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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 56 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Office 365 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.31% 0.36% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.70% 25.00% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £11.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+14.89% -24.19%
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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
23 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.59% 1.45% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Average daily rate £451 £375 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.19% -31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £11.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -33.33%

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
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 5 March 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 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (16.67%) Lync
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
4 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (16.67%) XenApp
4 1 (16.67%) ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) French Language
4 1 (16.67%) German Language
4 1 (16.67%) Polish Language
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Lync
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) VoIP
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) French Language
1 1 (16.67%) German Language
1 1 (16.67%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) IT Operations Manager
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
1 1 (16.67%) ITSM
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
1 1 (16.67%) Line Management
1 1 (16.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco