Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 73 102
Rank change year-on-year +15 +29 +94
Contract jobs citing Office 365 3,745 2,831 2,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.98% 3.14% 2.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.09% 20.63% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,452 1,865 1,494
England median daily rate £363 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -7.89% +12.59%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £165
90th Percentile £563 £538 £575
UK median daily rate £361 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +3.04% -6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 114 90
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +2.45% -13.54%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.58 £11.24
90th Percentile £44.75 £48.75 £41.68
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.26
% change year-on-year +12.90% +1.57% -12.80%

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 20,698 13,725 10,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.00% 15.24% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,318 9,445 7,611
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £285
90th Percentile £650 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 196 153
England median hourly rate £18.95 £20.71 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.50% +8.97% -17.39%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.65
90th Percentile £69.95 £63.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £18.55
% change year-on-year -11.25% +7.85% -19.37%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +25 1,760 £375 -3.23% 309
South East +13 702 £365 +2.82% 186
North of England -2 406 £325 +2.04% 172
Midlands +18 391 £350 +11.55% 118
West Midlands +7 286 £375 +19.05% 68
North West +18 282 £300 -14.29% 91
South West +4 261 £325 +8.33% 74
East of England +2 220 £338 -18.67% 89
East Midlands +28 105 £335 +11.67% 50
Yorkshire -11 99 £354 +57.22% 62
North East -53 25 £385 +19.57% 19
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2,104 (56.18%) Windows
2 1,756 (46.89%) Active Directory
3 1,752 (46.78%) Microsoft
4 1,088 (29.05%) Windows 10
5 1,066 (28.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 858 (22.91%) Migration
7 793 (21.17%) SharePoint
8 783 (20.91%) Microsoft Office
9 744 (19.87%) Windows Server
10 705 (18.83%) SCCM
11 581 (15.51%) VMware
12 566 (15.11%) Skype
13 558 (14.90%) ITIL
14 548 (14.63%) Windows 7
15 543 (14.50%) Finance
16 540 (14.42%) PowerShell
17 510 (13.62%) MS Exchange
18 502 (13.40%) Skype for Business
19 470 (12.55%) Citrix
20 341 (9.11%) DNS
21 337 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 316 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
23 311 (8.30%) Azure Active Directory
24 304 (8.12%) Cisco
25 303 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
26 290 (7.74%) Microsoft Intune
26 290 (7.74%) Security Cleared
27 278 (7.42%) Windows Server 2008
28 272 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
29 267 (7.13%) Firewall

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
1 793 (21.17%) SharePoint
2 510 (13.62%) MS Exchange
3 502 (13.40%) Skype for Business
4 225 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 118 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 77 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
7 56 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 54 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 31 (0.83%) IIS
10 28 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
11 24 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 21 (0.56%) IBM Notes
13 19 (0.51%) Confluence
13 19 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (0.29%) CMS
15 8 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
16 7 (0.19%) Drupal
17 6 (0.16%) ArcGIS
17 6 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
18 4 (0.11%) Apache
Applications
1 783 (20.91%) Microsoft Office
2 98 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
4 50 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 40 (1.07%) InfoPath
6 37 (0.99%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
9 4 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.11%) InVision
9 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.11%) PTC Creo
9 4 (0.11%) Windchill
10 2 (0.053%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.027%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 80 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.053%) Carpe Diem
5 2 (0.053%) Eikon
5 2 (0.053%) Line 50
5 2 (0.053%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.053%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.053%) Sage X3
5 2 (0.053%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.053%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.027%) assyst
6 1 (0.027%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.027%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.027%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.027%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.027%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.027%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.027%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 1,066 (28.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 311 (8.30%) Azure Active Directory
3 260 (6.94%) OneDrive
4 244 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
5 125 (3.34%) IaaS
6 118 (3.15%) SaaS
7 115 (3.07%) PaaS
8 106 (2.83%) Yammer
9 78 (2.08%) G Suite
10 54 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
11 48 (1.28%) Mimecast
12 37 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
13 34 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
14 16 (0.43%) GitHub
15 11 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
15 11 (0.29%) Serverless
16 10 (0.27%) Azure Functions
17 9 (0.24%) Boomi
18 8 (0.21%) Google Drive
19 7 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 566 (15.11%) Skype
2 341 (9.11%) DNS
3 267 (7.13%) Firewall
4 250 (6.68%) DHCP
5 204 (5.45%) LAN
5 204 (5.45%) WAN
6 186 (4.97%) VPN
7 157 (4.19%) TCP/IP
8 124 (3.31%) VoIP
9 112 (2.99%) SAN
10 69 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
11 66 (1.76%) Internet
11 66 (1.76%) Intranet
12 59 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
13 56 (1.50%) Unified Communications
14 54 (1.44%) NetScaler
14 54 (1.44%) Network Security
14 54 (1.44%) Wireless
15 48 (1.28%) VLAN
16 39 (1.04%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 75 (2.00%) Power BI
3 43 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 40 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 13 (0.35%) Blockchain
8 13 (0.35%) MySQL
9 11 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (0.29%) EDRMS
9 11 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.24%) MS Access
10 9 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.21%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.19%) Big Data
12 7 (0.19%) Spotfire
12 7 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 68 (1.82%) JIRA
2 48 (1.28%) Visual Studio
3 32 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
5 22 (0.59%) Jenkins
6 18 (0.48%) Git (software)
7 16 (0.43%) MSI
8 14 (0.37%) GitLab
8 14 (0.37%) Selenium
9 13 (0.35%) HP UFT
10 12 (0.32%) TeamCity
11 11 (0.29%) Visual Studio Code
12 10 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.24%) Subversion
14 5 (0.13%) AdminStudio
14 5 (0.13%) NDepend
14 5 (0.13%) SonarQube
15 4 (0.11%) Axure RP
15 4 (0.11%) Zephyr
16 3 (0.080%) Jasmine
General
1 543 (14.50%) Finance
2 102 (2.72%) Banking
3 94 (2.51%) Retail
4 78 (2.08%) Law
5 73 (1.95%) Legal
6 61 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 47 (1.26%) Marketing
8 45 (1.20%) Advertising
9 40 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 31 (0.83%) Publishing
11 28 (0.75%) Back Office
12 24 (0.64%) French Language
13 19 (0.51%) Front Office
13 19 (0.51%) Local Government
14 18 (0.48%) Spanish Language
15 16 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 15 (0.40%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.37%) German Language
18 13 (0.35%) Investment Banking
19 9 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 579 (15.46%) Analyst
2 413 (11.03%) Support Engineer
3 339 (9.05%) Architect
4 317 (8.46%) Desktop Support
5 285 (7.61%) Consultant
5 285 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 265 (7.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 263 (7.02%) Project Manager
8 219 (5.85%) Support Analyst
9 187 (4.99%) IT Support
9 187 (4.99%) Service Analyst
10 184 (4.91%) Office 365 Engineer
11 171 (4.57%) Service Desk Analyst
12 160 (4.27%) Developer
13 154 (4.11%) Windows Engineer
14 145 (3.87%) Desktop Engineer
15 132 (3.52%) IT Engineer
16 128 (3.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 126 (3.36%) Administrator
18 114 (3.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (2.64%) .NET
2 79 (2.11%) CSS
2 79 (2.11%) HTML
3 73 (1.95%) Web Services
4 67 (1.79%) jQuery
5 63 (1.68%) ASP.NET
6 54 (1.44%) REST
7 23 (0.61%) AngularJS
8 21 (0.56%) HTML5
8 21 (0.56%) XML
9 20 (0.53%) JSON
10 16 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (0.43%) LDAP
10 16 (0.43%) React
11 13 (0.35%) .NET Framework
11 13 (0.35%) Middleware
11 13 (0.35%) SAML
11 13 (0.35%) SOAP
12 12 (0.32%) CAML
12 12 (0.32%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 194 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (4.01%) Data Centre
3 83 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
4 75 (2.00%) User Experience
5 71 (1.90%) Blackberry
5 71 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 66 (1.76%) PKI
7 65 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
8 52 (1.39%) Fat Client
8 52 (1.39%) Thin Client
9 48 (1.28%) Clustering
10 46 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 46 (1.23%) Mobile App
11 44 (1.17%) Computer Science
12 41 (1.09%) iPhone
13 36 (0.96%) Smartphone
14 32 (0.85%) iPad
15 27 (0.72%) Public Cloud
16 22 (0.59%) Replication
17 18 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,104 (56.18%) Windows
2 1,088 (29.05%) Windows 10
3 744 (19.87%) Windows Server
4 548 (14.63%) Windows 7
5 303 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 278 (7.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 183 (4.89%) Apple iOS
8 152 (4.06%) Linux
9 132 (3.52%) Android
10 127 (3.39%) Windows 8
11 114 (3.04%) Mac OS
12 90 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 68 (1.82%) Mac OS X
14 55 (1.47%) Windows XP
15 28 (0.75%) Unix
16 8 (0.21%) AIX
16 8 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.19%) SUSE
18 6 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 858 (22.91%) Migration
2 558 (14.90%) ITIL
3 337 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 272 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
5 247 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
6 213 (5.69%) Project Management
7 192 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 177 (4.73%) Change Management
9 145 (3.87%) PRINCE2
10 132 (3.52%) Service Management
11 124 (3.31%) CRM
12 94 (2.51%) Mobile Device Management
13 86 (2.30%) Asset Management
13 86 (2.30%) Disaster Recovery
14 80 (2.14%) Application Packaging
14 80 (2.14%) Business Intelligence
14 80 (2.14%) Service Delivery
15 78 (2.08%) ITIL V3
16 77 (2.06%) Identity Management
17 73 (1.95%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 540 (14.42%) PowerShell
2 222 (5.93%) SQL
3 117 (3.12%) C#
4 87 (2.32%) JavaScript
5 48 (1.28%) C
6 44 (1.17%) VBScript
7 24 (0.64%) Shell Script
8 19 (0.51%) VB
9 18 (0.48%) Java
10 15 (0.40%) Python
11 13 (0.35%) VBA
12 12 (0.32%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.27%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.13%) C++
14 5 (0.13%) Perl
15 4 (0.11%) Ruby
15 4 (0.11%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.080%) ES6
16 3 (0.080%) PHP
17 2 (0.053%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 290 (7.74%) Security Cleared
2 266 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 226 (6.03%) SC Cleared
4 146 (3.90%) Degree
5 137 (3.66%) MCSE
6 79 (2.11%) MCSA
7 54 (1.44%) DV Cleared
8 53 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
9 51 (1.36%) MCITP
10 44 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
10 44 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 40 (1.07%) MCP
12 37 (0.99%) DBS Check
13 32 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 31 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 27 (0.72%) A+ Certification
16 26 (0.69%) CCNA
16 26 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
17 23 (0.61%) CISSP
18 22 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (3.90%) SLA
2 63 (1.68%) GDPR
3 46 (1.23%) QA
4 40 (1.07%) PMO
5 28 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.21%) GCP
8 7 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.19%) NIST 800
9 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.11%) GxP
12 3 (0.080%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.080%) MiFID
13 2 (0.053%) FISMA
13 2 (0.053%) GMP
13 2 (0.053%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.053%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.027%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,756 (46.89%) Active Directory
2 316 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 252 (6.73%) Hyper-V
4 131 (3.50%) XenApp
5 105 (2.80%) XenDesktop
6 85 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 84 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
8 81 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 72 (1.92%) vSphere
10 57 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
11 56 (1.50%) BitLocker
12 32 (0.85%) XenServer
13 15 (0.40%) DFS Replication
14 13 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (0.32%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
16 10 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 6 (0.16%) Docker
17 6 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
18 5 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 705 (18.83%) SCCM
2 290 (7.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 75 (2.00%) SCOM
4 62 (1.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 58 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
6 52 (1.39%) AirWatch
6 52 (1.39%) WSUS
7 49 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 25 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
8 25 (0.67%) NetBackup
9 20 (0.53%) vCenter Server
9 20 (0.53%) XenMobile
10 19 (0.51%) PingFederate
11 14 (0.37%) CASB
11 14 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
12 12 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.32%) WMI
13 11 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
14 10 (0.27%) Backup Exec
15 9 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,752 (46.78%) Microsoft
2 581 (15.51%) VMware
3 470 (12.55%) Citrix
4 304 (8.12%) Cisco
5 222 (5.93%) Apple
6 138 (3.68%) HP
7 121 (3.23%) ServiceNow
8 86 (2.30%) McAfee
9 84 (2.24%) Google
10 72 (1.92%) Dell
11 64 (1.71%) Symantec
12 61 (1.63%) NetApp
13 57 (1.52%) SAP
14 54 (1.44%) Sony
15 52 (1.39%) Ivanti
16 49 (1.31%) Oracle
17 45 (1.20%) Veeam
18 37 (0.99%) Avaya
18 37 (0.99%) Nintex
19 35 (0.93%) IBM