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 3 months to 27 April 2017 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 128 242
Rank change year-on-year +47 +114  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 1200 966 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.80% 1.88% 0.95%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.02% 20.88% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 636 271
Median daily rate £385 £380 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +7.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £204 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 38 47
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.07 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £26.00 £29.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% -16.66%  

Office 365 is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 5710 4626 2792
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.32% 9.00% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3957 3220 1790
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +1.74% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 76 100
Median hourly rate £22.62 £22.50 £26.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.52% -15.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £46.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.17% -19.00%  

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Office 365 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +71 534 £413 -2.94% 106
South East +24 256 £394 -1.56% 78
South West +19 92 £310 -11.42% 23
East of England +16 85 £425 +21.42% 31
West Midlands +43 70 £375 +15.38% 26
North West +15 59 £325 -21.68% 36
Yorkshire +4 39 £420 +8.38% 15
East Midlands +6 34 £369 +18.00% 14
North East +18 23 £290 -20.00% 9
Midlands +5 1 - -
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 1088 (48.70%) Windows
2 975 (43.64%) Microsoft
3 831 (37.20%) Active Directory
4 673 (30.13%) SharePoint
5 591 (26.45%) Migration
6 588 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
7 417 (18.67%) Windows 10
8 377 (16.88%) Microsoft Office
9 361 (16.16%) Windows Server
10 344 (15.40%) MS Exchange
11 340 (15.22%) Skype for Business
12 327 (14.64%) VMware
13 321 (14.37%) Security Cleared
14 282 (12.62%) Skype
15 280 (12.53%) Windows 7
16 269 (12.04%) ITIL
17 262 (11.73%) SC Cleared
18 255 (11.41%) SCCM
19 248 (11.10%) Finance
20 225 (10.07%) Windows Server 2012
21 222 (9.94%) Project Management
22 217 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
23 210 (9.40%) Citrix
24 209 (9.36%) SQL Server
25 207 (9.27%) PowerShell
26 197 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
27 196 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
28 171 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
28 171 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
29 163 (7.30%) DNS

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
1 673 (30.13%) SharePoint
2 344 (15.40%) MS Exchange
3 340 (15.22%) Skype for Business
4 197 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 155 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 143 (6.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 105 (4.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 80 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 62 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
10 43 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 43 (1.92%) IIS
11 41 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
12 36 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
13 19 (0.85%) IBM Notes
14 13 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 11 (0.49%) CMS
16 8 (0.36%) IBM Domino
17 7 (0.31%) Magnolia
17 7 (0.31%) OpenStack
18 6 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 377 (16.88%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
4 26 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.45%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.40%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.090%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.045%) InVision
Business Applications
1 86 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.22%) Unica
6 2 (0.090%) Magento
7 1 (0.045%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.045%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.045%) SAP cProjects
7 1 (0.045%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.045%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.045%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.045%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 588 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 133 (5.95%) OneDrive
3 120 (5.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 93 (4.16%) Amazon AWS
5 78 (3.49%) Yammer
6 67 (3.00%) IaaS
7 33 (1.48%) SaaS
8 25 (1.12%) PaaS
9 17 (0.76%) G Suite
10 14 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.45%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.31%) Google Drive
13 6 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.22%) GitHub
15 4 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
16 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 2 (0.090%) AWS OpsWorks
17 2 (0.090%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 282 (12.62%) Skype
2 163 (7.30%) DNS
3 134 (6.00%) WAN
4 131 (5.86%) DHCP
5 112 (5.01%) VPN
6 108 (4.83%) LAN
7 100 (4.48%) Firewall
8 75 (3.36%) Intranet
9 58 (2.60%) SAN
10 52 (2.33%) TCP/IP
11 40 (1.79%) VoIP
12 37 (1.66%) Internet
13 35 (1.57%) Unified Communications
14 31 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
15 29 (1.30%) VLAN
16 27 (1.21%) Wireless
17 23 (1.03%) MPLS
18 22 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
19 21 (0.94%) Network Security
19 21 (0.94%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 29 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (1.16%) Power BI
4 24 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 17 (0.76%) Big Data
7 17 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (0.63%) MS Access
9 12 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
10 10 (0.45%) EDRMS
10 10 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.36%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.22%) MySQL
14 4 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (0.85%) JIRA
3 17 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.31%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.22%) MSI
7 4 (0.18%) Zephyr
8 3 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.090%) Ant
9 2 (0.090%) Maven
10 1 (0.045%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.045%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.045%) FxCop
10 1 (0.045%) Hudson
10 1 (0.045%) JUnit
10 1 (0.045%) MorphX
10 1 (0.045%) StyleCop
10 1 (0.045%) Subversion
10 1 (0.045%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.045%) Xcode
General
1 248 (11.10%) Finance
2 84 (3.76%) Retail
3 56 (2.51%) Advertising
4 36 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 35 (1.57%) Marketing
6 29 (1.30%) Legal
6 29 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.25%) Banking
8 23 (1.03%) Publishing
9 16 (0.72%) Electronics
10 14 (0.63%) Local Government
11 11 (0.49%) Back Office
12 10 (0.45%) French Language
12 10 (0.45%) Law
13 7 (0.31%) German Language
14 6 (0.27%) Games
15 5 (0.22%) Billing
16 4 (0.18%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 361 (16.16%) Architect
2 243 (10.88%) Consultant
3 219 (9.80%) Analyst
4 204 (9.13%) Project Manager
5 197 (8.82%) Support Engineer
6 137 (6.13%) Developer
7 133 (5.95%) Office 365 Architect
8 115 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 109 (4.88%) Technical Architect
10 105 (4.70%) Office 365 Manager
11 104 (4.66%) Office 365 Engineer
12 99 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
13 96 (4.30%) SharePoint Developer
14 91 (4.07%) Administrator
15 79 (3.54%) Infrastructure Architect
16 78 (3.49%) Office 365 Consultant
16 78 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
17 71 (3.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 71 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support
18 69 (3.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (4.97%) .NET
2 68 (3.04%) HTML
3 55 (2.46%) CSS
3 55 (2.46%) jQuery
4 37 (1.66%) Web Services
5 31 (1.39%) COM
6 27 (1.21%) XML
7 20 (0.90%) REST
8 19 (0.85%) SAML
9 17 (0.76%) ASP.NET
10 15 (0.67%) AngularJS
11 13 (0.58%) RESTful
12 11 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (0.45%) HTML5
13 10 (0.45%) JSON
13 10 (0.45%) SOAP
13 10 (0.45%) SPServices
14 9 (0.40%) OpenID
15 8 (0.36%) OAuth
15 8 (0.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 127 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 54 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 51 (2.28%) PKI
5 44 (1.97%) Blackberry
6 27 (1.21%) User Experience
7 26 (1.16%) Clustering
7 26 (1.16%) Virtual Team
8 25 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
9 21 (0.94%) Smartphone
10 19 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 19 (0.85%) Private Cloud
11 18 (0.81%) Driving Licence
11 18 (0.81%) PMI
12 17 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
13 16 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
13 16 (0.72%) Replication
14 15 (0.67%) Computer Science
14 15 (0.67%) Taxonomies
15 14 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1088 (48.70%) Windows
2 417 (18.67%) Windows 10
3 361 (16.16%) Windows Server
4 280 (12.53%) Windows 7
5 225 (10.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 196 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 84 (3.76%) Windows 8
7 84 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 62 (2.78%) Android
9 47 (2.10%) Apple iOS
10 43 (1.92%) Windows XP
11 37 (1.66%) Linux
12 16 (0.72%) Mac OS X
13 13 (0.58%) Unix
14 6 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.27%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.18%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (26.45%) Migration
2 269 (12.04%) ITIL
3 222 (9.94%) Project Management
4 217 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 128 (5.73%) PRINCE2
7 106 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
8 101 (4.52%) Change Management
9 99 (4.43%) CRM
10 88 (3.94%) TOGAF
11 71 (3.18%) Service Management
12 66 (2.95%) Business Analysis
13 61 (2.73%) Programme Management
14 56 (2.51%) Project Planning
15 55 (2.46%) Incident Management
16 52 (2.33%) Document Management
17 49 (2.19%) Identity Management
17 49 (2.19%) Service Delivery
18 48 (2.15%) Disaster Recovery
18 48 (2.15%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (9.27%) PowerShell
2 153 (6.85%) SQL
3 81 (3.63%) C#
3 81 (3.63%) JavaScript
4 44 (1.97%) VB
5 40 (1.79%) C
6 22 (0.98%) VBA
7 17 (0.76%) VB.NET
8 16 (0.72%) VB6
9 15 (0.67%) Java
10 11 (0.49%) VBScript
11 7 (0.31%) PHP
11 7 (0.31%) Python
12 6 (0.27%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.13%) Ruby
13 3 (0.13%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.090%) C++
14 2 (0.090%) Perl
15 1 (0.045%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.045%) X++
Qualifications
1 321 (14.37%) Security Cleared
2 262 (11.73%) SC Cleared
3 171 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 95 (4.25%) MCSE
5 79 (3.54%) Degree
6 52 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (1.79%) MCITP
8 33 (1.48%) MCP
9 32 (1.43%) CCNA
10 31 (1.39%) MCSA
11 26 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (1.07%) PMI Certification
13 19 (0.85%) DBS Check
13 19 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 19 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 18 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
15 17 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (0.72%) CCIE
17 15 (0.67%) DV Cleared
17 15 (0.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.91%) SLA
2 44 (1.97%) PMO
3 32 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 23 (1.03%) QA
5 13 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.18%) GDPR
7 2 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.090%) P3O
8 1 (0.045%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.045%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 831 (37.20%) Active Directory
2 171 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (6.54%) Hyper-V
4 68 (3.04%) XenApp
5 38 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 30 (1.34%) XenDesktop
7 28 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 23 (1.03%) BitLocker
8 23 (1.03%) vSphere
9 20 (0.90%) VMware ESX
10 19 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.31%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.27%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 4 (0.18%) Docker
16 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 255 (11.41%) SCCM
2 100 (4.48%) SCOM
3 86 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 25 (1.12%) AirWatch
5 17 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 17 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 13 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
6 13 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
7 12 (0.54%) Backup Exec
7 12 (0.54%) Puppet
7 12 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 11 (0.49%) SCOrch
9 10 (0.45%) WSUS
10 9 (0.40%) AppDNA
11 7 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (0.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 6 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 975 (43.64%) Microsoft
2 327 (14.64%) VMware
3 210 (9.40%) Citrix
4 148 (6.62%) Cisco
5 83 (3.72%) HP
6 77 (3.45%) SAP
7 70 (3.13%) Oracle
8 63 (2.82%) Dell
9 56 (2.51%) Apple
10 42 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
11 31 (1.39%) Symantec
12 30 (1.34%) Infor
13 29 (1.30%) Remedy
14 28 (1.25%) Google
14 28 (1.25%) ServiceNow
15 23 (1.03%) NetApp
16 22 (0.98%) AppSense
16 22 (0.98%) Splunk
17 20 (0.90%) Lotus
18 19 (0.85%) Sophos
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Staffordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Essex
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
onezeero.
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Talent International
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £195 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £750 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 22 hours ago
Essex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Please quote
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £27000 - £33000 per annum
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