Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 28 44
Rank change year-on-year +10 +16 -6
Contract jobs citing Office 365 76 79 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.40% 6.08% 4.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.11% 18.94% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 57 44
Median daily rate £400 £350 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +55.56% -43.04%
10th Percentile £131 £153 £111
90th Percentile £688 £500 £482
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year - +14.50% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.91 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +15.88% -9.43%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.29 £10.75
90th Percentile £15.44 £19.46 £17.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £12.71 £13.10
% change year-on-year +45.53% -2.96% -9.66%

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 360 417 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 39.78% 32.08% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 289 212
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £281 £296 £213
90th Percentile £638 £588 £625
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £461 £450
% change year-on-year +2.98% +2.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £13.91 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +151.71% +15.88% -9.43%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.93 £14.00
% change year-on-year +170.79% -7.68% -12.50%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in Birmingham

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Office 365 in Birmingham

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Office 365 in Birmingham over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Office 365 in Birmingham

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Office 365 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 41 (53.95%) Microsoft
2 33 (43.42%) Windows
3 29 (38.16%) SharePoint
4 25 (32.89%) Azure
5 22 (28.95%) Active Directory
6 21 (27.63%) Windows 10
7 14 (18.42%) Migration
8 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
8 13 (17.11%) Power Platform
8 13 (17.11%) PowerApps
9 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (11.84%) XML
11 9 (11.84%) ITIL
12 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (10.53%) REST
12 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (10.53%) Skype
12 8 (10.53%) Windows Server
13 7 (9.21%) VPN
14 6 (7.89%) VMware
14 6 (7.89%) Citrix
14 6 (7.89%) Extranet
14 6 (7.89%) SOA
14 6 (7.89%) CSS
14 6 (7.89%) Web Services
14 6 (7.89%) HTML
14 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
14 6 (7.89%) Microservices

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 29 (38.16%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.58%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 25 (32.89%) Azure
2 13 (17.11%) Power Platform
2 13 (17.11%) PowerApps
3 6 (7.89%) ShareGate
4 5 (6.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (5.26%) OneDrive
5 4 (5.26%) SaaS
6 3 (3.95%) AWS
6 3 (3.95%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (3.95%) G Suite
7 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Flow
7 2 (2.63%) PaaS
7 2 (2.63%) Yammer
8 1 (1.32%) Cloudflare
8 1 (1.32%) IaaS
8 1 (1.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) Skype
2 7 (9.21%) VPN
3 6 (7.89%) Extranet
4 5 (6.58%) DNS
4 5 (6.58%) WAN
5 4 (5.26%) DHCP
5 4 (5.26%) Intranet
5 4 (5.26%) LAN
6 3 (3.95%) Internet
6 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.63%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.63%) Firewall
8 1 (1.32%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.32%) Network Security
8 1 (1.32%) Softphone
8 1 (1.32%) SSL
8 1 (1.32%) VLAN
8 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Blockchain
1 2 (2.63%) Power BI
2 1 (1.32%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.32%) MS Access
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.58%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.95%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Electronics
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (22.37%) Analyst
2 9 (11.84%) Consultant
2 9 (11.84%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) Architect
3 8 (10.53%) Office 365 Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) SharePoint Support
4 7 (9.21%) Service Analyst
4 7 (9.21%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (7.89%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.89%) SharePoint Specialist
6 5 (6.58%) Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Support Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.26%) Office 365 Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Office 365 Manager
7 4 (5.26%) SharePoint Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) XML
2 8 (10.53%) REST
3 6 (7.89%) CSS
3 6 (7.89%) HTML
3 6 (7.89%) JSON
3 6 (7.89%) Web Services
4 5 (6.58%) EDI
4 5 (6.58%) HTML5
4 5 (6.58%) jQuery
4 5 (6.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.32%) .NET
5 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.32%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.32%) Velocity
5 1 (1.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.58%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.95%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.63%) Robotics
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) FMCG
6 1 (1.32%) PMI
6 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (43.42%) Windows
2 21 (27.63%) Windows 10
3 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
4 8 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.58%) Apple iOS
5 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (3.95%) Android
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.63%) Linux
7 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.42%) Migration
2 10 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (11.84%) ITIL
4 6 (7.89%) Microservices
4 6 (7.89%) SOA
5 5 (6.58%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (6.58%) Operational Stability
5 5 (6.58%) Service Design
6 4 (5.26%) Information Management
6 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.95%) DevOps
7 3 (3.95%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.95%) ITSM
7 3 (3.95%) Presales
7 3 (3.95%) Project Delivery
7 3 (3.95%) Project Governance
7 3 (3.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.95%) SQL
3 2 (2.63%) C#
3 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.32%) C
4 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) MCSE
4 3 (3.95%) Degree
5 2 (2.63%) CISSP
5 2 (2.63%) MCSD
5 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.32%) HND
6 1 (1.32%) MCSA
6 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.32%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) PMO
3 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.32%) GDPR
3 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 22 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.63%) vCloud
4 1 (1.32%) Docker
4 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (7.89%) SCCM
3 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.32%) QRadar
Vendors
1 41 (53.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.89%) Citrix
2 6 (7.89%) Nintex
2 6 (7.89%) VMware
3 3 (3.95%) Apple
3 3 (3.95%) SAP
4 2 (2.63%) HP
4 2 (2.63%) Ivanti
5 1 (1.32%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.32%) Altiris
5 1 (1.32%) EMC
5 1 (1.32%) Google
5 1 (1.32%) Okta
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle
5 1 (1.32%) Proofpoint
5 1 (1.32%) Symantec
5 1 (1.32%) Zscaler