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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 128 162 208
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +46
Contract jobs citing Office 365 138 83 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.47% 0.93% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.91% 26.52% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 62 14
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% -9.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £162 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £447 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Average hourly rate £14.19 £8.68 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.11
% change year-on-year
- +6.82%
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
554 313 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.92% 3.49% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 198 129
Average daily rate £401 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £293
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +32.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 £9.84 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.22% -68.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £66.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -53.03%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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 +33 38 £228 -33.81% 15
Hampshire +24 33 £360 +0.34% 7
Buckinghamshire +16 20 £300 -26.15% 6
West Sussex -3 20 £323 +46.59% 3
Surrey -26 8 £285 -21.37% 13
Kent - 8 £165 - 6
Oxfordshire -23 7 £400 +92.77%
Middlesex +4 1 £388 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 123 (49.60%) Windows
2 113 (45.56%) Microsoft
3 93 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 90 (36.29%) SharePoint
5 65 (26.21%) Migration
6 60 (24.19%) MS Exchange
7 53 (21.37%) Lync
8 52 (20.97%) MS Office
9 47 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 42 (16.94%) SCCM
11 38 (15.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (14.52%) Windows 7
13 34 (13.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 32 (12.90%) MS Excel
14 32 (12.90%) VMware
14 32 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
15 29 (11.69%) Security Cleared
15 29 (11.69%) ITIL
16 28 (11.29%) SC Cleared
17 27 (10.89%) IIS
18 24 (9.68%) Hyper-V
19 23 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
20 21 (8.47%) PowerShell
20 21 (8.47%) SharePoint 2013
20 21 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2013
20 21 (8.47%) MCSE
20 21 (8.47%) Citrix
20 21 (8.47%) HP
21 20 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
21 20 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 90 (36.29%) SharePoint
2 60 (24.19%) MS Exchange
3 53 (21.37%) Lync
4 32 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (10.89%) IIS
6 21 (8.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 21 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (6.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.21%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.81%) CMS
13 2 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 52 (20.97%) MS Office
2 32 (12.90%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.40%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.81%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.42%) Yammer
3 5 (2.02%) IaaS
3 5 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.61%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.81%) PaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.40%) SaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.05%) DNS
2 14 (5.65%) DHCP
3 12 (4.84%) WAN
3 12 (4.84%) Firewall
4 11 (4.44%) VPN
5 10 (4.03%) Internet
6 9 (3.63%) SAN
7 8 (3.23%) LAN
8 7 (2.82%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.61%) Wireless
9 4 (1.61%) SSL
9 4 (1.61%) VoIP
9 4 (1.61%) Broadband
10 3 (1.21%) MPLS
10 3 (1.21%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.81%) Intranet
12 1 (0.40%) VLAN
12 1 (0.40%) Network Security
12 1 (0.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (0.40%) MS Access
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.40%) MSBuild
General
1 15 (6.05%) Marketing
2 14 (5.65%) Hebrew Language
2 14 (5.65%) Polish Language
3 9 (3.63%) Turkish Language
3 9 (3.63%) Retail
4 8 (3.23%) Finance
4 8 (3.23%) Italian Language
4 8 (3.23%) French Language
5 5 (2.02%) German Language
5 5 (2.02%) Russian Language
6 3 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.81%) Legal
7 2 (0.81%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 43 (17.34%) Analyst
2 27 (10.89%) Support Analyst
3 24 (9.68%) Office 365 Engineer
4 21 (8.47%) Project Manager
5 20 (8.06%) Consultant
6 18 (7.26%) Architect
7 17 (6.85%) Support Engineer
7 17 (6.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (6.45%) IT Support
9 13 (5.24%) Service Analyst
9 13 (5.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 13 (5.24%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (4.44%) IT Support Analyst
11 10 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 9 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (3.23%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
13 8 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 7 (2.82%) Migration Engineer
14 7 (2.82%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.24%) .NET
2 5 (2.02%) HTML
2 5 (2.02%) CSS
3 4 (1.61%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.21%) jQuery
4 3 (1.21%) Web Services
4 3 (1.21%) ODBC
5 2 (0.81%) XML
5 2 (0.81%) WPF
6 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.40%) HTML5
6 1 (0.40%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.40%) XSLT
6 1 (0.40%) XHTML
6 1 (0.40%) Ajax
6 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 1 (0.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.65%) Clustering
2 13 (5.24%) Taxonomies
3 10 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.82%) BYOD
4 7 (2.82%) Replication
5 5 (2.02%) PDA
5 5 (2.02%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.61%) PKI
6 4 (1.61%) iPhone
6 4 (1.61%) User Experience
6 4 (1.61%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.21%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.21%) EPoS
8 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.81%) iPad
8 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.81%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 123 (49.60%) Windows
2 47 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (15.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (14.52%) Windows 7
5 20 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (4.44%) Windows XP
7 8 (3.23%) Linux
7 8 (3.23%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.02%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.61%) UNIX
9 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.21%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.81%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.81%) Windows CE
11 2 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.40%) Android
12 1 (0.40%) VMS
12 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (26.21%) Migration
2 29 (11.69%) ITIL
3 14 (5.65%) Information Architecture
4 13 (5.24%) CRM
5 10 (4.03%) Project Management
6 8 (3.23%) Service Management
6 8 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (2.82%) Validation
7 7 (2.82%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (2.82%) Mentoring
8 6 (2.42%) Coaching
8 6 (2.42%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (2.42%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (2.02%) ITSM
9 5 (2.02%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.02%) Change Management
9 5 (2.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (2.02%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (1.61%) Change Control
10 4 (1.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.47%) PowerShell
2 15 (6.05%) SQL
3 11 (4.44%) VBScript
4 7 (2.82%) C#
5 5 (2.02%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.81%) VB
7 1 (0.40%) Python
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.40%) Java
Qualifications
1 34 (13.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (11.69%) Security Cleared
3 28 (11.29%) SC Cleared
4 21 (8.47%) MCSE
5 16 (6.45%) MCITP
6 14 (5.65%) MCTS
7 11 (4.44%) Degree
8 10 (4.03%) MCP
9 7 (2.82%) MCSA
10 3 (1.21%) CCNA
10 3 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.81%) MCSD
11 2 (0.81%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.40%) MCPD
12 1 (0.40%) CCNP
12 1 (0.40%) MCAD
12 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.40%) PMP
12 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.40%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.40%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 93 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 23 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.63%) Forefront TMG
5 7 (2.82%) XenApp
6 4 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.61%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.21%) vSphere
7 3 (1.21%) UAG
7 3 (1.21%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.40%) XenServer
8 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 42 (16.94%) SCCM
2 15 (6.05%) WSUS
3 9 (3.63%) SCOM
4 8 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (2.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.61%) Windows Intune
7 3 (1.21%) OVSD
8 2 (0.81%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.40%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.40%) Puppet
9 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.40%) Nagios
9 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 113 (45.56%) Microsoft
2 32 (12.90%) VMware
3 21 (8.47%) HP
3 21 (8.47%) Citrix
4 18 (7.26%) Dell
5 5 (2.02%) Apple
6 4 (1.61%) McAfee
6 4 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.21%) NetApp
7 3 (1.21%) Lotus
7 3 (1.21%) Oracle
7 3 (1.21%) ProCurve
7 3 (1.21%) Lumension
7 3 (1.21%) Meru Networks
8 2 (0.81%) Aerohive Networks
8 2 (0.81%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.81%) 3PAR
8 2 (0.81%) Acronis
8 2 (0.81%) LANDesk
8 2 (0.81%) CODA
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