Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 60 50 64
Rank change year-on-year -10 +14 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 874 1,174 1,730
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.03% 4.82% 4.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.62% 14.08% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 879 1,244
10th Percentile £200 £138 £147
25th Percentile £298 £203 £228
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £350 £400
Median % change year-on-year +17.86% -12.50% +3.23%
75th Percentile £500 £488 £500
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
England median daily rate £375 £340 £388
% change year-on-year +10.29% -12.26% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 28 43
10th Percentile £14.34 £12.28 £12.50
25th Percentile £14.94 £17.28 £12.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -10.26%
75th Percentile £23.75 £21.59 £23.13
90th Percentile £23.83 £24.65 £33.06
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +2.89%

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 8,230 8,340 13,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.98% 34.21% 30.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,047 6,200 9,567
10th Percentile £357 £319 £350
25th Percentile £425 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £613 £615 £600
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 58 69
10th Percentile £20.00 £14.75 £12.50
25th Percentile £21.86 £19.03 £13.25
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.85
Median % change year-on-year +14.58% +20.91% -20.60%
75th Percentile £64.69 £60.13 £27.00
90th Percentile £68.00 £78.75 £53.10
England median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.25% +14.29% -7.01%

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 11 April 2021.

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
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 11 April 2021. 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
Central London -8 122 £471 +57.08% 63
West London -15 17 £338 +53.41% 32
East London +12 11 £210 -23.64% 16
South London +18 10 £588 +88.76% 4
North London 0 1 - - 6
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 475 (54.35%) Microsoft
2 418 (47.83%) Azure
3 380 (43.48%) Windows
4 324 (37.07%) Active Directory
5 263 (30.09%) SharePoint
6 188 (21.51%) Finance
7 184 (21.05%) Windows 10
8 174 (19.91%) Migration
9 142 (16.25%) PowerShell
10 128 (14.65%) Microsoft Intune
11 120 (13.73%) Azure Active Directory
12 119 (13.62%) Windows Server
13 112 (12.81%) SCCM
14 103 (11.78%) Firewall
14 103 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 102 (11.67%) Power Platform
16 98 (11.21%) VMware
16 98 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
17 90 (10.30%) ITIL
17 90 (10.30%) Citrix
18 81 (9.27%) DNS
19 75 (8.58%) OneDrive
20 74 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
21 71 (8.12%) Security Cleared
22 70 (8.01%) Change Management
23 68 (7.78%) Skype
24 67 (7.67%) Skype for Business
24 67 (7.67%) VPN
24 67 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
25 66 (7.55%) Cisco

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
1 263 (30.09%) SharePoint
2 67 (7.67%) Skype for Business
3 63 (7.21%) MS Exchange
4 18 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
6 16 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.03%) IIS
8 8 (0.92%) Confluence
9 6 (0.69%) CMS
10 5 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.34%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.23%) Apache
13 2 (0.23%) Documentum
13 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 98 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.60%) InfoPath
5 12 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.34%) CINEMA 4D
8 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.23%) Autodesk Flame
9 2 (0.23%) Maya
9 2 (0.23%) NUKE
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.23%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 418 (47.83%) Azure
2 120 (13.73%) Azure Active Directory
3 102 (11.67%) Power Platform
4 75 (8.58%) OneDrive
5 60 (6.86%) AWS
6 58 (6.64%) PowerApps
7 48 (5.49%) SaaS
8 46 (5.26%) IaaS
9 42 (4.81%) PaaS
10 34 (3.89%) Power Automate
11 28 (3.20%) Yammer
12 27 (3.09%) Mimecast
13 17 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
14 11 (1.26%) Serverless
15 10 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (0.92%) Azure Functions
16 8 (0.92%) Slack
17 7 (0.80%) Google Workspace
17 7 (0.80%) ShareGate
18 6 (0.69%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (11.78%) Firewall
2 81 (9.27%) DNS
3 68 (7.78%) Skype
4 67 (7.67%) VPN
5 49 (5.61%) WAN
6 36 (4.12%) DHCP
7 35 (4.00%) Internet
8 34 (3.89%) LAN
9 32 (3.66%) Intranet
10 28 (3.20%) Unified Communications
10 28 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
11 27 (3.09%) Wireless
12 20 (2.29%) DMZ
13 19 (2.17%) Network Security
14 17 (1.95%) TCP/IP
15 16 (1.83%) MPLS
16 15 (1.72%) SAN
17 11 (1.26%) VoIP
18 9 (1.03%) Ethernet
18 9 (1.03%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.78%) Power BI
3 9 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
5 7 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (0.57%) Tableau
7 4 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.23%) Big Data
9 2 (0.23%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.23%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.23%) GIS
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (2.63%) JIRA
2 5 (0.57%) MSI
3 4 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.23%) eggPlant
5 2 (0.23%) GitLab
5 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.11%) Inno Setup
6 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 188 (21.51%) Finance
2 60 (6.86%) Public Sector
3 46 (5.26%) Banking
4 37 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 31 (3.55%) Legal
6 28 (3.20%) Marketing
7 23 (2.63%) Manufacturing
8 22 (2.52%) Electronics
9 10 (1.14%) Retail
10 9 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.03%) Local Government
10 9 (1.03%) Publishing
11 8 (0.92%) Law
12 6 (0.69%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.57%) French Language
13 5 (0.57%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.46%) German Language
14 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.34%) International Banking
15 3 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (12.59%) Analyst
2 88 (10.07%) Consultant
3 83 (9.50%) Office 365 Engineer
4 77 (8.81%) Architect
5 66 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 66 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 52 (5.95%) Office 365 Manager
7 51 (5.84%) Support Engineer
8 50 (5.72%) Azure Engineer
9 40 (4.58%) Security Engineer
10 38 (4.35%) Developer
11 37 (4.23%) Office 365 Specialist
12 36 (4.12%) Windows Engineer
13 29 (3.32%) Office 365 Project Manager
14 28 (3.20%) 2nd Line Support
15 26 (2.97%) Desktop Support
15 26 (2.97%) Office 365 Consultant
16 24 (2.75%) Support Analyst
17 23 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
18 22 (2.52%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.52%) .NET
2 15 (1.72%) REST
3 14 (1.60%) CSS
3 14 (1.60%) HTML
3 14 (1.60%) Web Services
4 8 (0.92%) jQuery
4 8 (0.92%) OAuth
5 7 (0.80%) Node.js
6 6 (0.69%) JSON
6 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Graph
7 5 (0.57%) AngularJS
7 5 (0.57%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.57%) HTML5
8 4 (0.46%) .NET Core
8 4 (0.46%) SOAP
8 4 (0.46%) XML
9 3 (0.34%) ASP.NET Core
9 3 (0.34%) Middleware
9 3 (0.34%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 43 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.78%) Data Centre
3 32 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (3.43%) User Experience
5 28 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
6 23 (2.63%) PKI
7 22 (2.52%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.17%) NHS
9 16 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.49%) Social Media
11 9 (1.03%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.03%) Tandem
12 8 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
12 8 (0.92%) iPhone
12 8 (0.92%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.80%) iPad
13 7 (0.80%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.80%) Smartphone
14 6 (0.69%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 380 (43.48%) Windows
2 184 (21.05%) Windows 10
3 119 (13.62%) Windows Server
4 56 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 42 (4.81%) Apple iOS
7 41 (4.69%) Windows Server 2016
8 28 (3.20%) Android
9 22 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
11 18 (2.06%) Windows Server 2019
12 16 (1.83%) Linux
13 13 (1.49%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.69%) Unix
15 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.34%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
18 1 (0.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (19.91%) Migration
2 103 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 90 (10.30%) ITIL
4 74 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (8.01%) Change Management
6 67 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
7 65 (7.44%) Project Delivery
8 55 (6.29%) Project Management
9 52 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
10 51 (5.84%) DevOps
11 46 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (3.78%) Mobile Device Management
13 32 (3.66%) Service Delivery
14 31 (3.55%) Cybersecurity
15 30 (3.43%) Programme Management
16 29 (3.32%) Information Security
17 27 (3.09%) PRINCE2
18 26 (2.97%) SIEM
19 25 (2.86%) Time Management
19 25 (2.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 142 (16.25%) PowerShell
2 40 (4.58%) SQL
3 21 (2.40%) Python
4 17 (1.95%) C#
5 14 (1.60%) JavaScript
6 8 (0.92%) C
6 8 (0.92%) Java
7 6 (0.69%) VB
8 5 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.57%) VBScript
9 2 (0.23%) Perl
9 2 (0.23%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.23%) VBA
10 1 (0.11%) R
10 1 (0.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 71 (8.12%) Security Cleared
2 65 (7.44%) SC Cleared
3 58 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (4.00%) Degree
5 22 (2.52%) MCSE
6 19 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (1.83%) MCSA
8 15 (1.72%) CISSP
9 11 (1.26%) ISEB
10 10 (1.14%) DBS Check
11 9 (1.03%) CISM
11 9 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.03%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.80%) MCP
13 6 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.57%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.57%) MCITP
14 5 (0.57%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.46%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.89%) SLA
2 15 (1.72%) GDPR
2 15 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.14%) QA
4 4 (0.46%) NCSC
5 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.11%) P3O
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 324 (37.07%) Active Directory
2 63 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (4.69%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.72%) vSphere
7 11 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (1.26%) XenApp
8 9 (1.03%) Docker
9 8 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.57%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.46%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 2 (0.23%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 128 (14.65%) Microsoft Intune
2 112 (12.81%) SCCM
3 26 (2.97%) Single Sign-On
4 22 (2.52%) Terraform
5 14 (1.60%) SCOM
6 11 (1.26%) Jamf Pro
7 10 (1.14%) Kubernetes
8 9 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (0.92%) AirWatch
10 6 (0.69%) SCSM
11 5 (0.57%) Ansible
11 5 (0.57%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.46%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.34%) vRealize
14 2 (0.23%) EMC VPLEX
14 2 (0.23%) FortiGate
14 2 (0.23%) PaperCut
14 2 (0.23%) SmoothWall
14 2 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 475 (54.35%) Microsoft
2 98 (11.21%) VMware
3 90 (10.30%) Citrix
4 66 (7.55%) Cisco
5 26 (2.97%) SAP
6 20 (2.29%) CheckPoint
6 20 (2.29%) Nintex
7 19 (2.17%) HP
8 17 (1.95%) Apple
9 14 (1.60%) Samsung
9 14 (1.60%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.49%) Okta
10 13 (1.49%) Palo Alto
11 12 (1.37%) Oracle
12 11 (1.26%) SolarWinds
13 10 (1.14%) Dell
14 9 (1.03%) EMC
14 9 (1.03%) McAfee
14 9 (1.03%) Sonus
14 9 (1.03%) Tanium