The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 72 100 95
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -5
Contract jobs citing Office 365 49 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.05% 0.79% 0.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.98% 35.19% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 11 5
Average daily rate
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£370 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £513 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £13.71
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +13.05%
Office 365
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
114 54 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.77% 2.25% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 32 17
Average daily rate £375 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.70% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £528 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 £16.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.53% +30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+30.30% -48.43%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Office 365 across the West Midlands region.

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Office 365 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Office 365
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 across the West Midlands region.

Office 365 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham +15 21 £400 -21.95% 8
Coventry +13 11 £375 +25.00% 1
Staffordshire -1 5 £275 +189.47%
Solihull +3 3 £150 -66.66%
West Bromwich - 2 £366 -
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 £300 -
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 31 (39.74%) Windows
2 27 (34.62%) SharePoint
3 25 (32.05%) Active Directory
3 25 (32.05%) Migration
4 20 (25.64%) Microsoft
5 16 (20.51%) MS Exchange
5 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (16.67%) Lync
6 13 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (14.10%) Windows XP
8 10 (12.82%) MS Office
8 10 (12.82%) Windows 8
9 9 (11.54%) Windows 7
9 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
9 9 (11.54%) Project Management
10 8 (10.26%) VMware
10 8 (10.26%) LAN
10 8 (10.26%) WAN
10 8 (10.26%) ITIL
10 8 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (8.97%) .NET
11 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
12 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (6.41%) Yammer
13 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (6.41%) SCCM

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 27 (34.62%) SharePoint
2 16 (20.51%) MS Exchange
3 13 (16.67%) Lync
3 13 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.28%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (12.82%) MS Office
2 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.85%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.41%) Yammer
3 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.28%) IaaS
5 1 (1.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) LAN
1 8 (10.26%) WAN
2 5 (6.41%) DNS
3 4 (5.13%) VoIP
3 4 (5.13%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (3.85%) Network Security
4 3 (3.85%) VPN
4 3 (3.85%) DHCP
4 3 (3.85%) Intranet
4 3 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.56%) Wireless
5 2 (2.56%) Firewall
6 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.28%) NAS
6 1 (1.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio
1 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (5.13%) Finance
1 4 (5.13%) Retail
2 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.28%) Advertising
3 1 (1.28%) Electronics
3 1 (1.28%) Automotive
3 1 (1.28%) Legal
3 1 (1.28%) Marketing
3 1 (1.28%) French Language
3 1 (1.28%) German Language
3 1 (1.28%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 11 (14.10%) Administrator
3 9 (11.54%) Developer
3 9 (11.54%) Consultant
3 9 (11.54%) SharePoint Developer
4 8 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (10.26%) Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Architect
5 5 (6.41%) SharePoint Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Service Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Technical Project Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Technical Manager
7 3 (3.85%) SharePoint Administrator
7 3 (3.85%) IT Support
7 3 (3.85%) Office 365 Consultant
8 2 (2.56%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) .NET
2 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.56%) CSS
3 2 (2.56%) HTML
4 1 (1.28%) jQuery
4 1 (1.28%) CAML
4 1 (1.28%) HTML5
4 1 (1.28%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.56%) FMCG
2 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.28%) NHS
3 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.28%) DTV
3 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.28%) Wiki
3 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.74%) Windows
2 11 (14.10%) Windows XP
3 10 (12.82%) Windows 8
4 9 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.13%) Linux
9 3 (3.85%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.28%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.28%) Windows CE
10 1 (1.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.05%) Migration
2 9 (11.54%) Project Management
3 8 (10.26%) ITIL
4 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.41%) Workflow
7 3 (3.85%) ITSM
7 3 (3.85%) Service Management
7 3 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.56%) Scrum
8 2 (2.56%) PLM
8 2 (2.56%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.56%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.56%) Change Management
9 1 (1.28%) Requirements Management
9 1 (1.28%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.28%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (1.28%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.13%) C#
2 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.28%) C
3 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.28%) MCITP
2 1 (1.28%) Degree
2 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) MCP
2 1 (1.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (32.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) SCCM
2 3 (3.85%) SCOM
2 3 (3.85%) Windows Intune
3 2 (2.56%) DameWare
4 1 (1.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.26%) VMware
3 5 (6.41%) HP
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco
5 3 (3.85%) Citrix
5 3 (3.85%) McAfee
6 2 (2.56%) Remedy
6 2 (2.56%) Panasonic
6 2 (2.56%) EMC
7 1 (1.28%) Avaya
7 1 (1.28%) Motorola
7 1 (1.28%) Dell
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle
7 1 (1.28%) SAP
7 1 (1.28%) Mitel
7 1 (1.28%) Google
7 1 (1.28%) LANDesk
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