Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 373 265 245
Rank change year-on-year -108 -20 -25
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 446 369 1,030
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 1.00% 1.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.71% 6.81% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 258 703
10th Percentile £160 £131 £134
25th Percentile £204 £213 £175
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £374 £375 £325
Median % change year-on-year -0.33% +15.38% +8.33%
75th Percentile £475 £488 £448
90th Percentile £525 £525 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £375 £315
% change year-on-year -16.00% +19.05% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 53
10th Percentile £12.54 £11.97 £11.01
25th Percentile £14.53 £12.74 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.34 £16.85 £16.74
Median % change year-on-year +2.91% +0.66% -5.74%
75th Percentile £23.00 £19.63 £21.25
90th Percentile £32.45 £21.07 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.34 £16.85 £16.04
% change year-on-year +2.91% +5.05% -8.37%

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 9,473 5,415 14,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.20% 14.74% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,415 3,629 9,214
10th Percentile £300 £300 £266
25th Percentile £400 £388 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £562 £563
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 110 306
10th Percentile £12.27 £12.61 £11.53
25th Percentile £16.21 £15.13 £13.31
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £53.00 £32.75 £40.10
90th Percentile £68.36 £52.30 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.56 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.45% -5.00% +5.57%

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 -108 359 £350 -6.67% 265
UK excluding London -58 265 £315 -16.00% 229
London -137 112 £400 +14.29% 48
Work from Home -203 99 £370 -17.78% 31
South East -44 79 £338 -20.59% 51
North of England -22 76 £275 -17.91% 79
North West -22 46 £359 +3.17% 40
Midlands -27 38 £195 -29.09% 34
Yorkshire -20 27 £170 -51.43% 26
South West -24 27 £350 -26.32% 29
Scotland -56 23 £425 +4.29% 8
West Midlands -27 22 £200 -33.33% 24
East Midlands -8 16 £188 +40.69% 10
East of England -5 14 £315 -3.08% 24
Wales -1 7 £190 +46.15% 5
North East -6 3 £250 +25.00% 13
Northern Ireland - 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 347 (77.80%) Windows
2 332 (74.44%) Active Directory
3 308 (69.06%) Microsoft
4 269 (60.31%) Microsoft 365
5 198 (44.39%) Windows Server
6 176 (39.46%) Azure
7 154 (34.53%) VMware
8 125 (28.03%) SharePoint
9 123 (27.58%) Windows 10
10 116 (26.01%) PowerShell
11 111 (24.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 100 (22.42%) VMware Infrastructure
13 98 (21.97%) Microsoft Office
14 96 (21.52%) Social Skills
15 93 (20.85%) Migration
16 92 (20.63%) Exchange Server 2010
17 91 (20.40%) Citrix
18 85 (19.06%) DNS
19 82 (18.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 78 (17.49%) SQL Server
20 78 (17.49%) Windows Server 2008
21 76 (17.04%) Security Cleared
22 71 (15.92%) SCCM
23 69 (15.47%) Windows Server 2016
24 64 (14.35%) ITIL
25 63 (14.13%) SQL
26 61 (13.68%) Skype for Business
26 61 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2013
27 59 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
27 59 (13.23%) Skype

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
1 125 (28.03%) SharePoint
2 92 (20.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 61 (13.68%) Skype for Business
4 26 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (3.14%) IIS
7 12 (2.69%) MS Project Server
8 8 (1.79%) IBM Notes
9 7 (1.57%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.35%) Apache
10 6 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.67%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.45%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 98 (21.97%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (5.61%) Dynamics AX
2 24 (5.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.45%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 269 (60.31%) Microsoft 365
2 176 (39.46%) Azure
3 57 (12.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 42 (9.42%) Power Platform
5 36 (8.07%) OneDrive
6 30 (6.73%) Mimecast
7 27 (6.05%) PowerApps
8 26 (5.83%) Dynamics 365
9 18 (4.04%) AWS
10 17 (3.81%) IaaS
11 7 (1.57%) PaaS
11 7 (1.57%) SaaS
12 5 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (1.12%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 4 (0.90%) GCP
13 4 (0.90%) Power Automate
13 4 (0.90%) Yammer
14 2 (0.45%) Azure Logic Apps
14 2 (0.45%) Google Workspace
15 1 (0.22%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 85 (19.06%) DNS
2 59 (13.23%) Skype
3 52 (11.66%) Firewall
4 50 (11.21%) DHCP
5 38 (8.52%) VPN
6 31 (6.95%) TCP/IP
7 23 (5.16%) WAN
8 22 (4.93%) SAN
9 20 (4.48%) LAN
10 19 (4.26%) NetScaler
11 16 (3.59%) Internet
12 14 (3.14%) MPLS
12 14 (3.14%) VoIP
13 12 (2.69%) Network Security
13 12 (2.69%) SMTP
14 10 (2.24%) NAS
15 9 (2.02%) DKIM
15 9 (2.02%) DMARC
15 9 (2.02%) Unified Communications
16 8 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (17.49%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.36%) Power BI
2 15 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (2.91%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2017
5 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.45%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.45%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.22%) MySQL
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.22%) Hudson
2 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.22%) MSI
2 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 96 (21.52%) Social Skills
2 49 (10.99%) Finance
3 44 (9.87%) Public Sector
4 24 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (4.26%) Documentation Skills
6 13 (2.91%) Banking
7 12 (2.69%) Legal
8 11 (2.47%) Organisational Skills
9 7 (1.57%) Back Office
10 5 (1.12%) Local Government
10 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.90%) Electronics
11 4 (0.90%) Law
11 4 (0.90%) Presentation Skills
11 4 (0.90%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.67%) Retail
13 2 (0.45%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.45%) International Banking
13 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (14.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 57 (12.78%) Analyst
3 49 (10.99%) Support Engineer
4 41 (9.19%) Architect
5 28 (6.28%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 25 (5.61%) Desktop Engineer
6 25 (5.61%) IT Support
7 23 (5.16%) Desktop Support
7 23 (5.16%) IT Engineer
8 22 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support
8 22 (4.93%) Support Analyst
9 21 (4.71%) Consultant
9 21 (4.71%) Service Analyst
10 20 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
12 18 (4.04%) 1st Line Support
13 17 (3.81%) Administrator
13 17 (3.81%) Messaging Engineer
14 16 (3.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 15 (3.36%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.28%) .NET
2 24 (5.38%) J2EE
3 16 (3.59%) LDAP
4 5 (1.12%) REST
4 5 (1.12%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.90%) SAML
6 3 (0.67%) Web Services
7 2 (0.45%) HTML
7 2 (0.45%) Middleware
7 2 (0.45%) WCF
7 2 (0.45%) WSH
7 2 (0.45%) XML
7 2 (0.45%) XSLT
8 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.22%) JMS
8 1 (0.22%) jQuery
8 1 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.22%) RESTful
8 1 (0.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.95%) Clustering
2 20 (4.48%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (2.47%) Driving Licence
4 11 (2.47%) PKI
5 10 (2.24%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.02%) NHS
7 8 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.57%) BYOD
8 7 (1.57%) iPad
8 7 (1.57%) iPhone
8 7 (1.57%) User Experience
9 6 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.12%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Licensing
10 5 (1.12%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.90%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 347 (77.80%) Windows
2 198 (44.39%) Windows Server
3 123 (27.58%) Windows 10
4 111 (24.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (17.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (15.47%) Windows Server 2016
7 51 (11.43%) Windows 7
8 49 (10.99%) Windows Server 2019
9 29 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (4.93%) Linux
11 16 (3.59%) Android
12 14 (3.14%) Windows XP
13 11 (2.47%) Unix
14 7 (1.57%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.35%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.90%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.45%) CentOS
17 2 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (20.85%) Migration
2 82 (18.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 64 (14.35%) ITIL
4 34 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (6.95%) Load Balancing
6 26 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (5.61%) CRM
7 25 (5.61%) Mobile Device Management
8 23 (5.16%) Computer Science
8 23 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (4.93%) Identity Management
10 21 (4.71%) Service Management
11 20 (4.48%) Project Delivery
12 18 (4.04%) Project Management
13 16 (3.59%) Change Control
13 16 (3.59%) Patch Management
14 15 (3.36%) Service Delivery
14 15 (3.36%) Time Management
15 13 (2.91%) Incident Management
16 12 (2.69%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 116 (26.01%) PowerShell
2 63 (14.13%) SQL
3 26 (5.83%) Java
4 12 (2.69%) Shell Script
5 8 (1.79%) C#
6 6 (1.35%) C
7 4 (0.90%) Python
8 2 (0.45%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.45%) Perl
9 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.22%) Ruby
9 1 (0.22%) VB
9 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.22%) VBScript
9 1 (0.22%) XPath
9 1 (0.22%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 76 (17.04%) Security Cleared
2 59 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (12.11%) MCSE
4 48 (10.76%) SC Cleared
5 33 (7.40%) DV Cleared
6 26 (5.83%) CCNA
6 26 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (5.83%) Degree
7 21 (4.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (2.69%) MCSA
10 7 (1.57%) MCITP
11 6 (1.35%) MCP
12 5 (1.12%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.90%) CCNP
13 4 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.22%) APMP
14 1 (0.22%) GNVQ
14 1 (0.22%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.28%) SLA
2 7 (1.57%) QA
3 3 (0.67%) GDPR
4 2 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) NCSC
System Software
1 332 (74.44%) Active Directory
2 100 (22.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (11.66%) Hyper-V
4 35 (7.85%) vSphere
5 33 (7.40%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (5.38%) XenApp
7 23 (5.16%) XenDesktop
8 20 (4.48%) Virtual Desktop
9 17 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 6 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.12%) NFS
12 3 (0.67%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.45%) Firmware
13 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.45%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.22%) Postfix
14 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 71 (15.92%) SCCM
2 56 (12.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 38 (8.52%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 20 (4.48%) WSUS
5 16 (3.59%) vCenter Server
6 14 (3.14%) SCOM
7 10 (2.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (1.79%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (1.35%) Backup Exec
10 6 (1.35%) FortiGate
10 6 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (1.12%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.67%) Ansible
12 3 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 308 (69.06%) Microsoft
2 154 (34.53%) VMware
3 91 (20.40%) Citrix
4 58 (13.00%) Cisco
5 47 (10.54%) Oracle
6 27 (6.05%) SAP
7 22 (4.93%) Veeam
8 17 (3.81%) Dell
8 17 (3.81%) EMC
8 17 (3.81%) HP
8 17 (3.81%) McAfee
9 14 (3.14%) Symantec
10 13 (2.91%) F5
11 12 (2.69%) Fortinet
11 12 (2.69%) Ivanti
11 12 (2.69%) Red Hat
12 11 (2.47%) IronPort
12 11 (2.47%) Lumension
12 11 (2.47%) NetApp
13 10 (2.24%) Borland