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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 130 131 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Office 365 13 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.035% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.00% 3.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -67.50%
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
65 33 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.08% 1.15% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 5
Average daily rate £413 £388 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -7 5 £325 - 7
Cheshire - 4 - - 1
Lancashire - 2 £235 -
Merseyside - - - -
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) .NET
4 6 (30.00%) Migration
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (20.00%) Lync
6 4 (20.00%) VMware
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (20.00%) MS Office
6 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) CRM
7 3 (15.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (10.00%) Retail
8 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
8 2 (10.00%) Information Governance
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (10.00%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (20.00%) Lync
4 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (5.00%) IIS
6 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) EDRMS
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Programme Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (10.00%) Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Governance Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (10.00%) .NET Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Information Governance Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Specialist
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Identity Management Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Management Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) XSL
3 1 (5.00%) XSLT
3 1 (5.00%) WCF
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.00%) SUSE
6 1 (5.00%) NetWare
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) CRM
3 2 (10.00%) MVC
3 2 (10.00%) Information Governance
4 1 (5.00%) Email Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) TDD
4 1 (5.00%) Document Management
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C#
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Novell Identity Manager
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
1 1 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) Novell
4 1 (5.00%) NetIQ
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) MobileIron
4 1 (5.00%) ScanSafe
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