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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 106 121 122
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing Office 365 51 41 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.59% 0.98% 0.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.13% 17.52% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 14
Median daily rate £399 £394 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £140 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £475 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.88% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.46% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £11.30 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £101.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
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
361 234 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.24% 5.59% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 139 67
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Median hourly rate £13.65 £31.35 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.46% +39.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £11.90 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 £68.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +52.77%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Cheshire +27 23 £463 +15.62% 9
Manchester -2 16 £325 -18.75% 11
Lancashire - 7 £400 -
Merseyside -7 2 - - 2
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 57 (52.29%) Windows
2 39 (35.78%) Active Directory
3 38 (34.86%) Microsoft
4 31 (28.44%) Migration
5 30 (27.52%) SharePoint
6 26 (23.85%) Windows Server
7 21 (19.27%) MS Exchange
7 21 (19.27%) VMware
8 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
9 17 (15.60%) Skype
10 16 (14.68%) Windows 10
10 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (14.68%) SQL Server
10 16 (14.68%) SCCM
10 16 (14.68%) Skype for Business
11 15 (13.76%) Windows 7
12 12 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (11.01%) MS Office
12 12 (11.01%) Citrix
12 12 (11.01%) Cisco
12 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (9.17%) Change Management
13 10 (9.17%) Firewall
13 10 (9.17%) DNS
13 10 (9.17%) ITIL
14 9 (8.26%) XenApp
14 9 (8.26%) Security Cleared
14 9 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (7.34%) Service Management
15 8 (7.34%) 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 30 (27.52%) SharePoint
2 21 (19.27%) MS Exchange
3 16 (14.68%) Skype for Business
4 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (6.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (5.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.83%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.83%) SAS
9 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.92%) CMS
9 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.92%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.01%) MS Office
3 6 (5.50%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.83%) Camtasia
5 2 (1.83%) Snagit
6 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.83%) Yammer
5 1 (0.92%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.60%) Skype
2 10 (9.17%) DNS
2 10 (9.17%) Firewall
3 7 (6.42%) DHCP
4 6 (5.50%) LAN
4 6 (5.50%) VoIP
5 5 (4.59%) Internet
6 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.75%) Network Security
7 3 (2.75%) SAN
7 3 (2.75%) Softphone
7 3 (2.75%) Symposium
8 2 (1.83%) DSL
8 2 (1.83%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.83%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.83%) MPLS
8 2 (1.83%) SMTP
8 2 (1.83%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.83%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.92%) Power BI
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) JIRA
1 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (7.34%) Finance
2 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.83%) Legal
3 2 (1.83%) Local Government
3 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (13.76%) Architect
2 13 (11.93%) Analyst
3 11 (10.09%) Consultant
3 11 (10.09%) Office 365 Manager
4 8 (7.34%) Office 365 Engineer
4 8 (7.34%) Senior Architect
5 7 (6.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (6.42%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Business Change Manager
6 6 (5.50%) Business Manager
6 6 (5.50%) Change Manager
6 6 (5.50%) Developer
6 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.50%) SharePoint Consultant
6 6 (5.50%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Designer
7 5 (4.59%) IT Support
7 5 (4.59%) SharePoint Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.92%) REST
1 1 (0.92%) SOAP
1 1 (0.92%) Web Services
1 1 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.67%) Fat Client
2 4 (3.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (3.67%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.75%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.75%) Life Science
3 3 (2.75%) User Experience
4 2 (1.83%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.83%) iPad
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (0.92%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.92%) CMDB
5 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.92%) EPoS
5 1 (0.92%) iPhone
5 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.92%) NHS
5 1 (0.92%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 57 (52.29%) Windows
2 26 (23.85%) Windows Server
3 16 (14.68%) Windows 10
3 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (13.76%) Windows 7
5 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.59%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.59%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.67%) Linux
7 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.75%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.92%) Android
9 1 (0.92%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.92%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.44%) Migration
2 12 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (9.17%) Change Management
3 10 (9.17%) ITIL
4 9 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.34%) Service Management
6 7 (6.42%) Project Management
7 6 (5.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 6 (5.50%) TOGAF
7 6 (5.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 5 (4.59%) CRM
8 5 (4.59%) Service Design
9 4 (3.67%) Application Discovery
9 4 (3.67%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (3.67%) ERP
9 4 (3.67%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.67%) Time Management
9 4 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (2.75%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (2.75%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.50%) SQL
2 5 (4.59%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.59%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.75%) C
3 3 (2.75%) Java
3 3 (2.75%) PHP
4 1 (0.92%) C#
4 1 (0.92%) C++
4 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.67%) CCNA
3 4 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.75%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.92%) MCSE
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 39 (35.78%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.26%) XenApp
3 7 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.67%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.75%) vSphere
6 2 (1.83%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (14.68%) SCCM
2 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.83%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.83%) SCOM
2 2 (1.83%) SmoothWall
2 2 (1.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (1.83%) vMotion
3 1 (0.92%) DameWare
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 38 (34.86%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.27%) VMware
3 12 (11.01%) Cisco
3 12 (11.01%) Citrix
4 4 (3.67%) AppSense
4 4 (3.67%) Symantec
5 3 (2.75%) Avaya
5 3 (2.75%) Dell
5 3 (2.75%) HP
6 2 (1.83%) Apple
6 2 (1.83%) Fortinet
6 2 (1.83%) IronPort
6 2 (1.83%) Lotus
6 2 (1.83%) NETGEAR
6 2 (1.83%) SonicWALL
6 2 (1.83%) Sophos
6 2 (1.83%) Trend Micro
7 1 (0.92%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.92%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.92%) Splunk