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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 271 361 493
Rank change year-on-year
+90 +132
Contract jobs citing Office 365 388 196 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.41% 0.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.23% 16.43% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 117 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £190 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 14 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.75 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.88%

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
1918 1193 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.76% 2.48% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1249 767 535
Average daily rate £438 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 24 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.63 £43.75 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +100 350 £380 +8.57% 212
London +93 166 £425 +36.00% 78
South East 0 75 £300 -29.41% 40
City of London +38 36 £463 +54.16% 21
South West +4 32 £381 +15.53% 21
Berkshire -18 20 £300 -33.33% 6
Yorkshire +4 19 £328 +19.09% 13
East of England +12 18 £503 +52.27% 9
West Yorkshire +2 16 £328 +19.09% 11
Wales -2 16 £400 +70.21% 5
South Wales -3 15 £400 - 5
Wiltshire - 15 £400 - 3
East Midlands +25 14 £500 - 6
Leeds -7 13 £328 +19.09% 7
Hertfordshire +12 11 £503 +39.58% 6
Surrey +3 11 £400 +255.55% 11
West Midlands +2 11 £275 -5.17% 17
Cardiff -1 11 £400 - 4
West Sussex -7 11 £130 -64.86% 2
Swindon - 11 £375 - 1
Reading -11 10 £250 -44.44% 2
Hampshire -12 10 £231 +36.02% 11
North West -4 9 £445 +18.66% 15
Scotland -8 8 £310 -8.82% 7
Oxfordshire -21 8 £315 -3.07% 2
Manchester +3 7 £450 - 5
Glasgow -1 7 £310 -11.42% 6
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £363 +11.53% 6
Somerset +3 5 £243 - 3
Tyne and Wear -6 5 £433 - 2

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 357 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 329 (42.34%) Windows
3 315 (40.54%) SharePoint
4 263 (33.85%) Active Directory
5 231 (29.73%) MS Exchange
6 207 (26.64%) Migration
7 156 (20.08%) Lync
8 140 (18.02%) Exchange Server 2010
9 138 (17.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 126 (16.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 125 (16.09%) VMware
12 115 (14.80%) MS Office
13 109 (14.03%) Windows Server 2012
13 109 (14.03%) Exchange Server 2013
14 103 (13.26%) Microsoft Azure
15 89 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2007
16 87 (11.20%) MS Excel
17 84 (10.81%) Citrix
17 84 (10.81%) SCCM
18 82 (10.55%) PowerShell
18 82 (10.55%) Windows 7
19 81 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
20 70 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
21 64 (8.24%) .NET
21 64 (8.24%) ITIL
22 63 (8.11%) HTML
23 62 (7.98%) CSS
24 60 (7.72%) JavaScript
24 60 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
25 59 (7.59%) C#

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 315 (40.54%) SharePoint
2 231 (29.73%) MS Exchange
3 156 (20.08%) Lync
4 140 (18.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 126 (16.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 109 (14.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 89 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 54 (6.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 49 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 36 (4.63%) Office Communications Server
11 33 (4.25%) IIS
12 30 (3.86%) IBM Notes
13 29 (3.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
15 12 (1.54%) Lotus Domino
16 8 (1.03%) CMS
17 4 (0.51%) OpenStack
17 4 (0.51%) Quickr
18 3 (0.39%) SharePoint Foundation
19 2 (0.26%) GroupWise
Applications
1 115 (14.80%) MS Office
2 87 (11.20%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.54%) InfoPath
4 8 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 103 (13.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.93%) IaaS
3 13 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (1.54%) Yammer
5 11 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (1.03%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.77%) SaaS
7 6 (0.77%) PaaS
8 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 57 (7.34%) DNS
2 39 (5.02%) VPN
3 38 (4.89%) Firewall
4 34 (4.38%) Intranet
4 34 (4.38%) DHCP
5 33 (4.25%) SAN
6 29 (3.73%) LAN
6 29 (3.73%) WAN
7 28 (3.60%) TCP/IP
8 25 (3.22%) VoIP
9 24 (3.09%) VLAN
10 22 (2.83%) Internet
11 18 (2.32%) LDAP
12 11 (1.42%) Unified Communications
12 11 (1.42%) PBX
13 9 (1.16%) NAS
14 8 (1.03%) MPLS
14 8 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (1.03%) Wireless
15 5 (0.64%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (0.77%) EDRMS
5 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.26%) MS Access
8 2 (0.26%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.13%) Big Data
9 1 (0.13%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 38 (4.89%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.51%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.26%) MSI
4 2 (0.26%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.26%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.13%) FxCop
5 1 (0.13%) TestLink
5 1 (0.13%) JIRA
5 1 (0.13%) NUnit
5 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
General
1 53 (6.82%) Finance
2 21 (2.70%) Advertising
3 19 (2.45%) Marketing
3 19 (2.45%) Retail
4 13 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.16%) Legal
6 8 (1.03%) Banking
7 7 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.77%) Publishing
9 5 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.39%) Back Office
11 2 (0.26%) Billing
11 2 (0.26%) Turkish Language
11 2 (0.26%) German Language
11 2 (0.26%) Hebrew Language
11 2 (0.26%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
12 1 (0.13%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 137 (17.63%) Consultant
2 111 (14.29%) Analyst
3 89 (11.45%) Architect
4 79 (10.17%) Developer
5 62 (7.98%) SharePoint Developer
6 61 (7.85%) Project Manager
7 54 (6.95%) Support Engineer
8 38 (4.89%) 3rd Line Support
8 38 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
9 37 (4.76%) SharePoint Consultant
10 35 (4.50%) Support Analyst
11 29 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
12 28 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 25 (3.22%) Business Analyst
14 23 (2.96%) SharePoint Architect
14 23 (2.96%) Desktop Support
15 20 (2.57%) IT Support
16 19 (2.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 18 (2.32%) Microsoft Consultant
18 17 (2.19%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (8.24%) .NET
2 63 (8.11%) HTML
3 62 (7.98%) CSS
4 32 (4.12%) ASP.NET
5 30 (3.86%) jQuery
6 23 (2.96%) HTML5
7 19 (2.45%) XML
8 16 (2.06%) REST
8 16 (2.06%) CSS3
9 14 (1.80%) Web Services
10 10 (1.29%) Application Packaging
11 9 (1.16%) Middleware
12 8 (1.03%) JSON
13 7 (0.90%) Ajax
14 6 (0.77%) AngularJS
15 5 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (0.64%) SOAP
16 4 (0.51%) XSLT
16 4 (0.51%) XHTML
16 4 (0.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.18%) Blackberry
2 40 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (2.70%) Replication
3 21 (2.70%) User Experience
4 20 (2.57%) Clustering
5 14 (1.80%) PDA
6 11 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.29%) PKI
8 9 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (1.03%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.90%) NHS
11 5 (0.64%) iPad
11 5 (0.64%) iPhone
12 4 (0.51%) GIS
12 4 (0.51%) E-Learning
12 4 (0.51%) Life Science
12 4 (0.51%) Taxonomies
12 4 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.51%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (0.51%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 329 (42.34%) Windows
2 138 (17.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 109 (14.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 82 (10.55%) Windows 7
5 81 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (3.60%) Windows XP
7 27 (3.47%) Windows 8
8 16 (2.06%) Android
9 15 (1.93%) Linux
10 12 (1.54%) Mac OS X
11 10 (1.29%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.64%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.64%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.39%) MVS
14 3 (0.39%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.26%) UNIX
15 2 (0.26%) NetWare
15 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (26.64%) Migration
2 64 (8.24%) ITIL
3 51 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (6.18%) Project Management
5 41 (5.28%) Change Management
6 25 (3.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (2.96%) Configuration Management
7 23 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (2.96%) CRM
8 22 (2.83%) Workflow
9 20 (2.57%) Scrum
10 17 (2.19%) Service Delivery
10 17 (2.19%) Data Migration
11 16 (2.06%) Business Analysis
12 14 (1.80%) Identity Management
12 14 (1.80%) PRINCE2
12 14 (1.80%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (1.67%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (1.67%) Service Management
14 11 (1.42%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 82 (10.55%) PowerShell
2 60 (7.72%) JavaScript
3 59 (7.59%) C#
4 31 (3.99%) SQL
5 7 (0.90%) VBScript
6 5 (0.64%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.39%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 2 (0.26%) VBA
8 2 (0.26%) C
8 2 (0.26%) Java
9 1 (0.13%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.13%) PHP
9 1 (0.13%) VB
9 1 (0.13%) Python
9 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 70 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (6.05%) Security Cleared
3 42 (5.41%) MCSE
4 30 (3.86%) SC Cleared
5 25 (3.22%) MCITP
6 21 (2.70%) Degree
7 15 (1.93%) MCP
8 13 (1.67%) MCTS
9 9 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.90%) CCNA
11 6 (0.77%) MCSA
12 5 (0.64%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.39%) PMP
14 3 (0.39%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.39%) ISEB
15 2 (0.26%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.38%) SLA
2 7 (0.90%) QA
3 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 263 (33.85%) Active Directory
2 60 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (7.21%) Hyper-V
4 38 (4.89%) vSphere
5 19 (2.45%) XenApp
6 9 (1.16%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.03%) UAG
8 7 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
9 6 (0.77%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.51%) XenServer
11 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.39%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.39%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.26%) Postfix
12 2 (0.26%) Xen
12 2 (0.26%) IAG
13 1 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 84 (10.81%) SCCM
2 23 (2.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 22 (2.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 17 (2.19%) SCOM
5 9 (1.16%) Windows Intune
6 6 (0.77%) WSUS
7 5 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (0.64%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.64%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.39%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.39%) OpenView
9 2 (0.26%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.26%) FreeIPA
9 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.26%) Puppet
10 1 (0.13%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 357 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 125 (16.09%) VMware
3 84 (10.81%) Citrix
4 40 (5.15%) Cisco
5 38 (4.89%) HP
6 30 (3.86%) Lotus
7 28 (3.60%) Symantec
8 26 (3.35%) Dell
9 16 (2.06%) NetApp
10 15 (1.93%) EMC
11 13 (1.67%) Google
11 13 (1.67%) Apple
12 10 (1.29%) SolarWinds
13 9 (1.16%) Veeam
13 9 (1.16%) Nintex
13 9 (1.16%) Oracle
14 8 (1.03%) Sophos
14 8 (1.03%) AppSense
14 8 (1.03%) IBM
14 8 (1.03%) IronPort
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