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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 121 122 117
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Office 365 10 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.90% 4.62% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
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£450 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +18.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £375 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £385 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.02% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £12.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+15.58% -5.88%
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
101 65 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.21% 2.39% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 18
Average daily rate £423 £450 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.11% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £315 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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
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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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 +1 8 £450 +18.03% 7
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 4
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 18 (64.29%) SharePoint
2 12 (42.86%) Windows
3 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
4 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 7 (25.00%) Migration
5 7 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (17.86%) Citrix
7 5 (17.86%) .NET
7 5 (17.86%) MS Office
8 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 4 (14.29%) MCSE
8 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 4 (14.29%) DNS
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (14.29%) Finance
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (10.71%) Document Management
9 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
9 3 (10.71%) Service Management
9 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
9 3 (10.71%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 18 (64.29%) SharePoint
2 7 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
6 1 (3.57%) Lync
6 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) WAN
2 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) Wireless
3 2 (7.14%) iSCSI
3 2 (7.14%) NAS
3 2 (7.14%) DHCP
3 2 (7.14%) Ethernet
3 2 (7.14%) Intranet
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (7.14%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Publishing
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (14.29%) SharePoint Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.71%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Manager
5 2 (7.14%) IT Services Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Information Governance Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Governance Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.57%) Junior
6 1 (3.57%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) jQuery
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Life Science
2 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.57%) Handset
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (10.71%) CRM
2 3 (10.71%) Service Management
2 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
2 3 (10.71%) Document Management
2 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
3 2 (7.14%) Software Deployment
3 2 (7.14%) Information Governance
3 2 (7.14%) Workflow
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.57%) MVC
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) MCSE
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) CCNA
2 2 (7.14%) CCDA
2 2 (7.14%) CCDP
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) VMware