The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 32 58
Rank change year-on-year +1 +26  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 26 24 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.19% 3.58% 0.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.89% 42.86% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 3
Median daily rate £420 £333 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.31% -33.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £325 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £429 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +0.68% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% -7.46%  

Office 365 is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 87 56 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.01% 8.35% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 36 11
Median daily rate £415 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.05% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £600 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.49% -13.35%  

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Office 365 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in Birmingham

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office 365 in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in Birmingham

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in Birmingham

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in Birmingham

Office 365
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 34 (57.63%) SharePoint
2 32 (54.24%) Microsoft
3 24 (40.68%) Active Directory
3 24 (40.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (33.90%) Windows
5 13 (22.03%) VMware
6 11 (18.64%) Migration
6 11 (18.64%) DHCP
6 11 (18.64%) DNS
6 11 (18.64%) Skype
7 10 (16.95%) Skype for Business
8 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
8 9 (15.25%) MS Office
8 9 (15.25%) SQL
8 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
8 9 (15.25%) Citrix
9 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
9 8 (13.56%) XenApp
10 7 (11.86%) OneDrive
10 7 (11.86%) Yammer
10 7 (11.86%) Windows Server
10 7 (11.86%) SCOM
10 7 (11.86%) SolarWinds
10 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (11.86%) HTML
10 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
10 7 (11.86%) CSS
10 7 (11.86%) Kerberos
10 7 (11.86%) LDAP

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 34 (57.63%) SharePoint
2 10 (16.95%) Skype for Business
3 6 (10.17%) MS Exchange
4 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (6.78%) IIS
5 4 (6.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (5.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) MS Office
2 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.39%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 24 (40.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.86%) OneDrive
2 7 (11.86%) Yammer
3 6 (10.17%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (5.08%) SaaS
5 1 (1.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) DHCP
1 11 (18.64%) DNS
1 11 (18.64%) Skype
2 7 (11.86%) Kerberos
2 7 (11.86%) LDAP
3 6 (10.17%) PBX
3 6 (10.17%) Unified Communications
3 6 (10.17%) VoIP
4 3 (5.08%) SAN
5 2 (3.39%) Firewall
5 2 (3.39%) LAN
5 2 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.39%) WAN
6 1 (1.69%) 4G
6 1 (1.69%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.69%) DMZ
6 1 (1.69%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) JIRA
1 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.08%) Advertising
3 1 (1.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Architect
2 11 (18.64%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (13.56%) Consultant
3 8 (13.56%) Office 365 Architect
4 7 (11.86%) Cloud Architect
5 6 (10.17%) Developer
5 6 (10.17%) SharePoint Consultant
5 6 (10.17%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.47%) SharePoint Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) SharePoint Architect
7 4 (6.78%) Office 365 Consultant
7 4 (6.78%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Azure Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Office 365 Specialist
8 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.08%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) CSS
1 7 (11.86%) HTML
2 5 (8.47%) jQuery
3 4 (6.78%) .NET
4 3 (5.08%) REST
4 3 (5.08%) SOAP
4 3 (5.08%) Web Services
5 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (1.69%) COM
6 1 (1.69%) RESTful
6 1 (1.69%) SPServices
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) PKI
2 5 (8.47%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.69%) Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) PMI
5 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.90%) Windows
2 7 (11.86%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.78%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.39%) Linux
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.69%) Android
6 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) Migration
2 7 (11.86%) Identity Management
3 6 (10.17%) Email Filtering
3 6 (10.17%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (10.17%) Patch Management
4 5 (8.47%) Application Rationalisation
5 3 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.08%) Application Packaging
5 3 (5.08%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (5.08%) ERP
5 3 (5.08%) Information Security
5 3 (5.08%) ITIL
5 3 (5.08%) Regression Testing
5 3 (5.08%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (5.08%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (5.08%) Web Development
6 2 (3.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) SQL
2 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.69%) C#
4 1 (1.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) MCITP
4 3 (5.08%) MCSE
4 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.39%) CEH
5 2 (3.39%) CISM
5 2 (3.39%) CISMP
5 2 (3.39%) CISSP
5 2 (3.39%) CRISC
6 1 (1.69%) MCPD
6 1 (1.69%) MCSD
6 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.39%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (3.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (3.39%) GPG13
2 2 (3.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.39%) RMADS
3 1 (1.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (40.68%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.56%) XenApp
3 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.47%) VMware ESX
5 4 (6.78%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.39%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Intune
1 7 (11.86%) SCOM
2 6 (10.17%) Nagios
3 2 (3.39%) SCCM
4 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 32 (54.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.03%) VMware
3 9 (15.25%) Citrix
4 7 (11.86%) SolarWinds
5 5 (8.47%) Veeam
6 3 (5.08%) NetApp
7 2 (3.39%) Kronos
7 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.69%) Casewise
8 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.69%) Dell
8 1 (1.69%) EMC
8 1 (1.69%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle