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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 110 146
Rank change year-on-year +16 +36  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 73 54 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.21% 1.60% 0.95%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.52% 14.14% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 45 33
Median daily rate £406 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.20% +13.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £172 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £490 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £320
% change year-on-year -7.89% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +37.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £14.60 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.02% +0.68%  

Office 365 is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 442 382 380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 13.39% 11.29% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 324 280
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £363 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.43% -20.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.11 £19.00 £16.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.96 £24.80 £36.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £26.75
% change year-on-year +79.64% -39.65%  

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Office 365 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 73 (50.34%) Windows
1 73 (50.34%) Microsoft
2 65 (44.83%) Active Directory
3 48 (33.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (27.59%) SharePoint
5 37 (25.52%) Migration
6 35 (24.14%) Windows Server
7 34 (23.45%) Windows 10
8 27 (18.62%) Finance
9 25 (17.24%) VMware
10 22 (15.17%) Windows 7
11 21 (14.48%) PowerShell
11 21 (14.48%) MS Exchange
11 21 (14.48%) ITIL
11 21 (14.48%) SCCM
12 19 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (12.41%) Citrix
13 18 (12.41%) Microsoft Office
14 16 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (11.03%) IaaS
15 14 (9.66%) Skype for Business
16 13 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (8.97%) Skype
16 13 (8.97%) Security Cleared
16 13 (8.97%) Azure Active Directory
16 13 (8.97%) MCSE
16 13 (8.97%) Cisco
17 12 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (8.28%) Banking
17 12 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008

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 40 (27.59%) SharePoint
2 21 (14.48%) MS Exchange
3 14 (9.66%) Skype for Business
4 11 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.76%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.38%) Drupal
8 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.38%) Kentico
9 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.69%) Confluence
9 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.69%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (12.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.69%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (7.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.38%) Magento
3 1 (0.69%) Eikon
3 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (33.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (11.03%) IaaS
3 13 (8.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (5.52%) OneDrive
5 7 (4.83%) SaaS
6 4 (2.76%) Yammer
7 3 (2.07%) PaaS
8 2 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.69%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.69%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.97%) Skype
2 10 (6.90%) DNS
2 10 (6.90%) LAN
2 10 (6.90%) Remote Desktop
3 9 (6.21%) WAN
4 8 (5.52%) SAN
5 7 (4.83%) Firewall
6 6 (4.14%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.45%) NAS
8 4 (2.76%) DHCP
8 4 (2.76%) VoIP
9 3 (2.07%) Internet
9 3 (2.07%) Intranet
9 3 (2.07%) Network Security
9 3 (2.07%) VPN
9 3 (2.07%) WebEx
10 2 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.38%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.38%) LDAP
10 2 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.69%) MySQL
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.69%) JIRA
1 1 (0.69%) MSI
General
1 27 (18.62%) Finance
2 12 (8.28%) Banking
3 9 (6.21%) Retail
4 5 (3.45%) Advertising
4 5 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.76%) Legal
6 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.69%) Back Office
8 1 (0.69%) French Language
8 1 (0.69%) Law
8 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (17.24%) Architect
2 16 (11.03%) Consultant
3 15 (10.34%) Analyst
4 12 (8.28%) Support Engineer
5 10 (6.90%) Office 365 Architect
6 9 (6.21%) Azure Engineer
6 9 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 8 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.52%) Desktop Support
7 8 (5.52%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) Administrator
8 7 (4.83%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (4.83%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.14%) Office 365 Consultant
9 6 (4.14%) Programme Manager
9 6 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.83%) Web Services
2 5 (3.45%) CSS
2 5 (3.45%) jQuery
3 3 (2.07%) HTML
3 3 (2.07%) RESTful
3 3 (2.07%) SPServices
3 3 (2.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (1.38%) OpenID
4 2 (1.38%) SAML
4 2 (1.38%) XML
4 2 (1.38%) XSLT
5 1 (0.69%) .NET
5 1 (0.69%) Ajax
5 1 (0.69%) REST
5 1 (0.69%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.69%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.21%) Data Centre
1 9 (6.21%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.76%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.76%) Fintech
2 4 (2.76%) NHS
3 3 (2.07%) BYOD
3 3 (2.07%) Clustering
3 3 (2.07%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.07%) Private Cloud
3 3 (2.07%) Taxonomies
3 3 (2.07%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.38%) CESG
4 2 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.38%) EPoS
4 2 (1.38%) iPhone
4 2 (1.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.38%) PMI
4 2 (1.38%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 73 (50.34%) Windows
2 35 (24.14%) Windows Server
3 34 (23.45%) Windows 10
4 22 (15.17%) Windows 7
5 13 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.52%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.45%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.45%) Linux
9 4 (2.76%) Android
10 1 (0.69%) CentOS
10 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (25.52%) Migration
2 21 (14.48%) ITIL
3 12 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (7.59%) CRM
4 11 (7.59%) TOGAF
5 10 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.90%) Project Management
6 8 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (5.52%) Service Management
7 7 (4.83%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.14%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (4.14%) Information Security
9 5 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.45%) Information Architecture
9 5 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (2.76%) DevOps
10 4 (2.76%) Information Assurance
10 4 (2.76%) ITIL V3
10 4 (2.76%) Privileged Access Management
10 4 (2.76%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.48%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.52%) SQL
3 3 (2.07%) C#
4 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.69%) C
5 1 (0.69%) Java
5 1 (0.69%) VBA
5 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.97%) MCSE
2 13 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.14%) CCNA
6 5 (3.45%) Degree
7 4 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.76%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.07%) MCP
8 3 (2.07%) MCSA
8 3 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.38%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.38%) MCITP
9 2 (1.38%) MCTS
9 2 (1.38%) PMP
9 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.14%) SLA
2 3 (2.07%) PMO
3 1 (0.69%) COBIT
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 65 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.59%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.83%) XenApp
4 6 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.76%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (2.76%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.38%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.38%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.69%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (14.48%) SCCM
2 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.76%) SCOM
3 4 (2.76%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.38%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.38%) Nagios
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (1.38%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.38%) SCSM
4 2 (1.38%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.38%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (1.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 73 (50.34%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.24%) VMware
3 18 (12.41%) Citrix
4 13 (8.97%) Cisco
5 5 (3.45%) Avaya
5 5 (3.45%) Bloomberg
6 4 (2.76%) Apple
6 4 (2.76%) AppSense
6 4 (2.76%) Lotus
6 4 (2.76%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.76%) Splunk
7 3 (2.07%) HP
7 3 (2.07%) IBM
7 3 (2.07%) LANDesk
7 3 (2.07%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.07%) Remedy
8 2 (1.38%) Dell
8 2 (1.38%) EMC
8 2 (1.38%) NetApp
8 2 (1.38%) Oracle
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