Period
to 19 August 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 210 153
Rank change year-on-year +4 -57 -40
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1,363 1,228 1,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.27% 1.70%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.94% 7.53% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 833 1,126
UK median daily rate £300 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £145 £118 £150
90th Percentile £475 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £313
% change year-on-year - -4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 115 153
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +8.20% -12.86%
10th Percentile £11.83 £10.29 £10.53
90th Percentile £31.45 £41.75 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.57 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +16.05% +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 17,167 16,313 19,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.79% 16.91% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,221 10,551 13,105
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 412 492
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.82 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.46% -2.82% +1.95%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £20.73
% change year-on-year +1.73% -5.16% +3.65%

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 2018.

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 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 -2 1,185 £301 -2.90% 353
UK excluding London -6 851 £300 - 278
London +27 485 £301 -3.68% 91
South East -23 213 £350 +6.87% 54
North of England -31 190 £280 -6.67% 88
Midlands +16 142 £325 +13.04% 33
North West -22 111 £280 -6.67% 48
West Midlands +10 101 £325 +36.84% 20
Scotland +1 99 £273 -0.91% 7
South West -19 87 £275 -15.38% 50
East of England -10 74 £325 +8.33% 36
Yorkshire -1 54 £300 +9.09% 35
East Midlands -1 43 £250 -13.04% 13
Wales -5 43 £400 +122.22% 8
North East -21 25 £273 -2.68% 5
Northern Ireland +28 7 £450 +80.00% 1
Channel Islands - 2 £175 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 1,004 (73.66%) Windows
2 961 (70.51%) Active Directory
3 916 (67.20%) Microsoft
4 568 (41.67%) Office 365
5 551 (40.43%) Windows Server
6 527 (38.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 482 (35.36%) VMware
8 332 (24.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 322 (23.62%) Microsoft Office
10 318 (23.33%) Citrix
11 315 (23.11%) ITIL
12 299 (21.94%) DNS
13 287 (21.06%) Skype for Business
14 281 (20.62%) SCCM
14 281 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 280 (20.54%) PowerShell
16 279 (20.47%) Windows 7
17 271 (19.88%) Windows Server 2012
18 253 (18.56%) Windows 10
19 245 (17.98%) Migration
20 232 (17.02%) DHCP
21 210 (15.41%) SQL Server
21 210 (15.41%) Exchange Server 2013
22 206 (15.11%) Skype
23 199 (14.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 194 (14.23%) Security Cleared
25 184 (13.50%) Cisco
25 184 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
26 183 (13.43%) Firewall
27 180 (13.21%) SQL

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
1 527 (38.66%) Exchange Server 2010
2 287 (21.06%) Skype for Business
3 210 (15.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 174 (12.77%) SharePoint
5 117 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 76 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 43 (3.15%) IIS
7 43 (3.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 24 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 22 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
10 16 (1.17%) IBM Notes
11 15 (1.10%) Apache
12 12 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (0.81%) IBM Domino
14 8 (0.59%) Confluence
15 6 (0.44%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
17 3 (0.22%) OpenStack
17 3 (0.22%) Site Server
17 3 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 322 (23.62%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.15%) Concordance
2 2 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.15%) Relativity
2 2 (0.15%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.073%) Eikon
3 1 (0.073%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.073%) Maximo
3 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.073%) RMDS
3 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.073%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 568 (41.67%) Office 365
2 154 (11.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (3.30%) Mimecast
5 32 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 29 (2.13%) OneDrive
7 22 (1.61%) IaaS
8 20 (1.47%) G Suite
9 16 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (1.03%) PaaS
11 13 (0.95%) Yammer
12 11 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.81%) SaaS
13 6 (0.44%) iTunes
14 4 (0.29%) Slack
15 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.15%) Cloudflare
16 2 (0.15%) Google Drive
16 2 (0.15%) GoToWebinar
17 1 (0.073%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 299 (21.94%) DNS
2 232 (17.02%) DHCP
3 206 (15.11%) Skype
4 183 (13.43%) Firewall
5 139 (10.20%) LAN
6 135 (9.90%) SAN
7 129 (9.46%) WAN
8 104 (7.63%) TCP/IP
9 93 (6.82%) VPN
10 70 (5.14%) VoIP
11 47 (3.45%) Unified Communications
12 46 (3.37%) SMTP
13 40 (2.93%) Internet
14 35 (2.57%) VLAN
15 33 (2.42%) NAS
16 28 (2.05%) IP Telephony
17 27 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
18 22 (1.61%) NetScaler
19 21 (1.54%) Wireless
20 19 (1.39%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (15.41%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (0.73%) MySQL
6 5 (0.37%) Blockchain
6 5 (0.37%) Electronic Patient Records
6 5 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.22%) Power BI
8 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.15%) MS Access
9 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.073%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.073%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.073%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.073%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (1.47%) JIRA
2 9 (0.66%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.59%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.44%) MSI
5 5 (0.37%) Zephyr
6 4 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.22%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.15%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.15%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.15%) Hudson
8 2 (0.15%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.15%) Selenium
8 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.15%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.073%) Subversion
General
1 157 (11.52%) Finance
2 41 (3.01%) Banking
3 35 (2.57%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.20%) Legal
4 30 (2.20%) Retail
5 26 (1.91%) Back Office
6 20 (1.47%) Law
7 16 (1.17%) Local Government
8 14 (1.03%) Military
9 12 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.81%) Advertising
10 11 (0.81%) Marketing
11 9 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.59%) Publishing
13 7 (0.51%) Electronics
13 7 (0.51%) Games
14 6 (0.44%) French Language
15 5 (0.37%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 248 (18.20%) Analyst
2 175 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 175 (12.84%) Support Engineer
3 117 (8.58%) Support Analyst
4 108 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 94 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 86 (6.31%) Desktop Support
7 79 (5.80%) Administrator
8 76 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support
9 72 (5.28%) IT Support
10 71 (5.21%) Exchange Engineer
10 71 (5.21%) Messaging Engineer
11 67 (4.92%) Service Analyst
12 64 (4.70%) Service Desk Analyst
13 62 (4.55%) Office 365 Engineer
14 59 (4.33%) Server Engineer
15 54 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
16 52 (3.82%) IT Engineer
17 48 (3.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 48 (3.52%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.17%) Web Services
2 14 (1.03%) .NET
3 7 (0.51%) LDAP
3 7 (0.51%) Software Packaging
4 5 (0.37%) .NET Framework
4 5 (0.37%) Apache Axis
5 4 (0.29%) HTML
5 4 (0.29%) WSH
6 3 (0.22%) CSS
6 3 (0.22%) JSON
6 3 (0.22%) LAMP
6 3 (0.22%) XMPP
7 2 (0.15%) ADSI
7 2 (0.15%) jQuery
7 2 (0.15%) MAPI
7 2 (0.15%) Middleware
7 2 (0.15%) REST
7 2 (0.15%) SOAP
7 2 (0.15%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 2 (0.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 118 (8.66%) Data Centre
2 91 (6.68%) Clustering
3 81 (5.94%) Blackberry
4 78 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (4.99%) PKI
6 44 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
7 41 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
8 32 (2.35%) Computer Science
8 32 (2.35%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.83%) iPhone
10 17 (1.25%) Fat Client
10 17 (1.25%) Replication
10 17 (1.25%) Smartphone
10 17 (1.25%) Thin Client
10 17 (1.25%) Video\Live Streaming
11 16 (1.17%) CLARiiON
12 15 (1.10%) iPad
13 12 (0.88%) Handset
14 11 (0.81%) User Experience
15 9 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,004 (73.66%) Windows
2 551 (40.43%) Windows Server
3 332 (24.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 279 (20.47%) Windows 7
5 271 (19.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 253 (18.56%) Windows 10
7 136 (9.98%) Linux
8 132 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 62 (4.55%) Windows 8
10 59 (4.33%) Android
11 55 (4.04%) Apple iOS
12 49 (3.60%) Unix
12 49 (3.60%) Windows XP
13 27 (1.98%) Mac OS
14 25 (1.83%) Windows Phone
15 24 (1.76%) Solaris
16 23 (1.69%) Mac OS X
17 21 (1.54%) Windows Phone 8
18 15 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 10 (0.73%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (23.11%) ITIL
2 245 (17.98%) Migration
3 199 (14.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 120 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
5 89 (6.53%) Service Management
6 75 (5.50%) Change Management
7 62 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 62 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 53 (3.89%) ITIL V3
9 52 (3.82%) Patch Management
10 49 (3.60%) Problem Management
11 48 (3.52%) Capacity Planning
12 44 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
13 41 (3.01%) Service Delivery
14 39 (2.86%) Server Management
15 38 (2.79%) Project Management
16 36 (2.64%) ITSM
17 34 (2.49%) Virtual Environments
18 33 (2.42%) PRINCE2
19 32 (2.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 280 (20.54%) PowerShell
2 180 (13.21%) SQL
3 34 (2.49%) VBScript
4 27 (1.98%) C
5 13 (0.95%) VB
6 12 (0.88%) C#
7 10 (0.73%) Perl
7 10 (0.73%) Python
8 6 (0.44%) Java
9 5 (0.37%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.37%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.22%) C++
10 3 (0.22%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.15%) PHP
11 2 (0.15%) Ruby
11 2 (0.15%) XAML
12 1 (0.073%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.073%) Go
12 1 (0.073%) LINC
12 1 (0.073%) sed
Qualifications
1 194 (14.23%) Security Cleared
2 184 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 144 (10.56%) SC Cleared
4 97 (7.12%) MCSE
5 76 (5.58%) Degree
6 50 (3.67%) DV Cleared
7 45 (3.30%) MCSA
8 42 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (2.71%) CCNA
10 34 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
11 33 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 29 (2.13%) MCITP
13 25 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
14 23 (1.69%) MCP
15 19 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
15 19 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (1.17%) Novell Certification
17 14 (1.03%) CCNP
18 7 (0.51%) DBS Check
18 7 (0.51%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (6.16%) SLA
2 22 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (0.81%) GDPR
3 11 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.66%) PMO
5 6 (0.44%) QA
6 5 (0.37%) HL7
7 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.15%) RMADS
9 1 (0.073%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.073%) JSP 440
System Software
1 961 (70.51%) Active Directory
2 281 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (11.37%) Hyper-V
4 121 (8.88%) VMware ESXi
4 121 (8.88%) vSphere
4 121 (8.88%) XenApp
5 48 (3.52%) XenDesktop
6 34 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (2.13%) XenServer
8 27 (1.98%) VMware Workstation
9 26 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (1.69%) Terminal Services
12 20 (1.47%) VMware Server
13 19 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 15 (1.10%) BitLocker
14 15 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
15 11 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 11 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
16 9 (0.66%) Xen
Systems Management
1 281 (20.62%) SCCM
2 105 (7.70%) SCOM
3 66 (4.84%) WSUS
4 63 (4.62%) Microsoft Clustering
5 59 (4.33%) Backup Exec
6 49 (3.60%) NetBackup
7 44 (3.23%) AirWatch
8 37 (2.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 36 (2.64%) vCenter Server
10 31 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
11 26 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
12 24 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
13 23 (1.69%) XenMobile
14 21 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
15 20 (1.47%) SAP Afaria
16 19 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 12 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 10 (0.73%) Puppet
19 9 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
19 9 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 916 (67.20%) Microsoft
2 482 (35.36%) VMware
3 318 (23.33%) Citrix
4 184 (13.50%) Cisco
5 158 (11.59%) HP
6 105 (7.70%) McAfee
7 80 (5.87%) Apple
7 80 (5.87%) Symantec
8 79 (5.80%) NetApp
9 54 (3.96%) Dell
10 53 (3.89%) Veeam
11 45 (3.30%) EMC
12 44 (3.23%) Ivanti
13 43 (3.15%) IBM
14 35 (2.57%) Oracle
14 35 (2.57%) SolarWinds
15 34 (2.49%) CommVault
15 34 (2.49%) ServiceNow
15 34 (2.49%) Veritas
16 32 (2.35%) SAP