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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 69 103 120
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +17
Contract jobs citing Office 365 72 49 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.63% 1.48% 0.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.00% 34.27% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 38 14
Median daily rate £225 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £425 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £399
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.26 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.17% +32.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.26 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.62% -3.03%
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
240 143 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.75% 4.32% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 108 88
Median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £171 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +32.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-29.00% +36.98%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Office 365 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 October 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +11 22 £255 +104.00% 4
Gloucestershire +12 15 £288 +5.02% 2
Wiltshire +12 14 £140 -67.05% 1
Somerset +34 11 £275 -31.25% 6
Dorset +7 4 £325 - 7
Devon -8 1 £275 -21.42% 1
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 98 (59.04%) Windows
2 69 (41.57%) Active Directory
3 45 (27.11%) Microsoft
4 43 (25.90%) Security Cleared
4 43 (25.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 41 (24.70%) VMware
6 38 (22.89%) Migration
6 38 (22.89%) SC Cleared
7 35 (21.08%) Windows 7
7 35 (21.08%) SharePoint
8 33 (19.88%) Windows Server
9 32 (19.28%) Windows 10
9 32 (19.28%) MS Exchange
10 31 (18.67%) SCCM
11 29 (17.47%) Firewall
12 21 (12.65%) Amazon AWS
13 20 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2010
14 19 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (11.45%) PowerShell
14 19 (11.45%) Telecoms
14 19 (11.45%) MS Excel
14 19 (11.45%) DNS
14 19 (11.45%) ITIL
14 19 (11.45%) MS Office
15 18 (10.84%) Linux
16 17 (10.24%) Cisco
17 16 (9.64%) Skype for Business
18 15 (9.04%) SaaS
18 15 (9.04%) CISSP
18 15 (9.04%) Skype

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (21.08%) SharePoint
2 32 (19.28%) MS Exchange
3 20 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (9.64%) Skype for Business
5 11 (6.63%) IBM Notes
5 11 (6.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (5.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.01%) IBM Domino
7 5 (3.01%) Mule
8 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.81%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.20%) GroupWise
Applications
1 19 (11.45%) MS Excel
1 19 (11.45%) MS Office
2 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (25.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (12.65%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (9.04%) SaaS
4 7 (4.22%) IaaS
5 6 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (3.61%) PaaS
6 2 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.20%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.20%) Yammer
7 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.47%) Firewall
2 19 (11.45%) DNS
3 15 (9.04%) Skype
4 14 (8.43%) WAN
5 13 (7.83%) LAN
6 11 (6.63%) DHCP
7 10 (6.02%) Cisco ISE
7 10 (6.02%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (6.02%) VPN
8 7 (4.22%) Internet
8 7 (4.22%) SAN
8 7 (4.22%) TCP/IP
8 7 (4.22%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (4.22%) Wireless
9 2 (1.20%) IMAP4
9 2 (1.20%) Intranet
9 2 (1.20%) POP3
9 2 (1.20%) SMTP
9 2 (1.20%) SSL
10 1 (0.60%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 19 (11.45%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.83%) Finance
3 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.20%) Advertising
4 2 (1.20%) Electronics
4 2 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (13.86%) Analyst
2 21 (12.65%) Support Engineer
3 18 (10.84%) Architect
4 13 (7.83%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (6.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 11 (6.63%) Consultant
5 11 (6.63%) Office 365 Engineer
5 11 (6.63%) Windows Engineer
6 10 (6.02%) Programme Manager
6 10 (6.02%) Security Analyst
7 9 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) Deployment Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) Technical Architect
7 9 (5.42%) VMware Engineer
8 8 (4.82%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (4.82%) IT Engineer
9 7 (4.22%) IT Support
9 7 (4.22%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.20%) .NET
1 2 (1.20%) CSS
2 1 (0.60%) HTML
2 1 (0.60%) Middleware
2 1 (0.60%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.02%) Data Centre
1 10 (6.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.61%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.81%) Replication
6 3 (1.81%) User Experience
7 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) iPad
7 1 (0.60%) iPhone
7 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 98 (59.04%) Windows
2 35 (21.08%) Windows 7
3 33 (19.88%) Windows Server
4 32 (19.28%) Windows 10
5 18 (10.84%) Linux
6 13 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.22%) Mac OS X
9 6 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.01%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.01%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.60%) Android
11 1 (0.60%) CentOS
11 1 (0.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.89%) Migration
2 19 (11.45%) ITIL
3 13 (7.83%) High Availability
3 13 (7.83%) Information Security
3 13 (7.83%) Project Planning
3 13 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (6.63%) SIEM
5 10 (6.02%) Content Management
5 10 (6.02%) DDoS Mitigation
5 10 (6.02%) Security Architecture
5 10 (6.02%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (5.42%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (4.82%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.22%) Business Transformation
8 7 (4.22%) Compliance Management
8 7 (4.22%) Network Design
8 7 (4.22%) Project Management
8 7 (4.22%) Threat Management
8 7 (4.22%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (3.61%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.45%) PowerShell
2 12 (7.23%) C
3 11 (6.63%) SQL
4 2 (1.20%) C#
4 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 43 (25.90%) Security Cleared
2 38 (22.89%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.04%) CISSP
4 9 (5.42%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.60%) MCITP
6 1 (0.60%) MCSE
6 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (6.02%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.61%) SLA
3 3 (1.81%) QA
4 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 69 (41.57%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.83%) vSphere
4 12 (7.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.20%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.60%) XenApp
7 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (18.67%) SCCM
2 10 (6.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 10 (6.02%) SCOM
3 9 (5.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (3.61%) Ansible
4 6 (3.61%) Puppet
5 3 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (27.11%) Microsoft
2 41 (24.70%) VMware
3 17 (10.24%) Cisco
4 11 (6.63%) Lotus
5 10 (6.02%) ArcSight
5 10 (6.02%) Cyber-Ark
5 10 (6.02%) Forcepoint
6 8 (4.82%) Citrix
7 6 (3.61%) Google
8 5 (3.01%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.41%) SAP
10 3 (1.81%) HP
10 3 (1.81%) Intel Security
11 2 (1.20%) Apple
11 2 (1.20%) Novell
12 1 (0.60%) CommVault
12 1 (0.60%) Dell
12 1 (0.60%) Mitel
12 1 (0.60%) Oracle
12 1 (0.60%) Symantec
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