Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 172 128
Rank change year-on-year -15 -44 -43
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1398 1668 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.58% 1.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.35% 8.51% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 1031 1245
UK median daily rate £300 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £120 £138 £135
90th Percentile £488 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 164 196
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% -1.06% -
10th Percentile £10.17 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £33.75 £32.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.58 £16.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year +3.63% -0.44% +0.44%

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 16734 19605 20311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.70% 18.60% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10953 12813 12778
UK median daily rate £445 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.95% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 507 619
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +9.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.85 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% +8.57%

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 23 October 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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 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 -17 1251 £311 -4.23% 171
UK excluding London -3 949 £300 - 138
London -83 416 £325 -7.14% 41
South East -8 290 £300 -7.69% 39
North of England +42 237 £300 -1.64% 44
Midlands +24 127 £313 +8.70% 19
North West +40 123 £280 -8.94% 27
East of England -6 98 £295 +34.86% 18
South West -18 93 £355 +10.94% 10
West Midlands +17 82 £315 +6.78% 6
Yorkshire +12 70 £313 +4.17% 14
Scotland -23 70 £300 - 3
North East +28 45 £307 -1.13% 3
East Midlands +9 45 £294 +6.82% 13
Wales +23 37 £180 -62.11% 4
Northern Ireland -43 8 £310 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1013 (72.46%) Active Directory
2 977 (69.89%) Windows
3 861 (61.59%) Microsoft
4 570 (40.77%) Office 365
5 568 (40.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 560 (40.06%) Windows Server
7 490 (35.05%) VMware
8 350 (25.04%) Citrix
9 314 (22.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 309 (22.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 301 (21.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 283 (20.24%) Microsoft Office
13 282 (20.17%) ITIL
14 272 (19.46%) Migration
15 271 (19.38%) Skype for Business
16 257 (18.38%) Windows 7
17 250 (17.88%) Microsoft Certification
18 248 (17.74%) SharePoint
18 248 (17.74%) SCCM
18 248 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2013
19 234 (16.74%) DNS
20 219 (15.67%) Cisco
21 218 (15.59%) PowerShell
22 213 (15.24%) Security Cleared
23 211 (15.09%) SQL Server
24 201 (14.38%) DHCP
25 197 (14.09%) Firewall
25 197 (14.09%) Microsoft Azure
26 195 (13.95%) Skype
27 189 (13.52%) LAN

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
1 568 (40.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 271 (19.38%) Skype for Business
3 248 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 248 (17.74%) SharePoint
4 168 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 81 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 59 (4.22%) IIS
7 54 (3.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 41 (2.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 37 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 19 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2000
10 19 (1.36%) Office Communications Server
11 18 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (1.00%) IBM Notes
13 13 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 10 (0.72%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.57%) Apache
16 6 (0.43%) CMS
17 5 (0.36%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 283 (20.24%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.07%) Acrobat
5 13 (0.93%) PaintShop Pro
6 9 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.14%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 35 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.21%) Eikon
4 2 (0.14%) Maximo
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.072%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.072%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 570 (40.77%) Office 365
2 197 (14.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (4.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 50 (3.58%) OneDrive
5 44 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
6 24 (1.72%) Mimecast
7 14 (1.00%) IaaS
7 14 (1.00%) PaaS
8 12 (0.86%) Yammer
9 6 (0.43%) SaaS
10 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.14%) G Suite
12 1 (0.072%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.072%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.072%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.072%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.072%) Route 53
12 1 (0.072%) Slack
12 1 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 234 (16.74%) DNS
2 201 (14.38%) DHCP
3 197 (14.09%) Firewall
4 195 (13.95%) Skype
5 189 (13.52%) LAN
6 185 (13.23%) SAN
7 170 (12.16%) WAN
8 112 (8.01%) TCP/IP
9 86 (6.15%) VPN
10 52 (3.72%) NAS
11 50 (3.58%) VoIP
12 42 (3.00%) VLAN
13 41 (2.93%) Wireless
14 34 (2.43%) Internet
15 33 (2.36%) IP Telephony
16 31 (2.22%) Unified Communications
17 27 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
18 25 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
19 22 (1.57%) Network Security
19 22 (1.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 49 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 49 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (0.72%) Data Mining
5 10 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (0.50%) Big Data
6 7 (0.50%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.36%) MySQL
8 4 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.21%) MS Access
9 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.14%) DB2
10 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.072%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.072%) OLAP
11 1 (0.072%) OLTP
11 1 (0.072%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (1.50%) Visual Studio
2 16 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.79%) JIRA
3 11 (0.79%) MorphX
4 9 (0.64%) Zephyr
5 4 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.29%) MSI
6 2 (0.14%) Ant
6 2 (0.14%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.14%) Maven
6 2 (0.14%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.14%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.072%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.072%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.072%) TestDirector
General
1 174 (12.45%) Finance
2 44 (3.15%) Banking
3 34 (2.43%) Legal
4 29 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.43%) Law
7 18 (1.29%) Back Office
7 18 (1.29%) Marketing
8 15 (1.07%) Local Government
9 14 (1.00%) Retail
10 13 (0.93%) Electronics
11 9 (0.64%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.50%) Advertising
13 6 (0.43%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.29%) Military
15 3 (0.21%) Billing
16 2 (0.14%) Publishing
16 2 (0.14%) Romanian Language
17 1 (0.072%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 308 (22.03%) Analyst
2 153 (10.94%) Support Engineer
3 144 (10.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 120 (8.58%) Consultant
5 108 (7.73%) Support Analyst
6 96 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support
6 96 (6.87%) Desktop Support
7 85 (6.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 77 (5.51%) Administrator
8 77 (5.51%) Architect
9 73 (5.22%) IT Support
10 71 (5.08%) Service Analyst
11 66 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support
11 66 (4.72%) Service Desk Analyst
12 62 (4.43%) Exchange Engineer
13 57 (4.08%) IT Analyst
14 50 (3.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 50 (3.58%) Server Engineer
15 49 (3.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 48 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.07%) .NET
2 19 (1.36%) Web Services
3 15 (1.07%) XML
4 9 (0.64%) SailPoint
5 5 (0.36%) CSS
6 4 (0.29%) HTML
6 4 (0.29%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.21%) FpML
7 3 (0.21%) Middleware
7 3 (0.21%) OAuth
7 3 (0.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.14%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.14%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.14%) CGI
8 2 (0.14%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.14%) SignalR
8 2 (0.14%) WAP
8 2 (0.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 109 (7.80%) Data Centre
2 84 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (5.58%) Blackberry
4 51 (3.65%) Management Information System
5 47 (3.36%) Clustering
6 45 (3.22%) PKI
7 37 (2.65%) Fat Client
7 37 (2.65%) Thin Client
8 32 (2.29%) Replication
9 28 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
10 22 (1.57%) PDA
11 21 (1.50%) NHS
12 20 (1.43%) Driving Licence
13 19 (1.36%) CESG
14 18 (1.29%) Computer Science
15 17 (1.22%) iPhone
16 14 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (1.00%) User Experience
17 11 (0.79%) BYOD
17 11 (0.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 977 (69.89%) Windows
2 560 (40.06%) Windows Server
3 314 (22.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 309 (22.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 257 (18.38%) Windows 7
6 163 (11.66%) Windows 10
7 140 (10.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 86 (6.15%) Linux
9 75 (5.36%) Unix
10 73 (5.22%) Windows 8
11 50 (3.58%) Windows XP
12 36 (2.58%) Solaris
13 35 (2.50%) Android
14 31 (2.22%) Apple iOS
15 21 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
16 16 (1.14%) Mac OS X
17 15 (1.07%) Windows Vista
18 14 (1.00%) CentOS
19 12 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 9 (0.64%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (20.17%) ITIL
2 272 (19.46%) Migration
3 67 (4.79%) Service Management
4 64 (4.58%) Change Management
5 63 (4.51%) Incident Management
6 62 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 56 (4.01%) Service Delivery
8 50 (3.58%) Problem Management
9 45 (3.22%) Project Management
10 43 (3.08%) ITIL V3
10 43 (3.08%) PRINCE2
11 42 (3.00%) Mobile Device Management
12 39 (2.79%) Asset Management
13 38 (2.72%) CRM
14 36 (2.58%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (2.58%) Presales
14 36 (2.58%) Server Virtualisation
15 32 (2.29%) Business Intelligence
15 32 (2.29%) Capacity Planning
16 30 (2.15%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 218 (15.59%) PowerShell
2 139 (9.94%) SQL
3 44 (3.15%) VBScript
4 14 (1.00%) VB
5 13 (0.93%) C#
5 13 (0.93%) JavaScript
6 11 (0.79%) Shell Script
6 11 (0.79%) X++
7 10 (0.72%) Perl
8 9 (0.64%) C
9 8 (0.57%) Java
10 7 (0.50%) PHP
11 5 (0.36%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.36%) Python
12 2 (0.14%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.14%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.072%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.072%) R
Qualifications
1 250 (17.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 213 (15.24%) Security Cleared
3 165 (11.80%) MCSE
4 138 (9.87%) SC Cleared
5 70 (5.01%) MCSA
6 66 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (4.58%) DV Cleared
8 59 (4.22%) MCP
9 58 (4.15%) CCNA
9 58 (4.15%) Degree
10 47 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 38 (2.72%) MCDST
12 37 (2.65%) MCITP
13 27 (1.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 18 (1.29%) CCNP
15 17 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
17 13 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
18 10 (0.72%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (6.51%) SLA
2 20 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.21%) RMADS
6 2 (0.14%) GDPR
6 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.072%) GxP
7 1 (0.072%) QA
System Software
1 1013 (72.46%) Active Directory
2 301 (21.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (12.52%) Hyper-V
4 123 (8.80%) XenApp
5 75 (5.36%) vSphere
6 73 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
7 62 (4.43%) XenDesktop
8 58 (4.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (2.22%) XenServer
10 29 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
11 27 (1.93%) BitLocker
11 27 (1.93%) VMware Workstation
12 24 (1.72%) Terminal Services
13 21 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
14 19 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 14 (1.00%) Samba
16 13 (0.93%) DFS Replication
17 8 (0.57%) Brightmail
18 7 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 6 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 248 (17.74%) SCCM
2 75 (5.36%) SCOM
3 60 (4.29%) Norton AntiVirus
4 52 (3.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 48 (3.43%) NetBackup
6 47 (3.36%) WSUS
7 40 (2.86%) Backup Exec
8 38 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
9 33 (2.36%) AirWatch
10 27 (1.93%) Microsoft Clustering
10 27 (1.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 27 (1.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 25 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
11 25 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 16 (1.14%) Netcool
13 14 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 12 (0.86%) SCOrch
15 11 (0.79%) DameWare
15 11 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
15 11 (0.79%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 861 (61.59%) Microsoft
2 490 (35.05%) VMware
3 350 (25.04%) Citrix
4 219 (15.67%) Cisco
5 174 (12.45%) HP
6 123 (8.80%) Symantec
7 77 (5.51%) NetApp
8 66 (4.72%) McAfee
9 64 (4.58%) Dell
10 43 (3.08%) Veeam
11 37 (2.65%) Veritas
12 36 (2.58%) AppSense
12 36 (2.58%) EMC
13 35 (2.50%) Oracle
14 34 (2.43%) Apple
15 33 (2.36%) Altiris
16 32 (2.29%) Sophos
17 31 (2.22%) CheckPoint
17 31 (2.22%) IBM
18 29 (2.07%) LANDesk