Period
to 5 May 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 5 May 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
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 45 41
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 133 164 342
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.94% 4.57% 5.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.12% 14.46% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 136 242
10th Percentile £213 £130 £155
25th Percentile £370 £187 £264
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £313 £425
Median % change year-on-year +52.00% -26.47% +6.25%
75th Percentile £538 £475 £500
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £295 £425
% change year-on-year +52.54% -30.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
10th Percentile £13.40 £18.52 £12.25
25th Percentile £13.44 £18.55 £13.25
Median hourly rate £13.75 £18.85 £18.38
Median % change year-on-year -27.06% +2.59% -8.13%
75th Percentile £14.06 £19.30 £19.97
90th Percentile £14.10 £19.42 £21.88
Central London median hourly rate £13.75 £18.85 £19.00
% change year-on-year -27.06% -0.79% -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 942 1,134 2,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.98% 31.62% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 893 1,590
10th Percentile £361 £288 £363
25th Percentile £438 £413 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £664 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £505 £525
% change year-on-year +3.96% -3.81% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 10
10th Percentile £13.45 £17.80 £12.05
25th Percentile £13.56 £18.70 £13.25
Median hourly rate £18.60 £26.44 £19.63
Median % change year-on-year -29.65% +34.73% -19.45%
75th Percentile £26.26 £47.75 £22.50
90th Percentile £28.20 £58.25 £25.64
Central London median hourly rate £23.45 £20.00 £19.13
% change year-on-year +17.25% +4.58% -9.89%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 1 £385 +40.00%
Microsoft 365
Central London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 78 (58.65%) Microsoft
2 62 (46.62%) Windows
2 62 (46.62%) Azure
3 59 (44.36%) Finance
4 49 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 33 (24.81%) SharePoint
5 33 (24.81%) Migration
6 30 (22.56%) Windows Server
7 29 (21.80%) DNS
8 28 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (19.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 26 (19.55%) Social Skills
10 23 (17.29%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (17.29%) Video Conferencing
10 23 (17.29%) Citrix
10 23 (17.29%) MS Exchange
10 23 (17.29%) Microsoft Office
11 22 (16.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (16.54%) Firewall
11 22 (16.54%) PowerShell
11 22 (16.54%) VMware
12 20 (15.04%) Windows 10
13 19 (14.29%) Unified Communications
14 17 (12.78%) Azure Active Directory
15 16 (12.03%) Change Management
16 15 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (11.28%) Skype
16 15 (11.28%) Project Delivery
17 14 (10.53%) Skype for Business
17 14 (10.53%) SCCM

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 33 (24.81%) SharePoint
2 23 (17.29%) MS Exchange
3 14 (10.53%) Skype for Business
4 7 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.01%) CMS
6 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.26%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.50%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (17.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.51%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (46.62%) Azure
2 17 (12.78%) Azure Active Directory
3 13 (9.77%) Power Platform
4 10 (7.52%) OneDrive
5 9 (6.77%) IaaS
6 8 (6.02%) AWS
7 6 (4.51%) PowerApps
7 6 (4.51%) Slack
8 5 (3.76%) Mimecast
8 5 (3.76%) PaaS
9 4 (3.01%) SaaS
10 3 (2.26%) GCP
10 3 (2.26%) Power Automate
11 2 (1.50%) Azure Logic Apps
11 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.75%) Serverless
12 1 (0.75%) ShareGate
12 1 (0.75%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.80%) DNS
2 22 (16.54%) Firewall
3 19 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 15 (11.28%) Skype
5 12 (9.02%) Internet
6 11 (8.27%) DHCP
6 11 (8.27%) LAN
7 10 (7.52%) WAN
8 9 (6.77%) Ethernet
8 9 (6.77%) MPLS
8 9 (6.77%) SAN
9 7 (5.26%) TCP/IP
10 6 (4.51%) VPN
11 5 (3.76%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (3.01%) Intranet
13 3 (2.26%) IP Telephony
14 2 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (1.50%) SMTP
14 2 (1.50%) VLAN
14 2 (1.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.77%) Power BI
2 8 (6.02%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.51%) Tableau
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.02%) JIRA
2 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.50%) Subversion
General
1 59 (44.36%) Finance
2 26 (19.55%) Social Skills
3 9 (6.77%) Legal
4 8 (6.02%) Banking
5 6 (4.51%) Marketing
6 5 (3.76%) Law
7 4 (3.01%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (3.01%) Public Sector
8 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.26%) International Banking
9 2 (1.50%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (15.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (13.53%) Analyst
3 13 (9.77%) Project Manager
4 12 (9.02%) Azure Engineer
4 12 (9.02%) Cloud Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) Developer
5 11 (8.27%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Voice Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Microsoft 365 Manager
8 8 (6.02%) SharePoint Developer
8 8 (6.02%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Architect
9 7 (5.26%) Microsoft 365 Expert
9 7 (5.26%) Security Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Administrator
10 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Service Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.02%) CSS
1 8 (6.02%) HTML
2 3 (2.26%) Web Services
3 2 (1.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.50%) jQuery
3 2 (1.50%) React
4 1 (0.75%) JSON
4 1 (0.75%) LDAP
4 1 (0.75%) OAuth
4 1 (0.75%) SAML
4 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.29%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (6.77%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (6.77%) Tandem
3 7 (5.26%) User Experience
4 6 (4.51%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.01%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.26%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.26%) iPhone
6 3 (2.26%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.50%) BYOD
7 2 (1.50%) Clustering
7 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.50%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.50%) iPad
7 2 (1.50%) NHS
7 2 (1.50%) Replication
7 2 (1.50%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.50%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.50%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 62 (46.62%) Windows
2 30 (22.56%) Windows Server
3 20 (15.04%) Windows 10
4 11 (8.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (6.02%) Android
7 6 (4.51%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.76%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.01%) Mac OS
9 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.75%) Linux
10 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.75%) Unix
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.81%) Migration
2 28 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (19.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 23 (17.29%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (16.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (12.03%) Change Management
7 15 (11.28%) Project Delivery
8 14 (10.53%) Service Delivery
9 12 (9.02%) ITIL
9 12 (9.02%) Mobile Device Management
10 10 (7.52%) Asset Management
10 10 (7.52%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (7.52%) Collaborative Working
10 10 (7.52%) Investment Management
10 10 (7.52%) Patch Management
11 9 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (6.77%) Email Migration
11 9 (6.77%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (6.77%) Resource Management
12 8 (6.02%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.54%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.02%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.51%) C#
3 6 (4.51%) SQL
4 2 (1.50%) C
4 2 (1.50%) Python
4 2 (1.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (4.51%) MCSE
3 5 (3.76%) Degree
3 5 (3.76%) MCSA
4 4 (3.01%) CISSP
4 4 (3.01%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.01%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.26%) CISM
6 2 (1.50%) CEH
6 2 (1.50%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (1.50%) GSEC
6 2 (1.50%) MOS
7 1 (0.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.75%) GCIH
7 1 (0.75%) GIAC
7 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.75%) MCITP
7 1 (0.75%) MCT
7 1 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (5.26%) SLA
2 2 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (1.50%) ISO 22301
2 2 (1.50%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) GDPR
3 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.27%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.76%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.76%) vSphere
5 4 (3.01%) XenApp
6 3 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.75%) NFS
8 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (10.53%) SCCM
2 13 (9.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (6.77%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (3.76%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.26%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.26%) SCOM
5 3 (2.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.50%) Ansible
6 2 (1.50%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.75%) Terraform
7 1 (0.75%) vRealize
7 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (58.65%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.29%) Citrix
3 22 (16.54%) VMware
4 11 (8.27%) Cisco
5 10 (7.52%) CheckPoint
6 9 (6.77%) Sonus
7 7 (5.26%) Nintex
8 6 (4.51%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (3.76%) EMC
10 4 (3.01%) Apple
10 4 (3.01%) HP
10 4 (3.01%) NetApp
10 4 (3.01%) Symantec
11 3 (2.26%) Avaya
11 3 (2.26%) Dell
11 3 (2.26%) Lotus
12 2 (1.50%) Cadence
12 2 (1.50%) Forcepoint
12 2 (1.50%) Remedy
12 2 (1.50%) Veritas