Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 48 75
Rank change year-on-year +17 +27 +63
Contract jobs citing Office 365 278 320 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.75% 4.71% 3.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.74% 17.16% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 239 167
City of London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -17.65%
10th Percentile £130 £146 £138
90th Percentile £576 £538 £565
Central London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -9.68% +3.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 15
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +12.90% -
10th Percentile £18.66 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.70 £23.75 £27.34
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% +6.62% -

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 1,567 1,865 1,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.40% 27.44% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,226 1,479 1,139
City of London median daily rate £520 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £315 £319
90th Percentile £663 £669 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 20
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -2.78% -51.46%
10th Percentile £18.71 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.72 £23.75 £32.73
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.76 £18.50
% change year-on-year +7.97% +1.38% -7.13%

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020. 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 +7 11 £450 +38.46%
London Bridge +46 3 £275 +120.00%
Office 365
Central London

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 167 (60.07%) Windows
2 139 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 130 (46.76%) Active Directory
4 100 (35.97%) Windows 10
5 84 (30.22%) Azure
6 76 (27.34%) Finance
7 70 (25.18%) SharePoint
8 54 (19.42%) SCCM
9 52 (18.71%) Windows 7
9 52 (18.71%) Migration
10 48 (17.27%) Windows Server
11 44 (15.83%) Microsoft Office
12 43 (15.47%) PowerShell
13 42 (15.11%) VMware
14 35 (12.59%) ITIL
15 30 (10.79%) SQL
15 30 (10.79%) Citrix
16 28 (10.07%) Firewall
17 27 (9.71%) Azure Active Directory
17 27 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
18 26 (9.35%) Microsoft Intune
19 25 (8.99%) Skype
20 23 (8.27%) Android
21 22 (7.91%) Apple
21 22 (7.91%) Cisco
21 22 (7.91%) OneDrive
22 21 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
23 19 (6.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 18 (6.47%) Dynamics 365
24 18 (6.47%) CRM

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 70 (25.18%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.76%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.32%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.72%) IIS
8 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (15.83%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.36%) Houdini
4 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.36%) Maya
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (5.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.08%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.72%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.36%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 84 (30.22%) Azure
2 27 (9.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 22 (7.91%) OneDrive
4 18 (6.47%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (4.68%) AWS
5 13 (4.68%) Power Platform
6 11 (3.96%) IaaS
7 10 (3.60%) PaaS
7 10 (3.60%) PowerApps
8 9 (3.24%) Mimecast
9 6 (2.16%) SaaS
10 5 (1.80%) Microsoft Flow
11 4 (1.44%) G Suite
11 4 (1.44%) Yammer
12 2 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.72%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.72%) ShareGate
13 1 (0.36%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.07%) Firewall
2 25 (8.99%) Skype
3 14 (5.04%) DNS
3 14 (5.04%) LAN
3 14 (5.04%) VPN
3 14 (5.04%) WAN
4 10 (3.60%) DHCP
5 8 (2.88%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (2.52%) NetScaler
6 7 (2.52%) VLAN
7 6 (2.16%) IP Telephony
7 6 (2.16%) SAN
8 5 (1.80%) MPLS
8 5 (1.80%) Unified Communications
8 5 (1.80%) VoIP
9 4 (1.44%) Network Security
10 3 (1.08%) Internet
10 3 (1.08%) PBX
10 3 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.24%) Power BI
3 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.36%) MySQL
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.80%) JIRA
2 4 (1.44%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.72%) Hudson
3 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.36%) gulp
4 1 (0.36%) webpack
General
1 76 (27.34%) Finance
2 11 (3.96%) Banking
2 11 (3.96%) Public Sector
3 5 (1.80%) Financial Institution
3 5 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.44%) Front Office
4 4 (1.44%) Marketing
4 4 (1.44%) Retail
5 3 (1.08%) Back Office
5 3 (1.08%) Electronics
5 3 (1.08%) Law
5 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.08%) Publishing
6 1 (0.36%) Advertising
6 1 (0.36%) Local Government
6 1 (0.36%) Police
Job Titles
1 49 (17.63%) Support Engineer
2 41 (14.75%) Desktop Support
3 37 (13.31%) Analyst
4 34 (12.23%) Desktop Engineer
5 23 (8.27%) Architect
5 23 (8.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 19 (6.83%) Support Analyst
7 18 (6.47%) Administrator
8 17 (6.12%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (5.76%) Developer
9 16 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (5.40%) Azure Engineer
10 15 (5.40%) Windows Engineer
11 14 (5.04%) IT Support
12 13 (4.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 13 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support
13 12 (4.32%) Consultant
13 12 (4.32%) SharePoint Developer
14 11 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.60%) .NET
2 8 (2.88%) HTML
3 4 (1.44%) CSS
4 2 (0.72%) .NET Core
4 2 (0.72%) JSON
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Graph
4 2 (0.72%) React
4 2 (0.72%) RESTful
4 2 (0.72%) SAML
4 2 (0.72%) SOAP
4 2 (0.72%) XML
5 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.36%) EDI
5 1 (0.36%) jQuery
5 1 (0.36%) Middleware
5 1 (0.36%) Node.js
5 1 (0.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.04%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (4.32%) User Experience
3 9 (3.24%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.24%) iPad
4 8 (2.88%) iPhone
5 6 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.80%) Mobile Computing
6 5 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.44%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.08%) BYOD
8 3 (1.08%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.08%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.72%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.36%) Digital Signage
10 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 167 (60.07%) Windows
2 100 (35.97%) Windows 10
3 52 (18.71%) Windows 7
4 48 (17.27%) Windows Server
5 23 (8.27%) Android
6 17 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (5.76%) Mac OS X
8 14 (5.04%) Apple iOS
8 14 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (3.60%) Mac OS
10 9 (3.24%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.52%) Linux
12 2 (0.72%) VMS
12 2 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.36%) Unix
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.71%) Migration
2 35 (12.59%) ITIL
3 27 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (6.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 18 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (6.47%) CRM
6 16 (5.76%) Asset Management
6 16 (5.76%) Break/Fix
7 14 (5.04%) Application Packaging
8 13 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (4.32%) Change Management
9 12 (4.32%) Project Management
10 11 (3.96%) Load Balancing
10 11 (3.96%) Mobile Device Management
10 11 (3.96%) Time Management
11 10 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (3.60%) Service Delivery
11 10 (3.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 9 (3.24%) Service Design
12 9 (3.24%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (15.47%) PowerShell
2 30 (10.79%) SQL
3 13 (4.68%) C#
4 12 (4.32%) VB
5 4 (1.44%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.08%) C
6 3 (1.08%) Python
7 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.72%) VBScript
8 1 (0.36%) Java
8 1 (0.36%) Perl
8 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.36%) U-SQL
8 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (5.76%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (4.68%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.96%) Degree
4 8 (2.88%) MCSE
5 6 (2.16%) MCSA
6 5 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.72%) ACCA
8 2 (0.72%) CIPFA
8 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.36%) CCA
9 1 (0.36%) CCNP
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.36%) MCDST
9 1 (0.36%) MCP
9 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.60%) SLA
2 3 (1.08%) PMO
3 2 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.72%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 130 (46.76%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.96%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.60%) XenApp
5 9 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.80%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.44%) vSphere
8 3 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.72%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.36%) UAG
10 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (19.42%) SCCM
2 26 (9.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (2.88%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.08%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.08%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (1.08%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.72%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.72%) NetVault Backup
6 2 (0.72%) SCOM
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.36%) Terraform
7 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.36%) WSUS
7 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 139 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 42 (15.11%) VMware
3 30 (10.79%) Citrix
4 22 (7.91%) Apple
4 22 (7.91%) Cisco
5 18 (6.47%) Ivanti
6 16 (5.76%) Adobe
7 10 (3.60%) Symantec
8 8 (2.88%) Polycom
9 7 (2.52%) Bloomberg
10 6 (2.16%) Google
11 5 (1.80%) Reuters
12 4 (1.44%) Dell
12 4 (1.44%) HP
12 4 (1.44%) Oracle
12 4 (1.44%) SAP
12 4 (1.44%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.08%) FactSet
13 3 (1.08%) Meraki
13 3 (1.08%) MobileIron