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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 106 148 200
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +52
Contract jobs citing Office 365 51 52 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.46% 0.95% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.84% 16.94% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 16
Average daily rate £393 £434 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.51% +57.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +56.52%
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
322 307 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.22% 5.61% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 225 166
Average daily rate £494 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.57 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +69.49%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 47 (58.02%) Microsoft
2 33 (40.74%) Migration
3 31 (38.27%) MS Office
4 30 (37.04%) Windows
5 26 (32.10%) SharePoint
5 26 (32.10%) Active Directory
6 18 (22.22%) VMware
7 16 (19.75%) MS Exchange
8 14 (17.28%) Windows Server
8 14 (17.28%) PowerShell
9 13 (16.05%) Windows 7
9 13 (16.05%) Skype for Business
9 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
10 12 (14.81%) Project Management
10 12 (14.81%) ITIL
10 12 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (14.81%) Skype
11 11 (13.58%) MCSE
11 11 (13.58%) Citrix
11 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (13.58%) Finance
12 10 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (11.11%) Security Cleared
14 8 (9.88%) Change Management
14 8 (9.88%) Cisco
14 8 (9.88%) DNS
14 8 (9.88%) PRINCE2
14 8 (9.88%) Yammer

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 26 (32.10%) SharePoint
2 16 (19.75%) MS Exchange
3 13 (16.05%) Skype for Business
4 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (6.17%) IIS
6 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.94%) IBM Notes
6 4 (4.94%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.23%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 31 (38.27%) MS Office
2 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.88%) OneDrive
2 8 (9.88%) Yammer
3 2 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.23%) Google Apps
4 1 (1.23%) IaaS
4 1 (1.23%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.81%) Skype
2 8 (9.88%) DNS
3 4 (4.94%) Firewall
3 4 (4.94%) LAN
3 4 (4.94%) VPN
3 4 (4.94%) WAN
4 3 (3.70%) DHCP
4 3 (3.70%) SAN
5 2 (2.47%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.47%) Extranet
5 2 (2.47%) H.323
5 2 (2.47%) Intranet
5 2 (2.47%) ISDN
5 2 (2.47%) Network Security
5 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.47%) Telepresence
5 2 (2.47%) VoIP
6 1 (1.23%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.23%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.23%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.23%) GIS
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Back Office
3 3 (3.70%) Advertising
4 2 (2.47%) Retail
4 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.23%) Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (18.52%) Office 365 Engineer
2 13 (16.05%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.35%) Architect
4 8 (9.88%) Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) Office 365 Architect
5 7 (8.64%) Technical Manager
6 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Administrator
8 4 (4.94%) Consultant
8 4 (4.94%) Developer
8 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Architect
8 4 (4.94%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) .NET
1 4 (4.94%) Web Services
2 2 (2.47%) CSS
2 2 (2.47%) WAP
3 1 (1.23%) Ajax
3 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.23%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.23%) HTML
3 1 (1.23%) jQuery
3 1 (1.23%) Sass
3 1 (1.23%) WCF
3 1 (1.23%) XML
3 1 (1.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.47%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.47%) User Experience
5 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.23%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.23%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.23%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.23%) iPhone
5 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.23%) Replication
5 1 (1.23%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.04%) Windows
2 14 (17.28%) Windows Server
3 13 (16.05%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.17%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.47%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.47%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.23%) Android
7 1 (1.23%) Unix
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.74%) Migration
2 12 (14.81%) ITIL
2 12 (14.81%) Project Management
3 8 (9.88%) Change Management
3 8 (9.88%) PRINCE2
4 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.17%) Release Management
5 5 (6.17%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.70%) Change Control
7 3 (3.70%) CRM
7 3 (3.70%) Programme Management
7 3 (3.70%) Records Management
7 3 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (3.70%) Time Management
8 2 (2.47%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.47%) Coaching
8 2 (2.47%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.47%) Server Building
8 2 (2.47%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.28%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.94%) C#
2 4 (4.94%) SQL
3 2 (2.47%) C
3 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.23%) VB
4 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (13.58%) MCSE
1 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.94%) MCITP
5 3 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (3.70%) MCSA
5 3 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.47%) MCTS
7 1 (1.23%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.23%) CCA
7 1 (1.23%) CCEE
7 1 (1.23%) CCNA
7 1 (1.23%) CCNP
7 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.23%) Degree
7 1 (1.23%) MCP
7 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (32.10%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.17%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.17%) XenApp
4 3 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.47%) UAG
5 2 (2.47%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.47%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.23%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.23%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.23%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.23%) vSphere
6 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) Windows Intune
2 4 (4.94%) SCCM
3 3 (3.70%) SCOM
4 2 (2.47%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.47%) IBM BigFix
4 2 (2.47%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (2.47%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.23%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.23%) Nagios
5 1 (1.23%) Opsview
5 1 (1.23%) SCSM
5 1 (1.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 47 (58.02%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.22%) VMware
3 11 (13.58%) Citrix
4 8 (9.88%) Cisco
5 4 (4.94%) Lotus
6 3 (3.70%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.47%) Dell
7 2 (2.47%) EMC
7 2 (2.47%) HP
7 2 (2.47%) IBM
7 2 (2.47%) NetApp
7 2 (2.47%) NetSuite
7 2 (2.47%) Polycom
7 2 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.47%) Symantec
8 1 (1.23%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.23%) Apple
8 1 (1.23%) BMC
8 1 (1.23%) Google
8 1 (1.23%) SAP
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