The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the East of England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 125 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Office 365 19 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.60% 0.22% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.39% 12.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Average daily rate £375 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.49% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -50.00%
Cloud Services Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
98 39 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.11% 1.73% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 18 5
Average daily rate £400 £438 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +30.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £244 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £550 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.75 £33.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Office 365
England

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 18 April 2014.

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
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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Essex -20 7 £150 -21.05% 1
Norfolk - 5 £425 -
Hertfordshire -6 4 £140 -68.00% 4
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Office 365
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
4 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
5 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
6 5 (19.23%) Migration
7 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
7 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (11.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (11.54%) Citrix
8 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
8 3 (11.54%) Oracle
8 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
8 3 (11.54%) MS Office
8 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
8 3 (11.54%) Finance
9 2 (7.69%) SLA
9 2 (7.69%) VMware
9 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
9 2 (7.69%) XenApp
9 2 (7.69%) SCCM
9 2 (7.69%) SCOM
9 2 (7.69%) Solaris
9 2 (7.69%) SQL
9 2 (7.69%) Dell

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) Broadband
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Consultant
2 8 (30.77%) Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (15.38%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Exchange Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) E-Learning
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (7.69%) Solaris
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Migration
2 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Project Management
3 1 (3.85%) OOP
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL
3 1 (3.85%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.69%) XenApp
2 2 (7.69%) vSphere
2 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
1 2 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Citrix
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Dell
3 2 (7.69%) Sun
4 1 (3.85%) BT
4 1 (3.85%) Wyse