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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 292 445 539
Rank change year-on-year
+153 +94
Contract jobs citing Office 365 365 134 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.25% 0.090%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.10% 10.65% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 85 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.90 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £18.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -67.50%

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
1911 1258 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.38% 2.39% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1174 868 462
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £125 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.30 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +155 327 £375 +4.16% 134
London +115 163 £375 +4.16% 44
South East +18 68 £355 -16.47% 28
City of London +33 33 £450 +58.59% 14
West Midlands +3 25 £425 +6.25% 7
South West -19 19 £300 -23.80% 25
Berkshire +12 18 £363 -14.70% 6
Surrey +10 17 £350 +1.44% 6
Scotland -10 15 £225 -35.71% 7
North West +1 13 £338 - 8
Wales -3 13 £375 +66.66% 2
East Midlands +7 12 - - 6
Cardiff +2 12 £375 +66.66% 2
Edinburgh -1 12 £225 -43.75% 3
South Wales -1 12 £375 +66.66% 2
East of England -18 12 £399 +280.00% 8
West Sussex - 11 £220 -
Reading +11 10 £375 -11.76% 5
Birmingham +2 10 £450 +9.09% 5
Yorkshire +9 9 £210 -23.63% 3
Hampshire -9 7 £313 - 7
Bristol -13 7 £375 +7.14% 11
Manchester -7 5 £325 - 7
Derbyshire - 5 - - 3
South Yorkshire - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -5 4 £475 +11.76% 3
Somerset -8 4 £300 -31.42% 3
Cheshire - 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire +5 3 £210 -23.63% 3
Leeds +1 3 £210 -23.63% 3

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 303 (45.09%) Windows
2 280 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 245 (36.46%) SharePoint
4 232 (34.52%) Active Directory
5 187 (27.83%) MS Exchange
6 153 (22.77%) Migration
7 127 (18.90%) Windows 7
8 113 (16.82%) MS Office
9 107 (15.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 106 (15.77%) SharePoint 2013
11 103 (15.33%) SQL Server
12 96 (14.29%) Citrix
13 92 (13.69%) VMware
13 92 (13.69%) Microsoft Azure
14 90 (13.39%) MS Excel
15 88 (13.10%) Lync
16 80 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
16 80 (11.90%) .NET
17 79 (11.76%) ITIL
18 75 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2010
19 66 (9.82%) DNS
20 63 (9.38%) SCCM
21 62 (9.23%) C#
22 60 (8.93%) Windows XP
23 58 (8.63%) SharePoint 2010
24 57 (8.48%) PowerShell
25 55 (8.18%) Project Management
26 53 (7.89%) HTML
27 52 (7.74%) Windows 8
28 50 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 245 (36.46%) SharePoint
2 187 (27.83%) MS Exchange
3 106 (15.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 88 (13.10%) Lync
5 75 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 58 (8.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 49 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 47 (6.99%) IBM Notes
9 35 (5.21%) IIS
10 30 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
11 27 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2003
12 19 (2.83%) SharePoint Server
13 18 (2.68%) Office Communications Server
14 16 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
16 6 (0.89%) Quickr
17 4 (0.60%) Zimbra
18 3 (0.45%) CMS
19 2 (0.30%) MS Project Server
19 2 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 113 (16.82%) MS Office
2 90 (13.39%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.08%) InfoPath
4 11 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.74%) MS Project
6 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) assyst
3 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 92 (13.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.53%) IaaS
4 10 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.49%) SaaS
5 4 (0.60%) PaaS
5 4 (0.60%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.15%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 66 (9.82%) DNS
2 46 (6.85%) VPN
3 42 (6.25%) DHCP
4 34 (5.06%) Firewall
5 33 (4.91%) Internet
6 30 (4.46%) TCP/IP
7 28 (4.17%) LAN
8 27 (4.02%) VoIP
9 24 (3.57%) WAN
9 24 (3.57%) SAN
9 24 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (2.83%) Intranet
11 16 (2.38%) VLAN
12 15 (2.23%) Wireless
13 11 (1.64%) Unified Communications
14 10 (1.49%) PBX
15 8 (1.19%) LDAP
15 8 (1.19%) SMTP
16 7 (1.04%) Extranet
16 7 (1.04%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (15.33%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.60%) EDRMS
9 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.45%) Star Schema
10 3 (0.45%) DataStage
10 3 (0.45%) OLAP
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 47 (6.99%) Visual Studio
2 37 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.79%) SpecFlow
4 6 (0.89%) FxCop
4 6 (0.89%) NUnit
5 4 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.30%) Subversion
7 2 (0.30%) JIRA
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.15%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.15%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.15%) MSTest
8 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 44 (6.55%) Finance
2 21 (3.13%) Retail
3 20 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.34%) Marketing
5 8 (1.19%) Dutch Language
5 8 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.19%) Publishing
6 7 (1.04%) Legal
6 7 (1.04%) Banking
7 4 (0.60%) Games
7 4 (0.60%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.60%) Advertising
8 3 (0.45%) Law
9 2 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.15%) Back Office
10 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 106 (15.77%) Analyst
2 97 (14.43%) Architect
3 80 (11.90%) Consultant
4 68 (10.12%) Developer
5 60 (8.93%) SharePoint Developer
6 52 (7.74%) Project Manager
7 46 (6.85%) Support Engineer
8 39 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
9 31 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
9 31 (4.61%) Support Analyst
10 30 (4.46%) SharePoint Consultant
11 29 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (3.72%) Business Analyst
13 23 (3.42%) SharePoint Architect
14 21 (3.13%) Desktop Support
15 20 (2.98%) Service Analyst
16 19 (2.83%) Service Desk Analyst
17 18 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 17 (2.53%) Technical Architect
19 16 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (11.90%) .NET
2 53 (7.89%) HTML
3 47 (6.99%) CSS
4 39 (5.80%) ASP.NET
5 34 (5.06%) WCF
6 23 (3.42%) REST
7 20 (2.98%) jQuery
7 20 (2.98%) HTML5
7 20 (2.98%) WPF
8 17 (2.53%) Web Services
9 14 (2.08%) XSLT
10 13 (1.93%) XML
10 13 (1.93%) SOAP
10 13 (1.93%) CSS3
11 9 (1.34%) XSL
11 9 (1.34%) LINQ
12 8 (1.19%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (0.89%) Middleware
14 3 (0.45%) .NET Framework
14 3 (0.45%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.36%) Blackberry
2 12 (1.79%) PKI
3 11 (1.64%) iPhone
4 10 (1.49%) iPad
4 10 (1.49%) FMCG
4 10 (1.49%) Replication
4 10 (1.49%) Clustering
5 9 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 6 (0.89%) GIS
8 5 (0.74%) Thin Client
8 5 (0.74%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.60%) Online Games
9 4 (0.60%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.45%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.45%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.30%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.30%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 303 (45.09%) Windows
2 127 (18.90%) Windows 7
3 107 (15.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (8.93%) Windows XP
6 52 (7.74%) Windows 8
7 50 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (3.87%) Linux
9 14 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.64%) Android
11 9 (1.34%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.19%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.04%) Windows 2000
13 7 (1.04%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.45%) UNIX
14 3 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.30%) CentOS
16 1 (0.15%) SUSE
16 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.15%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (22.77%) Migration
2 79 (11.76%) ITIL
3 55 (8.18%) Project Management
4 41 (6.10%) Scrum
5 40 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (4.61%) Service Delivery
8 28 (4.17%) Change Management
9 27 (4.02%) PRINCE2
10 22 (3.27%) Configuration Management
11 21 (3.13%) Identity Management
12 18 (2.68%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
14 16 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
14 16 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (2.23%) Service Management
15 15 (2.23%) BDD
16 14 (2.08%) Workflow
16 14 (2.08%) CRM
16 14 (2.08%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (9.23%) C#
2 57 (8.48%) PowerShell
3 46 (6.85%) SQL
4 43 (6.40%) JavaScript
5 5 (0.74%) VBScript
5 5 (0.74%) VB
6 4 (0.60%) VB.NET
6 4 (0.60%) Java
7 3 (0.45%) C
8 2 (0.30%) Perl
8 2 (0.30%) PHP
8 2 (0.30%) VBA
8 2 (0.30%) Python
9 1 (0.15%) LotusScript
9 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (3.72%) MCSE
3 24 (3.57%) MCP
4 18 (2.68%) MCITP
5 15 (2.23%) MCTS
6 14 (2.08%) Degree
7 12 (1.79%) Security Cleared
7 12 (1.79%) A+ Certification
8 11 (1.64%) ISEB
9 9 (1.34%) MCSA
10 8 (1.19%) PMI Certification
11 7 (1.04%) PMP
11 7 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.89%) SC Cleared
13 5 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.30%) MCPD
15 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.30%) CCNP
15 2 (0.30%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.17%) QA
2 20 (2.98%) SLA
3 4 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 232 (34.52%) Active Directory
2 39 (5.80%) Hyper-V
3 36 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (5.21%) XenApp
5 16 (2.38%) vSphere
6 13 (1.93%) XenDesktop
6 13 (1.93%) UAG
7 12 (1.79%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (1.64%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.34%) XenServer
10 4 (0.60%) Postfix
10 4 (0.60%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.45%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.45%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.30%) IAG
12 2 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 63 (9.38%) SCCM
2 17 (2.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 10 (1.49%) Windows Intune
3 10 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (1.04%) SCOM
4 7 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (1.04%) SCDPM
5 5 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.60%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (0.45%) WSUS
7 3 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.45%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.30%) Opsview
8 2 (0.30%) Nagios
8 2 (0.30%) Puppet
8 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (0.30%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.15%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 280 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 96 (14.29%) Citrix
3 92 (13.69%) VMware
4 47 (6.99%) Lotus
5 40 (5.95%) Cisco
6 27 (4.02%) HP
7 17 (2.53%) Avaya
7 17 (2.53%) Apple
8 16 (2.38%) Oracle
9 15 (2.23%) McAfee
10 13 (1.93%) Symantec
11 12 (1.79%) Google
11 12 (1.79%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.64%) SAP
12 11 (1.64%) MobileIron
13 10 (1.49%) IBM
14 9 (1.34%) EMC
15 8 (1.19%) Dell
15 8 (1.19%) NetApp
16 6 (0.89%) CheckPoint
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