Period
to 22 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 46 84
Rank change year-on-year -1 +38 +15
Contract jobs citing Office 365 46 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.50% 3.36% 1.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.91% 29.08% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 17
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% - -
10th Percentile £255 £196 £233
90th Percentile £604 £720 £643
North West median daily rate £300 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -14.29% -6.67% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -64.29% -
10th Percentile £13.60 £11.25 £31.75
90th Percentile £15.25 £13.75 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% -58.46% +18.18%

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 220 141 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.73% 11.54% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 97 61
Cheshire median daily rate £483 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +2.94% +9.68%
10th Percentile £280 £250 £325
90th Percentile £600 £618 £588
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -62.86% -
10th Percentile £13.60 £11.60 £31.75
90th Percentile £15.25 £42.75 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £14.40 £32.50
% change year-on-year +0.45% -55.71% +44.44%

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 February 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
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 February 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 21 £300 -40.00% 10
Chester 0 4 £280 +16.67% 2
Macclesfield +3 3 - - 3
Ellesmere Port - 2 - -
Widnes - 1 - -
Office 365
North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 28 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 26 (56.52%) Windows
3 25 (54.35%) Microsoft
4 18 (39.13%) Migration
5 16 (34.78%) MS Exchange
6 15 (32.61%) Skype for Business
7 13 (28.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (28.26%) SharePoint
8 12 (26.09%) VMware
8 12 (26.09%) Skype
9 11 (23.91%) Windows 10
9 11 (23.91%) PowerShell
9 11 (23.91%) Cisco
10 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
10 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
10 10 (21.74%) SCCM
11 9 (19.57%) Local Government
11 9 (19.57%) PKI
11 9 (19.57%) Citrix
11 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
12 8 (17.39%) Android
12 8 (17.39%) Windows 7
12 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
12 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
12 8 (17.39%) ITIL
12 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (13.04%) Citrix Presentation Server

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 16 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 15 (32.61%) Skype for Business
3 13 (28.26%) SharePoint
4 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (6.52%) IIS
8 2 (4.35%) CMS
8 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.17%) PaaS
3 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) Skype
2 6 (13.04%) DHCP
2 6 (13.04%) DNS
2 6 (13.04%) LAN
2 6 (13.04%) SAN
2 6 (13.04%) WAN
3 4 (8.70%) Firewall
3 4 (8.70%) MPLS
3 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.70%) VoIP
3 4 (8.70%) VPN
4 3 (6.52%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (2.17%) Internet
5 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.17%) Clusterpoint
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 9 (19.57%) Local Government
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Server Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) Office 365 Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) IT Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Trainer
4 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.52%) Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) IT Support
4 3 (6.52%) Support Technician
5 2 (4.35%) Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) LDAP
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (4.35%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) PKI
2 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.87%) e-Learning
4 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
4 4 (8.70%) Public Cloud
4 4 (8.70%) Replication
5 3 (6.52%) Clustering
5 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.52%) User Experience
6 1 (2.17%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 26 (56.52%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) Windows 10
3 8 (17.39%) Android
3 8 (17.39%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (10.87%) Apple iOS
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.70%) Linux
7 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Migration
2 8 (17.39%) ITIL
3 5 (10.87%) Quality Management
4 4 (8.70%) Capacity Management
4 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 4 (8.70%) Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (6.52%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (6.52%) Server Building
6 2 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.35%) Email Migration
6 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Content Management
6 2 (4.35%) High Availability
6 2 (4.35%) IT Strategy
6 2 (4.35%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (4.35%) QMS
6 2 (4.35%) Records Management
6 2 (4.35%) Time Management
6 2 (4.35%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) MCSA
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.52%) CIPD
3 3 (6.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (6.52%) MCITP
4 2 (4.35%) MCSE
5 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.17%) CCDP
5 1 (2.17%) CCIE
5 1 (2.17%) CCNP
5 1 (2.17%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.17%) CISM
5 1 (2.17%) CISSP
5 1 (2.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 28 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
3 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (13.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (13.04%) XenApp
5 3 (6.52%) vSphere
6 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) SCCM
2 6 (13.04%) SCOM
3 3 (6.52%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.52%) WSUS
4 2 (4.35%) HP SIM
4 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.35%) SmoothWall
4 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (4.35%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.35%) vMotion
Vendors
1 25 (54.35%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.09%) VMware
3 11 (23.91%) Cisco
4 9 (19.57%) Citrix
5 3 (6.52%) Apple
5 3 (6.52%) Avaya
6 2 (4.35%) Altiris
6 2 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (4.35%) McAfee
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle
7 1 (2.17%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.17%) Veritas