Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 225 249 213
Rank change year-on-year +24 -36 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 798 1,119 1,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.13% 1.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.16% 6.98% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 767 795
UK median daily rate £300 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -1.64%
10th Percentile £123 £130 £125
90th Percentile £488 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £313 £300
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 68 114
UK median hourly rate £15.18 £16.36 £15.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.18% +3.68% -4.39%
10th Percentile £10.16 £12.31 £11.00
90th Percentile £24.20 £39.13 £26.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.23 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.84% +6.67% -9.09%

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 9,778 16,041 16,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.28% 16.18% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,244 10,389 11,022
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £259 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 340 385
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.82 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.94% +4.33% -2.56%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.85 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +10.14% -4.17% -7.69%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 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 +9 733 £300 -4.00% 500
UK excluding London +24 554 £275 -12.00% 414
London +16 225 £330 +10.00% 122
South East +23 181 £325 - 111
North of England +43 143 £294 +6.82% 109
North West +26 80 £325 +73.33% 56
South West +20 76 £288 -17.86% 37
Midlands +56 64 £275 +2.80% 69
West Midlands +51 49 £275 +3.77% 58
East of England +23 42 £288 -23.33% 53
Yorkshire +37 37 £325 -13.33% 41
Scotland +15 34 £142 -36.26% 26
North East +19 26 £185 -53.75% 12
Wales +30 16 £195 +7.60% 9
East Midlands +29 15 £174 -36.73% 10
Northern Ireland +14 1 £238 -5.00% 1

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 565 (70.80%) Windows
2 521 (65.29%) Microsoft
3 517 (64.79%) Active Directory
4 416 (52.13%) Office 365
5 346 (43.36%) Windows Server
6 265 (33.21%) VMware
7 222 (27.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 204 (25.56%) Microsoft Office
9 189 (23.68%) Citrix
9 189 (23.68%) Windows 10
10 175 (21.93%) Azure
11 163 (20.43%) SCCM
12 160 (20.05%) Migration
13 158 (19.80%) Windows 7
14 157 (19.67%) ITIL
15 154 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 151 (18.92%) DNS
17 150 (18.80%) VMware Infrastructure
18 142 (17.79%) PowerShell
18 142 (17.79%) Security Cleared
18 142 (17.79%) Windows Server 2008
19 130 (16.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 127 (15.91%) DHCP
21 126 (15.79%) SharePoint
22 119 (14.91%) Cisco
23 117 (14.66%) Exchange Server 2013
24 109 (13.66%) Skype for Business
25 107 (13.41%) SQL Server
26 99 (12.41%) Skype
27 98 (12.28%) SC 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
1 222 (27.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 126 (15.79%) SharePoint
3 117 (14.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 109 (13.66%) Skype for Business
5 74 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 43 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 31 (3.88%) IIS
8 16 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2000
10 6 (0.75%) Confluence
10 6 (0.75%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.25%) CMS
12 2 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.13%) Apache
13 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 1 (0.13%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.13%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 204 (25.56%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (3.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (3.26%) MS Visio
5 25 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (2.76%) Acrobat
7 15 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (3.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 18 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.38%) Line 500
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.25%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 416 (52.13%) Office 365
2 175 (21.93%) Azure
3 49 (6.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 45 (5.64%) AWS
5 26 (3.26%) OneDrive
6 22 (2.76%) IaaS
7 20 (2.51%) Mimecast
8 15 (1.88%) PaaS
9 11 (1.38%) G Suite
10 10 (1.25%) SaaS
11 8 (1.00%) Power Platform
12 7 (0.88%) Yammer
13 6 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.63%) PowerApps
15 3 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.25%) GCP
17 1 (0.13%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 151 (18.92%) DNS
2 127 (15.91%) DHCP
3 99 (12.41%) Skype
4 91 (11.40%) LAN
5 87 (10.90%) VPN
6 85 (10.65%) WAN
7 76 (9.52%) Firewall
8 70 (8.77%) SAN
9 54 (6.77%) Internet
9 54 (6.77%) TCP/IP
10 44 (5.51%) VoIP
11 35 (4.39%) Remote Desktop
12 27 (3.38%) VLAN
13 25 (3.13%) WebEx
14 23 (2.88%) Cisco IOS
15 21 (2.63%) NetScaler
16 19 (2.38%) MPLS
16 19 (2.38%) Wireless
17 17 (2.13%) FTP
18 16 (2.01%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.50%) Power BI
8 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.13%) Big Data
11 1 (0.13%) MS Access
11 1 (0.13%) MySQL
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2017
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.00%) JIRA
2 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.13%) Hudson
3 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
General
1 57 (7.14%) Finance
2 53 (6.64%) Public Sector
3 30 (3.76%) Law
4 22 (2.76%) Legal
5 17 (2.13%) Banking
6 16 (2.01%) Retail
7 11 (1.38%) Local Government
8 10 (1.25%) Back Office
8 10 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.75%) Military
10 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.50%) Publishing
11 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.25%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Police
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (15.79%) Analyst
2 116 (14.54%) Support Engineer
3 105 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 75 (9.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 72 (9.02%) IT Support
6 59 (7.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 49 (6.14%) IT Engineer
7 49 (6.14%) Service Analyst
7 49 (6.14%) Service Desk Analyst
8 48 (6.02%) Support Analyst
9 45 (5.64%) Consultant
10 41 (5.14%) Exchange Engineer
11 40 (5.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 40 (5.01%) IT Analyst
12 39 (4.89%) Architect
12 39 (4.89%) Infrastructure Support
13 36 (4.51%) Office 365 Engineer
14 34 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
14 34 (4.26%) Desktop Support
14 34 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.13%) 802.1X
2 6 (0.75%) LDAP
3 4 (0.50%) .NET
3 4 (0.50%) XML
4 3 (0.38%) Node.js
5 2 (0.25%) CSS
5 2 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.25%) MAPI
5 2 (0.25%) OAuth
5 2 (0.25%) SAML
5 2 (0.25%) Web Services
6 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.13%) HTML
6 1 (0.13%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.13%) WSH
6 1 (0.13%) XMPP
6 1 (0.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.40%) Data Centre
2 64 (8.02%) Blackberry
3 28 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.01%) iPhone
4 24 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
5 23 (2.88%) PDA
6 22 (2.76%) Driving Licence
7 20 (2.51%) Clustering
8 19 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (2.26%) NHS
9 18 (2.26%) PKI
10 17 (2.13%) Handset
10 17 (2.13%) Replication
11 16 (2.01%) Management Information System
11 16 (2.01%) Smartphone
12 7 (0.88%) Fibre Optics
12 7 (0.88%) iPad
13 5 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.63%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 565 (70.80%) Windows
2 346 (43.36%) Windows Server
3 189 (23.68%) Windows 10
4 158 (19.80%) Windows 7
5 154 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (17.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (4.64%) Android
9 35 (4.39%) Windows XP
10 33 (4.14%) Linux
11 26 (3.26%) Windows 2000
12 24 (3.01%) Windows Vista
13 22 (2.76%) Windows 8
14 14 (1.75%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.75%) VMS
15 13 (1.63%) Unix
16 12 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.63%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (20.05%) Migration
2 157 (19.67%) ITIL
3 130 (16.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 91 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
5 64 (8.02%) Incident Management
6 50 (6.27%) ITSM
7 41 (5.14%) Service Management
8 34 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (3.51%) Problem Management
9 28 (3.51%) Software Delivery
10 27 (3.38%) CRM
11 25 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (2.88%) Information Security
13 22 (2.76%) Mobile Device Management
13 22 (2.76%) Project Delivery
13 22 (2.76%) Server Virtualisation
14 19 (2.38%) Configuration Management
15 18 (2.26%) Root Cause Analysis
16 17 (2.13%) Change Management
17 16 (2.01%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 142 (17.79%) PowerShell
2 63 (7.89%) SQL
3 11 (1.38%) C
4 9 (1.13%) Java
5 8 (1.00%) VB
5 8 (1.00%) VBScript
6 6 (0.75%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.50%) C#
7 4 (0.50%) Python
7 4 (0.50%) VBA
8 3 (0.38%) Go
8 3 (0.38%) Ruby
9 2 (0.25%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.13%) LotusScript
10 1 (0.13%) Perl
10 1 (0.13%) PHP
10 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 142 (17.79%) Security Cleared
2 98 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 71 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (6.39%) DV Cleared
5 47 (5.89%) MCSE
6 33 (4.14%) MCSA
7 27 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (3.01%) CCNA
10 22 (2.76%) MCP
11 20 (2.51%) Degree
12 15 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
13 14 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (1.50%) CCA
15 11 (1.38%) CCNP
16 10 (1.25%) MCITP
17 7 (0.88%) DBS Check
18 5 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
19 4 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.63%) SLA
2 13 (1.63%) GDPR
3 11 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (0.88%) NCSC
5 6 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.50%) BS7799
6 4 (0.50%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.50%) QA
7 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.13%) NIST
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 517 (64.79%) Active Directory
2 150 (18.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (11.40%) Hyper-V
4 64 (8.02%) XenApp
5 48 (6.02%) vSphere
6 40 (5.01%) XenDesktop
7 39 (4.89%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 10 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.63%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.38%) Docker
14 3 (0.38%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.25%) NDS
15 2 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 163 (20.43%) SCCM
2 54 (6.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 42 (5.26%) SCOM
4 30 (3.76%) AirWatch
5 25 (3.13%) ServiceCenter
6 23 (2.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 17 (2.13%) WSUS
8 13 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
8 13 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (1.50%) Backup Exec
9 12 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (1.25%) Jamf Pro
10 10 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (1.13%) EMC NetWorker
11 9 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (1.13%) NetBackup
12 8 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 6 (0.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 521 (65.29%) Microsoft
2 265 (33.21%) VMware
3 189 (23.68%) Citrix
4 119 (14.91%) Cisco
5 69 (8.65%) HP
6 37 (4.64%) Remedy
7 35 (4.39%) Dell
7 35 (4.39%) Symantec
8 32 (4.01%) McAfee
8 32 (4.01%) NetApp
8 32 (4.01%) ServiceNow
9 31 (3.88%) Adobe
9 31 (3.88%) Ivanti
10 29 (3.63%) MobileIron
11 26 (3.26%) EMC
12 25 (3.13%) Bomgar
13 24 (3.01%) Peregrine
14 20 (2.51%) Sophos
15 17 (2.13%) Clearswift
16 15 (1.88%) Sonus