The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 226 333 468
Rank change year-on-year
+107 +135
Contract jobs citing Office 365 523 295 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.52% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.28% 17.18% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 153 55
Average daily rate
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£365 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £365 £385
% change year-on-year
-3.97% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 20 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £16.40 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £11.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+54.34% -8.00%

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
2579 1717 963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.61% 3.05% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1644 1058 599
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 32 15
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.42 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -16.12%

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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 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
England +111 492 £355 +7.57% 220
London +105 225 £375 +25.00% 75
South East +25 112 £425 +6.18% 43
City of London +59 47 £434 +57.72% 25
Berkshire +20 47 £410 +2.37% 10
South West +11 43 £350 +12.00% 26
Surrey +14 34 £350 -5.40% 16
North West +1 34 £350 +10.58% 16
Reading +24 30 £425 +63.46% 4
West Midlands +9 26 £350 -0.70% 13
East of England +30 20 £250 -37.50% 14
Manchester -2 18 £350 +190.45% 10
East Midlands +7 17 £351 -22.11% 16
Yorkshire -7 15 £300 -27.71% 9
Wiltshire +15 14 £375 +114.28% 6
West Yorkshire +3 14 £300 -27.71% 6
Wales +3 13 £425 +129.72% 2
West Sussex -11 12 £290 +3.57% 2
South Wales +3 11 £425 +129.72% 2
Nottinghamshire -4 11 - - 3
Merseyside - 11 £500 - 3
Nottingham -3 10 - - 3
Somerset +7 9 £356 +7.54% 3
Cambridgeshire +14 8 £250 -37.50% 7
Bristol +11 8 £173 - 5
Cambridge +10 8 £250 -37.50% 3
Swindon +7 8 £375 +114.28% 4
Cardiff +14 7 £410 +121.62% 2
Coventry +8 6 £350 -22.22% 2
Slough +8 6 £325 +36.84%

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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.

1 416 (46.22%) Windows
2 394 (43.78%) Microsoft
3 340 (37.78%) Active Directory
4 337 (37.44%) SharePoint
5 216 (24.00%) MS Exchange
6 203 (22.56%) Migration
7 180 (20.00%) Lync
8 160 (17.78%) VMware
9 154 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 140 (15.56%) MS Office
11 137 (15.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 124 (13.78%) Exchange Server 2010
13 123 (13.67%) Windows 7
14 121 (13.44%) Citrix
15 118 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 115 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
17 110 (12.22%) SCCM
18 107 (11.89%) Exchange Server 2013
19 92 (10.22%) MS Excel
19 92 (10.22%) ITIL
20 86 (9.56%) .NET
20 86 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
21 82 (9.11%) HTML
22 81 (9.00%) Windows Server 2003
23 78 (8.67%) DNS
23 78 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
24 75 (8.33%) CSS
25 72 (8.00%) Hyper-V
25 72 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
26 69 (7.67%) SQL Server

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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
1 337 (37.44%) SharePoint
2 216 (24.00%) MS Exchange
3 180 (20.00%) Lync
4 137 (15.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 124 (13.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 107 (11.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 72 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 62 (6.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 58 (6.44%) IIS
10 36 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 24 (2.67%) Office Communications Server
12 18 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 18 (2.00%) IBM Notes
13 14 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.89%) CMS
15 5 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
16 4 (0.44%) OpenStack
17 3 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
17 3 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 140 (15.56%) MS Office
2 92 (10.22%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.44%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.44%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.44%) InDesign
7 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) MS Project
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.22%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.11%) FRx
5 1 (0.11%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 115 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (2.56%) Yammer
3 22 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (2.33%) IaaS
5 19 (2.11%) OneDrive
6 16 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.11%) PaaS
8 8 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.78%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.56%) SaaS
11 3 (0.33%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.11%) Symantec.cloud
13 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 78 (8.67%) DNS
2 54 (6.00%) Firewall
3 50 (5.56%) DHCP
4 47 (5.22%) Intranet
5 46 (5.11%) WAN
6 44 (4.89%) SAN
7 39 (4.33%) VPN
8 38 (4.22%) LAN
9 33 (3.67%) TCP/IP
10 29 (3.22%) VLAN
11 25 (2.78%) VoIP
12 23 (2.56%) Internet
13 21 (2.33%) LDAP
14 14 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (1.22%) Wireless
16 9 (1.00%) NAS
17 8 (0.89%) SSL
18 7 (0.78%) Unified Communications
19 6 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
19 6 (0.67%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.44%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.44%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.33%) PerformancePoint
10 3 (0.33%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.33%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.22%) Big Data
11 2 (0.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.22%) Spotfire
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.22%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 41 (4.56%) Visual Studio
2 17 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.33%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.22%) MSI
5 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.11%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.11%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.11%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
General
1 67 (7.44%) Finance
2 24 (2.67%) Retail
3 22 (2.44%) Marketing
4 14 (1.56%) Advertising
5 12 (1.33%) Publishing
6 11 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.11%) Legal
7 10 (1.11%) Polish Language
8 9 (1.00%) Turkish Language
8 9 (1.00%) Hebrew Language
9 7 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.78%) Law
9 7 (0.78%) Banking
10 5 (0.56%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.44%) Local Government
11 4 (0.44%) Back Office
12 2 (0.22%) Electronics
12 2 (0.22%) French Language
13 1 (0.11%) German Language
13 1 (0.11%) Finnish Language
Job Titles
1 120 (13.33%) Analyst
2 119 (13.22%) Consultant
3 93 (10.33%) Developer
4 81 (9.00%) Project Manager
5 69 (7.67%) SharePoint Developer
6 68 (7.56%) Architect
7 65 (7.22%) Support Engineer
8 61 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
9 52 (5.78%) Support Analyst
10 48 (5.33%) Administrator
11 45 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
12 38 (4.22%) IT Support
13 35 (3.89%) Desktop Support
14 33 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 31 (3.44%) SharePoint Consultant
16 27 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 26 (2.89%) Service Desk Analyst
17 26 (2.89%) Service Analyst
18 23 (2.56%) SharePoint Architect
19 21 (2.33%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (9.56%) .NET
2 82 (9.11%) HTML
3 75 (8.33%) CSS
4 43 (4.78%) ASP.NET
5 32 (3.56%) jQuery
6 28 (3.11%) XML
7 23 (2.56%) HTML5
8 20 (2.22%) Web Services
9 17 (1.89%) CSS3
10 14 (1.56%) Application Packaging
11 13 (1.44%) Ajax
12 12 (1.33%) REST
13 9 (1.00%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.78%) XSL
14 7 (0.78%) AngularJS
15 6 (0.67%) XHTML
15 6 (0.67%) JSON
16 5 (0.56%) WCF
16 5 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
17 4 (0.44%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.67%) Blackberry
3 29 (3.22%) Clustering
4 27 (3.00%) User Experience
5 16 (1.78%) PDA
6 14 (1.56%) iPad
7 12 (1.33%) Replication
7 12 (1.33%) iPhone
8 11 (1.22%) PKI
9 10 (1.11%) BYOD
10 9 (1.00%) NHS
11 8 (0.89%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.78%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.78%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.67%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.67%) Life Science
13 6 (0.67%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.56%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.56%) E-Learning
15 4 (0.44%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 416 (46.22%) Windows
2 154 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 123 (13.67%) Windows 7
4 118 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 81 (9.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (4.56%) Windows 8
7 37 (4.11%) Windows XP
8 22 (2.44%) Linux
9 21 (2.33%) Mac OS X
10 17 (1.89%) Apple iOS
11 16 (1.78%) Android
12 12 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
13 8 (0.89%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.78%) UNIX
14 7 (0.78%) Windows 2000
14 7 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.67%) Windows NT
16 4 (0.44%) Solaris
17 3 (0.33%) Windows CE
17 3 (0.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (22.56%) Migration
2 92 (10.22%) ITIL
3 62 (6.89%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (6.44%) Project Management
5 46 (5.11%) CRM
6 36 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 31 (3.44%) Service Delivery
8 30 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (2.78%) PRINCE2
10 23 (2.56%) Change Management
11 21 (2.33%) PRINCE
12 20 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (2.00%) Data Migration
14 16 (1.78%) Capacity Planning
15 15 (1.67%) Workflow
16 14 (1.56%) Identity Management
17 13 (1.44%) Configuration Management
17 13 (1.44%) Kalman Filter
18 12 (1.33%) Mobile Device Management
19 11 (1.22%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 66 (7.33%) C#
2 65 (7.22%) PowerShell
3 62 (6.89%) JavaScript
4 53 (5.89%) SQL
5 10 (1.11%) VBScript
6 4 (0.44%) Java
6 4 (0.44%) VB.NET
6 4 (0.44%) VBA
7 3 (0.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 3 (0.33%) C
7 3 (0.33%) VB
8 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.11%) PHP
8 1 (0.11%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.11%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.11%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.11%) X++
8 1 (0.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 78 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (5.67%) MCSE
3 38 (4.22%) Security Cleared
4 33 (3.67%) MCP
5 32 (3.56%) Degree
6 25 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 24 (2.67%) MCITP
8 15 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.56%) MCSA
10 13 (1.44%) A+ Certification
11 12 (1.33%) MCTS
12 11 (1.22%) CCNA
13 10 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (0.78%) CCNP
16 6 (0.67%) CCA
16 6 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
17 5 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
18 3 (0.33%) PMP
18 3 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.67%) SLA
2 8 (0.89%) QA
3 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 340 (37.78%) Active Directory
2 86 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 41 (4.56%) vSphere
5 26 (2.89%) XenApp
6 16 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (1.44%) UAG
8 12 (1.33%) VMware ESX
9 11 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.00%) XenDesktop
10 9 (1.00%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.89%) Xen
12 5 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.44%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.44%) MetaFrame
13 4 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.22%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.22%) XenServer
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 110 (12.22%) SCCM
2 23 (2.56%) SCOM
3 14 (1.56%) WSUS
4 13 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 13 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (0.67%) Windows Intune
5 6 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (0.56%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.56%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.56%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.33%) OpenView
7 3 (0.33%) Puppet
7 3 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.22%) DameWare
8 2 (0.22%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.22%) FreeIPA
9 1 (0.11%) Casper Suite
9 1 (0.11%) MOM
Vendors
1 394 (43.78%) Microsoft
2 160 (17.78%) VMware
3 121 (13.44%) Citrix
4 53 (5.89%) Cisco
5 47 (5.22%) HP
6 31 (3.44%) Dell
7 27 (3.00%) EMC
7 27 (3.00%) Symantec
8 22 (2.44%) Apple
9 21 (2.33%) Oracle
10 18 (2.00%) Lotus
11 17 (1.89%) NetApp
12 16 (1.78%) McAfee
12 16 (1.78%) Google
13 14 (1.56%) SAP
14 12 (1.33%) AppSense
14 12 (1.33%) Veeam
15 11 (1.22%) Sophos
15 11 (1.22%) Red Hat
16 8 (0.89%) Remedy
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £40,000 - £50,000 equivalent Pro-rata (Depending on experience)
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day 6-12 Month Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Rate: £25k - 28k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £8.68 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago