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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 68 111
Rank change year-on-year +16 +43  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 72 56 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.39% 2.26% 0.86%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.69% 26.42% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 32 14
Median daily rate £421 £358 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.83% +18.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £191 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £614 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +0.68% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £18.25 £15.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.67% +22.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £15.05 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £15.45 £24.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% -7.46%  

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 251 212 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 11.82% 8.57% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 142 103
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £536 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Median hourly rate £36.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +143.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £15.40 £24.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.49% -13.35%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 28 March 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
Hertfordshire +9 24 £219 -36.13% 11
Suffolk +13 13 £450 +100.00% 2
Bedfordshire +5 11 £425 +17.24% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 11 £130 -68.48% 13
Essex -4 8 £450 +56.52%
East Anglia - 3 - -
Norfolk -7 2 £275 -27.63% 1
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 78 (62.90%) Microsoft
2 59 (47.58%) Windows
3 41 (33.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (30.65%) MS Excel
5 33 (26.61%) Active Directory
6 31 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 26 (20.97%) ITIL
8 24 (19.35%) MS Office
8 24 (19.35%) Migration
9 23 (18.55%) CRM
10 22 (17.74%) Dynamics CRM
10 22 (17.74%) Skype for Business
11 20 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (14.52%) Retail
13 17 (13.71%) Windows 7
14 16 (12.90%) Project Management
14 16 (12.90%) SQL Server
14 16 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (12.10%) Hyper-V
15 15 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (11.29%) Oracle
17 13 (10.48%) BizTalk Server
17 13 (10.48%) MS Exchange
17 13 (10.48%) Document Management
17 13 (10.48%) Yammer
17 13 (10.48%) Windows 10
18 12 (9.68%) OneDrive
18 12 (9.68%) Windows Server

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 31 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 22 (17.74%) Skype for Business
3 13 (10.48%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (10.48%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.81%) IIS
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 38 (30.65%) MS Excel
2 24 (19.35%) MS Office
3 4 (3.23%) MS Project
4 2 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.81%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (17.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.84%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (4.84%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 41 (33.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (10.48%) Yammer
3 12 (9.68%) OneDrive
4 9 (7.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (5.65%) Mimecast
6 5 (4.03%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (1.61%) GitHub
7 2 (1.61%) IaaS
7 2 (1.61%) PaaS
8 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.45%) DNS
2 6 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (4.03%) Skype
4 4 (3.23%) DHCP
4 4 (3.23%) Firewall
4 4 (3.23%) VoIP
4 4 (3.23%) VPN
5 3 (2.42%) Internet
6 2 (1.61%) ADSL
6 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.61%) WAN
6 2 (1.61%) Wireless
7 1 (0.81%) Intranet
7 1 (0.81%) LAN
7 1 (0.81%) MPLS
7 1 (0.81%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.81%) SAN
7 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.03%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (4.03%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.61%) Big Data
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.81%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.84%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.61%) JUnit
2 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.61%) Xcode
General
1 18 (14.52%) Retail
2 10 (8.06%) Finance
3 5 (4.03%) Legal
4 3 (2.42%) Advertising
5 2 (1.61%) Marketing
5 2 (1.61%) Publishing
6 1 (0.81%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Local Government
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (15.32%) Consultant
2 16 (12.90%) Analyst
3 15 (12.10%) Developer
3 15 (12.10%) Support Engineer
4 11 (8.87%) Project Manager
5 9 (7.26%) Azure Consultant
5 9 (7.26%) CRM Developer
5 9 (7.26%) Office 365 Consultant
5 9 (7.26%) Service Analyst
6 7 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (5.65%) Architect
6 7 (5.65%) Office 365 Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (4.84%) IT Support
7 6 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (4.84%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (4.03%) IT Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Office 365 Manager
8 5 (4.03%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.68%) COM
2 9 (7.26%) HTML
3 8 (6.45%) CSS
3 8 (6.45%) JSON
3 8 (6.45%) XML
4 7 (5.65%) .NET
5 2 (1.61%) Cocoa
5 2 (1.61%) Core Animation
5 2 (1.61%) Core Data
5 2 (1.61%) iOS SDK
5 2 (1.61%) iPhone SDK
5 2 (1.61%) jQuery
5 2 (1.61%) RESTful
6 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.81%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.42%) iPhone
2 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.42%) Private Cloud
3 2 (1.61%) Animation
3 2 (1.61%) Clustering
3 2 (1.61%) Credit Risk
3 2 (1.61%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.81%) Blog
4 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 59 (47.58%) Windows
2 17 (13.71%) Windows 7
3 16 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (10.48%) Windows 10
6 12 (9.68%) Windows Server
7 9 (7.26%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.84%) Unix
9 5 (4.03%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.23%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.42%) Android
11 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.61%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.81%) Linux
13 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.81%) Solaris
13 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.97%) ITIL
2 24 (19.35%) Migration
3 23 (18.55%) CRM
4 20 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (12.90%) Project Management
6 15 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (10.48%) Document Management
8 12 (9.68%) Case Management
8 12 (9.68%) Data Management
8 12 (9.68%) Problem Management
9 11 (8.87%) PRINCE2
10 9 (7.26%) ITSM
10 9 (7.26%) Service Management
11 8 (6.45%) Analytics
12 6 (4.84%) Business Analysis
12 6 (4.84%) Mobile Device Management
13 5 (4.03%) B2C
13 5 (4.03%) Data Protection
13 5 (4.03%) Service Delivery
13 5 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.68%) JavaScript
2 11 (8.87%) SQL
3 7 (5.65%) Java
3 7 (5.65%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.84%) PHP
5 4 (3.23%) C#
6 2 (1.61%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.61%) C++
6 2 (1.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.68%) MCSE
3 11 (8.87%) Degree
4 6 (4.84%) MCITP
5 5 (4.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (3.23%) CISA
6 4 (3.23%) CISM
6 4 (3.23%) CISSP
6 4 (3.23%) MCSA
7 3 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.42%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.81%) MCP
8 1 (0.81%) PMP
8 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.61%) PMO
2 2 (1.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) GDPR
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (26.61%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.10%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.61%) XenApp
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.81%) vSphere
5 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) SCCM
2 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.42%) SCOM
4 2 (1.61%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.81%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.81%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.81%) Simpana
Vendors
1 78 (62.90%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.29%) Oracle
3 12 (9.68%) Infor
3 12 (9.68%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (9.68%) SAP
4 11 (8.87%) VMware
5 8 (6.45%) Citrix
6 7 (5.65%) Adobe
7 5 (4.03%) Apple
8 3 (2.42%) Remedy
8 3 (2.42%) Symantec
9 2 (1.61%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.61%) HP
9 2 (1.61%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.61%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.61%) Proofpoint
9 2 (1.61%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.81%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.81%) Aerohive Networks
10 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
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