Period
to 29 September 2020

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 29 September 2020 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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 40 58
Rank change year-on-year -15 +18 +15
Contract jobs citing Office 365 1,084 4,247 3,750
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.19% 5.38% 4.03%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.17% 18.32% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 2,894 2,494
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £161 £140 £145
90th Percentile £575 £575 £570
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 229 237
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% +12.90%
10th Percentile £13.85 £12.95 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.50 £82.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.09% +12.66% +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 8,230 23,176 21,575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.81% 29.35% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,534 15,913 15,014
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 367 313
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% +18.42% -7.32%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £82.50 £63.79
Median hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +60.47% +19.44% -10.00%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in England

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Office 365 in England

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Office 365 in England over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Office 365 in England

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Office 365 in England

Office 365
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Office 365 in England over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020. 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 -29 437 £400 - 121
South East -5 154 £408 +11.64% 137
North of England -7 145 £350 +11.11% 157
Midlands +11 139 £325 -7.14% 108
South West -2 117 £438 +25.00% 71
West Midlands +2 93 £340 -9.33% 65
North West -2 93 £325 - 77
East of England -5 54 £335 -10.67% 41
East Midlands +28 46 £210 +10.53% 43
Yorkshire -12 46 £350 +14.75% 66
North East -1 6 £350 +100.00% 14
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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.

1 582 (53.69%) Microsoft
2 548 (50.55%) Windows
3 465 (42.90%) Active Directory
4 426 (39.30%) Azure
5 295 (27.21%) Windows 10
6 252 (23.25%) Migration
7 248 (22.88%) SharePoint
8 181 (16.70%) Windows Server
9 163 (15.04%) SCCM
10 143 (13.19%) Microsoft Intune
11 141 (13.01%) Microsoft Office
11 141 (13.01%) Finance
12 138 (12.73%) VMware
13 130 (11.99%) Azure Active Directory
14 123 (11.35%) Skype
14 123 (11.35%) PowerShell
15 121 (11.16%) Citrix
16 114 (10.52%) DNS
17 113 (10.42%) ITIL
18 110 (10.15%) Public Sector
19 107 (9.87%) Windows 7
20 100 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
21 98 (9.04%) Firewall
21 98 (9.04%) Security Cleared
22 95 (8.76%) Power Platform
23 94 (8.67%) Skype for Business
24 93 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
25 92 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
26 91 (8.39%) OneDrive
27 90 (8.30%) Business Intelligence

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
1 248 (22.88%) SharePoint
2 94 (8.67%) Skype for Business
3 89 (8.21%) MS Exchange
4 40 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (1.57%) IIS
6 15 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.74%) Confluence
9 7 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.65%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.55%) CMS
10 6 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.46%) IBM Domino
11 5 (0.46%) JBoss
11 5 (0.46%) NetWeaver
11 5 (0.46%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 141 (13.01%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.28%) LibreOffice
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.092%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.092%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.11%) Sentinel
3 10 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.18%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.092%) assyst
7 1 (0.092%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.092%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.092%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 426 (39.30%) Azure
2 130 (11.99%) Azure Active Directory
3 95 (8.76%) Power Platform
4 91 (8.39%) OneDrive
5 63 (5.81%) IaaS
6 54 (4.98%) PaaS
6 54 (4.98%) SaaS
7 51 (4.70%) PowerApps
8 40 (3.69%) AWS
9 39 (3.60%) Power Automate
10 33 (3.04%) Dynamics 365
10 33 (3.04%) Yammer
11 12 (1.11%) Logic Apps
12 11 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (1.01%) GCP
13 10 (0.92%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 10 (0.92%) Mimecast
14 7 (0.65%) Slack
15 6 (0.55%) ShareGate
16 5 (0.46%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 123 (11.35%) Skype
2 114 (10.52%) DNS
3 98 (9.04%) Firewall
4 72 (6.64%) DHCP
5 71 (6.55%) WAN
6 66 (6.09%) VPN
7 46 (4.24%) LAN
8 30 (2.77%) VoIP
9 29 (2.68%) SAN
9 29 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
10 26 (2.40%) TCP/IP
11 25 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
12 23 (2.12%) Intranet
12 23 (2.12%) Wireless
13 22 (2.03%) MPLS
14 20 (1.85%) Network Security
15 16 (1.48%) PBX
16 15 (1.38%) Unified Communications
17 14 (1.29%) NetScaler
18 13 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 55 (5.07%) Power BI
3 14 (1.29%) Cosmos DB
4 11 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (0.92%) MySQL
6 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.65%) Big Data
8 6 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.55%) DB2
8 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.46%) GIS
9 5 (0.46%) SAP HANA
9 5 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.37%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.37%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.66%) JIRA
3 9 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.46%) Cucumber
4 5 (0.46%) Hudson
4 5 (0.46%) Selenium
4 5 (0.46%) Subversion
5 4 (0.37%) Gatling
5 4 (0.37%) GitLab
5 4 (0.37%) WebDriver
5 4 (0.37%) webpack
6 3 (0.28%) Ant
6 3 (0.28%) Gradle
6 3 (0.28%) Maven
6 3 (0.28%) MSI
7 2 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.092%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.092%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 141 (13.01%) Finance
2 110 (10.15%) Public Sector
3 47 (4.34%) Telecoms
4 36 (3.32%) Manufacturing
5 29 (2.68%) Banking
6 27 (2.49%) Marketing
7 25 (2.31%) Legal
7 25 (2.31%) Retail
8 23 (2.12%) Electronics
9 18 (1.66%) Local Government
10 17 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (1.01%) French Language
11 11 (1.01%) German Language
12 8 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.55%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.46%) Advertising
14 5 (0.46%) Italian Language
14 5 (0.46%) Law
14 5 (0.46%) Publishing
15 4 (0.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 111 (10.24%) Analyst
2 102 (9.41%) Support Engineer
3 97 (8.95%) Architect
4 85 (7.84%) Office 365 Engineer
5 76 (7.01%) Consultant
6 70 (6.46%) Desktop Support
7 66 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 54 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support
8 54 (4.98%) Developer
9 50 (4.61%) Desktop Engineer
10 48 (4.43%) Windows Engineer
11 47 (4.34%) Project Manager
12 36 (3.32%) Administrator
12 36 (3.32%) Azure Engineer
12 36 (3.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 35 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 35 (3.23%) IT Engineer
14 33 (3.04%) Support Analyst
15 31 (2.86%) IT Support
16 28 (2.58%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.23%) .NET
2 20 (1.85%) CSS
3 18 (1.66%) HTML
3 18 (1.66%) Web Services
4 13 (1.20%) REST
5 11 (1.01%) .NET Framework
6 9 (0.83%) LDAP
7 8 (0.74%) AngularJS
7 8 (0.74%) JSON
7 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Graph
7 8 (0.74%) Node.js
7 8 (0.74%) Velocity
7 8 (0.74%) XML
8 7 (0.65%) Entity Framework
8 7 (0.65%) Middleware
8 7 (0.65%) React
9 6 (0.55%) RESTful
10 5 (0.46%) SAML
10 5 (0.46%) SAP Basis
10 5 (0.46%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 73 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (3.97%) Data Centre
3 42 (3.87%) NHS
4 35 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.77%) Public Cloud
6 29 (2.68%) PKI
7 24 (2.21%) User Experience
8 19 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 17 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (1.48%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.29%) Blackberry
11 14 (1.29%) Replication
12 12 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
12 12 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (1.01%) Private Cloud
14 10 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.92%) Smartphone
14 10 (0.92%) Social Media
15 9 (0.83%) iPad
15 9 (0.83%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 548 (50.55%) Windows
2 295 (27.21%) Windows 10
3 181 (16.70%) Windows Server
4 107 (9.87%) Windows 7
5 81 (7.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (6.83%) Windows Server 2016
7 51 (4.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (3.97%) Linux
9 30 (2.77%) Apple iOS
9 30 (2.77%) Windows 8
10 28 (2.58%) Windows Server 2019
11 22 (2.03%) Unix
12 19 (1.75%) Android
13 18 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (1.48%) Windows XP
15 12 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
16 10 (0.92%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.74%) Solaris
19 6 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (23.25%) Migration
2 113 (10.42%) ITIL
3 100 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
5 90 (8.30%) Business Intelligence
6 87 (8.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 63 (5.81%) Project Management
8 54 (4.98%) Service Delivery
9 52 (4.80%) DevOps
10 48 (4.43%) Service Management
11 47 (4.34%) Project Delivery
12 46 (4.24%) Information Security
13 45 (4.15%) Cybersecurity
14 43 (3.97%) Mobile Device Management
15 38 (3.51%) Change Management
16 35 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
17 34 (3.14%) Scrum
18 33 (3.04%) Mentoring
18 33 (3.04%) PRINCE2
18 33 (3.04%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (11.35%) PowerShell
2 79 (7.29%) SQL
3 31 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 29 (2.68%) C#
5 16 (1.48%) Python
6 14 (1.29%) Bash Shell
7 11 (1.01%) C
8 10 (0.92%) Java
9 8 (0.74%) Scala
9 8 (0.74%) VBScript
10 5 (0.46%) VB
11 4 (0.37%) ES6
11 4 (0.37%) Groovy
11 4 (0.37%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.37%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.28%) DataFlex
12 3 (0.28%) Perl
13 2 (0.18%) VBA
14 1 (0.092%) PHP
14 1 (0.092%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (9.04%) Security Cleared
2 88 (8.12%) SC Cleared
3 45 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (3.23%) CISSP
5 28 (2.58%) Degree
6 24 (2.21%) MCSE
7 15 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.92%) CISM
8 10 (0.92%) GIAC
9 9 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.83%) MCSA
10 7 (0.65%) CISA
10 7 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (0.55%) CCA
11 6 (0.55%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (0.46%) CEH
12 5 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.32%) SLA
2 13 (1.20%) GDPR
2 13 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.01%) NIST
4 9 (0.83%) QA
5 8 (0.74%) COBIT
5 8 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.65%) PMO
7 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.37%) NCSC
8 2 (0.18%) AICPA
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.092%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.092%) WCAG
System Software
1 465 (42.90%) Active Directory
2 93 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
4 25 (2.31%) XenApp
5 21 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (1.66%) vSphere
7 17 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.01%) BitLocker
8 11 (1.01%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.92%) Docker
10 6 (0.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.28%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.18%) UAG
12 2 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 163 (15.04%) SCCM
2 143 (13.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (1.85%) SCOM
4 15 (1.38%) AirWatch
4 15 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.74%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.65%) Terraform
6 7 (0.65%) WSUS
7 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (0.46%) vMotion
9 4 (0.37%) CASB
9 4 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (0.37%) Nessus
9 4 (0.37%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.37%) WMI
10 3 (0.28%) Ansible
11 2 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.18%) Nagios
11 2 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 582 (53.69%) Microsoft
2 138 (12.73%) VMware
3 121 (11.16%) Citrix
4 81 (7.47%) Cisco
5 33 (3.04%) HP
5 33 (3.04%) SAP
6 30 (2.77%) Apple
7 24 (2.21%) Google
8 22 (2.03%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.85%) Meraki
10 19 (1.75%) CheckPoint
10 19 (1.75%) ServiceNow
11 17 (1.57%) Oracle
12 16 (1.48%) Palo Alto
13 14 (1.29%) Ivanti
14 13 (1.20%) Nintex
15 12 (1.11%) NetApp
16 11 (1.01%) Dell
16 11 (1.01%) McAfee
16 11 (1.01%) SolarWinds