Period
to 7 March 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 7 March 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 58 35 47
Rank change year-on-year -23 +12 +28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 86 239 328
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.84% 5.27% 4.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.36% 16.53% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 182 242
Median daily rate £446 £360 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.89% -13.77% +17.52%
10th Percentile £200 £130 £153
90th Percentile £575 £572 £550
Central London median daily rate £450 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +38.46% -18.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 12
Median hourly rate £18.13 £19.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.23% +12.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £14.29 £18.60 £12.25
90th Percentile £21.66 £20.75 £23.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.13 £19.75 £18.76
% change year-on-year -8.23% +5.31% +4.19%

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 757 1,446 1,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.78% 31.90% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 1,140 1,541
Median daily rate £525 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £306 £350
90th Percentile £650 £660 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +17.14% -16.12%
10th Percentile £15.05 £18.71 £12.25
90th Percentile £24.64 £56.12 £23.75
Median hourly rate £22.98 £20.25 £18.76
% change year-on-year +13.46% +7.94% -10.08%

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 7 March 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

For the 6 months to 7 March 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 58 (67.44%) Microsoft
2 50 (58.14%) Windows
3 44 (51.16%) Azure
4 38 (44.19%) Active Directory
5 32 (37.21%) Finance
6 22 (25.58%) SharePoint
7 21 (24.42%) Windows 10
8 18 (20.93%) Microsoft Office
9 17 (19.77%) DNS
9 17 (19.77%) Service Delivery
9 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (18.60%) Mobile Device Management
10 16 (18.60%) Windows Server
10 16 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (17.44%) Video Conferencing
11 15 (17.44%) Citrix
12 14 (16.28%) Skype
12 14 (16.28%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (15.12%) Project Delivery
13 13 (15.12%) Firewall
13 13 (15.12%) MS Exchange
13 13 (15.12%) SCCM
14 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (13.95%) VMware
14 12 (13.95%) Migration
14 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Intune
15 11 (12.79%) PowerShell
15 11 (12.79%) Skype for Business
15 11 (12.79%) Unified Communications
16 10 (11.63%) MCSE

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 22 (25.58%) SharePoint
2 13 (15.12%) MS Exchange
3 11 (12.79%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (20.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 44 (51.16%) Azure
2 14 (16.28%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (5.81%) AWS
3 5 (5.81%) OneDrive
4 4 (4.65%) IaaS
4 4 (4.65%) Power Platform
5 3 (3.49%) PaaS
6 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.33%) GCP
6 2 (2.33%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.33%) Power Automate
6 2 (2.33%) Yammer
7 1 (1.16%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.16%) SaaS
7 1 (1.16%) ShareGate
7 1 (1.16%) Slack
7 1 (1.16%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.77%) DNS
2 14 (16.28%) Skype
3 13 (15.12%) Firewall
4 11 (12.79%) Unified Communications
5 7 (8.14%) MPLS
5 7 (8.14%) VPN
6 6 (6.98%) Internet
6 6 (6.98%) LAN
6 6 (6.98%) WAN
7 4 (4.65%) Intranet
7 4 (4.65%) SAN
8 3 (3.49%) DHCP
8 3 (3.49%) Ethernet
8 3 (3.49%) Wireless
9 2 (2.33%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.33%) VoIP
9 2 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.16%) Power BI
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.16%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 32 (37.21%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Banking
3 4 (4.65%) Legal
4 3 (3.49%) Law
5 2 (2.33%) International Banking
5 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.33%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Marketing
6 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (19.77%) Analyst
2 14 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (11.63%) Support Analyst
4 9 (10.47%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) Desktop Support
5 8 (9.30%) Azure Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Administrator
7 5 (5.81%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (4.65%) Architect
8 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) IT Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Office 365 Manager
8 4 (4.65%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.33%) Web Services
2 1 (1.16%) CSS
2 1 (1.16%) HTML
2 1 (1.16%) JSON
2 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.81%) User Experience
3 3 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.49%) Tandem
4 2 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.33%) iPad
4 2 (2.33%) iPhone
4 2 (2.33%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.33%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.16%) BYOD
5 1 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.16%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (58.14%) Windows
2 21 (24.42%) Windows 10
3 16 (18.60%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.98%) Apple iOS
5 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (3.49%) Android
6 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (19.77%) Service Delivery
2 16 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (18.60%) Mobile Device Management
3 13 (15.12%) Project Delivery
4 12 (13.95%) Migration
5 10 (11.63%) Patch Management
5 10 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (10.47%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (10.47%) ITSM
7 8 (9.30%) ITIL
7 8 (9.30%) Project Management
7 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.14%) Email Migration
9 6 (6.98%) Business Case
9 6 (6.98%) Change Management
9 6 (6.98%) Data Sharing
9 6 (6.98%) Service Management
9 6 (6.98%) Time Management
10 5 (5.81%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.79%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.65%) SQL
3 2 (2.33%) Python
4 1 (1.16%) C
4 1 (1.16%) C#
4 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (11.63%) MCSE
3 6 (6.98%) Degree
4 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.65%) MCP
5 4 (4.65%) MCSA
6 3 (3.49%) CISSP
6 3 (3.49%) MCTS
6 3 (3.49%) SSCP
7 2 (2.33%) CEH
7 2 (2.33%) GSEC
7 2 (2.33%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.33%) PMP
7 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.16%) CISM
8 1 (1.16%) GCIH
8 1 (1.16%) GIAC
8 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) SLA
2 2 (2.33%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.81%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.33%) XenApp
5 1 (1.16%) UAG
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (15.12%) SCCM
2 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.49%) AirWatch
3 3 (3.49%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.49%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.33%) SCOM
4 2 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.16%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 58 (67.44%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.44%) Citrix
3 12 (13.95%) VMware
4 5 (5.81%) Cisco
5 4 (4.65%) Apple
5 4 (4.65%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.65%) Dell
5 4 (4.65%) HP
6 3 (3.49%) EMC
6 3 (3.49%) Palo Alto
6 3 (3.49%) Remedy
6 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.49%) Sonus
7 2 (2.33%) Avaya
7 2 (2.33%) F5
7 2 (2.33%) Ivanti
7 2 (2.33%) Meraki
7 2 (2.33%) Nintex
7 2 (2.33%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.33%) Symantec