Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 20 November 2017 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 64 99
Rank change year-on-year +8 +35 +98
Contract jobs citing Office 365 186 138 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.64% 2.88% 1.97%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.19% 29.74% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 78 74
East of England median daily rate £325 £310 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% +1.64% -23.75%
10th Percentile £106 £159 £147
90th Percentile £500 £479 £450
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
East of England median hourly rate £71.99 £13.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +423.56% -27.63% +46.15%
10th Percentile £22.73 £11.00 £10.43
90th Percentile £123.83 £18.75 £30.48
England median hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.55% +3.13% -

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 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 684 464 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.39% 9.68% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 263 298
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £139 £208 £262
90th Percentile £588 £588 £519
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 25
East of England median hourly rate £62.50 £18.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +247.22% -42.86% +103.23%
10th Percentile £37.00 £12.10 £13.20
90th Percentile £63.75 £34.18 £45.30
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +20.22%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in the East of England

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office 365 in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in the East of England

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the East of England

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the East of England

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in the East of England

Office 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 Office 365 within the East of England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Hertfordshire +28 62 £425 +9.68% 11
Cambridgeshire +17 50 £375 -9.09% 14
Bedfordshire +7 39 £130 -69.94% 5
Norfolk -13 12 £280 +49.33% 2
Suffolk +13 11 £105 -66.13% 2
Essex -39 11 £375 +25.00%
East Anglia -2 1 £240 -31.43%
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 109 (58.60%) Windows
2 100 (53.76%) Microsoft
3 86 (46.24%) Active Directory
4 48 (25.81%) Windows 7
5 44 (23.66%) SharePoint
5 44 (23.66%) Microsoft Office
6 42 (22.58%) Windows 10
7 36 (19.35%) SCCM
8 34 (18.28%) Citrix
8 34 (18.28%) Skype
9 30 (16.13%) PowerShell
9 30 (16.13%) MS Exchange
10 28 (15.05%) VMware
10 28 (15.05%) Skype for Business
11 25 (13.44%) ITIL
12 24 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
13 22 (11.83%) XenApp
13 22 (11.83%) OneDrive
13 22 (11.83%) VBScript
13 22 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (11.29%) Migration
15 19 (10.22%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (10.22%) Microsoft App-V
15 19 (10.22%) Microsoft Intune
16 18 (9.68%) Windows Server
17 17 (9.14%) Disk Encryption
17 17 (9.14%) BitLocker
17 17 (9.14%) Symantec
18 16 (8.60%) DNS
18 16 (8.60%) MCSE

Office 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 44 (23.66%) SharePoint
2 30 (16.13%) MS Exchange
3 28 (15.05%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.54%) Confluence
9 1 (0.54%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 44 (23.66%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (11.83%) OneDrive
3 7 (3.76%) Yammer
4 4 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.08%) IaaS
6 2 (1.08%) PaaS
6 2 (1.08%) SaaS
7 1 (0.54%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 34 (18.28%) Skype
2 16 (8.60%) DNS
3 14 (7.53%) DHCP
4 12 (6.45%) Firewall
5 8 (4.30%) LAN
5 8 (4.30%) WAN
6 7 (3.76%) Unified Communications
7 6 (3.23%) VPN
8 5 (2.69%) Internet
8 5 (2.69%) NetScaler
8 5 (2.69%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.61%) Wireless
9 3 (1.61%) WLAN
10 2 (1.08%) 4G
10 2 (1.08%) Broadband
10 2 (1.08%) MPLS
10 2 (1.08%) VoIP
11 1 (0.54%) Intranet
11 1 (0.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.69%) JIRA
2 4 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.61%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.08%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.54%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.54%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.54%) MSTest
5 1 (0.54%) NUnit
5 1 (0.54%) Selenium
5 1 (0.54%) Subversion
5 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (3.76%) Finance
2 6 (3.23%) Law
3 3 (1.61%) Legal
4 2 (1.08%) Retail
5 1 (0.54%) Advertising
5 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (18.82%) Consultant
2 30 (16.13%) Analyst
3 24 (12.90%) Architect
4 21 (11.29%) Support Engineer
5 17 (9.14%) Desktop Support
5 17 (9.14%) Service Analyst
5 17 (9.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (8.06%) Office 365 Engineer
6 15 (8.06%) Project Manager
7 12 (6.45%) SCCM Consultant
8 11 (5.91%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.38%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (4.84%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (4.84%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (4.84%) Office 365 Manager
10 9 (4.84%) Windows Consultant
11 8 (4.30%) Microsoft Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.69%) .NET
1 5 (2.69%) ASP.NET
1 5 (2.69%) CSS
2 4 (2.15%) AngularJS
2 4 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (2.15%) HTML
3 3 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 3 (1.61%) jQuery
4 1 (0.54%) Ajax
4 1 (0.54%) CAML
4 1 (0.54%) CSS3
4 1 (0.54%) Django
4 1 (0.54%) Java SE
4 1 (0.54%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.54%) REST
4 1 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.54%) Web Services
4 1 (0.54%) XML
4 1 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.53%) CESG
2 13 (6.99%) User Experience
3 8 (4.30%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.23%) iPhone
5 4 (2.15%) iPad
5 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.61%) NHS
7 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.08%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.08%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.54%) Clustering
8 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 109 (58.60%) Windows
2 48 (25.81%) Windows 7
3 42 (22.58%) Windows 10
4 18 (9.68%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.76%) Android
6 6 (3.23%) Windows 8
6 6 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.69%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.69%) Linux
8 3 (1.61%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.44%) ITIL
2 21 (11.29%) Migration
3 17 (9.14%) Disk Encryption
4 15 (8.06%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 11 (5.91%) Customer Requirements
5 11 (5.91%) Information Security
5 11 (5.91%) Project Management
6 9 (4.84%) Presales
6 9 (4.84%) Service Management
6 9 (4.84%) Virtual Environments
7 8 (4.30%) Data Loss Prevention
7 8 (4.30%) Data Privacy
7 8 (4.30%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (4.30%) Service Delivery
7 8 (4.30%) Service Design
8 7 (3.76%) Change Management
9 6 (3.23%) Programme Delivery
10 5 (2.69%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.69%) PRINCE2
11 4 (2.15%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.83%) VBScript
3 7 (3.76%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.61%) SQL
5 2 (1.08%) C
5 2 (1.08%) C#
5 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.08%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.54%) Python
6 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (10.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (8.60%) MCSE
3 8 (4.30%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (1.61%) Degree
4 3 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.08%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.54%) ISEB
6 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.54%) MBA
6 1 (0.54%) MCITP
6 1 (0.54%) MCPD
6 1 (0.54%) MCSA
6 1 (0.54%) MCSD
6 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.30%) SLA
3 2 (1.08%) GDPR
3 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.08%) PMO
System Software
1 86 (46.24%) Active Directory
2 22 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (11.83%) XenApp
3 19 (10.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (9.14%) BitLocker
5 16 (8.60%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.76%) Hyper-V
7 6 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.08%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.54%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (19.35%) SCCM
2 19 (10.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (7.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (7.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (2.69%) AppDNA
5 3 (1.61%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.61%) SCOM
6 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.08%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 100 (53.76%) Microsoft
2 34 (18.28%) Citrix
3 28 (15.05%) VMware
4 17 (9.14%) Symantec
5 16 (8.60%) AppSense
6 13 (6.99%) Altiris
6 13 (6.99%) LANDesk
7 11 (5.91%) McAfee
8 6 (3.23%) Apple
8 6 (3.23%) Cisco
9 4 (2.15%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.61%) Avaya
10 3 (1.61%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.61%) Remedy
11 2 (1.08%) Darktrace
11 2 (1.08%) Dell
11 2 (1.08%) GFI Software
11 2 (1.08%) Kaspersky
11 2 (1.08%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.08%) WatchGuard