Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 57 72
Rank change year-on-year +24 +15 +33
Contract jobs citing Office 365 293 188 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.88% 3.68% 2.86%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.75% 27.29% 29.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 122 68
East of England median daily rate £320 £293 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.40% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £127 £114 £154
90th Percentile £470 £500 £473
England median daily rate £375 £340 £363
% change year-on-year +10.15% -6.21% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 2 9
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £71.99 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.69% +453.77% -31.58%
10th Percentile £13.62 £22.73 £10.60
90th Percentile £21.90 £123.83 £16.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £16.75
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.75% +11.67%

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 985 689 469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.76% 13.49% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 408 258
East of England median daily rate £438 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £182 £140 £206
90th Percentile £600 £588 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 18
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £62.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.00% +290.63% -46.67%
10th Percentile £13.71 £37.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £34.13 £63.75 £32.82
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -11.63%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 +11 79 £325 -23.53% 37
Cambridgeshire +35 76 £240 -31.43% 20
Bedfordshire +8 51 £388 +198.08% 10
Essex +16 44 £325 -18.75% 8
Norfolk +16 22 £185 -12.94% 1
Suffolk +7 22 £319 +87.50% 2
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Office 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 Office 365.

1 192 (65.53%) Windows
2 167 (57.00%) Active Directory
3 120 (40.96%) Microsoft
4 101 (34.47%) Windows 10
5 78 (26.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 62 (21.16%) Windows 7
7 58 (19.80%) Migration
8 56 (19.11%) VMware
8 56 (19.11%) SCCM
9 55 (18.77%) Microsoft Office
10 50 (17.06%) Windows Server
11 49 (16.72%) MS Exchange
12 44 (15.02%) SharePoint
13 43 (14.68%) PowerShell
14 42 (14.33%) ITIL
15 36 (12.29%) Skype
16 34 (11.60%) Citrix
17 33 (11.26%) Apple
18 30 (10.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 29 (9.90%) Skype for Business
19 29 (9.90%) Hyper-V
20 25 (8.53%) Exchange Server 2010
21 24 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
21 24 (8.19%) OneDrive
21 24 (8.19%) VPN
21 24 (8.19%) DNS
22 23 (7.85%) Finance
22 23 (7.85%) Windows Server 2012
22 23 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
23 21 (7.17%) Agile Software Development

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 49 (16.72%) MS Exchange
2 44 (15.02%) SharePoint
3 29 (9.90%) Skype for Business
4 25 (8.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (3.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.37%) IBM Domino
9 3 (1.02%) IBM Connections
10 2 (0.68%) CMS
10 2 (0.68%) IIS
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.34%) Apache
11 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.34%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 55 (18.77%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) assyst
2 1 (0.34%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 78 (26.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (8.19%) OneDrive
3 23 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (5.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.73%) G Suite
5 8 (2.73%) iTunes
6 7 (2.39%) IaaS
6 7 (2.39%) SaaS
7 6 (2.05%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.71%) PaaS
9 3 (1.02%) Yammer
10 2 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.34%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.29%) Skype
2 24 (8.19%) DNS
2 24 (8.19%) VPN
3 18 (6.14%) TCP/IP
4 16 (5.46%) DHCP
4 16 (5.46%) Firewall
4 16 (5.46%) LAN
5 15 (5.12%) WAN
5 15 (5.12%) Wireless
6 10 (3.41%) SAN
7 7 (2.39%) IP Telephony
7 7 (2.39%) MPLS
8 6 (2.05%) NAS
8 6 (2.05%) VoIP
9 5 (1.71%) VPLS
10 4 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.02%) Internet
11 3 (1.02%) Intranet
11 3 (1.02%) SSL
11 3 (1.02%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
2 4 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.37%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (1.37%) Power BI
2 4 (1.37%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (0.68%) MySQL
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.34%) Redis
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (4.10%) Visual Studio
1 12 (4.10%) Visual Studio Code
2 9 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.05%) JIRA
4 3 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.02%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.34%) git-flow
6 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.34%) Selenium
6 1 (0.34%) Subversion
6 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (7.85%) Finance
2 13 (4.44%) Law
3 7 (2.39%) Legal
3 7 (2.39%) Marketing
4 4 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.02%) Retail
5 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.34%) Automotive
6 1 (0.34%) Electronics
6 1 (0.34%) French Language
6 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (17.06%) Support Engineer
2 42 (14.33%) Analyst
3 27 (9.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 26 (8.87%) Support Analyst
5 25 (8.53%) IT Support
6 23 (7.85%) Desktop Support
6 23 (7.85%) Project Manager
7 22 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (7.17%) Administrator
9 20 (6.83%) Developer
10 19 (6.48%) Desktop Engineer
11 18 (6.14%) IT Engineer
12 14 (4.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 14 (4.78%) Consultant
13 13 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (4.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 13 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
14 12 (4.10%) Infrastructure Manager
14 12 (4.10%) IT Support Engineer
14 12 (4.10%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.12%) .NET
2 13 (4.44%) REST
3 11 (3.75%) ASP.NET
3 11 (3.75%) CSS
4 9 (3.07%) CAML
4 9 (3.07%) jQuery
5 4 (1.37%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.37%) Entity Framework
5 4 (1.37%) LINQ
5 4 (1.37%) React
5 4 (1.37%) Redux
5 4 (1.37%) Web Services
6 3 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (1.02%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.68%) HTML
7 2 (0.68%) Middleware
8 1 (0.34%) XHTML
8 1 (0.34%) XML
8 1 (0.34%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.10%) Fat Client
2 12 (4.10%) Thin Client
3 11 (3.75%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.07%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.07%) Smartphone
5 8 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.37%) User Experience
7 3 (1.02%) PKI
8 2 (0.68%) CMDB
8 2 (0.68%) e-Health
8 2 (0.68%) iPad
8 2 (0.68%) iPhone
8 2 (0.68%) LIMS
8 2 (0.68%) NHS
8 2 (0.68%) PACS
9 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.34%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 192 (65.53%) Windows
2 101 (34.47%) Windows 10
3 62 (21.16%) Windows 7
4 50 (17.06%) Windows Server
5 23 (7.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (7.17%) Apple iOS
6 21 (7.17%) Windows 8
7 19 (6.48%) Mac OS
8 18 (6.14%) Linux
9 16 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.05%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.71%) Android
13 3 (1.02%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.68%) Unix
15 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.80%) Migration
2 42 (14.33%) ITIL
3 30 (10.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 21 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (7.17%) Software Deployment
5 18 (6.14%) Project Management
6 16 (5.46%) Service Management
6 16 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (5.12%) ITSM
8 14 (4.78%) Configuration Management
9 13 (4.44%) Asset Management
10 12 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (4.10%) ITIL V3
10 12 (4.10%) PRINCE2
10 12 (4.10%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (4.10%) Service Delivery
10 12 (4.10%) Workflow
11 11 (3.75%) Change Management
12 9 (3.07%) Matrix Organization
13 8 (2.73%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 43 (14.68%) PowerShell
2 15 (5.12%) C#
3 12 (4.10%) SQL
4 11 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.39%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.71%) Python
6 5 (1.71%) VBScript
7 4 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.02%) Java
9 1 (0.34%) C
9 1 (0.34%) Perl
9 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (6.83%) Degree
2 16 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (3.41%) MCSA
4 9 (3.07%) DBS Check
5 8 (2.73%) A+ Certification
6 7 (2.39%) MCP
7 6 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.71%) CCNA
8 5 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.71%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.37%) MCSE
10 3 (1.02%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.68%) ACSP
11 2 (0.68%) CCA
11 2 (0.68%) PMP
11 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.68%) SSCP
12 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.41%) SLA
2 2 (0.68%) GMP
2 2 (0.68%) HL7
3 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 167 (57.00%) Active Directory
2 29 (9.90%) Hyper-V
3 24 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.73%) vSphere
6 6 (2.05%) XenApp
7 5 (1.71%) Docker
7 5 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.71%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.02%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.02%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.34%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.34%) NFS
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 56 (19.11%) SCCM
2 20 (6.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (5.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (1.71%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.71%) Puppet
5 4 (1.37%) Ansible
5 4 (1.37%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.37%) WSUS
6 3 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.34%) CASB
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.34%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.34%) Rancher
7 1 (0.34%) SCOM
7 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 120 (40.96%) Microsoft
2 56 (19.11%) VMware
3 34 (11.60%) Citrix
4 33 (11.26%) Apple
5 14 (4.78%) ServiceNow
6 12 (4.10%) Dell
6 12 (4.10%) Nintex
6 12 (4.10%) Sony
7 11 (3.75%) Cisco
8 9 (3.07%) Clearswift
8 9 (3.07%) HP
8 9 (3.07%) Oracle
8 9 (3.07%) Proofpoint
9 8 (2.73%) Google
10 7 (2.39%) SonicWALL
10 7 (2.39%) Symantec
11 6 (2.05%) Altiris
11 6 (2.05%) Canon
11 6 (2.05%) Draytek
11 6 (2.05%) McAfee