The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 83 113 114
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +1
Contract jobs citing Office 365 61 34 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.03% 1.06% 0.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.27% 26.98% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 23 8
Average daily rate £350 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £187 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £413 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.04%
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 West region.

Cloud Services Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
178 126 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.92% 3.94% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 92 42
Average daily rate £360 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £18.50 £10.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.19% -47.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
+2.60% +12.67%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Office 365 across the South West region.

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Office 365 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Office 365
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 across the South West region.

Office 365 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Devon +12 21 £360 +44.00% 2
Wiltshire +2 19 £345 -13.75% 1
Bristol +2 8 £250 -37.50% 3
Dorset - 5 £400 - 2
Somerset -1 3 £350 +40.00% 1
Gloucestershire +5 1 £215 +59.25% 1
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 60 (59.41%) Active Directory
2 59 (58.42%) Microsoft
3 47 (46.53%) Windows
4 45 (44.55%) ITIL
5 42 (41.58%) MS Office
6 34 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (25.74%) Migration
7 26 (25.74%) MS Exchange
8 24 (23.76%) Ruby
8 24 (23.76%) Cucumber
8 24 (23.76%) Gherkin
9 23 (22.77%) Capybara
10 21 (20.79%) Windows Server
11 20 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2013
12 18 (17.82%) MS Excel
12 18 (17.82%) Finance
13 16 (15.84%) VMware
13 16 (15.84%) Skype
13 16 (15.84%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (13.86%) Time Management
14 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (12.87%) Windows 7
16 12 (11.88%) Security Cleared
16 12 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (10.89%) Test Automation
17 11 (10.89%) vSphere
17 11 (10.89%) Exchange Server 2010
18 10 (9.90%) Lync
18 10 (9.90%) Citrix
18 10 (9.90%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 26 (25.74%) MS Exchange
2 20 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (10.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (9.90%) Lync
4 10 (9.90%) SharePoint
5 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.98%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 42 (41.58%) MS Office
2 18 (17.82%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.99%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.98%) Symantec.cloud
3 1 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.99%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.84%) Skype
2 7 (6.93%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (5.94%) Ethernet
3 6 (5.94%) SAN
4 5 (4.95%) DHCP
4 5 (4.95%) DNS
5 4 (3.96%) Internet
5 4 (3.96%) LAN
5 4 (3.96%) Unified Communications
5 4 (3.96%) WAN
6 3 (2.97%) Firewall
7 2 (1.98%) VPN
7 2 (1.98%) Wireless
8 1 (0.99%) PSTN
8 1 (0.99%) SSL
8 1 (0.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (23.76%) Cucumber
2 23 (22.77%) Capybara
3 1 (0.99%) MSTest
General
1 18 (17.82%) Finance
2 9 (8.91%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.94%) Back Office
3 6 (5.94%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.95%) Electronics
4 5 (4.95%) Marketing
5 4 (3.96%) German Language
6 3 (2.97%) Polish Language
7 2 (1.98%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (34.65%) Analyst
2 24 (23.76%) Test Analyst
3 12 (11.88%) Lead Test Analyst
4 11 (10.89%) Project Manager
4 11 (10.89%) Tester
5 8 (7.92%) Technical Analyst
5 8 (7.92%) Technical Leader
5 8 (7.92%) Technical Test Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Technical Tester
6 7 (6.93%) VMware Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.94%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Lead Tester
8 5 (4.95%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.76%) Gherkin
2 3 (2.97%) .NET
3 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.98%) HTML
4 1 (0.99%) CSS
4 1 (0.99%) HTML5
4 1 (0.99%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.95%) Fat Client
2 5 (4.95%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.98%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.98%) Replication
4 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.99%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.99%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 47 (46.53%) Windows
2 21 (20.79%) Windows Server
3 16 (15.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (12.87%) Windows 7
6 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.95%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.95%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.96%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.97%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (44.55%) ITIL
2 34 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (25.74%) Migration
4 14 (13.86%) Time Management
5 11 (10.89%) Test Automation
6 10 (9.90%) Scrum
7 9 (8.91%) PRINCE
8 6 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.94%) Data Protection
8 6 (5.94%) Service Management
9 5 (4.95%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (4.95%) Programme Management
9 5 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.96%) PRINCE2
11 3 (2.97%) Document Management
11 3 (2.97%) Project Management
11 3 (2.97%) TDD
12 2 (1.98%) Asset Management
12 2 (1.98%) Project Planning
12 2 (1.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.76%) Ruby
2 4 (3.96%) SQL
3 3 (2.97%) C#
4 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.91%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.99%) CCNA
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) QA
2 3 (2.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 60 (59.41%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.89%) vSphere
4 4 (3.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.99%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.99%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (5.94%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.96%) SCCM
2 4 (3.96%) Windows Intune
3 2 (1.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 59 (58.42%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.84%) VMware
3 10 (9.90%) Citrix
4 6 (5.94%) Cisco
4 6 (5.94%) SAP
5 5 (4.95%) Barracuda Networks
6 4 (3.96%) HP
7 3 (2.97%) Dell
8 2 (1.98%) Lotus
8 2 (1.98%) McAfee
8 2 (1.98%) Symantec
9 1 (0.99%) Apple
9 1 (0.99%) IBM
9 1 (0.99%) Oracle
9 1 (0.99%) SolarWinds
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