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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 100 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -
Contract jobs citing Office 365 24 76 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.95% 2.95% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.05% 50.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 58 0
Average daily rate
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£361 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.29% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £16.00 £26.38
% change year-on-year
-13.31% -39.33%
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
126 151 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.99% 5.86% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 94 16
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -41.66%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -26 16 £350 -17.64% 1
Maidenhead +1 2 £338 +3.84% 2
Slough - 1 - - 2
Windsor - 1 £490 - 1
Office 365
South East

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (22.50%) DHCP
4 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
5 8 (20.00%) DNS
5 8 (20.00%) MS Office
5 8 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (17.50%) Mobile App
6 7 (17.50%) Service Management
6 7 (17.50%) ITIL
7 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (15.00%) Replication
7 6 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (15.00%) Marketing
7 6 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (15.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (12.50%) SCCM
8 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 5 (12.50%) Lync
8 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 5 (12.50%) SQL
8 5 (12.50%) VPN
8 5 (12.50%) LAN
9 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
9 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 10 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
3 6 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (12.50%) Lync
5 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.50%) Node.js
7 1 (2.50%) TeamSite
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Office
2 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) DHCP
2 8 (20.00%) DNS
3 5 (12.50%) VPN
3 5 (12.50%) LAN
4 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (7.50%) DMZ
4 3 (7.50%) PBX
4 3 (7.50%) PSTN
5 2 (5.00%) ADSL
5 2 (5.00%) VoIP
5 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.00%) Intranet
5 2 (5.00%) DSL
5 2 (5.00%) Wireless
5 2 (5.00%) Firewall
6 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (15.00%) Marketing
2 2 (5.00%) German Language
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.50%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Field Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Tester
4 3 (7.50%) Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Trainer
5 2 (5.00%) Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Tester
5 2 (5.00%) IT Trainer
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Trainer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Technician
6 1 (2.50%) Escalation Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (2.50%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) CSS
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
1 2 (5.00%) WCF
2 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.50%) ExpressJS
2 1 (2.50%) JSON
2 1 (2.50%) REST
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) SOAP
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Mobile App
2 6 (15.00%) Replication
3 3 (7.50%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (17.50%) Service Management
2 7 (17.50%) ITIL
3 6 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.50%) Test Planning
5 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
5 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
5 3 (7.50%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
5 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Scrum
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.50%) Coaching
7 1 (2.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) MCTS
2 3 (7.50%) MCITP
2 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.50%) PMP
2 3 (7.50%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CCEE
3 1 (2.50%) CCAA
3 1 (2.50%) CCIA
3 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
3 1 (2.50%) XenServer
3 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (12.50%) SCCM
3 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) HP
2 3 (7.50%) Citrix
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco
3 2 (5.00%) SAP
3 2 (5.00%) Motorola
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle
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