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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 63 113
Rank change year-on-year +25 +50  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 120 69 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.16% 2.71% 1.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.90% 25.75% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 48 26
Median daily rate £445 £305 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.90% -15.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £129 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £320
% change year-on-year -7.89% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £18.96 £15.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.32% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £14.60 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.02% +0.68%  

Office 365 is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 354 268 225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 15.23% 10.51% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 160 164
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 6
Median hourly rate £35.50 £15.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +129.03% -68.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.84 £15.10 £44.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £20.30 £106.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £26.75
% change year-on-year +79.64% -39.65%  

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Office 365 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +33 42 £485 +36.61% 5
Hertfordshire +7 26 £415 +93.02% 7
Essex -8 22 £500 +66.66% 4
Bedfordshire -4 12 £450 -14.28% 2
Norfolk +5 10 £413 +175.00% 3
Suffolk +9 8 £103 -29.91% 3
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 107 (56.32%) Microsoft
2 104 (54.74%) Windows
3 63 (33.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (32.11%) Active Directory
5 48 (25.26%) Windows 10
6 46 (24.21%) SharePoint
7 39 (20.53%) Skype for Business
8 38 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
9 36 (18.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (17.37%) Project Management
11 32 (16.84%) ITIL
12 30 (15.79%) Migration
12 30 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (15.79%) Windows 7
13 29 (15.26%) PowerShell
13 29 (15.26%) MCSE
14 28 (14.74%) Skype
15 27 (14.21%) OneDrive
16 25 (13.16%) MS Exchange
17 23 (12.11%) Windows Server
18 21 (11.05%) Citrix
19 18 (9.47%) IaaS
20 17 (8.95%) Finance
20 17 (8.95%) Service Management
20 17 (8.95%) Agile Software Development
21 16 (8.42%) SCCM
21 16 (8.42%) VMware
21 16 (8.42%) Hyper-V
22 15 (7.89%) PaaS
22 15 (7.89%) DevOps

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 46 (24.21%) SharePoint
2 39 (20.53%) Skype for Business
3 25 (13.16%) MS Exchange
4 12 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (3.68%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.58%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 38 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.53%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (6.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.11%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (2.11%) Unica
3 2 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 63 (33.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (14.21%) OneDrive
3 18 (9.47%) IaaS
4 15 (7.89%) PaaS
4 15 (7.89%) Yammer
5 12 (6.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (5.79%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (2.11%) Adobe Analytics
7 4 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (2.11%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.74%) Skype
2 15 (7.89%) DNS
3 12 (6.32%) DHCP
4 10 (5.26%) VPN
5 8 (4.21%) Firewall
6 4 (2.11%) Internet
6 4 (2.11%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.58%) PBX
7 3 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.05%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.05%) SAN
8 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.05%) Wireless
9 1 (0.53%) IMAP
9 1 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.53%) SMTP
9 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (2.11%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.05%) Big Data
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (3.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 17 (8.95%) Finance
2 14 (7.37%) Retail
3 9 (4.74%) Local Government
4 5 (2.63%) Legal
5 4 (2.11%) Marketing
6 3 (1.58%) Games
7 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.53%) Automotive
8 1 (0.53%) Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (13.16%) Project Manager
2 24 (12.63%) Analyst
3 23 (12.11%) Architect
4 21 (11.05%) Desktop Support
5 19 (10.00%) Consultant
5 19 (10.00%) Programme Manager
6 15 (7.89%) Office 365 Manager
7 11 (5.79%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
8 10 (5.26%) Technical Manager
9 9 (4.74%) Office 365 Engineer
9 9 (4.74%) Service Analyst
9 9 (4.74%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.21%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.21%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) Developer
10 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 8 (4.21%) Technical Programme Manager
11 7 (3.68%) Office 365 Consultant
11 7 (3.68%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.68%) CSS
2 6 (3.16%) COM
2 6 (3.16%) HTML
3 5 (2.63%) .NET
4 4 (2.11%) JSON
4 4 (2.11%) XML
5 3 (1.58%) SAML
6 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (1.05%) Java SE
7 1 (0.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.21%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (3.68%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.68%) Private Cloud
3 5 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.11%) CESG
4 4 (2.11%) User Experience
5 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.05%) BYOD
5 2 (1.05%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.53%) Blog
6 1 (0.53%) Clustering
6 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.53%) NHS
6 1 (0.53%) PMI
6 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 104 (54.74%) Windows
2 48 (25.26%) Windows 10
3 30 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 23 (12.11%) Windows Server
5 12 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.79%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.63%) Android
8 4 (2.11%) Unix
8 4 (2.11%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.58%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.58%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.05%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.53%) Linux
11 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.37%) Project Management
2 32 (16.84%) ITIL
3 30 (15.79%) Migration
3 30 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (8.95%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (8.95%) Service Management
5 15 (7.89%) DevOps
6 13 (6.84%) CRM
6 13 (6.84%) PRINCE2
7 12 (6.32%) Data Protection
7 12 (6.32%) Service Delivery
8 11 (5.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 10 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (4.74%) Information Assurance
10 9 (4.74%) Mobile Device Management
10 9 (4.74%) Risk Management
10 9 (4.74%) SDLC
10 9 (4.74%) Virtual Environments
11 8 (4.21%) Agile Project Management
11 8 (4.21%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.26%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.74%) SQL
4 5 (2.63%) C#
5 4 (2.11%) Java
5 4 (2.11%) PHP
5 4 (2.11%) VBScript
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (18.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (15.26%) MCSE
3 11 (5.79%) Degree
4 8 (4.21%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.63%) MCSA
6 5 (2.63%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.58%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.58%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.05%) CISA
8 2 (1.05%) CISM
8 2 (1.05%) CISSP
8 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.05%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.05%) MCITP
8 2 (1.05%) MCPD
8 2 (1.05%) MCSD
8 2 (1.05%) PMP
9 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.79%) GDPR
2 10 (5.26%) SLA
3 5 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.63%) PMO
4 3 (1.58%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.53%) COBIT
5 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (32.11%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.42%) Hyper-V
3 11 (5.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.26%) XenApp
5 8 (4.21%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.11%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (8.42%) SCCM
2 13 (6.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (4.74%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.68%) SCOM
5 5 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.58%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.05%) AppDNA
8 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.05%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.05%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.53%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 107 (56.32%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.05%) Citrix
3 16 (8.42%) VMware
4 8 (4.21%) Apple
4 8 (4.21%) SAP
4 8 (4.21%) Symantec
5 7 (3.68%) Oracle
5 7 (3.68%) Remedy
6 6 (3.16%) Infor
6 6 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.63%) Adobe
7 5 (2.63%) McAfee
7 5 (2.63%) Palo Alto
8 4 (2.11%) Altiris
8 4 (2.11%) AppSense
8 4 (2.11%) LANDesk
9 3 (1.58%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.05%) Cisco
10 2 (1.05%) Dell
10 2 (1.05%) SolarWinds
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