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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 121 131 116
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing Office 365 28 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.40% 8.75% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Average daily rate
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£318 £513 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.04% +57.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £339 £313
% change year-on-year
-5.53% +8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £11.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+61.36% -12.00%
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
209 80 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.60% 2.51% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 36 8
Average daily rate £425 £388 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +38.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £135.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.74% +900.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -54.12%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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 +8 16 £293 - 13
Merseyside - 9 £325 - 1
Cheshire -6 2 £400 - 1
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 26 (55.32%) Microsoft
2 22 (46.81%) Windows
3 19 (40.43%) SharePoint
4 17 (36.17%) Active Directory
5 16 (34.04%) Citrix
5 16 (34.04%) Migration
6 15 (31.91%) SCCM
7 14 (29.79%) MS Office
8 13 (27.66%) VMware
9 12 (25.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (23.40%) OneDrive
11 10 (21.28%) EMC
11 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (17.02%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
13 7 (14.89%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (14.89%) WAN
14 6 (12.77%) IBM Notes
14 6 (12.77%) SAP
14 6 (12.77%) Oracle
14 6 (12.77%) Lotus
14 6 (12.77%) Xen
14 6 (12.77%) XenApp
14 6 (12.77%) Windows 7
14 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database
14 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (10.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 19 (40.43%) SharePoint
2 12 (25.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (12.77%) IBM Notes
4 5 (10.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
5 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (6.38%) Lync
7 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (4.26%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (29.79%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.40%) OneDrive
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) WAN
2 4 (8.51%) LAN
2 4 (8.51%) VPN
2 4 (8.51%) SAN
3 2 (4.26%) ISDN
3 2 (4.26%) Intranet
3 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
1 4 (8.51%) Local Government
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Architect
2 9 (19.15%) Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Training Manager
4 7 (14.89%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Citrix Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (6.38%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.38%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.26%) Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.26%) Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Trainer
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.26%) jQuery
2 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.13%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.13%) LINQ
3 1 (2.13%) NHibernate
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Handset
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) iPhone
4 1 (2.13%) Life Science
4 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (46.81%) Windows
2 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (12.77%) Windows 7
3 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.64%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.51%) Solaris
5 4 (8.51%) UNIX
5 4 (8.51%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.38%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (4.26%) Windows NT
7 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Migration
2 7 (14.89%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (8.51%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.38%) ITIL
5 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.26%) Change Management
5 2 (4.26%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.26%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.26%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.13%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.13%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Document Management
6 1 (2.13%) Workflow
6 1 (2.13%) Scrum
6 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) C#
2 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.38%) MCSE
2 2 (4.26%) CCIE
2 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.26%) CCA
2 2 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (4.26%) CCEE
2 2 (4.26%) CCAA
3 1 (2.13%) CCNA
3 1 (2.13%) CCDA
3 1 (2.13%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
1 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (36.17%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
3 6 (12.77%) Xen
3 6 (12.77%) XenApp
4 4 (8.51%) MetaFrame
4 4 (8.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.13%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (31.91%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (55.32%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.04%) Citrix
3 13 (27.66%) VMware
4 10 (21.28%) EMC
5 6 (12.77%) SAP
5 6 (12.77%) Oracle
5 6 (12.77%) Lotus
6 5 (10.64%) AppSense
7 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
7 4 (8.51%) Cisco
8 1 (2.13%) Veeam
8 1 (2.13%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.13%) HP
8 1 (2.13%) McAfee
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