Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 56 77
Rank change year-on-year -1 +21 +40
Contract jobs citing Office 365 191 181 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.81% 3.83% 2.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.83% 27.38% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 93 82
East of England median daily rate £338 £413 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +33.06% -1.59%
10th Percentile £129 £103 £130
90th Percentile £475 £549 £599
England median daily rate £363 £360 £388
% change year-on-year +0.69% -7.10% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 7
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.96 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.70% +26.40% -42.31%
10th Percentile £13.04 £10.67 £12.00
90th Percentile £54.00 £66.76 £18.55
England median hourly rate £18.11 £15.00 £15.26
% change year-on-year +20.73% -1.70% -12.80%

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 875 661 510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.45% 14.00% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 396 312
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.76% +6.77%
10th Percentile £234 £200 £221
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
England median daily rate £480 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +2.13% +4.44% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 11
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £39.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.72% +156.45% -51.56%
10th Percentile £13.25 £14.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.88 £63.75 £20.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -9.52% +7.09% -14.74%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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
Cambridgeshire +2 50 £300 -32.96% 9
Hertfordshire -4 43 £200 -38.46% 30
Bedfordshire +11 37 £388 -8.82% 4
Essex +14 35 £350 -28.21% 7
Suffolk -9 18 £425 +304.76% 2
Norfolk +10 8 £183 -33.55% 6
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 117 (61.26%) Windows
2 106 (55.50%) Active Directory
3 88 (46.07%) Microsoft
4 58 (30.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 52 (27.23%) Windows 10
6 45 (23.56%) Microsoft Office
7 38 (19.90%) SharePoint
8 35 (18.32%) VMware
9 34 (17.80%) SCCM
9 34 (17.80%) Windows 7
10 31 (16.23%) Migration
11 30 (15.71%) Windows Server
12 28 (14.66%) MS Exchange
13 26 (13.61%) PowerShell
14 24 (12.57%) Skype
14 24 (12.57%) DNS
15 23 (12.04%) Citrix
15 23 (12.04%) Apple
16 22 (11.52%) ITIL
17 21 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (9.95%) Project Management
19 18 (9.42%) DHCP
19 18 (9.42%) Skype for Business
19 18 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2010
20 16 (8.38%) Hyper-V
20 16 (8.38%) Apple iOS
20 16 (8.38%) Finance
20 16 (8.38%) VPN
21 15 (7.85%) Degree
22 14 (7.33%) Microsoft Intune

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 38 (19.90%) SharePoint
2 28 (14.66%) MS Exchange
3 18 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (9.42%) Skype for Business
4 10 (5.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.09%) CMS
6 4 (2.09%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 45 (23.56%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 58 (30.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.33%) OneDrive
3 13 (6.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (4.19%) SaaS
5 6 (3.14%) iTunes
6 5 (2.62%) IaaS
7 4 (2.09%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (2.09%) PaaS
8 2 (1.05%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.05%) Yammer
9 1 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.57%) DNS
1 24 (12.57%) Skype
2 18 (9.42%) DHCP
3 16 (8.38%) VPN
4 13 (6.81%) TCP/IP
5 11 (5.76%) Firewall
6 10 (5.24%) SAN
7 9 (4.71%) Wireless
8 8 (4.19%) VoIP
9 7 (3.66%) VLAN
10 5 (2.62%) Internet
10 5 (2.62%) IP Telephony
10 5 (2.62%) MPLS
10 5 (2.62%) NetScaler
11 4 (2.09%) NAS
12 3 (1.57%) Intranet
12 3 (1.57%) LAN
12 3 (1.57%) WAN
13 2 (1.05%) Kerberos
13 2 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.09%) Power BI
3 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.57%) MySQL
5 2 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.52%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.14%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.14%) Visual Studio Code
3 5 (2.62%) JIRA
4 3 (1.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.05%) Subversion
5 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.52%) git-flow
6 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.52%) Selenium
General
1 16 (8.38%) Finance
2 6 (3.14%) Law
3 5 (2.62%) Legal
4 3 (1.57%) Retail
5 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) Automotive
6 1 (0.52%) French Language
6 1 (0.52%) Publishing
6 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (17.80%) Support Engineer
2 29 (15.18%) Analyst
2 29 (15.18%) Desktop Support
3 19 (9.95%) Project Manager
3 19 (9.95%) Support Analyst
4 18 (9.42%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (9.42%) Desktop Engineer
5 15 (7.85%) Administrator
6 14 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (6.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 12 (6.28%) Developer
9 11 (5.76%) IT Support
10 10 (5.24%) Consultant
10 10 (5.24%) IT Engineer
11 9 (4.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 9 (4.71%) Office 365 Administrator
11 9 (4.71%) SharePoint Developer
12 8 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (4.19%) Infrastructure Manager
13 7 (3.66%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.28%) CSS
2 8 (4.19%) .NET
2 8 (4.19%) ASP.NET
2 8 (4.19%) jQuery
3 7 (3.66%) REST
4 6 (3.14%) CAML
4 6 (3.14%) HTML
5 2 (1.05%) ADSI
5 2 (1.05%) Ajax
5 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.05%) LDAP
5 2 (1.05%) Middleware
5 2 (1.05%) XHTML
5 2 (1.05%) XML
6 1 (0.52%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.52%) CSS3
6 1 (0.52%) HTML5
6 1 (0.52%) Memcached
6 1 (0.52%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.71%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.66%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.66%) Smartphone
4 5 (2.62%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.62%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.62%) Mobile Computing
4 5 (2.62%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.09%) BYOD
5 4 (2.09%) Clustering
5 4 (2.09%) CMDB
5 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.09%) iPhone
5 4 (2.09%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.09%) PKI
6 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 117 (61.26%) Windows
2 52 (27.23%) Windows 10
3 34 (17.80%) Windows 7
4 30 (15.71%) Windows Server
5 21 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (8.38%) Apple iOS
7 14 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (6.81%) Android
8 13 (6.81%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.24%) Mac OS
10 9 (4.71%) Linux
11 5 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.09%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.57%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.05%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.52%) Unix
15 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.23%) Migration
2 22 (11.52%) ITIL
3 19 (9.95%) Project Management
4 14 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (6.28%) PRINCE2
5 12 (6.28%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (6.28%) Service Delivery
5 12 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (5.76%) Change Management
7 9 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (4.19%) Identity Management
9 7 (3.66%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.66%) CRM
9 7 (3.66%) Email Migration
9 7 (3.66%) ITIL V3
10 6 (3.14%) Asset Management
10 6 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (3.14%) Service Management
10 6 (3.14%) Software Deployment
10 6 (3.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.61%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.24%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.71%) C#
4 6 (3.14%) SQL
5 4 (2.09%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.09%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.57%) Java
7 2 (1.05%) Perl
7 2 (1.05%) PHP
7 2 (1.05%) Python
8 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (7.85%) Degree
2 9 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.19%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.14%) MCSA
4 6 (3.14%) MCSE
5 5 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (2.62%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.09%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.57%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.57%) PMP
8 2 (1.05%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.05%) ISEB
8 2 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.52%) MAPM
9 1 (0.52%) MCP
9 1 (0.52%) MCPD
9 1 (0.52%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.14%) SLA
2 3 (1.57%) PMO
3 2 (1.05%) GMP
4 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 106 (55.50%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.38%) Hyper-V
3 11 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.14%) XenApp
5 5 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.09%) vSphere
7 2 (1.05%) Docker
7 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 34 (17.80%) SCCM
2 14 (7.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.09%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.05%) Rancher
6 2 (1.05%) SCOM
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 88 (46.07%) Microsoft
2 35 (18.32%) VMware
3 23 (12.04%) Apple
3 23 (12.04%) Citrix
4 11 (5.76%) Cisco
5 10 (5.24%) HP
6 7 (3.66%) Altiris
6 7 (3.66%) ServiceNow
6 7 (3.66%) Symantec
7 6 (3.14%) Clearswift
7 6 (3.14%) Nintex
7 6 (3.14%) Proofpoint
8 5 (2.62%) SonicWALL
8 5 (2.62%) Sony
9 4 (2.09%) Adobe
9 4 (2.09%) Dell
9 4 (2.09%) Draytek
9 4 (2.09%) IBM
9 4 (2.09%) Oracle
9 4 (2.09%) SAP