Period
to 7 March 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 7 March 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 62 49 64
Rank change year-on-year -13 +15 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 776 1,356 1,689
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.90% 4.98% 3.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.34% 14.55% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 1,082 1,248
Median daily rate £413 £368 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.24% -8.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £150 £150
90th Percentile £588 £556 £588
England median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 39 47
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +17.14% -
10th Percentile £14.51 £15.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £24.00 £36.70 £27.10
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +10.94%

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 7,504 9,317 12,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.74% 34.21% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,470 6,919 9,382
Median daily rate £518 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.29% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £340
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 70 63
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.72 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.46% +19.55% -28.56%
10th Percentile £20.00 £16.51 £12.50
90th Percentile £68.07 £78.75 £44.92
Median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +14.29% -3.34%

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 7 March 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 7 March 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 -22 97 £450 +38.46% 40
West London -13 16 £350 +55.56% 28
East London +9 9 £160 -57.33% 19
South London +15 4 £168 -52.14% 4
North London -3 1 - - 3
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 7 March 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.

1 444 (57.22%) Microsoft
2 352 (45.36%) Azure
3 334 (43.04%) Windows
4 274 (35.31%) Active Directory
5 241 (31.06%) SharePoint
6 177 (22.81%) Windows 10
7 157 (20.23%) Finance
8 149 (19.20%) Migration
9 124 (15.98%) PowerShell
10 104 (13.40%) SCCM
11 100 (12.89%) Microsoft Office
12 98 (12.63%) Power Platform
13 97 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
13 97 (12.50%) Windows Server
14 96 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 95 (12.24%) Microsoft Intune
16 86 (11.08%) Firewall
17 81 (10.44%) ITIL
18 79 (10.18%) VMware
19 74 (9.54%) OneDrive
20 73 (9.41%) Citrix
21 64 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
22 63 (8.12%) VPN
23 61 (7.86%) Cisco
23 61 (7.86%) Skype
23 61 (7.86%) Security Cleared
24 60 (7.73%) DNS
25 59 (7.60%) Microsoft Certification
26 58 (7.47%) Skype for Business
27 57 (7.35%) Change 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
1 241 (31.06%) SharePoint
2 58 (7.47%) Skype for Business
3 45 (5.80%) MS Exchange
4 16 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
5 14 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (1.16%) Confluence
8 7 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.90%) IIS
9 3 (0.39%) CMS
9 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.13%) Apache
11 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.13%) Documentum
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 100 (12.89%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.55%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.26%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.26%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 352 (45.36%) Azure
2 98 (12.63%) Power Platform
3 97 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 74 (9.54%) OneDrive
5 54 (6.96%) PowerApps
6 41 (5.28%) IaaS
7 38 (4.90%) AWS
7 38 (4.90%) SaaS
8 36 (4.64%) Power Automate
9 31 (3.99%) PaaS
10 27 (3.48%) Yammer
11 22 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
12 20 (2.58%) Mimecast
13 10 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (1.03%) ShareGate
15 7 (0.90%) Serverless
16 6 (0.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 6 (0.77%) G Suite
16 6 (0.77%) Slack
17 5 (0.64%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 86 (11.08%) Firewall
2 63 (8.12%) VPN
3 61 (7.86%) Skype
4 60 (7.73%) DNS
5 43 (5.54%) WAN
6 30 (3.87%) Intranet
7 28 (3.61%) Internet
7 28 (3.61%) LAN
8 26 (3.35%) DMZ
8 26 (3.35%) Wi-Fi
9 23 (2.96%) Wireless
10 21 (2.71%) Unified Communications
11 19 (2.45%) DHCP
12 15 (1.93%) TCP/IP
13 14 (1.80%) MPLS
13 14 (1.80%) Network Security
14 11 (1.42%) SAN
15 10 (1.29%) VoIP
16 9 (1.16%) NetScaler
17 8 (1.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.61%) Power BI
3 5 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.52%) Data Lake
4 4 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.39%) Electronic Patient Records
5 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.26%) Big Data
6 2 (0.26%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (0.26%) GIS
6 2 (0.26%) Tableau
7 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.13%) Ingres
7 1 (0.13%) OLAP
7 1 (0.13%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.13%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (2.84%) JIRA
2 4 (0.52%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.52%) MSI
3 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.26%) eggPlant
4 2 (0.26%) GitLab
4 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.13%) Hudson
5 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 157 (20.23%) Finance
2 50 (6.44%) Banking
3 45 (5.80%) Public Sector
4 29 (3.74%) Legal
5 28 (3.61%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.93%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.93%) Marketing
7 13 (1.68%) Electronics
7 13 (1.68%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.16%) Local Government
9 8 (1.03%) Law
10 7 (0.90%) Retail
11 6 (0.77%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.64%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.64%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.52%) French Language
13 4 (0.52%) Publishing
14 3 (0.39%) German Language
14 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.26%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (12.24%) Analyst
2 73 (9.41%) Consultant
3 72 (9.28%) Architect
4 70 (9.02%) Office 365 Engineer
5 61 (7.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 48 (6.19%) Support Engineer
7 46 (5.93%) Azure Engineer
8 43 (5.54%) Project Manager
9 38 (4.90%) Office 365 Specialist
10 36 (4.64%) Office 365 Manager
10 36 (4.64%) Windows Engineer
11 33 (4.25%) Desktop Support
12 32 (4.12%) Security Engineer
13 29 (3.74%) Support Analyst
14 27 (3.48%) Developer
15 26 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
16 23 (2.96%) IT Manager
17 22 (2.84%) Office 365 Consultant
18 21 (2.71%) Cloud Engineer
19 18 (2.32%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.58%) .NET
2 15 (1.93%) CSS
3 14 (1.80%) Web Services
4 13 (1.68%) REST
5 12 (1.55%) HTML
6 10 (1.29%) jQuery
7 9 (1.16%) JSON
8 7 (0.90%) XML
9 6 (0.77%) .NET Core
9 6 (0.77%) Node.js
10 5 (0.64%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.64%) HTML5
10 5 (0.64%) SailPoint
11 4 (0.52%) LDAP
11 4 (0.52%) Middleware
12 3 (0.39%) ASP.NET Core
12 3 (0.39%) SOAP
12 3 (0.39%) Software Packaging
12 3 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (0.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.64%) Data Centre
3 27 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (3.48%) User Experience
4 25 (3.22%) PKI
5 24 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
6 23 (2.96%) NHS
7 18 (2.32%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.55%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.03%) Smartphone
12 7 (0.90%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.90%) Social Media
13 6 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
13 6 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.77%) iPad
13 6 (0.77%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 334 (43.04%) Windows
2 177 (22.81%) Windows 10
3 97 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 41 (5.28%) Windows 7
5 36 (4.64%) Apple iOS
6 32 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (2.96%) Windows Server 2016
8 20 (2.58%) Android
9 15 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.68%) Linux
11 12 (1.55%) Windows Mobile
12 11 (1.42%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (1.16%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.90%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.26%) Unix
16 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.13%) HPUX
17 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (19.20%) Migration
2 96 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 81 (10.44%) ITIL
4 64 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (7.35%) Change Management
6 56 (7.22%) Project Delivery
7 55 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
8 48 (6.19%) DevOps
9 45 (5.80%) Project Management
10 39 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
11 35 (4.51%) Service Delivery
11 35 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (4.25%) Cybersecurity
13 32 (4.12%) Mobile Device Management
14 28 (3.61%) Information Security
15 27 (3.48%) Service Management
16 26 (3.35%) SIEM
17 23 (2.96%) Continuous Improvement
17 23 (2.96%) ITSM
17 23 (2.96%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 124 (15.98%) PowerShell
2 32 (4.12%) SQL
3 19 (2.45%) Python
4 18 (2.32%) C#
5 17 (2.19%) JavaScript
6 7 (0.90%) Java
7 5 (0.64%) VBScript
8 4 (0.52%) VB
9 3 (0.39%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.39%) C
10 2 (0.26%) Perl
10 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (7.86%) Security Cleared
2 59 (7.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (6.96%) SC Cleared
4 25 (3.22%) Degree
5 24 (3.09%) MCSE
6 18 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (2.19%) CISSP
7 17 (2.19%) MCSA
8 11 (1.42%) ISEB
9 9 (1.16%) ISTQB
10 8 (1.03%) MCP
11 7 (0.90%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.77%) CISM
12 6 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.77%) SSCP
13 4 (0.52%) MCITP
13 4 (0.52%) MCTS
13 4 (0.52%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.52%) PMP
13 4 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.87%) SLA
2 11 (1.42%) GDPR
3 10 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.16%) QA
5 2 (0.26%) NCSC
5 2 (0.26%) PMO
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 274 (35.31%) Active Directory
2 52 (6.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.84%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.93%) vSphere
5 14 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (1.03%) Docker
9 6 (0.77%) XenApp
10 5 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.52%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.26%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 1 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 104 (13.40%) SCCM
2 95 (12.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (2.96%) Single Sign-On
4 11 (1.42%) Terraform
5 10 (1.29%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.16%) AirWatch
6 9 (1.16%) Jamf Pro
7 8 (1.03%) SCOM
8 4 (0.52%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.52%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.39%) EMC VPLEX
9 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.26%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.26%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.26%) SmoothWall
10 2 (0.26%) vRealize
10 2 (0.26%) WSUS
11 1 (0.13%) AssetCenter
Vendors
1 444 (57.22%) Microsoft
2 79 (10.18%) VMware
3 73 (9.41%) Citrix
4 61 (7.86%) Cisco
5 24 (3.09%) Nintex
6 19 (2.45%) Apple
7 18 (2.32%) HP
8 16 (2.06%) ServiceNow
9 15 (1.93%) Oracle
9 15 (1.93%) Palo Alto
9 15 (1.93%) SAP
10 13 (1.68%) Okta
11 12 (1.55%) Dell
12 10 (1.29%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.29%) EMC
13 8 (1.03%) Samsung
13 8 (1.03%) SolarWinds
14 7 (0.90%) Ivanti
14 7 (0.90%) Remedy
15 6 (0.77%) Salesforce.com