Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 152 108
Rank change year-on-year -56 -44 -22
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1190 1854 2231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.68% 1.98%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.38% 9.45% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 1119 1292
UK median daily rate £300 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £118 £150 £135
90th Percentile £488 £488 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £305 £300
% change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 149 268
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.76% +3.34%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.75 £36.50 £33.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +4.76%

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 16128 19629 19940
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.94% 17.83% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10410 12832 12235
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 472 688
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.23 £41.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.20 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.92% +9.16% +8.82%

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 20 July 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 6 months to 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 2017. 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 -66 1052 £313 -0.79% 244
UK excluding London -33 795 £300 -1.64% 186
London -81 357 £316 -9.64% 73
South East -56 213 £330 +1.54% 57
North of England -16 210 £290 -3.33% 56
North West +11 126 £300 -4.00% 40
Midlands +2 104 £256 -14.58% 24
South West -19 92 £319 -1.92% 18
East of England -21 80 £305 +22.00% 16
West Midlands +28 64 £256 -14.58% 17
Scotland -16 51 £275 -15.38% 8
Yorkshire -19 45 £300 +20.00% 14
East Midlands -17 40 £244 -11.36% 7
Wales +25 39 £175 -50.00% 5
North East +13 39 £275 -3.51% 2
Northern Ireland -43 7 £250 -
Channel Islands - 5 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 879 (73.87%) Active Directory
2 853 (71.68%) Windows
3 749 (62.94%) Microsoft
4 540 (45.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 511 (42.94%) Windows Server
6 465 (39.08%) VMware
7 439 (36.89%) Office 365
8 325 (27.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 304 (25.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 293 (24.62%) Citrix
11 266 (22.35%) VMware Infrastructure
12 259 (21.76%) ITIL
13 257 (21.60%) Microsoft Office
14 248 (20.84%) Exchange Server 2013
15 243 (20.42%) Windows 7
16 228 (19.16%) Migration
17 217 (18.24%) PowerShell
18 213 (17.90%) Skype for Business
19 212 (17.82%) Microsoft Certification
20 211 (17.73%) DNS
20 211 (17.73%) SQL Server
21 198 (16.64%) Cisco
22 191 (16.05%) SCCM
23 188 (15.80%) Firewall
24 177 (14.87%) SharePoint
25 169 (14.20%) SAN
26 168 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
27 165 (13.87%) Finance
28 162 (13.61%) DHCP
29 160 (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
1 540 (45.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 248 (20.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 213 (17.90%) Skype for Business
4 177 (14.87%) SharePoint
5 157 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 101 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 61 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 60 (5.04%) IIS
9 39 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 26 (2.18%) Office Communications Server
10 26 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2000
12 18 (1.51%) SharePoint Server
13 15 (1.26%) Apache
14 13 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (1.01%) IBM Notes
16 11 (0.92%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 5 (0.42%) EPiServer
17 5 (0.42%) IBM Domino
17 5 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 257 (21.60%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.34%) Maximo
5 3 (0.25%) Pegasus Opera
6 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.084%) assyst
7 1 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.084%) Eikon
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.084%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.084%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.084%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 439 (36.89%) Office 365
2 168 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (6.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 35 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (2.69%) OneDrive
6 19 (1.60%) Mimecast
7 16 (1.34%) IaaS
8 12 (1.01%) Yammer
9 9 (0.76%) SaaS
10 4 (0.34%) G Suite
10 4 (0.34%) PaaS
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.084%) AWS OpsWorks
12 1 (0.084%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 211 (17.73%) DNS
2 188 (15.80%) Firewall
3 169 (14.20%) SAN
4 162 (13.61%) DHCP
5 153 (12.86%) Skype
6 127 (10.67%) LAN
7 119 (10.00%) WAN
8 103 (8.66%) TCP/IP
9 83 (6.97%) VPN
10 52 (4.37%) VoIP
11 45 (3.78%) Internet
11 45 (3.78%) NAS
12 31 (2.61%) Unified Communications
13 30 (2.52%) Remote Desktop
14 29 (2.44%) Wireless
15 23 (1.93%) VLAN
15 23 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
16 22 (1.85%) SMTP
17 18 (1.51%) IP Telephony
18 16 (1.34%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (17.73%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 55 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.67%) Big Data
7 8 (0.67%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.67%) MS Access
7 8 (0.67%) MySQL
8 7 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.34%) DB2
9 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.25%) 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
12 1 (0.084%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (0.67%) MorphX
2 7 (0.59%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.34%) JIRA
3 4 (0.34%) MSI
4 3 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.25%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.17%) Ant
5 2 (0.17%) Maven
5 2 (0.17%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.084%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.084%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.084%) TestDirector
General
1 165 (13.87%) Finance
2 42 (3.53%) Banking
3 30 (2.52%) Manufacturing
4 25 (2.10%) Legal
4 25 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.85%) Law
6 21 (1.76%) Marketing
7 14 (1.18%) Electronics
8 13 (1.09%) Back Office
8 13 (1.09%) Local Government
9 11 (0.92%) Retail
10 9 (0.76%) Advertising
10 9 (0.76%) Games
10 9 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.67%) Military
12 7 (0.59%) Billing
12 7 (0.59%) Publishing
13 4 (0.34%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.17%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.084%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 269 (22.61%) Analyst
2 172 (14.45%) Support Engineer
3 130 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 110 (9.24%) Consultant
5 107 (8.99%) 2nd Line Support
6 96 (8.07%) Support Analyst
7 80 (6.72%) Architect
8 65 (5.46%) Administrator
8 65 (5.46%) Desktop Support
8 65 (5.46%) IT Support
9 64 (5.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 64 (5.38%) Server Engineer
10 62 (5.21%) Service Analyst
11 56 (4.71%) Service Desk Analyst
12 55 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 55 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
13 54 (4.54%) IT Analyst
14 51 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 48 (4.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 45 (3.78%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.51%) .NET
2 13 (1.09%) XML
3 12 (1.01%) SailPoint
4 11 (0.92%) Web Services
5 5 (0.42%) HTML
5 5 (0.42%) WAP
6 4 (0.34%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.25%) CSS
7 3 (0.25%) SAML
7 3 (0.25%) XMPP
8 2 (0.17%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.17%) LAMP
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 (0.084%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.084%) HTML5
9 1 (0.084%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
1 92 (7.73%) Data Centre
2 75 (6.30%) Blackberry
3 49 (4.12%) Clustering
4 35 (2.94%) Replication
5 29 (2.44%) Fat Client
5 29 (2.44%) PKI
5 29 (2.44%) Thin Client
5 29 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
6 23 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.60%) NHS
8 16 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.34%) iPhone
8 16 (1.34%) PDA
9 15 (1.26%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.18%) Computer Science
11 13 (1.09%) iPad
12 10 (0.84%) CESG
12 10 (0.84%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 853 (71.68%) Windows
2 511 (42.94%) Windows Server
3 325 (27.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 304 (25.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 243 (20.42%) Windows 7
6 157 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 145 (12.18%) Windows 10
8 88 (7.39%) Linux
9 69 (5.80%) Unix
10 60 (5.04%) Windows 8
11 53 (4.45%) Windows XP
12 33 (2.77%) Android
13 30 (2.52%) Apple iOS
14 27 (2.27%) Solaris
15 20 (1.68%) Windows 2000 Server
16 17 (1.43%) CentOS
17 14 (1.18%) Mac OS X
18 13 (1.09%) Windows Vista
19 10 (0.84%) HPUX
20 8 (0.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (21.76%) ITIL
2 228 (19.16%) Migration
3 72 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 72 (6.05%) Service Management
4 48 (4.03%) Change Management
5 45 (3.78%) ITIL V3
5 45 (3.78%) Project Management
6 43 (3.61%) Asset Management
7 42 (3.53%) Problem Management
8 40 (3.36%) Incident Management
9 38 (3.19%) Service Delivery
10 34 (2.86%) PRINCE2
11 30 (2.52%) Capacity Planning
12 28 (2.35%) Data Protection
13 27 (2.27%) Mobile Device Management
13 27 (2.27%) Server Virtualisation
14 26 (2.18%) DevOps
14 26 (2.18%) Security Patching
14 26 (2.18%) Task Automation
15 25 (2.10%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 217 (18.24%) PowerShell
2 128 (10.76%) SQL
3 41 (3.45%) VBScript
4 14 (1.18%) VB
5 11 (0.92%) Perl
6 10 (0.84%) C
6 10 (0.84%) Shell Script
7 8 (0.67%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.67%) PHP
7 8 (0.67%) X++
8 7 (0.59%) C#
9 6 (0.50%) Python
10 5 (0.42%) JCL
11 4 (0.34%) Java
11 4 (0.34%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.084%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.084%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 212 (17.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 160 (13.45%) Security Cleared
3 120 (10.08%) MCSE
4 103 (8.66%) SC Cleared
5 69 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (5.29%) CCNA
7 56 (4.71%) DV Cleared
8 49 (4.12%) MCP
9 45 (3.78%) MCSA
10 44 (3.70%) MCITP
11 39 (3.28%) Degree
12 36 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 29 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 28 (2.35%) MCDST
15 21 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.92%) CCNP
17 10 (0.84%) A+ Certification
17 10 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
18 9 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
18 9 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.47%) SLA
2 11 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.42%) QA
4 5 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.25%) RMADS
7 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.084%) BS25999
8 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.084%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.084%) GxP
System Software
1 879 (73.87%) Active Directory
2 266 (22.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 101 (8.49%) XenApp
5 69 (5.80%) vSphere
6 68 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (4.20%) XenDesktop
8 26 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (1.76%) VMware Workstation
12 17 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 17 (1.43%) Samba
13 15 (1.26%) DFS Replication
14 14 (1.18%) BitLocker
15 12 (1.01%) Terminal Services
16 11 (0.92%) Terminal Server
17 10 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 9 (0.76%) ISA Server
18 9 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 191 (16.05%) SCCM
2 70 (5.88%) SCOM
3 42 (3.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 40 (3.36%) WSUS
5 38 (3.19%) AirWatch
5 38 (3.19%) NetBackup
6 31 (2.61%) Backup Exec
7 29 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 24 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
8 24 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
9 23 (1.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 22 (1.85%) SCOrch
11 20 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 19 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 18 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
14 16 (1.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 16 (1.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 13 (1.09%) Netcool
15 13 (1.09%) Tivoli
16 11 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 749 (62.94%) Microsoft
2 465 (39.08%) VMware
3 293 (24.62%) Citrix
4 198 (16.64%) Cisco
5 160 (13.45%) HP
6 94 (7.90%) NetApp
7 80 (6.72%) Symantec
8 47 (3.95%) Dell
9 43 (3.61%) McAfee
9 43 (3.61%) Veeam
10 42 (3.53%) Oracle
11 40 (3.36%) EMC
12 37 (3.11%) Apple
13 35 (2.94%) SAP
14 32 (2.69%) ServiceNow
14 32 (2.69%) Sophos
15 27 (2.27%) CheckPoint
15 27 (2.27%) Red Hat
15 27 (2.27%) Sun
16 22 (1.85%) IBM
London
LA International
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Rate: £90 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £16.5 - £17.5 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Websense Recruit Ltd
Rate: £15,379 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Roc Search
Rate: £120 - £130 per day + Mileage Expenses (INSIDE IR35)
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bellshill, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £16.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
n-tier selection limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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Sevenoaks, Kent
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: £38000 - £48000 Per Annum
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London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Health insurance, generous holidays, other
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology
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Brighton, East Sussex
Advento Staffing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bluetown Online LTD
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London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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