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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 220 333 453
Rank change year-on-year
+113 +120
Contract jobs citing Office 365 489 265 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.97% 0.52% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.32% 16.56% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 142 53
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £140 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £385
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 16 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £17.00 £23.00
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
2407 1600 900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.75% 3.11% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1568 996 587
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 £275 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 28 14
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.26 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £38.10 £31.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -16.12%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +108 222 £375 +25.00% 84
South East +16 113 £418 +7.74% 45
South West +13 43 £350 +12.00% 28
North West +4 33 £350 +10.58% 18
West Midlands -1 26 £350 -0.70% 12
East of England +23 20 £250 -37.50% 14
East Midlands +12 17 £351 -22.11% 14
Yorkshire -8 15 £300 -27.71% 10
North East - - - - 3
Office 365
UK

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 396 (47.26%) Windows
2 349 (41.65%) Microsoft
3 324 (38.66%) Active Directory
4 311 (37.11%) SharePoint
5 202 (24.11%) MS Exchange
6 186 (22.20%) Migration
7 162 (19.33%) Lync
8 152 (18.14%) VMware
9 146 (17.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 129 (15.39%) SharePoint 2013
11 127 (15.16%) MS Office
12 119 (14.20%) Exchange Server 2010
13 113 (13.48%) Windows 7
13 113 (13.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 111 (13.25%) Citrix
15 102 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2013
16 101 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
16 101 (12.05%) SCCM
17 87 (10.38%) ITIL
18 80 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
19 79 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
20 76 (9.07%) DNS
21 75 (8.95%) Microsoft Certification
22 74 (8.83%) .NET
23 72 (8.59%) Hyper-V
24 71 (8.47%) SharePoint 2010
24 71 (8.47%) HTML
24 71 (8.47%) MS Excel
25 64 (7.64%) CSS
26 62 (7.40%) Agile Software Development

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 311 (37.11%) SharePoint
2 202 (24.11%) MS Exchange
3 162 (19.33%) Lync
4 129 (15.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 119 (14.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 102 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 71 (8.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 61 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 55 (6.56%) IIS
10 35 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2003
11 24 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
12 17 (2.03%) IBM Notes
13 16 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 14 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (0.95%) CMS
16 4 (0.48%) OpenStack
17 3 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
17 3 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
17 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
18 2 (0.24%) GroupWise
Applications
1 127 (15.16%) MS Office
2 71 (8.47%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.55%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.48%) InDesign
5 4 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.36%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) MS Project
8 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.24%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.12%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 101 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (2.74%) Yammer
3 22 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (2.51%) IaaS
5 18 (2.15%) OneDrive
6 16 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.19%) PaaS
8 8 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.48%) SaaS
9 4 (0.48%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.36%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.12%) Symantec.cloud
12 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 76 (9.07%) DNS
2 48 (5.73%) DHCP
3 47 (5.61%) Firewall
4 46 (5.49%) WAN
5 41 (4.89%) Intranet
6 38 (4.53%) SAN
6 38 (4.53%) LAN
7 32 (3.82%) VPN
8 31 (3.70%) TCP/IP
9 29 (3.46%) VLAN
10 25 (2.98%) VoIP
11 21 (2.51%) LDAP
12 20 (2.39%) Internet
13 14 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (1.19%) Wireless
15 8 (0.95%) SSL
15 8 (0.95%) NAS
16 6 (0.72%) Unified Communications
16 6 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
16 6 (0.72%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.07%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.48%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.48%) EDRMS
8 3 (0.36%) PerformancePoint
8 3 (0.36%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.36%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.24%) Big Data
9 2 (0.24%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.24%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 35 (4.18%) Visual Studio
2 13 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.36%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.24%) MSI
5 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.12%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
General
1 59 (7.04%) Finance
2 24 (2.86%) Retail
3 22 (2.63%) Marketing
4 13 (1.55%) Advertising
5 10 (1.19%) Legal
5 10 (1.19%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.19%) Polish Language
6 9 (1.07%) Turkish Language
6 9 (1.07%) Hebrew Language
7 7 (0.84%) Banking
7 7 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.72%) Publishing
8 6 (0.72%) Law
9 4 (0.48%) Local Government
10 2 (0.24%) French Language
10 2 (0.24%) Back Office
10 2 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.12%) Games
11 1 (0.12%) German Language
11 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 113 (13.48%) Consultant
2 93 (11.10%) Analyst
3 88 (10.50%) Developer
4 75 (8.95%) Project Manager
5 70 (8.35%) Architect
6 66 (7.88%) SharePoint Developer
7 63 (7.52%) Support Engineer
8 60 (7.16%) 2nd Line Support
9 43 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
10 42 (5.01%) Administrator
11 35 (4.18%) Support Analyst
11 35 (4.18%) Desktop Support
12 34 (4.06%) IT Support
13 32 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 31 (3.70%) SharePoint Consultant
15 27 (3.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 26 (3.10%) SharePoint Architect
17 22 (2.63%) Service Desk Analyst
17 22 (2.63%) Service Analyst
18 21 (2.51%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (8.83%) .NET
2 71 (8.47%) HTML
3 64 (7.64%) CSS
4 37 (4.42%) ASP.NET
5 26 (3.10%) jQuery
6 19 (2.27%) HTML5
7 18 (2.15%) XML
8 16 (1.91%) Web Services
9 14 (1.67%) Application Packaging
9 14 (1.67%) CSS3
10 12 (1.43%) REST
11 10 (1.19%) Ajax
12 9 (1.07%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.84%) XSL
13 7 (0.84%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.72%) XHTML
14 6 (0.72%) JSON
15 5 (0.60%) WCF
16 4 (0.48%) LINQ
16 4 (0.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (3.34%) Clustering
2 27 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.10%) Blackberry
4 23 (2.74%) User Experience
5 12 (1.43%) Replication
5 12 (1.43%) PKI
6 9 (1.07%) NHS
7 8 (0.95%) iPad
7 8 (0.95%) BYOD
8 7 (0.84%) Public Cloud
8 7 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 7 (0.84%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.72%) Hedge funds
9 6 (0.72%) iPhone
9 6 (0.72%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.60%) Life Science
10 5 (0.60%) E-Learning
10 5 (0.60%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.48%) PDA
11 4 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 396 (47.26%) Windows
2 146 (17.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 113 (13.48%) Windows 7
3 113 (13.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 79 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (4.65%) Windows 8
6 33 (3.94%) Windows XP
7 21 (2.51%) Linux
8 19 (2.27%) Mac OS X
9 9 (1.07%) Android
9 9 (1.07%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.84%) Windows Vista
10 7 (0.84%) UNIX
10 7 (0.84%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.72%) Windows NT
11 6 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.48%) Solaris
13 3 (0.36%) Windows CE
13 3 (0.36%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (22.20%) Migration
2 87 (10.38%) ITIL
3 62 (7.40%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (6.21%) Project Management
5 41 (4.89%) CRM
6 36 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (3.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (3.10%) Service Delivery
9 24 (2.86%) PRINCE2
10 23 (2.74%) Change Management
11 21 (2.51%) PRINCE
11 21 (2.51%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (1.91%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (1.79%) Workflow
14 13 (1.55%) Configuration Management
14 13 (1.55%) Identity Management
14 13 (1.55%) Kalman Filter
15 11 (1.31%) Scrum
15 11 (1.31%) Document Management
15 11 (1.31%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 60 (7.16%) C#
1 60 (7.16%) PowerShell
2 56 (6.68%) JavaScript
3 46 (5.49%) SQL
4 10 (1.19%) VBScript
5 4 (0.48%) Java
5 4 (0.48%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.36%) VBA
6 3 (0.36%) VB
7 2 (0.24%) C
8 1 (0.12%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.12%) Python
8 1 (0.12%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 75 (8.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (5.85%) MCSE
3 34 (4.06%) Security Cleared
4 32 (3.82%) MCP
5 23 (2.74%) MCITP
6 22 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 20 (2.39%) Degree
8 15 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.67%) MCSA
10 13 (1.55%) A+ Certification
11 12 (1.43%) MCTS
12 11 (1.31%) CCNA
13 7 (0.84%) CCNP
13 7 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.72%) CCA
14 6 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
16 3 (0.36%) CCAA
16 3 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.51%) SLA
2 6 (0.72%) QA
3 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 324 (38.66%) Active Directory
2 80 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (8.59%) Hyper-V
4 41 (4.89%) vSphere
5 26 (3.10%) XenApp
6 16 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (1.55%) UAG
8 12 (1.43%) VMware ESX
9 11 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.07%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.95%) Xen
12 5 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.48%) MetaFrame
13 4 (0.48%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.48%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.24%) vCloud
14 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 101 (12.05%) SCCM
2 22 (2.63%) SCOM
3 14 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 13 (1.55%) WSUS
5 8 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 7 (0.84%) Windows Intune
7 6 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (0.60%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.60%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.36%) OpenView
9 3 (0.36%) Puppet
9 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.24%) DameWare
10 2 (0.24%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.24%) FreeIPA
11 1 (0.12%) MOM
11 1 (0.12%) ZENworks
11 1 (0.12%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 349 (41.65%) Microsoft
2 152 (18.14%) VMware
3 111 (13.25%) Citrix
4 52 (6.21%) Cisco
5 40 (4.77%) HP
6 24 (2.86%) Dell
7 23 (2.74%) EMC
8 20 (2.39%) Oracle
9 17 (2.03%) Lotus
10 16 (1.91%) Symantec
11 15 (1.79%) Apple
12 14 (1.67%) SAP
13 13 (1.55%) NetApp
14 12 (1.43%) Veeam
15 11 (1.31%) AppSense
15 11 (1.31%) Google
15 11 (1.31%) Red Hat
16 10 (1.19%) Sophos
17 9 (1.07%) McAfee
18 8 (0.95%) Remedy
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