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 3 months to 27 May 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
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 134 109
Rank change year-on-year -64 -25  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 599 1001 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.83% 1.98%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.87% 10.21% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 606 616
Median daily rate £290 £321 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.51% +7.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £305 £275
% change year-on-year -4.91% +10.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 70 135
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.13 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -20.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -21.05%  

MS Exchange is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7613 9803 9632
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.71% 17.97% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4847 6494 5901
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £571 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 228 356
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.63 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.17% -2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.34
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.68%  

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 27 May 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 3 months to 27 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -57 534 £300 -7.69% 267
London -79 166 £300 -14.28% 94
South East -45 105 £338 -3.57% 45
North West +28 76 £300 -12.40% 39
South West +8 56 £300 -9.43% 17
East of England -8 42 £350 +40.00% 23
Manchester +31 38 £348 +24.10% 23
City of London -18 29 £325 -23.52% 23
Berkshire -6 27 £315 -16.00% 8
Hampshire +22 26 £339 -4.57% 11
West Midlands +21 25 £238 -8.65% 18
Scotland -9 24 £139 -55.16% 8
Buckinghamshire -13 24 £385 -9.41% 8
North East +20 23 £275 -3.50% 3
Milton Keynes -10 22 £398 -6.47% 5
East Midlands -18 22 £288 +4.54% 9
Reading +10 20 £300 -20.13% 5
Hertfordshire +11 19 £375 +212.50% 8
Yorkshire -30 19 £229 -6.15% 19
Cheshire +13 16 £300 -25.00% 10
Wales +5 16 £180 -48.57% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +25 15 £215 -24.56% 2
Tyne and Wear +23 15 £215 -24.56% 2
Dorset +18 15 £300 +45.45% 2
South Wales +13 14 £180 -48.57% 5
Gloucestershire +14 12 £325 -13.33% 4
Cambridgeshire +8 12 £350 +15.70% 6
Bristol +4 12 £290 +26.08% 6
Watford +1 12 £320 +166.66% 3
Bournemouth +14 11 £300 +122.22% 2

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 851 (72.74%) Windows
2 840 (71.79%) Active Directory
3 750 (64.10%) Microsoft
4 548 (46.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 489 (41.79%) Windows Server
6 418 (35.73%) VMware
7 405 (34.62%) Office 365
8 364 (31.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 305 (26.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 259 (22.14%) Microsoft Office
11 255 (21.79%) Exchange Server 2013
12 252 (21.54%) ITIL
13 248 (21.20%) Windows 7
14 247 (21.11%) Citrix
15 237 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
16 228 (19.49%) DNS
16 228 (19.49%) Skype for Business
17 221 (18.89%) PowerShell
18 199 (17.01%) Migration
19 194 (16.58%) Microsoft Certification
20 183 (15.64%) Cisco
20 183 (15.64%) Exchange Server 2007
21 181 (15.47%) SQL Server
22 179 (15.30%) Security Cleared
23 166 (14.19%) SharePoint
24 165 (14.10%) Skype
25 164 (14.02%) Firewall
26 163 (13.93%) DHCP
27 161 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
27 161 (13.76%) SCCM

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
1 548 (46.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 255 (21.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 228 (19.49%) Skype for Business
4 183 (15.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 166 (14.19%) SharePoint
6 102 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 58 (4.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 53 (4.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 51 (4.36%) IIS
10 45 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
11 28 (2.39%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (1.20%) IBM Notes
13 13 (1.11%) Apache
13 13 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2000
15 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 6 (0.51%) IBM Domino
16 6 (0.51%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
17 5 (0.43%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 259 (22.14%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.43%) Maximo
5 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.34%) Pegasus Opera
6 2 (0.17%) assyst
6 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.085%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.085%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 405 (34.62%) Office 365
2 160 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (6.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 28 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (2.05%) OneDrive
6 21 (1.79%) IaaS
7 17 (1.45%) Mimecast
8 13 (1.11%) Yammer
9 10 (0.85%) SaaS
10 5 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.34%) PaaS
12 3 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.26%) G Suite
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.17%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.085%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 228 (19.49%) DNS
2 165 (14.10%) Skype
3 164 (14.02%) Firewall
4 163 (13.93%) DHCP
5 144 (12.31%) SAN
6 116 (9.91%) LAN
7 115 (9.83%) WAN
8 103 (8.80%) TCP/IP
9 72 (6.15%) VPN
10 64 (5.47%) VoIP
11 53 (4.53%) Internet
12 41 (3.50%) Remote Desktop
13 37 (3.16%) NAS
14 35 (2.99%) Unified Communications
15 27 (2.31%) VLAN
16 26 (2.22%) SMTP
17 25 (2.14%) Wireless
18 19 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
19 16 (1.37%) IP Telephony
19 16 (1.37%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (15.47%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 42 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (0.68%) MS Access
6 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.60%) MySQL
8 6 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (0.51%) DB2
9 4 (0.34%) Big Data
9 4 (0.34%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.26%) Power BI
10 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (0.60%) Git (software)
1 7 (0.60%) Jenkins
1 7 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.34%) JIRA
2 4 (0.34%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.17%) Ant
3 2 (0.17%) Maven
3 2 (0.17%) MSBuild
3 2 (0.17%) MSI
4 1 (0.085%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.085%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.085%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.085%) Subversion
4 1 (0.085%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.085%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.085%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 136 (11.62%) Finance
2 30 (2.56%) Banking
3 24 (2.05%) Legal
3 24 (2.05%) Telecoms
4 22 (1.88%) Marketing
5 21 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.71%) Law
7 15 (1.28%) Back Office
8 12 (1.03%) Billing
8 12 (1.03%) Games
8 12 (1.03%) Retail
9 10 (0.85%) Advertising
9 10 (0.85%) Electronics
9 10 (0.85%) Local Government
10 8 (0.68%) Military
11 7 (0.60%) Publishing
12 5 (0.43%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.26%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 230 (19.66%) Analyst
2 195 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 123 (10.51%) Consultant
4 122 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 117 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 89 (7.61%) Support Analyst
7 83 (7.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 80 (6.84%) Architect
9 79 (6.75%) IT Support
10 65 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 63 (5.38%) Desktop Support
12 61 (5.21%) Server Engineer
13 57 (4.87%) Administrator
14 56 (4.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 56 (4.79%) Service Analyst
14 56 (4.79%) Windows Engineer
15 55 (4.70%) Service Desk Analyst
16 53 (4.53%) IT Analyst
17 51 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support
18 48 (4.10%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.62%) XML
2 17 (1.45%) .NET
3 12 (1.03%) Web Services
4 8 (0.68%) HTML
4 8 (0.68%) SailPoint
5 5 (0.43%) ADSI
6 4 (0.34%) CSS
6 4 (0.34%) SAML
6 4 (0.34%) WAP
7 3 (0.26%) LAMP
7 3 (0.26%) REST
7 3 (0.26%) XMPP
8 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.17%) OAuth
8 2 (0.17%) RESTful
8 2 (0.17%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.17%) XSLT
9 1 (0.085%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.085%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.84%) Blackberry
1 80 (6.84%) Data Centre
2 78 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (4.79%) Clustering
4 35 (2.99%) Replication
5 34 (2.91%) PKI
6 28 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
7 19 (1.62%) Fat Client
7 19 (1.62%) Thin Client
8 17 (1.45%) PDA
9 14 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.20%) iPhone
10 13 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.94%) Management Information System
12 10 (0.85%) CESG
12 10 (0.85%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.85%) Mainframe
13 9 (0.77%) CMDB
13 9 (0.77%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 851 (72.74%) Windows
2 489 (41.79%) Windows Server
3 364 (31.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 305 (26.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 248 (21.20%) Windows 7
6 161 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 120 (10.26%) Windows 10
8 84 (7.18%) Linux
9 67 (5.73%) Unix
10 63 (5.38%) Windows 8
11 57 (4.87%) Windows XP
12 41 (3.50%) Android
13 38 (3.25%) Apple iOS
14 21 (1.79%) Solaris
15 18 (1.54%) Mac OS X
16 14 (1.20%) Windows Vista
17 12 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
18 11 (0.94%) CentOS
19 10 (0.85%) Mac OS
20 9 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (21.54%) ITIL
2 199 (17.01%) Migration
3 86 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 59 (5.04%) Service Management
5 56 (4.79%) Change Management
6 44 (3.76%) Problem Management
7 38 (3.25%) Incident Management
8 34 (2.91%) ITIL V3
9 33 (2.82%) Asset Management
9 33 (2.82%) Project Management
10 32 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
11 30 (2.56%) High Availability
12 26 (2.22%) Data Protection
12 26 (2.22%) Server Virtualisation
13 25 (2.14%) Identity Access Management
13 25 (2.14%) Mobile Device Management
14 24 (2.05%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (2.05%) Configuration Management
14 24 (2.05%) DevOps
15 22 (1.88%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 221 (18.89%) PowerShell
2 123 (10.51%) SQL
3 39 (3.33%) VBScript
4 18 (1.54%) VB
5 13 (1.11%) C
5 13 (1.11%) C#
6 12 (1.03%) Bash Shell
7 10 (0.85%) Python
8 7 (0.60%) PHP
9 6 (0.51%) Perl
9 6 (0.51%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.51%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.43%) Java
10 5 (0.43%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.43%) JCL
11 2 (0.17%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.17%) VB6
12 1 (0.085%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.085%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 194 (16.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 179 (15.30%) Security Cleared
3 132 (11.28%) SC Cleared
4 103 (8.80%) MCSE
5 59 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (4.53%) CCNA
7 47 (4.02%) MCP
8 44 (3.76%) DV Cleared
8 44 (3.76%) MCSA
9 43 (3.68%) MCITP
10 30 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 27 (2.31%) MCDST
12 26 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (2.14%) Degree
14 17 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 15 (1.28%) CCNP
16 14 (1.20%) DBS Check
17 13 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
18 8 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (5.81%) SLA
2 14 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.51%) QA
4 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.26%) RMADS
7 2 (0.17%) BS25999
7 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.085%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.085%) GxP
8 1 (0.085%) PMO
System Software
1 840 (71.79%) Active Directory
2 237 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 87 (7.44%) XenApp
5 69 (5.90%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (4.27%) vSphere
7 38 (3.25%) XenDesktop
8 24 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (1.71%) Terminal Services
10 16 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 13 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 10 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.85%) Samba
13 8 (0.68%) ISA Server
14 7 (0.60%) Terminal Server
14 7 (0.60%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.51%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 161 (13.76%) SCCM
2 60 (5.13%) SCOM
3 46 (3.93%) NetBackup
4 36 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 35 (2.99%) Backup Exec
6 32 (2.74%) AirWatch
6 32 (2.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 32 (2.74%) WSUS
7 27 (2.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 21 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
9 20 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 17 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
10 17 (1.45%) SCOrch
11 15 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 15 (1.28%) Tivoli
12 14 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 14 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 14 (1.20%) vCenter Server
13 12 (1.03%) Netcool
Vendors
1 750 (64.10%) Microsoft
2 418 (35.73%) VMware
3 247 (21.11%) Citrix
4 183 (15.64%) Cisco
5 124 (10.60%) HP
6 80 (6.84%) NetApp
7 73 (6.24%) Symantec
8 47 (4.02%) Oracle
9 39 (3.33%) Apple
10 37 (3.16%) McAfee
11 32 (2.74%) Veeam
12 31 (2.65%) Dell
13 30 (2.56%) ServiceNow
14 29 (2.48%) EMC
14 29 (2.48%) SAP
15 25 (2.14%) Intel
15 25 (2.14%) Sophos
16 23 (1.97%) Red Hat
17 19 (1.62%) CheckPoint
17 19 (1.62%) Veritas
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Stockport, Cheshire
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Suffolk
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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High Wycombe
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