Period
to 4 December 2021

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 4 December 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 of England
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 28 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 200 78 243
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 7.82% 5.83% 6.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.06% 23.28% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 47 176
10th Percentile £138 £143 £150
25th Percentile £163 £193 £218
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £300 £288 £350
Median % change year-on-year +4.15% -17.70% +16.67%
75th Percentile £400 £377 £438
90th Percentile £520 £458 £538
England median daily rate £356 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.18% +7.14% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 18 13
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.35 £14.20
25th Percentile £12.50 £13.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -20.59% - -2.86%
75th Percentile £19.28 £20.00 £17.50
90th Percentile £24.60 £22.13 £20.70
England median hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -9.72% - +5.11%

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 798 335 912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.20% 25.04% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 223 626
10th Percentile £185 £201 £231
25th Percentile £325 £315 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £448 £448
Median % change year-on-year +0.56% - +5.29%
75th Percentile £550 £525 £538
90th Percentile £625 £583 £625
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 25 16
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.60 £14.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate £16.66 £20.00 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -16.69% +17.65% -2.86%
75th Percentile £26.74 £24.23 £19.88
90th Percentile £46.39 £53.00 £35.05
England median hourly rate £20.70 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -8.00% +9.76% +17.14%

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 4 December 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the East of England over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 4 December 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
Cambridgeshire +3 72 £331 +1.92% 42
Hertfordshire -12 31 £164 -55.29% 55
Norfolk +2 30 £313 +117.10% 14
Bedfordshire -9 26 £350 +16.67% 9
Essex -3 19 £300 +9.59% 22
Suffolk -4 15 £170 -24.44% 12
East Anglia - 7 £400 - 4
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 108 (54.00%) Windows
2 105 (52.50%) Active Directory
3 84 (42.00%) Microsoft
4 75 (37.50%) Social Skills
5 60 (30.00%) Azure
6 54 (27.00%) ITIL
7 46 (23.00%) Windows 10
8 33 (16.50%) Microsoft Office
9 32 (16.00%) Microsoft Intune
10 30 (15.00%) Windows Server
11 26 (13.00%) DNS
12 24 (12.00%) VMware
13 23 (11.50%) ITSM
14 22 (11.00%) SharePoint
14 22 (11.00%) Incident Management
15 21 (10.50%) DHCP
15 21 (10.50%) Firewall
15 21 (10.50%) Citrix
16 20 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (9.50%) PowerShell
17 19 (9.50%) Cisco
17 19 (9.50%) SQL
17 19 (9.50%) Hyper-V
18 18 (9.00%) ServiceNow
18 18 (9.00%) SLA
18 18 (9.00%) Cisco Certification
18 18 (9.00%) SCCM
19 17 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
19 17 (8.50%) Windows Server 2016
19 17 (8.50%) Windows Server 2019

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 22 (11.00%) SharePoint
2 15 (7.50%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.00%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.50%) Confluence
5 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.00%) IIS
5 2 (1.00%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 33 (16.50%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (30.00%) Azure
2 15 (7.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (4.00%) AWS
4 6 (3.00%) OneDrive
4 6 (3.00%) Power Platform
5 5 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.50%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 5 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (2.50%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 5 (2.50%) Mimecast
5 5 (2.50%) PaaS
5 5 (2.50%) PowerApps
5 5 (2.50%) Route 53
5 5 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.50%) iPaaS
6 3 (1.50%) SaaS
7 2 (1.00%) GCP
7 2 (1.00%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.00%) DNS
2 21 (10.50%) DHCP
2 21 (10.50%) Firewall
3 20 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (5.00%) VPN
4 10 (5.00%) WAN
5 9 (4.50%) Wireless
6 8 (4.00%) Skype
6 8 (4.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.00%) VLAN
8 5 (2.50%) SD-WAN
8 5 (2.50%) SNMP
8 5 (2.50%) VoIP
9 4 (2.00%) LAN
9 4 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.50%) HTTP
10 3 (1.50%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.50%) IPsec
10 3 (1.50%) SSH
10 3 (1.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.00%) GIS
2 2 (1.00%) Power BI
3 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.00%) JIRA
2 2 (1.00%) gulp
3 1 (0.50%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.50%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.50%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 75 (37.50%) Social Skills
2 16 (8.00%) Retail
3 6 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.00%) Finance
4 5 (2.50%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.00%) Influencing Skills
5 4 (2.00%) Organisational Skills
5 4 (2.00%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.50%) Automotive
7 1 (0.50%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (36.50%) Analyst
2 50 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 50 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 34 (17.00%) Support Engineer
4 20 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (7.50%) Call Centre Analyst
5 15 (7.50%) Customer Analyst
5 15 (7.50%) IT Analyst
5 15 (7.50%) IT Engineer
5 15 (7.50%) IT Support
5 15 (7.50%) Service Desk Agent
6 14 (7.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (6.50%) Desktop Support
8 12 (6.00%) Support Analyst
9 11 (5.50%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (5.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 9 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (4.50%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (4.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.00%) LDAP
2 3 (1.50%) .NET
3 2 (1.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.00%) Ajax
3 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET Core
3 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.00%) CSS
3 2 (1.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (1.00%) HTML
3 2 (1.00%) jQuery
3 2 (1.00%) RESTful
3 2 (1.00%) Sass
3 2 (1.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (1.00%) WCF
3 2 (1.00%) Web Services
4 1 (0.50%) ADSI
4 1 (0.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.50%) Driving Licence
2 8 (4.00%) Replication
2 8 (4.00%) User Experience
3 7 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.50%) iPad
5 3 (1.50%) Legacy Applications
5 3 (1.50%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.50%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.00%) BYOD
6 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.00%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.00%) Social Media
7 1 (0.50%) CCTV
7 1 (0.50%) Clustering
7 1 (0.50%) CMDB
7 1 (0.50%) iPhone
7 1 (0.50%) IPTV
7 1 (0.50%) NHS
7 1 (0.50%) PKI
7 1 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 108 (54.00%) Windows
2 46 (23.00%) Windows 10
3 30 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 17 (8.50%) Windows Server 2016
4 17 (8.50%) Windows Server 2019
5 14 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.50%) Android
6 9 (4.50%) Apple iOS
7 8 (4.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.50%) Mac OS
9 6 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (2.50%) Linux
11 4 (2.00%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.00%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.50%) CentOS
13 1 (0.50%) Solaris
13 1 (0.50%) Unix
13 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.00%) ITIL
2 23 (11.50%) ITSM
3 22 (11.00%) Incident Management
4 15 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (7.50%) Migration
5 12 (6.00%) Change Management
5 12 (6.00%) Information Security
5 12 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (5.50%) Service Delivery
7 8 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (4.00%) Asset Management
7 8 (4.00%) Project Management
8 7 (3.50%) Business Analysis
8 7 (3.50%) Identity Management
8 7 (3.50%) Service Management
9 6 (3.00%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (3.00%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (3.00%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.00%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (3.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.50%) PowerShell
1 19 (9.50%) SQL
2 3 (1.50%) C#
2 3 (1.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.00%) Java
3 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.50%) C
4 1 (0.50%) VB
4 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (9.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (8.00%) CCNA
4 15 (7.50%) A+ Certification
4 15 (7.50%) MCP
4 15 (7.50%) MCSA
5 14 (7.00%) Security Cleared
6 13 (6.50%) DBS Check
6 13 (6.50%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.00%) Degree
8 5 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.00%) CCNP
10 2 (1.00%) MCSE
11 1 (0.50%) CLAS
11 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.50%) MOS
11 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.00%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) Accessibility
2 2 (1.00%) NIST
2 2 (1.00%) WCAG
3 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.50%) GDPR
3 1 (0.50%) GRC
3 1 (0.50%) GxP
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.50%) PMBOK
System Software
1 105 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.50%) Hyper-V
3 15 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.50%) Firmware
6 4 (2.00%) vSphere
7 3 (1.50%) NFS
7 3 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.00%) XenApp
9 1 (0.50%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.50%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.50%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (16.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 18 (9.00%) SCCM
3 9 (4.50%) FortiGate
4 8 (4.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 4 (2.00%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (1.50%) PaperCut
7 2 (1.00%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.00%) SCOM
7 2 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.00%) SmoothWall
7 2 (1.00%) WSUS
8 1 (0.50%) Ansible
8 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.50%) Puppet
8 1 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.50%) vRealize
8 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 84 (42.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.00%) VMware
3 21 (10.50%) Citrix
4 19 (9.50%) Cisco
5 18 (9.00%) ServiceNow
6 9 (4.50%) Meraki
7 7 (3.50%) Apple
8 6 (3.00%) Dell
8 6 (3.00%) Fortinet
9 5 (2.50%) CloudEndure
9 5 (2.50%) HP
9 5 (2.50%) Sophos
9 5 (2.50%) Ubiquiti
9 5 (2.50%) ZyXEL
10 4 (2.00%) Google
11 3 (1.50%) Dell KACE
11 3 (1.50%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.50%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.50%) Okta
11 3 (1.50%) Veeam