Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MS Exchange skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Exchange over the 6 months to 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Microsoft Exchange Server
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 209 157
Rank change year-on-year -13 -52 -46
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1,298 1,189 1,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.25% 1.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.56% 7.38% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 800 1,119
UK median daily rate £300 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £140 £118 £150
90th Percentile £475 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £305
% change year-on-year - -1.64% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 115 148
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.61% +10.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.55 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £31.60 £41.75 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -9.09%

MS Exchange is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17,170 16,101 19,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.59% 16.91% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,291 10,395 12,836
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 394 471
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £20.39
% change year-on-year +2.63% -6.82% +10.22%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange within the UK over the 6 months to 19 July 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 -8 1,118 £300 -3.23% 332
UK excluding London -17 791 £300 - 245
London +25 483 £300 -6.17% 106
South East -18 194 £350 +6.06% 44
North of England -49 162 £280 -3.45% 69
Midlands +20 143 £283 +2.82% 34
West Midlands +22 99 £311 +13.18% 22
Scotland +1 99 £276 +0.45% 7
North West -44 94 £280 -6.67% 40
South West -8 75 £250 -16.67% 34
East of England -10 69 £320 +2.98% 45
East Midlands +5 46 £250 -9.09% 12
Wales -6 44 £375 +114.29% 11
Yorkshire -23 43 £275 -8.33% 27
North East -15 25 £273 -0.91% 2
Northern Ireland +19 9 £281 +12.50% 1
Channel Islands -7 2 £175 -

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 938 (72.27%) Windows
2 915 (70.49%) Active Directory
3 847 (65.25%) Microsoft
4 567 (43.68%) Office 365
5 517 (39.83%) Windows Server
6 512 (39.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 419 (32.28%) VMware
8 328 (25.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 319 (24.58%) Microsoft Office
10 312 (24.04%) Citrix
11 309 (23.81%) ITIL
12 295 (22.73%) Skype for Business
13 273 (21.03%) Windows 7
14 270 (20.80%) PowerShell
14 270 (20.80%) Windows Server 2012
15 268 (20.65%) DNS
16 253 (19.49%) SCCM
17 242 (18.64%) Migration
18 238 (18.34%) VMware Infrastructure
18 238 (18.34%) Windows 10
19 212 (16.33%) DHCP
20 204 (15.72%) Skype
21 190 (14.64%) Exchange Server 2013
22 183 (14.10%) Firewall
22 183 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
22 183 (14.10%) SQL Server
22 183 (14.10%) Security Cleared
23 182 (14.02%) Cisco
24 168 (12.94%) SQL
25 154 (11.86%) HP

MS Exchange
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
1 512 (39.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 295 (22.73%) Skype for Business
3 190 (14.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 153 (11.79%) SharePoint
5 113 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 74 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 39 (3.00%) IIS
8 36 (2.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 20 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 20 (1.54%) Office Communications Server
10 17 (1.31%) IBM Notes
11 13 (1.00%) Apache
12 10 (0.77%) IBM Domino
13 8 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.46%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.31%) Confluence
15 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
16 3 (0.23%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 319 (24.58%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.31%) RMDS
3 2 (0.15%) Concordance
3 2 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.15%) Relativity
3 2 (0.15%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.15%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.077%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.077%) Maximo
4 1 (0.077%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.077%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 567 (43.68%) Office 365
2 150 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (3.31%) Mimecast
5 34 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (1.54%) IaaS
6 20 (1.54%) OneDrive
7 15 (1.16%) G Suite
8 12 (0.92%) PaaS
9 11 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.85%) Yammer
10 10 (0.77%) SaaS
11 9 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.39%) iTunes
13 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.31%) Slack
14 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.15%) Cloudflare
14 2 (0.15%) Google Drive
15 1 (0.077%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 268 (20.65%) DNS
2 212 (16.33%) DHCP
3 204 (15.72%) Skype
4 183 (14.10%) Firewall
5 144 (11.09%) LAN
6 136 (10.48%) WAN
7 127 (9.78%) SAN
8 98 (7.55%) TCP/IP
9 89 (6.86%) VPN
10 68 (5.24%) VoIP
11 48 (3.70%) SMTP
11 48 (3.70%) Unified Communications
12 37 (2.85%) VLAN
13 32 (2.47%) Internet
14 29 (2.23%) IP Telephony
15 28 (2.16%) NAS
15 28 (2.16%) Remote Desktop
16 25 (1.93%) NetScaler
17 22 (1.69%) Telepresence
18 21 (1.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.77%) MySQL
6 5 (0.39%) Blockchain
6 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.15%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.15%) MS Access
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.077%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.077%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.077%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.077%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.077%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (1.23%) JIRA
2 6 (0.46%) MSI
2 6 (0.46%) Zephyr
3 5 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.31%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.23%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.15%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.15%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.15%) Hudson
6 2 (0.15%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.15%) Selenium
6 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.077%) Subversion
7 1 (0.077%) WinDbg
General
1 150 (11.56%) Finance
2 35 (2.70%) Banking
3 33 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.23%) Back Office
5 28 (2.16%) Legal
6 27 (2.08%) Retail
7 19 (1.46%) Local Government
8 15 (1.16%) Law
9 11 (0.85%) Advertising
9 11 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.85%) Marketing
9 11 (0.85%) Military
10 7 (0.54%) Electronics
10 7 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.46%) Games
11 6 (0.46%) Publishing
12 5 (0.39%) French Language
13 4 (0.31%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 236 (18.18%) Analyst
2 189 (14.56%) Support Engineer
3 153 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 118 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 116 (8.94%) Support Analyst
6 96 (7.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 79 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 79 (6.09%) Desktop Support
8 72 (5.55%) Service Analyst
9 71 (5.47%) IT Support
10 68 (5.24%) Administrator
11 67 (5.16%) Messaging Engineer
12 66 (5.08%) Office 365 Engineer
12 66 (5.08%) Service Desk Analyst
13 63 (4.85%) Exchange Engineer
14 56 (4.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 51 (3.93%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 51 (3.93%) Consultant
16 50 (3.85%) Server Engineer
17 48 (3.70%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (0.85%) Web Services
2 9 (0.69%) .NET
3 8 (0.62%) Software Packaging
4 6 (0.46%) MAPI
5 5 (0.39%) LDAP
6 4 (0.31%) WSH
7 3 (0.23%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.23%) Apache Axis
7 3 (0.23%) JSON
7 3 (0.23%) LAMP
7 3 (0.23%) XMPP
8 2 (0.15%) ADSI
8 2 (0.15%) HTML
8 2 (0.15%) jQuery
8 2 (0.15%) Middleware
8 2 (0.15%) REST
8 2 (0.15%) SOAP
8 2 (0.15%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 2 (0.15%) WPF
9 1 (0.077%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.40%) Data Centre
2 79 (6.09%) Blackberry
3 73 (5.62%) Clustering
4 65 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (5.01%) PKI
5 40 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
6 39 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
7 30 (2.31%) Computer Science
8 29 (2.23%) Management Information System
9 23 (1.77%) iPhone
10 22 (1.69%) Fat Client
10 22 (1.69%) Thin Client
11 18 (1.39%) NHS
11 18 (1.39%) Replication
12 17 (1.31%) Video\Live Streaming
13 16 (1.23%) CLARiiON
14 14 (1.08%) Smartphone
15 13 (1.00%) iPad
16 12 (0.92%) Handset
17 8 (0.62%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 938 (72.27%) Windows
2 517 (39.83%) Windows Server
3 328 (25.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 273 (21.03%) Windows 7
5 270 (20.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 238 (18.34%) Windows 10
7 131 (10.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 112 (8.63%) Linux
9 64 (4.93%) Windows 8
10 60 (4.62%) Apple iOS
11 55 (4.24%) Windows XP
12 54 (4.16%) Android
13 37 (2.85%) Unix
14 26 (2.00%) Mac OS
15 24 (1.85%) Windows Phone
16 23 (1.77%) Mac OS X
17 21 (1.62%) Windows Phone 8
18 16 (1.23%) Solaris
19 14 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 9 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (23.81%) ITIL
2 242 (18.64%) Migration
3 97 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
4 86 (6.63%) Service Management
5 78 (6.01%) Change Management
6 62 (4.78%) Incident Management
7 54 (4.16%) Problem Management
8 53 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 46 (3.54%) ITIL V3
10 43 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
11 42 (3.24%) Patch Management
12 38 (2.93%) ITSM
13 37 (2.85%) Root Cause Analysis
14 34 (2.62%) PRINCE2
15 33 (2.54%) Service Delivery
16 32 (2.47%) High Availability
17 31 (2.39%) Agile Software Development
17 31 (2.39%) Project Management
18 30 (2.31%) Asset Management
19 28 (2.16%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 270 (20.80%) PowerShell
2 168 (12.94%) SQL
3 37 (2.85%) VBScript
4 28 (2.16%) C
5 14 (1.08%) VB
6 9 (0.69%) Perl
6 9 (0.69%) Python
7 8 (0.62%) C#
8 6 (0.46%) VBA
9 5 (0.39%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.39%) Java
9 5 (0.39%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.23%) C++
10 3 (0.23%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.15%) PHP
11 2 (0.15%) Ruby
11 2 (0.15%) XAML
12 1 (0.077%) AWK
12 1 (0.077%) LINC
12 1 (0.077%) sed
Qualifications
1 183 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
1 183 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 150 (11.56%) SC Cleared
3 94 (7.24%) MCSE
4 77 (5.93%) Degree
5 44 (3.39%) MCSA
6 41 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (2.85%) DV Cleared
8 36 (2.77%) CCNA
9 32 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
9 32 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 27 (2.08%) MCITP
11 24 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
11 24 (1.85%) MCP
12 19 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
13 18 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (1.23%) Novell Certification
15 14 (1.08%) CCNP
16 8 (0.62%) DBS Check
17 7 (0.54%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.01%) SLA
2 23 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (0.85%) GDPR
3 11 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.85%) PMO
4 7 (0.54%) QA
5 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.15%) HL7
7 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 915 (70.49%) Active Directory
2 238 (18.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (11.09%) Hyper-V
4 117 (9.01%) XenApp
5 111 (8.55%) VMware ESXi
6 95 (7.32%) vSphere
7 48 (3.70%) XenDesktop
8 31 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (2.23%) XenServer
10 26 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
11 23 (1.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 22 (1.69%) Terminal Services
13 21 (1.62%) VMware Workstation
14 20 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
16 11 (0.85%) BitLocker
17 10 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
17 10 (0.77%) VMware Server
18 8 (0.62%) IAG
18 8 (0.62%) Xen
Systems Management
1 253 (19.49%) SCCM
2 83 (6.39%) SCOM
3 54 (4.16%) WSUS
4 52 (4.01%) Backup Exec
4 52 (4.01%) Microsoft Clustering
5 47 (3.62%) AirWatch
6 42 (3.24%) NetBackup
7 33 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 30 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
8 30 (2.31%) vCenter Server
9 28 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
10 25 (1.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 23 (1.77%) XenMobile
12 22 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
13 21 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
14 20 (1.54%) SAP Afaria
15 10 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
16 9 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
16 9 (0.69%) HP SIM
16 9 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 847 (65.25%) Microsoft
2 419 (32.28%) VMware
3 312 (24.04%) Citrix
4 182 (14.02%) Cisco
5 154 (11.86%) HP
6 92 (7.09%) McAfee
7 80 (6.16%) Symantec
8 75 (5.78%) Apple
9 65 (5.01%) NetApp
10 55 (4.24%) Dell
11 45 (3.47%) Veeam
12 44 (3.39%) IBM
13 42 (3.24%) EMC
14 41 (3.16%) SolarWinds
15 37 (2.85%) Ivanti
16 33 (2.54%) Polycom
17 32 (2.47%) SAP
18 30 (2.31%) ServiceNow
19 29 (2.23%) CommVault
19 29 (2.23%) Veritas