Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 11 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 43 62
Rank change year-on-year +31 +19 +30
Contract jobs citing Office 365 118 54 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 9.48% 4.04% 2.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.64% 26.60% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 44 23
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -22.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £141 £263 £204
90th Percentile £513 £675 £735
North West median daily rate £313 £330 £375
% change year-on-year -5.30% -12.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 - £12.50
10th Percentile £17.43 - £11.25
90th Percentile £38.03 - £13.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.88 £12.50
% change year-on-year +3.70% +35.00% -50.00%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 373 203 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 29.96% 15.19% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 147 93
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +9.20% +6.10%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £270
90th Percentile £575 £588 £623
North West median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 - £12.75
10th Percentile £17.43 - £11.43
90th Percentile £42.50 - £13.68
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year -12.50% +56.86% -57.77%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in Cheshire

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in Cheshire

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Cheshire over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in Cheshire

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in Cheshire

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Cheshire over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in Cheshire

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
Warrington +9 46 £325 -10.34% 4
Chester +12 15 £290 +3.57% 2
Macclesfield - 10 - - 6
Alderley Edge - 7 - -
Wilmslow - 5 - - 3
Knutsford -2 4 - - 1
Crewe -4 4 £118 -66.43% 1
Ellesmere Port - 4 £325 - 1
Nantwich - 1 £118 -
Office 365
North West

For the 6 months to 11 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 81 (68.64%) Windows
2 64 (54.24%) Active Directory
3 59 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 52 (44.07%) Windows 10
5 41 (34.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 34 (28.81%) Microsoft Office
7 32 (27.12%) SCCM
8 30 (25.42%) MS Exchange
9 28 (23.73%) SC Cleared
9 28 (23.73%) Security Cleared
9 28 (23.73%) Windows 7
9 28 (23.73%) Windows Server
10 23 (19.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 23 (19.49%) Migration
11 22 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 19 (16.10%) Apple iOS
12 19 (16.10%) Skype for Business
12 19 (16.10%) Mac OS
12 19 (16.10%) Software Deployment
12 19 (16.10%) ServiceNow
12 19 (16.10%) OneDrive
12 19 (16.10%) VMware
12 19 (16.10%) Apple
12 19 (16.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 18 (15.25%) DNS
13 18 (15.25%) Asset Management
14 17 (14.41%) PowerShell
15 15 (12.71%) SharePoint
16 14 (11.86%) LAN
16 14 (11.86%) WAN

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 30 (25.42%) MS Exchange
2 22 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (16.10%) Skype for Business
4 15 (12.71%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.54%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.85%) IIS
9 1 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 34 (28.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 41 (34.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (16.10%) OneDrive
3 11 (9.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (8.47%) IaaS
5 8 (6.78%) PaaS
6 6 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (4.24%) SaaS
8 2 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.85%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.25%) DNS
2 14 (11.86%) LAN
2 14 (11.86%) Skype
2 14 (11.86%) WAN
3 13 (11.02%) DHCP
4 10 (8.47%) Firewall
5 8 (6.78%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.78%) VPN
6 5 (4.24%) Unified Communications
7 4 (3.39%) DMZ
8 3 (2.54%) SAN
8 3 (2.54%) SMTP
9 2 (1.69%) Network Security
10 1 (0.85%) MPLS
10 1 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) JIRA
1 1 (0.85%) MSI
1 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (10.17%) Finance
2 11 (9.32%) Local Government
3 6 (5.08%) Marketing
4 4 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
5 1 (0.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Law
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (14.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (11.86%) Analyst
2 14 (11.86%) Architect
3 10 (8.47%) Administrator
4 9 (7.63%) Customer Engineer
4 9 (7.63%) Server Engineer
4 9 (7.63%) Service Analyst
4 9 (7.63%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (6.78%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.78%) Senior Customer Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Office 365 Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Azure Architect
7 5 (4.24%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.24%) Messaging Architect
7 5 (4.24%) Office 365 Architect
7 5 (4.24%) Senior Windows Administrator
7 5 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.24%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.47%) PKI
2 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.93%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.08%) Fat Client
4 6 (5.08%) Thin Client
5 5 (4.24%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.69%) Replication
8 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.85%) Clustering
8 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 81 (68.64%) Windows
2 52 (44.07%) Windows 10
3 28 (23.73%) Windows 7
3 28 (23.73%) Windows Server
4 19 (16.10%) Apple iOS
4 19 (16.10%) Mac OS
5 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.69%) Debian
8 2 (1.69%) Linux
8 2 (1.69%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.69%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.85%) Android
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.49%) Migration
2 19 (16.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (16.10%) Software Deployment
3 18 (15.25%) Asset Management
4 14 (11.86%) ITSM
5 10 (8.47%) ITIL
6 9 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (6.78%) Change Management
7 8 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (5.08%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (5.08%) Matrix Organization
9 5 (4.24%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.24%) Process Management
9 5 (4.24%) Server Building
10 4 (3.39%) Decision-Making
10 4 (3.39%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.39%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.39%) Project Management
10 4 (3.39%) User Stories
11 3 (2.54%) Email Filtering
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.41%) PowerShell
2 10 (8.47%) SQL
3 1 (0.85%) C#
3 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (23.73%) SC Cleared
1 28 (23.73%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.47%) A+ Certification
3 4 (3.39%) MCP
4 3 (2.54%) Degree
5 1 (0.85%) MCITP
5 1 (0.85%) MCSA
5 1 (0.85%) MCSE
5 1 (0.85%) MCTS
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) PMO
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 64 (54.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.93%) XenApp
4 6 (5.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.54%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.69%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.69%) Docker
8 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.85%) vSphere
8 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (27.12%) SCCM
2 23 (19.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (6.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (5.93%) SCOM
6 6 (5.08%) WSUS
7 5 (4.24%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.85%) MIIS
9 1 (0.85%) MobiControl
9 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.85%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.85%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 59 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.10%) Apple
2 19 (16.10%) ServiceNow
2 19 (16.10%) VMware
3 9 (7.63%) Citrix
4 5 (4.24%) Clearswift
4 5 (4.24%) Teradici
5 3 (2.54%) Cisco
5 3 (2.54%) Lotus
5 3 (2.54%) McAfee
5 3 (2.54%) Symantec
5 3 (2.54%) Veeam
5 3 (2.54%) WatchGuard
5 3 (2.54%) Zscaler
6 2 (1.69%) Dell
6 2 (1.69%) HP
6 2 (1.69%) Splunk
6 2 (1.69%) Trustwave
7 1 (0.85%) IronPort
7 1 (0.85%) SOTI