Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 112 108
Rank change year-on-year +59 -4 +8
Contract jobs citing Office 365 95 51 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.21% 1.45% 1.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.30% 14.09% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 42 26
Manchester median daily rate £375 £475 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +24.59% -4.69%
10th Percentile £122 £163 £194
90th Percentile £531 £1,000 £528
North West median daily rate £315 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -25.88% +21.43% -10.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Manchester median hourly rate £91.25 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +575.93% +8.00% -24.24%
10th Percentile £31.83 £12.25 £10.05
90th Percentile £154.08 £15.25 £24.75
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -3.45% -23.68%

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 391 362 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.21% 10.28% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 225 114
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £250 £263 £254
90th Percentile £600 £558 £538
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Manchester median hourly rate £24.50 £13.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.48% -28.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.25 £10.20
90th Percentile £126.98 £15.25 £31.80
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -44.00% +31.58%

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 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 November 2017. 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 7 £163 -81.89% 6
Salford +4 2 £450 - 4
Wigan - 1 - -
Office 365
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 53 (55.79%) Windows
2 52 (54.74%) Microsoft
3 40 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 32 (33.68%) Windows Server
5 25 (26.32%) MS Exchange
6 23 (24.21%) ITIL
7 22 (23.16%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (22.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (21.05%) Windows 10
10 19 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (20.00%) SCCM
11 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Office
12 17 (17.89%) VMware
12 17 (17.89%) Windows 7
12 17 (17.89%) Skype
13 16 (16.84%) PowerShell
13 16 (16.84%) Blackberry
13 16 (16.84%) DNS
14 15 (15.79%) DHCP
14 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (14.74%) Citrix
16 13 (13.68%) Skype for Business
17 12 (12.63%) SharePoint
17 12 (12.63%) Disaster Recovery
18 11 (11.58%) Migration
18 11 (11.58%) SQL
18 11 (11.58%) Cisco
18 11 (11.58%) Hyper-V
19 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
19 10 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013

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 25 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 19 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (13.68%) Skype for Business
4 12 (12.63%) SharePoint
5 10 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (8.42%) CMS
7 6 (6.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (4.21%) IBM Notes
9 3 (3.16%) IBM Domino
10 2 (2.11%) Drupal
10 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (2.11%) Umbraco
11 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.47%) OneDrive
3 8 (8.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.21%) Yammer
5 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.11%) IaaS
5 2 (2.11%) SaaS
6 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.89%) Skype
2 16 (16.84%) DNS
3 15 (15.79%) DHCP
4 9 (9.47%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (8.42%) VPN
6 7 (7.37%) Firewall
7 6 (6.32%) LAN
7 6 (6.32%) WAN
8 5 (5.26%) Unified Communications
8 5 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (4.21%) VLAN
10 3 (3.16%) Internet
10 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.11%) 3G
11 2 (2.11%) 4G
11 2 (2.11%) ADSL
11 2 (2.11%) IP Telephony
11 2 (2.11%) Network Security
11 2 (2.11%) VoIP
12 1 (1.05%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) IDOL
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.05%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 6 (6.32%) Legal
2 5 (5.26%) Retail
3 4 (4.21%) Finance
4 2 (2.11%) Law
4 2 (2.11%) Retail Finance
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (11.58%) Analyst
2 9 (9.47%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (9.47%) Desktop Support
3 8 (8.42%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (8.42%) Technical Support
4 7 (7.37%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 6 (6.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Architect
7 4 (4.21%) Office 365 Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) Office 365 Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.21%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Support Specialist
7 4 (4.21%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
8 3 (3.16%) Office 365 Administrator
8 3 (3.16%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) .NET
2 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (2.11%) CSS
2 2 (2.11%) HTML
2 2 (2.11%) jQuery
3 1 (1.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) Blackberry
2 9 (9.47%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.16%) iPhone
5 2 (2.11%) CMDB
5 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.11%) iPad
5 2 (2.11%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.11%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.05%) Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) PKI
6 1 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (55.79%) Windows
2 32 (33.68%) Windows Server
3 21 (22.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (21.05%) Windows 10
5 17 (17.89%) Windows 7
6 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (8.42%) Linux
8 7 (7.37%) Windows 8
9 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (4.21%) SUSE
10 4 (4.21%) Unix
11 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.05%) AIX
12 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) ITIL
2 12 (12.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (11.58%) Migration
4 9 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (9.47%) CRM
5 8 (8.42%) Content Management
5 8 (8.42%) Incident Management
5 8 (8.42%) Service Management
6 7 (7.37%) Workflow
7 6 (6.32%) Change Control
7 6 (6.32%) Document Management
8 5 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (5.26%) DevOps
8 5 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (5.26%) Project Management
9 4 (4.21%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.21%) Identity Management
9 4 (4.21%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.21%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.84%) PowerShell
2 11 (11.58%) SQL
3 6 (6.32%) Java
4 2 (2.11%) C#
4 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.05%) VB
5 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.42%) SC Cleared
2 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) MCSA
4 4 (4.21%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.21%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.16%) ACSP
5 3 (3.16%) HP AIS
6 2 (2.11%) CCNA
6 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.11%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.11%) MCITP
6 2 (2.11%) MCP
6 2 (2.11%) MCSE
6 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.05%) CISM
7 1 (1.05%) CISSP
7 1 (1.05%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.58%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.26%) vSphere
5 4 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.05%) XenApp
7 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (20.00%) SCCM
2 5 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (4.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (4.21%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (4.21%) WSUS
4 3 (3.16%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.11%) Puppet
6 1 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.05%) TeamSite
6 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 52 (54.74%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.89%) VMware
3 14 (14.74%) Citrix
4 11 (11.58%) Cisco
5 8 (8.42%) HP
6 7 (7.37%) Apple
7 6 (6.32%) iManage
7 6 (6.32%) Interwoven
7 6 (6.32%) IronPort
7 6 (6.32%) Reuters
8 5 (5.26%) Proofpoint
8 5 (5.26%) Symantec
9 4 (4.21%) Clearswift
9 4 (4.21%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.21%) Lotus
9 4 (4.21%) Lumension
9 4 (4.21%) McAfee
9 4 (4.21%) Micro Focus
9 4 (4.21%) MobileIron
9 4 (4.21%) NetApp