The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 87 78 72
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing Office 365 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.074% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.59% 3.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate £356 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -4.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.02% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+24.00% +4.16%
Office 365
Scotland

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

Cloud Services Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
79 33 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.57% 2.43% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 5
Average daily rate £400 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -14.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.02
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 Edinburgh

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

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 7 (43.75%) Skype for Business
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (25.00%) Migration
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) IIS
6 2 (12.50%) HTML
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) CSS
6 2 (12.50%) Change Management
6 2 (12.50%) SCOM
6 2 (12.50%) HTML5
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) FortiGate
6 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
6 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (12.50%) Coaching
6 2 (12.50%) Skype
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 10

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 7 (43.75%) Skype for Business
2 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (18.75%) IIS
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (6.25%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Skype
2 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
3 1 (6.25%) PBX
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (12.50%) Administrator
1 2 (12.50%) Analyst
1 2 (12.50%) Developer
1 2 (12.50%) IT Engineer
1 2 (12.50%) IT Support
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365 Developer
1 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Migration Specialist
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Administrator
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Specialist
2 1 (6.25%) Rollout Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
2 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Change Management
2 2 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) FortiGate
1 2 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Dell