Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 65 103
Rank change year-on-year +13 +38 +73
Contract jobs citing Office 365 4,117 3,206 2,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.29% 3.39% 2.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.77% 19.61% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,730 2,167 1,466
England median daily rate £375 £340 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.15% -5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £140 £131 £163
90th Percentile £575 £538 £563
UK median daily rate £373 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +8.27% -1.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 130 95
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.95
90th Percentile £32.00 £39.75 £32.85
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.88 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.69% +8.87% +1.64%

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 23,163 16,346 11,850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.13% 17.31% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,210 11,456 8,165
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £284
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 202 169
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.03 £11.62
90th Percentile £57.50 £58.75 £56.77
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -16.82%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +20 1,799 £380 +1.33% 311
South East +7 813 £385 +11.59% 194
North of England +18 559 £325 +8.33% 200
North West +38 357 £303 -6.92% 129
Midlands +4 334 £370 +13.85% 127
South West -11 296 £325 +8.33% 105
East of England +24 290 £300 - 87
West Midlands -4 231 £375 +15.38% 71
Yorkshire -6 153 £370 +64.44% 49
East Midlands +13 96 £325 +4.42% 55
North East -23 49 £406 +25.00% 22
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 2,332 (56.64%) Windows
2 1,879 (45.64%) Microsoft
3 1,844 (44.79%) Active Directory
4 1,207 (29.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 1,190 (28.90%) Windows 10
6 907 (22.03%) Migration
7 888 (21.57%) SharePoint
8 871 (21.16%) Windows Server
9 797 (19.36%) Microsoft Office
10 724 (17.59%) SCCM
11 656 (15.93%) Windows 7
12 635 (15.42%) VMware
13 628 (15.25%) ITIL
14 603 (14.65%) PowerShell
15 559 (13.58%) Skype
16 552 (13.41%) Finance
17 529 (12.85%) MS Exchange
18 468 (11.37%) Citrix
19 463 (11.25%) Skype for Business
20 396 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 346 (8.40%) Cisco
22 342 (8.31%) Azure Active Directory
23 333 (8.09%) DNS
24 332 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
25 331 (8.04%) Security Cleared
26 329 (7.99%) Firewall
27 315 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
28 309 (7.51%) Windows Server 2008
29 307 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
30 301 (7.31%) OneDrive

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
1 888 (21.57%) SharePoint
2 529 (12.85%) MS Exchange
3 463 (11.25%) Skype for Business
4 224 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 161 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 86 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 56 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 53 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 37 (0.90%) IIS
10 31 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 27 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
12 19 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
13 17 (0.41%) IBM Notes
14 16 (0.39%) Confluence
15 15 (0.36%) CMS
16 12 (0.29%) SAP Portal
17 8 (0.19%) IBM Domino
17 8 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
17 8 (0.19%) WordPress
18 5 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 797 (19.36%) Microsoft Office
2 115 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 61 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
4 45 (1.09%) InfoPath
4 45 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.097%) Adobe After Effects
7 4 (0.097%) Adobe Premiere
7 4 (0.097%) InVision
8 2 (0.049%) SPSS
9 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.024%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.024%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.024%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.024%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.024%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 93 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.097%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.073%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.073%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.073%) Retail-J
4 3 (0.073%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.073%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.073%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.073%) SAP GTS
4 3 (0.073%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.049%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.049%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.024%) assyst
6 1 (0.024%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.024%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.024%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.024%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.024%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,207 (29.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 342 (8.31%) Azure Active Directory
3 301 (7.31%) OneDrive
4 276 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
5 184 (4.47%) IaaS
6 162 (3.93%) PaaS
7 151 (3.67%) SaaS
8 99 (2.40%) Yammer
9 80 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
10 75 (1.82%) G Suite
11 51 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
12 46 (1.12%) Mimecast
13 23 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
14 21 (0.51%) Serverless
15 20 (0.49%) Azure Functions
16 14 (0.34%) Boomi
17 13 (0.32%) Lucidchart
18 11 (0.27%) GitHub
19 10 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
20 9 (0.22%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 559 (13.58%) Skype
2 333 (8.09%) DNS
3 329 (7.99%) Firewall
4 267 (6.49%) WAN
5 251 (6.10%) LAN
6 243 (5.90%) DHCP
7 208 (5.05%) VPN
8 179 (4.35%) TCP/IP
9 142 (3.45%) SAN
10 110 (2.67%) VoIP
11 83 (2.02%) Internet
12 76 (1.85%) Intranet
13 73 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
14 71 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
15 64 (1.55%) NetScaler
16 59 (1.43%) Unified Communications
17 45 (1.09%) Wireless
18 44 (1.07%) Cisco IOS
19 42 (1.02%) Network Security
19 42 (1.02%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 88 (2.14%) Power BI
3 40 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
5 28 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (0.61%) MySQL
7 23 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (0.36%) Big Data
12 11 (0.27%) MS Access
13 10 (0.24%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.22%) EDRMS
15 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (0.19%) Spotfire
16 7 (0.17%) MongoDB
16 7 (0.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 68 (1.65%) JIRA
2 35 (0.85%) Visual Studio
3 26 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 22 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 19 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
6 18 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (0.39%) MSI
8 12 (0.29%) Visual Studio Code
9 11 (0.27%) GitLab
9 11 (0.27%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.22%) HP UFT
11 8 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.19%) Selenium
12 6 (0.15%) AdminStudio
13 5 (0.12%) Axure RP
13 5 (0.12%) Subversion
13 5 (0.12%) Zephyr
14 4 (0.097%) gulp
14 4 (0.097%) NDepend
14 4 (0.097%) SonarQube
General
1 552 (13.41%) Finance
2 111 (2.70%) Retail
3 105 (2.55%) Banking
4 95 (2.31%) Law
5 74 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 65 (1.58%) Marketing
7 61 (1.48%) Legal
8 41 (1.00%) Publishing
9 36 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 33 (0.80%) Advertising
11 29 (0.70%) French Language
12 26 (0.63%) Back Office
12 26 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
13 24 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.56%) Local Government
15 19 (0.46%) Spanish Language
16 14 (0.34%) Italian Language
17 13 (0.32%) Front Office
18 11 (0.27%) German Language
19 9 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 624 (15.16%) Analyst
2 440 (10.69%) Support Engineer
3 366 (8.89%) Architect
4 328 (7.97%) Consultant
5 327 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 270 (6.56%) Project Manager
7 267 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
8 225 (5.47%) Desktop Support
9 221 (5.37%) IT Support
10 220 (5.34%) Support Analyst
11 212 (5.15%) Office 365 Engineer
11 212 (5.15%) Service Analyst
12 202 (4.91%) Service Desk Analyst
13 179 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
14 164 (3.98%) Developer
15 152 (3.69%) Windows Engineer
16 145 (3.52%) IT Engineer
17 136 (3.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 130 (3.16%) Administrator
19 127 (3.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (2.53%) .NET
2 75 (1.82%) HTML
3 67 (1.63%) CSS
4 64 (1.55%) jQuery
5 54 (1.31%) ASP.NET
6 50 (1.21%) Web Services
7 38 (0.92%) REST
8 26 (0.63%) SAML
9 25 (0.61%) JSON
10 22 (0.53%) React
11 21 (0.51%) HTML5
12 19 (0.46%) .NET Framework
13 15 (0.36%) Middleware
13 15 (0.36%) OAuth
14 12 (0.29%) AngularJS
14 12 (0.29%) LDAP
14 12 (0.29%) XML
15 11 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
15 11 (0.27%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 205 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 171 (4.15%) Data Centre
3 112 (2.72%) User Experience
4 91 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 82 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
6 76 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
7 74 (1.80%) PKI
8 73 (1.77%) Blackberry
9 58 (1.41%) Mobile App
10 54 (1.31%) Fat Client
10 54 (1.31%) Thin Client
11 47 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
12 45 (1.09%) Public Cloud
12 45 (1.09%) Smartphone
13 42 (1.02%) Clustering
14 27 (0.66%) iPad
14 27 (0.66%) iPhone
15 26 (0.63%) Driving Licence
16 22 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
17 21 (0.51%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2,332 (56.64%) Windows
2 1,190 (28.90%) Windows 10
3 871 (21.16%) Windows Server
4 656 (15.93%) Windows 7
5 332 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 309 (7.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 157 (3.81%) Apple iOS
8 155 (3.76%) Linux
9 142 (3.45%) Windows 8
10 123 (2.99%) Android
11 112 (2.72%) Mac OS
12 89 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 66 (1.60%) Mac OS X
14 57 (1.38%) Windows XP
15 36 (0.87%) Unix
16 14 (0.34%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 5 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
20 4 (0.097%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 907 (22.03%) Migration
2 628 (15.25%) ITIL
3 396 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 307 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
5 274 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
6 250 (6.07%) Project Management
7 202 (4.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 161 (3.91%) PRINCE2
9 150 (3.64%) Service Management
10 145 (3.52%) CRM
11 137 (3.33%) Information Security
12 131 (3.18%) Service Delivery
13 126 (3.06%) Change Management
14 117 (2.84%) ITSM
15 105 (2.55%) Business Intelligence
16 102 (2.48%) Identity Management
17 100 (2.43%) DevOps
18 97 (2.36%) Continuous Improvement
19 95 (2.31%) Asset Management
20 93 (2.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 603 (14.65%) PowerShell
2 270 (6.56%) SQL
3 93 (2.26%) C#
4 90 (2.19%) JavaScript
5 55 (1.34%) VBScript
6 35 (0.85%) C
6 35 (0.85%) Python
7 30 (0.73%) Java
8 25 (0.61%) Shell Script
9 20 (0.49%) VB
10 19 (0.46%) Bash Shell
11 15 (0.36%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.27%) VBA
13 10 (0.24%) Perl
14 8 (0.19%) PHP
15 6 (0.15%) Ruby
15 6 (0.15%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.12%) C++
17 3 (0.073%) ES6
18 2 (0.049%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 331 (8.04%) Security Cleared
2 295 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 252 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 169 (4.10%) Degree
5 145 (3.52%) MCSE
6 98 (2.38%) MCSA
7 86 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
8 71 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
9 64 (1.55%) MCP
10 61 (1.48%) CCNA
11 57 (1.38%) DV Cleared
12 47 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 46 (1.12%) DBS Check
14 44 (1.07%) MCITP
15 35 (0.85%) A+ Certification
15 35 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 30 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
17 27 (0.66%) PMI Certification
17 27 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 25 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (3.52%) SLA
2 65 (1.58%) QA
3 57 (1.38%) GDPR
4 45 (1.09%) PMO
5 31 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.27%) MiFID
8 9 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.22%) GxP
9 8 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
10 7 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
11 6 (0.15%) NIST 800
12 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.073%) COBIT
13 3 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.073%) FISMA
13 3 (0.073%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.073%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.049%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,844 (44.79%) Active Directory
2 315 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 277 (6.73%) Hyper-V
4 132 (3.21%) XenApp
5 110 (2.67%) XenDesktop
6 94 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
7 83 (2.02%) vSphere
8 82 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 69 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
10 52 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
11 48 (1.17%) BitLocker
12 34 (0.83%) Docker
12 34 (0.83%) XenServer
13 17 (0.41%) DFS Replication
13 17 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (0.32%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.24%) Terminal Server
16 8 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 7 (0.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 724 (17.59%) SCCM
2 257 (6.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 74 (1.80%) SCOM
4 65 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
5 62 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 61 (1.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 53 (1.29%) AirWatch
8 43 (1.04%) WSUS
9 32 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
10 24 (0.58%) NetBackup
11 21 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 17 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
13 15 (0.36%) vCenter Server
13 15 (0.36%) XenMobile
14 13 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
15 12 (0.29%) Puppet
16 11 (0.27%) Backup Exec
16 11 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
17 10 (0.24%) FortiGate
17 10 (0.24%) WMI
Vendors
1 1,879 (45.64%) Microsoft
2 635 (15.42%) VMware
3 468 (11.37%) Citrix
4 346 (8.40%) Cisco
5 224 (5.44%) Apple
6 140 (3.40%) HP
7 121 (2.94%) ServiceNow
8 97 (2.36%) Dell
9 83 (2.02%) Google
10 74 (1.80%) SAP
11 71 (1.72%) McAfee
12 67 (1.63%) Oracle
12 67 (1.63%) Sony
12 67 (1.63%) Symantec
13 54 (1.31%) NetApp
14 53 (1.29%) Avaya
15 52 (1.26%) Ivanti
16 49 (1.19%) Sophos
17 47 (1.14%) Meraki
18 46 (1.12%) Nintex