Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 53 32
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21 +34
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 189 91 381
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.53% 3.90% 5.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.05% 11.83% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 74 271
10th Percentile £213 £149 £163
25th Percentile £358 £263 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £406 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.77% -9.72% +16.13%
75th Percentile £550 £488 £524
90th Percentile £614 £588 £600
Central London median daily rate £450 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +16.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 10
10th Percentile £13.48 " £18.05
25th Percentile £13.63 " £18.97
Median hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year -28.75% -4.37% +4.58%
75th Percentile £14.63 " £22.70
90th Percentile £19.65 " £26.10
Central London median hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -28.75% -4.76% +5.00%

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 1,256 769 2,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.76% 32.96% 33.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 919 592 1,761
10th Percentile £371 £314 £363
25th Percentile £456 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £711 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 15
10th Percentile £13.60 £18.00 £15.80
25th Percentile £13.88 £22.86 £18.94
Median hourly rate £22.25 £41.40 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -46.26% +97.14% -4.55%
75th Percentile £28.42 £52.63 £22.84
90th Percentile £41.78 £59.00 £26.60
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £41.40 £21.00
% change year-on-year -46.26% +97.14% +5.00%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 £303 -
Microsoft 365
Central London

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 91 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 88 (46.56%) Azure
3 77 (40.74%) Windows
4 70 (37.04%) Finance
5 62 (32.80%) Active Directory
6 58 (30.69%) Migration
7 51 (26.98%) SharePoint
8 37 (19.58%) VMware
8 37 (19.58%) Social Skills
9 33 (17.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 32 (16.93%) DNS
11 31 (16.40%) Windows Server
12 30 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (15.34%) Windows 10
14 27 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (14.29%) Citrix
15 26 (13.76%) Firewall
15 26 (13.76%) PowerShell
16 25 (13.23%) Microsoft Office
17 24 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
18 22 (11.64%) ITIL
19 20 (10.58%) MS Exchange
19 20 (10.58%) Change Management
19 20 (10.58%) Power Platform
20 19 (10.05%) SCCM
20 19 (10.05%) Microsoft Intune
21 18 (9.52%) Unified Communications
21 18 (9.52%) Service Delivery
21 18 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
22 17 (8.99%) DHCP

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 51 (26.98%) SharePoint
2 20 (10.58%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.35%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.12%) CMS
7 3 (1.59%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.06%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.53%) Confluence
9 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (13.23%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.76%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.06%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 88 (46.56%) Azure
2 20 (10.58%) Power Platform
3 17 (8.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (6.35%) OneDrive
5 11 (5.82%) IaaS
6 10 (5.29%) Mimecast
6 10 (5.29%) PowerApps
7 9 (4.76%) AWS
7 9 (4.76%) PaaS
7 9 (4.76%) Slack
7 9 (4.76%) Workato
8 7 (3.70%) Power Automate
9 6 (3.17%) SaaS
9 6 (3.17%) Serverless
10 5 (2.65%) Azure Functions
10 5 (2.65%) Azure Logic Apps
11 4 (2.12%) GCP
12 1 (0.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.53%) Yammer
12 1 (0.53%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.93%) DNS
2 26 (13.76%) Firewall
3 18 (9.52%) Unified Communications
4 17 (8.99%) DHCP
5 13 (6.88%) Skype
6 12 (6.35%) Internet
7 11 (5.82%) LAN
8 10 (5.29%) WAN
9 9 (4.76%) Ethernet
9 9 (4.76%) SAN
10 8 (4.23%) MPLS
10 8 (4.23%) VPN
11 6 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (2.65%) TCP/IP
13 3 (1.59%) Intranet
13 3 (1.59%) NAS
13 3 (1.59%) VLAN
14 2 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (1.06%) IP Telephony
14 2 (1.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.94%) Power BI
2 9 (4.76%) Metadata
2 9 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.76%) Tableau
3 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (6.35%) JIRA
2 3 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 70 (37.04%) Finance
2 37 (19.58%) Social Skills
3 14 (7.41%) Legal
4 12 (6.35%) Banking
4 12 (6.35%) Marketing
5 6 (3.17%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.65%) Documentation Skills
6 5 (2.65%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (2.12%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.12%) French Language
7 4 (2.12%) Law
8 3 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.06%) International Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.53%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (12.17%) Developer
3 19 (10.05%) Support Engineer
4 18 (9.52%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
4 18 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 16 (8.47%) Analyst
5 16 (8.47%) Azure Engineer
6 14 (7.41%) Architect
7 13 (6.88%) Microsoft 365 Manager
7 13 (6.88%) SharePoint Developer
8 12 (6.35%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (6.35%) Consultant
8 12 (6.35%) IT Support
9 10 (5.29%) Security Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) IT Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) Voice Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
11 8 (4.23%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.41%) CSS
2 13 (6.88%) HTML
3 9 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.17%) .NET
5 4 (2.12%) jQuery
5 4 (2.12%) React
6 2 (1.06%) Web Services
7 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.53%) HTML5 Canvas
7 1 (0.53%) LDAP
7 1 (0.53%) OAuth
7 1 (0.53%) REST
7 1 (0.53%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.53%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.47%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (5.29%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.29%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (4.76%) Tandem
4 8 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.65%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.12%) Clustering
6 4 (2.12%) User Experience
7 3 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.06%) BYOD
8 2 (1.06%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.06%) iPad
8 2 (1.06%) iPhone
8 2 (1.06%) NHS
8 2 (1.06%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.06%) Replication
8 2 (1.06%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.06%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.53%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.53%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 77 (40.74%) Windows
2 31 (16.40%) Windows Server
3 29 (15.34%) Windows 10
4 17 (8.99%) Windows 7
5 9 (4.76%) Android
6 6 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.65%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.65%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (1.59%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.59%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (1.06%) Linux
9 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (30.69%) Migration
2 33 (17.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (11.64%) ITIL
6 20 (10.58%) Change Management
7 18 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 18 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (7.94%) Investment Management
9 13 (6.88%) Project Delivery
10 12 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (6.35%) Risk Management
11 11 (5.82%) Mobile Device Management
11 11 (5.82%) PRINCE2
11 11 (5.82%) Project Management
11 11 (5.82%) Workflow
12 10 (5.29%) Asset Management
12 10 (5.29%) Information Security
13 9 (4.76%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.76%) PowerShell
2 15 (7.94%) C#
2 15 (7.94%) SQL
3 14 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.12%) TypeScript
5 2 (1.06%) C
5 2 (1.06%) Python
6 1 (0.53%) C++
6 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (4.23%) Degree
3 5 (2.65%) MCSE
4 4 (2.12%) CISSP
4 4 (2.12%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.06%) APMP
6 2 (1.06%) CISM
6 2 (1.06%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (1.06%) MCSA
7 1 (0.53%) CEH
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.53%) GIAC
7 1 (0.53%) GSEC
7 1 (0.53%) MCITP
7 1 (0.53%) MCT
7 1 (0.53%) MOS
7 1 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.17%) SLA
3 2 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (1.06%) ISO 22301
3 2 (1.06%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) GDPR
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 62 (32.80%) Active Directory
2 24 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.35%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (5.82%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.65%) vSphere
6 4 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (2.12%) XenApp
7 3 (1.59%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.59%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.53%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (10.05%) Microsoft Intune
1 19 (10.05%) SCCM
2 9 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.59%) SCOM
5 2 (1.06%) Ansible
5 2 (1.06%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.06%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (1.06%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.06%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.53%) Terraform
6 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 91 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 37 (19.58%) VMware
3 27 (14.29%) Citrix
4 14 (7.41%) Cisco
5 10 (5.29%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 9 (4.76%) Nintex
6 9 (4.76%) Sonus
7 7 (3.70%) Apple
8 4 (2.12%) EMC
8 4 (2.12%) Ivanti
8 4 (2.12%) Okta
8 4 (2.12%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.12%) Symantec
9 3 (1.59%) Lotus
9 3 (1.59%) NetApp
9 3 (1.59%) Proofpoint
9 3 (1.59%) Remedy
9 3 (1.59%) Workday
10 2 (1.06%) Trend Micro