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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 84 87
Rank change year-on-year +29 +3  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 37 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.81% 1.01% 0.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.24% 20.00% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 5
Median daily rate £338 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £356 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £465 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +0.68% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% -7.46%  

Office 365 is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 141 90 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 10.69% 5.03% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 53 28
Median daily rate £450 £450 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.20 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.66% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.49% -13.35%  

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Office 365 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 8 £345 -
Office 365
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 31 (58.49%) Active Directory
2 30 (56.60%) Windows
3 18 (33.96%) Windows Server
4 13 (24.53%) SharePoint
4 13 (24.53%) Migration
5 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
6 11 (20.75%) MS Exchange
7 10 (18.87%) MS Office
7 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
8 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
9 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (13.21%) Windows 10
10 7 (13.21%) DNS
11 6 (11.32%) SLA
11 6 (11.32%) ITIL
11 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (11.32%) VMware
11 6 (11.32%) IronPort
11 6 (11.32%) Data Centre
11 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
11 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (9.43%) Skype for Business
12 5 (9.43%) RightFax
12 5 (9.43%) Skype
12 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (9.43%) Firewall

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 13 (24.53%) SharePoint
2 11 (20.75%) MS Exchange
3 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (9.43%) IBM Notes
5 5 (9.43%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.89%) Confluence
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.89%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Office
2 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.66%) Yammer
3 1 (1.89%) IaaS
3 1 (1.89%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.89%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) DNS
2 5 (9.43%) Firewall
2 5 (9.43%) Skype
3 3 (5.66%) LAN
4 2 (3.77%) Internet
4 2 (3.77%) SAN
4 2 (3.77%) VoIP
4 2 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.89%) 3G
5 1 (1.89%) 4G
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (1.89%) DHCP
5 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.89%) VPN
5 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) JIRA
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Billing
3 1 (1.89%) Games
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Analyst
2 8 (15.09%) Consultant
2 8 (15.09%) Support Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Messaging Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Office 365 Manager
5 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) IT Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) IT Manager
5 4 (7.55%) IT Support
5 4 (7.55%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.66%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.77%) Life Science
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.89%) CMDB
3 1 (1.89%) iPad
3 1 (1.89%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 30 (56.60%) Windows
2 18 (33.96%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
4 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (13.21%) Windows 10
7 4 (7.55%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.77%) Linux
9 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Migration
2 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (11.32%) ITIL
3 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.55%) Change Management
4 4 (7.55%) Project Management
5 3 (5.66%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.77%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.77%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.77%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (3.77%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (1.89%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.89%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.89%) Supplier Management
7 1 (1.89%) Test Scripting
7 1 (1.89%) Time Management
7 1 (1.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.89%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) ISEB
2 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (3.77%) GDPR
2 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (58.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) SCCM
1 3 (5.66%) SCOM
2 2 (3.77%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) IronPort
2 6 (11.32%) VMware
3 5 (9.43%) HP
3 5 (9.43%) Intel
3 5 (9.43%) Lotus
3 5 (9.43%) RightFax
4 3 (5.66%) Citrix
5 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.77%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.89%) Altiris
6 1 (1.89%) Apple
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco
6 1 (1.89%) Nokia