The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 202 312 439
Rank change year-on-year
+110 +127
Contract jobs citing Office 365 534 287 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.10% 0.60% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.79% 15.92% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 156 66
Average daily rate
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£325 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 23 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £13.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £8.34 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.05 £17.45 £36.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £11.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+52.17% -8.00%
Office 365
UK

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

Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
2698 1803 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.57% 3.74% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 1166 707
Average daily rate £415 £405 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% +19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 31 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £8.68 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -52.29%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in England

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in England

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Office 365 Daily Rate Histogram in England

Office 365
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Office 365 Hourly Rate Trend in England

Office 365
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Office 365 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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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
London +92 236 £325 -7.14% 93
South East +32 126 £325 -5.10% 54
South West +28 38 £248 -23.84% 21
West Midlands +16 38 £350 +2.94% 13
North West +4 28 £318 -38.04% 21
East of England +9 25 £345 -13.85% 13
Yorkshire -5 20 £325 -27.77% 12
East Midlands +2 17 £277 -7.66% 8
North East -9 2 - - 1
Midlands - 2 £238 -
Office 365
UK

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 457 (48.16%) Windows
2 416 (43.84%) Microsoft
3 363 (38.25%) Active Directory
4 340 (35.83%) SharePoint
5 232 (24.45%) MS Exchange
6 222 (23.39%) Migration
7 190 (20.02%) Lync
8 184 (19.39%) MS Office
9 174 (18.34%) VMware
10 158 (16.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 139 (14.65%) Citrix
12 133 (14.01%) Exchange Server 2010
13 131 (13.80%) Windows 7
14 127 (13.38%) SharePoint 2013
15 125 (13.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 115 (12.12%) SCCM
16 115 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
17 113 (11.91%) MS Excel
18 104 (10.96%) ITIL
19 93 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2013
20 89 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
21 82 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
22 79 (8.32%) .NET
23 78 (8.22%) Hyper-V
24 77 (8.11%) DNS
24 77 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
25 76 (8.01%) SharePoint 2010
26 70 (7.38%) SQL Server
26 70 (7.38%) PowerShell
27 68 (7.17%) HTML

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 340 (35.83%) SharePoint
2 232 (24.45%) MS Exchange
3 190 (20.02%) Lync
4 133 (14.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 127 (13.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 93 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 76 (8.01%) SharePoint 2010
8 67 (7.06%) IIS
9 66 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2007
10 36 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2003
11 19 (2.00%) IBM Notes
11 19 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
12 15 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.84%) CMS
14 7 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.32%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
17 2 (0.21%) SharePoint Foundation
17 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 184 (19.39%) MS Office
2 113 (11.91%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.26%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.42%) InDesign
6 2 (0.21%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.21%) MS Project
6 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.21%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 115 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.74%) Yammer
4 25 (2.63%) OneDrive
5 24 (2.53%) IaaS
6 18 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (1.37%) PaaS
8 12 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.84%) SaaS
10 5 (0.53%) Google Drive
11 4 (0.42%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 77 (8.11%) DNS
2 54 (5.69%) WAN
3 49 (5.16%) DHCP
4 48 (5.06%) LAN
4 48 (5.06%) Firewall
5 42 (4.43%) VPN
6 40 (4.21%) Intranet
6 40 (4.21%) SAN
7 28 (2.95%) TCP/IP
8 26 (2.74%) VLAN
8 26 (2.74%) Internet
9 25 (2.63%) VoIP
10 20 (2.11%) LDAP
11 15 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (1.58%) Unified Communications
12 13 (1.37%) NAS
13 9 (0.95%) MPLS
13 9 (0.95%) Wireless
14 7 (0.74%) SSL
14 7 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.42%) EDRMS
7 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.21%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.11%) MS Access
9 1 (0.11%) Ingres
9 1 (0.11%) MySQL
9 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.11%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.11%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 37 (3.90%) Visual Studio
2 16 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.32%) Subversion
4 3 (0.32%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.11%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.11%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 63 (6.64%) Finance
2 29 (3.06%) Retail
3 24 (2.53%) Marketing
4 12 (1.26%) Polish Language
5 11 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.16%) Hebrew Language
6 10 (1.05%) Banking
7 9 (0.95%) Advertising
7 9 (0.95%) Turkish Language
8 8 (0.84%) French Language
9 7 (0.74%) Law
9 7 (0.74%) Legal
9 7 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.53%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.42%) Local Government
11 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.42%) Publishing
12 3 (0.32%) Back Office
12 3 (0.32%) German Language
13 2 (0.21%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 118 (12.43%) Analyst
2 101 (10.64%) Consultant
3 97 (10.22%) Developer
4 91 (9.59%) Project Manager
5 78 (8.22%) SharePoint Developer
6 73 (7.69%) Architect
7 64 (6.74%) Support Engineer
8 54 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
9 50 (5.27%) 3rd Line Support
9 50 (5.27%) Support Analyst
10 48 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 42 (4.43%) Administrator
12 39 (4.11%) Desktop Support
13 36 (3.79%) IT Support
14 33 (3.48%) Office 365 Engineer
15 29 (3.06%) Service Analyst
16 28 (2.95%) SharePoint Consultant
17 26 (2.74%) Service Desk Analyst
18 25 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 23 (2.42%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (8.32%) .NET
2 68 (7.17%) HTML
3 59 (6.22%) CSS
4 42 (4.43%) ASP.NET
5 25 (2.63%) Web Services
6 23 (2.42%) XML
7 21 (2.21%) jQuery
8 16 (1.69%) HTML5
9 15 (1.58%) Application Packaging
10 11 (1.16%) CSS3
11 10 (1.05%) REST
11 10 (1.05%) WCF
12 8 (0.84%) Ajax
12 8 (0.84%) XSL
13 6 (0.63%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.63%) XHTML
14 5 (0.53%) AngularJS
15 4 (0.42%) JSON
15 4 (0.42%) XSLT
16 3 (0.32%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (4.11%) Data Centre
2 33 (3.48%) Clustering
3 30 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (1.90%) User Experience
5 14 (1.48%) Blackberry
6 12 (1.26%) PKI
7 11 (1.16%) NHS
8 9 (0.95%) Replication
8 9 (0.95%) Taxonomies
8 9 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.74%) Management Information System
9 7 (0.74%) Public Cloud
9 7 (0.74%) BYOD
9 7 (0.74%) iPad
9 7 (0.74%) iPhone
10 6 (0.63%) Smartphone
10 6 (0.63%) Fat Client
10 6 (0.63%) Thin Client
10 6 (0.63%) PMI
11 5 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 457 (48.16%) Windows
2 158 (16.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 131 (13.80%) Windows 7
4 125 (13.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (4.85%) Windows 8
7 40 (4.21%) Windows XP
8 31 (3.27%) Linux
9 19 (2.00%) Mac OS X
10 12 (1.26%) UNIX
11 9 (0.95%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.95%) Android
12 8 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.63%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.63%) Windows NT
15 5 (0.53%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.42%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.42%) Solaris
17 3 (0.32%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (23.39%) Migration
2 104 (10.96%) ITIL
3 65 (6.85%) Project Management
4 61 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (4.74%) CRM
6 40 (4.21%) PRINCE2
7 35 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (2.53%) Service Delivery
10 22 (2.32%) PRINCE
11 17 (1.79%) Change Control
12 16 (1.69%) Change Management
13 14 (1.48%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (1.48%) Identity Management
14 13 (1.37%) Service Management
14 13 (1.37%) Load Balancing
15 12 (1.26%) SDLC
15 12 (1.26%) Supplier Management
15 12 (1.26%) ITSM
15 12 (1.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 70 (7.38%) PowerShell
2 65 (6.85%) C#
3 54 (5.69%) SQL
4 48 (5.06%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.16%) VBScript
6 7 (0.74%) Java
7 6 (0.63%) C
8 5 (0.53%) VB
9 4 (0.42%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.32%) VBA
11 2 (0.21%) Python
12 1 (0.11%) PHP
12 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 82 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 54 (5.69%) MCSE
4 47 (4.95%) SC Cleared
5 33 (3.48%) MCP
6 27 (2.85%) MCITP
7 24 (2.53%) Degree
8 18 (1.90%) MCSA
9 15 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (1.48%) MCTS
10 14 (1.48%) A+ Certification
11 11 (1.16%) CCNA
12 9 (0.95%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.84%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.84%) CCNP
14 7 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.63%) CCA
15 6 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.00%) SLA
2 6 (0.63%) QA
3 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.11%) EMIR
4 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 363 (38.25%) Active Directory
2 89 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (8.22%) Hyper-V
4 37 (3.90%) vSphere
5 35 (3.69%) XenApp
6 21 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.37%) Forefront TMG
8 12 (1.26%) VMware ESX
9 11 (1.16%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.05%) UAG
11 9 (0.95%) Xen
12 8 (0.84%) VMware Server
12 8 (0.84%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.63%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.53%) MetaFrame
14 5 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.32%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 115 (12.12%) SCCM
2 20 (2.11%) SCOM
2 20 (2.11%) WSUS
3 18 (1.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 8 (0.84%) AirWatch
4 8 (0.84%) Windows Intune
5 7 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (0.53%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.53%) Puppet
8 4 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.42%) OVSD
9 3 (0.32%) OpenView
10 2 (0.21%) Opsview
10 2 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.21%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.21%) DameWare
10 2 (0.21%) Nagios
11 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 416 (43.84%) Microsoft
2 174 (18.34%) VMware
3 139 (14.65%) Citrix
4 50 (5.27%) Cisco
5 44 (4.64%) HP
6 24 (2.53%) NetApp
7 23 (2.42%) Dell
8 22 (2.32%) EMC
9 21 (2.21%) Oracle
10 19 (2.00%) Lotus
11 17 (1.79%) SAP
12 15 (1.58%) Apple
12 15 (1.58%) Google
13 14 (1.48%) Symantec
14 13 (1.37%) AppSense
15 12 (1.26%) Veeam
15 12 (1.26%) Red Hat
16 11 (1.16%) Sophos
16 11 (1.16%) McAfee
17 8 (0.84%) Remedy
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