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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 3 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 of England
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 10 16 27
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 260 158 125
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 10.37% 7.85% 6.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.79% 27.15% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 99 80
10th Percentile £140 £137 £147
25th Percentile £185 £200 £202
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £300 £275 £325
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38% -10.34%
75th Percentile £400 £400 £391
90th Percentile £438 £480 £476
England median daily rate £360 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -4.00% - -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 28 10
10th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £17.41
25th Percentile £13.81 £12.69 £19.22
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.81% -30.77% +14.71%
75th Percentile £15.75 £20.00 £35.48
90th Percentile £19.54 £24.00 £39.31
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -16.67% +4.28%

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 of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 793 582 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.62% 28.90% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 348 398
10th Percentile £185 £200 £229
25th Percentile £313 £318 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £474 £475
Median % change year-on-year +0.26% -0.26% +2.15%
75th Percentile £625 £540 £538
90th Percentile £691 £625 £600
England median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 63 15
10th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £15.71
25th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £19.31
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.75 £22.82
Median % change year-on-year -25.30% -9.07% +34.24%
75th Percentile £23.75 £30.00 £39.31
90th Percentile £35.50 £46.40 £54.42
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 of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in the East of England

Microsoft 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Microsoft 365 in the East of England

Microsoft 365
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the East of England over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft 365 in the East of England

Microsoft 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft 365 in the East of England

Microsoft 365
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 3 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
Cambridgeshire +7 133 £325 +3.17% 38
Hertfordshire +18 51 £200 -24.88% 35
Bedfordshire -11 22 £220 -26.67% 6
Norfolk -2 20 £195 -15.22% 3
Suffolk -2 17 £175 -26.32% 6
Essex -7 17 £188 -46.43% 15
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 3 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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 147 (56.54%) Windows
2 133 (51.15%) Active Directory
3 129 (49.62%) Microsoft
4 79 (30.38%) Incident Management
5 77 (29.62%) Azure
6 74 (28.46%) Social Skills
7 70 (26.92%) Windows 10
8 66 (25.38%) SCCM
9 62 (23.85%) SLA
10 58 (22.31%) ITIL
11 55 (21.15%) VMware
12 51 (19.62%) Microsoft Office
13 49 (18.85%) AWS
14 48 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 47 (18.08%) Change Management
15 47 (18.08%) Azure Active Directory
16 45 (17.31%) Windows Server
17 42 (16.15%) DNS
18 41 (15.77%) SharePoint
19 38 (14.62%) Microsoft Intune
20 33 (12.69%) Citrix
21 31 (11.92%) DHCP
21 31 (11.92%) Skype
22 30 (11.54%) Skype for Business
23 29 (11.15%) ServiceNow
23 29 (11.15%) Wi-Fi
24 28 (10.77%) SQL
24 28 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
25 27 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
26 26 (10.00%) IaaS

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 41 (15.77%) SharePoint
2 30 (11.54%) Skype for Business
3 25 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (8.08%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 51 (19.62%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.77%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 77 (29.62%) Azure
2 49 (18.85%) AWS
3 47 (18.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (10.00%) IaaS
4 26 (10.00%) PaaS
5 10 (3.85%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.54%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.15%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.38%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.38%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.38%) Route 53
8 1 (0.38%) ShareGate
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (16.15%) DNS
2 31 (11.92%) DHCP
2 31 (11.92%) Skype
3 29 (11.15%) Wi-Fi
4 26 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
5 15 (5.77%) TCP/IP
6 12 (4.62%) VPN
6 12 (4.62%) Wireless
7 10 (3.85%) WebEx
8 9 (3.46%) LAN
8 9 (3.46%) WAN
9 6 (2.31%) HTTP
9 6 (2.31%) HTTPS
9 6 (2.31%) IPsec
9 6 (2.31%) SNMP
9 6 (2.31%) SSH
10 5 (1.92%) Firewall
11 3 (1.15%) Internet
12 2 (0.77%) Broadband
13 1 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.54%) Power BI
3 1 (0.38%) Big Data
3 1 (0.38%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Hudson
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 74 (28.46%) Social Skills
2 25 (9.62%) Retail
3 9 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.69%) Finance
4 7 (2.69%) Public Sector
5 5 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (1.15%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (0.77%) Back Office
7 2 (0.77%) Legal
7 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 81 (31.15%) Analyst
2 61 (23.46%) Service Analyst
3 60 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
4 46 (17.69%) Applications Engineer
4 46 (17.69%) Cloud Engineer
5 39 (15.00%) Support Engineer
6 35 (13.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 28 (10.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 19 (7.31%) 2nd Line Support
9 18 (6.92%) Desktop Engineer
9 18 (6.92%) Desktop Support
10 15 (5.77%) 1st Line Support
10 15 (5.77%) Support Analyst
11 12 (4.62%) Call Centre Analyst
11 12 (4.62%) Customer Analyst
11 12 (4.62%) Service Desk Agent
12 11 (4.23%) 1st Line Engineer
12 11 (4.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (4.23%) IT Manager
12 11 (4.23%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.08%) LDAP
2 3 (1.15%) Velocity
3 2 (0.77%) CSS
3 2 (0.77%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) Azure Blueprints
4 1 (0.38%) HTML5
4 1 (0.38%) REST
4 1 (0.38%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.85%) PKI
1 23 (8.85%) Replication
2 11 (4.23%) iPhone
3 8 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.92%) EPoS
5 5 (1.92%) User Experience
6 4 (1.54%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.15%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.77%) Handset
8 2 (0.77%) iPad
8 2 (0.77%) NHS
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 147 (56.54%) Windows
2 70 (26.92%) Windows 10
3 45 (17.31%) Windows Server
4 27 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (6.54%) Windows 7
6 13 (5.00%) Linux
7 11 (4.23%) Mac OS
8 9 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.08%) Android
9 8 (3.08%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.69%) Ubuntu
10 7 (2.69%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (2.31%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.38%) CentOS
12 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.38%) Unix
12 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (30.38%) Incident Management
2 58 (22.31%) ITIL
3 47 (18.08%) Change Management
4 23 (8.85%) Identity Management
5 19 (7.31%) ITSM
6 17 (6.54%) Time Management
7 16 (6.15%) Migration
7 16 (6.15%) Service Delivery
8 15 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (5.00%) Project Management
10 11 (4.23%) PRINCE2
10 11 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (3.85%) Line Management
12 9 (3.46%) Project Delivery
13 8 (3.08%) Matrix Organization
13 8 (3.08%) Mentoring
14 7 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 6 (2.31%) Customer Requirements
15 6 (2.31%) Service Management
16 5 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.77%) SQL
2 13 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.15%) C
4 2 (0.77%) Python
5 1 (0.38%) Bicep
5 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.38%) Lua
5 1 (0.38%) Perl
5 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (10.00%) A+ Certification
3 25 (9.62%) MCSA
4 12 (4.62%) CCNA
4 12 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (4.62%) MCP
5 9 (3.46%) PMI Certification
6 8 (3.08%) PMP
6 8 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (2.31%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.92%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.54%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.77%) APMP
10 2 (0.77%) Degree
10 2 (0.77%) MOS
11 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.38%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (23.85%) SLA
2 6 (2.31%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 133 (51.15%) Active Directory
2 48 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (9.23%) Hyper-V
4 22 (8.46%) vSphere
5 6 (2.31%) NFS
6 3 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 66 (25.38%) SCCM
2 38 (14.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (8.46%) SCVMM
4 6 (2.31%) Jamf Pro
5 5 (1.92%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (0.77%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.77%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.77%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.77%) Terraform
6 2 (0.77%) WSUS
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.38%) Nessus
7 1 (0.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 129 (49.62%) Microsoft
2 55 (21.15%) VMware
3 33 (12.69%) Citrix
4 29 (11.15%) ServiceNow
5 14 (5.38%) Apple
5 14 (5.38%) Cisco
6 6 (2.31%) Dell
7 5 (1.92%) Barracuda Networks
7 5 (1.92%) Dell KACE
7 5 (1.92%) HP
8 4 (1.54%) Remedy
9 3 (1.15%) Ivanti
9 3 (1.15%) Veeam
10 2 (0.77%) Adobe
10 2 (0.77%) Sophos
10 2 (0.77%) Veritas
11 1 (0.38%) CA
11 1 (0.38%) Commvault
11 1 (0.38%) Hitachi
11 1 (0.38%) SAP