The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 137 233 336
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +103
Contract jobs citing Office 365 359 189 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.69% 0.89% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.74% 15.08% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 126 44
Average daily rate £400 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.75 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.94% -4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.10 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £28.75 £20.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.04%
Office 365
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Cloud Services Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1916 1253 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.03% 5.91% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1443 876 546
Average daily rate £475 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 11
Average hourly rate £26.25 £28.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +69.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £42.00 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £16.86
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +33.43%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in London

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Office 365 across the London region.

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in London

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the London region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Office 365 Daily Rate Histogram in London

Office 365
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 across the London region.

Office 365 Hourly Rate Trend in London

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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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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
City of London +38 37 £326 -29.45% 31
Croydon - 5 £350 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames +10 4 - -
Uxbridge - 4 £488 - 1
Canary Wharf +2 2 £575 -
Westminster - 2 £413 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £100 -
Wembley - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 314 (47.08%) Windows
2 306 (45.88%) Microsoft
3 268 (40.18%) Active Directory
4 184 (27.59%) Migration
5 173 (25.94%) SharePoint
6 130 (19.49%) Microsoft Azure
7 129 (19.34%) MS Office
8 128 (19.19%) Windows 7
9 127 (19.04%) Windows Server
10 114 (17.09%) VMware
11 113 (16.94%) MS Exchange
12 89 (13.34%) Finance
12 89 (13.34%) ITIL
13 86 (12.89%) Citrix
14 84 (12.59%) MS Excel
14 84 (12.59%) Skype for Business
15 71 (10.64%) DNS
16 66 (9.90%) SQL Server
17 65 (9.75%) Windows Server 2008
18 64 (9.60%) Project Management
19 62 (9.30%) SharePoint 2013
20 61 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2010
21 59 (8.85%) PowerShell
22 58 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
23 57 (8.55%) DHCP
24 56 (8.40%) SCCM
25 55 (8.25%) LAN
25 55 (8.25%) PRINCE2
26 54 (8.10%) SQL
27 51 (7.65%) Firewall

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 173 (25.94%) SharePoint
2 113 (16.94%) MS Exchange
3 84 (12.59%) Skype for Business
4 62 (9.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 61 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 48 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 46 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 25 (3.75%) IIS
9 23 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 17 (2.55%) IBM Notes
12 11 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
16 4 (0.60%) Apache
17 3 (0.45%) nginx
18 2 (0.30%) CMS
18 2 (0.30%) MS Project Server
19 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 129 (19.34%) MS Office
2 84 (12.59%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.35%) MS Project
5 4 (0.60%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.60%) Faxination
4 3 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.30%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.15%) ACBS
6 1 (0.15%) assyst
6 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 130 (19.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (3.15%) SaaS
5 20 (3.00%) IaaS
6 19 (2.85%) Yammer
7 17 (2.55%) OneDrive
8 16 (2.40%) PaaS
9 10 (1.50%) Google Apps
10 8 (1.20%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.30%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.15%) Force.com
12 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (10.64%) DNS
2 57 (8.55%) DHCP
3 55 (8.25%) LAN
4 51 (7.65%) Firewall
5 43 (6.45%) TCP/IP
6 40 (6.00%) VPN
7 39 (5.85%) Skype
8 36 (5.40%) SAN
9 33 (4.95%) WAN
10 20 (3.00%) Unified Communications
11 16 (2.40%) Intranet
12 15 (2.25%) VoIP
13 14 (2.10%) NAS
13 14 (2.10%) Network Security
13 14 (2.10%) VLAN
14 13 (1.95%) Internet
15 12 (1.80%) LDAP
15 12 (1.80%) Wireless
16 10 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
17 9 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.60%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.45%) GIS
7 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.15%) Essbase
9 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Smart View
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (1.50%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.90%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.30%) Capybara
4 2 (0.30%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.15%) JIRA
5 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 89 (13.34%) Finance
2 33 (4.95%) Advertising
3 24 (3.60%) Retail
4 15 (2.25%) Banking
4 15 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.80%) Marketing
6 11 (1.65%) Back Office
7 9 (1.35%) Legal
8 8 (1.20%) Local Government
9 4 (0.60%) French Language
10 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.45%) Games
10 3 (0.45%) German Language
11 2 (0.30%) Law
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) Front Office
12 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.15%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 110 (16.49%) Analyst
2 85 (12.74%) Project Manager
3 77 (11.54%) Architect
4 76 (11.39%) Consultant
5 59 (8.85%) Office 365 Manager
6 53 (7.95%) Support Engineer
7 43 (6.45%) Office 365 Engineer
8 36 (5.40%) Office 365 Consultant
9 33 (4.95%) Support Analyst
10 32 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support
10 32 (4.80%) Administrator
10 32 (4.80%) Desktop Support
11 31 (4.65%) Developer
12 29 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
12 29 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 28 (4.20%) SharePoint Developer
14 27 (4.05%) IT Support
15 26 (3.90%) Business Analyst
15 26 (3.90%) Office 365 Architect
16 23 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.85%) .NET
2 16 (2.40%) ASP.NET
2 16 (2.40%) HTML
3 14 (2.10%) jQuery
4 11 (1.65%) CSS
5 9 (1.35%) Web Services
6 8 (1.20%) HTML5
7 7 (1.05%) XSLT
8 5 (0.75%) REST
9 4 (0.60%) Ajax
9 4 (0.60%) WCF
10 3 (0.45%) OAuth
10 3 (0.45%) WPF
11 2 (0.30%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.30%) Breeze.js
11 2 (0.30%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.30%) Middleware
11 2 (0.30%) RESTful
11 2 (0.30%) XHTML
11 2 (0.30%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 22 (3.30%) Data Centre
3 15 (2.25%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.25%) Social Network
4 13 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (1.65%) EMC VNX
5 11 (1.65%) iPhone
5 11 (1.65%) User Experience
6 10 (1.50%) Clustering
7 9 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.35%) Data Integration
8 8 (1.20%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.20%) PMI
8 8 (1.20%) Reference Data
8 8 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.05%) iPad
10 6 (0.90%) EMC VMAX
10 6 (0.90%) Mobile Computing
10 6 (0.90%) Public Cloud
10 6 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 314 (47.08%) Windows
2 128 (19.19%) Windows 7
3 127 (19.04%) Windows Server
4 65 (9.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (7.20%) Windows 8
7 37 (5.55%) Apple iOS
8 30 (4.50%) Linux
9 25 (3.75%) Android
10 24 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (3.00%) Mac OS X
12 16 (2.40%) Windows XP
13 15 (2.25%) Unix
14 12 (1.80%) Windows 10
15 8 (1.20%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.90%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.60%) Windows Phone
19 3 (0.45%) VMS
20 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (27.59%) Migration
2 89 (13.34%) ITIL
3 64 (9.60%) Project Management
4 55 (8.25%) PRINCE2
5 41 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (5.40%) Change Management
7 24 (3.60%) CRM
8 22 (3.30%) Service Management
9 20 (3.00%) Data Migration
10 17 (2.55%) TOGAF
11 16 (2.40%) Identity Management
11 16 (2.40%) PRINCE
11 16 (2.40%) Problem Management
11 16 (2.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 15 (2.25%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (2.25%) Change Control
13 14 (2.10%) Asset Management
13 14 (2.10%) Business Transformation
13 14 (2.10%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 59 (8.85%) PowerShell
2 54 (8.10%) SQL
3 34 (5.10%) C#
4 23 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.20%) C
6 4 (0.60%) Python
6 4 (0.60%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.45%) Perl
7 3 (0.45%) VB
7 3 (0.45%) VBScript
8 2 (0.30%) Ruby
9 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.15%) VB6
9 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (5.70%) Security Cleared
2 37 (5.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (5.25%) Degree
4 26 (3.90%) MCSE
5 18 (2.70%) MCP
5 18 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (2.25%) PMI Certification
7 14 (2.10%) CTC Cleared
8 13 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.50%) CCNA
10 10 (1.50%) PMP
10 10 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (1.35%) MCSA
12 8 (1.20%) A+ Certification
13 7 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (0.90%) MCITP
15 5 (0.75%) CCA
15 5 (0.75%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.65%) SLA
2 10 (1.50%) QA
3 8 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.60%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 268 (40.18%) Active Directory
2 47 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.95%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.60%) XenApp
5 10 (1.50%) VMware ESX
5 10 (1.50%) vSphere
6 9 (1.35%) vCloud
6 9 (1.35%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.90%) ISA Server
7 6 (0.90%) Terminal Server
8 5 (0.75%) NFS
9 3 (0.45%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.45%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.45%) UAG
9 3 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 56 (8.40%) SCCM
2 18 (2.70%) Windows Intune
3 8 (1.20%) AirWatch
3 8 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 7 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (0.90%) Backup Exec
5 6 (0.90%) EMC VPLEX
5 6 (0.90%) SCOM
5 6 (0.90%) WSUS
6 5 (0.75%) Casper Suite
6 5 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.60%) Puppet
8 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.30%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.15%) SCSM
10 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 306 (45.88%) Microsoft
2 114 (17.09%) VMware
3 86 (12.89%) Citrix
4 41 (6.15%) Cisco
5 29 (4.35%) HP
6 28 (4.20%) Apple
7 22 (3.30%) EMC
8 19 (2.85%) Symantec
9 18 (2.70%) Dell
9 18 (2.70%) Remedy
10 17 (2.55%) Lotus
11 15 (2.25%) Intel Security
12 13 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.95%) SAP
13 12 (1.80%) Google
13 12 (1.80%) NetApp
14 10 (1.50%) Veeam
15 9 (1.35%) Juniper
16 7 (1.05%) Dell KACE
16 7 (1.05%) MobileIron
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