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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 231 341 456
Rank change year-on-year
+110 +115
Contract jobs citing Office 365 489 243 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 0.47% 0.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.51% 17.82% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 124 54
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -18.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £140 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -12.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 15 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £9.26 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £15.20 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £11.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+52.27% -21.42%

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
2172 1364 858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.05% 2.63% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1367 831 517
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 27 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.13%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 +125 459 £375 +17.18% 214
London +106 203 £400 +33.33% 83
South East +6 102 £410 +12.25% 37
City of London +50 50 £456 +65.90% 19
South West +9 45 £381 +17.30% 16
Berkshire -3 37 £425 +6.11% 9
Surrey +28 30 £350 +177.22% 6
North West 0 25 £400 +26.38% 19
Yorkshire +4 24 £326 -21.38% 10
West Yorkshire +12 23 £326 -21.38% 8
Reading +12 22 £425 +19.71% 4
Wiltshire +25 20 £400 +33.33%
East of England +17 19 £238 -32.14% 11
East Midlands +4 19 £338 -24.94% 13
West Midlands +1 19 £350 +2.94% 14
Leeds +2 18 £328 -21.08% 7
Swindon +17 15 £388 +29.16%
Manchester -3 14 £375 +211.20% 12
South Wales +9 13 £425 - 2
Wales +4 13 £425 - 2
Nottinghamshire -1 12 £325 -27.77% 1
Nottingham -2 12 £325 -27.77% 1
West Sussex -10 11 £290 +3.57% 1
Cardiff +10 9 £410 - 1
Somerset +4 9 £356 +7.54% 3
Cambridge +10 8 £250 -37.50% 6
Cambridgeshire +8 8 £250 -37.50% 6
Oxfordshire -17 8 £433 -35.92% 7
Merseyside - 7 £675 - 4
Bristol +2 6 £313 +38.88% 1

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 396 (46.86%) Windows
2 385 (45.56%) Microsoft
3 320 (37.87%) Active Directory
4 316 (37.40%) SharePoint
5 232 (27.46%) MS Exchange
6 212 (25.09%) Migration
7 171 (20.24%) Lync
8 156 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 148 (17.51%) VMware
10 141 (16.69%) Exchange Server 2010
11 132 (15.62%) MS Office
12 130 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
13 122 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 117 (13.85%) Citrix
14 117 (13.85%) Exchange Server 2013
15 112 (13.25%) SCCM
16 110 (13.02%) Microsoft Azure
17 103 (12.19%) Windows 7
18 90 (10.65%) ITIL
19 87 (10.30%) MS Excel
20 81 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
21 78 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
22 77 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
23 76 (8.99%) Hyper-V
24 73 (8.64%) HTML
24 73 (8.64%) PowerShell
24 73 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2007
25 72 (8.52%) DNS
26 66 (7.81%) .NET
26 66 (7.81%) CSS

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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
1 316 (37.40%) SharePoint
2 232 (27.46%) MS Exchange
3 171 (20.24%) Lync
4 141 (16.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 130 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 117 (13.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 73 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 60 (7.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 51 (6.04%) IIS
10 39 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
11 32 (3.79%) Office Communications Server
12 27 (3.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 25 (2.96%) IBM Notes
14 13 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (1.07%) CMS
16 6 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
17 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
18 3 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
18 3 (0.36%) Umbraco
19 2 (0.24%) GroupWise
Applications
1 132 (15.62%) MS Office
2 87 (10.30%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.30%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.47%) InDesign
7 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) MS Project
8 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.12%) FRx
4 1 (0.12%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 110 (13.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (2.49%) Yammer
3 20 (2.37%) IaaS
4 12 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.07%) PaaS
6 8 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.83%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.36%) SaaS
9 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 72 (8.52%) DNS
2 52 (6.15%) Firewall
3 47 (5.56%) Intranet
4 46 (5.44%) DHCP
5 45 (5.33%) WAN
6 42 (4.97%) VPN
7 38 (4.50%) SAN
8 37 (4.38%) LAN
9 32 (3.79%) VLAN
10 30 (3.55%) TCP/IP
11 27 (3.20%) VoIP
12 23 (2.72%) Internet
13 22 (2.60%) LDAP
14 13 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (1.30%) NAS
16 9 (1.07%) Wireless
16 9 (1.07%) PBX
16 9 (1.07%) SSL
17 7 (0.83%) MPLS
18 6 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (0.83%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.47%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.24%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.12%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.12%) Big Data
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.12%) MS Access
8 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 34 (4.02%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.36%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.24%) MSI
5 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.12%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
General
1 58 (6.86%) Finance
2 19 (2.25%) Marketing
3 16 (1.89%) Retail
4 15 (1.78%) Advertising
5 12 (1.42%) Publishing
6 9 (1.07%) Legal
7 8 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.83%) Polish Language
9 6 (0.71%) Turkish Language
9 6 (0.71%) Hebrew Language
10 5 (0.59%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.47%) Local Government
11 4 (0.47%) Law
12 3 (0.36%) Back Office
12 3 (0.36%) Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Games
14 1 (0.12%) Electronics
14 1 (0.12%) Finnish Language
14 1 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 120 (14.20%) Consultant
2 117 (13.85%) Analyst
3 83 (9.82%) Developer
4 75 (8.88%) Project Manager
5 73 (8.64%) Architect
6 62 (7.34%) SharePoint Developer
7 59 (6.98%) Support Engineer
8 51 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 48 (5.68%) Support Analyst
10 44 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
11 37 (4.38%) Administrator
11 37 (4.38%) IT Support
12 33 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 32 (3.79%) Desktop Support
14 31 (3.67%) SharePoint Consultant
15 28 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
16 24 (2.84%) Service Analyst
16 24 (2.84%) Service Desk Analyst
16 24 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 23 (2.72%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (8.64%) HTML
2 66 (7.81%) .NET
2 66 (7.81%) CSS
3 35 (4.14%) ASP.NET
4 30 (3.55%) jQuery
5 24 (2.84%) XML
6 18 (2.13%) HTML5
7 16 (1.89%) CSS3
7 16 (1.89%) Web Services
8 12 (1.42%) Ajax
9 11 (1.30%) Application Packaging
10 10 (1.18%) REST
11 6 (0.71%) JSON
11 6 (0.71%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.71%) AngularJS
12 5 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.59%) XSL
13 4 (0.47%) XHTML
13 4 (0.47%) KnockoutJS
14 3 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.44%) Blackberry
2 39 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.08%) Clustering
4 24 (2.84%) User Experience
5 16 (1.89%) PDA
6 15 (1.78%) iPad
7 14 (1.66%) Replication
8 12 (1.42%) iPhone
8 12 (1.42%) PKI
9 9 (1.07%) NHS
10 6 (0.71%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.71%) Life Science
10 6 (0.71%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.59%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.59%) E-Learning
11 5 (0.59%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.47%) Mobile Computing
13 3 (0.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 396 (46.86%) Windows
2 156 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 122 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 103 (12.19%) Windows 7
5 81 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (4.50%) Windows 8
7 35 (4.14%) Windows XP
8 19 (2.25%) Mac OS X
9 18 (2.13%) Linux
10 15 (1.78%) Android
11 13 (1.54%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
13 10 (1.18%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.71%) UNIX
14 6 (0.71%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.47%) Windows NT
16 4 (0.47%) Solaris
17 3 (0.36%) MVS
18 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (25.09%) Migration
2 90 (10.65%) ITIL
3 54 (6.39%) Project Management
4 47 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 36 (4.26%) CRM
6 29 (3.43%) Service Delivery
7 27 (3.20%) Change Management
8 25 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (2.13%) PRINCE2
9 18 (2.13%) Data Migration
10 16 (1.89%) Capacity Planning
10 16 (1.89%) Configuration Management
11 15 (1.78%) Identity Management
12 14 (1.66%) Workflow
12 14 (1.66%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (1.54%) PRINCE
13 13 (1.54%) Kalman Filter
14 12 (1.42%) Mobile Device Management
14 12 (1.42%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (8.64%) PowerShell
2 58 (6.86%) C#
2 58 (6.86%) JavaScript
3 44 (5.21%) SQL
4 11 (1.30%) VBScript
5 3 (0.36%) VB.NET
5 3 (0.36%) VBA
5 3 (0.36%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 2 (0.24%) Java
7 1 (0.12%) PHP
7 1 (0.12%) VB
7 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.12%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.12%) X++
7 1 (0.12%) Python
7 1 (0.12%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.12%) C
Qualifications
1 78 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (6.04%) MCSE
3 42 (4.97%) Security Cleared
4 31 (3.67%) MCP
5 30 (3.55%) Degree
6 29 (3.43%) MCITP
7 28 (3.31%) SC Cleared
8 15 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.66%) MCTS
10 13 (1.54%) MCSA
11 12 (1.42%) CCNA
11 12 (1.42%) A+ Certification
12 10 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.71%) CCA
13 6 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (0.71%) CCNP
14 4 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.36%) CCEA
15 3 (0.36%) ISEB
15 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.55%) SLA
2 7 (0.83%) QA
3 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 320 (37.87%) Active Directory
2 77 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (8.99%) Hyper-V
4 41 (4.85%) vSphere
5 25 (2.96%) XenApp
6 12 (1.42%) UAG
7 11 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (1.07%) Xen
8 9 (1.07%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.95%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.95%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (0.71%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.47%) MetaFrame
13 4 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.36%) XenServer
15 2 (0.24%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 112 (13.25%) SCCM
2 20 (2.37%) SCOM
3 14 (1.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 14 (1.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 13 (1.54%) WSUS
5 11 (1.30%) Windows Intune
6 6 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (0.59%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.47%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.36%) OpenView
9 3 (0.36%) Puppet
9 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.24%) ZENworks
10 2 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.24%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.24%) FreeIPA
11 1 (0.12%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.12%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 385 (45.56%) Microsoft
2 148 (17.51%) VMware
3 117 (13.85%) Citrix
4 46 (5.44%) Cisco
5 40 (4.73%) HP
6 34 (4.02%) Dell
7 27 (3.20%) EMC
7 27 (3.20%) Symantec
8 25 (2.96%) Lotus
9 24 (2.84%) Apple
10 19 (2.25%) Oracle
11 17 (2.01%) NetApp
12 15 (1.78%) McAfee
13 12 (1.42%) SAP
13 12 (1.42%) Google
14 11 (1.30%) Sophos
14 11 (1.30%) AppSense
15 10 (1.18%) Veeam
16 9 (1.07%) Red Hat
17 8 (0.95%) Altiris
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