The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 116 148 194
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +46
Contract jobs citing Office 365 37 40 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.18% 0.78% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.70% 15.21% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 9
Average daily rate £330 £463 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.64% +54.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £316 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £507 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.02% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+24.00% +4.16%
Office 365
London

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

Cloud Services Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
209 263 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.64% 5.12% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 198 102
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.64 £17.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.98% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +30.62%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Office 365 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Office 365
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Office 365 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 29 (39.73%) Microsoft
2 28 (38.36%) Windows
3 24 (32.88%) Active Directory
4 20 (27.40%) Migration
5 19 (26.03%) SharePoint
6 17 (23.29%) MS Office
7 16 (21.92%) VMware
8 12 (16.44%) MS Exchange
8 12 (16.44%) Citrix
8 12 (16.44%) Windows Server
9 11 (15.07%) Finance
9 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
10 9 (12.33%) Windows 7
10 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (12.33%) Skype for Business
11 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
11 8 (10.96%) SCCM
11 8 (10.96%) Cisco
11 8 (10.96%) ITIL
12 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
12 7 (9.59%) MCSE
12 7 (9.59%) DNS
12 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (9.59%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (8.22%) Project Management
13 6 (8.22%) WAN
14 5 (6.85%) DHCP
14 5 (6.85%) LAN

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 19 (26.03%) SharePoint
2 12 (16.44%) MS Exchange
3 9 (12.33%) Skype for Business
4 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (9.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.11%) IBM Notes
6 3 (4.11%) IIS
7 1 (1.37%) Apache
7 1 (1.37%) CMS
7 1 (1.37%) Drupal
7 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.37%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.37%) nginx
7 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (23.29%) MS Office
2 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) assyst
1 1 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.74%) IaaS
3 2 (2.74%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.74%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.74%) SaaS
3 2 (2.74%) Yammer
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon Glacier
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.37%) Force.com
4 1 (1.37%) Google Apps
4 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) DNS
2 6 (8.22%) WAN
3 5 (6.85%) DHCP
3 5 (6.85%) LAN
4 4 (5.48%) SAN
4 4 (5.48%) Skype
4 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.11%) Firewall
5 3 (4.11%) VPN
6 2 (2.74%) VoIP
6 2 (2.74%) Wireless
7 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.37%) FTP
7 1 (1.37%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.37%) Internet
7 1 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.37%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.37%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.37%) VLAN
7 1 (1.37%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.74%) GIS
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 11 (15.07%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Advertising
2 3 (4.11%) Back Office
2 3 (4.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.37%) Games
3 1 (1.37%) German Language
3 1 (1.37%) Law
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (13.70%) Support Engineer
2 9 (12.33%) Analyst
3 7 (9.59%) Administrator
3 7 (9.59%) Architect
3 7 (9.59%) Office 365 Engineer
3 7 (9.59%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.22%) Developer
4 6 (8.22%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Support Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) Technical Manager
5 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (6.85%) Desktop Support
5 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Office 365 Architect
6 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.11%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) HTML
2 4 (5.48%) .NET
2 4 (5.48%) CSS
3 3 (4.11%) HTML5
3 3 (4.11%) XSLT
4 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.74%) Breeze.js
4 2 (2.74%) jQuery
4 2 (2.74%) REST
4 2 (2.74%) XHTML
5 1 (1.37%) Ajax
5 1 (1.37%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.37%) SAML
5 1 (1.37%) WCF
5 1 (1.37%) Web Services
5 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Public Cloud
2 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.37%) BYOD
4 1 (1.37%) Clustering
4 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.37%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.37%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.37%) iPad
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.37%) PMI
4 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.37%) Replication
4 1 (1.37%) Spread Betting
4 1 (1.37%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 28 (38.36%) Windows
2 12 (16.44%) Windows Server
3 9 (12.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.85%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.11%) Linux
6 3 (4.11%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.74%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.37%) Unix
8 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.40%) Migration
2 8 (10.96%) ITIL
3 6 (8.22%) Project Management
4 5 (6.85%) Workflow
5 4 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.48%) Change Management
5 4 (5.48%) PRINCE
5 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.11%) Programme Management
6 3 (4.11%) Records Management
7 2 (2.74%) Coaching
7 2 (2.74%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.74%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.74%) Server Building
7 2 (2.74%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (2.74%) Test Scripting
7 2 (2.74%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.48%) SQL
3 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.74%) VB
4 2 (2.74%) VBScript
5 1 (1.37%) C#
5 1 (1.37%) Perl
5 1 (1.37%) Python
5 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.37%) VB6
5 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.59%) MCSE
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.11%) Degree
4 3 (4.11%) MCITP
5 2 (2.74%) CCA
5 2 (2.74%) CCEE
5 2 (2.74%) CCNP
5 2 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.74%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (2.74%) MCSA
6 1 (1.37%) CCNA
6 1 (1.37%) MCTS
6 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (32.88%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.48%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.48%) XenApp
4 2 (2.74%) VMware Server
4 2 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.37%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.37%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.37%) MetaFrame
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.37%) vCloud
5 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) SCCM
2 2 (2.74%) SCOM
3 1 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.37%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.37%) Nagios
3 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.37%) Opsview
3 1 (1.37%) Puppet
3 1 (1.37%) SCSM
3 1 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 29 (39.73%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.92%) VMware
3 12 (16.44%) Citrix
4 8 (10.96%) Cisco
5 4 (5.48%) Dell
6 3 (4.11%) LANDesk
6 3 (4.11%) Lotus
6 3 (4.11%) NetApp
7 2 (2.74%) EMC
7 2 (2.74%) HP
7 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.74%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.37%) Apple
8 1 (1.37%) AppSense
8 1 (1.37%) Google
8 1 (1.37%) Perforce
8 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.37%) Remedy
8 1 (1.37%) SAP
8 1 (1.37%) Symantec
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