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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 109 108 127
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Contract jobs citing Office 365 55 41 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.47% 1.11% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.82% 20.60% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 1
Median daily rate £400 £350 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +191.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.15 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.75 £12.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.60 £14.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+2.45% +14.00%
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
241 199 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.42% 5.39% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 110 31
Median daily rate £441 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £389 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.75% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.15 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £17.75 £12.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £26.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-40.99% +78.33%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -9 30 £401 +14.42% 5
Cheshire +3 16 £400 +10.34% 9
Lancashire - 4 £365 - 1
Merseyside -4 3 £290 - 1
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 56 (50.45%) Windows
2 53 (47.75%) Microsoft
3 43 (38.74%) Active Directory
4 31 (27.93%) Skype for Business
5 30 (27.03%) SCCM
5 30 (27.03%) MS Exchange
5 30 (27.03%) Migration
6 27 (24.32%) SharePoint
7 26 (23.42%) Citrix
7 26 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 25 (22.52%) Windows Server
9 23 (20.72%) Skype
10 22 (19.82%) VMware
11 19 (17.12%) Windows 10
12 18 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (16.22%) MS Office
13 16 (14.41%) DHCP
13 16 (14.41%) DNS
13 16 (14.41%) PowerShell
13 16 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2013
14 15 (13.51%) Windows 7
15 14 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (11.71%) MS Excel
16 13 (11.71%) ITIL
17 11 (9.91%) XenApp
18 10 (9.01%) Hyper-V
18 10 (9.01%) Local Government
18 10 (9.01%) Finance

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 (27.93%) Skype for Business
2 30 (27.03%) MS Exchange
3 27 (24.32%) SharePoint
4 16 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (6.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.70%) Drupal
10 2 (1.80%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.90%) CMS
11 1 (0.90%) IIS
11 1 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 18 (16.22%) MS Office
2 13 (11.71%) MS Excel
3 9 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.31%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (5.41%) IaaS
4 5 (4.50%) PaaS
4 5 (4.50%) SaaS
5 2 (1.80%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.72%) Skype
2 16 (14.41%) DHCP
2 16 (14.41%) DNS
3 7 (6.31%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.31%) VoIP
4 5 (4.50%) LAN
4 5 (4.50%) Unified Communications
5 4 (3.60%) Intranet
6 3 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.70%) WAN
7 2 (1.80%) Firewall
7 2 (1.80%) Network Security
8 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.90%) Internet
8 1 (0.90%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.90%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.90%) SAN
8 1 (0.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.31%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.90%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (0.90%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (3.60%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (9.01%) Finance
1 10 (9.01%) Local Government
2 8 (7.21%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.70%) Marketing
4 2 (1.80%) French Language
4 2 (1.80%) Italian Language
4 2 (1.80%) Legal
5 1 (0.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.90%) Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Electronics
5 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.90%) Publishing
5 1 (0.90%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (16.22%) Architect
2 17 (15.32%) Analyst
3 16 (14.41%) Consultant
3 16 (14.41%) Project Manager
4 12 (10.81%) Support Engineer
5 6 (5.41%) Desktop Support
5 6 (5.41%) Office 365 Engineer
5 6 (5.41%) Service Analyst
5 6 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (5.41%) SharePoint Consultant
5 6 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.50%) Designer
6 5 (4.50%) IT Support
6 5 (4.50%) Lead Architect
6 5 (4.50%) Office 365 Architect
6 5 (4.50%) Senior Architect
6 5 (4.50%) Server Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) SharePoint Designer
7 4 (3.60%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.80%) .NET
1 2 (1.80%) CSS
1 2 (1.80%) Web Services
2 1 (0.90%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.90%) Ajax
2 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.90%) CAML
2 1 (0.90%) HTML
2 1 (0.90%) jQuery
2 1 (0.90%) REST
2 1 (0.90%) XML
2 1 (0.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.21%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.41%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.41%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.50%) PKI
4 3 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.70%) iPad
5 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.80%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.80%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.80%) Life Science
5 2 (1.80%) User Experience
6 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.90%) EPoS
6 1 (0.90%) iPhone
6 1 (0.90%) NHS
6 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (50.45%) Windows
2 25 (22.52%) Windows Server
3 19 (17.12%) Windows 10
4 18 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (13.51%) Windows 7
6 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (8.11%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.50%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.80%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.03%) Migration
2 13 (11.71%) ITIL
3 7 (6.31%) Project Management
4 6 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.50%) Analytics
5 5 (4.50%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (4.50%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (3.60%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (3.60%) Data Migration
6 4 (3.60%) Identity Management
6 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 4 (3.60%) Storage Virtualisation
7 3 (2.70%) Business Continuity
7 3 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.70%) Change Control
7 3 (2.70%) High Availability
7 3 (2.70%) Project Planning
7 3 (2.70%) Records Management
7 3 (2.70%) Supplier Management
8 2 (1.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.41%) PowerShell
2 10 (9.01%) SQL
3 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.70%) C#
5 2 (1.80%) C
5 2 (1.80%) Java
5 2 (1.80%) PHP
6 1 (0.90%) C++
6 1 (0.90%) Python
6 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 6 (5.41%) MCITP
2 6 (5.41%) MCSA
2 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.70%) MCSE
5 1 (0.90%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.90%) MCP
5 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.90%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.90%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.90%) ISO22301
System Software
1 43 (38.74%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.91%) XenApp
3 10 (9.01%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.21%) XenDesktop
5 7 (6.31%) vSphere
6 5 (4.50%) Brightmail
7 4 (3.60%) XenServer
8 3 (2.70%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.90%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.90%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (27.03%) SCCM
2 6 (5.41%) SCOM
3 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (4.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.60%) Puppet
4 4 (3.60%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.80%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.90%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.90%) DameWare
Vendors
1 53 (47.75%) Microsoft
2 26 (23.42%) Citrix
3 22 (19.82%) VMware
4 8 (7.21%) Cisco
5 7 (6.31%) HP
5 7 (6.31%) Symantec
6 6 (5.41%) IronPort
7 5 (4.50%) Dell
8 4 (3.60%) Compaq
8 4 (3.60%) Polycom
8 4 (3.60%) ThinPrint
9 3 (2.70%) AppSense
10 2 (1.80%) BT
10 2 (1.80%) Lotus
10 2 (1.80%) SAP
10 2 (1.80%) Wyse
11 1 (0.90%) Autodesk
11 1 (0.90%) Avaya
11 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.90%) Sophos