Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 178 138
Rank change year-on-year -9 -40 -54
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1443 1578 1963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.51% 1.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.41% 8.14% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 968 1178
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £123 £138 £133
90th Percentile £488 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 152 191
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +2.23% -2.18%
10th Percentile £10.14 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £32.25 £29.90 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -

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 17155 19384 20012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.64% 18.51% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11290 12557 12574
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.45%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £230
90th Percentile £605 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 478 605
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% +3.65% +14.29%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -16 1280 £300 -7.69% 258
UK excluding London +5 975 £300 -3.23% 192
London -71 438 £325 -7.14% 81
South East +6 301 £300 -7.69% 58
North of England +23 226 £300 -3.23% 51
Midlands +16 131 £305 +1.67% 35
North West +26 109 £280 -10.40% 35
East of England +16 104 £300 +33.33% 18
South West -26 88 £400 +25.98% 15
West Midlands +11 84 £313 +4.17% 17
Yorkshire +29 83 £313 -0.79% 11
Scotland -12 83 £305 +3.39% 14
East Midlands +10 47 £300 +6.67% 18
Wales +31 42 £180 -60.00%
North East +7 35 £321 +7.00% 5
Northern Ireland -38 11 £250 -29.58% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 1045 (72.42%) Active Directory
2 1021 (70.76%) Windows
3 890 (61.68%) Microsoft
4 590 (40.89%) Office 365
5 588 (40.75%) Windows Server
6 562 (38.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 512 (35.48%) VMware
8 357 (24.74%) Citrix
9 333 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 328 (22.73%) ITIL
11 312 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
12 310 (21.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 308 (21.34%) VMware Infrastructure
14 294 (20.37%) Windows 7
15 284 (19.68%) Migration
16 271 (18.78%) SCCM
17 261 (18.09%) Microsoft Certification
18 258 (17.88%) Skype for Business
19 247 (17.12%) Exchange Server 2013
20 242 (16.77%) SharePoint
21 241 (16.70%) Cisco
22 224 (15.52%) DNS
23 222 (15.38%) PowerShell
24 214 (14.83%) Firewall
25 211 (14.62%) SQL Server
26 207 (14.35%) Security Cleared
27 203 (14.07%) LAN
28 198 (13.72%) HP
29 194 (13.44%) DHCP
29 194 (13.44%) Hyper-V

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
1 562 (38.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 258 (17.88%) Skype for Business
3 247 (17.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 242 (16.77%) SharePoint
5 174 (12.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 77 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 67 (4.64%) IIS
8 46 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 31 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 31 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
11 16 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2000
12 15 (1.04%) IBM Notes
13 14 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
14 13 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.76%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 8 (0.55%) IBM Domino
18 7 (0.49%) Apache
19 6 (0.42%) CMS
Applications
1 312 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.04%) Acrobat
4 15 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.90%) PaintShop Pro
6 10 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.14%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.069%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.069%) Revit
Business Applications
1 34 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.21%) Eikon
3 3 (0.21%) RMDS
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.069%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.069%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 590 (40.89%) Office 365
2 179 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 45 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (3.12%) OneDrive
5 33 (2.29%) Mimecast
6 14 (0.97%) IaaS
7 13 (0.90%) PaaS
8 11 (0.76%) Yammer
9 5 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.35%) SaaS
10 3 (0.21%) G Suite
11 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.069%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.069%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.069%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.069%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.069%) Slack
11 1 (0.069%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 224 (15.52%) DNS
2 214 (14.83%) Firewall
3 203 (14.07%) LAN
4 194 (13.44%) DHCP
5 191 (13.24%) SAN
6 185 (12.82%) Skype
7 177 (12.27%) WAN
8 116 (8.04%) TCP/IP
9 109 (7.55%) VPN
10 61 (4.23%) VoIP
11 51 (3.53%) NAS
12 46 (3.19%) VLAN
13 42 (2.91%) Wireless
14 37 (2.56%) Internet
15 32 (2.22%) IP Telephony
16 30 (2.08%) Unified Communications
16 30 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
17 28 (1.94%) Remote Desktop
18 26 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (1.80%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (0.69%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.35%) Big Data
8 5 (0.35%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.35%) MySQL
9 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.14%) MS Access
10 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.069%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.069%) OLAP
11 1 (0.069%) OLTP
11 1 (0.069%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.069%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (1.46%) Visual Studio
2 14 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.76%) MorphX
4 9 (0.62%) JIRA
4 9 (0.62%) Zephyr
5 4 (0.28%) MSI
6 3 (0.21%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.14%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.14%) ReSharper
General
1 173 (11.99%) Finance
2 49 (3.40%) Banking
3 42 (2.91%) Legal
4 33 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.52%) Law
6 21 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.39%) Retail
8 18 (1.25%) Back Office
9 13 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 13 (0.90%) Local Government
10 10 (0.69%) Marketing
11 8 (0.55%) Advertising
12 7 (0.49%) Electronics
13 6 (0.42%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.21%) Romanian Language
15 2 (0.14%) Front Office
15 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.14%) Publishing
16 1 (0.069%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 327 (22.66%) Analyst
2 158 (10.95%) Support Engineer
3 150 (10.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 120 (8.32%) Support Analyst
5 115 (7.97%) Consultant
6 108 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 106 (7.35%) Desktop Support
8 91 (6.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 89 (6.17%) Service Analyst
10 84 (5.82%) Service Desk Analyst
11 81 (5.61%) IT Support
12 75 (5.20%) Administrator
13 72 (4.99%) 3rd Line Support
14 70 (4.85%) Architect
15 64 (4.44%) Exchange Engineer
16 58 (4.02%) IT Analyst
17 53 (3.67%) Windows Engineer
18 52 (3.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 51 (3.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 50 (3.47%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.94%) .NET
2 17 (1.18%) Web Services
3 13 (0.90%) XML
4 7 (0.49%) SailPoint
5 6 (0.42%) 802.1X
5 6 (0.42%) CSS
6 4 (0.28%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.21%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.21%) FpML
7 3 (0.21%) HTML
7 3 (0.21%) Middleware
7 3 (0.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.14%) CGI
8 2 (0.14%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.14%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.14%) SignalR
8 2 (0.14%) Velocity
8 2 (0.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (6.86%) Data Centre
2 79 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (5.34%) Blackberry
4 55 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 48 (3.33%) PKI
6 45 (3.12%) Clustering
7 36 (2.49%) Fat Client
7 36 (2.49%) Thin Client
8 32 (2.22%) Replication
9 30 (2.08%) NHS
10 24 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
11 22 (1.52%) Driving Licence
12 20 (1.39%) CESG
13 18 (1.25%) PDA
14 17 (1.18%) Computer Science
14 17 (1.18%) iPhone
15 15 (1.04%) User Experience
16 13 (0.90%) BYOD
17 11 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
17 11 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1021 (70.76%) Windows
2 588 (40.75%) Windows Server
3 333 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 310 (21.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 294 (20.37%) Windows 7
6 170 (11.78%) Windows 10
7 126 (8.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 84 (5.82%) Linux
9 78 (5.41%) Windows 8
10 57 (3.95%) Unix
11 44 (3.05%) Windows XP
12 37 (2.56%) Solaris
13 32 (2.22%) Android
14 31 (2.15%) Apple iOS
15 20 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
16 19 (1.32%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.97%) CentOS
18 13 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 12 (0.83%) Windows Vista
20 9 (0.62%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (22.73%) ITIL
2 284 (19.68%) Migration
3 83 (5.75%) Service Management
4 70 (4.85%) Incident Management
5 69 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 62 (4.30%) Change Management
6 62 (4.30%) Service Delivery
7 51 (3.53%) PRINCE2
8 48 (3.33%) Problem Management
8 48 (3.33%) Project Management
9 46 (3.19%) ITIL V3
10 39 (2.70%) Change Control
10 39 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
11 38 (2.63%) CRM
12 34 (2.36%) Asset Management
13 33 (2.29%) Capacity Planning
13 33 (2.29%) Server Virtualisation
14 32 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (2.22%) Configuration Management
14 32 (2.22%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 222 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 144 (9.98%) SQL
3 41 (2.84%) VBScript
4 15 (1.04%) JavaScript
5 14 (0.97%) VB
6 12 (0.83%) C
6 12 (0.83%) C#
7 11 (0.76%) Shell Script
7 11 (0.76%) X++
8 10 (0.69%) Perl
9 4 (0.28%) Java
9 4 (0.28%) PHP
10 3 (0.21%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.21%) Python
10 3 (0.21%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.14%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.069%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.069%) R
Qualifications
1 261 (18.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 207 (14.35%) Security Cleared
3 173 (11.99%) MCSE
4 134 (9.29%) SC Cleared
5 72 (4.99%) MCSA
6 71 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (4.50%) CCNA
8 63 (4.37%) DV Cleared
9 62 (4.30%) MCP
10 61 (4.23%) Degree
11 53 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 38 (2.63%) MCITP
13 37 (2.56%) MCDST
14 31 (2.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 19 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (0.90%) A+ Certification
17 13 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
17 13 (0.90%) CCNP
17 13 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (6.58%) SLA
2 18 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.21%) RMADS
5 2 (0.14%) GDPR
5 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.069%) GMP
6 1 (0.069%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.069%) GxP
6 1 (0.069%) QA
6 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1045 (72.42%) Active Directory
2 308 (21.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (13.44%) Hyper-V
4 125 (8.66%) XenApp
5 98 (6.79%) vSphere
6 72 (4.99%) VMware ESXi
7 64 (4.44%) XenDesktop
8 62 (4.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 34 (2.36%) XenServer
10 29 (2.01%) VMware Workstation
11 27 (1.87%) BitLocker
12 26 (1.80%) Terminal Services
12 26 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
14 18 (1.25%) DFS Replication
15 13 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (0.90%) Samba
16 8 (0.55%) Brightmail
16 8 (0.55%) Terminal Server
17 6 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 271 (18.78%) SCCM
2 78 (5.41%) SCOM
3 58 (4.02%) Norton AntiVirus
4 57 (3.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 45 (3.12%) Backup Exec
6 42 (2.91%) NetBackup
6 42 (2.91%) WSUS
7 38 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 32 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
9 31 (2.15%) AirWatch
10 27 (1.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 25 (1.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 25 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 22 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (1.04%) Netcool
14 13 (0.90%) vCenter Server
15 11 (0.76%) DameWare
15 11 (0.76%) SafeCom
16 10 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
16 10 (0.69%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 890 (61.68%) Microsoft
2 512 (35.48%) VMware
3 357 (24.74%) Citrix
4 241 (16.70%) Cisco
5 198 (13.72%) HP
6 126 (8.73%) Symantec
7 81 (5.61%) NetApp
8 73 (5.06%) Dell
9 71 (4.92%) McAfee
10 42 (2.91%) AppSense
11 41 (2.84%) Veeam
12 38 (2.63%) Altiris
13 36 (2.49%) EMC
14 34 (2.36%) Apple
14 34 (2.36%) Sophos
15 33 (2.29%) IBM
16 32 (2.22%) CheckPoint
16 32 (2.22%) Juniper
16 32 (2.22%) Veritas
17 29 (2.01%) LANDesk