Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 202 183
Rank change year-on-year -30 -19 -33
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1,261 1,399 1,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.35% 1.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.19% 8.16% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 869 891
UK median daily rate £315 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £135 £125 £135
90th Percentile £475 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 125 144
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.83 £10.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £37.50 £27.25 £28.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% -1.52% +4.76%

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 17,532 17,141 18,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.72% 16.59% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,276 11,373 12,049
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +0.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 423 439
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.14
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.76 £47.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +10.81%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018. 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 -29 1,154 £325 +8.33% 348
UK excluding London -38 789 £325 +8.33% 281
London -7 442 £300 -4.76% 83
South East -23 259 £344 +18.53% 74
North of England +5 201 £300 +3.90% 85
North West +32 126 £245 -12.50% 53
South West -24 88 £338 -14.56% 32
Midlands -49 87 £325 +8.33% 53
East of England -20 74 £375 +25.00% 21
West Midlands -47 59 £325 +4.00% 34
Scotland -37 55 £215 -32.81% 7
Yorkshire -34 53 £333 +18.22% 26
East Midlands -13 27 £269 -10.42% 19
Wales -43 23 £350 +157.35% 8
North East -14 22 £400 +25.00% 6
Northern Ireland +19 2 £250 -35.06% 1
Channel Islands -3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 948 (75.18%) Windows
2 915 (72.56%) Active Directory
3 867 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 557 (44.17%) Office 365
5 519 (41.16%) Windows Server
6 459 (36.40%) VMware
7 431 (34.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 305 (24.19%) ITIL
9 304 (24.11%) Microsoft Office
10 292 (23.16%) SCCM
11 291 (23.08%) Citrix
12 268 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
13 264 (20.94%) PowerShell
14 261 (20.70%) DNS
15 256 (20.30%) Windows 10
16 245 (19.43%) Windows Server 2008
17 242 (19.19%) Windows 7
18 223 (17.68%) Windows Server 2012
19 221 (17.53%) Exchange Server 2013
20 209 (16.57%) Migration
21 206 (16.34%) SQL Server
22 203 (16.10%) Skype for Business
23 202 (16.02%) DHCP
24 197 (15.62%) SharePoint
25 194 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
25 194 (15.38%) Security Cleared
26 188 (14.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 179 (14.20%) Skype
28 164 (13.01%) Firewall
29 162 (12.85%) Cisco

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
1 431 (34.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 221 (17.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 203 (16.10%) Skype for Business
4 197 (15.62%) SharePoint
5 114 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 58 (4.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 53 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 45 (3.57%) IIS
9 41 (3.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (1.19%) IBM Notes
11 13 (1.03%) Confluence
12 12 (0.95%) Apache
12 12 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
14 8 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.48%) CMS
16 4 (0.32%) IBM Domino
17 3 (0.24%) Live Communications Server
17 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
18 2 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 304 (24.11%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.079%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.24%) Retail-J
3 2 (0.16%) assyst
4 1 (0.079%) Eikon
4 1 (0.079%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.079%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.079%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 557 (44.17%) Office 365
2 194 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (4.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 50 (3.97%) Mimecast
6 49 (3.89%) OneDrive
7 24 (1.90%) IaaS
8 12 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.95%) PaaS
9 9 (0.71%) iTunes
9 9 (0.71%) Yammer
10 8 (0.63%) SaaS
11 7 (0.56%) Akamai
11 7 (0.56%) G Suite
12 6 (0.48%) Slack
13 5 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.40%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.32%) GoToWebinar
15 3 (0.24%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 261 (20.70%) DNS
2 202 (16.02%) DHCP
3 179 (14.20%) Skype
4 164 (13.01%) Firewall
5 118 (9.36%) LAN
5 118 (9.36%) WAN
6 103 (8.17%) SAN
7 99 (7.85%) VPN
8 94 (7.45%) TCP/IP
9 54 (4.28%) VoIP
10 46 (3.65%) Internet
11 42 (3.33%) SMTP
12 27 (2.14%) Unified Communications
13 26 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
14 23 (1.82%) VLAN
15 22 (1.74%) WebEx
16 21 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
17 18 (1.43%) NAS
18 17 (1.35%) PBX
19 16 (1.27%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (16.34%) SQL Server
2 64 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.11%) Power BI
6 9 (0.71%) MS Access
7 7 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.48%) Electronic Patient Records
9 5 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.32%) MySQL
10 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.16%) GIS
11 2 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.16%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.079%) Firebird
12 1 (0.079%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.079%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (1.74%) JIRA
2 11 (0.87%) GitLab
3 10 (0.79%) Artifactory
4 9 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.71%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.40%) Zephyr
6 3 (0.24%) Hudson
7 2 (0.16%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.16%) MSI
7 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.16%) WinDbg
General
1 145 (11.50%) Finance
2 31 (2.46%) Law
3 30 (2.38%) Banking
3 30 (2.38%) Legal
4 18 (1.43%) Retail
5 14 (1.11%) Back Office
5 14 (1.11%) Publishing
5 14 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 12 (0.95%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.79%) Advertising
7 10 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.71%) French Language
9 8 (0.63%) Automotive
9 8 (0.63%) Italian Language
9 8 (0.63%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.56%) Local Government
10 7 (0.56%) Military
11 6 (0.48%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.48%) Marketing
12 5 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 285 (22.60%) Analyst
2 156 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 138 (10.94%) Support Engineer
4 115 (9.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 111 (8.80%) Support Analyst
6 109 (8.64%) Service Analyst
7 108 (8.56%) Service Desk Analyst
8 80 (6.34%) Administrator
9 67 (5.31%) Consultant
9 67 (5.31%) IT Support
10 61 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 61 (4.84%) Desktop Support
11 58 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
12 57 (4.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 57 (4.52%) Office 365 Engineer
13 55 (4.36%) IT Engineer
14 52 (4.12%) Exchange Engineer
15 48 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
16 47 (3.73%) Windows Engineer
17 46 (3.65%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.82%) .NET
2 14 (1.11%) LDAP
2 14 (1.11%) Web Services
3 6 (0.48%) .NET Framework
3 6 (0.48%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 5 (0.40%) COM
5 4 (0.32%) Apache Axis
5 4 (0.32%) HTML
5 4 (0.32%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.32%) WSH
6 3 (0.24%) LAMP
7 2 (0.16%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.16%) ADSI
7 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.16%) CSS
7 2 (0.16%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.16%) WAP
7 2 (0.16%) XMPP
8 1 (0.079%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Graph
Miscellaneous
1 88 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 73 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (5.31%) Clustering
4 64 (5.08%) Blackberry
5 53 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 41 (3.25%) PKI
7 35 (2.78%) iPhone
8 33 (2.62%) Smartphone
9 26 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
11 18 (1.43%) Fat Client
11 18 (1.43%) Thin Client
11 18 (1.43%) User Experience
12 15 (1.19%) CLARiiON
13 14 (1.11%) iPad
14 13 (1.03%) Replication
15 12 (0.95%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.95%) Mobile App
16 11 (0.87%) NHS
17 9 (0.71%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 948 (75.18%) Windows
2 519 (41.16%) Windows Server
3 256 (20.30%) Windows 10
4 245 (19.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 242 (19.19%) Windows 7
6 223 (17.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 133 (10.55%) Linux
8 106 (8.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 65 (5.15%) Android
10 51 (4.04%) Windows 8
11 42 (3.33%) Unix
12 32 (2.54%) Windows XP
13 30 (2.38%) Apple iOS
14 25 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 24 (1.90%) Mac OS
16 17 (1.35%) Solaris
17 12 (0.95%) Data ONTAP
17 12 (0.95%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
19 8 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (24.19%) ITIL
2 209 (16.57%) Migration
3 188 (14.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 133 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
5 105 (8.33%) Service Management
6 70 (5.55%) Change Management
6 70 (5.55%) ITIL V3
7 63 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 63 (5.00%) ITSM
8 49 (3.89%) Capacity Planning
9 48 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
10 44 (3.49%) Patch Management
11 42 (3.33%) Information Security
12 41 (3.25%) Data Protection
13 40 (3.17%) Service Delivery
14 37 (2.93%) Continuous Improvement
15 35 (2.78%) Server Management
16 34 (2.70%) Asset Management
16 34 (2.70%) Mentoring
17 32 (2.54%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 264 (20.94%) PowerShell
2 151 (11.97%) SQL
3 31 (2.46%) VBScript
4 20 (1.59%) Shell Script
5 14 (1.11%) Python
6 12 (0.95%) VB
7 11 (0.87%) C#
7 11 (0.87%) Perl
8 9 (0.71%) C
9 6 (0.48%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.40%) Ruby
11 3 (0.24%) Java
12 1 (0.079%) C++
12 1 (0.079%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.079%) VC++
Qualifications
1 194 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 132 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 131 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 87 (6.90%) MCSE
5 64 (5.08%) DV Cleared
6 56 (4.44%) Degree
7 44 (3.49%) MCP
8 38 (3.01%) MCSA
9 30 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
10 26 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 25 (1.98%) MCITP
12 24 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (1.74%) CCNA
14 19 (1.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 18 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
16 15 (1.19%) CCA
16 15 (1.19%) Novell Certification
17 11 (0.87%) DBS Check
18 9 (0.71%) MCDST
19 8 (0.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.58%) SLA
2 18 (1.43%) GDPR
3 9 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.48%) HL7
5 5 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
5 5 (0.40%) PMO
5 5 (0.40%) QA
6 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.16%) COBIT
8 2 (0.16%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.079%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.079%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.079%) JSP 440
System Software
1 915 (72.56%) Active Directory
2 268 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (11.34%) Hyper-V
4 130 (10.31%) XenApp
5 117 (9.28%) VMware ESXi
6 106 (8.41%) vSphere
7 70 (5.55%) XenDesktop
8 23 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
9 22 (1.74%) Terminal Services
10 21 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
10 21 (1.67%) VMware Server
11 20 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
12 18 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
13 16 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
13 16 (1.27%) XenServer
14 15 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (0.95%) BitLocker
16 11 (0.87%) Xen
17 9 (0.71%) Firmware
18 8 (0.63%) IAG
Systems Management
1 292 (23.16%) SCCM
2 113 (8.96%) SCOM
3 56 (4.44%) WSUS
4 51 (4.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 50 (3.97%) vCenter Server
6 49 (3.89%) Microsoft Clustering
7 41 (3.25%) Backup Exec
8 33 (2.62%) NetBackup
9 30 (2.38%) AirWatch
10 25 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 23 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 22 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
13 18 (1.43%) Puppet
14 17 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
15 16 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 15 (1.19%) vMotion
17 14 (1.11%) HP SIM
18 11 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
19 10 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 10 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 867 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 459 (36.40%) VMware
3 291 (23.08%) Citrix
4 162 (12.85%) Cisco
5 133 (10.55%) HP
6 67 (5.31%) Apple
6 67 (5.31%) McAfee
7 62 (4.92%) NetApp
8 56 (4.44%) EMC
9 54 (4.28%) Symantec
10 52 (4.12%) Dell
11 49 (3.89%) Oracle
12 46 (3.65%) Ivanti
13 44 (3.49%) Veeam
14 40 (3.17%) Sophos
15 30 (2.38%) Clearswift
15 30 (2.38%) ServiceNow
16 29 (2.30%) Avaya
16 29 (2.30%) Red Hat
17 28 (2.22%) 3PAR