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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK
Rank 96 152 291
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +139
Contract jobs citing Office 365 1074 804 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.39% 1.58% 0.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.13% 21.58% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 528 238
Median daily rate £364 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £156 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 31
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +0.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £35.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +11.11%

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
5615 3726 2382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.52% 7.33% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3916 2574 1586
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £412
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 58 66
Median hourly rate £18.00 £26.32 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.61% +16.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £11.20 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £100.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +59 1001 £375 - 308
London +57 432 £400 +3.89% 103
South East +42 207 £425 +8.97% 66
South West +32 83 £345 -1.42% 19
Berkshire +27 71 £438 +9.37% 11
West Midlands -4 58 £376 -16.38% 27
North West +28 55 £350 -15.15% 30
Scotland +39 49 £281 -22.62% 1
City of London +5 47 £450 +50.00% 21
Reading +30 46 £375 +10.29% 3
East of England +11 46 £290 -10.07% 23
North East +14 43 £325 -16.12% 6
Surrey +47 40 £340 +70.00% 13
Tyne and Wear +8 37 £326 -15.80% 5
Yorkshire 0 34 £350 -17.64% 25
Hampshire +14 33 £468 +33.57% 16
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 33 £338 -12.90% 4
Glasgow +29 32 £400 +18.51% 1
Bristol +27 31 £345 +38.00% 7
Wiltshire +15 30 £368 +6.52% 6
Buckinghamshire +28 29 £550 +52.77% 3
Birmingham +3 29 £350 -20.45% 6
East Midlands -6 27 £325 +18.18% 8
Milton Keynes +27 23 £538 +39.61% 2
Manchester +22 23 £330 -21.19% 17
Cheshire +29 20 £399 -3.33% 8
West Yorkshire +4 20 £393 -26.97% 13
Leeds -5 17 £425 -21.29% 7
Swindon +4 16 £375 +7.14% 3
Oxfordshire +5 15 £350 +7.69% 14

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 1153 (48.55%) Microsoft
2 1133 (47.71%) Windows
3 970 (40.84%) Active Directory
4 797 (33.56%) SharePoint
5 690 (29.05%) Migration
6 624 (26.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 466 (19.62%) Windows Server
8 442 (18.61%) MS Exchange
9 440 (18.53%) Skype for Business
10 408 (17.18%) MS Excel
11 383 (16.13%) MS Office
11 383 (16.13%) Skype
12 336 (14.15%) Windows 7
13 316 (13.31%) VMware
14 315 (13.26%) Windows 10
15 312 (13.14%) Security Cleared
16 299 (12.59%) PowerShell
17 288 (12.13%) Windows Server 2012
18 266 (11.20%) SCCM
19 263 (11.07%) Windows Server 2008
20 254 (10.69%) ITIL
21 252 (10.61%) SC Cleared
22 220 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
23 218 (9.18%) SQL Server
24 214 (9.01%) DNS
25 192 (8.08%) Citrix
26 190 (8.00%) Finance
27 189 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
28 179 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
29 174 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2013

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
1 797 (33.56%) SharePoint
2 442 (18.61%) MS Exchange
3 440 (18.53%) Skype for Business
4 220 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 174 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 150 (6.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 119 (5.01%) SharePoint 2010
8 100 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 78 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 50 (2.11%) IIS
10 50 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
11 43 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
12 40 (1.68%) Office Communications Server
13 28 (1.18%) OpenStack
14 26 (1.09%) IBM Notes
15 15 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.34%) IBM Domino
17 6 (0.25%) Apache Pig
17 6 (0.25%) Apache Spark
17 6 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 408 (17.18%) MS Excel
2 383 (16.13%) MS Office
3 41 (1.73%) MS Project
4 24 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.88%) InfoPath
6 18 (0.76%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.042%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.042%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 82 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.084%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.084%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.084%) Unica
5 1 (0.042%) assyst
5 1 (0.042%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 624 (26.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 145 (6.11%) Azure Active Directory
3 144 (6.06%) OneDrive
4 125 (5.26%) Yammer
5 104 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
6 79 (3.33%) IaaS
7 48 (2.02%) PaaS
8 36 (1.52%) SaaS
9 18 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.42%) G Suite
10 10 (0.42%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.29%) GitHub
11 7 (0.29%) Google Drive
12 5 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 4 (0.17%) Akamai
13 4 (0.17%) Trello
14 3 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.084%) SuccessFactors
16 1 (0.042%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 383 (16.13%) Skype
2 214 (9.01%) DNS
3 163 (6.86%) DHCP
4 136 (5.73%) WAN
5 120 (5.05%) Firewall
6 118 (4.97%) LAN
7 104 (4.38%) VPN
8 70 (2.95%) Intranet
9 69 (2.91%) TCP/IP
10 60 (2.53%) SAN
11 58 (2.44%) Internet
11 58 (2.44%) VoIP
12 52 (2.19%) Unified Communications
13 43 (1.81%) LDAP
14 38 (1.60%) Network Security
15 35 (1.47%) Kerberos
16 34 (1.43%) VLAN
17 30 (1.26%) Wireless
18 24 (1.01%) MPLS
19 22 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 17 (0.72%) Power BI
8 13 (0.55%) MS Access
8 13 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (0.46%) Big Data
9 11 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
10 10 (0.42%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (0.38%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.25%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.25%) HBase
12 6 (0.25%) MySQL
12 6 (0.25%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.25%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 30 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (1.09%) Visual Studio
3 22 (0.93%) JIRA
4 14 (0.59%) StarTeam
5 10 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.29%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.21%) Zephyr
8 4 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.17%) Subversion
9 3 (0.13%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (0.13%) MSI
9 3 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.084%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.084%) JUnit
10 2 (0.084%) WinDbg
10 2 (0.084%) Wise Package Studio
10 2 (0.084%) Xcode
11 1 (0.042%) FxCop
11 1 (0.042%) StyleCop
General
1 190 (8.00%) Finance
2 106 (4.46%) Retail
3 88 (3.71%) Advertising
4 32 (1.35%) Legal
4 32 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 23 (0.97%) Marketing
6 22 (0.93%) Banking
7 21 (0.88%) French Language
7 21 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 18 (0.76%) Spanish Language
9 17 (0.72%) Back Office
9 17 (0.72%) Publishing
10 13 (0.55%) Law
11 11 (0.46%) Local Government
12 10 (0.42%) German Language
12 10 (0.42%) Italian Language
13 7 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.21%) Electronics
14 5 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 316 (13.31%) Architect
2 284 (11.96%) Consultant
3 234 (9.85%) Support Engineer
4 233 (9.81%) Analyst
5 166 (6.99%) Developer
6 162 (6.82%) Project Manager
7 136 (5.73%) Office 365 Engineer
8 128 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support
9 117 (4.93%) Office 365 Architect
10 111 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 108 (4.55%) Office 365 Manager
11 108 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
12 101 (4.25%) Office 365 Consultant
13 94 (3.96%) Desktop Support
14 90 (3.79%) Administrator
15 86 (3.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 83 (3.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 81 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
18 77 (3.24%) IT Support
19 73 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (5.85%) .NET
2 82 (3.45%) HTML
3 70 (2.95%) CSS
4 63 (2.65%) jQuery
5 53 (2.23%) ASP.NET
6 46 (1.94%) Web Services
7 41 (1.73%) XML
8 39 (1.64%) COM
9 21 (0.88%) REST
10 19 (0.80%) AngularJS
10 19 (0.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 17 (0.72%) HTML5
12 15 (0.63%) SAML
13 13 (0.55%) WCF
14 12 (0.51%) KnockoutJS
14 12 (0.51%) RESTful
15 11 (0.46%) SOAP
16 9 (0.38%) OAuth
16 9 (0.38%) SPServices
17 8 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 117 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (4.25%) Data Centre
3 64 (2.69%) Management Information System
4 62 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 57 (2.40%) PKI
6 43 (1.81%) Blackberry
7 38 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 31 (1.31%) User Experience
9 30 (1.26%) Clustering
9 30 (1.26%) Virtual Team
10 26 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
11 22 (0.93%) e-Learning
12 21 (0.88%) Driving Licence
13 19 (0.80%) BYOD
14 17 (0.72%) Taxonomies
15 16 (0.67%) Smartphone
15 16 (0.67%) Visualisation
16 14 (0.59%) Fat Client
16 14 (0.59%) Private Cloud
16 14 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1133 (47.71%) Windows
2 466 (19.62%) Windows Server
3 336 (14.15%) Windows 7
4 315 (13.26%) Windows 10
5 288 (12.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 263 (11.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 131 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 85 (3.58%) Windows XP
9 70 (2.95%) Windows 8
10 65 (2.74%) Android
11 45 (1.89%) Linux
12 42 (1.77%) Apple iOS
13 35 (1.47%) Mac OS X
14 17 (0.72%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.63%) Unix
16 14 (0.59%) AIX
17 9 (0.38%) Solaris
18 7 (0.29%) Windows Vista
19 5 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
20 3 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 690 (29.05%) Migration
2 254 (10.69%) ITIL
3 179 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
4 150 (6.32%) Project Management
5 132 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 109 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
7 108 (4.55%) CRM
8 95 (4.00%) Change Management
9 92 (3.87%) PRINCE2
10 72 (3.03%) Service Delivery
11 67 (2.82%) Service Management
12 66 (2.78%) Presales
13 65 (2.74%) TOGAF
14 62 (2.61%) Identity Management
15 56 (2.36%) Document Management
16 53 (2.23%) Data Migration
17 52 (2.19%) Business Analysis
18 51 (2.15%) Workflow
19 50 (2.11%) Mobile Device Management
20 48 (2.02%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 299 (12.59%) PowerShell
2 154 (6.48%) SQL
3 118 (4.97%) C#
4 96 (4.04%) JavaScript
5 54 (2.27%) C
6 36 (1.52%) VB
7 29 (1.22%) Java
8 22 (0.93%) VB.NET
8 22 (0.93%) VBScript
9 16 (0.67%) VBA
10 15 (0.63%) VB6
11 13 (0.55%) C++
12 11 (0.46%) Python
12 11 (0.46%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.38%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.29%) PHP
14 7 (0.29%) Ruby
15 3 (0.13%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.13%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.084%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 312 (13.14%) Security Cleared
2 252 (10.61%) SC Cleared
3 189 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 122 (5.14%) Degree
5 118 (4.97%) MCSE
6 56 (2.36%) MCITP
7 55 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
8 52 (2.19%) MCSA
9 36 (1.52%) CCNA
10 26 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
10 26 (1.09%) MCTS
11 22 (0.93%) DV Cleared
11 22 (0.93%) MCP
12 21 (0.88%) DBS Check
13 20 (0.84%) PMI Certification
14 19 (0.80%) CCIE
15 18 (0.76%) ISTQB
15 18 (0.76%) PMP
16 16 (0.67%) CCNP
16 16 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.28%) SLA
2 37 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 23 (0.97%) QA
4 21 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.084%) GPG13
7 2 (0.084%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.084%) P3O
7 2 (0.084%) RMADS
8 1 (0.042%) BS7799
8 1 (0.042%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 970 (40.84%) Active Directory
2 162 (6.82%) Hyper-V
3 153 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (2.57%) XenApp
5 54 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 35 (1.47%) vSphere
7 32 (1.35%) VMware ESX
8 28 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 22 (0.93%) XenDesktop
10 19 (0.80%) BitLocker
11 18 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (0.63%) DFS Replication
13 13 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
15 9 (0.38%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.25%) HDFS
16 6 (0.25%) UAG
17 5 (0.21%) ISA Server
17 5 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
18 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 266 (11.20%) SCCM
2 84 (3.54%) SCOM
3 81 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 22 (0.93%) Backup Exec
5 18 (0.76%) AirWatch
5 18 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 16 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
7 15 (0.63%) WSUS
8 14 (0.59%) Netcool
8 14 (0.59%) Puppet
9 12 (0.51%) CA Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
12 8 (0.34%) Nagios
12 8 (0.34%) TeamSite
13 7 (0.29%) Ansible
14 6 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
14 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1153 (48.55%) Microsoft
2 316 (13.31%) VMware
3 192 (8.08%) Citrix
4 141 (5.94%) Cisco
5 95 (4.00%) HP
6 68 (2.86%) Oracle
7 60 (2.53%) Apple
8 59 (2.48%) SAP
9 44 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
10 42 (1.77%) Dell
11 37 (1.56%) Infor
12 36 (1.52%) Symantec
13 27 (1.14%) Lotus
14 25 (1.05%) NetApp
15 24 (1.01%) IBM
16 23 (0.97%) Google
16 23 (0.97%) IronPort
17 21 (0.88%) Polycom
18 20 (0.84%) LANDesk
18 20 (0.84%) Veeam
Billingham, Cleveland
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £120 - £200 per day + Depending on exp + 45ppm
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £115 - £150 per day + 45p per mile
Posted: 19 hours ago
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: flexible depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £130 to £160 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £130 to £160 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago