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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 268 375 481
Rank change year-on-year
+107 +106
Contract jobs citing Office 365 344 169 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.38% 0.079%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.14% 14.88% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 102 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £213 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £548 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.09% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 12 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £12.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+15.58% -5.88%
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
1797 1136 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.89% 2.55% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 741 500
Average daily rate £438 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 22 18
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.62% -13.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £44.25 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +97 161 £419 +17.95% 91
South East -21 73 £300 -29.41% 47
South West +7 31 £388 +3.33% 19
Yorkshire +3 20 £328 +19.09% 7
East of England +18 17 £503 +67.50% 9
East Midlands +22 15 £473 - 5
West Midlands +2 11 £275 -5.17% 16
North West +5 10 £445 +18.66% 13
North East -5 5 £433 - 4
Office 365
UK

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 316 (44.07%) Microsoft
2 311 (43.38%) Windows
3 288 (40.17%) SharePoint
4 253 (35.29%) Active Directory
5 219 (30.54%) MS Exchange
6 193 (26.92%) Migration
7 145 (20.22%) Lync
8 133 (18.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 132 (18.41%) Exchange Server 2010
10 121 (16.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 120 (16.74%) VMware
12 99 (13.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 99 (13.81%) Exchange Server 2013
13 98 (13.67%) MS Office
14 92 (12.83%) Exchange Server 2007
15 87 (12.13%) Citrix
16 85 (11.85%) Microsoft Azure
17 78 (10.88%) Windows Server 2003
18 76 (10.60%) SCCM
18 76 (10.60%) Windows 7
19 70 (9.76%) PowerShell
20 65 (9.07%) MS Excel
21 63 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
22 58 (8.09%) .NET
22 58 (8.09%) CSS
22 58 (8.09%) HTML
22 58 (8.09%) JavaScript
23 57 (7.95%) ITIL
24 56 (7.81%) Hyper-V
25 55 (7.67%) C#

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 288 (40.17%) SharePoint
2 219 (30.54%) MS Exchange
3 145 (20.22%) Lync
4 132 (18.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 121 (16.88%) SharePoint 2013
6 99 (13.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 92 (12.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 54 (7.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 49 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 37 (5.16%) Office Communications Server
11 30 (4.18%) IIS
12 25 (3.49%) IBM Notes
12 25 (3.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 13 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.84%) CMS
15 4 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (0.56%) Quickr
16 3 (0.42%) SharePoint Foundation
16 3 (0.42%) OpenStack
17 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 98 (13.67%) MS Office
2 65 (9.07%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.81%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) MS Project
5 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Summit
3 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.14%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 85 (11.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.23%) IaaS
3 15 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.12%) SaaS
6 7 (0.98%) PaaS
7 5 (0.70%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.25%) DNS
2 38 (5.30%) Firewall
3 34 (4.74%) VPN
4 31 (4.32%) Intranet
5 29 (4.04%) LAN
5 29 (4.04%) WAN
6 28 (3.91%) DHCP
7 26 (3.63%) SAN
8 24 (3.35%) VoIP
8 24 (3.35%) VLAN
9 23 (3.21%) TCP/IP
10 19 (2.65%) Internet
11 18 (2.51%) LDAP
12 12 (1.67%) PBX
13 10 (1.39%) Unified Communications
14 9 (1.26%) MPLS
14 9 (1.26%) NAS
15 8 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (0.98%) Wireless
17 4 (0.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (0.84%) EDRMS
5 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.28%) PerformancePoint
7 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.28%) MS Access
7 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.14%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.14%) MySQL
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (4.88%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.28%) MSI
4 2 (0.28%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.14%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.14%) FxCop
5 1 (0.14%) TestLink
5 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.14%) NUnit
5 1 (0.14%) JIRA
General
1 44 (6.14%) Finance
2 20 (2.79%) Advertising
3 19 (2.65%) Marketing
4 18 (2.51%) Retail
5 13 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.26%) Legal
7 8 (1.12%) Banking
8 7 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.42%) Publishing
11 2 (0.28%) Turkish Language
11 2 (0.28%) German Language
11 2 (0.28%) Hebrew Language
11 2 (0.28%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.28%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) Games
12 1 (0.14%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 128 (17.85%) Consultant
2 88 (12.27%) Architect
3 77 (10.74%) Analyst
4 75 (10.46%) Developer
5 58 (8.09%) SharePoint Developer
6 53 (7.39%) Project Manager
7 52 (7.25%) Support Engineer
8 38 (5.30%) 3rd Line Support
8 38 (5.30%) SharePoint Consultant
9 35 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
10 30 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
11 28 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (3.21%) SharePoint Architect
12 23 (3.21%) Desktop Support
13 22 (3.07%) Business Analyst
14 21 (2.93%) Support Analyst
15 19 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 18 (2.51%) Systems Engineer
17 17 (2.37%) Migration Consultant
18 16 (2.23%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (8.09%) .NET
1 58 (8.09%) CSS
1 58 (8.09%) HTML
2 27 (3.77%) ASP.NET
2 27 (3.77%) jQuery
3 19 (2.65%) HTML5
4 15 (2.09%) REST
5 12 (1.67%) CSS3
6 11 (1.53%) Web Services
7 10 (1.39%) Application Packaging
7 10 (1.39%) XML
8 9 (1.26%) Middleware
9 7 (0.98%) JSON
10 5 (0.70%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.70%) XSLT
11 4 (0.56%) WPF
11 4 (0.56%) Ajax
11 4 (0.56%) SOAP
11 4 (0.56%) XHTML
12 3 (0.42%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.97%) Blackberry
2 30 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (2.93%) User Experience
4 20 (2.79%) Clustering
5 17 (2.37%) Replication
6 10 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
7 9 (1.26%) PKI
8 7 (0.98%) NHS
8 7 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.70%) iPad
9 5 (0.70%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.70%) iPhone
10 4 (0.56%) FMCG
10 4 (0.56%) Taxonomies
10 4 (0.56%) PDA
10 4 (0.56%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.56%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (0.56%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 311 (43.38%) Windows
2 133 (18.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 99 (13.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 78 (10.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 76 (10.60%) Windows 7
6 28 (3.91%) Windows 8
7 27 (3.77%) Windows XP
8 16 (2.23%) Linux
9 14 (1.95%) Android
10 11 (1.53%) Mac OS X
11 8 (1.12%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.70%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.42%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.42%) MVS
14 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.28%) NetWare
15 2 (0.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (26.92%) Migration
2 57 (7.95%) ITIL
3 49 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (5.86%) Project Management
5 41 (5.72%) Change Management
6 27 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (3.21%) Configuration Management
8 23 (3.21%) Workflow
9 20 (2.79%) Service Delivery
9 20 (2.79%) CRM
10 19 (2.65%) Scrum
11 18 (2.51%) PRINCE2
12 16 (2.23%) Business Analysis
12 16 (2.23%) Service Management
13 14 (1.95%) Kalman Filter
13 14 (1.95%) Identity Management
14 13 (1.81%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (1.39%) Technical Architecture
15 10 (1.39%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 70 (9.76%) PowerShell
2 58 (8.09%) JavaScript
3 55 (7.67%) C#
4 30 (4.18%) SQL
5 6 (0.84%) VBScript
6 5 (0.70%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.28%) VBA
7 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.28%) Java
8 1 (0.14%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.14%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.14%) C
8 1 (0.14%) PHP
8 1 (0.14%) VB
8 1 (0.14%) Python
8 1 (0.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 63 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 35 (4.88%) MCSE
4 27 (3.77%) SC Cleared
5 19 (2.65%) MCITP
6 14 (1.95%) MCP
7 12 (1.67%) Degree
8 10 (1.39%) MCTS
9 7 (0.98%) CCNA
9 7 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.84%) MCSA
11 5 (0.70%) PMP
11 5 (0.70%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.70%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.42%) ISEB
14 2 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.28%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.35%) SLA
2 7 (0.98%) QA
3 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 253 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 56 (7.81%) Hyper-V
3 54 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (5.30%) vSphere
5 22 (3.07%) XenApp
6 11 (1.53%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.12%) UAG
8 6 (0.84%) ISA Server
8 6 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (0.56%) Postfix
9 4 (0.56%) XenServer
10 3 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.42%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.42%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.28%) Xen
11 2 (0.28%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.28%) IAG
12 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 76 (10.60%) SCCM
2 23 (3.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 17 (2.37%) SCOM
3 17 (2.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 6 (0.84%) Windows Intune
5 5 (0.70%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.70%) WSUS
5 5 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.42%) OpenView
7 2 (0.28%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.28%) FreeIPA
7 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.28%) Puppet
8 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.14%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.14%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.14%) SCSM
8 1 (0.14%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 316 (44.07%) Microsoft
2 120 (16.74%) VMware
3 87 (12.13%) Citrix
4 39 (5.44%) Cisco
5 32 (4.46%) HP
6 25 (3.49%) Lotus
7 23 (3.21%) Symantec
8 17 (2.37%) Dell
9 12 (1.67%) EMC
9 12 (1.67%) Apple
9 12 (1.67%) NetApp
10 10 (1.39%) Google
10 10 (1.39%) Oracle
10 10 (1.39%) SolarWinds
11 9 (1.26%) Nintex
11 9 (1.26%) AppSense
11 9 (1.26%) Veeam
12 8 (1.12%) IronPort
12 8 (1.12%) SAP
12 8 (1.12%) IBM
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.00 - £10.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Flexiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Evermore Global
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago