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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 36 44 50
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 232 138 145
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.53% 4.99% 4.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.15% 14.08% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 100 121
10th Percentile £150 £213 £130
25th Percentile £245 £368 £188
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £474 £325
Median % change year-on-year -5.01% +45.77% -23.53%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £475
90th Percentile £638 £576 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £290
% change year-on-year -5.56% +55.17% -31.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
10th Percentile - £13.43 -
25th Percentile £13.88 £13.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate £20.19 £13.75 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +46.80% -27.63% -3.18%
75th Percentile £27.75 £14.38 £19.50
90th Percentile £68.50 £14.53 -
Central London median hourly rate £22.34 £13.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +62.49% -27.63% -

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 1,640 980 1,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.06% 35.47% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,289 710 819
10th Percentile £381 £363 £300
25th Percentile £475 £444 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% -2.38%
75th Percentile £688 £612 £600
90th Percentile £775 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
10th Percentile - £13.50 £17.10
25th Percentile £13.88 £13.69 £22.11
Median hourly rate £20.19 £18.38 £41.40
Median % change year-on-year +9.85% -55.62% +104.44%
75th Percentile £27.75 £24.82 £52.63
90th Percentile £68.50 £27.34 £59.00
Central London median hourly rate £22.34 £22.50 £26.44
% change year-on-year -0.70% -14.90% +34.73%

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 17 May 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Moorgate - 1 £213 -
Microsoft 365
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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.

1 148 (63.79%) Microsoft
2 116 (50.00%) Windows
3 112 (48.28%) Active Directory
4 96 (41.38%) Azure
5 75 (32.33%) Finance
6 63 (27.16%) Social Skills
7 59 (25.43%) ITIL
8 52 (22.41%) Migration
9 47 (20.26%) SCCM
10 45 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
10 45 (19.40%) Windows 10
11 41 (17.67%) SharePoint
12 40 (17.24%) PowerShell
12 40 (17.24%) Azure Active Directory
13 37 (15.95%) Microsoft Intune
14 36 (15.52%) Citrix
15 33 (14.22%) Windows 7
16 30 (12.93%) VMware
17 29 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
18 27 (11.64%) PRINCE2
19 25 (10.78%) Service Delivery
20 24 (10.34%) Windows Server
20 24 (10.34%) Agile
21 23 (9.91%) DNS
22 22 (9.48%) Degree
22 22 (9.48%) Incident Management
23 21 (9.05%) Project Delivery
24 20 (8.62%) OneDrive
24 20 (8.62%) French Language
24 20 (8.62%) Project Management

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 41 (17.67%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.74%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.59%) Confluence
4 4 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.29%) Apache
6 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.86%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.43%) CMS
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 45 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.43%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.43%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 96 (41.38%) Azure
2 40 (17.24%) Azure Active Directory
3 20 (8.62%) OneDrive
4 18 (7.76%) SaaS
5 14 (6.03%) Power Platform
6 12 (5.17%) AWS
6 12 (5.17%) PowerApps
7 11 (4.74%) Mimecast
8 8 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (3.02%) IaaS
9 7 (3.02%) Power Automate
10 6 (2.59%) PaaS
11 3 (1.29%) AWS Direct Connect
11 3 (1.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (1.29%) Azure Monitor
11 3 (1.29%) Yammer
12 2 (0.86%) Azure Sentinel
12 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.86%) Google Workspace
12 2 (0.86%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.91%) DNS
2 18 (7.76%) Firewall
3 14 (6.03%) DHCP
4 10 (4.31%) MPLS
5 7 (3.02%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.02%) VoIP
5 7 (3.02%) Wireless
6 5 (2.16%) Intranet
6 5 (2.16%) LAN
6 5 (2.16%) WAN
7 4 (1.72%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.29%) VPN
8 3 (1.29%) WebEx
8 3 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.86%) Internet
9 2 (0.86%) Network Security
9 2 (0.86%) SD-WAN
9 2 (0.86%) Skype
9 2 (0.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.29%) Metadata
3 2 (0.86%) MySQL
4 1 (0.43%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.43%) GIS
4 1 (0.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.59%) JIRA
2 5 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.16%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.16%) Subversion
3 3 (1.29%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.86%) MSI
5 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 75 (32.33%) Finance
2 63 (27.16%) Social Skills
3 20 (8.62%) French Language
4 15 (6.47%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.45%) Banking
5 8 (3.45%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (1.72%) Legal
7 3 (1.29%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.86%) Law
8 2 (0.86%) Marketing
8 2 (0.86%) Public Speaking
8 2 (0.86%) Publishing
8 2 (0.86%) Retail
9 1 (0.43%) Billing
9 1 (0.43%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.43%) Front Office
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (21.55%) Support Engineer
2 37 (15.95%) Architect
3 30 (12.93%) IT Support
4 27 (11.64%) Analyst
5 25 (10.78%) IT Engineer
6 24 (10.34%) Desktop Support
6 24 (10.34%) IT Support Engineer
7 20 (8.62%) Azure Architect
8 19 (8.19%) Desktop Engineer
8 19 (8.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 17 (7.33%) Project Manager
10 16 (6.90%) Consultant
10 16 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (6.47%) Support Analyst
12 14 (6.03%) Microsoft 365 Manager
13 13 (5.60%) Azure Engineer
14 12 (5.17%) Cloud Engineer
14 12 (5.17%) Technical Engineer
15 11 (4.74%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (4.74%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.16%) CSS
2 4 (1.72%) HTML
2 4 (1.72%) HTML5
3 3 (1.29%) .NET
4 2 (0.86%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.43%) XML
5 1 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (3.88%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.59%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.59%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.16%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.29%) BYOD
5 3 (1.29%) Clustering
5 3 (1.29%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.29%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.29%) User Experience
6 2 (0.86%) CMDB
6 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.86%) iPhone
6 2 (0.86%) PKI
6 2 (0.86%) Podcast
6 2 (0.86%) Replication
6 2 (0.86%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.86%) Social Media
6 2 (0.86%) Social Network
6 2 (0.86%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 116 (50.00%) Windows
2 45 (19.40%) Windows 10
3 33 (14.22%) Windows 7
4 24 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 11 (4.74%) Android
6 9 (3.88%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.02%) Windows 8
7 7 (3.02%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (2.16%) Mac OS
8 5 (2.16%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.86%) VMS
10 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (25.43%) ITIL
2 52 (22.41%) Migration
3 29 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (11.64%) PRINCE2
5 25 (10.78%) Service Delivery
6 24 (10.34%) Agile
7 22 (9.48%) Incident Management
8 21 (9.05%) Project Delivery
9 20 (8.62%) Project Management
10 18 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 16 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (6.03%) Information Security
12 14 (6.03%) Service Management
13 12 (5.17%) Identity Management
13 12 (5.17%) Mobile Device Management
14 11 (4.74%) Change Management
14 11 (4.74%) Email Migration
15 10 (4.31%) Asset Management
15 10 (4.31%) Change Control
15 10 (4.31%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 40 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.33%) SQL
3 7 (3.02%) C#
4 5 (2.16%) Python
5 4 (1.72%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.29%) VBScript
7 2 (0.86%) Bash
7 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.43%) Search Processing Language
8 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (9.48%) Degree
2 19 (8.19%) CCNA
2 19 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (8.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 19 (8.19%) MCP
2 19 (8.19%) MCSA
2 19 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (7.76%) MCSE
3 18 (7.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 10 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.31%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.16%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.16%) PMP
5 5 (2.16%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (1.29%) CISSP
7 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.59%) SLA
3 4 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 4 (1.72%) ISO 22301
4 3 (1.29%) QA
5 2 (0.86%) GDPR
6 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 112 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.31%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (2.16%) vSphere
5 4 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.29%) XenApp
7 2 (0.86%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.86%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (20.26%) SCCM
2 37 (15.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.72%) Terraform
4 2 (0.86%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.86%) Ansible
4 2 (0.86%) SCOM
4 2 (0.86%) SCSM
4 2 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 148 (63.79%) Microsoft
2 36 (15.52%) Citrix
3 30 (12.93%) VMware
4 15 (6.47%) Apple
5 13 (5.60%) Cisco
5 13 (5.60%) ServiceNow
6 11 (4.74%) Okta
7 4 (1.72%) Adobe
7 4 (1.72%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.72%) Reuters
7 4 (1.72%) SAP
7 4 (1.72%) Zscaler
8 3 (1.29%) Darktrace
8 3 (1.29%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.86%) Altiris
9 2 (0.86%) CrowdStrike
9 2 (0.86%) Google
9 2 (0.86%) Ivanti
9 2 (0.86%) Meraki
9 2 (0.86%) Mitel