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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 168 291 446
Rank change year-on-year
+123 +155
Contract jobs citing Office 365 799 375 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 0.66% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.22% 15.95% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 217 97
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £193 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 10
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.25 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.89% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.80 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.47%

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
3299 2351 1521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.65% 4.16% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2189 1473 1062
Average daily rate £425 £409 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.97% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 46 29
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £71.00 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £17.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+38.23% -44.71%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +138 758 £350 -6.66% 288
London +94 328 £363 -3.33% 96
South East +68 159 £350 -5.08% 59
East of England +65 77 £305 -23.55% 25
City of London +33 58 £400 -11.11% 21
West Midlands +31 48 £375 -11.76% 18
North West +1 45 £325 -3.70% 16
Berkshire +24 43 £325 -10.34% 17
South West +13 42 £300 - 25
Reading +17 29 £325 -13.33% 5
Hampshire +17 28 £363 -17.14% 4
Surrey +8 27 £350 -6.66% 15
West Sussex +2 27 £425 +93.18% 2
Yorkshire -7 27 £365 +73.80% 28
Norfolk +29 26 £320 -19.59%
West Yorkshire -3 22 £350 +66.66% 20
Hertfordshire +23 21 £190 -49.33% 12
Manchester -3 21 £350 +7.69% 9
Birmingham +16 20 £463 +2.77% 14
East Midlands -7 19 £350 - 15
Cambridgeshire +11 17 £419 +10.19% 7
Crawley +2 15 £431 -9.21% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 15 £300 -36.84% 8
Wales -10 14 £356 -5.00% 2
South Wales -7 13 £325 -13.33% 2
Oxfordshire -8 13 £340 +63.85% 4
Merseyside - 13 £120 - 2
Norwich +24 12 £300 -24.62%
Coventry +11 12 £375 -9.09% 1
Devon +18 11 £350 - 7

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 656 (45.91%) Microsoft
2 620 (43.39%) Windows
3 511 (35.76%) Active Directory
4 457 (31.98%) SharePoint
5 397 (27.78%) Migration
6 345 (24.14%) MS Exchange
7 302 (21.13%) MS Office
8 263 (18.40%) Lync
9 216 (15.12%) VMware
10 210 (14.70%) Windows 7
11 197 (13.79%) MS Excel
12 193 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
13 185 (12.95%) Citrix
14 184 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
15 182 (12.74%) SharePoint 2013
16 180 (12.60%) Exchange Server 2010
17 158 (11.06%) Windows Server 2012
18 154 (10.78%) ITIL
19 145 (10.15%) SCCM
20 136 (9.52%) .NET
21 132 (9.24%) PowerShell
22 126 (8.82%) SharePoint 2010
23 125 (8.75%) Finance
23 125 (8.75%) Project Management
24 120 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
25 111 (7.77%) DNS
26 109 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2013
27 108 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
28 103 (7.21%) SQL Server
29 102 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 457 (31.98%) SharePoint
2 345 (24.14%) MS Exchange
3 263 (18.40%) Lync
4 182 (12.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 180 (12.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 126 (8.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 109 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 70 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 57 (3.99%) IIS
10 48 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
11 45 (3.15%) IBM Notes
12 30 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
13 15 (1.05%) LiveLink
14 14 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
15 9 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
16 8 (0.56%) CMS
17 7 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
18 4 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
19 3 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 302 (21.13%) MS Office
2 197 (13.79%) MS Excel
3 17 (1.19%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.84%) MS Project
5 11 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.28%) InDesign
6 4 (0.28%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.070%) Revit
Business Applications
1 35 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.28%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.21%) SAP CCM
6 2 (0.14%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.14%) Agresso
6 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.14%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.070%) assyst
7 1 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.070%) FRx
7 1 (0.070%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 193 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (2.24%) SaaS
4 29 (2.03%) OneDrive
5 23 (1.61%) Yammer
5 23 (1.61%) IaaS
6 17 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (1.12%) PaaS
7 16 (1.12%) Google Apps
8 10 (0.70%) Google Drive
9 9 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.21%) Symantec.cloud
10 3 (0.21%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.070%) Force.com
12 1 (0.070%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.070%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.070%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 111 (7.77%) DNS
2 73 (5.11%) LAN
2 73 (5.11%) WAN
3 67 (4.69%) DHCP
4 59 (4.13%) Skype
5 58 (4.06%) SAN
6 57 (3.99%) VPN
7 55 (3.85%) Firewall
8 38 (2.66%) Intranet
9 34 (2.38%) TCP/IP
10 30 (2.10%) VoIP
10 30 (2.10%) Internet
11 23 (1.61%) VLAN
12 22 (1.54%) Network Security
12 22 (1.54%) Unified Communications
12 22 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
13 20 (1.40%) NAS
14 16 (1.12%) Wireless
15 15 (1.05%) LDAP
16 14 (0.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.05%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.42%) Ingres
9 5 (0.35%) EDRMS
10 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.14%) IBM InfoSphere
12 2 (0.14%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Power View
12 2 (0.14%) PerformancePoint
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle OWB
12 2 (0.14%) PowerCenter
12 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.070%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (2.73%) Visual Studio
2 18 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.42%) Subversion
4 2 (0.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.070%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.070%) JIRA
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle APEX
General
1 125 (8.75%) Finance
2 39 (2.73%) Retail
3 31 (2.17%) French Language
4 24 (1.68%) Advertising
5 23 (1.61%) Marketing
6 22 (1.54%) German Language
7 21 (1.47%) Italian Language
8 20 (1.40%) Banking
9 16 (1.12%) Polish Language
10 15 (1.05%) Telecoms
11 14 (0.98%) Spanish Language
12 12 (0.84%) Hebrew Language
12 12 (0.84%) Back Office
13 11 (0.77%) Legal
14 10 (0.70%) Local Government
15 9 (0.63%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.49%) Law
16 7 (0.49%) Turkish Language
17 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 192 (13.44%) Analyst
2 149 (10.43%) Project Manager
3 134 (9.38%) Consultant
4 117 (8.19%) Architect
5 106 (7.42%) Support Engineer
6 102 (7.14%) Developer
7 87 (6.09%) SharePoint Developer
8 70 (4.90%) Administrator
9 69 (4.83%) Support Analyst
10 65 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
11 59 (4.13%) Office 365 Engineer
12 54 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 51 (3.57%) Desktop Support
14 50 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support
15 48 (3.36%) Service Analyst
16 46 (3.22%) Business Analyst
16 46 (3.22%) Service Desk Analyst
17 40 (2.80%) SharePoint Consultant
18 37 (2.59%) IT Support
18 37 (2.59%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (9.52%) .NET
2 60 (4.20%) ASP.NET
3 59 (4.13%) HTML
4 54 (3.78%) CSS
5 38 (2.66%) jQuery
6 34 (2.38%) Web Services
7 27 (1.89%) HTML5
8 17 (1.19%) XML
9 14 (0.98%) WCF
10 13 (0.91%) XSLT
11 12 (0.84%) Application Packaging
12 9 (0.63%) REST
12 9 (0.63%) XMPP
13 8 (0.56%) XHTML
13 8 (0.56%) Ajax
14 7 (0.49%) CSS3
14 7 (0.49%) AngularJS
15 5 (0.35%) XSL
15 5 (0.35%) Breeze.js
16 4 (0.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (3.01%) Data Centre
3 33 (2.31%) Clustering
4 26 (1.82%) User Experience
5 19 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 18 (1.26%) Blackberry
7 13 (0.91%) PDA
7 13 (0.91%) Taxonomies
7 13 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (0.77%) iPhone
8 11 (0.77%) iPad
9 10 (0.70%) Public Cloud
10 9 (0.63%) Mobile Computing
10 9 (0.63%) PMI
11 8 (0.56%) FMCG
12 7 (0.49%) BYOD
12 7 (0.49%) NHS
12 7 (0.49%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.49%) Replication
12 7 (0.49%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 620 (43.39%) Windows
2 210 (14.70%) Windows 7
3 184 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 158 (11.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 102 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 65 (4.55%) Windows XP
7 58 (4.06%) Windows 8
8 40 (2.80%) Linux
9 20 (1.40%) Mac OS X
10 19 (1.33%) Android
11 18 (1.26%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.84%) UNIX
13 8 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.42%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.42%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.42%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.42%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.42%) AIX
15 5 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (27.78%) Migration
2 154 (10.78%) ITIL
3 125 (8.75%) Project Management
4 82 (5.74%) PRINCE2
5 67 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 54 (3.78%) CRM
8 41 (2.87%) Change Management
9 36 (2.52%) Business Intelligence
10 32 (2.24%) Mobile Device Management
11 30 (2.10%) Service Delivery
12 28 (1.96%) Business Analysis
13 25 (1.75%) Workflow
14 23 (1.61%) Service Management
14 23 (1.61%) Change Control
15 21 (1.47%) Disaster Recovery
15 21 (1.47%) Mentoring
16 20 (1.40%) Information Management
16 20 (1.40%) Capacity Planning
16 20 (1.40%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 132 (9.24%) PowerShell
2 90 (6.30%) C#
3 80 (5.60%) SQL
4 54 (3.78%) JavaScript
5 9 (0.63%) Java
5 9 (0.63%) C
6 8 (0.56%) VBScript
6 8 (0.56%) VB.NET
7 7 (0.49%) VB
8 4 (0.28%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.21%) VBA
9 3 (0.21%) Python
10 2 (0.14%) Perl
11 1 (0.070%) X++
11 1 (0.070%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.070%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 108 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 65 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 51 (3.57%) MCSE
5 47 (3.29%) Degree
6 31 (2.17%) PMI Certification
7 28 (1.96%) MCITP
8 25 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 24 (1.68%) MCP
10 22 (1.54%) PMP
11 21 (1.47%) MCSA
12 19 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (1.12%) MCTS
14 14 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.91%) CCNA
16 12 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
17 11 (0.77%) A+ Certification
18 10 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 9 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.20%) SLA
2 24 (1.68%) QA
3 10 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.070%) EMIR
5 1 (0.070%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.070%) COBIT
5 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.070%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 511 (35.76%) Active Directory
2 120 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (6.72%) Hyper-V
4 53 (3.71%) XenApp
5 42 (2.94%) vSphere
6 29 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (1.12%) VMware ESX
8 15 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 14 (0.98%) Xen
10 12 (0.84%) Terminal Services
11 11 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
11 11 (0.77%) vCloud
12 8 (0.56%) XenServer
12 8 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (0.56%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.42%) MetaFrame
14 4 (0.28%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.28%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 145 (10.15%) SCCM
2 39 (2.73%) SCOM
3 29 (2.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 17 (1.19%) WSUS
5 15 (1.05%) Backup Exec
6 8 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.49%) AirWatch
7 7 (0.49%) Windows Intune
8 5 (0.35%) Nagios
8 5 (0.35%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.28%) OVSD
9 4 (0.28%) Puppet
9 4 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.28%) XenMobile
9 4 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.21%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.21%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 656 (45.91%) Microsoft
2 216 (15.12%) VMware
3 185 (12.95%) Citrix
4 70 (4.90%) Cisco
5 56 (3.92%) HP
6 46 (3.22%) Lotus
7 35 (2.45%) Dell
8 33 (2.31%) Apple
8 33 (2.31%) Google
9 32 (2.24%) Oracle
10 31 (2.17%) EMC
11 30 (2.10%) SAP
12 24 (1.68%) Symantec
13 23 (1.61%) McAfee
13 23 (1.61%) NetApp
14 13 (0.91%) Veeam
15 12 (0.84%) Polycom
15 12 (0.84%) Remedy
15 12 (0.84%) Red Hat
16 9 (0.63%) Nintex
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Dependent on level
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
ninesharp
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Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
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Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
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Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £27000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
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Executive Resource Group
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Witney, Oxfordshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Coal IT Services
Rate: £125 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
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London
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