Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Messaging Specialist was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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.

Messaging Specialist
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 853 852 843
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Messaging Specialist 23 18 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.019% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.020% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 17
UK median daily rate £370 £433 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.45% +15.33% -
10th Percentile £314 £290 £291
90th Percentile £513 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £433 £368
% change year-on-year -15.32% +17.69% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 95,087 92,090 101,917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,169 60,120 64,967
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £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 2,779 3,236 3,857
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.81% +12.24%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

Messaging Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Messaging Specialist in the UK

Messaging Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Messaging Specialist in the UK

Messaging Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Messaging Specialist over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Messaging Specialist in the UK

Messaging Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Messaging Specialist in the UK

Messaging Specialist
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Messaging Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +20 22 £370 -16.85% 1
UK excluding London +1 17 £366 -15.32%
North of England +40 7 £350 -21.35%
South East - 7 £390 -
North East +54 6 £350 -21.35%
London -23 6 £450 - 1
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 £408 -
East of England - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Messaging Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Messaging Specialist 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 Messaging Specialist in the job title.

1 18 (78.26%) MS Exchange
2 17 (73.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (69.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (65.22%) Skype for Business
5 14 (60.87%) Office 365
5 14 (60.87%) Migration
6 13 (56.52%) PowerShell
7 12 (52.17%) Windows
7 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
7 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (52.17%) Skype
8 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
8 9 (39.13%) MCSE
8 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
8 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
9 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
10 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
10 7 (30.43%) ITIL
11 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
11 6 (26.09%) XML
11 6 (26.09%) C#
11 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
11 6 (26.09%) .NET
11 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
11 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (26.09%) IronPort
11 6 (26.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (26.09%) Brightmail

Messaging Specialist 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 18 (78.26%) MS Exchange
2 17 (73.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (69.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (65.22%) Skype for Business
5 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
6 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (26.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (26.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (21.74%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (60.87%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) Skype
2 3 (13.04%) BIG-IP
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
3 2 (8.70%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) SMTP
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Law
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
1 6 (26.09%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
1 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Migration
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL
3 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
4 5 (21.74%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.04%) Change Management
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
6 3 (13.04%) ITSM
6 3 (13.04%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (13.04%) Service Management
7 2 (8.70%) Client Onboarding
7 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Collateral Management
8 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) PowerShell
2 6 (26.09%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) MCSE
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) MCP
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) Brightmail
3 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (13.04%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) IronPort
3 3 (13.04%) F5
3 3 (13.04%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) ServiceNow
3 3 (13.04%) Symantec
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) BEA
5 1 (4.35%) Forcepoint
5 1 (4.35%) MobileIron