Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 88 140
Rank change year-on-year +19 +52 +131
Contract jobs citing Office 365 3,141 2,259 1,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.39% 2.65% 1.77%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.92% 19.77% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,109 1,502 1,158
England median daily rate £363 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £133 £163 £175
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 75 66
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -1.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £34.25 £23.75 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year +11.86% -4.84% -11.43%

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 18,564 11,425 8,240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.04% 13.41% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,730 8,001 5,762
England median daily rate £480 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.49% +1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £285 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 142 135
England median hourly rate £20.33 £18.98 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.10% -9.62% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.35 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.10% -1.11%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 1,508 £393 -1.88% 337
South East +11 620 £350 -13.85% 183
Midlands +34 299 £339 -3.21% 121
South West +27 296 £325 -5.80% 64
North of England 0 272 £308 -8.89% 181
West Midlands +23 177 £325 -7.80% 72
East of England -1 146 £275 -21.43% 92
North West -1 131 £300 -11.11% 114
East Midlands +39 120 £350 +1.82% 49
Yorkshire -1 98 £350 -10.54% 54
North East +8 45 £300 +1.69% 13
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1,733 (55.17%) Windows
2 1,438 (45.78%) Microsoft
3 1,343 (42.76%) Active Directory
4 867 (27.60%) Windows 10
5 837 (26.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 683 (21.74%) Migration
7 666 (21.20%) SharePoint
8 631 (20.09%) Microsoft Office
9 566 (18.02%) Windows Server
10 515 (16.40%) SCCM
11 490 (15.60%) Windows 7
12 456 (14.52%) VMware
13 451 (14.36%) MS Exchange
14 435 (13.85%) Citrix
14 435 (13.85%) PowerShell
15 433 (13.79%) ITIL
16 391 (12.45%) Skype
17 377 (12.00%) Security Cleared
18 369 (11.75%) Finance
19 368 (11.72%) Skype for Business
20 306 (9.74%) SC Cleared
21 263 (8.37%) DNS
22 262 (8.34%) Cisco
23 258 (8.21%) Windows Server 2012
24 253 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
25 241 (7.67%) Firewall
26 236 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
27 233 (7.42%) Project Management
28 228 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
28 228 (7.26%) Microsoft Intune

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
1 666 (21.20%) SharePoint
2 451 (14.36%) MS Exchange
3 368 (11.72%) Skype for Business
4 160 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 100 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 63 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 56 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 46 (1.46%) IIS
9 35 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
10 30 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
11 23 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
12 18 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
13 14 (0.45%) CMS
14 12 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.29%) IBM Notes
16 8 (0.25%) Confluence
17 7 (0.22%) Apache
18 5 (0.16%) Drupal
18 5 (0.16%) MS Project Server
19 4 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 631 (20.09%) Microsoft Office
2 102 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
5 31 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.70%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.096%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.096%) InVision
9 3 (0.096%) Revit
10 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.032%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 82 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.22%) Infor CRM
4 7 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.064%) Primavera
7 1 (0.032%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.032%) Eikon
7 1 (0.032%) Line 50
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.032%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.032%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.032%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.032%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.032%) Servitor
7 1 (0.032%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 837 (26.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 194 (6.18%) OneDrive
3 187 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
4 184 (5.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 95 (3.02%) IaaS
6 93 (2.96%) PaaS
7 74 (2.36%) SaaS
8 73 (2.32%) Yammer
9 60 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
10 35 (1.11%) G Suite
10 35 (1.11%) Mimecast
11 11 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 5 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.13%) iTunes
15 4 (0.13%) Serverless
16 3 (0.096%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 391 (12.45%) Skype
2 263 (8.37%) DNS
3 241 (7.67%) Firewall
4 210 (6.69%) DHCP
5 192 (6.11%) LAN
6 190 (6.05%) WAN
7 160 (5.09%) VPN
8 132 (4.20%) TCP/IP
9 101 (3.22%) SAN
10 79 (2.52%) VoIP
11 65 (2.07%) Internet
12 63 (2.01%) Remote Desktop
13 48 (1.53%) Intranet
13 48 (1.53%) VLAN
14 46 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
15 45 (1.43%) Network Security
16 40 (1.27%) Wireless
17 35 (1.11%) SMTP
18 34 (1.08%) MPLS
18 34 (1.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 65 (2.07%) Power BI
3 30 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
4 20 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
4 20 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 13 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (0.38%) MySQL
8 10 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (0.25%) Big Data
10 8 (0.25%) EDRMS
10 8 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.22%) MS Access
12 6 (0.19%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.19%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.16%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 45 (1.43%) JIRA
2 29 (0.92%) Visual Studio
3 21 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (0.41%) MSI
5 10 (0.32%) Zephyr
6 7 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.19%) NUnit
8 4 (0.13%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.13%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.13%) JMeter
8 4 (0.13%) Selenium
8 4 (0.13%) Subversion
9 3 (0.096%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.096%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.096%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.096%) Hudson
10 2 (0.064%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.064%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.032%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.032%) Vagrant
General
1 369 (11.75%) Finance
2 89 (2.83%) Legal
3 83 (2.64%) Retail
4 61 (1.94%) Banking
5 49 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 45 (1.43%) Law
7 38 (1.21%) Marketing
8 34 (1.08%) Advertising
9 30 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 29 (0.92%) Local Government
11 21 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 21 (0.67%) Publishing
12 19 (0.60%) Back Office
13 12 (0.38%) Electronics
14 11 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.35%) French Language
15 9 (0.29%) German Language
16 6 (0.19%) Front Office
16 6 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 497 (15.82%) Analyst
2 355 (11.30%) Architect
3 289 (9.20%) Support Engineer
4 265 (8.44%) Consultant
5 260 (8.28%) Desktop Support
6 228 (7.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 227 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 217 (6.91%) Project Manager
9 163 (5.19%) Support Analyst
10 160 (5.09%) Office 365 Engineer
11 156 (4.97%) Service Analyst
12 152 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
13 132 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
14 124 (3.95%) Office 365 Architect
15 117 (3.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 116 (3.69%) Office 365 Manager
16 116 (3.69%) Windows Engineer
17 112 (3.57%) Office 365 Consultant
18 111 (3.53%) IT Support
19 100 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (1.97%) Web Services
2 51 (1.62%) .NET
3 49 (1.56%) HTML
4 47 (1.50%) CSS
5 34 (1.08%) jQuery
6 26 (0.83%) ASP.NET
6 26 (0.83%) XML
7 22 (0.70%) AngularJS
8 20 (0.64%) REST
9 15 (0.48%) .NET Framework
10 14 (0.45%) LDAP
11 13 (0.41%) HTML5
12 12 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (0.35%) CSS3
14 10 (0.32%) WAP
15 9 (0.29%) React
16 8 (0.25%) JSON
17 7 (0.22%) Middleware
17 7 (0.22%) X-Windows
18 6 (0.19%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 143 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 142 (4.52%) Data Centre
3 68 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
4 65 (2.07%) Blackberry
5 60 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 55 (1.75%) Smartphone
7 49 (1.56%) Clustering
7 49 (1.56%) User Experience
8 46 (1.46%) PKI
8 46 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
9 44 (1.40%) Mobile App
10 38 (1.21%) iPhone
11 33 (1.05%) Public Cloud
12 30 (0.96%) Computer Science
13 23 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
14 21 (0.67%) e-Learning
14 21 (0.67%) iPad
15 20 (0.64%) Driving Licence
15 20 (0.64%) Fat Client
15 20 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,733 (55.17%) Windows
2 867 (27.60%) Windows 10
3 566 (18.02%) Windows Server
4 490 (15.60%) Windows 7
5 258 (8.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 212 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 127 (4.04%) Android
8 126 (4.01%) Linux
9 122 (3.88%) Apple iOS
10 103 (3.28%) Windows 8
11 75 (2.39%) Mac OS
12 61 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 52 (1.66%) Mac OS X
14 41 (1.31%) Windows XP
15 21 (0.67%) Unix
16 17 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 16 (0.51%) Solaris
18 13 (0.41%) Windows Vista
19 11 (0.35%) SUSE
20 9 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 683 (21.74%) Migration
2 433 (13.79%) ITIL
3 233 (7.42%) Project Management
4 228 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
5 198 (6.30%) Change Management
5 198 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
6 188 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 163 (5.19%) PRINCE2
8 124 (3.95%) CRM
9 123 (3.92%) Mobile Device Management
10 114 (3.63%) Service Management
11 98 (3.12%) Business Intelligence
12 88 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
13 84 (2.67%) Service Delivery
14 78 (2.48%) Problem Management
15 74 (2.36%) Identity Management
15 74 (2.36%) Incident Management
16 71 (2.26%) IT Strategy
17 68 (2.16%) Business Analysis
18 65 (2.07%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 435 (13.85%) PowerShell
2 186 (5.92%) SQL
3 68 (2.16%) JavaScript
4 47 (1.50%) C#
5 45 (1.43%) VBScript
6 28 (0.89%) C
7 17 (0.54%) Java
8 16 (0.51%) T-SQL
8 16 (0.51%) VBA
9 14 (0.45%) TypeScript
10 10 (0.32%) Python
11 9 (0.29%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.25%) PHP
12 8 (0.25%) VB
13 5 (0.16%) Ruby
14 4 (0.13%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.096%) Perl
15 3 (0.096%) R
16 2 (0.064%) XAML
Qualifications
1 377 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 306 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 236 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 143 (4.55%) MCSE
5 81 (2.58%) Degree
6 68 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
7 62 (1.97%) MCSA
8 57 (1.81%) MCP
9 49 (1.56%) DV Cleared
10 42 (1.34%) CCNA
11 39 (1.24%) CISSP
12 38 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
13 37 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 35 (1.11%) DBS Check
14 35 (1.11%) MCITP
15 33 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
16 30 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 29 (0.92%) CCNP
18 28 (0.89%) CISM
19 25 (0.80%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (2.99%) SLA
2 69 (2.20%) GDPR
3 56 (1.78%) PMO
4 39 (1.24%) QA
5 24 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 19 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.13%) GAAP
9 4 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.13%) P3O
9 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.064%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.032%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 1,343 (42.76%) Active Directory
2 253 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 215 (6.84%) Hyper-V
4 121 (3.85%) XenApp
5 73 (2.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 73 (2.32%) vSphere
6 61 (1.94%) BitLocker
6 61 (1.94%) XenDesktop
7 55 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
8 45 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
10 21 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
11 19 (0.60%) DFS Replication
12 12 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 11 (0.35%) Docker
13 11 (0.35%) XenServer
14 7 (0.22%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.22%) Xen
15 5 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 515 (16.40%) SCCM
2 228 (7.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 61 (1.94%) SCOM
4 58 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
5 44 (1.40%) AirWatch
6 40 (1.27%) WSUS
7 33 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 27 (0.86%) NetBackup
9 20 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
9 20 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 16 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 16 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
10 16 (0.51%) vCenter Server
11 15 (0.48%) Backup Exec
11 15 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
12 11 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
12 11 (0.35%) PingFederate
13 10 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 9 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,438 (45.78%) Microsoft
2 456 (14.52%) VMware
3 435 (13.85%) Citrix
4 262 (8.34%) Cisco
5 157 (5.00%) Apple
6 105 (3.34%) HP
7 73 (2.32%) Dell
8 67 (2.13%) Symantec
9 62 (1.97%) Ivanti
10 56 (1.78%) NetApp
11 54 (1.72%) McAfee
12 51 (1.62%) ServiceNow
13 48 (1.53%) Veeam
14 46 (1.46%) Avaya
15 38 (1.21%) Oracle
16 37 (1.18%) Google
16 37 (1.18%) Sophos
17 36 (1.15%) IBM
17 36 (1.15%) MobileIron
18 32 (1.02%) SAP