Period
to 26 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 26 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 166 124
Rank change year-on-year -27 -42 -38
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1341 1763 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 1.65% 1.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.11% 8.87% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 1082 1267
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £122 £143 £135
90th Percentile £488 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 157 217
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.34 £11.25 £10.65
90th Percentile £41.75 £33.75 £33.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.69% -3.03% +3.13%

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 16535 19868 20383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.70% 18.61% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10718 13100 12837
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 £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 422 501 665
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £42.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% +3.65% +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 26 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 26 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 26 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 -33 1210 £313 -3.85% 166
UK excluding London -6 904 £300 -3.23% 127
London -87 403 £325 -7.14% 46
South East -23 265 £320 -4.48% 29
North of England +32 239 £300 -1.64% 42
North West +35 118 £300 -3.23% 29
Midlands +14 117 £314 +4.58% 24
South West +1 103 £330 +1.54% 7
East of England +1 91 £305 +43.53% 18
West Midlands +19 74 £314 +8.19% 15
Yorkshire +25 72 £294 -0.42% 10
Scotland -41 63 £275 -9.84% 4
North East +33 49 £304 +1.25% 3
East Midlands -1 43 £313 +4.17% 8
Wales +12 32 £180 -52.00% 2
Northern Ireland -46 5 £250 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 970 (72.33%) Active Directory
2 958 (71.44%) Windows
3 822 (61.30%) Microsoft
4 571 (42.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 548 (40.87%) Windows Server
6 542 (40.42%) Office 365
7 501 (37.36%) VMware
8 341 (25.43%) Citrix
9 324 (24.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 304 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 291 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
12 273 (20.36%) Microsoft Office
13 266 (19.84%) Migration
14 258 (19.24%) ITIL
15 254 (18.94%) Skype for Business
16 253 (18.87%) Exchange Server 2013
17 247 (18.42%) Windows 7
18 235 (17.52%) SCCM
19 233 (17.38%) SharePoint
20 231 (17.23%) Microsoft Certification
21 227 (16.93%) DNS
22 216 (16.11%) PowerShell
23 209 (15.59%) Cisco
24 207 (15.44%) SQL Server
25 205 (15.29%) Security Cleared
26 197 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
27 195 (14.54%) Skype
28 190 (14.17%) Firewall
29 189 (14.09%) DHCP
30 186 (13.87%) 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
1 571 (42.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 254 (18.94%) Skype for Business
3 253 (18.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 233 (17.38%) SharePoint
5 160 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 84 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 60 (4.47%) IIS
8 52 (3.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 46 (3.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 39 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
12 19 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2000
12 19 (1.42%) Office Communications Server
13 16 (1.19%) Apache
14 13 (0.97%) IBM Notes
15 12 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.75%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 10 (0.75%) OpenStack
17 7 (0.52%) EPiServer
18 6 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 273 (20.36%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.89%) Acrobat
5 10 (0.75%) PaintShop Pro
6 8 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 29 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.30%) Maximo
4 3 (0.22%) 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
1 542 (40.42%) Office 365
2 197 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (5.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 53 (3.95%) OneDrive
5 46 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (1.57%) Mimecast
7 16 (1.19%) IaaS
8 13 (0.97%) PaaS
9 12 (0.89%) Yammer
10 6 (0.45%) SaaS
11 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.15%) G Suite
13 1 (0.075%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.075%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.075%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.075%) Route 53
13 1 (0.075%) Slack
13 1 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 227 (16.93%) DNS
2 195 (14.54%) Skype
3 190 (14.17%) Firewall
4 189 (14.09%) DHCP
5 186 (13.87%) SAN
6 164 (12.23%) LAN
7 150 (11.19%) WAN
8 97 (7.23%) TCP/IP
9 80 (5.97%) VPN
10 48 (3.58%) NAS
11 46 (3.43%) VoIP
12 41 (3.06%) Internet
13 35 (2.61%) Remote Desktop
14 32 (2.39%) IP Telephony
14 32 (2.39%) Wireless
15 30 (2.24%) Unified Communications
15 30 (2.24%) VLAN
16 25 (1.86%) SMTP
17 22 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
18 17 (1.27%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (15.44%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 44 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (1.64%) 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 (0.52%) MySQL
8 5 (0.37%) MS Access
9 4 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.30%) DB2
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.22%) 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 (1.49%) Visual Studio
2 16 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (0.89%) JIRA
4 11 (0.82%) MorphX
5 9 (0.67%) Zephyr
6 4 (0.30%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.15%) Ant
7 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.15%) Maven
7 2 (0.15%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.15%) MSI
7 2 (0.15%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.075%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.075%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.075%) TestDirector
General
1 179 (13.35%) Finance
2 45 (3.36%) Banking
3 33 (2.46%) Legal
4 29 (2.16%) Manufacturing
4 29 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.72%) Law
6 19 (1.42%) Marketing
7 18 (1.34%) Back Office
8 15 (1.12%) Local Government
9 13 (0.97%) Electronics
10 12 (0.89%) Retail
11 7 (0.52%) 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
1 284 (21.18%) Analyst
2 159 (11.86%) Support Engineer
3 155 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 122 (9.10%) Consultant
5 97 (7.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 97 (7.23%) Support Analyst
6 87 (6.49%) Desktop Support
7 81 (6.04%) Architect
8 76 (5.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 76 (5.67%) Administrator
9 64 (4.77%) IT Support
9 64 (4.77%) Service Analyst
10 63 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support
11 60 (4.47%) Service Desk Analyst
12 58 (4.33%) Exchange Engineer
13 57 (4.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 56 (4.18%) Server Engineer
15 53 (3.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 51 (3.80%) IT Analyst
17 49 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.46%) .NET
2 21 (1.57%) Web Services
3 13 (0.97%) SailPoint
3 13 (0.97%) XML
4 6 (0.45%) CSS
5 5 (0.37%) HTML
5 5 (0.37%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.22%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.22%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.22%) FpML
6 3 (0.22%) OAuth
6 3 (0.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (0.22%) WAP
7 2 (0.15%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.15%) Aurelia
7 2 (0.15%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.15%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 118 (8.80%) Data Centre
2 88 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (5.22%) Blackberry
4 50 (3.73%) Clustering
5 46 (3.43%) PKI
6 41 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 39 (2.91%) Fat Client
7 39 (2.91%) Thin Client
8 28 (2.09%) Replication
8 28 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
9 21 (1.57%) CESG
10 20 (1.49%) PDA
11 19 (1.42%) Driving Licence
12 17 (1.27%) Computer Science
13 16 (1.19%) iPhone
13 16 (1.19%) NHS
14 14 (1.04%) User Experience
15 13 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.97%) iPad
16 12 (0.89%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 958 (71.44%) Windows
2 548 (40.87%) Windows Server
3 324 (24.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 304 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 247 (18.42%) Windows 7
6 161 (12.01%) Windows 10
7 152 (11.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 91 (6.79%) Linux
9 78 (5.82%) Unix
10 67 (5.00%) Windows 8
11 51 (3.80%) Windows XP
12 37 (2.76%) Solaris
13 35 (2.61%) Android
14 29 (2.16%) Apple iOS
15 22 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
16 17 (1.27%) CentOS
17 14 (1.04%) Mac OS X
17 14 (1.04%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 10 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (19.84%) Migration
2 258 (19.24%) ITIL
3 73 (5.44%) Service Management
4 63 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 54 (4.03%) Incident Management
6 51 (3.80%) Change Management
6 51 (3.80%) Service Delivery
7 48 (3.58%) Problem Management
8 43 (3.21%) Asset Management
9 42 (3.13%) ITIL V3
10 40 (2.98%) Project Management
11 39 (2.91%) Mobile Device Management
12 37 (2.76%) PRINCE2
13 36 (2.68%) Server Virtualisation
14 33 (2.46%) Agile Software Development
15 32 (2.39%) CRM
16 30 (2.24%) Presales
17 27 (2.01%) Business Intelligence
17 27 (2.01%) Capacity Planning
17 27 (2.01%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 216 (16.11%) PowerShell
2 140 (10.44%) SQL
3 38 (2.83%) VBScript
4 16 (1.19%) C#
5 14 (1.04%) JavaScript
6 13 (0.97%) VB
7 11 (0.82%) C
7 11 (0.82%) Shell Script
7 11 (0.82%) X++
8 10 (0.75%) Perl
9 9 (0.67%) PHP
10 8 (0.60%) Java
11 7 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.37%) JCL
12 5 (0.37%) Python
13 3 (0.22%) 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
1 231 (17.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 205 (15.29%) Security Cleared
3 147 (10.96%) MCSE
4 139 (10.37%) SC Cleared
5 66 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
6 64 (4.77%) DV Cleared
7 59 (4.40%) MCSA
8 58 (4.33%) CCNA
9 51 (3.80%) MCP
10 49 (3.65%) Degree
11 41 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (2.61%) MCITP
13 31 (2.31%) MCDST
14 28 (2.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 16 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
16 15 (1.12%) CCNP
17 12 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
18 11 (0.82%) A+ Certification
18 11 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (6.56%) SLA
2 19 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.22%) QA
4 3 (0.22%) 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
1 970 (72.33%) Active Directory
2 291 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (12.60%) Hyper-V
4 117 (8.72%) XenApp
5 73 (5.44%) vSphere
6 65 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
7 64 (4.77%) XenDesktop
8 54 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 29 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
10 28 (2.09%) BitLocker
11 26 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
11 26 (1.94%) XenServer
12 25 (1.86%) VMware Workstation
13 17 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (1.19%) Samba
14 16 (1.19%) Terminal Services
15 13 (0.97%) DFS Replication
16 8 (0.60%) Brightmail
16 8 (0.60%) VMware Server
17 7 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 235 (17.52%) SCCM
2 70 (5.22%) SCOM
3 54 (4.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 51 (3.80%) WSUS
5 47 (3.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 42 (3.13%) NetBackup
7 38 (2.83%) Microsoft Intune
8 36 (2.68%) Backup Exec
9 33 (2.46%) AirWatch
10 30 (2.24%) McAfee ePO
11 27 (2.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 26 (1.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 22 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
14 20 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 18 (1.34%) Netcool
16 16 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 14 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 14 (1.04%) SCOrch
18 11 (0.82%) DameWare
18 11 (0.82%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 822 (61.30%) Microsoft
2 501 (37.36%) VMware
3 341 (25.43%) Citrix
4 209 (15.59%) Cisco
5 162 (12.08%) HP
6 112 (8.35%) Symantec
7 79 (5.89%) NetApp
8 64 (4.77%) McAfee
9 60 (4.47%) Dell
10 48 (3.58%) Oracle
11 47 (3.50%) Veeam
12 40 (2.98%) EMC
13 35 (2.61%) Apple
13 35 (2.61%) AppSense
14 34 (2.54%) Veritas
15 30 (2.24%) CheckPoint
16 29 (2.16%) Altiris
16 29 (2.16%) LANDesk
17 28 (2.09%) Red Hat
17 28 (2.09%) Sophos