Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 62 78
Rank change year-on-year +16 +16 +44
Contract jobs citing Office 365 3,964 3,271 2,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.78% 3.59% 2.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.80% 16.55% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,660 2,201 1,551
England median daily rate £390 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -6.45% -3.13%
10th Percentile £143 £140 £163
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £388 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 178 81
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +18.64% -1.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £10.38
90th Percentile £47.25 £45.88 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £17.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +10.15% +15.25% -4.84%

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 23,594 19,765 12,134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 28.47% 21.71% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,299 13,567 8,369
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £309 £275
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 272 168
England median hourly rate £23.84 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.18% +5.26% -3.11%
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £61.75 £57.38 £56.80
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% - -3.11%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +15 1,750 £425 +9.68% 148
South East +11 697 £388 +10.71% 106
North of England +58 545 £311 -2.73% 99
Midlands +10 361 £378 +7.86% 87
South West +1 346 £350 +5.66% 41
North West +28 260 £325 +8.33% 55
West Midlands +7 253 £393 +13.91% 58
East of England +27 241 £359 -0.35% 35
Yorkshire +67 209 £318 -9.29% 33
East Midlands +10 102 £340 -6.21% 29
North East +50 76 £250 -23.08% 11
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 2,175 (54.87%) Windows
2 1,914 (48.28%) Microsoft
3 1,808 (45.61%) Active Directory
4 1,240 (31.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 1,136 (28.66%) Windows 10
6 872 (22.00%) SharePoint
7 831 (20.96%) Migration
8 773 (19.50%) Windows Server
9 723 (18.24%) Microsoft Office
10 699 (17.63%) SCCM
11 631 (15.92%) VMware
12 598 (15.09%) PowerShell
13 590 (14.88%) Windows 7
14 576 (14.53%) Finance
15 539 (13.60%) Skype
16 514 (12.97%) ITIL
17 481 (12.13%) MS Exchange
18 457 (11.53%) Skype for Business
19 455 (11.48%) Citrix
20 379 (9.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 363 (9.16%) Azure Active Directory
22 349 (8.80%) Firewall
23 342 (8.63%) DNS
24 336 (8.48%) Agile Software Development
25 327 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
26 320 (8.07%) Microsoft Intune
27 309 (7.80%) SQL
28 307 (7.74%) Cisco
29 304 (7.67%) Amazon AWS
30 300 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 872 (22.00%) SharePoint
2 481 (12.13%) MS Exchange
3 457 (11.53%) Skype for Business
4 176 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 115 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 79 (1.99%) IIS
7 63 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 54 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 37 (0.93%) Confluence
10 34 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 24 (0.61%) IBM Notes
12 21 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
13 19 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
14 17 (0.43%) CMS
14 17 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
15 16 (0.40%) Apache
16 12 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.25%) Tomcat
18 8 (0.20%) IBM Domino
19 7 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 723 (18.24%) Microsoft Office
2 93 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
5 39 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.43%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.10%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.076%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.050%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.050%) Revit
10 2 (0.050%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.025%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.025%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.025%) Sketch
11 1 (0.025%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 110 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.076%) Carpe Diem
6 3 (0.076%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.076%) HFM
6 3 (0.076%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.076%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 3 (0.076%) Retail-J
7 2 (0.050%) assyst
7 2 (0.050%) Maximo
7 2 (0.050%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.050%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.025%) MultiFonds
8 1 (0.025%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.025%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.025%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.025%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 1,240 (31.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 363 (9.16%) Azure Active Directory
3 304 (7.67%) Amazon AWS
4 235 (5.93%) OneDrive
5 155 (3.91%) IaaS
6 146 (3.68%) Power Platform
7 128 (3.23%) PaaS
8 125 (3.15%) SaaS
9 120 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
10 76 (1.92%) PowerApps
11 62 (1.56%) Yammer
12 41 (1.03%) G Suite
13 40 (1.01%) ShareGate
14 34 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
15 31 (0.78%) Microsoft Flow
15 31 (0.78%) Mimecast
16 26 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
17 23 (0.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 15 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
19 14 (0.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 539 (13.60%) Skype
2 349 (8.80%) Firewall
3 342 (8.63%) DNS
4 228 (5.75%) DHCP
5 213 (5.37%) VPN
6 191 (4.82%) WAN
7 167 (4.21%) LAN
8 154 (3.88%) TCP/IP
9 130 (3.28%) SAN
10 106 (2.67%) VoIP
11 87 (2.19%) Internet
12 82 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
13 78 (1.97%) Wireless
14 77 (1.94%) Unified Communications
15 67 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
16 65 (1.64%) NetScaler
17 54 (1.36%) VLAN
18 48 (1.21%) Intranet
19 41 (1.03%) SMTP
20 39 (0.98%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 81 (2.04%) Power BI
3 46 (1.16%) MySQL
4 43 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
6 30 (0.76%) Big Data
6 30 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
9 20 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
10 17 (0.43%) Data Lake
10 17 (0.43%) Relational Database
11 16 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (0.28%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.23%) Blockchain
14 9 (0.23%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 71 (1.79%) JIRA
2 66 (1.66%) Visual Studio
3 40 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (0.93%) MSI
5 28 (0.71%) Git (software)
6 23 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
7 17 (0.43%) WiX
8 14 (0.35%) Jenkins
9 8 (0.20%) Hudson
10 6 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.13%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.13%) Subversion
11 5 (0.13%) Visual Studio Code
11 5 (0.13%) WinDbg
12 4 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.076%) ERwin
13 3 (0.076%) InstallShield
13 3 (0.076%) TeamCity
14 2 (0.050%) Ant
General
1 576 (14.53%) Finance
2 143 (3.61%) Banking
3 101 (2.55%) Retail
4 89 (2.25%) Law
5 88 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 64 (1.61%) Legal
7 42 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 40 (1.01%) Advertising
9 37 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 36 (0.91%) Marketing
11 26 (0.66%) Investment Banking
12 23 (0.58%) Local Government
13 19 (0.48%) German Language
14 18 (0.45%) Back Office
14 18 (0.45%) Electronics
14 18 (0.45%) French Language
15 16 (0.40%) Publishing
16 13 (0.33%) Retail Banking
17 11 (0.28%) Billing
17 11 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 620 (15.64%) Analyst
2 420 (10.60%) Architect
3 365 (9.21%) Support Engineer
4 306 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 262 (6.61%) Project Manager
6 255 (6.43%) Desktop Support
7 254 (6.41%) Consultant
8 253 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 245 (6.18%) Support Analyst
10 229 (5.78%) Office 365 Engineer
11 227 (5.73%) Developer
12 190 (4.79%) Windows Engineer
13 179 (4.52%) Service Analyst
14 171 (4.31%) IT Support
15 165 (4.16%) Service Desk Analyst
16 163 (4.11%) Desktop Engineer
17 144 (3.63%) Office 365 Manager
18 135 (3.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 114 (2.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
20 110 (2.77%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (4.34%) .NET
2 111 (2.80%) Web Services
3 94 (2.37%) HTML
4 89 (2.25%) CSS
5 72 (1.82%) ASP.NET
6 70 (1.77%) jQuery
7 65 (1.64%) REST
8 50 (1.26%) JSON
9 40 (1.01%) XML
10 36 (0.91%) LDAP
11 29 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (0.71%) Software Packaging
13 26 (0.66%) .NET Framework
14 24 (0.61%) SOAP
15 22 (0.55%) Ajax
16 19 (0.48%) Node.js
17 17 (0.43%) WCF
18 15 (0.38%) AngularJS
18 15 (0.38%) HTML5
19 14 (0.35%) Microsoft Graph
Miscellaneous
1 178 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 177 (4.47%) Data Centre
3 100 (2.52%) User Experience
4 96 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
5 93 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 79 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
7 65 (1.64%) Blackberry
8 61 (1.54%) Clustering
9 60 (1.51%) Mobile App
10 59 (1.49%) Smartphone
11 55 (1.39%) PKI
12 53 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
12 53 (1.34%) iPhone
12 53 (1.34%) Public Cloud
13 43 (1.08%) Fat Client
13 43 (1.08%) Thin Client
14 37 (0.93%) Hedge funds
15 35 (0.88%) Private Cloud
16 34 (0.86%) Driving Licence
16 34 (0.86%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2,175 (54.87%) Windows
2 1,136 (28.66%) Windows 10
3 773 (19.50%) Windows Server
4 590 (14.88%) Windows 7
5 300 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 267 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 161 (4.06%) Android
8 159 (4.01%) Apple iOS
8 159 (4.01%) Linux
9 94 (2.37%) Windows 8
10 69 (1.74%) Mac OS
11 64 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 47 (1.19%) Windows XP
13 33 (0.83%) Mac OS X
14 25 (0.63%) Unix
15 21 (0.53%) Ubuntu
16 18 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
17 15 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (0.25%) Debian
19 6 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 831 (20.96%) Migration
2 514 (12.97%) ITIL
3 379 (9.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 336 (8.48%) Agile Software Development
5 266 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
6 200 (5.05%) Project Management
7 195 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 168 (4.24%) Change Management
9 145 (3.66%) Service Management
10 143 (3.61%) CRM
11 139 (3.51%) Information Security
12 129 (3.25%) DevOps
13 119 (3.00%) Mobile Device Management
14 116 (2.93%) Business Intelligence
15 106 (2.67%) PRINCE2
15 106 (2.67%) Problem Management
16 103 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
17 94 (2.37%) Service Delivery
18 88 (2.22%) Application Packaging
18 88 (2.22%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 598 (15.09%) PowerShell
2 309 (7.80%) SQL
3 128 (3.23%) C#
4 112 (2.83%) JavaScript
5 61 (1.54%) Python
6 52 (1.31%) VB
7 44 (1.11%) Java
8 36 (0.91%) C
9 32 (0.81%) VBScript
10 30 (0.76%) Perl
11 20 (0.50%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.28%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.28%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.20%) VBA
14 6 (0.15%) Ruby
15 5 (0.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 5 (0.13%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.10%) PHP
17 3 (0.076%) C++
18 2 (0.050%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 270 (6.81%) Security Cleared
2 204 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 191 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 114 (2.88%) Degree
5 101 (2.55%) MCSE
6 79 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
7 73 (1.84%) MCSA
8 52 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
9 49 (1.24%) MCP
10 41 (1.03%) DV Cleared
11 38 (0.96%) CCNA
12 33 (0.83%) CISSP
13 32 (0.81%) DBS Check
14 28 (0.71%) MCITP
15 26 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
16 25 (0.63%) CCNP
17 24 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 23 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 21 (0.53%) PMP
20 20 (0.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (2.67%) SLA
2 51 (1.29%) QA
3 50 (1.26%) GDPR
4 49 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 37 (0.93%) PMO
6 23 (0.58%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.38%) COBIT
8 9 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.20%) NIST
10 7 (0.18%) MiFID
11 6 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (0.10%) NCSC
14 3 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.076%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.050%) GMP
15 2 (0.050%) GxP
15 2 (0.050%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,808 (45.61%) Active Directory
2 327 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 277 (6.99%) Hyper-V
4 137 (3.46%) XenApp
5 118 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
6 104 (2.62%) XenDesktop
7 87 (2.19%) vSphere
8 74 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
9 51 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
10 46 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 39 (0.98%) BitLocker
12 34 (0.86%) Docker
13 31 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 26 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
15 17 (0.43%) Terminal Services
16 15 (0.38%) VMware NSX
17 14 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
18 12 (0.30%) Firmware
18 12 (0.30%) Shibboleth
19 9 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 699 (17.63%) SCCM
2 320 (8.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 94 (2.37%) SCOM
4 72 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
5 71 (1.79%) AirWatch
6 43 (1.08%) Ansible
7 42 (1.06%) WSUS
8 33 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
9 31 (0.78%) vCenter Server
10 28 (0.71%) NetBackup
11 27 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
11 27 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 25 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
13 21 (0.53%) Terraform
14 18 (0.45%) Kubernetes
14 18 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 18 (0.45%) Puppet
15 17 (0.43%) SCOrch
15 17 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 16 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,914 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 631 (15.92%) VMware
3 455 (11.48%) Citrix
4 307 (7.74%) Cisco
5 117 (2.95%) HP
6 95 (2.40%) Dell
7 93 (2.35%) Apple
8 92 (2.32%) Symantec
9 89 (2.25%) ServiceNow
10 83 (2.09%) Google
11 69 (1.74%) Oracle
12 62 (1.56%) NetApp
13 53 (1.34%) SAP
14 44 (1.11%) Meraki
15 42 (1.06%) Samsung
16 41 (1.03%) CheckPoint
16 41 (1.03%) Ivanti
17 38 (0.96%) McAfee
18 37 (0.93%) Sony
19 35 (0.88%) Veeam