Period
to 21 September 2017

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 21 September 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 165 121
Rank change year-on-year -29 -44 -35
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1327 1788 2139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.66% 1.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.02% 8.98% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 1100 1276
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £120 £145 £135
90th Percentile £488 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 155 223
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +9.38%
10th Percentile £10.34 £11.25 £10.80
90th Percentile £41.75 £33.75 £36.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.66 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -2.00% - +6.62%

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 16536 19917 20498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.74% 18.51% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10718 13146 12877
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 499 669
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.35
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £42.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.89 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.45% +14.29%

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 21 September 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 6 months to 21 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Top 16 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 21 September 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 -34 1195 £313 -3.85% 257
UK excluding London -8 893 £300 -3.23% 188
London -76 399 £320 -8.57% 77
South East -29 257 £325 -5.80% 55
North of England +19 235 £300 -1.64% 67
Midlands +12 117 £314 +4.58% 21
North West +32 115 £300 -4.00% 39
South West -1 106 £330 +1.54% 18
East of England -5 89 £317 +50.71% 19
West Midlands +18 74 £314 +4.58% 17
Yorkshire +25 72 £294 +2.17% 20
Scotland -32 63 £275 -10.42% 6
North East +30 48 £303 +0.83% 8
East Midlands +5 43 £313 +8.70% 4
Wales +21 32 £180 -52.00% 2
Northern Ireland -54 5 £250 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 962 (72.49%) Active Directory
2 949 (71.51%) Windows
3 811 (61.12%) Microsoft
4 560 (42.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 542 (40.84%) Windows Server
6 527 (39.71%) Office 365
7 497 (37.45%) VMware
8 339 (25.55%) Citrix
9 320 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 301 (22.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 288 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
12 271 (20.42%) Microsoft Office
13 263 (19.82%) Migration
14 252 (18.99%) ITIL
15 250 (18.84%) Exchange Server 2013
15 250 (18.84%) Skype for Business
16 244 (18.39%) Windows 7
17 232 (17.48%) SCCM
18 231 (17.41%) SharePoint
19 228 (17.18%) Microsoft Certification
19 228 (17.18%) DNS
20 215 (16.20%) PowerShell
21 208 (15.67%) SQL Server
22 207 (15.60%) Cisco
23 199 (15.00%) Security Cleared
24 194 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
25 192 (14.47%) Skype
25 192 (14.47%) Firewall
26 189 (14.24%) DHCP
27 188 (14.17%) SAN

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
1 560 (42.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 250 (18.84%) Exchange Server 2013
2 250 (18.84%) Skype for Business
3 231 (17.41%) SharePoint
4 160 (12.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 85 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 61 (4.60%) IIS
7 52 (3.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 45 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 39 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 22 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
11 20 (1.51%) Office Communications Server
12 19 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2000
13 16 (1.21%) Apache
14 12 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
14 12 (0.90%) IBM Notes
15 10 (0.75%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 10 (0.75%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.53%) EPiServer
17 6 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 271 (20.42%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.90%) Acrobat
5 10 (0.75%) PaintShop Pro
6 8 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 28 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.30%) Maximo
4 3 (0.23%) Eikon
5 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.075%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.075%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 527 (39.71%) Office 365
2 194 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (5.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 53 (3.99%) OneDrive
5 45 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (1.66%) Mimecast
7 16 (1.21%) IaaS
8 12 (0.90%) PaaS
8 12 (0.90%) Yammer
9 6 (0.45%) SaaS
10 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.15%) G Suite
12 1 (0.075%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.075%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.075%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.075%) Route 53
12 1 (0.075%) Slack
12 1 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 228 (17.18%) DNS
2 192 (14.47%) Firewall
2 192 (14.47%) Skype
3 189 (14.24%) DHCP
4 188 (14.17%) SAN
5 165 (12.43%) LAN
6 151 (11.38%) WAN
7 100 (7.54%) TCP/IP
8 82 (6.18%) VPN
9 50 (3.77%) NAS
10 45 (3.39%) VoIP
11 40 (3.01%) Internet
12 34 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
13 32 (2.41%) Wireless
14 31 (2.34%) VLAN
15 30 (2.26%) IP Telephony
16 29 (2.19%) Unified Communications
17 26 (1.96%) SMTP
18 22 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
19 18 (1.36%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (15.67%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 43 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (1.66%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (0.60%) Big Data
6 8 (0.60%) Data Mining
6 8 (0.60%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.53%) MySQL
8 5 (0.38%) MS Access
9 4 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.30%) DB2
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (1.51%) Visual Studio
2 16 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.83%) JIRA
3 11 (0.83%) MorphX
4 8 (0.60%) Zephyr
5 4 (0.30%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.15%) Ant
6 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.15%) Maven
6 2 (0.15%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.15%) MSI
6 2 (0.15%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.075%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.075%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.075%) TestDirector
General
1 178 (13.41%) Finance
2 44 (3.32%) Banking
3 33 (2.49%) Legal
4 29 (2.19%) Manufacturing
5 28 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 24 (1.81%) Law
7 19 (1.43%) Marketing
8 17 (1.28%) Back Office
9 15 (1.13%) Local Government
10 13 (0.98%) Electronics
11 12 (0.90%) Retail
12 6 (0.45%) Advertising
12 6 (0.45%) Billing
12 6 (0.45%) Games
12 6 (0.45%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.45%) Military
13 4 (0.30%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.30%) Publishing
14 1 (0.075%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 285 (21.48%) Analyst
2 162 (12.21%) Support Engineer
3 155 (11.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 119 (8.97%) Consultant
5 99 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
6 98 (7.39%) Support Analyst
7 87 (6.56%) Desktop Support
8 81 (6.10%) Architect
9 74 (5.58%) Administrator
10 73 (5.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 64 (4.82%) IT Support
12 62 (4.67%) Service Analyst
13 60 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support
14 58 (4.37%) Exchange Engineer
14 58 (4.37%) Service Desk Analyst
15 57 (4.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 57 (4.30%) Server Engineer
16 54 (4.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 50 (3.77%) IT Analyst
18 49 (3.69%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.56%) .NET
2 20 (1.51%) Web Services
3 15 (1.13%) SailPoint
4 13 (0.98%) XML
5 6 (0.45%) CSS
6 5 (0.38%) HTML
6 5 (0.38%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.23%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.23%) FpML
7 3 (0.23%) OAuth
7 3 (0.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (0.23%) WAP
8 2 (0.15%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.15%) jQuery
8 2 (0.15%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 118 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 87 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (5.12%) Blackberry
4 50 (3.77%) Clustering
5 42 (3.17%) PKI
6 40 (3.01%) Management Information System
7 39 (2.94%) Fat Client
7 39 (2.94%) Thin Client
8 28 (2.11%) Replication
9 26 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
10 22 (1.66%) CESG
11 20 (1.51%) PDA
12 19 (1.43%) Driving Licence
13 17 (1.28%) Computer Science
14 16 (1.21%) NHS
15 15 (1.13%) iPhone
16 14 (1.06%) User Experience
17 13 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
18 12 (0.90%) Client/Server
18 12 (0.90%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 949 (71.51%) Windows
2 542 (40.84%) Windows Server
3 320 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 301 (22.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 244 (18.39%) Windows 7
6 159 (11.98%) Windows 10
7 156 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 91 (6.86%) Linux
9 78 (5.88%) Unix
10 67 (5.05%) Windows 8
11 52 (3.92%) Windows XP
12 37 (2.79%) Solaris
13 35 (2.64%) Android
14 30 (2.26%) Apple iOS
15 22 (1.66%) Windows 2000 Server
16 17 (1.28%) CentOS
17 14 (1.06%) Mac OS X
17 14 (1.06%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (19.82%) Migration
2 252 (18.99%) ITIL
3 73 (5.50%) Service Management
4 65 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 52 (3.92%) Incident Management
5 52 (3.92%) Service Delivery
6 47 (3.54%) Change Management
6 47 (3.54%) Problem Management
7 44 (3.32%) Asset Management
8 41 (3.09%) Project Management
9 40 (3.01%) ITIL V3
10 38 (2.86%) PRINCE2
11 36 (2.71%) Mobile Device Management
12 35 (2.64%) Server Virtualisation
13 32 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
14 31 (2.34%) CRM
15 30 (2.26%) Presales
16 28 (2.11%) Capacity Planning
17 27 (2.03%) Business Intelligence
17 27 (2.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (16.20%) PowerShell
2 138 (10.40%) SQL
3 38 (2.86%) VBScript
4 16 (1.21%) C#
5 14 (1.06%) JavaScript
6 13 (0.98%) VB
7 11 (0.83%) C
7 11 (0.83%) Shell Script
7 11 (0.83%) X++
8 10 (0.75%) Perl
9 9 (0.68%) PHP
10 8 (0.60%) Java
11 7 (0.53%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.38%) JCL
12 5 (0.38%) Python
13 3 (0.23%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.15%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.075%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 1 (0.075%) R
15 1 (0.075%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 228 (17.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 199 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 145 (10.93%) MCSE
4 134 (10.10%) SC Cleared
5 67 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
6 64 (4.82%) DV Cleared
7 58 (4.37%) CCNA
7 58 (4.37%) MCSA
8 51 (3.84%) MCP
9 50 (3.77%) Degree
10 40 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 35 (2.64%) MCITP
12 31 (2.34%) MCDST
13 28 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 16 (1.21%) CCNP
14 16 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
16 12 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
17 11 (0.83%) A+ Certification
17 11 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (6.63%) SLA
2 18 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.23%) QA
4 3 (0.23%) RMADS
5 2 (0.15%) GDPR
5 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.075%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.075%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.075%) GxP
System Software
1 962 (72.49%) Active Directory
2 288 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (12.28%) Hyper-V
4 116 (8.74%) XenApp
5 74 (5.58%) vSphere
6 65 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
7 63 (4.75%) XenDesktop
8 52 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 29 (2.19%) Virtual Servers
10 28 (2.11%) BitLocker
11 25 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
11 25 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
12 23 (1.73%) XenServer
13 17 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (1.21%) Samba
14 16 (1.21%) Terminal Services
15 13 (0.98%) DFS Replication
16 8 (0.60%) Brightmail
16 8 (0.60%) VMware Server
17 7 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 232 (17.48%) SCCM
2 70 (5.28%) SCOM
3 55 (4.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 51 (3.84%) WSUS
5 47 (3.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 43 (3.24%) NetBackup
7 38 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
8 36 (2.71%) Backup Exec
9 35 (2.64%) AirWatch
10 30 (2.26%) McAfee ePO
11 26 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 26 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 22 (1.66%) Microsoft Clustering
13 19 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 18 (1.36%) Netcool
15 17 (1.28%) SCOrch
16 16 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 15 (1.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 11 (0.83%) Nagios
18 11 (0.83%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 811 (61.12%) Microsoft
2 497 (37.45%) VMware
3 339 (25.55%) Citrix
4 207 (15.60%) Cisco
5 163 (12.28%) HP
6 112 (8.44%) Symantec
7 78 (5.88%) NetApp
8 64 (4.82%) McAfee
9 59 (4.45%) Dell
10 48 (3.62%) Oracle
11 47 (3.54%) Veeam
12 40 (3.01%) EMC
13 34 (2.56%) Veritas
14 33 (2.49%) Apple
14 33 (2.49%) AppSense
15 30 (2.26%) Altiris
15 30 (2.26%) CheckPoint
16 29 (2.19%) Sophos
17 28 (2.11%) LANDesk
17 28 (2.11%) Sun