Period
to 22 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 September 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)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 58 74
Rank change year-on-year +18 +16 +30
Contract jobs citing Office 365 4,288 3,731 2,848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.37% 4.01% 3.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.31% 17.37% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,838 2,437 1,881
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -7.89%
10th Percentile £140 £145 £146
90th Percentile £575 £565 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 244 114
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +12.90% +1.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.08 £10.58
90th Percentile £82.50 £44.25 £49.63
UK median hourly rate £19.97 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +14.09% +12.90% -

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 23,419 21,479 14,390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.30% 23.06% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,065 14,923 9,954
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 320 202
England median hourly rate £23.22 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.18% -9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £64.85 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.38% -9.38% +5.26%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in England

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office 365 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in England

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in England

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in England

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in England

Office 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 Office 365 within the England region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
London +22 1,899 £400 +6.67% 453
South East +11 804 £364 -0.34% 392
North of England +30 533 £315 -3.08% 330
South West +18 424 £350 +3.70% 163
Midlands +13 364 £350 +0.72% 199
West Midlands +11 271 £375 - 118
North West +8 261 £325 +8.33% 204
East of England +19 240 £373 +14.62% 126
Yorkshire +69 221 £305 -14.69% 104
East Midlands +5 92 £190 -41.54% 81
North East +49 51 £175 -54.55% 22
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 England region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 2,471 (57.63%) Windows
2 2,055 (47.92%) Microsoft
3 1,986 (46.32%) Active Directory
4 1,392 (32.46%) Windows 10
5 1,292 (30.13%) Azure
6 953 (22.22%) SharePoint
7 876 (20.43%) Migration
8 793 (18.49%) Windows Server
9 787 (18.35%) SCCM
10 757 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
11 662 (15.44%) Windows 7
12 654 (15.25%) VMware
13 647 (15.09%) ITIL
14 620 (14.46%) PowerShell
15 596 (13.90%) Skype
16 585 (13.64%) Finance
17 478 (11.15%) Citrix
18 477 (11.12%) Skype for Business
19 460 (10.73%) MS Exchange
20 421 (9.82%) Microsoft Intune
21 400 (9.33%) Azure Active Directory
22 396 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 385 (8.98%) DNS
24 353 (8.23%) Firewall
24 353 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
25 350 (8.16%) Security Cleared
26 347 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
27 333 (7.77%) SQL
28 320 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
29 317 (7.39%) OneDrive

Office 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
1 953 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 477 (11.12%) Skype for Business
3 460 (10.73%) MS Exchange
4 177 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 114 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 61 (1.42%) IIS
7 53 (1.24%) Confluence
8 51 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 49 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 37 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 32 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
12 31 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
13 25 (0.58%) IBM Notes
14 18 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
15 14 (0.33%) Apache
15 14 (0.33%) CMS
16 11 (0.26%) K2 blackpearl
17 7 (0.16%) IBM Domino
18 5 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
19 4 (0.093%) OpenStack
Applications
1 757 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 129 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 89 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 30 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.37%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.070%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.070%) Sketch
12 2 (0.047%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.023%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.023%) MicroStation
13 1 (0.023%) Revit
Business Applications
1 102 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.12%) assyst
8 4 (0.093%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.070%) HFM
9 3 (0.070%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.070%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 3 (0.070%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.047%) Carpe Diem
10 2 (0.047%) Primavera
11 1 (0.023%) CiviCRM
11 1 (0.023%) Elite 3E
11 1 (0.023%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.023%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.023%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,292 (30.13%) Azure
2 400 (9.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 317 (7.39%) OneDrive
4 275 (6.41%) AWS
5 197 (4.59%) Power Platform
6 168 (3.92%) IaaS
7 163 (3.80%) PaaS
8 151 (3.52%) SaaS
9 110 (2.57%) Dynamics 365
10 101 (2.36%) PowerApps
11 78 (1.82%) Yammer
12 62 (1.45%) G Suite
13 54 (1.26%) Microsoft Flow
14 39 (0.91%) Mimecast
15 27 (0.63%) ShareGate
16 26 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
17 24 (0.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 23 (0.54%) GCP
19 21 (0.49%) Azure Stack
20 13 (0.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 596 (13.90%) Skype
2 385 (8.98%) DNS
3 353 (8.23%) Firewall
4 256 (5.97%) VPN
5 255 (5.95%) DHCP
6 199 (4.64%) TCP/IP
7 196 (4.57%) WAN
8 177 (4.13%) LAN
9 134 (3.13%) VoIP
10 111 (2.59%) SAN
10 111 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
11 102 (2.38%) Internet
12 83 (1.94%) Wireless
13 70 (1.63%) NetScaler
14 68 (1.59%) Unified Communications
15 61 (1.42%) VLAN
16 55 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
17 53 (1.24%) Intranet
18 44 (1.03%) NAS
19 40 (0.93%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 124 (2.89%) Power BI
3 46 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 42 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
5 39 (0.91%) MySQL
6 32 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
7 27 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 27 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (0.51%) Big Data
10 22 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (0.40%) Relational Database
12 16 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (0.30%) Data Lake
13 13 (0.30%) Oracle Database
14 12 (0.28%) NoSQL
15 10 (0.23%) MS Access
16 9 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.19%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 88 (2.05%) JIRA
2 58 (1.35%) Visual Studio
3 34 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
4 25 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 25 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (0.56%) MSI
6 11 (0.26%) Hudson
7 10 (0.23%) Subversion
8 8 (0.19%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.16%) InstallShield
10 6 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.14%) WiX
11 4 (0.093%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.093%) WinDbg
12 3 (0.070%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.070%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.070%) ERwin
12 3 (0.070%) GitLab
12 3 (0.070%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.047%) webpack
General
1 585 (13.64%) Finance
2 197 (4.59%) Public Sector
3 138 (3.22%) Banking
4 115 (2.68%) Retail
5 103 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 88 (2.05%) Law
7 60 (1.40%) Legal
8 59 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 54 (1.26%) Marketing
10 44 (1.03%) Advertising
11 43 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 34 (0.79%) Local Government
13 28 (0.65%) Electronics
14 25 (0.58%) Back Office
14 25 (0.58%) Investment Banking
15 24 (0.56%) Publishing
16 22 (0.51%) German Language
17 15 (0.35%) Front Office
18 14 (0.33%) French Language
19 12 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 719 (16.77%) Analyst
2 464 (10.82%) Support Engineer
3 416 (9.70%) Architect
4 334 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 308 (7.18%) Desktop Support
6 304 (7.09%) 2nd Line Support
7 278 (6.48%) Support Analyst
8 277 (6.46%) Consultant
9 240 (5.60%) Service Analyst
10 236 (5.50%) Project Manager
11 229 (5.34%) Desktop Engineer
12 221 (5.15%) Windows Engineer
13 220 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
14 211 (4.92%) Office 365 Engineer
15 202 (4.71%) IT Support
16 175 (4.08%) Developer
17 159 (3.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 151 (3.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 144 (3.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 139 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (3.68%) Web Services
2 128 (2.99%) .NET
3 73 (1.70%) HTML
4 69 (1.61%) CSS
5 51 (1.19%) jQuery
6 50 (1.17%) ASP.NET
7 47 (1.10%) REST
8 45 (1.05%) XML
9 41 (0.96%) JSON
10 22 (0.51%) .NET Framework
10 22 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 22 (0.51%) Software Packaging
11 21 (0.49%) React
12 18 (0.42%) Ajax
12 18 (0.42%) AngularJS
13 17 (0.40%) SOAP
14 16 (0.37%) LDAP
14 16 (0.37%) WCF
15 13 (0.30%) SAML
16 12 (0.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 172 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
2 165 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 136 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 117 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
5 98 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
6 84 (1.96%) User Experience
7 80 (1.87%) Blackberry
8 76 (1.77%) Smartphone
9 75 (1.75%) Public Cloud
10 66 (1.54%) iPhone
11 48 (1.12%) Mobile App
12 45 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
13 44 (1.03%) Clustering
13 44 (1.03%) Replication
14 42 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
15 39 (0.91%) Driving Licence
16 36 (0.84%) PKI
17 34 (0.79%) Fat Client
17 34 (0.79%) iPad
17 34 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2,471 (57.63%) Windows
2 1,392 (32.46%) Windows 10
3 793 (18.49%) Windows Server
4 662 (15.44%) Windows 7
5 347 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 309 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 201 (4.69%) Android
8 200 (4.66%) Apple iOS
9 150 (3.50%) Linux
10 114 (2.66%) Windows 8
11 92 (2.15%) Mac OS
12 89 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 72 (1.68%) Windows XP
14 57 (1.33%) Mac OS X
15 33 (0.77%) Unix
15 33 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
16 20 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 19 (0.44%) Ubuntu
18 12 (0.28%) CentOS
18 12 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 876 (20.43%) Migration
2 647 (15.09%) ITIL
3 396 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 320 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
5 253 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
6 242 (5.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 213 (4.97%) Project Management
8 190 (4.43%) Change Management
9 182 (4.24%) Information Security
10 156 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
11 143 (3.33%) Service Management
12 141 (3.29%) Project Delivery
13 140 (3.26%) Mobile Device Management
14 135 (3.15%) CRM
15 128 (2.99%) DevOps
16 121 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
17 120 (2.80%) Problem Management
18 111 (2.59%) Service Delivery
19 102 (2.38%) ITSM
20 99 (2.31%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 620 (14.46%) PowerShell
2 333 (7.77%) SQL
3 93 (2.17%) C#
4 84 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 62 (1.45%) Python
6 49 (1.14%) Java
7 40 (0.93%) C
7 40 (0.93%) VB
8 37 (0.86%) VBScript
9 27 (0.63%) Perl
10 26 (0.61%) Bash Shell
11 17 (0.40%) VBA
12 13 (0.30%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.21%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.21%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 8 (0.19%) Ruby
15 5 (0.12%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.093%) C++
17 3 (0.070%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 350 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 267 (6.23%) SC Cleared
3 225 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 162 (3.78%) Degree
5 124 (2.89%) MCSE
6 104 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
7 71 (1.66%) MCSA
8 61 (1.42%) MCP
9 60 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
10 49 (1.14%) CCNA
11 42 (0.98%) CISSP
12 35 (0.82%) DV Cleared
13 32 (0.75%) MCITP
14 25 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
14 25 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
15 23 (0.54%) DBS Check
16 21 (0.49%) CCA
17 19 (0.44%) CCNP
17 19 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 18 (0.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (3.89%) SLA
2 54 (1.26%) GDPR
3 53 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (1.00%) PMO
4 43 (1.00%) QA
5 25 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 23 (0.54%) COBIT
7 15 (0.35%) NIST
8 13 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.19%) NCSC
10 6 (0.14%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.12%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.093%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.070%) Government Security Classifications
14 2 (0.047%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.047%) GMP
15 1 (0.023%) Basel III
15 1 (0.023%) MiFID
15 1 (0.023%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,986 (46.32%) Active Directory
2 353 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 283 (6.60%) Hyper-V
4 164 (3.82%) XenApp
5 124 (2.89%) XenDesktop
6 107 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
7 95 (2.22%) vSphere
8 58 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 56 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
10 40 (0.93%) BitLocker
11 30 (0.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 27 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
13 22 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
14 20 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
15 19 (0.44%) Terminal Services
16 18 (0.42%) DFS Replication
16 18 (0.42%) Docker
17 16 (0.37%) Firmware
18 11 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 10 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 787 (18.35%) SCCM
2 421 (9.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 98 (2.29%) SCOM
4 83 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
5 75 (1.75%) AirWatch
6 53 (1.24%) WSUS
7 48 (1.12%) Jamf Pro
8 30 (0.70%) Ansible
9 27 (0.63%) vCenter Server
10 25 (0.58%) Terraform
11 21 (0.49%) NetBackup
12 20 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
13 18 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
14 17 (0.40%) FortiGate
15 16 (0.37%) CASB
16 15 (0.35%) Nagios
16 15 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 13 (0.30%) Kubernetes
18 11 (0.26%) SCVMM
19 10 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2,055 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 654 (15.25%) VMware
3 478 (11.15%) Citrix
4 308 (7.18%) Cisco
5 178 (4.15%) Apple
6 117 (2.73%) ServiceNow
7 113 (2.64%) HP
8 98 (2.29%) Dell
9 92 (2.15%) Google
10 79 (1.84%) Oracle
11 74 (1.73%) Ivanti
12 66 (1.54%) SAP
13 64 (1.49%) Sony
14 62 (1.45%) Adobe
15 60 (1.40%) Meraki
16 55 (1.28%) Samsung
17 54 (1.26%) NetApp
18 51 (1.19%) Symantec
19 41 (0.96%) McAfee
20 38 (0.89%) Veeam