Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Exchange Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 785 759 711
Rank change year-on-year -26 -48 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Exchange Engineer 99 89 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.096% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.10% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 58 116
UK median daily rate £350 £308 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.82% -8.89% +3.85%
10th Percentile £185 £168 £173
90th Percentile £473 £479 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +7.77% -3.70% +14.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
UK median hourly rate £24.00 - £13.50
10th Percentile £13.28 - £12.75
90th Percentile £125.25 - £17.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 - £15.50

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 96,041 87,961 101,443
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.86% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,193 57,163 65,399
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,954 3,023 3,334
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.96 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -2.77% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.56 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -24 86 £350 +16.67% 22
UK excluding London -17 51 £350 +7.77% 20
London -42 44 £350 +16.67% 6
South East -14 17 £350 +16.94% 3
Midlands +4 10 £400 +66.67% 2
Scotland -29 7 £420 -11.58% 3
East Midlands +10 6 £400 +18.52%
East of England -2 6 £350 +59.09% 6
North of England -14 5 £388 +19.23% 5
West Midlands +5 4 £330 +43.48% 2
South West +2 3 £243 -33.10%
Northern Ireland -2 3 £313 -26.47%
Yorkshire -17 3 £360 - 3
North West -19 2 £388 +19.23% 2

Exchange Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 55 (55.56%) MS Exchange
1 55 (55.56%) Active Directory
1 55 (55.56%) Office 365
2 50 (50.51%) Windows
3 37 (37.37%) Microsoft
4 30 (30.30%) Skype for Business
4 30 (30.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (29.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (26.26%) Windows Server
7 24 (24.24%) Migration
8 23 (23.23%) PowerShell
9 22 (22.22%) Skype
10 19 (19.19%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (19.19%) DNS
11 17 (17.17%) Finance
12 15 (15.15%) SharePoint
12 15 (15.15%) Windows 10
13 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (13.13%) VMware
14 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
14 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (12.12%) Windows 7
14 12 (12.12%) Mimecast
15 11 (11.11%) Hyper-V
15 11 (11.11%) Citrix
16 9 (9.09%) ITIL
16 9 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
17 8 (8.08%) SCCM
17 8 (8.08%) Android
17 8 (8.08%) Security Cleared

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 55 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 30 (30.30%) Exchange Server 2013
2 30 (30.30%) Skype for Business
3 29 (29.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (15.15%) SharePoint
5 9 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.01%) Documentum
8 1 (1.01%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.01%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 55 (55.56%) Office 365
2 19 (19.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (12.12%) Mimecast
4 6 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.05%) OneDrive
6 3 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (3.03%) IaaS
6 3 (3.03%) PaaS
6 3 (3.03%) SaaS
7 1 (1.01%) iTunes
7 1 (1.01%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (22.22%) Skype
2 19 (19.19%) DNS
3 8 (8.08%) SMTP
4 7 (7.07%) DHCP
4 7 (7.07%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.06%) Unified Communications
6 5 (5.05%) Firewall
6 5 (5.05%) VoIP
7 4 (4.04%) Ethernet
7 4 (4.04%) LAN
7 4 (4.04%) SAN
7 4 (4.04%) VLAN
8 3 (3.03%) PBX
9 2 (2.02%) VPN
9 2 (2.02%) WAN
9 2 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.01%) CTI
10 1 (1.01%) IPv6
10 1 (1.01%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) JIRA
General
1 17 (17.17%) Finance
2 8 (8.08%) Legal
3 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.03%) Marketing
4 2 (2.02%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Electronics
4 2 (2.02%) Law
4 2 (2.02%) Local Government
4 2 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.02%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.01%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.05%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.04%) Clustering
3 3 (3.03%) BYOD
3 3 (3.03%) FMCG
3 3 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.02%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.01%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.01%) Fintech
5 1 (1.01%) NHS
5 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.01%) Replication
5 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (50.51%) Windows
2 26 (26.26%) Windows Server
3 15 (15.15%) Windows 10
4 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (12.12%) Windows 7
5 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (8.08%) Android
7 6 (6.06%) Apple iOS
7 6 (6.06%) Linux
8 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.02%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.02%) Unix
9 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.02%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.24%) Migration
2 9 (9.09%) ITIL
3 8 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.06%) High Availability
4 6 (6.06%) Problem Management
4 6 (6.06%) Statistics
5 5 (5.05%) Change Management
5 5 (5.05%) Patch Management
5 5 (5.05%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.04%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (4.04%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (4.04%) Time Management
7 3 (3.03%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.03%) Change Control
7 3 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.03%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.03%) Software Testing
7 3 (3.03%) Task Automation
7 3 (3.03%) Test Management
8 2 (2.02%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.23%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.08%) SQL
3 2 (2.02%) Perl
3 2 (2.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.03%) Degree
5 2 (2.02%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) MCSE
6 1 (1.01%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.01%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) CCNA
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.01%) MCSA
6 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.04%) vSphere
4 4 (4.04%) XenApp
5 3 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.02%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (8.08%) SCCM
2 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.02%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.02%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.02%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.01%) Netcool
4 1 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.01%) SCOM
4 1 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 37 (37.37%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.13%) VMware
3 11 (11.11%) Citrix
4 7 (7.07%) MobileIron
5 6 (6.06%) Symantec
6 5 (5.05%) HP
6 5 (5.05%) NetApp
7 4 (4.04%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.02%) Apple
8 2 (2.02%) Dell
8 2 (2.02%) Lotus
8 2 (2.02%) SAP
9 1 (1.01%) Avaya
9 1 (1.01%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.01%) CommVault
9 1 (1.01%) EMC
9 1 (1.01%) IBM
9 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.01%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.01%) Veritas