Period
to 21 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Microsoft 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft 365 over the 6 months to 21 October 2021 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 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 48 29
Rank change year-on-year +11 -19 +32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 212 77 366
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.44% 4.26% 6.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.74% 12.96% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 62 265
10th Percentile £164 £177 £154
25th Percentile £285 £246 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £378 £438
Median % change year-on-year +25.17% -13.71% +15.13%
75th Percentile £550 £534 £500
90th Percentile £603 £586 £588
Central London median daily rate £475 £378 £425
% change year-on-year +25.83% -11.18% +23.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 14
10th Percentile " £20.25 £18.58
25th Percentile £13.88 £20.63 £20.00
Median hourly rate £14.25 £21.25 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year -32.94% +1.60% +19.51%
75th Percentile £14.63 £21.88 £22.70
90th Percentile £19.65 £22.25 £26.70
Central London median hourly rate £14.25 £21.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -32.94% +1.19% +11.41%

Microsoft 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 the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,438 594 2,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.93% 32.85% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,116 468 1,614
10th Percentile £381 £313 £332
25th Percentile £463 £413 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £738 £650 £673
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 18
10th Percentile £13.70 £16.00 £18.68
25th Percentile £13.88 £17.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -28.75% -4.76% +12.30%
75th Percentile £23.75 £21.25 £23.69
90th Percentile £48.55 £22.00 £31.69
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +12.73%

Microsoft 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in the City of London

Microsoft 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft 365 in the City of London

Microsoft 365
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft 365 in the City of London

Microsoft 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft 365 in the City of London

Microsoft 365
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft 365 within the City of London region over the 6 months to 21 October 2021. 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
London Bridge - 2 £180 -
Microsoft 365
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 110 (51.89%) Microsoft
2 107 (50.47%) Azure
3 103 (48.58%) Windows
4 85 (40.09%) Active Directory
5 66 (31.13%) Finance
6 58 (27.36%) SharePoint
7 57 (26.89%) Migration
8 47 (22.17%) Social Skills
9 45 (21.23%) Windows 10
10 42 (19.81%) VMware
11 36 (16.98%) Citrix
11 36 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 35 (16.51%) Microsoft Intune
13 33 (15.57%) Windows Server
14 32 (15.09%) SCCM
15 30 (14.15%) ITIL
15 30 (14.15%) Microsoft Office
16 28 (13.21%) Windows 7
16 28 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
17 26 (12.26%) Power Platform
18 25 (11.79%) PowerShell
19 23 (10.85%) SQL
19 23 (10.85%) Azure Active Directory
20 22 (10.38%) Cisco
20 22 (10.38%) Firewall
21 21 (9.91%) Service Delivery
21 21 (9.91%) DNS
22 19 (8.96%) Risk Management
22 19 (8.96%) PRINCE2

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 58 (27.36%) SharePoint
2 15 (7.08%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.42%) IIS
5 2 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.47%) Confluence
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.47%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (14.15%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.36%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.47%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.94%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.47%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 107 (50.47%) Azure
2 26 (12.26%) Power Platform
3 23 (10.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (8.96%) PowerApps
5 14 (6.60%) OneDrive
6 12 (5.66%) Power Automate
7 11 (5.19%) Mimecast
8 10 (4.72%) IaaS
9 8 (3.77%) PaaS
9 8 (3.77%) SaaS
9 8 (3.77%) Serverless
10 6 (2.83%) AWS
10 6 (2.83%) Azure Functions
11 5 (2.36%) Azure Logic Apps
11 5 (2.36%) Slack
11 5 (2.36%) Workato
12 3 (1.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (1.42%) Yammer
13 1 (0.47%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 1 (0.47%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.38%) Firewall
2 21 (9.91%) DNS
3 17 (8.02%) DHCP
4 11 (5.19%) MPLS
4 11 (5.19%) VPN
5 9 (4.25%) Unified Communications
6 7 (3.30%) SAN
7 5 (2.36%) IP Telephony
7 5 (2.36%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (2.36%) Skype
8 4 (1.89%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.89%) WAN
9 3 (1.42%) Internet
9 3 (1.42%) Intranet
9 3 (1.42%) LAN
9 3 (1.42%) NAS
10 2 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.94%) Network Security
10 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.02%) Power BI
2 14 (6.60%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.36%) Metadata
3 5 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (2.36%) Tableau
4 3 (1.42%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.42%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 10 (4.72%) JIRA
2 2 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.94%) Subversion
General
1 66 (31.13%) Finance
2 47 (22.17%) Social Skills
3 12 (5.66%) Legal
4 11 (5.19%) Banking
5 8 (3.77%) Marketing
6 7 (3.30%) Public Sector
7 6 (2.83%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.36%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (1.89%) French Language
9 4 (1.89%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.42%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.94%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.94%) Law
11 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.47%) Front Office
12 1 (0.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (14.62%) Analyst
1 31 (14.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (11.32%) Support Engineer
3 22 (10.38%) IT Support
4 21 (9.91%) Developer
5 20 (9.43%) Consultant
6 19 (8.96%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 17 (8.02%) Project Manager
8 15 (7.08%) Architect
8 15 (7.08%) IT Engineer
9 14 (6.60%) Azure Engineer
9 14 (6.60%) Microsoft 365 Manager
10 13 (6.13%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (6.13%) Security Engineer
11 12 (5.66%) IT Support Engineer
12 11 (5.19%) Desktop Engineer
12 11 (5.19%) Security Consultant
12 11 (5.19%) SharePoint Developer
13 10 (4.72%) Desktop Support
13 10 (4.72%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.72%) .NET
1 10 (4.72%) CSS
1 10 (4.72%) HTML
2 9 (4.25%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.89%) jQuery
3 4 (1.89%) React
4 2 (0.94%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.47%) Express
5 1 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.47%) HTML5
5 1 (0.47%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Graph
5 1 (0.47%) OAuth
5 1 (0.47%) REST
5 1 (0.47%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.13%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.25%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.83%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.36%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.36%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.42%) Clustering
6 3 (1.42%) Replication
6 3 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.42%) User Experience
7 2 (0.94%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.94%) Reinsurance
7 2 (0.94%) Tandem
8 1 (0.47%) BYOD
8 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.47%) HoloLens
8 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 103 (48.58%) Windows
2 45 (21.23%) Windows 10
3 33 (15.57%) Windows Server
4 28 (13.21%) Windows 7
5 11 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.30%) Android
7 6 (2.83%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.83%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (2.36%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.36%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (1.89%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.94%) Linux
10 2 (0.94%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (26.89%) Migration
2 36 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (14.15%) ITIL
4 26 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (9.91%) Service Delivery
6 19 (8.96%) PRINCE2
6 19 (8.96%) Risk Management
7 18 (8.49%) Project Delivery
8 17 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (7.55%) Change Management
9 16 (7.55%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (6.13%) Project Management
13 12 (5.66%) DevOps
13 12 (5.66%) Information Security
13 12 (5.66%) Investment Management
14 11 (5.19%) Change Control
14 11 (5.19%) Mobile Device Management
15 9 (4.25%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.79%) PowerShell
2 23 (10.85%) SQL
3 14 (6.60%) C#
4 10 (4.72%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.89%) TypeScript
5 4 (1.89%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.94%) C
6 2 (0.94%) Python
7 1 (0.47%) C++
7 1 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (4.25%) Degree
2 8 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.30%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.42%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.94%) APMP
6 2 (0.94%) CISSP
7 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.47%) CCENT
7 1 (0.47%) CISM
7 1 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.47%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.47%) MCSE
7 1 (0.47%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.47%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.25%) SLA
3 3 (1.42%) PMO
4 2 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.94%) GDPR
5 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 85 (40.09%) Active Directory
2 28 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.66%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.72%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (3.30%) vSphere
6 4 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.42%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.42%) XenApp
7 3 (1.42%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.47%) Docker
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (16.51%) Microsoft Intune
2 32 (15.09%) SCCM
3 4 (1.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 3 (1.42%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.42%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (1.42%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.42%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.94%) WSUS
6 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.47%) PingFederate
6 1 (0.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 110 (51.89%) Microsoft
2 42 (19.81%) VMware
3 36 (16.98%) Citrix
4 22 (10.38%) Cisco
5 12 (5.66%) Apple
6 10 (4.72%) ServiceNow
7 7 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.36%) Nintex
9 4 (1.89%) McAfee
9 4 (1.89%) Okta
9 4 (1.89%) Remedy
9 4 (1.89%) Symantec
10 3 (1.42%) Dell
10 3 (1.42%) EMC
10 3 (1.42%) Intapp
10 3 (1.42%) Ivanti
10 3 (1.42%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (1.42%) Workday
11 2 (0.94%) iManage
11 2 (0.94%) Meraki