Period
to 24 March 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 March 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 89 95
Rank change year-on-year +51 +6 +30
Contract jobs citing Office 365 141 62 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.88% 2.15% 1.84%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.53% 13.28% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 36 31
Manchester median daily rate £294 £300 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% -10.45% -18.79%
10th Percentile £127 £128 £113
90th Percentile £613 £475 £438
North West median daily rate £325 £300 £345
% change year-on-year +8.33% -13.04% -14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 1
Manchester median hourly rate £15.32 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.18% -5.71% +27.27%
10th Percentile £11.78 £14.40 £16.25
90th Percentile £18.88 £20.10 £18.75
North West median hourly rate £17.34 £14.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +19.59% +16.00% -62.96%

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 655 467 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.65% 16.17% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 320 225
Manchester median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - -
10th Percentile £268 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £575 £588
North West median daily rate £469 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 2
Manchester median hourly rate £15.75 £14.46 £20.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.92% -28.42% +46.91%
10th Percentile £12.40 £12.83 £16.91
90th Percentile £32.55 £41.60 £22.53
North West median hourly rate £17.47 £14.46 £15.90
% change year-on-year +20.78% -9.03% -54.59%

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 March 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 March 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
Salford +8 10 £135 -70.00% 1
Stockport +7 5 £225 +38.04%
Bury - 4 £270 -
Rochdale - 3 £325 - 1
Bolton - 2 £133 - 4
Altrincham - 1 - -
Sale - 1 £288 -
Office 365
North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 79 (56.03%) Windows
2 63 (44.68%) Active Directory
3 57 (40.43%) Windows 10
4 48 (34.04%) Microsoft
5 30 (21.28%) Windows 7
6 29 (20.57%) ITIL
6 29 (20.57%) Windows Server
7 28 (19.86%) MS Exchange
7 28 (19.86%) VMware
8 27 (19.15%) Citrix
9 20 (14.18%) Migration
9 20 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (13.48%) Cisco
11 18 (12.77%) SharePoint
12 17 (12.06%) Security Cleared
13 16 (11.35%) SCCM
13 16 (11.35%) Microsoft Office
14 15 (10.64%) VPN
14 15 (10.64%) Finance
15 14 (9.93%) Skype
15 14 (9.93%) SC Cleared
16 13 (9.22%) PowerShell
17 12 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (8.51%) LAN
17 12 (8.51%) Android
18 11 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (7.09%) Firewall
19 10 (7.09%) DNS
19 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008

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 28 (19.86%) MS Exchange
2 18 (12.77%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.09%) Skype for Business
4 9 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.13%) SAS
8 2 (1.42%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (11.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Maximo
2 1 (0.71%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.84%) OneDrive
4 4 (2.84%) SaaS
5 2 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.71%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.71%) Slack
6 1 (0.71%) Trello
6 1 (0.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.64%) VPN
2 14 (9.93%) Skype
3 12 (8.51%) LAN
4 10 (7.09%) DNS
4 10 (7.09%) Firewall
5 8 (5.67%) WAN
6 7 (4.96%) DHCP
6 7 (4.96%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.55%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.13%) MPLS
8 3 (2.13%) SAN
8 3 (2.13%) VoIP
9 2 (1.42%) BGP
9 2 (1.42%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (1.42%) CTI
9 2 (1.42%) Network Security
9 2 (1.42%) OSPF
9 2 (1.42%) PBX
9 2 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.71%) Base SAS
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.42%) InstallShield
1 2 (1.42%) MSI
General
1 15 (10.64%) Finance
2 8 (5.67%) Legal
3 7 (4.96%) Law
4 4 (2.84%) Banking
5 3 (2.13%) Billing
5 3 (2.13%) Marketing
6 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.42%) Publishing
6 2 (1.42%) Retail
6 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.71%) Back Office
7 1 (0.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (17.73%) Analyst
2 18 (12.77%) Project Manager
2 18 (12.77%) Service Analyst
2 18 (12.77%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (10.64%) Office 365 Engineer
4 13 (9.22%) Architect
5 11 (7.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (6.38%) Exchange Engineer
6 9 (6.38%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.67%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (4.96%) Office 365 Manager
8 7 (4.96%) Office 365 Project Manager
8 7 (4.96%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) IT Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.42%) .NET
1 2 (1.42%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.96%) User Experience
2 6 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (3.55%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.13%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.42%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.42%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.71%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) Replication
6 1 (0.71%) RIA
6 1 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 79 (56.03%) Windows
2 57 (40.43%) Windows 10
3 30 (21.28%) Windows 7
4 29 (20.57%) Windows Server
5 12 (8.51%) Android
6 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.13%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.42%) Linux
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.57%) ITIL
2 20 (14.18%) Migration
3 12 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (6.38%) Supplier Management
7 8 (5.67%) PRINCE2
7 8 (5.67%) Project Management
7 8 (5.67%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.96%) Information Security
9 6 (4.26%) Data Protection
9 6 (4.26%) Document Management
9 6 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (3.55%) Application Packaging
10 5 (3.55%) Application Virtualisation
11 4 (2.84%) Collaborative Working
11 4 (2.84%) CRM
11 4 (2.84%) ERP
11 4 (2.84%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (2.13%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.22%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.26%) SQL
3 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.42%) VB
3 2 (1.42%) VBScript
4 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.71%) C
4 1 (0.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (12.06%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.93%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.55%) MCSE
6 4 (2.84%) CCNA
6 4 (2.84%) MCSA
7 3 (2.13%) CCIE
7 3 (2.13%) CCNP
7 3 (2.13%) Degree
7 3 (2.13%) MCP
8 2 (1.42%) CCDP
8 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.42%) PMP
9 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.71%) MCITP
9 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) GDPR
System Software
1 63 (44.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.09%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (4.96%) vSphere
4 5 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.71%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (11.35%) SCCM
2 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.42%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (1.42%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 28 (19.86%) VMware
3 27 (19.15%) Citrix
4 19 (13.48%) Cisco
5 7 (4.96%) Apple
5 7 (4.96%) Avaya
5 7 (4.96%) IronPort
5 7 (4.96%) Meraki
5 7 (4.96%) Veeam
6 4 (2.84%) SAP
7 3 (2.13%) Dell
7 3 (2.13%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.13%) Oracle
7 3 (2.13%) Sophos
8 2 (1.42%) F5
8 2 (1.42%) IPFX
8 2 (1.42%) Reuters
8 2 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.42%) Sony
8 2 (1.42%) Wyse