Period
to 20 April 2019

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 20 April 2019 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 250 230 214
Rank change year-on-year -20 -16 -51
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1,048 1,232 1,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.22% 1.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.88% 7.39% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 775 746
UK median daily rate £325 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.07% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £130 £130 £123
90th Percentile £500 £453 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £280 £300
% change year-on-year +16.07% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 130 96
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.76 £16.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.67% +2.26% +2.44%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £37.88 £26.65 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.79% +2.38% -

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 15,238 16,660 15,892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.93% 16.47% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,783 11,033 10,247
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +4.24% +5.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 383 327
UK median hourly rate £18.76 £18.89 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.69% -3.13% -3.70%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.55
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.06 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.51% -7.89% -5.00%

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019. 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 -5 967 £325 +8.33% 68
UK excluding London -26 672 £325 +16.07% 59
London -24 355 £344 +14.58% 13
South East +23 237 £350 +10.24% 8
North of England +12 142 £314 +14.09% 22
South West +3 102 £344 +37.50% 9
Midlands -32 81 £264 -1.40% 13
North West +17 65 £213 -24.11% 12
Yorkshire +7 58 £446 +91.83% 8
Scotland -24 53 £225 -18.92% 3
West Midlands -38 48 £265 +0.47% 10
East of England -10 42 £325 +4.00% 3
East Midlands +2 33 £263 +5.00% 3
North East -9 19 £390 +41.82% 2
Wales -29 14 £180 -34.55% 1
Northern Ireland +1 2 £200 -28.89%

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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.

1 780 (74.43%) Active Directory
2 770 (73.47%) Windows
3 718 (68.51%) Microsoft
4 568 (54.20%) Office 365
5 409 (39.03%) Windows Server
6 367 (35.02%) VMware
7 319 (30.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 252 (24.05%) Citrix
9 247 (23.57%) SCCM
10 245 (23.38%) ITIL
11 236 (22.52%) Microsoft Azure
12 233 (22.23%) DNS
13 228 (21.76%) Microsoft Office
14 224 (21.37%) Windows 10
15 219 (20.90%) PowerShell
16 217 (20.71%) Migration
17 207 (19.75%) Skype for Business
18 189 (18.03%) Skype
19 188 (17.94%) Windows Server 2012
20 186 (17.75%) SharePoint
21 185 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
22 172 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
23 171 (16.32%) Cisco
24 168 (16.03%) Windows 7
25 167 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2013
26 161 (15.36%) DHCP
27 159 (15.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 152 (14.50%) Finance
29 150 (14.31%) SQL Server
30 149 (14.22%) Firewall

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
1 319 (30.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 207 (19.75%) Skype for Business
3 186 (17.75%) SharePoint
4 167 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 55 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 42 (4.01%) IIS
7 35 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 34 (3.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 22 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (1.62%) Apache
11 10 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (0.76%) IBM Notes
12 8 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (0.67%) Confluence
14 5 (0.48%) CMS
15 4 (0.38%) IBM Domino
15 4 (0.38%) MS Project Server
16 3 (0.29%) WordPress
17 2 (0.19%) Apache Solr
17 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 228 (21.76%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.095%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.095%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.095%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.095%) SketchUp
5 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.38%) Retail-J
4 3 (0.29%) assyst
5 1 (0.095%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 568 (54.20%) Office 365
2 236 (22.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (6.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 47 (4.48%) Mimecast
6 34 (3.24%) OneDrive
7 18 (1.72%) IaaS
8 14 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.05%) PaaS
10 9 (0.86%) Yammer
11 8 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.76%) SaaS
12 6 (0.57%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.38%) iTunes
14 3 (0.29%) GoToWebinar
15 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.19%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.19%) Slack
15 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 233 (22.23%) DNS
2 189 (18.03%) Skype
3 161 (15.36%) DHCP
4 149 (14.22%) Firewall
5 100 (9.54%) LAN
6 99 (9.45%) WAN
7 91 (8.68%) SAN
8 90 (8.59%) VPN
9 88 (8.40%) TCP/IP
10 43 (4.10%) Internet
11 37 (3.53%) VLAN
12 36 (3.44%) NetScaler
12 36 (3.44%) Unified Communications
13 35 (3.34%) SMTP
14 28 (2.67%) Wireless
15 23 (2.19%) Network Security
16 22 (2.10%) PBX
16 22 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
16 22 (2.10%) VoIP
17 19 (1.81%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (14.31%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (2.67%) MySQL
4 25 (2.39%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
6 16 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.67%) Power BI
9 6 (0.57%) MS Access
10 5 (0.48%) Big Data
11 4 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.29%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.29%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.29%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.19%) GIS
13 2 (0.19%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
14 1 (0.095%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 16 (1.53%) JIRA
2 9 (0.86%) Hudson
3 7 (0.67%) Artifactory
3 7 (0.67%) GitLab
4 4 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.19%) MSI
5 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.19%) WiX
5 2 (0.19%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.095%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.095%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 152 (14.50%) Finance
2 34 (3.24%) Law
3 30 (2.86%) Legal
4 21 (2.00%) Banking
5 20 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.72%) Retail
7 16 (1.53%) German Language
8 15 (1.43%) French Language
9 13 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.15%) Publishing
11 9 (0.86%) Military
12 7 (0.67%) Advertising
12 7 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.57%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.48%) Automotive
14 5 (0.48%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.48%) Local Government
15 4 (0.38%) Marketing
16 3 (0.29%) Back Office
17 1 (0.095%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 199 (18.99%) Analyst
2 132 (12.60%) Support Engineer
3 131 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 94 (8.97%) 2nd Line Support
5 83 (7.92%) Support Analyst
6 78 (7.44%) Service Analyst
6 78 (7.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 64 (6.11%) Architect
8 62 (5.92%) IT Support
9 61 (5.82%) IT Engineer
10 60 (5.73%) Desktop Support
11 59 (5.63%) Office 365 Engineer
12 56 (5.34%) Consultant
13 50 (4.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 47 (4.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 45 (4.29%) Exchange Engineer
15 45 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
16 40 (3.82%) Messaging Engineer
17 39 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support
18 38 (3.63%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.62%) LDAP
2 11 (1.05%) WAP
3 8 (0.76%) Software Packaging
4 6 (0.57%) .NET
4 6 (0.57%) COM
4 6 (0.57%) REST
4 6 (0.57%) SailPoint
4 6 (0.57%) SOAP
4 6 (0.57%) Web Services
4 6 (0.57%) YAML
5 4 (0.38%) Middleware
5 4 (0.38%) Spring
6 3 (0.29%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.29%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.19%) Apache Axis
7 2 (0.19%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.095%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.095%) JSON
8 1 (0.095%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (6.20%) Data Centre
2 55 (5.25%) Blackberry
3 51 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.72%) PKI
5 34 (3.24%) Clustering
6 31 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 23 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
8 20 (1.91%) Replication
8 20 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (1.81%) iPhone
9 19 (1.81%) Smartphone
10 16 (1.53%) NHS
11 13 (1.24%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.24%) Private Cloud
12 11 (1.05%) EMC VNX
12 11 (1.05%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.05%) Thin Client
12 11 (1.05%) User Experience
13 10 (0.95%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.86%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 770 (73.47%) Windows
2 409 (39.03%) Windows Server
3 224 (21.37%) Windows 10
4 188 (17.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 172 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 168 (16.03%) Windows 7
7 124 (11.83%) Linux
8 69 (6.58%) Android
9 49 (4.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 45 (4.29%) Apple iOS
11 35 (3.34%) Windows 8
12 27 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 26 (2.48%) Unix
14 24 (2.29%) Mac OS
15 21 (2.00%) Windows XP
16 13 (1.24%) Ubuntu
17 12 (1.15%) Mac OS X
18 11 (1.05%) AIX
19 6 (0.57%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (23.38%) ITIL
2 217 (20.71%) Migration
3 159 (15.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 86 (8.21%) Service Management
5 84 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
6 61 (5.82%) Change Management
7 51 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 51 (4.87%) Incident Management
8 48 (4.58%) ITSM
9 41 (3.91%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (3.91%) Root Cause Analysis
10 40 (3.82%) ITIL V3
11 37 (3.53%) Mobile Device Management
11 37 (3.53%) Problem Management
11 37 (3.53%) Service Delivery
12 33 (3.15%) Continuous Improvement
13 32 (3.05%) Information Security
14 31 (2.96%) Configuration Management
15 30 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
16 28 (2.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 219 (20.90%) PowerShell
2 121 (11.55%) SQL
3 27 (2.58%) Python
4 14 (1.34%) Perl
4 14 (1.34%) VB
5 11 (1.05%) C
6 10 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 9 (0.86%) Java
8 8 (0.76%) VBScript
9 7 (0.67%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.48%) C#
11 3 (0.29%) C++
11 3 (0.29%) Ruby
12 2 (0.19%) Go
13 1 (0.095%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.095%) PHP
13 1 (0.095%) R
13 1 (0.095%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.095%) VC++
Qualifications
1 141 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 117 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 103 (9.83%) SC Cleared
4 81 (7.73%) MCSE
5 47 (4.48%) MCP
6 43 (4.10%) MCSA
7 35 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (3.24%) CCNA
8 34 (3.24%) Degree
9 33 (3.15%) DV Cleared
10 19 (1.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 19 (1.81%) MCITP
11 18 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.43%) CCNP
13 13 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (1.05%) MCDST
15 9 (0.86%) CCA
15 9 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
16 8 (0.76%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.44%) SLA
2 14 (1.34%) GDPR
3 7 (0.67%) QA
4 6 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.48%) PMO
6 4 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.095%) COBIT
8 1 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.095%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.095%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 780 (74.43%) Active Directory
2 185 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (10.11%) Hyper-V
4 102 (9.73%) VMware ESXi
5 97 (9.26%) XenApp
6 59 (5.63%) vSphere
7 53 (5.06%) XenDesktop
8 22 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
9 19 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (1.53%) Terminal Services
11 15 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
11 15 (1.43%) XenServer
12 13 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 13 (1.24%) VMware NSX
13 12 (1.15%) Shibboleth
14 9 (0.86%) Xen
15 7 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.57%) Terminal Server
17 5 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 247 (23.57%) SCCM
2 72 (6.87%) SCOM
3 66 (6.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 44 (4.20%) WSUS
5 35 (3.34%) AirWatch
6 28 (2.67%) Ansible
6 28 (2.67%) vCenter Server
7 27 (2.58%) Backup Exec
8 22 (2.10%) Single Sign-On
9 20 (1.91%) Terraform
10 17 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
10 17 (1.62%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (1.62%) Puppet
10 17 (1.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 13 (1.24%) vMotion
12 12 (1.15%) NetBackup
13 11 (1.05%) HP SIM
13 11 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
15 8 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 718 (68.51%) Microsoft
2 367 (35.02%) VMware
3 252 (24.05%) Citrix
4 171 (16.32%) Cisco
5 103 (9.83%) HP
6 50 (4.77%) Dell
7 44 (4.20%) NetApp
8 42 (4.01%) Symantec
9 37 (3.53%) EMC
9 37 (3.53%) Red Hat
10 35 (3.34%) Apple
11 31 (2.96%) Veeam
12 30 (2.86%) Sophos
13 29 (2.77%) McAfee
14 26 (2.48%) Ivanti
14 26 (2.48%) ServiceNow
15 25 (2.39%) CheckPoint
16 22 (2.10%) Avaya
17 21 (2.00%) 3PAR
17 21 (2.00%) Mitel