Period
to 25 September 2017

The median contractor rate for an Exchange Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Exchange Engineer
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 752 747 670
Rank change year-on-year -5 -77 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Exchange Engineer 112 139 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 98 145
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £143 £189 £200
90th Percentile £480 £479 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -18.46% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 12
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £13.50 £22.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +192.59% -39.46% -0.34%
10th Percentile £22.40 £12.75 £16.75
90th Percentile £117.95 £14.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 - £26.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 93071 100460 108246
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.80% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 60873 65596 68611
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2784 3160 4129
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.67% +5.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.26 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71% +5.42%

Exchange Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Exchange Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Exchange Engineer in the UK

Exchange Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Exchange Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Exchange Engineer in the UK

Exchange Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Exchange Engineer over the 6 months to 25 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Exchange Engineer in the UK

Exchange Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exchange Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Exchange Engineer in the UK

Exchange Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Exchange Engineer over the 6 months to 25 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Exchange Engineer in the UK

Exchange Engineer
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exchange Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 2017. 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
England +16 99 £300 -7.69% 8
UK excluding London +43 65 £265 -18.46% 2
London -21 41 £375 +11.52% 6
South East +19 23 £175 -59.30% 2
North of England +72 15 £290 -7.20%
North West +42 11 £290 -10.77%
South West +7 9 £195 -40.00%
East of England -9 6 £430 +32.31%
Midlands +27 5 £225 -7.22%
Scotland +11 5 £300 +20.00%
Yorkshire +38 4 £265 -11.67%
East Midlands -6 3 £300 +23.71%
West Midlands +33 2 £220 -
Wales -5 2 £185 -55.15%

Exchange Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, Exchange Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Exchange Engineer in the job title.

1 63 (56.25%) Office 365
2 62 (55.36%) Windows
3 58 (51.79%) MS Exchange
4 51 (45.54%) Active Directory
5 46 (41.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 42 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 42 (37.50%) Migration
7 35 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 29 (25.89%) Windows Server
9 24 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (20.54%) LAN
11 21 (18.75%) Skype for Business
12 20 (17.86%) VMware
12 20 (17.86%) Skype
13 19 (16.96%) DNS
13 19 (16.96%) Cisco
13 19 (16.96%) Windows 7
13 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (15.18%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (15.18%) PowerShell
15 16 (14.29%) SCCM
15 16 (14.29%) Finance
16 14 (12.50%) WAN
16 14 (12.50%) Security Cleared
16 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (11.61%) Citrix
18 12 (10.71%) Firewall
18 12 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
19 11 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
19 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2003

Exchange Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 58 (51.79%) MS Exchange
2 46 (41.07%) Exchange Server 2013
3 35 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (18.75%) Skype for Business
5 12 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (7.14%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.68%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.79%) IIS
9 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.89%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 63 (56.25%) Office 365
2 17 (15.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (4.46%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.79%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.89%) IaaS
6 1 (0.89%) PaaS
6 1 (0.89%) SaaS
6 1 (0.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.54%) LAN
2 20 (17.86%) Skype
3 19 (16.96%) DNS
4 14 (12.50%) WAN
5 12 (10.71%) Firewall
6 10 (8.93%) DHCP
6 10 (8.93%) PBX
7 7 (6.25%) ADSL
8 6 (5.36%) SMTP
9 4 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.57%) VLAN
9 4 (3.57%) VPN
10 3 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.68%) NAS
10 3 (2.68%) SAN
10 3 (2.68%) VoIP
10 3 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.79%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Ant
1 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.89%) Maven
1 1 (0.89%) MSBuild
1 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (3.57%) Banking
2 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.68%) Back Office
3 3 (2.68%) Games
4 2 (1.79%) Legal
4 2 (1.79%) Local Government
5 1 (0.89%) Electronics
5 1 (0.89%) Front Office
5 1 (0.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.89%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) .NET
1 1 (0.89%) RESTful
1 1 (0.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.57%) FMCG
4 3 (2.68%) iPad
4 3 (2.68%) iPhone
4 3 (2.68%) VAX
5 2 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.89%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.89%) PKI
6 1 (0.89%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 62 (55.36%) Windows
2 29 (25.89%) Windows Server
3 24 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (16.96%) Windows 7
4 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (8.93%) Android
7 9 (8.04%) Windows 10
8 8 (7.14%) Linux
9 6 (5.36%) Apple iOS
10 5 (4.46%) Unix
11 4 (3.57%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.68%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.79%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.89%) Debian
14 1 (0.89%) HPUX
14 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.89%) Solaris
14 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (37.50%) Migration
2 8 (7.14%) ITIL
2 8 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (6.25%) Records Management
4 4 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (3.57%) Data Protection
4 4 (3.57%) Identity Management
4 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 4 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (3.57%) Task Automation
5 3 (2.68%) E-Commerce
5 3 (2.68%) Runbook
5 3 (2.68%) Time Management
6 2 (1.79%) Application Discovery
6 2 (1.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (1.79%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (1.79%) Line Management
6 2 (1.79%) Low Latency
6 2 (1.79%) Software Deployment
6 2 (1.79%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.18%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.14%) SQL
3 5 (4.46%) VB
4 3 (2.68%) Python
5 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.79%) Perl
6 1 (0.89%) C#
6 1 (0.89%) Java
6 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 7 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.46%) MCSE
5 2 (1.79%) Degree
5 2 (1.79%) MCITP
6 1 (0.89%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.89%) GISP
6 1 (0.89%) MCDST
6 1 (0.89%) MCP
6 1 (0.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.68%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (1.79%) RMADS
3 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (45.54%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.89%) Samba
4 1 (0.89%) UAG
4 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.89%) vSphere
4 1 (0.89%) Xen
4 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (14.29%) SCCM
2 8 (7.14%) AirWatch
3 5 (4.46%) SCOM
3 5 (4.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (4.46%) WSUS
4 4 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.89%) Cacti
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.89%) Ionix
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.89%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.89%) SCSM
5 1 (0.89%) Sysprep
5 1 (0.89%) vMotion
Vendors
1 42 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.86%) VMware
3 19 (16.96%) Cisco
4 13 (11.61%) Citrix
5 9 (8.04%) Symantec
6 7 (6.25%) NetApp
7 5 (4.46%) MobileIron
7 5 (4.46%) Sophos
8 4 (3.57%) HP
8 4 (3.57%) Sun
9 3 (2.68%) Dell
10 2 (1.79%) AppSense
10 2 (1.79%) Compaq
10 2 (1.79%) Veeam
11 1 (0.89%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.89%) Google
11 1 (0.89%) IronPort
11 1 (0.89%) NetScout
11 1 (0.89%) SonicWALL
11 1 (0.89%) WatchGuard