Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 47 55
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 +4
Contract jobs citing Office 365 181 156 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.20% 3.88% 3.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.95% 20.31% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 73 53
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £155 £154 £171
90th Percentile £527 £660 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £350 £406
% change year-on-year +11.43% -13.85% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.11 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.37% +29.36% -9.68%
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £18.05 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.60% +20.35% -

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 1,135 768 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.35% 19.11% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 408 231
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £327 £317 £213
90th Percentile £625 £623 £550
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £18.11 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.07% +20.73% -37.50%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.10 £11.56
90th Percentile £48.00 £20.95 £16.34
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.11 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.44% +20.73% -26.83%

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 2019. 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 +2 91 £440 +10.00% 11
Maidenhead +16 18 £250 -33.33% 1
Windsor -2 8 £475 +206.45%
Newbury +8 5 £375 +7.14% 2
Bracknell -15 5 £180 -60.00% 3
Wokingham - 5 £255 -
Slough -16 4 £148 -57.86% 3
Thatcham - 1 £140 -
Office 365
South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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.

1 103 (56.91%) Microsoft
2 97 (53.59%) Windows
3 70 (38.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 66 (36.46%) Active Directory
5 55 (30.39%) Microsoft Office
6 53 (29.28%) Windows Server
7 48 (26.52%) Security Cleared
8 45 (24.86%) SharePoint
9 42 (23.20%) Windows 10
10 40 (22.10%) PowerShell
11 35 (19.34%) Migration
12 32 (17.68%) Firewall
13 30 (16.57%) Skype
14 28 (15.47%) DV Cleared
15 27 (14.92%) VPN
16 26 (14.36%) SC Cleared
16 26 (14.36%) Skype for Business
17 25 (13.81%) TCP/IP
18 23 (12.71%) DNS
19 22 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
19 22 (12.15%) Azure Active Directory
20 21 (11.60%) SCCM
21 20 (11.05%) Disaster Recovery
22 19 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
23 18 (9.94%) VMware
23 18 (9.94%) Windows 7
24 17 (9.39%) SaaS
24 17 (9.39%) IaaS
25 16 (8.84%) Microsoft Intune
25 16 (8.84%) Web Services

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 45 (24.86%) SharePoint
2 26 (14.36%) Skype for Business
3 12 (6.63%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 55 (30.39%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 70 (38.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (12.15%) Azure Active Directory
3 17 (9.39%) IaaS
3 17 (9.39%) SaaS
4 13 (7.18%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (6.08%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (4.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 7 (3.87%) PaaS
8 6 (3.31%) OneDrive
9 4 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.66%) G Suite
11 2 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.10%) CloudFront
11 2 (1.10%) Route 53
12 1 (0.55%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.55%) Serverless
12 1 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (17.68%) Firewall
2 30 (16.57%) Skype
3 27 (14.92%) VPN
4 25 (13.81%) TCP/IP
5 23 (12.71%) DNS
6 14 (7.73%) SAN
7 13 (7.18%) Internet
8 12 (6.63%) LAN
8 12 (6.63%) Reverse Proxy
9 10 (5.52%) NAS
9 10 (5.52%) WAN
10 7 (3.87%) DHCP
10 7 (3.87%) Unified Communications
10 7 (3.87%) VLAN
11 6 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.66%) DKIM
12 3 (1.66%) Structured Cabling
13 2 (1.10%) Cisco ISE
13 2 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 2 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.42%) JIRA
2 5 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (2.76%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.55%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.55%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.55%) MSI
4 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (5.52%) Finance
2 9 (4.97%) Legal
3 6 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.76%) Retail
5 3 (1.66%) Marketing
6 2 (1.10%) French Language
7 1 (0.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 24 (13.26%) Architect
2 23 (12.71%) Support Engineer
3 20 (11.05%) Consultant
4 17 (9.39%) Analyst
5 15 (8.29%) Project Manager
6 13 (7.18%) Azure Engineer
6 13 (7.18%) IT Manager
6 13 (7.18%) IT Project Manager
7 10 (5.52%) DV Cleared Project Manager
8 9 (4.97%) Office 365 Consultant
9 8 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.42%) Administrator
9 8 (4.42%) Desktop Support
9 8 (4.42%) IT Engineer
9 8 (4.42%) IT Support
9 8 (4.42%) Office 365 Architect
9 8 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.87%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.87%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.87%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.84%) Web Services
2 10 (5.52%) .NET
3 6 (3.31%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.76%) CSS
4 5 (2.76%) HTML
5 1 (0.55%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.55%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.55%) OAuth
5 1 (0.55%) React
5 1 (0.55%) SAML
5 1 (0.55%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.63%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (6.08%) Replication
3 10 (5.52%) Clustering
3 10 (5.52%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.97%) BYOD
4 9 (4.97%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.87%) Blog
6 7 (3.87%) Microsoft Licensing
7 6 (3.31%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.76%) iPhone
9 4 (2.21%) User Experience
9 4 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.66%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.66%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.66%) RIA
11 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.55%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 97 (53.59%) Windows
2 53 (29.28%) Windows Server
3 42 (23.20%) Windows 10
4 18 (9.94%) Windows 7
5 11 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.21%) Android
7 3 (1.66%) Linux
8 2 (1.10%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.10%) Unix
8 2 (1.10%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.34%) Migration
2 20 (11.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (8.29%) Decision-Making
5 15 (8.29%) Project Management
6 12 (6.63%) PRINCE2
7 11 (6.08%) ITIL
8 9 (4.97%) Data Protection
9 7 (3.87%) Computer Science
9 7 (3.87%) DevOps
9 7 (3.87%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (3.87%) Server Virtualisation
9 7 (3.87%) Software Licensing
10 6 (3.31%) Business Analysis
10 6 (3.31%) Identity Management
10 6 (3.31%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.31%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (2.76%) Service Management
11 5 (2.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.10%) PowerShell
2 11 (6.08%) SQL
3 8 (4.42%) Java
4 5 (2.76%) Ruby
5 4 (2.21%) C
6 3 (1.66%) C#
6 3 (1.66%) VB
7 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 48 (26.52%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.47%) DV Cleared
3 26 (14.36%) SC Cleared
4 22 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (6.08%) MCSE
6 10 (5.52%) Degree
7 9 (4.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.76%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.66%) CISSP
10 3 (1.66%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (1.66%) MCITP
10 3 (1.66%) MCSA
10 3 (1.66%) MCTS
11 2 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.10%) PMP
12 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.31%) QA
2 4 (2.21%) PMO
2 4 (2.21%) SLA
3 2 (1.10%) GDPR
3 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (36.46%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.52%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.31%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.10%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.10%) vSphere
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.55%) XenApp
6 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (11.60%) SCCM
2 16 (8.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (3.87%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.31%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (2.76%) Nessus
6 4 (2.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.10%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.10%) SCDPM
7 2 (1.10%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 103 (56.91%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.94%) VMware
3 14 (7.73%) Cisco
3 14 (7.73%) HP
4 7 (3.87%) EMC
4 7 (3.87%) NetApp
5 6 (3.31%) Oracle
6 5 (2.76%) CA Agile Central
6 5 (2.76%) F5
7 4 (2.21%) Citrix
7 4 (2.21%) Symantec
8 3 (1.66%) Hitachi
8 3 (1.66%) Meraki
8 3 (1.66%) Okta
9 2 (1.10%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.10%) Dell
9 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.10%) Zscaler
10 1 (0.55%) Adobe
10 1 (0.55%) Google