analyst
2 22 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (7.79%) Exchange Engineer
3 12 (7.79%) Messaging Engineer
3 12 (7.79%) Support Engineer
4 11 (7.14%) Office 365 Engineer
4 11 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 10 (6.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (6.49%) Service Analyst
5 10 (6.49%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (5.84%) Administrator
6 9 (5.84%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) Consultant
7 8 (5.19%) Lync Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (4.55%) IT Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.90%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.90%) .NET
2 4 (2.60%) Apache Axis
3 3 (1.95%) LDAP
3 3 (1.95%) Web Services
4 2 (1.30%) ADSI
4 2 (1.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.79%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.84%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.55%) PKI
4 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.25%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.60%) CESG
5 4 (2.60%) Clustering
5 4 (2.60%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.30%) BYOD
6 2 (1.30%) iPhone
6 2 (1.30%) PMI
7 1 (0.65%) AS400
7 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.65%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) iPad
7 1 (0.65%) iSeries
7 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.65%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 118 (76.62%) Windows
2 86 (55.84%) Windows Server
3 31 (20.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (18.18%) Windows 10
5 26 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (12.99%) Windows 7
8 18 (11.69%) Linux
9 10 (6.49%) Data ONTAP
10 8 (5.19%) Windows 8
11 5 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (3.25%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.60%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.95%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.38%) ITIL
2 28 (18.18%) Migration
3 24 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 19 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (7.79%) Data Protection
6 11 (7.14%) Change Management
7 9 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.84%) E-Commerce
8 8 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (5.19%) ITSM
9 7 (4.55%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.90%) ITIL V3
10 6 (3.90%) Project Management
11 5 (3.25%) Information Security
11 5 (3.25%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (3.25%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.25%) Service Delivery
12 4 (2.60%) Decision-Making
12 4 (2.60%) Line Management
12 4 (2.60%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 51 (33.12%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.14%) SQL
3 7 (4.55%) VBScript
4 4 (2.60%) VB
5 3 (1.95%) C#
6 1 (0.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (19.48%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 14 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.84%) MCSE
5 5 (3.25%) Degree
5 5 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.60%) MCITP
7 3 (1.95%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.95%) HNC
7 3 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.30%) CCNA
8 2 (1.30%) CCNP
8 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.30%) MCP
8 2 (1.30%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.30%) PMP
8 2 (1.30%) VCAP
9 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.94%) SLA
2 2 (1.30%) COBIT
2 2 (1.30%) GDPR
2 2 (1.30%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.65%) FIPS 140-2
3 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 120 (77.92%) Active Directory
2 34 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 18 (11.69%) XenApp
5 17 (11.04%) vSphere
6 10 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (5.84%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.60%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.30%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (22.08%) SCCM
2 15 (9.74%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (6.49%) SCOM
3 10 (6.49%) vCenter Server
4 9 (5.84%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (4.55%) WSUS
6 6 (3.90%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.25%) AirWatch
7 5 (3.25%) Backup Exec
8 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (2.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.95%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.95%) vMotion
10 2 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.65%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.65%) SmoothWall
11 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 110 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 64 (41.56%) VMware
3 24 (15.58%) Citrix
4 22 (14.29%) Cisco
4 22 (14.29%) NetApp
5 21 (13.64%) McAfee
6 18 (11.69%) Symantec
7 11 (7.14%) HP
8 8 (5.19%) F5
9 6 (3.90%) Dell
10 5 (3.25%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.25%) SAP
11 4 (2.60%) Avaya
11 4 (2.60%) Fortinet
11 4 (2.60%) Trustwave
11 4 (2.60%) Veeam
12 3 (1.95%) Hitachi
12 3 (1.95%) Okta
12 3 (1.95%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.95%) Splunk