The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 324 457 514
Rank change year-on-year
+133 +57
Contract jobs citing Office 365 298 87 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.23% 9.56% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 53 37
Average daily rate £325 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £238 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.49% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 5 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £23.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -50.00%
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1550 910 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.75% 1.91% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 569 482
Average daily rate £425 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 20
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £12.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.64 £33.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +82 272 £325 -18.75% 108
London +33 99 £300 -27.27% 43
South East +57 76 £401 +22.29% 25
South West -2 36 £325 -11.56% 8
Berkshire +14 25 £425 +6.31% 3
Surrey +11 21 £370 +94.73% 16
East of England -12 19 £375 +21.95% 6
City of London -3 18 £275 +14.58% 9
Devon -1 13 £425 +63.46% 1
West Midlands -5 13 £353 - 7
North West -6 13 £317 -20.97% 7
Scotland 0 10 £513 +41.37% 3
East Midlands - 10 £450 - 4
Bracknell - 10 £450 - 1
Plymouth -11 9 £325 +25.00%
Oxfordshire - 9 £675 - 1
Manchester - 9 £121 - 6
Reading - 8 £260 -
Essex -20 7 £150 -21.05% 1
Hampshire - 7 £428 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £394 - 2
Yorkshire - 7 £415 - 6
South Wales - 7 £185 - 2
Wales - 7 £185 - 2
Cardiff - 7 £185 - 2
Glasgow +12 6 £325 -10.34% 3
Milton Keynes - 6 £394 - 1
Oxford - 6 £675 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £415 - 5
Gloucestershire - 6 £175 - 1

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 250 (52.63%) Windows
2 223 (46.95%) Microsoft
3 183 (38.53%) Active Directory
4 151 (31.79%) MS Exchange
5 124 (26.11%) Windows 7
6 122 (25.68%) SharePoint
7 112 (23.58%) Migration
8 99 (20.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 89 (18.74%) MS Office
10 81 (17.05%) MS Excel
11 79 (16.63%) Lync
12 78 (16.42%) Exchange Server 2010
13 61 (12.84%) SQL Server
14 59 (12.42%) VMware
15 52 (10.95%) PowerShell
16 50 (10.53%) ITIL
17 43 (9.05%) Windows Server 2003
18 42 (8.84%) Project Management
19 41 (8.63%) Citrix
19 41 (8.63%) Windows XP
20 39 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2007
20 39 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
20 39 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2013
21 38 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
21 38 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
22 37 (7.79%) Cisco
23 35 (7.37%) Blackberry
23 35 (7.37%) Windows 8
23 35 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
24 31 (6.53%) .NET

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 151 (31.79%) MS Exchange
2 122 (25.68%) SharePoint
3 79 (16.63%) Lync
4 78 (16.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 39 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 30 (6.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 27 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 25 (5.26%) IBM Notes
10 19 (4.00%) IIS
11 13 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 12 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (1.89%) Lotus Domino
14 5 (1.05%) WordPress
15 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.84%) CMS
15 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 4 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.84%) Zimbra
Applications
1 89 (18.74%) MS Office
2 81 (17.05%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.05%) MS Project
5 2 (0.42%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) SAP R/3
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.21%) Summit
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) assyst
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.84%) SaaS
3 3 (0.63%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.21%) PaaS
5 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.32%) DNS
2 26 (5.47%) Firewall
3 22 (4.63%) LAN
4 21 (4.42%) TCP/IP
5 19 (4.00%) Wireless
5 19 (4.00%) Intranet
5 19 (4.00%) Internet
6 18 (3.79%) VoIP
7 17 (3.58%) VPN
8 16 (3.37%) DHCP
9 15 (3.16%) WAN
9 15 (3.16%) SAN
10 7 (1.47%) Unified Communications
11 6 (1.26%) NAS
12 5 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.05%) SNMP
13 4 (0.84%) SMTP
13 4 (0.84%) Kerberos
13 4 (0.84%) PBX
13 4 (0.84%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.84%) Ingres
6 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.42%) DataStage
7 2 (0.42%) Star Schema
7 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.42%) OLAP
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (3.58%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.47%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.21%) FxCop
4 1 (0.21%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) NUnit
4 1 (0.21%) MSI
General
1 24 (5.05%) Finance
2 20 (4.21%) Retail
3 8 (1.68%) Dutch Language
4 7 (1.47%) Marketing
4 7 (1.47%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.84%) Publishing
6 2 (0.42%) Advertising
6 2 (0.42%) Legal
6 2 (0.42%) Banking
7 1 (0.21%) French Language
7 1 (0.21%) German Language
7 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.21%) Billing
7 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.21%) Electronics
7 1 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 89 (18.74%) Consultant
2 51 (10.74%) Support Engineer
3 46 (9.68%) Architect
3 46 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 37 (7.79%) Analyst
5 29 (6.11%) Administrator
6 24 (5.05%) Developer
7 21 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (4.21%) Support Analyst
9 17 (3.58%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (3.37%) Desktop Support
10 16 (3.37%) SharePoint Developer
11 15 (3.16%) SharePoint Consultant
12 13 (2.74%) Exchange Consultant
13 12 (2.53%) 1st Line Support
13 12 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (2.53%) IT Support
13 12 (2.53%) Active Directory Consultant
14 11 (2.32%) Technical Manager
14 11 (2.32%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.53%) .NET
2 17 (3.58%) WCF
3 14 (2.95%) Web Services
3 14 (2.95%) WPF
4 12 (2.53%) HTML
4 12 (2.53%) REST
5 10 (2.11%) XML
5 10 (2.11%) CSS
6 8 (1.68%) ASP.NET
6 8 (1.68%) LINQ
7 7 (1.47%) SOAP
8 6 (1.26%) jQuery
9 5 (1.05%) Ajax
10 4 (0.84%) XSLT
10 4 (0.84%) JSON
11 3 (0.63%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 3 (0.63%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.42%) SAML
12 2 (0.42%) MDX
13 1 (0.21%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.37%) Blackberry
2 12 (2.53%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.26%) Client/Server
3 6 (1.26%) Replication
3 6 (1.26%) iPhone
3 6 (1.26%) Social Media
3 6 (1.26%) iPad
3 6 (1.26%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (1.05%) E-Learning
5 4 (0.84%) Blog
6 3 (0.63%) FMCG
7 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.42%) NHS
7 2 (0.42%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.42%) PMI
7 2 (0.42%) GIS
7 2 (0.42%) Clustering
7 2 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.42%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 250 (52.63%) Windows
2 124 (26.11%) Windows 7
3 99 (20.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (9.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (8.63%) Windows XP
6 35 (7.37%) Windows 8
6 35 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (3.37%) Linux
8 14 (2.95%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.68%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.68%) Windows 2000
10 7 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (1.26%) Android
11 6 (1.26%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.05%) Windows Vista
12 5 (1.05%) UNIX
13 2 (0.42%) Solaris
14 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (23.58%) Migration
2 50 (10.53%) ITIL
3 42 (8.84%) Project Management
4 25 (5.26%) Identity Management
5 24 (5.05%) Scrum
6 21 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (3.79%) Service Delivery
9 17 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (3.37%) Change Management
10 16 (3.37%) Incident Management
11 14 (2.95%) PRINCE2
11 14 (2.95%) Service Management
12 13 (2.74%) Software Testing
13 11 (2.32%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (1.89%) Software Engineering
14 9 (1.89%) Change Control
15 8 (1.68%) BDD
15 8 (1.68%) Supplier Management
16 7 (1.47%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 52 (10.95%) PowerShell
2 29 (6.11%) SQL
3 26 (5.47%) C#
4 12 (2.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.84%) VBScript
5 4 (0.84%) VB.NET
5 4 (0.84%) VBA
6 2 (0.42%) LotusScript
7 1 (0.21%) VB
7 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.21%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (4.42%) MCSE
3 14 (2.95%) MCITP
4 11 (2.32%) Degree
5 9 (1.89%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.47%) MCTS
7 6 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.26%) MCSD
8 5 (1.05%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.05%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.05%) ISEB
8 5 (1.05%) MCP
9 4 (0.84%) PMP
9 4 (0.84%) CCNA
10 3 (0.63%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.42%) CCNP
11 2 (0.42%) MCSA
11 2 (0.42%) MCDST
12 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.89%) SLA
2 18 (3.79%) QA
3 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 183 (38.53%) Active Directory
2 39 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.95%) vSphere
5 9 (1.89%) XenApp
6 8 (1.68%) Terminal Services
7 7 (1.47%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.05%) ISA Server
8 5 (1.05%) UAG
9 4 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.84%) NFS
10 2 (0.42%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.21%) XenServer
11 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.21%) Postfix
11 1 (0.21%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.21%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.21%) Novell eDirectory
11 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (5.26%) SCCM
2 15 (3.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 8 (1.68%) Windows Intune
3 8 (1.68%) SCOM
4 6 (1.26%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (1.26%) MAILsweeper
4 6 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (0.84%) Legato
5 4 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.63%) WMI
6 3 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.63%) Novell Identity Manager
7 2 (0.42%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.42%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.42%) WSUS
8 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.21%) MIIS
8 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 223 (46.95%) Microsoft
2 59 (12.42%) VMware
3 41 (8.63%) Citrix
4 37 (7.79%) Cisco
5 22 (4.63%) Lotus
6 19 (4.00%) HP
7 16 (3.37%) Apple
8 14 (2.95%) McAfee
9 13 (2.74%) Remedy
9 13 (2.74%) Oracle
9 13 (2.74%) Symantec
10 11 (2.32%) EMC
11 10 (2.11%) IBM
12 9 (1.89%) Dell
12 9 (1.89%) Avaya
13 7 (1.47%) Google
13 7 (1.47%) SAP
14 6 (1.26%) CommVault
15 5 (1.05%) Altiris
15 5 (1.05%) Sophos
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