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 3 months to 24 April 2017 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 150 107
Rank change year-on-year -71 -43  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 518 929 1129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.66% 1.99%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.59% 9.58% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 551 607
Median daily rate £300 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £300 £289
% change year-on-year -4.16% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 68 157
Median hourly rate £16.39 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.26% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

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

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7856 9693 10036
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.97% 17.34% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5092 6266 6035
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 224 382
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.75 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -69 468 £300 -1.63% 234
London -61 156 £313 -3.84% 70
South East -62 100 £320 -1.91% 54
North West -2 48 £325 -13.33% 30
South West -1 45 £295 +6.30% 14
City of London +3 36 £313 -26.47% 15
Hampshire +8 32 £320 -0.77% 11
East Midlands -17 29 £250 - 10
West Midlands +32 28 £250 -16.66% 20
East of England -22 28 £350 +40.00% 15
Berkshire -8 23 £318 -15.33% 11
Buckinghamshire -12 19 £375 -6.25% 9
Yorkshire -14 19 £263 +10.52% 18
Manchester +6 17 £325 +4.83% 16
North East +5 16 £275 -2.65% 3
Milton Keynes -3 16 £375 -6.25% 7
Cheshire +6 13 £350 -17.06% 5
Reading +7 12 £300 -25.12% 4
Scotland -34 12 £112 -66.10% 7
Dorset +16 11 £300 +3.89% 2
Bournemouth +16 11 £300 +3.89% 2
Wales +13 11 £175 -53.33% 3
Gloucestershire +6 11 £200 +53.84% 3
Hertfordshire +4 11 £320 +161.22% 6
Surrey -27 11 £151 -42.66% 10
South Wales +15 10 £170 -54.66% 2
Bristol +6 10 £338 -2.87% 4
Tyne and Wear +1 9 £283 +0.89% 1
Northamptonshire 0 9 £288 +15.00% 1
Wiltshire -9 9 £208 -17.00% 3

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 862 (75.75%) Windows
2 824 (72.41%) Active Directory
3 734 (64.50%) Microsoft
4 538 (47.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 509 (44.73%) Windows Server
6 437 (38.40%) VMware
7 393 (34.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 367 (32.25%) Office 365
9 301 (26.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 264 (23.20%) Microsoft Office
11 262 (23.02%) Windows 7
12 259 (22.76%) ITIL
13 257 (22.58%) Citrix
14 243 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2013
15 228 (20.04%) VMware Infrastructure
16 223 (19.60%) DNS
17 212 (18.63%) PowerShell
18 207 (18.19%) Skype for Business
19 192 (16.87%) Cisco
19 192 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2007
20 184 (16.17%) Migration
21 181 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
22 177 (15.55%) SQL Server
23 176 (15.47%) Firewall
24 163 (14.32%) SCCM
25 158 (13.88%) Windows Server 2003
26 157 (13.80%) DHCP
27 151 (13.27%) SharePoint
28 148 (13.01%) Security Cleared
29 145 (12.74%) Skype

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
1 538 (47.28%) Exchange Server 2010
2 243 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 207 (18.19%) Skype for Business
4 192 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 151 (13.27%) SharePoint
6 98 (8.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 57 (5.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 47 (4.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 45 (3.95%) IIS
10 44 (3.87%) Office Communications Server
11 25 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (0.97%) Apache
13 11 (0.97%) IBM Notes
14 8 (0.70%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 5 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.44%) EPiServer
15 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2000
15 5 (0.44%) FileNet
16 4 (0.35%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 264 (23.20%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.35%) Pegasus Opera
5 3 (0.26%) Maximo
6 2 (0.18%) assyst
6 2 (0.18%) Relativity
6 2 (0.18%) Ringtail
6 2 (0.18%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.18%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 1 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 367 (32.25%) Office 365
2 134 (11.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (6.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (2.11%) IaaS
5 23 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (1.85%) Mimecast
7 18 (1.58%) OneDrive
8 12 (1.05%) SaaS
9 9 (0.79%) Yammer
10 5 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.44%) PaaS
11 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.26%) G Suite
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.18%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.088%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.088%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.088%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.088%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.088%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 223 (19.60%) DNS
2 176 (15.47%) Firewall
3 157 (13.80%) DHCP
4 145 (12.74%) SAN
4 145 (12.74%) Skype
5 101 (8.88%) WAN
6 99 (8.70%) TCP/IP
7 96 (8.44%) LAN
8 69 (6.06%) VPN
9 57 (5.01%) VoIP
10 53 (4.66%) Internet
11 45 (3.95%) NAS
12 41 (3.60%) Remote Desktop
13 36 (3.16%) Unified Communications
14 29 (2.55%) SMTP
15 28 (2.46%) VLAN
16 21 (1.85%) Wireless
17 17 (1.49%) PBX
17 17 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
18 16 (1.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (15.55%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 39 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (0.70%) MS Access
5 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (0.62%) MySQL
6 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.35%) DB2
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.26%) Power BI
9 2 (0.18%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.088%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (0.44%) Git (software)
1 5 (0.44%) Jenkins
1 5 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.26%) JIRA
4 2 (0.18%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.18%) MSI
4 2 (0.18%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.088%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.088%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.088%) Subversion
5 1 (0.088%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 129 (11.34%) Finance
2 36 (3.16%) Banking
3 23 (2.02%) Legal
4 19 (1.67%) Law
5 18 (1.58%) Retail
6 17 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.14%) Games
7 13 (1.14%) Marketing
8 12 (1.05%) Advertising
8 12 (1.05%) Back Office
9 11 (0.97%) Billing
10 9 (0.79%) Publishing
11 7 (0.62%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.53%) Local Government
13 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.44%) Military
14 3 (0.26%) Electronics
14 3 (0.26%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 222 (19.51%) Analyst
2 205 (18.01%) Support Engineer
3 139 (12.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 111 (9.75%) 2nd Line Support
5 107 (9.40%) Consultant
6 92 (8.08%) Support Analyst
7 81 (7.12%) IT Support
8 76 (6.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 71 (6.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 70 (6.15%) Windows Engineer
11 67 (5.89%) Architect
12 62 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
13 61 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 59 (5.18%) IT Analyst
15 55 (4.83%) Service Analyst
16 54 (4.75%) Service Desk Analyst
17 53 (4.66%) Administrator
17 53 (4.66%) Server Engineer
18 51 (4.48%) Exchange Engineer
19 49 (4.31%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.85%) .NET
2 20 (1.76%) XML
3 8 (0.70%) Web Services
4 7 (0.62%) MSMQ
4 7 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (0.53%) HTML
5 6 (0.53%) SailPoint
6 5 (0.44%) ADSI
6 5 (0.44%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.44%) SAML
7 4 (0.35%) CSS
7 4 (0.35%) WAP
8 3 (0.26%) LAMP
8 3 (0.26%) REST
8 3 (0.26%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.26%) XMPP
9 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.18%) jQuery
9 2 (0.18%) Middleware
9 2 (0.18%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.21%) Blackberry
2 74 (6.50%) Data Centre
3 68 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (5.01%) Clustering
5 35 (3.08%) Replication
6 28 (2.46%) PKI
7 23 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (1.58%) Fat Client
8 18 (1.58%) Thin Client
9 16 (1.41%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.32%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.23%) Driving Licence
12 12 (1.05%) Computer Science
12 12 (1.05%) PDA
13 11 (0.97%) iPhone
14 10 (0.88%) Life Science
15 9 (0.79%) CESG
15 9 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.79%) iPad
16 8 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 862 (75.75%) Windows
2 509 (44.73%) Windows Server
3 393 (34.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 301 (26.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 262 (23.02%) Windows 7
6 158 (13.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 114 (10.02%) Windows 10
8 70 (6.15%) Linux
9 61 (5.36%) Windows 8
10 53 (4.66%) Windows XP
11 48 (4.22%) Unix
12 39 (3.43%) Android
13 33 (2.90%) Apple iOS
14 18 (1.58%) Mac OS X
15 16 (1.41%) Solaris
16 14 (1.23%) Mac OS
17 12 (1.05%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 8 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
20 6 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (22.76%) ITIL
2 184 (16.17%) Migration
3 78 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 54 (4.75%) Service Management
5 47 (4.13%) Change Management
6 39 (3.43%) Incident Management
7 33 (2.90%) Problem Management
8 29 (2.55%) High Availability
9 27 (2.37%) ITIL V3
9 27 (2.37%) Mobile Device Management
10 26 (2.28%) Capacity Planning
11 25 (2.20%) Project Management
12 22 (1.93%) Asset Management
12 22 (1.93%) Time Management
13 21 (1.85%) CRM
13 21 (1.85%) Server Building
13 21 (1.85%) Server Virtualisation
14 20 (1.76%) Configuration Management
14 20 (1.76%) Identity Access Management
15 19 (1.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 212 (18.63%) PowerShell
2 117 (10.28%) SQL
3 30 (2.64%) VBScript
4 15 (1.32%) VB
5 13 (1.14%) C#
6 10 (0.88%) C
7 8 (0.70%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 8 (0.70%) Perl
7 8 (0.70%) VB.NET
8 7 (0.62%) Python
9 5 (0.44%) JCL
9 5 (0.44%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.26%) PHP
11 2 (0.18%) VB6
11 2 (0.18%) VBA
12 1 (0.088%) Java
12 1 (0.088%) LotusScript
12 1 (0.088%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 181 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 148 (13.01%) Security Cleared
3 109 (9.58%) SC Cleared
4 103 (9.05%) MCSE
5 52 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (4.48%) MCSA
7 48 (4.22%) CCNA
8 38 (3.34%) MCITP
8 38 (3.34%) MCP
9 35 (3.08%) DV Cleared
10 26 (2.28%) Degree
10 26 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (1.93%) MCDST
13 15 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 14 (1.23%) CCNP
14 14 (1.23%) DBS Check
15 10 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.62%) CCIE
17 6 (0.53%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.24%) SLA
2 12 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.53%) QA
5 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.26%) RMADS
8 2 (0.18%) BS25999
8 2 (0.18%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.088%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.088%) GxP
9 1 (0.088%) PMO
System Software
1 824 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 228 (20.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (12.13%) Hyper-V
4 96 (8.44%) XenApp
5 66 (5.80%) vSphere
6 45 (3.95%) VMware ESX
7 41 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (3.16%) XenDesktop
9 21 (1.85%) Terminal Services
9 21 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.88%) Terminal Server
13 9 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (0.70%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.62%) Samba
16 5 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 163 (14.32%) SCCM
2 56 (4.92%) SCOM
3 43 (3.78%) Backup Exec
4 39 (3.43%) NetBackup
5 32 (2.81%) Norton AntiVirus
6 31 (2.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 30 (2.64%) WSUS
8 28 (2.46%) AirWatch
9 24 (2.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 20 (1.76%) Microsoft Clustering
11 17 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
11 17 (1.49%) vCenter Server
12 15 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 12 (1.05%) SCOrch
15 11 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
15 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 10 (0.88%) Netcool
16 10 (0.88%) Tivoli
16 10 (0.88%) vMotion
Vendors
1 734 (64.50%) Microsoft
2 437 (38.40%) VMware
3 257 (22.58%) Citrix
4 192 (16.87%) Cisco
5 117 (10.28%) HP
6 83 (7.29%) NetApp
7 69 (6.06%) Symantec
8 41 (3.60%) Oracle
9 37 (3.25%) Apple
9 37 (3.25%) Veeam
10 36 (3.16%) Dell
11 30 (2.64%) EMC
11 30 (2.64%) Intel Security
12 25 (2.20%) Sophos
13 23 (2.02%) Intel
14 22 (1.93%) SAP
15 21 (1.85%) ServiceNow
16 18 (1.58%) CheckPoint
16 18 (1.58%) IBM
17 17 (1.49%) Red Hat
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
onezeero.
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £360 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £195 - £200 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: 3 hours ago
Melrose, Roxburghshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £115.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Bellshill, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £18.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Wales
Venn Group
Rate: £8 - £9 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £55.65 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Premier IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Talent Spa
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £28,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £269 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Berkshire Healthcare Nhs Foundation Trust
Rate: From £40,428 to £48,514 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £170.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 4 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 27 days ago