Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 98 168
Rank change year-on-year +33 +70 +146
Contract jobs citing Office 365 3,095 2,180 1,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.40% 2.44% 1.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.96% 19.25% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,080 1,426 989
England median daily rate £350 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% - -7.05%
10th Percentile £131 £165 £152
90th Percentile £538 £574 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £359 £360
% change year-on-year -2.37% -0.42% -7.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 81 50
England median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +18.64% +9.26%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.63 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.48 £31.50 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% +9.61%

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 16,320 11,326 7,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.95% 12.70% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,438 7,839 4,896
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £288 £290 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 150 117
England median hourly rate £18.56 £19.00 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% -12.20% -3.82%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £10.80
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.93 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £18.63 £18.88 £21.64
% change year-on-year -1.32% -12.78% -3.82%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +23 1,346 £375 -3.23% 342
South East +25 677 £350 -6.67% 176
North of England +39 321 £300 -14.29% 167
Midlands +46 288 £330 -5.71% 123
South West +38 269 £303 +4.31% 86
West Midlands +39 205 £345 -1.43% 63
East of England +16 180 £300 - 74
Yorkshire +52 137 £265 -26.39% 51
North West +18 127 £300 -22.33% 104
East Midlands +27 79 £320 -14.67% 60
North East +24 62 £324 -0.46% 12
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 1,760 (56.87%) Windows
2 1,380 (44.59%) Microsoft
3 1,360 (43.94%) Active Directory
4 820 (26.49%) Windows 10
5 725 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 713 (23.04%) SharePoint
7 677 (21.87%) Migration
8 595 (19.22%) Microsoft Office
9 586 (18.93%) Windows Server
10 545 (17.61%) Windows 7
11 513 (16.58%) VMware
12 492 (15.90%) MS Exchange
13 489 (15.80%) SCCM
14 471 (15.22%) ITIL
15 415 (13.41%) Citrix
16 404 (13.05%) PowerShell
17 384 (12.41%) Skype
18 353 (11.41%) Skype for Business
19 346 (11.18%) Finance
20 297 (9.60%) Security Cleared
21 296 (9.56%) Windows Server 2012
22 277 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
23 275 (8.89%) DNS
24 268 (8.66%) Cisco
25 262 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
26 251 (8.11%) SC Cleared
27 236 (7.63%) DHCP
28 231 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
29 228 (7.37%) Project Management
30 214 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 713 (23.04%) SharePoint
2 492 (15.90%) MS Exchange
3 353 (11.41%) Skype for Business
4 204 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 128 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 84 (2.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 73 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 62 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 41 (1.32%) IIS
10 36 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
11 16 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (0.52%) IBM Notes
12 14 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 12 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
13 12 (0.39%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.29%) Apache
14 9 (0.29%) MS Project Server
15 8 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.26%) Drupal
16 7 (0.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 595 (19.22%) Microsoft Office
2 99 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 69 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
5 31 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.58%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.097%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.097%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.097%) InVision
10 2 (0.065%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.065%) Revit
Business Applications
1 55 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
4 7 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.19%) Eikon
6 5 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.13%) Infor CRM
7 4 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.065%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.065%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.032%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.032%) Summit
9 1 (0.032%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 725 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 177 (5.72%) Azure Active Directory
3 176 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
4 168 (5.43%) OneDrive
5 87 (2.81%) PaaS
6 77 (2.49%) SaaS
7 76 (2.46%) IaaS
8 49 (1.58%) Yammer
9 47 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
10 32 (1.03%) Mimecast
11 26 (0.84%) G Suite
12 16 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.16%) Slack
15 4 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 3 (0.097%) Serverless
17 2 (0.065%) Dropbox
17 2 (0.065%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 384 (12.41%) Skype
2 275 (8.89%) DNS
3 236 (7.63%) DHCP
4 203 (6.56%) Firewall
5 186 (6.01%) LAN
6 182 (5.88%) WAN
7 138 (4.46%) VPN
8 135 (4.36%) TCP/IP
9 93 (3.00%) SAN
10 70 (2.26%) Internet
11 62 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
12 58 (1.87%) Intranet
12 58 (1.87%) VoIP
13 54 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
14 51 (1.65%) VLAN
15 46 (1.49%) Wireless
16 45 (1.45%) Unified Communications
17 36 (1.16%) MPLS
18 35 (1.13%) IP Telephony
19 33 (1.07%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.39%) Power BI
3 29 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
5 15 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (0.36%) Big Data
7 10 (0.32%) Clusterpoint
7 10 (0.32%) EDRMS
7 10 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.26%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.26%) WhereScape RED
9 7 (0.23%) Blockchain
9 7 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.19%) MySQL
10 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.16%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.13%) GIS
Development Applications
1 39 (1.26%) JIRA
2 20 (0.65%) Visual Studio
3 18 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 14 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (0.42%) MSI
6 13 (0.42%) Zephyr
7 10 (0.32%) gulp
8 5 (0.16%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.13%) Subversion
10 3 (0.097%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.097%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.097%) Bower
10 3 (0.097%) Grunt
10 3 (0.097%) NUnit
10 3 (0.097%) Selenium
11 2 (0.065%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.065%) JMeter
11 2 (0.065%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.065%) Moq
General
1 346 (11.18%) Finance
2 73 (2.36%) Retail
3 70 (2.26%) Banking
4 54 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 53 (1.71%) Legal
6 41 (1.32%) Advertising
7 33 (1.07%) Law
8 32 (1.03%) Marketing
9 28 (0.90%) Publishing
10 23 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.48%) Back Office
12 13 (0.42%) German Language
12 13 (0.42%) Local Government
13 11 (0.36%) Electronics
13 11 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.32%) French Language
15 5 (0.16%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.13%) Front Office
17 3 (0.097%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 446 (14.41%) Analyst
2 315 (10.18%) Consultant
3 281 (9.08%) Support Engineer
4 270 (8.72%) Architect
5 230 (7.43%) Project Manager
6 224 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 222 (7.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 222 (7.17%) Desktop Support
8 171 (5.53%) Support Analyst
9 157 (5.07%) Service Analyst
10 154 (4.98%) Service Desk Analyst
11 150 (4.85%) Office 365 Engineer
12 129 (4.17%) IT Support
13 122 (3.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 122 (3.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 121 (3.91%) Office 365 Manager
15 120 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
16 119 (3.84%) Office 365 Consultant
17 113 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
18 107 (3.46%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (3.13%) .NET
2 66 (2.13%) HTML
3 57 (1.84%) Web Services
4 46 (1.49%) CSS
4 46 (1.49%) LDAP
5 36 (1.16%) ASP.NET
6 26 (0.84%) REST
7 25 (0.81%) XML
8 24 (0.78%) jQuery
9 22 (0.71%) React
10 19 (0.61%) AngularJS
10 19 (0.61%) Node.js
11 18 (0.58%) .NET Framework
12 16 (0.52%) HTML5
13 10 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (0.32%) SAML
13 10 (0.32%) SOAP
13 10 (0.32%) WAP
14 9 (0.29%) OpenID
14 9 (0.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 142 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (3.78%) Data Centre
3 82 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 62 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
5 54 (1.74%) User Experience
6 49 (1.58%) Blackberry
7 44 (1.42%) Clustering
8 40 (1.29%) iPhone
9 36 (1.16%) Computer Science
10 34 (1.10%) Public Cloud
11 33 (1.07%) Mobile App
11 33 (1.07%) Smartphone
12 31 (1.00%) PKI
13 30 (0.97%) Replication
14 26 (0.84%) Driving Licence
15 25 (0.81%) CESG
16 24 (0.78%) iPad
17 23 (0.74%) BYOD
18 20 (0.65%) Social Media
19 19 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1,760 (56.87%) Windows
2 820 (26.49%) Windows 10
3 586 (18.93%) Windows Server
4 545 (17.61%) Windows 7
5 296 (9.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 214 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 114 (3.68%) Windows 8
8 113 (3.65%) Android
9 110 (3.55%) Linux
10 108 (3.49%) Apple iOS
11 63 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 47 (1.52%) Windows XP
13 42 (1.36%) Mac OS X
14 40 (1.29%) Mac OS
15 20 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (0.61%) Unix
17 13 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
17 13 (0.42%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.32%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 677 (21.87%) Migration
2 471 (15.22%) ITIL
3 231 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
4 228 (7.37%) Project Management
5 158 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 149 (4.81%) PRINCE2
7 141 (4.56%) Change Management
8 120 (3.88%) Mobile Device Management
9 115 (3.72%) Service Management
10 99 (3.20%) CRM
11 94 (3.04%) Disaster Recovery
12 93 (3.00%) Service Delivery
13 88 (2.84%) Business Intelligence
14 83 (2.68%) Incident Management
15 75 (2.42%) Problem Management
16 62 (2.00%) Identity Management
17 61 (1.97%) ITIL V3
18 60 (1.94%) Information Security
18 60 (1.94%) Workflow
19 55 (1.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 404 (13.05%) PowerShell
2 156 (5.04%) SQL
3 77 (2.49%) JavaScript
4 61 (1.97%) C#
5 58 (1.87%) VBScript
6 28 (0.90%) Java
7 23 (0.74%) C
8 16 (0.52%) T-SQL
9 13 (0.42%) TypeScript
9 13 (0.42%) VB
10 7 (0.23%) PHP
11 6 (0.19%) Python
12 5 (0.16%) VBA
13 4 (0.13%) Ruby
13 4 (0.13%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.097%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.097%) R
15 2 (0.065%) XAML
16 1 (0.032%) RPG
16 1 (0.032%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 297 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 262 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 251 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 186 (6.01%) MCSE
5 85 (2.75%) Degree
6 83 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
7 71 (2.29%) MCSA
8 58 (1.87%) CCNA
8 58 (1.87%) MCP
9 37 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 32 (1.03%) MCDST
10 32 (1.03%) MCITP
11 31 (1.00%) DV Cleared
12 30 (0.97%) CCNP
13 27 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (0.81%) DBS Check
15 24 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
16 23 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 20 (0.65%) CISSP
17 20 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.04%) SLA
2 49 (1.58%) GDPR
3 43 (1.39%) PMO
4 25 (0.81%) QA
5 24 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
6 22 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.19%) P3O
9 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.16%) RMADS
10 4 (0.13%) GAAP
11 3 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.032%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,360 (43.94%) Active Directory
2 277 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (6.27%) Hyper-V
4 143 (4.62%) XenApp
5 90 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 67 (2.16%) vSphere
7 57 (1.84%) XenDesktop
8 52 (1.68%) BitLocker
9 35 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 31 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
11 24 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
12 20 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
13 16 (0.52%) DFS Replication
14 11 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.32%) XenServer
16 8 (0.26%) Brightmail
16 8 (0.26%) Docker
17 5 (0.16%) Xen
18 4 (0.13%) ISA Server
18 4 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 489 (15.80%) SCCM
2 126 (4.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 81 (2.62%) SCOM
4 41 (1.32%) AirWatch
5 31 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 24 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
6 24 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
6 24 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 22 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 19 (0.61%) Backup Exec
8 19 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 19 (0.61%) WSUS
9 12 (0.39%) Ansible
9 12 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
9 12 (0.39%) NetBackup
10 11 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
10 11 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (0.29%) vCenter Server
12 8 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 8 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1,380 (44.59%) Microsoft
2 513 (16.58%) VMware
3 415 (13.41%) Citrix
4 268 (8.66%) Cisco
5 145 (4.68%) Apple
6 101 (3.26%) HP
7 80 (2.58%) Dell
8 71 (2.29%) Symantec
9 59 (1.91%) Ivanti
10 56 (1.81%) ServiceNow
11 50 (1.62%) NetApp
12 47 (1.52%) McAfee
13 45 (1.45%) Avaya
14 42 (1.36%) Veeam
15 41 (1.32%) Oracle
15 41 (1.32%) SAP
16 37 (1.20%) Altiris
17 33 (1.07%) Google
17 33 (1.07%) IBM
18 32 (1.03%) Polycom