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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 99 105 106
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Office 365 45 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.57% 1.04% 0.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.57% 32.94% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 7
Median daily rate £325 £353 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% -4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £287 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.06% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +63.63%
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
230 85 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.03% 3.17% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 42 21
Median daily rate £400 £310 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £216 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £441 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.87 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.22% +20.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region 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 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 4 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 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
Birmingham +13 20 £325 -18.75% 7
Staffordshire - 7 £300 - 1
Warwickshire -1 4 £400 +45.45% 1
Coventry -9 4 £300 -14.28% 4
Shropshire -31 4 £280 -21.12% 2
West Bromwich - 3 - -
Solihull - 1 £225 - 3
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 57 (47.50%) Microsoft
2 49 (40.83%) Windows
3 36 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 36 (30.00%) Migration
4 35 (29.17%) Active Directory
5 31 (25.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 28 (23.33%) MS Excel
7 26 (21.67%) Windows Server
8 22 (18.33%) MS Office
9 16 (13.33%) SQL Server
9 16 (13.33%) MS Exchange
9 16 (13.33%) Skype for Business
10 15 (12.50%) PowerShell
11 14 (11.67%) Security Cleared
11 14 (11.67%) .NET
12 12 (10.00%) VMware
12 12 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (10.00%) SC Cleared
12 12 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (10.00%) Windows 10
13 11 (9.17%) SQL
13 11 (9.17%) PRINCE2
14 10 (8.33%) Blackberry
14 10 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 10 (8.33%) WAN
14 10 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (8.33%) DevOps
14 10 (8.33%) Skype
15 9 (7.50%) IaaS

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 36 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.33%) Skype for Business
3 12 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (5.83%) IBM Domino
6 7 (5.83%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.67%) IIS
7 2 (1.67%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.83%) CMS
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 22 (18.33%) MS Office
3 5 (4.17%) MS Project
4 1 (0.83%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.50%) IaaS
3 5 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.50%) Yammer
5 2 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.67%) GitHub
6 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.83%) Heroku
6 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.33%) Skype
1 10 (8.33%) WAN
2 9 (7.50%) LAN
3 7 (5.83%) DNS
3 7 (5.83%) Firewall
4 6 (5.00%) VoIP
5 5 (4.17%) Intranet
6 4 (3.33%) DHCP
7 3 (2.50%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.50%) Wireless
8 2 (1.67%) IPv4
8 2 (1.67%) Network Security
8 2 (1.67%) SAN
8 2 (1.67%) SSL
8 2 (1.67%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.83%) SMTP
9 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.67%) MySQL
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.83%) Power BI
7 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.67%) FxCop
3 2 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.67%) JIRA
3 2 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.67%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.83%) MSI
General
1 8 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Retail
3 2 (1.67%) Advertising
3 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Avionics
4 1 (0.83%) Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Electronics
4 1 (0.83%) Publishing
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (15.00%) Project Manager
2 14 (11.67%) Analyst
2 14 (11.67%) Architect
3 12 (10.00%) Consultant
4 11 (9.17%) Support Analyst
5 10 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (8.33%) Office 365 Manager
6 9 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (6.67%) IT Support
8 7 (5.83%) IT Analyst
8 7 (5.83%) IT Manager
8 7 (5.83%) Project Office Manager
9 6 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (5.00%) Desktop Support
9 6 (5.00%) Messaging Architect
9 6 (5.00%) Office 365 Architect
9 6 (5.00%) SharePoint Architect
10 5 (4.17%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 5 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.67%) .NET
2 5 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.67%) COM
4 2 (1.67%) HTML
4 2 (1.67%) Web Services
5 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.83%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (0.83%) CSS
5 1 (0.83%) HTML5
5 1 (0.83%) jQuery
5 1 (0.83%) JSON
5 1 (0.83%) MAPI
5 1 (0.83%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.83%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.83%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (0.83%) CESG
5 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (40.83%) Windows
2 26 (21.67%) Windows Server
3 12 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.17%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.33%) Linux
6 4 (3.33%) Windows Phone
7 3 (2.50%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.50%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.67%) Android
8 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.67%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.83%) Fedora
9 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.83%) Unix
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.00%) Migration
2 11 (9.17%) PRINCE2
3 10 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (8.33%) DevOps
4 9 (7.50%) Project Management
5 8 (6.67%) CRM
6 7 (5.83%) ITIL
7 6 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.00%) Integration Testing
7 6 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.17%) Document Management
9 4 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (3.33%) SDLC
9 4 (3.33%) Service Management
9 4 (3.33%) Software Licensing
9 4 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.17%) SQL
3 8 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (1.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.83%) Java
5 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.50%) MCP
4 8 (6.67%) MCSE
5 5 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.67%) Degree
6 2 (1.67%) ISEB
6 2 (1.67%) MCSA
7 1 (0.83%) CCNA
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.33%) XenApp
4 4 (3.33%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.50%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) SCOM
2 7 (5.83%) Puppet
3 6 (5.00%) SCCM
3 6 (5.00%) Windows Intune
4 5 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.17%) WSUS
5 2 (1.67%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.83%) SCSM
Vendors
1 57 (47.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.00%) VMware
3 7 (5.83%) IBM
3 7 (5.83%) Lotus
4 6 (5.00%) Citrix
5 4 (3.33%) Cisco
5 4 (3.33%) Oracle
5 4 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.50%) Apple
6 3 (2.50%) Juniper
6 3 (2.50%) Wyse
7 2 (1.67%) Infor
7 2 (1.67%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.67%) Progress
7 2 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.67%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.67%) SAP
7 2 (1.67%) Veeam
8 1 (0.83%) Google
8 1 (0.83%) Mitel
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