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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK / England
Rank 81 138 262
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +124
Contract jobs citing Office 365 1141 833 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.71% 1.77% 0.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.08% 22.12% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 556 252
Median daily rate £390 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.31% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £180 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 39
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.01 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £35.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +18.51%

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
5412 3766 2387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.88% 8.00% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3868 2660 1559
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 57 81
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £13.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £80.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Office 365 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +46 460 £405 +1.25% 123
South East +38 239 £423 +11.18% 75
South West +34 99 £345 -1.42% 17
East of England +20 74 £300 -11.11% 28
North West +28 69 £345 -8.00% 27
West Midlands 0 65 £350 -16.41% 35
Yorkshire +33 47 £425 +21.42% 18
North East +17 43 £295 -21.33% 7
East Midlands +11 28 £319 +10.86% 12
Office 365
UK

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 1088 (48.12%) Windows
2 1044 (46.17%) Microsoft
3 878 (38.83%) Active Directory
4 735 (32.51%) SharePoint
5 612 (27.07%) Migration
6 608 (26.89%) Microsoft Azure
7 410 (18.13%) Windows Server
8 406 (17.96%) Skype for Business
9 379 (16.76%) MS Office
10 367 (16.23%) MS Excel
11 353 (15.61%) MS Exchange
12 336 (14.86%) Windows 10
13 326 (14.42%) Skype
14 308 (13.62%) Security Cleared
15 304 (13.45%) Windows 7
16 293 (12.96%) VMware
17 254 (11.23%) ITIL
18 250 (11.06%) SC Cleared
19 245 (10.84%) SCCM
20 238 (10.53%) PowerShell
21 227 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
22 221 (9.77%) Finance
23 218 (9.64%) SQL Server
24 208 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
25 199 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
26 188 (8.31%) Project Management
27 185 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2010
28 183 (8.09%) DNS
29 172 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
30 168 (7.43%) Citrix

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 735 (32.51%) SharePoint
2 406 (17.96%) Skype for Business
3 353 (15.61%) MS Exchange
4 185 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 157 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 145 (6.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 111 (4.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 86 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 62 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
10 59 (2.61%) SharePoint Server
11 52 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
12 45 (1.99%) IIS
13 38 (1.68%) Office Communications Server
14 18 (0.80%) IBM Notes
14 18 (0.80%) OpenStack
15 14 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.31%) CMS
17 6 (0.27%) Apache Pig
17 6 (0.27%) IBM Domino
17 6 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 379 (16.76%) MS Office
2 367 (16.23%) MS Excel
3 56 (2.48%) MS Project
4 23 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.75%) InfoPath
6 11 (0.49%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 99 (4.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.22%) Unica
6 2 (0.088%) Magento
6 2 (0.088%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.044%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.044%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.044%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 608 (26.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 147 (6.50%) OneDrive
3 132 (5.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 106 (4.69%) Yammer
5 105 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
6 79 (3.49%) IaaS
7 41 (1.81%) PaaS
8 37 (1.64%) SaaS
9 19 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.53%) G Suite
10 12 (0.53%) Mimecast
11 9 (0.40%) Google Drive
12 7 (0.31%) GitHub
13 5 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 5 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
15 3 (0.13%) Akamai
15 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.088%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 326 (14.42%) Skype
2 183 (8.09%) DNS
3 150 (6.63%) DHCP
4 141 (6.24%) WAN
5 121 (5.35%) LAN
6 113 (5.00%) Firewall
7 112 (4.95%) VPN
8 71 (3.14%) Intranet
9 60 (2.65%) TCP/IP
10 48 (2.12%) Unified Communications
11 46 (2.03%) SAN
12 44 (1.95%) Internet
13 42 (1.86%) VoIP
14 41 (1.81%) Network Security
15 33 (1.46%) VLAN
15 33 (1.46%) Wireless
16 31 (1.37%) LDAP
17 24 (1.06%) Kerberos
18 23 (1.02%) MPLS
18 23 (1.02%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
6 17 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (0.71%) Big Data
7 16 (0.71%) Power BI
8 15 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (0.62%) MS Access
10 13 (0.57%) Hadoop
11 12 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
12 11 (0.49%) NoSQL
13 10 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 6 (0.27%) Apache Hive
17 6 (0.27%) HBase
Development Applications
1 33 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (1.15%) JIRA
3 22 (0.97%) Visual Studio
4 12 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.49%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.22%) Zephyr
7 4 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.13%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (0.13%) Subversion
9 2 (0.088%) Ant
9 2 (0.088%) FxCop
9 2 (0.088%) JUnit
9 2 (0.088%) Maven
9 2 (0.088%) MSI
9 2 (0.088%) StyleCop
9 2 (0.088%) Xcode
10 1 (0.044%) Hudson
10 1 (0.044%) TestComplete
General
1 221 (9.77%) Finance
2 101 (4.47%) Retail
3 83 (3.67%) Advertising
4 34 (1.50%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.15%) Banking
5 26 (1.15%) Legal
5 26 (1.15%) Marketing
6 23 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 20 (0.88%) French Language
7 20 (0.88%) Publishing
8 17 (0.75%) Back Office
9 9 (0.40%) Local Government
10 8 (0.35%) Electronics
11 7 (0.31%) German Language
11 7 (0.31%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.27%) Italian Language
12 6 (0.27%) Law
12 6 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 316 (13.98%) Architect
2 280 (12.38%) Consultant
3 229 (10.13%) Analyst
4 211 (9.33%) Support Engineer
5 175 (7.74%) Project Manager
6 167 (7.39%) Developer
7 122 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support
8 118 (5.22%) Office 365 Architect
9 114 (5.04%) Office 365 Engineer
10 112 (4.95%) SharePoint Developer
11 104 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 99 (4.38%) Office 365 Consultant
12 99 (4.38%) Office 365 Manager
13 87 (3.85%) Administrator
14 85 (3.76%) Desktop Support
15 83 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
16 77 (3.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 73 (3.23%) IT Support
18 72 (3.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 70 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (6.02%) .NET
2 81 (3.58%) HTML
3 65 (2.87%) jQuery
4 64 (2.83%) CSS
5 45 (1.99%) COM
6 42 (1.86%) Web Services
7 36 (1.59%) ASP.NET
8 32 (1.42%) XML
9 25 (1.11%) REST
10 19 (0.84%) SAML
11 18 (0.80%) AngularJS
12 17 (0.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (0.66%) HTML5
13 15 (0.66%) RESTful
14 10 (0.44%) KnockoutJS
14 10 (0.44%) SOAP
14 10 (0.44%) SPServices
15 9 (0.40%) JSON
15 9 (0.40%) OAuth
15 9 (0.40%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 127 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (4.60%) Data Centre
3 54 (2.39%) PKI
4 46 (2.03%) Management Information System
5 39 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 37 (1.64%) Blackberry
7 34 (1.50%) User Experience
8 30 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
8 30 (1.33%) Virtual Team
9 28 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
10 21 (0.93%) Driving Licence
11 20 (0.88%) Clustering
12 17 (0.75%) Fat Client
12 17 (0.75%) Thin Client
13 16 (0.71%) Taxonomies
14 15 (0.66%) e-Learning
14 15 (0.66%) NHS
15 14 (0.62%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.62%) Smartphone
16 13 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1088 (48.12%) Windows
2 410 (18.13%) Windows Server
3 336 (14.86%) Windows 10
4 304 (13.45%) Windows 7
5 227 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 208 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 101 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 68 (3.01%) Windows 8
9 57 (2.52%) Windows XP
10 52 (2.30%) Android
11 40 (1.77%) Linux
12 36 (1.59%) Apple iOS
13 29 (1.28%) Mac OS X
14 17 (0.75%) Unix
15 14 (0.62%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.22%) Solaris
18 4 (0.18%) Windows Vista
19 3 (0.13%) Windows 2000
19 3 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (27.07%) Migration
2 254 (11.23%) ITIL
3 199 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
4 188 (8.31%) Project Management
5 138 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 117 (5.17%) CRM
7 115 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
8 112 (4.95%) PRINCE2
9 81 (3.58%) Change Management
10 77 (3.41%) Service Management
11 68 (3.01%) TOGAF
12 67 (2.96%) Business Analysis
13 63 (2.79%) Identity Management
14 62 (2.74%) Document Management
15 57 (2.52%) Presales
16 52 (2.30%) Data Migration
16 52 (2.30%) Service Delivery
17 50 (2.21%) Data Management
17 50 (2.21%) Mobile Device Management
17 50 (2.21%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 238 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 160 (7.08%) SQL
3 107 (4.73%) C#
4 94 (4.16%) JavaScript
5 46 (2.03%) C
6 39 (1.72%) VB
7 30 (1.33%) Java
8 20 (0.88%) VBA
9 17 (0.75%) VB.NET
10 16 (0.71%) VB6
11 13 (0.57%) Python
12 12 (0.53%) VBScript
13 8 (0.35%) Ruby
14 7 (0.31%) PHP
15 6 (0.27%) C++
15 6 (0.27%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.22%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.18%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.088%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.088%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 308 (13.62%) Security Cleared
2 250 (11.06%) SC Cleared
3 172 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 106 (4.69%) Degree
4 106 (4.69%) MCSE
5 58 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (1.99%) MCITP
7 35 (1.55%) CCNA
8 34 (1.50%) MCSA
9 26 (1.15%) MCP
10 25 (1.11%) PMI Certification
11 24 (1.06%) CCIE
12 23 (1.02%) DBS Check
13 21 (0.93%) PMP
14 16 (0.71%) DV Cleared
14 16 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 15 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
15 15 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.62%) CCNP
17 13 (0.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (2.65%) SLA
2 39 (1.72%) PMO
3 33 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 25 (1.11%) QA
5 19 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.13%) GDPR
10 2 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.088%) GPG13
10 2 (0.088%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.088%) P3O
10 2 (0.088%) RMADS
11 1 (0.044%) BS7799
11 1 (0.044%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.044%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 878 (38.83%) Active Directory
2 151 (6.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (5.84%) Hyper-V
4 54 (2.39%) XenApp
5 44 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
6 31 (1.37%) VMware ESX
7 25 (1.11%) XenDesktop
8 24 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
8 24 (1.06%) vSphere
9 16 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (0.66%) BitLocker
11 13 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.44%) DFS Replication
13 8 (0.35%) ISA Server
14 7 (0.31%) UAG
15 6 (0.27%) HDFS
15 6 (0.27%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 245 (10.84%) SCCM
2 92 (4.07%) SCOM
3 84 (3.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 20 (0.88%) AirWatch
5 18 (0.80%) Backup Exec
5 18 (0.80%) Puppet
6 14 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
6 14 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 12 (0.53%) WSUS
8 11 (0.49%) CA Single Sign-On
9 10 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
10 9 (0.40%) Nagios
10 9 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 8 (0.35%) Ansible
12 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (0.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 6 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
13 6 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
13 6 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1044 (46.17%) Microsoft
2 293 (12.96%) VMware
3 168 (7.43%) Citrix
4 130 (5.75%) Cisco
5 76 (3.36%) HP
6 75 (3.32%) SAP
7 74 (3.27%) Oracle
8 56 (2.48%) Apple
9 53 (2.34%) Dell
9 53 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
10 42 (1.86%) Infor
11 29 (1.28%) Symantec
12 25 (1.11%) NetApp
12 25 (1.11%) Polycom
13 24 (1.06%) Google
14 22 (0.97%) CheckPoint
15 20 (0.88%) AppSense
15 20 (0.88%) Remedy
16 19 (0.84%) Lotus
16 19 (0.84%) Veeam
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