The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 39 58
Rank change year-on-year +7 +19  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 26 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.43% 2.87% 1.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.00% 32.79% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 5
Median daily rate £188 £325 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.30% -32.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £133 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year - +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -11.29% -7.46%  

Office 365 is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 65 61 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 11.07% 8.74% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 25
Median daily rate £525 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.04% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £628 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Office 365 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in Hertfordshire

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office 365 in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in Hertfordshire

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in Hertfordshire

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in Hertfordshire

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +7 13 £293 +61.37% 3
Hemel Hempstead +11 3 £163 -
Welwyn Garden City 0 3 £525 +138.63%
Stevenage +3 1 - -
St Albans +2 1 £110 -69.44%
Welwyn - 1 £250 -
Office 365
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 15 (45.45%) MS Office
4 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
4 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 10 (30.30%) ITIL
6 10 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 9 (27.27%) Service Management
8 7 (21.21%) Windows 8
8 7 (21.21%) OneDrive
8 7 (21.21%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (18.18%) Windows 10
9 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
9 6 (18.18%) ITSM
9 6 (18.18%) PRINCE2
9 6 (18.18%) Project Management
10 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (15.15%) Finance
10 5 (15.15%) Legal
10 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
10 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (15.15%) Migration
10 5 (15.15%) Degree
10 5 (15.15%) People Management
11 4 (12.12%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
11 4 (12.12%) Identity Management

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (45.45%) MS Office
2 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (21.21%) Azure Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.03%) IaaS
3 1 (3.03%) PaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 2 (6.06%) Skype
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) PBX
3 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) FileMaker
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
1 5 (15.15%) Legal
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Desktop Team Leader
1 5 (15.15%) Team Leader
2 4 (12.12%) Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.06%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Office 365 Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Programme Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) CSS
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
1 1 (3.03%) Java SE
1 1 (3.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 3 (9.09%) Private Cloud
2 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.21%) Windows 8
4 6 (18.18%) Windows 10
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.06%) Android
6 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) ITIL
1 10 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (27.27%) Service Management
3 6 (18.18%) ITSM
3 6 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 6 (18.18%) Project Management
4 5 (15.15%) Migration
4 5 (15.15%) People Management
4 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
5 4 (12.12%) Identity Management
5 4 (12.12%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.09%) DevOps
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.06%) Analytics
7 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.06%) Web Analytics
8 1 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (3.03%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (12.12%) MCSE
3 2 (6.06%) MCSA
3 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) PMP
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) PMO
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
3 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (9.09%) SCOM
3 2 (6.06%) SCCM
4 1 (3.03%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Remedy
3 2 (6.06%) Citrix
3 2 (6.06%) Forcepoint
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe
4 1 (3.03%) Apple
4 1 (3.03%) iManage
4 1 (3.03%) Veritas