Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 32 68
Rank change year-on-year -20 +36 +36
Contract jobs citing Office 365 87 376 246
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.90% 5.79% 3.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.79% 17.33% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 271 171
Median daily rate £400 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +16.13% -2.52%
10th Percentile £153 £163 £133
90th Percentile £588 £588 £583
Central London median daily rate £375 £450 £385
% change year-on-year -16.67% +16.88% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% +25.81%
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.92 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.37% +4.58% +23.08%

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 738 2,170 1,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.12% 33.41% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 1,725 1,530
Median daily rate £514 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £329 £365 £362
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £513
% change year-on-year -2.38% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.71% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £19.00 £18.56 £16.25
90th Percentile £58.25 £58.13 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% +7.50% +5.26%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 49 (56.32%) Windows
2 37 (42.53%) Microsoft
3 34 (39.08%) Migration
4 30 (34.48%) Windows 10
5 28 (32.18%) SharePoint
6 27 (31.03%) Active Directory
7 23 (26.44%) Finance
8 21 (24.14%) Azure
9 19 (21.84%) Windows Server
10 18 (20.69%) Windows 7
11 13 (14.94%) Citrix
12 10 (11.49%) VMware
12 10 (11.49%) Cisco
12 10 (11.49%) ITIL
12 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (10.34%) Document Management
13 9 (10.34%) SCCM
13 9 (10.34%) Skype
14 8 (9.20%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (9.20%) Workflow
14 8 (9.20%) Management Information System
15 7 (8.05%) MS Exchange
15 7 (8.05%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 7 (8.05%) Skype for Business
15 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Intune
15 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (6.90%) Remote Desktop
16 6 (6.90%) PowerShell

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 28 (32.18%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.05%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.05%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.15%) Content Management Server
5 1 (1.15%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (24.14%) Azure
2 5 (5.75%) Dynamics 365
2 5 (5.75%) OneDrive
2 5 (5.75%) Power Platform
3 4 (4.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.45%) PowerApps
5 2 (2.30%) AWS
5 2 (2.30%) IaaS
5 2 (2.30%) Power Automate
5 2 (2.30%) SaaS
6 1 (1.15%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.15%) PaaS
6 1 (1.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) Skype
2 6 (6.90%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (4.60%) DNS
4 3 (3.45%) Firewall
4 3 (3.45%) Intranet
4 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.45%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.30%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.30%) DHCP
5 2 (2.30%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.30%) MPLS
5 2 (2.30%) WebEx
6 1 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.15%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.15%) LAN
6 1 (1.15%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.15%) Network Security
6 1 (1.15%) SMTP
6 1 (1.15%) VPN
6 1 (1.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) Power BI
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (26.44%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Banking
3 4 (4.60%) French Language
4 3 (3.45%) Front Office
4 3 (3.45%) Legal
4 3 (3.45%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.30%) German Language
5 2 (2.30%) International Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.15%) Housing Association
6 1 (1.15%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (19.54%) Analyst
2 12 (13.79%) Architect
3 10 (11.49%) Desktop Support
3 10 (11.49%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Consultant
5 8 (9.20%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Office 365 Architect
7 5 (5.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Support Specialist
8 4 (4.60%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Developer
8 4 (4.60%) IT Support
8 4 (4.60%) Office 365 Consultant
8 4 (4.60%) Office 365 Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Office 365 Specialist
8 4 (4.60%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.90%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.60%) BYOD
4 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.45%) Replication
4 3 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.30%) iPad
5 2 (2.30%) iPhone
5 2 (2.30%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.15%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.15%) iSeries
6 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (56.32%) Windows
2 30 (34.48%) Windows 10
3 19 (21.84%) Windows Server
4 18 (20.69%) Windows 7
5 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (3.45%) Unix
7 3 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.30%) Android
8 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.15%) Linux
9 1 (1.15%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (39.08%) Migration
2 10 (11.49%) ITIL
3 9 (10.34%) Document Management
4 8 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (9.20%) Workflow
5 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.75%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (4.60%) Information Management
8 4 (4.60%) Project Delivery
9 3 (3.45%) Change Management
9 3 (3.45%) CRM
9 3 (3.45%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.45%) Identity Management
9 3 (3.45%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.45%) ITSM
9 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.45%) Project Management
9 3 (3.45%) Service Management
9 3 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.45%) SQL
3 2 (2.30%) C#
3 2 (2.30%) VBA
4 1 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.75%) Degree
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.45%) CISSP
3 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.30%) CCA
4 2 (2.30%) MCSA
4 2 (2.30%) MCSE
5 1 (1.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.15%) CISM
5 1 (1.15%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.15%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.15%) MBA
5 1 (1.15%) PMP
5 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) IFRS
1 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.20%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.45%) vSphere
5 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.15%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) SCCM
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (4.60%) SCOM
4 2 (2.30%) Nagios
5 1 (1.15%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.15%) Ansible
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.15%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (1.15%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.15%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.15%) Terraform
5 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (42.53%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.94%) Citrix
3 10 (11.49%) Cisco
3 10 (11.49%) VMware
4 6 (6.90%) HP
5 5 (5.75%) Apple
6 3 (3.45%) Dell
6 3 (3.45%) MobileIron
6 3 (3.45%) NetApp
6 3 (3.45%) OpenText
6 3 (3.45%) Oracle
6 3 (3.45%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.30%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.30%) DocuSign
7 2 (2.30%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.15%) Clearswift
8 1 (1.15%) ConnectWise
8 1 (1.15%) Proofpoint
8 1 (1.15%) Remedy
8 1 (1.15%) Snow