Period
to 22 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Office 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Office 365 over the 6 months to 22 October 2019 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 Office 365 (O365)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 60 96
Rank change year-on-year +32 +36 +49
Contract jobs citing Office 365 362 272 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.07% 3.88% 2.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.12% 14.66% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 192 137
City of London median daily rate £440 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +1.33% -5.66%
10th Percentile £156 £134 £170
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
Central London median daily rate £425 £344 £411
% change year-on-year +23.55% -16.35% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 12
City of London median hourly rate £20.92 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.51% +2.94% -22.73%
10th Percentile £18.58 £12.89 £11.41
90th Percentile £26.70 £23.75 £21.30
Central London median hourly rate £20.67 £18.73 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.33% +7.03% -78.06%

Office 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 1,998 1,855 1,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.52% 26.49% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,582 1,520 925
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £338 £345 £313
90th Percentile £651 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £523 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.48% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 18
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.10 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.02% +0.56% -42.86%
10th Percentile £18.68 £13.00 £12.39
90th Percentile £35.55 £23.68 £28.41
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.76 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.94% -1.26% -42.86%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in the City of London

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office 365 in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in the City of London

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the City of London

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the City of London

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in the City of London

Office 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 Office 365 within the City of London region over the 6 months to 22 October 2019. 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
Moorgate +5 11 £450 +38.46%
London Bridge +7 2 £250 -
Office 365
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Office 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 Office 365.

1 198 (54.70%) Windows
2 190 (52.49%) Microsoft
3 173 (47.79%) Active Directory
4 125 (34.53%) Azure
5 118 (32.60%) Finance
5 118 (32.60%) Windows 10
6 88 (24.31%) SharePoint
7 86 (23.76%) PowerShell
8 83 (22.93%) Migration
9 79 (21.82%) SCCM
10 62 (17.13%) Microsoft Office
11 56 (15.47%) VMware
11 56 (15.47%) Windows Server
12 49 (13.54%) Windows 7
13 47 (12.98%) Microsoft Intune
14 46 (12.71%) Citrix
15 45 (12.43%) ITIL
16 44 (12.15%) SQL
16 44 (12.15%) Azure Active Directory
17 43 (11.88%) Skype
17 43 (11.88%) Firewall
18 36 (9.94%) Skype for Business
19 32 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
19 32 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 31 (8.56%) MS Exchange
20 31 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
21 30 (8.29%) DNS
21 30 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
22 29 (8.01%) AWS
23 28 (7.73%) SQL Server

Office 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 88 (24.31%) SharePoint
2 36 (9.94%) Skype for Business
3 31 (8.56%) MS Exchange
4 15 (4.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.93%) IIS
7 6 (1.66%) IBM Domino
8 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.28%) CMS
11 1 (0.28%) Confluence
11 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 62 (17.13%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.55%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.28%) Houdini
6 1 (0.28%) Maya
6 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.28%) Sketch
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (6.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (3.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.93%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.83%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.28%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.28%) Global One
5 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 125 (34.53%) Azure
2 44 (12.15%) Azure Active Directory
3 29 (8.01%) AWS
4 21 (5.80%) Dynamics 365
4 21 (5.80%) OneDrive
5 16 (4.42%) Power Platform
6 10 (2.76%) Mimecast
7 8 (2.21%) PaaS
7 8 (2.21%) SaaS
8 7 (1.93%) IaaS
9 5 (1.38%) G Suite
9 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Flow
9 5 (1.38%) PowerApps
10 3 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.83%) ShareGate
11 2 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.55%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.55%) Slack
11 2 (0.55%) Yammer
12 1 (0.28%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 43 (11.88%) Firewall
1 43 (11.88%) Skype
2 30 (8.29%) DNS
3 21 (5.80%) DHCP
4 19 (5.25%) VPN
5 16 (4.42%) LAN
6 15 (4.14%) WAN
7 14 (3.87%) Internet
8 11 (3.04%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.76%) Intranet
9 10 (2.76%) IP Telephony
9 10 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (2.21%) SAN
10 8 (2.21%) Unified Communications
10 8 (2.21%) VLAN
10 8 (2.21%) Wireless
11 6 (1.66%) SMTP
12 5 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (1.38%) NetScaler
12 5 (1.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.04%) Power BI
3 8 (2.21%) MySQL
4 7 (1.93%) Data Lake
5 6 (1.66%) Big Data
6 5 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.55%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.28%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.28%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.28%) MS Access
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.49%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.93%) JIRA
3 6 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.55%) Hudson
4 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.28%) ERwin
5 1 (0.28%) gulp
5 1 (0.28%) MSI
5 1 (0.28%) webpack
5 1 (0.28%) WiX
General
1 118 (32.60%) Finance
2 14 (3.87%) Public Sector
3 12 (3.31%) Banking
4 10 (2.76%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.21%) Publishing
7 6 (1.66%) Electronics
7 6 (1.66%) Law
7 6 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.66%) Marketing
8 5 (1.38%) Front Office
8 5 (1.38%) Retail
9 3 (0.83%) Environmental Health
9 3 (0.83%) Legal
10 2 (0.55%) Advertising
10 2 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (11.88%) Support Engineer
2 40 (11.05%) Analyst
3 33 (9.12%) Desktop Support
4 30 (8.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 29 (8.01%) Administrator
6 26 (7.18%) Azure Engineer
6 26 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 24 (6.63%) Developer
8 23 (6.35%) Project Manager
9 22 (6.08%) Architect
10 21 (5.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 21 (5.80%) Windows Engineer
11 19 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (5.25%) Consultant
12 18 (4.97%) Support Analyst
12 18 (4.97%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (4.14%) Office 365 Engineer
13 15 (4.14%) SharePoint Developer
14 14 (3.87%) Systems Administrator
15 13 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.97%) .NET
2 12 (3.31%) Web Services
3 11 (3.04%) HTML
4 10 (2.76%) CSS
5 7 (1.93%) jQuery
6 6 (1.66%) JSON
6 6 (1.66%) React
6 6 (1.66%) XML
7 5 (1.38%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.38%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.10%) REST
9 3 (0.83%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.83%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (0.83%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (0.55%) Middleware
10 2 (0.55%) RESTful
10 2 (0.55%) SAML
10 2 (0.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.97%) Blackberry
2 14 (3.87%) User Experience
2 14 (3.87%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.49%) iPhone
5 9 (2.49%) Public Cloud
5 9 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.21%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.21%) iPad
7 5 (1.38%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.10%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.10%) Mobile Computing
8 4 (1.10%) Social Media
9 3 (0.83%) Clustering
9 3 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.83%) Replication
10 2 (0.55%) CCTV
10 2 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 198 (54.70%) Windows
2 118 (32.60%) Windows 10
3 56 (15.47%) Windows Server
4 49 (13.54%) Windows 7
5 26 (7.18%) Android
6 24 (6.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (5.80%) Apple iOS
9 15 (4.14%) Linux
10 14 (3.87%) Mac OS X
11 13 (3.59%) Mac OS
12 9 (2.49%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.38%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (1.10%) Unix
14 4 (1.10%) VMS
15 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (22.93%) Migration
2 45 (12.43%) ITIL
3 32 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 32 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (7.46%) Application Packaging
6 24 (6.63%) CRM
7 19 (5.25%) Project Management
8 18 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (4.97%) Change Management
8 18 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (4.42%) Asset Management
9 16 (4.42%) Load Balancing
10 15 (4.14%) Project Delivery
10 15 (4.14%) Root Cause Analysis
10 15 (4.14%) Service Delivery
11 14 (3.87%) Information Security
11 14 (3.87%) Service Design
12 12 (3.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 11 (3.04%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (23.76%) PowerShell
2 44 (12.15%) SQL
3 20 (5.52%) C#
4 16 (4.42%) VB
5 10 (2.76%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.66%) Python
7 5 (1.38%) C
7 5 (1.38%) Java
8 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.83%) Perl
8 3 (0.83%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.55%) VBA
9 2 (0.55%) VBScript
10 1 (0.28%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (6.35%) Degree
2 19 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (3.59%) MCSE
3 13 (3.59%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.76%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.38%) CISSP
5 5 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (1.38%) MCP
5 5 (1.38%) MCSA
6 4 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.83%) MCITP
8 2 (0.55%) ACCA
8 2 (0.55%) CIPFA
8 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.55%) MCDST
9 1 (0.28%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.28%) CCA
9 1 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.28%) MCTS
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.31%) SLA
2 6 (1.66%) QA
3 4 (1.10%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 173 (47.79%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.80%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.70%) XenApp
5 15 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (3.04%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (3.04%) vSphere
6 11 (3.04%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.55%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.28%) Docker
10 1 (0.28%) NFS
10 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 79 (21.82%) SCCM
2 47 (12.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (3.31%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (1.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (1.38%) WSUS
6 4 (1.10%) SCOM
6 4 (1.10%) Terraform
7 3 (0.83%) Ansible
7 3 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (0.83%) PingFederate
7 3 (0.83%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.55%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.55%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.55%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.55%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.28%) Puppet
9 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 190 (52.49%) Microsoft
2 56 (15.47%) VMware
3 46 (12.71%) Citrix
4 25 (6.91%) Cisco
5 22 (6.08%) Apple
6 16 (4.42%) Ivanti
7 14 (3.87%) Adobe
8 11 (3.04%) Google
9 9 (2.49%) HP
10 8 (2.21%) Meraki
10 8 (2.21%) Symantec
11 7 (1.93%) Dell
11 7 (1.93%) Polycom
11 7 (1.93%) SAP
12 6 (1.66%) Bloomberg
12 6 (1.66%) Lotus
12 6 (1.66%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.66%) Reuters
13 5 (1.38%) NetApp
13 5 (1.38%) ServiceNow