Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Office 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Office 365 over the 6 months to 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 42 42
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +57
Contract jobs citing Office 365 163 161 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.80% 3.92% 4.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.72% 23.50% 34.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 77 70
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -5.06%
10th Percentile £153 £194 £179
90th Percentile £500 £588 £551
South East median daily rate £388 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +12.32% -1.43% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -21.05% +26.67%
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.25 £14.10
90th Percentile £20.00 £29.80 £19.90
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.92% -10.29% +13.33%

Office 365 is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 920 685 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.43% 16.70% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 401 284
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £326 £313 £250
90th Percentile £605 £588 £601
South East median daily rate £475 £436 £450
% change year-on-year +8.88% -3.06% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 7
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -21.05% +31.03%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.25 £15.12
90th Percentile £32.00 £38.00 £27.25
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +9.38%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in Berkshire

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office 365 in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in Berkshire

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Berkshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in Berkshire

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in Berkshire

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -9 65 £425 +3.66% 21
Maidenhead +19 19 £400 - 1
Slough -8 14 £240 -21.31% 5
Newbury -5 5 £375 -18.39% 3
Bracknell -16 4 £339 -24.72% 3
Windsor -1 2 £500 +238.98%
Wokingham -9 2 £450 +164.71% 1
Office 365
South East

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 82 (50.31%) Microsoft
2 79 (48.47%) Windows
3 61 (37.42%) Active Directory
4 50 (30.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 45 (27.61%) Windows Server
6 44 (26.99%) SharePoint
7 37 (22.70%) Microsoft Office
8 34 (20.86%) Security Cleared
9 28 (17.18%) Migration
10 26 (15.95%) Windows 10
11 25 (15.34%) PowerShell
11 25 (15.34%) DV Cleared
11 25 (15.34%) SCCM
12 19 (11.66%) SQL
12 19 (11.66%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (11.66%) Skype
12 19 (11.66%) Skype for Business
13 18 (11.04%) PRINCE2
13 18 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (10.43%) Telecoms
15 16 (9.82%) Microsoft Excel
15 16 (9.82%) MS Exchange
15 16 (9.82%) Hyper-V
15 16 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (9.20%) Windows 7
16 15 (9.20%) ITIL
16 15 (9.20%) Citrix
17 14 (8.59%) VMware
17 14 (8.59%) DNS
17 14 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2010

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 44 (26.99%) SharePoint
2 19 (11.66%) Skype for Business
3 16 (9.82%) MS Exchange
4 14 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.61%) Confluence
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (22.70%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (9.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (7.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (6.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (30.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.36%) IaaS
3 11 (6.75%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (6.75%) SaaS
4 9 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.52%) OneDrive
5 6 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.07%) PaaS
7 3 (1.84%) G Suite
8 1 (0.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.66%) Skype
2 14 (8.59%) DNS
3 12 (7.36%) SAN
4 10 (6.13%) Firewall
5 8 (4.91%) DHCP
5 8 (4.91%) Internet
5 8 (4.91%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.91%) VPN
6 6 (3.68%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (3.07%) LAN
7 5 (3.07%) NAS
8 4 (2.45%) WAN
9 2 (1.23%) IPsec
9 2 (1.23%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.23%) Network Security
9 2 (1.23%) SMTP
9 2 (1.23%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.23%) VLAN
9 2 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.68%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.45%) Big Data
4 3 (1.84%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Power BI
6 1 (0.61%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.52%) JIRA
2 2 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.61%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (10.43%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.68%) French Language
3 5 (3.07%) Legal
4 4 (2.45%) Finance
5 2 (1.23%) German Language
5 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) Games
6 1 (0.61%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.61%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.61%) Law
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (15.34%) Consultant
2 21 (12.88%) Support Engineer
3 15 (9.20%) Analyst
4 12 (7.36%) Architect
5 11 (6.75%) IT Manager
5 11 (6.75%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.13%) IT Support
7 9 (5.52%) DV Cleared Project Manager
7 9 (5.52%) IT Project Manager
7 9 (5.52%) Office 365 Consultant
8 8 (4.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (4.91%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (4.91%) Coordinator
9 7 (4.29%) Desktop Support
9 7 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.68%) IT Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Office 365 Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.52%) Web Services
2 3 (1.84%) .NET
3 2 (1.23%) JSON
3 2 (1.23%) OAuth
4 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.61%) CSS
4 1 (0.61%) HTML
4 1 (0.61%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.61%) WSDL
4 1 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.75%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.52%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.91%) Clustering
4 8 (4.91%) Replication
5 6 (3.68%) PKI
5 6 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.45%) Blog
6 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Licensing
6 4 (2.45%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.84%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.84%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.23%) BYOD
8 2 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.23%) RIA
8 2 (1.23%) User Experience
9 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.61%) Social Media
9 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 79 (48.47%) Windows
2 45 (27.61%) Windows Server
3 26 (15.95%) Windows 10
4 15 (9.20%) Windows 7
5 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.07%) Linux
7 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.23%) Android
8 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.61%) Unix
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.18%) Migration
2 18 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (11.04%) PRINCE2
3 15 (9.20%) ITIL
4 12 (7.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (7.36%) Project Management
5 11 (6.75%) Decision-Making
5 11 (6.75%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (5.52%) Change Control
6 9 (5.52%) Change Management
7 8 (4.91%) Customer-Centricity
7 8 (4.91%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (3.68%) Data Protection
9 6 (3.68%) Service Management
9 6 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.07%) Business Analysis
10 5 (3.07%) Computer Science
10 5 (3.07%) Data Analysis
10 5 (3.07%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.34%) PowerShell
2 19 (11.66%) SQL
3 6 (3.68%) VB
4 5 (3.07%) C#
5 2 (1.23%) C
5 2 (1.23%) Python
6 1 (0.61%) Java
6 1 (0.61%) Ruby
6 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (20.86%) Security Cleared
2 25 (15.34%) DV Cleared
3 19 (11.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (7.36%) SC Cleared
5 10 (6.13%) Degree
6 7 (4.29%) DBS Check
6 7 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (3.07%) MCITP
7 5 (3.07%) MCSE
7 5 (3.07%) MCTS
8 3 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.61%) MCDST
10 1 (0.61%) MCP
10 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.13%) PMO
2 5 (3.07%) SLA
3 3 (1.84%) GDPR
3 3 (1.84%) QA
4 2 (1.23%) COBIT
4 2 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.23%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.61%) GAMP
5 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (37.42%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.82%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.68%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.45%) XenApp
6 1 (0.61%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.61%) Firmware
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.61%) vSphere
6 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (15.34%) SCCM
2 12 (7.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (5.52%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (3.68%) AirWatch
5 5 (3.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.23%) Ansible
6 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.23%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.23%) Puppet
6 2 (1.23%) WSUS
7 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.61%) Nessus
7 1 (0.61%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 82 (50.31%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.20%) Citrix
3 14 (8.59%) VMware
4 8 (4.91%) Cisco
4 8 (4.91%) EMC
5 6 (3.68%) HP
6 4 (2.45%) Dell
6 4 (2.45%) Okta
7 3 (1.84%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.84%) Hitachi
7 3 (1.84%) Proofpoint
7 3 (1.84%) Symantec
7 3 (1.84%) Veeam
8 2 (1.23%) Canon
8 2 (1.23%) F5
8 2 (1.23%) Google
8 2 (1.23%) NetApp
8 2 (1.23%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.23%) Qualys
8 2 (1.23%) Trend Micro