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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 151 177 231
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +54
Contract jobs citing Office 365 111 76 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.10% 0.79% 0.084%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.07% 29.01% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 42 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £401 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +22.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £140 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £670 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £363 £385
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £8.88 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.18% -42.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+47.91% -4.00%
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
410 262 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.07% 2.71% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 152 110
Average daily rate £408 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £307 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 7 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £10.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.90% -33.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £8.03 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.50 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -16.12%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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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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 +18 46 £410 -3.58% 10
Surrey +17 34 £350 -5.40% 17
West Sussex -7 12 £290 +3.57% 2
Oxfordshire -20 6 £441 -34.62% 4
Buckinghamshire -8 5 £363 -7.93% 6
Hampshire -15 5 £375 -12.28% 1
Middlesex +5 2 £419 -
Kent - 1 £430 - 3
East Sussex - 1 £525 - 1
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 88 (48.35%) Windows
2 77 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 70 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 64 (35.16%) SharePoint
5 37 (20.33%) MS Exchange
6 34 (18.68%) SCCM
7 32 (17.58%) Lync
8 28 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (15.38%) Migration
9 25 (13.74%) MS Office
9 25 (13.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (13.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 23 (12.64%) Windows 7
11 23 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (12.09%) ITIL
13 20 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2010
14 19 (10.44%) IIS
15 18 (9.89%) VMware
16 17 (9.34%) SharePoint 2010
17 16 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (8.79%) .NET
17 16 (8.79%) DNS
18 15 (8.24%) DHCP
18 15 (8.24%) Citrix
18 15 (8.24%) Hyper-V
19 14 (7.69%) MCP
19 14 (7.69%) MS Excel
20 13 (7.14%) MCSE
20 13 (7.14%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 64 (35.16%) SharePoint
2 37 (20.33%) MS Exchange
3 32 (17.58%) Lync
4 24 (13.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 19 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (10.44%) IIS
6 17 (9.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (4.95%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (2.20%) IBM Notes
12 3 (1.65%) CMS
12 3 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.55%) Site Server
Applications
1 25 (13.74%) MS Office
2 14 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.10%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.75%) IaaS
3 5 (2.75%) Yammer
3 5 (2.75%) OneDrive
3 5 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.10%) SaaS
5 1 (0.55%) PaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.55%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.79%) DNS
2 15 (8.24%) DHCP
3 11 (6.04%) Firewall
4 10 (5.49%) WAN
5 9 (4.95%) Internet
6 8 (4.40%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.30%) LAN
9 5 (2.75%) VoIP
9 5 (2.75%) VPN
9 5 (2.75%) SAN
10 4 (2.20%) SSL
10 4 (2.20%) Broadband
11 2 (1.10%) Intranet
11 2 (1.10%) MPLS
11 2 (1.10%) Wireless
11 2 (1.10%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.55%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.55%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.55%) MySQL
4 1 (0.55%) MS Access
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.55%) MSBuild
1 1 (0.55%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (4.95%) Hebrew Language
1 9 (4.95%) Polish Language
1 9 (4.95%) Turkish Language
2 6 (3.30%) Marketing
2 6 (3.30%) Finance
3 5 (2.75%) Retail
4 3 (1.65%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.65%) Legal
5 2 (1.10%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) French Language
6 1 (0.55%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 26 (14.29%) Analyst
2 25 (13.74%) Consultant
3 17 (9.34%) Project Manager
4 16 (8.79%) Support Engineer
5 15 (8.24%) Support Analyst
6 14 (7.69%) IT Support
7 13 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (5.49%) IT Support Analyst
9 10 (5.49%) SharePoint Consultant
9 10 (5.49%) Office 365 Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 8 (4.40%) Architect
12 7 (3.85%) Developer
12 7 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (3.30%) Junior
13 6 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 5 (2.75%) Service Desk Analyst
14 5 (2.75%) Administrator
14 5 (2.75%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.79%) .NET
2 8 (4.40%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.30%) CSS
3 6 (3.30%) HTML
4 5 (2.75%) Web Services
5 4 (2.20%) jQuery
6 3 (1.65%) WPF
6 3 (1.65%) XML
6 3 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (1.10%) ODBC
7 2 (1.10%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.10%) LINQ
7 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.10%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.55%) D3.js
8 1 (0.55%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.55%) HTML5
8 1 (0.55%) RESTful
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.49%) Clustering
1 10 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.30%) Replication
3 5 (2.75%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.75%) BYOD
3 5 (2.75%) PKI
4 4 (2.20%) PDA
5 3 (1.65%) iPhone
6 2 (1.10%) iPad
6 2 (1.10%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.10%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.55%) Life Science
7 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.55%) EPoS
7 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 88 (48.35%) Windows
2 28 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (13.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (12.64%) Windows 7
5 16 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (5.49%) Windows XP
7 8 (4.40%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.30%) Linux
9 5 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.65%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.65%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.10%) Windows CE
11 2 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.10%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.55%) UNIX
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.38%) Migration
2 22 (12.09%) ITIL
3 11 (6.04%) CRM
3 11 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (4.40%) Project Management
5 7 (3.85%) Service Management
6 6 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (2.75%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (2.75%) Business Continuity
7 5 (2.75%) Configuration Management
7 5 (2.75%) Change Management
7 5 (2.75%) Workflow
7 5 (2.75%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (2.20%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (2.20%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (2.20%) ITSM
8 4 (2.20%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.20%) PRINCE2
9 3 (1.65%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.14%) C#
2 11 (6.04%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.49%) SQL
4 7 (3.85%) VBScript
5 6 (3.30%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.10%) VB
7 1 (0.55%) Python
7 1 (0.55%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.55%) PHP
7 1 (0.55%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (0.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.69%) MCP
3 13 (7.14%) MCSE
4 9 (4.95%) Degree
5 7 (3.85%) MCITP
5 7 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.30%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.30%) MCSA
7 5 (2.75%) MCTS
8 2 (1.10%) MCSD
8 2 (1.10%) CCNA
8 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.55%) PMP
9 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.55%) MCAD
9 1 (0.55%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.20%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.24%) Hyper-V
3 9 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.30%) UAG
5 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.55%) XenApp
6 1 (0.55%) vSphere
6 1 (0.55%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 34 (18.68%) SCCM
2 10 (5.49%) SCOM
2 10 (5.49%) WSUS
3 4 (2.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (2.20%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 77 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.89%) VMware
3 15 (8.24%) Citrix
4 13 (7.14%) Dell
5 11 (6.04%) HP
6 5 (2.75%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.20%) Lotus
8 3 (1.65%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.10%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.10%) ProCurve
9 2 (1.10%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.10%) McAfee
9 2 (1.10%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (1.10%) Meru Networks
9 2 (1.10%) Apple
9 2 (1.10%) CODA
9 2 (1.10%) Sage
9 2 (1.10%) Oracle
9 2 (1.10%) Cisco
10 1 (0.55%) Avaya
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