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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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 433 368 246
Rank change year-on-year -65 -122 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 496 432 437
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.65% 1.06%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.72% 5.11% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 307 305
10th Percentile £160 £163 £124
25th Percentile £200 £213 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £380 £350
Median % change year-on-year -14.47% +8.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £488 £488 £481
90th Percentile £558 £528 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £258 £350 £363
% change year-on-year -26.43% -3.45% +15.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 32
10th Percentile £12.66 £11.93 £11.68
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.50 £12.79
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.25
Median % change year-on-year - +4.62% -2.99%
75th Percentile £22.25 £24.84 £18.50
90th Percentile £23.50 £45.25 £21.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.45 £17.17 £16.25
% change year-on-year -4.18% +5.65% +0.25%

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 10,502 8,447 5,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.80% 12.73% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,217 5,694 3,818
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
25th Percentile £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +0.53%
75th Percentile £630 £575 £550
90th Percentile £733 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 164 128
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.25 £12.63
25th Percentile £17.03 £16.14 £15.98
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.71 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +47.60% +18.56% +0.30%
75th Percentile £65.32 £51.00 £33.19
90th Percentile £77.50 £65.54 £52.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £19.44
% change year-on-year +2.81% +12.58% +11.09%

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 3 July 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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 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 -45 427 £315 -14.86% 192
UK excluding London -20 289 £258 -26.43% 158
Work from Home -110 154 £413 +9.27% 63
London -53 147 £375 -6.25% 41
South East +5 100 £198 -49.68% 40
North of England -76 47 £400 +12.04% 48
Midlands -19 46 £300 +57.89% 22
East of England +2 37 £200 -44.06% 14
South West -3 36 £225 -35.71% 25
West Midlands -25 29 £300 +53.85% 15
North West -59 28 £425 +6.25% 30
Scotland -18 20 £281 -34.00% 5
Yorkshire -37 18 £375 +120.59% 13
East Midlands -7 14 £244 +30.00% 7
Wales -6 7 £450 +136.84% 2
Northern Ireland +1 1 £450 +63.64% 2
North East -10 1 £210 -16.00% 5

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 396 (79.84%) Active Directory
2 385 (77.62%) Microsoft
3 373 (75.20%) Windows
4 291 (58.67%) Microsoft 365
5 182 (36.69%) Windows Server
6 166 (33.47%) Azure
7 150 (30.24%) VMware
8 144 (29.03%) ITIL
9 136 (27.42%) Windows 10
10 127 (25.60%) DNS
11 120 (24.19%) Microsoft Office
12 115 (23.19%) Citrix
12 115 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 112 (22.58%) Social Skills
14 108 (21.77%) Firewall
15 106 (21.37%) PowerShell
16 96 (19.35%) SCCM
17 92 (18.55%) DHCP
18 83 (16.73%) Exchange Server 2010
19 79 (15.93%) SQL Server
20 77 (15.52%) Security Cleared
21 73 (14.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 68 (13.71%) SharePoint
23 66 (13.31%) Cisco
24 62 (12.50%) Hyper-V
24 62 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
24 62 (12.50%) Patch Management
25 61 (12.30%) SQL
25 61 (12.30%) Migration
26 60 (12.10%) Finance

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 83 (16.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 68 (13.71%) SharePoint
3 32 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (5.04%) Skype for Business
5 18 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (3.63%) IBM Domino
6 10 (2.02%) IIS
7 9 (1.81%) Confluence
8 7 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.21%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.60%) Apache
11 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.20%) Mailman
12 1 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 120 (24.19%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.81%) Markit EDM
1 9 (1.81%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.40%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 291 (58.67%) Microsoft 365
2 166 (33.47%) Azure
3 60 (12.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (5.04%) OneDrive
5 21 (4.23%) AWS
6 20 (4.03%) Power Platform
7 18 (3.63%) Mimecast
8 13 (2.62%) IaaS
9 11 (2.22%) GCP
10 4 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.81%) PaaS
11 3 (0.60%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.60%) SaaS
11 3 (0.60%) Yammer
12 2 (0.40%) Azure Logic Apps
12 2 (0.40%) Azure Monitor
12 2 (0.40%) Power Automate
12 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.20%) Nutanix
13 1 (0.20%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 127 (25.60%) DNS
2 108 (21.77%) Firewall
3 92 (18.55%) DHCP
4 48 (9.68%) SAN
5 41 (8.27%) TCP/IP
6 37 (7.46%) WAN
7 32 (6.45%) LAN
8 25 (5.04%) Wi-Fi
9 23 (4.64%) VPN
10 21 (4.23%) VoIP
11 18 (3.63%) Skype
12 15 (3.02%) Network Security
12 15 (3.02%) WebEx
13 12 (2.42%) IPv4
14 10 (2.02%) HTTP
14 10 (2.02%) MPLS
14 10 (2.02%) NAS
15 9 (1.81%) SNMP
15 9 (1.81%) VLAN
16 8 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (15.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.60%) Power BI
3 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.40%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (1.61%) JIRA
2 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.40%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 112 (22.58%) Social Skills
2 60 (12.10%) Finance
3 36 (7.26%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.23%) Legal
5 11 (2.22%) Advertising
5 11 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.81%) Banking
7 8 (1.61%) Law
8 7 (1.41%) Digital Economy
8 7 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.41%) Games
9 6 (1.21%) Organisational Skills
10 5 (1.01%) Front Office
11 4 (0.81%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.81%) Retail
12 2 (0.40%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 100 (20.16%) Analyst
2 99 (19.96%) Support Engineer
3 74 (14.92%) 2nd Line Support
4 61 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 50 (10.08%) Desktop Support
6 47 (9.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 43 (8.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 35 (7.06%) Support Analyst
9 32 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
9 32 (6.45%) IT Support
10 31 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 31 (6.25%) Service Analyst
11 30 (6.05%) Service Desk Analyst
12 25 (5.04%) Consultant
12 25 (5.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 24 (4.84%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 24 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 20 (4.03%) Architect
14 20 (4.03%) IT Engineer
14 20 (4.03%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.22%) ARM Templates
2 8 (1.61%) LDAP
3 6 (1.21%) .NET
3 6 (1.21%) XMPP
4 4 (0.81%) SailPoint
4 4 (0.81%) Web Services
5 3 (0.60%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (0.60%) Universal Windows Platform
6 2 (0.40%) Middleware
6 2 (0.40%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.20%) Flash
7 1 (0.20%) J2EE
7 1 (0.20%) WSH
7 1 (0.20%) XML
7 1 (0.20%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.85%) Clustering
2 25 (5.04%) Blackberry
3 23 (4.64%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.64%) PKI
4 21 (4.23%) NHS
5 19 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.83%) Replication
6 17 (3.43%) CESG
6 17 (3.43%) iPhone
7 16 (3.23%) iPad
8 15 (3.02%) BYOD
8 15 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (2.62%) Public Cloud
10 11 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.81%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.81%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.21%) User Experience
14 5 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
15 4 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 373 (75.20%) Windows
2 182 (36.69%) Windows Server
3 136 (27.42%) Windows 10
4 57 (11.49%) Windows Server 2016
5 55 (11.09%) Windows Server 2019
6 52 (10.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (9.48%) Windows 7
7 47 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (7.26%) Linux
9 29 (5.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (4.44%) Android
10 22 (4.44%) Windows XP
11 18 (3.63%) Mac OS
12 11 (2.22%) Unix
13 9 (1.81%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.61%) Windows 8
15 7 (1.41%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.60%) Solaris
16 3 (0.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (29.03%) ITIL
2 73 (14.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 62 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 61 (12.30%) Migration
5 54 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
6 42 (8.47%) Service Management
7 36 (7.26%) Mobile Device Management
8 35 (7.06%) Service Delivery
9 31 (6.25%) Change Control
10 29 (5.85%) Incident Management
11 28 (5.65%) ITSM
12 26 (5.24%) Load Balancing
13 25 (5.04%) Change Management
14 24 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
14 24 (4.84%) Time Management
15 22 (4.44%) Project Delivery
16 20 (4.03%) Information Security
16 20 (4.03%) Problem Management
17 19 (3.83%) Data Loss Prevention
17 19 (3.83%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (21.37%) PowerShell
2 61 (12.30%) SQL
3 8 (1.61%) Python
4 5 (1.01%) C#
4 5 (1.01%) VB
5 4 (0.81%) Bash
5 4 (0.81%) C
5 4 (0.81%) Perl
6 3 (0.60%) VBScript
7 2 (0.40%) Java
7 2 (0.40%) VBA
8 1 (0.20%) C++
8 1 (0.20%) Go
8 1 (0.20%) SOQL
8 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 53 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (10.48%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.03%) MCSA
5 17 (3.43%) MCSE
6 16 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (2.62%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.42%) MCITP
9 11 (2.22%) Degree
10 10 (2.02%) MCP
11 9 (1.81%) CCNA
11 9 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.81%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (1.61%) CCA
12 8 (1.61%) MCTS
12 8 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.60%) AWS Certification
15 2 (0.40%) HNC
15 2 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (10.08%) SLA
2 16 (3.23%) GDPR
3 8 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.81%) GRC
4 4 (0.81%) PMO
5 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.40%) NCSC
6 2 (0.40%) QA
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) NIST
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 396 (79.84%) Active Directory
2 115 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 45 (9.07%) vSphere
5 40 (8.06%) XenApp
6 27 (5.44%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (4.84%) XenDesktop
8 23 (4.64%) Virtual Servers
9 20 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (2.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 11 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (2.02%) NFS
13 5 (1.01%) BitLocker
13 5 (1.01%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.40%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 2 (0.40%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.40%) Firmware
15 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 96 (19.35%) SCCM
2 62 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (4.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 22 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
5 16 (3.23%) NetBackup
5 16 (3.23%) PowerCLI
6 13 (2.62%) Terraform
7 12 (2.42%) Microsoft Clustering
7 12 (2.42%) vCenter Server
8 10 (2.02%) AirWatch
9 9 (1.81%) Control-M
10 8 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (1.61%) Jamf Pro
11 7 (1.41%) SCOrch
12 5 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (1.01%) OfficeScan
12 5 (1.01%) SCOM
13 4 (0.81%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 385 (77.62%) Microsoft
2 150 (30.24%) VMware
3 115 (23.19%) Citrix
4 66 (13.31%) Cisco
5 42 (8.47%) HP
6 34 (6.85%) NetApp
7 32 (6.45%) ServiceNow
8 28 (5.65%) Veeam
9 27 (5.44%) McAfee
10 23 (4.64%) Ivanti
10 23 (4.64%) SolarWinds
11 21 (4.23%) Apple
12 20 (4.03%) Dell
12 20 (4.03%) Okta
13 16 (3.23%) IBM
14 15 (3.02%) Sophos
15 14 (2.82%) EMC
16 13 (2.62%) BMC
16 13 (2.62%) Symantec
17 12 (2.42%) Shavlik