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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 282 391 505
Rank change year-on-year
+109 +114
Contract jobs citing Office 365 363 160 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.34% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.68% 13.43% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 108 33
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £454 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.29% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.94 £12.55 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £18.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £16.00 £26.38
% change year-on-year
-13.31% -39.33%
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
1943 1191 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.66% 2.52% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 771 364
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 25 17
Average hourly rate £21.56 £17.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.46% -40.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.93 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -41.66%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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.

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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 +96 148 £400 +6.66% 53
South East -4 102 £375 -11.76% 36
South West -22 23 £375 -6.25% 27
West Midlands +5 19 £425 +51.78% 11
North West 0 19 £390 +0.64% 11
East Midlands +18 17 £350 - 3
Yorkshire +2 14 £325 -6.20% 8
East of England -8 13 £399 +73.47% 6
Midlands - - - -
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Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 308 (45.90%) Windows
2 291 (43.37%) Microsoft
3 264 (39.34%) SharePoint
4 235 (35.02%) Active Directory
5 198 (29.51%) MS Exchange
6 164 (24.44%) Migration
7 126 (18.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 114 (16.99%) SharePoint 2013
9 111 (16.54%) Exchange Server 2010
10 110 (16.39%) VMware
11 103 (15.35%) Lync
12 98 (14.61%) Citrix
13 97 (14.46%) MS Office
14 89 (13.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 82 (12.22%) Windows 7
16 75 (11.18%) ITIL
16 75 (11.18%) SCCM
17 72 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
18 71 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2007
19 69 (10.28%) MS Excel
20 64 (9.54%) .NET
21 63 (9.39%) Windows Server 2003
22 60 (8.94%) DNS
22 60 (8.94%) SharePoint 2010
23 58 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
24 57 (8.49%) PowerShell
24 57 (8.49%) SQL Server
25 56 (8.35%) Microsoft Certification
26 53 (7.90%) HTML
26 53 (7.90%) Hyper-V

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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
1 264 (39.34%) SharePoint
2 198 (29.51%) MS Exchange
3 114 (16.99%) SharePoint 2013
4 111 (16.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 103 (15.35%) Lync
6 71 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2007
7 60 (8.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 51 (7.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 40 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2003
10 37 (5.51%) IBM Notes
11 26 (3.87%) Office Communications Server
12 25 (3.73%) IIS
13 20 (2.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 14 (2.09%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (1.19%) Lotus Domino
16 7 (1.04%) Quickr
17 2 (0.30%) Node.js
17 2 (0.30%) MS Project Server
17 2 (0.30%) Apache
17 2 (0.30%) CMS
Applications
1 97 (14.46%) MS Office
2 69 (10.28%) MS Excel
3 19 (2.83%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.75%) MS Project
6 3 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Summit
3 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 72 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.68%) IaaS
3 15 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.64%) SaaS
6 6 (0.89%) PaaS
7 2 (0.30%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.15%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 60 (8.94%) DNS
2 45 (6.71%) VPN
3 39 (5.81%) DHCP
4 37 (5.51%) LAN
5 34 (5.07%) WAN
6 31 (4.62%) Firewall
7 28 (4.17%) VoIP
8 26 (3.87%) Internet
9 24 (3.58%) TCP/IP
10 22 (3.28%) VLAN
11 20 (2.98%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (2.98%) SAN
12 15 (2.24%) Intranet
13 13 (1.94%) PBX
14 12 (1.79%) NAS
15 11 (1.64%) MPLS
15 11 (1.64%) Wireless
16 9 (1.34%) LDAP
16 9 (1.34%) Unified Communications
17 6 (0.89%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.60%) EDRMS
6 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.15%) MS Access
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.15%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 35 (5.22%) Visual Studio
2 24 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.04%) NUnit
3 7 (1.04%) FxCop
4 5 (0.75%) SpecFlow
5 4 (0.60%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.30%) Subversion
7 1 (0.15%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.15%) JIRA
7 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.15%) MSTest
7 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.15%) TestLink
General
1 38 (5.66%) Finance
2 23 (3.43%) Retail
3 21 (3.13%) Marketing
4 17 (2.53%) Advertising
5 16 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.34%) Banking
7 7 (1.04%) Publishing
8 5 (0.75%) Games
8 5 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.75%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.45%) Legal
10 2 (0.30%) German Language
10 2 (0.30%) Billing
10 2 (0.30%) Law
11 1 (0.15%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.15%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 101 (15.05%) Analyst
2 98 (14.61%) Architect
3 89 (13.26%) Consultant
4 66 (9.84%) Developer
5 60 (8.94%) SharePoint Developer
6 47 (7.00%) Project Manager
7 44 (6.56%) Support Engineer
8 35 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
9 34 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 33 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
11 30 (4.47%) Support Analyst
12 29 (4.32%) Business Analyst
13 28 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
14 27 (4.02%) SharePoint Consultant
15 21 (3.13%) SharePoint Architect
15 21 (3.13%) Service Analyst
16 20 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
16 20 (2.98%) Service Desk Analyst
17 18 (2.68%) Desktop Support
18 17 (2.53%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (9.54%) .NET
2 53 (7.90%) HTML
3 50 (7.45%) CSS
4 41 (6.11%) ASP.NET
5 22 (3.28%) HTML5
6 20 (2.98%) REST
7 19 (2.83%) jQuery
7 19 (2.83%) WCF
8 14 (2.09%) CSS3
8 14 (2.09%) XSLT
9 10 (1.49%) Web Services
10 9 (1.34%) Middleware
10 9 (1.34%) XML
10 9 (1.34%) XSL
11 8 (1.19%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (1.04%) SOAP
13 6 (0.89%) WPF
14 4 (0.60%) JSON
15 3 (0.45%) .NET Framework
16 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.86%) Blackberry
2 25 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.68%) Clustering
4 17 (2.53%) Replication
5 13 (1.94%) iPhone
6 12 (1.79%) iPad
6 12 (1.79%) PKI
7 11 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.49%) User Experience
9 9 (1.34%) FMCG
10 8 (1.19%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (0.75%) Online Games
12 4 (0.60%) CMDB
12 4 (0.60%) Taxonomies
12 4 (0.60%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.45%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.45%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.45%) iSeries
14 2 (0.30%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 308 (45.90%) Windows
2 126 (18.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (13.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 82 (12.22%) Windows 7
5 63 (9.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (6.41%) Windows XP
7 38 (5.66%) Windows 8
8 23 (3.43%) Linux
9 14 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.79%) Android
11 10 (1.49%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.89%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.60%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.45%) UNIX
14 3 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.30%) CentOS
15 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.15%) Solaris
16 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (24.44%) Migration
2 75 (11.18%) ITIL
3 58 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (5.96%) Project Management
5 35 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (4.77%) Configuration Management
6 32 (4.77%) Change Management
7 26 (3.87%) Scrum
8 25 (3.73%) PRINCE2
9 24 (3.58%) Service Delivery
10 23 (3.43%) Workflow
11 19 (2.83%) Service Management
12 18 (2.68%) Business Analysis
13 15 (2.24%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (2.09%) Identity Management
15 13 (1.94%) CRM
15 13 (1.94%) Mentoring
16 12 (1.79%) Business Intelligence
17 11 (1.64%) Load Balancing
17 11 (1.64%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 57 (8.49%) PowerShell
2 48 (7.15%) JavaScript
3 46 (6.86%) C#
4 38 (5.66%) SQL
5 5 (0.75%) VB.NET
6 4 (0.60%) VBScript
6 4 (0.60%) Java
7 2 (0.30%) Python
7 2 (0.30%) C
7 2 (0.30%) Perl
7 2 (0.30%) PHP
7 2 (0.30%) VB
8 1 (0.15%) VBA
8 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (8.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (3.73%) MCSE
3 23 (3.43%) MCP
4 22 (3.28%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.09%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.79%) MCITP
7 11 (1.64%) Degree
8 10 (1.49%) MCSA
8 10 (1.49%) A+ Certification
9 8 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.04%) MCTS
11 6 (0.89%) ISEB
11 6 (0.89%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.75%) PMP
12 5 (0.75%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.60%) CCNA
14 2 (0.30%) VTSP
14 2 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.98%) SLA
2 15 (2.24%) QA
3 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 235 (35.02%) Active Directory
2 53 (7.90%) Hyper-V
3 41 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (5.51%) XenApp
5 28 (4.17%) vSphere
6 14 (2.09%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.79%) UAG
8 11 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (1.49%) XenServer
10 9 (1.34%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.04%) VMware ESX
12 5 (0.75%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.60%) Postfix
14 3 (0.45%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.45%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.30%) IAG
15 2 (0.30%) NFS
16 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 75 (11.18%) SCCM
2 20 (2.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 11 (1.64%) SCOM
3 11 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (0.75%) WSUS
4 5 (0.75%) Windows Intune
5 4 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.45%) Nagios
6 3 (0.45%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.30%) Opsview
7 2 (0.30%) Puppet
7 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (0.30%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.15%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.15%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 291 (43.37%) Microsoft
2 110 (16.39%) VMware
3 98 (14.61%) Citrix
4 44 (6.56%) Cisco
5 37 (5.51%) Lotus
6 33 (4.92%) HP
7 19 (2.83%) Symantec
8 17 (2.53%) Avaya
8 17 (2.53%) Dell
9 16 (2.38%) Apple
10 12 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.79%) NetApp
11 11 (1.64%) Oracle
12 9 (1.34%) SAP
12 9 (1.34%) Google
12 9 (1.34%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.19%) Nintex
13 8 (1.19%) IBM
14 7 (1.04%) IronPort
15 6 (0.89%) CheckPoint
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