The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 91 175 301
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +126
Contract jobs citing Office 365 1335 822 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.50% 1.42% 0.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.76% 23.62% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 554 228
Median daily rate £360 £350 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.78% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £390
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 22 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £29.95 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.26 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.62% -3.03%

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
6135 3480 2578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.51% 6.01% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4198 2325 1646
Median daily rate £468 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 56 49
Median hourly rate £19.00 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.30 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.00% +25.00%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Office 365 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +63 1213 £375 +7.14% 291
London +53 498 £400 +6.66% 96
South East +57 276 £375 +7.14% 64
Berkshire +41 106 £375 +15.38% 12
Scotland +83 88 £325 -7.14% 2
East of England +13 77 £325 +8.33% 21
West Midlands -8 75 £365 -8.81% 15
South West +35 74 £220 -32.30% 23
Reading +35 63 £265 -18.46% 5
Hampshire +48 62 £400 +6.66% 10
North West +44 62 £406 +38.88% 26
City of London +21 57 £388 -3.12% 16
North East +27 53 £328 +0.76% 7
Yorkshire +30 51 £350 -3.78% 21
Renfrewshire - 48 £323 -
Erskine - 47 £325 -
Tyne and Wear +17 46 £330 +1.53% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +14 45 £330 - 3
Surrey +22 40 £350 - 10
West Yorkshire +11 33 £380 +8.57% 10
East Midlands +5 31 £388 +14.88% 15
Oxfordshire +5 30 £200 -38.46% 13
Birmingham -5 29 £400 -4.76% 6
Manchester +2 26 £356 +1.78% 11
Leeds +26 25 £325 -17.72% 5
Bristol +4 22 £255 +104.00% 4
Edinburgh +32 21 £375 -
Cheshire +20 21 £463 +49.19% 6
Hertfordshire +3 21 £356 +65.69% 7
Oxford -3 20 £400 +23.07% 2

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Office 365.

1 1305 (50.54%) Windows
2 1184 (45.86%) Microsoft
3 1128 (43.69%) Active Directory
4 845 (32.73%) SharePoint
5 761 (29.47%) Migration
6 692 (26.80%) Microsoft Azure
7 590 (22.85%) Windows Server
8 544 (21.07%) MS Exchange
9 499 (19.33%) Skype for Business
10 454 (17.58%) MS Office
11 446 (17.27%) MS Excel
12 417 (16.15%) PowerShell
13 409 (15.84%) Skype
14 377 (14.60%) VMware
15 347 (13.44%) Windows 7
16 341 (13.21%) ITIL
17 339 (13.13%) Security Cleared
17 339 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
18 311 (12.04%) SCCM
19 296 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
20 287 (11.12%) Windows 10
21 283 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
22 278 (10.77%) DNS
23 258 (9.99%) SC Cleared
24 256 (9.91%) Citrix
25 254 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
26 238 (9.22%) SQL Server
27 233 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2013
28 205 (7.94%) Project Management
28 205 (7.94%) Finance

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 845 (32.73%) SharePoint
2 544 (21.07%) MS Exchange
3 499 (19.33%) Skype for Business
4 283 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 233 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 172 (6.66%) SharePoint 2013
7 130 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 117 (4.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 109 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 59 (2.29%) SharePoint Server
11 54 (2.09%) OpenStack
12 53 (2.05%) IIS
13 50 (1.94%) Office Communications Server
14 47 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
15 41 (1.59%) IBM Notes
16 29 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 20 (0.77%) Mule
18 8 (0.31%) CMS
18 8 (0.31%) IBM Domino
18 8 (0.31%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 454 (17.58%) MS Office
2 446 (17.27%) MS Excel
3 43 (1.67%) MS Project
4 34 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.46%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.19%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.039%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 85 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.46%) Faxination
4 7 (0.27%) assyst
5 6 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.039%) OpenText MBPM
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.039%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.039%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 692 (26.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 167 (6.47%) Yammer
3 153 (5.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 147 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
5 135 (5.23%) OneDrive
6 109 (4.22%) IaaS
7 71 (2.75%) SaaS
8 63 (2.44%) PaaS
9 30 (1.16%) Google Apps
10 28 (1.08%) Mimecast
11 17 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.23%) Trello
13 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 3 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.077%) HP Helion
15 1 (0.039%) Google Drive
15 1 (0.039%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.039%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 409 (15.84%) Skype
2 278 (10.77%) DNS
3 187 (7.24%) Firewall
4 165 (6.39%) DHCP
5 136 (5.27%) WAN
6 132 (5.11%) LAN
7 104 (4.03%) VPN
8 91 (3.52%) Internet
9 86 (3.33%) SAN
10 82 (3.18%) TCP/IP
11 70 (2.71%) Wireless
12 60 (2.32%) Network Security
12 60 (2.32%) VoIP
13 53 (2.05%) Intranet
14 49 (1.90%) Unified Communications
15 47 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
16 43 (1.67%) Kerberos
17 40 (1.55%) LDAP
18 34 (1.32%) NAS
19 22 (0.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 41 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (0.93%) Power BI
6 16 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
6 16 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (0.39%) MySQL
9 9 (0.35%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.35%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.27%) Big Data
11 7 (0.27%) PerformancePoint
11 7 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.23%) DataStax
12 6 (0.23%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.23%) HBase
Development Applications
1 41 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 16 (0.62%) StarTeam
4 12 (0.46%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
4 12 (0.46%) Subversion
5 10 (0.39%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.35%) MSI
7 8 (0.31%) FxCop
7 8 (0.31%) JIRA
7 8 (0.31%) StyleCop
8 4 (0.15%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.077%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.077%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.077%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.077%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.039%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.039%) JMeter
10 1 (0.039%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.039%) TestComplete
General
1 205 (7.94%) Finance
2 111 (4.30%) Retail
3 61 (2.36%) Telecoms
4 49 (1.90%) Advertising
5 36 (1.39%) Legal
6 29 (1.12%) Spanish Language
7 25 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 23 (0.89%) Banking
8 23 (0.89%) Marketing
9 21 (0.81%) Publishing
10 19 (0.74%) French Language
10 19 (0.74%) Law
11 18 (0.70%) Back Office
12 15 (0.58%) Local Government
13 13 (0.50%) Italian Language
14 11 (0.43%) German Language
15 7 (0.27%) Games
16 5 (0.19%) Electronics
16 5 (0.19%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 325 (12.59%) Architect
2 319 (12.35%) Analyst
3 271 (10.50%) Consultant
4 200 (7.75%) Support Engineer
5 196 (7.59%) Project Manager
6 169 (6.55%) Office 365 Engineer
7 130 (5.03%) Office 365 Manager
8 125 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
9 119 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 118 (4.57%) Developer
11 111 (4.30%) Support Analyst
12 102 (3.95%) Office 365 Consultant
13 87 (3.37%) Windows Engineer
14 83 (3.21%) Service Analyst
15 81 (3.14%) Desktop Support
16 79 (3.06%) SharePoint Developer
17 78 (3.02%) Office 365 Architect
17 78 (3.02%) Service Desk Analyst
18 77 (2.98%) IT Support
19 76 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (6.04%) .NET
2 86 (3.33%) CSS
3 80 (3.10%) HTML
4 78 (3.02%) Web Services
5 68 (2.63%) ASP.NET
6 50 (1.94%) jQuery
7 46 (1.78%) XML
8 34 (1.32%) COM
9 21 (0.81%) WCF
10 20 (0.77%) HTML5
11 19 (0.74%) REST
12 17 (0.66%) AngularJS
13 14 (0.54%) KnockoutJS
14 11 (0.43%) MAPI
14 11 (0.43%) Node.js
14 11 (0.43%) SAML
14 11 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (0.35%) Backbone.js
15 9 (0.35%) Middleware
16 8 (0.31%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 121 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (4.03%) Data Centre
3 82 (3.18%) Computer Science
4 75 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 57 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
6 48 (1.86%) Blackberry
7 42 (1.63%) PKI
8 40 (1.55%) BYOD
8 40 (1.55%) Clustering
9 31 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
10 29 (1.12%) Virtual Team
11 26 (1.01%) User Experience
12 22 (0.85%) Digital Media
12 22 (0.85%) e-Learning
13 21 (0.81%) Driving Licence
14 18 (0.70%) Smartphone
15 16 (0.62%) Fat Client
15 16 (0.62%) Social Media
15 16 (0.62%) Thin Client
16 15 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1305 (50.54%) Windows
2 590 (22.85%) Windows Server
3 347 (13.44%) Windows 7
4 339 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 296 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 287 (11.12%) Windows 10
7 167 (6.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 100 (3.87%) Linux
9 96 (3.72%) Windows 8
10 83 (3.21%) Android
11 82 (3.18%) Windows XP
12 66 (2.56%) Mac OS X
13 53 (2.05%) Apple iOS
14 18 (0.70%) AIX
14 18 (0.70%) Unix
15 15 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
15 15 (0.58%) Windows Phone
16 14 (0.54%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.39%) Solaris
18 9 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 761 (29.47%) Migration
2 341 (13.21%) ITIL
3 205 (7.94%) Project Management
4 190 (7.36%) Agile Software Development
5 185 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 147 (5.69%) PRINCE2
7 125 (4.84%) Change Management
8 122 (4.73%) CRM
9 106 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
10 90 (3.49%) Service Delivery
11 83 (3.21%) Load Balancing
12 72 (2.79%) Presales
13 68 (2.63%) TOGAF
14 67 (2.59%) Identity Management
14 67 (2.59%) Service Management
15 60 (2.32%) Content Management
16 59 (2.29%) Document Management
17 57 (2.21%) Disaster Recovery
17 57 (2.21%) Service Design
18 56 (2.17%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 417 (16.15%) PowerShell
2 172 (6.66%) SQL
3 138 (5.34%) C#
4 115 (4.45%) JavaScript
5 53 (2.05%) C
6 38 (1.47%) Java
7 33 (1.28%) VBScript
8 24 (0.93%) PHP
9 19 (0.74%) C++
9 19 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 17 (0.66%) VB
10 17 (0.66%) VB.NET
11 12 (0.46%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.43%) TypeScript
13 8 (0.31%) ECMAScript
13 8 (0.31%) Python
13 8 (0.31%) XAML
14 6 (0.23%) Ruby
15 5 (0.19%) COBOL
16 4 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 339 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 258 (9.99%) SC Cleared
3 254 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 172 (6.66%) MCSE
5 139 (5.38%) Degree
6 70 (2.71%) MCITP
7 60 (2.32%) MCSA
8 57 (2.21%) MCTS
9 50 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
10 49 (1.90%) MCP
11 42 (1.63%) CISSP
12 38 (1.47%) CCNA
12 38 (1.47%) DV Cleared
13 32 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
14 31 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (0.81%) ISTQB
15 21 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 19 (0.74%) PMI Certification
16 19 (0.74%) PMP
17 16 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (3.49%) SLA
2 33 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 32 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.12%) QA
5 28 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.70%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.15%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.077%) WCAG
9 1 (0.039%) DICOM
9 1 (0.039%) GPG13
9 1 (0.039%) HL7
9 1 (0.039%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.039%) P3O
9 1 (0.039%) RMADS
9 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1128 (43.69%) Active Directory
2 201 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (6.20%) Hyper-V
4 73 (2.83%) XenApp
5 49 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 49 (1.90%) vSphere
6 34 (1.32%) DFS Replication
7 27 (1.05%) XenDesktop
8 25 (0.97%) VMware ESX
9 20 (0.77%) BitLocker
10 19 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
11 18 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.54%) Brightmail
12 14 (0.54%) UAG
13 11 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 11 (0.43%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.31%) ISA Server
15 8 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
16 6 (0.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 311 (12.04%) SCCM
2 93 (3.60%) SCOM
3 89 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 43 (1.67%) Puppet
5 31 (1.20%) Ansible
6 23 (0.89%) Backup Exec
6 23 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 23 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
7 21 (0.81%) AirWatch
7 21 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 20 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
9 18 (0.70%) WSUS
10 16 (0.62%) Netcool
10 16 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 9 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
12 9 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
12 9 (0.35%) vMotion
13 8 (0.31%) TeamSite
13 8 (0.31%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 1184 (45.86%) Microsoft
2 377 (14.60%) VMware
3 256 (9.91%) Citrix
4 197 (7.63%) Cisco
5 131 (5.07%) HP
6 84 (3.25%) Oracle
7 69 (2.67%) Apple
8 65 (2.52%) Google
9 63 (2.44%) SAP
10 51 (1.98%) IronPort
11 46 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
12 45 (1.74%) Dell
12 45 (1.74%) NetApp
13 44 (1.70%) Symantec
14 41 (1.59%) Lotus
15 40 (1.55%) EMC
16 38 (1.47%) Infor
17 30 (1.16%) IBM
18 28 (1.08%) Intel Security
18 28 (1.08%) Palo Alto
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £340 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: £135 - £200 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
PCR
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £145.00 - £165.00 per day + NONE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120.0 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Teach First
Rate: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Caterham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networkers
Rate: £190.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £180 to £200 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £310.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £385 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Rate: Competitive salary
Posted: 24 days ago