Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 153 114
Rank change year-on-year -50 -39 -29
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1224 1864 2184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.71% 1.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.58% 9.36% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 1139 1288
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £119 £150 £138
90th Percentile £486 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 153 254
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £17.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.20% -12.76% +5.94%
10th Percentile £10.27 £10.53 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.75 £33.75 £36.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +3.13%

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 16143 19915 20143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.87% 18.31% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10444 13100 12455
UK median daily rate £435 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +8.39% +3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 491 696
UK median hourly rate £19.66 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.70% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £42.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.64 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.18% +2.50% +14.29%

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 17 August 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 17 August 2017.

Contractor 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 17 August 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 -54 1098 £310 -4.62% 269
UK excluding London -29 810 £300 -3.23% 216
London -93 379 £313 -10.71% 66
South East -58 223 £328 -2.96% 52
North of England -5 216 £300 - 69
North West +11 126 £300 -10.45% 35
Midlands -2 109 £288 -4.17% 42
South West -14 97 £325 - 17
East of England -14 81 £300 +20.00% 23
West Midlands +10 63 £238 -20.83% 30
Scotland -20 55 £275 -11.29% 10
Yorkshire -9 50 £275 +10.00% 29
East Midlands -11 46 £288 -4.17% 12
North East +16 40 £280 -2.61% 5
Wales +12 34 £180 -37.39% 3
Northern Ireland -50 5 £250 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 914 (74.67%) Active Directory
2 880 (71.90%) Windows
3 744 (60.78%) Microsoft
4 531 (43.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 517 (42.24%) Windows Server
6 475 (38.81%) VMware
7 469 (38.32%) Office 365
8 325 (26.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 322 (26.31%) Citrix
10 298 (24.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 263 (21.49%) Microsoft Office
12 260 (21.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 238 (19.44%) ITIL
14 237 (19.36%) Migration
15 234 (19.12%) Exchange Server 2013
16 233 (19.04%) Windows 7
17 232 (18.95%) DNS
18 220 (17.97%) Skype for Business
19 210 (17.16%) PowerShell
20 206 (16.83%) Cisco
20 206 (16.83%) Microsoft Certification
21 202 (16.50%) SCCM
22 194 (15.85%) SQL Server
23 193 (15.77%) Firewall
24 188 (15.36%) Microsoft Azure
25 185 (15.11%) DHCP
26 182 (14.87%) SharePoint
27 176 (14.38%) SAN
28 175 (14.30%) Finance
29 170 (13.89%) Security Cleared

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
1 531 (43.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 234 (19.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 220 (17.97%) Skype for Business
4 182 (14.87%) SharePoint
5 151 (12.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 94 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 62 (5.07%) IIS
8 54 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 32 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 24 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
11 23 (1.88%) SharePoint Server
12 20 (1.63%) Office Communications Server
13 19 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2000
14 15 (1.23%) Apache
15 14 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (0.98%) IBM Notes
17 10 (0.82%) Exchange Server 5.5
18 5 (0.41%) EPiServer
18 5 (0.41%) Live Communications Server
18 5 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 263 (21.49%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.65%) Acrobat
4 8 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.49%) PaintShop Pro
6 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.33%) Maximo
4 3 (0.25%) Eikon
5 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.082%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.082%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.082%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.082%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.082%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 469 (38.32%) Office 365
2 188 (15.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (6.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 41 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
5 39 (3.19%) OneDrive
6 23 (1.88%) Mimecast
7 16 (1.31%) IaaS
8 10 (0.82%) PaaS
8 10 (0.82%) Yammer
9 8 (0.65%) SaaS
10 4 (0.33%) G Suite
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.082%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.082%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.082%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 232 (18.95%) DNS
2 193 (15.77%) Firewall
3 185 (15.11%) DHCP
4 176 (14.38%) SAN
5 156 (12.75%) Skype
6 143 (11.68%) LAN
7 129 (10.54%) WAN
8 105 (8.58%) TCP/IP
9 81 (6.62%) VPN
10 46 (3.76%) NAS
10 46 (3.76%) VoIP
11 40 (3.27%) Internet
12 31 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
13 30 (2.45%) Unified Communications
14 29 (2.37%) Wireless
15 26 (2.12%) VLAN
16 24 (1.96%) SMTP
17 23 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
18 20 (1.63%) IP Telephony
19 17 (1.39%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.65%) Big Data
7 8 (0.65%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.65%) MySQL
8 6 (0.49%) MS Access
9 5 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.33%) DB2
10 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.082%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.082%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (0.90%) MorphX
1 11 (0.90%) Visual Studio
2 10 (0.82%) JIRA
3 6 (0.49%) Zephyr
4 5 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.25%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.25%) MSI
6 2 (0.16%) Ant
6 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.16%) Maven
6 2 (0.16%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.082%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.082%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.082%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.082%) TestDirector
General
1 175 (14.30%) Finance
2 45 (3.68%) Banking
3 29 (2.37%) Manufacturing
4 28 (2.29%) Legal
5 27 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.88%) Law
7 20 (1.63%) Marketing
8 17 (1.39%) Local Government
9 13 (1.06%) Electronics
10 11 (0.90%) Back Office
10 11 (0.90%) Retail
11 9 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.65%) Publishing
13 7 (0.57%) Billing
14 6 (0.49%) Advertising
14 6 (0.49%) Games
14 6 (0.49%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.49%) Military
15 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.16%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 284 (23.20%) Analyst
2 168 (13.73%) Support Engineer
3 145 (11.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 107 (8.74%) Consultant
5 105 (8.58%) 2nd Line Support
6 98 (8.01%) Support Analyst
7 72 (5.88%) Administrator
7 72 (5.88%) Architect
8 69 (5.64%) Desktop Support
9 65 (5.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 62 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support
10 62 (5.07%) Service Analyst
11 61 (4.98%) IT Support
12 59 (4.82%) Server Engineer
13 58 (4.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 58 (4.74%) Service Desk Analyst
14 54 (4.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 53 (4.33%) IT Analyst
16 49 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 45 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.88%) .NET
2 15 (1.23%) SailPoint
3 13 (1.06%) Web Services
4 5 (0.41%) HTML
4 5 (0.41%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.33%) CSS
5 4 (0.33%) WAP
6 3 (0.25%) OAuth
7 2 (0.16%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.16%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.16%) LAMP
7 2 (0.16%) REST
7 2 (0.16%) RESTful
7 2 (0.16%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.16%) SOAP
7 2 (0.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.16%) XML
7 2 (0.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 108 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 87 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (5.64%) Blackberry
4 48 (3.92%) Clustering
5 34 (2.78%) Replication
6 33 (2.70%) Fat Client
6 33 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 33 (2.70%) Thin Client
7 31 (2.53%) PKI
8 28 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
9 23 (1.88%) PDA
10 18 (1.47%) NHS
11 17 (1.39%) Computer Science
11 17 (1.39%) Driving Licence
12 16 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.31%) iPhone
13 14 (1.14%) CESG
13 14 (1.14%) iPad
14 11 (0.90%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.74%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 880 (71.90%) Windows
2 517 (42.24%) Windows Server
3 325 (26.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 298 (24.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 233 (19.04%) Windows 7
6 155 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 153 (12.50%) Windows 10
8 87 (7.11%) Linux
9 72 (5.88%) Unix
10 58 (4.74%) Windows 8
11 54 (4.41%) Windows XP
12 32 (2.61%) Android
12 32 (2.61%) Solaris
13 27 (2.21%) Apple iOS
14 21 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
15 17 (1.39%) CentOS
16 13 (1.06%) Windows Vista
17 12 (0.98%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.82%) Windows 2000
19 9 (0.74%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (19.44%) ITIL
2 237 (19.36%) Migration
3 74 (6.05%) Service Management
4 65 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
5 47 (3.84%) Incident Management
6 45 (3.68%) Project Management
7 44 (3.59%) Asset Management
8 42 (3.43%) Problem Management
9 41 (3.35%) Service Delivery
10 39 (3.19%) Change Management
10 39 (3.19%) PRINCE2
11 35 (2.86%) ITIL V3
12 29 (2.37%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (2.37%) Identity Access Management
12 29 (2.37%) Mobile Device Management
13 26 (2.12%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (2.12%) Capacity Planning
13 26 (2.12%) Task Automation
13 26 (2.12%) Time Management
14 25 (2.04%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 210 (17.16%) PowerShell
2 124 (10.13%) SQL
3 35 (2.86%) VBScript
4 16 (1.31%) VB
5 11 (0.90%) X++
6 10 (0.82%) Perl
7 9 (0.74%) C
7 9 (0.74%) Shell Script
8 8 (0.65%) C#
8 8 (0.65%) PHP
9 7 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.41%) Java
10 5 (0.41%) JCL
10 5 (0.41%) Python
11 4 (0.33%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.082%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.082%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.082%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 206 (16.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 170 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 118 (9.64%) MCSE
4 111 (9.07%) SC Cleared
5 70 (5.72%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (4.90%) CCNA
7 56 (4.58%) DV Cleared
8 46 (3.76%) Degree
8 46 (3.76%) MCSA
9 44 (3.59%) MCP
10 42 (3.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 34 (2.78%) MCITP
12 29 (2.37%) MCDST
13 28 (2.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 20 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (1.39%) CCNP
16 15 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
17 12 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
18 11 (0.90%) A+ Certification
18 11 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (7.43%) SLA
2 14 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.41%) QA
5 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.25%) RMADS
6 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.082%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.082%) GxP
System Software
1 914 (74.67%) Active Directory
2 260 (21.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (11.27%) Hyper-V
4 114 (9.31%) XenApp
5 72 (5.88%) vSphere
6 62 (5.07%) VMware ESXi
6 62 (5.07%) XenDesktop
7 39 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 27 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
9 24 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (1.72%) XenServer
11 20 (1.63%) BitLocker
12 19 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
13 18 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (1.31%) Samba
15 14 (1.14%) DFS Replication
16 13 (1.06%) Terminal Services
17 10 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 9 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
19 8 (0.65%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 202 (16.50%) SCCM
2 65 (5.31%) SCOM
3 44 (3.59%) NetBackup
3 44 (3.59%) WSUS
4 42 (3.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 37 (3.02%) AirWatch
6 36 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
7 31 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 29 (2.37%) Backup Exec
9 25 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
10 24 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
10 24 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 21 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 21 (1.72%) SCOrch
12 18 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 17 (1.39%) Netcool
14 15 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 15 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 12 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 12 (0.98%) Nagios
Vendors
1 744 (60.78%) Microsoft
2 475 (38.81%) VMware
3 322 (26.31%) Citrix
4 206 (16.83%) Cisco
5 161 (13.15%) HP
6 85 (6.94%) Symantec
7 83 (6.78%) NetApp
8 56 (4.58%) Dell
9 55 (4.49%) McAfee
10 43 (3.51%) Veeam
11 42 (3.43%) EMC
12 41 (3.35%) Oracle
13 33 (2.70%) Sophos
14 32 (2.61%) Apple
15 30 (2.45%) CheckPoint
16 29 (2.37%) ServiceNow
17 27 (2.21%) SAP
17 27 (2.21%) Sun
17 27 (2.21%) Veritas
18 26 (2.12%) Red Hat