Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Microsoft 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft 365 over the 6 months to 4 July 2022 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 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > London
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 59 67 64
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 1,588 1,047 682
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.98% 3.78% 3.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.51% 9.72% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,239 744 498
10th Percentile £170 £185 £152
25th Percentile £240 £300 £221
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £440 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -5.88%
75th Percentile £575 £525 £488
90th Percentile £675 £600 £575
England median daily rate £360 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -4.00% - -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 15
10th Percentile £13.88 £13.55 £12.78
25th Percentile £19.93 £14.09 £18.75
Median hourly rate £33.75 £20.47 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +64.90% -2.54% -
75th Percentile £45.31 £23.56 £23.00
90th Percentile £87.13 £29.13 £25.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -16.67% +4.28%

Microsoft 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 London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 15,111 10,777 6,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.90% 38.90% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,320 7,854 4,536
10th Percentile £397 £369 £350
25th Percentile £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £530 £525
Median % change year-on-year +8.49% +0.95% -
75th Percentile £688 £638 £625
90th Percentile £775 £700 £713
England median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 51 34
10th Percentile £20.00 £14.75 £13.60
25th Percentile £26.25 £21.25 £20.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.85 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +29.38% +31.40% +16.28%
75th Percentile £67.50 £51.63 £47.94
90th Percentile £82.50 £65.00 £61.18
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.05 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.24% +5.25% -2.44%

Microsoft 365
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in London

Microsoft 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft 365 in London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft 365 in London

Microsoft 365
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 in London over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft 365 in London

Microsoft 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft 365 in London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft 365 in London

Microsoft 365
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft 365 in London over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft 365 in London

Microsoft 365
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft 365 within the London region over the 6 months to 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +11 302 £413 -12.23% 118
West London +22 53 £225 -32.84% 40
South London +2 34 £315 -40.00% 13
East London -6 17 £233 +10.06% 38
North London -2 3 £450 +190.32% 6
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 913 (57.49%) Microsoft
2 771 (48.55%) Windows
3 659 (41.50%) Active Directory
4 652 (41.06%) Azure
5 370 (23.30%) SharePoint
6 367 (23.11%) Windows 10
7 364 (22.92%) Social Skills
8 352 (22.17%) Finance
9 287 (18.07%) Microsoft Office
10 274 (17.25%) ITIL
11 268 (16.88%) Migration
12 240 (15.11%) Microsoft Intune
13 226 (14.23%) Agile
13 226 (14.23%) Azure Active Directory
14 225 (14.17%) PowerShell
15 206 (12.97%) VMware
15 206 (12.97%) SCCM
16 189 (11.90%) Windows Server
17 175 (11.02%) Citrix
18 159 (10.01%) Cisco
19 147 (9.26%) Power Platform
19 147 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
20 141 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
21 130 (8.19%) OneDrive
22 127 (8.00%) Firewall
23 125 (7.87%) DNS
23 125 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 116 (7.30%) SQL Server
25 113 (7.12%) SQL
25 113 (7.12%) Project Management

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 370 (23.30%) SharePoint
2 90 (5.67%) MS Exchange
3 28 (1.76%) Confluence
3 28 (1.76%) Skype for Business
4 17 (1.07%) IIS
5 11 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.44%) CMS
8 7 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.31%) Apache
9 5 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.25%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.063%) IBM Connections
12 1 (0.063%) Moodle
12 1 (0.063%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.063%) WebSphere
Applications
1 287 (18.07%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.38%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.063%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.063%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.063%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.063%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.063%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.063%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 19 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.38%) Eikon
3 6 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.19%) Fidessa
6 2 (0.13%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.063%) MFGPRO
7 1 (0.063%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.063%) Primavera
7 1 (0.063%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.063%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 652 (41.06%) Azure
2 226 (14.23%) Azure Active Directory
3 147 (9.26%) Power Platform
4 130 (8.19%) OneDrive
5 90 (5.67%) AWS
6 89 (5.60%) PowerApps
7 74 (4.66%) SaaS
8 69 (4.35%) Power Automate
9 53 (3.34%) IaaS
10 47 (2.96%) PaaS
11 38 (2.39%) Google Workspace
12 34 (2.14%) Mimecast
13 32 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
14 23 (1.45%) Azure DevOps
15 21 (1.32%) Azure Monitor
16 17 (1.07%) Azure Sentinel
16 17 (1.07%) GCP
17 16 (1.01%) Yammer
18 12 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
19 11 (0.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 127 (8.00%) Firewall
2 125 (7.87%) DNS
3 86 (5.42%) DHCP
4 77 (4.85%) VPN
5 72 (4.53%) WAN
6 65 (4.09%) LAN
7 60 (3.78%) TCP/IP
8 55 (3.46%) VoIP
9 48 (3.02%) Internet
10 44 (2.77%) Wi-Fi
11 38 (2.39%) Skype
12 33 (2.08%) SAN
12 33 (2.08%) WebEx
12 33 (2.08%) Wireless
13 23 (1.45%) Intranet
13 23 (1.45%) Unified Communications
14 21 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
15 20 (1.26%) Network Security
16 18 (1.13%) Telepresence
17 16 (1.01%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.72%) Power BI
3 12 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (0.50%) Data Lake
6 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.25%) SAP HANA
8 4 (0.25%) Tableau
9 3 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.19%) Metadata
9 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.13%) GIS
10 2 (0.13%) QlikView
11 1 (0.063%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.063%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.063%) MS Access
11 1 (0.063%) MySQL
11 1 (0.063%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (3.02%) JIRA
2 34 (2.14%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (0.94%) GitLab
5 11 (0.69%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.38%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.31%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.25%) Pylint
9 3 (0.19%) Hudson
9 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio Code
10 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.063%) gulp
11 1 (0.063%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.063%) MSI
11 1 (0.063%) Serilog
11 1 (0.063%) Subversion
11 1 (0.063%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.063%) Yeoman
General
1 364 (22.92%) Social Skills
2 352 (22.17%) Finance
3 98 (6.17%) Banking
4 92 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
5 86 (5.42%) Public Sector
6 33 (2.08%) Organisational Skills
7 31 (1.95%) Legal
8 30 (1.89%) Presentation Skills
9 28 (1.76%) Financial Institution
10 24 (1.51%) French Language
11 23 (1.45%) Marketing
12 21 (1.32%) Retail
13 19 (1.20%) Documentation Skills
13 19 (1.20%) Law
14 18 (1.13%) Telecoms
15 16 (1.01%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 12 (0.76%) Electronics
16 12 (0.76%) Manufacturing
16 12 (0.76%) Publishing
17 9 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 241 (15.18%) Support Engineer
2 220 (13.85%) Analyst
3 178 (11.21%) Architect
4 131 (8.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 123 (7.75%) IT Support
6 108 (6.80%) Desktop Support
7 103 (6.49%) Project Manager
8 100 (6.30%) IT Engineer
9 96 (6.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 87 (5.48%) Support Analyst
11 85 (5.35%) Developer
12 76 (4.79%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
13 74 (4.66%) Consultant
14 73 (4.60%) Desktop Engineer
14 73 (4.60%) IT Support Engineer
15 72 (4.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 68 (4.28%) Microsoft 365 Manager
17 62 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 61 (3.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 60 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.27%) .NET
2 50 (3.15%) HTML
3 48 (3.02%) CSS
4 27 (1.70%) HTML5
5 25 (1.57%) React
6 24 (1.51%) .NET Core
7 22 (1.39%) ASP.NET
8 19 (1.20%) jQuery
9 15 (0.94%) Ajax
10 10 (0.63%) .NET Framework
10 10 (0.63%) SAML
10 10 (0.63%) Web Services
11 9 (0.57%) XMPP
12 8 (0.50%) Node.js
12 8 (0.50%) SailPoint
13 6 (0.38%) 802.1X
13 6 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (0.31%) ARM Templates
14 5 (0.31%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 53 (3.34%) Data Centre
2 52 (3.27%) Video Conferencing
3 51 (3.21%) PKI
4 44 (2.77%) Management Information System
4 44 (2.77%) User Experience
5 34 (2.14%) Public Cloud
6 33 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 30 (1.89%) BYOD
8 26 (1.64%) NHS
9 22 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
10 20 (1.26%) Blackberry
10 20 (1.26%) Smartphone
11 17 (1.07%) iPhone
12 16 (1.01%) Legacy Systems
13 15 (0.94%) Clustering
13 15 (0.94%) Virtual Team
14 14 (0.88%) iPad
15 13 (0.82%) CMDB
15 13 (0.82%) Replication
16 11 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 771 (48.55%) Windows
2 367 (23.11%) Windows 10
3 189 (11.90%) Windows Server
4 83 (5.23%) Windows 7
5 60 (3.78%) Linux
6 59 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (3.53%) Windows Server 2016
8 52 (3.27%) Android
8 52 (3.27%) Apple iOS
9 51 (3.21%) Mac OS
10 25 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (1.39%) Unix
12 21 (1.32%) Mac OS X
13 20 (1.26%) Windows Server 2019
14 15 (0.94%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.88%) HPUX
16 12 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.57%) VMS
18 4 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
19 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (17.25%) ITIL
2 268 (16.88%) Migration
3 226 (14.23%) Agile
4 147 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
5 125 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 113 (7.12%) Project Management
7 92 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
7 92 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
8 90 (5.67%) Change Management
9 88 (5.54%) Service Management
10 84 (5.29%) Project Delivery
11 80 (5.04%) DevOps
11 80 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 76 (4.79%) Incident Management
13 66 (4.16%) Service Delivery
14 65 (4.09%) ITSM
15 61 (3.84%) Mobile Device Management
16 59 (3.72%) PRINCE2
17 55 (3.46%) Scrum
18 54 (3.40%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 225 (14.17%) PowerShell
2 113 (7.12%) SQL
3 63 (3.97%) C#
4 51 (3.21%) JavaScript
5 42 (2.64%) Python
6 33 (2.08%) T-SQL
7 24 (1.51%) VB
8 20 (1.26%) VBA
9 18 (1.13%) PL/SQL
9 18 (1.13%) Shell Script
10 16 (1.01%) C
11 14 (0.88%) TypeScript
12 13 (0.82%) Bash
13 10 (0.63%) VBScript
14 9 (0.57%) Java
15 8 (0.50%) Ruby
16 5 (0.31%) PHP
17 4 (0.25%) Google Apps Script
18 3 (0.19%) ES6
19 1 (0.063%) Search Processing Language
Qualifications
1 87 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 75 (4.72%) SC Cleared
3 73 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 71 (4.47%) Degree
5 49 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (3.09%) MCSA
6 43 (2.71%) CCNA
7 35 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 34 (2.14%) MCSE
9 32 (2.02%) CISSP
9 32 (2.02%) MCP
10 31 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 17 (1.07%) TOGAF Certification
13 14 (0.88%) CISM
14 12 (0.76%) MCITP
15 11 (0.69%) DBS Check
15 11 (0.69%) PMP
16 10 (0.63%) CISA
17 9 (0.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.97%) SLA
2 46 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.51%) QA
4 23 (1.45%) PMO
5 19 (1.20%) GDPR
6 14 (0.88%) NIST
7 12 (0.76%) Accessibility
7 12 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.38%) GRC
10 5 (0.31%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.25%) ISO 22301
11 4 (0.25%) NCSC
12 2 (0.13%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.13%) WCAG
13 1 (0.063%) COBIT
13 1 (0.063%) GxP
System Software
1 659 (41.50%) Active Directory
2 141 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.52%) Hyper-V
3 40 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
4 33 (2.08%) XenApp
5 32 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (1.76%) vSphere
7 25 (1.57%) XenDesktop
8 19 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (0.88%) BitLocker
11 11 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.31%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.25%) NFS
14 2 (0.13%) Firmware
14 2 (0.13%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.13%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.063%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 1 (0.063%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 240 (15.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 206 (12.97%) SCCM
3 55 (3.46%) Terraform
4 35 (2.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 32 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
6 23 (1.45%) WSUS
7 19 (1.20%) Jamf Pro
7 19 (1.20%) SCOM
8 16 (1.01%) Kubernetes
9 15 (0.94%) Ansible
10 12 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
11 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (0.57%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.44%) CASB
13 7 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (0.44%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.38%) AirWatch
14 6 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 5 (0.31%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 913 (57.49%) Microsoft
2 206 (12.97%) VMware
3 175 (11.02%) Citrix
4 159 (10.01%) Cisco
5 91 (5.73%) Apple
6 83 (5.23%) ServiceNow
7 50 (3.15%) Oracle
8 45 (2.83%) Google
9 42 (2.64%) HP
10 39 (2.46%) Okta
11 35 (2.20%) Bloomberg
12 30 (1.89%) Reuters
13 26 (1.64%) Remedy
14 24 (1.51%) Polycom
14 24 (1.51%) SAP
15 23 (1.45%) Dell
16 22 (1.39%) Palo Alto
16 22 (1.39%) Zscaler
17 21 (1.32%) NetApp
18 19 (1.20%) CheckPoint