Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 340 219 240
Rank change year-on-year -121 +21 -29
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 272 886 1,144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 1.22% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.46% 8.47% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 637 783
Median daily rate £375 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £135 £125 £133
90th Percentile £520 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £301 £288 £325
% change year-on-year +4.78% -11.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 42 71
Median hourly rate £23.25 £15.07 £16.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.31% -7.05% -1.76%
10th Percentile £12.88 £10.16 £11.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.95 £15.07 £16.00
% change year-on-year +45.68% -5.83% +0.88%

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 6,094 10,458 16,285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.54% 14.34% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,109 6,952 10,666
Median daily rate £475 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 232 323
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.24% +6.76% -2.63%
10th Percentile £14.10 £11.02 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £51.75 £47.07
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% +2.86% -7.89%

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 21 January 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 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 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 -108 216 £350 +16.67% 126
UK excluding London -52 160 £301 +4.78% 106
London -55 67 £400 +23.08% 26
Work from Home -130 65 £450 +20.00% 9
North of England +3 47 £204 -29.66% 50
South East +6 41 £370 +13.95% 25
North West +23 37 £325 +8.33% 29
South West +34 28 £303 -8.33% 6
Scotland +40 22 £434 +209.82% 5
Midlands -3 11 £135 -50.91% 8
East of England +16 9 £300 -7.69% 10
Yorkshire +16 8 £150 -58.62% 20
West Midlands -11 6 £168 -39.09% 5
East Midlands +23 5 £135 -40.00% 3
North East +17 2 £178 -4.05% 1
Wales +17 2 £363 +85.90% 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 213 (78.31%) Windows
2 200 (73.53%) Active Directory
3 177 (65.07%) Microsoft
4 150 (55.15%) Office 365
5 109 (40.07%) Windows Server
6 100 (36.76%) VMware
7 92 (33.82%) Azure
8 88 (32.35%) Windows 10
9 77 (28.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 76 (27.94%) Exchange Server 2010
11 71 (26.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 64 (23.53%) DNS
12 64 (23.53%) SharePoint
13 59 (21.69%) Microsoft Office
13 59 (21.69%) Security Cleared
14 56 (20.59%) SQL Server
15 53 (19.49%) Migration
16 50 (18.38%) SC Cleared
17 47 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
17 47 (17.28%) SCCM
17 47 (17.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 44 (16.18%) PowerShell
19 42 (15.44%) Citrix
20 41 (15.07%) ITIL
21 40 (14.71%) Cisco
22 39 (14.34%) Exchange Server 2013
23 38 (13.97%) Firewall
24 36 (13.24%) Skype
25 35 (12.87%) Linux
26 34 (12.50%) Public Sector

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 76 (27.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 64 (23.53%) SharePoint
3 39 (14.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 33 (12.13%) Skype for Business
5 27 (9.93%) IIS
6 20 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (2.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (2.57%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.47%) nginx
10 3 (1.10%) Confluence
10 3 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.74%) Apache
11 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.37%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.37%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 59 (21.69%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.21%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.37%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 150 (55.15%) Office 365
2 92 (33.82%) Azure
3 23 (8.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (4.41%) Mimecast
5 11 (4.04%) IaaS
6 9 (3.31%) OneDrive
7 4 (1.47%) AWS
7 4 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.10%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.74%) PaaS
9 2 (0.74%) SaaS
9 2 (0.74%) Yammer
10 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.37%) Datadog
10 1 (0.37%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 64 (23.53%) DNS
2 38 (13.97%) Firewall
3 36 (13.24%) Skype
4 31 (11.40%) SAN
5 26 (9.56%) DHCP
6 19 (6.99%) WAAS
7 18 (6.62%) WAN
8 17 (6.25%) TCP/IP
9 14 (5.15%) LAN
9 14 (5.15%) VoIP
10 11 (4.04%) VPN
11 10 (3.68%) MPLS
12 8 (2.94%) Internet
12 8 (2.94%) NetScaler
13 7 (2.57%) Intranet
14 6 (2.21%) Ethernet
14 6 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (2.21%) VSAN
15 5 (1.84%) NAS
16 4 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (2.21%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.10%) Power BI
6 2 (0.74%) MS Access
6 2 (0.74%) MySQL
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.37%) Big Data
7 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.37%) GIS
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 5 (1.84%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.10%) JIRA
3 2 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 34 (12.50%) Public Sector
2 27 (9.93%) Finance
3 9 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.57%) Banking
5 6 (2.21%) German Language
5 6 (2.21%) Spanish Language
6 5 (1.84%) Electronics
6 5 (1.84%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.84%) Marketing
7 4 (1.47%) French Language
7 4 (1.47%) Italian Language
8 3 (1.10%) Legal
8 3 (1.10%) Military
9 2 (0.74%) Law
9 2 (0.74%) Local Government
10 1 (0.37%) Automotive
10 1 (0.37%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.37%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (16.18%) Analyst
2 35 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (11.76%) Architect
4 22 (8.09%) Consultant
4 22 (8.09%) Service Analyst
5 20 (7.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 20 (7.35%) Support Engineer
6 18 (6.62%) Technical Architect
7 16 (5.88%) IT Analyst
7 16 (5.88%) IT Support
8 15 (5.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 15 (5.51%) Support Analyst
9 14 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (4.41%) Exchange Engineer
11 10 (3.68%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (3.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 10 (3.68%) Exchange Consultant
11 10 (3.68%) IT Support Analyst
11 10 (3.68%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.35%) Middleware
2 6 (2.21%) .NET
3 3 (1.10%) J2EE
3 3 (1.10%) LDAP
4 2 (0.74%) Web Services
5 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.37%) HTML
5 1 (0.37%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.37%) JSON
5 1 (0.37%) REST
5 1 (0.37%) SOAP
5 1 (0.37%) Velocity
5 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (8.82%) Clustering
3 21 (7.72%) EMC VNX
4 15 (5.51%) Data Centre
5 14 (5.15%) Blackberry
5 14 (5.15%) Management Information System
5 14 (5.15%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (3.68%) PKI
7 7 (2.57%) NHS
7 7 (2.57%) Replication
8 5 (1.84%) HP StoreVirtual
8 5 (1.84%) iPhone
9 4 (1.47%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.10%) RSA SecurID
11 2 (0.74%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.74%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.37%) CMDB
12 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 213 (78.31%) Windows
2 109 (40.07%) Windows Server
3 88 (32.35%) Windows 10
4 71 (26.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (12.87%) Linux
7 33 (12.13%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (9.19%) Windows 7
8 25 (9.19%) Windows XP
9 21 (7.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (5.15%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (4.04%) Apple iOS
13 7 (2.57%) Android
13 7 (2.57%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.47%) Windows NT
15 3 (1.10%) CentOS
16 2 (0.74%) Solaris
16 2 (0.74%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (19.49%) Migration
2 47 (17.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 41 (15.07%) ITIL
4 31 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (6.99%) Patch Management
6 18 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (6.62%) Mobile Device Management
7 15 (5.51%) Service Management
8 13 (4.78%) Data Protection
9 12 (4.41%) Change Management
10 11 (4.04%) Project Delivery
11 10 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (3.68%) Problem Management
11 10 (3.68%) Programme Management
12 9 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (3.31%) Email Migration
12 9 (3.31%) Incident Management
12 9 (3.31%) Load Balancing
12 9 (3.31%) Project Management
13 8 (2.94%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 44 (16.18%) PowerShell
2 25 (9.19%) SQL
3 3 (1.10%) Java
3 3 (1.10%) VBA
4 2 (0.74%) C
4 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.37%) C#
5 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.37%) Perl
5 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (21.69%) Security Cleared
2 50 (18.38%) SC Cleared
3 32 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (8.09%) MCSE
5 16 (5.88%) CCNA
5 16 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (4.41%) MCSA
7 10 (3.68%) DV Cleared
8 9 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.94%) Degree
10 6 (2.21%) MCITP
11 5 (1.84%) CCNP
11 5 (1.84%) HP AIS
11 5 (1.84%) HP ASE
11 5 (1.84%) HP MASE
11 5 (1.84%) JNCIS
11 5 (1.84%) NCIE
12 4 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.56%) SLA
2 11 (4.04%) QA
3 8 (2.94%) PMO
4 7 (2.57%) NCSC
5 5 (1.84%) Government Security Classifications
5 5 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 200 (73.53%) Active Directory
2 77 (28.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (10.29%) Hyper-V
4 17 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (5.15%) vSphere
5 14 (5.15%) XenApp
6 10 (3.68%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.47%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.10%) Terminal Server
8 3 (1.10%) vCloud
9 2 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.37%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.37%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 47 (17.28%) SCCM
2 32 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (8.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 19 (6.99%) IBM BigFix
5 15 (5.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 11 (4.04%) WSUS
7 10 (3.68%) AirWatch
8 9 (3.31%) SCOM
9 6 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (2.21%) Terraform
9 6 (2.21%) vRealize
10 5 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.84%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.84%) vCenter Server
11 3 (1.10%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.10%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.74%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.74%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 177 (65.07%) Microsoft
2 100 (36.76%) VMware
3 42 (15.44%) Citrix
4 40 (14.71%) Cisco
5 33 (12.13%) HP
6 27 (9.93%) EMC
7 23 (8.46%) Red Hat
8 13 (4.78%) NetApp
9 11 (4.04%) Apple
10 10 (3.68%) McAfee
10 10 (3.68%) Oracle
11 9 (3.31%) Juniper
11 9 (3.31%) SAP
11 9 (3.31%) Symantec
11 9 (3.31%) Veeam
12 8 (2.94%) IronPort
13 7 (2.57%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.57%) ServiceNow
13 7 (2.57%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.21%) Remedy