The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 164 170 225
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +55
Contract jobs citing Office 365 102 65 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.04% 0.72% 0.088%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.13% 27.54% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 31 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.25% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £136 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £675 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -12.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £9.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.63% -38.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £11.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+52.27% -21.42%
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 South East region.

Cloud Services Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
376 236 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.82% 2.61% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 125 96
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £279 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 7 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £8.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £27.15 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.13%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Office 365 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Office 365
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Office 365 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Office 365
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Office 365 Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 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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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
Berkshire -3 37 £425 +6.11% 10
Surrey +28 30 £350 +177.22% 6
West Sussex -10 11 £290 +3.57%
Oxfordshire -17 8 £433 -35.92% 7
Hampshire -9 6 £231 -48.61% 7
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £275 -38.88% 4
Kent - 3 £350 -
Middlesex +5 2 £400 -
East Sussex - 2 £413 - 2
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 89 (49.72%) Windows
1 89 (49.72%) Microsoft
2 73 (40.78%) Active Directory
3 69 (38.55%) SharePoint
4 48 (26.82%) MS Exchange
5 39 (21.79%) SCCM
6 36 (20.11%) Lync
7 31 (17.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (16.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 29 (16.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (16.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 28 (15.64%) ITIL
10 26 (14.53%) Migration
11 25 (13.97%) MS Office
12 22 (12.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (11.17%) PowerShell
13 20 (11.17%) Hyper-V
14 19 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
15 18 (10.06%) IIS
15 18 (10.06%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (9.50%) Citrix
16 17 (9.50%) SharePoint 2010
16 17 (9.50%) Windows 7
17 16 (8.94%) MS Excel
17 16 (8.94%) .NET
17 16 (8.94%) Blackberry
18 15 (8.38%) VMware
19 14 (7.82%) Security Cleared
19 14 (7.82%) MCP
19 14 (7.82%) DHCP

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 69 (38.55%) SharePoint
2 48 (26.82%) MS Exchange
3 36 (20.11%) Lync
4 29 (16.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (16.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (10.06%) IIS
6 17 (9.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (6.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (5.03%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (2.79%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (2.23%) IBM Notes
12 3 (1.68%) CMS
12 3 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (13.97%) MS Office
2 16 (8.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.79%) IaaS
2 5 (2.79%) Yammer
2 5 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.82%) DNS
1 14 (7.82%) DHCP
2 12 (6.70%) Firewall
3 11 (6.15%) Internet
4 10 (5.59%) WAN
5 8 (4.47%) LAN
6 7 (3.91%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.91%) VPN
6 7 (3.91%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (2.79%) VoIP
8 4 (2.23%) Broadband
8 4 (2.23%) SSL
9 3 (1.68%) SAN
10 2 (1.12%) Intranet
10 2 (1.12%) Wireless
10 2 (1.12%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.56%) PABX
11 1 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.56%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) MS Access
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.56%) MSBuild
1 1 (0.56%) Jasmine
General
1 6 (3.35%) Finance
1 6 (3.35%) Hebrew Language
1 6 (3.35%) Polish Language
1 6 (3.35%) Turkish Language
2 4 (2.23%) Retail
2 4 (2.23%) Marketing
3 3 (1.68%) Legal
4 2 (1.12%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (14.53%) Analyst
1 26 (14.53%) Consultant
2 18 (10.06%) Support Engineer
3 17 (9.50%) Project Manager
4 14 (7.82%) IT Support
5 12 (6.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (6.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (6.15%) SharePoint Consultant
6 11 (6.15%) Support Analyst
7 10 (5.59%) IT Support Analyst
8 9 (5.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.47%) Architect
9 8 (4.47%) Junior
10 7 (3.91%) Developer
11 6 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 4 (2.23%) SharePoint Architect
12 4 (2.23%) Administrator
12 4 (2.23%) Field Engineer
12 4 (2.23%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.94%) .NET
2 8 (4.47%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.35%) CSS
3 6 (3.35%) HTML
4 5 (2.79%) Web Services
5 4 (2.23%) jQuery
6 3 (1.68%) WPF
6 3 (1.68%) XML
6 3 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (1.12%) ODBC
7 2 (1.12%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.12%) LINQ
7 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.56%) D3.js
8 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.56%) HTML5
8 1 (0.56%) RESTful
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.94%) Blackberry
2 10 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.03%) Clustering
4 6 (3.35%) PKI
4 6 (3.35%) Replication
5 4 (2.23%) PDA
5 4 (2.23%) iPhone
5 4 (2.23%) iPad
6 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.12%) CMDB
6 2 (1.12%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.56%) Life Science
7 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 89 (49.72%) Windows
2 31 (17.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (16.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (10.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (9.50%) Windows 7
6 12 (6.70%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.35%) Linux
8 5 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.79%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.68%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.12%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.12%) Android
10 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.56%) UNIX
11 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.56%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.64%) ITIL
2 26 (14.53%) Migration
3 11 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (5.59%) CRM
5 9 (5.03%) Project Management
5 9 (5.03%) Change Management
6 7 (3.91%) Service Management
7 6 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (2.79%) Business Continuity
8 5 (2.79%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (2.79%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.79%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (2.79%) Workflow
8 5 (2.79%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (2.79%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.23%) Server Monitoring
9 4 (2.23%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (2.23%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (2.23%) ITSM
9 4 (2.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.17%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.26%) C#
3 9 (5.03%) SQL
4 8 (4.47%) VBScript
5 6 (3.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.56%) PHP
6 1 (0.56%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.56%) VB
6 1 (0.56%) Python
6 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 22 (12.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.82%) MCP
2 14 (7.82%) Security Cleared
3 12 (6.70%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.70%) MCSE
4 9 (5.03%) Degree
5 6 (3.35%) MCITP
6 5 (2.79%) MCTS
6 5 (2.79%) MCSA
7 2 (1.12%) CCNA
7 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.12%) MCSD
7 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) MCPD
8 1 (0.56%) MCAD
8 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.23%) SLA
2 2 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 73 (40.78%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.17%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.35%) UAG
4 5 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.68%) vSphere
6 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.12%) XenApp
7 1 (0.56%) XenServer
7 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (21.79%) SCCM
2 12 (6.70%) SCOM
3 9 (5.03%) WSUS
4 5 (2.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.23%) Windows Intune
6 3 (1.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.56%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 89 (49.72%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.50%) Citrix
3 15 (8.38%) VMware
4 12 (6.70%) Dell
5 9 (5.03%) HP
6 5 (2.79%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.23%) Symantec
7 4 (2.23%) Oracle
7 4 (2.23%) Cisco
7 4 (2.23%) Lotus
8 3 (1.68%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.12%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.12%) Remedy
9 2 (1.12%) McAfee
9 2 (1.12%) Apple
10 1 (0.56%) CODA
10 1 (0.56%) Sage
10 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.56%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.56%) Clearswift
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