Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Messaging Specialist was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Messaging Specialist
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 822 846 854
Rank change year-on-year +24 +8 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Messaging Specialist 19 47 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.043% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.045% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 28 21
UK median daily rate £488 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% +7.81% -5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £282 £305
90th Percentile £540 £550 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £405 £413
% change year-on-year +8.00% -1.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90163 104539 107877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58468 68039 66795
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2893 3098 4169
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +2.26%

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 24 July 2017.

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 9 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 24 July 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 +48 19 £488 +8.33%
UK excluding London +50 12 £438 +8.00%
South East +35 8 £438 -7.89%
London +10 7 £488 +10.48%
North of England +61 3 - -
North West +31 3 - -
Midlands +20 1 £375 -28.57%
South West +1 1 - -
East Midlands -14 1 £375 -28.57%

Messaging Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, 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 12 (63.16%) MS Exchange
2 11 (57.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (42.11%) Skype for Business
3 8 (42.11%) Windows
4 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (31.58%) ITIL V3
5 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (31.58%) Virtual Environments
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
5 6 (31.58%) VMware
5 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) MCSE
5 6 (31.58%) SQL
5 6 (31.58%) ITIL
5 6 (31.58%) Unix
5 6 (31.58%) Citrix
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (26.32%) MCP
6 5 (26.32%) HP
6 5 (26.32%) Service Management
6 5 (26.32%) ITSM
6 5 (26.32%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (26.32%) Finance
6 5 (26.32%) Banking
6 5 (26.32%) BIG-IP
6 5 (26.32%) Investment Banking

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 12 (63.16%) MS Exchange
2 11 (57.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (42.11%) Skype for Business
4 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) BIG-IP
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) NAS
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) Skype
3 1 (5.26%) SMTP
3 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
General
1 5 (26.32%) Banking
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
1 5 (26.32%) Investment Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (26.32%) SWIFT
2 4 (21.05%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) CESG
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (31.58%) Linux
3 6 (31.58%) Unix
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL V3
1 6 (31.58%) Virtual Environments
2 5 (26.32%) ITSM
2 5 (26.32%) Service Management
3 4 (21.05%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
6 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) MCSE
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (26.32%) MCP
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
2 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (26.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Citrix
1 6 (31.58%) VMware
2 5 (26.32%) F5
2 5 (26.32%) HP
2 5 (26.32%) ServiceNow
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Proofpoint