Period
to 18 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 196 159
Rank change year-on-year -11 -37 -60
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1,284 1,284 1,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.35% 1.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.90% 7.57% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 805 975
UK median daily rate £300 £308 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £125 £128 £125
90th Percentile £475 £494 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £288
% change year-on-year - +4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 120 185
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.88% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.93 £9.92
90th Percentile £26.30 £27.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.60 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.48% +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 16,261 16,970 18,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.28% 17.82% 17.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,862 10,931 11,752
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £235
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £398
% change year-on-year - +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 360 507
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £10.98
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.05 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.99% - +8.82%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -10 1,138 £300 -6.25% 513
UK excluding London +3 839 £300 - 403
London -42 424 £315 -10.00% 133
South East -8 267 £290 -10.77% 115
North of England -2 157 £280 -6.67% 114
Midlands +33 128 £300 +9.09% 65
East of England +2 88 £320 +46.29% 48
West Midlands +30 79 £300 +20.00% 26
Scotland -30 77 £320 +24.88% 16
South West -1 75 £323 +37.97% 38
Yorkshire +6 72 £288 -7.26% 41
North West 0 63 £275 -16.67% 63
East Midlands +5 49 £296 +0.85% 39
Wales +3 35 £300 -9.43% 6
North East +6 23 £324 +11.55% 10
Northern Ireland -13 14 £341 +51.67% 1
Channel Islands -3 2 £175 -

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 916 (71.34%) Active Directory
2 911 (70.95%) Windows
3 795 (61.92%) Microsoft
4 530 (41.28%) Office 365
5 492 (38.32%) Windows Server
6 449 (34.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 434 (33.80%) VMware
8 331 (25.78%) ITIL
9 311 (24.22%) Microsoft Office
10 306 (23.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 305 (23.75%) Windows 7
12 301 (23.44%) Citrix
13 263 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
14 258 (20.09%) Windows Server 2012
15 248 (19.31%) SCCM
16 239 (18.61%) Skype for Business
17 222 (17.29%) Migration
18 206 (16.04%) Microsoft Certification
19 202 (15.73%) SharePoint
20 199 (15.50%) Exchange Server 2013
21 195 (15.19%) PowerShell
22 191 (14.88%) Cisco
23 189 (14.72%) DNS
24 185 (14.41%) HP
25 180 (14.02%) Firewall
26 175 (13.63%) LAN
27 167 (13.01%) WAN
28 166 (12.93%) Security Cleared
29 165 (12.85%) Skype
29 165 (12.85%) DHCP

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
1 449 (34.97%) Exchange Server 2010
2 239 (18.61%) Skype for Business
3 202 (15.73%) SharePoint
4 199 (15.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 131 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 60 (4.67%) IIS
7 56 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 32 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 27 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 25 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.17%) Apache
12 14 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
13 13 (1.01%) IBM Notes
14 12 (0.93%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.55%) CMS
16 5 (0.39%) IBM Domino
16 5 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
17 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
17 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
17 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 311 (24.22%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.78%) Acrobat
5 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.78%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (0.16%) XMetaL
7 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.078%) Revit
Business Applications
1 28 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.01%) RMDS
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.23%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.078%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.078%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 530 (41.28%) Office 365
2 145 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (2.41%) OneDrive
5 28 (2.18%) Mimecast
6 24 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (0.62%) IaaS
8 7 (0.55%) PaaS
9 6 (0.47%) SaaS
10 5 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.31%) G Suite
12 2 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.16%) Serverless
12 2 (0.16%) Yammer
13 1 (0.078%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.078%) iTunes
13 1 (0.078%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.078%) Slack
13 1 (0.078%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 189 (14.72%) DNS
2 180 (14.02%) Firewall
3 175 (13.63%) LAN
4 167 (13.01%) WAN
5 165 (12.85%) DHCP
5 165 (12.85%) Skype
6 137 (10.67%) SAN
7 123 (9.58%) TCP/IP
8 95 (7.40%) VPN
9 62 (4.83%) VoIP
10 53 (4.13%) VLAN
11 42 (3.27%) SMTP
12 34 (2.65%) Wireless
13 33 (2.57%) NAS
14 32 (2.49%) Internet
14 32 (2.49%) SSL
15 29 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
16 23 (1.79%) iSCSI
17 21 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
17 21 (1.64%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 36 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (0.78%) Data Mining
6 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.23%) Big Data
8 3 (0.23%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.16%) MS Access
9 2 (0.16%) MySQL
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.078%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.078%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.078%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.078%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
1 12 (0.93%) Visual Studio
2 7 (0.55%) JIRA
2 7 (0.55%) Zephyr
3 5 (0.39%) MSI
4 3 (0.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.078%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.078%) ReSharper
General
1 134 (10.44%) Finance
2 35 (2.73%) Legal
3 32 (2.49%) Banking
4 24 (1.87%) Law
5 19 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.32%) Back Office
7 16 (1.25%) Retail
8 12 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.70%) Local Government
10 7 (0.55%) Advertising
11 6 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.47%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.23%) Romanian Language
13 2 (0.16%) Front Office
13 2 (0.16%) Military
13 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.078%) Billing
14 1 (0.078%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.078%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 288 (22.43%) Analyst
2 151 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 125 (9.74%) 2nd Line Support
4 111 (8.64%) Service Analyst
5 108 (8.41%) Consultant
6 107 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 106 (8.26%) Support Analyst
8 105 (8.18%) Desktop Support
9 99 (7.71%) Service Desk Analyst
10 93 (7.24%) IT Support
11 90 (7.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 68 (5.30%) 3rd Line Support
13 59 (4.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 58 (4.52%) IT Analyst
15 55 (4.28%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 54 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 53 (4.13%) Exchange Engineer
18 52 (4.05%) Architect
19 49 (3.82%) 1st Line Support
20 47 (3.66%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.56%) .NET
2 18 (1.40%) Web Services
3 13 (1.01%) XML
4 7 (0.55%) 802.1X
5 6 (0.47%) CSS
6 5 (0.39%) HTML
6 5 (0.39%) MAPI
7 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.23%) FpML
7 3 (0.23%) LDAP
7 3 (0.23%) Middleware
7 3 (0.23%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.16%) Ajax
8 2 (0.16%) CGI
8 2 (0.16%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.16%) Velocity
9 1 (0.078%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.078%) COM+
9 1 (0.078%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 72 (5.61%) Data Centre
2 70 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 65 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (3.50%) Clustering
5 41 (3.19%) Management Information System
6 40 (3.12%) PKI
7 33 (2.57%) NHS
8 23 (1.79%) Replication
9 21 (1.64%) Fat Client
9 21 (1.64%) Thin Client
10 16 (1.25%) CESG
10 16 (1.25%) Smartphone
11 15 (1.17%) BYOD
11 15 (1.17%) iPhone
12 14 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (1.01%) Driving Licence
13 13 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.93%) iPad
14 12 (0.93%) User Experience
14 12 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 911 (70.95%) Windows
2 492 (38.32%) Windows Server
3 306 (23.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 305 (23.75%) Windows 7
5 258 (20.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 163 (12.69%) Windows 10
7 115 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 80 (6.23%) Windows 8
9 75 (5.84%) Linux
10 57 (4.44%) Windows XP
11 40 (3.12%) Unix
12 36 (2.80%) Apple iOS
13 30 (2.34%) Android
14 29 (2.26%) Solaris
15 23 (1.79%) Windows Vista
16 20 (1.56%) Mac OS X
17 19 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (0.78%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
20 8 (0.62%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (25.78%) ITIL
2 222 (17.29%) Migration
3 81 (6.31%) Change Management
3 81 (6.31%) Service Management
4 67 (5.22%) Problem Management
5 62 (4.83%) Incident Management
6 58 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 52 (4.05%) Service Delivery
8 49 (3.82%) ITIL V3
9 44 (3.43%) Root Cause Analysis
10 42 (3.27%) PRINCE2
10 42 (3.27%) Project Management
11 41 (3.19%) Change Control
11 41 (3.19%) CRM
12 33 (2.57%) Configuration Management
13 30 (2.34%) Server Virtualisation
14 28 (2.18%) Capacity Planning
14 28 (2.18%) Mobile Device Management
15 25 (1.95%) Patch Management
15 25 (1.95%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 195 (15.19%) PowerShell
2 131 (10.20%) SQL
3 37 (2.88%) VBScript
4 17 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 16 (1.25%) VB
6 15 (1.17%) C
7 11 (0.86%) C#
8 8 (0.62%) VBA
9 7 (0.55%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.39%) Java
10 5 (0.39%) Perl
11 4 (0.31%) Python
12 3 (0.23%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.23%) PHP
13 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.078%) R
14 1 (0.078%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 206 (16.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 166 (12.93%) Security Cleared
3 146 (11.37%) MCSE
4 112 (8.72%) SC Cleared
5 57 (4.44%) MCSA
6 54 (4.21%) Degree
6 54 (4.21%) MCP
7 52 (4.05%) DV Cleared
8 49 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
9 46 (3.58%) CCNA
10 44 (3.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 31 (2.41%) MCITP
12 30 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (1.79%) MCDST
14 16 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
14 16 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 13 (1.01%) CCA
16 11 (0.86%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (0.78%) CCNP
17 10 (0.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (6.85%) SLA
2 7 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.23%) GDPR
4 3 (0.23%) PMO
5 1 (0.078%) GMP
5 1 (0.078%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.078%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.078%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.078%) QA
System Software
1 916 (71.34%) Active Directory
2 263 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (12.69%) Hyper-V
4 101 (7.87%) XenApp
5 91 (7.09%) vSphere
6 77 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
7 48 (3.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 46 (3.58%) XenDesktop
9 26 (2.02%) Terminal Services
10 23 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
10 23 (1.79%) XenServer
11 19 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
12 18 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (1.17%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 9 (0.70%) NFS
16 8 (0.62%) Brightmail
16 8 (0.62%) DFS Replication
17 6 (0.47%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 248 (19.31%) SCCM
2 80 (6.23%) SCOM
3 49 (3.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 46 (3.58%) NetBackup
4 46 (3.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 44 (3.43%) Backup Exec
6 35 (2.73%) WSUS
7 34 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
8 27 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
9 26 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 25 (1.95%) AirWatch
11 24 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
12 21 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 21 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 21 (1.64%) vCenter Server
13 15 (1.17%) Netcool
14 11 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
15 8 (0.62%) EdgeSight
16 7 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
16 7 (0.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 795 (61.92%) Microsoft
2 434 (33.80%) VMware
3 301 (23.44%) Citrix
4 191 (14.88%) Cisco
5 185 (14.41%) HP
6 107 (8.33%) Symantec
7 76 (5.92%) Dell
8 67 (5.22%) McAfee
9 66 (5.14%) NetApp
10 53 (4.13%) Ivanti
11 39 (3.04%) Altiris
12 37 (2.88%) Oracle
13 33 (2.57%) Avaya
14 32 (2.49%) Bloomberg
14 32 (2.49%) IBM
15 31 (2.41%) Apple
15 31 (2.41%) Veritas
16 29 (2.26%) CheckPoint
17 27 (2.10%) 3PAR
17 27 (2.10%) SolarWinds