The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 39 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs citing Office 365 20 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.71% 1.30% 0.92%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.00% 50.00% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 5
Average daily rate
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£463 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £513 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +8.19%
Office 365
West Midlands

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

Cloud Services Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
40 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.43% 2.60% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 19
Average daily rate £440 £450 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +60.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £524 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £17.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+38.23% -44.71%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Office 365 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Office 365
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Office 365 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (35.48%) Migration
4 10 (32.26%) SharePoint
5 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (22.58%) Windows
6 7 (22.58%) Project Management
7 6 (19.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (16.13%) Lync
8 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
8 5 (16.13%) VMware
9 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
9 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
10 3 (9.68%) Skype
10 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
10 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
10 3 (9.68%) MS Office
10 3 (9.68%) ITIL
11 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
11 2 (6.45%) Advertising
11 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
11 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
11 2 (6.45%) LAN
11 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
11 2 (6.45%) VPN
11 2 (6.45%) DNS

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 (32.26%) SharePoint
2 6 (19.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (16.13%) Lync
4 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
4 4 (12.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Yammer
3 1 (3.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Skype
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
2 2 (6.45%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) NAS
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) Intranet
3 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.45%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Architect
1 6 (19.35%) Business Analyst
1 6 (19.35%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Service Manager
4 3 (9.68%) SharePoint Architect
4 3 (9.68%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Office 365 Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Lead Architect
6 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) CSS
1 1 (3.23%) jQuery
1 1 (3.23%) HTML5
1 1 (3.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
3 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Migration
2 7 (22.58%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.23%) Document Management
6 1 (3.23%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Service Management
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) Workflow
6 1 (3.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
1 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) Lotus
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix
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