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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 116 219 319
Rank change year-on-year
+103 +100
Contract jobs citing Office 365 1117 587 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.08% 1.07% 0.61%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.81% 19.07% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 345 171
Median daily rate £400 £325 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £489 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £320 £339
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 39 29
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £11.40 £8.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £28.00 £17.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.75 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +61.36%

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
4897 3078 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.13% 5.59% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3390 1974 1369
Median daily rate £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 83 40
Median hourly rate £20.25 £30.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +84.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.55 £8.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.56 £25.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-25.78% +96.07%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +94 1009 £400 +23.07% 283
London +75 410 £425 +27.81% 110
South East +40 210 £400 +23.07% 63
South West +40 100 £375 +25.00% 17
Scotland +44 79 £390 +7.21% 6
Berkshire +19 74 £425 +3.65% 15
East of England +44 60 £300 -13.04% 24
Yorkshire +44 59 £415 +27.69% 16
North West +10 53 £414 +30.39% 21
City of London +44 46 £425 - 18
Erskine - 46 £375 -
Renfrewshire - 46 £375 -
East Midlands +33 45 £413 +48.91% 8
West Midlands -6 45 £300 -14.28% 18
Surrey +17 44 £421 +87.11% 11
Reading -3 39 £413 -1.19% 9
Bristol +22 38 £375 +212.50% 6
West Yorkshire +16 36 £430 +37.60% 9
North East -16 35 £330 - 3
Tyne and Wear -21 28 £330 - 2
Hampshire +2 27 £350 -6.04% 11
Wiltshire +12 25 £475 +35.71% 2
Manchester -2 25 £425 +45.29% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne - 23 £326 - 1
Cheshire +13 22 £414 +3.50% 8
Leeds +9 19 £550 +83.33% 8
Hertfordshire +20 18 £215 -53.76% 3
Glasgow +22 17 £390 +32.20%
Birmingham +9 17 £340 -15.00% 5
Kent +2 17 £400 +166.66% 1

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 934 (46.38%) Windows
2 903 (44.84%) Microsoft
3 786 (39.03%) Active Directory
4 617 (30.64%) Migration
5 571 (28.35%) SharePoint
6 465 (23.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 464 (23.04%) Windows Server
8 439 (21.80%) MS Exchange
9 364 (18.07%) MS Office
10 329 (16.34%) Skype for Business
11 298 (14.80%) VMware
12 296 (14.70%) PowerShell
13 284 (14.10%) MS Excel
14 271 (13.46%) ITIL
15 260 (12.91%) Windows Server 2012
16 257 (12.76%) Windows 7
17 247 (12.26%) Security Cleared
18 245 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
19 242 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2010
20 241 (11.97%) Citrix
21 233 (11.57%) Skype
22 223 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2013
23 216 (10.72%) DNS
24 192 (9.53%) SCCM
25 190 (9.43%) SQL Server
26 183 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
27 182 (9.04%) Project Management
28 175 (8.69%) SC Cleared
29 173 (8.59%) Finance
30 162 (8.04%) SQL

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
1 571 (28.35%) SharePoint
2 439 (21.80%) MS Exchange
3 329 (16.34%) Skype for Business
4 242 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 223 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 131 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 129 (6.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 116 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2003
9 81 (4.02%) SharePoint 2010
10 58 (2.88%) IIS
11 54 (2.68%) IBM Notes
12 43 (2.14%) SharePoint Server
13 41 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
14 31 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 30 (1.49%) OpenStack
16 23 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
17 19 (0.94%) IBM Domino
18 16 (0.79%) CMS
19 8 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
19 8 (0.40%) Mule
Applications
1 364 (18.07%) MS Office
2 284 (14.10%) MS Excel
3 34 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (1.49%) MS Project
5 17 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.65%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.050%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 55 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.099%) Infor CRM
4 2 (0.099%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.050%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.050%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.050%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.050%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.050%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 465 (23.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
3 99 (4.92%) Yammer
4 78 (3.87%) IaaS
5 77 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
6 73 (3.62%) OneDrive
7 56 (2.78%) SaaS
8 32 (1.59%) PaaS
9 31 (1.54%) Google Apps
10 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.40%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.099%) GitHub
13 2 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.099%) HP Helion
13 2 (0.099%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.050%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.050%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 233 (11.57%) Skype
2 216 (10.72%) DNS
3 136 (6.75%) Firewall
4 134 (6.65%) DHCP
5 99 (4.92%) WAN
6 94 (4.67%) LAN
7 83 (4.12%) TCP/IP
8 60 (2.98%) VPN
9 58 (2.88%) Intranet
9 58 (2.88%) SAN
10 47 (2.33%) Unified Communications
11 43 (2.14%) Wireless
12 41 (2.04%) Network Security
13 40 (1.99%) Internet
13 40 (1.99%) VoIP
14 36 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
15 26 (1.29%) Kerberos
15 26 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
16 19 (0.94%) LDAP
17 15 (0.74%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (0.45%) Power BI
8 9 (0.45%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.30%) MySQL
10 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.15%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.15%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.099%) GIS
13 1 (0.050%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 30 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (0.79%) Visual Studio
3 9 (0.45%) Cucumber
3 9 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.40%) JIRA
4 8 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (0.35%) Capybara
6 4 (0.20%) FxCop
6 4 (0.20%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.20%) StyleCop
6 4 (0.20%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.099%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.099%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.099%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.099%) MSI
7 2 (0.099%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.099%) Subversion
8 1 (0.050%) Hudson
8 1 (0.050%) Maven
8 1 (0.050%) Protractor
General
1 173 (8.59%) Finance
2 56 (2.78%) Retail
3 49 (2.43%) Telecoms
4 48 (2.38%) Advertising
5 38 (1.89%) Marketing
6 23 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 20 (0.99%) German Language
8 19 (0.94%) Back Office
8 19 (0.94%) French Language
8 19 (0.94%) Italian Language
9 16 (0.79%) Local Government
10 15 (0.74%) Publishing
11 14 (0.70%) Banking
12 13 (0.65%) Spanish Language
13 11 (0.55%) Legal
14 9 (0.45%) Electronics
15 7 (0.35%) Billing
16 5 (0.25%) Games
16 5 (0.25%) Law
17 3 (0.15%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 250 (12.41%) Consultant
2 245 (12.16%) Analyst
3 236 (11.72%) Architect
4 234 (11.62%) Project Manager
5 171 (8.49%) Support Engineer
6 140 (6.95%) Office 365 Manager
7 107 (5.31%) Office 365 Engineer
8 103 (5.11%) Developer
9 98 (4.87%) Support Analyst
10 91 (4.52%) Office 365 Consultant
11 81 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 80 (3.97%) SharePoint Developer
13 78 (3.87%) Desktop Support
14 77 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
14 77 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
15 70 (3.48%) Office 365 Architect
16 68 (3.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 67 (3.33%) Administrator
18 65 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
19 58 (2.88%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (5.56%) .NET
2 58 (2.88%) Web Services
3 51 (2.53%) CSS
4 47 (2.33%) HTML
5 42 (2.09%) jQuery
6 32 (1.59%) ASP.NET
7 19 (0.94%) XML
8 17 (0.84%) COM
9 16 (0.79%) .NET Framework
10 13 (0.65%) XSLT
11 12 (0.60%) AngularJS
11 12 (0.60%) HTML5
12 8 (0.40%) Gherkin
12 8 (0.40%) SAML
13 7 (0.35%) REST
13 7 (0.35%) SOAP
14 6 (0.30%) Ajax
14 6 (0.30%) KnockoutJS
14 6 (0.30%) MAPI
15 5 (0.25%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 83 (4.12%) Data Centre
2 68 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (2.28%) Computer Science
4 40 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 32 (1.59%) Blackberry
6 30 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
7 28 (1.39%) PKI
8 27 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 24 (1.19%) User Experience
10 20 (0.99%) Fat Client
10 20 (0.99%) Thin Client
11 18 (0.89%) Clustering
12 17 (0.84%) iPad
13 16 (0.79%) Private Cloud
13 16 (0.79%) Social Network
14 15 (0.74%) Driving Licence
15 13 (0.65%) iPhone
15 13 (0.65%) Replication
16 12 (0.60%) Smartphone
16 12 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 934 (46.38%) Windows
2 464 (23.04%) Windows Server
3 260 (12.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 257 (12.76%) Windows 7
5 245 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 129 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 128 (6.36%) Windows 10
8 88 (4.37%) Windows 8
9 75 (3.72%) Linux
10 71 (3.53%) Windows XP
11 44 (2.18%) Mac OS X
12 38 (1.89%) Apple iOS
13 32 (1.59%) Android
14 25 (1.24%) Unix
15 18 (0.89%) Windows Phone
16 10 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (0.40%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.35%) AIX
19 6 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
20 5 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (30.64%) Migration
2 271 (13.46%) ITIL
3 182 (9.04%) Project Management
4 145 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 139 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 134 (6.65%) PRINCE2
7 86 (4.27%) Change Management
8 78 (3.87%) CRM
9 56 (2.78%) Service Delivery
9 56 (2.78%) Service Management
10 52 (2.58%) Business Intelligence
11 47 (2.33%) Load Balancing
12 46 (2.28%) Identity Management
12 46 (2.28%) TOGAF
13 43 (2.14%) Content Management
14 41 (2.04%) Document Management
15 40 (1.99%) Disaster Recovery
16 37 (1.84%) Presales
17 36 (1.79%) Mobile Device Management
18 35 (1.74%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 296 (14.70%) PowerShell
2 162 (8.04%) SQL
3 104 (5.16%) C#
4 85 (4.22%) JavaScript
5 19 (0.94%) C
6 18 (0.89%) Java
7 14 (0.70%) VBScript
8 13 (0.65%) T-SQL
9 11 (0.55%) VB.NET
10 10 (0.50%) PHP
11 9 (0.45%) Ruby
12 8 (0.40%) C++
13 7 (0.35%) VB
14 5 (0.25%) Python
15 3 (0.15%) VBA
16 2 (0.099%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.099%) VB6
17 1 (0.050%) Perl
17 1 (0.050%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 247 (12.26%) Security Cleared
2 183 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 175 (8.69%) SC Cleared
4 120 (5.96%) MCSE
5 103 (5.11%) Degree
6 54 (2.68%) MCITP
7 47 (2.33%) MCP
8 40 (1.99%) MCTS
9 35 (1.74%) MCSA
10 27 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
11 26 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 24 (1.19%) CISSP
13 20 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 19 (0.94%) CCNA
14 19 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
15 17 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
16 15 (0.74%) MCDST
17 11 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 11 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (1.99%) SLA
2 24 (1.19%) QA
3 20 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
5 14 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.20%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.15%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.050%) DICOM
9 1 (0.050%) HL7
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 786 (39.03%) Active Directory
2 152 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (5.51%) Hyper-V
4 74 (3.67%) XenApp
5 37 (1.84%) vSphere
5 37 (1.84%) XenDesktop
6 21 (1.04%) DFS Replication
7 17 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (0.65%) Brightmail
9 12 (0.60%) BitLocker
9 12 (0.60%) UAG
9 12 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (0.55%) Terminal Server
10 11 (0.55%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.35%) XenServer
12 6 (0.30%) NFS
12 6 (0.30%) vCloud
13 5 (0.25%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 192 (9.53%) SCCM
2 55 (2.73%) SCOM
2 55 (2.73%) Windows Intune
3 30 (1.49%) Puppet
4 28 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 26 (1.29%) WSUS
6 19 (0.94%) Backup Exec
7 17 (0.84%) AirWatch
8 16 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (0.74%) Ansible
10 9 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 8 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 6 (0.30%) IBM BigFix
13 6 (0.30%) SCSM
13 6 (0.30%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 5 (0.25%) Bacula
14 5 (0.25%) FortiGate
14 5 (0.25%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 903 (44.84%) Microsoft
2 298 (14.80%) VMware
3 241 (11.97%) Citrix
4 132 (6.55%) Cisco
5 68 (3.38%) HP
6 60 (2.98%) Oracle
7 54 (2.68%) Lotus
8 47 (2.33%) SAP
9 42 (2.09%) Google
10 37 (1.84%) Dell
11 33 (1.64%) IronPort
12 32 (1.59%) Apple
13 31 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
14 28 (1.39%) Symantec
15 25 (1.24%) NetApp
16 23 (1.14%) IBM
17 20 (0.99%) EMC
18 19 (0.94%) Nintex
19 18 (0.89%) Infor
19 18 (0.89%) Juniper
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £445 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Premier IT
Rate: £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Websense Recruit Ltd
Rate: Starting at £41,576 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Harris Global
Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £220 - £240 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Websense Recruit Ltd
Rate: Starting at £33,418 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £280 - £305 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Venturi
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago