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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 99 84 107
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +23
Contract jobs citing Office 365 43 38 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.44% 1.61% 0.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.55% 33.63% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 8
Median daily rate £325 £338 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £163 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £367
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.60 £14.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+2.45% +14.00%
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
220 113 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.37% 4.79% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 59 32
Median daily rate £415 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £389 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.75% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £26.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-40.99% +78.33%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +2 17 £425 +6.25% 10
Staffordshire +8 8 £388 +40.90% 1
Coventry -9 8 £325 -7.14% 3
Warwickshire -8 3 £205 -25.45% 1
Solihull -16 3 £225 - 1
Shropshire -34 1 £300 -5.88%
Worcestershire - 1 £155 - 4
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 55 (51.89%) Microsoft
2 43 (40.57%) Windows
3 33 (31.13%) Migration
4 32 (30.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 31 (29.25%) Active Directory
6 30 (28.30%) SharePoint
6 30 (28.30%) Windows Server
7 24 (22.64%) MS Excel
8 19 (17.92%) PowerShell
9 17 (16.04%) SQL Server
10 16 (15.09%) .NET
10 16 (15.09%) CRM
10 16 (15.09%) MS Office
10 16 (15.09%) MS Exchange
11 15 (14.15%) Skype for Business
12 14 (13.21%) Security Cleared
13 13 (12.26%) SQL
13 13 (12.26%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (12.26%) DevOps
14 12 (11.32%) IaaS
14 12 (11.32%) SC Cleared
15 11 (10.38%) Puppet
15 11 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (10.38%) Dynamics CRM
15 11 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (10.38%) Skype
16 10 (9.43%) Windows 10
16 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (9.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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 30 (28.30%) SharePoint
2 16 (15.09%) MS Exchange
3 15 (14.15%) Skype for Business
4 13 (12.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (9.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (6.60%) IBM Domino
7 7 (6.60%) IBM Notes
7 7 (6.60%) NServiceBus
8 6 (5.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.89%) IIS
10 1 (0.94%) CMS
10 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (22.64%) MS Excel
2 16 (15.09%) MS Office
3 5 (4.72%) MS Project
4 1 (0.94%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (30.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (11.32%) IaaS
3 6 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.66%) Yammer
4 2 (1.89%) GitHub
4 2 (1.89%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.94%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.94%) Heroku
5 1 (0.94%) PaaS
5 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.38%) Skype
2 7 (6.60%) Network Security
3 6 (5.66%) DNS
4 5 (4.72%) Firewall
4 5 (4.72%) Intranet
5 4 (3.77%) WAN
6 3 (2.83%) DHCP
6 3 (2.83%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.83%) LAN
6 3 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.83%) Wireless
7 2 (1.89%) IPv4
7 2 (1.89%) SSL
7 2 (1.89%) VoIP
8 1 (0.94%) IMAP
8 1 (0.94%) SMTP
8 1 (0.94%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.94%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.60%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.89%) MySQL
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.94%) Power BI
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Git (software)
1 9 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.60%) FxCop
2 7 (6.60%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (6.60%) StyleCop
3 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.89%) JIRA
4 1 (0.94%) JMeter
4 1 (0.94%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (5.66%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Retail
3 3 (2.83%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.94%) Advertising
4 1 (0.94%) Avionics
4 1 (0.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Electronics
4 1 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (15.09%) Consultant
1 16 (15.09%) Project Manager
2 14 (13.21%) Architect
3 12 (11.32%) Analyst
4 10 (9.43%) Office 365 Manager
5 9 (8.49%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.60%) Project Office Manager
8 6 (5.66%) IT Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Messaging Architect
9 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) IT Manager
9 5 (4.72%) IT Support
9 5 (4.72%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) SharePoint Architect
9 5 (4.72%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.09%) .NET
2 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.83%) Web Services
4 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.89%) COM
5 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.94%) CSS
5 1 (0.94%) HTML
5 1 (0.94%) JSON
5 1 (0.94%) MAPI
5 1 (0.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.60%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.83%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (0.94%) CESG
4 1 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (40.57%) Windows
2 30 (28.30%) Windows Server
3 10 (9.43%) Windows 10
3 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.66%) Windows XP
5 5 (4.72%) Linux
5 5 (4.72%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.77%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.77%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.89%) Android
7 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.89%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.94%) Fedora
8 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.13%) Migration
2 16 (15.09%) CRM
3 13 (12.26%) DevOps
4 11 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (8.49%) Configuration Management
7 8 (7.55%) PRINCE2
7 8 (7.55%) Project Management
8 7 (6.60%) Application Packaging
8 7 (6.60%) High Availability
8 7 (6.60%) Microservices
9 5 (4.72%) Document Management
9 5 (4.72%) ITIL
10 4 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.77%) Integration Testing
10 4 (3.77%) SDLC
10 4 (3.77%) Software Licensing
11 3 (2.83%) Change Management
11 3 (2.83%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (2.83%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.92%) PowerShell
2 13 (12.26%) SQL
3 6 (5.66%) C#
4 2 (1.89%) C
5 1 (0.94%) Java
5 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.83%) Degree
4 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.89%) ISEB
5 2 (1.89%) MCP
6 1 (0.94%) CISSP
6 1 (0.94%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (29.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.72%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.77%) XenApp
3 4 (3.77%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) Puppet
2 9 (8.49%) SCOM
3 8 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (5.66%) SCCM
6 5 (4.72%) WSUS
7 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (51.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.49%) VMware
3 7 (6.60%) Citrix
3 7 (6.60%) IBM
3 7 (6.60%) Lotus
3 7 (6.60%) SaltStack
4 5 (4.72%) Oracle
5 4 (3.77%) Cisco
5 4 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.83%) Juniper
7 2 (1.89%) Google
7 2 (1.89%) Infor
7 2 (1.89%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.89%) SAP
8 1 (0.94%) Adobe
8 1 (0.94%) Avaya
8 1 (0.94%) EMC
8 1 (0.94%) HP
8 1 (0.94%) Progress
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
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