Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 October 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 56 32
Rank change year-on-year +29 -24 +25
Contract jobs citing Office 365 29 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.61% 1.37% 4.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.36% 15.91% 47.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 32
Kent median daily rate £288 £200 £704
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.75% -71.58% +346.83%
10th Percentile £147 £170 £301
90th Percentile £455 £283 £1,000
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £52.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +19.64% -20.00% +17.17%

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 Kent with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 106 44 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 24.15% 8.63% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 37 32
Kent median daily rate £425 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +16.67% +32.35%
10th Percentile £179 £200 £266
90th Percentile £538 £675 £765
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £52.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £19.61
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.68% +28.59%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in Kent

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in Kent

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Kent over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in Kent

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in Kent

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Kent over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in Kent

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 21 October 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
Maidstone - 7 £300 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £325 - 1
Dartford +1 2 £188 -
Dover - 2 - -
West Malling - 1 £225 - 3
Office 365
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 Kent region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Windows 10
3 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
4 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
5 13 (44.83%) Citrix
6 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
7 9 (31.03%) Skype
7 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (24.14%) DNS
8 7 (24.14%) Migration
8 7 (24.14%) SCCM
8 7 (24.14%) Skype for Business
8 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
9 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (20.69%) VMware
9 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
10 5 (17.24%) HP
10 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
11 4 (13.79%) XenApp
11 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (13.79%) Finance
11 4 (13.79%) Cisco
11 4 (13.79%) WAN
11 4 (13.79%) DHCP
11 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
12 3 (10.34%) ITIL
12 3 (10.34%) VPN
12 3 (10.34%) SLA

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 7 (24.14%) Skype for Business
2 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
3 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
4 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.34%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) Skype
2 7 (24.14%) DNS
3 4 (13.79%) DHCP
3 4 (13.79%) WAN
4 3 (10.34%) VPN
5 2 (6.90%) Firewall
5 2 (6.90%) LAN
5 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.45%) FTP
6 1 (3.45%) VoIP
6 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Back Office
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Analyst
1 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Desktop Support
2 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) IT Support
4 2 (6.90%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
1 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) EPoS
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Windows 10
3 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.45%) Android
7 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Migration
2 3 (10.34%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (10.34%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) Change Management
3 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.90%) High Availability
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (6.90%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.90%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (6.90%) Ticket Management
4 1 (3.45%) Data Security
4 1 (3.45%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (3.45%) Logistics
4 1 (3.45%) Matrix Management
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.45%) Resource Management
4 1 (3.45%) Service Management
4 1 (3.45%) UML
4 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) CCA
1 2 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (6.90%) MCP
1 2 (6.90%) MCSE
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) GDPR
2 1 (3.45%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) XenApp
4 3 (10.34%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.34%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.90%) DFS Replication
5 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) WSUS
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 13 (44.83%) Citrix
3 6 (20.69%) VMware
4 5 (17.24%) HP
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco
6 3 (10.34%) Wyse
7 2 (6.90%) Apple
7 2 (6.90%) SAP
7 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
7 2 (6.90%) SonicWALL
8 1 (3.45%) Dell
8 1 (3.45%) Draytek
8 1 (3.45%) EMC
8 1 (3.45%) Google
8 1 (3.45%) IBM
8 1 (3.45%) Mitel
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle
8 1 (3.45%) Remedy
8 1 (3.45%) Veeam