Period
to 24 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Office 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Office 365 over the 6 months to 24 September 2019 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 Office 365 (O365)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 50 62
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12 +36
Contract jobs citing Office 365 138 123 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.93% 3.91% 2.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.69% 19.19% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 71 43
Manchester median daily rate £325 £300 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -31.82% -12.00%
10th Percentile £149 £140 £136
90th Percentile £564 £513 £536
North West median daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 1
Manchester median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £162.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -87.69% +1020.69%
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.88 £156.25
90th Percentile £17.00 £185.00 £168.75
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -11.90% +16.13% +10.71%

Office 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 Manchester with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 780 641 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 27.86% 20.36% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 409 237
Manchester median daily rate £450 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £312 £262 £298
90th Percentile £613 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 3
Manchester median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -31.03% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £17.00 £185.00 £140.90
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £19.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year -16.88% -33.62% +107.14%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in Manchester

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office 365 in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in Manchester

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Manchester over the 6 months to 24 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in Manchester

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in Manchester

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 24 September 2019. 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
Stockport - 7 £225 - 9
Bolton -2 6 £155 -56.94% 5
Rochdale - 6 £310 - 2
Salford +2 5 £350 +55.56% 9
Altrincham - 3 £400 - 2
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Office 365
North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Office 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 87 (63.04%) Windows
2 71 (51.45%) Active Directory
3 70 (50.72%) Microsoft
4 50 (36.23%) Azure
5 36 (26.09%) Windows 10
6 34 (24.64%) Windows Server
7 33 (23.91%) VMware
8 30 (21.74%) SharePoint
9 27 (19.57%) Windows 7
10 26 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (18.84%) Migration
11 25 (18.12%) Microsoft Intune
12 23 (16.67%) Citrix
13 22 (15.94%) ITIL
13 22 (15.94%) Microsoft Office
13 22 (15.94%) Skype
14 21 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 20 (14.49%) SCCM
16 19 (13.77%) Azure Active Directory
17 17 (12.32%) PowerShell
17 17 (12.32%) Skype for Business
17 17 (12.32%) DNS
18 15 (10.87%) DHCP
19 14 (10.14%) AWS
19 14 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
20 11 (7.97%) Wi-Fi
20 11 (7.97%) LAN
20 11 (7.97%) Android
21 10 (7.25%) vSphere
21 10 (7.25%) MS Exchange

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 30 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 17 (12.32%) Skype for Business
3 10 (7.25%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.62%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.45%) CMS
6 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.45%) WordPress
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.72%) IIS
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (15.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 50 (36.23%) Azure
2 19 (13.77%) Azure Active Directory
3 14 (10.14%) AWS
4 7 (5.07%) OneDrive
4 7 (5.07%) Power Platform
5 6 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.90%) G Suite
6 4 (2.90%) IaaS
6 4 (2.90%) Yammer
7 3 (2.17%) PaaS
7 3 (2.17%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.45%) GCP
8 2 (1.45%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.45%) SaaS
9 1 (0.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Flow
9 1 (0.72%) Slack
9 1 (0.72%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.94%) Skype
2 17 (12.32%) DNS
3 15 (10.87%) DHCP
4 11 (7.97%) LAN
4 11 (7.97%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (7.25%) VoIP
6 9 (6.52%) WAN
7 8 (5.80%) VPN
8 4 (2.90%) Firewall
8 4 (2.90%) NAS
8 4 (2.90%) Network Security
8 4 (2.90%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.17%) MPLS
9 3 (2.17%) PBX
10 2 (1.45%) CTI
10 2 (1.45%) Intranet
10 2 (1.45%) PABX
10 2 (1.45%) VSAN
10 2 (1.45%) Wireless
11 1 (0.72%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.62%) Power BI
2 4 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Hudson
2 2 (1.45%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.45%) MSI
General
1 7 (5.07%) Retail
2 6 (4.35%) Advertising
2 6 (4.35%) Finance
3 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.45%) Banking
4 2 (1.45%) Housing Association
4 2 (1.45%) Legal
5 1 (0.72%) Law
5 1 (0.72%) Local Government
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 19 (13.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (12.32%) Consultant
3 13 (9.42%) Analyst
4 11 (7.97%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.35%) Architect
8 6 (4.35%) Floorwalker
8 6 (4.35%) IT Support
8 6 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (3.62%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Consultant
9 5 (3.62%) Office 365 Consultant
9 5 (3.62%) Service Analyst
9 5 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.90%) Web Services
2 2 (1.45%) CSS
2 2 (1.45%) HTML
2 2 (1.45%) jQuery
3 1 (0.72%) JSON
3 1 (0.72%) LDAP
3 1 (0.72%) REST
3 1 (0.72%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.72%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.07%) Management Information System
1 7 (5.07%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.90%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.90%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.90%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.45%) Life Science
4 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.45%) NHS
4 2 (1.45%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.45%) Replication
5 1 (0.72%) Clustering
5 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.72%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.72%) iPad
5 1 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.72%) PKI
5 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 87 (63.04%) Windows
2 36 (26.09%) Windows 10
3 34 (24.64%) Windows Server
4 27 (19.57%) Windows 7
5 14 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (7.97%) Android
7 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.17%) Linux
9 3 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.72%) CentOS
11 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.84%) Migration
2 22 (15.94%) ITIL
3 21 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (5.07%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (4.35%) Patch Management
6 5 (3.62%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (3.62%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (3.62%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (3.62%) Project Delivery
6 5 (3.62%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 4 (2.90%) Coaching
7 4 (2.90%) PRINCE2
7 4 (2.90%) Security Operations
7 4 (2.90%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.90%) Time Management
7 4 (2.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (2.90%) Web Filtering
7 4 (2.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.32%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.07%) VB
2 7 (5.07%) VBScript
3 4 (2.90%) SQL
4 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.90%) MCSA
2 4 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.17%) Degree
3 3 (2.17%) MCSE
4 2 (1.45%) MCP
4 2 (1.45%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (1.45%) VCP6
5 1 (0.72%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.72%) CISM
5 1 (0.72%) CISSP
5 1 (0.72%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.72%) ISEB
5 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.72%) RHCE
5 1 (0.72%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) Basel III
2 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.72%) EMIR
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.72%) MiFID
System Software
1 71 (51.45%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.25%) vSphere
4 8 (5.80%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.90%) XenApp
6 3 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.72%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.72%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (18.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 20 (14.49%) SCCM
3 3 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.45%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.72%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.72%) SCOM
5 1 (0.72%) vMotion
5 1 (0.72%) vRealize
5 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (50.72%) Microsoft
2 33 (23.91%) VMware
3 23 (16.67%) Citrix
4 8 (5.80%) Cisco
5 6 (4.35%) Apple
6 5 (3.62%) Lotus
6 5 (3.62%) Symantec
7 4 (2.90%) Google
7 4 (2.90%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.17%) Avaya
8 3 (2.17%) NetApp
8 3 (2.17%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.17%) Sophos
9 2 (1.45%) Dell
9 2 (1.45%) Intel
9 2 (1.45%) IPFX
9 2 (1.45%) Nintex
9 2 (1.45%) Samsung
9 2 (1.45%) SAP
9 2 (1.45%) Twitter