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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 135 267 388
Rank change year-on-year
+132 +121
Contract jobs citing Office 365 908 430 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 0.83% 0.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.62% 17.98% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 275 114
Average daily rate £375 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £181 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 40 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.45 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.18 £21.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.04%

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
3844 2391 1440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.47% 4.63% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2692 1562 929
Average daily rate £450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 81 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £98.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
-2.52% +18.60%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +130 849 £375 -6.25% 387
London +94 356 £400 -5.88% 138
South East +78 169 £385 +25.20% 101
West Midlands +46 75 £430 +43.33% 26
South West +27 61 £350 -8.19% 10
Berkshire +35 53 £425 +41.66% 39
North West +22 52 £394 -10.51% 37
Yorkshire +8 49 £406 +22.18% 16
East of England +30 45 £323 -35.66% 30
City of London +45 36 £323 -30.27% 32
East Midlands +12 33 £273 -45.50% 14
Hampshire +29 31 £350 +47.36% 10
West Yorkshire -3 30 £493 +50.38% 6
Scotland +13 29 £363 +16.93% 24
Birmingham +21 28 £381 -36.51% 11
Leeds +5 27 £535 +63.35% 3
West Sussex +19 25 £475 +115.90% 5
Reading +5 25 £375 +50.00% 25
Devon +13 21 £360 +44.00% 2
Coventry +16 19 £300 - 4
Wiltshire -1 19 £345 -13.75%
Manchester -7 18 £413 -7.30% 15
Plymouth +7 17 £413 +65.00% 1
Cheshire - 15 £400 - 14
Oxfordshire +11 14 £325 +3.17% 14
Hertfordshire +9 14 £325 -35.32% 14
Swindon 0 14 £350 -6.66%
Glasgow +14 13 £300 -3.22% 10
Southampton +24 12 £325 +23.80% 2
Surrey -3 12 £275 -31.25% 15

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 754 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 726 (44.62%) Windows
3 643 (39.52%) Active Directory
4 446 (27.41%) Migration
5 432 (26.55%) SharePoint
6 323 (19.85%) Windows Server
7 314 (19.30%) MS Exchange
8 307 (18.87%) MS Office
9 304 (18.68%) Microsoft Azure
10 262 (16.10%) VMware
11 261 (16.04%) Skype for Business
12 232 (14.26%) ITIL
13 231 (14.20%) Windows 7
14 210 (12.91%) MS Excel
15 203 (12.48%) Citrix
16 171 (10.51%) Windows Server 2012
17 166 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
18 165 (10.14%) DNS
19 161 (9.90%) Finance
20 150 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2010
21 140 (8.60%) Project Management
22 135 (8.30%) SQL Server
22 135 (8.30%) SharePoint 2013
23 134 (8.24%) DHCP
24 133 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
25 125 (7.68%) SQL
26 124 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2013
26 124 (7.62%) PowerShell
27 121 (7.44%) SCCM
28 120 (7.38%) Skype

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 432 (26.55%) SharePoint
2 314 (19.30%) MS Exchange
3 261 (16.04%) Skype for Business
4 150 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 135 (8.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 124 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 90 (5.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 60 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 53 (3.26%) IIS
10 50 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
11 44 (2.70%) IBM Notes
12 38 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 19 (1.17%) Office Communications Server
13 19 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (0.80%) IBM Domino
15 8 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
16 7 (0.43%) CMS
17 5 (0.31%) ArcGIS
18 4 (0.25%) Apache
18 4 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 307 (18.87%) MS Office
2 210 (12.91%) MS Excel
3 19 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.98%) MS Project
5 13 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.061%) Revit
7 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 42 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.25%) Faxination
7 3 (0.18%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.12%) Infor CRM
9 1 (0.061%) ACBS
9 1 (0.061%) assyst
9 1 (0.061%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.061%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.061%) Line 500
9 1 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.061%) SAP CCM
9 1 (0.061%) Scribe Insight
9 1 (0.061%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 304 (18.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 42 (2.58%) IaaS
5 35 (2.15%) Yammer
6 33 (2.03%) OneDrive
7 30 (1.84%) SaaS
8 24 (1.48%) PaaS
9 14 (0.86%) Google Apps
10 8 (0.49%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.31%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.18%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.12%) GitHub
14 2 (0.12%) Symantec.cloud
14 2 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.061%) Amazon Glacier
15 1 (0.061%) Google Compute Engine
15 1 (0.061%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 165 (10.14%) DNS
2 134 (8.24%) DHCP
3 120 (7.38%) Skype
4 119 (7.31%) LAN
5 96 (5.90%) Firewall
6 95 (5.84%) WAN
7 88 (5.41%) TCP/IP
8 86 (5.29%) SAN
9 60 (3.69%) VPN
10 48 (2.95%) Intranet
11 44 (2.70%) VoIP
12 33 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
13 32 (1.97%) Internet
14 28 (1.72%) NAS
15 26 (1.60%) Unified Communications
16 25 (1.54%) Network Security
17 22 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
17 22 (1.35%) Wireless
18 20 (1.23%) VLAN
19 18 (1.11%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (0.55%) GIS
7 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.18%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.18%) MySQL
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.18%) Power BI
9 3 (0.18%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 30 (1.84%) Cucumber
2 26 (1.60%) Capybara
3 19 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (1.04%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.55%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.18%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.18%) JIRA
6 3 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.18%) Selenium
7 2 (0.12%) FxCop
7 2 (0.12%) Moq
7 2 (0.12%) NSubstitute
7 2 (0.12%) StyleCop
8 1 (0.061%) MSI
8 1 (0.061%) MSTest
8 1 (0.061%) Protractor
8 1 (0.061%) Subversion
8 1 (0.061%) WebDriver
General
1 161 (9.90%) Finance
2 68 (4.18%) Advertising
3 37 (2.27%) Retail
4 36 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 28 (1.72%) Marketing
6 23 (1.41%) German Language
7 22 (1.35%) Back Office
7 22 (1.35%) French Language
8 21 (1.29%) Banking
9 18 (1.11%) Local Government
10 17 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.92%) Italian Language
12 13 (0.80%) Spanish Language
13 10 (0.61%) Legal
14 7 (0.43%) Electronics
15 6 (0.37%) Billing
15 6 (0.37%) Publishing
16 4 (0.25%) Games
17 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.18%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 239 (14.69%) Analyst
2 198 (12.17%) Project Manager
3 187 (11.49%) Consultant
4 169 (10.39%) Architect
5 157 (9.65%) Support Engineer
6 124 (7.62%) Office 365 Manager
7 90 (5.53%) Developer
8 84 (5.16%) Office 365 Engineer
9 80 (4.92%) Desktop Support
10 79 (4.86%) Office 365 Consultant
11 78 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support
12 75 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support
13 74 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
14 69 (4.24%) Support Analyst
15 62 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
16 58 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 58 (3.56%) IT Support
17 56 (3.44%) Administrator
18 55 (3.38%) Desktop Engineer
18 55 (3.38%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (5.59%) .NET
2 45 (2.77%) HTML
3 38 (2.34%) ASP.NET
4 36 (2.21%) CSS
5 29 (1.78%) Web Services
6 28 (1.72%) jQuery
7 27 (1.66%) Gherkin
8 25 (1.54%) HTML5
9 9 (0.55%) .NET Framework
9 9 (0.55%) XSLT
10 8 (0.49%) REST
11 7 (0.43%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.37%) Ajax
13 5 (0.31%) COM
13 5 (0.31%) SOAP
14 4 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (0.25%) WCF
14 4 (0.25%) XML
15 3 (0.18%) Razor View Engine
15 3 (0.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 63 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
1 63 (3.87%) Data Centre
2 50 (3.07%) Blackberry
3 30 (1.84%) Management Information System
4 21 (1.29%) User Experience
5 20 (1.23%) iPhone
6 19 (1.17%) Clustering
7 16 (0.98%) Private Cloud
8 14 (0.86%) Data Integration
8 14 (0.86%) Social Network
9 13 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (0.80%) PDA
10 12 (0.74%) EMC VNX
10 12 (0.74%) PKI
10 12 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (0.68%) Client/Server
11 11 (0.68%) iPad
11 11 (0.68%) Mobile App
12 10 (0.61%) PMI
12 10 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 726 (44.62%) Windows
2 323 (19.85%) Windows Server
3 231 (14.20%) Windows 7
4 171 (10.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 166 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 83 (5.10%) Windows 8
7 73 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 72 (4.43%) Windows XP
9 58 (3.56%) Linux
10 46 (2.83%) Apple iOS
11 45 (2.77%) Windows 10
12 32 (1.97%) Android
13 30 (1.84%) Mac OS X
14 21 (1.29%) Unix
15 10 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.55%) Windows Phone
17 8 (0.49%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.43%) Windows Vista
19 6 (0.37%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (27.41%) Migration
2 232 (14.26%) ITIL
3 140 (8.60%) Project Management
4 133 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
5 105 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 86 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 65 (4.00%) Change Management
7 65 (4.00%) CRM
8 53 (3.26%) Service Management
9 42 (2.58%) Presales
10 40 (2.46%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (1.97%) Time Management
12 31 (1.91%) Identity Management
12 31 (1.91%) TOGAF
13 30 (1.84%) PRINCE
13 30 (1.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 29 (1.78%) Disaster Recovery
14 29 (1.78%) Problem Management
15 28 (1.72%) Configuration Management
15 28 (1.72%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 125 (7.68%) SQL
2 124 (7.62%) PowerShell
3 71 (4.36%) C#
4 55 (3.38%) JavaScript
5 27 (1.66%) Ruby
6 13 (0.80%) Python
7 10 (0.61%) C
8 9 (0.55%) C++
9 6 (0.37%) Java
9 6 (0.37%) VB
9 6 (0.37%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.31%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.31%) VBScript
11 3 (0.18%) Perl
11 3 (0.18%) VBA
12 1 (0.061%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.061%) VB6
Qualifications
1 118 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (7.01%) Security Cleared
3 81 (4.98%) SC Cleared
4 64 (3.93%) Degree
5 59 (3.63%) MCSE
6 35 (2.15%) MCP
6 35 (2.15%) MCSA
7 27 (1.66%) MCITP
8 26 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 23 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (1.35%) PMI Certification
11 19 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (1.04%) CCNA
13 16 (0.98%) MCTS
13 16 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 15 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
14 15 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.92%) PMP
15 12 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (0.68%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.46%) SLA
2 22 (1.35%) QA
3 9 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.25%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.061%) COBIT
6 1 (0.061%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.061%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.061%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.061%) ISO27002
System Software
1 643 (39.52%) Active Directory
2 119 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (5.72%) Hyper-V
4 51 (3.13%) XenApp
5 38 (2.34%) vSphere
6 22 (1.35%) XenDesktop
7 14 (0.86%) VMware ESX
8 12 (0.74%) Terminal Server
9 9 (0.55%) BitLocker
9 9 (0.55%) UAG
9 9 (0.55%) vCloud
10 8 (0.49%) XenServer
11 7 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (0.37%) ISA Server
12 6 (0.37%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.31%) Brightmail
13 5 (0.31%) MetaFrame
13 5 (0.31%) NFS
13 5 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 121 (7.44%) SCCM
2 35 (2.15%) SCOM
3 29 (1.78%) Windows Intune
4 27 (1.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 20 (1.23%) WSUS
6 15 (0.92%) Backup Exec
6 15 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 14 (0.86%) AirWatch
8 10 (0.61%) Puppet
9 8 (0.49%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.37%) EMC VPLEX
11 6 (0.37%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.31%) Casper Suite
13 4 (0.25%) Bacula
13 4 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.25%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 754 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 262 (16.10%) VMware
3 203 (12.48%) Citrix
4 102 (6.27%) Cisco
5 62 (3.81%) HP
6 46 (2.83%) Apple
7 45 (2.77%) Lotus
8 37 (2.27%) Symantec
9 36 (2.21%) Dell
10 33 (2.03%) EMC
11 31 (1.91%) SAP
12 25 (1.54%) NetApp
13 24 (1.48%) Oracle
14 23 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
15 21 (1.29%) Intel Security
15 21 (1.29%) Remedy
16 19 (1.17%) Juniper
17 18 (1.11%) Veeam
18 17 (1.04%) Google
18 17 (1.04%) IBM
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