Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 42 73
Rank change year-on-year -5 +31 +64
Contract jobs citing Office 365 156 149 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.86% 3.75% 2.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.88% 31.43% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 59 50
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +15.25%
10th Percentile £170 £177 £175
90th Percentile £590 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +6.45% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.55 £13.75
90th Percentile £20.50 £19.05 £16.45
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +42.47%

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 747 474 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.49% 11.93% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 253 231
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £321 £220 £260
90th Percentile £588 £575 £570
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £17.06 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.68% +10.06% -58.67%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.85 £12.75
90th Percentile £34.27 £26.70 £76.38
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year -8.82% -4.21% +23.46%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -11 63 £420 +27.27% 19
Windsor +10 18 £155 +1.64% 1
Slough +13 14 £320 +77.78% 3
Bracknell -13 11 £450 -8.86% 4
Maidenhead -9 5 £375 -1.32% 2
Newbury -13 4 £400 +6.67% 2
Wokingham - 1 £170 - 1
Office 365
South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 (52.56%) Windows
2 67 (42.95%) Microsoft
3 52 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 47 (30.13%) Windows 10
5 39 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 36 (23.08%) Windows 7
7 33 (21.15%) SharePoint
8 32 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
8 32 (20.51%) Security Cleared
9 27 (17.31%) Migration
10 25 (16.03%) Windows Server
11 24 (15.38%) SC Cleared
12 21 (13.46%) Citrix
13 19 (12.18%) Skype
14 18 (11.54%) Project Management
14 18 (11.54%) Firewall
15 16 (10.26%) VMware
15 16 (10.26%) PowerShell
16 15 (9.62%) XenApp
16 15 (9.62%) ITIL
17 14 (8.97%) SQL
17 14 (8.97%) VPN
17 14 (8.97%) DNS
17 14 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (8.97%) Telecoms
17 14 (8.97%) SCCM
17 14 (8.97%) Degree
17 14 (8.97%) Skype for Business
18 13 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (8.33%) Hyper-V

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 33 (21.15%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.97%) Skype for Business
3 11 (7.05%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.49%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.56%) IIS
7 3 (1.92%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.64%) Apache
Applications
1 32 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (7.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.41%) SaaS
3 8 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (5.13%) OneDrive
4 7 (4.49%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.21%) Yammer
6 4 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.56%) IaaS
6 4 (2.56%) PaaS
6 4 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.18%) Skype
2 18 (11.54%) Firewall
3 14 (8.97%) DNS
3 14 (8.97%) VPN
4 12 (7.69%) WAN
5 11 (7.05%) SAN
6 10 (6.41%) TCP/IP
7 8 (5.13%) GSM
7 8 (5.13%) HSPA
7 8 (5.13%) LAN
7 8 (5.13%) LTE
7 8 (5.13%) WCDMA
8 7 (4.49%) NAS
9 6 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (3.85%) VoLTE
9 6 (3.85%) VoWiFi
10 5 (3.21%) DHCP
10 5 (3.21%) Internet
11 3 (1.92%) VLAN
12 2 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.85%) Power BI
2 3 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 14 (8.97%) Telecoms
2 13 (8.33%) Finance
3 6 (3.85%) Back Office
4 4 (2.56%) Marketing
5 2 (1.28%) Billing
5 2 (1.28%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.28%) Legal
6 1 (0.64%) Banking
6 1 (0.64%) French Language
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.64%) Publishing
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (14.74%) Analyst
2 22 (14.10%) Support Engineer
3 21 (13.46%) Architect
3 21 (13.46%) Consultant
4 14 (8.97%) Desktop Support
5 10 (6.41%) Change Analyst
5 10 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (5.13%) Cloud Architect
7 8 (5.13%) Design Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) IT Support
7 8 (5.13%) LTE Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) Office 365 Engineer
8 7 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.85%) Deployment Analyst
9 6 (3.85%) Field Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (0.64%) .NET
2 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.64%) REST
2 1 (0.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.41%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.85%) Handset
4 5 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Licensing
5 4 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.56%) Replication
6 2 (1.28%) CESG
6 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.28%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.64%) FMCG
7 1 (0.64%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.64%) iPad
7 1 (0.64%) iPhone
7 1 (0.64%) Social Media
7 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (52.56%) Windows
2 47 (30.13%) Windows 10
3 36 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 25 (16.03%) Windows Server
5 10 (6.41%) Linux
6 8 (5.13%) Windows 8
7 7 (4.49%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.21%) Android
8 5 (3.21%) Mac OS
8 5 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.56%) Unix
10 2 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.64%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.31%) Migration
2 18 (11.54%) Project Management
3 15 (9.62%) ITIL
4 14 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 12 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 11 (7.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (7.05%) Problem Management
8 10 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (6.41%) Coaching
8 10 (6.41%) Validation
9 9 (5.77%) Data Validation
10 8 (5.13%) Service Design
11 6 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
12 5 (3.21%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.21%) ITIL V3
12 5 (3.21%) Software Licensing
13 4 (2.56%) Network Architecture
13 4 (2.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.26%) PowerShell
2 14 (8.97%) SQL
3 2 (1.28%) VBScript
4 1 (0.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.97%) Degree
4 12 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (7.05%) MCSE
6 8 (5.13%) DV Cleared
6 8 (5.13%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.92%) CCNA
8 3 (1.92%) PMP
9 2 (1.28%) MCSA
10 1 (0.64%) CCNP
10 1 (0.64%) ISEB
10 1 (0.64%) MCDST
10 1 (0.64%) MCP
10 1 (0.64%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.05%) SLA
2 10 (6.41%) QA
3 4 (2.56%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.92%) PMO
5 1 (0.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 52 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.62%) XenApp
3 13 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.05%) XenDesktop
5 7 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.49%) vSphere
6 4 (2.56%) Docker
6 4 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.28%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (8.97%) SCCM
2 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (5.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (3.21%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.56%) Ansible
7 2 (1.28%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.28%) SCOM
7 2 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.64%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.64%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (42.95%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.46%) Citrix
3 16 (10.26%) VMware
4 12 (7.69%) Cisco
5 6 (3.85%) HP
6 5 (3.21%) Symantec
7 4 (2.56%) Apple
7 4 (2.56%) Ivanti
7 4 (2.56%) Oracle
8 3 (1.92%) EMC
8 3 (1.92%) SAP
8 3 (1.92%) Veeam
9 2 (1.28%) Altiris
9 2 (1.28%) Avaya
9 2 (1.28%) Dell
9 2 (1.28%) F5
9 2 (1.28%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.28%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.28%) Polycom
9 2 (1.28%) SolarWinds