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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 145 111
Rank change year-on-year -40 -34  
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 646 959 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.79% 1.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.23% 9.87% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 579 671
Median daily rate £315 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.07% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £323 £275
% change year-on-year -3.63% +17.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 75 121
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £36.30 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £15.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.19% -17.76%  

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 7848 9712 10004
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.66% 18.08% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7973 10735 10407
Median daily rate £430 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £580 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 421 515
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Top 11 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 29 June 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 -44 577 £325 -0.76% 258
UK excluding London -6 454 £311 -3.63% 191
London -103 175 £325 -10.95% 80
North of England +25 120 £290 -0.85% 59
South East -34 119 £338 -3.57% 50
South West -3 58 £325 -7.14% 23
East of England +6 55 £317 +15.09% 13
Midlands +11 51 £238 -13.63% 33
Scotland -10 30 £213 -31.26% 11
Wales +5 19 £180 -52.00% 2
Northern Ireland -41 5 £250 -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 856 (73.16%) Active Directory
2 842 (71.97%) Windows
3 746 (63.76%) Microsoft
4 549 (46.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 501 (42.82%) Windows Server
6 453 (38.72%) VMware
7 424 (36.24%) Office 365
8 340 (29.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 309 (26.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 271 (23.16%) Citrix
11 267 (22.82%) Exchange Server 2013
12 259 (22.14%) VMware Infrastructure
13 256 (21.88%) ITIL
14 254 (21.71%) Microsoft Office
15 236 (20.17%) Windows 7
16 216 (18.46%) PowerShell
17 214 (18.29%) DNS
18 212 (18.12%) Skype for Business
19 211 (18.03%) Migration
20 198 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
21 195 (16.67%) SQL Server
22 185 (15.81%) Exchange Server 2007
23 183 (15.64%) Cisco
24 180 (15.38%) Security Cleared
25 174 (14.87%) SharePoint
26 172 (14.70%) Firewall
27 171 (14.62%) SCCM
28 167 (14.27%) Microsoft Azure
29 157 (13.42%) DHCP
30 156 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003

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
1 549 (46.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 267 (22.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 212 (18.12%) Skype for Business
4 185 (15.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 174 (14.87%) SharePoint
6 103 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 62 (5.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 52 (4.44%) IIS
9 50 (4.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 36 (3.08%) Office Communications Server
11 29 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
12 16 (1.37%) Apache
12 16 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
13 15 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2000
14 12 (1.03%) IBM Notes
15 11 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.85%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 6 (0.51%) IBM Domino
18 5 (0.43%) FileNet
18 5 (0.43%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 254 (21.71%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.34%) Maximo
5 4 (0.34%) Pegasus Opera
6 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.085%) assyst
7 1 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.085%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.085%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.085%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.085%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 424 (36.24%) Office 365
2 167 (14.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (6.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 34 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (2.39%) OneDrive
6 16 (1.37%) Mimecast
7 15 (1.28%) IaaS
8 13 (1.11%) Yammer
9 10 (0.85%) SaaS
10 5 (0.43%) PaaS
11 3 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.17%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.17%) G Suite
12 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.085%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 214 (18.29%) DNS
2 172 (14.70%) Firewall
3 157 (13.42%) DHCP
4 155 (13.25%) SAN
5 151 (12.91%) Skype
6 118 (10.09%) LAN
7 116 (9.91%) WAN
8 95 (8.12%) TCP/IP
9 74 (6.32%) VPN
10 56 (4.79%) VoIP
11 48 (4.10%) Internet
12 47 (4.02%) NAS
13 34 (2.91%) Remote Desktop
14 27 (2.31%) Wireless
15 26 (2.22%) Unified Communications
16 23 (1.97%) SMTP
16 23 (1.97%) VLAN
16 23 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
17 18 (1.54%) IP Telephony
18 16 (1.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 50 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (0.77%) MySQL
6 9 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.68%) Big Data
7 8 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.68%) MS Access
8 6 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.34%) DB2
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.51%) MorphX
2 5 (0.43%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.34%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.34%) JIRA
4 3 (0.26%) MSI
5 2 (0.17%) Ant
5 2 (0.17%) Maven
5 2 (0.17%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.085%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.085%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.085%) TestDirector
General
1 150 (12.82%) Finance
2 36 (3.08%) Banking
3 27 (2.31%) Manufacturing
4 23 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.79%) Marketing
6 18 (1.54%) Law
7 16 (1.37%) Back Office
7 16 (1.37%) Legal
8 12 (1.03%) Electronics
8 12 (1.03%) Retail
9 11 (0.94%) Games
9 11 (0.94%) Local Government
10 9 (0.77%) Advertising
10 9 (0.77%) Billing
11 8 (0.68%) Military
12 7 (0.60%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.51%) Publishing
14 3 (0.26%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.17%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 258 (22.05%) Analyst
2 180 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 128 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 109 (9.32%) Consultant
5 108 (9.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 90 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 82 (7.01%) Architect
8 71 (6.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 66 (5.64%) Administrator
10 64 (5.47%) IT Support
11 63 (5.38%) Server Engineer
12 62 (5.30%) Service Analyst
13 61 (5.21%) Desktop Support
14 60 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
15 56 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 55 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support
16 55 (4.70%) Windows Engineer
17 54 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 51 (4.36%) IT Analyst
19 45 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.79%) .NET
2 13 (1.11%) XML
3 11 (0.94%) Web Services
4 10 (0.85%) SailPoint
5 5 (0.43%) ADSI
5 5 (0.43%) HTML
6 4 (0.34%) SAML
7 3 (0.26%) CSS
7 3 (0.26%) LAMP
7 3 (0.26%) WAP
7 3 (0.26%) XMPP
8 2 (0.17%) OAuth
8 2 (0.17%) REST
8 2 (0.17%) RESTful
8 2 (0.17%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.17%) XSLT
9 1 (0.085%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.085%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.085%) HTML5
9 1 (0.085%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 88 (7.52%) Data Centre
2 87 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (6.58%) Blackberry
4 52 (4.44%) Clustering
5 37 (3.16%) Replication
6 33 (2.82%) PKI
7 26 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
8 25 (2.14%) Fat Client
8 25 (2.14%) Thin Client
9 18 (1.54%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.28%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.28%) PDA
11 12 (1.03%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.03%) Driving Licence
11 12 (1.03%) iPhone
12 10 (0.85%) CESG
12 10 (0.85%) NHS
13 9 (0.77%) Life Science
13 9 (0.77%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 842 (71.97%) Windows
2 501 (42.82%) Windows Server
3 340 (29.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 309 (26.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 236 (20.17%) Windows 7
6 156 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 133 (11.37%) Windows 10
8 83 (7.09%) Linux
9 70 (5.98%) Unix
10 59 (5.04%) Windows 8
11 53 (4.53%) Windows XP
12 33 (2.82%) Android
12 33 (2.82%) Apple iOS
13 26 (2.22%) Solaris
14 16 (1.37%) CentOS
14 16 (1.37%) Mac OS X
14 16 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
14 16 (1.37%) Windows Vista
15 9 (0.77%) HPUX
15 9 (0.77%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (21.88%) ITIL
2 211 (18.03%) Migration
3 80 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 68 (5.81%) Service Management
5 57 (4.87%) Change Management
6 44 (3.76%) Problem Management
7 42 (3.59%) ITIL V3
8 41 (3.50%) Project Management
9 37 (3.16%) Asset Management
9 37 (3.16%) Incident Management
10 34 (2.91%) Capacity Planning
11 31 (2.65%) Service Delivery
12 28 (2.39%) Data Protection
12 28 (2.39%) DevOps
12 28 (2.39%) PRINCE2
13 27 (2.31%) Mobile Device Management
14 25 (2.14%) Server Virtualisation
15 23 (1.97%) Identity Access Management
15 23 (1.97%) Security Patching
15 23 (1.97%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 216 (18.46%) PowerShell
2 129 (11.03%) SQL
3 37 (3.16%) VBScript
4 14 (1.20%) VB
5 10 (0.85%) Perl
6 9 (0.77%) Bash Shell
6 9 (0.77%) C
6 9 (0.77%) PHP
6 9 (0.77%) Shell Script
7 7 (0.60%) C#
7 7 (0.60%) Python
8 6 (0.51%) VB.NET
8 6 (0.51%) X++
9 5 (0.43%) JCL
10 4 (0.34%) Java
11 3 (0.26%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.26%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.085%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 198 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 180 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 123 (10.51%) SC Cleared
4 112 (9.57%) MCSE
5 69 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (5.38%) CCNA
7 54 (4.62%) DV Cleared
8 47 (4.02%) MCP
9 41 (3.50%) MCITP
10 37 (3.16%) MCSA
11 34 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 30 (2.56%) Degree
13 27 (2.31%) MCDST
14 24 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
15 22 (1.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
17 12 (1.03%) CCNP
17 12 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
18 9 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
19 8 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (6.15%) SLA
2 12 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.43%) QA
6 4 (0.34%) RMADS
7 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.085%) BS25999
8 1 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.085%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.085%) GxP
System Software
1 856 (73.16%) Active Directory
2 259 (22.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (11.88%) Hyper-V
4 98 (8.38%) XenApp
5 68 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
6 64 (5.47%) vSphere
7 45 (3.85%) XenDesktop
8 24 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
11 16 (1.37%) Samba
12 15 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 15 (1.28%) Terminal Services
13 11 (0.94%) DFS Replication
14 10 (0.85%) BitLocker
15 9 (0.77%) Terminal Server
15 9 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
16 8 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 8 (0.68%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 171 (14.62%) SCCM
2 62 (5.30%) SCOM
3 39 (3.33%) NetBackup
3 39 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 36 (3.08%) WSUS
5 34 (2.91%) Norton AntiVirus
6 31 (2.65%) AirWatch
6 31 (2.65%) Backup Exec
7 25 (2.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 23 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
9 20 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 19 (1.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 18 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
12 17 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
12 17 (1.45%) SCOrch
12 17 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 15 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 15 (1.28%) Tivoli
14 12 (1.03%) Netcool
15 11 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 746 (63.76%) Microsoft
2 453 (38.72%) VMware
3 271 (23.16%) Citrix
4 183 (15.64%) Cisco
5 147 (12.56%) HP
6 86 (7.35%) NetApp
7 83 (7.09%) Symantec
8 46 (3.93%) McAfee
9 44 (3.76%) Oracle
10 41 (3.50%) Dell
11 40 (3.42%) Veeam
12 35 (2.99%) Apple
12 35 (2.99%) EMC
13 32 (2.74%) SAP
14 29 (2.48%) ServiceNow
15 27 (2.31%) Sun
16 24 (2.05%) Red Hat
17 22 (1.88%) Intel
17 22 (1.88%) Veritas
18 21 (1.79%) IBM
Bristol, Avon
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: £180 - 190 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
Scottish Borders
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £130.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Melrose, Roxburghshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £130.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £180 - £280 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £105 - £155 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Herefordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Premier IT
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £180 - £200 Per Day to £200 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Pontypridd
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Smarterways Ltd.
Rate: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
AMS contingency
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
High Wycombe
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago