Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 33 82
Rank change year-on-year -12 +49 +23
Contract jobs citing Office 365 54 50 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.13% 4.48% 2.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.85% 31.25% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 34
Cheshire median daily rate £294 £309 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.78% -26.55% +5.00%
10th Percentile £139 £220 £249
90th Percentile £420 £438 £499
North West median daily rate £300 £335 £420
% change year-on-year -10.45% -20.24% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £55.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.64% +57.14% +180.00%
10th Percentile £13.30 £10.05 £32.50
90th Percentile £25.00 £62.80 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £15.75 £12.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +26.00% -50.00% +100.00%

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 272 160 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.83% 14.32% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 114 93
Cheshire median daily rate £444 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.58% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £280 £237 £321
90th Percentile £600 £571 £575
North West median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £55.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.64% +57.14% +180.00%
10th Percentile £13.30 £10.85 £32.50
90th Percentile £25.00 £67.40 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year -17.14% -44.88% +41.11%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -3 13 £288 -11.54% 8
Chester -11 7 £293 -2.50% 1
Crewe - 4 - - 2
Macclesfield - 3 - - 1
Ellesmere Port +1 2 - -
Office 365
North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 36 (66.67%) Windows
1 36 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 31 (57.41%) Migration
3 29 (53.70%) Microsoft
4 21 (38.89%) Skype for Business
5 20 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (33.33%) Cisco
6 18 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 18 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 18 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 17 (31.48%) Data Centre
8 16 (29.63%) LAN
8 16 (29.63%) WAN
9 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
9 15 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
10 14 (25.93%) Citrix
10 14 (25.93%) VMware
10 14 (25.93%) Hyper-V
11 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (24.07%) Firewall
12 12 (22.22%) Local Government
12 12 (22.22%) PKI
12 12 (22.22%) SCCM
12 12 (22.22%) SCOM
12 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 12 (22.22%) XenApp
13 11 (20.37%) Windows 10
13 11 (20.37%) SAN
14 10 (18.52%) ITIL

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 21 (38.89%) Skype for Business
2 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
3 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
4 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (9.26%) IIS
5 3 (5.56%) CMS
5 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Line 50
2 1 (1.85%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.63%) LAN
1 16 (29.63%) WAN
2 13 (24.07%) Firewall
3 11 (20.37%) SAN
4 9 (16.67%) Skype
4 9 (16.67%) VoIP
4 9 (16.67%) VPN
5 7 (12.96%) MPLS
6 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 5 (9.26%) DNS
7 5 (9.26%) Network Security
7 5 (9.26%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (5.56%) DHCP
8 3 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.70%) DMZ
9 2 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (3.70%) SMTP
10 1 (1.85%) NAS
10 1 (1.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) EDRMS
3 2 (3.70%) Power BI
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.85%) MSI
General
1 12 (22.22%) Local Government
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Server Engineer
2 5 (9.26%) Analyst
2 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) Architect
3 4 (7.41%) Developer
3 4 (7.41%) Migration Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) Network Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) Office 365 Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.41%) Service Analyst
3 4 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 3 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) IT Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) LDAP
2 3 (5.56%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (31.48%) Data Centre
2 12 (22.22%) PKI
3 6 (11.11%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.56%) Clustering
4 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.56%) User Experience
5 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.70%) Replication
6 1 (1.85%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (66.67%) Windows
2 18 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (20.37%) Windows 10
5 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 8 (14.81%) Linux
7 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (7.41%) Android
10 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) Migration
2 10 (18.52%) ITIL
3 7 (12.96%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (12.96%) Server Building
4 6 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 6 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 6 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
5 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.41%) CRM
6 4 (7.41%) Data Migration
6 4 (7.41%) High Availability
6 4 (7.41%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.56%) Change Control
7 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Content Management
7 3 (5.56%) ITIL V3
7 3 (5.56%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (5.56%) Records Management
7 3 (5.56%) Visualisation
7 3 (5.56%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.26%) SQL
3 3 (5.56%) C
3 3 (5.56%) C#
4 2 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.41%) CCNA
2 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.56%) CCNP
4 1 (1.85%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 36 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.93%) Hyper-V
3 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 12 (22.22%) XenApp
5 5 (9.26%) vSphere
6 3 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (22.22%) SCCM
1 12 (22.22%) SCOM
2 6 (11.11%) WSUS
3 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (7.41%) SmoothWall
5 3 (5.56%) HP SIM
5 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (5.56%) vCenter Server
5 3 (5.56%) vMotion
6 2 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.85%) PaperCut
7 1 (1.85%) Puppet
7 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 29 (53.70%) Microsoft
2 18 (33.33%) Cisco
3 14 (25.93%) Citrix
3 14 (25.93%) VMware
4 7 (12.96%) McAfee
5 5 (9.26%) Avaya
6 3 (5.56%) Altiris
6 3 (5.56%) Apple
6 3 (5.56%) HP
6 3 (5.56%) Juniper
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle
7 2 (3.70%) Ivanti
7 2 (3.70%) Sage
7 2 (3.70%) Symantec
8 1 (1.85%) arcserve
8 1 (1.85%) Siemens
8 1 (1.85%) Sophos