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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 110 124 128
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Contract jobs citing Office 365 54 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.37% 0.73% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.28% 12.92% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 1
Median daily rate £414 £325 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.38% -36.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £12.75 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.75 £11.25
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +57.77%
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
232 209 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.87% 5.68% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 126 38
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £700 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -90.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +92.30%

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 May 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 May 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 -6 24 £425 +37.09% 11
Cheshire +9 22 £414 +3.50% 8
Lancashire - 4 £413 - 1
Merseyside -9 3 £290 -10.76% 2
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 59 (52.68%) Microsoft
2 48 (42.86%) Windows
3 42 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 38 (33.93%) MS Exchange
5 36 (32.14%) Migration
6 32 (28.57%) Skype for Business
7 30 (26.79%) SCCM
8 29 (25.89%) Microsoft Azure
8 29 (25.89%) Citrix
9 27 (24.11%) SharePoint
10 22 (19.64%) Windows Server
11 20 (17.86%) Skype
11 20 (17.86%) VMware
12 18 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2013
12 18 (16.07%) Windows 10
13 17 (15.18%) MS Office
13 17 (15.18%) DHCP
13 17 (15.18%) DNS
14 16 (14.29%) ITIL
14 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (14.29%) PowerShell
15 14 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (11.61%) MS Excel
17 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (10.71%) Hyper-V
18 11 (9.82%) XenApp
18 11 (9.82%) Windows 7
18 11 (9.82%) SharePoint 2013
18 11 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2007

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 38 (33.93%) MS Exchange
2 32 (28.57%) Skype for Business
3 27 (24.11%) SharePoint
4 18 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (9.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (8.93%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.68%) Drupal
10 2 (1.79%) IIS
11 1 (0.89%) CMS
11 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 17 (15.18%) MS Office
2 13 (11.61%) MS Excel
3 9 (8.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (25.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (5.36%) IaaS
3 5 (4.46%) PaaS
3 5 (4.46%) SaaS
4 2 (1.79%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.86%) Skype
2 17 (15.18%) DHCP
2 17 (15.18%) DNS
3 7 (6.25%) VoIP
4 6 (5.36%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.46%) Intranet
5 5 (4.46%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.68%) LAN
6 3 (2.68%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.68%) WAN
7 2 (1.79%) Firewall
7 2 (1.79%) SAN
7 2 (1.79%) VLAN
8 1 (0.89%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.89%) Internet
8 1 (0.89%) Network Security
8 1 (0.89%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.89%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (0.89%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (3.57%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.93%) Finance
2 9 (8.04%) Local Government
3 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.57%) Advertising
5 3 (2.68%) Marketing
6 2 (1.79%) French Language
6 2 (1.79%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.89%) Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Electronics
7 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.89%) Publishing
7 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (16.96%) Architect
2 17 (15.18%) Consultant
3 16 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 11 (9.82%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.25%) Analyst
5 7 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
5 7 (6.25%) SharePoint Consultant
6 6 (5.36%) Designer
6 6 (5.36%) Office 365 Architect
6 6 (5.36%) SharePoint Designer
7 5 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.46%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.46%) Developer
7 5 (4.46%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Lead Architect
7 5 (4.46%) Migration Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Senior Architect
7 5 (4.46%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.68%) .NET
2 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.79%) CSS
2 2 (1.79%) Web Services
3 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.89%) Ajax
3 1 (0.89%) CAML
3 1 (0.89%) HTML
3 1 (0.89%) jQuery
3 1 (0.89%) REST
3 1 (0.89%) XML
3 1 (0.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.36%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.36%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.46%) PKI
4 3 (2.68%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.79%) User Experience
6 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.89%) EPoS
6 1 (0.89%) iPad
6 1 (0.89%) iPhone
6 1 (0.89%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 48 (42.86%) Windows
2 22 (19.64%) Windows Server
3 18 (16.07%) Windows 10
4 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (9.82%) Windows 7
6 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.36%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.68%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.89%) Android
9 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (32.14%) Migration
2 16 (14.29%) ITIL
3 7 (6.25%) Project Management
4 6 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.46%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (4.46%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (3.57%) Analytics
6 4 (3.57%) Data Migration
6 4 (3.57%) Identity Management
6 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 4 (3.57%) Project Planning
6 4 (3.57%) Storage Virtualisation
7 3 (2.68%) Business Continuity
7 3 (2.68%) Change Control
7 3 (2.68%) High Availability
7 3 (2.68%) Records Management
7 3 (2.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (1.79%) Network Design
8 2 (1.79%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 10 (8.93%) SQL
3 4 (3.57%) C#
3 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.79%) C
5 1 (0.89%) C++
5 1 (0.89%) Java
5 1 (0.89%) PHP
5 1 (0.89%) Python
5 1 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.14%) MCSA
2 8 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 7 (6.25%) MCITP
3 7 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.57%) MCSE
5 3 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.89%) CCNA
6 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.89%) MCP
6 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.89%) ISO22301
System Software
1 42 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.71%) Hyper-V
3 11 (9.82%) XenApp
4 8 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 5 (4.46%) Brightmail
5 5 (4.46%) vSphere
6 4 (3.57%) XenServer
7 3 (2.68%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (26.79%) SCCM
2 6 (5.36%) SCOM
3 5 (4.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (4.46%) Windows Intune
4 4 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.57%) Puppet
4 4 (3.57%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.89%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 59 (52.68%) Microsoft
2 29 (25.89%) Citrix
3 20 (17.86%) VMware
4 8 (7.14%) HP
5 7 (6.25%) Cisco
6 6 (5.36%) IronPort
7 5 (4.46%) Dell
7 5 (4.46%) Symantec
8 4 (3.57%) Compaq
8 4 (3.57%) Polycom
8 4 (3.57%) SAP
8 4 (3.57%) ThinPrint
9 3 (2.68%) AppSense
10 2 (1.79%) BT
10 2 (1.79%) Oracle
10 2 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.79%) Wyse
11 1 (0.89%) Avaya
11 1 (0.89%) NetApp
11 1 (0.89%) Sophos
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