Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 52 60
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8 +62
Contract jobs citing Office 365 161 119 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.07% 3.12% 2.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.75% 27.80% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 52 78
Berkshire median daily rate £381 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.29% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £155 £187 £254
90th Percentile £500 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £350 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -16.67% +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.11 - £16.00
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +20.70% -3.23% +6.90%

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 776 428 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.61% 11.22% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 238 324
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £312 £239 £256
90th Percentile £625 £550 £546
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.11 £15.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.73% -23.51% +35.24%
10th Percentile £14.86 £12.08 £17.12
90th Percentile £21.27 £16.61 £120.80
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £16.50 £19.61
% change year-on-year +9.76% -15.86% -12.84%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +1 87 £388 +7.64% 15
Windsor +13 12 £155 +1.64%
Slough +2 11 £350 - 4
Bracknell -10 7 £423 -15.50%
Maidenhead -2 3 £275 +150.00% 9
Newbury -18 2 £400 +14.29% 2
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
Office 365
South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 81 (50.31%) Windows
2 70 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 52 (32.30%) Active Directory
4 51 (31.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (19.88%) Windows 10
6 31 (19.25%) Migration
7 30 (18.63%) SharePoint
8 29 (18.01%) Security Cleared
9 24 (14.91%) Hyper-V
9 24 (14.91%) Windows Server
10 23 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
11 21 (13.04%) SC Cleared
11 21 (13.04%) Skype
12 20 (12.42%) Windows 7
13 19 (11.80%) SQL
13 19 (11.80%) Citrix
14 18 (11.18%) VMware
14 18 (11.18%) SCCM
14 18 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (10.56%) MS Exchange
16 15 (9.32%) Firewall
17 14 (8.70%) VPN
17 14 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
18 13 (8.07%) Skype for Business
18 13 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (8.07%) Degree
19 12 (7.45%) PowerShell
19 12 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
19 12 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
19 12 (7.45%) B2C

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 30 (18.63%) SharePoint
2 17 (10.56%) MS Exchange
3 13 (8.07%) Skype for Business
4 11 (6.83%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.48%) IIS
7 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.86%) GroupWise
8 2 (1.24%) FileNet
8 2 (1.24%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.24%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.62%) CMS
9 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.62%) Kentico
Applications
1 23 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.62%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (31.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.35%) IaaS
2 7 (4.35%) OneDrive
3 6 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.73%) PaaS
4 5 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.48%) Yammer
6 3 (1.86%) SaaS
7 1 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.62%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.04%) Skype
2 15 (9.32%) Firewall
3 14 (8.70%) VPN
4 10 (6.21%) DNS
5 9 (5.59%) WAN
6 6 (3.73%) DHCP
6 6 (3.73%) SAN
7 5 (3.11%) GSM
7 5 (3.11%) LAN
8 4 (2.48%) HSPA
8 4 (2.48%) LTE
8 4 (2.48%) VoLTE
8 4 (2.48%) VoWiFi
8 4 (2.48%) WCDMA
9 2 (1.24%) MPLS
9 2 (1.24%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.62%) Internet
10 1 (0.62%) IPsec
10 1 (0.62%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.73%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (3.73%) Power BI
2 3 (1.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Hudson
2 1 (0.62%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.62%) JIRA
2 1 (0.62%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.62%) Selenium
2 1 (0.62%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (6.83%) Finance
2 6 (3.73%) Marketing
3 5 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.24%) Billing
4 2 (1.24%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.24%) Legal
5 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (18.01%) Support Engineer
2 27 (16.77%) Consultant
3 15 (9.32%) Architect
4 14 (8.70%) Analyst
5 13 (8.07%) Desktop Support
5 13 (8.07%) Field Engineer
6 9 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.59%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.59%) SharePoint Engineer
7 8 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (4.97%) Office 365 Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Change Analyst
8 7 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Office 365 Consultant
9 6 (3.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Azure Consultant
9 6 (3.73%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.86%) .NET
2 2 (1.24%) JSON
2 2 (1.24%) LDAP
2 2 (1.24%) Web Services
3 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.62%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.73%) Clustering
2 6 (3.73%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (2.48%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.48%) Handset
4 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.24%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.24%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.24%) User Experience
5 1 (0.62%) Blog
5 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.62%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.62%) Replication
5 1 (0.62%) Social Media
5 1 (0.62%) Social Network
5 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 81 (50.31%) Windows
2 32 (19.88%) Windows 10
3 24 (14.91%) Windows Server
4 20 (12.42%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.73%) Linux
5 6 (3.73%) Unix
6 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.48%) Mac OS
7 4 (2.48%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.24%) Android
9 2 (1.24%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.62%) AIX
10 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.62%) OS/2
10 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.25%) Migration
2 18 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (7.45%) B2C
4 12 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (6.83%) PRINCE2
5 11 (6.83%) Project Management
6 10 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.21%) Mentoring
7 8 (4.97%) Data Validation
7 8 (4.97%) ITIL
7 8 (4.97%) Problem Management
7 8 (4.97%) Validation
8 7 (4.35%) B2B
8 7 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
9 6 (3.73%) Coaching
9 6 (3.73%) Data Loss Prevention
9 6 (3.73%) Identity Management
9 6 (3.73%) Privileged Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.80%) SQL
2 12 (7.45%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.86%) C#
4 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.62%) Java
4 1 (0.62%) Python
4 1 (0.62%) VB
4 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (18.01%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.07%) Degree
4 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.35%) MCSE
6 4 (2.48%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (1.86%) CCNA
7 3 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.24%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.24%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.24%) MCITP
8 2 (1.24%) MCSA
8 2 (1.24%) MCTS
9 1 (0.62%) ISEB
9 1 (0.62%) MCDST
9 1 (0.62%) MCP
9 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.97%) SLA
2 4 (2.48%) QA
System Software
1 52 (32.30%) Active Directory
2 24 (14.91%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.73%) XenApp
4 5 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.11%) vSphere
5 2 (1.24%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.24%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (11.18%) SCCM
2 8 (4.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (2.48%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.24%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.62%) Ansible
6 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.62%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.62%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.62%) SCOM
Vendors
1 70 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.80%) Citrix
3 18 (11.18%) VMware
4 12 (7.45%) Cisco
5 9 (5.59%) HP
6 6 (3.73%) EMC
7 4 (2.48%) Veeam
8 3 (1.86%) Oracle
9 2 (1.24%) Capita
9 2 (1.24%) Dell
9 2 (1.24%) IBM
9 2 (1.24%) Lotus
9 2 (1.24%) Okta
9 2 (1.24%) Samsung
9 2 (1.24%) SAP
9 2 (1.24%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.24%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.24%) Twitter
10 1 (0.62%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.62%) F5