Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 190 169
Rank change year-on-year -24 -21 -40
Contract jobs citing MS Exchange 1,329 1,382 1,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.39% 1.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.69% 8.30% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 883 1,066
UK median daily rate £325 £303 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.44% -5.47% +6.67%
10th Percentile £145 £123 £138
90th Percentile £475 £494 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year +8.33% -1.64% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 120 163
UK median hourly rate £16.66 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +3.03% -
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.11 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.75 £39.95 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.75
% change year-on-year -0.96% -0.54% +4.69%

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 17,284 16,643 19,927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.75% 16.76% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,245 10,856 13,055
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £251
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 411 521
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.89
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.26% +9.95%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 -26 1,194 £315 +0.80% 450
UK excluding London -33 840 £325 +8.33% 322
London +25 458 £300 -7.69% 150
South East -46 226 £350 +12.90% 78
North of England -35 212 £280 -6.67% 88
North West -3 138 £275 -4.35% 48
Midlands -29 116 £335 +7.20% 64
South West -8 99 £325 -8.45% 34
West Midlands -21 83 £350 +11.11% 42
East of England -19 81 £375 +25.00% 35
Scotland -14 71 £325 +13.04% 11
Yorkshire -27 54 £300 -4.00% 35
East Midlands -11 32 £239 -20.42% 22
Wales -18 31 £400 +122.22% 10
North East -22 20 £400 +30.51% 5
Northern Ireland +32 3 £450 +80.00% 1
Channel Islands -3 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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.

1 980 (73.74%) Windows
2 940 (70.73%) Active Directory
3 916 (68.92%) Microsoft
4 577 (43.42%) Office 365
5 547 (41.16%) Windows Server
6 491 (36.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 485 (36.49%) VMware
8 325 (24.45%) Microsoft Office
9 301 (22.65%) ITIL
10 297 (22.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 291 (21.90%) PowerShell
12 289 (21.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 287 (21.60%) SCCM
14 277 (20.84%) Citrix
15 274 (20.62%) Windows Server 2012
16 269 (20.24%) Windows 10
17 265 (19.94%) DNS
18 259 (19.49%) Windows 7
19 250 (18.81%) Skype for Business
20 236 (17.76%) Migration
21 218 (16.40%) DHCP
22 217 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2013
23 212 (15.95%) SQL Server
24 205 (15.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 202 (15.20%) Skype
26 194 (14.60%) SharePoint
27 185 (13.92%) Cisco
28 180 (13.54%) Hyper-V
29 177 (13.32%) Firewall
30 172 (12.94%) Security Cleared

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
1 491 (36.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 250 (18.81%) Skype for Business
3 217 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 194 (14.60%) SharePoint
5 118 (8.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 68 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 53 (3.99%) IIS
8 40 (3.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 37 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 22 (1.66%) Office Communications Server
11 18 (1.35%) IBM Notes
12 11 (0.83%) Apache
12 11 (0.83%) Confluence
12 11 (0.83%) IBM Domino
12 11 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.45%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.30%) CMS
15 3 (0.23%) Live Communications Server
15 3 (0.23%) Site Server
Applications
1 325 (24.45%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.15%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.075%) Concordance
3 1 (0.075%) Eikon
3 1 (0.075%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.075%) Maximo
3 1 (0.075%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.075%) Relativity
3 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.075%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.075%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.075%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 577 (43.42%) Office 365
2 164 (12.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (3.69%) Mimecast
5 44 (3.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 40 (3.01%) OneDrive
7 24 (1.81%) IaaS
8 20 (1.50%) G Suite
9 16 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (1.05%) Yammer
11 12 (0.90%) PaaS
12 11 (0.83%) SaaS
13 7 (0.53%) Akamai
14 6 (0.45%) iTunes
14 6 (0.45%) Slack
15 4 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 265 (19.94%) DNS
2 218 (16.40%) DHCP
3 202 (15.20%) Skype
4 177 (13.32%) Firewall
5 131 (9.86%) LAN
6 126 (9.48%) SAN
6 126 (9.48%) WAN
7 103 (7.75%) TCP/IP
8 98 (7.37%) VPN
9 71 (5.34%) VoIP
10 41 (3.09%) SMTP
11 40 (3.01%) Unified Communications
12 39 (2.93%) Internet
13 30 (2.26%) NAS
14 23 (1.73%) Cisco IOS
14 23 (1.73%) Remote Desktop
15 22 (1.66%) FCoE
15 22 (1.66%) VLAN
16 18 (1.35%) IP Telephony
17 16 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (15.95%) SQL Server
2 61 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (0.83%) Power BI
6 8 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.45%) Electronic Patient Records
8 5 (0.38%) MySQL
8 5 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.30%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.23%) MS Access
11 2 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.15%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.075%) Big Data
12 1 (0.075%) Firebird
12 1 (0.075%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.075%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.075%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (1.28%) JIRA
2 10 (0.75%) Git (software)
2 10 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.38%) MSI
4 4 (0.30%) GitLab
5 3 (0.23%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.23%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.23%) Zephyr
6 2 (0.15%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.075%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.075%) Subversion
7 1 (0.075%) Visual Studio
General
1 155 (11.66%) Finance
2 40 (3.01%) Banking
3 25 (1.88%) Legal
4 24 (1.81%) Retail
5 23 (1.73%) Back Office
6 22 (1.66%) Law
6 22 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 10 (0.75%) French Language
8 9 (0.68%) Advertising
8 9 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.68%) Local Government
8 9 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.60%) Italian Language
9 8 (0.60%) Marketing
9 8 (0.60%) Publishing
9 8 (0.60%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.53%) Military
11 6 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 266 (20.02%) Analyst
2 175 (13.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 156 (11.74%) Support Engineer
4 127 (9.56%) Support Analyst
5 108 (8.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 85 (6.40%) Service Analyst
7 82 (6.17%) Service Desk Analyst
8 80 (6.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 77 (5.79%) Administrator
10 74 (5.57%) Desktop Support
10 74 (5.57%) IT Support
11 72 (5.42%) 3rd Line Support
12 68 (5.12%) Exchange Engineer
13 62 (4.67%) Consultant
14 57 (4.29%) Office 365 Engineer
15 56 (4.21%) Server Engineer
16 55 (4.14%) Messaging Engineer
17 53 (3.99%) IT Engineer
17 53 (3.99%) Systems Engineer
18 52 (3.91%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.88%) .NET
2 17 (1.28%) Web Services
3 13 (0.98%) LDAP
4 9 (0.68%) Software Packaging
5 6 (0.45%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 4 (0.30%) ADSI
7 4 (0.30%) WSH
8 3 (0.23%) HTML
8 3 (0.23%) LAMP
8 3 (0.23%) XMPP
9 2 (0.15%) Apache Axis
9 2 (0.15%) CSS
9 2 (0.15%) Middleware
10 1 (0.075%) CakePHP
10 1 (0.075%) jQuery
10 1 (0.075%) Node.js
10 1 (0.075%) OAuth
10 1 (0.075%) REST
10 1 (0.075%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 94 (7.07%) Data Centre
2 91 (6.85%) Clustering
3 72 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (5.27%) Blackberry
5 45 (3.39%) PKI
6 43 (3.24%) Management Information System
7 33 (2.48%) iPhone
8 32 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
9 31 (2.33%) Computer Science
10 28 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
11 23 (1.73%) Fat Client
11 23 (1.73%) Thin Client
12 22 (1.66%) Smartphone
13 21 (1.58%) CLARiiON
13 21 (1.58%) iPad
14 19 (1.43%) User Experience
15 16 (1.20%) Replication
16 14 (1.05%) Client/Server
17 13 (0.98%) Handset
18 11 (0.83%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 980 (73.74%) Windows
2 547 (41.16%) Windows Server
3 297 (22.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 274 (20.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 269 (20.24%) Windows 10
6 259 (19.49%) Windows 7
7 136 (10.23%) Linux
8 135 (10.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 57 (4.29%) Android
10 50 (3.76%) Windows 8
11 39 (2.93%) Apple iOS
12 38 (2.86%) Windows XP
13 34 (2.56%) Unix
14 24 (1.81%) Mac OS
15 18 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 17 (1.28%) Solaris
17 15 (1.13%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.90%) Data ONTAP
18 12 (0.90%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (22.65%) ITIL
2 236 (17.76%) Migration
3 205 (15.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 126 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
5 101 (7.60%) Service Management
6 71 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 68 (5.12%) Change Management
8 61 (4.59%) ITIL V3
9 55 (4.14%) Patch Management
10 48 (3.61%) ITSM
11 47 (3.54%) Capacity Planning
12 46 (3.46%) Root Cause Analysis
13 43 (3.24%) Server Management
14 40 (3.01%) Incident Management
15 39 (2.93%) Service Delivery
16 37 (2.78%) Project Management
17 35 (2.63%) Network Load Balancing
18 34 (2.56%) Asset Management
18 34 (2.56%) Virtual Environments
19 32 (2.41%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 291 (21.90%) PowerShell
2 165 (12.42%) SQL
3 44 (3.31%) VBScript
4 21 (1.58%) C
5 13 (0.98%) Shell Script
5 13 (0.98%) VB
6 12 (0.90%) C#
6 12 (0.90%) Python
7 8 (0.60%) Perl
8 5 (0.38%) Java
9 3 (0.23%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.23%) Ruby
10 2 (0.15%) C++
10 2 (0.15%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.075%) Go
11 1 (0.075%) LINC
11 1 (0.075%) PHP
Qualifications
1 172 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 153 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 123 (9.26%) SC Cleared
4 90 (6.77%) MCSE
5 67 (5.04%) Degree
6 57 (4.29%) DV Cleared
7 41 (3.09%) MCSA
8 37 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
9 35 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 30 (2.26%) MCITP
11 28 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (1.96%) CCNA
13 23 (1.73%) MCP
14 21 (1.58%) Novell Certification
15 15 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
16 9 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (0.68%) CCA
17 7 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 7 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (7.00%) SLA
2 15 (1.13%) GDPR
3 11 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.45%) HL7
5 6 (0.45%) QA
5 6 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.23%) PMO
8 2 (0.15%) COBIT
8 2 (0.15%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.15%) RMADS
9 1 (0.075%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.075%) JSP 440
System Software
1 940 (70.73%) Active Directory
2 289 (21.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (13.54%) Hyper-V
4 116 (8.73%) VMware ESXi
5 114 (8.58%) vSphere
6 111 (8.35%) XenApp
7 60 (4.51%) XenDesktop
8 30 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (1.96%) Terminal Services
9 26 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
9 26 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
10 25 (1.88%) VMware Server
11 21 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
12 20 (1.50%) XenServer
13 14 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
14 13 (0.98%) BitLocker
14 13 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 10 (0.75%) Xen
16 9 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 287 (21.60%) SCCM
2 115 (8.65%) SCOM
3 72 (5.42%) Microsoft Clustering
4 64 (4.82%) WSUS
5 55 (4.14%) Backup Exec
6 41 (3.09%) vCenter Server
7 37 (2.78%) NetBackup
8 33 (2.48%) AirWatch
8 33 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
8 33 (2.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 20 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
10 18 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
11 16 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 13 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (0.83%) Puppet
14 10 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 9 (0.68%) FortiGate
15 9 (0.68%) HP SIM
15 9 (0.68%) Netcool
15 9 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 916 (68.92%) Microsoft
2 485 (36.49%) VMware
3 277 (20.84%) Citrix
4 185 (13.92%) Cisco
5 134 (10.08%) HP
6 78 (5.87%) McAfee
7 76 (5.72%) NetApp
8 65 (4.89%) Apple
9 58 (4.36%) EMC
9 58 (4.36%) Symantec
10 53 (3.99%) Ivanti
11 50 (3.76%) Dell
12 49 (3.69%) Veeam
13 42 (3.16%) Oracle
14 36 (2.71%) SolarWinds
14 36 (2.71%) Sophos
15 35 (2.63%) CommVault
16 31 (2.33%) ServiceNow
17 27 (2.03%) Avaya
18 26 (1.96%) IBM