The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 82 110 120
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +10
Contract jobs citing Office 365 45 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.89% 0.74% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.71% 13.77% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 5
Average daily rate £323 £501 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.66% +43.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £328 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £550 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.02% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £22.75 £11.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.82% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £11.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.55 £12.50 £11.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+24.00% +4.16%
Office 365
England

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

Cloud Services Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
175 138 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.34% 5.39% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 95 35
Average daily rate £450 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £638 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Average hourly rate £22.75 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.58% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.55 £29.75 £27.25
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 East of England

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

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Office 365 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Office 365
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Office 365 Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Office 365
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Office 365 Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hertfordshire +8 14 £325 -35.32% 10
Cambridgeshire +19 9 £275 -21.42% 10
Essex +9 9 £245 - 4
Bedfordshire +11 5 £375 +36.36% 2
Norfolk - 5 £350 -
Suffolk +3 3 £363 -
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 58 (65.91%) Active Directory
2 57 (64.77%) Windows
3 33 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 29 (32.95%) Citrix
4 29 (32.95%) MS Exchange
4 29 (32.95%) VMware
5 22 (25.00%) DNS
6 21 (23.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (23.86%) Windows Server
7 19 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (19.32%) Windows 7
8 17 (19.32%) DHCP
8 17 (19.32%) Migration
9 16 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 16 (18.18%) Windows XP
9 16 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (17.05%) SharePoint
10 15 (17.05%) MS Office
10 15 (17.05%) ITIL
10 15 (17.05%) Firewall
11 14 (15.91%) Cisco
11 14 (15.91%) SAN
12 13 (14.77%) XenApp
12 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (13.64%) Skype for Business
13 12 (13.64%) SQL Server
14 11 (12.50%) SQL
15 10 (11.36%) Web Services
16 9 (10.23%) IIS
16 9 (10.23%) TCP/IP

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 29 (32.95%) MS Exchange
2 16 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (17.05%) SharePoint
4 12 (13.64%) Skype for Business
5 9 (10.23%) IIS
6 8 (9.09%) IBM Notes
7 5 (5.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (5.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (4.55%) IBM Domino
9 1 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 15 (17.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.27%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.14%) SaaS
4 1 (1.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.00%) DNS
2 17 (19.32%) DHCP
3 15 (17.05%) Firewall
4 14 (15.91%) SAN
5 9 (10.23%) TCP/IP
6 8 (9.09%) NAS
6 8 (9.09%) VoIP
6 8 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (7.95%) LAN
8 6 (6.82%) iSCSI
8 6 (6.82%) WAN
9 5 (5.68%) VPN
10 3 (3.41%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.27%) Ethernet
11 2 (2.27%) Internet
11 2 (2.27%) LDAP
12 1 (1.14%) Skype
12 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (7.95%) Advertising
2 4 (4.55%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Publishing
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (19.32%) 3rd Line Support
1 17 (19.32%) Analyst
2 16 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 8 (9.09%) Consultant
3 8 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 7 (7.95%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (7.95%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 7 (7.95%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 7 (7.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.82%) Office 365 Manager
6 5 (5.68%) IT Support
6 5 (5.68%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Deskside Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.36%) Web Services
2 2 (2.27%) .NET
2 2 (2.27%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.41%) Clustering
4 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.27%) Chemistry
5 2 (2.27%) iPhone
5 2 (2.27%) Physics
6 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.14%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.14%) PKI
6 1 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (64.77%) Windows
2 21 (23.86%) Windows Server
2 21 (23.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (19.32%) Windows 7
4 16 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.95%) Linux
6 7 (7.95%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.27%) Android
9 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.27%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.14%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.14%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) Migration
2 15 (17.05%) ITIL
3 7 (7.95%) Project Management
4 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.82%) Software Licensing
5 5 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.55%) Project Governance
6 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (3.41%) Business Analysis
7 3 (3.41%) Document Management
7 3 (3.41%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.27%) Change Control
8 2 (2.27%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.27%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.27%) High Availability
8 2 (2.27%) ITSM
8 2 (2.27%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (2.27%) Stakeholder Analysis
9 1 (1.14%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.50%) SQL
2 7 (7.95%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.27%) Java
3 2 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (5.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.27%) ISEB
3 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.27%) MCSE
4 1 (1.14%) CISA
4 1 (1.14%) CISM
4 1 (1.14%) CISSP
4 1 (1.14%) Degree
4 1 (1.14%) MCP
4 1 (1.14%) MCSA
4 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.14%) ISO27002
3 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (65.91%) Active Directory
2 19 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (14.77%) XenApp
4 4 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (4.55%) MetaFrame
4 4 (4.55%) vSphere
4 4 (4.55%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.27%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (9.09%) SCCM
2 4 (4.55%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.55%) Bacula
2 4 (4.55%) SCOM
2 4 (4.55%) ZABBIX
3 2 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.14%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 33 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 29 (32.95%) Citrix
2 29 (32.95%) VMware
3 14 (15.91%) Cisco
4 8 (9.09%) Lotus
4 8 (9.09%) Symantec
5 5 (5.68%) HP
6 4 (4.55%) IBM
6 4 (4.55%) Sophos
7 3 (3.41%) Dell
7 3 (3.41%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.27%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.27%) Avaya
8 2 (2.27%) EMC
8 2 (2.27%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.27%) NetApp
9 1 (1.14%) Apple
9 1 (1.14%) F5
9 1 (1.14%) Infor
9 1 (1.14%) LANDesk