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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 92 69 107
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +38
Contract jobs citing Office 365 50 49 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.59% 2.04% 0.78%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.16% 39.52% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 11
Median daily rate £360 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.83% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £13.84 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.82% +15.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +3.22%
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
248 124 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.87% 5.17% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 70 35
Median daily rate £415 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.69% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% +22.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £23.00 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-20.48% +22.05%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Coventry -8 17 £340 -9.33% 2
Birmingham -16 16 £425 +6.25% 6
Staffordshire +1 5 £500 +81.81%
Warwickshire 0 3 £205 - 3
Solihull -13 3 £225 +50.00%
Worcestershire - 2 £145 - 2
West Bromwich -2 1 £370 +1.02%
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 48 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 46 (46.94%) Windows
3 38 (38.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
5 32 (32.65%) SharePoint
6 30 (30.61%) Windows Server
7 23 (23.47%) Migration
8 18 (18.37%) MS Excel
8 18 (18.37%) PowerShell
9 16 (16.33%) CRM
10 15 (15.31%) .NET
10 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
11 14 (14.29%) SQL
11 14 (14.29%) IaaS
12 13 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (13.27%) MS Exchange
12 13 (13.27%) DevOps
12 13 (13.27%) Windows 10
13 12 (12.24%) MS Office
14 11 (11.22%) Puppet
14 11 (11.22%) Dynamics CRM
14 11 (11.22%) SCOM
15 10 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (10.20%) Git (software)
15 10 (10.20%) Configuration Management
16 9 (9.18%) Project Management
16 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (9.18%) Opscode Chef
17 8 (8.16%) SaltStack

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 32 (32.65%) SharePoint
2 13 (13.27%) MS Exchange
3 8 (8.16%) NServiceBus
3 8 (8.16%) Skype for Business
4 6 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (5.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (4.08%) IIS
7 3 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.02%) IBM Domino
9 1 (1.02%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (18.37%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.24%) MS Office
3 4 (4.08%) MS Project
4 1 (1.02%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (11.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 38 (38.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (14.29%) IaaS
3 7 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (6.12%) Yammer
5 3 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.04%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.04%) PaaS
7 1 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (1.02%) GitHub
7 1 (1.02%) Google Apps
7 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.16%) Network Security
2 6 (6.12%) Skype
3 4 (4.08%) DNS
3 4 (4.08%) Firewall
4 3 (3.06%) DHCP
4 3 (3.06%) Intranet
4 3 (3.06%) WAN
4 3 (3.06%) Wireless
5 2 (2.04%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.04%) IPv4
5 2 (2.04%) LAN
5 2 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (2.04%) SSL
6 1 (1.02%) IMAP
6 1 (1.02%) SAN
6 1 (1.02%) SMTP
6 1 (1.02%) VLAN
6 1 (1.02%) VoIP
6 1 (1.02%) WebEx
6 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.16%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (6.12%) Power BI
4 5 (5.10%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (1.02%) MySQL
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (10.20%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.16%) FxCop
3 8 (8.16%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (8.16%) StyleCop
4 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.02%) JIRA
5 1 (1.02%) JMeter
5 1 (1.02%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (6.12%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Retail
3 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.04%) Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.02%) Advertising
5 1 (1.02%) Electronics
5 1 (1.02%) Legal
5 1 (1.02%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (15.31%) Analyst
1 15 (15.31%) Consultant
2 11 (11.22%) Project Manager
2 11 (11.22%) Support Analyst
3 7 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (7.14%) Architect
3 7 (7.14%) Developer
4 6 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (6.12%) IT Analyst
4 6 (6.12%) IT Support
4 6 (6.12%) Office 365 Manager
5 5 (5.10%) Azure Consultant
5 5 (5.10%) Cloud Consultant
5 5 (5.10%) IT Manager
5 5 (5.10%) IT Support Analyst
5 5 (5.10%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (4.08%) Migration Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.31%) .NET
2 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.10%) CSS
4 3 (3.06%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.06%) Backbone.js
4 3 (3.06%) Marionette.js
4 3 (3.06%) REST
4 3 (3.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (3.06%) Web Services
5 2 (2.04%) HTML
6 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.02%) JSON
6 1 (1.02%) MAPI
6 1 (1.02%) SOAP
6 1 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.04%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Licensing
2 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (1.02%) PKI
3 1 (1.02%) PMI
3 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 46 (46.94%) Windows
2 30 (30.61%) Windows Server
3 13 (13.27%) Windows 10
4 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.16%) Windows 7
5 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.12%) Windows 8
7 5 (5.10%) Apple iOS
7 5 (5.10%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.08%) Linux
9 3 (3.06%) Android
10 2 (2.04%) Windows Phone
10 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.04%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.02%) Fedora
11 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.47%) Migration
2 16 (16.33%) CRM
3 13 (13.27%) DevOps
4 10 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (10.20%) Configuration Management
5 9 (9.18%) Project Management
5 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (8.16%) Application Packaging
6 8 (8.16%) High Availability
6 8 (8.16%) Microservices
7 7 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (7.14%) ITIL
8 5 (5.10%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (4.08%) Document Management
9 4 (4.08%) Software Licensing
10 3 (3.06%) Change Management
10 3 (3.06%) Release Management
10 3 (3.06%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (3.06%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.37%) PowerShell
2 14 (14.29%) SQL
3 5 (5.10%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.06%) C
5 2 (2.04%) C#
6 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.04%) Degree
4 2 (2.04%) ISEB
4 2 (2.04%) MCP
5 1 (1.02%) CISSP
5 1 (1.02%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.02%) MCSD
5 1 (1.02%) MCSE
5 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.10%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.06%) XenApp
3 3 (3.06%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) Puppet
1 11 (11.22%) SCOM
2 9 (9.18%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (8.16%) SCCM
4 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (3.06%) WSUS
6 2 (2.04%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.02%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.16%) Citrix
2 8 (8.16%) SaltStack
2 8 (8.16%) VMware
3 5 (5.10%) Cisco
4 4 (4.08%) HP
5 2 (2.04%) EMC
5 2 (2.04%) Google
5 2 (2.04%) Juniper
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle
6 1 (1.02%) Apple
6 1 (1.02%) Avaya
6 1 (1.02%) IBM
6 1 (1.02%) Lotus
6 1 (1.02%) Mitel
6 1 (1.02%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.02%) NetApp
6 1 (1.02%) Panasonic
6 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.02%) Veeam
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