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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 105 116 133
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +17
Contract jobs citing Office 365 26 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.90% 0.12% 0.097%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.00% 6.38% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 1
Average daily rate £401 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.84% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -50.00%
Cloud Services Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
65 47 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.26% 1.92% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 15
Average daily rate £450 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £305 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 £18.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Office 365 Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 10 £450 - 1
Reading - 8 £260 - 2
Slough +6 3 £238 -6.86%
Maidenhead - - - -
Office 365
South East

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 41 (63.08%) Windows
1 41 (63.08%) Microsoft
2 34 (52.31%) Active Directory
3 25 (38.46%) MS Exchange
4 24 (36.92%) Lync
5 17 (26.15%) MS Excel
6 15 (23.08%) Windows 7
7 14 (21.54%) PowerShell
8 13 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 13 (20.00%) MS Office
9 12 (18.46%) Blackberry
9 12 (18.46%) Remedy
9 12 (18.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (15.38%) Migration
12 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (12.31%) SharePoint
13 8 (12.31%) DNS
13 8 (12.31%) Identity Management
14 7 (10.77%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (10.77%) Internet
14 7 (10.77%) MCSD
14 7 (10.77%) MCSE
14 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
14 7 (10.77%) Degree
14 7 (10.77%) Wireless
15 6 (9.23%) Forefront Identity Manager

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 25 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 24 (36.92%) Lync
3 13 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (18.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (12.31%) SharePoint
7 4 (6.15%) Zimbra
7 4 (6.15%) IIS
7 4 (6.15%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (26.15%) MS Excel
2 13 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) DNS
2 7 (10.77%) Internet
2 7 (10.77%) Wireless
3 6 (9.23%) LAN
3 6 (9.23%) WAN
4 4 (6.15%) DHCP
4 4 (6.15%) PBX
4 4 (6.15%) PSTN
4 4 (6.15%) RTP
5 2 (3.08%) Firewall
5 2 (3.08%) SAN
6 1 (1.54%) DMZ
6 1 (1.54%) HTTP
6 1 (1.54%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.54%) VLAN
6 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.54%) LDAP
General
1 5 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.54%) Marketing
2 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (35.38%) Consultant
2 11 (16.92%) Support Engineer
3 10 (15.38%) Architect
4 7 (10.77%) Active Directory Consultant
5 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (7.69%) Deployment Specialist
7 4 (6.15%) Support Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Customer Support Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Support Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.08%) Server Support
9 2 (3.08%) Applications Support Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Messaging Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Service Desk Engineer
10 1 (1.54%) Senior Technical Engineer
10 1 (1.54%) Escalation Engineer
10 1 (1.54%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
10 1 (1.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 1 (1.54%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 1 (1.54%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) SAML
2 1 (1.54%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.69%) Replication
4 4 (6.15%) Social Media
5 3 (4.62%) Blog
6 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.54%) PKI
6 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (63.08%) Windows
2 15 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 13 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.08%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.38%) Migration
2 8 (12.31%) Identity Management
3 7 (10.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.15%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (3.08%) Project Management
5 2 (3.08%) ITIL
5 2 (3.08%) Validation
6 1 (1.54%) Project Planning
6 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.54%) Network Management
6 1 (1.54%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.77%) Degree
2 7 (10.77%) MCSD
2 7 (10.77%) MCSE
3 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (52.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.08%) UAG
4 1 (1.54%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.54%) XenApp
4 1 (1.54%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) Windows Intune
1 6 (9.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (3.08%) SCCM
3 1 (1.54%) SCOM
3 1 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.54%) MIIS
Vendors
1 41 (63.08%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.46%) Remedy
3 5 (7.69%) HP
3 5 (7.69%) VMware
4 4 (6.15%) Cisco
4 4 (6.15%) Lotus
5 3 (4.62%) Dell
5 3 (4.62%) Facebook
5 3 (4.62%) Twitter
6 1 (1.54%) Google
6 1 (1.54%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.54%) Citrix
6 1 (1.54%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.54%) Apple
6 1 (1.54%) McAfee