Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 62 62 43
Rank change year-on-year 0 -19 +25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 1,467 746 1,600
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.95% 4.22% 5.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.20% 11.22% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,072 557 1,199
10th Percentile £160 £188 £145
25th Percentile £230 £270 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £408 £350
Median % change year-on-year +10.43% +16.43% -6.67%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £488
90th Percentile £618 £588 £560
England median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -2.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 5 45
10th Percentile £13.34 £20.90 £13.40
25th Percentile £13.88 £22.25 £18.51
Median hourly rate £22.20 £22.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.33% +12.50% +16.36%
75th Percentile £25.50 £22.75 £22.25
90th Percentile £36.94 £23.50 £36.70
England median hourly rate £16.83 £17.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +1.43% +6.06%

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 14,381 6,648 10,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.72% 37.64% 34.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,703 4,943 7,559
10th Percentile £393 £338 £313
25th Percentile £475 £413 £421
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £613
90th Percentile £750 £688 £700
England median daily rate £538 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +10.26% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 24 76
10th Percentile £13.88 £20.30 £15.88
25th Percentile £20.05 £22.44 £18.70
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.96% +18.60% +14.94%
75th Percentile £55.00 £57.19 £38.78
90th Percentile £70.43 £68.00 £78.75
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -4.55% +12.82% +11.43%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +9 234 £475 +6.98% 152
West London -8 36 £178 -49.29% 64
South London +3 16 £150 -34.78% 14
East London -6 13 £233 +40.91% 42
North London +4 6 £400 - 7
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 792 (53.99%) Microsoft
2 745 (50.78%) Windows
3 699 (47.65%) Active Directory
4 650 (44.31%) Azure
5 399 (27.20%) Windows 10
6 355 (24.20%) Social Skills
7 339 (23.11%) Finance
8 303 (20.65%) SharePoint
9 236 (16.09%) Migration
10 235 (16.02%) Azure Active Directory
11 226 (15.41%) ITIL
12 224 (15.27%) Microsoft Intune
13 207 (14.11%) PowerShell
14 201 (13.70%) Microsoft Office
15 189 (12.88%) Windows Server
16 181 (12.34%) SCCM
17 178 (12.13%) VMware
18 173 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
19 161 (10.97%) Citrix
20 151 (10.29%) Power Platform
21 143 (9.75%) DNS
22 136 (9.27%) Firewall
23 133 (9.07%) Cisco
24 119 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
25 108 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
26 105 (7.16%) AWS
26 105 (7.16%) OneDrive
26 105 (7.16%) Cybersecurity
26 105 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
26 105 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 303 (20.65%) SharePoint
2 72 (4.91%) MS Exchange
3 37 (2.52%) Confluence
4 32 (2.18%) Skype for Business
5 18 (1.23%) IIS
6 9 (0.61%) CMS
7 8 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.41%) Drupal
8 6 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.20%) Apache
11 3 (0.20%) Documentum
11 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.20%) SAS
11 3 (0.20%) Site Server
11 3 (0.20%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.20%) WordPress
12 1 (0.068%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 201 (13.70%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.20%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.068%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.068%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.068%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.068%) InDesign
9 1 (0.068%) InVision
9 1 (0.068%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 22 (1.50%) Sentinel
2 18 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.14%) Eikon
5 2 (0.14%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.14%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.068%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.068%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.068%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.068%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.068%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.068%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.068%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.068%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 650 (44.31%) Azure
2 235 (16.02%) Azure Active Directory
3 151 (10.29%) Power Platform
4 105 (7.16%) AWS
4 105 (7.16%) OneDrive
5 91 (6.20%) PowerApps
6 66 (4.50%) Power Automate
7 51 (3.48%) IaaS
8 46 (3.14%) SaaS
9 41 (2.79%) PaaS
10 32 (2.18%) Google Workspace
11 30 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
11 30 (2.04%) GCP
12 29 (1.98%) Azure Sentinel
13 27 (1.84%) Azure Monitor
14 25 (1.70%) Mimecast
15 24 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
15 24 (1.64%) Yammer
16 23 (1.57%) Serverless
17 16 (1.09%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 143 (9.75%) DNS
2 136 (9.27%) Firewall
3 97 (6.61%) DHCP
4 75 (5.11%) LAN
5 70 (4.77%) VPN
6 60 (4.09%) WAN
7 52 (3.54%) Skype
7 52 (3.54%) TCP/IP
8 50 (3.41%) VoIP
9 33 (2.25%) Internet
10 31 (2.11%) SAN
11 30 (2.04%) Network Security
12 27 (1.84%) Unified Communications
13 26 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (1.64%) WebEx
15 22 (1.50%) Wireless
16 21 (1.43%) SSL
17 20 (1.36%) BGP
17 20 (1.36%) MPLS
18 19 (1.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (5.93%) Power BI
2 70 (4.77%) SQL Server
3 14 (0.95%) Metadata
4 11 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (0.48%) Tableau
8 6 (0.41%) Big Data
8 6 (0.41%) MySQL
8 6 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.27%) QlikView
10 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 53 (3.61%) JIRA
2 12 (0.82%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.75%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.61%) InstallShield
5 8 (0.55%) Subversion
6 5 (0.34%) GitLab
6 5 (0.34%) MSI
7 3 (0.20%) Selenium
7 3 (0.20%) Zephyr
8 2 (0.14%) Appium
8 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.14%) Chocolatey
8 2 (0.14%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.14%) GCC
8 2 (0.14%) Inno Setup
8 2 (0.14%) MLflow
8 2 (0.14%) Mocha
8 2 (0.14%) VersionOne
8 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 355 (24.20%) Social Skills
2 339 (23.11%) Finance
3 75 (5.11%) Public Sector
4 69 (4.70%) Banking
5 64 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (3.00%) Telecoms
7 41 (2.79%) Legal
7 41 (2.79%) Marketing
8 34 (2.32%) Documentation Skills
9 32 (2.18%) Presentation Skills
10 31 (2.11%) Electronics
11 30 (2.04%) Manufacturing
12 26 (1.77%) Organisational Skills
13 19 (1.30%) Financial Institution
14 17 (1.16%) Local Government
14 17 (1.16%) Retail
15 14 (0.95%) Influencing Skills
15 14 (0.95%) Law
16 12 (0.82%) French Language
17 9 (0.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 213 (14.52%) Analyst
2 177 (12.07%) Support Engineer
3 169 (11.52%) Architect
4 120 (8.18%) IT Support
5 100 (6.82%) Consultant
6 98 (6.68%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 94 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 92 (6.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 91 (6.20%) Project Manager
10 77 (5.25%) Desktop Support
11 76 (5.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 75 (5.11%) Support Analyst
13 69 (4.70%) IT Engineer
14 67 (4.57%) IT Analyst
15 65 (4.43%) Microsoft 365 Architect
16 63 (4.29%) Azure Engineer
16 63 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
17 60 (4.09%) Service Analyst
18 59 (4.02%) Windows Engineer
19 58 (3.95%) Microsoft 365 Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.11%) .NET
2 27 (1.84%) HTML
3 24 (1.64%) CSS
4 18 (1.23%) SAML
5 15 (1.02%) React
6 14 (0.95%) jQuery
6 14 (0.95%) REST
7 13 (0.89%) JSON
7 13 (0.89%) LDAP
8 12 (0.82%) HTML5
8 12 (0.82%) Web Services
9 10 (0.68%) SPNEGO
10 8 (0.55%) ARM Templates
10 8 (0.55%) Django
10 8 (0.55%) Flask
10 8 (0.55%) OAuth
10 8 (0.55%) YAML
11 6 (0.41%) .NET Core
11 6 (0.41%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Graph
Miscellaneous
1 54 (3.68%) Management Information System
2 40 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
3 31 (2.11%) Data Centre
4 30 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (1.84%) Public Cloud
6 26 (1.77%) User Experience
7 23 (1.57%) NHS
8 22 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
9 20 (1.36%) PKI
10 18 (1.23%) Replication
11 17 (1.16%) iPhone
11 17 (1.16%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
12 16 (1.09%) Hedge funds
12 16 (1.09%) Private Cloud
13 15 (1.02%) BYOD
13 15 (1.02%) Smartphone
14 14 (0.95%) Cloud Native
14 14 (0.95%) Renewable Energy
14 14 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 745 (50.78%) Windows
2 399 (27.20%) Windows 10
3 189 (12.88%) Windows Server
4 91 (6.20%) Windows 7
5 76 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (4.02%) Mac OS
7 51 (3.48%) Linux
7 51 (3.48%) Windows Server 2016
8 46 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (3.07%) Apple iOS
10 44 (3.00%) Android
11 24 (1.64%) Windows Server 2019
12 18 (1.23%) Mac OS X
12 18 (1.23%) Unix
13 10 (0.68%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.48%) VMS
15 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (16.09%) Migration
2 226 (15.41%) ITIL
3 173 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
5 105 (7.16%) Cybersecurity
5 105 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 105 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 98 (6.68%) Service Management
7 92 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
8 89 (6.07%) Project Management
9 82 (5.59%) Change Management
10 77 (5.25%) DevOps
11 71 (4.84%) Project Delivery
12 57 (3.89%) Analytics
13 55 (3.75%) PRINCE2
14 53 (3.61%) Identity Management
14 53 (3.61%) Scrum
14 53 (3.61%) Service Delivery
15 52 (3.54%) Information Security
16 48 (3.27%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 207 (14.11%) PowerShell
2 92 (6.27%) SQL
3 54 (3.68%) C#
4 53 (3.61%) Python
5 37 (2.52%) JavaScript
6 17 (1.16%) Bash
7 16 (1.09%) C
8 15 (1.02%) T-SQL
9 14 (0.95%) VB.NET
9 14 (0.95%) VBScript
10 12 (0.82%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.68%) Google Apps Script
11 10 (0.68%) R
12 8 (0.55%) TypeScript
13 7 (0.48%) Java
13 7 (0.48%) VB
14 4 (0.27%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.27%) VBA
15 3 (0.20%) Bicep
15 3 (0.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 97 (6.61%) Security Cleared
2 86 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 80 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.86%) Degree
5 31 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
6 26 (1.77%) MCSA
7 23 (1.57%) MCSE
8 18 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (1.23%) MCITP
9 17 (1.16%) DBS Check
10 16 (1.09%) CISSP
11 14 (0.95%) PMP
12 13 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 12 (0.82%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.75%) CCNA
15 9 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
15 9 (0.61%) CISM
16 8 (0.55%) A+ Certification
17 6 (0.41%) MCP
17 6 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.18%) SLA
2 46 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (2.45%) PMO
4 30 (2.04%) QA
5 29 (1.98%) GDPR
6 20 (1.36%) NIST
7 14 (0.95%) NCSC
8 9 (0.61%) COBIT
9 8 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (0.48%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.34%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.20%) GxP
14 3 (0.20%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.20%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.14%) ITGC
16 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 1 (0.068%) SOC 2
System Software
1 699 (47.65%) Active Directory
2 108 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 39 (2.66%) Virtual Desktop
5 28 (1.91%) vSphere
6 19 (1.30%) XenApp
7 17 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (0.68%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 7 (0.48%) NFS
12 7 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.41%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.20%) Docker
15 3 (0.20%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
17 1 (0.068%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 224 (15.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 181 (12.34%) SCCM
3 57 (3.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 51 (3.48%) Terraform
5 32 (2.18%) Single Sign-On
6 23 (1.57%) Jamf Pro
7 15 (1.02%) AirWatch
7 15 (1.02%) Ansible
8 13 (0.89%) SCOM
9 12 (0.82%) Kubernetes
10 10 (0.68%) FortiGate
11 8 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
11 8 (0.55%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.48%) WSUS
13 5 (0.34%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.34%) VxRail
14 4 (0.27%) Nessus
14 4 (0.27%) QRadar
14 4 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 792 (53.99%) Microsoft
2 178 (12.13%) VMware
3 161 (10.97%) Citrix
4 133 (9.07%) Cisco
5 73 (4.98%) Apple
6 70 (4.77%) ServiceNow
7 41 (2.79%) Google
8 37 (2.52%) HP
9 36 (2.45%) SAP
10 34 (2.32%) Dell
11 33 (2.25%) Oracle
12 25 (1.70%) CheckPoint
13 21 (1.43%) Veeam
14 19 (1.30%) Meraki
14 19 (1.30%) Okta
15 18 (1.23%) Adobe
15 18 (1.23%) Palo Alto
16 17 (1.16%) McAfee
17 16 (1.09%) NetApp
18 13 (0.89%) Atlassian