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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 243 360 450
Rank change year-on-year
+117 +90
Contract jobs citing Office 365 394 197 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.83% 0.43% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.65% 16.36% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 110 40
Average daily rate
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£400 £319 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% -18.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £145 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 12 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -20.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £11.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.27% -24.19%
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
1908 1204 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.00% 2.61% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1214 761 495
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 22 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.51 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.28% -11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £9.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £34.01 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -34.21%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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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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
London +87 187 £425 +41.66% 80
South East 0 83 £350 -22.22% 55
South West +6 39 £394 +21.15% 24
Yorkshire 0 19 £328 -13.81% 7
East of England +16 18 £503 +41.54% 18
West Midlands -3 15 £325 +10.07% 11
North West -9 15 £500 +314.93% 18
East Midlands +15 14 £398 - 8
North East +6 3 £475 - 1
Office 365
UK

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 359 (47.68%) Windows
2 349 (46.35%) Microsoft
3 298 (39.58%) Active Directory
4 287 (38.11%) SharePoint
5 223 (29.61%) MS Exchange
6 199 (26.43%) Migration
7 154 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 152 (20.19%) Lync
9 143 (18.99%) VMware
10 137 (18.19%) Exchange Server 2010
11 120 (15.94%) SharePoint 2013
12 115 (15.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 113 (15.01%) Exchange Server 2013
14 104 (13.81%) MS Office
15 101 (13.41%) Citrix
16 99 (13.15%) SCCM
17 98 (13.01%) Microsoft Azure
18 87 (11.55%) ITIL
19 84 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2007
20 83 (11.02%) Windows 7
21 81 (10.76%) Windows Server 2003
22 75 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
23 74 (9.83%) Hyper-V
23 74 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
24 72 (9.56%) PowerShell
25 65 (8.63%) DNS
26 63 (8.37%) MS Excel
27 61 (8.10%) HTML
28 58 (7.70%) CSS
29 56 (7.44%) .NET

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 287 (38.11%) SharePoint
2 223 (29.61%) MS Exchange
3 152 (20.19%) Lync
4 137 (18.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 120 (15.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 113 (15.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 84 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 53 (7.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 47 (6.24%) IIS
10 44 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2003
11 33 (4.38%) Office Communications Server
12 25 (3.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 22 (2.92%) IBM Notes
14 16 (2.12%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (1.06%) CMS
16 4 (0.53%) OpenStack
17 3 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
17 3 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
17 3 (0.40%) SharePoint Foundation
18 2 (0.27%) Quickr
Applications
1 104 (13.81%) MS Office
2 63 (8.37%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.80%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Summit
4 1 (0.13%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 98 (13.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.66%) Yammer
3 18 (2.39%) IaaS
4 12 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.93%) PaaS
7 5 (0.66%) SaaS
8 4 (0.53%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 65 (8.63%) DNS
2 44 (5.84%) DHCP
3 43 (5.71%) Firewall
4 41 (5.44%) WAN
5 38 (5.05%) LAN
6 37 (4.91%) Intranet
7 34 (4.52%) VPN
8 29 (3.85%) VLAN
9 27 (3.59%) TCP/IP
9 27 (3.59%) VoIP
9 27 (3.59%) SAN
10 21 (2.79%) Internet
11 19 (2.52%) LDAP
12 10 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.06%) MPLS
13 8 (1.06%) SSL
13 8 (1.06%) PBX
13 8 (1.06%) NAS
14 6 (0.80%) Unified Communications
14 6 (0.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.53%) EDRMS
5 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.27%) MS Access
7 2 (0.27%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.13%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.13%) MySQL
8 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 29 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 13 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.40%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.27%) MSI
4 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.13%) NUnit
5 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.13%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.13%) FxCop
General
1 47 (6.24%) Finance
2 21 (2.79%) Advertising
3 18 (2.39%) Marketing
4 15 (1.99%) Retail
5 11 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.20%) Legal
7 8 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.80%) Banking
9 4 (0.53%) Local Government
10 3 (0.40%) German Language
10 3 (0.40%) Polish Language
10 3 (0.40%) Law
11 2 (0.27%) Publishing
11 2 (0.27%) Back Office
11 2 (0.27%) Games
11 2 (0.27%) Turkish Language
11 2 (0.27%) Hebrew Language
11 2 (0.27%) French Language
11 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 112 (14.87%) Consultant
2 92 (12.22%) Analyst
3 80 (10.62%) Architect
4 78 (10.36%) Developer
5 63 (8.37%) Project Manager
6 59 (7.84%) Support Engineer
7 58 (7.70%) SharePoint Developer
8 46 (6.11%) 3rd Line Support
9 45 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 34 (4.52%) Support Analyst
11 32 (4.25%) SharePoint Consultant
11 32 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
11 32 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 28 (3.72%) Desktop Support
13 26 (3.45%) IT Support
14 24 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 23 (3.05%) SharePoint Architect
16 19 (2.52%) Service Desk Analyst
16 19 (2.52%) Administrator
16 19 (2.52%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (8.10%) HTML
2 58 (7.70%) CSS
3 56 (7.44%) .NET
4 35 (4.65%) ASP.NET
5 28 (3.72%) jQuery
6 16 (2.12%) HTML5
7 14 (1.86%) REST
8 13 (1.73%) CSS3
8 13 (1.73%) Web Services
8 13 (1.73%) XML
9 11 (1.46%) Application Packaging
10 8 (1.06%) JSON
11 7 (0.93%) Ajax
12 6 (0.80%) AngularJS
13 5 (0.66%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (0.53%) XHTML
14 4 (0.53%) XSL
14 4 (0.53%) LINQ
15 3 (0.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.24%) Blackberry
2 28 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.05%) Clustering
4 20 (2.66%) User Experience
5 19 (2.52%) Replication
6 12 (1.59%) PKI
7 9 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (1.06%) NHS
8 8 (1.06%) iPhone
9 7 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 7 (0.93%) iPad
10 6 (0.80%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.80%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.53%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (0.53%) E-Learning
11 4 (0.53%) Life Science
11 4 (0.53%) PDA
12 3 (0.40%) CMDB
12 3 (0.40%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 359 (47.68%) Windows
2 154 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 115 (15.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 83 (11.02%) Windows 7
5 81 (10.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (4.52%) Windows 8
7 26 (3.45%) Windows XP
8 16 (2.12%) Linux
9 13 (1.73%) Mac OS X
10 10 (1.33%) Windows Vista
10 10 (1.33%) Android
11 6 (0.80%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.53%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.40%) MVS
14 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.27%) NetWare
15 2 (0.27%) UNIX
15 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (26.43%) Migration
2 87 (11.55%) ITIL
3 47 (6.24%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (5.98%) Project Management
5 37 (4.91%) Change Management
6 31 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 27 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (3.19%) CRM
9 22 (2.92%) Configuration Management
10 21 (2.79%) Service Delivery
11 18 (2.39%) Kalman Filter
12 17 (2.26%) Workflow
13 15 (1.99%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (1.99%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (1.73%) PRINCE2
14 13 (1.73%) Service Management
14 13 (1.73%) Identity Management
15 12 (1.59%) PRINCE
16 11 (1.46%) Scrum
17 10 (1.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (9.56%) PowerShell
2 55 (7.30%) JavaScript
3 54 (7.17%) C#
4 35 (4.65%) SQL
5 12 (1.59%) VBScript
6 2 (0.27%) VBA
7 1 (0.13%) VB
7 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.13%) PHP
7 1 (0.13%) C
7 1 (0.13%) Java
7 1 (0.13%) Python
7 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.13%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 75 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 41 (5.44%) MCSE
4 28 (3.72%) SC Cleared
5 26 (3.45%) MCP
6 24 (3.19%) MCITP
6 24 (3.19%) VCP4
7 17 (2.26%) Degree
8 14 (1.86%) MCTS
9 12 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.46%) CCNA
11 10 (1.33%) MCSA
12 9 (1.20%) A+ Certification
13 5 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.66%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.66%) CCNP
14 4 (0.53%) CCA
14 4 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.05%) SLA
2 4 (0.53%) QA
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 298 (39.58%) Active Directory
2 74 (9.83%) Hyper-V
2 74 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.58%) vSphere
4 23 (3.05%) XenApp
5 12 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (1.59%) UAG
6 9 (1.20%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.20%) Xen
7 7 (0.93%) ISA Server
7 7 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.53%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.53%) XenServer
11 2 (0.27%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 99 (13.15%) SCCM
2 20 (2.66%) SCOM
3 19 (2.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 13 (1.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 11 (1.46%) WSUS
6 9 (1.20%) Windows Intune
7 6 (0.80%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (0.66%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.40%) OpenView
9 3 (0.40%) Puppet
9 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.27%) FreeIPA
10 2 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.27%) ZENworks
11 1 (0.13%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.13%) Nagios
11 1 (0.13%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.13%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 349 (46.35%) Microsoft
2 143 (18.99%) VMware
3 101 (13.41%) Citrix
4 44 (5.84%) Cisco
5 36 (4.78%) HP
6 23 (3.05%) Dell
7 22 (2.92%) Lotus
8 21 (2.79%) Symantec
9 19 (2.52%) Oracle
10 18 (2.39%) EMC
11 14 (1.86%) Apple
11 14 (1.86%) NetApp
12 12 (1.59%) SAP
13 10 (1.33%) Sophos
13 10 (1.33%) Veeam
14 9 (1.20%) SolarWinds
15 7 (0.93%) Google
15 7 (0.93%) AppSense
16 6 (0.80%) Avaya
16 6 (0.80%) Red Hat
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
Montash
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £17.5 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £14 - £15 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £460 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £120 to £160 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Gold Group
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago