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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England / North West
Rank 76 117 121
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +4
Contract jobs citing Office 365 58 43 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.22% 1.11% 0.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.14% 18.22% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 9
Median daily rate £345 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £185 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £328
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +11.11%

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
303 236 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.57% 6.07% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 148 75
Median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +55.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +28 25 £330 -20.00% 16
Cheshire +27 18 £398 -3.63% 9
Merseyside -2 9 £538 +168.75% 5
Lancashire - 3 £320 - 1
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 53 (44.92%) Windows
2 39 (33.05%) Active Directory
3 38 (32.20%) Microsoft
3 38 (32.20%) Migration
4 29 (24.58%) SharePoint
5 24 (20.34%) MS Exchange
6 23 (19.49%) Windows Server
7 20 (16.95%) MS Excel
8 19 (16.10%) Windows 10
8 19 (16.10%) Skype
9 18 (15.25%) SCCM
10 17 (14.41%) VMware
11 16 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (13.56%) Finance
11 16 (13.56%) Windows 7
12 15 (12.71%) Skype for Business
13 13 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (11.02%) ITIL
13 13 (11.02%) SQL Server
14 12 (10.17%) Project Management
15 11 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (9.32%) Change Management
16 9 (7.63%) Firewall
16 9 (7.63%) Security Cleared
16 9 (7.63%) PowerShell
16 9 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (6.78%) Data Centre
17 8 (6.78%) Dashboard Development

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 29 (24.58%) SharePoint
2 24 (20.34%) MS Exchange
3 15 (12.71%) Skype for Business
4 11 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (5.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.69%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.85%) CMS
10 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.85%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (16.95%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.78%) MS Office
3 6 (5.08%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.54%) Yammer
5 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.10%) Skype
2 9 (7.63%) Firewall
3 8 (6.78%) DNS
4 6 (5.08%) VoIP
5 5 (4.24%) LAN
6 4 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.54%) Softphone
7 3 (2.54%) Symposium
7 3 (2.54%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.69%) DHCP
8 2 (1.69%) Internet
8 2 (1.69%) SAN
8 2 (1.69%) SMTP
8 2 (1.69%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.85%) 3G
9 1 (0.85%) 4G
9 1 (0.85%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.85%) VLAN
9 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) Big Data
3 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.85%) Power BI
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) JIRA
1 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (13.56%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Banking
3 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.69%) Retail
5 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
6 1 (0.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (15.25%) Consultant
2 17 (14.41%) Architect
3 13 (11.02%) Project Manager
4 12 (10.17%) Office 365 Manager
5 9 (7.63%) Office 365 Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Analyst
6 8 (6.78%) IT Manager
6 8 (6.78%) Senior Architect
7 7 (5.93%) Change Manager
7 7 (5.93%) SharePoint Consultant
8 6 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Business Change Manager
8 6 (5.08%) Business Manager
8 6 (5.08%) Designer
8 6 (5.08%) IT Project Manager
8 6 (5.08%) Security Consultant
8 6 (5.08%) SharePoint Designer
8 6 (5.08%) Splunk Consultant
8 6 (5.08%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) CRM Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) .NET
1 1 (0.85%) ELK Stack
1 1 (0.85%) HTML
1 1 (0.85%) jQuery
1 1 (0.85%) REST
1 1 (0.85%) SOAP
1 1 (0.85%) Web Services
1 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (6.78%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.08%) Visualisation
3 4 (3.39%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.39%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.54%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.54%) Life Science
4 3 (2.54%) User Experience
5 2 (1.69%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.85%) Biometrics
6 1 (0.85%) BYOD
6 1 (0.85%) CMDB
6 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.85%) EPoS
6 1 (0.85%) iPad
6 1 (0.85%) iPhone
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 53 (44.92%) Windows
2 23 (19.49%) Windows Server
3 19 (16.10%) Windows 10
4 16 (13.56%) Windows 7
5 13 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.24%) Linux
8 2 (1.69%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.85%) Android
9 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (32.20%) Migration
2 16 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (11.02%) ITIL
4 12 (10.17%) Project Management
5 11 (9.32%) Change Management
6 9 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.78%) Dashboard Development
7 8 (6.78%) Data Mapping
7 8 (6.78%) Service Management
8 6 (5.08%) CRM
8 6 (5.08%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 6 (5.08%) TOGAF
8 6 (5.08%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 5 (4.24%) Service Design
9 5 (4.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (3.39%) Application Discovery
10 4 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.39%) Test Scripting
10 4 (3.39%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.63%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.08%) SQL
3 4 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.69%) C#
4 2 (1.69%) VB
5 1 (0.85%) C
5 1 (0.85%) C++
5 1 (0.85%) Java
5 1 (0.85%) PHP
5 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (7.63%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.54%) CCNA
3 3 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.85%) Degree
4 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) ISEB
4 1 (0.85%) MCSE
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) SLA
2 4 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 39 (33.05%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.78%) XenApp
3 6 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.39%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.69%) vSphere
6 1 (0.85%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (15.25%) SCCM
2 3 (2.54%) SCOM
3 2 (1.69%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.69%) SmoothWall
3 2 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.85%) Kibana
4 1 (0.85%) logstash
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.85%) Webmin
Vendors
1 38 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.41%) VMware
3 8 (6.78%) Splunk
4 7 (5.93%) Citrix
5 6 (5.08%) Cisco
6 5 (4.24%) IronPort
7 4 (3.39%) AppSense
8 3 (2.54%) Apple
8 3 (2.54%) Avaya
8 3 (2.54%) Intel
8 3 (2.54%) RightFax
9 2 (1.69%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.69%) Lotus
9 2 (1.69%) Sophos
9 2 (1.69%) Symantec
9 2 (1.69%) Trend Micro
10 1 (0.85%) Altiris
10 1 (0.85%) NetApp
10 1 (0.85%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.85%) Nokia
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