Period
to 22 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 22 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 172 128
Rank change year-on-year -18 -44 -45
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1384 1668 2063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.58% 1.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.34% 8.51% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 1030 1248
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 121 164 197
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% -1.06% -
10th Percentile £10.12 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £33.75 £32.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.58 £16.00 £16.21
% change year-on-year +3.63% -1.30% +1.31%

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 16595 19611 20362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.70% 18.60% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10861 12817 12816
UK median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +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 410 508 621
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.76 £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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -16 1238 £313 -3.85% 176
UK excluding London 0 937 £300 - 147
London -79 414 £325 -7.14% 38
South East -1 288 £300 -7.69% 50
North of England +51 235 £300 -1.64% 42
Midlands +29 124 £313 +8.70% 23
North West +46 121 £280 -8.94% 26
East of England -5 97 £300 +37.14% 17
South West -9 90 £355 +10.94% 6
West Midlands +15 82 £315 +6.78% 6
Yorkshire +20 70 £313 +4.17% 13
Scotland -21 69 £288 -4.17% 3
North East +22 45 £307 -1.13% 3
East Midlands +10 42 £300 +9.09% 17
Wales +25 37 £180 -62.11% 5
Northern Ireland -41 8 £310 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 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 1000 (72.25%) Active Directory
2 964 (69.65%) Windows
3 851 (61.49%) Microsoft
4 566 (40.90%) Office 365
5 565 (40.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 551 (39.81%) Windows Server
7 482 (34.83%) VMware
8 348 (25.14%) Citrix
9 304 (21.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 300 (21.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 294 (21.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 282 (20.38%) Microsoft Office
13 280 (20.23%) ITIL
14 270 (19.51%) Skype for Business
15 269 (19.44%) Migration
16 252 (18.21%) Windows 7
17 248 (17.92%) Microsoft Certification
18 246 (17.77%) SharePoint
19 244 (17.63%) Exchange Server 2013
20 243 (17.56%) SCCM
21 229 (16.55%) DNS
22 214 (15.46%) Cisco
22 214 (15.46%) PowerShell
23 208 (15.03%) Security Cleared
24 206 (14.88%) SQL Server
25 197 (14.23%) DHCP
26 195 (14.09%) Microsoft Azure
27 194 (14.02%) Skype
27 194 (14.02%) Firewall
28 185 (13.37%) 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
1 565 (40.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 270 (19.51%) Skype for Business
3 246 (17.77%) SharePoint
4 244 (17.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 165 (11.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 80 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 57 (4.12%) IIS
8 52 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 40 (2.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 37 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
11 19 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2000
11 19 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
12 18 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
13 14 (1.01%) IBM Notes
14 13 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 10 (0.72%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.58%) Apache
17 6 (0.43%) CMS
18 5 (0.36%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 282 (20.38%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.08%) Acrobat
5 13 (0.94%) PaintShop Pro
6 9 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.14%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 35 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.22%) 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
1 566 (40.90%) Office 365
2 195 (14.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (4.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 50 (3.61%) OneDrive
5 44 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
6 24 (1.73%) Mimecast
7 14 (1.01%) IaaS
7 14 (1.01%) PaaS
8 12 (0.87%) Yammer
9 6 (0.43%) SaaS
10 3 (0.22%) 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
1 229 (16.55%) DNS
2 197 (14.23%) DHCP
3 194 (14.02%) Firewall
3 194 (14.02%) Skype
4 185 (13.37%) LAN
5 182 (13.15%) SAN
6 166 (11.99%) WAN
7 110 (7.95%) TCP/IP
8 85 (6.14%) VPN
9 50 (3.61%) NAS
10 48 (3.47%) VoIP
11 38 (2.75%) Wireless
12 37 (2.67%) VLAN
13 34 (2.46%) Internet
14 33 (2.38%) IP Telephony
15 31 (2.24%) Unified Communications
16 27 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
17 25 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
18 22 (1.59%) Network Security
18 22 (1.59%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (14.88%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 45 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (0.72%) Data Mining
7 9 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.51%) Big Data
8 7 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.36%) MySQL
10 4 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.22%) MS Access
11 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.14%) DB2
12 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.072%) EDRMS
13 1 (0.072%) OLAP
13 1 (0.072%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.072%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (1.45%) Visual Studio
2 16 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.79%) JIRA
3 11 (0.79%) MorphX
4 9 (0.65%) 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
1 173 (12.50%) Finance
2 44 (3.18%) Banking
3 34 (2.46%) Legal
4 29 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.45%) Law
7 18 (1.30%) Back Office
7 18 (1.30%) Marketing
8 15 (1.08%) Local Government
9 14 (1.01%) Retail
10 13 (0.94%) Electronics
11 9 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.51%) Advertising
13 6 (0.43%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.29%) Military
15 3 (0.22%) Billing
16 2 (0.14%) Publishing
16 2 (0.14%) Romanian Language
17 1 (0.072%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 307 (22.18%) Analyst
2 152 (10.98%) Support Engineer
3 143 (10.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 120 (8.67%) Consultant
5 107 (7.73%) Support Analyst
6 96 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 96 (6.94%) Desktop Support
7 83 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 77 (5.56%) Administrator
9 76 (5.49%) Architect
10 72 (5.20%) IT Support
11 71 (5.13%) Service Analyst
12 66 (4.77%) 3rd Line Support
12 66 (4.77%) Service Desk Analyst
13 60 (4.34%) Exchange Engineer
14 57 (4.12%) IT Analyst
15 50 (3.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 50 (3.61%) Server Engineer
16 48 (3.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 48 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.10%) .NET
2 19 (1.37%) Web Services
3 15 (1.08%) XML
4 9 (0.65%) SailPoint
5 5 (0.36%) CSS
6 4 (0.29%) HTML
6 4 (0.29%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.22%) FpML
7 3 (0.22%) Middleware
7 3 (0.22%) OAuth
7 3 (0.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.14%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.14%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.14%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.14%) CGI
8 2 (0.14%) jQuery
8 2 (0.14%) WAP
8 2 (0.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 109 (7.88%) Data Centre
2 84 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (5.64%) Blackberry
4 50 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 47 (3.40%) Clustering
6 44 (3.18%) PKI
7 36 (2.60%) Fat Client
7 36 (2.60%) Thin Client
8 32 (2.31%) Replication
9 28 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
10 22 (1.59%) PDA
11 19 (1.37%) CESG
11 19 (1.37%) Driving Licence
11 19 (1.37%) NHS
12 18 (1.30%) Computer Science
13 17 (1.23%) iPhone
14 14 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.01%) User Experience
15 11 (0.79%) BYOD
15 11 (0.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 964 (69.65%) Windows
2 551 (39.81%) Windows Server
3 304 (21.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 300 (21.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 252 (18.21%) Windows 7
6 160 (11.56%) Windows 10
7 139 (10.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 85 (6.14%) Linux
9 75 (5.42%) Unix
10 70 (5.06%) Windows 8
11 49 (3.54%) Windows XP
12 36 (2.60%) Solaris
13 35 (2.53%) Android
14 31 (2.24%) Apple iOS
15 21 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
16 16 (1.16%) Mac OS X
17 14 (1.01%) CentOS
18 13 (0.94%) Windows Vista
19 11 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 9 (0.65%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (20.23%) ITIL
2 269 (19.44%) Migration
3 67 (4.84%) Service Management
4 64 (4.62%) Change Management
5 63 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 62 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 55 (3.97%) Service Delivery
8 50 (3.61%) Problem Management
9 45 (3.25%) Project Management
10 43 (3.11%) PRINCE2
11 42 (3.03%) ITIL V3
11 42 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
12 39 (2.82%) Asset Management
13 38 (2.75%) CRM
14 36 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (2.60%) Presales
15 34 (2.46%) Server Virtualisation
16 32 (2.31%) Business Intelligence
17 31 (2.24%) Capacity Planning
18 30 (2.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 214 (15.46%) PowerShell
2 136 (9.83%) SQL
3 44 (3.18%) VBScript
4 14 (1.01%) VB
5 13 (0.94%) C#
5 13 (0.94%) JavaScript
6 11 (0.79%) Shell Script
6 11 (0.79%) X++
7 10 (0.72%) Perl
8 9 (0.65%) C
9 8 (0.58%) Java
10 7 (0.51%) 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
1 248 (17.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 208 (15.03%) Security Cleared
3 165 (11.92%) MCSE
4 137 (9.90%) SC Cleared
5 68 (4.91%) MCSA
6 64 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
7 61 (4.41%) DV Cleared
8 59 (4.26%) MCP
9 57 (4.12%) Degree
10 56 (4.05%) CCNA
11 47 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 38 (2.75%) MCDST
13 37 (2.67%) MCITP
14 27 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 17 (1.23%) CCNP
15 17 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
17 13 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
18 10 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (6.58%) SLA
2 20 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.22%) 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 1000 (72.25%) Active Directory
2 294 (21.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (12.57%) Hyper-V
4 121 (8.74%) XenApp
5 75 (5.42%) vSphere
6 71 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
7 62 (4.48%) XenDesktop
8 58 (4.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (2.24%) XenServer
10 29 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
11 27 (1.95%) BitLocker
11 27 (1.95%) VMware Workstation
12 24 (1.73%) Terminal Services
13 21 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
14 19 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 14 (1.01%) Samba
16 13 (0.94%) DFS Replication
17 8 (0.58%) Brightmail
18 7 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 6 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 243 (17.56%) SCCM
2 75 (5.42%) SCOM
3 60 (4.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 52 (3.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 48 (3.47%) NetBackup
6 47 (3.40%) WSUS
7 40 (2.89%) Backup Exec
8 38 (2.75%) Microsoft Intune
9 33 (2.38%) AirWatch
10 27 (1.95%) Microsoft Clustering
10 27 (1.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 25 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 24 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
13 23 (1.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 16 (1.16%) Netcool
15 14 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 12 (0.87%) SCOrch
17 11 (0.79%) DameWare
17 11 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
17 11 (0.79%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 851 (61.49%) Microsoft
2 482 (34.83%) VMware
3 348 (25.14%) Citrix
4 214 (15.46%) Cisco
5 173 (12.50%) HP
6 123 (8.89%) Symantec
7 77 (5.56%) NetApp
8 65 (4.70%) McAfee
9 64 (4.62%) Dell
10 40 (2.89%) Veeam
11 37 (2.67%) Veritas
12 36 (2.60%) AppSense
12 36 (2.60%) EMC
13 35 (2.53%) Oracle
14 34 (2.46%) Apple
15 33 (2.38%) Altiris
16 32 (2.31%) Sophos
17 31 (2.24%) CheckPoint
17 31 (2.24%) IBM
18 29 (2.10%) LANDesk