The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 27 43 30
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs citing Office 365 11 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.17% 0.80% 0.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.44% 5.36% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate £305 £438 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.28% +186.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £428 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £448 £171
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +63.63%
Office 365
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Cloud Services Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
45 56 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 17.05% 14.97% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 5
Average daily rate £425 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £508 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Office 365 across the Oxford region.

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Office 365 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Office 365
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 across the Oxford region.

Office 365 Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 10 (76.92%) Windows
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
5 5 (38.46%) MCTS
5 5 (38.46%) MCITP
5 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
5 5 (38.46%) DNS
5 5 (38.46%) MCSE
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
6 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
6 4 (30.77%) NetApp
6 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) Citrix
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
7 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
7 3 (23.08%) MS Office
8 2 (15.38%) C#
8 2 (15.38%) Java
8 2 (15.38%) .NET
8 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
8 2 (15.38%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
9 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) Skype
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 3 (23.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Leader
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) IT Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
1 1 (7.69%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
1 2 (15.38%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (7.69%) Email Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) MCITP
1 5 (38.46%) MCSE
1 5 (38.46%) MCTS
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Citrix
2 4 (30.77%) NetApp
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Sophos
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