Period
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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft 365 over the 6 months to 16 May 2022 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 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK > England
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 41 47 39
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 3,720 2,187 2,411
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.29% 4.85% 5.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.92% 13.80% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,710 1,492 1,634
10th Percentile £150 £150 £135
25th Percentile £190 £205 £190
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £375 £350
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -9.68%
75th Percentile £500 £495 £475
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 132 131
10th Percentile £13.41 £10.22 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.00 £12.75 £15.24
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% -13.51% +8.82%
75th Percentile £22.25 £22.63 £20.75
90th Percentile £31.75 £27.49 £25.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.90% -11.43% +2.94%

Microsoft 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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 24,926 15,846 13,922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.48% 35.11% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,335 11,424 9,906
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
25th Percentile £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £594 £600
90th Percentile £743 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 259 215
10th Percentile £13.88 £11.55 £12.68
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.05 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.14% +5.25% +5.96%
75th Percentile £51.00 £40.00 £39.31
90th Percentile £75.00 £62.05 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £22.39 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.49% +12.50% +6.67%

Microsoft 365
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in England

Microsoft 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft 365 in England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft 365 in England

Microsoft 365
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 in England over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft 365 in England

Microsoft 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft 365 in England.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft 365 in England

Microsoft 365
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft 365 in England over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft 365 in England

Microsoft 365
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft 365 within the England region over the 6 months to 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +6 1,531 £425 +3.03% 377
South East +10 599 £293 -18.88% 281
North of England +6 564 £265 -7.83% 346
Midlands -2 386 £275 +21.68% 193
North West -1 288 £275 +10.00% 161
South West +6 254 £300 -7.69% 121
East of England +7 246 £319 +27.50% 115
West Midlands 0 225 £300 -7.69% 107
Yorkshire +5 220 £250 -28.57% 123
East Midlands -2 152 £240 +35.21% 86
North East +13 59 £205 -29.00% 62
Microsoft 365
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 2,063 (55.46%) Windows
2 2,047 (55.03%) Microsoft
3 1,721 (46.26%) Active Directory
4 1,349 (36.26%) Azure
5 1,127 (30.30%) Windows 10
6 905 (24.33%) Social Skills
7 711 (19.11%) SharePoint
8 674 (18.12%) Microsoft Office
9 653 (17.55%) ITIL
10 558 (15.00%) Windows Server
11 556 (14.95%) SCCM
12 534 (14.35%) VMware
13 504 (13.55%) Migration
14 490 (13.17%) Finance
15 480 (12.90%) Microsoft Intune
16 449 (12.07%) Azure Active Directory
17 422 (11.34%) PowerShell
18 396 (10.65%) Agile
19 366 (9.84%) Citrix
20 355 (9.54%) DNS
21 353 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
22 344 (9.25%) SLA
23 341 (9.17%) Security Cleared
24 321 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 319 (8.58%) Windows 7
26 307 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
27 305 (8.20%) Cisco
28 303 (8.15%) Power Platform
29 302 (8.12%) Firewall
30 297 (7.98%) SQL

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 711 (19.11%) SharePoint
2 232 (6.24%) MS Exchange
3 90 (2.42%) Skype for Business
4 73 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 50 (1.34%) Confluence
6 25 (0.67%) IIS
7 17 (0.46%) CMS
8 15 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.22%) WordPress
12 6 (0.16%) Apache
12 6 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.13%) Drupal
13 5 (0.13%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.081%) JBoss
15 3 (0.081%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.081%) Tomcat
Applications
1 674 (18.12%) Microsoft Office
2 151 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 75 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 34 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.081%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.081%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.081%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.081%) Snagit
9 2 (0.054%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.027%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.027%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.027%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 44 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.62%) Sentinel
3 15 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.11%) assyst
7 4 (0.11%) Eikon
8 3 (0.081%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.054%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.054%) Misys Midas
9 2 (0.054%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.027%) MFGPRO
10 1 (0.027%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.027%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.027%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.027%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 1,349 (36.26%) Azure
2 449 (12.07%) Azure Active Directory
3 303 (8.15%) Power Platform
4 245 (6.59%) AWS
5 243 (6.53%) OneDrive
6 168 (4.52%) PowerApps
7 132 (3.55%) SaaS
8 128 (3.44%) Power Automate
9 113 (3.04%) IaaS
10 104 (2.80%) PaaS
11 62 (1.67%) Mimecast
12 61 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
13 43 (1.16%) Azure Sentinel
14 42 (1.13%) Google Workspace
15 39 (1.05%) Azure Monitor
16 31 (0.83%) GCP
16 31 (0.83%) Yammer
17 25 (0.67%) Azure Logic Apps
17 25 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
18 20 (0.54%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 355 (9.54%) DNS
2 302 (8.12%) Firewall
3 245 (6.59%) DHCP
4 199 (5.35%) VPN
5 183 (4.92%) WAN
6 174 (4.68%) LAN
7 165 (4.44%) TCP/IP
8 131 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
9 116 (3.12%) VoIP
10 114 (3.06%) Skype
11 81 (2.18%) Wireless
12 79 (2.12%) Internet
13 67 (1.80%) SAN
14 65 (1.75%) Network Security
15 62 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
16 51 (1.37%) Intranet
17 44 (1.18%) WebEx
18 36 (0.97%) VLAN
19 34 (0.91%) SD-WAN
20 32 (0.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 157 (4.22%) Power BI
3 25 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 21 (0.56%) MySQL
5 20 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
6 16 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (0.43%) Metadata
7 11 (0.30%) Data Lake
7 11 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (0.30%) Tableau
8 9 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (0.13%) MS Access
11 4 (0.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (0.11%) DB2
11 4 (0.11%) DTS
11 4 (0.11%) Power Query
12 3 (0.081%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (0.081%) Looker
Development Applications
1 94 (2.53%) JIRA
2 39 (1.05%) Visual Studio
3 17 (0.46%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (0.40%) Hudson
6 11 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 11 (0.30%) GitLab
7 7 (0.19%) InstallShield
7 7 (0.19%) Subversion
8 5 (0.13%) LSMW
8 5 (0.13%) Postman
8 5 (0.13%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.11%) MSI
10 3 (0.081%) TestComplete
10 3 (0.081%) Visual Studio Code
11 2 (0.054%) gulp
11 2 (0.054%) Pylint
11 2 (0.054%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.054%) VersionOne
General
1 905 (24.33%) Social Skills
2 490 (13.17%) Finance
3 267 (7.18%) Public Sector
4 174 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
5 107 (2.88%) Banking
6 97 (2.61%) Retail
7 78 (2.10%) Organisational Skills
8 68 (1.83%) Law
9 57 (1.53%) Telecoms
10 53 (1.42%) Presentation Skills
11 52 (1.40%) Manufacturing
12 48 (1.29%) Legal
13 43 (1.16%) Marketing
14 42 (1.13%) Documentation Skills
15 32 (0.86%) Financial Institution
16 28 (0.75%) Electronics
17 27 (0.73%) French Language
18 23 (0.62%) Local Government
19 20 (0.54%) Advertising
20 19 (0.51%) Billing
Job Titles
1 634 (17.04%) Analyst
2 587 (15.78%) Support Engineer
3 329 (8.84%) 2nd Line Support
4 321 (8.63%) IT Support
5 261 (7.02%) Architect
5 261 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 257 (6.91%) Desktop Support
7 248 (6.67%) Service Analyst
8 231 (6.21%) Service Desk Analyst
9 225 (6.05%) Support Analyst
10 217 (5.83%) Project Manager
11 205 (5.51%) Desktop Engineer
12 201 (5.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 188 (5.05%) IT Engineer
14 168 (4.52%) IT Analyst
15 160 (4.30%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
16 153 (4.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 148 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 142 (3.82%) 1st Line Support
19 140 (3.76%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (2.07%) .NET
2 74 (1.99%) HTML
3 59 (1.59%) CSS
4 36 (0.97%) Web Services
5 34 (0.91%) HTML5
6 30 (0.81%) React
7 26 (0.70%) .NET Core
8 23 (0.62%) jQuery
9 21 (0.56%) ASP.NET
10 19 (0.51%) REST
10 19 (0.51%) SAML
11 18 (0.48%) ARM Templates
12 17 (0.46%) 802.1X
13 16 (0.43%) OAuth
14 14 (0.38%) .NET Framework
14 14 (0.38%) XMPP
15 12 (0.32%) Ajax
16 11 (0.30%) Node.js
17 10 (0.27%) SailPoint
18 9 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 135 (3.63%) Data Centre
2 101 (2.72%) NHS
3 88 (2.37%) Management Information System
4 81 (2.18%) PKI
5 76 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
6 74 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
7 72 (1.94%) User Experience
8 67 (1.80%) Public Cloud
9 59 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
10 57 (1.53%) Smartphone
11 55 (1.48%) Replication
12 49 (1.32%) iPad
13 46 (1.24%) Driving Licence
14 41 (1.10%) iPhone
15 31 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
16 29 (0.78%) BYOD
17 28 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
18 27 (0.73%) CMDB
18 27 (0.73%) Mobile App
19 23 (0.62%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2,063 (55.46%) Windows
2 1,127 (30.30%) Windows 10
3 558 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 319 (8.58%) Windows 7
5 184 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 153 (4.11%) Linux
7 139 (3.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 123 (3.31%) Apple iOS
9 118 (3.17%) Android
10 108 (2.90%) Mac OS
10 108 (2.90%) Windows Server 2019
11 74 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
12 63 (1.69%) Windows 8
13 37 (0.99%) Mac OS X
14 34 (0.91%) Unix
15 26 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (0.38%) VMS
17 13 (0.35%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 653 (17.55%) ITIL
2 504 (13.55%) Migration
3 396 (10.65%) Agile
4 321 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 307 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
6 231 (6.21%) Change Management
7 229 (6.16%) Project Management
8 212 (5.70%) Incident Management
9 184 (4.95%) Project Delivery
10 181 (4.87%) Service Delivery
11 179 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
12 175 (4.70%) Service Management
13 170 (4.57%) DevOps
14 165 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
15 155 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
16 139 (3.74%) ITSM
17 116 (3.12%) PRINCE2
18 110 (2.96%) Mobile Device Management
19 104 (2.80%) Data Protection
19 104 (2.80%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 422 (11.34%) PowerShell
2 297 (7.98%) SQL
3 86 (2.31%) C#
4 81 (2.18%) JavaScript
5 57 (1.53%) Python
6 35 (0.94%) C
6 35 (0.94%) T-SQL
7 32 (0.86%) VBScript
8 31 (0.83%) VB
9 22 (0.59%) Java
10 21 (0.56%) VBA
11 19 (0.51%) Shell Script
12 18 (0.48%) Bash
12 18 (0.48%) PL/SQL
13 14 (0.38%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.19%) Ruby
14 7 (0.19%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.16%) Google Apps Script
16 5 (0.13%) ABAP
16 5 (0.13%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 341 (9.17%) Security Cleared
2 291 (7.82%) SC Cleared
3 189 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 129 (3.47%) Degree
5 96 (2.58%) MCSA
6 72 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
7 68 (1.83%) MCSE
8 60 (1.61%) DBS Check
8 60 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
9 53 (1.42%) MCP
10 52 (1.40%) CCNA
10 52 (1.40%) CISSP
10 52 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 47 (1.26%) A+ Certification
12 43 (1.16%) PMP
13 29 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 25 (0.67%) CISM
14 25 (0.67%) PMI Certification
15 23 (0.62%) DV Cleared
16 19 (0.51%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 344 (9.25%) SLA
2 63 (1.69%) QA
3 62 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 57 (1.53%) PMO
5 40 (1.08%) GDPR
6 32 (0.86%) NIST
7 17 (0.46%) Accessibility
7 17 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (0.32%) COBIT
8 12 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 12 (0.32%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 10 (0.27%) NCSC
11 7 (0.19%) WCAG
12 6 (0.16%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.13%) GRC
14 4 (0.11%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,721 (46.26%) Active Directory
2 353 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (4.25%) Hyper-V
4 87 (2.34%) Virtual Desktop
5 68 (1.83%) vSphere
6 59 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
7 56 (1.51%) XenApp
8 54 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
9 40 (1.08%) BitLocker
9 40 (1.08%) XenDesktop
10 27 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.40%) NFS
13 9 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.22%) Firmware
15 6 (0.16%) Docker
15 6 (0.16%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.081%) VMware Server
17 2 (0.054%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 556 (14.95%) SCCM
2 480 (12.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 82 (2.20%) Terraform
4 69 (1.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 45 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
6 37 (0.99%) AirWatch
7 34 (0.91%) Jamf Pro
8 31 (0.83%) WSUS
9 23 (0.62%) SCOM
10 22 (0.59%) SCVMM
11 20 (0.54%) vCenter Server
12 15 (0.40%) Kubernetes
13 14 (0.38%) Ansible
14 12 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
14 12 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
15 11 (0.30%) CASB
16 10 (0.27%) FortiGate
17 9 (0.24%) AppManager
17 9 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
17 9 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 2,047 (55.03%) Microsoft
2 534 (14.35%) VMware
3 366 (9.84%) Citrix
4 305 (8.20%) Cisco
5 180 (4.84%) ServiceNow
6 172 (4.62%) Apple
7 93 (2.50%) HP
8 77 (2.07%) Google
9 71 (1.91%) Meraki
10 70 (1.88%) SAP
11 65 (1.75%) Oracle
12 61 (1.64%) Dell
13 49 (1.32%) Veeam
14 46 (1.24%) Remedy
15 45 (1.21%) Okta
16 40 (1.08%) McAfee
17 33 (0.89%) Palo Alto
18 32 (0.86%) Bloomberg
19 31 (0.83%) NetApp
20 29 (0.78%) Reuters