Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 54 62
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8 +41
Contract jobs citing Office 365 256 215 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.99% 4.21% 2.95%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.39% 29.74% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 117 80
East of England median daily rate £325 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +29.03% -
10th Percentile £128 £105 £137
90th Percentile £475 £550 £474
England median daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 2 8
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £71.99 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.69% +396.48% -20.55%
10th Percentile £13.50 £22.73 £11.20
90th Percentile £33.75 £123.83 £17.85
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.26
% change year-on-year +12.90% +1.57% -7.52%

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 970 723 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.90% 14.14% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 427 261
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £194 £194 £205
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 17 14
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £62.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.00% +296.83% -52.63%
10th Percentile £13.54 £37.00 £11.95
90th Percentile £34.75 £63.75 £19.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -18.18%

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 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +7 69 £240 -41.82% 31
Hertfordshire -2 68 £288 -36.11% 27
Bedfordshire +11 43 £388 -0.77% 12
Essex +3 39 £325 -31.58% 8
Suffolk +1 21 £425 +314.63% 3
Norfolk +14 16 £150 -46.43% 2
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 157 (61.33%) Windows
2 147 (57.42%) Active Directory
3 117 (45.70%) Microsoft
4 77 (30.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 75 (29.30%) Windows 10
6 54 (21.09%) Microsoft Office
7 53 (20.70%) Windows 7
8 50 (19.53%) VMware
9 49 (19.14%) SCCM
10 48 (18.75%) Migration
11 47 (18.36%) SharePoint
12 43 (16.80%) MS Exchange
13 42 (16.41%) Windows Server
14 39 (15.23%) PowerShell
15 32 (12.50%) Skype
16 31 (12.11%) Citrix
17 28 (10.94%) Apple
17 28 (10.94%) ITIL
18 27 (10.55%) DNS
18 27 (10.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 26 (10.16%) Hyper-V
19 26 (10.16%) Skype for Business
20 24 (9.38%) OneDrive
20 24 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
21 23 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2010
21 23 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
22 22 (8.59%) Software Deployment
23 20 (7.81%) DHCP
23 20 (7.81%) VPN
23 20 (7.81%) Finance

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 47 (18.36%) SharePoint
2 43 (16.80%) MS Exchange
3 26 (10.16%) Skype for Business
4 23 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (5.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.78%) CMS
9 2 (0.78%) IBM Connections
9 2 (0.78%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.39%) Confluence
10 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 54 (21.09%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) assyst
2 1 (0.39%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 77 (30.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (9.38%) OneDrive
3 18 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (6.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.34%) IaaS
5 6 (2.34%) SaaS
6 5 (1.95%) iTunes
6 5 (1.95%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.56%) G Suite
7 4 (1.56%) PaaS
8 2 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.78%) Yammer
9 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.39%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.50%) Skype
2 27 (10.55%) DNS
3 20 (7.81%) DHCP
3 20 (7.81%) VPN
4 18 (7.03%) TCP/IP
5 16 (6.25%) Firewall
6 11 (4.30%) LAN
6 11 (4.30%) SAN
7 10 (3.91%) Wireless
8 9 (3.52%) WAN
9 8 (3.13%) VoIP
10 6 (2.34%) IP Telephony
10 6 (2.34%) MPLS
10 6 (2.34%) NAS
10 6 (2.34%) NetScaler
11 5 (1.95%) VLAN
11 5 (1.95%) VPLS
12 4 (1.56%) Intranet
12 4 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.34%) Power BI
3 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.78%) MySQL
6 1 (0.39%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (5.47%) Visual Studio
1 14 (5.47%) Visual Studio Code
2 11 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.95%) JIRA
4 3 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.39%) git-flow
6 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.39%) Selenium
6 1 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 20 (7.81%) Finance
2 13 (5.08%) Law
3 5 (1.95%) Marketing
4 4 (1.56%) Legal
4 4 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.39%) Automotive
6 1 (0.39%) Electronics
6 1 (0.39%) French Language
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Publishing
6 1 (0.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 38 (14.84%) Analyst
3 30 (11.72%) Desktop Support
4 26 (10.16%) Support Analyst
5 23 (8.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 23 (8.98%) IT Support
6 21 (8.20%) Developer
7 20 (7.81%) Desktop Engineer
7 20 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (7.81%) Project Manager
8 17 (6.64%) Administrator
9 16 (6.25%) IT Engineer
10 14 (5.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 14 (5.47%) SharePoint Developer
11 13 (5.08%) IT Analyst
12 12 (4.69%) Consultant
13 11 (4.30%) IT Support Analyst
13 11 (4.30%) IT Support Engineer
14 10 (3.91%) Infrastructure Manager
14 10 (3.91%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.86%) REST
2 14 (5.47%) .NET
2 14 (5.47%) ASP.NET
3 13 (5.08%) CSS
4 11 (4.30%) CAML
4 11 (4.30%) jQuery
5 4 (1.56%) React
5 4 (1.56%) Redux
6 3 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.17%) Web Services
7 2 (0.78%) ADSI
7 2 (0.78%) HTML
7 2 (0.78%) LDAP
7 2 (0.78%) Middleware
8 1 (0.39%) Ajax
8 1 (0.39%) HTML5
8 1 (0.39%) Memcached
8 1 (0.39%) XHTML
8 1 (0.39%) XML
8 1 (0.39%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.91%) Fat Client
2 10 (3.91%) Thin Client
3 8 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.34%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.34%) Smartphone
5 5 (1.95%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.95%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.56%) Clustering
6 4 (1.56%) PKI
7 3 (1.17%) User Experience
8 2 (0.78%) CMDB
8 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.39%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.39%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.39%) PMI
9 1 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 157 (61.33%) Windows
2 75 (29.30%) Windows 10
3 53 (20.70%) Windows 7
4 42 (16.41%) Windows Server
5 24 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (7.81%) Apple iOS
7 19 (7.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (7.03%) Mac OS
9 17 (6.64%) Windows 8
10 13 (5.08%) Linux
11 8 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.34%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.95%) Android
14 3 (1.17%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.78%) Unix
16 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.75%) Migration
2 28 (10.94%) ITIL
3 27 (10.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 22 (8.59%) Software Deployment
5 16 (6.25%) Project Management
6 15 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (5.47%) ITSM
7 14 (5.47%) Workflow
8 13 (5.08%) Asset Management
8 13 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (5.08%) Service Management
9 12 (4.69%) PRINCE2
10 10 (3.91%) Change Management
11 9 (3.52%) Matrix Organization
11 9 (3.52%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.13%) Configuration Management
12 8 (3.13%) Email Migration
12 8 (3.13%) Information Security
12 8 (3.13%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 39 (15.23%) PowerShell
2 14 (5.47%) C#
3 13 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.91%) SQL
5 4 (1.56%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.56%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.56%) VBScript
6 3 (1.17%) Java
6 3 (1.17%) Python
7 1 (0.39%) Perl
7 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (7.03%) Degree
2 11 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.13%) A+ Certification
3 8 (3.13%) MCSA
3 8 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.95%) MCSE
5 4 (1.56%) DBS Check
5 4 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.17%) MCP
6 3 (1.17%) PMP
6 3 (1.17%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.39%) CISSP
8 1 (0.39%) GIAC
8 1 (0.39%) MAPM
8 1 (0.39%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.91%) SLA
2 2 (0.78%) GMP
2 2 (0.78%) PMO
3 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 147 (57.42%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.16%) Hyper-V
3 23 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.91%) XenApp
5 7 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.34%) vSphere
7 4 (1.56%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.17%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.17%) Docker
8 3 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.78%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.39%) NFS
Systems Management
1 49 (19.14%) SCCM
2 18 (7.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (6.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (1.95%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.17%) Puppet
6 2 (0.78%) Ansible
6 2 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.39%) CASB
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.39%) Rancher
7 1 (0.39%) SCOM
7 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 117 (45.70%) Microsoft
2 50 (19.53%) VMware
3 31 (12.11%) Citrix
4 28 (10.94%) Apple
5 15 (5.86%) ServiceNow
6 14 (5.47%) Cisco
6 14 (5.47%) HP
6 14 (5.47%) Nintex
7 12 (4.69%) Sony
8 11 (4.30%) Dell
9 7 (2.73%) McAfee
9 7 (2.73%) SonicWALL
10 6 (2.34%) Altiris
10 6 (2.34%) Canon
10 6 (2.34%) Draytek
10 6 (2.34%) Oracle
10 6 (2.34%) Symantec
11 5 (1.95%) Clearswift
11 5 (1.95%) Juniper
11 5 (1.95%) Proofpoint