Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 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)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 13 43
Rank change year-on-year -13 +30 +2
Contract jobs citing Office 365 89 133 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.26% 8.15% 4.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.99% 44.04% 31.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 106 41
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -9.60% -15.41%
10th Percentile £156 £148 £210
90th Percentile £600 £475 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £325 £347
% change year-on-year +19.23% -6.34% -7.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -32.39% +37.60%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.75 £16.53
90th Percentile £21.50 £19.20 £19.18
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.13
% change year-on-year +7.14% -18.25% +29.73%

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 318 302 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.38% 18.50% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 213 112
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% -0.58%
10th Percentile £205 £195 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -32.39% +37.60%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.75 £16.53
90th Percentile £21.50 £19.20 £19.18
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £16.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.31% +23.11%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 59 (66.29%) Windows
2 51 (57.30%) Active Directory
3 43 (48.31%) Microsoft
4 32 (35.96%) Windows 10
5 28 (31.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 26 (29.21%) SCCM
7 24 (26.97%) ITIL
8 20 (22.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 18 (20.22%) Windows Server
9 18 (20.22%) Migration
10 16 (17.98%) VMware
10 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Office
11 15 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (14.61%) Identity Management
13 12 (13.48%) Windows 7
13 12 (13.48%) PaaS
13 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Intune
13 12 (13.48%) Data Centre
14 11 (12.36%) Problem Management
14 11 (12.36%) Citrix
15 10 (11.24%) OneDrive
16 9 (10.11%) Azure Active Directory
17 8 (8.99%) Service Delivery
17 8 (8.99%) SharePoint
17 8 (8.99%) IaaS
17 8 (8.99%) SaaS
17 8 (8.99%) Single Sign-On
18 7 (7.87%) Skype
18 7 (7.87%) Skype for Business
18 7 (7.87%) PowerShell

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 8 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.87%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.87%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.37%) IIS
4 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (31.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (13.48%) PaaS
4 10 (11.24%) OneDrive
5 9 (10.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (8.99%) IaaS
6 8 (8.99%) SaaS
7 4 (4.49%) GitHub
7 4 (4.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) LAN
1 7 (7.87%) Skype
2 6 (6.74%) DNS
3 5 (5.62%) DHCP
3 5 (5.62%) Unified Communications
4 4 (4.49%) Network Security
4 4 (4.49%) WAN
4 4 (4.49%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.37%) Firewall
5 3 (3.37%) WLAN
6 2 (2.25%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.25%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.25%) NAS
7 1 (1.12%) IMAP
7 1 (1.12%) POP3
7 1 (1.12%) SAN
7 1 (1.12%) SMTP
7 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.12%) VLAN
7 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) GitLab
2 1 (1.12%) MSI
2 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (5.62%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.49%) Aerospace
2 4 (4.49%) Finance
3 2 (2.25%) Back Office
3 2 (2.25%) Local Government
3 2 (2.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (14.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (10.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (10.11%) Analyst
3 8 (8.99%) Office 365 Engineer
3 8 (8.99%) Service Analyst
3 8 (8.99%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (7.87%) Consultant
4 7 (7.87%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.87%) Team Leader
5 6 (6.74%) Architect
5 6 (6.74%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) SCCM Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Information Security Architect
6 4 (4.49%) Security Architect
6 4 (4.49%) Security Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.49%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) OAuth
1 4 (4.49%) OAuth2
1 4 (4.49%) SAML
2 2 (2.25%) .NET
2 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (2.25%) WCF
2 2 (2.25%) Web Services
3 1 (1.12%) MAPI
3 1 (1.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.74%) PKI
3 5 (5.62%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.49%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.12%) Handset
6 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
6 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (66.29%) Windows
2 32 (35.96%) Windows 10
3 18 (20.22%) Windows Server
4 12 (13.48%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.37%) Linux
7 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.25%) Unix
7 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.12%) Android
8 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) ITIL
2 20 (22.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (20.22%) Migration
4 13 (14.61%) Identity Management
5 11 (12.36%) Problem Management
6 8 (8.99%) Service Delivery
7 7 (7.87%) Project Management
8 6 (6.74%) Incident Management
9 5 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (5.62%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.62%) Technical Leadership
10 4 (4.49%) Identity Access Management
10 4 (4.49%) Internal Audit
10 4 (4.49%) Privileged Identity Management
10 4 (4.49%) SABSA
10 4 (4.49%) SDLC
10 4 (4.49%) Security Architecture
10 4 (4.49%) SIEM
10 4 (4.49%) Threat Management
10 4 (4.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.87%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.74%) SQL
3 2 (2.25%) C#
3 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.25%) VBScript
4 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.49%) CEH
2 4 (4.49%) CISM
2 4 (4.49%) CISSP
2 4 (4.49%) Degree
3 3 (3.37%) MCSE
4 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.25%) MCITP
4 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) GDPR
2 4 (4.49%) SLA
3 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.25%) PMO
5 1 (1.12%) FISMA
5 1 (1.12%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (57.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.74%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.74%) XenApp
4 4 (4.49%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.25%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.25%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.12%) Firmware
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (29.21%) SCCM
2 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (8.99%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (4.49%) SCOM
5 3 (3.37%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.25%) XenMobile
7 1 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.12%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 43 (48.31%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.98%) VMware
3 11 (12.36%) Citrix
4 6 (6.74%) Cisco
5 4 (4.49%) HP
6 3 (3.37%) Apple
6 3 (3.37%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.25%) Asigra
7 2 (2.25%) IBM
7 2 (2.25%) NetApp
7 2 (2.25%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.12%) Avaya
8 1 (1.12%) Becrypt
8 1 (1.12%) Dell
8 1 (1.12%) Google
8 1 (1.12%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.12%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.12%) Mitel
8 1 (1.12%) Progress
8 1 (1.12%) Samsung