The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 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 338 420 509
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +89
Contract jobs citing Office 365 272 83 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.92% 9.88% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 51 36
Average daily rate £325 £400 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £238 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £501 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.49% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £23.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -50.00%
Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1438 840 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.80% 1.95% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 551 467
Average daily rate £420 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.14 £12.15 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £31.65 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Office 365
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 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
London +33 99 £300 -27.27% 43
South East +57 76 £401 +22.29% 25
South West -2 36 £325 -11.56% 8
East of England -12 19 £375 +21.95% 5
West Midlands -5 13 £353 - 7
North West -6 13 £317 -20.97% 7
East Midlands - 10 £450 - 4
Yorkshire - 7 £415 - 6
North East -31 1 - -
Office 365
UK

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 231 (54.35%) Windows
2 186 (43.76%) Microsoft
3 173 (40.71%) Active Directory
4 138 (32.47%) MS Exchange
5 114 (26.82%) Windows 7
6 105 (24.71%) Migration
7 100 (23.53%) SharePoint
8 93 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 76 (17.88%) MS Office
10 73 (17.18%) Exchange Server 2010
11 69 (16.24%) MS Excel
12 65 (15.29%) Lync
13 59 (13.88%) VMware
14 56 (13.18%) SQL Server
15 50 (11.76%) ITIL
16 46 (10.82%) PowerShell
17 40 (9.41%) Windows XP
18 39 (9.18%) Citrix
18 39 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
19 37 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2007
19 37 (8.71%) Windows Server 2003
19 37 (8.71%) Project Management
19 37 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2013
20 35 (8.24%) Windows 8
20 35 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
21 33 (7.76%) Cisco
21 33 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
22 32 (7.53%) SharePoint 2013
22 32 (7.53%) Blackberry
23 29 (6.82%) .NET

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 138 (32.47%) MS Exchange
2 100 (23.53%) SharePoint
3 73 (17.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 65 (15.29%) Lync
5 37 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 37 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 32 (7.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 25 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 24 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 17 (4.00%) IBM Notes
10 16 (3.76%) IIS
11 11 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 10 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (1.41%) Lotus Domino
14 4 (0.94%) CMS
14 4 (0.94%) Zimbra
14 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 3 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.47%) Site Server
17 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 76 (17.88%) MS Office
2 69 (16.24%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.94%) MS Project
5 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.47%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) SAP R/3
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) assyst
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.94%) SaaS
3 3 (0.71%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.35%) DNS
2 22 (5.18%) LAN
3 20 (4.71%) Firewall
4 19 (4.47%) Wireless
5 18 (4.24%) Internet
5 18 (4.24%) TCP/IP
6 17 (4.00%) VoIP
7 15 (3.53%) WAN
8 13 (3.06%) VPN
8 13 (3.06%) DHCP
9 12 (2.82%) Intranet
10 11 (2.59%) SAN
11 7 (1.65%) Unified Communications
12 6 (1.41%) NAS
13 5 (1.18%) SNMP
13 5 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.94%) RTP
14 4 (0.94%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.94%) PBX
14 4 (0.94%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.94%) Ingres
6 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.65%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.24%) JIRA
4 1 (0.24%) NUnit
4 1 (0.24%) FxCop
4 1 (0.24%) MSI
General
1 24 (5.65%) Finance
2 20 (4.71%) Retail
3 7 (1.65%) Marketing
3 7 (1.65%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.41%) Dutch Language
5 2 (0.47%) Legal
5 2 (0.47%) Banking
6 1 (0.24%) French Language
6 1 (0.24%) German Language
6 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.24%) Billing
6 1 (0.24%) Back Office
6 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.24%) Electronics
6 1 (0.24%) Advertising
6 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (19.76%) Consultant
2 47 (11.06%) Support Engineer
3 45 (10.59%) Architect
4 44 (10.35%) Project Manager
5 33 (7.76%) Analyst
6 25 (5.88%) Administrator
7 23 (5.41%) Developer
8 18 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (4.24%) Support Analyst
9 17 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (3.76%) Desktop Support
11 15 (3.53%) SharePoint Developer
12 13 (3.06%) SharePoint Consultant
13 12 (2.82%) Exchange Consultant
13 12 (2.82%) Active Directory Consultant
14 11 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 10 (2.35%) Migration Consultant
15 10 (2.35%) Senior Consultant
15 10 (2.35%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.82%) .NET
2 17 (4.00%) WCF
3 14 (3.29%) WPF
3 14 (3.29%) Web Services
4 12 (2.82%) REST
4 12 (2.82%) HTML
5 10 (2.35%) XML
6 9 (2.12%) CSS
7 8 (1.88%) ASP.NET
7 8 (1.88%) LINQ
8 7 (1.65%) SOAP
9 5 (1.18%) Ajax
9 5 (1.18%) jQuery
10 4 (0.94%) JSON
11 3 (0.71%) XSLT
12 2 (0.47%) SAML
12 2 (0.47%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.47%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 1 (0.24%) OAuth
13 1 (0.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.53%) Blackberry
2 10 (2.35%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.41%) Replication
3 6 (1.41%) Client/Server
3 6 (1.41%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (1.18%) Social Media
5 4 (0.94%) iPad
5 4 (0.94%) iPhone
5 4 (0.94%) Blog
6 3 (0.71%) FMCG
7 2 (0.47%) Clustering
7 2 (0.47%) NHS
7 2 (0.47%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.47%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.47%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.24%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.24%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 231 (54.35%) Windows
2 114 (26.82%) Windows 7
3 93 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (9.41%) Windows XP
5 37 (8.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (8.24%) Windows 8
7 33 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (3.29%) Mac OS X
9 12 (2.82%) Linux
10 8 (1.88%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (1.41%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.41%) Android
13 5 (1.18%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.18%) UNIX
14 2 (0.47%) Solaris
15 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (24.71%) Migration
2 50 (11.76%) ITIL
3 37 (8.71%) Project Management
4 25 (5.88%) Identity Management
5 24 (5.65%) Scrum
6 19 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (4.24%) Service Delivery
7 18 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (3.76%) Incident Management
9 16 (3.76%) Change Management
10 14 (3.29%) Service Management
11 13 (3.06%) PRINCE2
11 13 (3.06%) Software Testing
12 9 (2.12%) Software Engineering
12 9 (2.12%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (1.88%) BDD
13 8 (1.88%) Supplier Management
14 7 (1.65%) Automated Testing
14 7 (1.65%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 46 (10.82%) PowerShell
2 25 (5.88%) SQL
3 24 (5.65%) C#
4 12 (2.82%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.94%) VBA
5 4 (0.94%) VBScript
6 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.47%) LotusScript
8 1 (0.24%) C
8 1 (0.24%) VB
8 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (4.71%) MCSE
3 13 (3.06%) MCITP
4 10 (2.35%) Degree
5 8 (1.88%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.41%) MCSD
6 6 (1.41%) MCTS
7 5 (1.18%) MCP
7 5 (1.18%) ISEB
8 4 (0.94%) CCNA
8 4 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.94%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.71%) PMP
10 2 (0.47%) CCNP
10 2 (0.47%) MCDST
11 1 (0.24%) MCSA
11 1 (0.24%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.59%) SLA
2 16 (3.76%) QA
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 173 (40.71%) Active Directory
2 39 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.47%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.29%) vSphere
5 9 (2.12%) XenApp
6 7 (1.65%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.41%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.18%) UAG
8 5 (1.18%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.94%) NFS
9 4 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.47%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.24%) Novell eDirectory
11 1 (0.24%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.24%) Postfix
11 1 (0.24%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.24%) XenServer
11 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 24 (5.65%) SCCM
2 15 (3.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 8 (1.88%) SCOM
3 8 (1.88%) Windows Intune
4 6 (1.41%) MAILsweeper
4 6 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.71%) WMI
6 3 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.71%) Novell Identity Manager
6 3 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.47%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.47%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.47%) WSUS
8 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.24%) MIIS
8 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 186 (43.76%) Microsoft
2 59 (13.88%) VMware
3 39 (9.18%) Citrix
4 33 (7.76%) Cisco
5 19 (4.47%) HP
6 17 (4.00%) Lotus
7 14 (3.29%) Apple
8 13 (3.06%) Remedy
9 12 (2.82%) McAfee
10 11 (2.59%) Symantec
11 10 (2.35%) Oracle
12 9 (2.12%) Avaya
12 9 (2.12%) Dell
13 7 (1.65%) Google
13 7 (1.65%) EMC
14 6 (1.41%) SAP
15 5 (1.18%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.18%) Sophos
16 4 (0.94%) IBM
16 4 (0.94%) Nortel
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