The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England / North East
Rank 63 60 55
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 22 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.99% 1.38% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.30% 44.44% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 2
Median daily rate £283 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.28% -26.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -1.02% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.37% +3.22%  

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 the North East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 114 27 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 15.51% 3.11% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 14 14
Median daily rate £410 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +1.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in the North East

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the North East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the North East

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the North East

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Tyne and Wear -1 14 £290 +3.57% 7
Durham -6 2 £350 - 1
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 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 North East region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 39 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 32 (49.23%) Microsoft
3 31 (47.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 30 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 29 (44.62%) Skype
6 28 (43.08%) Skype for Business
6 28 (43.08%) SC Cleared
7 25 (38.46%) MS Office
8 21 (32.31%) MS Exchange
8 21 (32.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (30.77%) Active Directory
10 19 (29.23%) Windows
10 19 (29.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 19 (29.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (29.23%) Windows Server
11 17 (26.15%) Intranet
12 15 (23.08%) MS Excel
12 15 (23.08%) Office Communications Server
13 14 (21.54%) DNS
13 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (18.46%) Workflow
14 12 (18.46%) DHCP
15 10 (15.38%) Content Management
15 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (15.38%) ITIL
15 10 (15.38%) Migration
16 9 (13.85%) Capacity Planning
17 8 (12.31%) Android

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 39 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 31 (47.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 28 (43.08%) Skype for Business
4 21 (32.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (32.31%) MS Exchange
5 19 (29.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (29.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (23.08%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (4.62%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 25 (38.46%) MS Office
2 15 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.15%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (44.62%) Skype
2 17 (26.15%) Intranet
3 14 (21.54%) DNS
4 12 (18.46%) DHCP
5 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.15%) LAN
7 2 (3.08%) Firewall
8 1 (1.54%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.54%) SAN
8 1 (1.54%) SMTP
8 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (7.69%) Publishing
2 4 (6.15%) Advertising
3 3 (4.62%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (26.15%) Messaging Engineer
2 16 (24.62%) Support Engineer
3 15 (23.08%) Administrator
3 15 (23.08%) Messaging Support
3 15 (23.08%) SharePoint Administrator
4 12 (18.46%) Developer
4 12 (18.46%) SharePoint Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Consultant
7 7 (10.77%) Messaging Consultant
8 6 (9.23%) Support Consultant
9 5 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (6.15%) Customer Engineer
10 4 (6.15%) Customer Support Engineer
10 4 (6.15%) Database Engineer
10 4 (6.15%) Project Manager
11 3 (4.62%) Office 365 Engineer
11 3 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
12 2 (3.08%) Collaboration Engineer
13 1 (1.54%) Office 365 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) .NET
1 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.54%) COM
1 1 (1.54%) CSS
1 1 (1.54%) CSS3
1 1 (1.54%) HTML
1 1 (1.54%) HTML5
1 1 (1.54%) jQuery
1 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) PMI
4 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.23%) Windows
1 19 (29.23%) Windows Server
2 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (12.31%) Android
5 7 (10.77%) Apple iOS
6 4 (6.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.46%) Workflow
2 10 (15.38%) Content Management
2 10 (15.38%) ITIL
2 10 (15.38%) Migration
3 9 (13.85%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (10.77%) Mobile Device Management
4 7 (10.77%) Visualisation
5 5 (7.69%) Information Management
6 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.08%) Dependency Management
7 2 (3.08%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.08%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 2 (3.08%) Project Management
8 1 (1.54%) Document Management
8 1 (1.54%) Email Migration
8 1 (1.54%) IT Strategy
8 1 (1.54%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.54%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.54%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.54%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.54%) C#
2 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 28 (43.08%) SC Cleared
3 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (12.31%) MCSE
5 4 (6.15%) DBS Check
6 3 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.62%) Degree
7 1 (1.54%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.54%) MCSA
7 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.31%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.54%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 32 (49.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.77%) Trend Micro
3 5 (7.69%) VMware
4 4 (6.15%) Cisco
5 3 (4.62%) Lotus
5 3 (4.62%) Symantec
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle
6 1 (1.54%) Polycom
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