Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 212 152
Rank change year-on-year -15 -60 -44
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1,240 1,155 1,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.26% 1.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.54% 7.44% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 780 1,099
UK median daily rate £300 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £135 £116 £150
90th Percentile £469 £488 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £300 £305
% change year-on-year -3.33% -1.64% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 105 155
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -3.03%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £31.55 £42.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -

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 16,446 15,516 18,857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.41% 16.99% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,889 10,027 12,294
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +4.43%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 363 465
UK median hourly rate £19.31 £19.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.00% -4.88% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.76 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -6.55% -7.32% +20.59%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -13 1,077 £300 -5.36% 345
UK excluding London -21 772 £290 -3.33% 257
London +36 447 £300 -7.69% 112
South East -35 198 £350 +6.06% 56
North of England -54 152 £280 -3.45% 64
Midlands +22 139 £291 +3.56% 33
West Midlands +6 98 £311 +21.46% 17
Scotland -2 91 £275 +10.44% 11
South West -9 80 £250 -23.08% 38
North West -55 74 £280 -6.67% 36
East of England -7 68 £300 -5.73% 42
Yorkshire -10 51 £294 -7.84% 23
East Midlands +3 43 £250 -14.89% 16
Wales -2 40 £375 +108.33% 10
North East -13 27 £275 - 5
Northern Ireland +13 8 £281 +18.42% 1
Channel Islands -5 2 £175 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 896 (72.26%) Windows
2 878 (70.81%) Active Directory
3 797 (64.27%) Microsoft
4 533 (42.98%) Office 365
5 491 (39.60%) Windows Server
6 462 (37.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 410 (33.06%) VMware
8 324 (26.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 316 (25.48%) Microsoft Office
10 309 (24.92%) Citrix
11 289 (23.31%) ITIL
12 278 (22.42%) Skype for Business
13 275 (22.18%) Windows 7
14 258 (20.81%) Windows Server 2012
15 245 (19.76%) PowerShell
16 235 (18.95%) SCCM
17 232 (18.71%) DNS
18 230 (18.55%) VMware Infrastructure
19 220 (17.74%) Migration
20 213 (17.18%) Windows 10
21 191 (15.40%) DHCP
22 185 (14.92%) Cisco
23 180 (14.52%) Firewall
23 180 (14.52%) Security Cleared
24 178 (14.35%) Skype
25 166 (13.39%) HP
25 166 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2013
26 159 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
27 155 (12.50%) SQL
27 155 (12.50%) SQL Server

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
1 462 (37.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 278 (22.42%) Skype for Business
3 166 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 144 (11.61%) SharePoint
5 108 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 76 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 41 (3.31%) IIS
8 28 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 20 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
10 16 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 15 (1.21%) Apache
12 13 (1.05%) IBM Notes
13 9 (0.73%) IBM Domino
14 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
15 7 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.40%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 5 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.40%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.32%) Confluence
17 4 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 316 (25.48%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.24%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.24%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.73%) RMDS
2 8 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.16%) Concordance
3 2 (0.16%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.16%) Relativity
3 2 (0.16%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.16%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.081%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.081%) Maximo
4 1 (0.081%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.081%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 533 (42.98%) Office 365
2 151 (12.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (2.90%) Mimecast
5 32 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 19 (1.53%) OneDrive
7 15 (1.21%) G Suite
8 13 (1.05%) IaaS
9 11 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.81%) PaaS
11 8 (0.65%) Yammer
12 7 (0.56%) SaaS
13 5 (0.40%) iTunes
14 4 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.24%) Slack
16 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.16%) Google Drive
17 1 (0.081%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 1 (0.081%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 232 (18.71%) DNS
2 191 (15.40%) DHCP
3 180 (14.52%) Firewall
4 178 (14.35%) Skype
5 153 (12.34%) LAN
6 149 (12.02%) WAN
7 129 (10.40%) SAN
8 100 (8.06%) TCP/IP
9 85 (6.85%) VPN
10 68 (5.48%) VoIP
11 49 (3.95%) SMTP
12 46 (3.71%) Unified Communications
13 41 (3.31%) VLAN
14 31 (2.50%) Internet
15 28 (2.26%) IP Telephony
15 28 (2.26%) NAS
15 28 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
16 26 (2.10%) Wireless
17 22 (1.77%) SSL
18 21 (1.69%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (0.81%) MySQL
5 5 (0.40%) Blockchain
5 5 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.16%) MS Access
8 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.081%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.081%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.081%) Big Data
9 1 (0.081%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.081%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.081%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.081%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.081%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (1.37%) JIRA
2 8 (0.65%) MSI
3 7 (0.56%) Zephyr
4 5 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.32%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.16%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.16%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.16%) Hudson
7 2 (0.16%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.16%) Selenium
8 1 (0.081%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.081%) Subversion
General
1 147 (11.85%) Finance
2 33 (2.66%) Telecoms
3 32 (2.58%) Banking
4 29 (2.34%) Legal
5 23 (1.85%) Back Office
5 23 (1.85%) Retail
6 18 (1.45%) Local Government
7 15 (1.21%) Law
8 10 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.73%) Marketing
9 9 (0.73%) Military
10 8 (0.65%) Advertising
10 8 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.40%) Electronics
12 5 (0.40%) Games
13 4 (0.32%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.24%) Publishing
15 2 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 238 (19.19%) Analyst
2 172 (13.87%) Support Engineer
3 139 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 117 (9.44%) 2nd Line Support
5 116 (9.35%) Support Analyst
6 90 (7.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 81 (6.53%) Desktop Support
8 79 (6.37%) IT Support
9 77 (6.21%) Service Analyst
10 72 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
11 67 (5.40%) Messaging Engineer
11 67 (5.40%) Service Desk Analyst
12 58 (4.68%) Exchange Engineer
13 56 (4.52%) Administrator
14 54 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
15 52 (4.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 48 (3.87%) Architect
17 47 (3.79%) 1st Line Support
17 47 (3.79%) Server Engineer
18 46 (3.71%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.05%) Web Services
2 8 (0.65%) Software Packaging
3 7 (0.56%) .NET
4 6 (0.48%) MAPI
5 4 (0.32%) LDAP
6 3 (0.24%) Apache Axis
6 3 (0.24%) HTML
6 3 (0.24%) JSON
7 2 (0.16%) ADSI
7 2 (0.16%) CSS
7 2 (0.16%) jQuery
7 2 (0.16%) LAMP
7 2 (0.16%) Middleware
7 2 (0.16%) REST
7 2 (0.16%) SOAP
7 2 (0.16%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 2 (0.16%) WPF
7 2 (0.16%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.081%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.081%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.66%) Data Centre
2 77 (6.21%) Blackberry
3 63 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (4.92%) Clustering
5 56 (4.52%) PKI
6 38 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
8 30 (2.42%) Management Information System
9 25 (2.02%) Computer Science
10 21 (1.69%) NHS
10 21 (1.69%) Replication
11 20 (1.61%) iPhone
12 18 (1.45%) Fat Client
12 18 (1.45%) Thin Client
13 17 (1.37%) iPad
14 16 (1.29%) Smartphone
15 15 (1.21%) Video\Live Streaming
16 9 (0.73%) Handset
17 8 (0.65%) CLARiiON
17 8 (0.65%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 896 (72.26%) Windows
2 491 (39.60%) Windows Server
3 324 (26.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 275 (22.18%) Windows 7
5 258 (20.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 213 (17.18%) Windows 10
7 136 (10.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 105 (8.47%) Linux
9 67 (5.40%) Windows 8
10 61 (4.92%) Windows XP
11 58 (4.68%) Apple iOS
12 52 (4.19%) Android
13 43 (3.47%) Unix
14 24 (1.94%) Mac OS
15 22 (1.77%) Mac OS X
16 20 (1.61%) Solaris
16 20 (1.61%) Windows Phone
17 19 (1.53%) Windows Phone 8
18 15 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 14 (1.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (23.31%) ITIL
2 220 (17.74%) Migration
3 97 (7.82%) Problem-Solving
4 89 (7.18%) Service Management
5 84 (6.77%) Change Management
6 63 (5.08%) Problem Management
7 60 (4.84%) Incident Management
8 46 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 41 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
10 38 (3.06%) ITIL V3
10 38 (3.06%) Patch Management
11 33 (2.66%) ITSM
12 31 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
12 31 (2.50%) High Availability
13 30 (2.42%) Project Management
14 28 (2.26%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (2.26%) Change Control
14 28 (2.26%) PRINCE2
15 27 (2.18%) Asset Management
15 27 (2.18%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 245 (19.76%) PowerShell
2 155 (12.50%) SQL
3 31 (2.50%) VBScript
4 26 (2.10%) C
5 13 (1.05%) Perl
6 12 (0.97%) VB
7 9 (0.73%) Shell Script
8 7 (0.56%) C#
8 7 (0.56%) Python
8 7 (0.56%) VBA
9 4 (0.32%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.32%) Java
9 4 (0.32%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.24%) C++
11 2 (0.16%) PHP
11 2 (0.16%) Ruby
11 2 (0.16%) XAML
12 1 (0.081%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.081%) AWK
12 1 (0.081%) LINC
Qualifications
1 180 (14.52%) Security Cleared
2 159 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 140 (11.29%) SC Cleared
4 78 (6.29%) MCSE
5 66 (5.32%) Degree
6 41 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (3.31%) DV Cleared
7 39 (3.15%) MCSA
8 36 (2.90%) CCNA
9 35 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 24 (1.94%) MCITP
12 22 (1.77%) MCP
13 21 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
14 17 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
16 15 (1.21%) CCNP
17 11 (0.89%) DBS Check
18 8 (0.65%) Novell Certification
19 6 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.69%) SLA
2 21 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.81%) GDPR
3 10 (0.81%) PMO
4 7 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.48%) QA
6 5 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 878 (70.81%) Active Directory
2 230 (18.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (10.48%) Hyper-V
4 107 (8.63%) VMware ESXi
5 105 (8.47%) XenApp
6 73 (5.89%) vSphere
7 43 (3.47%) XenDesktop
8 32 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
9 27 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (2.02%) XenServer
11 24 (1.94%) Terminal Services
12 22 (1.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 19 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
14 18 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (0.97%) BitLocker
15 12 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
16 11 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
17 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 7 (0.56%) VirtualBox
19 6 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 235 (18.95%) SCCM
2 68 (5.48%) SCOM
3 49 (3.95%) Backup Exec
4 46 (3.71%) AirWatch
5 43 (3.47%) WSUS
6 40 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
7 38 (3.06%) NetBackup
8 28 (2.26%) McAfee ePO
9 27 (2.18%) Microsoft Intune
9 27 (2.18%) vCenter Server
10 25 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
10 25 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 23 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 20 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
13 19 (1.53%) XenMobile
14 18 (1.45%) SAP Afaria
15 16 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 12 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
17 9 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 8 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 797 (64.27%) Microsoft
2 410 (33.06%) VMware
3 309 (24.92%) Citrix
4 185 (14.92%) Cisco
5 166 (13.39%) HP
6 85 (6.85%) McAfee
7 84 (6.77%) Symantec
8 66 (5.32%) NetApp
9 65 (5.24%) Apple
10 64 (5.16%) Dell
11 47 (3.79%) IBM
12 41 (3.31%) Ivanti
13 38 (3.06%) Veeam
14 34 (2.74%) SolarWinds
15 31 (2.50%) Oracle
15 31 (2.50%) Polycom
16 30 (2.42%) EMC
16 30 (2.42%) Veritas
17 28 (2.26%) Avaya
17 28 (2.26%) SAP