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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Microsoft 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft 365 over the 6 months to 1 July 2022 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 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 8 10 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 +24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 169 121 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.29% 11.16% 8.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.56% 32.97% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 81 42
10th Percentile £106 £91 £108
25th Percentile £143 £92 £139
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £190 £188 £318
Median % change year-on-year +1.33% -40.94% +4.96%
75th Percentile £409 £294 £414
90th Percentile £528 £488 £568
England median daily rate £360 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -4.00% - -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 7
10th Percentile £13.45 £10.16 £11.24
25th Percentile £15.00 £12.28 £11.63
Median hourly rate £18.50 £14.75 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +25.42% -7.81% +14.29%
75th Percentile £20.00 £21.96 £34.45
90th Percentile £20.95 £26.94 £50.89
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -16.67% +3.31%

Microsoft 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 East Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 450 367 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 32.73% 33.86% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 262 145
10th Percentile £150 £107 £183
25th Percentile £286 £213 £280
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +1.19%
75th Percentile £538 £494 £523
90th Percentile £600 £599 £604
England median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 7
10th Percentile £14.10 £10.16 £11.24
25th Percentile £16.15 £12.28 £11.63
Median hourly rate £19.25 £14.75 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +30.51% -7.81% +14.29%
75th Percentile £24.50 £21.96 £34.45
90th Percentile £36.00 £26.94 £50.89
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.05 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.24% +5.25% -4.76%

Microsoft 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in the East Midlands

Microsoft 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft 365 in the East Midlands

Microsoft 365
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft 365 in the East Midlands

Microsoft 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft 365 in the East Midlands

Microsoft 365
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft 365 within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Derbyshire +7 68 £163 +76.63% 9
Northamptonshire -2 33 £235 +17.50% 16
Leicestershire -7 31 £150 +61.29% 15
Nottinghamshire +5 25 £425 +106.06% 21
Lincolnshire -4 6 £263 +21.92% 6
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 125 (73.96%) Windows
2 92 (54.44%) Active Directory
3 81 (47.93%) Microsoft
4 73 (43.20%) Windows 10
5 42 (24.85%) Windows 7
6 41 (24.26%) Social Skills
7 34 (20.12%) Microsoft Office
8 33 (19.53%) Windows Server
9 31 (18.34%) Azure
10 29 (17.16%) ITIL
11 28 (16.57%) SharePoint
12 25 (14.79%) SLA
13 24 (14.20%) Security Cleared
14 23 (13.61%) SC Cleared
15 21 (12.43%) Cisco
16 17 (10.06%) SCCM
17 16 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 15 (8.88%) Service Delivery
18 15 (8.88%) VMware
18 15 (8.88%) Citrix
19 14 (8.28%) DNS
20 13 (7.69%) LAN
20 13 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
20 13 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
20 13 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
21 11 (6.51%) WAN
22 10 (5.92%) SQL
22 10 (5.92%) Migration
22 10 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
22 10 (5.92%) PowerShell

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (16.57%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.73%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.78%) CMS
3 3 (1.78%) WordPress
4 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (20.12%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (18.34%) Azure
2 8 (4.73%) OneDrive
3 6 (3.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.78%) SurveyMonkey
5 2 (1.18%) AWS
5 2 (1.18%) GCP
5 2 (1.18%) Google Workspace
5 2 (1.18%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.18%) Rubrik
6 1 (0.59%) Azure Service Bus
6 1 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.59%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.28%) DNS
2 13 (7.69%) LAN
3 11 (6.51%) WAN
4 8 (4.73%) DHCP
5 6 (3.55%) Firewall
6 5 (2.96%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.37%) Internet
7 4 (2.37%) VPN
8 3 (1.78%) Intranet
9 2 (1.18%) VLAN
10 1 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.59%) Fast Ethernet
10 1 (0.59%) MPLS
10 1 (0.59%) VoIP
10 1 (0.59%) Wireless
10 1 (0.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Hudson
2 3 (1.78%) JIRA
General
1 41 (24.26%) Social Skills
2 9 (5.33%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.55%) Finance
3 6 (3.55%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.37%) Automotive
4 4 (2.37%) Organisational Skills
5 3 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.18%) German Language
6 2 (1.18%) Law
6 2 (1.18%) Legal
6 2 (1.18%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (0.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 54 (31.95%) Support Engineer
2 42 (24.85%) Analyst
3 28 (16.57%) Service Analyst
3 28 (16.57%) Service Desk Analyst
4 21 (12.43%) 1st Line Support
5 18 (10.65%) IT Analyst
6 17 (10.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (9.47%) IT Support
8 13 (7.69%) Desktop Support
9 11 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (6.51%) Support Analyst
10 10 (5.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 10 (5.92%) IT Engineer
10 10 (5.92%) IT Support Analyst
11 9 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (4.73%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (4.73%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (4.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 8 (4.73%) Project Manager
12 8 (4.73%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.59%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.59%) OAuth
1 1 (0.59%) RESTful
1 1 (0.59%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.73%) Smartphone
2 7 (4.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.37%) NHS
3 4 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.37%) User Experience
4 3 (1.78%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.18%) PKI
5 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.59%) CMDB
6 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.59%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.59%) iPad
6 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.59%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 125 (73.96%) Windows
2 73 (43.20%) Windows 10
3 42 (24.85%) Windows 7
4 33 (19.53%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.14%) Mac OS
6 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.37%) Android
7 4 (2.37%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (1.78%) Linux
8 3 (1.78%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.16%) ITIL
2 16 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (8.88%) Service Delivery
4 13 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (5.92%) Migration
6 9 (5.33%) Service Management
7 7 (4.14%) Project Management
8 6 (3.55%) Business Case
8 6 (3.55%) Customer-Centricity
8 6 (3.55%) ERP
8 6 (3.55%) Proactive Maintenance
9 5 (2.96%) Incident Management
9 5 (2.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (2.37%) Change Management
10 4 (2.37%) Decision-Making
11 3 (1.78%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (1.78%) Product Roadmap
11 3 (1.78%) Project Delivery
11 3 (1.78%) Remote Monitoring and Management
11 3 (1.78%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.92%) PowerShell
1 10 (5.92%) SQL
2 3 (1.78%) VB
3 2 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (14.20%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.61%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.96%) A+ Certification
4 5 (2.96%) MCP
5 4 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.37%) MCSE
6 3 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.78%) MCSA
7 2 (1.18%) ECDL
7 2 (1.18%) HND
8 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.59%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.59%) Degree
8 1 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.79%) SLA
2 3 (1.78%) PMO
3 2 (1.18%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 92 (54.44%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.55%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.18%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.18%) XenApp
7 1 (0.59%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (10.06%) SCCM
2 13 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.37%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.18%) DameWare
Vendors
1 81 (47.93%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.43%) Cisco
3 15 (8.88%) Citrix
3 15 (8.88%) VMware
4 6 (3.55%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.96%) HP
5 5 (2.96%) McAfee
6 4 (2.37%) Veeam
7 3 (1.78%) Altiris
7 3 (1.78%) Rapid7
7 3 (1.78%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.78%) Sophos
7 3 (1.78%) Zscaler
8 2 (1.18%) Apple
8 2 (1.18%) Bomgar
8 2 (1.18%) Dell
8 2 (1.18%) Google
8 2 (1.18%) Meraki
8 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.59%) Dell KACE