Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 50 45
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 +55
Contract jobs citing Office 365 154 114 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.88% 2.97% 4.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.52% 24.89% 35.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 54 88
Berkshire median daily rate £363 £444 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.31% +9.23% -0.91%
10th Percentile £162 £237 £243
90th Percentile £500 £538 £506
South East median daily rate £360 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -4.00% -6.25% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% - -13.79%
South East median hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.12% -17.50% +21.21%

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 789 458 556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.90% 11.93% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 260 319
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £297 £228
90th Percentile £638 £575 £563
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -36.26% +35.24%
10th Percentile £13.88 £11.25 £11.68
90th Percentile £27.50 £32.13 £20.52
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +15.15% -18.52% -2.41%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +7 78 £388 -3.13% 13
Slough +6 17 £310 +2.48% 4
Maidenhead -4 7 £363 - 5
Bracknell -6 6 £395 -21.00% 2
Newbury -12 2 £375 -3.23%
Wokingham - 2 £425 -
Office 365
South East

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 80 (51.95%) Windows
2 67 (43.51%) Microsoft
3 63 (40.91%) Active Directory
4 57 (37.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 38 (24.68%) Windows Server
6 30 (19.48%) SCCM
7 29 (18.83%) SharePoint
8 27 (17.53%) Hyper-V
9 25 (16.23%) Microsoft Office
10 24 (15.58%) Security Cleared
11 23 (14.94%) Migration
12 22 (14.29%) VMware
12 22 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (13.64%) Windows 10
13 21 (13.64%) SQL
13 21 (13.64%) MS Exchange
14 20 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (12.34%) Citrix
16 17 (11.04%) PowerShell
17 15 (9.74%) DNS
18 14 (9.09%) B2C
18 14 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
19 13 (8.44%) Skype
19 13 (8.44%) DHCP
19 13 (8.44%) VPN
19 13 (8.44%) PRINCE2
19 13 (8.44%) Windows 7
20 12 (7.79%) DV Cleared
20 12 (7.79%) Degree
20 12 (7.79%) Microsoft Excel

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 29 (18.83%) SharePoint
2 21 (13.64%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.19%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.60%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.30%) FileNet
7 2 (1.30%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.30%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.65%) CMS
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) Kentico
Applications
1 25 (16.23%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (7.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (5.19%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.65%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 57 (37.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.84%) IaaS
3 8 (5.19%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (5.19%) PaaS
3 8 (5.19%) SaaS
4 7 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.25%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.30%) G Suite
7 1 (0.65%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.74%) DNS
2 13 (8.44%) DHCP
2 13 (8.44%) Skype
2 13 (8.44%) VPN
3 11 (7.14%) Firewall
4 6 (3.90%) SAN
5 5 (3.25%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.60%) LAN
6 4 (2.60%) WAN
7 2 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.30%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.30%) MPLS
7 2 (1.30%) VLAN
7 2 (1.30%) VoIP
7 2 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.30%) WLAN
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.65%) NAS
8 1 (0.65%) Network Security
8 1 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.84%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.95%) Big Data
3 3 (1.95%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.95%) Power BI
3 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (4.55%) JIRA
2 2 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.30%) Hudson
3 1 (0.65%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.65%) Selenium
3 1 (0.65%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (6.49%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.55%) Finance
3 5 (3.25%) Legal
4 4 (2.60%) Marketing
5 3 (1.95%) French Language
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (20.13%) Consultant
2 22 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 14 (9.09%) Architect
4 12 (7.79%) Office 365 Consultant
5 11 (7.14%) Analyst
5 11 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.19%) Field Engineer
6 8 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (4.55%) Azure Consultant
7 7 (4.55%) Coordinator
7 7 (4.55%) Desktop Support
7 7 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (3.90%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (3.90%) IT Engineer
8 6 (3.90%) IT Support
8 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Consultant
8 6 (3.90%) Technical Architect
9 5 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.60%) JSON
1 4 (2.60%) Web Services
2 2 (1.30%) .NET
2 2 (1.30%) LDAP
3 1 (0.65%) COM
3 1 (0.65%) CSS
3 1 (0.65%) HTML
3 1 (0.65%) OAuth
3 1 (0.65%) REST
3 1 (0.65%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.19%) Clustering
2 8 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.25%) Replication
4 5 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.60%) User Experience
6 3 (1.95%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.30%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.30%) PKI
7 2 (1.30%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.30%) Social Media
8 1 (0.65%) Blog
8 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (51.95%) Windows
2 38 (24.68%) Windows Server
3 21 (13.64%) Windows 10
4 13 (8.44%) Windows 7
5 9 (5.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.25%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.95%) Linux
9 2 (1.30%) Android
9 2 (1.30%) Unix
9 2 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.65%) AIX
10 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.94%) Migration
2 20 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (9.09%) B2C
3 14 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (8.44%) PRINCE2
5 12 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (6.49%) Change Control
6 10 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (6.49%) Data Loss Prevention
7 9 (5.84%) B2B
7 9 (5.84%) Customer Engagement
8 8 (5.19%) Change Management
8 8 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (5.19%) Identity Management
8 8 (5.19%) ITIL
8 8 (5.19%) Privileged Identity Management
8 8 (5.19%) Service Management
9 7 (4.55%) Identity Access Management
9 7 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (13.64%) SQL
2 17 (11.04%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.25%) C#
4 4 (2.60%) VB
5 3 (1.95%) Python
6 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.65%) Java
6 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.79%) Degree
2 12 (7.79%) DV Cleared
3 11 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.60%) DBS Check
5 4 (2.60%) MCITP
5 4 (2.60%) MCSE
5 4 (2.60%) MCTS
6 2 (1.30%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) PMO
2 5 (3.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 63 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 27 (17.53%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.60%) BitLocker
4 4 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.60%) XenApp
5 3 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.30%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (19.48%) SCCM
2 12 (7.79%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (5.19%) AirWatch
4 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.30%) Ansible
5 2 (1.30%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.30%) Puppet
5 2 (1.30%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.30%) WSUS
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.65%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (43.51%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.29%) VMware
3 19 (12.34%) Citrix
4 9 (5.84%) EMC
5 8 (5.19%) Cisco
6 7 (4.55%) Veeam
7 6 (3.90%) HP
8 5 (3.25%) Okta
9 3 (1.95%) Dell
9 3 (1.95%) Google
9 3 (1.95%) Oracle
9 3 (1.95%) Proofpoint
9 3 (1.95%) Twitter
10 2 (1.30%) Apple
10 2 (1.30%) Capita
10 2 (1.30%) IBM
10 2 (1.30%) Lotus
10 2 (1.30%) Samsung
10 2 (1.30%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.30%) SonicWALL