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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 41 72
Rank change year-on-year +5 +31  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 25 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.96% 2.48% 0.78%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.78% 20.25% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 5
Median daily rate £415 £215 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +93.02% -57.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £320
% change year-on-year -7.89% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.60 £14.25
% change year-on-year +2.73% +2.45%  

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 74 79 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 11.73% 12.25% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 28 30
Median daily rate £450 £415 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -10.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £212 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £15.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -69.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year +75.75% -38.31%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +4 12 £450 +230.27% 2
Welwyn Garden City +7 5 £433 +96.59% 2
Hatfield -7 2 £488 +14.70%
Harpenden - 2 £105 -
Welwyn - 1 £263 -
Office 365
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 34 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 28 (58.33%) Windows
3 20 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 20 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 15 (31.25%) Windows 7
6 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Office
7 13 (27.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (27.08%) OneDrive
8 12 (25.00%) ITIL
9 11 (22.92%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
10 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (20.83%) MS Exchange
10 10 (20.83%) SharePoint
10 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (18.75%) MCSE
11 9 (18.75%) Service Management
12 8 (16.67%) Service Delivery
12 8 (16.67%) Hyper-V
12 8 (16.67%) Skype for Business
12 8 (16.67%) Windows 8
12 8 (16.67%) Skype
13 7 (14.58%) DevOps
13 7 (14.58%) Private Cloud
13 7 (14.58%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (14.58%) SCCM
13 7 (14.58%) SCOM
13 7 (14.58%) Remedy
13 7 (14.58%) Management Information System

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 10 (20.83%) MS Exchange
1 10 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 8 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.25%) OpenStack
3 3 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 20 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (27.08%) OneDrive
3 11 (22.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (8.33%) IaaS
5 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.08%) PaaS
6 1 (2.08%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) Skype
2 3 (6.25%) Internet
2 3 (6.25%) PBX
3 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.08%) DHCP
4 1 (2.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
1 5 (10.42%) Legal
2 3 (6.25%) Games
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 6 (12.50%) Consultant
2 6 (12.50%) Office 365 Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Programme Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Desktop Team Leader
5 3 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Exchange Migration Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Deployment Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) SAML
2 2 (4.17%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Management Information System
1 7 (14.58%) Private Cloud
2 4 (8.33%) CESG
3 2 (4.17%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (58.33%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
4 8 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.17%) Android
6 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (25.00%) ITIL
3 9 (18.75%) Service Management
4 8 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 7 (14.58%) DevOps
5 7 (14.58%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (14.58%) Risk Management
6 5 (10.42%) Migration
6 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.42%) Project Management
7 4 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (8.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 4 (8.33%) Disk Encryption
7 4 (8.33%) Identity Management
7 4 (8.33%) ITSM
7 4 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (8.33%) Presales
7 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.25%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.33%) VBScript
3 3 (6.25%) SQL
4 2 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (18.75%) MCSE
3 6 (12.50%) Degree
4 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (6.25%) MCSA
5 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) PMP
6 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.08%) PMO
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.42%) XenApp
3 5 (10.42%) XenDesktop
4 4 (8.33%) BitLocker
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (14.58%) SCCM
2 7 (14.58%) SCOM
3 4 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.08%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 34 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) Citrix
2 7 (14.58%) Remedy
2 7 (14.58%) VMware
3 4 (8.33%) Altiris
3 4 (8.33%) LANDesk
3 4 (8.33%) Symantec
4 2 (4.17%) AppSense
5 1 (2.08%) Adobe
5 1 (2.08%) Apple
5 1 (2.08%) iManage
5 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.08%) Veritas