The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the South East region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 178 208 231
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +23
Contract jobs citing Office 365 67 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.73% 0.33% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.81% 13.27% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 14 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £358 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.06% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £203 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £443 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £385
% change year-on-year
- -18.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.71 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+13.05% +7.52%
Cloud Services Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
270 211 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.94% 2.48% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 123 40
Average daily rate £361 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.68% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £33.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.57% +144.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
Office 365
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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
Surrey +14 17 £275 -19.11% 11
Berkshire +13 15 £325 -23.52% 18
West Sussex - 15 £220 - 2
Hampshire -1 8 £313 - 6
Oxfordshire +4 6 £209 -44.33% 5
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £475 +11.76% 3
Kent - - - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 77 (57.04%) Windows
2 70 (51.85%) Active Directory
3 54 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 53 (39.26%) Microsoft
5 31 (22.96%) Citrix
6 29 (21.48%) SQL Server
7 28 (20.74%) MS Office
7 28 (20.74%) SCCM
7 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 27 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 26 (19.26%) Windows 7
10 25 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (17.04%) MS Excel
11 23 (17.04%) DNS
12 22 (16.30%) C#
12 22 (16.30%) .NET
13 21 (15.56%) Migration
13 21 (15.56%) Scrum
13 21 (15.56%) VMware
13 21 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (15.56%) WCF
14 20 (14.81%) Internet
14 20 (14.81%) ITIL
15 19 (14.07%) Visual Studio
15 19 (14.07%) DHCP
15 19 (14.07%) Lync
15 19 (14.07%) Exchange Server 2010
16 18 (13.33%) WPF
16 18 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 54 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 27 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 19 (14.07%) Lync
3 19 (14.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (12.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (8.89%) IIS
7 10 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (5.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (5.19%) IBM Notes
10 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.96%) Zimbra
11 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.74%) TeamSite
Applications
1 28 (20.74%) MS Office
2 23 (17.04%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (8.15%) IaaS
4 4 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.04%) DNS
2 20 (14.81%) Internet
3 19 (14.07%) DHCP
4 16 (11.85%) VPN
5 15 (11.11%) Firewall
6 14 (10.37%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (5.19%) LAN
8 5 (3.70%) SAN
8 5 (3.70%) DMZ
9 3 (2.22%) WAN
9 3 (2.22%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.22%) Wireless
10 2 (1.48%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.48%) PBX
10 2 (1.48%) PSTN
10 2 (1.48%) VoIP
10 2 (1.48%) Intranet
11 1 (0.74%) RTP
11 1 (0.74%) Telnet
11 1 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.63%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (14.07%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (6.67%) Dutch Language
2 4 (2.96%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.96%) Finance
3 3 (2.22%) Retail
4 2 (1.48%) Legal
4 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.48%) Publishing
5 1 (0.74%) Marketing
5 1 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (14.81%) Analyst
2 17 (12.59%) Architect
3 15 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (7.41%) Software Engineer
5 9 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 9 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 9 (6.67%) Consultant
6 8 (5.93%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.93%) Test Engineer
7 7 (5.19%) Help Desk Support
7 7 (5.19%) Junior
8 6 (4.44%) Tester
8 6 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.44%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.44%) QA Analyst
9 4 (2.96%) Developer
9 4 (2.96%) Desktop Support
10 3 (2.22%) Trainer
10 3 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.30%) .NET
2 21 (15.56%) WCF
3 18 (13.33%) WPF
4 12 (8.89%) Web Services
5 11 (8.15%) SOAP
5 11 (8.15%) REST
6 10 (7.41%) XML
7 8 (5.93%) LINQ
8 2 (1.48%) Flash
9 1 (0.74%) SAML
9 1 (0.74%) ODBC
9 1 (0.74%) HTML
9 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.74%) CSS
9 1 (0.74%) HTML5
9 1 (0.74%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.63%) Blackberry
2 11 (8.15%) PKI
2 11 (8.15%) iPhone
3 9 (6.67%) iPad
4 6 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.48%) Social Media
5 2 (1.48%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.48%) Replication
5 2 (1.48%) Blog
5 2 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.74%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 77 (57.04%) Windows
2 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (19.26%) Windows 7
4 25 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (9.63%) Windows 8
6 11 (8.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (8.15%) Linux
6 11 (8.15%) Windows XP
7 10 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (6.67%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.56%) Migration
1 21 (15.56%) Scrum
2 20 (14.81%) ITIL
3 12 (8.89%) Configuration Management
3 12 (8.89%) DevOps
4 11 (8.15%) Automated Testing
4 11 (8.15%) BDD
5 10 (7.41%) Software Engineering
5 10 (7.41%) Software Testing
5 10 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.19%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.70%) Project Management
8 5 (3.70%) Service Management
8 5 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.70%) Identity Management
9 4 (2.96%) Project Planning
10 3 (2.22%) Risk Management
10 3 (2.22%) Test Scripting
10 3 (2.22%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.30%) C#
2 15 (11.11%) SQL
3 7 (5.19%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.48%) VB
4 2 (1.48%) C
4 2 (1.48%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.74%) Java
5 1 (0.74%) VBA
5 1 (0.74%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 18 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.15%) MCSE
3 10 (7.41%) MCP
4 9 (6.67%) MCSA
4 9 (6.67%) ISEB
5 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.22%) MCITP
6 3 (2.22%) PMP
6 3 (2.22%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.48%) MCTS
7 2 (1.48%) Degree
8 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.74%) CCEE
8 1 (0.74%) CCAA
8 1 (0.74%) CCIA
8 1 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.37%) QA
2 3 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.41%) UAG
3 9 (6.67%) Terminal Services
4 7 (5.19%) XenApp
5 4 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.96%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.48%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.48%) XenServer
7 2 (1.48%) vSphere
8 1 (0.74%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (20.74%) SCCM
2 3 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.48%) Windows Intune
3 2 (1.48%) SCOM
4 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 53 (39.26%) Microsoft
2 31 (22.96%) Citrix
3 21 (15.56%) VMware
4 13 (9.63%) Cisco
5 11 (8.15%) Red Hat
5 11 (8.15%) Apple
6 9 (6.67%) Avaya
6 9 (6.67%) McAfee
7 8 (5.93%) Symantec
8 7 (5.19%) Lotus
8 7 (5.19%) Altiris
8 7 (5.19%) HP
9 6 (4.44%) Oracle
10 4 (2.96%) NetApp
11 3 (2.22%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.48%) SAP
12 2 (1.48%) Dell
12 2 (1.48%) Google
12 2 (1.48%) Huawei
12 2 (1.48%) F5
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