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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 249 376 464
Rank change year-on-year
+127 +88
Contract jobs citing Office 365 427 206 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.40% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.18% 16.02% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 116 41
Average daily rate
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£400 £307 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.50% -23.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 13 2
Average hourly rate £17.25 £12.50 £14.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.00% -11.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.63 £19.70 £15.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £14.13
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.04%

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
2016 1286 832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.84% 2.52% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1267 808 516
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 25 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.76 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -10.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.00 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £13.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+63.46% -30.66%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +103 391 £400 +33.11% 223
London +102 183 £425 +41.66% 76
South East +7 83 £338 -25.00% 53
City of London +40 46 £480 +84.61% 24
South West -3 36 £394 +21.15% 26
Berkshire -7 23 £338 -25.00% 14
East of England +22 21 £500 +40.84% 13
Surrey +17 21 £413 +266.66% 17
Yorkshire +12 20 £328 -13.81% 8
South Wales +19 18 £400 -
Wiltshire +18 18 £400 +300.00% 2
West Yorkshire +6 18 £328 -13.81% 7
Wales +1 18 £400 -
West Midlands +4 16 £325 +10.07% 11
North West -2 16 £475 +294.19% 15
Leeds +6 14 £328 -13.81% 6
West Sussex - 14 £220 -
Cardiff +12 13 £400 -
Swindon +7 13 £388 +287.50% 2
East Midlands +4 13 £398 - 7
Reading -3 12 £350 -22.22% 7
Hertfordshire +16 11 £503 +39.58% 5
Manchester -9 9 £450 +273.44% 11
Nottingham -3 8 £385 - 1
Nottinghamshire -4 8 £385 - 1
Hampshire -11 8 £238 - 7
Oxfordshire -16 6 £429 -36.48% 2
Watford +13 5 - - 3
Cambridgeshire +4 5 £344 -14.06% 1
Scotland -1 5 £310 -8.82% 10

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 383 (47.40%) Microsoft
2 370 (45.79%) Windows
3 317 (39.23%) SharePoint
4 300 (37.13%) Active Directory
5 235 (29.08%) MS Exchange
6 217 (26.86%) Migration
7 167 (20.67%) Lync
8 160 (19.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 146 (18.07%) VMware
9 146 (18.07%) Exchange Server 2010
10 128 (15.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 122 (15.10%) Exchange Server 2013
12 121 (14.98%) Windows Server 2012
13 115 (14.23%) MS Office
14 109 (13.49%) Microsoft Azure
15 105 (13.00%) Citrix
16 103 (12.75%) SCCM
17 92 (11.39%) Windows 7
18 88 (10.89%) Exchange Server 2007
19 84 (10.40%) ITIL
20 82 (10.15%) Windows Server 2003
21 81 (10.02%) MS Excel
22 76 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
22 76 (9.41%) PowerShell
23 75 (9.28%) Hyper-V
23 75 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
24 67 (8.29%) HTML
25 66 (8.17%) DNS
26 64 (7.92%) CSS
27 61 (7.55%) JavaScript

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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
1 317 (39.23%) SharePoint
2 235 (29.08%) MS Exchange
3 167 (20.67%) Lync
4 146 (18.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 128 (15.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 122 (15.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 88 (10.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 52 (6.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 46 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 46 (5.69%) IIS
10 35 (4.33%) Office Communications Server
11 27 (3.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 25 (3.09%) IBM Notes
13 15 (1.86%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (1.11%) CMS
15 6 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
16 4 (0.50%) OpenStack
17 3 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
17 3 (0.37%) SharePoint Foundation
18 2 (0.25%) Quickr
Applications
1 115 (14.23%) MS Office
2 81 (10.02%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.74%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) Summit
4 1 (0.12%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 109 (13.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.35%) Yammer
3 18 (2.23%) IaaS
4 12 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.87%) PaaS
5 7 (0.87%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.62%) SaaS
7 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 66 (8.17%) DNS
2 48 (5.94%) Firewall
3 46 (5.69%) DHCP
4 41 (5.07%) VPN
5 40 (4.95%) WAN
5 40 (4.95%) Intranet
6 38 (4.70%) LAN
7 32 (3.96%) SAN
8 30 (3.71%) TCP/IP
9 27 (3.34%) VLAN
10 26 (3.22%) VoIP
11 23 (2.85%) Internet
12 19 (2.35%) LDAP
13 10 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (1.11%) NAS
15 8 (0.99%) Unified Communications
15 8 (0.99%) MPLS
16 7 (0.87%) Wireless
16 7 (0.87%) PBX
16 7 (0.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (0.87%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.50%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.25%) MS Access
10 2 (0.25%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.12%) Big Data
11 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.12%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (4.33%) Visual Studio
2 16 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.37%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.25%) MSI
5 1 (0.12%) NUnit
5 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.12%) FxCop
5 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
General
1 56 (6.93%) Finance
2 22 (2.72%) Advertising
3 18 (2.23%) Marketing
4 16 (1.98%) Retail
5 12 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.11%) Legal
7 8 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.99%) Publishing
8 7 (0.87%) Banking
9 4 (0.50%) Local Government
9 4 (0.50%) Law
10 3 (0.37%) Back Office
10 3 (0.37%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.37%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.37%) German Language
10 3 (0.37%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.25%) Hebrew Language
11 2 (0.25%) French Language
11 2 (0.25%) Turkish Language
11 2 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 119 (14.73%) Consultant
2 117 (14.48%) Analyst
3 86 (10.64%) Architect
4 80 (9.90%) Developer
5 70 (8.66%) Project Manager
6 61 (7.55%) Support Engineer
7 60 (7.43%) SharePoint Developer
8 48 (5.94%) Support Analyst
9 46 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 46 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 32 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
11 31 (3.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 29 (3.59%) SharePoint Consultant
12 29 (3.59%) IT Support
13 28 (3.47%) Desktop Support
14 23 (2.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 23 (2.85%) SharePoint Architect
15 22 (2.72%) Administrator
16 21 (2.60%) Service Analyst
16 21 (2.60%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (8.29%) HTML
2 64 (7.92%) CSS
3 60 (7.43%) .NET
4 38 (4.70%) ASP.NET
5 34 (4.21%) jQuery
6 21 (2.60%) XML
7 18 (2.23%) HTML5
8 15 (1.86%) CSS3
9 14 (1.73%) Web Services
10 13 (1.61%) REST
11 11 (1.36%) Application Packaging
12 10 (1.24%) Ajax
13 8 (0.99%) JSON
14 6 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (0.74%) AngularJS
15 5 (0.62%) .NET Framework
15 5 (0.62%) Middleware
16 4 (0.50%) XSL
16 4 (0.50%) LINQ
16 4 (0.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.68%) Blackberry
2 38 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (2.85%) Clustering
4 21 (2.60%) User Experience
5 17 (2.10%) Replication
6 14 (1.73%) PDA
7 12 (1.49%) PKI
7 12 (1.49%) iPhone
8 11 (1.36%) iPad
9 9 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (0.99%) NHS
11 7 (0.87%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.74%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.74%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.62%) Life Science
14 4 (0.50%) E-Learning
14 4 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
15 3 (0.37%) Mobile App
15 3 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 370 (45.79%) Windows
2 160 (19.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 121 (14.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 92 (11.39%) Windows 7
5 82 (10.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (4.46%) Windows 8
7 29 (3.59%) Windows XP
8 17 (2.10%) Linux
8 17 (2.10%) Android
9 15 (1.86%) Mac OS X
10 11 (1.36%) Windows Vista
11 9 (1.11%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.62%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.37%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.37%) MVS
16 2 (0.25%) NetWare
16 2 (0.25%) UNIX
16 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (26.86%) Migration
2 84 (10.40%) ITIL
3 54 (6.68%) Project Management
4 49 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (4.70%) Change Management
6 28 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (3.34%) CRM
8 23 (2.85%) Service Delivery
9 22 (2.72%) Configuration Management
10 20 (2.48%) Workflow
11 17 (2.10%) Data Migration
12 16 (1.98%) Kalman Filter
13 15 (1.86%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (1.86%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (1.86%) PRINCE2
14 13 (1.61%) Scrum
14 13 (1.61%) Identity Management
15 12 (1.49%) Service Management
16 11 (1.36%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 76 (9.41%) PowerShell
2 61 (7.55%) JavaScript
3 57 (7.05%) C#
4 36 (4.46%) SQL
5 12 (1.49%) VBScript
6 3 (0.37%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (0.25%) VBA
8 1 (0.12%) Python
8 1 (0.12%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.12%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.12%) C
8 1 (0.12%) VB
8 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.12%) Java
8 1 (0.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 76 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (5.82%) Security Cleared
3 44 (5.45%) MCSE
4 30 (3.71%) SC Cleared
5 26 (3.22%) Degree
6 25 (3.09%) MCITP
7 24 (2.97%) MCP
8 19 (2.35%) VCP4
9 13 (1.61%) MCTS
10 12 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (1.36%) CCNA
12 10 (1.24%) MCSA
12 10 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (0.99%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.62%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.62%) CCNP
16 4 (0.50%) CCA
16 4 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
17 3 (0.37%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.08%) SLA
2 4 (0.50%) QA
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 300 (37.13%) Active Directory
2 75 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (9.28%) Hyper-V
3 41 (5.07%) vSphere
4 21 (2.60%) XenApp
5 12 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (1.49%) UAG
6 9 (1.11%) Xen
7 8 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (0.99%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.87%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.62%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.50%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.50%) XenServer
11 4 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 103 (12.75%) SCCM
2 21 (2.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 20 (2.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 20 (2.48%) SCOM
4 11 (1.36%) WSUS
5 10 (1.24%) Windows Intune
6 6 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (0.62%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.62%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.37%) OpenView
8 3 (0.37%) Puppet
8 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.25%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.25%) FreeIPA
10 1 (0.12%) Nagios
10 1 (0.12%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.12%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.12%) Casper Suite
10 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 383 (47.40%) Microsoft
2 146 (18.07%) VMware
3 105 (13.00%) Citrix
4 45 (5.57%) Cisco
5 42 (5.20%) HP
6 32 (3.96%) Symantec
7 31 (3.84%) Dell
8 25 (3.09%) Lotus
9 22 (2.72%) EMC
10 20 (2.48%) Oracle
11 19 (2.35%) Apple
12 18 (2.23%) NetApp
13 12 (1.49%) SAP
13 12 (1.49%) Google
14 11 (1.36%) McAfee
14 11 (1.36%) Sophos
15 10 (1.24%) Veeam
16 9 (1.11%) SolarWinds
17 7 (0.87%) AppSense
17 7 (0.87%) Nintex
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