The first table below looks at the demand for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 30 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.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 289 433 544
Rank change year-on-year
+144 +111
Contract jobs citing Office 365 343 131 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.26% 0.078%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.76% 11.26% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 85 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £162 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.92% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 9 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £17.50 £12.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.71 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+13.05% +7.52%
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1828 1163 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.35% 2.27% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 784 431
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-51.47% +151.85%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Office 365 within the UK.

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Office 365 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Office 365
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 within the UK.

Office 365 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Office 365
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Office 365 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Office 365
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England +128 308 £360 +2.85% 147
London +107 158 £400 +12.67% 54
South East +29 68 £250 -30.06% 44
City of London +14 21 £450 +47.54% 22
West Midlands -4 20 £340 -17.57% 6
South West -5 19 £350 +0.35% 12
Surrey +14 17 £275 -19.11% 11
Berkshire +9 16 £350 -15.15% 17
West Sussex - 15 £220 - 2
Wales -5 14 £375 +66.66% 2
Scotland -19 14 £218 -37.85% 12
South Wales -4 13 £325 +44.44% 2
East Midlands +5 12 £300 +1.69% 4
Cardiff 0 12 £375 +66.66% 2
North West +13 10 £350 - 6
Edinburgh -9 10 £218 -45.62% 7
East of England -16 9 £400 +150.00% 5
Reading +14 8 £300 - 15
Hampshire 0 8 £313 - 5
Yorkshire +9 7 £375 +36.36% 15
Birmingham -2 7 £513 +24.24% 5
Bristol - 7 £350 - 5
Oxfordshire +7 6 £209 -44.33% 5
Leicestershire -2 5 £300 - 1
Leicester -3 5 £300 - 1
South Yorkshire - 5 - - 3
Woking - 5 £369 -
North East - 5 £250 -
Essex -1 4 £450 +60.71%
Somerset -17 4 £300 -31.42% 2

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 301 (47.85%) Windows
2 274 (43.56%) Microsoft
3 236 (37.52%) Active Directory
4 207 (32.91%) SharePoint
5 178 (28.30%) MS Exchange
6 136 (21.62%) Migration
7 130 (20.67%) Windows 7
8 111 (17.65%) MS Office
9 109 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 99 (15.74%) Citrix
11 98 (15.58%) VMware
12 97 (15.42%) SQL Server
13 89 (14.15%) SharePoint 2013
14 88 (13.99%) ITIL
15 84 (13.35%) MS Excel
16 83 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
17 73 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2010
18 72 (11.45%) Lync
19 71 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
20 67 (10.65%) .NET
21 63 (10.02%) DNS
22 60 (9.54%) Windows XP
23 58 (9.22%) SCCM
24 54 (8.59%) C#
25 52 (8.27%) Project Management
25 52 (8.27%) Windows 8
26 50 (7.95%) SharePoint 2010
26 50 (7.95%) PowerShell
27 47 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
28 46 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 207 (32.91%) SharePoint
2 178 (28.30%) MS Exchange
3 89 (14.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 73 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 72 (11.45%) Lync
6 50 (7.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 40 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 38 (6.04%) IBM Notes
9 34 (5.41%) IIS
10 32 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2013
11 19 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2003
11 19 (3.02%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (1.75%) Lotus Domino
14 9 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.64%) CMS
15 4 (0.64%) Quickr
15 4 (0.64%) Zimbra
16 3 (0.48%) WordPress
17 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 111 (17.65%) MS Office
2 84 (13.35%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.43%) InfoPath
4 8 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.79%) MS Project
7 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.48%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 83 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.54%) IaaS
4 9 (1.43%) SaaS
5 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.64%) PaaS
6 3 (0.48%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.16%) Gitorious
7 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 63 (10.02%) DNS
2 45 (7.15%) VPN
3 39 (6.20%) DHCP
3 39 (6.20%) Firewall
4 33 (5.25%) TCP/IP
5 28 (4.45%) Internet
5 28 (4.45%) LAN
6 26 (4.13%) VoIP
7 23 (3.66%) WAN
7 23 (3.66%) SAN
8 22 (3.50%) Intranet
8 22 (3.50%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (2.86%) Wireless
10 15 (2.38%) VLAN
11 9 (1.43%) Unified Communications
12 8 (1.27%) LDAP
13 7 (1.11%) NAS
13 7 (1.11%) Extranet
13 7 (1.11%) PBX
14 5 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.64%) Ingres
8 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (0.48%) Star Schema
9 3 (0.48%) DataStage
9 3 (0.48%) OLAP
10 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 38 (6.04%) Visual Studio
2 36 (5.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.59%) SpecFlow
4 7 (1.11%) FxCop
4 7 (1.11%) NUnit
5 3 (0.48%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.32%) Subversion
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.16%) MSTest
7 1 (0.16%) JIRA
7 1 (0.16%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.16%) MSI
General
1 37 (5.88%) Finance
2 19 (3.02%) Retail
3 17 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.43%) Dutch Language
5 7 (1.11%) Marketing
5 7 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.11%) Publishing
6 5 (0.79%) Legal
7 4 (0.64%) Games
8 3 (0.48%) Law
9 2 (0.32%) Electronics
9 2 (0.32%) Advertising
9 2 (0.32%) Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Back Office
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 91 (14.47%) Analyst
2 83 (13.20%) Architect
3 66 (10.49%) Consultant
4 64 (10.17%) Developer
5 54 (8.59%) SharePoint Developer
6 52 (8.27%) Project Manager
7 50 (7.95%) Support Engineer
8 38 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 34 (5.41%) Support Analyst
10 32 (5.09%) 3rd Line Support
11 29 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 27 (4.29%) Desktop Support
13 22 (3.50%) SharePoint Consultant
14 21 (3.34%) Service Analyst
15 20 (3.18%) Service Desk Analyst
16 19 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 19 (3.02%) SharePoint Architect
17 17 (2.70%) Business Analyst
18 16 (2.54%) Technical Architect
19 15 (2.38%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (10.65%) .NET
2 43 (6.84%) HTML
3 41 (6.52%) CSS
4 34 (5.41%) ASP.NET
5 33 (5.25%) WCF
6 18 (2.86%) WPF
6 18 (2.86%) REST
7 17 (2.70%) Web Services
8 16 (2.54%) jQuery
9 13 (2.07%) XSLT
10 12 (1.91%) XML
11 11 (1.75%) HTML5
11 11 (1.75%) SOAP
12 10 (1.59%) XSL
13 9 (1.43%) CSS3
13 9 (1.43%) LINQ
14 7 (1.11%) KnockoutJS
15 3 (0.48%) .NET Framework
15 3 (0.48%) MDX
16 2 (0.32%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 12 (1.91%) PKI
2 12 (1.91%) iPhone
2 12 (1.91%) iPad
3 9 (1.43%) Clustering
4 8 (1.27%) FMCG
5 7 (1.11%) Mobile App
6 6 (0.95%) Client/Server
6 6 (0.95%) Replication
7 5 (0.79%) Fat Client
7 5 (0.79%) GIS
7 5 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.79%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.64%) Online Games
9 3 (0.48%) Social Media
9 3 (0.48%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.32%) EPoS
10 2 (0.32%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 301 (47.85%) Windows
2 130 (20.67%) Windows 7
3 109 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 71 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (9.54%) Windows XP
6 52 (8.27%) Windows 8
7 41 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (3.82%) Linux
9 14 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.07%) Mac OS X
11 9 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.43%) Android
12 8 (1.27%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.11%) Windows 2000
13 7 (1.11%) UNIX
14 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.32%) CentOS
15 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (21.62%) Migration
2 88 (13.99%) ITIL
3 52 (8.27%) Project Management
4 37 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (5.09%) Scrum
6 28 (4.45%) Service Delivery
7 26 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (3.82%) PRINCE2
9 22 (3.50%) Identity Management
10 20 (3.18%) Change Management
11 19 (3.02%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (2.86%) Configuration Management
12 18 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (2.86%) Service Management
13 17 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
13 17 (2.70%) Incident Management
14 16 (2.54%) CRM
15 13 (2.07%) BDD
15 13 (2.07%) Programme Management
16 12 (1.91%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (8.59%) C#
2 50 (7.95%) PowerShell
3 43 (6.84%) SQL
4 40 (6.36%) JavaScript
5 6 (0.95%) VB
6 5 (0.79%) VBScript
7 4 (0.64%) VBA
8 3 (0.48%) Java
8 3 (0.48%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.32%) Perl
9 2 (0.32%) PHP
9 2 (0.32%) C
9 2 (0.32%) Python
9 2 (0.32%) LotusScript
10 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (4.29%) MCP
3 23 (3.66%) MCSE
4 16 (2.54%) MCITP
5 13 (2.07%) Degree
5 13 (2.07%) MCTS
5 13 (2.07%) A+ Certification
6 9 (1.43%) ISEB
6 9 (1.43%) MCSA
7 8 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.27%) Security Cleared
8 6 (0.95%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.79%) PMP
10 4 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.48%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.32%) MCSD
12 2 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.32%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.97%) QA
2 21 (3.34%) SLA
3 4 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 236 (37.52%) Active Directory
2 46 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 33 (5.25%) XenApp
5 16 (2.54%) vSphere
6 13 (2.07%) UAG
7 12 (1.91%) Terminal Services
7 12 (1.91%) VMware ESX
8 10 (1.59%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (1.27%) XenServer
11 3 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.48%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.48%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.32%) NFS
12 2 (0.32%) Postfix
12 2 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 58 (9.22%) SCCM
2 9 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 8 (1.27%) Windows Intune
4 7 (1.11%) SCOM
4 7 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.79%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.64%) MAILsweeper
7 4 (0.64%) WSUS
7 4 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.32%) Legato
9 2 (0.32%) Nagios
9 2 (0.32%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.32%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.32%) Puppet
9 2 (0.32%) Opsview
10 1 (0.16%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 274 (43.56%) Microsoft
2 99 (15.74%) Citrix
3 98 (15.58%) VMware
4 41 (6.52%) Cisco
5 38 (6.04%) Lotus
6 25 (3.97%) HP
7 23 (3.66%) Apple
8 20 (3.18%) Avaya
9 19 (3.02%) McAfee
10 18 (2.86%) Oracle
11 14 (2.23%) Symantec
12 12 (1.91%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.91%) SAP
13 11 (1.75%) Google
14 10 (1.59%) EMC
15 8 (1.27%) NetApp
16 7 (1.11%) MobileIron
16 7 (1.11%) Altiris
16 7 (1.11%) CheckPoint
17 6 (0.95%) IBM
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £380 - £420 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 22 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Thursday - Sunday
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £13.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £220 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 9 days ago