Period
to 26 October 2021

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 26 October 2021 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
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 19 35
Rank change year-on-year +9 +16 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 160 52 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 10.85% 8.14% 5.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.00% 27.51% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 24 58
10th Percentile £94 £120 £102
25th Percentile £135 £122 £135
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £205 £189 £188
Median % change year-on-year +8.61% +0.67% -37.50%
75th Percentile £400 £343 £388
90th Percentile £524 £481 £450
England median daily rate £366 £390 £365
% change year-on-year -6.09% +6.85% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 17
10th Percentile £12.05 " £10.95
25th Percentile £12.69 £13.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.08% -7.81% +28.00%
75th Percentile £15.54 £17.25 £17.50
90th Percentile £17.61 £17.70 £17.65
England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.38 £19.48
% change year-on-year -17.42% -0.54% +11.31%

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 500 189 469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 33.92% 29.58% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 112 285
10th Percentile £148 £176 £181
25th Percentile £300 £311 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £368 £425
Median % change year-on-year +15.65% -13.53% +6.25%
75th Percentile £525 £476 £519
90th Percentile £600 £520 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 18
10th Percentile £12.20 £13.25 £11.03
25th Percentile £12.75 £13.66 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.22 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.60% +1.38% +28.00%
75th Percentile £17.16 £43.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £25.94 £57.25 £19.04
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% +2.38% +20.00%

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 26 October 2021.

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 26 October 2021. 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
Leicestershire +18 63 £140 -26.32% 32
Northamptonshire +11 38 £340 +130.51% 15
Nottinghamshire -20 29 £425 +88.89% 32
Derbyshire +4 19 £190 -33.91% 31
Lincolnshire -8 5 £600 +233.33% 12
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, 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.

1 111 (69.38%) Windows
2 105 (65.63%) Active Directory
3 96 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 62 (38.75%) Windows 10
5 60 (37.50%) Social Skills
6 43 (26.88%) ITIL
7 41 (25.63%) Azure
8 36 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
9 32 (20.00%) VMware
10 31 (19.38%) SLA
11 30 (18.75%) Firewall
11 30 (18.75%) Windows Server
12 27 (16.88%) Microsoft Excel
13 25 (15.63%) SharePoint
14 21 (13.13%) VPN
15 20 (12.50%) Migration
16 19 (11.88%) HP
17 18 (11.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 17 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (10.00%) Citrix
19 16 (10.00%) MCP
20 15 (9.38%) CCNA
20 15 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
20 15 (9.38%) WAN
20 15 (9.38%) Aruba
20 15 (9.38%) Palo Alto
20 15 (9.38%) Azure Active Directory
21 14 (8.75%) OneDrive
22 13 (8.13%) Public Sector
22 13 (8.13%) Data Protection

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 25 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.63%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.13%) JBoss
3 5 (3.13%) NetWeaver
3 5 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (16.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (25.63%) Azure
2 15 (9.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 14 (8.75%) OneDrive
4 8 (5.00%) IaaS
4 8 (5.00%) Power Platform
5 7 (4.38%) AWS
5 7 (4.38%) PaaS
5 7 (4.38%) SaaS
6 5 (3.13%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 5 (3.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (2.50%) PowerApps
8 3 (1.88%) ShareGate
8 3 (1.88%) Yammer
9 2 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.25%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.63%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.63%) Azure Logic Apps
10 1 (0.63%) Azure Service Bus
10 1 (0.63%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 1 (0.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.75%) Firewall
2 21 (13.13%) VPN
3 15 (9.38%) WAN
4 8 (5.00%) DNS
4 8 (5.00%) LAN
4 8 (5.00%) SD-WAN
5 7 (4.38%) DHCP
5 7 (4.38%) IPsec
5 7 (4.38%) MPLS
5 7 (4.38%) SSH
5 7 (4.38%) SSL
5 7 (4.38%) VoIP
5 7 (4.38%) Wireless
6 6 (3.75%) Internet
6 6 (3.75%) SAN
6 6 (3.75%) Skype
7 5 (3.13%) PBX
8 3 (1.88%) Network Security
8 3 (1.88%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (3.75%) MySQL
4 5 (3.13%) DB2
4 5 (3.13%) SAP HANA
5 4 (2.50%) Power BI
6 2 (1.25%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.63%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.63%) MS Access
7 1 (0.63%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.63%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 60 (37.50%) Social Skills
2 13 (8.13%) Public Sector
3 8 (5.00%) Finance
4 6 (3.75%) Retail
5 3 (1.88%) Documentation Skills
5 3 (1.88%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.25%) Banking
7 1 (0.63%) French Language
7 1 (0.63%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (25.00%) Analyst
2 30 (18.75%) Service Analyst
2 30 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 27 (16.88%) Support Engineer
4 17 (10.63%) Systems Engineer
5 16 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (9.38%) IT Support
7 13 (8.13%) IT Engineer
8 12 (7.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 12 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (6.88%) Desktop Support
10 10 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (5.63%) Project Manager
12 8 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
13 7 (4.38%) Consultant
13 7 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
13 7 (4.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 7 (4.38%) Microsoft 365 Manager
13 7 (4.38%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.13%) Middleware
1 5 (3.13%) SAP Basis
2 2 (1.25%) SAML
3 1 (0.63%) EDI
3 1 (0.63%) HTML
3 1 (0.63%) JSON
3 1 (0.63%) OAuth
3 1 (0.63%) REST
3 1 (0.63%) SOAP
3 1 (0.63%) Velocity
3 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.38%) Data Protection Act
1 7 (4.38%) Driving Licence
1 7 (4.38%) PKI
2 5 (3.13%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.88%) NHS
5 2 (1.25%) EPoS
5 2 (1.25%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.25%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.25%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.25%) User Experience
5 2 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.63%) e-Health
6 1 (0.63%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.63%) iPad
6 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.63%) PACS
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 111 (69.38%) Windows
2 62 (38.75%) Windows 10
3 30 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 13 (8.13%) Linux
5 10 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 8 (5.00%) Android
7 5 (3.13%) AIX
7 5 (3.13%) Unix
8 4 (2.50%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.25%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.63%) CentOS
11 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (26.88%) ITIL
2 20 (12.50%) Migration
3 18 (11.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (8.13%) Data Protection
5 9 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (5.00%) Service Management
7 7 (4.38%) Incident Management
7 7 (4.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.75%) Identity Management
8 6 (3.75%) Project Management
9 5 (3.13%) Business Analysis
9 5 (3.13%) Business Continuity
9 5 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.13%) High Availability
9 5 (3.13%) Microservices
9 5 (3.13%) Risk Management
9 5 (3.13%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.13%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.63%) SQL
3 3 (1.88%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.25%) C
4 2 (1.25%) VB
5 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.63%) C#
5 1 (0.63%) Java
5 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (10.00%) MCP
2 15 (9.38%) CCNA
2 15 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.50%) MCSE
4 4 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.88%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.88%) Degree
6 2 (1.25%) CISSP
7 1 (0.63%) APMG
7 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.63%) MCITP
7 1 (0.63%) MCSA
7 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (19.38%) SLA
2 5 (3.13%) COBIT
2 5 (3.13%) GDPR
2 5 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (1.25%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.63%) HL7
5 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 105 (65.63%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.13%) Docker
4 4 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.25%) Firmware
6 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.63%) XenApp
6 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (8.13%) SCCM
2 6 (3.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.13%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.13%) Nessus
4 1 (0.63%) Ansible
4 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.63%) SCOM
4 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.63%) Terraform
4 1 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 96 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (20.00%) VMware
3 19 (11.88%) HP
4 16 (10.00%) Citrix
5 15 (9.38%) Aruba
5 15 (9.38%) Palo Alto
6 13 (8.13%) Cisco
7 8 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.13%) Oracle
8 5 (3.13%) SAP
8 5 (3.13%) Software AG
9 3 (1.88%) CommVault
9 3 (1.88%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.25%) Apple
10 2 (1.25%) IBM
10 2 (1.25%) Juniper
10 2 (1.25%) Sophos
11 1 (0.63%) Adobe
11 1 (0.63%) Dell
11 1 (0.63%) Intel