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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 296 384 515
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +131
Contract jobs citing Office 365 375 198 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.38% 0.095%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.44% 15.43% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 131 31
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £311
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 5
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.25 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% +19.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +21.56%

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
2034 1283 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.56% 2.47% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 823 384
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £299 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 24 17
Average hourly rate £22.03 £16.75 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.52% -40.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.25 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £45.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -42.95%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 +99 347 £378 -11.17% 164
London +104 154 £400 -3.61% 64
South East -17 91 £350 -17.64% 30
City of London +26 29 £425 - 21
South West -15 24 £260 -42.22% 28
Berkshire -47 20 £375 -11.76% 5
East Midlands +18 19 £488 - 3
North West +6 18 £400 +4.91% 14
Hampshire - 17 £433 - 9
Buckinghamshire +3 15 £350 +7.69% 6
Oxfordshire -14 14 £358 +10.00% 1
Milton Keynes +1 13 £350 +7.69% 3
Yorkshire -4 13 £411 +46.22% 5
West Sussex +7 12 £130 -59.37% 1
West Midlands -3 12 £381 +8.92% 5
Manchester -3 12 £450 +18.03% 6
Reading -27 12 £350 -17.64% 1
East of England -12 10 £388 +55.00% 4
Somerset +1 8 £235 - 4
Surrey -3 8 £375 +7.14% 7
Oxford -15 8 £315 +9.56%
Dorset +7 7 £425 -29.16% 3
Cambridgeshire -4 7 £375 - 3
West Yorkshire -3 6 £430 +52.88% 3
Scotland -13 6 £399 +13.92% 6
Wales -29 6 £395 +67.19% 1
Northamptonshire -9 5 £300 - 2
Cardiff -18 5 £395 +66.31% 1
South Wales -22 5 £395 +66.31% 1
Basingstoke - 5 - -

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 333 (44.58%) Windows
2 327 (43.78%) Microsoft
3 292 (39.09%) SharePoint
4 251 (33.60%) Active Directory
5 225 (30.12%) MS Exchange
6 187 (25.03%) Migration
7 132 (17.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 131 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 128 (17.14%) Lync
10 120 (16.06%) VMware
11 116 (15.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 110 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 104 (13.92%) MS Office
14 90 (12.05%) Windows 7
15 88 (11.78%) Microsoft Azure
16 86 (11.51%) MS Excel
17 85 (11.38%) PowerShell
18 83 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
18 83 (11.11%) Citrix
19 81 (10.84%) SCCM
20 78 (10.44%) ITIL
21 75 (10.04%) Windows Server 2003
21 75 (10.04%) Exchange Server 2013
22 71 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
22 71 (9.50%) DNS
23 67 (8.97%) .NET
24 65 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
25 62 (8.30%) Hyper-V
26 61 (8.17%) SQL Server
27 60 (8.03%) HTML

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 292 (39.09%) SharePoint
2 225 (30.12%) MS Exchange
3 131 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 128 (17.14%) Lync
5 116 (15.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 83 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 75 (10.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 65 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 47 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 44 (5.89%) IBM Notes
11 34 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 33 (4.42%) Office Communications Server
13 29 (3.88%) IIS
14 19 (2.54%) Lotus Domino
15 14 (1.87%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.94%) Quickr
17 3 (0.40%) CMS
18 2 (0.27%) MS Project Server
18 2 (0.27%) Node.js
19 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 104 (13.92%) MS Office
2 86 (11.51%) MS Excel
3 19 (2.54%) InfoPath
4 9 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.67%) MS Project
6 3 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.13%) Summit
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 88 (11.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.61%) IaaS
2 12 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (1.47%) SaaS
4 9 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.80%) PaaS
6 3 (0.40%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.13%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 71 (9.50%) DNS
2 51 (6.83%) VPN
3 48 (6.43%) DHCP
4 39 (5.22%) TCP/IP
5 35 (4.69%) SAN
6 33 (4.42%) LAN
6 33 (4.42%) Firewall
7 32 (4.28%) WAN
8 28 (3.75%) Internet
9 27 (3.61%) VoIP
10 26 (3.48%) VLAN
11 14 (1.87%) Intranet
11 14 (1.87%) PBX
12 13 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (1.74%) NAS
13 12 (1.61%) Wireless
13 12 (1.61%) MPLS
14 11 (1.47%) LDAP
15 9 (1.20%) Unified Communications
16 8 (1.07%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.54%) EDRMS
7 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.13%) Big Data
9 1 (0.13%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.13%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.13%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.13%) DataStage
9 1 (0.13%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 30 (4.02%) Visual Studio
2 20 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.94%) FxCop
3 7 (0.94%) NUnit
4 5 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.40%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.27%) MSI
7 2 (0.27%) Subversion
8 1 (0.13%) JIRA
8 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.13%) TestLink
General
1 42 (5.62%) Finance
2 23 (3.08%) Retail
2 23 (3.08%) Marketing
3 19 (2.54%) Advertising
4 12 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.20%) Banking
6 9 (1.20%) Legal
7 6 (0.80%) Publishing
8 5 (0.67%) Games
8 5 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.54%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.40%) Law
11 2 (0.27%) Billing
11 2 (0.27%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.13%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
12 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (14.86%) Analyst
2 110 (14.73%) Consultant
3 96 (12.85%) Architect
4 74 (9.91%) Developer
5 63 (8.43%) SharePoint Developer
6 58 (7.76%) Project Manager
7 51 (6.83%) Support Engineer
8 45 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
9 38 (5.09%) 3rd Line Support
10 34 (4.55%) Support Analyst
11 33 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (4.15%) SharePoint Consultant
13 29 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
14 27 (3.61%) Business Analyst
15 22 (2.95%) SharePoint Architect
16 21 (2.81%) Systems Engineer
17 20 (2.68%) Desktop Support
18 18 (2.41%) Service Analyst
19 17 (2.28%) Migration Consultant
19 17 (2.28%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (8.97%) .NET
2 60 (8.03%) HTML
3 58 (7.76%) CSS
4 44 (5.89%) ASP.NET
5 28 (3.75%) jQuery
6 21 (2.81%) HTML5
7 15 (2.01%) REST
7 15 (2.01%) WCF
7 15 (2.01%) XSLT
8 12 (1.61%) CSS3
9 10 (1.34%) XSL
10 9 (1.20%) Middleware
11 8 (1.07%) Web Services
12 7 (0.94%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (0.80%) JSON
13 6 (0.80%) XML
14 4 (0.54%) SOAP
14 4 (0.54%) .NET Framework
15 3 (0.40%) Application Packaging
15 3 (0.40%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 33 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.48%) Replication
4 20 (2.68%) Clustering
5 15 (2.01%) User Experience
6 11 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (1.47%) iPhone
7 10 (1.34%) iPad
8 9 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (1.20%) FMCG
9 7 (0.94%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.94%) PDA
9 7 (0.94%) GIS
10 6 (0.80%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.80%) PKI
11 5 (0.67%) Online Games
12 4 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (0.54%) Taxonomies
12 4 (0.54%) CMDB
13 3 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 333 (44.58%) Windows
2 132 (17.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 110 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 90 (12.05%) Windows 7
5 75 (10.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (5.62%) Windows XP
7 31 (4.15%) Windows 8
8 19 (2.54%) Linux
9 13 (1.74%) Android
10 12 (1.61%) Mac OS X
11 8 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.94%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.54%) UNIX
13 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.27%) CentOS
15 2 (0.27%) MVS
15 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.13%) Solaris
16 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (25.03%) Migration
2 78 (10.44%) ITIL
3 56 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (7.23%) Project Management
5 36 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (4.55%) Change Management
7 26 (3.48%) Scrum
7 26 (3.48%) PRINCE2
8 24 (3.21%) Configuration Management
9 23 (3.08%) Service Delivery
9 23 (3.08%) Workflow
10 21 (2.81%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (2.68%) Service Management
12 18 (2.41%) CRM
12 18 (2.41%) Business Analysis
13 14 (1.87%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (1.87%) Mentoring
14 12 (1.61%) Email Migration
14 12 (1.61%) Kalman Filter
14 12 (1.61%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 85 (11.38%) PowerShell
2 55 (7.36%) JavaScript
3 52 (6.96%) C#
4 39 (5.22%) SQL
5 7 (0.94%) VBScript
6 5 (0.67%) VB
6 5 (0.67%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.27%) Java
7 2 (0.27%) Perl
7 2 (0.27%) PHP
7 2 (0.27%) Python
7 2 (0.27%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.13%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.13%) C
8 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (5.09%) MCSE
3 26 (3.48%) Security Cleared
4 25 (3.35%) MCITP
5 21 (2.81%) Degree
6 18 (2.41%) MCP
7 17 (2.28%) MCTS
8 16 (2.14%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.07%) MCSA
10 7 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.80%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.67%) A+ Certification
12 5 (0.67%) PMP
12 5 (0.67%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.54%) CCNA
13 4 (0.54%) ISEB
14 3 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.27%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.75%) SLA
2 12 (1.61%) QA
3 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 251 (33.60%) Active Directory
2 62 (8.30%) Hyper-V
3 48 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (4.55%) vSphere
5 28 (3.75%) XenApp
6 12 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (1.47%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.34%) XenServer
9 7 (0.94%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.94%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.94%) UAG
10 5 (0.67%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.54%) Postfix
11 4 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.40%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.40%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.27%) NFS
13 2 (0.27%) IAG
13 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 81 (10.84%) SCCM
2 22 (2.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 15 (2.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 15 (2.01%) SCOM
4 14 (1.87%) Windows Intune
5 10 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (1.07%) SCDPM
7 6 (0.80%) WSUS
8 3 (0.40%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.40%) Nagios
8 3 (0.40%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.27%) Opsview
9 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.27%) Puppet
9 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.27%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.13%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 327 (43.78%) Microsoft
2 120 (16.06%) VMware
3 83 (11.11%) Citrix
4 46 (6.16%) Cisco
5 44 (5.89%) Lotus
6 34 (4.55%) HP
7 23 (3.08%) Symantec
8 22 (2.95%) Dell
9 16 (2.14%) Apple
10 13 (1.74%) McAfee
11 12 (1.61%) Avaya
12 11 (1.47%) NetApp
12 11 (1.47%) Google
12 11 (1.47%) MobileIron
13 10 (1.34%) SolarWinds
13 10 (1.34%) Oracle
13 10 (1.34%) SAP
14 9 (1.20%) IBM
14 9 (1.20%) Nintex
15 7 (0.94%) IronPort
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