Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 51 44
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 +59
Contract jobs citing Office 365 138 131 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.52% 3.28% 4.00%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.69% 23.14% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 62 62
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £444 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.13% +18.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £162 £194 £201
90th Percentile £496 £550 £534
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -20.63% -
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.25 £11.58
90th Percentile £20.00 £32.13 £19.85
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +17.17%

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 780 566 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.88% 14.18% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 320 284
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £312 £228
90th Percentile £623 £575 £600
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 11
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.75 £14.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.93% -28.61% +35.24%
10th Percentile £13.88 £11.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £27.50 £38.35 £20.42
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £19.61
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.68% +22.56%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -5 61 £363 -9.38% 10
Maidenhead +14 16 £445 - 5
Slough +2 15 £290 -4.92% 1
Bracknell -6 4 £339 +171.00% 4
Wokingham -10 2 £425 +150.00%
Newbury -12 2 £375 -18.39% 5
Office 365
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 75 (54.35%) Windows
2 67 (48.55%) Microsoft
3 62 (44.93%) Active Directory
4 41 (29.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 39 (28.26%) Windows Server
6 31 (22.46%) SCCM
7 29 (21.01%) SharePoint
8 26 (18.84%) Microsoft Office
8 26 (18.84%) Windows 10
9 24 (17.39%) Hyper-V
10 21 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (15.22%) SQL
11 19 (13.77%) Migration
11 19 (13.77%) MS Exchange
12 18 (13.04%) Citrix
12 18 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (12.32%) Security Cleared
14 16 (11.59%) Microsoft Excel
15 15 (10.87%) Skype
15 15 (10.87%) Windows 7
16 14 (10.14%) VMware
17 13 (9.42%) Telecoms
17 13 (9.42%) PRINCE2
17 13 (9.42%) SQL Server
17 13 (9.42%) PowerShell
17 13 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2010
18 12 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 11 (7.97%) Single Sign-On
19 11 (7.97%) Change Control
19 11 (7.97%) Skype for Business

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 (21.01%) SharePoint
2 19 (13.77%) MS Exchange
3 13 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (7.97%) Skype for Business
5 9 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.45%) FileNet
6 2 (1.45%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.45%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (18.84%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (11.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (7.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (7.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (29.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.25%) SaaS
3 9 (6.52%) IaaS
4 7 (5.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (5.07%) OneDrive
5 6 (4.35%) PaaS
6 5 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.45%) G Suite
8 1 (0.72%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.87%) Skype
2 11 (7.97%) DNS
2 11 (7.97%) VPN
3 10 (7.25%) DHCP
4 7 (5.07%) Firewall
5 5 (3.62%) SAN
6 4 (2.90%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.17%) Internet
7 3 (2.17%) Network Security
7 3 (2.17%) Wireless
8 2 (1.45%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (1.45%) IPsec
8 2 (1.45%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.45%) LAN
8 2 (1.45%) WAN
9 1 (0.72%) NAS
9 1 (0.72%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.72%) VoIP
9 1 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.07%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.90%) Big Data
4 3 (2.17%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.72%) Power BI
6 1 (0.72%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.80%) JIRA
2 2 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.72%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.72%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.72%) Selenium
3 1 (0.72%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (9.42%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.35%) Legal
3 5 (3.62%) Finance
3 5 (3.62%) French Language
4 2 (1.45%) Marketing
4 2 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.45%) Publishing
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Games
5 1 (0.72%) German Language
5 1 (0.72%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.72%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.72%) Law
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (18.12%) Consultant
2 20 (14.49%) Support Engineer
3 13 (9.42%) Analyst
4 10 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (6.52%) IT Support
5 9 (6.52%) Office 365 Consultant
6 8 (5.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (5.80%) Coordinator
7 7 (5.07%) IT Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Architect
8 6 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Azure Consultant
9 5 (3.62%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Consultant
9 5 (3.62%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.90%) Active Directory Engineer
10 4 (2.90%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.17%) Web Services
2 2 (1.45%) .NET
2 2 (1.45%) JSON
3 1 (0.72%) CSS
3 1 (0.72%) HTML
3 1 (0.72%) LDAP
3 1 (0.72%) OAuth
3 1 (0.72%) REST
3 1 (0.72%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.72%) WSDL
3 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.25%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.35%) Clustering
3 6 (4.35%) PKI
4 5 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.90%) Replication
6 3 (2.17%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.45%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.45%) Social Media
7 2 (1.45%) User Experience
7 2 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.72%) Blog
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (54.35%) Windows
2 39 (28.26%) Windows Server
3 26 (18.84%) Windows 10
4 15 (10.87%) Windows 7
5 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.07%) Linux
6 7 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.90%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.17%) Android
9 2 (1.45%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.45%) Unix
9 2 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (13.77%) Migration
3 13 (9.42%) PRINCE2
4 12 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (7.97%) Change Control
6 10 (7.25%) Change Management
6 10 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (6.52%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (5.80%) ITIL
9 7 (5.07%) Customer-Centricity
9 7 (5.07%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (4.35%) SIEM
11 5 (3.62%) B2C
11 5 (3.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (3.62%) Decision-Making
11 5 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.62%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 5 (3.62%) Patch Management
11 5 (3.62%) Project Management
11 5 (3.62%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.22%) SQL
2 13 (9.42%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.35%) C#
4 4 (2.90%) VB
5 3 (2.17%) Python
6 1 (0.72%) Java
6 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (12.32%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.25%) DV Cleared
2 10 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.07%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.35%) Degree
5 4 (2.90%) MCSE
6 2 (1.45%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.45%) MCITP
6 2 (1.45%) MCTS
6 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.72%) MCDST
7 1 (0.72%) MCP
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.25%) PMO
2 4 (2.90%) SLA
3 2 (1.45%) COBIT
3 2 (1.45%) GDPR
3 2 (1.45%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.72%) GAMP
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 62 (44.93%) Active Directory
2 24 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.62%) BitLocker
3 5 (3.62%) XenApp
4 4 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.45%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.72%) Firmware
6 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (22.46%) SCCM
2 11 (7.97%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (5.07%) AirWatch
3 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.45%) Ansible
4 2 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.45%) Puppet
4 2 (1.45%) WSUS
5 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.72%) Nessus
5 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.72%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 67 (48.55%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.04%) Citrix
3 14 (10.14%) VMware
4 7 (5.07%) EMC
5 6 (4.35%) Cisco
6 5 (3.62%) Okta
7 4 (2.90%) Apple
7 4 (2.90%) Dell
7 4 (2.90%) Veeam
8 3 (2.17%) Canon
8 3 (2.17%) EqualLogic
8 3 (2.17%) Oracle
8 3 (2.17%) Proofpoint
9 2 (1.45%) F5
9 2 (1.45%) HP
9 2 (1.45%) IBM
9 2 (1.45%) Lotus
9 2 (1.45%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.45%) Samsung
9 2 (1.45%) Zscaler