Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 245 207 212
Rank change year-on-year -38 +5 -57
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1,023 1,363 1,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.33% 1.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.32% 7.96% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 843 833
UK median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - -7.69%
10th Percentile £135 £145 £118
90th Percentile £500 £475 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 127 115
UK median hourly rate £17.03 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.37% +15.15% +8.20%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.83 £10.29
90th Percentile £31.25 £31.45 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £18.57 £16.00
% change year-on-year -9.79% +16.05% +6.67%

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 13,973 17,118 16,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.50% 16.75% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,866 11,179 10,536
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +4.17%
10th Percentile £266 £263 £263
90th Percentile £633 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 405 412
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £19.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +3.46% -2.82%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.96 £20.00 £19.66
% change year-on-year +4.78% +1.73% -5.16%

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 -9 954 £325 +7.97% 546
UK excluding London -13 681 £325 +8.33% 453
London -42 325 £338 +12.13% 113
South East +8 194 £350 - 121
North of England +10 157 £295 +5.36% 138
South West +10 124 £350 +27.27% 63
Midlands -19 83 £325 - 76
North West -14 79 £290 +3.57% 79
Yorkshire +27 66 £375 +25.00% 49
East of England +12 64 £325 - 35
West Midlands -11 58 £325 - 48
Scotland -5 44 £213 -22.02% 10
East Midlands +9 25 £220 -12.00% 28
Wales -17 13 £350 -12.50% 8
North East +11 12 £153 -44.04% 10
Northern Ireland -2 3 £250 -44.44% 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 802 (78.40%) Windows
2 743 (72.63%) Microsoft
3 740 (72.34%) Active Directory
4 512 (50.05%) Office 365
5 456 (44.57%) Windows Server
6 350 (34.21%) VMware
7 348 (34.02%) Exchange Server 2010
8 251 (24.54%) SCCM
9 248 (24.24%) Citrix
10 243 (23.75%) Windows 10
11 237 (23.17%) ITIL
11 237 (23.17%) Microsoft Office
12 230 (22.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 229 (22.39%) Cisco
14 213 (20.82%) DNS
15 209 (20.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 206 (20.14%) Migration
17 203 (19.84%) Microsoft Azure
18 197 (19.26%) Windows Server 2008
19 194 (18.96%) Windows 7
20 190 (18.57%) Firewall
21 189 (18.48%) PowerShell
21 189 (18.48%) Skype for Business
22 187 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
23 169 (16.52%) SharePoint
24 167 (16.32%) Skype
25 148 (14.47%) Finance
26 143 (13.98%) DHCP
27 142 (13.88%) Hyper-V
28 141 (13.78%) SQL Server

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
1 348 (34.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 189 (18.48%) Skype for Business
3 169 (16.52%) SharePoint
4 133 (13.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 66 (6.45%) IIS
6 59 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 49 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 23 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (1.56%) Apache
10 15 (1.47%) IBM Domino
11 14 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
12 13 (1.27%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.39%) Confluence
14 3 (0.29%) CMS
14 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.20%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
16 1 (0.098%) WordPress
Applications
1 237 (23.17%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
2 15 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.39%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 2 (0.20%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.098%) assyst
6 1 (0.098%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 512 (50.05%) Office 365
2 203 (19.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (6.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 55 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (2.74%) Mimecast
6 27 (2.64%) OneDrive
7 17 (1.66%) G Suite
8 16 (1.56%) IaaS
9 10 (0.98%) PaaS
10 9 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.78%) Power Platform
12 7 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.59%) SaaS
14 4 (0.39%) Slack
15 3 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.29%) SoftLayer
15 3 (0.29%) Yammer
16 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.20%) GoToWebinar
16 2 (0.20%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 213 (20.82%) DNS
2 190 (18.57%) Firewall
3 167 (16.32%) Skype
4 143 (13.98%) DHCP
5 112 (10.95%) WAN
6 101 (9.87%) TCP/IP
7 100 (9.78%) SAN
8 96 (9.38%) LAN
9 87 (8.50%) VPN
10 42 (4.11%) Internet
11 39 (3.81%) Wireless
12 38 (3.71%) Unified Communications
13 37 (3.62%) SMTP
14 36 (3.52%) IP Telephony
15 34 (3.32%) NAS
16 31 (3.03%) VoIP
17 30 (2.93%) NetScaler
18 26 (2.54%) Remote Desktop
19 24 (2.35%) MPLS
19 24 (2.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (13.78%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (2.74%) MySQL
4 23 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 21 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.68%) Big Data
10 6 (0.59%) Power BI
11 3 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.29%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.20%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2017
12 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.098%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.098%) MS Access
13 1 (0.098%) Oracle Discoverer
13 1 (0.098%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (0.98%) Visual Studio
2 7 (0.68%) JIRA
3 4 (0.39%) Hudson
3 4 (0.39%) MSI
3 4 (0.39%) WinDbg
4 2 (0.20%) WiX
5 1 (0.098%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 148 (14.47%) Finance
2 59 (5.77%) Public Sector
3 45 (4.40%) Law
4 41 (4.01%) Banking
5 31 (3.03%) Legal
6 27 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 25 (2.44%) German Language
8 20 (1.96%) Retail
9 18 (1.76%) French Language
10 14 (1.37%) Local Government
11 13 (1.27%) Publishing
12 8 (0.78%) Russian Language
13 6 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.59%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.39%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.39%) Military
15 2 (0.20%) Advertising
15 2 (0.20%) Front Office
15 2 (0.20%) Marketing
16 1 (0.098%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 186 (18.18%) Analyst
2 180 (17.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 140 (13.69%) Support Engineer
4 106 (10.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 99 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 67 (6.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 65 (6.35%) IT Support
8 64 (6.26%) Service Analyst
9 63 (6.16%) Service Desk Analyst
10 62 (6.06%) Desktop Support
11 53 (5.18%) Systems Engineer
12 52 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
13 50 (4.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 49 (4.79%) Consultant
14 49 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
15 45 (4.40%) IT Engineer
16 43 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 43 (4.20%) Windows Engineer
17 42 (4.11%) 1st Line Support
18 40 (3.91%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.54%) Web Services
2 19 (1.86%) LDAP
3 15 (1.47%) .NET
4 13 (1.27%) XML
5 11 (1.08%) Regular Expression
6 10 (0.98%) .NET Framework
7 9 (0.88%) HTML
8 8 (0.78%) REST
8 8 (0.78%) SOAP
9 7 (0.68%) YAML
10 6 (0.59%) Software Packaging
10 6 (0.59%) WCF
10 6 (0.59%) XSLT
11 2 (0.20%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.20%) COM
11 2 (0.20%) JSON
11 2 (0.20%) Middleware
11 2 (0.20%) SailPoint
12 1 (0.098%) CSS
12 1 (0.098%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.43%) Data Centre
2 52 (5.08%) Blackberry
3 51 (4.99%) Clustering
4 49 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
7 26 (2.54%) Driving Licence
8 24 (2.35%) NHS
9 21 (2.05%) PKI
10 18 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (1.47%) iPhone
11 15 (1.47%) Smartphone
12 14 (1.37%) Replication
13 11 (1.08%) iPad
13 11 (1.08%) Mobile App
13 11 (1.08%) Private Cloud
14 10 (0.98%) Handset
15 9 (0.88%) EMC VNX
16 7 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
16 7 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 802 (78.40%) Windows
2 456 (44.57%) Windows Server
3 243 (23.75%) Windows 10
4 230 (22.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 197 (19.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 194 (18.96%) Windows 7
7 88 (8.60%) Linux
8 73 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 48 (4.69%) Android
10 47 (4.59%) Windows 8
11 44 (4.30%) Apple iOS
12 26 (2.54%) Windows XP
13 23 (2.25%) Unix
14 19 (1.86%) Mac OS
15 18 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (1.17%) Mac OS X
16 12 (1.17%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.98%) Solaris
17 10 (0.98%) Windows Vista
18 6 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (23.17%) ITIL
2 209 (20.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 206 (20.14%) Migration
4 77 (7.53%) Service Management
5 73 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
6 64 (6.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 60 (5.87%) Mobile Device Management
8 51 (4.99%) Change Management
9 50 (4.89%) Incident Management
10 48 (4.69%) Information Security
11 45 (4.40%) Problem Management
12 41 (4.01%) Kalman Filter
13 38 (3.71%) Project Delivery
13 38 (3.71%) Server Building
14 37 (3.62%) Configuration Management
15 33 (3.23%) Data Protection
16 32 (3.13%) ITSM
16 32 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
17 31 (3.03%) Security Management
17 31 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 189 (18.48%) PowerShell
2 101 (9.87%) SQL
3 21 (2.05%) VBScript
4 17 (1.66%) C
4 17 (1.66%) Java
5 12 (1.17%) Perl
6 11 (1.08%) Python
7 10 (0.98%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.68%) VB
9 4 (0.39%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.29%) C#
10 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.29%) VBA
11 2 (0.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 101 (9.87%) Security Cleared
2 94 (9.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (6.16%) SC Cleared
4 61 (5.96%) MCSE
5 54 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (4.40%) MCP
7 44 (4.30%) DV Cleared
8 41 (4.01%) CCNA
9 37 (3.62%) MCSA
10 36 (3.52%) Degree
11 29 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (2.25%) CCNP
13 20 (1.96%) MCITP
14 18 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
16 8 (0.78%) HND
16 8 (0.78%) MCDST
17 7 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
17 7 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (7.43%) SLA
2 11 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (1.08%) PCI DSS
2 11 (1.08%) QA
3 6 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (0.49%) GDPR
4 5 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.39%) COBIT
5 4 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.20%) NCSC
8 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.098%) PMO
System Software
1 740 (72.34%) Active Directory
2 187 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (13.88%) Hyper-V
4 107 (10.46%) XenApp
5 72 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
6 63 (6.16%) XenDesktop
7 60 (5.87%) vSphere
8 19 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (1.27%) Terminal Services
10 11 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (1.08%) VMware NSX
11 10 (0.98%) Shibboleth
12 9 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 8 (0.78%) ISA Server
14 7 (0.68%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 251 (24.54%) SCCM
2 95 (9.29%) SCOM
3 49 (4.79%) Microsoft Intune
4 43 (4.20%) WSUS
5 41 (4.01%) AirWatch
6 30 (2.93%) Single Sign-On
7 23 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
8 18 (1.76%) NetBackup
9 14 (1.37%) Backup Exec
9 14 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 14 (1.37%) vCenter Server
10 13 (1.27%) Ansible
11 12 (1.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 9 (0.88%) SCVMM
12 9 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 8 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
13 8 (0.78%) ServiceCenter
14 7 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 7 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 743 (72.63%) Microsoft
2 350 (34.21%) VMware
3 248 (24.24%) Citrix
4 229 (22.39%) Cisco
5 105 (10.26%) HP
6 43 (4.20%) Ivanti
6 43 (4.20%) NetApp
7 38 (3.71%) Meraki
8 36 (3.52%) Dell
9 34 (3.32%) Apple
10 33 (3.23%) McAfee
11 29 (2.83%) Veeam
12 27 (2.64%) CheckPoint
13 26 (2.54%) Sony
14 25 (2.44%) ServiceNow
15 24 (2.35%) Red Hat
15 24 (2.35%) Sophos
15 24 (2.35%) Symantec
16 21 (2.05%) IronPort
17 20 (1.96%) EMC