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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 110 111 128
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs citing Office 365 44 44 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 1.16% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.21% 24.18% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 4
Median daily rate £308 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £132 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £11.70 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.50 £18.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +3.22%
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
229 182 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.26% 4.82% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 93 30
Median daily rate £437 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.35% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.70 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £18.50 £18.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-29.54% +29.41%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 25 £331 -5.35% 10
Merseyside -1 7 £320 +150.98% 2
Lancashire - 5 £243 - 2
Cheshire -3 4 £220 -32.30% 6
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 54 (46.55%) Windows
2 46 (39.66%) Microsoft
3 41 (35.34%) Active Directory
4 31 (26.72%) Migration
5 29 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 29 (25.00%) Skype for Business
6 28 (24.14%) SCCM
7 24 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
7 24 (20.69%) MS Exchange
7 24 (20.69%) Skype
8 23 (19.83%) Citrix
9 20 (17.24%) VMware
9 20 (17.24%) Windows 10
9 20 (17.24%) Windows Server
10 17 (14.66%) MS Office
10 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (12.07%) DHCP
11 14 (12.07%) DNS
12 13 (11.21%) PowerShell
13 12 (10.34%) Windows 7
13 12 (10.34%) Cisco
13 12 (10.34%) MS Excel
13 12 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (8.62%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (8.62%) Finance
16 9 (7.76%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (7.76%) Hyper-V
16 9 (7.76%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (7.76%) 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 29 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 29 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 24 (20.69%) MS Exchange
3 12 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (8.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (7.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.59%) Drupal
9 3 (2.59%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.72%) SAS
11 1 (0.86%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (14.66%) MS Office
2 12 (10.34%) MS Excel
3 9 (7.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (4.31%) IaaS
3 5 (4.31%) PaaS
3 5 (4.31%) SaaS
4 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.86%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.69%) Skype
2 14 (12.07%) DHCP
2 14 (12.07%) DNS
3 5 (4.31%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.31%) Unified Communications
4 4 (3.45%) Firewall
4 4 (3.45%) Internet
4 4 (3.45%) Intranet
4 4 (3.45%) Network Security
4 4 (3.45%) VoIP
5 3 (2.59%) LAN
5 3 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.72%) DSL
6 2 (1.72%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.72%) MPLS
6 2 (1.72%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (1.72%) VRRP
7 1 (0.86%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.86%) SAN
7 1 (0.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.03%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.86%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (0.86%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (3.45%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.62%) Finance
2 7 (6.03%) Local Government
3 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.45%) Legal
4 4 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.59%) Marketing
6 2 (1.72%) French Language
7 1 (0.86%) Advertising
7 1 (0.86%) Banking
7 1 (0.86%) Electronics
7 1 (0.86%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.86%) Publishing
7 1 (0.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (16.38%) Analyst
2 16 (13.79%) Architect
2 16 (13.79%) Consultant
3 14 (12.07%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.76%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 7 (6.03%) Developer
7 6 (5.17%) Designer
7 6 (5.17%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.17%) IT Support
7 6 (5.17%) SharePoint Consultant
7 6 (5.17%) SharePoint Designer
8 5 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.31%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) IT Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Office 365 Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Senior Architect
8 5 (4.31%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.72%) .NET
1 2 (1.72%) CSS
1 2 (1.72%) Web Services
2 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.86%) Ajax
2 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.86%) CAML
2 1 (0.86%) HTML
2 1 (0.86%) jQuery
2 1 (0.86%) REST
2 1 (0.86%) XML
2 1 (0.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.03%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.17%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.17%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.45%) Digital Media
3 4 (3.45%) PKI
4 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.59%) iPad
5 2 (1.72%) Life Science
5 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (1.72%) User Experience
6 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.86%) EPoS
6 1 (0.86%) iPhone
6 1 (0.86%) NHS
6 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (46.55%) Windows
2 20 (17.24%) Windows 10
2 20 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (10.34%) Windows 7
5 9 (7.76%) Windows 8
5 9 (7.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (7.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (6.03%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.72%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.72%) Migration
2 8 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (6.03%) ITIL
3 7 (6.03%) Project Management
4 6 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (5.17%) Analytics
4 6 (5.17%) CRM
5 5 (4.31%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (3.45%) Data Migration
6 4 (3.45%) ERP
6 4 (3.45%) Identity Management
6 4 (3.45%) Storage Virtualisation
6 4 (3.45%) Web Development
7 3 (2.59%) High Availability
7 3 (2.59%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 3 (2.59%) Project Planning
7 3 (2.59%) Records Management
7 3 (2.59%) Supplier Management
8 2 (1.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.21%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.90%) SQL
3 7 (6.03%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.45%) C
4 4 (3.45%) Java
4 4 (3.45%) PHP
5 3 (2.59%) C#
6 1 (0.86%) C++
6 1 (0.86%) Python
6 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (6.03%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (3.45%) MCITP
3 4 (3.45%) MCSA
4 2 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.72%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.86%) CCNA
5 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.86%) MCP
5 1 (0.86%) MCSE
5 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.86%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.86%) ISO22301
System Software
1 41 (35.34%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.76%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.90%) XenApp
4 6 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (4.31%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.45%) vSphere
7 2 (1.72%) Brightmail
7 2 (1.72%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.72%) XenServer
8 1 (0.86%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 28 (24.14%) SCCM
2 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (4.31%) SCOM
3 4 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.45%) Puppet
3 4 (3.45%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.59%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.72%) vMotion
6 1 (0.86%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.86%) DameWare
Vendors
1 46 (39.66%) Microsoft
2 23 (19.83%) Citrix
3 20 (17.24%) VMware
4 12 (10.34%) Cisco
5 7 (6.03%) HP
6 6 (5.17%) Dell
7 5 (4.31%) Symantec
8 4 (3.45%) Polycom
9 3 (2.59%) AppSense
9 3 (2.59%) IronPort
9 3 (2.59%) Lotus
10 2 (1.72%) BT
10 2 (1.72%) Compaq
10 2 (1.72%) NETGEAR
10 2 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.72%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.72%) ThinPrint
10 2 (1.72%) Wyse
11 1 (0.86%) Kaspersky
11 1 (0.86%) ServiceNow
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