Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 185 148
Rank change year-on-year -9 -37 -60
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1399 1476 1888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.43% 1.67%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.18% 7.80% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 901 1125
UK median daily rate £300 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £125 £138 £130
90th Percentile £475 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 143 197
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £10.39 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £27.31 £28.60 £27.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.93
% change year-on-year - +3.58% -5.60%

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 17100 18922 19832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.56% 18.36% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11352 12200 12523
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £231
90th Percentile £613 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 445 599
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.15 £12.19 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.52% +12.05% +5.71%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -15 1239 £300 -6.25% 237
UK excluding London +7 912 £300 - 177
London -46 462 £313 -10.71% 73
South East +8 287 £290 -10.77% 46
North of England +8 189 £290 -6.45% 49
Midlands +20 134 £305 +3.39% 34
East of England -13 88 £300 +38.73% 15
South West +1 87 £395 +58.00% 18
Scotland -8 85 £320 +14.29% 11
Yorkshire +33 82 £288 -7.26% 12
North West -14 79 £280 -10.40% 29
West Midlands +18 78 £313 +4.17% 16
East Midlands +22 56 £300 +4.35% 18
Wales +28 39 £136 -68.46% 2
North East +11 29 £320 +6.67% 8
Northern Ireland -26 13 £370 +4.23% 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 1034 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 1006 (71.91%) Windows
3 859 (61.40%) Microsoft
4 569 (40.67%) Windows Server
5 562 (40.17%) Office 365
6 527 (37.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 502 (35.88%) VMware
8 353 (25.23%) Citrix
9 342 (24.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 333 (23.80%) ITIL
11 313 (22.37%) Microsoft Office
12 300 (21.44%) Windows 7
13 299 (21.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 289 (20.66%) VMware Infrastructure
15 280 (20.01%) SCCM
16 265 (18.94%) Migration
17 257 (18.37%) Skype for Business
18 244 (17.44%) Microsoft Certification
19 231 (16.51%) Exchange Server 2013
20 227 (16.23%) SharePoint
21 224 (16.01%) Cisco
22 213 (15.23%) DNS
23 212 (15.15%) PowerShell
24 198 (14.15%) Firewall
25 195 (13.94%) Hyper-V
26 189 (13.51%) SQL Server
27 188 (13.44%) HP
28 184 (13.15%) DHCP
28 184 (13.15%) Security Cleared
29 182 (13.01%) 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
1 527 (37.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 257 (18.37%) Skype for Business
3 231 (16.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 227 (16.23%) SharePoint
5 170 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 69 (4.93%) IIS
7 67 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 42 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 30 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 27 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 17 (1.22%) IBM Notes
12 14 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
13 13 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (0.79%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
16 7 (0.50%) IBM Domino
17 6 (0.43%) Apache
17 6 (0.43%) CMS
18 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 313 (22.37%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.07%) Acrobat
4 15 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.93%) PaintShop Pro
6 11 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) XMetaL
8 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.071%) Revit
Business Applications
1 34 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.43%) RMDS
4 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.21%) Eikon
5 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.071%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.071%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.071%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 562 (40.17%) Office 365
2 169 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (3.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 41 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
5 40 (2.86%) OneDrive
6 33 (2.36%) Mimecast
7 14 (1.00%) IaaS
8 12 (0.86%) PaaS
9 6 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.43%) SaaS
10 4 (0.29%) G Suite
10 4 (0.29%) Yammer
11 2 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.071%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.071%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.071%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.071%) Slack
12 1 (0.071%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 213 (15.23%) DNS
2 198 (14.15%) Firewall
3 184 (13.15%) DHCP
4 182 (13.01%) Skype
5 179 (12.79%) SAN
6 177 (12.65%) LAN
7 166 (11.87%) WAN
8 119 (8.51%) TCP/IP
9 104 (7.43%) VPN
10 57 (4.07%) VoIP
11 48 (3.43%) VLAN
12 44 (3.15%) NAS
13 38 (2.72%) Wireless
14 34 (2.43%) Internet
15 31 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
16 28 (2.00%) IP Telephony
16 28 (2.00%) SMTP
17 27 (1.93%) SSL
17 27 (1.93%) Unified Communications
18 26 (1.86%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 47 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 29 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (0.71%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.29%) MySQL
8 2 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.14%) MS Access
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.071%) Big Data
9 1 (0.071%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.071%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.071%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 19 (1.36%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.71%) JIRA
3 10 (0.71%) Zephyr
4 7 (0.50%) MorphX
5 4 (0.29%) MSI
6 3 (0.21%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.14%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.14%) ReSharper
General
1 173 (12.37%) Finance
2 51 (3.65%) Banking
3 45 (3.22%) Legal
4 26 (1.86%) Law
5 25 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.29%) Retail
7 16 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 13 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.86%) Back Office
10 9 (0.64%) Advertising
10 9 (0.64%) Local Government
11 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.29%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.29%) Marketing
12 3 (0.21%) Romanian Language
13 2 (0.14%) Electronics
13 2 (0.14%) Front Office
13 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 334 (23.87%) Analyst
2 152 (10.86%) Support Engineer
3 139 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 117 (8.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 116 (8.29%) Consultant
6 115 (8.22%) Support Analyst
7 112 (8.01%) Desktop Support
8 100 (7.15%) Service Analyst
9 98 (7.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 91 (6.50%) Service Desk Analyst
11 84 (6.00%) IT Support
12 71 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
13 59 (4.22%) Administrator
13 59 (4.22%) IT Analyst
14 58 (4.15%) Exchange Engineer
15 56 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 55 (3.93%) Architect
17 52 (3.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 52 (3.72%) Windows Engineer
18 51 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.93%) .NET
2 17 (1.22%) Web Services
3 13 (0.93%) XML
4 9 (0.64%) 802.1X
5 7 (0.50%) CSS
5 7 (0.50%) SailPoint
6 5 (0.36%) HTML
6 5 (0.36%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.29%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.21%) FpML
8 3 (0.21%) Middleware
8 3 (0.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.14%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.14%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.14%) jQuery
9 2 (0.14%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (0.14%) SignalR
9 2 (0.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.72%) Data Centre
2 79 (5.65%) Blackberry
3 66 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 46 (3.29%) Clustering
6 38 (2.72%) PKI
7 34 (2.43%) Fat Client
7 34 (2.43%) Thin Client
8 28 (2.00%) NHS
9 27 (1.93%) Replication
10 23 (1.64%) Driving Licence
11 19 (1.36%) CESG
12 18 (1.29%) iPhone
12 18 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
13 17 (1.22%) BYOD
14 16 (1.14%) PDA
14 16 (1.14%) User Experience
15 14 (1.00%) Computer Science
15 14 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (1.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1006 (71.91%) Windows
2 569 (40.67%) Windows Server
3 342 (24.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 300 (21.44%) Windows 7
5 299 (21.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 171 (12.22%) Windows 10
7 123 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 86 (6.15%) Windows 8
9 67 (4.79%) Linux
10 49 (3.50%) Windows XP
11 39 (2.79%) Unix
12 33 (2.36%) Apple iOS
13 30 (2.14%) Android
14 27 (1.93%) Solaris
15 21 (1.50%) Mac OS X
16 16 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (0.79%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.57%) CentOS
19 7 (0.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (23.80%) ITIL
2 265 (18.94%) Migration
3 81 (5.79%) Service Management
4 70 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 65 (4.65%) Change Management
6 63 (4.50%) Service Delivery
7 58 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 48 (3.43%) Problem Management
9 45 (3.22%) PRINCE2
10 43 (3.07%) ITIL V3
11 41 (2.93%) Change Control
11 41 (2.93%) CRM
12 38 (2.72%) Project Management
13 35 (2.50%) Configuration Management
14 33 (2.36%) Mobile Device Management
14 33 (2.36%) Root Cause Analysis
15 31 (2.22%) Server Virtualisation
16 30 (2.14%) Agile Software Development
17 29 (2.07%) Asset Management
17 29 (2.07%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 212 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 141 (10.08%) SQL
3 41 (2.93%) VBScript
4 17 (1.22%) JavaScript
5 16 (1.14%) VB
6 14 (1.00%) C
7 13 (0.93%) C#
8 7 (0.50%) X++
9 6 (0.43%) Java
10 4 (0.29%) PHP
10 4 (0.29%) Python
11 3 (0.21%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.21%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.21%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.14%) Perl
12 2 (0.14%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.071%) R
13 1 (0.071%) VBA
Qualifications
1 244 (17.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 184 (13.15%) Security Cleared
3 166 (11.87%) MCSE
4 126 (9.01%) SC Cleared
5 72 (5.15%) MCSA
6 61 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (4.36%) Degree
6 61 (4.36%) MCP
7 55 (3.93%) CCNA
8 54 (3.86%) DV Cleared
9 50 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 35 (2.50%) MCITP
11 33 (2.36%) MCDST
12 26 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 24 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
15 14 (1.00%) CCNP
15 14 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (0.86%) MCTS
17 11 (0.79%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (6.93%) SLA
2 13 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.14%) GDPR
4 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.071%) GMP
5 1 (0.071%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.071%) GxP
5 1 (0.071%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.071%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1034 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 289 (20.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (13.94%) Hyper-V
4 122 (8.72%) XenApp
5 108 (7.72%) vSphere
6 71 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
7 68 (4.86%) XenDesktop
8 65 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 39 (2.79%) XenServer
10 28 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
11 27 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
12 25 (1.79%) Terminal Services
13 24 (1.72%) BitLocker
14 21 (1.50%) DFS Replication
15 17 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
16 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 10 (0.71%) Terminal Server
18 9 (0.64%) NFS
19 8 (0.57%) Brightmail
20 6 (0.43%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 280 (20.01%) SCCM
2 78 (5.58%) SCOM
3 57 (4.07%) Norton AntiVirus
4 49 (3.50%) Backup Exec
4 49 (3.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 46 (3.29%) NetBackup
6 38 (2.72%) WSUS
7 37 (2.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 35 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
9 31 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 29 (2.07%) AirWatch
11 25 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 24 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 21 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
14 18 (1.29%) Netcool
15 16 (1.14%) vCenter Server
16 12 (0.86%) DameWare
17 10 (0.71%) Nagios
18 9 (0.64%) EdgeSight
18 9 (0.64%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 859 (61.40%) Microsoft
2 502 (35.88%) VMware
3 353 (25.23%) Citrix
4 224 (16.01%) Cisco
5 188 (13.44%) HP
6 115 (8.22%) Symantec
7 75 (5.36%) McAfee
8 74 (5.29%) NetApp
9 72 (5.15%) Dell
10 47 (3.36%) AppSense
11 41 (2.93%) Altiris
12 38 (2.72%) EMC
13 35 (2.50%) Apple
13 35 (2.50%) Sophos
13 35 (2.50%) Veeam
14 33 (2.36%) CheckPoint
15 31 (2.22%) IBM
15 31 (2.22%) Veritas
16 30 (2.14%) Oracle
17 29 (2.07%) Juniper