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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 294 442 514
Rank change year-on-year
+148 +72
Contract jobs citing Office 365 336 127 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.26% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.03% 10.67% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 76 29
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +18.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.20 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £18.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.25 £26.38
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -38.38%
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
1864 1190 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.57% 2.47% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 800 404
Average daily rate £425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £125 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.20 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.60 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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.

Location
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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 +114 157 £375 +9.48% 51
South East +32 74 £375 -11.76% 41
West Midlands +6 29 £425 +91.01% 6
South West -26 22 £300 -31.42% 33
East Midlands +10 14 £195 -35.00% 2
North West +6 14 £363 - 14
East of England -13 11 £380 +261.90% 8
Yorkshire +6 7 £210 -23.63% 4
Midlands - - - -
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Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 297 (46.70%) Windows
2 260 (40.88%) Microsoft
3 244 (38.36%) SharePoint
4 235 (36.95%) Active Directory
5 177 (27.83%) MS Exchange
6 134 (21.07%) Migration
7 116 (18.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 108 (16.98%) Windows 7
9 107 (16.82%) MS Office
10 105 (16.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 100 (15.72%) VMware
11 100 (15.72%) Citrix
12 92 (14.47%) SQL Server
13 91 (14.31%) Lync
14 79 (12.42%) Exchange Server 2010
14 79 (12.42%) Microsoft Azure
15 77 (12.11%) .NET
16 76 (11.95%) Agile Software Development
17 75 (11.79%) ITIL
17 75 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
18 70 (11.01%) MS Excel
19 65 (10.22%) DNS
20 60 (9.43%) SCCM
21 59 (9.28%) Windows Server 2003
21 59 (9.28%) C#
22 58 (9.12%) SharePoint 2010
23 57 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2007
24 56 (8.81%) Windows XP
25 54 (8.49%) HTML
25 54 (8.49%) Windows 8

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 244 (38.36%) SharePoint
2 177 (27.83%) MS Exchange
3 105 (16.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 91 (14.31%) Lync
5 79 (12.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 58 (9.12%) SharePoint 2010
7 57 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 32 (5.03%) IBM Notes
9 31 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2013
10 29 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2003
11 28 (4.40%) IIS
12 19 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
12 19 (2.99%) Office Communications Server
13 9 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.94%) Lotus Domino
14 6 (0.94%) Quickr
15 4 (0.63%) Zimbra
16 2 (0.31%) MS Project Server
16 2 (0.31%) CMS
17 1 (0.16%) Moodle
Applications
1 107 (16.82%) MS Office
2 70 (11.01%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.52%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.79%) MS Project
6 3 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Summit
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 79 (12.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.52%) IaaS
4 13 (2.04%) SaaS
5 12 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.63%) PaaS
7 3 (0.47%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.16%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 65 (10.22%) DNS
2 40 (6.29%) DHCP
3 36 (5.66%) VPN
4 32 (5.03%) LAN
5 30 (4.72%) Firewall
6 28 (4.40%) WAN
7 26 (4.09%) VoIP
8 24 (3.77%) Internet
9 23 (3.62%) TCP/IP
10 21 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (2.83%) Intranet
12 17 (2.67%) VLAN
13 15 (2.36%) SAN
14 13 (2.04%) Unified Communications
14 13 (2.04%) Wireless
15 10 (1.57%) PBX
16 8 (1.26%) NAS
16 8 (1.26%) LDAP
17 7 (1.10%) MPLS
18 6 (0.94%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.63%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.31%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.16%) MS Access
8 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 50 (7.86%) Visual Studio
2 39 (6.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.89%) SpecFlow
4 7 (1.10%) FxCop
4 7 (1.10%) NUnit
5 4 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.31%) Subversion
8 1 (0.16%) MSTest
8 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.16%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.16%) JIRA
8 1 (0.16%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (5.82%) Finance
2 23 (3.62%) Retail
3 21 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.36%) Marketing
5 9 (1.42%) Advertising
6 8 (1.26%) Banking
6 8 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.10%) Publishing
8 5 (0.79%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.79%) Dutch Language
9 4 (0.63%) Games
9 4 (0.63%) Legal
10 2 (0.31%) German Language
10 2 (0.31%) Billing
10 2 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Electronics
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.16%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 103 (16.19%) Analyst
2 93 (14.62%) Architect
3 74 (11.64%) Consultant
4 65 (10.22%) Developer
5 58 (9.12%) SharePoint Developer
6 52 (8.18%) Support Engineer
7 47 (7.39%) Project Manager
8 38 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
9 37 (5.82%) 3rd Line Support
10 33 (5.19%) Support Analyst
11 32 (5.03%) Business Analyst
12 29 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 28 (4.40%) SharePoint Consultant
14 23 (3.62%) SharePoint Architect
15 21 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 21 (3.30%) Desktop Support
16 20 (3.14%) Service Analyst
17 19 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
18 16 (2.52%) Technical Architect
18 16 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (12.11%) .NET
2 54 (8.49%) HTML
3 47 (7.39%) CSS
4 37 (5.82%) ASP.NET
5 34 (5.35%) WCF
6 25 (3.93%) REST
7 22 (3.46%) HTML5
8 20 (3.14%) WPF
8 20 (3.14%) jQuery
9 17 (2.67%) Web Services
10 14 (2.20%) XML
10 14 (2.20%) XSLT
10 14 (2.20%) CSS3
11 13 (2.04%) SOAP
12 10 (1.57%) LINQ
13 9 (1.42%) XSL
14 8 (1.26%) Middleware
14 8 (1.26%) KnockoutJS
15 3 (0.47%) .NET Framework
16 2 (0.31%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.50%) Blackberry
2 33 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (1.73%) User Experience
3 11 (1.73%) Replication
3 11 (1.73%) Clustering
3 11 (1.73%) PKI
4 10 (1.57%) iPhone
4 10 (1.57%) FMCG
5 9 (1.42%) iPad
6 8 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 6 (0.94%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.63%) Taxonomies
9 4 (0.63%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.63%) Online Games
9 4 (0.63%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.47%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.47%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.31%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 297 (46.70%) Windows
2 116 (18.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 108 (16.98%) Windows 7
4 75 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (9.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (8.81%) Windows XP
7 54 (8.49%) Windows 8
8 25 (3.93%) Linux
9 14 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.89%) Android
11 7 (1.10%) Mac OS X
11 7 (1.10%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.94%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.47%) UNIX
13 3 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.31%) CentOS
14 2 (0.31%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.16%) SUSE
15 1 (0.16%) NetWare
15 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (21.07%) Migration
2 76 (11.95%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (11.79%) ITIL
4 43 (6.76%) Project Management
5 40 (6.29%) Scrum
6 39 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (5.50%) Change Management
8 31 (4.87%) Service Delivery
9 26 (4.09%) Configuration Management
10 25 (3.93%) PRINCE2
11 21 (3.30%) Identity Management
12 20 (3.14%) Workflow
13 18 (2.83%) Business Analysis
13 18 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
15 15 (2.36%) Service Management
15 15 (2.36%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (2.20%) Automated Testing
17 13 (2.04%) BDD
17 13 (2.04%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (9.28%) C#
2 45 (7.08%) JavaScript
3 42 (6.60%) SQL
4 39 (6.13%) PowerShell
5 4 (0.63%) VB.NET
5 4 (0.63%) Java
6 3 (0.47%) VBScript
6 3 (0.47%) VBA
6 3 (0.47%) C
7 2 (0.31%) VB
7 2 (0.31%) Perl
7 2 (0.31%) PHP
7 2 (0.31%) Python
8 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (3.77%) MCP
3 17 (2.67%) MCSE
4 14 (2.20%) Degree
4 14 (2.20%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.89%) A+ Certification
6 11 (1.73%) ISEB
6 11 (1.73%) MCITP
7 10 (1.57%) MCTS
8 9 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (1.42%) MCSA
9 7 (1.10%) PMI Certification
9 7 (1.10%) SC Cleared
10 6 (0.94%) PMP
11 5 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.47%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.16%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.30%) QA
1 21 (3.30%) SLA
2 4 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 235 (36.95%) Active Directory
2 42 (6.60%) Hyper-V
3 41 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (5.82%) XenApp
5 21 (3.30%) vSphere
6 13 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (2.04%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.89%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.89%) UAG
8 9 (1.42%) Terminal Services
8 9 (1.42%) XenServer
9 4 (0.63%) Postfix
9 4 (0.63%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.47%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.47%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.31%) NFS
11 2 (0.31%) IAG
11 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 60 (9.43%) SCCM
2 22 (3.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 7 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (1.10%) SCOM
4 4 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.47%) XenMobile
5 3 (0.47%) Nagios
5 3 (0.47%) WSUS
6 2 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.31%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.31%) Opsview
6 2 (0.31%) Puppet
6 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (0.31%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.16%) SCSM
7 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.16%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 260 (40.88%) Microsoft
2 100 (15.72%) VMware
2 100 (15.72%) Citrix
3 39 (6.13%) Cisco
4 32 (5.03%) Lotus
5 26 (4.09%) HP
6 18 (2.83%) Avaya
7 14 (2.20%) Apple
7 14 (2.20%) Symantec
8 12 (1.89%) Oracle
8 12 (1.89%) Red Hat
9 11 (1.73%) SAP
9 11 (1.73%) Google
10 9 (1.42%) Dell
10 9 (1.42%) EMC
11 8 (1.26%) NetApp
11 8 (1.26%) Nintex
12 7 (1.10%) BT
12 7 (1.10%) IBM
13 6 (0.94%) IronPort
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