Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 220 226 190
Rank change year-on-year +6 -36 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1,015 1,320 1,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.27% 1.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.23% 7.55% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 839 899
UK median daily rate £313 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £130 £143 £125
90th Percentile £488 £485 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 92 130
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.39% -1.00% +3.03%
10th Percentile £10.16 £12.00 £10.11
90th Percentile £30.50 £38.63 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -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 12,335 17,477 17,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.80% 16.81% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,927 11,354 11,233
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £256 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 400 438
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +7.49% +2.34%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.50 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.27% +10.00% -3.52%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +7 959 £315 -3.08% 527
UK excluding London +13 673 £300 -7.69% 417
London -24 319 £338 +12.50% 142
South East +11 198 £325 -7.14% 119
North of England +5 172 £288 +2.68% 113
South West +8 104 £320 -8.57% 41
North West 0 99 £300 +9.09% 68
Midlands +43 92 £300 -10.45% 62
East of England +19 70 £363 -3.33% 50
West Midlands +38 69 £300 -14.29% 37
Yorkshire +28 49 £313 -0.79% 33
Scotland -5 27 £213 -15.00% 9
North East +22 24 £175 -56.25% 12
East Midlands +21 23 £223 -32.58% 25
Wales +16 10 £313 -21.88% 21
Northern Ireland +6 1 £238 -5.00% 1

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 776 (76.45%) Windows
2 699 (68.87%) Active Directory
3 698 (68.77%) Microsoft
4 511 (50.34%) Office 365
5 457 (45.02%) Windows Server
6 360 (35.47%) VMware
7 317 (31.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 257 (25.32%) Citrix
9 251 (24.73%) Windows 10
10 241 (23.74%) SCCM
11 234 (23.05%) ITIL
12 233 (22.96%) Microsoft Office
13 227 (22.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 212 (20.89%) VMware Infrastructure
15 210 (20.69%) Windows 7
16 204 (20.10%) Migration
17 203 (20.00%) DNS
18 202 (19.90%) Cisco
19 198 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 194 (19.11%) Windows Server 2008
21 188 (18.52%) Azure
22 170 (16.75%) PowerShell
23 162 (15.96%) DHCP
24 160 (15.76%) Skype for Business
25 157 (15.47%) SharePoint
25 157 (15.47%) Firewall
26 153 (15.07%) Security Cleared
27 148 (14.58%) Skype
28 144 (14.19%) Exchange Server 2013
29 138 (13.60%) 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
1 317 (31.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 160 (15.76%) Skype for Business
3 157 (15.47%) SharePoint
4 144 (14.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 78 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 53 (5.22%) IIS
7 49 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 24 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2000
10 10 (0.99%) IBM Notes
11 9 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.39%) Apache
13 4 (0.39%) Confluence
14 2 (0.20%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.099%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.099%) CMS
15 1 (0.099%) MS Project Server
15 1 (0.099%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 233 (22.96%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.59%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.099%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.30%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 1 (0.099%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.099%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 511 (50.34%) Office 365
2 188 (18.52%) Azure
3 58 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 51 (5.02%) AWS
5 25 (2.46%) OneDrive
6 22 (2.17%) IaaS
6 22 (2.17%) Mimecast
7 12 (1.18%) G Suite
8 11 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (1.08%) PaaS
9 8 (0.79%) Power Platform
10 6 (0.59%) SaaS
11 4 (0.39%) Yammer
12 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.30%) GCP
12 3 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.30%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.099%) GoToWebinar
13 1 (0.099%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.099%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 203 (20.00%) DNS
2 162 (15.96%) DHCP
3 157 (15.47%) Firewall
4 148 (14.58%) Skype
5 112 (11.03%) WAN
6 101 (9.95%) LAN
7 98 (9.66%) TCP/IP
8 89 (8.77%) SAN
9 80 (7.88%) VPN
10 57 (5.62%) VoIP
11 46 (4.53%) Internet
12 35 (3.45%) Wireless
13 30 (2.96%) Remote Desktop
14 28 (2.76%) Unified Communications
15 25 (2.46%) NAS
16 24 (2.36%) NetScaler
17 23 (2.27%) VLAN
18 22 (2.17%) SMTP
19 21 (2.07%) MPLS
20 20 (1.97%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
4 18 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (1.08%) MySQL
6 8 (0.79%) Power BI
6 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.30%) Big Data
9 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2017
10 2 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.099%) MS Access
11 1 (0.099%) Oracle Discoverer
11 1 (0.099%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.099%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.099%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.08%) Visual Studio
2 7 (0.69%) JIRA
3 3 (0.30%) WinDbg
4 2 (0.20%) Hudson
4 2 (0.20%) MSI
5 1 (0.099%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.099%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.099%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 108 (10.64%) Finance
2 64 (6.31%) Public Sector
3 47 (4.63%) Law
4 37 (3.65%) Banking
5 32 (3.15%) Legal
6 24 (2.36%) Retail
6 24 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.67%) Local Government
8 11 (1.08%) German Language
9 8 (0.79%) Military
9 8 (0.79%) Russian Language
10 7 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.69%) Publishing
11 5 (0.49%) Back Office
11 5 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.20%) French Language
12 2 (0.20%) Games
12 2 (0.20%) Housing Association
13 1 (0.099%) Environmental Health
13 1 (0.099%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 205 (20.20%) Analyst
2 171 (16.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 155 (15.27%) Support Engineer
4 114 (11.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 95 (9.36%) Support Analyst
6 89 (8.77%) IT Support
7 80 (7.88%) Service Analyst
8 78 (7.68%) Service Desk Analyst
9 64 (6.31%) Windows Engineer
10 62 (6.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 62 (6.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 60 (5.91%) IT Analyst
12 56 (5.52%) 3rd Line Support
13 54 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 51 (5.02%) Desktop Support
15 49 (4.83%) Consultant
16 47 (4.63%) Desktop Engineer
17 46 (4.53%) IT Engineer
18 45 (4.43%) Infrastructure Support
19 44 (4.33%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.46%) Web Services
2 13 (1.28%) .NET
3 10 (0.99%) .NET Framework
3 10 (0.99%) HTML
3 10 (0.99%) XML
4 9 (0.89%) 802.1X
4 9 (0.89%) LDAP
5 6 (0.59%) WCF
5 6 (0.59%) XSLT
6 3 (0.30%) Node.js
7 2 (0.20%) CSS
7 2 (0.20%) MAPI
8 1 (0.099%) COM
8 1 (0.099%) Middleware
8 1 (0.099%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.099%) REST
8 1 (0.099%) SAML
8 1 (0.099%) SOAP
8 1 (0.099%) WSH
8 1 (0.099%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 77 (7.59%) Data Centre
2 59 (5.81%) Blackberry
3 49 (4.83%) Clustering
4 45 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 38 (3.74%) Video Conferencing
6 28 (2.76%) NHS
7 26 (2.56%) Driving Licence
8 23 (2.27%) iPhone
8 23 (2.27%) PKI
8 23 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (1.87%) Replication
10 17 (1.67%) Handset
11 15 (1.48%) Smartphone
12 9 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.79%) iPad
14 7 (0.69%) PDA
15 6 (0.59%) HP StoreVirtual
15 6 (0.59%) PMI
16 5 (0.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 776 (76.45%) Windows
2 457 (45.02%) Windows Server
3 251 (24.73%) Windows 10
4 227 (22.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 210 (20.69%) Windows 7
6 194 (19.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 84 (8.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 67 (6.60%) Linux
9 53 (5.22%) Windows 8
10 39 (3.84%) Android
11 31 (3.05%) Windows XP
12 25 (2.46%) Apple iOS
13 23 (2.27%) Unix
14 19 (1.87%) Windows 2000
15 16 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (1.08%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.99%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.99%) Windows Vista
19 9 (0.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (23.05%) ITIL
2 204 (20.10%) Migration
3 198 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 96 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
5 84 (8.28%) Service Management
6 67 (6.60%) Incident Management
7 52 (5.12%) Mobile Device Management
8 50 (4.93%) Problem Management
9 47 (4.63%) ITSM
10 43 (4.24%) Information Security
11 38 (3.74%) CRM
12 36 (3.55%) Change Management
13 35 (3.45%) Server Building
13 35 (3.45%) Time Management
14 34 (3.35%) Project Delivery
15 30 (2.96%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
16 28 (2.76%) ITIL V3
16 28 (2.76%) Virtual Environments
17 27 (2.66%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 170 (16.75%) PowerShell
2 81 (7.98%) SQL
3 22 (2.17%) VBScript
4 17 (1.67%) Java
5 15 (1.48%) C
6 12 (1.18%) JavaScript
7 7 (0.69%) Python
8 6 (0.59%) Bash Shell
8 6 (0.59%) VB
8 6 (0.59%) VBA
9 5 (0.49%) C#
9 5 (0.49%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.39%) Perl
11 3 (0.30%) Go
11 3 (0.30%) Ruby
12 2 (0.20%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.099%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 153 (15.07%) Security Cleared
2 106 (10.44%) SC Cleared
3 102 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 65 (6.40%) MCSE
5 54 (5.32%) DV Cleared
6 48 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (4.63%) MCSA
8 42 (4.14%) MCP
9 40 (3.94%) CCNA
10 38 (3.74%) Degree
11 34 (3.35%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (1.77%) CCNP
13 18 (1.77%) MCITP
14 13 (1.28%) CCA
14 13 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (0.99%) DBS Check
16 8 (0.79%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.11%) SLA
2 11 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.99%) QA
4 9 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (0.79%) NCSC
5 8 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.69%) Government Security Classifications
6 7 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.30%) COBIT
7 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.099%) PMO
System Software
1 699 (68.87%) Active Directory
2 212 (20.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (13.10%) Hyper-V
4 112 (11.03%) XenApp
5 75 (7.39%) XenDesktop
6 59 (5.81%) vSphere
7 50 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (1.08%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.59%) ISA Server
11 6 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.49%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.49%) NDS
12 5 (0.49%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 4 (0.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.39%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 241 (23.74%) SCCM
2 80 (7.88%) SCOM
3 47 (4.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (3.15%) AirWatch
4 32 (3.15%) WSUS
5 27 (2.66%) Single Sign-On
6 19 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
7 18 (1.77%) Backup Exec
8 16 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 14 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (1.28%) NetBackup
10 13 (1.28%) ServiceCenter
11 12 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 11 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
12 11 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 10 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (0.99%) vCenter Server
14 8 (0.79%) Nessus
15 7 (0.69%) Ansible
15 7 (0.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 698 (68.77%) Microsoft
2 360 (35.47%) VMware
3 257 (25.32%) Citrix
4 202 (19.90%) Cisco
5 102 (10.05%) HP
6 55 (5.42%) Ivanti
7 49 (4.83%) McAfee
8 41 (4.04%) Symantec
9 37 (3.65%) NetApp
10 33 (3.25%) Dell
10 33 (3.25%) Meraki
10 33 (3.25%) ServiceNow
11 30 (2.96%) Apple
11 30 (2.96%) MobileIron
12 27 (2.66%) EMC
13 23 (2.27%) Intel
13 23 (2.27%) Sony
14 22 (2.17%) Adobe
15 21 (2.07%) Remedy
15 21 (2.07%) Veeam