Period
to 26 September 2020

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 26 September 2020 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 293 242 212
Rank change year-on-year -51 -30 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 223 1,007 1,333
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 1.14% 1.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.06% 7.56% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 672 831
Median daily rate £350 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% +3.33%
10th Percentile £126 £135 £140
90th Percentile £511 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +13.95% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 59 117
Median hourly rate £17.10 £15.86 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.79% -11.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £12.34 £10.16 £11.35
90th Percentile £33.25 £31.25 £32.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.10 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.29% -11.43% +4.48%

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 4,405 13,324 17,236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.95% 15.15% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,747 8,491 11,267
Median daily rate £470 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.30% +1.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £270
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 324 423
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.93% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.25 £12.03
90th Percentile £54.65 £51.58 £51.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% +2.50%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange.

Daily rate trend for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MS Exchange over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange.

Hourly rate trend for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing MS Exchange over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020. 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 -74 182 £350 +7.69% 147
UK excluding London -22 139 £370 +13.95% 122
London +12 62 £350 +7.69% 33
South East +47 35 £375 +3.81% 36
North of England +12 34 £250 -13.04% 27
Work from Home -53 26 £425 +13.33% 8
Scotland +71 24 £450 +111.76% 3
South West +20 24 £350 -6.67% 15
North West +14 23 £275 -5.17% 14
Midlands +37 15 £325 +3.17% 23
Yorkshire +29 10 £250 -23.08% 11
West Midlands +27 8 £375 +15.38% 15
East Midlands +56 7 £125 -31.69% 8
East of England +30 6 £250 -29.82% 13
Wales +34 2 £130 -65.33% 3
North East +29 1 £105 -32.26% 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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.

1 164 (73.54%) Active Directory
2 159 (71.30%) Microsoft
3 158 (70.85%) Windows
4 109 (48.88%) Office 365
5 87 (39.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 82 (36.77%) Windows Server
7 71 (31.84%) VMware
8 60 (26.91%) Migration
8 60 (26.91%) Azure
9 56 (25.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (24.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 47 (21.08%) Windows 10
11 47 (21.08%) PowerShell
12 46 (20.63%) Security Cleared
12 46 (20.63%) SharePoint
13 45 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (18.83%) DNS
14 42 (18.83%) ITIL
15 38 (17.04%) SC Cleared
16 37 (16.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 36 (16.14%) Windows Server 2016
17 36 (16.14%) Microsoft Office
18 35 (15.70%) Microsoft Certification
19 34 (15.25%) Firewall
20 32 (14.35%) Citrix
20 32 (14.35%) SQL Server
21 31 (13.90%) Skype
21 31 (13.90%) Azure Active Directory
22 30 (13.45%) Skype for Business
22 30 (13.45%) HP

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 87 (39.01%) Exchange Server 2010
2 46 (20.63%) SharePoint
3 30 (13.45%) Skype for Business
4 23 (10.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (3.59%) IBM Domino
7 8 (3.59%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (3.14%) IBM Notes
8 7 (3.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (2.69%) IIS
10 5 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.79%) Confluence
12 3 (1.35%) nginx
13 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.45%) Apache
14 1 (0.45%) CMS
14 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (16.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 109 (48.88%) Office 365
2 60 (26.91%) Azure
3 31 (13.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (9.42%) OneDrive
5 10 (4.48%) Power Platform
6 8 (3.59%) Yammer
7 7 (3.14%) AWS
7 7 (3.14%) Mimecast
8 6 (2.69%) IaaS
9 4 (1.79%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.90%) PaaS
10 2 (0.90%) SaaS
11 1 (0.45%) Datadog
11 1 (0.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 42 (18.83%) DNS
2 34 (15.25%) Firewall
3 31 (13.90%) Skype
4 25 (11.21%) DHCP
4 25 (11.21%) SAN
5 23 (10.31%) TCP/IP
6 21 (9.42%) WAN
7 18 (8.07%) LAN
8 16 (7.17%) VoIP
9 14 (6.28%) VPN
10 8 (3.59%) Internet
11 7 (3.14%) Ethernet
11 7 (3.14%) NAS
11 7 (3.14%) NetScaler
11 7 (3.14%) Network Security
12 6 (2.69%) IP Telephony
12 6 (2.69%) SMTP
13 5 (2.24%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (2.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.24%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.90%) MySQL
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.90%) Power BI
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.45%) Redis
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Bitbucket
1 4 (1.79%) JIRA
2 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (9.87%) Finance
2 20 (8.97%) Public Sector
3 13 (5.83%) Banking
4 9 (4.04%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.24%) Retail
6 3 (1.35%) Automotive
6 3 (1.35%) Back Office
6 3 (1.35%) Legal
6 3 (1.35%) Military
7 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.90%) International Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Law
7 2 (0.90%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) German Language
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (15.25%) Analyst
2 25 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (9.87%) Support Engineer
4 14 (6.28%) Exchange Engineer
5 13 (5.83%) Service Analyst
6 11 (4.93%) Office 365 Engineer
6 11 (4.93%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (4.48%) Administrator
7 10 (4.48%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (4.04%) Consultant
8 9 (4.04%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (4.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (4.04%) IT Engineer
9 8 (3.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.59%) Active Directory Engineer
9 8 (3.59%) IT Support
10 7 (3.14%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (3.14%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.69%) LDAP
2 3 (1.35%) .NET
2 3 (1.35%) Web Services
3 2 (0.90%) Middleware
4 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.45%) COM
4 1 (0.45%) HTML
4 1 (0.45%) J2EE
4 1 (0.45%) OAuth
4 1 (0.45%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.45%) OpenID
4 1 (0.45%) SAML
4 1 (0.45%) Velocity
4 1 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.38%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.38%) PKI
3 11 (4.93%) Blackberry
4 10 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.14%) iPhone
6 7 (3.14%) NHS
6 7 (3.14%) Replication
7 5 (2.24%) HP StoreVirtual
7 5 (2.24%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.79%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.35%) BYOD
9 3 (1.35%) CESG
9 3 (1.35%) Clustering
9 3 (1.35%) iPad
9 3 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 158 (70.85%) Windows
2 82 (36.77%) Windows Server
3 56 (25.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (24.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (21.08%) Windows 10
6 36 (16.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 27 (12.11%) Windows 7
8 18 (8.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (7.17%) Apple iOS
10 14 (6.28%) Linux
11 10 (4.48%) Windows Server 2019
12 7 (3.14%) Android
13 6 (2.69%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.79%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.79%) Solaris
14 4 (1.79%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (26.91%) Migration
2 42 (18.83%) ITIL
3 37 (16.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 22 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (6.73%) Change Management
6 12 (5.38%) Data Protection
6 12 (5.38%) Incident Management
6 12 (5.38%) Mentoring
6 12 (5.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (5.38%) Service Management
7 11 (4.93%) Configuration Management
7 11 (4.93%) Patch Management
8 9 (4.04%) Load Balancing
9 8 (3.59%) High Availability
9 8 (3.59%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (3.14%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (3.14%) Problem Management
11 6 (2.69%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (2.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (21.08%) PowerShell
2 21 (9.42%) SQL
3 5 (2.24%) VBA
4 3 (1.35%) C
5 1 (0.45%) C#
5 1 (0.45%) Java
5 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.45%) Perl
5 1 (0.45%) Ruby
5 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (20.63%) Security Cleared
2 38 (17.04%) SC Cleared
3 35 (15.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (10.76%) MCSE
5 16 (7.17%) MCSA
6 10 (4.48%) CCNA
6 10 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.69%) Degree
8 6 (2.69%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.24%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (1.79%) MCP
11 3 (1.35%) CCNP
11 3 (1.35%) CEH
11 3 (1.35%) CREST Certified
11 3 (1.35%) GIAC
11 3 (1.35%) MCITP
12 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.90%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.14%) NCSC
1 7 (3.14%) SLA
2 5 (2.24%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 164 (73.54%) Active Directory
2 45 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (10.31%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (9.42%) Hyper-V
5 14 (6.28%) vSphere
5 14 (6.28%) XenApp
6 9 (4.04%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 5 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.35%) Snort
10 2 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.90%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.45%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.45%) NFS
11 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (11.21%) SCCM
2 21 (9.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (4.48%) WSUS
4 9 (4.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 7 (3.14%) SCOM
6 6 (2.69%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.24%) vMotion
8 4 (1.79%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.79%) Terraform
9 3 (1.35%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (1.35%) SafeCom
10 2 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.90%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.90%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.45%) Nagios
11 1 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 159 (71.30%) Microsoft
2 71 (31.84%) VMware
3 32 (14.35%) Citrix
4 30 (13.45%) HP
5 28 (12.56%) Cisco
6 13 (5.83%) Apple
7 9 (4.04%) Dell
7 9 (4.04%) NetApp
8 8 (3.59%) CheckPoint
8 8 (3.59%) IronPort
8 8 (3.59%) SolarWinds
9 7 (3.14%) McAfee
9 7 (3.14%) Meraki
9 7 (3.14%) Oracle
9 7 (3.14%) Symantec
10 6 (2.69%) EMC
10 6 (2.69%) IBM
10 6 (2.69%) ProCurve
10 6 (2.69%) Remedy
10 6 (2.69%) Synology