The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 21 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Office 365 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.33% 0.75% 0.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.00% 50.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £500 £275 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +111.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Midlands region.

Cloud Services Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.33% 1.50% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate £650 £513 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.82% +294.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
+2.60% +12.67%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Lync
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) COM
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (25.00%) Document Management

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (75.00%) Lync
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365 Architect
2 1 (25.00%) CRM Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) CRM Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Migration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Case Management
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Presales
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Infor
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (25.00%) SAP