Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 63 64 55
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9 +17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 1,004 685 1,795
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.75% 3.91% 4.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.89% 11.63% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 502 1,278
10th Percentile £190 £150 £153
25th Percentile £300 £213 £241
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +9.68%
75th Percentile £525 £488 £509
90th Percentile £600 £575 £614
England median daily rate £375 £375 £390
% change year-on-year - -3.85% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 49
10th Percentile £13.43 £12.78 £12.95
25th Percentile £13.88 £18.75 £18.63
Median hourly rate £17.18 £21.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -18.21% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £23.00 £23.00 £27.00
90th Percentile £23.75 £25.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.95% +8.33% +2.86%

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 10,153 5,891 12,713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.97% 33.65% 31.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,410 4,445 9,288
10th Percentile £369 £345 £350
25th Percentile £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +0.95% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £613
90th Percentile £700 £712 £675
England median daily rate £510 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 34 75
10th Percentile £14.23 £13.60 £12.85
25th Percentile £20.14 £20.25 £18.73
Median hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.00% +19.05% -6.67%
75th Percentile £61.50 £47.94 £34.51
90th Percentile £68.22 £61.18 £52.30
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +8.93%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +16 177 £470 +31.47% 75
West London -4 20 £335 +67.50% 22
East London +4 16 £211 -22.33% 38
South London +30 14 £525 +72.13% 7
North London +5 3 £155 -13.89% 3
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 540 (53.78%) Microsoft
2 500 (49.80%) Azure
3 431 (42.93%) Windows
4 400 (39.84%) Active Directory
5 291 (28.98%) SharePoint
6 229 (22.81%) Finance
7 214 (21.31%) Windows 10
8 206 (20.52%) Migration
9 198 (19.72%) Social Skills
10 181 (18.03%) PowerShell
11 162 (16.14%) Azure Active Directory
12 149 (14.84%) Microsoft Intune
13 137 (13.65%) Windows Server
14 135 (13.45%) Microsoft Office
15 125 (12.45%) ITIL
15 125 (12.45%) VMware
16 122 (12.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 121 (12.05%) Firewall
18 120 (11.95%) SCCM
19 116 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
20 111 (11.06%) Citrix
21 107 (10.66%) DNS
22 106 (10.56%) Power Platform
23 83 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
24 81 (8.07%) AWS
25 79 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
26 77 (7.67%) Project Management
26 77 (7.67%) MS Exchange
27 75 (7.47%) DevOps
28 74 (7.37%) OneDrive

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
1 291 (28.98%) SharePoint
2 77 (7.67%) MS Exchange
3 54 (5.38%) Skype for Business
4 24 (2.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 20 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (1.79%) CMS
7 11 (1.10%) Confluence
8 10 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.70%) IIS
10 6 (0.60%) Drupal
11 5 (0.50%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.40%) Apache
12 4 (0.40%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.30%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.20%) Documentum
14 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.20%) Totara
14 2 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 135 (13.45%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.79%) InfoPath
5 15 (1.49%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.20%) Autodesk Flame
9 2 (0.20%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.20%) Maya
9 2 (0.20%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 11 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.40%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (0.40%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.20%) iTrent
3 2 (0.20%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.100%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.100%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.100%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 500 (49.80%) Azure
2 162 (16.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 106 (10.56%) Power Platform
4 81 (8.07%) AWS
5 74 (7.37%) OneDrive
6 66 (6.57%) PowerApps
7 65 (6.47%) IaaS
8 58 (5.78%) SaaS
9 55 (5.48%) PaaS
10 42 (4.18%) Power Automate
11 35 (3.49%) Serverless
12 34 (3.39%) Mimecast
13 28 (2.79%) Azure Functions
14 18 (1.79%) Yammer
15 16 (1.59%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 16 (1.59%) Azure Logic Apps
15 16 (1.59%) Slack
16 14 (1.39%) Google Workspace
17 12 (1.20%) GCP
18 11 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 121 (12.05%) Firewall
2 107 (10.66%) DNS
3 66 (6.57%) VPN
4 62 (6.18%) DHCP
5 55 (5.48%) Skype
6 49 (4.88%) WAN
7 45 (4.48%) LAN
8 37 (3.69%) Unified Communications
9 33 (3.29%) Internet
10 30 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (2.39%) Intranet
11 24 (2.39%) Network Security
11 24 (2.39%) TCP/IP
12 21 (2.09%) SAN
12 21 (2.09%) Wireless
13 18 (1.79%) VoIP
14 16 (1.59%) WebEx
15 15 (1.49%) MPLS
15 15 (1.49%) SMTP
16 13 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.58%) Power BI
3 11 (1.10%) Tableau
4 9 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.30%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.20%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.20%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.20%) MySQL
10 1 (0.100%) EDMS
10 1 (0.100%) GIS
10 1 (0.100%) Ingres
10 1 (0.100%) OLAP
10 1 (0.100%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.100%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.100%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (3.09%) JIRA
2 6 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.60%) MSI
3 3 (0.30%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.30%) Subversion
3 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.20%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.20%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (0.100%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.100%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.100%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.100%) GitLab
5 1 (0.100%) Inno Setup
5 1 (0.100%) NSubstitute
General
1 229 (22.81%) Finance
2 198 (19.72%) Social Skills
3 70 (6.97%) Public Sector
4 50 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (4.18%) Banking
6 39 (3.88%) Legal
7 36 (3.59%) Marketing
8 33 (3.29%) Telecoms
9 25 (2.49%) Documentation Skills
10 22 (2.19%) Manufacturing
10 22 (2.19%) Organisational Skills
11 21 (2.09%) Electronics
12 12 (1.20%) Retail
13 11 (1.10%) Local Government
13 11 (1.10%) Presentation Skills
14 10 (1.00%) French Language
14 10 (1.00%) German Language
14 10 (1.00%) Publishing
15 9 (0.90%) Law
16 7 (0.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 119 (11.85%) Analyst
2 113 (11.25%) Architect
3 98 (9.76%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
4 85 (8.47%) Consultant
5 83 (8.27%) Project Manager
6 76 (7.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 74 (7.37%) Developer
8 60 (5.98%) Support Engineer
9 51 (5.08%) Microsoft 365 Manager
10 50 (4.98%) Azure Engineer
11 48 (4.78%) Security Engineer
12 37 (3.69%) Microsoft 365 Architect
12 37 (3.69%) Microsoft 365 Project Manager
13 36 (3.59%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
14 33 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support
14 33 (3.29%) Cloud Engineer
14 33 (3.29%) IT Support
15 32 (3.19%) SharePoint Developer
16 28 (2.79%) Azure Architect
17 27 (2.69%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.39%) REST
2 33 (3.29%) .NET
3 30 (2.99%) HTML
3 30 (2.99%) OAuth
4 29 (2.89%) CSS
5 21 (2.09%) SAML
5 21 (2.09%) Web Services
6 19 (1.89%) AngularJS
7 14 (1.39%) Microsoft Graph
8 13 (1.29%) Node.js
9 9 (0.90%) jQuery
10 7 (0.70%) LDAP
10 7 (0.70%) SOAP
11 6 (0.60%) .NET Core
11 6 (0.60%) JSON
12 5 (0.50%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.50%) React
13 4 (0.40%) HTML5
13 4 (0.40%) OpenID
13 4 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
2 35 (3.49%) Data Centre
3 31 (3.09%) Management Information System
3 31 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
4 25 (2.49%) User Experience
5 15 (1.49%) Social Media
6 12 (1.20%) NHS
6 12 (1.20%) PKI
7 11 (1.10%) BYOD
7 11 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.00%) Blackberry
8 10 (1.00%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.00%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.00%) Public Cloud
9 9 (0.90%) Tandem
10 8 (0.80%) Clustering
10 8 (0.80%) Smartphone
11 7 (0.70%) iPhone
12 6 (0.60%) Cloud Native
12 6 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 431 (42.93%) Windows
2 214 (21.31%) Windows 10
3 137 (13.65%) Windows Server
4 62 (6.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (5.38%) Apple iOS
6 52 (5.18%) Windows 7
7 44 (4.38%) Android
7 44 (4.38%) Windows Server 2016
8 33 (3.29%) Linux
9 32 (3.19%) Windows Server 2019
10 23 (2.29%) Mac OS
11 21 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
13 10 (1.00%) Unix
14 7 (0.70%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.60%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.100%) CentOS
17 1 (0.100%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (20.52%) Migration
2 125 (12.45%) ITIL
3 122 (12.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 116 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
6 77 (7.67%) Project Management
7 75 (7.47%) DevOps
8 74 (7.37%) Change Management
9 67 (6.67%) Project Delivery
10 66 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
11 53 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 40 (3.98%) PRINCE2
13 36 (3.59%) Cybersecurity
14 33 (3.29%) Information Security
15 30 (2.99%) Service Delivery
15 30 (2.99%) Time Management
16 29 (2.89%) Identity Management
16 29 (2.89%) Mobile Device Management
16 29 (2.89%) Programme Management
17 27 (2.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 181 (18.03%) PowerShell
2 57 (5.68%) SQL
3 40 (3.98%) C#
4 32 (3.19%) JavaScript
5 28 (2.79%) Python
6 19 (1.89%) C
7 16 (1.59%) Java
8 8 (0.80%) Ruby
9 6 (0.60%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.60%) TypeScript
10 5 (0.50%) VB
11 4 (0.40%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.40%) VBScript
12 3 (0.30%) ES6
13 2 (0.20%) Perl
13 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.20%) VBA
14 1 (0.100%) Caml Language
14 1 (0.100%) PHP
14 1 (0.100%) R
Qualifications
1 72 (7.17%) Security Cleared
2 66 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 62 (6.18%) Degree
4 45 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
6 19 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (1.69%) MCSE
8 15 (1.49%) CISSP
8 15 (1.49%) MCSA
9 10 (1.00%) DBS Check
10 8 (0.80%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.70%) MCITP
12 6 (0.60%) CISM
12 6 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.60%) MCP
12 6 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (0.50%) APMP
13 5 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.08%) SLA
2 36 (3.59%) GDPR
3 24 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.20%) QA
5 11 (1.10%) NIST
6 7 (0.70%) PMO
6 7 (0.70%) SOC 2
7 5 (0.50%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.50%) NCSC
7 5 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.40%) COBIT
8 4 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.100%) FISMA
11 1 (0.100%) P3O
11 1 (0.100%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.100%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 400 (39.84%) Active Directory
2 79 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
5 18 (1.79%) XenApp
6 17 (1.69%) vSphere
7 14 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (1.20%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.10%) Docker
10 8 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.50%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.30%) NFS
14 2 (0.20%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 1 (0.100%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.100%) Firmware
15 1 (0.100%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 149 (14.84%) Microsoft Intune
2 120 (11.95%) SCCM
3 44 (4.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 40 (3.98%) Single Sign-On
5 29 (2.89%) Terraform
6 14 (1.39%) SCOM
7 11 (1.10%) Ansible
7 11 (1.10%) Kubernetes
8 9 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (0.80%) Jamf Pro
10 7 (0.70%) AirWatch
10 7 (0.70%) FortiGate
10 7 (0.70%) SCSM
10 7 (0.70%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.50%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.30%) CASB
12 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.30%) PaperCut
12 3 (0.30%) SmoothWall
13 2 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 540 (53.78%) Microsoft
2 125 (12.45%) VMware
3 111 (11.06%) Citrix
4 74 (7.37%) Cisco
5 30 (2.99%) ServiceNow
6 28 (2.79%) SAP
7 27 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (2.59%) Apple
9 24 (2.39%) CheckPoint
9 24 (2.39%) Nintex
10 18 (1.79%) Ivanti
11 17 (1.69%) HP
12 16 (1.59%) Google
12 16 (1.59%) Okta
13 13 (1.29%) Palo Alto
13 13 (1.29%) Samsung
13 13 (1.29%) SolarWinds
14 12 (1.20%) Dell
14 12 (1.20%) EMC
14 12 (1.20%) Zscaler