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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 96 170 316
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +146
Contract jobs citing Office 365 1292 783 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.40% 1.37% 0.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.16% 22.85% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 510 196
Median daily rate £388 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 22 35
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.62 £12.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £29.30 £21.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +3.22%

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
5578 3426 2363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.36% 6.00% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3936 2277 1526
Median daily rate £468 £415 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 48 54
Median hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £44.50 £29.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-20.48% +22.05%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +76 1197 £400 +18.51% 264
London +69 536 £400 +18.51% 80
South East +61 263 £378 +19.36% 66
South West +38 91 £420 +53.42% 21
Berkshire +49 89 £400 +23.07% 12
East of England +25 69 £295 -7.81% 20
Surrey +35 60 £320 -8.57% 13
Reading +26 60 £375 +7.14% 2
City of London +48 58 £398 -0.62% 14
West Midlands -23 50 £360 -2.83% 15
East Midlands +31 48 £560 +40.00% 10
North West -3 47 £325 -5.45% 23
North East +6 45 £330 - 4
Scotland +26 43 £330 +70.32% 12
Yorkshire +14 43 £425 +21.42% 24
Tyne and Wear -3 41 £330 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 39 £330 - 1
Bristol +29 36 £370 +184.61% 5
Hampshire -9 31 £388 +5.80% 13
Wiltshire +25 30 £475 +322.22% 2
West Yorkshire +5 30 £413 +17.85% 10
Manchester +1 29 £344 -1.78% 12
Leeds +22 26 £375 +25.00% 6
Nottinghamshire +15 25 £600 +33.33% 5
Nottingham +8 25 £600 +33.33% 5
Erskine - 24 £350 -
Renfrewshire - 24 £350 - 1
Wales +23 22 £425 +30.76% 1
Essex +22 21 £300 -30.23% 4
Kent +24 19 £390 +147.61% 5

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1154 (48.71%) Windows
2 1056 (44.58%) Microsoft
3 978 (41.28%) Active Directory
4 726 (30.65%) SharePoint
5 704 (29.72%) Migration
6 619 (26.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 535 (22.58%) Windows Server
8 507 (21.40%) MS Exchange
9 430 (18.15%) Skype for Business
10 415 (17.52%) MS Office
11 369 (15.58%) MS Excel
11 369 (15.58%) PowerShell
12 347 (14.65%) VMware
13 344 (14.52%) Skype
14 316 (13.34%) Security Cleared
15 298 (12.58%) Windows Server 2012
16 276 (11.65%) Windows 7
17 272 (11.48%) ITIL
18 265 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
18 265 (11.19%) SCCM
19 260 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2010
20 257 (10.85%) DNS
21 254 (10.72%) Citrix
22 234 (9.88%) SC Cleared
23 229 (9.67%) SQL Server
24 227 (9.58%) Exchange Server 2013
25 218 (9.20%) Windows 10
26 214 (9.03%) Project Management
26 214 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
27 204 (8.61%) Finance

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
1 726 (30.65%) SharePoint
2 507 (21.40%) MS Exchange
3 430 (18.15%) Skype for Business
4 260 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 227 (9.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 168 (7.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 132 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 112 (4.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 111 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 58 (2.45%) SharePoint Server
11 55 (2.32%) IIS
12 50 (2.11%) IBM Notes
13 48 (2.03%) Office Communications Server
14 43 (1.82%) OpenStack
15 41 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
16 34 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 20 (0.84%) Mule
18 13 (0.55%) IBM Domino
19 12 (0.51%) CMS
20 9 (0.38%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 415 (17.52%) MS Office
2 369 (15.58%) MS Excel
3 42 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (1.48%) MS Project
5 16 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.55%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.084%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.042%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.042%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 86 (3.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.51%) Faxination
3 8 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
5 6 (0.25%) assyst
6 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.042%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.042%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.042%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.042%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.042%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 619 (26.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 141 (5.95%) Azure Active Directory
3 133 (5.61%) Yammer
4 120 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
5 105 (4.43%) OneDrive
6 95 (4.01%) IaaS
7 69 (2.91%) SaaS
8 46 (1.94%) PaaS
9 41 (1.73%) Google Apps
10 25 (1.06%) Mimecast
11 11 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.25%) Trello
13 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.084%) HP Helion
15 1 (0.042%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.042%) GitHub
15 1 (0.042%) Google Drive
15 1 (0.042%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 344 (14.52%) Skype
2 257 (10.85%) DNS
3 177 (7.47%) Firewall
4 146 (6.16%) DHCP
5 123 (5.19%) WAN
6 112 (4.73%) LAN
7 97 (4.09%) VPN
8 86 (3.63%) SAN
9 75 (3.17%) Wireless
10 74 (3.12%) TCP/IP
11 71 (3.00%) Internet
12 59 (2.49%) Network Security
13 54 (2.28%) Unified Communications
14 52 (2.20%) VoIP
15 50 (2.11%) Intranet
16 47 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
17 30 (1.27%) NAS
18 29 (1.22%) Kerberos
19 27 (1.14%) LDAP
20 23 (0.97%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (9.67%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (0.97%) Power BI
6 16 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
8 14 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (0.38%) MySQL
11 8 (0.34%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.25%) PerformancePoint
13 5 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.17%) PowerPivot
14 4 (0.17%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.13%) EDRMS
15 3 (0.13%) GIS
15 3 (0.13%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 45 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (0.93%) Visual Studio
3 13 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
4 12 (0.51%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.46%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.42%) Subversion
7 9 (0.38%) FxCop
7 9 (0.38%) StyleCop
8 7 (0.30%) JIRA
8 7 (0.30%) StarTeam
9 6 (0.25%) MSI
10 4 (0.17%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.084%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.084%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.084%) Gerrit
11 2 (0.084%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.042%) Ant
12 1 (0.042%) Build Forge
12 1 (0.042%) JMeter
12 1 (0.042%) LoadRunner
General
1 204 (8.61%) Finance
2 82 (3.46%) Retail
3 68 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 37 (1.56%) Advertising
5 35 (1.48%) Marketing
6 30 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.14%) Legal
8 26 (1.10%) Spanish Language
9 23 (0.97%) Banking
10 22 (0.93%) Publishing
11 20 (0.84%) German Language
12 19 (0.80%) Italian Language
13 18 (0.76%) French Language
13 18 (0.76%) Law
14 15 (0.63%) Back Office
14 15 (0.63%) Local Government
15 10 (0.42%) Electronics
16 6 (0.25%) Games
17 4 (0.17%) Billing
18 3 (0.13%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 298 (12.58%) Consultant
2 294 (12.41%) Analyst
3 280 (11.82%) Architect
4 217 (9.16%) Project Manager
5 173 (7.30%) Support Engineer
6 138 (5.83%) Office 365 Engineer
7 135 (5.70%) Office 365 Manager
8 119 (5.02%) Support Analyst
9 109 (4.60%) Office 365 Consultant
10 108 (4.56%) Developer
10 108 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 97 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
12 82 (3.46%) SharePoint Developer
13 75 (3.17%) Windows Engineer
14 73 (3.08%) Office 365 Architect
15 70 (2.95%) Desktop Support
16 69 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support
16 69 (2.91%) Infrastructure Manager
17 68 (2.87%) Administrator
18 66 (2.79%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (5.99%) .NET
2 80 (3.38%) CSS
3 76 (3.21%) Web Services
4 69 (2.91%) HTML
5 51 (2.15%) jQuery
6 44 (1.86%) ASP.NET
7 36 (1.52%) XML
8 29 (1.22%) COM
9 23 (0.97%) HTML5
10 17 (0.72%) WCF
11 16 (0.68%) AngularJS
12 13 (0.55%) .NET Framework
12 13 (0.55%) XSLT
13 12 (0.51%) REST
14 10 (0.42%) KnockoutJS
14 10 (0.42%) SAML
15 8 (0.34%) 802.1X
15 8 (0.34%) WinForms
16 7 (0.30%) Sass
16 7 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 97 (4.09%) Data Centre
2 88 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (2.36%) Computer Science
4 54 (2.28%) Management Information System
5 52 (2.20%) Blackberry
6 41 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 37 (1.56%) Clustering
8 33 (1.39%) PKI
9 31 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
10 28 (1.18%) BYOD
11 26 (1.10%) Virtual Team
12 23 (0.97%) User Experience
13 22 (0.93%) Digital Media
14 21 (0.89%) iPad
15 20 (0.84%) Replication
16 18 (0.76%) Fat Client
16 18 (0.76%) Thin Client
17 16 (0.68%) iPhone
18 15 (0.63%) Driving Licence
18 15 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1154 (48.71%) Windows
2 535 (22.58%) Windows Server
3 298 (12.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 276 (11.65%) Windows 7
5 265 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 218 (9.20%) Windows 10
7 147 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 103 (4.35%) Windows 8
9 100 (4.22%) Linux
10 72 (3.04%) Android
11 71 (3.00%) Windows XP
12 53 (2.24%) Mac OS X
13 51 (2.15%) Apple iOS
14 19 (0.80%) Unix
15 18 (0.76%) Windows Phone
16 14 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
17 11 (0.46%) AIX
18 10 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 9 (0.38%) Mac OS
20 7 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 704 (29.72%) Migration
2 272 (11.48%) ITIL
3 214 (9.03%) Project Management
4 179 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 172 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
6 146 (6.16%) PRINCE2
7 121 (5.11%) CRM
8 107 (4.52%) Change Management
9 81 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
10 74 (3.12%) Service Delivery
11 65 (2.74%) Identity Management
11 65 (2.74%) Load Balancing
12 62 (2.62%) Content Management
13 56 (2.36%) Presales
14 55 (2.32%) Document Management
15 54 (2.28%) Service Management
15 54 (2.28%) TOGAF
16 53 (2.24%) Business Analysis
16 53 (2.24%) Disaster Recovery
17 51 (2.15%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 369 (15.58%) PowerShell
2 173 (7.30%) SQL
3 123 (5.19%) C#
4 119 (5.02%) JavaScript
5 35 (1.48%) C
6 29 (1.22%) Java
7 25 (1.06%) PHP
8 21 (0.89%) VBScript
9 19 (0.80%) T-SQL
10 15 (0.63%) VB
11 12 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 11 (0.46%) C++
13 10 (0.42%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.34%) ECMAScript
14 8 (0.34%) XAML
15 6 (0.25%) Python
16 5 (0.21%) VBA
17 4 (0.17%) COBOL
18 3 (0.13%) Go
18 3 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 316 (13.34%) Security Cleared
2 234 (9.88%) SC Cleared
3 214 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 141 (5.95%) MCSE
5 104 (4.39%) Degree
6 63 (2.66%) MCITP
7 51 (2.15%) MCTS
8 46 (1.94%) MCP
9 43 (1.82%) MCSA
10 42 (1.77%) CISSP
11 34 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (1.10%) CCNA
13 26 (1.10%) DV Cleared
14 24 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
15 20 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 17 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 15 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 14 (0.59%) DBS Check
18 14 (0.59%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.62%) SLA
2 36 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (1.31%) QA
4 28 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 13 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.21%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.084%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.084%) WCAG
9 1 (0.042%) DICOM
9 1 (0.042%) HL7
9 1 (0.042%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.042%) P3O
9 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 978 (41.28%) Active Directory
2 186 (7.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (5.83%) Hyper-V
4 76 (3.21%) XenApp
5 40 (1.69%) vSphere
6 38 (1.60%) XenDesktop
7 30 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 25 (1.06%) DFS Replication
9 18 (0.76%) VMware ESX
9 18 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (0.72%) BitLocker
11 15 (0.63%) Brightmail
11 15 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (0.51%) UAG
13 10 (0.42%) Terminal Services
13 10 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (0.34%) XenServer
16 7 (0.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 265 (11.19%) SCCM
2 80 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 75 (3.17%) SCOM
4 49 (2.07%) Puppet
5 34 (1.44%) Ansible
6 28 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 23 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
8 22 (0.93%) Backup Exec
9 21 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (0.89%) WSUS
10 19 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 16 (0.68%) AirWatch
12 13 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
13 10 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 9 (0.38%) vMotion
15 8 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
15 8 (0.34%) IBM BigFix
15 8 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
15 8 (0.34%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
16 7 (0.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1056 (44.58%) Microsoft
2 347 (14.65%) VMware
3 254 (10.72%) Citrix
4 184 (7.77%) Cisco
5 101 (4.26%) HP
6 76 (3.21%) Oracle
7 72 (3.04%) Google
8 61 (2.57%) SAP
9 51 (2.15%) IronPort
10 50 (2.11%) Lotus
11 46 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
12 45 (1.90%) Apple
13 42 (1.77%) EMC
14 40 (1.69%) Dell
15 39 (1.65%) NetApp
15 39 (1.65%) Symantec
16 34 (1.44%) Infor
17 24 (1.01%) Palo Alto
18 23 (0.97%) Nintex
19 22 (0.93%) IBM
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