Period
to 22 September 2019

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 6 months to 22 September 2019 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
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 23 17
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +43
Contract jobs citing Office 365 107 101 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.91% 6.94% 7.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.67% 30.33% 40.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 86 86
Birmingham median daily rate £370 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.52% +19.23% -21.21%
10th Percentile £142 £105 £150
90th Percentile £570 £600 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £315
% change year-on-year - +19.05% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £10.75 £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.33% +25.00% -34.69%
10th Percentile £10.38 £11.00 £9.30
90th Percentile £11.13 £21.50 £15.90
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.59 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +117.27% +11.11% -10.00%

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 Birmingham with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 452 333 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.43% 22.89% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 248 189
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -5.10%
10th Percentile £263 £177 £213
90th Percentile £625 £575 £540
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £448 £423
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.92% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% +25.00% -34.69%
10th Percentile £20.23 £11.00 £9.30
90th Percentile £155.85 £21.50 £15.90
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +133.33% +1.69% -1.67%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 64 (59.81%) Windows
2 54 (50.47%) Active Directory
3 49 (45.79%) Microsoft
4 40 (37.38%) Azure
5 33 (30.84%) SharePoint
6 31 (28.97%) VMware
7 30 (28.04%) Windows 10
8 19 (17.76%) Migration
8 19 (17.76%) SCCM
8 19 (17.76%) Windows Server
8 19 (17.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 18 (16.82%) Microsoft Intune
10 16 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (14.02%) ITIL
11 15 (14.02%) OneDrive
12 14 (13.08%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (12.15%) Skype
13 13 (12.15%) WAN
14 12 (11.21%) Citrix
14 12 (11.21%) MS Exchange
14 12 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
15 11 (10.28%) Firewall
16 10 (9.35%) Hyper-V
16 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (9.35%) PowerShell
16 10 (9.35%) SQL
16 10 (9.35%) LAN
16 10 (9.35%) VPN
17 9 (8.41%) DHCP
17 9 (8.41%) Cisco

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 33 (30.84%) SharePoint
2 12 (11.21%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.61%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.93%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.93%) IIS
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (37.38%) Azure
2 15 (14.02%) OneDrive
3 14 (13.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (8.41%) AWS
4 9 (8.41%) Power Platform
5 8 (7.48%) IaaS
6 7 (6.54%) Mimecast
7 6 (5.61%) PaaS
8 4 (3.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (3.74%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (3.74%) PowerApps
9 2 (1.87%) SaaS
10 1 (0.93%) G Suite
10 1 (0.93%) GCP
10 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Flow
10 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.15%) Skype
1 13 (12.15%) WAN
2 11 (10.28%) Firewall
3 10 (9.35%) LAN
3 10 (9.35%) VPN
4 9 (8.41%) DHCP
5 7 (6.54%) DNS
6 6 (5.61%) Internet
6 6 (5.61%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.61%) Unified Communications
7 4 (3.74%) SAN
8 3 (2.80%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.80%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.80%) Intranet
8 3 (2.80%) IP Telephony
8 3 (2.80%) VLAN
8 3 (2.80%) Wireless
9 2 (1.87%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.87%) Extranet
9 2 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.48%) Power BI
2 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2017
5 2 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.87%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.93%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Hudson
2 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (8.41%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Retail
3 5 (4.67%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.80%) Advertising
5 3 (2.80%) Banking
5 3 (2.80%) German Language
6 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (21.50%) Analyst
2 17 (15.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (12.15%) Architect
4 11 (10.28%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (8.41%) Office 365 Engineer
6 8 (7.48%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.61%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) Consultant
9 5 (4.67%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.80%) Web Services
2 1 (0.93%) .NET
2 1 (0.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.61%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (4.67%) NHS
3 5 (4.67%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.74%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.80%) Clustering
5 3 (2.80%) FMCG
5 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.80%) Tandem
6 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) PMI
7 1 (0.93%) Robotics
7 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (59.81%) Windows
2 30 (28.04%) Windows 10
3 19 (17.76%) Windows Server
4 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.41%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.80%) Android
8 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.87%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 19 (17.76%) Migration
2 15 (14.02%) ITIL
3 9 (8.41%) Document Management
4 7 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (5.61%) Analytics
5 6 (5.61%) Data Management
5 6 (5.61%) ITIL V3
5 6 (5.61%) Project Delivery
5 6 (5.61%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.67%) Task Automation
7 4 (3.74%) Capacity Management
7 4 (3.74%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (3.74%) Creative Thinking
7 4 (3.74%) Dashboard Development
7 4 (3.74%) Data Analytics
7 4 (3.74%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.35%) PowerShell
1 10 (9.35%) SQL
2 1 (0.93%) C
2 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.67%) MCSE
3 4 (3.74%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.80%) CCNA
4 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.87%) CISSP
5 2 (1.87%) MCSA
5 2 (1.87%) MCSD
5 2 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.93%) Degree
6 1 (0.93%) MCP
6 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) NIST
2 4 (3.74%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.74%) PMO
2 4 (3.74%) SLA
3 3 (2.80%) GDPR
3 3 (2.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (50.47%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.35%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.41%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (8.41%) XenApp
5 8 (7.48%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.80%) vSphere
7 2 (1.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (1.87%) vCloud
7 2 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (17.76%) SCCM
2 18 (16.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (5.61%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (3.74%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.74%) SCOM
5 3 (2.80%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.80%) Terraform
6 1 (0.93%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 49 (45.79%) Microsoft
2 31 (28.97%) VMware
3 12 (11.21%) Citrix
4 9 (8.41%) Cisco
5 4 (3.74%) Apple
5 4 (3.74%) Forcepoint
5 4 (3.74%) Meraki
6 3 (2.80%) Aerohive Networks
6 3 (2.80%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.80%) Darktrace
6 3 (2.80%) Google
6 3 (2.80%) Ivanti
6 3 (2.80%) Juniper
6 3 (2.80%) Polycom
6 3 (2.80%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.80%) Splunk
6 3 (2.80%) Zscaler
7 2 (1.87%) Adobe
7 2 (1.87%) HP
8 1 (0.93%) Dell