Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 47 31 53
Rank change year-on-year -16 +22 +14
Contract jobs citing Office 365 1,549 3,713 3,966
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.47% 5.70% 4.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.53% 18.87% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,246 2,646 2,761
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £149 £135 £140
90th Percentile £575 £550 £569
UK median daily rate £373 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +6.43% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 183 198
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +6.06% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.44 £12.20 £10.88
90th Percentile £57.88 £36.70 £22.28
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% +6.06% +10.00%

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 11,451 19,673 23,615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.03% 30.22% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,169 13,862 16,785
Median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £304 £281 £306
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £495 £490 £500
% change year-on-year +1.02% -2.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 286 269
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £11.20
90th Percentile £60.00 £73.75 £42.10
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.92% +12.86% -4.38%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Office 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in England

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in England.

Daily rate trend for Office 365 in England

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Office 365 in England over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Office 365 in England

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in England.

Hourly rate trend for Office 365 in England

Office 365
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Office 365 in England over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 -22 650 £400 +10.34% 152
North of England -1 231 £288 -13.53% 201
South East -8 213 £390 +11.43% 127
Midlands +4 192 £245 -24.62% 111
North West +6 148 £230 -34.29% 113
West Midlands +8 121 £325 -7.14% 62
South West -11 104 £303 -6.92% 62
East of England -5 87 £265 -24.29% 56
Yorkshire 0 76 £325 -3.70% 67
East Midlands +7 71 £180 -40.00% 48
North East -19 7 £200 +7.38% 21
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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.

1 790 (51.00%) Windows
2 769 (49.64%) Microsoft
3 648 (41.83%) Active Directory
4 569 (36.73%) Azure
5 465 (30.02%) Windows 10
6 383 (24.73%) SharePoint
7 252 (16.27%) Migration
7 252 (16.27%) SCCM
8 244 (15.75%) Microsoft Office
9 229 (14.78%) Windows Server
10 202 (13.04%) Microsoft Intune
11 196 (12.65%) Finance
12 190 (12.27%) PowerShell
13 180 (11.62%) ITIL
14 179 (11.56%) Azure Active Directory
15 169 (10.91%) VMware
16 163 (10.52%) Security Cleared
17 150 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 144 (9.30%) Citrix
19 142 (9.17%) SC Cleared
20 138 (8.91%) Power Platform
21 135 (8.72%) Windows 7
21 135 (8.72%) DNS
22 133 (8.59%) Public Sector
23 132 (8.52%) Cisco
24 131 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
25 124 (8.01%) MS Exchange
26 123 (7.94%) Firewall
27 115 (7.42%) OneDrive
28 114 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 383 (24.73%) SharePoint
2 124 (8.01%) MS Exchange
3 80 (5.16%) Skype for Business
4 31 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (1.94%) IIS
6 21 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (1.03%) Confluence
8 12 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.65%) CMS
10 8 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.39%) JBoss
11 6 (0.39%) Mailman
11 6 (0.39%) NetWeaver
11 6 (0.39%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.19%) Apache
13 3 (0.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 244 (15.75%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 15 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.77%) Adobe After Effects
6 12 (0.77%) Adobe Premiere
7 10 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.65%) CINEMA 4D
7 10 (0.65%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.58%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
10 4 (0.26%) CATIA
11 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.065%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.19%) OPENHousing
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.13%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.13%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.065%) assyst
7 1 (0.065%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.065%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.065%) Magento
7 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.065%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 569 (36.73%) Azure
2 179 (11.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 138 (8.91%) Power Platform
4 115 (7.42%) OneDrive
5 67 (4.33%) PowerApps
6 65 (4.20%) IaaS
7 56 (3.62%) SaaS
8 55 (3.55%) AWS
9 54 (3.49%) PaaS
10 42 (2.71%) Power Automate
11 38 (2.45%) Dynamics 365
12 35 (2.26%) Yammer
13 22 (1.42%) Mimecast
14 19 (1.23%) Logic Apps
15 16 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
16 15 (0.97%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 12 (0.77%) Serverless
17 12 (0.77%) ShareGate
18 9 (0.58%) Azure Functions
19 6 (0.39%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 135 (8.72%) DNS
2 123 (7.94%) Firewall
3 102 (6.58%) Skype
4 101 (6.52%) WAN
5 100 (6.46%) VPN
6 82 (5.29%) DHCP
7 65 (4.20%) LAN
8 44 (2.84%) TCP/IP
9 39 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
10 36 (2.32%) Wireless
11 33 (2.13%) Intranet
12 31 (2.00%) SAN
13 30 (1.94%) Internet
13 30 (1.94%) Unified Communications
14 24 (1.55%) DMZ
14 24 (1.55%) VoIP
15 22 (1.42%) VLAN
16 19 (1.23%) NetScaler
17 17 (1.10%) Network Security
18 16 (1.03%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.87%) Power BI
3 13 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
5 9 (0.58%) Hadoop
5 9 (0.58%) HBase
6 8 (0.52%) Big Data
6 8 (0.52%) MySQL
6 8 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.39%) DB2
7 6 (0.39%) SAP HANA
7 6 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.32%) GIS
8 5 (0.32%) MS Access
8 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (1.94%) JIRA
2 27 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.45%) Hudson
5 6 (0.39%) GitLab
5 6 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.32%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.32%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.32%) MSI
6 5 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.32%) Selenium
6 5 (0.32%) Subversion
7 4 (0.26%) Gatling
7 4 (0.26%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.19%) Ant
8 3 (0.19%) Gradle
8 3 (0.19%) Maven
8 3 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.13%) NUnit
9 2 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 196 (12.65%) Finance
2 133 (8.59%) Public Sector
3 63 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 50 (3.23%) Banking
5 46 (2.97%) Manufacturing
6 37 (2.39%) Legal
7 36 (2.32%) Marketing
8 34 (2.19%) Retail
9 31 (2.00%) Electronics
10 27 (1.74%) Local Government
11 19 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 15 (0.97%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.90%) German Language
14 13 (0.84%) French Language
15 9 (0.58%) Law
16 8 (0.52%) Italian Language
17 7 (0.45%) Spanish Language
18 6 (0.39%) Automotive
18 6 (0.39%) Investment Banking
18 6 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 200 (12.91%) Analyst
2 135 (8.72%) Architect
2 135 (8.72%) Support Engineer
3 112 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 107 (6.91%) Consultant
5 105 (6.78%) Office 365 Engineer
6 86 (5.55%) Service Analyst
7 80 (5.16%) Desktop Support
8 70 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support
8 70 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
9 67 (4.33%) Windows Engineer
10 63 (4.07%) IT Support
11 59 (3.81%) Support Analyst
12 57 (3.68%) Office 365 Manager
12 57 (3.68%) Project Manager
13 53 (3.42%) Desktop Engineer
14 52 (3.36%) Office 365 Specialist
15 51 (3.29%) Azure Engineer
16 50 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
16 50 (3.23%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.58%) CSS
2 38 (2.45%) HTML
3 34 (2.19%) .NET
4 25 (1.61%) Web Services
5 23 (1.48%) Middleware
6 19 (1.23%) REST
7 14 (0.90%) JSON
8 13 (0.84%) XML
9 10 (0.65%) LDAP
10 9 (0.58%) ASP.NET
10 9 (0.58%) jQuery
10 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Graph
10 9 (0.58%) Node.js
11 8 (0.52%) RESTful
11 8 (0.52%) Software Packaging
12 7 (0.45%) .NET Core
13 6 (0.39%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.39%) SAP Basis
13 6 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (0.32%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 65 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (3.29%) NHS
3 47 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 43 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 42 (2.71%) Video Conferencing
6 37 (2.39%) User Experience
7 34 (2.19%) PKI
8 30 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
9 23 (1.48%) Clustering
9 23 (1.48%) Public Cloud
10 20 (1.29%) Driving Licence
10 20 (1.29%) Mobile App
11 18 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (1.10%) EMC VNX
12 17 (1.10%) Smartphone
13 15 (0.97%) Private Cloud
14 14 (0.90%) Blackberry
15 13 (0.84%) Replication
16 12 (0.77%) Animation
17 11 (0.71%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 790 (51.00%) Windows
2 465 (30.02%) Windows 10
3 229 (14.78%) Windows Server
4 135 (8.72%) Windows 7
5 93 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (4.65%) Windows Server 2016
7 71 (4.58%) Linux
8 44 (2.84%) Apple iOS
9 43 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (2.32%) Android
11 33 (2.13%) Windows Server 2019
12 28 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 28 (1.81%) Windows XP
13 27 (1.74%) Windows 8
14 26 (1.68%) Unix
15 22 (1.42%) Mac OS
16 18 (1.16%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
18 11 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (16.27%) Migration
2 180 (11.62%) ITIL
3 150 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 131 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
5 104 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
5 104 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
6 82 (5.29%) DevOps
7 81 (5.23%) Project Delivery
8 70 (4.52%) Service Delivery
9 63 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 62 (4.00%) Change Management
10 62 (4.00%) Service Management
11 56 (3.62%) Project Management
12 49 (3.16%) Programme Management
13 46 (2.97%) Mobile Device Management
14 44 (2.84%) Information Security
15 42 (2.71%) Cybersecurity
16 41 (2.65%) Incident Management
17 37 (2.39%) Disaster Recovery
17 37 (2.39%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 190 (12.27%) PowerShell
2 87 (5.62%) SQL
3 47 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 36 (2.32%) C#
5 30 (1.94%) Python
6 15 (0.97%) Java
7 12 (0.77%) VBScript
8 9 (0.58%) VB
9 8 (0.52%) Perl
9 8 (0.52%) Scala
10 6 (0.39%) C
11 4 (0.26%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.26%) Groovy
11 4 (0.26%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.19%) DataFlex
13 2 (0.13%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.13%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.065%) C++
14 1 (0.065%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 163 (10.52%) Security Cleared
2 142 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 65 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (2.45%) MCSE
5 35 (2.26%) Degree
6 28 (1.81%) MCSA
7 25 (1.61%) CISSP
8 20 (1.29%) DBS Check
8 20 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.90%) CISM
11 13 (0.84%) CCNA
12 12 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 11 (0.71%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.65%) A+ Certification
15 9 (0.58%) MCP
16 8 (0.52%) ISEB
17 7 (0.45%) APMP
17 7 (0.45%) CCNP
17 7 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.42%) SLA
2 22 (1.42%) QA
3 18 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.03%) PMO
5 15 (0.97%) GDPR
6 9 (0.58%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.39%) COBIT
7 6 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.32%) NIST
9 4 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.26%) NCSC
10 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.065%) P3O
11 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.065%) TARGET2
11 1 (0.065%) WCAG
System Software
1 648 (41.83%) Active Directory
2 114 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 36 (2.32%) vSphere
5 34 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
7 19 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (1.03%) XenApp
9 13 (0.84%) Docker
9 13 (0.84%) VMware NSX
10 12 (0.77%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.71%) BitLocker
12 9 (0.58%) HDFS
13 6 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
17 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 252 (16.27%) SCCM
2 202 (13.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
4 21 (1.36%) AirWatch
5 19 (1.23%) Terraform
6 18 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 18 (1.16%) vCenter Server
7 16 (1.03%) Kubernetes
7 16 (1.03%) SCOM
8 14 (0.90%) Ansible
8 14 (0.90%) IBM BigFix
8 14 (0.90%) Jamf Pro
9 11 (0.71%) WSUS
10 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (0.39%) WMI
11 5 (0.32%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.32%) Nessus
11 5 (0.32%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 769 (49.64%) Microsoft
2 169 (10.91%) VMware
3 144 (9.30%) Citrix
4 132 (8.52%) Cisco
5 52 (3.36%) Apple
6 51 (3.29%) ServiceNow
7 47 (3.03%) SAP
8 43 (2.78%) HP
9 35 (2.26%) EMC
10 34 (2.19%) Dell
10 34 (2.19%) Red Hat
11 28 (1.81%) Oracle
12 23 (1.48%) Adobe
13 21 (1.36%) Avaya
13 21 (1.36%) Ivanti
14 20 (1.29%) Google
15 18 (1.16%) Symantec
15 18 (1.16%) Veeam
16 17 (1.10%) Nintex
17 16 (1.03%) Palo Alto