Period
to 24 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 24 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 154 110
Rank change year-on-year -54 -44 -24
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1191 1856 2244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.69% 1.97%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.41% 9.44% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 1118 1305
UK median daily rate £300 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £119 £150 £136
90th Percentile £488 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £305 £300
% change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 146 265
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.76% +5.33%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.75 £34.88 £36.40
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 16063 19657 20172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.89% 17.87% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10386 12841 12401
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.39% +3.33%
10th Percentile £260 £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 391 469 696
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.39 £19.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.82% +4.68% +11.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.80 £42.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.32% +7.89% +11.76%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -64 1059 £313 -0.79% 240
UK excluding London -32 796 £300 -1.64% 191
London -87 363 £320 -8.57% 65
South East -61 216 £330 +1.54% 61
North of England -12 208 £290 -1.69% 61
North West +9 126 £300 -11.11% 42
Midlands +11 105 £238 -19.49% 19
South West -16 94 £325 -0.76% 18
East of England -27 80 £311 +24.30% 16
West Midlands +24 65 £238 -20.83% 13
Scotland -31 51 £275 -15.38% 9
Yorkshire -24 45 £300 +20.00% 17
East Midlands -26 40 £244 -11.36% 6
Wales +21 39 £175 -50.00% 5
North East +17 37 £275 -3.51% 2
Northern Ireland -45 7 £250 -
Channel Islands - 4 - - 2

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 876 (73.55%) Active Directory
2 855 (71.79%) Windows
3 745 (62.55%) Microsoft
4 540 (45.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 512 (42.99%) Windows Server
6 463 (38.87%) VMware
7 443 (37.20%) Office 365
8 328 (27.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 304 (25.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 290 (24.35%) Citrix
11 267 (22.42%) VMware Infrastructure
12 258 (21.66%) Microsoft Office
13 253 (21.24%) ITIL
14 248 (20.82%) Exchange Server 2013
15 243 (20.40%) Windows 7
16 233 (19.56%) Migration
17 214 (17.97%) PowerShell
18 213 (17.88%) DNS
19 212 (17.80%) Skype for Business
20 209 (17.55%) Microsoft Certification
21 207 (17.38%) SQL Server
22 201 (16.88%) Cisco
23 190 (15.95%) Firewall
23 190 (15.95%) SCCM
24 179 (15.03%) SharePoint
25 170 (14.27%) Microsoft Azure
26 167 (14.02%) SAN
27 165 (13.85%) Finance
28 163 (13.69%) DHCP
29 162 (13.60%) 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 (45.34%) Exchange Server 2010
2 248 (20.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 212 (17.80%) Skype for Business
4 179 (15.03%) SharePoint
5 159 (13.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 98 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 60 (5.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 59 (4.95%) IIS
9 38 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 26 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 25 (2.10%) Office Communications Server
12 20 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2000
13 17 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
14 15 (1.26%) Apache
15 13 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (1.09%) IBM Notes
16 11 (0.92%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 6 (0.50%) IBM Domino
18 5 (0.42%) FileNet
18 5 (0.42%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 258 (21.66%) 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 17 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.34%) Maximo
3 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.25%) Pegasus Opera
5 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.084%) assyst
6 1 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.084%) Eikon
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.084%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.084%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.084%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 443 (37.20%) Office 365
2 170 (14.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (6.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 35 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (2.69%) OneDrive
6 21 (1.76%) Mimecast
7 15 (1.26%) IaaS
8 10 (0.84%) 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%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.084%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.084%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.084%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 213 (17.88%) DNS
2 190 (15.95%) Firewall
3 167 (14.02%) SAN
4 163 (13.69%) DHCP
5 151 (12.68%) Skype
6 130 (10.92%) LAN
7 122 (10.24%) WAN
8 104 (8.73%) TCP/IP
9 83 (6.97%) VPN
10 51 (4.28%) VoIP
11 44 (3.69%) Internet
11 44 (3.69%) NAS
12 31 (2.60%) Unified Communications
13 29 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
13 29 (2.43%) Wireless
14 25 (2.10%) VLAN
15 24 (2.02%) SMTP
16 23 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (1.60%) IP Telephony
18 16 (1.34%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (17.38%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 55 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.67%) Big Data
7 8 (0.67%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.67%) MySQL
8 7 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (0.59%) MS Access
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%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.17%) Ant
5 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
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 (13.85%) Finance
2 42 (3.53%) Banking
3 30 (2.52%) Manufacturing
4 26 (2.18%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.10%) Legal
6 22 (1.85%) Law
7 21 (1.76%) Marketing
8 14 (1.18%) Electronics
9 13 (1.09%) Back Office
9 13 (1.09%) Local Government
10 11 (0.92%) Retail
11 9 (0.76%) Advertising
11 9 (0.76%) Games
11 9 (0.76%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.67%) Military
13 7 (0.59%) Billing
13 7 (0.59%) Publishing
14 4 (0.34%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.17%) Japanese Language
16 1 (0.084%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 271 (22.75%) Analyst
2 176 (14.78%) Support Engineer
3 131 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 109 (9.15%) Consultant
5 107 (8.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 99 (8.31%) Support Analyst
7 80 (6.72%) Architect
8 65 (5.46%) Administrator
8 65 (5.46%) IT Support
9 64 (5.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 63 (5.29%) Desktop Support
10 63 (5.29%) Service Analyst
11 62 (5.21%) Server Engineer
12 57 (4.79%) Service Desk Analyst
13 56 (4.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 56 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support
14 54 (4.53%) IT Analyst
15 52 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 48 (4.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 43 (3.61%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.51%) .NET
2 12 (1.01%) SailPoint
3 11 (0.92%) Web Services
3 11 (0.92%) XML
4 5 (0.42%) HTML
4 5 (0.42%) WAP
5 4 (0.34%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.25%) CSS
6 3 (0.25%) SAML
6 3 (0.25%) XMPP
7 2 (0.17%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.17%) LAMP
7 2 (0.17%) OAuth
7 2 (0.17%) REST
7 2 (0.17%) RESTful
7 2 (0.17%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.17%) XSLT
8 1 (0.084%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.084%) HTML5
8 1 (0.084%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.64%) Data Centre
2 90 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (6.21%) Blackberry
4 46 (3.86%) Clustering
5 36 (3.02%) Replication
6 30 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
7 28 (2.35%) Fat Client
7 28 (2.35%) PKI
7 28 (2.35%) Thin Client
8 23 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.60%) NHS
10 16 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.34%) iPhone
10 16 (1.34%) PDA
11 15 (1.26%) Driving Licence
12 14 (1.18%) iPad
13 13 (1.09%) Computer Science
14 10 (0.84%) CESG
14 10 (0.84%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 855 (71.79%) Windows
2 512 (42.99%) Windows Server
3 328 (27.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 304 (25.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 243 (20.40%) Windows 7
6 158 (13.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 148 (12.43%) Windows 10
8 88 (7.39%) Linux
9 69 (5.79%) Unix
10 63 (5.29%) Windows 8
11 53 (4.45%) Windows XP
12 33 (2.77%) Android
13 31 (2.60%) 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
1 253 (21.24%) ITIL
2 233 (19.56%) Migration
3 71 (5.96%) Service Management
4 69 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 48 (4.03%) Change Management
6 46 (3.86%) Project Management
7 43 (3.61%) Asset Management
7 43 (3.61%) ITIL V3
8 40 (3.36%) Incident Management
8 40 (3.36%) Problem Management
9 38 (3.19%) Service Delivery
10 35 (2.94%) PRINCE2
11 29 (2.43%) Mobile Device Management
12 28 (2.35%) Capacity Planning
12 28 (2.35%) Data Protection
13 27 (2.27%) Server Virtualisation
14 26 (2.18%) Task Automation
15 25 (2.10%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (2.10%) DevOps
16 24 (2.02%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 214 (17.97%) PowerShell
2 127 (10.66%) SQL
3 39 (3.27%) VBScript
4 15 (1.26%) VB
5 11 (0.92%) Perl
6 10 (0.84%) C
6 10 (0.84%) Shell Script
7 8 (0.67%) PHP
7 8 (0.67%) X++
8 7 (0.59%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.59%) C#
9 5 (0.42%) JCL
9 5 (0.42%) Python
10 4 (0.34%) Java
10 4 (0.34%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.084%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.084%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 209 (17.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 158 (13.27%) Security Cleared
3 117 (9.82%) MCSE
4 102 (8.56%) SC Cleared
5 69 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (5.29%) CCNA
7 55 (4.62%) DV Cleared
8 46 (3.86%) MCP
9 43 (3.61%) MCSA
10 40 (3.36%) MCITP
11 39 (3.27%) Degree
12 35 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 29 (2.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 27 (2.27%) 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%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.63%) 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
1 876 (73.55%) Active Directory
2 267 (22.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (11.42%) Hyper-V
4 99 (8.31%) XenApp
5 68 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
5 68 (5.71%) vSphere
6 50 (4.20%) XenDesktop
7 26 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
10 21 (1.76%) VMware Workstation
11 17 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 17 (1.43%) Samba
12 15 (1.26%) DFS Replication
13 14 (1.18%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.92%) Terminal Server
14 11 (0.92%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 9 (0.76%) ISA Server
16 9 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 190 (15.95%) SCCM
2 70 (5.88%) SCOM
3 42 (3.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 41 (3.44%) WSUS
5 40 (3.36%) AirWatch
6 38 (3.19%) NetBackup
7 31 (2.60%) Backup Exec
7 31 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 24 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
9 23 (1.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 23 (1.93%) Microsoft Clustering
10 22 (1.85%) SCOrch
11 19 (1.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 19 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 18 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
13 16 (1.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 16 (1.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 13 (1.09%) Tivoli
15 12 (1.01%) Netcool
16 11 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 745 (62.55%) Microsoft
2 463 (38.87%) VMware
3 290 (24.35%) Citrix
4 201 (16.88%) Cisco
5 162 (13.60%) HP
6 90 (7.56%) NetApp
7 82 (6.88%) Symantec
8 50 (4.20%) Dell
9 44 (3.69%) Veeam
10 43 (3.61%) McAfee
11 41 (3.44%) Oracle
12 39 (3.27%) EMC
13 35 (2.94%) 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 21 (1.76%) IBM
Surrey
Rullion
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + Ext
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Rullion
Rate: Remote working
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CACI Network Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day remote working, 3 months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Rate: £90 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £16.5 - £17.5 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Websense Recruit Ltd
Rate: £15,379 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Roc Search
Rate: £120 - £130 per day + Mileage Expenses (INSIDE IR35)
Posted: 6 days ago
Bellshill, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £25.00 - £27.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago