Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 16 January 2018 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 90 90
Rank change year-on-year +40 0 +75
Contract jobs citing Office 365 297 188 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.75% 2.12% 2.00%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.65% 21.10% 38.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 127 109
Midlands median daily rate £325 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £141 £178 £165
90th Percentile £488 £505 £525
England median daily rate £350 £361 £363
% change year-on-year -3.11% -0.34% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 6
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +25.00% -42.61%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.00 £11.88
90th Percentile £23.70 £21.47 £14.75
England median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -10.29% +13.33% +9.61%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,256 891 424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.87% 10.05% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 529 252
Midlands median daily rate £435 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.61% +6.80% -8.54%
10th Percentile £232 £263 £225
90th Percentile £575 £576 £588
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 6
Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +32.58% -45.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.80 £11.88
90th Percentile £25.40 £21.47 £14.75
England median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year -1.97% -12.20% -3.82%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in the Midlands

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in the Midlands

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the Midlands over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the Midlands

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the Midlands

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the Midlands over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in the Midlands

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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
West Midlands +36 211 £338 -3.57% 62
East Midlands +27 82 £320 -14.67% 37
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 163 (54.88%) Windows
2 145 (48.82%) Active Directory
3 132 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 92 (30.98%) Migration
4 92 (30.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 74 (24.92%) Windows 10
6 73 (24.58%) SharePoint
7 55 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
8 52 (17.51%) VMware
9 51 (17.17%) ITIL
10 50 (16.84%) Windows Server
10 50 (16.84%) Windows 7
11 40 (13.47%) Citrix
12 38 (12.79%) SCCM
13 35 (11.78%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
15 31 (10.44%) Cisco
16 29 (9.76%) MCSE
17 28 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
17 28 (9.43%) Finance
18 26 (8.75%) MS Exchange
18 26 (8.75%) PowerShell
19 24 (8.08%) Project Management
20 23 (7.74%) DNS
20 23 (7.74%) Skype
21 22 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
21 22 (7.41%) Skype for Business
22 21 (7.07%) DHCP
23 20 (6.73%) TCP/IP
24 19 (6.40%) PRINCE2

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 73 (24.58%) SharePoint
2 26 (8.75%) MS Exchange
3 22 (7.41%) Skype for Business
4 13 (4.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (4.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.36%) IIS
7 5 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.67%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.34%) Confluence
9 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.34%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 55 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.37%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.67%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 92 (30.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.72%) Azure Active Directory
2 17 (5.72%) OneDrive
3 10 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.37%) PaaS
4 8 (2.69%) IaaS
5 6 (2.02%) G Suite
5 6 (2.02%) SaaS
6 2 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.34%) Serverless
7 1 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.74%) DNS
1 23 (7.74%) Skype
2 21 (7.07%) DHCP
3 20 (6.73%) TCP/IP
4 17 (5.72%) LAN
5 13 (4.38%) Firewall
6 12 (4.04%) SAN
7 11 (3.70%) WAN
8 8 (2.69%) VPN
9 5 (1.68%) VoIP
9 5 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.35%) Internet
10 4 (1.35%) Intranet
11 3 (1.01%) SSL
12 2 (0.67%) ATM
12 2 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.67%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.67%) MPLS
12 2 (0.67%) SMS
12 2 (0.67%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.01%) Power BI
3 2 (0.67%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.67%) Clusterpoint
3 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.34%) MS Access
4 1 (0.34%) MySQL
4 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Subversion
2 2 (0.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.67%) MSI
2 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.34%) JIRA
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (9.43%) Finance
2 7 (2.36%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.02%) Electronics
3 6 (2.02%) Marketing
3 6 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.68%) Banking
4 5 (1.68%) Retail
5 4 (1.35%) Law
6 2 (0.67%) Automotive
6 2 (0.67%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (10.77%) Consultant
2 32 (10.77%) Project Manager
3 30 (10.10%) Analyst
4 28 (9.43%) Architect
5 24 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 24 (8.08%) Administrator
6 23 (7.74%) Desktop Support
7 20 (6.73%) Support Engineer
8 18 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (5.72%) Office 365 Manager
10 15 (5.05%) Office 365 Consultant
11 14 (4.71%) Office 365 Engineer
11 14 (4.71%) SharePoint Consultant
12 12 (4.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (4.04%) IT Manager
12 12 (4.04%) Service Analyst
12 12 (4.04%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (4.04%) Technical Architect
13 11 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.03%) .NET
2 4 (1.35%) CSS
2 4 (1.35%) HTML
2 4 (1.35%) jQuery
2 4 (1.35%) XML
3 3 (1.01%) JSON
3 3 (1.01%) OAuth
3 3 (1.01%) OAuth2
3 3 (1.01%) Web Services
4 2 (0.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.67%) Ajax
4 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (0.67%) RESTful
4 2 (0.67%) XSLT
4 2 (0.67%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.34%) Node.js
5 1 (0.34%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.04%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.02%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.35%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.35%) PKI
5 3 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.01%) User Experience
6 2 (0.67%) Clustering
6 2 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.67%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.67%) iPad
6 2 (0.67%) iPhone
6 2 (0.67%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.67%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.67%) Wiki
7 1 (0.34%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 163 (54.88%) Windows
2 74 (24.92%) Windows 10
3 50 (16.84%) Windows 7
3 50 (16.84%) Windows Server
4 35 (11.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (4.71%) Windows 8
7 10 (3.37%) Android
8 5 (1.68%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.68%) Linux
8 5 (1.68%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.35%) Unix
10 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (30.98%) Migration
2 51 (17.17%) ITIL
3 28 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (8.08%) Project Management
5 19 (6.40%) PRINCE2
6 14 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (4.38%) CRM
8 12 (4.04%) Mobile Device Management
9 11 (3.70%) Change Management
9 11 (3.70%) Incident Management
9 11 (3.70%) Service Management
10 10 (3.37%) Identity Management
11 9 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (3.03%) Data Migration
11 9 (3.03%) Email Migration
12 8 (2.69%) ITSM
12 8 (2.69%) Patch Management
12 8 (2.69%) Programme Management
13 7 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (2.36%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.75%) PowerShell
2 15 (5.05%) SQL
3 7 (2.36%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.68%) C#
5 2 (0.67%) XAML
6 1 (0.34%) Java
6 1 (0.34%) PHP
6 1 (0.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (9.76%) MCSE
3 14 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (4.38%) MCSA
5 10 (3.37%) CCNA
6 9 (3.03%) Security Cleared
7 8 (2.69%) CCNP
7 8 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.69%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.68%) CISM
8 5 (1.68%) CISSP
9 4 (1.35%) CCIE
9 4 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.35%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.35%) Degree
9 4 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.01%) APMP
10 3 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.01%) MCITP
10 3 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.37%) GDPR
2 8 (2.69%) SLA
3 4 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.35%) PMO
4 2 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 145 (48.82%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.40%) Hyper-V
3 14 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (4.04%) XenApp
5 6 (2.02%) BitLocker
6 5 (1.68%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.01%) vSphere
9 2 (0.67%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.67%) XenServer
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (12.79%) SCCM
2 15 (5.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.68%) WSUS
4 4 (1.35%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.35%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.01%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (1.01%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.67%) SCOM
7 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 132 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 52 (17.51%) VMware
3 40 (13.47%) Citrix
4 31 (10.44%) Cisco
5 16 (5.39%) Apple
6 12 (4.04%) Google
7 10 (3.37%) SAP
8 7 (2.36%) McAfee
8 7 (2.36%) Sophos
9 6 (2.02%) HP
10 5 (1.68%) BMC
10 5 (1.68%) Dell
10 5 (1.68%) Oracle
10 5 (1.68%) Remedy
11 4 (1.35%) Capita
11 4 (1.35%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.01%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.01%) NetApp
12 3 (1.01%) Symantec
12 3 (1.01%) Veeam