Period
to 23 March 2019

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 23 March 2019 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 59 79
Rank change year-on-year +33 +20 +19
Contract jobs citing Office 365 256 172 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.21% 3.70% 2.96%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.84% 25.83% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 127 71
East of England median daily rate £325 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -9.43%
10th Percentile £132 £130 £155
90th Percentile £459 £500 £500
England median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 5
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.76% - -4.92%
10th Percentile £13.66 £13.53 £10.63
90th Percentile £175.00 £132.95 £18.70
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.48% +1.67% -

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 858 666 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.82% 14.33% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 397 287
East of England median daily rate £440 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +1.80% -5.92%
10th Percentile £200 £148 £203
90th Percentile £589 £575 £628
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 14
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £42.50 £33.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.12% +26.02% +117.58%
10th Percentile £15.60 £13.89 £11.56
90th Percentile £175.00 £122.75 £47.15
England median hourly rate £17.60 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 23 March 2019.

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 23 March 2019.

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 23 March 2019. 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 +12 89 £338 -15.63% 13
Cambridgeshire +45 66 £185 +2.78% 8
Bedfordshire +18 47 £415 +219.23% 1
Essex 0 27 £300 +64.38% 1
Norfolk +8 21 £213 - 2
Suffolk +9 6 £275 +10.00%
East Anglia 0 1 £345 - 2
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, 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.

1 154 (60.16%) Windows
2 123 (48.05%) Active Directory
3 97 (37.89%) Microsoft
4 91 (35.55%) Windows 10
5 61 (23.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 59 (23.05%) Migration
7 52 (20.31%) SCCM
8 47 (18.36%) Windows Server
8 47 (18.36%) VMware
9 46 (17.97%) Windows 7
10 39 (15.23%) MS Exchange
11 37 (14.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 34 (13.28%) Microsoft Office
13 30 (11.72%) ITIL
13 30 (11.72%) PowerShell
14 28 (10.94%) Finance
14 28 (10.94%) SharePoint
15 26 (10.16%) Citrix
16 25 (9.77%) Skype
17 24 (9.38%) Hyper-V
17 24 (9.38%) Skype for Business
18 23 (8.98%) Windows Server 2012
19 22 (8.59%) DNS
19 22 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
20 20 (7.81%) TCP/IP
20 20 (7.81%) Law
20 20 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
21 19 (7.42%) Firewall
21 19 (7.42%) SQL

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 39 (15.23%) MS Exchange
2 28 (10.94%) SharePoint
3 24 (9.38%) Skype for Business
4 20 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.52%) IIS
6 8 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.56%) IBM Domino
9 3 (1.17%) IBM Connections
10 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.39%) Apache
11 1 (0.39%) Confluence
11 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.39%) GroupWise
Applications
1 34 (13.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.78%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.73%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 61 (23.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (3.52%) G Suite
3 9 (3.52%) Mimecast
4 7 (2.73%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.56%) iTunes
6 2 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.78%) Google Drive
6 2 (0.78%) IaaS
6 2 (0.78%) Yammer
7 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.39%) PaaS
7 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.77%) Skype
2 22 (8.59%) DNS
3 20 (7.81%) TCP/IP
4 19 (7.42%) Firewall
5 18 (7.03%) DHCP
6 16 (6.25%) WAN
6 16 (6.25%) Wireless
7 15 (5.86%) LAN
7 15 (5.86%) VPN
8 12 (4.69%) Internet
9 7 (2.73%) DMARC
10 6 (2.34%) Unified Communications
11 5 (1.95%) IP Telephony
11 5 (1.95%) MPLS
12 4 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (1.56%) SAN
12 4 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.78%) SSL
13 2 (0.78%) VPLS
14 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.52%) MySQL
1 9 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.95%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.56%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.56%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (0.78%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.78%) Power BI
6 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (3.13%) JIRA
1 8 (3.13%) Visual Studio
1 8 (3.13%) Visual Studio Code
2 7 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.78%) Subversion
5 1 (0.39%) Hudson
5 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (10.94%) Finance
2 20 (7.81%) Law
3 11 (4.30%) Legal
4 6 (2.34%) Retail
5 4 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.39%) Banking
6 1 (0.39%) French Language
6 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (11.72%) Support Engineer
2 28 (10.94%) Analyst
3 26 (10.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (8.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (8.20%) Desktop Support
6 18 (7.03%) Consultant
6 18 (7.03%) IT Support
7 17 (6.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 17 (6.64%) Support Analyst
8 16 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
8 16 (6.25%) Project Manager
8 16 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
9 15 (5.86%) Administrator
9 15 (5.86%) Developer
10 13 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (4.69%) IT Engineer
12 11 (4.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (4.30%) Migration Engineer
13 10 (3.91%) Office 365 Engineer
14 9 (3.52%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.08%) .NET
2 9 (3.52%) CSS
3 8 (3.13%) REST
4 7 (2.73%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.73%) CAML
4 7 (2.73%) jQuery
4 7 (2.73%) LDAP
5 5 (1.95%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.95%) Entity Framework
5 5 (1.95%) LINQ
6 4 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (1.56%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (1.17%) React
7 3 (1.17%) Redux
7 3 (1.17%) Web Services
8 2 (0.78%) Ajax
8 2 (0.78%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.78%) HTML
8 2 (0.78%) XHTML
8 2 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 8 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 7 (2.73%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.34%) User Experience
6 5 (1.95%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.56%) PKI
7 4 (1.56%) Replication
8 2 (0.78%) BYOD
8 2 (0.78%) e-Health
8 2 (0.78%) iPad
8 2 (0.78%) iPhone
8 2 (0.78%) LIMS
8 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.78%) NHS
8 2 (0.78%) PACS
9 1 (0.39%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 154 (60.16%) Windows
2 91 (35.55%) Windows 10
3 47 (18.36%) Windows Server
4 46 (17.97%) Windows 7
5 23 (8.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (5.47%) Windows 8
8 13 (5.08%) Linux
9 9 (3.52%) Apple iOS
10 8 (3.13%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.95%) Android
11 5 (1.95%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.05%) Migration
2 37 (14.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (11.72%) ITIL
4 17 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (6.25%) Analytics
5 16 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (4.30%) Service Management
7 10 (3.91%) PRINCE2
7 10 (3.91%) Service Delivery
8 9 (3.52%) Change Management
8 9 (3.52%) Configuration Management
8 9 (3.52%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (3.52%) Data Security
8 9 (3.52%) Threat Management
9 8 (3.13%) Application Packaging
9 8 (3.13%) Workflow
10 7 (2.73%) ITSM
10 7 (2.73%) Project Management
10 7 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.72%) PowerShell
2 19 (7.42%) SQL
3 12 (4.69%) C#
4 9 (3.52%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.34%) Python
6 5 (1.95%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.95%) VBScript
7 3 (1.17%) Java
8 2 (0.78%) C
8 2 (0.78%) Perl
8 2 (0.78%) PHP
9 1 (0.39%) VB
9 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.30%) DBS Check
2 11 (4.30%) MCP
3 10 (3.91%) MCSA
4 8 (3.13%) CCNA
4 8 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.73%) Degree
6 6 (2.34%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.56%) A+ Certification
7 4 (1.56%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.17%) MCSE
9 2 (0.78%) ACSP
9 2 (0.78%) CCA
9 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.39%) CCNP
10 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.39%) SSCP
10 1 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.95%) SLA
2 3 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.78%) HL7
3 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 123 (48.05%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 22 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.73%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (2.73%) XenApp
4 7 (2.73%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.34%) Docker
5 6 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.56%) vSphere
7 3 (1.17%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.17%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.78%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.39%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.39%) Firmware
9 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 52 (20.31%) SCCM
2 17 (6.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (2.73%) Puppet
5 6 (2.34%) Ansible
6 5 (1.95%) SCOM
7 4 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.56%) WSUS
8 2 (0.78%) CASB
8 2 (0.78%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.78%) Rancher
8 2 (0.78%) Terraform
9 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 97 (37.89%) Microsoft
2 47 (18.36%) VMware
3 26 (10.16%) Citrix
4 11 (4.30%) Symantec
5 10 (3.91%) Apple
5 10 (3.91%) Cisco
5 10 (3.91%) Clearswift
5 10 (3.91%) Proofpoint
6 9 (3.52%) Google
7 8 (3.13%) HP
7 8 (3.13%) Nintex
8 7 (2.73%) Forcepoint
8 7 (2.73%) Oracle
9 6 (2.34%) Dell
10 5 (1.95%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.56%) IBM
11 4 (1.56%) Sony
12 3 (1.17%) McAfee
12 3 (1.17%) Sophos
13 2 (0.78%) Juniper