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 April 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 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 143 104
Rank change year-on-year -77 -39  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 522 966 1109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.73% 1.99%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.63% 9.91% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 581 605
Median daily rate £300 £312 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.73% +7.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £150 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £297 £300 £288
% change year-on-year -0.91% +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 68 157
Median hourly rate £16.28 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.53% -11.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £38.10 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.47% -7.81%  

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 7870 9745 9954
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.98% 17.43% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5097 6333 6000
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 216 382
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.80 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -15.00%  

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -71 472 £310 -0.80% 236
London -75 150 £313 -10.71% 59
South East -56 107 £330 +1.53% 55
North West -3 47 £325 -13.33% 39
South West +5 44 £295 -1.66% 20
Hampshire +7 33 £323 -0.76% 12
City of London -23 32 £201 -52.64% 15
East of England -33 30 £350 +40.00% 18
West Midlands +32 29 £275 -4.34% 16
East Midlands -8 29 £250 - 6
Berkshire -7 25 £318 -15.33% 11
Buckinghamshire -7 23 £398 -0.62% 7
Milton Keynes 0 20 £400 - 6
Yorkshire -17 19 £263 +10.52% 18
North East +11 18 £275 -1.78% 5
Manchester +2 17 £325 +4.83% 17
Scotland -26 14 £115 -64.88% 12
Wales +16 13 £180 -52.00% 2
Cheshire +8 13 £350 -17.06% 12
South Wales +18 12 £175 -53.33% 2
Gloucestershire +12 12 £204 +55.23% 2
Reading +4 12 £300 -22.70% 7
Surrey -23 12 £163 -37.70% 14
Dorset +16 11 £300 +3.89% 3
Bournemouth +16 11 £300 +3.89% 2
Tyne and Wear +9 11 £275 -1.78% 4
Hertfordshire +2 11 £320 +161.22% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 10 £283 +0.89% 3
Northamptonshire +4 9 £288 +15.00% 1
Bristol +3 9 £338 +4.65% 11

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (75.44%) Windows
2 812 (71.99%) Active Directory
3 731 (64.80%) Microsoft
4 530 (46.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 501 (44.41%) Windows Server
6 429 (38.03%) VMware
7 386 (34.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 370 (32.80%) Office 365
9 298 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 264 (23.40%) Microsoft Office
11 253 (22.43%) Windows 7
12 252 (22.34%) ITIL
12 252 (22.34%) Citrix
13 239 (21.19%) Exchange Server 2013
14 227 (20.12%) VMware Infrastructure
15 222 (19.68%) DNS
16 213 (18.88%) PowerShell
17 206 (18.26%) Skype for Business
18 190 (16.84%) Cisco
19 187 (16.58%) Exchange Server 2007
20 184 (16.31%) Migration
21 179 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
22 173 (15.34%) SQL Server
23 170 (15.07%) Firewall
24 159 (14.10%) SCCM
25 158 (14.01%) Windows Server 2003
26 156 (13.83%) DHCP
27 154 (13.65%) Security Cleared
28 149 (13.21%) SharePoint
29 147 (13.03%) 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
1 530 (46.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 239 (21.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 206 (18.26%) Skype for Business
4 187 (16.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 149 (13.21%) SharePoint
6 102 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 57 (5.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 48 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 46 (4.08%) IIS
9 46 (4.08%) Office Communications Server
10 26 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
12 12 (1.06%) IBM Notes
13 11 (0.98%) Apache
14 8 (0.71%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 6 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
16 5 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.44%) FileNet
16 5 (0.44%) IBM Domino
16 5 (0.44%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 264 (23.40%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.35%) Pegasus Opera
5 3 (0.27%) Maximo
6 2 (0.18%) assyst
6 2 (0.18%) Relativity
6 2 (0.18%) Ringtail
6 2 (0.18%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.18%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 1 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.089%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 370 (32.80%) Office 365
2 136 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (6.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (1.95%) IaaS
6 21 (1.86%) Mimecast
7 18 (1.60%) OneDrive
8 10 (0.89%) SaaS
9 8 (0.71%) Yammer
10 5 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.27%) G Suite
12 3 (0.27%) PaaS
13 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.18%) AWS OpsWorks
14 1 (0.089%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.089%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.089%) GitHub
14 1 (0.089%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.089%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 222 (19.68%) DNS
2 170 (15.07%) Firewall
3 156 (13.83%) DHCP
4 147 (13.03%) Skype
5 146 (12.94%) SAN
6 99 (8.78%) WAN
7 95 (8.42%) TCP/IP
8 92 (8.16%) LAN
9 66 (5.85%) VPN
10 57 (5.05%) VoIP
11 51 (4.52%) Internet
12 41 (3.63%) Remote Desktop
13 40 (3.55%) NAS
14 34 (3.01%) Unified Communications
15 29 (2.57%) SMTP
16 26 (2.30%) VLAN
17 20 (1.77%) Wireless
18 17 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
19 16 (1.42%) PBX
20 14 (1.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (15.34%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 38 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (0.80%) MS Access
6 8 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (0.53%) MySQL
9 4 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.35%) DB2
9 4 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.27%) Power BI
11 2 (0.18%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.089%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.44%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.18%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.18%) JIRA
4 2 (0.18%) MSI
4 2 (0.18%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.089%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.089%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.089%) Subversion
5 1 (0.089%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 130 (11.52%) Finance
2 34 (3.01%) Banking
3 23 (2.04%) Legal
4 19 (1.68%) Law
5 18 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.33%) Retail
8 13 (1.15%) Games
9 12 (1.06%) Back Office
9 12 (1.06%) Billing
9 12 (1.06%) Marketing
10 11 (0.98%) Advertising
11 9 (0.80%) Publishing
12 7 (0.62%) Local Government
13 6 (0.53%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.53%) Military
14 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.27%) Electronics
15 3 (0.27%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 214 (18.97%) Analyst
2 201 (17.82%) Support Engineer
3 138 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 110 (9.75%) 2nd Line Support
5 106 (9.40%) Consultant
6 82 (7.27%) Support Analyst
7 76 (6.74%) IT Support
8 75 (6.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 70 (6.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 70 (6.21%) Architect
10 68 (6.03%) Windows Engineer
11 62 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
12 60 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 57 (5.05%) Service Analyst
14 56 (4.96%) Server Engineer
14 56 (4.96%) Service Desk Analyst
15 54 (4.79%) IT Analyst
16 50 (4.43%) Administrator
16 50 (4.43%) Exchange Engineer
17 49 (4.34%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.68%) .NET
1 19 (1.68%) XML
2 9 (0.80%) Web Services
3 6 (0.53%) HTML
3 6 (0.53%) MSMQ
3 6 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (0.53%) SailPoint
4 5 (0.44%) ADSI
4 5 (0.44%) SAML
5 4 (0.35%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.35%) CSS
5 4 (0.35%) WAP
6 3 (0.27%) LAMP
6 3 (0.27%) REST
6 3 (0.27%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.27%) XMPP
7 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.18%) Middleware
7 2 (0.18%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.089%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.18%) Blackberry
2 75 (6.65%) Data Centre
3 69 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (4.88%) Clustering
5 35 (3.10%) Replication
6 29 (2.57%) PKI
7 21 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
8 19 (1.68%) Fat Client
8 19 (1.68%) Thin Client
9 16 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.24%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.15%) PDA
12 12 (1.06%) Computer Science
12 12 (1.06%) Driving Licence
13 10 (0.89%) iPhone
14 9 (0.80%) CESG
14 9 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.80%) Life Science
15 8 (0.71%) iPad
15 8 (0.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 851 (75.44%) Windows
2 501 (44.41%) Windows Server
3 386 (34.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 298 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 253 (22.43%) Windows 7
6 158 (14.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 111 (9.84%) Windows 10
8 69 (6.12%) Linux
9 59 (5.23%) Windows 8
10 53 (4.70%) Windows XP
11 46 (4.08%) Unix
12 37 (3.28%) Android
13 33 (2.93%) Apple iOS
14 16 (1.42%) Mac OS X
14 16 (1.42%) Solaris
15 14 (1.24%) Mac OS
16 12 (1.06%) Windows Vista
17 10 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 8 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
19 6 (0.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (22.34%) ITIL
2 184 (16.31%) Migration
3 80 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 56 (4.96%) Service Management
5 46 (4.08%) Change Management
6 40 (3.55%) Incident Management
7 33 (2.93%) Problem Management
8 29 (2.57%) High Availability
9 28 (2.48%) Capacity Planning
10 26 (2.30%) Project Management
11 25 (2.22%) ITIL V3
11 25 (2.22%) Server Virtualisation
12 23 (2.04%) Mobile Device Management
13 22 (1.95%) Asset Management
13 22 (1.95%) Time Management
14 21 (1.86%) Configuration Management
14 21 (1.86%) Identity Access Management
14 21 (1.86%) Server Building
15 20 (1.77%) Content Management
15 20 (1.77%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 213 (18.88%) PowerShell
2 115 (10.20%) SQL
3 32 (2.84%) VBScript
4 15 (1.33%) VB
5 12 (1.06%) C#
6 10 (0.89%) C
7 9 (0.80%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.71%) Perl
8 8 (0.71%) Python
9 7 (0.62%) VB.NET
10 6 (0.53%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.44%) JCL
11 5 (0.44%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.27%) PHP
13 2 (0.18%) VB6
13 2 (0.18%) VBA
14 1 (0.089%) Java
14 1 (0.089%) LotusScript
14 1 (0.089%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 179 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 154 (13.65%) Security Cleared
3 111 (9.84%) SC Cleared
4 101 (8.95%) MCSE
5 53 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (4.43%) MCSA
7 48 (4.26%) CCNA
8 39 (3.46%) DV Cleared
8 39 (3.46%) MCITP
9 36 (3.19%) MCP
10 26 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
11 25 (2.22%) Degree
11 25 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (1.95%) MCDST
13 15 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 14 (1.24%) CCNP
14 14 (1.24%) DBS Check
15 11 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (0.53%) CCIE
16 6 (0.53%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.21%) SLA
2 12 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.53%) QA
5 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.27%) RMADS
8 2 (0.18%) BS25999
8 2 (0.18%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
9 1 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.089%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.089%) GxP
9 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.089%) PMO
System Software
1 812 (71.99%) Active Directory
2 227 (20.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (11.79%) Hyper-V
4 96 (8.51%) XenApp
5 64 (5.67%) vSphere
6 48 (4.26%) VMware ESX
7 42 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (3.19%) XenDesktop
9 21 (1.86%) Terminal Services
10 18 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 9 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (0.80%) Terminal Server
13 9 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.71%) ISA Server
15 7 (0.62%) Samba
16 5 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 159 (14.10%) SCCM
2 59 (5.23%) SCOM
3 39 (3.46%) NetBackup
4 37 (3.28%) Backup Exec
5 32 (2.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 31 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 30 (2.66%) WSUS
8 26 (2.30%) AirWatch
9 25 (2.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 18 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
11 17 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
12 16 (1.42%) vCenter Server
13 15 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 14 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 13 (1.15%) SCOrch
16 12 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
16 12 (1.06%) Netcool
16 12 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 11 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 11 (0.98%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 731 (64.80%) Microsoft
2 429 (38.03%) VMware
3 252 (22.34%) Citrix
4 190 (16.84%) Cisco
5 122 (10.82%) HP
6 85 (7.54%) NetApp
7 68 (6.03%) Symantec
8 40 (3.55%) Oracle
9 37 (3.28%) Veeam
10 35 (3.10%) Apple
11 33 (2.93%) Dell
12 32 (2.84%) Intel Security
13 31 (2.75%) EMC
14 25 (2.22%) Intel
15 24 (2.13%) Sophos
16 22 (1.95%) SAP
17 21 (1.86%) CheckPoint
17 21 (1.86%) ServiceNow
18 20 (1.77%) IBM
18 20 (1.77%) Red Hat
Reading, Berkshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £100 - £110 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £100 to £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Robert Walters UK
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £150 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £130 per day 4 Weeks initially
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
onezeero.
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £151 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £195 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 10 days ago