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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 158 153 235
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +82
Contract jobs citing Office 365 99 90 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.03% 1.04% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.26% 28.04% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 64 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £358 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £425 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.35% +37.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Average hourly rate £9.93 - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.88 £16.75 £26.38
% change year-on-year
-17.16% -36.49%
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
377 321 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.93% 3.69% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 203 64
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 7
Average hourly rate £14.38 - £13.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.68 - £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 - £31.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -41.66%

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 20 October 2014.

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
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 20 October 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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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 -32 27 £363 -14.70% 9
Hampshire -6 18 £438 - 7
Surrey +7 16 £450 +28.57% 7
Buckinghamshire +6 14 £350 - 4
West Sussex - 11 £413 - 1
Oxfordshire -18 4 £500 +37.93% 3
Kent - 2 £388 -
Middlesex - 2 £301 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 90 (55.21%) Windows
2 75 (46.01%) Active Directory
3 71 (43.56%) Microsoft
4 65 (39.88%) SharePoint
5 53 (32.52%) MS Exchange
6 38 (23.31%) SCCM
7 33 (20.25%) MS Office
7 33 (20.25%) Citrix
7 33 (20.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (19.63%) Lync
9 31 (19.02%) ITIL
10 30 (18.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (17.79%) Exchange Server 2010
12 28 (17.18%) SharePoint 2013
13 27 (16.56%) Windows 7
13 27 (16.56%) MS Excel
14 26 (15.95%) DNS
15 25 (15.34%) DHCP
16 24 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
17 22 (13.50%) VMware
18 21 (12.88%) Internet
18 21 (12.88%) Blackberry
19 20 (12.27%) SQL Server
19 20 (12.27%) PowerShell
20 19 (11.66%) VPN
21 18 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
21 18 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
21 18 (11.04%) Migration
22 17 (10.43%) Security Cleared
23 15 (9.20%) Wi-Fi

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 65 (39.88%) SharePoint
2 53 (32.52%) MS Exchange
3 32 (19.63%) Lync
4 29 (17.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (17.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (8.59%) IIS
7 13 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (7.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (3.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (3.07%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (2.45%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.61%) TeamSite
13 1 (0.61%) Moodle
13 1 (0.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 33 (20.25%) MS Office
2 27 (16.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.61%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.75%) IaaS
4 4 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.95%) DNS
2 25 (15.34%) DHCP
3 21 (12.88%) Internet
4 19 (11.66%) VPN
5 15 (9.20%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (8.59%) Firewall
7 12 (7.36%) LAN
8 4 (2.45%) PBX
8 4 (2.45%) VoIP
8 4 (2.45%) SAN
8 4 (2.45%) DMZ
9 3 (1.84%) Intranet
9 3 (1.84%) WAN
9 3 (1.84%) PSTN
9 3 (1.84%) ADSL
9 3 (1.84%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.84%) Wireless
10 2 (1.23%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.23%) DSL
11 1 (0.61%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.59%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (5.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (4.29%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.07%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (4.91%) Finance
2 6 (3.68%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.68%) Marketing
3 5 (3.07%) Dutch Language
4 3 (1.84%) Retail
4 3 (1.84%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.23%) Advertising
5 2 (1.23%) Publishing
5 2 (1.23%) German Language
6 1 (0.61%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.61%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.61%) Banking
6 1 (0.61%) French Language
Job Titles
1 36 (22.09%) Analyst
2 17 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (9.82%) Consultant
3 16 (9.82%) Architect
4 15 (9.20%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.36%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.13%) Business Analyst
7 9 (5.52%) Field Engineer
8 8 (4.91%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.29%) Trainer
9 7 (4.29%) Tester
10 6 (3.68%) Junior
10 6 (3.68%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.68%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.07%) Developer
11 5 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (3.07%) IT Trainer
11 5 (3.07%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.75%) .NET
2 8 (4.91%) WCF
3 7 (4.29%) REST
3 7 (4.29%) SOAP
3 7 (4.29%) Web Services
3 7 (4.29%) XML
4 6 (3.68%) WPF
5 4 (2.45%) CSS
6 3 (1.84%) HTML
7 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.23%) Flash
8 1 (0.61%) Middleware
8 1 (0.61%) JSON
8 1 (0.61%) XSLT
8 1 (0.61%) ODBC
8 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.61%) HTML5
8 1 (0.61%) CSS3
8 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.61%) ExpressJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.88%) Blackberry
2 14 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.36%) PKI
4 11 (6.75%) iPhone
5 9 (5.52%) iPad
6 7 (4.29%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.68%) Replication
8 5 (3.07%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (2.45%) CMDB
10 2 (1.23%) Clustering
10 2 (1.23%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.61%) PMI
11 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 90 (55.21%) Windows
2 33 (20.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (18.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (16.56%) Windows 7
5 18 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (7.98%) Windows XP
7 11 (6.75%) Linux
7 11 (6.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (5.52%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.07%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.07%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.02%) ITIL
2 18 (11.04%) Migration
3 15 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (7.98%) Configuration Management
5 9 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (4.91%) Scrum
6 8 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (4.91%) PRINCE2
6 8 (4.91%) Business Analysis
7 7 (4.29%) Project Management
7 7 (4.29%) Service Management
7 7 (4.29%) ITIL V3
8 6 (3.68%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (3.68%) BDD
8 6 (3.68%) Automated Testing
9 5 (3.07%) MVC
9 5 (3.07%) Software Testing
9 5 (3.07%) Change Management
9 5 (3.07%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.27%) PowerShell
2 12 (7.36%) SQL
3 11 (6.75%) C#
4 5 (3.07%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.84%) VBScript
6 2 (1.23%) VB
6 2 (1.23%) C
7 1 (0.61%) Java
7 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (10.43%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.75%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.75%) MCSE
4 10 (6.13%) MCP
5 9 (5.52%) MCSA
6 6 (3.68%) ISEB
7 4 (2.45%) PMP
7 4 (2.45%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.45%) MCTS
7 4 (2.45%) MCITP
7 4 (2.45%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.84%) Degree
9 2 (1.23%) VTSP
10 1 (0.61%) CCEE
10 1 (0.61%) CCAA
10 1 (0.61%) CCIA
10 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.13%) QA
2 4 (2.45%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.84%) SLA
System Software
1 75 (46.01%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.13%) UAG
3 7 (4.29%) XenApp
4 6 (3.68%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.07%) Terminal Services
5 5 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.45%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.84%) vSphere
7 3 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (1.84%) XenServer
8 1 (0.61%) Xen
8 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 38 (23.31%) SCCM
2 8 (4.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (2.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.84%) SCOM
4 3 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.23%) WSUS
6 1 (0.61%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 71 (43.56%) Microsoft
2 33 (20.25%) Citrix
3 22 (13.50%) VMware
4 15 (9.20%) Cisco
5 11 (6.75%) Red Hat
6 9 (5.52%) Symantec
7 8 (4.91%) Avaya
8 7 (4.29%) Oracle
8 7 (4.29%) HP
9 6 (3.68%) Apple
10 5 (3.07%) McAfee
10 5 (3.07%) Altiris
11 4 (2.45%) NetApp
11 4 (2.45%) Lotus
11 4 (2.45%) Dell
11 4 (2.45%) SAP
12 3 (1.84%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.84%) BT
13 2 (1.23%) Motorola
13 2 (1.23%) Google
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