Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 18 February 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)
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 48 55
Rank change year-on-year +16 +7 +68
Contract jobs citing Office 365 358 413 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 6.00% 4.65% 4.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.86% 15.66% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 296 276
Central London median daily rate £345 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £131 £148 £140
90th Percentile £553 £538 £575
London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 16
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £18.76 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.31% +4.19% -
10th Percentile £17.51 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £21.02 £23.75 £31.00
London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.13 £18.00
% change year-on-year +13.10% +0.69% -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 Central London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,005 2,637 2,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 33.59% 29.68% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,533 2,044 1,576
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £300 £326 £313
90th Percentile £663 £654 £625
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 23
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.61% -8.49% +2.91%
10th Percentile £18.04 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.50 £24.88 £44.80
London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £26.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% -15.68% +11.19%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in Central London

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in Central London

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Central London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in Central London

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in Central London

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 18 February 2020. 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
City of London +15 263 £375 -6.25% 132
West End of London +26 18 £260 -17.46%
City of Westminster +7 15 £438 +6.06%
Southwark +44 5 £325 +52.94%
Camden +8 4 £373 +132.81%
Kensington and Chelsea - 4 £268 -
Lambeth - 3 £255 -
Office 365
London

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 Central London region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 224 (62.57%) Windows
2 183 (51.12%) Microsoft
3 171 (47.77%) Active Directory
4 119 (33.24%) Windows 10
5 102 (28.49%) Azure
6 86 (24.02%) SharePoint
7 82 (22.91%) Finance
8 72 (20.11%) Windows Server
9 71 (19.83%) SCCM
10 67 (18.72%) ITIL
11 64 (17.88%) Windows 7
12 60 (16.76%) Migration
13 59 (16.48%) Microsoft Office
14 58 (16.20%) VMware
15 45 (12.57%) PowerShell
16 44 (12.29%) Citrix
17 38 (10.61%) Cisco
18 36 (10.06%) SQL
19 35 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
20 34 (9.50%) Firewall
21 33 (9.22%) DNS
21 33 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
21 33 (9.22%) Skype
21 33 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 31 (8.66%) Windows Server 2012
22 31 (8.66%) Apple
23 30 (8.38%) Android
24 29 (8.10%) LAN
25 28 (7.82%) Microsoft Intune
26 27 (7.54%) OneDrive

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 86 (24.02%) SharePoint
2 26 (7.26%) MS Exchange
3 16 (4.47%) Skype for Business
4 14 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.68%) IIS
8 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 59 (16.48%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.28%) Houdini
4 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.28%) Maya
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (4.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.84%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.56%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.28%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 102 (28.49%) Azure
2 27 (7.54%) OneDrive
3 26 (7.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (5.31%) Dynamics 365
5 18 (5.03%) AWS
6 17 (4.75%) Power Platform
7 14 (3.91%) PowerApps
8 11 (3.07%) G Suite
8 11 (3.07%) IaaS
8 11 (3.07%) Mimecast
9 9 (2.51%) PaaS
10 8 (2.23%) SaaS
11 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Flow
12 4 (1.12%) Google Drive
12 4 (1.12%) Yammer
13 3 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 3 (0.84%) GCP
14 2 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (0.56%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.50%) Firewall
2 33 (9.22%) DNS
2 33 (9.22%) Skype
3 29 (8.10%) LAN
4 27 (7.54%) WAN
5 24 (6.70%) DHCP
6 20 (5.59%) VPN
7 15 (4.19%) TCP/IP
7 15 (4.19%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (3.91%) SAN
8 14 (3.91%) VoIP
9 11 (3.07%) MPLS
9 11 (3.07%) NetScaler
10 9 (2.51%) Unified Communications
11 8 (2.23%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (2.23%) IP Telephony
11 8 (2.23%) NAS
12 7 (1.96%) Wireless
13 5 (1.40%) Network Security
13 5 (1.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.07%) Power BI
3 9 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.56%) MySQL
7 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.96%) JIRA
2 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.56%) Hudson
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.28%) MSI
5 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (22.91%) Finance
2 15 (4.19%) Banking
3 14 (3.91%) Public Sector
4 9 (2.51%) Law
5 7 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.68%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.12%) Back Office
7 4 (1.12%) Front Office
8 3 (0.84%) Marketing
8 3 (0.84%) Retail
9 2 (0.56%) Electronics
9 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.28%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 69 (19.27%) Support Engineer
2 52 (14.53%) Analyst
2 52 (14.53%) Desktop Support
3 39 (10.89%) Desktop Engineer
4 28 (7.82%) Architect
4 28 (7.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 27 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support
7 22 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (5.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 20 (5.59%) Support Analyst
10 19 (5.31%) IT Support
11 17 (4.75%) Consultant
12 16 (4.47%) Service Analyst
12 16 (4.47%) Windows Engineer
13 15 (4.19%) Administrator
14 14 (3.91%) Developer
14 14 (3.91%) Office 365 Engineer
14 14 (3.91%) Project Manager
15 13 (3.63%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.23%) .NET
1 8 (2.23%) HTML
2 6 (1.68%) JSON
3 4 (1.12%) XML
4 3 (0.84%) LDAP
4 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Graph
4 3 (0.84%) OAuth
4 3 (0.84%) OpenID
5 2 (0.56%) .NET Core
5 2 (0.56%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.56%) CSS
5 2 (0.56%) Node.js
5 2 (0.56%) REST
6 1 (0.28%) Ajax
6 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.28%) EDI
6 1 (0.28%) jQuery
6 1 (0.28%) Middleware
6 1 (0.28%) SAML
6 1 (0.28%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.42%) Video Conferencing
2 15 (4.19%) User Experience
3 13 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (2.79%) Blackberry
5 9 (2.51%) iPhone
6 8 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.23%) iPad
7 7 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.68%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.40%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (1.40%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.12%) BYOD
11 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.56%) Replication
12 2 (0.56%) SWIFT
13 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
13 1 (0.28%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.28%) SCORM
13 1 (0.28%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.28%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 224 (62.57%) Windows
2 119 (33.24%) Windows 10
3 72 (20.11%) Windows Server
4 64 (17.88%) Windows 7
5 31 (8.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (8.38%) Android
7 21 (5.87%) Mac OS X
7 21 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (4.47%) Apple iOS
9 12 (3.35%) Mac OS
10 11 (3.07%) Linux
11 9 (2.51%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.56%) CentOS
12 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.28%) Unix
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (18.72%) ITIL
2 60 (16.76%) Migration
3 35 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 26 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (5.87%) CRM
7 20 (5.59%) Project Management
8 16 (4.47%) Break/Fix
9 15 (4.19%) Change Management
9 15 (4.19%) Service Design
9 15 (4.19%) Time Management
10 14 (3.91%) Asset Management
10 14 (3.91%) Information Security
11 13 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (3.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (3.07%) Application Packaging
12 11 (3.07%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (3.07%) Change Control
12 11 (3.07%) Load Balancing
12 11 (3.07%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (12.57%) PowerShell
2 36 (10.06%) SQL
3 12 (3.35%) C#
4 10 (2.79%) VB
5 3 (0.84%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.84%) Perl
5 3 (0.84%) Python
5 3 (0.84%) VBScript
6 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.56%) Java
7 1 (0.28%) C
7 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.28%) U-SQL
7 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.75%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (2.51%) MCSE
5 8 (2.23%) Degree
6 6 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (1.68%) MCSA
7 4 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.84%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.56%) CCA
9 2 (0.56%) CCNA
9 2 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.56%) PMP
10 1 (0.28%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.28%) ACCA
10 1 (0.28%) CCNP
10 1 (0.28%) MCP
10 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.19%) SLA
2 6 (1.68%) PMO
3 5 (1.40%) GDPR
4 4 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.28%) IFRS
6 1 (0.28%) NCSC
6 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 171 (47.77%) Active Directory
2 33 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.70%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.47%) XenApp
5 13 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.23%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.68%) vSphere
8 4 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.56%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.28%) UAG
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 71 (19.83%) SCCM
2 28 (7.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (3.07%) Jamf Pro
4 9 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (2.23%) AirWatch
6 6 (1.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (1.40%) SCOM
8 4 (1.12%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.84%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.56%) DatAdvantage
10 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.56%) NetVault Backup
10 2 (0.56%) WSUS
11 1 (0.28%) OfficeScan
11 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.28%) Terraform
11 1 (0.28%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 183 (51.12%) Microsoft
2 58 (16.20%) VMware
3 44 (12.29%) Citrix
4 38 (10.61%) Cisco
5 31 (8.66%) Apple
6 18 (5.03%) Adobe
7 15 (4.19%) Ivanti
8 13 (3.63%) Symantec
9 11 (3.07%) Meraki
9 11 (3.07%) ServiceNow
10 9 (2.51%) Bloomberg
10 9 (2.51%) Google
11 8 (2.23%) McAfee
11 8 (2.23%) Polycom
12 7 (1.96%) Avaya
12 7 (1.96%) Dell
12 7 (1.96%) HP
12 7 (1.96%) Reuters
12 7 (1.96%) Sony
13 4 (1.12%) Altiris