Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 75 129
Rank change year-on-year +23 +54 +31
Contract jobs citing Office 365 310 228 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.56% 3.23% 1.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.45% 17.29% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 164 73
City of London median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £146 £140 £186
90th Percentile £550 £538 £575
Central London median daily rate £388 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% -11.76% +28.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 0
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% - -
Central London median hourly rate £18.13 £16.25 -
% change year-on-year +11.54% - -

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 1,777 1,319 855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 26.13% 18.69% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,419 1,058 712
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £350
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 3
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.00% +44.45%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £20.61
90th Percentile £23.75 £32.73 £52.49
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £18.00 £27.46
% change year-on-year +4.19% -34.45% +18.80%

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 16 January 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
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 16 January 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
London Bridge - 3 £125 -
Moorgate - 1 £325 -
Office 365
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 187 (60.32%) Windows
2 162 (52.26%) Microsoft
3 137 (44.19%) Active Directory
4 117 (37.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 106 (34.19%) Windows 10
6 88 (28.39%) ITIL
7 82 (26.45%) Microsoft Office
8 78 (25.16%) Finance
9 77 (24.84%) SCCM
10 75 (24.19%) Migration
11 59 (19.03%) Skype
12 58 (18.71%) PowerShell
12 58 (18.71%) SharePoint
13 55 (17.74%) Windows Server
14 53 (17.10%) Skype for Business
15 49 (15.81%) VMware
15 49 (15.81%) Windows 7
16 43 (13.87%) MS Exchange
16 43 (13.87%) Citrix
17 39 (12.58%) Cisco
18 33 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 32 (10.32%) DNS
20 31 (10.00%) SQL
21 29 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
22 28 (9.03%) IaaS
23 26 (8.39%) DHCP
24 25 (8.06%) Azure Active Directory
25 24 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
25 24 (7.74%) Apple
26 23 (7.42%) Hyper-V

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 58 (18.71%) SharePoint
2 53 (17.10%) Skype for Business
3 43 (13.87%) MS Exchange
4 16 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.94%) IIS
7 4 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.65%) Apache
9 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.32%) Confluence
10 1 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 82 (26.45%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.26%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.32%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.32%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.32%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.32%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 117 (37.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (9.03%) IaaS
4 25 (8.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (7.10%) PaaS
6 13 (4.19%) SaaS
7 9 (2.90%) OneDrive
8 7 (2.26%) Mimecast
9 6 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (1.94%) G Suite
10 3 (0.97%) Azure Functions
10 3 (0.97%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 3 (0.97%) Serverless
11 2 (0.65%) GitHub
11 2 (0.65%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.65%) Lucidchart
11 2 (0.65%) Yammer
12 1 (0.32%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 59 (19.03%) Skype
2 32 (10.32%) DNS
3 26 (8.39%) DHCP
4 17 (5.48%) WAN
5 16 (5.16%) Unified Communications
6 15 (4.84%) Firewall
7 13 (4.19%) VPN
8 12 (3.87%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (3.55%) LAN
9 11 (3.55%) SMTP
9 11 (3.55%) TCP/IP
9 11 (3.55%) Telepresence
10 9 (2.90%) IMAP
10 9 (2.90%) VoIP
11 8 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (2.26%) SAN
12 7 (2.26%) WAAS
13 6 (1.94%) MPLS
13 6 (1.94%) Wireless
14 4 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.29%) MS Access
4 4 (1.29%) Power BI
4 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.97%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.97%) Data Mart
5 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.32%) Big Data
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (3.55%) JIRA
2 3 (0.97%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.65%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.32%) Hudson
4 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.32%) MSI
4 1 (0.32%) WiX
General
1 78 (25.16%) Finance
2 17 (5.48%) Banking
3 7 (2.26%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.94%) Financial Institution
4 6 (1.94%) Legal
4 6 (1.94%) Marketing
5 5 (1.61%) Law
6 3 (0.97%) Back Office
6 3 (0.97%) Front Office
6 3 (0.97%) Retail
7 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 50 (16.13%) Analyst
2 46 (14.84%) Support Engineer
3 29 (9.35%) Architect
4 28 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (7.74%) 2nd Line Support
5 24 (7.74%) Support Analyst
6 22 (7.10%) Desktop Support
6 22 (7.10%) IT Support
7 20 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
8 19 (6.13%) Consultant
8 19 (6.13%) IT Engineer
9 17 (5.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 17 (5.48%) Project Manager
10 15 (4.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 15 (4.84%) IT Manager
10 15 (4.84%) IT Support Engineer
11 14 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 14 (4.52%) Office 365 Engineer
11 14 (4.52%) Windows Engineer
12 13 (4.19%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.23%) JSON
2 6 (1.94%) .NET
2 6 (1.94%) HTML
3 5 (1.61%) jQuery
4 4 (1.29%) CSS
4 4 (1.29%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.97%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.97%) MDX
6 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.65%) Ajax
6 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Graph
6 2 (0.65%) Node.js
6 2 (0.65%) Velocity
7 1 (0.32%) Flash
7 1 (0.32%) OAuth
7 1 (0.32%) SAML
7 1 (0.32%) Web Services
7 1 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.81%) Video Conferencing
2 15 (4.84%) User Experience
3 14 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.52%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.23%) iPad
5 8 (2.58%) Algorithms
6 7 (2.26%) Reinsurance
6 7 (2.26%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.61%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.29%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.29%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.97%) Clustering
10 2 (0.65%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.65%) BYOD
10 2 (0.65%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.65%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.65%) iPhone
10 2 (0.65%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 187 (60.32%) Windows
2 106 (34.19%) Windows 10
3 55 (17.74%) Windows Server
4 49 (15.81%) Windows 7
5 22 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (4.84%) Windows 8
7 13 (4.19%) Android
7 13 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (3.55%) Apple iOS
8 11 (3.55%) Mac OS
9 7 (2.26%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.61%) Unix
11 4 (1.29%) Linux
12 2 (0.65%) CentOS
12 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (28.39%) ITIL
2 75 (24.19%) Migration
3 33 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 19 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (5.48%) Asset Management
6 17 (5.48%) DevOps
6 17 (5.48%) Project Management
6 17 (5.48%) Service Delivery
7 16 (5.16%) Task Automation
8 14 (4.52%) Change Management
8 14 (4.52%) Service Management
8 14 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (4.19%) PRINCE2
10 12 (3.87%) Infrastructure Management
11 11 (3.55%) Analytics
11 11 (3.55%) Problem Management
12 10 (3.23%) Data Analysis
12 10 (3.23%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (2.58%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 58 (18.71%) PowerShell
2 31 (10.00%) SQL
3 9 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.61%) C#
4 5 (1.61%) VBA
5 3 (0.97%) C
5 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.65%) Perl
6 2 (0.65%) Python
6 2 (0.65%) VB
7 1 (0.32%) Java
7 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.16%) Degree
3 14 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (4.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 9 (2.90%) MCSE
5 7 (2.26%) MCP
5 7 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.94%) CCNA
6 6 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.94%) MCSA
7 5 (1.61%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.61%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.97%) CISSP
8 3 (0.97%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.65%) ACSP
9 2 (0.65%) ACTC
9 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.65%) MCTS
9 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.58%) SLA
2 2 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (0.65%) GDPR
2 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.65%) PMO
2 2 (0.65%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.32%) MiFID
3 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 137 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.42%) Hyper-V
3 19 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.84%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (2.90%) XenApp
6 6 (1.94%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.29%) XenServer
9 3 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.65%) vSphere
11 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 77 (24.84%) SCCM
2 12 (3.87%) SCOM
3 10 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (2.90%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (1.29%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.97%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.65%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.65%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.65%) vMotion
9 1 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.32%) QRadar
9 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 162 (52.26%) Microsoft
2 49 (15.81%) VMware
3 43 (13.87%) Citrix
4 39 (12.58%) Cisco
5 24 (7.74%) Apple
6 13 (4.19%) Polycom
7 8 (2.58%) Dell
7 8 (2.58%) HP
8 7 (2.26%) Google
8 7 (2.26%) NetApp
9 6 (1.94%) Bloomberg
9 6 (1.94%) Symantec
10 5 (1.61%) Ivanti
11 4 (1.29%) Clearswift
11 4 (1.29%) F5
11 4 (1.29%) iManage
11 4 (1.29%) Mitel
11 4 (1.29%) Nintex
11 4 (1.29%) Palo Alto
12 3 (0.97%) Sophos