Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 74 47
Rank change year-on-year +4 -27 +21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 1,301 462 1,906
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.79% 3.47% 5.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.91% 9.89% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 322 1,361
10th Percentile £165 £185 £155
25th Percentile £267 £277 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £500
90th Percentile £613 £588 £588
England median daily rate £370 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -7.50% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 6 62
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.48 £14.00
25th Percentile £13.81 £14.47 £18.50
Median hourly rate £21.47 £20.75 £20.67
Median % change year-on-year +3.46% +0.41% +3.33%
75th Percentile £25.50 £22.25 £22.44
90th Percentile £28.88 £23.75 £36.53
England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -17.95% +2.63% +8.57%

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 13,123 4,670 12,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.24% 35.10% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,698 3,483 8,987
10th Percentile £381 £350 £325
25th Percentile £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +3.96%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £613
90th Percentile £725 £725 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 15 95
10th Percentile £13.38 £13.58 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.27 £20.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - +19.05% +3.70%
75th Percentile £51.31 £47.88 £25.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £59.25 £53.25
England median hourly rate £20.70 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.72% +2.38% +20.00%

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 28 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft 365 in London over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 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 +10 243 £475 +28.81% 117
West London -3 26 £190 -25.85% 51
South London +11 21 £256 -53.41% 15
East London -7 14 £210 -6.67% 36
North London - 6 £400 - 6
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 738 (56.73%) Microsoft
2 643 (49.42%) Azure
3 597 (45.89%) Active Directory
4 596 (45.81%) Windows
5 346 (26.59%) SharePoint
6 323 (24.83%) Social Skills
7 280 (21.52%) Windows 10
8 266 (20.45%) Finance
9 239 (18.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 232 (17.83%) Migration
11 221 (16.99%) PowerShell
12 207 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
13 199 (15.30%) VMware
13 199 (15.30%) Microsoft Intune
14 197 (15.14%) Windows Server
15 184 (14.14%) SCCM
16 175 (13.45%) ITIL
17 155 (11.91%) DNS
18 154 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
19 153 (11.76%) Citrix
20 144 (11.07%) Firewall
21 138 (10.61%) Power Platform
22 136 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 133 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
24 118 (9.07%) AWS
25 116 (8.92%) Cisco
26 114 (8.76%) DHCP
27 102 (7.84%) SQL
28 101 (7.76%) OneDrive
29 97 (7.46%) Business Intelligence

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
1 346 (26.59%) SharePoint
2 74 (5.69%) MS Exchange
3 30 (2.31%) Skype for Business
4 23 (1.77%) Confluence
5 20 (1.54%) CMS
5 20 (1.54%) IIS
6 12 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.61%) Drupal
9 7 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.46%) Apache
10 6 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.38%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.31%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.23%) Documentum
13 3 (0.23%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 207 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.77%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.23%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.077%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.077%) InDesign
9 1 (0.077%) InVision
Business Applications
1 15 (1.15%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.31%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.23%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.15%) iTrent
5 2 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.15%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.077%) Eikon
6 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.077%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 643 (49.42%) Azure
2 239 (18.37%) Azure Active Directory
3 138 (10.61%) Power Platform
4 118 (9.07%) AWS
5 101 (7.76%) OneDrive
6 85 (6.53%) PowerApps
7 74 (5.69%) IaaS
8 64 (4.92%) PaaS
9 54 (4.15%) SaaS
10 52 (4.00%) Power Automate
11 48 (3.69%) Serverless
12 40 (3.07%) Mimecast
13 36 (2.77%) Azure Functions
14 31 (2.38%) GCP
15 30 (2.31%) Google Workspace
15 30 (2.31%) Yammer
16 22 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
17 21 (1.61%) Azure Logic Apps
18 17 (1.31%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 17 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 155 (11.91%) DNS
2 144 (11.07%) Firewall
3 114 (8.76%) DHCP
4 79 (6.07%) VPN
5 64 (4.92%) LAN
6 53 (4.07%) WAN
7 42 (3.23%) Skype
7 42 (3.23%) Unified Communications
8 38 (2.92%) TCP/IP
8 38 (2.92%) VoIP
9 36 (2.77%) SAN
10 33 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
11 30 (2.31%) Internet
12 26 (2.00%) WebEx
13 24 (1.84%) Network Security
14 23 (1.77%) NAS
15 19 (1.46%) HTTP
15 19 (1.46%) MPLS
15 19 (1.46%) Wireless
16 18 (1.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (6.46%) Power BI
2 64 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.00%) Metadata
4 12 (0.92%) Tableau
5 10 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (0.77%) Data Lake
6 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (0.54%) Big Data
9 6 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (0.38%) MySQL
11 4 (0.31%) Blockchain
11 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.23%) EDMS
12 3 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.23%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.23%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 45 (3.46%) JIRA
2 10 (0.77%) MSI
3 9 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.46%) GitLab
4 6 (0.46%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.31%) Subversion
6 3 (0.23%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.23%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.23%) Zephyr
7 2 (0.15%) Appium
7 2 (0.15%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.15%) Inno Setup
7 2 (0.15%) Mocha
7 2 (0.15%) Selenium
8 1 (0.077%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.077%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.077%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.077%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (0.077%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 323 (24.83%) Social Skills
2 266 (20.45%) Finance
3 79 (6.07%) Public Sector
4 63 (4.84%) Banking
5 58 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
6 42 (3.23%) Marketing
7 41 (3.15%) Legal
8 39 (3.00%) Documentation Skills
9 31 (2.38%) Telecoms
10 22 (1.69%) Organisational Skills
11 21 (1.61%) Retail
12 19 (1.46%) French Language
12 19 (1.46%) Manufacturing
13 17 (1.31%) Electronics
14 13 (1.00%) Local Government
14 13 (1.00%) Presentation Skills
15 12 (0.92%) German Language
15 12 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
16 9 (0.69%) Digital Economy
16 9 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 175 (13.45%) Analyst
2 141 (10.84%) Architect
3 116 (8.92%) Consultant
4 107 (8.22%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
4 107 (8.22%) Support Engineer
5 102 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 83 (6.38%) Developer
7 75 (5.76%) Project Manager
8 74 (5.69%) IT Support
9 59 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support
10 57 (4.38%) Azure Engineer
11 55 (4.23%) Service Analyst
12 53 (4.07%) IT Engineer
12 53 (4.07%) Microsoft 365 Manager
13 51 (3.92%) Security Engineer
14 49 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
15 48 (3.69%) Support Analyst
16 46 (3.54%) Microsoft 365 Architect
17 43 (3.31%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
18 40 (3.07%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.46%) .NET
2 40 (3.07%) REST
3 37 (2.84%) OAuth
4 36 (2.77%) SAML
5 34 (2.61%) HTML
6 33 (2.54%) CSS
7 31 (2.38%) Web Services
8 23 (1.77%) AngularJS
9 19 (1.46%) LDAP
10 17 (1.31%) Microsoft Graph
11 14 (1.08%) React
12 10 (0.77%) jQuery
13 9 (0.69%) JSON
14 8 (0.61%) Node.js
15 7 (0.54%) ARM Templates
15 7 (0.54%) SPNEGO
15 7 (0.54%) XML
16 6 (0.46%) .NET Framework
16 6 (0.46%) OpenID
17 5 (0.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 46 (3.54%) Management Information System
2 45 (3.46%) Data Centre
3 35 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
4 29 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (1.54%) User Experience
6 19 (1.46%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.15%) Cloud Native
7 15 (1.15%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.08%) Blackberry
8 14 (1.08%) BYOD
8 14 (1.08%) Driving Licence
9 13 (1.00%) Clustering
10 12 (0.92%) Fat Client
10 12 (0.92%) PKI
10 12 (0.92%) Thin Client
11 11 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (0.85%) NHS
12 10 (0.77%) iPhone
12 10 (0.77%) Social Media
13 9 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 596 (45.81%) Windows
2 280 (21.52%) Windows 10
3 197 (15.14%) Windows Server
4 85 (6.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 82 (6.30%) Windows 7
6 57 (4.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 53 (4.07%) Apple iOS
8 51 (3.92%) Android
9 50 (3.84%) Windows Server 2019
10 47 (3.61%) Linux
11 41 (3.15%) Mac OS
12 30 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (1.23%) Unix
14 14 (1.08%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.08%) Windows 8
15 13 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.31%) HPUX
18 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
18 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (17.83%) Migration
2 175 (13.45%) ITIL
3 154 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
4 136 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 97 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
6 91 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
7 87 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 81 (6.23%) Change Management
9 80 (6.15%) DevOps
10 78 (6.00%) Project Management
11 75 (5.76%) Project Delivery
12 69 (5.30%) Cybersecurity
13 66 (5.07%) Service Management
14 62 (4.77%) Service Delivery
15 52 (4.00%) Identity Management
16 49 (3.77%) Risk Management
17 47 (3.61%) Information Security
18 44 (3.38%) Analytics
18 44 (3.38%) PRINCE2
19 42 (3.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 221 (16.99%) PowerShell
2 102 (7.84%) SQL
3 60 (4.61%) C#
4 39 (3.00%) JavaScript
5 37 (2.84%) Python
6 28 (2.15%) C
7 12 (0.92%) Java
8 11 (0.85%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.77%) R
10 9 (0.69%) VB.NET
11 8 (0.61%) Ruby
11 8 (0.61%) TypeScript
11 8 (0.61%) VBScript
12 7 (0.54%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.46%) VB
14 4 (0.31%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.23%) ES6
16 2 (0.15%) C++
17 1 (0.077%) PHP
17 1 (0.077%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (6.61%) Security Cleared
2 77 (5.92%) SC Cleared
3 70 (5.38%) Degree
4 66 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (1.77%) MCSA
6 21 (1.61%) MCSE
7 18 (1.38%) CISSP
8 15 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (1.00%) DBS Check
11 11 (0.85%) MCITP
12 8 (0.61%) A+ Certification
12 8 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.61%) MCP
13 7 (0.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 7 (0.54%) APMP
13 7 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.54%) CCNA
13 7 (0.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.77%) SLA
2 47 (3.61%) GDPR
3 45 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.92%) NIST
5 20 (1.54%) QA
6 16 (1.23%) PMO
7 10 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.61%) SOC 2
9 7 (0.54%) COBIT
9 7 (0.54%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.23%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.15%) GRC
12 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.077%) P3O
13 1 (0.077%) PMBOK
System Software
1 597 (45.89%) Active Directory
2 133 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (4.61%) Hyper-V
4 40 (3.07%) Virtual Desktop
5 34 (2.61%) XenApp
6 29 (2.23%) vSphere
7 22 (1.69%) XenDesktop
8 19 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (0.61%) NFS
13 7 (0.54%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 5 (0.38%) Docker
15 4 (0.31%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.23%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
17 1 (0.077%) DFS Replication
17 1 (0.077%) Firmware
17 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 199 (15.30%) Microsoft Intune
2 184 (14.14%) SCCM
3 65 (5.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 45 (3.46%) Single Sign-On
5 40 (3.07%) Terraform
6 19 (1.46%) SCOM
7 17 (1.31%) Ansible
8 13 (1.00%) FortiGate
9 12 (0.92%) Jamf Pro
10 10 (0.77%) Kubernetes
11 9 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (0.54%) AirWatch
12 7 (0.54%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.46%) WSUS
14 5 (0.38%) QRadar
14 5 (0.38%) SCSM
15 4 (0.31%) TrustSec
16 3 (0.23%) MobiControl
16 3 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 738 (56.73%) Microsoft
2 199 (15.30%) VMware
3 153 (11.76%) Citrix
4 116 (8.92%) Cisco
5 60 (4.61%) ServiceNow
6 52 (4.00%) Apple
7 36 (2.77%) Google
8 34 (2.61%) Dell
8 34 (2.61%) Ivanti
9 31 (2.38%) HP
10 29 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (2.00%) CheckPoint
12 25 (1.92%) SAP
13 21 (1.61%) Oracle
14 18 (1.38%) Okta
15 17 (1.31%) SolarWinds
16 16 (1.23%) NetApp
16 16 (1.23%) Palo Alto
17 15 (1.15%) EMC
17 15 (1.15%) Symantec