Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Exchange Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 784 754 727
Rank change year-on-year -30 -27 -33
Contract jobs requiring an Exchange Engineer 95 92 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 69 114
UK median daily rate £350 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +8.80%
10th Percentile £190 £150 £225
90th Percentile £446 £488 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £295 £348
% change year-on-year +14.50% -15.18% +15.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £39.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.91% +192.59% -42.55%
10th Percentile £17.75 £37.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £121.50 £41.75 £14.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £39.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +32.91% +192.59% -57.48%

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 94,869 86,564 101,481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,095 55,999 65,887
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,864 3,105
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.68 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +18.87%

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 June 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 June 2018.

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 21 June 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 -46 86 £350 +16.67% 20
London -23 49 £375 +15.38% 9
UK excluding London -13 42 £338 +14.50% 11
South East -20 15 £375 +76.47% 4
Midlands -5 10 £330 +50.00% 1
West Midlands -6 8 £330 +50.00%
East of England +5 7 £350 +7.69% 2
North of England -34 4 £375 +32.74% 3
Scotland -37 4 £450 -5.26%
Yorkshire - 3 £360 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £270 - 1
Northern Ireland +16 1 £313 -26.47%
South West -5 1 - - 1
North West -14 1 £375 +32.74% 2

Exchange Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, Exchange Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Exchange Engineer in the job title.

1 61 (64.21%) Office 365
2 58 (61.05%) MS Exchange
3 53 (55.79%) Active Directory
4 50 (52.63%) Windows
5 37 (38.95%) Microsoft
6 30 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 29 (30.53%) Skype for Business
8 27 (28.42%) PowerShell
9 25 (26.32%) Migration
10 23 (24.21%) Exchange Server 2013
11 22 (23.16%) Windows Server
12 19 (20.00%) Skype
13 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (17.89%) DNS
14 16 (16.84%) Windows 10
15 15 (15.79%) Finance
15 15 (15.79%) VMware
16 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (11.58%) SharePoint
17 11 (11.58%) Citrix
17 11 (11.58%) Mimecast
17 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
18 10 (10.53%) Windows 7
18 10 (10.53%) Change Management
19 9 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2003
19 9 (9.47%) Hyper-V
20 8 (8.42%) High Availability
20 8 (8.42%) Android
20 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
20 8 (8.42%) Problem Management

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 (61.05%) MS Exchange
2 30 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (30.53%) Skype for Business
4 23 (24.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (11.58%) SharePoint
6 9 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.05%) IIS
9 1 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 61 (64.21%) Office 365
2 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (11.58%) Mimecast
4 8 (8.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (6.32%) PaaS
6 5 (5.26%) IaaS
6 5 (5.26%) OneDrive
6 5 (5.26%) SaaS
7 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (1.05%) iTunes
8 1 (1.05%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) Skype
2 17 (17.89%) DNS
3 8 (8.42%) SMTP
4 6 (6.32%) DHCP
4 6 (6.32%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.26%) Firewall
5 5 (5.26%) Unified Communications
6 4 (4.21%) LAN
7 3 (3.16%) Ethernet
7 3 (3.16%) PBX
7 3 (3.16%) SAN
7 3 (3.16%) VoIP
7 3 (3.16%) VPN
8 2 (2.11%) IPv6
8 2 (2.11%) Wireless
8 2 (2.11%) WLAN
9 1 (1.05%) VLAN
9 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) Blockchain
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) JIRA
General
1 15 (15.79%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Legal
3 6 (6.32%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.26%) Banking
5 4 (4.21%) Marketing
6 3 (3.16%) Electronics
6 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.11%) Back Office
7 2 (2.11%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.11%) Law
7 2 (2.11%) Local Government
7 2 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Clustering
2 4 (4.21%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.21%) FMCG
2 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.16%) BYOD
3 3 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.11%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.05%) Fintech
5 1 (1.05%) Handset
5 1 (1.05%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.05%) PKI
5 1 (1.05%) Replication
5 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (52.63%) Windows
2 22 (23.16%) Windows Server
3 16 (16.84%) Windows 10
4 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 8 (8.42%) Android
7 8 (8.42%) Linux
8 6 (6.32%) Apple iOS
8 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.11%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.11%) Unix
9 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.32%) Migration
2 10 (10.53%) Change Management
3 8 (8.42%) High Availability
3 8 (8.42%) ITIL
3 8 (8.42%) Patch Management
3 8 (8.42%) Problem Management
4 6 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.32%) Statistics
5 4 (4.21%) E-Discovery
5 4 (4.21%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (4.21%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (4.21%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.21%) Task Automation
5 4 (4.21%) Ticket Management
6 3 (3.16%) Change Control
6 3 (3.16%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.16%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (3.16%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (3.16%) Programme Management
6 3 (3.16%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.42%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.32%) SQL
3 2 (2.11%) Perl
3 2 (2.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) Degree
4 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.11%) MCSE
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.05%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) MCP
5 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (55.79%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.47%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.26%) XenApp
5 3 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.11%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.11%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.05%) vSphere
7 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) Backup Exec
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (4.21%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (4.21%) SCCM
4 2 (2.11%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.05%) Netcool
5 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.05%) PingFederate
5 1 (1.05%) SCOM
5 1 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (38.95%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.79%) VMware
3 11 (11.58%) Citrix
4 7 (7.37%) HP
4 7 (7.37%) Symantec
5 5 (5.26%) MobileIron
6 4 (4.21%) Apple
7 3 (3.16%) SAP
7 3 (3.16%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.11%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.11%) Google
9 1 (1.05%) Avaya
9 1 (1.05%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.05%) CommVault
9 1 (1.05%) Dell
9 1 (1.05%) IBM
9 1 (1.05%) NetApp
9 1 (1.05%) Polycom
9 1 (1.05%) Proofpoint
9 1 (1.05%) Qualys