Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 237 242 223
Rank change year-on-year +5 -19 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 433 1,042 1,301
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 1.11% 1.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.09% 7.05% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 708 813
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £127 £134 £130
90th Percentile £538 £513 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £288
% change year-on-year +11.54% +13.04% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 57 132
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.99% -4.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.57 £11.67
90th Percentile £24.20 £32.25 £31.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.25% -7.37% +8.43%

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 6,103 14,775 17,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.79% 15.74% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,795 9,407 11,283
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 337 401
Median hourly rate £24.10 £20.86 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% +4.28% +1.82%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £51.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.40 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.08% +2.12% -

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 9 July 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 +6 380 £350 +7.69% 86
UK excluding London +17 293 £363 +11.54% 68
London +25 123 £350 - 20
South East +52 92 £400 +12.28% 16
North of England +50 83 £363 +41.46% 19
North West +36 45 £363 +38.10% 8
South West +18 40 £438 +31.09% 18
Yorkshire +56 35 £325 -16.13% 8
Midlands +37 29 £331 +1.92% 11
Scotland +45 28 £350 +22.81% 1
Work from Home +7 25 £450 +2.27% 3
West Midlands +41 18 £388 +10.71% 6
East of England +35 13 £313 -3.85% 2
East Midlands +37 11 £114 -55.97% 5
Wales +26 9 £130 -47.21%
North East +13 3 £375 +134.38% 3

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 292 (67.44%) Windows
2 287 (66.28%) Microsoft
3 272 (62.82%) Active Directory
4 206 (47.58%) Office 365
5 179 (41.34%) Windows Server
6 136 (31.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 134 (30.95%) VMware
8 94 (21.71%) Azure
9 92 (21.25%) Microsoft Office
10 90 (20.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 89 (20.55%) Migration
12 85 (19.63%) Security Cleared
13 83 (19.17%) ITIL
14 82 (18.94%) VMware Infrastructure
14 82 (18.94%) Windows Server 2008
15 81 (18.71%) Windows 10
16 80 (18.48%) Citrix
17 79 (18.24%) PowerShell
18 75 (17.32%) DNS
19 72 (16.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 69 (15.94%) Windows Server 2016
20 69 (15.94%) Windows 7
21 62 (14.32%) SC Cleared
22 61 (14.09%) Cisco
23 56 (12.93%) SQL Server
24 55 (12.70%) DHCP
25 54 (12.47%) SCCM
25 54 (12.47%) Skype for Business
25 54 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
26 53 (12.24%) SharePoint

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
1 136 (31.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 54 (12.47%) Skype for Business
3 53 (12.24%) SharePoint
4 49 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 39 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (3.93%) IIS
8 8 (1.85%) IBM Notes
8 8 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.62%) IBM Domino
10 6 (1.39%) Confluence
11 3 (0.69%) Apache
11 3 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.46%) nginx
12 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 92 (21.25%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (4.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (3.00%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.54%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (2.08%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.69%) Line 500
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 206 (47.58%) Office 365
2 94 (21.71%) Azure
3 38 (8.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 27 (6.24%) OneDrive
5 23 (5.31%) AWS
6 17 (3.93%) G Suite
7 13 (3.00%) Power Platform
8 12 (2.77%) Mimecast
9 9 (2.08%) PowerApps
9 9 (2.08%) Yammer
10 6 (1.39%) IaaS
10 6 (1.39%) PaaS
11 3 (0.69%) SaaS
12 2 (0.46%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 75 (17.32%) DNS
2 55 (12.70%) DHCP
3 49 (11.32%) Skype
4 45 (10.39%) LAN
5 44 (10.16%) Firewall
6 42 (9.70%) SAN
7 36 (8.31%) VPN
8 32 (7.39%) Internet
8 32 (7.39%) TCP/IP
8 32 (7.39%) WAN
9 21 (4.85%) VoIP
10 20 (4.62%) SMTP
11 17 (3.93%) NetScaler
12 15 (3.46%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (2.77%) Network Security
13 12 (2.77%) VLAN
14 10 (2.31%) WebEx
14 10 (2.31%) Wireless
15 9 (2.08%) FTP
16 7 (1.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (12.93%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.92%) MySQL
6 4 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.39%) JIRA
2 3 (0.69%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.46%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.23%) Subversion
4 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (10.39%) Finance
2 34 (7.85%) Public Sector
3 18 (4.16%) Banking
4 9 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.85%) Law
6 7 (1.62%) Legal
6 7 (1.62%) Retail
7 5 (1.15%) Back Office
8 4 (0.92%) Local Government
9 3 (0.69%) Automotive
9 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.69%) Housing Association
9 3 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.46%) International Banking
10 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.46%) Police
11 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.23%) Front Office
11 1 (0.23%) Marketing
11 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 56 (12.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 54 (12.47%) Analyst
3 47 (10.85%) Support Engineer
4 28 (6.47%) Exchange Engineer
5 27 (6.24%) IT Support
6 26 (6.00%) Architect
6 26 (6.00%) Office 365 Engineer
7 24 (5.54%) Desktop Support
8 23 (5.31%) IT Engineer
9 22 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (3.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 17 (3.93%) Desktop Engineer
10 17 (3.93%) Windows Engineer
11 16 (3.70%) Office 365 Architect
11 16 (3.70%) Support Analyst
12 15 (3.46%) Consultant
12 15 (3.46%) Help Desk Support
12 15 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
13 14 (3.23%) Service Analyst
13 14 (3.23%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.08%) LDAP
2 5 (1.15%) Web Services
3 4 (0.92%) .NET
3 4 (0.92%) XML
4 2 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.46%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.23%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.23%) COM
5 1 (0.23%) HTML
5 1 (0.23%) J2EE
5 1 (0.23%) OAuth
5 1 (0.23%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.23%) OpenID
5 1 (0.23%) REST
5 1 (0.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.47%) Blackberry
2 24 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.31%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.16%) Driving Licence
5 14 (3.23%) PKI
6 12 (2.77%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.54%) Clustering
7 11 (2.54%) Handset
8 9 (2.08%) PDA
9 8 (1.85%) iPhone
9 8 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.62%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.39%) HP StoreVirtual
11 6 (1.39%) NHS
12 5 (1.15%) BYOD
12 5 (1.15%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.15%) Fibre Optics
12 5 (1.15%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.92%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 292 (67.44%) Windows
2 179 (41.34%) Windows Server
3 90 (20.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 82 (18.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (18.71%) Windows 10
6 69 (15.94%) Windows 7
6 69 (15.94%) Windows Server 2016
7 27 (6.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (4.85%) Linux
9 18 (4.16%) Android
9 18 (4.16%) Apple iOS
10 15 (3.46%) Windows XP
11 12 (2.77%) Windows 2000
12 11 (2.54%) Windows Server 2019
12 11 (2.54%) Windows Vista
13 7 (1.62%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.39%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.92%) Solaris
15 4 (0.92%) Unix
15 4 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (20.55%) Migration
2 83 (19.17%) ITIL
3 72 (16.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 54 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (4.39%) Capacity Management
6 18 (4.16%) Change Management
7 17 (3.93%) High Availability
7 17 (3.93%) Mentoring
7 17 (3.93%) Root Cause Analysis
8 16 (3.70%) Incident Management
8 16 (3.70%) Patch Management
8 16 (3.70%) Service Management
9 15 (3.46%) ITSM
10 14 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
11 13 (3.00%) Information Security
11 13 (3.00%) Server Management
11 13 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (2.77%) Configuration Management
12 12 (2.77%) Problem Management
13 11 (2.54%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 79 (18.24%) PowerShell
2 41 (9.47%) SQL
3 6 (1.39%) C
4 3 (0.69%) VB
4 3 (0.69%) VBA
5 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.23%) C#
6 1 (0.23%) Java
6 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.23%) Python
6 1 (0.23%) Ruby
6 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 85 (19.63%) Security Cleared
2 62 (14.32%) SC Cleared
3 44 (10.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (5.77%) CCNA
4 25 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (5.54%) MCSE
6 23 (5.31%) MCSA
7 20 (4.62%) DV Cleared
8 17 (3.93%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (3.23%) CCNP
10 13 (3.00%) Degree
11 10 (2.31%) MCP
12 8 (1.85%) MCITP
13 7 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.92%) CEH
14 4 (0.92%) CREST Certified
14 4 (0.92%) GIAC
14 4 (0.92%) HND
15 3 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.16%) SLA
2 9 (2.08%) GDPR
3 7 (1.62%) NCSC
4 5 (1.15%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 272 (62.82%) Active Directory
2 82 (18.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (10.62%) Hyper-V
4 37 (8.55%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (7.62%) XenApp
6 28 (6.47%) vSphere
7 12 (2.77%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (2.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (2.31%) XenDesktop
9 9 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.85%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.92%) Snort
14 3 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.46%) Docker
16 1 (0.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
16 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 54 (12.47%) SCCM
2 39 (9.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (3.70%) WSUS
4 12 (2.77%) AirWatch
4 12 (2.77%) Microsoft Clustering
4 12 (2.77%) SCOM
5 11 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (2.31%) ServiceCenter
7 9 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (1.85%) vMotion
9 7 (1.62%) Jamf Pro
9 7 (1.62%) vCenter Server
10 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (1.39%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.92%) Ansible
11 4 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.92%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.92%) vRealize
Vendors
1 287 (66.28%) Microsoft
2 134 (30.95%) VMware
3 80 (18.48%) Citrix
4 61 (14.09%) Cisco
5 39 (9.01%) HP
6 24 (5.54%) Remedy
7 22 (5.08%) Dell
8 19 (4.39%) Symantec
9 18 (4.16%) Proofpoint
10 16 (3.70%) IronPort
11 15 (3.46%) Adobe
12 14 (3.23%) Sophos
13 13 (3.00%) EMC
13 13 (3.00%) McAfee
13 13 (3.00%) NetApp
13 13 (3.00%) SolarWinds
14 12 (2.77%) Apple
15 11 (2.54%) Clearswift
16 10 (2.31%) Bomgar
16 10 (2.31%) Peregrine