Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 51 67
Rank change year-on-year +20 +16 +28
Contract jobs citing Office 365 3,548 3,995 3,218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.70% 4.40% 3.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.63% 16.67% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,375 2,692 2,164
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £134 £138 £131
90th Percentile £556 £570 £545
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 200 129
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.00 £10.76
90th Percentile £40.19 £27.46 £36.20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +11.76% +11.48% -4.69%

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 19,046 23,965 18,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.61% 26.38% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,033 16,681 12,717
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 295 219
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.07 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £72.70 £49.50 £55.75
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +7.25%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 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 +23 1,440 £350 -12.50% 530
South East +13 676 £350 -11.62% 357
North of England +15 521 £325 -2.99% 370
South West +13 353 £323 -7.86% 151
Midlands +20 318 £313 -16.67% 224
North West -1 273 £325 +4.00% 222
East of England +15 230 £340 +4.62% 163
West Midlands +18 182 £350 -6.67% 134
Yorkshire +33 180 £338 -8.78% 120
East Midlands +30 131 £300 -7.69% 87
North East +18 68 £220 -33.33% 28
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 2,152 (60.65%) Windows
2 1,678 (47.29%) Active Directory
3 1,675 (47.21%) Microsoft
4 1,211 (34.13%) Windows 10
5 1,104 (31.12%) Azure
6 734 (20.69%) SharePoint
7 700 (19.73%) Windows Server
8 672 (18.94%) Microsoft Office
9 663 (18.69%) SCCM
10 626 (17.64%) Migration
11 550 (15.50%) VMware
12 546 (15.39%) Windows 7
13 486 (13.70%) ITIL
14 416 (11.72%) PowerShell
15 402 (11.33%) Citrix
16 392 (11.05%) MS Exchange
17 386 (10.88%) Skype
18 365 (10.29%) Security Cleared
19 333 (9.39%) DNS
20 331 (9.33%) Finance
21 320 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
22 313 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 308 (8.68%) Skype for Business
24 293 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
25 287 (8.09%) Microsoft Intune
26 284 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
27 275 (7.75%) Cisco
28 273 (7.69%) SC Cleared
29 269 (7.58%) Azure Active Directory
30 246 (6.93%) 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
1 734 (20.69%) SharePoint
2 392 (11.05%) MS Exchange
3 308 (8.68%) Skype for Business
4 131 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 129 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 57 (1.61%) IIS
7 45 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 26 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 22 (0.62%) Confluence
10 18 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
11 17 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (0.39%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
14 7 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.17%) Apache
16 5 (0.14%) CMS
16 5 (0.14%) IBM Domino
17 4 (0.11%) Moodle
17 4 (0.11%) Totara
Applications
1 672 (18.94%) Microsoft Office
2 120 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 88 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.085%) Camtasia
9 3 (0.085%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.056%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.056%) Figma
10 2 (0.056%) InVision
10 2 (0.056%) Marvel
10 2 (0.056%) Sketch
11 1 (0.028%) Houdini
11 1 (0.028%) Revit
Business Applications
1 101 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.25%) assyst
4 6 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
4 6 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.11%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.056%) FLEXCUBE
7 2 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.056%) Workfront
8 1 (0.028%) Exchequer
8 1 (0.028%) Global One
8 1 (0.028%) Primavera
8 1 (0.028%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,104 (31.12%) Azure
2 269 (7.58%) Azure Active Directory
3 246 (6.93%) OneDrive
4 224 (6.31%) AWS
5 160 (4.51%) Power Platform
6 111 (3.13%) PaaS
7 106 (2.99%) SaaS
8 104 (2.93%) PowerApps
9 103 (2.90%) IaaS
10 83 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
11 82 (2.31%) Yammer
12 59 (1.66%) Mimecast
13 49 (1.38%) G Suite
14 45 (1.27%) Microsoft Flow
15 22 (0.62%) GCP
16 19 (0.54%) Serverless
17 18 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 18 (0.51%) Azure Stack
18 16 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
19 15 (0.42%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 386 (10.88%) Skype
2 333 (9.39%) DNS
3 232 (6.54%) DHCP
4 213 (6.00%) Firewall
5 192 (5.41%) VPN
6 167 (4.71%) LAN
7 161 (4.54%) WAN
8 143 (4.03%) VoIP
9 135 (3.80%) TCP/IP
10 125 (3.52%) SAN
11 83 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
12 76 (2.14%) Internet
13 63 (1.78%) Unified Communications
14 57 (1.61%) Wireless
15 53 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
16 46 (1.30%) NetScaler
17 45 (1.27%) NAS
18 43 (1.21%) VLAN
19 40 (1.13%) Network Security
20 37 (1.04%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 92 (2.59%) Power BI
3 37 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
5 28 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
8 17 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (0.37%) MySQL
11 10 (0.28%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.23%) Data Lake
12 8 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.20%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.17%) MS Access
14 6 (0.17%) Relational Database
14 6 (0.17%) SQL Server 2017
15 4 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.11%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 53 (1.49%) JIRA
2 20 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 17 (0.48%) Visual Studio
4 16 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.31%) Hudson
5 11 (0.31%) MSI
6 10 (0.28%) AdminStudio
7 9 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.11%) InstallShield
11 3 (0.085%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.085%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.056%) GCC
12 2 (0.056%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.056%) Zephyr
13 1 (0.028%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.028%) ClearCase
13 1 (0.028%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.028%) Subversion
General
1 331 (9.33%) Finance
2 194 (5.47%) Public Sector
3 100 (2.82%) Retail
4 69 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 66 (1.86%) Banking
6 62 (1.75%) Law
7 48 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 44 (1.24%) Legal
9 41 (1.16%) Local Government
10 34 (0.96%) Advertising
11 33 (0.93%) Marketing
12 23 (0.65%) Electronics
12 23 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (0.48%) German Language
14 14 (0.39%) Back Office
15 13 (0.37%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.37%) Publishing
16 11 (0.31%) Front Office
17 9 (0.25%) Automotive
18 7 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 555 (15.64%) Analyst
2 477 (13.44%) Support Engineer
3 305 (8.60%) Architect
4 285 (8.03%) Desktop Support
5 279 (7.86%) 2nd Line Support
6 242 (6.82%) Consultant
7 233 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 217 (6.12%) Desktop Engineer
9 206 (5.81%) Service Analyst
10 204 (5.75%) IT Support
11 197 (5.55%) Service Desk Analyst
12 194 (5.47%) Office 365 Engineer
13 193 (5.44%) Windows Engineer
14 178 (5.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 172 (4.85%) Support Analyst
16 163 (4.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 149 (4.20%) Project Manager
18 134 (3.78%) IT Engineer
19 131 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 105 (2.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (2.17%) Web Services
2 70 (1.97%) .NET
3 51 (1.44%) HTML
4 33 (0.93%) JSON
5 30 (0.85%) CSS
6 29 (0.82%) XML
7 27 (0.76%) ASP.NET
8 25 (0.70%) LDAP
9 14 (0.39%) REST
10 13 (0.37%) Microsoft Graph
11 12 (0.34%) jQuery
11 12 (0.34%) SAML
11 12 (0.34%) Velocity
12 11 (0.31%) OAuth
12 11 (0.31%) React
13 10 (0.28%) AngularJS
13 10 (0.28%) Node.js
14 8 (0.23%) .NET Core
14 8 (0.23%) .NET Framework
15 7 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 159 (4.48%) Data Centre
2 137 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (2.79%) Video Conferencing
4 95 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 85 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
6 76 (2.14%) iPhone
7 74 (2.09%) Smartphone
8 67 (1.89%) Blackberry
9 59 (1.66%) Replication
10 55 (1.55%) User Experience
11 42 (1.18%) PKI
12 41 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
13 38 (1.07%) iPad
14 37 (1.04%) Clustering
14 37 (1.04%) Virtual Team
15 36 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
15 36 (1.01%) Public Cloud
16 32 (0.90%) Driving Licence
17 26 (0.73%) BYOD
18 17 (0.48%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,152 (60.65%) Windows
2 1,211 (34.13%) Windows 10
3 700 (19.73%) Windows Server
4 546 (15.39%) Windows 7
5 320 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 225 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 179 (5.05%) Android
8 155 (4.37%) Apple iOS
9 132 (3.72%) Linux
10 72 (2.03%) Windows 8
11 71 (2.00%) Mac OS
12 56 (1.58%) Mac OS X
13 47 (1.32%) Windows XP
14 42 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 37 (1.04%) Unix
16 19 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
17 12 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 11 (0.31%) CentOS
19 8 (0.23%) VMS
20 6 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (17.64%) Migration
2 486 (13.70%) ITIL
3 313 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 284 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
5 206 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
6 154 (4.34%) Change Management
7 147 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 142 (4.00%) Project Management
9 129 (3.64%) Service Management
10 128 (3.61%) CRM
11 107 (3.02%) Project Delivery
12 103 (2.90%) ITSM
13 102 (2.87%) Information Security
14 101 (2.85%) Business Intelligence
15 92 (2.59%) Mobile Device Management
16 87 (2.45%) DevOps
17 86 (2.42%) Disaster Recovery
18 78 (2.20%) PRINCE2
19 76 (2.14%) Incident Management
19 76 (2.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 416 (11.72%) PowerShell
2 240 (6.76%) SQL
3 64 (1.80%) C#
4 54 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 31 (0.87%) VBScript
6 28 (0.79%) Python
7 25 (0.70%) Java
7 25 (0.70%) VB
8 18 (0.51%) C
8 18 (0.51%) Perl
9 15 (0.42%) Bash Shell
10 9 (0.25%) VBA
11 7 (0.20%) Ruby
12 6 (0.17%) C++
12 6 (0.17%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.17%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.14%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.14%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.085%) Go
14 3 (0.085%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 365 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 273 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 234 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 137 (3.86%) MCSE
5 111 (3.13%) Degree
6 58 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
7 56 (1.58%) MCSA
8 45 (1.27%) MCP
9 42 (1.18%) DBS Check
10 41 (1.16%) CCNA
10 41 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
11 32 (0.90%) CCA
12 29 (0.82%) MCITP
13 28 (0.79%) CISSP
14 25 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 24 (0.68%) DV Cleared
16 19 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
17 17 (0.48%) A+ Certification
18 11 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (4.51%) SLA
2 62 (1.75%) GDPR
3 40 (1.13%) QA
4 39 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (0.93%) PMO
6 20 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.42%) NIST
8 11 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (0.31%) NCSC
9 7 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.11%) BS7799
10 4 (0.11%) COBIT
10 4 (0.11%) GxP
11 3 (0.085%) HL7
11 3 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.085%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.028%) IFRS
13 1 (0.028%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,678 (47.29%) Active Directory
2 293 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 203 (5.72%) Hyper-V
4 130 (3.66%) XenApp
5 96 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
6 69 (1.94%) XenDesktop
7 63 (1.78%) vSphere
8 50 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 30 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (0.70%) BitLocker
11 21 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
11 21 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.37%) Terminal Services
13 12 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 11 (0.31%) Docker
15 9 (0.25%) DFS Replication
15 9 (0.25%) Firmware
16 8 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 8 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 663 (18.69%) SCCM
2 287 (8.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 69 (1.94%) SCOM
4 68 (1.92%) AirWatch
5 66 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
6 45 (1.27%) Jamf Pro
7 35 (0.99%) WSUS
8 25 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
9 21 (0.59%) NetBackup
10 18 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
11 16 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
11 16 (0.45%) Terraform
11 16 (0.45%) vCenter Server
12 15 (0.42%) SCOrch
13 14 (0.39%) Ansible
13 14 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 13 (0.37%) Backup Exec
14 13 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
14 13 (0.37%) Puppet
15 12 (0.34%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,675 (47.21%) Microsoft
2 550 (15.50%) VMware
3 402 (11.33%) Citrix
4 275 (7.75%) Cisco
5 185 (5.21%) Apple
6 100 (2.82%) ServiceNow
7 97 (2.73%) HP
8 88 (2.48%) Google
9 82 (2.31%) McAfee
10 69 (1.94%) Ivanti
11 67 (1.89%) Dell
12 64 (1.80%) Symantec
13 62 (1.75%) Adobe
14 59 (1.66%) Oracle
15 51 (1.44%) NetApp
16 47 (1.32%) SAP
17 43 (1.21%) MobileIron
18 40 (1.13%) Sony
19 35 (0.99%) Meraki
19 35 (0.99%) Polycom