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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 167 160 246
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +86
Contract jobs citing Office 365 76 71 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.83% 0.82% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.41% 24.83% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 47 5
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£400 £425 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £311
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +36.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.38
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -37.44%
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
355 286 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.87% 3.28% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 180 58
Average daily rate £420 £403 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £345 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £13.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.01 - £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 - £31.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -36.66%

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 1 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 1 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 -14 23 £363 -14.70% 12
Surrey +7 15 £375 +7.14% 6
Hampshire +4 15 £475 - 4
West Sussex - 8 £475 -
Buckinghamshire +9 5 £313 - 9
Kent - 2 £388 -
Middlesex - 2 £301 -
Oxfordshire -11 1 - - 3
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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 79 (50.00%) Windows
2 69 (43.67%) Active Directory
3 59 (37.34%) Microsoft
4 53 (33.54%) SharePoint
5 43 (27.22%) MS Exchange
6 36 (22.78%) SQL Server
7 35 (22.15%) MS Office
8 32 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
9 30 (18.99%) Citrix
9 30 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (18.99%) SCCM
10 28 (17.72%) Lync
11 27 (17.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (17.09%) .NET
11 27 (17.09%) C#
11 27 (17.09%) MS Excel
12 26 (16.46%) DNS
12 26 (16.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (15.82%) Windows 7
13 25 (15.82%) DHCP
14 24 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
15 23 (14.56%) ITIL
15 23 (14.56%) WCF
16 22 (13.92%) Scrum
16 22 (13.92%) Visual Studio
16 22 (13.92%) Internet
16 22 (13.92%) SharePoint 2013
17 21 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (13.29%) Migration
18 20 (12.66%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 53 (33.54%) SharePoint
2 43 (27.22%) MS Exchange
3 28 (17.72%) Lync
4 22 (13.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (7.59%) IIS
7 9 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (4.43%) IBM Notes
8 7 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.90%) Zimbra
10 3 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.63%) TeamSite
11 1 (0.63%) Moodle
11 1 (0.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 35 (22.15%) MS Office
2 27 (17.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS Project
3 1 (0.63%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.96%) IaaS
4 4 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.46%) DNS
2 25 (15.82%) DHCP
3 22 (13.92%) Internet
4 17 (10.76%) VPN
5 15 (9.49%) Wi-Fi
6 13 (8.23%) Firewall
7 10 (6.33%) LAN
8 4 (2.53%) PBX
8 4 (2.53%) VoIP
8 4 (2.53%) DMZ
9 3 (1.90%) Intranet
9 3 (1.90%) Wireless
9 3 (1.90%) SAN
9 3 (1.90%) WAN
9 3 (1.90%) PSTN
9 3 (1.90%) ADSL
9 3 (1.90%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.27%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.27%) DSL
11 1 (0.63%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.86%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (13.92%) Visual Studio
3 12 (7.59%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (4.43%) Telecoms
1 7 (4.43%) Finance
2 5 (3.16%) Marketing
2 5 (3.16%) Dutch Language
3 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.90%) Retail
3 3 (1.90%) Publishing
4 2 (1.27%) German Language
4 2 (1.27%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.63%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.63%) French Language
Job Titles
1 34 (21.52%) Analyst
2 17 (10.76%) Architect
3 15 (9.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (6.96%) Test Analyst
4 11 (6.96%) Consultant
5 10 (6.33%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.33%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.33%) Software Engineer
5 10 (6.33%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.06%) Test Engineer
6 8 (5.06%) Developer
6 8 (5.06%) Tester
7 7 (4.43%) Junior
7 7 (4.43%) Trainer
7 7 (4.43%) Support Analyst
7 7 (4.43%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (4.43%) Field Engineer
7 7 (4.43%) Help Desk Support
8 6 (3.80%) QA Analyst
9 5 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.09%) .NET
2 23 (14.56%) WCF
3 20 (12.66%) WPF
4 15 (9.49%) Web Services
5 14 (8.86%) SOAP
5 14 (8.86%) REST
6 13 (8.23%) XML
7 8 (5.06%) LINQ
8 4 (2.53%) CSS
9 3 (1.90%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.90%) HTML
10 2 (1.27%) Flash
11 1 (0.63%) Middleware
11 1 (0.63%) XSLT
11 1 (0.63%) ODBC
11 1 (0.63%) JSON
11 1 (0.63%) ExpressJS
11 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.96%) Blackberry
2 11 (6.96%) PKI
3 9 (5.70%) iPhone
4 7 (4.43%) iPad
5 6 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.80%) Replication
6 5 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.27%) CMDB
7 2 (1.27%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.63%) PMI
8 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 79 (50.00%) Windows
2 27 (17.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (16.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (15.82%) Windows 7
5 14 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (8.23%) Windows XP
7 11 (6.96%) Linux
7 11 (6.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (6.33%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.16%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (14.56%) ITIL
3 22 (13.92%) Scrum
4 21 (13.29%) Migration
5 13 (8.23%) BDD
5 13 (8.23%) Configuration Management
5 13 (8.23%) Automated Testing
6 12 (7.59%) Software Testing
6 12 (7.59%) DevOps
7 10 (6.33%) Software Engineering
8 9 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (5.06%) Business Analysis
9 8 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (5.06%) PRINCE2
10 7 (4.43%) Service Management
11 6 (3.80%) Project Management
12 5 (3.16%) MVC
12 5 (3.16%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (3.16%) ITIL V3
13 4 (2.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.09%) C#
2 19 (12.03%) SQL
3 11 (6.96%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.16%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.90%) C
6 2 (1.27%) VB
7 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.63%) VBScript
7 1 (0.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.96%) MCSE
2 11 (6.96%) ISEB
3 10 (6.33%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.33%) MCP
4 9 (5.70%) MCSA
5 4 (2.53%) MCITP
5 4 (2.53%) MCTS
5 4 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.53%) PMP
5 4 (2.53%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.90%) Degree
7 2 (1.27%) VTSP
7 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.63%) CCEE
8 1 (0.63%) CCAA
8 1 (0.63%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.49%) QA
2 4 (2.53%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (43.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.33%) UAG
3 6 (3.80%) XenApp
4 5 (3.16%) Terminal Services
4 5 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.27%) XenServer
6 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.27%) vSphere
6 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (18.99%) SCCM
2 7 (4.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 59 (37.34%) Microsoft
2 30 (18.99%) Citrix
3 20 (12.66%) VMware
4 14 (8.86%) Cisco
5 11 (6.96%) Red Hat
6 9 (5.70%) Avaya
7 8 (5.06%) Oracle
8 7 (4.43%) Lotus
9 6 (3.80%) HP
9 6 (3.80%) Apple
9 6 (3.80%) Symantec
10 5 (3.16%) McAfee
11 4 (2.53%) Altiris
11 4 (2.53%) SAP
11 4 (2.53%) NetApp
12 3 (1.90%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.90%) BT
13 2 (1.27%) F5
13 2 (1.27%) Lumension
13 2 (1.27%) Huawei
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