The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 121 125 136
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing Office 365 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.038% 0.031%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.25% 5.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £313 £385
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -18.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.71 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+13.05% +7.52%
Cloud Services Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
59 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 0.75% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 6
Average daily rate £425 £320 £454
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -29.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +137.03%
Office 365
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 +2 3 £300 - 7
Cheshire - 3 - -
Lancashire - 2 £235 -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 6 (27.27%) Project Management
4 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
5 5 (22.73%) ITIL
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco
5 5 (22.73%) Symantec
5 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
5 5 (22.73%) Migration
6 4 (18.18%) Firewall
6 4 (18.18%) Supplier Management
6 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 4 (18.18%) Lync
6 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (18.18%) Avaya
6 4 (18.18%) Nortel
6 4 (18.18%) Lotus
6 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
6 4 (18.18%) McAfee
6 4 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (18.18%) Service Management
6 4 (18.18%) Ingres
6 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 4 (18.18%) UNIX
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle
6 4 (18.18%) IBM Notes

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) Lync
2 4 (18.18%) IBM Notes
3 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
4 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.55%) Site Server
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) VPN
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Ingres
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Technical Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Operations Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Operations Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Management Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Development Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XSL
2 1 (4.55%) XSLT
2 1 (4.55%) WCF
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
3 4 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) NetWare
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Project Management
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 4 (18.18%) Service Management
3 4 (18.18%) Supplier Management
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) ERP
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.55%) Web Development
5 1 (4.55%) Test Management
5 1 (4.55%) Kanban
5 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.55%) BDD
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (4.55%) Novell Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Citrix
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco
3 5 (22.73%) Symantec
4 4 (18.18%) McAfee
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle
4 4 (18.18%) Nortel
4 4 (18.18%) Lotus
4 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 4 (18.18%) Avaya
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp
5 1 (4.55%) Novell
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) NetIQ
5 1 (4.55%) MobileIron
5 1 (4.55%) ScanSafe
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