Period
to 22 October 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 28 60
Rank change year-on-year -21 +32 +36
Contract jobs citing Office 365 74 362 272
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.09% 6.07% 3.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.54% 18.08% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 270 192
Median daily rate £404 £445 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.27% +17.11% +1.33%
10th Percentile £175 £156 £134
90th Percentile £586 £589 £575
Central London median daily rate £383 £425 £338
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.74% -17.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 10
Median hourly rate £21.25 £20.92 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +19.51% +2.94%
10th Percentile £20.25 £18.58 £12.89
90th Percentile £22.25 £26.70 £23.75
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.67 £18.73
% change year-on-year +8.88% +10.33% +7.03%

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 590 2,002 1,855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.61% 33.59% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 1,582 1,520
Median daily rate £515 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £319 £338 £345
90th Percentile £638 £651 £675
Central London median daily rate £523 £523 £520
% change year-on-year - +0.48% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.02% +0.56%
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.55 £23.68
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £18.76
% change year-on-year +36.90% +11.94% -1.26%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Office 365 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Office 365 in the City of London

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Office 365 in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the City of London

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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 45 (60.81%) Windows
2 35 (47.30%) Microsoft
3 29 (39.19%) Finance
4 27 (36.49%) Active Directory
4 27 (36.49%) Azure
5 24 (32.43%) Migration
6 23 (31.08%) Windows 10
7 18 (24.32%) Windows Server
8 17 (22.97%) Citrix
8 17 (22.97%) Windows 7
9 14 (18.92%) SharePoint
10 13 (17.57%) SCCM
11 11 (14.86%) PowerShell
12 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (12.16%) VMware
13 9 (12.16%) Windows 8
14 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
14 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
14 8 (10.81%) DNS
15 7 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (9.46%) HP
15 7 (9.46%) SQL
15 7 (9.46%) ITIL
15 7 (9.46%) MCSE
15 7 (9.46%) Incident Management
15 7 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (9.46%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (9.46%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (9.46%) Power Platform

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 14 (18.92%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.76%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.35%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 27 (36.49%) Azure
2 7 (9.46%) Power Platform
3 6 (8.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (5.41%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (5.41%) Power Automate
5 3 (4.05%) IaaS
5 3 (4.05%) PaaS
5 3 (4.05%) SaaS
6 2 (2.70%) AWS
6 2 (2.70%) PowerApps
6 2 (2.70%) Yammer
7 1 (1.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) DNS
2 7 (9.46%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (6.76%) Skype
4 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.41%) VPN
5 3 (4.05%) DHCP
5 3 (4.05%) Firewall
5 3 (4.05%) Intranet
5 3 (4.05%) LAN
5 3 (4.05%) WAN
6 2 (2.70%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.70%) SMTP
6 2 (2.70%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.35%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.35%) NAS
7 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) Power BI
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 29 (39.19%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.70%) French Language
4 2 (2.70%) Front Office
4 2 (2.70%) International Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Analyst
2 17 (22.97%) Desktop Support
3 12 (16.22%) Support Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Consultant
5 9 (12.16%) Desktop Analyst
5 9 (12.16%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 9 (12.16%) Support Engineer
6 8 (10.81%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (9.46%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Desktop Support
9 5 (6.76%) Support Specialist
10 4 (5.41%) Applications Packager
10 4 (5.41%) Senior Support Engineer
11 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 3 (4.05%) Senior Desktop Engineer
11 3 (4.05%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
11 3 (4.05%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) Web Services
2 1 (1.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.35%) JSON
2 1 (1.35%) LDAP
2 1 (1.35%) REST
2 1 (1.35%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Data Centre
1 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.05%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.05%) BYOD
3 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.05%) iPad
3 3 (4.05%) Replication
4 2 (2.70%) iPhone
4 2 (2.70%) User Experience
4 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) iSeries
5 1 (1.35%) PKI
5 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (60.81%) Windows
2 23 (31.08%) Windows 10
3 18 (24.32%) Windows Server
4 17 (22.97%) Windows 7
5 9 (12.16%) Windows 8
6 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.05%) Unix
7 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (2.70%) Android
9 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.35%) Linux
9 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.43%) Migration
2 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
3 7 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (9.46%) Incident Management
3 7 (9.46%) ITIL
4 6 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (6.76%) Information Management
5 5 (6.76%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (5.41%) Data Migration
6 4 (5.41%) Document Management
6 4 (5.41%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (5.41%) Software Deployment
7 3 (4.05%) Business Transformation
7 3 (4.05%) Converged Infrastructure
7 3 (4.05%) DevOps
7 3 (4.05%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.05%) Server Management
7 3 (4.05%) SIEM
7 3 (4.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.86%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.46%) SQL
3 4 (5.41%) VBScript
4 3 (4.05%) C#
5 2 (2.70%) VBA
6 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) MCSE
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
2 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.05%) CISSP
3 3 (4.05%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) MCSA
5 1 (1.35%) CCNA
5 1 (1.35%) CCNP
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (36.49%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.46%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.35%) UAG
5 1 (1.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) SCCM
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (4.05%) SCOM
3 2 (2.70%) Nagios
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.35%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (47.30%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.97%) Citrix
3 9 (12.16%) VMware
4 7 (9.46%) HP
5 5 (6.76%) Cisco
5 5 (6.76%) Oracle
6 4 (5.41%) Dell
7 3 (4.05%) Apple
7 3 (4.05%) EMC
7 3 (4.05%) Ivanti
7 3 (4.05%) Palo Alto
7 3 (4.05%) ServiceNow
7 3 (4.05%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.70%) DocuSign
8 2 (2.70%) Juniper
8 2 (2.70%) NetApp
8 2 (2.70%) OpenText
9 1 (1.35%) CommVault
9 1 (1.35%) Lotus
9 1 (1.35%) Red Hat