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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 60 75 105
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +30
Contract jobs citing Office 365 75 43 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.74% 1.68% 0.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.96% 35.83% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 5
Median daily rate £347 £339 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £143 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £543 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.27% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Median hourly rate £18.98 £13.20 £12.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.80% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £12.62 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £14.20 £13.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
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
313 120 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.45% 4.69% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 65 34
Median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £413 £415
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 8
Median hourly rate £21.47 £13.20 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.61% -49.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +32.53%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +8 34 £349 -18.00% 6
Shropshire - 11 £330 - 1
Coventry -18 8 £400 +77.77% 3
Staffordshire +3 5 £401 -
West Bromwich - 5 - -
Worcestershire - 4 £133 -
Warwickshire -1 3 £225 -55.00%
Solihull - 3 £288 - 1
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 69 (52.67%) Windows
1 69 (52.67%) Microsoft
2 62 (47.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (46.56%) Active Directory
4 55 (41.98%) SharePoint
5 32 (24.43%) Skype for Business
6 30 (22.90%) Skype
7 28 (21.37%) Migration
8 25 (19.08%) Windows Server
9 24 (18.32%) MS Office
10 21 (16.03%) Windows 10
11 19 (14.50%) Windows 7
11 19 (14.50%) MS Exchange
12 18 (13.74%) VMware
13 17 (12.98%) Security Cleared
13 17 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (12.98%) ITIL
14 16 (12.21%) PowerShell
15 14 (10.69%) SCCM
15 14 (10.69%) MS Excel
15 14 (10.69%) SQL
15 14 (10.69%) SC Cleared
16 13 (9.92%) Citrix
17 12 (9.16%) Business Intelligence
17 12 (9.16%) SQL Server
17 12 (9.16%) Hyper-V
17 12 (9.16%) Yammer
18 11 (8.40%) OneDrive
18 11 (8.40%) SharePoint 2010
18 11 (8.40%) Microsoft Intune

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 55 (41.98%) SharePoint
2 32 (24.43%) Skype for Business
3 19 (14.50%) MS Exchange
4 11 (8.40%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (3.05%) IIS
9 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.29%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.53%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.76%) Quickr
Applications
1 24 (18.32%) MS Office
2 14 (10.69%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.82%) InfoPath
3 5 (3.82%) MS Project
4 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.05%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.53%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 62 (47.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.16%) Yammer
3 11 (8.40%) OneDrive
4 10 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (4.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.58%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.05%) IaaS
7 3 (2.29%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (22.90%) Skype
2 11 (8.40%) DNS
3 10 (7.63%) DHCP
4 8 (6.11%) Kerberos
5 7 (5.34%) LDAP
5 7 (5.34%) Unified Communications
5 7 (5.34%) VoIP
6 6 (4.58%) PBX
7 5 (3.82%) LAN
7 5 (3.82%) WAN
8 4 (3.05%) Bluetooth
8 4 (3.05%) WebEx
9 3 (2.29%) Firewall
9 3 (2.29%) Network Security
10 2 (1.53%) SAN
11 1 (0.76%) Internet
11 1 (0.76%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.76%) VLAN
11 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.40%) Power BI
3 8 (6.11%) PerformancePoint
4 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.76%) OLAP
7 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.53%) FxCop
3 2 (1.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.53%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.76%) JMeter
4 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.76%) StarTeam
General
1 7 (5.34%) Advertising
1 7 (5.34%) Finance
2 6 (4.58%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.29%) Retail
4 2 (1.53%) Publishing
5 1 (0.76%) Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Local Government
5 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (16.03%) Architect
2 19 (14.50%) Consultant
3 14 (10.69%) Developer
4 13 (9.92%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.40%) SharePoint Developer
6 10 (7.63%) Cloud Architect
6 10 (7.63%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.87%) Analyst
7 9 (6.87%) Office 365 Architect
8 8 (6.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (6.11%) Office 365 Manager
8 8 (6.11%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Azure Architect
9 7 (5.34%) Azure Consultant
9 7 (5.34%) Office 365 Consultant
9 7 (5.34%) Office 365 Specialist
10 6 (4.58%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.58%) Deployment Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.40%) CSS
2 8 (6.11%) AngularJS
2 8 (6.11%) Backbone.js
2 8 (6.11%) Marionette.js
2 8 (6.11%) REST
2 8 (6.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 7 (5.34%) .NET
4 3 (2.29%) HTML
4 3 (2.29%) jQuery
4 3 (2.29%) XML
5 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.76%) CAML
6 1 (0.76%) COM
6 1 (0.76%) LINQ
6 1 (0.76%) MDX
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.11%) PKI
3 7 (5.34%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.82%) PMI
6 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.29%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.53%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.53%) Clustering
7 2 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.53%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.76%) CMDB
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.76%) FMCG
8 1 (0.76%) NHS
8 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.76%) User Experience
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 69 (52.67%) Windows
2 25 (19.08%) Windows Server
3 21 (16.03%) Windows 10
4 19 (14.50%) Windows 7
5 10 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.11%) Android
6 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.34%) Apple iOS
7 7 (5.34%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (4.58%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.29%) Linux
10 2 (1.53%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.76%) AIX
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.37%) Migration
2 17 (12.98%) ITIL
3 12 (9.16%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (6.87%) Identity Management
5 8 (6.11%) Application Packaging
5 8 (6.11%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (6.11%) CRM
5 8 (6.11%) Responsive Web Design
5 8 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (6.11%) Web Design
6 7 (5.34%) PRINCE2
6 7 (5.34%) Project Management
7 6 (4.58%) Application Rationalisation
7 6 (4.58%) Email Filtering
7 6 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (4.58%) Patch Management
7 6 (4.58%) Risk Management
8 5 (3.82%) Change Management
8 5 (3.82%) Data Migration
8 5 (3.82%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.21%) PowerShell
2 14 (10.69%) SQL
3 10 (7.63%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.29%) VB
4 3 (2.29%) VBScript
5 2 (1.53%) C#
6 1 (0.76%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
1 17 (12.98%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.69%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.34%) MCSE
4 6 (4.58%) MCITP
5 5 (3.82%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.29%) MCSA
6 3 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.53%) CCNA
7 2 (1.53%) CEH
7 2 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.53%) CISM
7 2 (1.53%) CISMP
7 2 (1.53%) CISSP
7 2 (1.53%) CRISC
7 2 (1.53%) MCP
8 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.76%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.29%) SLA
2 2 (1.53%) GPG13
2 2 (1.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.53%) RMADS
System Software
1 61 (46.56%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.16%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.58%) XenApp
4 5 (3.82%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.53%) UAG
7 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (10.69%) SCCM
2 11 (8.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (7.63%) SCOM
4 6 (4.58%) Nagios
5 5 (3.82%) AirWatch
6 4 (3.05%) WSUS
7 2 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.53%) Puppet
8 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.76%) Netcool
Vendors
1 69 (52.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.74%) VMware
3 13 (9.92%) Citrix
4 6 (4.58%) LANDesk
4 6 (4.58%) SolarWinds
5 5 (3.82%) HP
5 5 (3.82%) Veeam
6 4 (3.05%) NetApp
7 3 (2.29%) Cisco
7 3 (2.29%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.53%) Apple
8 2 (1.53%) EMC
8 2 (1.53%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.53%) Kronos
8 2 (1.53%) Oracle
8 2 (1.53%) Polycom
8 2 (1.53%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.76%) Symantec
9 1 (0.76%) Toshiba
9 1 (0.76%) Veritas
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