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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 124 126 135
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Office 365 16 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.14% 0.031%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.54% 5.71% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 0
Average daily rate
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£383 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £425 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.35% +37.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.88 £16.75 £26.38
% change year-on-year
-17.16% -36.49%
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
71 70 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.20% 2.45% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 7
Average daily rate £425 £388 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £300 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -41.66%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 8 £390 - 12
Cheshire +8 3 - - 3
Merseyside - 3 £300 - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (37.50%) Windows
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) Migration
4 6 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (20.83%) .NET
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.67%) MS Office
6 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (16.67%) Citrix
6 4 (16.67%) CRM
6 4 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (16.67%) VMware
6 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (12.50%) Lync
7 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 3 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (12.50%) DNS
8 2 (8.33%) WAN
8 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 2 (8.33%) CSS
8 2 (8.33%) C#
8 2 (8.33%) HTML
8 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (8.33%) SQL
8 2 (8.33%) Windows XP

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (12.50%) Lync
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) Intranet
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) EDRMS
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) SharePoint Developer
1 5 (20.83%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Programme Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Governance Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) .NET Architect
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Information Governance Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Application Development Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Junior SharePoint Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Application Development Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Applications Development Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Applications Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) XSL
3 1 (4.17%) XSLT
3 1 (4.17%) WCF
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) CRM
3 3 (12.50%) Project Management
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Document Management
4 2 (8.33%) Information Governance
5 1 (4.17%) Email Migration
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) ERP
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.17%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Web Development
5 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.17%) Data Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Information Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) Change Control
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C#
1 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) MobileIron
3 1 (4.17%) ScanSafe
3 1 (4.17%) NetApp
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: up to £23,000 + excellent bens (per annum)
Posted: 26 days ago