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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 113 122 130
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Contract jobs citing Office 365 52 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.18% 0.42% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.80% 15.85% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £19.75 £15.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.39% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%
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
194 82 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.42% 2.66% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 35 30
Average daily rate £463 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £29.32 £15.75 £17.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.15% -10.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 31 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Office 365 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 August 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 +6 27 £350 +7.69% 12
Merseyside - 13 £120 - 2
Cheshire -2 10 £318 - 6
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 42 (52.50%) Microsoft
2 34 (42.50%) Migration
3 28 (35.00%) Windows
4 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 22 (27.50%) Citrix
6 21 (26.25%) VMware
7 20 (25.00%) SCCM
7 20 (25.00%) MS Office
8 17 (21.25%) SharePoint
8 17 (21.25%) EMC
9 16 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (17.50%) Hyper-V
10 14 (17.50%) SAP
11 13 (16.25%) Oracle
11 13 (16.25%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (15.00%) Xen
12 12 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (15.00%) IBM Notes
12 12 (15.00%) Lotus
12 12 (15.00%) Oracle Database
13 11 (13.75%) MS Exchange
14 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
14 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (11.25%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (11.25%) Data Protection
15 9 (11.25%) WAN
16 8 (10.00%) ITIL
16 8 (10.00%) XenApp
16 8 (10.00%) Local Government

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 17 (21.25%) SharePoint
2 12 (15.00%) IBM Notes
3 11 (13.75%) MS Exchange
4 9 (11.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (8.75%) Lync
6 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.50%) Documentum
8 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (25.00%) MS Office
2 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.25%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) OneDrive
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.25%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) WAN
2 6 (7.50%) LAN
3 5 (6.25%) VPN
4 4 (5.00%) SAN
5 2 (2.50%) DNS
5 2 (2.50%) ISDN
5 2 (2.50%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.25%) Skype
6 1 (1.25%) DHCP
6 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.25%) MS Access
4 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (10.00%) Local Government
2 5 (6.25%) Retail
3 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.75%) Finance
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (23.75%) Analyst
2 13 (16.25%) Architect
3 11 (13.75%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 8 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.25%) Training Manager
7 5 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Citrix Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Administrator
9 3 (3.75%) Technical Services Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (2.50%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.25%) NHibernate
2 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.25%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.25%) LINQ
2 1 (1.25%) jQuery
2 1 (1.25%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.50%) Life Science
3 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.25%) User Experience
3 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.25%) DTV
3 1 (1.25%) Handset
3 1 (1.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.00%) Windows
2 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.00%) UNIX
5 4 (5.00%) Solaris
6 3 (3.75%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.50%) Windows NT
7 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (42.50%) Migration
2 13 (16.25%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (11.25%) Data Protection
4 8 (10.00%) ITIL
5 3 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (3.75%) Project Management
5 3 (3.75%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.50%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (2.50%) Change Management
6 2 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.50%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.25%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.25%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.25%) Scrum
7 1 (1.25%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.25%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (1.25%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.75%) SQL
2 2 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.25%) C
3 1 (1.25%) VBScript
3 1 (1.25%) VB
3 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.50%) CCEE
2 2 (2.50%) CCAA
2 2 (2.50%) MCSE
2 2 (2.50%) CCIE
2 2 (2.50%) CCA
2 2 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.25%) CCNP
3 1 (1.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) SLA
2 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (17.50%) Hyper-V
4 12 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (15.00%) Xen
5 8 (10.00%) XenApp
6 4 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (5.00%) MetaFrame
7 3 (3.75%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.75%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.25%) vCloud
8 1 (1.25%) vSphere
8 1 (1.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (25.00%) SCCM
2 3 (3.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (52.50%) Microsoft
2 22 (27.50%) Citrix
3 21 (26.25%) VMware
4 17 (21.25%) EMC
5 14 (17.50%) SAP
6 13 (16.25%) Oracle
7 12 (15.00%) Lotus
8 5 (6.25%) AppSense
9 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.00%) Cisco
10 3 (3.75%) McAfee
11 2 (2.50%) HP
11 2 (2.50%) Veeam
12 1 (1.25%) Zerto
12 1 (1.25%) Google
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