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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 146 107
Rank change year-on-year -71 -39  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 525 884 1052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.63% 1.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.68% 9.50% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 520 545
Median daily rate £289 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 72 153
Median hourly rate £16.52 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.21% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.05 £45.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 7862 9307 9295
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.27% 17.19% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5141 5965 5523
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 219 346
Median hourly rate £18.59 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.15% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -69 456 £308 +2.50% 239
London -44 157 £320 -1.53% 69
South East -47 95 £318 +1.19% 50
North West -14 49 £300 -11.11% 36
South West -18 43 £338 +16.88% 16
City of London +10 37 £300 -29.41% 12
Hampshire +1 31 £325 - 11
East Midlands -14 29 £288 +15.00% 10
Berkshire +12 26 £396 +13.21% 10
West Midlands +9 24 £300 -5.51% 15
East of England -27 23 £303 +21.00% 17
Manchester +9 20 £330 +10.00% 18
North East +5 20 £275 -12.69% 6
Scotland -14 20 £249 -31.31% 2
Yorkshire -25 17 £273 +14.73% 21
Wiltshire -11 16 £350 +6.87% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 16 £358 -7.74% 7
Wales +14 14 £175 +25.00% 4
Milton Keynes -5 14 £358 -10.62% 5
South Wales +22 13 £170 +21.42% 4
Swindon -2 12 £375 +3.44%
Tyne and Wear -2 12 £290 +205.26% 6
Surrey -21 12 £193 -27.35% 10
Bristol +9 11 £338 -3.57% 7
Merseyside +7 11 £200 +5.26% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 11 £290 +205.26% 2
Cheshire +8 10 £350 -17.64% 11
Reading +7 10 £300 -22.70% 4
Liverpool +7 9 £163 -14.47% 2
Bracknell +4 9 £500 +96.07% 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 884 (75.49%) Windows
2 874 (74.64%) Active Directory
3 771 (65.84%) Microsoft
4 524 (44.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 524 (44.75%) Windows Server
5 434 (37.06%) VMware
6 407 (34.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 352 (30.06%) Office 365
8 295 (25.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 295 (25.19%) MS Office
9 276 (23.57%) Windows 7
10 268 (22.89%) ITIL
11 260 (22.20%) MS Excel
12 251 (21.43%) Citrix
13 237 (20.24%) Exchange Server 2013
14 228 (19.47%) VMware Infrastructure
15 223 (19.04%) DNS
16 207 (17.68%) Skype for Business
17 204 (17.42%) Exchange Server 2007
18 200 (17.08%) PowerShell
18 200 (17.08%) Cisco
19 185 (15.80%) Microsoft Certification
20 181 (15.46%) SQL Server
20 181 (15.46%) Firewall
21 180 (15.37%) SCCM
22 179 (15.29%) Migration
23 167 (14.26%) DHCP
24 153 (13.07%) Windows Server 2003
25 150 (12.81%) Security Cleared
26 146 (12.47%) Skype

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
1 524 (44.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 237 (20.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 207 (17.68%) Skype for Business
4 204 (17.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 140 (11.96%) SharePoint
6 103 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 65 (5.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 44 (3.76%) IIS
9 43 (3.67%) Office Communications Server
10 40 (3.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 21 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
12 17 (1.45%) IBM Notes
13 14 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (0.94%) Apache
15 8 (0.68%) Confluence
15 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 8 (0.68%) IBM Domino
16 7 (0.60%) WebLogic
17 6 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2000
18 5 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 295 (25.19%) MS Office
2 260 (22.20%) MS Excel
3 10 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.34%) Pegasus Opera
5 3 (0.26%) assyst
6 2 (0.17%) Relativity
6 2 (0.17%) Ringtail
6 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.17%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 1 (0.085%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.085%) Maximo
7 1 (0.085%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 352 (30.06%) Office 365
2 127 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (5.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (1.88%) IaaS
5 21 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (1.62%) Mimecast
7 17 (1.45%) OneDrive
8 14 (1.20%) SaaS
9 12 (1.02%) Yammer
10 8 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.43%) PaaS
12 3 (0.26%) G Suite
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.17%) AWS OpsWorks
14 1 (0.085%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.085%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.085%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.085%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.085%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 223 (19.04%) DNS
2 181 (15.46%) Firewall
3 167 (14.26%) DHCP
4 146 (12.47%) Skype
5 130 (11.10%) SAN
6 110 (9.39%) TCP/IP
7 104 (8.88%) WAN
8 97 (8.28%) LAN
9 74 (6.32%) VPN
10 59 (5.04%) VoIP
11 58 (4.95%) Internet
12 46 (3.93%) NAS
13 34 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
14 33 (2.82%) Unified Communications
15 30 (2.56%) VLAN
16 28 (2.39%) SMTP
17 25 (2.13%) Wireless
18 23 (1.96%) Network Security
19 22 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
20 20 (1.71%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 42 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (0.68%) MS Access
5 8 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (0.60%) MongoDB
6 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.51%) MySQL
8 5 (0.43%) Power BI
9 4 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.17%) DB2
11 2 (0.17%) EDRMS
12 1 (0.085%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.085%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.085%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 9 (0.77%) JIRA
3 7 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.34%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.17%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.17%) MSI
6 2 (0.17%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.085%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.085%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.085%) Subversion
7 1 (0.085%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 123 (10.50%) Finance
2 33 (2.82%) Banking
3 25 (2.13%) Law
4 23 (1.96%) Legal
5 22 (1.88%) Retail
6 20 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.28%) Back Office
9 14 (1.20%) Marketing
10 13 (1.11%) Advertising
11 9 (0.77%) Billing
11 9 (0.77%) Games
12 8 (0.68%) Publishing
13 7 (0.60%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.60%) Local Government
14 6 (0.51%) Military
15 5 (0.43%) Electronics
15 5 (0.43%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.34%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 232 (19.81%) Analyst
2 208 (17.76%) Support Engineer
3 125 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 120 (10.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 105 (8.97%) Support Analyst
6 104 (8.88%) Consultant
7 91 (7.77%) IT Support
8 79 (6.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 76 (6.49%) Architect
10 72 (6.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 72 (6.15%) Windows Engineer
11 62 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 61 (5.21%) IT Analyst
13 60 (5.12%) Service Analyst
14 59 (5.04%) Service Desk Analyst
15 57 (4.87%) 3rd Line Support
16 55 (4.70%) Administrator
16 55 (4.70%) Desktop Support
17 54 (4.61%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 54 (4.61%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.71%) XML
2 15 (1.28%) .NET
3 8 (0.68%) MSMQ
3 8 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (0.68%) Web Services
4 7 (0.60%) MCollective
5 6 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (0.43%) ADSI
6 5 (0.43%) HTML
6 5 (0.43%) SAML
7 4 (0.34%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.34%) CSS
8 3 (0.26%) jQuery
8 3 (0.26%) REST
8 3 (0.26%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.26%) WAP
9 2 (0.17%) Middleware
9 2 (0.17%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.085%) ODBC
10 1 (0.085%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 94 (8.03%) Blackberry
2 71 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 63 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (5.12%) Clustering
5 34 (2.90%) PKI
6 33 (2.82%) Replication
7 30 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
8 24 (2.05%) Fat Client
8 24 (2.05%) Thin Client
9 21 (1.79%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.28%) Driving Licence
11 14 (1.20%) Computer Science
12 13 (1.11%) PDA
13 12 (1.02%) iPhone
14 10 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.85%) Life Science
15 9 (0.77%) iPad
16 8 (0.68%) CESG
16 8 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 884 (75.49%) Windows
2 524 (44.75%) Windows Server
3 407 (34.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 295 (25.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 276 (23.57%) Windows 7
6 153 (13.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 110 (9.39%) Windows 10
8 74 (6.32%) Linux
9 62 (5.29%) Windows XP
10 58 (4.95%) Windows 8
11 52 (4.44%) Unix
12 47 (4.01%) Android
13 35 (2.99%) Apple iOS
14 19 (1.62%) Mac OS
14 19 (1.62%) Mac OS X
15 16 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (1.28%) Solaris
17 12 (1.02%) AIX
18 11 (0.94%) Windows Vista
19 7 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (22.89%) ITIL
2 179 (15.29%) Migration
3 67 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 59 (5.04%) Service Management
5 44 (3.76%) Change Management
6 43 (3.67%) Incident Management
7 39 (3.33%) High Availability
8 35 (2.99%) Problem Management
9 31 (2.65%) Mobile Device Management
10 27 (2.31%) ITIL V3
11 25 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (1.96%) Asset Management
12 23 (1.96%) Capacity Planning
13 22 (1.88%) CRM
13 22 (1.88%) Project Management
13 22 (1.88%) Time Management
14 21 (1.79%) Configuration Management
14 21 (1.79%) Load Balancing
14 21 (1.79%) Service Delivery
15 20 (1.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (17.08%) PowerShell
2 104 (8.88%) SQL
3 28 (2.39%) VBScript
4 16 (1.37%) VB
5 10 (0.85%) C#
6 8 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 8 (0.68%) Perl
6 8 (0.68%) VB.NET
7 7 (0.60%) Bash Shell
7 7 (0.60%) C
7 7 (0.60%) Python
8 5 (0.43%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.17%) PHP
9 2 (0.17%) VB6
9 2 (0.17%) VBA
10 1 (0.085%) Java
10 1 (0.085%) LotusScript
10 1 (0.085%) Ruby
10 1 (0.085%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 185 (15.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 150 (12.81%) Security Cleared
3 107 (9.14%) MCSE
4 105 (8.97%) SC Cleared
5 57 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (4.53%) MCSA
7 52 (4.44%) CCNA
8 38 (3.25%) MCP
9 37 (3.16%) MCITP
10 35 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
11 32 (2.73%) DV Cleared
12 29 (2.48%) Degree
13 23 (1.96%) MCDST
13 23 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (1.37%) DBS Check
15 14 (1.20%) CCNP
15 14 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
17 9 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
18 7 (0.60%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.49%) SLA
2 15 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.34%) QA
6 3 (0.26%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.26%) RMADS
7 2 (0.17%) BS25999
7 2 (0.17%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
8 1 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.085%) GxP
8 1 (0.085%) PMO
System Software
1 874 (74.64%) Active Directory
2 228 (19.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (11.87%) Hyper-V
4 95 (8.11%) XenApp
5 63 (5.38%) vSphere
6 46 (3.93%) VMware ESX
7 44 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (3.07%) XenDesktop
9 25 (2.13%) Terminal Services
10 23 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (0.85%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (0.68%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.68%) XenServer
15 7 (0.60%) PowerHA
15 7 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.51%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 180 (15.37%) SCCM
2 49 (4.18%) SCOM
3 43 (3.67%) Backup Exec
4 36 (3.07%) NetBackup
5 33 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 31 (2.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 28 (2.39%) AirWatch
8 25 (2.13%) WSUS
9 23 (1.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 22 (1.88%) Microsoft Clustering
11 17 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
12 15 (1.28%) Tivoli
12 15 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (1.20%) Puppet
14 13 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 11 (0.94%) SCOrch
16 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 10 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 9 (0.77%) Netcool
17 9 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 771 (65.84%) Microsoft
2 434 (37.06%) VMware
3 251 (21.43%) Citrix
4 200 (17.08%) Cisco
5 114 (9.74%) HP
6 80 (6.83%) NetApp
6 80 (6.83%) Symantec
7 47 (4.01%) Dell
8 44 (3.76%) Apple
9 35 (2.99%) Oracle
10 30 (2.56%) EMC
10 30 (2.56%) Veeam
11 27 (2.31%) Sophos
12 26 (2.22%) IBM
13 25 (2.13%) Intel Security
14 21 (1.79%) Intel
14 21 (1.79%) Red Hat
14 21 (1.79%) SAP
15 19 (1.62%) Remedy
16 18 (1.54%) Polycom
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