Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Exchange Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 787 722 684
Rank change year-on-year -65 -38 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Exchange Engineer 90 127 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 87 113
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +1.54%
10th Percentile £157 £203 £163
90th Percentile £489 £480 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -1.54% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -35.71% -
10th Percentile £13.60 £12.75 £16.25
90th Percentile £135.60 £14.25 £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £89.00 - £21.00

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 93,600 91,033 102,521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,185 59,429 65,414
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,750 3,215 3,866
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Exchange Engineer in the UK

Exchange Engineer
Top 13 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 21 January 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
England -51 75 £350 +3.70% 23
UK excluding London +10 53 £320 -1.54% 13
London -74 30 £369 +5.36% 10
South East -21 19 £325 -13.33% 6
Midlands +20 10 £350 +14.29% 2
East Midlands +13 10 £350 +14.29% 1
North of England +40 7 £350 +7.69% 3
Scotland -9 7 £390 +122.86%
South West -2 5 £305 -6.15%
Yorkshire +7 4 £265 -11.67% 1
North West +12 3 £375 +15.38% 2
East of England -10 3 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

Exchange Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 51 (56.67%) Office 365
2 50 (55.56%) MS Exchange
3 48 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 47 (52.22%) Windows
5 34 (37.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (34.44%) Microsoft
7 30 (33.33%) Migration
8 29 (32.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 23 (25.56%) Windows Server
10 18 (20.00%) Skype for Business
11 17 (18.89%) Skype
12 13 (14.44%) Finance
12 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (13.33%) Windows 7
13 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (13.33%) VMware
14 11 (12.22%) DNS
14 11 (12.22%) Windows 10
14 11 (12.22%) Hyper-V
14 11 (12.22%) SCCM
14 11 (12.22%) Root Cause Analysis
15 9 (10.00%) Citrix
15 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
15 9 (10.00%) SQL
15 9 (10.00%) PowerShell
16 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (8.89%) SharePoint
16 8 (8.89%) ITIL
16 8 (8.89%) NetApp
17 7 (7.78%) SQL Server

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 50 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 34 (37.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 29 (32.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (20.00%) Skype for Business
5 8 (8.89%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.22%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.11%) Documentum
7 1 (1.11%) GroupWise
7 1 (1.11%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 51 (56.67%) Office 365
2 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.67%) Mimecast
4 3 (3.33%) SaaS
5 2 (2.22%) IaaS
5 2 (2.22%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.22%) PaaS
6 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.89%) Skype
2 11 (12.22%) DNS
3 6 (6.67%) Unified Communications
3 6 (6.67%) VLAN
4 5 (5.56%) DHCP
4 5 (5.56%) Firewall
4 5 (5.56%) LAN
4 5 (5.56%) WAN
5 4 (4.44%) SAN
5 4 (4.44%) SMTP
5 4 (4.44%) VoIP
6 3 (3.33%) Ethernet
6 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.22%) ADSL
7 2 (2.22%) MPLS
7 2 (2.22%) NAS
7 2 (2.22%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.22%) PBX
8 1 (1.11%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 13 (14.44%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Front Office
3 1 (1.11%) Marketing
3 1 (1.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.11%) .NET
1 1 (1.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.22%) BYOD
4 2 (2.22%) NHS
4 2 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.11%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.11%) FMCG
5 1 (1.11%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) PKI
5 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (52.22%) Windows
2 23 (25.56%) Windows Server
3 12 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 11 (12.22%) Windows 10
5 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.78%) Android
6 7 (7.78%) Apple iOS
6 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.33%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.33%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.22%) Linux
9 1 (1.11%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.11%) Unix
9 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.33%) Migration
2 11 (12.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (8.89%) ITIL
4 7 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (5.56%) Test Management
6 4 (4.44%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.44%) Change Management
6 4 (4.44%) Data Protection
6 4 (4.44%) Time Management
7 3 (3.33%) Business Continuity
7 3 (3.33%) Release Management
7 3 (3.33%) Statistics
8 2 (2.22%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.22%) Functional Testing
8 2 (2.22%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (2.22%) Patch Management
8 2 (2.22%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.22%) Resource Management
8 2 (2.22%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 9 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) MCSE
3 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.11%) CCNA
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.11%) MCITP
4 1 (1.11%) MCSA
4 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.22%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.56%) vSphere
5 4 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.22%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.11%) UAG
7 1 (1.11%) Xen
7 1 (1.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (12.22%) SCCM
2 5 (5.56%) SCOM
3 2 (2.22%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.11%) Ionix
4 1 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (34.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.33%) VMware
3 9 (10.00%) Citrix
4 8 (8.89%) NetApp
5 6 (6.67%) HP
6 3 (3.33%) Cisco
6 3 (3.33%) Dell
6 3 (3.33%) Forcepoint
6 3 (3.33%) Lotus
6 3 (3.33%) Symantec
7 2 (2.22%) Compaq
7 2 (2.22%) Ivanti
7 2 (2.22%) MobileIron
7 2 (2.22%) Polycom
8 1 (1.11%) EMC
8 1 (1.11%) IronPort
8 1 (1.11%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.11%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.11%) Sonus
8 1 (1.11%) Veeam