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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 124 181 198
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +17
Contract jobs citing Office 365 158 70 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.59% 0.77% 0.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.03% 19.66% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 48 21
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£350 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £207 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%
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
607 356 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.13% 3.89% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 207 185
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -47.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.61 £24.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £120.20 £35.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +19 43 £325 -10.34% 17
Hampshire +14 29 £361 +15.60% 7
Surrey +6 26 £350 - 15
West Sussex 0 25 £425 +93.18% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 15 £300 -36.84% 10
Oxfordshire -13 13 £340 +63.85% 2
Sussex - 4 £400 -
Kent +6 2 £473 +21.93% 6
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 133 (46.67%) Windows
2 114 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 101 (35.44%) Active Directory
4 84 (29.47%) SharePoint
5 77 (27.02%) MS Exchange
6 70 (24.56%) Migration
7 60 (21.05%) Lync
8 59 (20.70%) MS Office
9 45 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (15.79%) Windows 7
10 41 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2010
11 39 (13.68%) VMware
12 37 (12.98%) MS Excel
13 36 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 36 (12.63%) SC Cleared
13 36 (12.63%) Security Cleared
14 33 (11.58%) SCCM
15 31 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
16 30 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
17 29 (10.18%) Citrix
17 29 (10.18%) Windows Server 2003
18 28 (9.82%) PowerShell
19 27 (9.47%) SharePoint 2013
20 26 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
21 25 (8.77%) ITIL
22 22 (7.72%) French Language
23 20 (7.02%) IIS
24 19 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
24 19 (6.67%) SQL
24 19 (6.67%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 84 (29.47%) SharePoint
2 77 (27.02%) MS Exchange
3 60 (21.05%) Lync
4 41 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (9.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (7.02%) IIS
7 19 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (4.91%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 59 (20.70%) MS Office
2 37 (12.98%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.75%) MS Project
5 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.35%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.05%) SAP CCM
2 3 (1.05%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.70%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.11%) IaaS
3 6 (2.11%) Yammer
4 5 (1.75%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.40%) PaaS
6 3 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.35%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.67%) DNS
2 15 (5.26%) DHCP
3 14 (4.91%) Internet
4 13 (4.56%) SAN
5 9 (3.16%) LAN
5 9 (3.16%) WAN
5 9 (3.16%) Network Security
6 7 (2.46%) Intranet
7 6 (2.11%) VPN
8 4 (1.40%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.40%) Firewall
8 4 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.40%) Wireless
9 3 (1.05%) MPLS
9 3 (1.05%) Skype
10 2 (0.70%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.35%) NAS
11 1 (0.35%) VLAN
11 1 (0.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (7.72%) French Language
2 19 (6.67%) Italian Language
3 16 (5.61%) German Language
4 14 (4.91%) Marketing
5 13 (4.56%) Finance
6 12 (4.21%) Retail
6 12 (4.21%) Hebrew Language
6 12 (4.21%) Polish Language
7 11 (3.86%) Spanish Language
8 7 (2.46%) Turkish Language
9 5 (1.75%) Russian Language
10 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.70%) Banking
12 1 (0.35%) Billing
12 1 (0.35%) Electronics
12 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (15.44%) Analyst
2 25 (8.77%) Consultant
2 25 (8.77%) Project Manager
3 24 (8.42%) Support Engineer
4 22 (7.72%) Support Analyst
4 22 (7.72%) Architect
5 20 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
5 20 (7.02%) Office 365 Engineer
6 15 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 15 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (3.86%) IT Support
8 10 (3.51%) Administrator
8 10 (3.51%) Desktop Support
9 9 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 8 (2.81%) Technical Architect
10 8 (2.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (2.81%) Migration Engineer
11 7 (2.46%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.81%) HTML
1 8 (2.81%) CSS
2 7 (2.46%) HTML5
3 6 (2.11%) Web Services
3 6 (2.11%) .NET
4 5 (1.75%) CSS3
5 3 (1.05%) ODBC
6 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.70%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.70%) jQuery
7 1 (0.35%) XSLT
7 1 (0.35%) XHTML
7 1 (0.35%) Middleware
7 1 (0.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.56%) Taxonomies
2 12 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.51%) Clustering
4 6 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.11%) Replication
5 5 (1.75%) PDA
5 5 (1.75%) BYOD
6 4 (1.40%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.40%) User Experience
6 4 (1.40%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.05%) EPoS
7 3 (1.05%) PKI
7 3 (1.05%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.70%) iPhone
8 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.35%) FMCG
9 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 133 (46.67%) Windows
2 45 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 45 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 36 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (10.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (4.56%) Windows XP
6 10 (3.51%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.11%) Linux
8 5 (1.75%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.40%) UNIX
10 2 (0.70%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.70%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.35%) VMS
11 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.56%) Migration
2 25 (8.77%) ITIL
3 14 (4.91%) Information Architecture
4 10 (3.51%) Mentoring
4 10 (3.51%) Coaching
4 10 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (2.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (2.81%) Project Management
6 8 (2.81%) Service Management
7 7 (2.46%) PRINCE2
7 7 (2.46%) CRM
7 7 (2.46%) Validation
8 6 (2.11%) ITSM
8 6 (2.11%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (1.75%) Web Development
9 5 (1.75%) Business Development
9 5 (1.75%) Content Management
9 5 (1.75%) Information Management
10 4 (1.40%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.82%) PowerShell
2 19 (6.67%) SQL
3 8 (2.81%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.11%) VBScript
5 4 (1.40%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.05%) C#
7 2 (0.70%) VB
8 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 36 (12.63%) SC Cleared
1 36 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 30 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (6.32%) MCSE
3 18 (6.32%) MCITP
4 16 (5.61%) MCTS
5 8 (2.81%) Degree
6 7 (2.46%) CTC Cleared
6 7 (2.46%) MCSA
7 5 (1.75%) MCP
8 3 (1.05%) MOS
9 2 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.35%) CCNP
10 1 (0.35%) CCNA
10 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.35%) PMP
10 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.16%) SLA
2 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.35%) COBIT
2 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.35%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 101 (35.44%) Active Directory
2 26 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.96%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.16%) Forefront TMG
5 7 (2.46%) XenApp
6 6 (2.11%) vSphere
7 4 (1.40%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.05%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.35%) UAG
10 1 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (11.58%) SCCM
2 14 (4.91%) SCOM
3 10 (3.51%) WSUS
4 9 (3.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (2.11%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.05%) OVSD
7 3 (1.05%) Nagios
7 3 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.05%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.05%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.70%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.35%) SnapMirror
9 1 (0.35%) SnapVault
9 1 (0.35%) Puppet
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 114 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 39 (13.68%) VMware
3 29 (10.18%) Citrix
4 19 (6.67%) HP
5 11 (3.86%) Dell
6 8 (2.81%) Polycom
7 7 (2.46%) Cisco
8 6 (2.11%) NetApp
8 6 (2.11%) McAfee
9 4 (1.40%) Symantec
9 4 (1.40%) 3PAR
9 4 (1.40%) Apple
9 4 (1.40%) SAP
10 3 (1.05%) Oracle
10 3 (1.05%) CA
10 3 (1.05%) Lumension
10 3 (1.05%) ProCurve
10 3 (1.05%) BT
10 3 (1.05%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.05%) JD Edwards
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