Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 62 88
Rank change year-on-year +22 +26 +3
Contract jobs citing Office 365 54 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.08% 2.41% 1.00%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.60% 22.92% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 14
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £204 £302
90th Percentile £675 £735 £438
North West median daily rate £328 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -12.67% +7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - £12.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -62.96% +114.29%
North West median hourly rate £16.88 £12.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +35.00% -50.00% +31.58%

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 203 144 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.34% 10.51% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 94 60
Cheshire median daily rate £475 £430 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +4.88% +7.54%
10th Percentile £280 £274 £324
90th Percentile £588 £621 £528
North West median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - £12.75 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -62.22% +114.29%
North West median hourly rate £16.88 £12.75 £30.19
% change year-on-year +32.35% -57.77% +34.18%

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 14 December 2017.

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
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 14 December 2017. 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 +20 20 £363 -44.23% 6
Chester +9 5 £280 +10.89% 1
Runcorn -1 1 £375 -5.96% 1
Crewe - 1 £350 -
Knutsford - 1 £388 - 3
Widnes - 1 - -
Office 365
North West

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 20 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 20 (37.04%) SharePoint
2 20 (37.04%) Migration
3 19 (35.19%) Windows
4 17 (31.48%) Skype
5 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (25.93%) MS Exchange
7 13 (24.07%) Skype for Business
8 12 (22.22%) PowerShell
9 11 (20.37%) VMware
10 10 (18.52%) Citrix
11 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (16.67%) SCCM
12 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
12 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
12 8 (14.81%) Windows 10
13 7 (12.96%) ITIL
13 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (11.11%) Finance
14 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
14 6 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
14 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (11.11%) Android
14 6 (11.11%) Apple iOS
14 6 (11.11%) PaaS
15 5 (9.26%) Hyper-V
15 5 (9.26%) Windows 7
15 5 (9.26%) SharePoint 2010

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 20 (37.04%) SharePoint
2 14 (25.93%) MS Exchange
3 13 (24.07%) Skype for Business
4 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (9.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.85%) CMS
8 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (9.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.11%) PaaS
3 5 (9.26%) OneDrive
4 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (7.41%) SaaS
5 1 (1.85%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (1.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (31.48%) Skype
2 5 (9.26%) DNS
3 4 (7.41%) DHCP
3 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.56%) Firewall
4 3 (5.56%) VPN
5 2 (3.70%) Internet
5 2 (3.70%) LAN
5 2 (3.70%) LDAP
5 2 (3.70%) MPLS
5 2 (3.70%) SAN
5 2 (3.70%) VoIP
5 2 (3.70%) WAN
6 1 (1.85%) Intranet
6 1 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Clusterpoint
2 1 (1.85%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MSI
2 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Local Government
3 3 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Architect
2 7 (12.96%) Technical Architect
3 6 (11.11%) Office 365 Architect
3 6 (11.11%) Office 365 Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) SharePoint Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Technical Leader
5 4 (7.41%) Trainer
6 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.56%) Azure Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Lead Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Security Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Server Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) AWS Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Exchange Migration Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) IT Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) Software Packaging
2 2 (3.70%) .NET
2 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.70%) JSON
2 2 (3.70%) Velocity
2 2 (3.70%) Web Services
2 2 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.85%) Ajax
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) CSS3
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) HTML5
3 1 (1.85%) OAuth
3 1 (1.85%) REST
3 1 (1.85%) SAML
3 1 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.85%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Data Centre
1 5 (9.26%) e-Learning
1 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
1 5 (9.26%) PKI
2 3 (5.56%) Smartphone
2 3 (5.56%) Social Media
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.70%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.70%) Replication
3 2 (3.70%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.19%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Windows 10
3 6 (11.11%) Android
3 6 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 5 (9.26%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.56%) Linux
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.04%) Migration
2 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (12.96%) ITIL
3 6 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (9.26%) Quality Management
5 4 (7.41%) Change Management
5 4 (7.41%) Open Source
6 3 (5.56%) Application Virtualisation
6 3 (5.56%) Business Transformation
6 3 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.56%) Domain Models
6 3 (5.56%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 3 (5.56%) SFIA
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (3.70%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.70%) Internal Audit
7 2 (3.70%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.26%) MCSA
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.56%) CIPD
3 3 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (5.56%) MCITP
4 2 (3.70%) MCSE
4 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.85%) CCDP
5 1 (1.85%) CCIE
5 1 (1.85%) CCNP
5 1 (1.85%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.85%) CISM
5 1 (1.85%) CISSP
5 1 (1.85%) Degree
5 1 (1.85%) PMP
5 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) COBIT
1 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.85%) QA
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.26%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (3.70%) XenApp
7 1 (1.85%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (7.41%) WSUS
3 3 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.70%) SCOM
5 1 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) VMware
3 10 (18.52%) Citrix
4 5 (9.26%) Cisco
5 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.85%) Dell
6 1 (1.85%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (1.85%) EMC
6 1 (1.85%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle
6 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.85%) Splunk
6 1 (1.85%) Symantec
6 1 (1.85%) Veeam
6 1 (1.85%) Veritas