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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 107 120 101
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Contract jobs citing Office 365 35 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.12% 0.70% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.00% 15.00% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 5
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£213 £350 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.28% +34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.11
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -4.61%
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
140 140 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.49% 4.69% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 110 20
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £300 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £275
% change year-on-year
- +40.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+61.29% -51.56%

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 1 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Office 365 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 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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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
Bristol +3 12 £113 -67.85% 6
Dorset -1 6 £425 -15.00% 4
Devon - 6 £263 - 4
Wiltshire -1 2 £329 +87.85% 5
Gloucestershire -4 2 £175 - 4
Cornwall - 2 £225 - 3
Somerset +12 1 - - 1
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 43 (53.09%) Active Directory
2 42 (51.85%) Windows
3 38 (46.91%) Microsoft
4 31 (38.27%) SharePoint
5 24 (29.63%) MS Exchange
6 20 (24.69%) VMware
7 17 (20.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (19.75%) Citrix
9 15 (18.52%) MS Office
9 15 (18.52%) ITIL
10 14 (17.28%) Migration
11 12 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (14.81%) Security Cleared
12 11 (13.58%) Lync
13 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (12.35%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (12.35%) PRINCE
14 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
14 9 (11.11%) Windows 7
15 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
15 8 (9.88%) Data Centre
15 8 (9.88%) InfoPath
16 6 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
16 6 (7.41%) Project Management
17 5 (6.17%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 31 (38.27%) SharePoint
2 24 (29.63%) MS Exchange
3 17 (20.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (13.58%) Lync
5 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (12.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.47%) IIS
9 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (18.52%) MS Office
2 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 8 (9.88%) InfoPath
4 2 (2.47%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.17%) VoIP
2 3 (3.70%) WAN
2 3 (3.70%) DHCP
2 3 (3.70%) LAN
3 2 (2.47%) DNS
3 2 (2.47%) SAN
4 1 (1.23%) Firewall
4 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.23%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.47%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (1.23%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.47%) Finance
2 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (12.35%) Project Manager
1 10 (12.35%) Developer
1 10 (12.35%) 2nd Line Support
1 10 (12.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
2 9 (11.11%) Analyst
3 8 (9.88%) Desktop Support
3 8 (9.88%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) IT Support
4 7 (8.64%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Consultant
5 6 (7.41%) Technical Support
6 5 (6.17%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 4 (4.94%) Technical Support Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) CSS
1 4 (4.94%) HTML
2 3 (3.70%) .NET
3 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.47%) XML
3 2 (2.47%) XSL
3 2 (2.47%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.23%) jQuery
4 1 (1.23%) OAuth
4 1 (1.23%) HTML5
4 1 (1.23%) REST
4 1 (1.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.47%) Statistics
3 2 (2.47%) Social Network
3 2 (2.47%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.47%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.47%) Clustering
4 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.23%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 42 (51.85%) Windows
2 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
5 4 (4.94%) Windows 2000
5 4 (4.94%) Windows NT
6 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.23%) AIX
7 1 (1.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.52%) ITIL
2 14 (17.28%) Migration
3 12 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.35%) PRINCE
5 6 (7.41%) Project Management
6 5 (6.17%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.94%) Business Transformation
8 3 (3.70%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.47%) ERP
9 2 (2.47%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.47%) Six Sigma
9 2 (2.47%) BPR
9 2 (2.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.47%) Asset Management
9 2 (2.47%) Content Management
9 2 (2.47%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.47%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.47%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.47%) C#
3 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.23%) SQL
3 1 (1.23%) VB
3 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.47%) MCSE
4 2 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.23%) MCP
5 1 (1.23%) CCEE
5 1 (1.23%) MCSA
5 1 (1.23%) MCT
5 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (53.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.17%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.94%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.47%) XenApp
5 2 (2.47%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.23%) vSphere
6 1 (1.23%) vCloud
6 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) SCCM
2 1 (1.23%) SCOM
2 1 (1.23%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.23%) Windows Intune
2 1 (1.23%) MOM
2 1 (1.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 38 (46.91%) Microsoft
2 20 (24.69%) VMware
3 16 (19.75%) Citrix
4 5 (6.17%) SAP
4 5 (6.17%) Cisco
5 2 (2.47%) Symantec
5 2 (2.47%) McAfee
6 1 (1.23%) Lotus
6 1 (1.23%) Dell
6 1 (1.23%) Veeam
6 1 (1.23%) Meraki
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle
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