The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 91 137 129
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -8
Contract jobs citing Office 365 64 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.81% 0.75% 0.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.88% 16.75% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 21 10
Median daily rate £388 £285 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.96% -21.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £120 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £450 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £11.65 £19.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.01% +3.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.26 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.62% -3.03%
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 North West region.

Cloud Services Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
339 197 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.57% 4.45% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 104 43
Median daily rate £437 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.33 £30.19 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.17% +58.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.00% +25.00%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Office 365 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Office 365
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Office 365 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 27 September 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.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester +10 27 £356 +1.78% 13
Cheshire +24 21 £463 +49.19% 7
Lancashire - 6 £513 - 3
Merseyside -3 4 £350 +191.66% 4
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 64 (53.33%) Windows
2 48 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 44 (36.67%) Microsoft
4 38 (31.67%) Migration
5 32 (26.67%) SCCM
6 31 (25.83%) SharePoint
7 30 (25.00%) Windows 10
8 23 (19.17%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (18.33%) MS Exchange
9 22 (18.33%) VMware
9 22 (18.33%) Windows Server
10 20 (16.67%) Citrix
11 17 (14.17%) MS Excel
12 16 (13.33%) MS Office
13 15 (12.50%) Windows 7
13 15 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (11.67%) Skype for Business
14 14 (11.67%) SQL Server
14 14 (11.67%) DNS
15 13 (10.83%) Cisco
15 13 (10.83%) MS PowerPoint
15 13 (10.83%) Skype
16 12 (10.00%) XenApp
17 10 (8.33%) Security Cleared
17 10 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (8.33%) DHCP
18 8 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
18 8 (6.67%) Project Management
18 8 (6.67%) Thin Client
18 8 (6.67%) Firewall

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 31 (25.83%) SharePoint
2 22 (18.33%) MS Exchange
3 14 (11.67%) Skype for Business
4 8 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (5.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.50%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.67%) SAS
9 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.83%) CMS
9 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (14.17%) MS Excel
2 16 (13.33%) MS Office
3 13 (10.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (5.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.33%) SaaS
4 3 (2.50%) IaaS
4 3 (2.50%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.67%) DNS
2 13 (10.83%) Skype
3 10 (8.33%) DHCP
4 8 (6.67%) Firewall
5 7 (5.83%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.83%) VoIP
6 6 (5.00%) LAN
7 4 (3.33%) Network Security
8 3 (2.50%) Internet
8 3 (2.50%) Softphone
8 3 (2.50%) Symposium
8 3 (2.50%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.67%) DSL
9 2 (1.67%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.67%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.67%) MPLS
9 2 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.67%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (1.67%) VRRP
10 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.83%) Power BI
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (3.33%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.83%) JIRA
2 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (6.67%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Local Government
2 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.67%) French Language
5 2 (1.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (16.67%) Architect
2 19 (15.83%) Analyst
3 13 (10.83%) Project Manager
4 12 (10.00%) Senior Architect
5 9 (7.50%) Consultant
5 9 (7.50%) Office 365 Manager
5 9 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 8 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.83%) Designer
7 7 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) IT Support
7 7 (5.83%) SharePoint Designer
8 6 (5.00%) Developer
8 6 (5.00%) IT Analyst
8 6 (5.00%) Office 365 Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Business Change Manager
9 5 (4.17%) Change Manager
9 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) .NET
1 1 (0.83%) CSS
1 1 (0.83%) REST
1 1 (0.83%) SOAP
1 1 (0.83%) Web Services
1 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.67%) Fat Client
1 8 (6.67%) Thin Client
2 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.33%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.33%) Life Science
4 4 (3.33%) PKI
5 3 (2.50%) iPad
6 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Licensing
6 2 (1.67%) User Experience
7 1 (0.83%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.83%) EPoS
7 1 (0.83%) iPhone
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.83%) NHS
7 1 (0.83%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 64 (53.33%) Windows
2 30 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 22 (18.33%) Windows Server
4 15 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 15 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.50%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.67%) Android
9 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (31.67%) Migration
2 10 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (6.67%) ITIL
3 8 (6.67%) Project Management
4 7 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (5.83%) Service Management
5 6 (5.00%) CRM
5 6 (5.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 6 (5.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 5 (4.17%) Analytics
6 5 (4.17%) Change Management
6 5 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 5 (4.17%) ERP
6 5 (4.17%) Service Design
6 5 (4.17%) TOGAF
7 4 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.33%) Risk Management
7 4 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.33%) Storage Virtualisation
7 4 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.33%) C
2 4 (3.33%) Java
2 4 (3.33%) PHP
2 4 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (0.83%) C#
3 1 (0.83%) C++
3 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (3.33%) CCNA
3 4 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.50%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.67%) MCITP
5 2 (1.67%) MCSA
5 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) MCP
6 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) SLA
2 4 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 48 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.00%) XenApp
3 8 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.33%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.33%) vSphere
6 2 (1.67%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 32 (26.67%) SCCM
2 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.33%) Puppet
2 4 (3.33%) SCOM
2 4 (3.33%) SCOrch
3 3 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.67%) vMotion
5 1 (0.83%) DameWare
Vendors
1 44 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.33%) VMware
3 20 (16.67%) Citrix
4 13 (10.83%) Cisco
5 5 (4.17%) AppSense
5 5 (4.17%) Symantec
6 3 (2.50%) Avaya
6 3 (2.50%) Dell
6 3 (2.50%) HP
6 3 (2.50%) Lotus
7 2 (1.67%) NETGEAR
7 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.67%) SonicWALL
8 1 (0.83%) Apple
8 1 (0.83%) IBM
8 1 (0.83%) Juniper
8 1 (0.83%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.83%) Mitel
8 1 (0.83%) NetApp
8 1 (0.83%) NetSuite