The first table below looks at the demand for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 104 112 138
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +26
Contract jobs citing Office 365 16 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.64% 0.45% 0.095%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.54% 18.64% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £385
% change year-on-year
- -18.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.71 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+13.05% +7.52%
Cloud Services Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
71 59 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.82% 2.43% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 17
Average daily rate £363 £400 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £296 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +129.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
Office 365
South East

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Office 365 across the Berkshire region.

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Office 365
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 across the Berkshire region.

Office 365 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +12 7 £300 -29.41% 9
Maidenhead - 1 £338 -
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Office 365
South East

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Office 365 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Office 365.

1 21 (51.22%) Windows
1 21 (51.22%) Active Directory
2 20 (48.78%) MS Exchange
3 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
4 15 (36.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (31.71%) Lync
6 11 (26.83%) MS Office
7 10 (24.39%) Migration
8 9 (21.95%) SCCM
8 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
9 8 (19.51%) DNS
9 8 (19.51%) Windows 8
10 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
10 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (17.07%) SharePoint
11 6 (14.63%) DHCP
11 6 (14.63%) Mobile App
11 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (12.20%) Cisco
12 5 (12.20%) HP
12 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
12 5 (12.20%) ITIL
12 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (9.76%) Firewall
13 4 (9.76%) Service Management
13 4 (9.76%) DMZ
13 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (9.76%) Lotus
13 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Office 365 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Office 365. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (48.78%) MS Exchange
2 15 (36.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (31.71%) Lync
4 7 (17.07%) SharePoint
5 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (9.76%) IBM Notes
6 4 (9.76%) Zimbra
7 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (2.44%) TeamSite
Applications
1 11 (26.83%) MS Office
2 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) DNS
2 6 (14.63%) DHCP
3 4 (9.76%) Firewall
3 4 (9.76%) DMZ
3 4 (9.76%) LAN
4 3 (7.32%) VPN
4 3 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.88%) Wireless
5 2 (4.88%) SAN
5 2 (4.88%) PBX
5 2 (4.88%) PSTN
6 1 (2.44%) VLAN
6 1 (2.44%) WAN
6 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.44%) Intranet
6 1 (2.44%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Marketing
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Architect
2 5 (12.20%) Project Manager
2 5 (12.20%) Consultant
3 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Tester
3 3 (7.32%) Deployment Specialist
3 3 (7.32%) Tester
4 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Field Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Messaging Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Network Support
4 2 (4.88%) Technical Tester
4 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (2.44%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
1 2 (4.88%) WCF
2 1 (2.44%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.32%) Blog
3 2 (4.88%) Replication
3 2 (4.88%) Social Media
4 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (51.22%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Windows 8
3 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Migration
2 5 (12.20%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (9.76%) Service Management
3 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.76%) Project Planning
3 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting
4 3 (7.32%) Identity Management
4 3 (7.32%) Risk Management
4 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
4 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.88%) Scrum
5 2 (4.88%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (4.88%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (2.44%) Network Management
6 1 (2.44%) Change Control
6 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) C#
3 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.32%) PMP
2 3 (7.32%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.88%) MCITP
3 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 2 (4.88%) MCTS
4 1 (2.44%) CCEE
4 1 (2.44%) CCAA
4 1 (2.44%) CCIA
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (51.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.44%) XenApp
4 1 (2.44%) XenServer
4 1 (2.44%) Shibboleth
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco
2 5 (12.20%) HP
3 4 (9.76%) Lotus
4 3 (7.32%) Facebook
4 3 (7.32%) Twitter
5 2 (4.88%) Citrix
5 2 (4.88%) SAP
5 2 (4.88%) VMware
6 1 (2.44%) Google
6 1 (2.44%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.44%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.44%) Apple
6 1 (2.44%) McAfee
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