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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 198 299 462
Rank change year-on-year
+101 +163
Contract jobs citing Office 365 604 320 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.13% 0.61% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.71% 16.41% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 166 69
Average daily rate
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£306 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.19% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 29 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £13.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £8.59 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £17.50 £36.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £11.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+51.06% -6.00%

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
2917 1950 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.44% 3.73% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1884 1248 711
Average daily rate £415 £418 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.59% +22.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 40 32
Average hourly rate £34.50 £16.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.30% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £8.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £13.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+92.59% -50.45%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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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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 +110 562 £309 -10.50% 252
London +113 257 £303 -13.50% 94
South East +28 128 £310 -8.82% 60
City of London +43 49 £388 +19.23% 32
South West +18 41 £243 -25.38% 21
Berkshire +22 40 £410 +21.48% 14
West Midlands +20 39 £350 +2.94% 14
Reading +26 30 £410 +36.66% 8
North West +6 29 £325 -36.58% 25
Hampshire +18 28 £373 -25.50% 3
East of England +11 25 £345 -13.85% 12
Yorkshire -4 22 £325 -27.77% 12
West Yorkshire -3 19 £313 -30.55% 6
Manchester +4 17 £310 - 15
Scotland -9 17 £316 -32.71% 3
East Midlands -6 16 £277 -7.66% 9
Surrey -8 16 £225 -37.71% 20
Buckinghamshire +9 15 £275 -18.51% 13
Bristol +6 15 £120 -64.44% 12
West Sussex -11 12 £135 -38.63% 3
Birmingham +4 11 £400 -11.11% 6
Wales -6 10 £325 +23.80% 2
Cambridgeshire - 10 £250 - 8
Edinburgh +4 9 £390 -17.02% 2
Bradford -6 9 £400 - 1
Enfield - 9 £388 -
Leeds -9 8 £300 -33.33% 3
Cambridge - 8 £250 - 6
Merseyside - 8 £325 - 1
Coventry +1 7 £350 -6.66% 4

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 498 (46.98%) Windows
2 479 (45.19%) Microsoft
3 391 (36.89%) SharePoint
4 387 (36.51%) Active Directory
5 250 (23.58%) MS Exchange
6 247 (23.30%) Migration
7 212 (20.00%) Lync
8 208 (19.62%) MS Office
9 181 (17.08%) VMware
10 171 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 158 (14.91%) Windows 7
12 151 (14.25%) Citrix
13 141 (13.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 136 (12.83%) MS Excel
15 135 (12.74%) Exchange Server 2010
16 131 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
16 131 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
17 130 (12.26%) SCCM
18 114 (10.75%) ITIL
19 95 (8.96%) .NET
19 95 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2013
20 94 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
21 88 (8.30%) Finance
22 86 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
22 86 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
23 80 (7.55%) Project Management
24 79 (7.45%) SQL Server
24 79 (7.45%) HTML
25 78 (7.36%) DNS
25 78 (7.36%) Hyper-V

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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
1 391 (36.89%) SharePoint
2 250 (23.58%) MS Exchange
3 212 (20.00%) Lync
4 141 (13.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 135 (12.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 95 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 78 (7.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 73 (6.89%) IIS
8 73 (6.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 37 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 22 (2.08%) IBM Notes
11 19 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
12 14 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.75%) CMS
15 7 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.47%) LiveLink
17 3 (0.28%) Umbraco
17 3 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
18 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 208 (19.62%) MS Office
2 136 (12.83%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.13%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.38%) InDesign
7 3 (0.28%) MS Project
7 3 (0.28%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.094%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.19%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.094%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.094%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.094%) FRx
5 1 (0.094%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.094%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 131 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.45%) OneDrive
3 26 (2.45%) Yammer
4 25 (2.36%) IaaS
5 18 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.23%) PaaS
7 9 (0.85%) SaaS
8 6 (0.57%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.57%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.094%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 78 (7.36%) DNS
2 56 (5.28%) WAN
2 56 (5.28%) Firewall
3 50 (4.72%) LAN
4 49 (4.62%) VPN
4 49 (4.62%) DHCP
5 46 (4.34%) SAN
5 46 (4.34%) Intranet
6 31 (2.92%) VoIP
7 30 (2.83%) Internet
8 28 (2.64%) TCP/IP
9 26 (2.45%) VLAN
10 19 (1.79%) LDAP
11 17 (1.60%) Unified Communications
12 15 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (1.23%) NAS
14 9 (0.85%) MPLS
14 9 (0.85%) Wireless
15 7 (0.66%) SSL
15 7 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.47%) EDRMS
7 5 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.28%) Ingres
9 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.19%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (0.19%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.094%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.094%) MS Access
11 1 (0.094%) MySQL
11 1 (0.094%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.094%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 43 (4.06%) Visual Studio
2 19 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.38%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.28%) Subversion
4 3 (0.28%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.094%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.094%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.094%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 88 (8.30%) Finance
2 30 (2.83%) Retail
3 24 (2.26%) Marketing
4 13 (1.23%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.13%) Polish Language
6 11 (1.04%) Back Office
6 11 (1.04%) Hebrew Language
6 11 (1.04%) Banking
7 10 (0.94%) Publishing
8 9 (0.85%) Turkish Language
9 8 (0.75%) French Language
9 8 (0.75%) Advertising
9 8 (0.75%) Law
10 7 (0.66%) Legal
10 7 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.57%) Dutch Language
12 5 (0.47%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.38%) Local Government
13 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 150 (14.15%) Analyst
2 110 (10.38%) Consultant
3 105 (9.91%) Project Manager
4 102 (9.62%) Developer
5 82 (7.74%) SharePoint Developer
6 77 (7.26%) Architect
7 73 (6.89%) Support Engineer
8 66 (6.23%) Support Analyst
9 57 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
10 51 (4.81%) Administrator
11 50 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support
12 49 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 42 (3.96%) IT Support
14 38 (3.58%) Service Analyst
14 38 (3.58%) Desktop Support
15 35 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
16 34 (3.21%) Office 365 Engineer
17 30 (2.83%) 1st Line Support
17 30 (2.83%) SharePoint Consultant
18 29 (2.74%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (8.96%) .NET
2 79 (7.45%) HTML
3 69 (6.51%) CSS
4 50 (4.72%) ASP.NET
5 32 (3.02%) XML
6 28 (2.64%) Web Services
7 27 (2.55%) jQuery
8 21 (1.98%) HTML5
9 15 (1.42%) Application Packaging
10 14 (1.32%) CSS3
11 11 (1.04%) Ajax
12 10 (0.94%) REST
12 10 (0.94%) WCF
13 8 (0.75%) XSL
14 6 (0.57%) .NET Framework
15 5 (0.47%) XHTML
15 5 (0.47%) AngularJS
16 4 (0.38%) JSON
16 4 (0.38%) XSLT
17 3 (0.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.87%) Data Centre
3 35 (3.30%) Clustering
4 28 (2.64%) User Experience
5 21 (1.98%) Blackberry
6 15 (1.42%) PDA
7 13 (1.23%) iPhone
7 13 (1.23%) iPad
8 12 (1.13%) PKI
9 11 (1.04%) NHS
10 10 (0.94%) Taxonomies
10 10 (0.94%) Computer Science
11 9 (0.85%) Replication
11 9 (0.85%) BYOD
12 8 (0.75%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.66%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.57%) Fat Client
14 6 (0.57%) Smartphone
14 6 (0.57%) PMI
14 6 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 498 (46.98%) Windows
2 171 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 158 (14.91%) Windows 7
4 131 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 86 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (4.53%) Windows 8
7 46 (4.34%) Windows XP
8 33 (3.11%) Linux
9 22 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 20 (1.89%) Mac OS X
11 16 (1.51%) Android
12 12 (1.13%) Windows Mobile
12 12 (1.13%) UNIX
13 8 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.57%) Windows NT
14 6 (0.57%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.47%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.38%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.38%) Solaris
17 3 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (23.30%) Migration
2 114 (10.75%) ITIL
3 80 (7.55%) Project Management
4 63 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (4.43%) PRINCE2
5 47 (4.43%) CRM
6 39 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (3.02%) Service Delivery
8 31 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (2.64%) Change Management
10 22 (2.08%) PRINCE
11 18 (1.70%) Change Control
12 16 (1.51%) Root Cause Analysis
12 16 (1.51%) Service Management
12 16 (1.51%) Identity Management
13 15 (1.42%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (1.42%) Load Balancing
13 15 (1.42%) Mobile Device Management
14 13 (1.23%) ITSM
15 12 (1.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 75 (7.08%) PowerShell
2 71 (6.70%) C#
3 66 (6.23%) SQL
4 54 (5.09%) JavaScript
5 12 (1.13%) VBScript
6 7 (0.66%) Java
6 7 (0.66%) C
7 5 (0.47%) VB
8 4 (0.38%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.38%) VBA
9 2 (0.19%) Python
10 1 (0.094%) PHP
10 1 (0.094%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.094%) X++
10 1 (0.094%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 86 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 57 (5.38%) MCSE
4 52 (4.91%) SC Cleared
5 38 (3.58%) Degree
6 33 (3.11%) MCP
7 28 (2.64%) MCITP
8 21 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 20 (1.89%) MCSA
10 16 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (1.42%) MCTS
12 14 (1.32%) A+ Certification
12 14 (1.32%) PMI Certification
13 12 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (1.13%) CCNA
14 8 (0.75%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.75%) PMP
14 8 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (0.75%) CCNP
15 7 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.68%) SLA
2 14 (1.32%) QA
3 5 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.094%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.094%) EMIR
System Software
1 387 (36.51%) Active Directory
2 94 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (7.36%) Hyper-V
4 37 (3.49%) XenApp
4 37 (3.49%) vSphere
5 23 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (1.23%) Terminal Services
6 13 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
7 12 (1.13%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.13%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.94%) UAG
9 9 (0.85%) VMware Server
9 9 (0.85%) Xen
10 6 (0.57%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.47%) MetaFrame
11 5 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.38%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 130 (12.26%) SCCM
2 22 (2.08%) SCOM
3 21 (1.98%) WSUS
4 19 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.75%) Windows Intune
5 8 (0.75%) AirWatch
6 7 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
7 6 (0.57%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.47%) Puppet
9 4 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.38%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.38%) OVSD
10 3 (0.28%) OpenView
10 3 (0.28%) Nagios
10 3 (0.28%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.19%) Opsview
11 2 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.19%) DameWare
Vendors
1 479 (45.19%) Microsoft
2 181 (17.08%) VMware
3 151 (14.25%) Citrix
4 55 (5.19%) Cisco
5 47 (4.43%) HP
6 27 (2.55%) Dell
6 27 (2.55%) NetApp
7 26 (2.45%) EMC
8 24 (2.26%) Symantec
8 24 (2.26%) Oracle
9 22 (2.08%) Lotus
9 22 (2.08%) Apple
10 21 (1.98%) McAfee
11 19 (1.79%) SAP
11 19 (1.79%) Google
12 13 (1.23%) AppSense
13 12 (1.13%) Veeam
13 12 (1.13%) Red Hat
14 11 (1.04%) Sophos
15 8 (0.75%) Remedy
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East London
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Posted: Yesterday
North London
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London
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Posted: 4 days ago
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