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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 137 108
Rank change year-on-year -48 -29  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 643 975 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.81% 1.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.24% 9.99% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 586 655
Median daily rate £313 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +8.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £275
% change year-on-year -3.35% +12.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 77 116
Median hourly rate £16.28 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.75% -21.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.60% -17.76%  

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 7806 9763 9839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.57% 18.08% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4976 6503 6153
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 242 324
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -47 575 £325 - 267
London -99 172 £325 -7.14% 88
South East -43 116 £338 -3.57% 50
North West +43 72 £300 -1.63% 40
South West 0 60 £325 -7.14% 23
East of England +8 55 £317 +50.71% 16
West Midlands +26 39 £256 -6.81% 25
Manchester +31 37 £428 +108.53% 22
Buckinghamshire -3 32 £400 -15.78% 7
Scotland -14 29 £213 -31.14% 9
Hampshire +19 28 £338 +3.84% 15
Milton Keynes -7 26 £400 -15.78% 4
Yorkshire +10 25 £313 +21.95% 13
Hertfordshire +9 24 £375 +212.50% 5
Berkshire -14 24 £315 -16.00% 10
North East +30 23 £275 -5.17% 3
City of London -26 23 £310 -24.84% 19
Dorset +22 22 £325 +140.74% 8
Reading +13 20 £307 -18.06% 6
Wales +5 19 £180 -52.00% 2
West Yorkshire +12 18 £345 +14.04% 11
South Wales +6 18 £180 -52.00% 2
Tyne and Wear +30 17 £215 -25.86% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +29 17 £215 -25.21% 2
Cheshire +28 16 £289 -23.00% 10
Glasgow +3 15 £375 +25.00% 2
East Midlands -11 14 £125 -56.52% 9
Cardiff +10 13 £180 -10.00% 1
Surrey -12 13 £305 -12.85% 7
Cambridgeshire +4 12 £225 - 4

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 857 (73.50%) Active Directory
2 841 (72.13%) Windows
3 741 (63.55%) Microsoft
4 544 (46.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 500 (42.88%) Windows Server
6 450 (38.59%) VMware
7 419 (35.93%) Office 365
8 341 (29.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 308 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 271 (23.24%) Citrix
11 265 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
12 256 (21.96%) VMware Infrastructure
12 256 (21.96%) ITIL
13 255 (21.87%) Microsoft Office
14 234 (20.07%) Windows 7
15 217 (18.61%) PowerShell
16 215 (18.44%) DNS
17 214 (18.35%) Skype for Business
18 207 (17.75%) Migration
19 199 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
20 192 (16.47%) SQL Server
21 183 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2007
22 182 (15.61%) Security Cleared
23 180 (15.44%) Cisco
24 173 (14.84%) SharePoint
25 170 (14.58%) Firewall
25 170 (14.58%) SCCM
26 163 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
27 157 (13.46%) DHCP
28 156 (13.38%) Windows Server 2003

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
1 544 (46.66%) Exchange Server 2010
2 265 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 214 (18.35%) Skype for Business
4 183 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 173 (14.84%) SharePoint
6 103 (8.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 60 (5.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 51 (4.37%) IIS
8 51 (4.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 38 (3.26%) Office Communications Server
10 29 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (1.37%) Apache
12 15 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2000
12 15 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
13 12 (1.03%) IBM Notes
14 10 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.86%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 6 (0.51%) IBM Domino
16 5 (0.43%) FileNet
16 5 (0.43%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 255 (21.87%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.34%) Maximo
4 4 (0.34%) Pegasus Opera
5 2 (0.17%) assyst
5 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.086%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.086%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 419 (35.93%) Office 365
2 163 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (6.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 33 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (2.40%) OneDrive
6 16 (1.37%) Mimecast
7 15 (1.29%) IaaS
8 13 (1.11%) Yammer
9 10 (0.86%) SaaS
10 5 (0.43%) PaaS
11 3 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.17%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.17%) G Suite
12 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.086%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 215 (18.44%) DNS
2 170 (14.58%) Firewall
3 157 (13.46%) DHCP
4 152 (13.04%) Skype
5 151 (12.95%) SAN
6 120 (10.29%) LAN
7 118 (10.12%) WAN
8 95 (8.15%) TCP/IP
9 74 (6.35%) VPN
10 56 (4.80%) VoIP
11 47 (4.03%) Internet
11 47 (4.03%) NAS
12 34 (2.92%) Remote Desktop
13 27 (2.32%) Wireless
14 26 (2.23%) Unified Communications
15 24 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
16 23 (1.97%) VLAN
17 22 (1.89%) SMTP
18 17 (1.46%) IP Telephony
19 16 (1.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 49 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (0.77%) MySQL
6 9 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.69%) Big Data
7 8 (0.69%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.69%) MS Access
8 6 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.34%) DB2
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (0.43%) MorphX
2 4 (0.34%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.34%) JIRA
2 4 (0.34%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.26%) MSI
4 2 (0.17%) Ant
4 2 (0.17%) Maven
4 2 (0.17%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.086%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.086%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.086%) TestDirector
General
1 151 (12.95%) Finance
2 34 (2.92%) Banking
3 27 (2.32%) Manufacturing
4 25 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.89%) Marketing
6 18 (1.54%) Law
7 17 (1.46%) Legal
8 16 (1.37%) Back Office
9 13 (1.11%) Electronics
10 12 (1.03%) Retail
11 11 (0.94%) Games
11 11 (0.94%) Local Government
12 10 (0.86%) Billing
13 9 (0.77%) Advertising
14 8 (0.69%) Military
15 7 (0.60%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.51%) Publishing
17 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.17%) Italian Language
17 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 255 (21.87%) Analyst
2 179 (15.35%) Support Engineer
3 130 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 110 (9.43%) Consultant
5 107 (9.18%) 2nd Line Support
6 88 (7.55%) Support Analyst
7 80 (6.86%) Architect
8 70 (6.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 65 (5.57%) IT Support
10 63 (5.40%) Administrator
11 62 (5.32%) Server Engineer
11 62 (5.32%) Service Analyst
12 60 (5.15%) Desktop Support
12 60 (5.15%) Service Desk Analyst
13 56 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support
14 55 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 55 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 53 (4.55%) IT Analyst
15 53 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
16 44 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.72%) .NET
2 13 (1.11%) XML
3 11 (0.94%) Web Services
4 10 (0.86%) SailPoint
5 5 (0.43%) ADSI
5 5 (0.43%) HTML
6 4 (0.34%) SAML
7 3 (0.26%) CSS
7 3 (0.26%) LAMP
7 3 (0.26%) WAP
7 3 (0.26%) XMPP
8 2 (0.17%) OAuth
8 2 (0.17%) REST
8 2 (0.17%) RESTful
8 2 (0.17%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.17%) XSLT
9 1 (0.086%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.086%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.086%) HTML5
9 1 (0.086%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (7.46%) Data Centre
3 78 (6.69%) Blackberry
4 51 (4.37%) Clustering
5 36 (3.09%) Replication
6 34 (2.92%) PKI
7 25 (2.14%) Fat Client
7 25 (2.14%) Thin Client
7 25 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.37%) Computer Science
9 16 (1.37%) PDA
10 14 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.11%) iPhone
12 12 (1.03%) Driving Licence
13 11 (0.94%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.86%) CESG
14 10 (0.86%) NHS
15 9 (0.77%) iPad
15 9 (0.77%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 841 (72.13%) Windows
2 500 (42.88%) Windows Server
3 341 (29.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 308 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 234 (20.07%) Windows 7
6 156 (13.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 131 (11.23%) Windows 10
8 84 (7.20%) Linux
9 70 (6.00%) Unix
10 57 (4.89%) Windows 8
11 51 (4.37%) Windows XP
12 34 (2.92%) Android
13 33 (2.83%) Apple iOS
14 27 (2.32%) Solaris
15 16 (1.37%) CentOS
15 16 (1.37%) Mac OS X
15 16 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
15 16 (1.37%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.77%) HPUX
16 9 (0.77%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (21.96%) ITIL
2 207 (17.75%) Migration
3 81 (6.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 68 (5.83%) Service Management
5 57 (4.89%) Change Management
6 44 (3.77%) Problem Management
7 42 (3.60%) ITIL V3
8 41 (3.52%) Project Management
9 38 (3.26%) Asset Management
10 37 (3.17%) Incident Management
11 34 (2.92%) Capacity Planning
12 30 (2.57%) Service Delivery
13 28 (2.40%) Data Protection
13 28 (2.40%) DevOps
13 28 (2.40%) Mobile Device Management
13 28 (2.40%) PRINCE2
14 23 (1.97%) Business Continuity
14 23 (1.97%) Configuration Management
14 23 (1.97%) Security Patching
14 23 (1.97%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 217 (18.61%) PowerShell
2 128 (10.98%) SQL
3 37 (3.17%) VBScript
4 14 (1.20%) VB
5 10 (0.86%) Bash Shell
5 10 (0.86%) Perl
6 9 (0.77%) C
6 9 (0.77%) PHP
6 9 (0.77%) Shell Script
7 7 (0.60%) C#
7 7 (0.60%) Python
8 6 (0.51%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.43%) JCL
9 5 (0.43%) X++
10 4 (0.34%) Java
11 3 (0.26%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.26%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.086%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 199 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 182 (15.61%) Security Cleared
3 123 (10.55%) SC Cleared
4 112 (9.61%) MCSE
5 69 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (5.40%) CCNA
7 53 (4.55%) DV Cleared
8 48 (4.12%) MCP
9 40 (3.43%) MCITP
10 35 (3.00%) MCSA
10 35 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 30 (2.57%) Degree
12 28 (2.40%) MCDST
13 25 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
14 22 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 14 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (1.03%) CCNP
16 12 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
17 9 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
18 8 (0.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.92%) SLA
2 13 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.43%) QA
6 4 (0.34%) RMADS
7 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.086%) BS25999
8 1 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.086%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.086%) GxP
System Software
1 857 (73.50%) Active Directory
2 256 (21.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (11.92%) Hyper-V
4 98 (8.40%) XenApp
5 66 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
6 63 (5.40%) vSphere
7 45 (3.86%) XenDesktop
8 24 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
11 16 (1.37%) Samba
11 16 (1.37%) Terminal Services
12 15 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (0.86%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.77%) Terminal Server
15 8 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (0.69%) DFS Replication
15 8 (0.69%) ISA Server
15 8 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 170 (14.58%) SCCM
2 62 (5.32%) SCOM
3 41 (3.52%) NetBackup
4 38 (3.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 35 (3.00%) WSUS
6 34 (2.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 31 (2.66%) AirWatch
8 30 (2.57%) Backup Exec
9 25 (2.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 23 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
11 20 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 19 (1.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 17 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
13 17 (1.46%) SCOrch
14 16 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
14 16 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 15 (1.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 15 (1.29%) Tivoli
16 12 (1.03%) Netcool
17 11 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 741 (63.55%) Microsoft
2 450 (38.59%) VMware
3 271 (23.24%) Citrix
4 180 (15.44%) Cisco
5 142 (12.18%) HP
6 82 (7.03%) NetApp
7 81 (6.95%) Symantec
8 47 (4.03%) McAfee
9 44 (3.77%) Oracle
10 40 (3.43%) Veeam
11 39 (3.34%) Dell
12 36 (3.09%) Apple
13 35 (3.00%) EMC
14 33 (2.83%) SAP
15 30 (2.57%) ServiceNow
16 28 (2.40%) Sun
17 24 (2.06%) Red Hat
18 23 (1.97%) Intel
18 23 (1.97%) Veritas
19 21 (1.80%) IBM
Bristol, Avon
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
North London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £180 - £280 per day + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Spring Technology
Posted: 11 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Herefordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £105 - £155 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Premier IT
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £180 - £200 Per Day to £200 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £392 - £451 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Pontypridd
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Smarterways Ltd.
Rate: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
AMS contingency
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
High Wycombe
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 25 days ago