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 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 102 107 116
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing Office 365 39 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.26% 0.96% 0.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.51% 36.49% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 10
Average daily rate
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£394 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £434 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £11.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+14.89% -24.19%
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
113 74 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.64% 2.62% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 44 27
Average daily rate £400 £398 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -33.33%

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 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Wiltshire +19 20 £400 +100.00% 1
Somerset -1 6 £356 +7.54% 4
Bristol -3 5 £400 +77.77% 3
Gloucestershire -11 3 £135 - 3
Dorset - 3 £350 - 5
Devon -11 2 - - 7
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 37 (59.68%) Active Directory
2 33 (53.23%) Windows
3 22 (35.48%) Microsoft
4 20 (32.26%) VMware
5 19 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (25.81%) MS Exchange
7 14 (22.58%) MS Office
7 14 (22.58%) Migration
7 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
7 14 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (20.97%) Windows 7
8 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (20.97%) SharePoint
9 12 (19.35%) ITIL
9 12 (19.35%) Citrix
10 10 (16.13%) PRINCE
10 10 (16.13%) Lync
11 8 (12.90%) SCCM
12 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
13 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
14 5 (8.06%) Lotus
14 5 (8.06%) IBM Notes
14 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
15 4 (6.45%) Windows NT
15 4 (6.45%) ERP
15 4 (6.45%) Windows 2000
15 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (6.45%) VMware ESXi

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 16 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 14 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (20.97%) SharePoint
4 10 (16.13%) Lync
5 5 (8.06%) IBM Notes
6 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (4.84%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (22.58%) MS Office
2 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) VoIP
2 1 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (1.61%) PBX
2 1 (1.61%) DNS
2 1 (1.61%) SAN
2 1 (1.61%) OSPF
2 1 (1.61%) BGP
2 1 (1.61%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
1 2 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (16.13%) Project Manager
3 9 (14.52%) IT Support
3 9 (14.52%) Desktop Support
3 9 (14.52%) Support Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (12.90%) Consultant
4 8 (12.90%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Technical Support
7 5 (8.06%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 5 (8.06%) Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Technical Support Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Migration Consultant
9 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.61%) jQuery
2 1 (1.61%) Flash
2 1 (1.61%) CSS
2 1 (1.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) Thin Client
1 2 (3.23%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 33 (53.23%) Windows
2 13 (20.97%) Windows 7
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.45%) Windows NT
4 4 (6.45%) Windows 2000
5 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.61%) Android
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Migration
2 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.35%) ITIL
4 10 (16.13%) PRINCE
5 4 (6.45%) ERP
6 3 (4.84%) Project Management
7 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.23%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.61%) Business Transformation
8 1 (1.61%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.61%) C#
2 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) VCP4
4 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 37 (59.68%) Active Directory
2 19 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) XenApp
4 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 20 (32.26%) VMware
3 12 (19.35%) Citrix
4 5 (8.06%) Lotus
5 3 (4.84%) SAP
6 2 (3.23%) Symantec
6 2 (3.23%) Veeam
7 1 (1.61%) WatchGuard
7 1 (1.61%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.61%) Acronis
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco
7 1 (1.61%) Adobe
7 1 (1.61%) Dell
7 1 (1.61%) Sophos
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