Period
to 3 June 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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 48 65
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17 +22
Contract jobs citing Office 365 2,066 3,817 3,254
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.11% 4.65% 3.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.53% 16.45% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,362 2,636 2,234
Median daily rate £350 £394 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.17% +8.69% -7.05%
10th Percentile £139 £143 £138
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £365 £388 £363
% change year-on-year -5.81% +6.90% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 173 173
Median hourly rate £19.69 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.51% - +18.64%
10th Percentile £11.73 £11.00 £12.03
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.70 £37.44
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.68
% change year-on-year +11.43% +4.92% +13.08%

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 12,502 23,200 19,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.92% 28.24% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,435 16,036 13,684
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £304 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 288 273
Median hourly rate £33.61 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.77% +10.00% +5.49%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £58.48 £58.50
Median hourly rate £28.75 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +30.68% +15.79% +5.56%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +3 773 £375 -11.76% 75
South East +9 393 £340 -12.82% 67
North of England +12 328 £350 +16.67% 96
South West +12 238 £400 +14.29% 37
Midlands +11 192 £365 -2.67% 35
North West +16 173 £338 +5.88% 62
East of England +1 128 £325 -7.14% 21
Yorkshire +23 123 £350 +7.69% 20
West Midlands +5 109 £400 +5.26% 23
East Midlands +17 79 £313 -11.97% 12
North East -2 32 £425 +70.00% 14
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 1,222 (59.15%) Windows
2 1,013 (49.03%) Microsoft
3 993 (48.06%) Active Directory
4 720 (34.85%) Azure
5 669 (32.38%) Windows 10
6 439 (21.25%) Windows Server
7 419 (20.28%) SharePoint
8 396 (19.17%) Migration
9 357 (17.28%) Microsoft Office
10 350 (16.94%) SCCM
11 335 (16.21%) VMware
12 283 (13.70%) Windows 7
13 262 (12.68%) ITIL
14 256 (12.39%) Microsoft Intune
15 252 (12.20%) Citrix
16 229 (11.08%) PowerShell
17 220 (10.65%) Windows Server 2012
18 218 (10.55%) MS Exchange
19 211 (10.21%) DNS
20 210 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
21 208 (10.07%) Skype
22 188 (9.10%) VMware Infrastructure
23 186 (9.00%) Windows Server 2016
24 184 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 184 (8.91%) Security Cleared
25 182 (8.81%) Azure Active Directory
26 170 (8.23%) Finance
27 162 (7.84%) Cisco
28 158 (7.65%) OneDrive
29 151 (7.31%) Public Sector

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
1 419 (20.28%) SharePoint
2 218 (10.55%) MS Exchange
3 145 (7.02%) Skype for Business
4 69 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 61 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 48 (2.32%) IIS
7 20 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (0.68%) Confluence
9 11 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.39%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.29%) Apache
12 6 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.29%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.24%) CMS
13 5 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (0.24%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.19%) WordPress
15 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 357 (17.28%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.19%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.15%) LibreOffice
8 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.097%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 53 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.44%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.19%) assyst
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.097%) FLEXCUBE
6 2 (0.097%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.048%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.048%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.048%) Global One
7 1 (0.048%) Line 500
7 1 (0.048%) Primavera
7 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.048%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.048%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 720 (34.85%) Azure
2 182 (8.81%) Azure Active Directory
3 158 (7.65%) OneDrive
4 104 (5.03%) AWS
5 82 (3.97%) Power Platform
6 70 (3.39%) PaaS
6 70 (3.39%) SaaS
7 64 (3.10%) IaaS
8 57 (2.76%) PowerApps
9 55 (2.66%) Yammer
10 41 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
11 37 (1.79%) Mimecast
12 35 (1.69%) Power Automate
13 33 (1.60%) G Suite
14 12 (0.58%) GCP
15 10 (0.48%) Logic Apps
16 7 (0.34%) Serverless
16 7 (0.34%) ShareGate
17 6 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
18 5 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 211 (10.21%) DNS
2 208 (10.07%) Skype
3 151 (7.31%) Firewall
4 137 (6.63%) DHCP
5 116 (5.61%) VPN
6 87 (4.21%) LAN
7 86 (4.16%) WAN
8 79 (3.82%) VoIP
9 69 (3.34%) SAN
10 60 (2.90%) TCP/IP
11 47 (2.27%) NetScaler
12 46 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
13 40 (1.94%) Remote Desktop
14 39 (1.89%) Wireless
15 33 (1.60%) Internet
15 33 (1.60%) PBX
15 33 (1.60%) Unified Communications
16 30 (1.45%) Network Security
17 29 (1.40%) MPLS
18 25 (1.21%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.84%) Power BI
3 21 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.39%) Data Lake
7 8 (0.39%) MySQL
8 7 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.29%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.24%) MS Access
11 4 (0.19%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2017
11 4 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (1.40%) JIRA
2 11 (0.53%) Visual Studio
2 11 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (0.48%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.44%) MSI
5 8 (0.39%) AdminStudio
6 5 (0.24%) Hudson
6 5 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.19%) webpack
8 3 (0.15%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.097%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.097%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.048%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.048%) GCC
10 1 (0.048%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.048%) Subversion
10 1 (0.048%) Zephyr
General
1 170 (8.23%) Finance
2 151 (7.31%) Public Sector
3 51 (2.47%) Retail
4 44 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 43 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 30 (1.45%) Marketing
7 29 (1.40%) Banking
8 24 (1.16%) Electronics
9 23 (1.11%) Legal
10 21 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
11 20 (0.97%) German Language
12 19 (0.92%) Local Government
13 17 (0.82%) Law
14 16 (0.77%) Advertising
15 9 (0.44%) Automotive
15 9 (0.44%) French Language
16 7 (0.34%) Publishing
17 6 (0.29%) Italian Language
18 5 (0.24%) Back Office
18 5 (0.24%) Police
Job Titles
1 265 (12.83%) Analyst
2 255 (12.34%) Support Engineer
3 180 (8.71%) Architect
4 165 (7.99%) Desktop Support
5 153 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 152 (7.36%) Office 365 Engineer
7 150 (7.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 133 (6.44%) Consultant
9 113 (5.47%) Windows Engineer
10 112 (5.42%) Desktop Engineer
11 98 (4.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 98 (4.74%) IT Support
12 87 (4.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 85 (4.11%) Project Manager
14 80 (3.87%) Support Analyst
15 78 (3.78%) Service Analyst
16 76 (3.68%) IT Engineer
17 73 (3.53%) Service Desk Analyst
18 68 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 65 (3.15%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (2.42%) .NET
2 26 (1.26%) Web Services
3 23 (1.11%) HTML
4 22 (1.06%) Velocity
5 20 (0.97%) LDAP
6 16 (0.77%) JSON
7 15 (0.73%) XML
8 13 (0.63%) ASP.NET
8 13 (0.63%) CSS
9 10 (0.48%) React
10 9 (0.44%) AngularJS
11 8 (0.39%) .NET Framework
11 8 (0.39%) REST
12 7 (0.34%) SOAP
13 6 (0.29%) Entity Framework
13 6 (0.29%) HTML5
13 6 (0.29%) Node.js
14 5 (0.24%) OAuth
15 4 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
15 4 (0.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 104 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (4.60%) Data Centre
3 62 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
4 47 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 35 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
6 33 (1.60%) Virtual Team
7 32 (1.55%) PKI
8 29 (1.40%) iPhone
9 26 (1.26%) Public Cloud
9 26 (1.26%) User Experience
10 25 (1.21%) NHS
11 24 (1.16%) Social Media
12 23 (1.11%) Blackberry
12 23 (1.11%) Clustering
13 22 (1.06%) Driving Licence
13 22 (1.06%) Smartphone
14 19 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
14 19 (0.92%) Mobile App
15 18 (0.87%) iPad
16 14 (0.68%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,222 (59.15%) Windows
2 669 (32.38%) Windows 10
3 439 (21.25%) Windows Server
4 283 (13.70%) Windows 7
5 220 (10.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 186 (9.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 138 (6.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 84 (4.07%) Linux
9 81 (3.92%) Apple iOS
10 73 (3.53%) Android
11 56 (2.71%) Windows Server 2019
12 33 (1.60%) Windows 8
12 33 (1.60%) Windows XP
13 30 (1.45%) Mac OS
14 24 (1.16%) Unix
15 22 (1.06%) Mac OS X
16 16 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
17 15 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 5 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (19.17%) Migration
2 262 (12.68%) ITIL
3 210 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
4 184 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 124 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 85 (4.11%) Project Management
8 84 (4.07%) Change Management
9 71 (3.44%) Mobile Device Management
10 70 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
11 69 (3.34%) CRM
12 68 (3.29%) Project Delivery
13 65 (3.15%) DevOps
14 63 (3.05%) Service Management
15 56 (2.71%) Service Delivery
16 55 (2.66%) Disaster Recovery
17 51 (2.47%) ITSM
17 51 (2.47%) PRINCE2
18 48 (2.32%) Information Security
19 46 (2.23%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 229 (11.08%) PowerShell
2 123 (5.95%) SQL
3 26 (1.26%) C#
4 20 (0.97%) JavaScript
5 17 (0.82%) C
6 13 (0.63%) Shell Script
7 12 (0.58%) Python
7 12 (0.58%) VB
7 12 (0.58%) VBScript
8 10 (0.48%) Bash Shell
9 9 (0.44%) Java
10 7 (0.34%) C++
11 6 (0.29%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.24%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.24%) VBA
13 4 (0.19%) ES6
13 4 (0.19%) Perl
14 3 (0.15%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.097%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.097%) VB6
Qualifications
1 184 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 140 (6.78%) SC Cleared
3 129 (6.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 68 (3.29%) MCSE
5 56 (2.71%) Degree
6 35 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 32 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (1.55%) MCSA
8 30 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
9 29 (1.40%) DBS Check
10 21 (1.02%) CCNA
10 21 (1.02%) MCP
11 19 (0.92%) CCA
11 19 (0.92%) MCITP
12 14 (0.68%) CISSP
13 12 (0.58%) A+ Certification
14 11 (0.53%) DV Cleared
15 10 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 7 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (3.82%) SLA
2 42 (2.03%) GDPR
3 23 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.97%) PMO
5 16 (0.77%) QA
6 12 (0.58%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.53%) NIST
8 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.19%) BS7799
9 4 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.19%) GxP
9 4 (0.19%) NCSC
10 3 (0.15%) AICPA
10 3 (0.15%) COBIT
11 2 (0.097%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.048%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.048%) P3O
System Software
1 993 (48.06%) Active Directory
2 188 (9.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (4.89%) Hyper-V
4 98 (4.74%) XenApp
5 69 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
6 42 (2.03%) XenDesktop
7 33 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
8 32 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 32 (1.55%) vSphere
9 25 (1.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 21 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (0.77%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.19%) Docker
14 4 (0.19%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.15%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.048%) Postfix
16 1 (0.048%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 350 (16.94%) SCCM
2 256 (12.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 51 (2.47%) SCOM
4 38 (1.84%) AirWatch
5 31 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
6 24 (1.16%) Jamf Pro
7 16 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
8 14 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 13 (0.63%) SCOrch
10 12 (0.58%) NetBackup
11 11 (0.53%) EnCase
11 11 (0.53%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.48%) Ansible
12 10 (0.48%) XenMobile
13 9 (0.44%) vRealize
14 8 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.39%) Terraform
14 8 (0.39%) vMotion
15 7 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
16 6 (0.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1,013 (49.03%) Microsoft
2 335 (16.21%) VMware
3 252 (12.20%) Citrix
4 162 (7.84%) Cisco
5 90 (4.36%) Apple
6 61 (2.95%) HP
7 53 (2.57%) ServiceNow
8 45 (2.18%) Google
9 43 (2.08%) NetApp
10 41 (1.98%) Dell
10 41 (1.98%) McAfee
11 35 (1.69%) SAP
12 33 (1.60%) Symantec
13 32 (1.55%) Oracle
14 28 (1.36%) Ivanti
15 26 (1.26%) EMC
16 23 (1.11%) Meraki
17 21 (1.02%) Adobe
17 21 (1.02%) Proofpoint
18 20 (0.97%) Polycom