The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 99 202 322
Rank change year-on-year
+103 +120
Contract jobs citing Office 365 1210 653 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.28% 1.17% 0.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.75% 19.73% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 398 183
Median daily rate £400 £314 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.49% -9.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £141 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 27 35
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.30 £9.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £31.70 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.60 £14.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +16.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
5094 3310 2264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.60% 5.91% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3583 2154 1449
Median daily rate £463 £410 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.80% +1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £271 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £393 £388
% change year-on-year
+14.64% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 71 52
Median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +101.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.80 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £27.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-42.60% +83.33%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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
England +95 1093 £400 +25.00% 254
London +90 474 £400 +33.33% 81
South East +58 231 £394 +24.50% 75
South West +49 94 £438 +94.44% 21
Berkshire +24 75 £450 +55.17% 15
Scotland +39 74 £350 +47.36% 9
East of England +44 62 £300 -6.25% 15
Surrey +39 57 £338 -15.62% 21
North West +5 55 £400 +14.28% 17
Yorkshire +37 54 £425 +21.42% 11
City of London +35 54 £398 +13.57% 17
Reading +11 46 £375 -8.53% 4
West Midlands -16 43 £325 -5.45% 20
East Midlands +32 42 £583 +37.05% 9
Renfrewshire - 41 £350 - 1
Erskine - 41 £350 - 1
North East -14 40 £330 - 2
Bristol +29 36 £375 +212.50% 3
Tyne and Wear -21 36 £330 - 2
Wiltshire +20 32 £490 +40.00% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne - 32 £330 - 2
West Yorkshire +12 31 £550 +62.96% 5
Manchester -4 30 £401 +14.42% 5
Hampshire -4 25 £394 +10.91% 13
Kent +17 20 £400 +142.42%
Nottinghamshire +16 20 £600 +33.33% 3
Nottingham +12 20 £600 +33.33% 3
Wales +21 19 £425 +30.76% 1
Leeds +5 18 £578 +92.50% 2
Oxfordshire +18 17 £296 -25.93% 6

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 with a requirement for Office 365.

1 1035 (48.32%) Windows
2 945 (44.12%) Microsoft
3 875 (40.85%) Active Directory
4 642 (29.97%) Migration
5 611 (28.52%) SharePoint
6 525 (24.51%) Microsoft Azure
7 506 (23.62%) Windows Server
8 455 (21.24%) MS Exchange
9 387 (18.07%) MS Office
10 374 (17.46%) Skype for Business
11 339 (15.83%) PowerShell
12 321 (14.99%) MS Excel
13 317 (14.80%) VMware
14 273 (12.75%) Security Cleared
15 269 (12.56%) Windows Server 2012
16 268 (12.51%) Skype
16 268 (12.51%) ITIL
17 262 (12.23%) Windows 7
18 257 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 249 (11.62%) Citrix
19 249 (11.62%) Exchange Server 2010
20 238 (11.11%) SCCM
21 234 (10.92%) DNS
22 221 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2013
23 214 (9.99%) SQL Server
24 202 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
25 200 (9.34%) Project Management
25 200 (9.34%) SC Cleared
26 183 (8.54%) Finance
27 178 (8.31%) SQL

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 611 (28.52%) SharePoint
2 455 (21.24%) MS Exchange
3 374 (17.46%) Skype for Business
4 249 (11.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 221 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 142 (6.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 126 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 117 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 83 (3.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 60 (2.80%) IIS
11 52 (2.43%) IBM Notes
12 45 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
13 42 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
14 38 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 36 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
16 35 (1.63%) OpenStack
17 20 (0.93%) Mule
18 19 (0.89%) IBM Domino
19 13 (0.61%) CMS
20 8 (0.37%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 387 (18.07%) MS Office
2 321 (14.99%) MS Excel
3 34 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (1.40%) MS Project
5 17 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.61%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.047%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 75 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
3 8 (0.37%) Faxination
3 8 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.23%) assyst
6 2 (0.093%) Infor CRM
6 2 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.093%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.047%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.047%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.047%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.047%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.047%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.047%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 525 (24.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (5.70%) Yammer
3 118 (5.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 101 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
5 84 (3.92%) OneDrive
6 78 (3.64%) IaaS
7 62 (2.89%) SaaS
8 34 (1.59%) Google Apps
8 34 (1.59%) PaaS
9 17 (0.79%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.093%) GitHub
13 2 (0.093%) HP Helion
14 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 1 (0.047%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.047%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.047%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 268 (12.51%) Skype
2 234 (10.92%) DNS
3 157 (7.33%) Firewall
4 142 (6.63%) DHCP
5 109 (5.09%) LAN
5 109 (5.09%) WAN
6 85 (3.97%) TCP/IP
7 77 (3.59%) SAN
8 76 (3.55%) VPN
9 59 (2.75%) Wireless
10 57 (2.66%) Intranet
11 51 (2.38%) Network Security
12 50 (2.33%) Unified Communications
13 43 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
14 41 (1.91%) Internet
15 37 (1.73%) VoIP
16 27 (1.26%) Kerberos
16 27 (1.26%) NAS
17 25 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
18 23 (1.07%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (9.99%) SQL Server
2 56 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
7 16 (0.75%) Power BI
8 13 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (0.47%) MySQL
11 8 (0.37%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.33%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.19%) PowerPivot
14 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
15 3 (0.14%) GIS
15 3 (0.14%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.14%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.093%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 38 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (0.75%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (0.51%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.42%) Cucumber
5 9 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.37%) FxCop
6 8 (0.37%) JIRA
6 8 (0.37%) StyleCop
7 7 (0.33%) Capybara
7 7 (0.33%) Subversion
8 5 (0.23%) MSI
8 5 (0.23%) StarTeam
9 4 (0.19%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.093%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.093%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.093%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.093%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.047%) Ant
11 1 (0.047%) LoadRunner
General
1 183 (8.54%) Finance
2 65 (3.03%) Retail
3 62 (2.89%) Telecoms
4 43 (2.01%) Advertising
5 39 (1.82%) Marketing
6 26 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 20 (0.93%) Back Office
7 20 (0.93%) Banking
7 20 (0.93%) German Language
8 19 (0.89%) Italian Language
9 18 (0.84%) French Language
9 18 (0.84%) Local Government
10 17 (0.79%) Legal
11 15 (0.70%) Publishing
11 15 (0.70%) Spanish Language
12 11 (0.51%) Law
13 9 (0.42%) Electronics
14 5 (0.23%) Games
15 4 (0.19%) Billing
16 3 (0.14%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 284 (13.26%) Analyst
2 268 (12.51%) Architect
3 263 (12.28%) Consultant
4 220 (10.27%) Project Manager
5 172 (8.03%) Support Engineer
6 134 (6.26%) Office 365 Manager
7 125 (5.84%) Office 365 Engineer
8 111 (5.18%) Support Analyst
9 98 (4.58%) Office 365 Consultant
10 94 (4.39%) Developer
11 87 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 76 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
13 74 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
13 74 (3.45%) Desktop Support
14 73 (3.41%) SharePoint Developer
15 72 (3.36%) Infrastructure Manager
16 70 (3.27%) Office 365 Architect
17 69 (3.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 69 (3.22%) Windows Engineer
18 68 (3.17%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (5.98%) .NET
2 71 (3.31%) Web Services
3 57 (2.66%) CSS
4 50 (2.33%) HTML
5 46 (2.15%) jQuery
6 34 (1.59%) ASP.NET
7 26 (1.21%) COM
7 26 (1.21%) XML
8 15 (0.70%) .NET Framework
8 15 (0.70%) HTML5
9 13 (0.61%) AngularJS
9 13 (0.61%) XSLT
10 11 (0.51%) WCF
11 9 (0.42%) KnockoutJS
11 9 (0.42%) REST
11 9 (0.42%) SAML
12 8 (0.37%) Gherkin
13 7 (0.33%) Sass
13 7 (0.33%) SOAP
14 6 (0.28%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 83 (3.87%) Data Centre
2 82 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 45 (2.10%) Blackberry
5 41 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 37 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 33 (1.54%) Clustering
8 28 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
9 26 (1.21%) PKI
10 25 (1.17%) User Experience
11 23 (1.07%) Fat Client
11 23 (1.07%) Thin Client
12 20 (0.93%) Virtual Team
13 18 (0.84%) iPad
14 17 (0.79%) BYOD
15 16 (0.75%) Digital Media
15 16 (0.75%) Replication
16 15 (0.70%) Driving Licence
16 15 (0.70%) Social Network
17 14 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1035 (48.32%) Windows
2 506 (23.62%) Windows Server
3 269 (12.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 262 (12.23%) Windows 7
5 257 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 165 (7.70%) Windows 10
7 134 (6.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 98 (4.58%) Linux
9 90 (4.20%) Windows 8
10 75 (3.50%) Windows XP
11 57 (2.66%) Mac OS X
12 43 (2.01%) Android
13 39 (1.82%) Apple iOS
14 24 (1.12%) Unix
15 18 (0.84%) Windows Phone
16 11 (0.51%) AIX
17 9 (0.42%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
18 8 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 642 (29.97%) Migration
2 268 (12.51%) ITIL
3 200 (9.34%) Project Management
4 161 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 149 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
6 136 (6.35%) PRINCE2
7 103 (4.81%) CRM
8 94 (4.39%) Change Management
9 67 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
10 60 (2.80%) Service Delivery
11 55 (2.57%) Load Balancing
12 53 (2.47%) Document Management
13 50 (2.33%) Content Management
13 50 (2.33%) TOGAF
14 49 (2.29%) Service Management
15 46 (2.15%) Business Analysis
15 46 (2.15%) DevOps
15 46 (2.15%) Identity Management
15 46 (2.15%) SDLC
16 43 (2.01%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 339 (15.83%) PowerShell
2 178 (8.31%) SQL
3 118 (5.51%) C#
4 93 (4.34%) JavaScript
5 25 (1.17%) C
5 25 (1.17%) Java
6 18 (0.84%) PHP
7 17 (0.79%) VBScript
8 16 (0.75%) T-SQL
9 12 (0.56%) VB.NET
10 10 (0.47%) VB
11 9 (0.42%) Ruby
12 8 (0.37%) C++
13 5 (0.23%) Python
14 3 (0.14%) COBOL
14 3 (0.14%) Go
14 3 (0.14%) VBA
15 2 (0.093%) JCL
15 2 (0.093%) REXX
15 2 (0.093%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 273 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 202 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 200 (9.34%) SC Cleared
4 129 (6.02%) MCSE
5 104 (4.86%) Degree
6 61 (2.85%) MCITP
7 48 (2.24%) MCTS
8 46 (2.15%) MCP
9 41 (1.91%) CISSP
9 41 (1.91%) MCSA
10 31 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
11 26 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 23 (1.07%) CCNA
13 21 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
14 16 (0.75%) DV Cleared
14 16 (0.75%) MCDST
15 15 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
15 15 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 11 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.10%) SLA
2 31 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.17%) QA
4 21 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.23%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.047%) DICOM
8 1 (0.047%) HL7
8 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 875 (40.85%) Active Directory
2 167 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (5.42%) Hyper-V
4 78 (3.64%) XenApp
5 43 (2.01%) XenDesktop
6 42 (1.96%) vSphere
7 24 (1.12%) DFS Replication
7 24 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (0.79%) BitLocker
9 16 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (0.70%) VMware ESX
11 14 (0.65%) Brightmail
12 13 (0.61%) UAG
12 13 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 9 (0.42%) Terminal Server
14 9 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (0.42%) XenServer
15 7 (0.33%) Docker
15 7 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 238 (11.11%) SCCM
2 74 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 63 (2.94%) SCOM
4 44 (2.05%) Puppet
5 30 (1.40%) Ansible
6 27 (1.26%) WSUS
7 26 (1.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 21 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (0.93%) Backup Exec
10 18 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
10 18 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 15 (0.70%) AirWatch
12 14 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 7 (0.33%) IBM BigFix
14 7 (0.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
15 6 (0.28%) SCSM
16 5 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
16 5 (0.23%) Netcool
16 5 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 945 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 317 (14.80%) VMware
3 249 (11.62%) Citrix
4 169 (7.89%) Cisco
5 80 (3.73%) HP
6 73 (3.41%) Oracle
7 63 (2.94%) Google
8 56 (2.61%) SAP
9 52 (2.43%) Lotus
10 43 (2.01%) IronPort
11 41 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
12 38 (1.77%) Dell
13 37 (1.73%) Symantec
14 31 (1.45%) NetApp
15 30 (1.40%) Infor
16 29 (1.35%) Apple
16 29 (1.35%) EMC
17 24 (1.12%) IBM
18 22 (1.03%) Intel Security
18 22 (1.03%) Palo Alto
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
First Point
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £250 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £425 - £465 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Rubbert Associates
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Bodmin, Cornwall
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £280 - £305 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Vadis People
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
London
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
The Personal Support Unit
Rate: Up to £19,380 per annum prorated for 6 months
Posted: 16 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rolls Royce
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago