Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 454 345 227
Rank change year-on-year -109 -118 +22
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 445 277 861
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.66% 1.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.11% 4.58% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 194 608
10th Percentile £150 £135 £123
25th Percentile £185 £199 £170
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £366 £300
Median % change year-on-year -11.30% +22.14% -3.23%
75th Percentile £456 £487 £419
90th Percentile £538 £523 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £304 £288
% change year-on-year -25.93% +5.65% -11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 41
10th Percentile £14.15 £12.55 £10.16
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.23 £11.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.26% +30.00% -8.28%
75th Percentile £20.00 £24.00 £18.75
90th Percentile £26.55 £59.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £19.50 £15.07
% change year-on-year -13.46% +29.42% -5.83%

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 10,839 6,052 10,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.35% 14.47% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,461 4,127 6,834
10th Percentile £313 £275 £250
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £565 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +7.48% +0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 173 229
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.10 £10.92
25th Percentile £16.44 £18.85 £14.08
Median hourly rate £24.36 £26.96 £19.41
Median % change year-on-year -9.64% +38.90% +4.92%
75th Percentile £51.00 £57.17 £36.70
90th Percentile £65.50 £64.50 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.83% +33.33% +2.86%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Top 18 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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -85 373 £310 -8.15% 274
UK excluding London -34 279 £225 -25.93% 236
London -137 121 £400 - 66
Work from Home -145 79 £455 +1.11% 44
South East -36 74 £190 -48.70% 52
North of England -38 72 £325 +39.78% 56
Midlands -26 50 £225 +66.67% 46
North West -42 46 £311 -21.10% 27
West Midlands -23 37 £300 +79.10% 25
Yorkshire -27 25 £375 +188.46% 26
East of England -23 24 £200 -20.00% 36
Scotland -51 22 £244 -43.80% 20
South West -64 22 £285 -5.79% 18
Wales -14 15 £427 +17.79% 4
East Midlands -25 12 £193 +42.59% 21
Isle of Man - 2 - -
North East -5 1 £210 +18.31% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £263 - 4

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 368 (82.70%) Windows
2 343 (77.08%) Active Directory
3 316 (71.01%) Microsoft
4 267 (60.00%) Microsoft 365
5 206 (46.29%) Windows Server
6 179 (40.22%) VMware
7 136 (30.56%) DNS
8 130 (29.21%) Windows 10
9 122 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
9 122 (27.42%) Azure
10 115 (25.84%) Citrix
11 104 (23.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 103 (23.15%) SCCM
13 100 (22.47%) Microsoft Office
14 99 (22.25%) Cisco
15 95 (21.35%) ITIL
16 90 (20.22%) DHCP
16 90 (20.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 84 (18.88%) Firewall
17 84 (18.88%) PowerShell
18 83 (18.65%) Windows Server 2016
19 75 (16.85%) Windows Server 2008
19 75 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2010
20 69 (15.51%) SQL Server
21 63 (14.16%) Social Skills
22 62 (13.93%) Security Cleared
23 58 (13.03%) Migration
23 58 (13.03%) SharePoint
24 54 (12.13%) Hyper-V
25 53 (11.91%) Azure Active Directory

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 75 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 58 (13.03%) SharePoint
3 45 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 28 (6.29%) Skype for Business
5 22 (4.94%) IIS
6 14 (3.15%) Apache
7 10 (2.25%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.45%) WordPress
10 1 (0.22%) CMS
10 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 100 (22.47%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.47%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.22%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 267 (60.00%) Microsoft 365
2 122 (27.42%) Azure
3 53 (11.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 43 (9.66%) OneDrive
5 28 (6.29%) IaaS
6 17 (3.82%) Mimecast
6 17 (3.82%) SaaS
7 9 (2.02%) AWS
7 9 (2.02%) Power Platform
8 8 (1.80%) PaaS
9 6 (1.35%) Nutanix
9 6 (1.35%) PowerApps
10 4 (0.90%) GCP
11 3 (0.67%) Power Automate
12 2 (0.45%) Azure Monitor
12 2 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.22%) Google Workspace
13 1 (0.22%) Serverless
13 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 136 (30.56%) DNS
2 90 (20.22%) DHCP
3 84 (18.88%) Firewall
4 50 (11.24%) WAN
5 42 (9.44%) TCP/IP
5 42 (9.44%) VPN
6 38 (8.54%) LAN
7 34 (7.64%) SAN
8 33 (7.42%) VoIP
9 32 (7.19%) Wi-Fi
10 30 (6.74%) Skype
10 30 (6.74%) WebEx
11 27 (6.07%) NetScaler
12 25 (5.62%) NAS
13 22 (4.94%) iSCSI
14 21 (4.72%) VLAN
15 17 (3.82%) HTTP
16 15 (3.37%) Internet
17 14 (3.15%) Network Security
18 13 (2.92%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (15.51%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.67%) Power BI
7 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.45%) DB2
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2019
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.22%) MS Access
9 1 (0.22%) MySQL
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.45%) MSI
2 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.22%) JIRA
General
1 63 (14.16%) Social Skills
2 47 (10.56%) Public Sector
3 41 (9.21%) Finance
4 14 (3.15%) Organisational Skills
5 11 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.57%) Legal
7 5 (1.12%) Publishing
8 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.90%) Law
8 4 (0.90%) Retail
9 3 (0.67%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.45%) Advertising
10 2 (0.45%) Back Office
10 2 (0.45%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.22%) Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Local Government
11 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (17.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 74 (16.63%) Support Engineer
3 64 (14.38%) Analyst
4 59 (13.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 57 (12.81%) IT Support
6 45 (10.11%) Desktop Support
7 38 (8.54%) Architect
8 35 (7.87%) IT Engineer
9 32 (7.19%) Support Analyst
10 26 (5.84%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 25 (5.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 22 (4.94%) IT Analyst
12 22 (4.94%) IT Support Engineer
13 21 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 21 (4.72%) Service Analyst
14 20 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 19 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
16 18 (4.04%) IT Support Analyst
17 17 (3.82%) Wintel Engineer
18 15 (3.37%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.37%) XMPP
2 5 (1.12%) Flash
2 5 (1.12%) LDAP
3 4 (0.90%) .NET
4 2 (0.45%) SAML
4 2 (0.45%) WSH
4 2 (0.45%) XML
5 1 (0.22%) ADSI
5 1 (0.22%) JSON
5 1 (0.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.97%) Clustering
2 26 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.04%) Public Cloud
4 16 (3.60%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.37%) NHS
5 15 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (3.15%) Driving Licence
7 13 (2.92%) Blackberry
8 9 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.80%) Legacy Applications
9 8 (1.80%) Replication
10 7 (1.57%) CMDB
10 7 (1.57%) PKI
11 6 (1.35%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.12%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.12%) Learning Management System
12 5 (1.12%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 368 (82.70%) Windows
2 206 (46.29%) Windows Server
3 130 (29.21%) Windows 10
4 104 (23.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (18.65%) Windows Server 2016
6 75 (16.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (11.24%) Linux
8 47 (10.56%) Windows Server 2019
9 41 (9.21%) Windows 7
10 16 (3.60%) Unix
11 15 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (3.15%) Mac OS
13 9 (2.02%) Android
14 7 (1.57%) Windows XP
15 6 (1.35%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.35%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.35%) Windows 8
16 5 (1.12%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.90%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (21.35%) ITIL
2 90 (20.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 58 (13.03%) Migration
4 40 (8.99%) Patch Management
5 39 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (8.76%) Service Delivery
6 35 (7.87%) Service Management
7 31 (6.97%) ITSM
7 31 (6.97%) Mobile Device Management
8 24 (5.39%) Project Delivery
9 23 (5.17%) Problem Management
10 21 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (4.72%) Server Management
11 20 (4.49%) Data Protection
11 20 (4.49%) Time Management
12 18 (4.04%) Identity Management
12 18 (4.04%) Incident Management
12 18 (4.04%) Storage Management
13 17 (3.82%) Architectural Design
13 17 (3.82%) Disk Encryption
Programming Languages
1 84 (18.88%) PowerShell
2 38 (8.54%) SQL
3 18 (4.04%) VBScript
4 17 (3.82%) VB
5 4 (0.90%) C
6 2 (0.45%) C++
6 2 (0.45%) Java
6 2 (0.45%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.45%) VBA
7 1 (0.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 62 (13.93%) Security Cleared
2 46 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (4.72%) MCSA
5 19 (4.27%) DV Cleared
6 14 (3.15%) MCSE
7 13 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.47%) CCNA
8 11 (2.47%) Degree
8 11 (2.47%) MCITP
9 10 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (2.02%) MCP
11 7 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.35%) MCTS
13 5 (1.12%) CCA
14 4 (0.90%) HND
15 3 (0.67%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.67%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.62%) SLA
2 5 (1.12%) QA
3 2 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.45%) GDPR
3 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.22%) NCSC
4 1 (0.22%) NIST
4 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 343 (77.08%) Active Directory
2 122 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (12.13%) Hyper-V
4 39 (8.76%) XenApp
5 25 (5.62%) XenDesktop
6 22 (4.94%) NFS
7 18 (4.04%) Virtual Servers
7 18 (4.04%) vSphere
8 15 (3.37%) BitLocker
9 14 (3.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (2.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 7 (1.57%) Terminal Services
12 5 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.22%) UAG
Systems Management
1 103 (23.15%) SCCM
2 39 (8.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (4.72%) NetBackup
4 17 (3.82%) FortiGate
5 15 (3.37%) AppManager
5 15 (3.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (2.92%) WSUS
7 12 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (2.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 9 (2.02%) AirWatch
9 9 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (1.57%) Backup Exec
10 7 (1.57%) Terraform
11 6 (1.35%) SCOM
12 5 (1.12%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.90%) Ansible
13 4 (0.90%) Jamf Pro
14 3 (0.67%) OfficeScan
14 3 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 3 (0.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 316 (71.01%) Microsoft
2 179 (40.22%) VMware
3 115 (25.84%) Citrix
4 99 (22.25%) Cisco
5 34 (7.64%) Ivanti
6 31 (6.97%) EMC
7 26 (5.84%) HP
7 26 (5.84%) NetApp
8 21 (4.72%) Dell
8 21 (4.72%) McAfee
9 20 (4.49%) Symantec
10 18 (4.04%) Veritas
11 17 (3.82%) Oracle
12 16 (3.60%) Veeam
13 15 (3.37%) Apple
14 14 (3.15%) SolarWinds
15 13 (2.92%) ServiceNow
15 13 (2.92%) Shavlik
16 12 (2.70%) Red Hat
17 11 (2.47%) F5