Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 40 83
Rank change year-on-year +9 +43 -21
Contract jobs citing Office 365 65 134 83
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 5.45% 4.75% 2.58%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.08% 17.38% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 79 50
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -29.41%
10th Percentile £157 £153 £127
90th Percentile £526 £605 £439
North West median daily rate £350 £315 £300
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.00% -5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 6
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -15.15% -81.67%
10th Percentile £16.50 £12.74 £12.75
90th Percentile £26.10 £17.00 £101.13
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.77% -1.52% +6.45%

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 431 771 601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.16% 27.31% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 545 394
Median daily rate £425 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +8.82% -
10th Percentile £300 £313 £275
90th Percentile £569 £613 £594
North West median daily rate £432 £461 £425
% change year-on-year -6.34% +8.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 15
Median hourly rate £24.20 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.82% -15.15% -27.95%
10th Percentile £16.50 £12.74 £12.24
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.95 £131.50
Median hourly rate £24.20 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +44.45% +1.52% -27.95%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in Manchester

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Office 365 in Manchester

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Office 365 in Manchester over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Office 365 in Manchester

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in Manchester.

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 10 July 2020. 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 +2 6 £175 -22.22% 1
Salford +6 4 - - 1
Bolton +2 1 £150 -3.23%
Office 365
North West

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 43 (66.15%) Windows
2 40 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 33 (50.77%) Active Directory
4 26 (40.00%) Windows 10
5 24 (36.92%) Azure
6 19 (29.23%) Windows Server
7 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
8 13 (20.00%) Firewall
8 13 (20.00%) Migration
8 13 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (18.46%) VMware
9 12 (18.46%) ITIL
9 12 (18.46%) Cisco
10 10 (15.38%) SharePoint
10 10 (15.38%) DNS
10 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
12 8 (12.31%) DevOps
12 8 (12.31%) Data Centre
12 8 (12.31%) SQL
12 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
13 7 (10.77%) Linux
13 7 (10.77%) MS Exchange
13 7 (10.77%) HP
13 7 (10.77%) Citrix
13 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared

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 10 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.77%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.15%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.08%) IIS
4 2 (3.08%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.54%) CMS
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 24 (36.92%) Azure
2 13 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (9.23%) AWS
4 4 (6.15%) IaaS
4 4 (6.15%) PaaS
5 2 (3.08%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (3.08%) OneDrive
5 2 (3.08%) SaaS
5 2 (3.08%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.00%) Firewall
2 10 (15.38%) DNS
3 5 (7.69%) Skype
4 4 (6.15%) Cisco Firepower
4 4 (6.15%) VPN
5 3 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.62%) DHCP
5 3 (4.62%) MPLS
5 3 (4.62%) SAN
6 2 (3.08%) PBX
6 2 (3.08%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (3.08%) SSL
6 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.08%) VLAN
6 2 (3.08%) VPLS
6 2 (3.08%) Wireless
7 1 (1.54%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.54%) VoIP
7 1 (1.54%) WAN
7 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.54%) Big Data
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2017
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
1 6 (9.23%) Public Sector
2 4 (6.15%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.62%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.08%) Electronics
4 2 (3.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Advertising
5 1 (1.54%) Housing Association
5 1 (1.54%) Publishing
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (12.31%) Office 365 Engineer
2 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (7.69%) Analyst
4 5 (7.69%) Consultant
4 5 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Hardware Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) IT Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 3 (4.62%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Deskside Support
6 3 (4.62%) Floorwalker
6 3 (4.62%) IT Support
6 3 (4.62%) Security Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) SAML
2 2 (3.08%) LDAP
2 2 (3.08%) Velocity
3 1 (1.54%) .NET
3 1 (1.54%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.62%) Fibre Optics
2 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Clustering
3 2 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.08%) Social Media
4 1 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (66.15%) Windows
2 26 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 19 (29.23%) Windows Server
4 7 (10.77%) Linux
4 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.62%) Android
7 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.54%) Unix
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.00%) Migration
1 13 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (18.46%) ITIL
3 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (12.31%) DevOps
4 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (9.23%) Information Security
6 4 (6.15%) Identity Management
6 4 (6.15%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.15%) Service Design
6 4 (6.15%) Storage Management
7 3 (4.62%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (4.62%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.62%) Project Management
7 3 (4.62%) Remediation Plan
7 3 (4.62%) Service Management
8 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.08%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.31%) SQL
2 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.15%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (3.08%) CCSP
5 2 (3.08%) CEH
5 2 (3.08%) CISA
5 2 (3.08%) CISM
5 2 (3.08%) CISSP
5 2 (3.08%) OSCP
6 1 (1.54%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.54%) GSEC
6 1 (1.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) GDPR
2 3 (4.62%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.62%) SLA
3 2 (3.08%) QA
System Software
1 33 (50.77%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.62%) BitLocker
3 3 (4.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 3 (4.62%) XenApp
3 3 (4.62%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (9.23%) SCCM
3 4 (6.15%) SCOM
4 3 (4.62%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.54%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.46%) Cisco
2 12 (18.46%) VMware
3 7 (10.77%) Citrix
3 7 (10.77%) HP
4 5 (7.69%) NetApp
5 4 (6.15%) Apple
5 4 (6.15%) Palo Alto
6 3 (4.62%) Dell
6 3 (4.62%) Okta
6 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.08%) Arista
7 2 (3.08%) Google
7 2 (3.08%) SAP
7 2 (3.08%) Sophos
8 1 (1.54%) F5
8 1 (1.54%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.54%) Meraki
8 1 (1.54%) SmartStream
8 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds