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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 37 37 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs citing Office 365 4 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.41% 1.37% 5.08%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.14% 13.89% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 9
Average daily rate £300 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.02% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+24.00% +4.16%
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
56 36 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 19.72% 9.84% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 23 11
Average daily rate £425 £425 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £313 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £477 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
4 3 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) IIS
4 3 (25.00%) MS Office
4 3 (25.00%) Network Security
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (25.00%) PaaS
4 3 (25.00%) IaaS
5 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
5 2 (16.67%) Veeam
5 2 (16.67%) vSphere
5 2 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (16.67%) SCCM
5 2 (16.67%) SCOM
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (16.67%) SAN
5 2 (16.67%) Apple
5 2 (16.67%) Remedy

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) IaaS
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Intranet
3 1 (8.33%) Skype
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Support
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) ITSM
1 2 (16.67%) Ticket Management
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) DevOps
2 1 (8.33%) Email Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Line Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 2 (16.67%) Apple
4 2 (16.67%) Remedy
4 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
4 2 (16.67%) Veeam
5 1 (8.33%) Sophos