Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 53 65
Rank change year-on-year +23 +12 +37
Contract jobs citing Office 365 4,136 4,127 3,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.73% 4.30% 3.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.03% 17.13% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,739 2,744 2,170
England median daily rate £350 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +10.29% -5.59%
10th Percentile £135 £140 £131
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £374 £345
% change year-on-year -6.42% +8.56% -1.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 234 131
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +6.06% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £31.75 £39.75
UK median hourly rate £18.35 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year +4.86% +4.48% +6.35%

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 21,733 24,092 17,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.11% 25.10% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,898 16,901 11,929
England median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £306 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £495 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +1.54% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 313 207
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.15
90th Percentile £81.38 £57.50 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £20.79 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.80% -12.50% +11.11%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +28 1,761 £363 -6.45% 455
South East +13 787 £350 -9.68% 347
North of England +17 553 £325 -2.99% 367
South West +20 423 £325 - 160
Midlands +24 370 £325 -12.16% 218
North West +8 304 £333 +7.26% 229
West Midlands +20 231 £350 -6.67% 122
East of England +8 230 £350 +12.90% 156
Yorkshire +34 179 £325 -12.75% 107
East Midlands +39 134 £288 -11.54% 95
North East +35 70 £185 -55.15% 31
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 2,547 (61.58%) Windows
2 1,996 (48.26%) Microsoft
3 1,976 (47.78%) Active Directory
4 1,449 (35.03%) Windows 10
5 1,279 (30.92%) Azure
6 928 (22.44%) SharePoint
7 818 (19.78%) Windows Server
8 807 (19.51%) SCCM
9 789 (19.08%) Migration
10 775 (18.74%) Microsoft Office
11 648 (15.67%) Windows 7
12 644 (15.57%) VMware
13 594 (14.36%) ITIL
14 533 (12.89%) PowerShell
15 490 (11.85%) Skype
16 486 (11.75%) Finance
17 479 (11.58%) MS Exchange
18 453 (10.95%) Citrix
19 424 (10.25%) Security Cleared
20 413 (9.99%) Skype for Business
21 398 (9.62%) DNS
22 378 (9.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 365 (8.82%) Azure Active Directory
24 358 (8.66%) Windows Server 2012
25 353 (8.53%) Microsoft Intune
26 349 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
27 326 (7.88%) SC Cleared
28 317 (7.66%) SQL
29 316 (7.64%) Cisco
30 300 (7.25%) 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
1 928 (22.44%) SharePoint
2 479 (11.58%) MS Exchange
3 413 (9.99%) Skype for Business
4 179 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 142 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 52 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 48 (1.16%) IIS
8 33 (0.80%) Confluence
9 32 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 29 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 25 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 22 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
13 17 (0.41%) IBM Notes
14 14 (0.34%) K2 blackpearl
15 10 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.17%) Apache
16 7 (0.17%) CMS
17 6 (0.15%) IBM Domino
18 4 (0.097%) OpenStack
18 4 (0.097%) WordPress
Applications
1 775 (18.74%) Microsoft Office
2 148 (3.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 113 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
5 29 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.097%) Sketch
10 3 (0.073%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.073%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.048%) Figma
11 2 (0.048%) InVision
11 2 (0.048%) Marvel
12 1 (0.024%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.024%) Houdini
12 1 (0.024%) Maya
12 1 (0.024%) Revit
Business Applications
1 123 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.29%) assyst
5 6 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
5 6 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.097%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.048%) Global One
8 2 (0.048%) Magento
8 2 (0.048%) Primavera
8 2 (0.048%) Workfront
9 1 (0.024%) Exchequer
9 1 (0.024%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.024%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.024%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,279 (30.92%) Azure
2 365 (8.82%) Azure Active Directory
3 293 (7.08%) OneDrive
4 263 (6.36%) AWS
5 193 (4.67%) Power Platform
6 162 (3.92%) PaaS
7 153 (3.70%) IaaS
8 151 (3.65%) SaaS
9 112 (2.71%) PowerApps
10 110 (2.66%) Dynamics 365
11 81 (1.96%) Yammer
12 64 (1.55%) Mimecast
13 61 (1.47%) G Suite
14 60 (1.45%) Microsoft Flow
15 31 (0.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 31 (0.75%) GCP
16 27 (0.65%) Azure Stack
17 20 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
18 18 (0.44%) ShareGate
19 17 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 490 (11.85%) Skype
2 398 (9.62%) DNS
3 300 (7.25%) Firewall
4 277 (6.70%) DHCP
5 251 (6.07%) VPN
6 205 (4.96%) TCP/IP
7 203 (4.91%) WAN
8 200 (4.84%) LAN
9 133 (3.22%) VoIP
10 130 (3.14%) SAN
11 113 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
12 99 (2.39%) Internet
13 76 (1.84%) Wireless
14 63 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
14 63 (1.52%) Unified Communications
15 59 (1.43%) NAS
16 53 (1.28%) VLAN
17 50 (1.21%) NetScaler
18 48 (1.16%) Intranet
19 40 (0.97%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 124 (3.00%) Power BI
3 44 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 41 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
5 36 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
6 29 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
7 27 (0.65%) MySQL
7 27 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (0.31%) Big Data
10 13 (0.31%) Relational Database
11 11 (0.27%) Data Lake
11 11 (0.27%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.17%) MS Access
12 7 (0.17%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.17%) QlikView
13 6 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 74 (1.79%) JIRA
2 35 (0.85%) Visual Studio
3 33 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
4 25 (0.60%) Git (software)
5 15 (0.36%) Hudson
6 14 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.27%) MSI
8 9 (0.22%) Subversion
9 7 (0.17%) InstallShield
10 6 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.12%) Axure RP
12 4 (0.097%) Jenkins
12 4 (0.097%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.073%) AdminStudio
14 2 (0.048%) gulp
14 2 (0.048%) TeamCity
14 2 (0.048%) webpack
14 2 (0.048%) Zephyr
15 1 (0.024%) Firebug
15 1 (0.024%) Selenium
General
1 486 (11.75%) Finance
2 239 (5.78%) Public Sector
3 107 (2.59%) Retail
4 94 (2.27%) Banking
4 94 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 85 (2.06%) Law
6 62 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 52 (1.26%) Marketing
8 48 (1.16%) Legal
9 38 (0.92%) Local Government
10 33 (0.80%) Advertising
11 31 (0.75%) Electronics
12 23 (0.56%) Back Office
12 23 (0.56%) Publishing
13 20 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.44%) Front Office
15 15 (0.36%) German Language
16 11 (0.27%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 651 (15.74%) Analyst
2 550 (13.30%) Support Engineer
3 380 (9.19%) Architect
4 340 (8.22%) 2nd Line Support
5 305 (7.37%) Desktop Support
6 302 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 280 (6.77%) Consultant
8 265 (6.41%) Desktop Engineer
9 258 (6.24%) Service Analyst
10 246 (5.95%) Service Desk Analyst
11 233 (5.63%) IT Support
12 232 (5.61%) Windows Engineer
13 227 (5.49%) Office 365 Engineer
14 224 (5.42%) Support Analyst
15 192 (4.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 185 (4.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 184 (4.45%) Project Manager
18 162 (3.92%) IT Engineer
19 155 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
20 149 (3.60%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (3.14%) Web Services
2 99 (2.39%) .NET
3 63 (1.52%) HTML
4 53 (1.28%) CSS
5 38 (0.92%) ASP.NET
5 38 (0.92%) XML
6 33 (0.80%) jQuery
7 31 (0.75%) JSON
8 24 (0.58%) REST
9 21 (0.51%) SAML
10 20 (0.48%) React
11 18 (0.44%) AngularJS
12 17 (0.41%) .NET Framework
13 15 (0.36%) LDAP
13 15 (0.36%) Microsoft Graph
14 14 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (0.34%) OAuth
15 13 (0.31%) Node.js
16 11 (0.27%) Ajax
16 11 (0.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 158 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 125 (3.02%) Management Information System
4 108 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
5 97 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
6 85 (2.06%) Smartphone
7 81 (1.96%) iPhone
8 80 (1.93%) Blackberry
9 76 (1.84%) Replication
10 68 (1.64%) Public Cloud
10 68 (1.64%) User Experience
11 59 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
12 43 (1.04%) Clustering
13 42 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
14 39 (0.94%) PKI
15 37 (0.89%) iPad
16 31 (0.75%) Driving Licence
17 28 (0.68%) BYOD
18 24 (0.58%) Fat Client
18 24 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2,547 (61.58%) Windows
2 1,449 (35.03%) Windows 10
3 818 (19.78%) Windows Server
4 648 (15.67%) Windows 7
5 358 (8.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 279 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 199 (4.81%) Apple iOS
8 198 (4.79%) Android
9 152 (3.68%) Linux
10 103 (2.49%) Windows 8
11 96 (2.32%) Mac OS
12 73 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 68 (1.64%) Mac OS X
14 61 (1.47%) Windows XP
15 45 (1.09%) Unix
16 25 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
17 19 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 14 (0.34%) CentOS
19 13 (0.31%) Ubuntu
20 9 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 789 (19.08%) Migration
2 594 (14.36%) ITIL
3 378 (9.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 279 (6.75%) Problem-Solving
5 271 (6.55%) Agile Software Development
6 197 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 185 (4.47%) Change Management
7 185 (4.47%) Project Management
8 150 (3.63%) Information Security
9 148 (3.58%) CRM
10 143 (3.46%) Service Management
11 140 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
12 125 (3.02%) ITSM
13 116 (2.80%) Project Delivery
14 109 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery
15 108 (2.61%) DevOps
16 102 (2.47%) Mobile Device Management
17 94 (2.27%) Service Delivery
18 90 (2.18%) Asset Management
19 89 (2.15%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 533 (12.89%) PowerShell
2 317 (7.66%) SQL
3 81 (1.96%) C#
4 75 (1.81%) JavaScript
5 41 (0.99%) Java
6 37 (0.89%) Python
7 32 (0.77%) C
8 30 (0.73%) VBScript
9 28 (0.68%) VB
10 20 (0.48%) Perl
11 18 (0.44%) Bash Shell
12 13 (0.31%) VBA
13 10 (0.24%) Ruby
13 10 (0.24%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.17%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.12%) C++
15 5 (0.12%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.097%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.097%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.097%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 424 (10.25%) Security Cleared
2 326 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 243 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 156 (3.77%) MCSE
5 144 (3.48%) Degree
6 87 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
7 63 (1.52%) MCSA
8 62 (1.50%) MCP
9 58 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (1.04%) CCNA
11 34 (0.82%) CISSP
12 33 (0.80%) DV Cleared
13 32 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
14 31 (0.75%) CCA
15 28 (0.68%) MCITP
16 26 (0.63%) DBS Check
17 25 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 19 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
18 19 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 15 (0.36%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (4.93%) SLA
2 56 (1.35%) GDPR
3 45 (1.09%) QA
4 41 (0.99%) PMO
5 39 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.39%) NIST
8 14 (0.34%) COBIT
9 13 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
10 12 (0.29%) NCSC
11 9 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.097%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.097%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.073%) HL7
13 3 (0.073%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.073%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.048%) BS7799
14 2 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1,976 (47.78%) Active Directory
2 349 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 273 (6.60%) Hyper-V
4 143 (3.46%) XenApp
5 102 (2.47%) XenDesktop
6 91 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
7 75 (1.81%) vSphere
8 49 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 40 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
10 27 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
11 24 (0.58%) BitLocker
12 23 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
13 20 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 18 (0.44%) Terminal Services
15 17 (0.41%) DFS Replication
16 16 (0.39%) Docker
17 12 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 10 (0.24%) Firmware
19 8 (0.19%) VMware Server
20 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 807 (19.51%) SCCM
2 353 (8.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 81 (1.96%) SCOM
4 80 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
5 67 (1.62%) AirWatch
6 54 (1.31%) WSUS
7 50 (1.21%) Jamf Pro
8 24 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
9 21 (0.51%) Terraform
9 21 (0.51%) vCenter Server
10 18 (0.44%) NetBackup
11 17 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
12 16 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
13 14 (0.34%) Ansible
13 14 (0.34%) Nagios
14 13 (0.31%) CASB
14 13 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
15 12 (0.29%) Backup Exec
15 12 (0.29%) FortiGate
15 12 (0.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1,996 (48.26%) Microsoft
2 644 (15.57%) VMware
3 453 (10.95%) Citrix
4 316 (7.64%) Cisco
5 213 (5.15%) Apple
6 129 (3.12%) ServiceNow
7 118 (2.85%) HP
8 91 (2.20%) Google
9 88 (2.13%) Dell
10 87 (2.10%) Ivanti
11 76 (1.84%) Oracle
12 74 (1.79%) Adobe
13 69 (1.67%) McAfee
14 61 (1.47%) SAP
14 61 (1.47%) Sony
15 57 (1.38%) Meraki
16 55 (1.33%) Symantec
17 49 (1.18%) NetApp
18 41 (0.99%) MobileIron
19 36 (0.87%) Samsung