Period
to 20 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 80 114
Rank change year-on-year +20 +34 +99
Contract jobs citing Office 365 3,596 2,583 2,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.78% 2.94% 2.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.81% 20.54% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,411 1,660 1,433
England median daily rate £365 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% -5.66% +13.57%
10th Percentile £143 £153 £194
90th Percentile £550 £557 £588
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -3.33% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 94 89
England median hourly rate £18.50 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.42% -1.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.94 £10.41 £11.22
90th Percentile £56.25 £48.75 £28.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £15.13
% change year-on-year +18.64% -2.51% -13.54%

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 20,193 12,578 10,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.25% 14.34% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,918 8,606 7,103
England median daily rate £479 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.51% +2.78% +9.22%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £293
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 184 149
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% -15.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.81 £11.62
90th Percentile £73.25 £62.93 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018. 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 +28 1,739 £388 -5.49% 284
South East +17 691 £355 -8.39% 141
Midlands +24 373 £328 +2.34% 106
North of England -13 345 £306 -3.39% 143
South West +18 275 £325 -1.52% 52
West Midlands +10 250 £325 - 64
North West +6 221 £300 -5.36% 83
East of England -6 174 £360 -13.77% 73
East Midlands +39 125 £335 +5.68% 42
Yorkshire -7 97 £335 -0.74% 49
North East -43 27 £298 +2.59% 11
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 1,993 (55.42%) Windows
2 1,670 (46.44%) Microsoft
3 1,615 (44.91%) Active Directory
4 1,009 (28.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 995 (27.67%) Windows 10
6 829 (23.05%) Migration
7 749 (20.83%) SharePoint
8 729 (20.27%) Microsoft Office
9 664 (18.46%) Windows Server
10 646 (17.96%) SCCM
11 536 (14.91%) VMware
12 522 (14.52%) MS Exchange
13 510 (14.18%) PowerShell
13 510 (14.18%) Skype
14 498 (13.85%) ITIL
15 485 (13.49%) Finance
16 473 (13.15%) Windows 7
17 472 (13.13%) Skype for Business
18 466 (12.96%) Citrix
19 339 (9.43%) Security Cleared
20 316 (8.79%) DNS
21 300 (8.34%) VMware Infrastructure
22 294 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
23 290 (8.06%) Cisco
24 280 (7.79%) Microsoft Intune
25 271 (7.54%) SC Cleared
26 267 (7.42%) Firewall
27 266 (7.40%) Microsoft Certification
28 259 (7.20%) Hyper-V
29 255 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 749 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 522 (14.52%) MS Exchange
3 472 (13.13%) Skype for Business
4 227 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 118 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 79 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 64 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 41 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 40 (1.11%) IIS
10 32 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 32 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
11 20 (0.56%) IBM Notes
12 15 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (0.33%) CMS
14 11 (0.31%) Confluence
15 10 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.17%) Drupal
17 5 (0.14%) Apache
18 4 (0.11%) ArcGIS
18 4 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 729 (20.27%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
4 44 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.70%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.11%) PTC Creo
9 4 (0.11%) Windchill
10 3 (0.083%) InVision
11 2 (0.056%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.028%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.028%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.028%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 1 (0.028%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.028%) Revit
Business Applications
1 82 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.11%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.083%) Infor CRM
5 2 (0.056%) Carpe Diem
5 2 (0.056%) Line 50
5 2 (0.056%) Primavera
5 2 (0.056%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.056%) Sage X3
5 2 (0.056%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.028%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.028%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.028%) Eikon
6 1 (0.028%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.028%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.028%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.028%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.028%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 1,009 (28.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 242 (6.73%) Azure Active Directory
3 238 (6.62%) OneDrive
4 223 (6.20%) Amazon AWS
5 107 (2.98%) Yammer
6 104 (2.89%) SaaS
7 93 (2.59%) IaaS
8 85 (2.36%) PaaS
9 64 (1.78%) G Suite
10 50 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
11 43 (1.20%) Mimecast
12 28 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
14 10 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.22%) GitHub
16 7 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
17 5 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 5 (0.14%) Lucidchart
18 4 (0.11%) Google Drive
18 4 (0.11%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 510 (14.18%) Skype
2 316 (8.79%) DNS
3 267 (7.42%) Firewall
4 231 (6.42%) DHCP
5 211 (5.87%) WAN
6 201 (5.59%) LAN
7 175 (4.87%) VPN
8 133 (3.70%) TCP/IP
9 123 (3.42%) SAN
10 116 (3.23%) VoIP
11 66 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
12 65 (1.81%) Internet
13 64 (1.78%) Intranet
14 50 (1.39%) Wireless
15 49 (1.36%) VLAN
15 49 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
16 44 (1.22%) Unified Communications
17 40 (1.11%) Network Security
18 36 (1.00%) SMTP
19 34 (0.95%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 67 (1.86%) Power BI
3 42 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
4 26 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (0.36%) Blockchain
5 13 (0.36%) MySQL
5 13 (0.36%) Relational Database
6 12 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
7 11 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (0.22%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.19%) EDRMS
11 7 (0.19%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.14%) DB2
12 5 (0.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 47 (1.31%) JIRA
2 40 (1.11%) Visual Studio
3 29 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (0.42%) MSI
5 13 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 13 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (0.25%) Selenium
7 8 (0.22%) HP UFT
8 7 (0.19%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.19%) Zephyr
9 6 (0.17%) GitLab
9 6 (0.17%) NUnit
9 6 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.17%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.14%) Subversion
11 4 (0.11%) AdminStudio
12 3 (0.083%) Grunt
12 3 (0.083%) gulp
12 3 (0.083%) Visual Studio Code
12 3 (0.083%) webpack
General
1 485 (13.49%) Finance
2 100 (2.78%) Retail
3 75 (2.09%) Banking
4 73 (2.03%) Legal
5 68 (1.89%) Law
6 49 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 46 (1.28%) Advertising
8 45 (1.25%) Marketing
9 37 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 34 (0.95%) Local Government
11 30 (0.83%) Back Office
12 29 (0.81%) Publishing
13 25 (0.70%) French Language
14 17 (0.47%) Investment Banking
15 16 (0.44%) German Language
16 15 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.36%) Spanish Language
18 12 (0.33%) Front Office
19 11 (0.31%) Electronics
20 8 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 562 (15.63%) Analyst
2 376 (10.46%) Architect
3 373 (10.37%) Support Engineer
4 303 (8.43%) Desktop Support
5 273 (7.59%) Consultant
6 264 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 261 (7.26%) Project Manager
8 246 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support
9 193 (5.37%) Office 365 Engineer
10 191 (5.31%) Support Analyst
11 166 (4.62%) Service Analyst
12 152 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
13 151 (4.20%) Windows Engineer
14 148 (4.12%) Desktop Engineer
15 147 (4.09%) IT Support
16 127 (3.53%) Administrator
17 121 (3.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 121 (3.36%) Developer
18 119 (3.31%) Office 365 Manager
19 117 (3.25%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (2.17%) .NET
2 72 (2.00%) CSS
3 70 (1.95%) HTML
4 68 (1.89%) Web Services
5 46 (1.28%) jQuery
6 44 (1.22%) ASP.NET
7 43 (1.20%) REST
8 31 (0.86%) XML
9 26 (0.72%) AngularJS
10 20 (0.56%) HTML5
11 18 (0.50%) .NET Framework
11 18 (0.50%) React
12 17 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (0.47%) LDAP
13 12 (0.33%) SOAP
14 10 (0.28%) KnockoutJS
15 9 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (0.25%) CSS3
15 9 (0.25%) Middleware
15 9 (0.25%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 166 (4.62%) Data Centre
2 160 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (1.84%) Blackberry
4 62 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 59 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
6 56 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
7 55 (1.53%) Clustering
8 54 (1.50%) User Experience
9 53 (1.47%) PKI
10 51 (1.42%) Mobile App
11 47 (1.31%) iPhone
12 44 (1.22%) Fat Client
12 44 (1.22%) Smartphone
12 44 (1.22%) Thin Client
13 36 (1.00%) Computer Science
14 32 (0.89%) Public Cloud
15 31 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
16 30 (0.83%) iPad
17 25 (0.70%) Replication
18 19 (0.53%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1,993 (55.42%) Windows
2 995 (27.67%) Windows 10
3 664 (18.46%) Windows Server
4 473 (13.15%) Windows 7
5 294 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 255 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 168 (4.67%) Apple iOS
8 143 (3.98%) Android
9 139 (3.87%) Linux
10 127 (3.53%) Windows 8
11 101 (2.81%) Mac OS
12 77 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 64 (1.78%) Mac OS X
14 46 (1.28%) Windows XP
15 27 (0.75%) Unix
16 15 (0.42%) Solaris
17 8 (0.22%) SUSE
17 8 (0.22%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 829 (23.05%) Migration
2 498 (13.85%) ITIL
3 250 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
4 239 (6.65%) Agile Software Development
5 221 (6.15%) Project Management
6 216 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 213 (5.92%) Change Management
8 165 (4.59%) PRINCE2
9 134 (3.73%) Service Management
10 124 (3.45%) CRM
11 104 (2.89%) Mobile Device Management
12 88 (2.45%) Business Intelligence
13 76 (2.11%) IT Strategy
13 76 (2.11%) Service Delivery
14 74 (2.06%) Problem Management
15 72 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
16 71 (1.97%) Identity Management
16 71 (1.97%) Information Security
17 70 (1.95%) Application Packaging
18 69 (1.92%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 510 (14.18%) PowerShell
2 206 (5.73%) SQL
3 83 (2.31%) C#
4 80 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 43 (1.20%) C
6 42 (1.17%) VBScript
7 21 (0.58%) Shell Script
8 17 (0.47%) TypeScript
9 16 (0.44%) VBA
10 15 (0.42%) VB
11 13 (0.36%) Java
12 9 (0.25%) Python
13 8 (0.22%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.17%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.11%) PHP
16 3 (0.083%) ES6
16 3 (0.083%) Perl
16 3 (0.083%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.056%) Ruby
17 2 (0.056%) XPath
Qualifications
1 339 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 271 (7.54%) SC Cleared
3 266 (7.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 144 (4.00%) MCSE
5 110 (3.06%) Degree
6 68 (1.89%) MCSA
7 53 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 53 (1.47%) MCITP
8 50 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
9 49 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 42 (1.17%) MCP
11 41 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
12 40 (1.11%) DBS Check
13 36 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 34 (0.95%) CISSP
15 28 (0.78%) CCNP
15 28 (0.78%) PMI Certification
16 24 (0.67%) CCNA
17 21 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
18 20 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.45%) SLA
2 62 (1.72%) GDPR
3 53 (1.47%) PMO
4 47 (1.31%) QA
5 28 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.19%) NIST 800
8 7 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.083%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.056%) FISMA
11 2 (0.056%) GMP
11 2 (0.056%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.028%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.028%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,615 (44.91%) Active Directory
2 300 (8.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 259 (7.20%) Hyper-V
4 115 (3.20%) XenApp
5 84 (2.34%) XenDesktop
6 83 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 80 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
8 79 (2.20%) vSphere
9 72 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
10 64 (1.78%) BitLocker
11 51 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
12 27 (0.75%) XenServer
13 19 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
14 15 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 15 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (0.33%) Terminal Services
16 9 (0.25%) DFS Replication
17 5 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
17 5 (0.14%) Xen
18 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 646 (17.96%) SCCM
2 280 (7.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 65 (1.81%) SCOM
3 65 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
4 62 (1.72%) WSUS
5 56 (1.56%) AirWatch
6 47 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 38 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 31 (0.86%) NetBackup
9 25 (0.70%) vCenter Server
10 19 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
11 17 (0.47%) XenMobile
12 15 (0.42%) PingFederate
13 14 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
14 13 (0.36%) Backup Exec
14 13 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 11 (0.31%) CASB
16 9 (0.25%) SCOrch
16 9 (0.25%) WMI
17 8 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 1,670 (46.44%) Microsoft
2 536 (14.91%) VMware
3 466 (12.96%) Citrix
4 290 (8.06%) Cisco
5 186 (5.17%) Apple
6 125 (3.48%) HP
7 87 (2.42%) ServiceNow
8 75 (2.09%) McAfee
9 64 (1.78%) Google
10 60 (1.67%) Dell
11 55 (1.53%) Ivanti
12 54 (1.50%) NetApp
13 52 (1.45%) Symantec
14 49 (1.36%) Veeam
15 43 (1.20%) SAP
16 37 (1.03%) Avaya
16 37 (1.03%) Oracle
17 35 (0.97%) CheckPoint
18 34 (0.95%) MobileIron
19 33 (0.92%) Meraki