Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 31 76
Rank change year-on-year +13 +45 +29
Contract jobs citing Office 365 103 66 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.08% 5.29% 2.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.07% 40.49% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 59 34
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £300 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -28.57% +29.23%
10th Percentile £120 £263 £235
90th Percentile £494 £512 £645
North West median daily rate £300 £350 £423
% change year-on-year -14.29% -17.16% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.25 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% - -
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +16.13% +10.71% +3.70%

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 367 163 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 28.78% 13.07% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 119 102
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £400 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -8.83% -2.50%
10th Percentile £266 £262 £300
90th Percentile £584 £575 £599
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £430
% change year-on-year - -1.16% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.25 £65.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.38% +400.00% +4.00%
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -33.62% +107.14% -18.84%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +14 30 £275 -10.20% 16
Chester -1 16 £280 -6.67% 6
Crewe -9 9 £118 -66.43%
Macclesfield - 7 - - 8
Wilmslow - 5 - -
Ellesmere Port - 4 £325 -
Knutsford +1 3 - - 1
Nantwich - 1 £118 -
Office 365
North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 68 (66.02%) Windows
2 55 (53.40%) Active Directory
3 52 (50.49%) Microsoft
4 37 (35.92%) Windows 10
5 34 (33.01%) Microsoft Azure
6 30 (29.13%) Migration
7 28 (27.18%) Windows Server
8 27 (26.21%) MS Exchange
9 26 (25.24%) Skype for Business
10 24 (23.30%) Microsoft Office
11 21 (20.39%) LAN
11 21 (20.39%) WAN
11 21 (20.39%) Windows 7
12 20 (19.42%) SharePoint
12 20 (19.42%) VMware
13 19 (18.45%) PowerShell
13 19 (18.45%) Exchange Server 2010
13 19 (18.45%) Skype
14 18 (17.48%) SC Cleared
14 18 (17.48%) Security Cleared
14 18 (17.48%) DNS
14 18 (17.48%) SQL Server
14 18 (17.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 17 (16.50%) Firewall
15 17 (16.50%) SCCM
16 15 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (12.62%) Finance
19 12 (11.65%) VPN
19 12 (11.65%) Citrix

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 27 (26.21%) MS Exchange
2 26 (25.24%) Skype for Business
3 20 (19.42%) SharePoint
4 19 (18.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.94%) CMS
8 1 (0.97%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (23.30%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.94%) Line 50
2 2 (1.94%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 34 (33.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.71%) OneDrive
3 9 (8.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (4.85%) IaaS
6 3 (2.91%) PaaS
7 2 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.94%) SaaS
8 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.97%) G Suite
8 1 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.39%) LAN
1 21 (20.39%) WAN
2 19 (18.45%) Skype
3 18 (17.48%) DNS
4 17 (16.50%) Firewall
5 12 (11.65%) VPN
6 11 (10.68%) DHCP
7 8 (7.77%) TCP/IP
7 8 (7.77%) VoIP
8 7 (6.80%) Network Security
9 6 (5.83%) SAN
10 5 (4.85%) MPLS
10 5 (4.85%) Unified Communications
11 3 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.91%) DMZ
11 3 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.94%) SMTP
13 1 (0.97%) NAS
13 1 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
13 1 (0.97%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.91%) Power BI
4 2 (1.94%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) JIRA
2 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (12.62%) Finance
2 11 (10.68%) Local Government
3 6 (5.83%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.94%) Banking
5 2 (1.94%) Marketing
6 1 (0.97%) Advertising
6 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Law
6 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (16.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (13.59%) Server Engineer
3 12 (11.65%) Analyst
3 12 (11.65%) Architect
4 11 (10.68%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.80%) Administrator
5 7 (6.80%) Desktop Support
5 7 (6.80%) Service Analyst
5 7 (6.80%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (5.83%) Product Manager
6 6 (5.83%) Technical Manager
6 6 (5.83%) Technical Product Manager
7 5 (4.85%) Migration Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Senior Windows Administrator
7 5 (4.85%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) IT Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Messaging Architect
8 4 (3.88%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.88%) LDAP
2 2 (1.94%) .NET
2 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.68%) PKI
3 6 (5.83%) Fat Client
3 6 (5.83%) Thin Client
4 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.88%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.94%) User Experience
8 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (66.02%) Windows
2 37 (35.92%) Windows 10
3 28 (27.18%) Windows Server
4 21 (20.39%) Windows 7
5 10 (9.71%) Apple iOS
6 9 (8.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (7.77%) Linux
8 7 (6.80%) Mac OS
8 7 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.85%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.91%) Android
12 1 (0.97%) CentOS
12 1 (0.97%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.13%) Migration
2 18 (17.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (10.68%) Asset Management
5 9 (8.74%) ITIL
6 8 (7.77%) ITSM
6 8 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (6.80%) Server Building
7 7 (6.80%) Software Deployment
8 6 (5.83%) Change Management
8 6 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.85%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (4.85%) Matrix Organization
10 4 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (3.88%) Capacity Management
10 4 (3.88%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.88%) Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (3.88%) Project Management
10 4 (3.88%) Test Scripting
10 4 (3.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.45%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.74%) SQL
3 3 (2.91%) C
4 2 (1.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (17.48%) SC Cleared
1 18 (17.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.83%) A+ Certification
3 4 (3.88%) CCNA
3 4 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.91%) CCNP
4 3 (2.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) QA
System Software
1 55 (53.40%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.74%) XenApp
4 8 (7.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (7.77%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.97%) vSphere
7 1 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (16.50%) SCCM
2 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (9.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (7.77%) SCOM
4 6 (5.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (5.83%) WSUS
5 5 (4.85%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.94%) PaperCut
6 2 (1.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.97%) MobiControl
7 1 (0.97%) Puppet
7 1 (0.97%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.97%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 52 (50.49%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.42%) VMware
3 12 (11.65%) Citrix
4 10 (9.71%) Cisco
5 7 (6.80%) Apple
5 7 (6.80%) ServiceNow
6 6 (5.83%) McAfee
7 5 (4.85%) Clearswift
7 5 (4.85%) Symantec
7 5 (4.85%) Teradici
8 4 (3.88%) WatchGuard
9 3 (2.91%) Juniper
9 3 (2.91%) Oracle
9 3 (2.91%) Sage
9 3 (2.91%) Veeam
9 3 (2.91%) Zscaler
10 2 (1.94%) Dell
10 2 (1.94%) Siemens
10 2 (1.94%) Splunk
10 2 (1.94%) Trustwave