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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 105 133 132
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -1
Contract jobs citing Office 365 53 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.40% 0.24% 0.036%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.36% 6.61% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 6 0
Average daily rate £394 £433 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.02% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £20.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+24.00% +4.16%
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
209 121 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.51% 3.70% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 72 50
Average daily rate £425 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £516 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +23.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £16.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £22.50 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +30.62%

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 18 £413 -6.25% 15
Cheshire - 16 £400 - 13
Merseyside - 10 £200 - 5
Lancashire - 5 £261 -
Cumbria - 1 £500 -
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 54 (59.34%) Microsoft
2 46 (50.55%) Active Directory
3 40 (43.96%) MS Exchange
4 39 (42.86%) Windows
5 36 (39.56%) Migration
6 25 (27.47%) SharePoint
6 25 (27.47%) Windows Server
7 21 (23.08%) Citrix
7 21 (23.08%) VMware
8 20 (21.98%) Skype for Business
9 19 (20.88%) DNS
10 18 (19.78%) DHCP
10 18 (19.78%) ITIL
11 16 (17.58%) MS Office
11 16 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (16.48%) SharePoint 2010
13 14 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (13.19%) Hyper-V
15 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2013
16 11 (12.09%) HP
16 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
16 11 (12.09%) Windows 7
17 10 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2010
18 9 (9.89%) Local Government
18 9 (9.89%) SCCM
18 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
19 8 (8.79%) MCSA

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 40 (43.96%) MS Exchange
2 25 (27.47%) SharePoint
3 20 (21.98%) Skype for Business
4 15 (16.48%) SharePoint 2010
5 14 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (3.30%) Drupal
11 2 (2.20%) IIS
12 1 (1.10%) Documentum
12 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
12 1 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (17.58%) MS Office
2 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) IaaS
3 1 (1.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.88%) DNS
2 18 (19.78%) DHCP
3 6 (6.59%) Intranet
3 6 (6.59%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.49%) Skype
4 5 (5.49%) VoIP
5 3 (3.30%) LAN
5 3 (3.30%) WAN
6 2 (2.20%) SAN
6 2 (2.20%) VLAN
7 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.10%) Firewall
7 1 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (9.89%) Local Government
2 6 (6.59%) Advertising
2 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.10%) Finance
4 1 (1.10%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.10%) Legal
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (16.48%) Support Engineer
2 12 (13.19%) Consultant
3 11 (12.09%) Architect
4 9 (9.89%) Project Manager
5 8 (8.79%) Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Migration Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) Designer
6 7 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) Exchange Support
6 7 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) SharePoint Designer
7 6 (6.59%) Developer
7 6 (6.59%) SharePoint Consultant
7 6 (6.59%) SharePoint Developer
8 5 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.49%) Office 365 Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Exchange Migration Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) .NET
1 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.30%) CSS
2 3 (3.30%) HTML
2 3 (3.30%) jQuery
3 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.10%) HTML5
3 1 (1.10%) Kendo UI
3 1 (1.10%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.30%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.10%) PKI
2 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
2 1 (1.10%) User Experience
2 1 (1.10%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 39 (42.86%) Windows
2 25 (27.47%) Windows Server
3 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (12.09%) Windows 7
6 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.30%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.56%) Migration
2 18 (19.78%) ITIL
3 7 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 5 (5.49%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (5.49%) Project Management
5 4 (4.40%) Change Control
5 4 (4.40%) Change Management
6 3 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.30%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.30%) Project Planning
6 3 (3.30%) Records Management
7 2 (2.20%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.20%) CRM
7 2 (2.20%) Identity Management
7 2 (2.20%) ITSM
8 1 (1.10%) Information Security
8 1 (1.10%) MVC
8 1 (1.10%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.10%) Validation
8 1 (1.10%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.79%) SQL
2 7 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.40%) C#
3 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.10%) C++
4 1 (1.10%) Python
4 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.79%) MCITP
2 8 (8.79%) MCSA
2 8 (8.79%) SC Cleared
2 8 (8.79%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (5.49%) MCSE
5 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.20%) CCNA
5 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.10%) CCNP
6 1 (1.10%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.10%) ISO22301
System Software
1 46 (50.55%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.19%) Hyper-V
3 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (7.69%) XenApp
5 6 (6.59%) vSphere
5 6 (6.59%) XenDesktop
6 5 (5.49%) Brightmail
7 4 (4.40%) XenServer
8 1 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) SCCM
2 5 (5.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (3.30%) SCOM
4 2 (2.20%) Windows Intune
5 1 (1.10%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.10%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 54 (59.34%) Microsoft
2 21 (23.08%) Citrix
2 21 (23.08%) VMware
3 11 (12.09%) HP
4 6 (6.59%) Cisco
5 5 (5.49%) Dell
5 5 (5.49%) IronPort
5 5 (5.49%) Symantec
6 4 (4.40%) Compaq
6 4 (4.40%) ThinPrint
7 3 (3.30%) EMC
7 3 (3.30%) SAP
8 2 (2.20%) BT
8 2 (2.20%) Oracle
8 2 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.10%) Avaya
9 1 (1.10%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.10%) NetApp
9 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.10%) Sophos
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