The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 82 104 113
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +9
Contract jobs citing Office 365 35 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.36% 0.72% 0.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.36% 20.93% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £319 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £13.71
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +13.05%
Office 365
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
138 86 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.37% 3.42% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 45 37
Average daily rate £430 £328 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.29% -19.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £177 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+30.30% -48.43%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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 +18 28 £350 +16.66% 1
Slough - 3 £290 -
Maidenhead +1 1 - -
Office 365
South East

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 32 (41.56%) Windows
2 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
3 25 (32.47%) Active Directory
3 25 (32.47%) MS Office
4 20 (25.97%) Lync
5 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
6 15 (19.48%) SharePoint
6 15 (19.48%) Marketing
7 14 (18.18%) MS Exchange
8 12 (15.58%) Hebrew Language
8 12 (15.58%) Polish Language
8 12 (15.58%) SCCM
9 10 (12.99%) Italian Language
9 10 (12.99%) French Language
9 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
10 9 (11.69%) MCITP
10 9 (11.69%) SCOM
11 8 (10.39%) Migration
11 8 (10.39%) MCTS
11 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (9.09%) Turkish Language
12 7 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (9.09%) German Language
13 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (7.79%) LAN

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 (25.97%) Lync
2 15 (19.48%) SharePoint
3 14 (18.18%) MS Exchange
4 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.30%) CMS
7 1 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (32.47%) MS Office
2 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) CODA-Financials
1 2 (2.60%) SAP CCM
1 2 (2.60%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) LAN
1 6 (7.79%) WAN
1 6 (7.79%) DNS
2 5 (6.49%) DHCP
3 3 (3.90%) Firewall
3 3 (3.90%) Skype
4 2 (2.60%) MPLS
4 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.60%) SAN
5 1 (1.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 15 (19.48%) Marketing
2 12 (15.58%) Hebrew Language
2 12 (15.58%) Polish Language
3 10 (12.99%) Italian Language
3 10 (12.99%) French Language
4 7 (9.09%) German Language
4 7 (9.09%) Turkish Language
5 5 (6.49%) Retail
5 5 (6.49%) Russian Language
6 3 (3.90%) Finance
7 2 (2.60%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (15.58%) Analyst
2 9 (11.69%) Office 365 Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) Service Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.49%) Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Relationships Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.60%) Field Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) .NET
2 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.60%) CSS
2 2 (2.60%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.60%) HTML
3 1 (1.30%) WPF
3 1 (1.30%) jQuery
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.30%) Web Services
3 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Replication
2 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.60%) iPhone
4 2 (2.60%) iPad
5 1 (1.30%) User Experience
5 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 32 (41.56%) Windows
2 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.60%) Windows CE
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.39%) Migration
2 7 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (5.19%) Service Management
3 4 (5.19%) ITIL
3 4 (5.19%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (5.19%) Incident Management
4 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (3.90%) Project Management
4 3 (3.90%) Mentoring
4 3 (3.90%) Coaching
5 2 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.60%) ERP
5 2 (2.60%) ITSM
5 2 (2.60%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.30%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.30%) Information Architecture
6 1 (1.30%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (1.30%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.60%) C#
2 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.30%) SQL
3 1 (1.30%) VBScript
3 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.69%) MCITP
3 8 (10.39%) MCTS
4 5 (6.49%) MCSE
5 3 (3.90%) MCSA
5 3 (3.90%) Degree
6 2 (2.60%) MOS
7 1 (1.30%) PMP
7 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (32.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.60%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.30%) XenApp
5 1 (1.30%) vSphere
5 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) SCCM
2 9 (11.69%) SCOM
3 2 (2.60%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (2.60%) SCDPM
3 2 (2.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.60%) Nagios
3 2 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.60%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.60%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.49%) Cisco
3 3 (3.90%) VMware
3 3 (3.90%) Citrix
4 2 (2.60%) CA
4 2 (2.60%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (2.60%) Apple
4 2 (2.60%) CODA
4 2 (2.60%) JD Edwards
4 2 (2.60%) Sage
4 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.60%) Symantec
4 2 (2.60%) McAfee
4 2 (2.60%) BT
4 2 (2.60%) ProCurve
4 2 (2.60%) Aerohive Networks
4 2 (2.60%) Meru Networks
4 2 (2.60%) SAP
4 2 (2.60%) HP
5 1 (1.30%) Sitecore