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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 296 444 525
Rank change year-on-year
+148 +81
Contract jobs citing Office 365 324 119 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.24% 0.096%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.07% 9.91% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 72 17
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£375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 5
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.95 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £18.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £26.38
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -42.18%
Office 365
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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
1793 1201 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.51% 2.46% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 832 443
Average daily rate £420 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -39.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.75 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-47.72% +26.92%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +113 161 £375 +4.16% 54
South East +26 64 £360 -15.29% 34
West Midlands -3 25 £425 +6.25% 7
South West -17 19 £300 -23.80% 30
East Midlands +11 13 - - 8
North West +6 13 £338 - 9
East of England -16 12 £399 +280.00% 7
Yorkshire +9 9 £210 -23.63% 3
North East - 5 £400 -
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Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 281 (46.22%) Windows
2 245 (40.30%) Microsoft
3 221 (36.35%) Active Directory
4 219 (36.02%) SharePoint
5 174 (28.62%) MS Exchange
6 133 (21.88%) Migration
7 111 (18.26%) Windows 7
8 106 (17.43%) MS Office
9 105 (17.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 99 (16.28%) SharePoint 2013
11 95 (15.63%) Citrix
12 92 (15.13%) SQL Server
13 88 (14.47%) VMware
14 80 (13.16%) Lync
15 75 (12.34%) .NET
16 74 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
17 72 (11.84%) ITIL
17 72 (11.84%) MS Excel
18 70 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2010
19 68 (11.18%) Windows Server 2012
20 60 (9.87%) Windows XP
20 60 (9.87%) SCCM
21 57 (9.38%) C#
21 57 (9.38%) DNS
22 55 (9.05%) SharePoint 2010
23 51 (8.39%) Windows 8
24 50 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2007
24 50 (8.22%) HTML
25 49 (8.06%) Visual Studio
25 49 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 219 (36.02%) SharePoint
2 174 (28.62%) MS Exchange
3 99 (16.28%) SharePoint 2013
4 80 (13.16%) Lync
5 70 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 55 (9.05%) SharePoint 2010
7 50 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 35 (5.76%) IBM Notes
9 28 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 28 (4.61%) IIS
10 25 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 18 (2.96%) SharePoint Server
11 18 (2.96%) Office Communications Server
12 9 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.99%) Lotus Domino
13 6 (0.99%) Quickr
14 4 (0.66%) Zimbra
15 2 (0.33%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.33%) CMS
16 1 (0.16%) Apache
Applications
1 106 (17.43%) MS Office
2 72 (11.84%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.30%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.82%) MS Project
6 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 74 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.63%) IaaS
4 10 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.64%) SaaS
5 4 (0.66%) PaaS
5 4 (0.66%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.16%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 57 (9.38%) DNS
2 37 (6.09%) VPN
3 33 (5.43%) DHCP
3 33 (5.43%) Firewall
4 29 (4.77%) LAN
5 27 (4.44%) VoIP
6 26 (4.28%) Internet
7 25 (4.11%) WAN
8 22 (3.62%) Wi-Fi
9 21 (3.45%) TCP/IP
10 18 (2.96%) Intranet
11 16 (2.63%) SAN
11 16 (2.63%) VLAN
12 15 (2.47%) Wireless
13 11 (1.81%) Unified Communications
14 10 (1.64%) PBX
15 8 (1.32%) LDAP
15 8 (1.32%) NAS
16 6 (0.99%) Extranet
16 6 (0.99%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.66%) EDRMS
6 4 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 49 (8.06%) Visual Studio
2 37 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.97%) SpecFlow
4 6 (0.99%) FxCop
4 6 (0.99%) NUnit
5 4 (0.66%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.49%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.33%) Subversion
7 2 (0.33%) JIRA
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.16%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.16%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.16%) MSTest
8 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 37 (6.09%) Finance
2 20 (3.29%) Retail
3 19 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.32%) Marketing
4 8 (1.32%) Dutch Language
5 7 (1.15%) Publishing
5 7 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.15%) Banking
6 6 (0.99%) Legal
7 4 (0.66%) Games
7 4 (0.66%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.49%) Advertising
9 2 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.16%) Back Office
10 1 (0.16%) Electronics
10 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 91 (14.97%) Architect
2 89 (14.64%) Analyst
3 76 (12.50%) Consultant
4 60 (9.87%) Developer
5 53 (8.72%) SharePoint Developer
6 48 (7.89%) Support Engineer
7 45 (7.40%) Project Manager
8 37 (6.09%) 2nd Line Support
9 31 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
10 29 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (4.44%) Support Analyst
11 27 (4.44%) SharePoint Consultant
12 26 (4.28%) Business Analyst
13 21 (3.45%) Desktop Support
13 21 (3.45%) SharePoint Architect
14 20 (3.29%) Service Analyst
15 19 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
16 18 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 17 (2.80%) Administrator
18 16 (2.63%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (12.34%) .NET
2 50 (8.22%) HTML
3 43 (7.07%) CSS
4 34 (5.59%) ASP.NET
5 33 (5.43%) WCF
6 24 (3.95%) REST
7 21 (3.45%) HTML5
8 20 (3.29%) WPF
9 17 (2.80%) Web Services
9 17 (2.80%) jQuery
10 14 (2.30%) CSS3
11 13 (2.14%) XML
11 13 (2.14%) SOAP
12 12 (1.97%) XSLT
13 9 (1.48%) LINQ
14 8 (1.32%) XSL
14 8 (1.32%) KnockoutJS
15 6 (0.99%) Middleware
16 3 (0.49%) .NET Framework
17 2 (0.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.59%) Blackberry
2 11 (1.81%) Clustering
2 11 (1.81%) PKI
2 11 (1.81%) iPhone
3 10 (1.64%) iPad
3 10 (1.64%) FMCG
4 9 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (1.15%) Mobile App
6 5 (0.82%) Thin Client
6 5 (0.82%) Fat Client
7 4 (0.66%) Online Games
7 4 (0.66%) Taxonomies
7 4 (0.66%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.49%) Replication
8 3 (0.49%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.49%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.33%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.33%) iSeries
9 2 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 281 (46.22%) Windows
2 111 (18.26%) Windows 7
3 105 (17.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (11.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (9.87%) Windows XP
6 51 (8.39%) Windows 8
7 49 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (3.95%) Linux
9 13 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.81%) Android
11 9 (1.48%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.15%) Windows 2000
12 7 (1.15%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.49%) UNIX
13 3 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.33%) CentOS
15 1 (0.16%) SUSE
15 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.16%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (21.88%) Migration
2 72 (11.84%) ITIL
3 46 (7.57%) Project Management
4 41 (6.74%) Scrum
5 38 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (5.10%) Service Delivery
8 28 (4.61%) Change Management
9 26 (4.28%) PRINCE2
10 22 (3.62%) Configuration Management
11 21 (3.45%) Identity Management
12 17 (2.80%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (2.47%) Service Management
14 15 (2.47%) Workflow
15 14 (2.30%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (2.30%) Automated Testing
15 14 (2.30%) Software Testing
15 14 (2.30%) BDD
16 13 (2.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (9.38%) C#
2 41 (6.74%) JavaScript
2 41 (6.74%) SQL
3 37 (6.09%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.66%) VB.NET
4 4 (0.66%) Java
5 3 (0.49%) C
6 2 (0.33%) VBA
6 2 (0.33%) Python
6 2 (0.33%) Perl
6 2 (0.33%) PHP
6 2 (0.33%) VBScript
6 2 (0.33%) VB
7 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.16%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 39 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (3.95%) MCP
3 18 (2.96%) MCSE
4 12 (1.97%) A+ Certification
4 12 (1.97%) Degree
5 11 (1.81%) MCITP
5 11 (1.81%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.81%) ISEB
6 9 (1.48%) MCSA
7 8 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.32%) MCTS
8 7 (1.15%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.99%) PMP
10 5 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.82%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.33%) CCNP
12 2 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.16%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.11%) QA
2 21 (3.45%) SLA
3 4 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 221 (36.35%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.41%) Hyper-V
3 35 (5.76%) XenApp
4 34 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (2.80%) vSphere
6 13 (2.14%) XenDesktop
6 13 (2.14%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (1.97%) UAG
8 11 (1.81%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.48%) XenServer
10 4 (0.66%) Postfix
10 4 (0.66%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.49%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.49%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.33%) IAG
12 2 (0.33%) NFS
12 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 60 (9.87%) SCCM
2 17 (2.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 7 (1.15%) SCOM
4 5 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.66%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (0.49%) WSUS
6 3 (0.49%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.33%) Opsview
7 2 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.33%) Puppet
7 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (0.33%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.33%) Nagios
8 1 (0.16%) Novell Identity Manager
8 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.16%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 245 (40.30%) Microsoft
2 95 (15.63%) Citrix
3 88 (14.47%) VMware
4 39 (6.41%) Cisco
5 35 (5.76%) Lotus
6 27 (4.44%) HP
7 17 (2.80%) Avaya
7 17 (2.80%) Apple
8 13 (2.14%) Symantec
9 12 (1.97%) Oracle
9 12 (1.97%) Google
10 11 (1.81%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.48%) SAP
12 8 (1.32%) Dell
12 8 (1.32%) EMC
12 8 (1.32%) NetApp
12 8 (1.32%) McAfee
13 7 (1.15%) IBM
13 7 (1.15%) Nintex
14 6 (0.99%) Altiris
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