The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the West Midlands region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 99 98 106
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Office 365 19 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.36% 0.089%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.43% 25.93% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £385
% change year-on-year
- -18.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -1.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.71 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+13.05% +7.52%
Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
47 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.96% 1.37% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 1
Average daily rate £350 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.25 £12.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.50 £12.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
Office 365
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 7 £513 +12.32% 5
Coventry - 3 £300 -
Solihull - 1 £450 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £95 -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
4 11 (36.67%) SharePoint
5 10 (33.33%) Migration
6 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (26.67%) C#
7 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 8 (26.67%) .NET
7 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
7 8 (26.67%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (23.33%) WCF
8 7 (23.33%) HP
9 6 (20.00%) LAN
9 6 (20.00%) CSS
9 6 (20.00%) XSL
9 6 (20.00%) XSLT
9 6 (20.00%) HTML
9 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 6 (20.00%) Web Development
9 6 (20.00%) InfoPath
9 6 (20.00%) VMware
9 6 (20.00%) NUnit
9 6 (20.00%) SCCM
9 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (20.00%) FxCop
10 5 (16.67%) WAN
10 5 (16.67%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (36.67%) SharePoint
3 8 (26.67%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) InfoPath
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
3 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) assyst
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) LAN
2 5 (16.67%) WAN
3 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (13.33%) VPN
4 2 (6.67%) DMZ
4 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (6.67%) DNS
4 2 (6.67%) DHCP
4 2 (6.67%) VoIP
4 2 (6.67%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.33%) Wireless
5 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) NUnit
1 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (20.00%) FxCop
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Legal
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Developer
2 4 (13.33%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Tester
4 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Technician
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Tester
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Network Technician
5 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 7 (23.33%) WCF
3 6 (20.00%) CSS
3 6 (20.00%) XSL
3 6 (20.00%) XSLT
3 6 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.33%) Android
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (20.00%) Web Development
3 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Use Case
6 1 (3.33%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) C#
2 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) MCSE
2 2 (6.67%) MCITP
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) XenApp
2 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) HP
3 6 (20.00%) VMware
4 5 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) EMC
5 2 (6.67%) Panasonic
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
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