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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England / North West
Rank 70 96 132
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +36
Contract jobs citing Office 365 67 53 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.55% 1.42% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.33% 23.66% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 8
Median daily rate £350 £381 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% -11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £193 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.25 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-3.27% +17.30%

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
300 224 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.43% 6.02% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 153 85
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 13
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +55.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.36% -2.52%

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 February 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 February 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 +27 33 £336 -18.48% 16
Cheshire +26 17 £388 -8.82% 7
Merseyside 0 13 £250 +25.00% 5
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 (44.54%) Windows
2 46 (38.66%) Active Directory
3 34 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 32 (26.89%) Migration
5 27 (22.69%) SharePoint
6 26 (21.85%) Windows Server
7 23 (19.33%) Windows 10
8 21 (17.65%) MS Exchange
8 21 (17.65%) Windows 7
9 18 (15.13%) VMware
9 18 (15.13%) Finance
9 18 (15.13%) ITIL
9 18 (15.13%) MS Excel
10 17 (14.29%) SCCM
11 15 (12.61%) Skype for Business
12 14 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (11.76%) Skype
13 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (10.08%) Splunk
14 12 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (9.24%) Data Centre
15 11 (9.24%) Dashboard Development
15 11 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (9.24%) PowerShell
15 11 (9.24%) Data Mapping
16 10 (8.40%) Firewall
16 10 (8.40%) MS Office
17 9 (7.56%) DNS
17 9 (7.56%) Windows Server 2008

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 27 (22.69%) SharePoint
2 21 (17.65%) MS Exchange
3 15 (12.61%) Skype for Business
4 12 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.68%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.84%) CMS
9 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.84%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.84%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (15.13%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.40%) MS Office
3 5 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.20%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.36%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (2.52%) OneDrive
3 3 (2.52%) Yammer
4 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.76%) Skype
2 10 (8.40%) Firewall
3 9 (7.56%) DNS
4 7 (5.88%) VoIP
5 6 (5.04%) LAN
6 4 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.52%) Softphone
7 3 (2.52%) Symposium
7 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.68%) DHCP
8 2 (1.68%) Internet
8 2 (1.68%) SAN
8 2 (1.68%) SMTP
8 2 (1.68%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.84%) 3G
9 1 (0.84%) 4G
9 1 (0.84%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.84%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.84%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.84%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.20%) Big Data
3 3 (2.52%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) JIRA
General
1 18 (15.13%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Banking
3 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.52%) Retail
4 3 (2.52%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Advertising
5 1 (0.84%) Back Office
5 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (16.81%) Consultant
2 14 (11.76%) Architect
3 13 (10.92%) Project Manager
4 12 (10.08%) Analyst
5 10 (8.40%) Security Consultant
6 9 (7.56%) Office 365 Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (6.72%) IT Manager
7 8 (6.72%) Splunk Consultant
8 7 (5.88%) Desktop Support
8 7 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
8 7 (5.88%) Office 365 Manager
9 6 (5.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Senior Architect
9 6 (5.04%) SharePoint Consultant
10 5 (4.20%) CRM Manager
10 5 (4.20%) CRM Project Manager
10 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.84%) .NET
1 1 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (0.84%) HTML
1 1 (0.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.36%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.36%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.36%) Life Science
3 4 (3.36%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.52%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.52%) User Experience
5 2 (1.68%) iPhone
6 1 (0.84%) BYOD
6 1 (0.84%) CMDB
6 1 (0.84%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.84%) EPoS
6 1 (0.84%) iPad
6 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.84%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 53 (44.54%) Windows
2 26 (21.85%) Windows Server
3 23 (19.33%) Windows 10
4 21 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 14 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (7.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.20%) Linux
8 4 (3.36%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.68%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.84%) Android
10 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.84%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.89%) Migration
2 18 (15.13%) ITIL
3 12 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.24%) Dashboard Development
4 11 (9.24%) Data Mapping
4 11 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (7.56%) Visualisation
6 8 (6.72%) Project Management
6 8 (6.72%) Service Management
7 7 (5.88%) Change Management
8 6 (5.04%) CRM
9 5 (4.20%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 5 (4.20%) Time Management
9 5 (4.20%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 4 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.36%) Service Design
10 4 (3.36%) TOGAF
10 4 (3.36%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.24%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.72%) SQL
3 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.68%) C#
5 1 (0.84%) Java
5 1 (0.84%) PHP
5 1 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.52%) CCNA
3 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.68%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.84%) Degree
5 1 (0.84%) ISEB
5 1 (0.84%) MCSE
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) SLA
2 4 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.52%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.68%) GDPR
5 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 46 (38.66%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.04%) XenApp
3 4 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (3.36%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.68%) vSphere
6 1 (0.84%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (2.52%) SCOM
3 2 (1.68%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.68%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (1.68%) SmoothWall
4 1 (0.84%) Kibana
4 1 (0.84%) logstash
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.84%) Webmin
4 1 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.13%) VMware
3 12 (10.08%) Splunk
4 7 (5.88%) Citrix
5 6 (5.04%) Cisco
5 6 (5.04%) IronPort
6 4 (3.36%) AppSense
6 4 (3.36%) HP
7 3 (2.52%) Apple
7 3 (2.52%) Avaya
7 3 (2.52%) Intel
7 3 (2.52%) RightFax
8 2 (1.68%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.68%) Lotus
8 2 (1.68%) Sophos
8 2 (1.68%) Trend Micro
9 1 (0.84%) Altiris
9 1 (0.84%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.84%) NetApp
9 1 (0.84%) Symantec
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