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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 293 443 542
Rank change year-on-year
+150 +99
Contract jobs citing Office 365 375 143 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.27% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.86% 11.46% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 88 29
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +18.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.20 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £18.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.25 £26.38
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -38.38%

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
1988 1248 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.45% 2.37% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 836 424
Average daily rate £425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £125 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.85 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.20 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 +148 336 £375 - 165
London +114 157 £375 +9.48% 52
South East +32 74 £375 -11.76% 40
City of London +51 36 £423 +87.77% 20
West Midlands +6 29 £425 +91.01% 6
South West -26 22 £300 -31.42% 33
Berkshire -2 21 £363 -14.70% 13
Surrey +5 16 £375 +8.69% 9
East Midlands +10 14 £195 -35.00% 2
Reading +7 14 £400 -5.88% 6
North West +6 14 £363 - 14
Hampshire +2 14 £438 - 5
Scotland -9 13 £225 -33.33% 4
Edinburgh +8 12 £225 -43.75%
Birmingham +6 12 £450 +60.71% 3
East of England -13 11 £380 +261.90% 8
Wales -14 11 £395 +70.81% 1
South Wales -5 10 £390 +68.64% 1
Cardiff -6 10 £390 +73.33% 1
West Sussex - 8 £444 - 1
Yorkshire +6 7 £210 -23.63% 4
Manchester -7 7 £350 - 9
Basingstoke - 7 £400 - 1
Lincolnshire - 6 £195 -
Bristol -11 5 £400 - 16
Dorset - 5 £500 - 9
Buckinghamshire -1 4 £275 - 6
Derbyshire - 4 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Leicestershire +5 3 - - 1

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 319 (45.12%) Windows
2 295 (41.73%) Microsoft
3 275 (38.90%) SharePoint
4 250 (35.36%) Active Directory
5 191 (27.02%) MS Exchange
6 156 (22.07%) Migration
7 125 (17.68%) Windows 7
8 119 (16.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 116 (16.41%) MS Office
10 115 (16.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 105 (14.85%) VMware
12 102 (14.43%) SQL Server
13 101 (14.29%) Citrix
14 100 (14.14%) Lync
15 97 (13.72%) Microsoft Azure
16 89 (12.59%) MS Excel
17 88 (12.45%) Windows Server 2012
18 84 (11.88%) Exchange Server 2010
18 84 (11.88%) ITIL
19 83 (11.74%) .NET
20 79 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
21 76 (10.75%) DNS
22 64 (9.05%) SCCM
22 64 (9.05%) C#
23 62 (8.77%) SharePoint 2010
24 61 (8.63%) Windows Server 2003
25 60 (8.49%) PowerShell
26 58 (8.20%) HTML
27 57 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
28 56 (7.92%) Windows XP

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 275 (38.90%) SharePoint
2 191 (27.02%) MS Exchange
3 115 (16.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 100 (14.14%) Lync
5 84 (11.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 62 (8.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 57 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 45 (6.36%) IBM Notes
9 37 (5.23%) IIS
10 33 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 30 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2003
12 20 (2.83%) SharePoint Server
13 19 (2.69%) Office Communications Server
14 16 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (1.98%) Lotus Domino
16 6 (0.85%) Quickr
17 4 (0.57%) Zimbra
18 3 (0.42%) CMS
19 2 (0.28%) MS Project Server
19 2 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 116 (16.41%) MS Office
2 89 (12.59%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.26%) InfoPath
4 11 (1.56%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.71%) MS Project
6 3 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 97 (13.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.40%) IaaS
4 13 (1.84%) SaaS
5 12 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.57%) PaaS
7 3 (0.42%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.14%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 76 (10.75%) DNS
2 51 (7.21%) DHCP
3 46 (6.51%) VPN
4 33 (4.67%) Internet
4 33 (4.67%) TCP/IP
5 32 (4.53%) LAN
6 31 (4.38%) Firewall
7 28 (3.96%) WAN
8 26 (3.68%) VoIP
9 25 (3.54%) SAN
10 23 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (2.83%) Intranet
12 17 (2.40%) VLAN
13 13 (1.84%) Wireless
13 13 (1.84%) Unified Communications
14 10 (1.41%) PBX
15 8 (1.13%) NAS
15 8 (1.13%) LDAP
15 8 (1.13%) SMTP
16 7 (0.99%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (14.43%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.57%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (0.28%) DataStage
10 2 (0.28%) OLAP
10 2 (0.28%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 50 (7.07%) Visual Studio
2 39 (5.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.70%) SpecFlow
4 7 (0.99%) NUnit
4 7 (0.99%) FxCop
5 4 (0.57%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.28%) Subversion
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.14%) JIRA
8 1 (0.14%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.14%) MSTest
8 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 43 (6.08%) Finance
2 24 (3.39%) Retail
3 22 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.26%) Marketing
5 9 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.27%) Advertising
6 8 (1.13%) Banking
6 8 (1.13%) Publishing
7 5 (0.71%) Legal
7 5 (0.71%) Dutch Language
7 5 (0.71%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.57%) Games
9 3 (0.42%) Law
10 2 (0.28%) Billing
10 2 (0.28%) German Language
10 2 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.14%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 121 (17.11%) Analyst
2 97 (13.72%) Architect
3 79 (11.17%) Consultant
4 74 (10.47%) Developer
5 66 (9.34%) SharePoint Developer
6 58 (8.20%) Project Manager
7 52 (7.36%) Support Engineer
8 40 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
9 37 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support
9 37 (5.23%) Support Analyst
10 33 (4.67%) Business Analyst
11 31 (4.38%) SharePoint Consultant
12 30 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (3.39%) SharePoint Architect
14 21 (2.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 21 (2.97%) Desktop Support
15 20 (2.83%) Service Analyst
16 19 (2.69%) Service Desk Analyst
17 17 (2.40%) Technical Architect
17 17 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (11.74%) .NET
2 58 (8.20%) HTML
3 52 (7.36%) CSS
4 43 (6.08%) ASP.NET
5 35 (4.95%) WCF
6 25 (3.54%) REST
7 23 (3.25%) jQuery
8 22 (3.11%) HTML5
9 20 (2.83%) WPF
10 17 (2.40%) Web Services
11 16 (2.26%) XSLT
12 14 (1.98%) CSS3
12 14 (1.98%) XML
13 13 (1.84%) SOAP
14 10 (1.41%) LINQ
14 10 (1.41%) XSL
15 8 (1.13%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (1.13%) Middleware
16 3 (0.42%) .NET Framework
17 2 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.09%) Blackberry
2 33 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.55%) Replication
4 16 (2.26%) User Experience
5 12 (1.70%) PKI
6 11 (1.56%) Clustering
7 10 (1.41%) iPhone
7 10 (1.41%) FMCG
8 9 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.27%) iPad
9 8 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (0.99%) GIS
10 7 (0.99%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.57%) Taxonomies
11 4 (0.57%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.57%) Online Games
11 4 (0.57%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.42%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.42%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 319 (45.12%) Windows
2 125 (17.68%) Windows 7
3 119 (16.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 88 (12.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (8.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (7.92%) Windows XP
7 55 (7.78%) Windows 8
8 27 (3.82%) Linux
9 15 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.70%) Android
11 8 (1.13%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.99%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.99%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.85%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.42%) UNIX
14 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.28%) CentOS
15 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.14%) NetWare
16 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (22.07%) Migration
2 84 (11.88%) ITIL
3 79 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (7.92%) Project Management
5 41 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (5.80%) Scrum
6 36 (5.09%) Change Management
7 31 (4.38%) Service Delivery
8 27 (3.82%) Configuration Management
9 26 (3.68%) PRINCE2
10 21 (2.97%) Identity Management
11 20 (2.83%) Workflow
12 19 (2.69%) Business Analysis
13 18 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
13 18 (2.55%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (2.40%) Capacity Planning
15 16 (2.26%) Mobile Device Management
16 15 (2.12%) Service Management
17 14 (1.98%) BDD
17 14 (1.98%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 64 (9.05%) C#
2 60 (8.49%) PowerShell
3 48 (6.79%) JavaScript
4 46 (6.51%) SQL
5 6 (0.85%) VBScript
6 5 (0.71%) VB
7 4 (0.57%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.57%) Java
8 3 (0.42%) VBA
8 3 (0.42%) C
9 2 (0.28%) Python
9 2 (0.28%) Perl
9 2 (0.28%) PHP
10 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (3.54%) MCSE
3 24 (3.39%) MCP
4 19 (2.69%) MCITP
5 18 (2.55%) MCTS
6 16 (2.26%) Degree
7 14 (1.98%) Security Cleared
8 12 (1.70%) A+ Certification
9 11 (1.56%) ISEB
10 9 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (1.27%) MCSA
11 7 (0.99%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.99%) SC Cleared
12 6 (0.85%) PMP
13 5 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.42%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.28%) MCPD
15 2 (0.28%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.39%) QA
2 21 (2.97%) SLA
3 4 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 250 (35.36%) Active Directory
2 44 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.94%) Hyper-V
4 37 (5.23%) XenApp
5 21 (2.97%) vSphere
6 13 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (1.84%) UAG
6 13 (1.84%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.70%) VMware ESX
8 9 (1.27%) Terminal Services
8 9 (1.27%) XenServer
9 4 (0.57%) Postfix
9 4 (0.57%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.42%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.42%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.28%) IAG
11 2 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 64 (9.05%) SCCM
2 22 (3.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 10 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (1.27%) Windows Intune
5 8 (1.13%) SCDPM
5 8 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (0.99%) SCOM
6 7 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.42%) Nagios
8 3 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.42%) WSUS
8 3 (0.42%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.28%) Opsview
9 2 (0.28%) Puppet
9 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.28%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.28%) MAILsweeper
10 1 (0.14%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 295 (41.73%) Microsoft
2 105 (14.85%) VMware
3 101 (14.29%) Citrix
4 45 (6.36%) Lotus
5 40 (5.66%) Cisco
6 26 (3.68%) HP
7 18 (2.55%) Avaya
8 14 (1.98%) Symantec
8 14 (1.98%) McAfee
8 14 (1.98%) Oracle
8 14 (1.98%) Apple
9 13 (1.84%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.70%) SAP
11 11 (1.56%) Google
11 11 (1.56%) MobileIron
12 10 (1.41%) EMC
13 9 (1.27%) Dell
13 9 (1.27%) IBM
14 8 (1.13%) Nintex
14 8 (1.13%) NetApp
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