Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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)
England > North East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 79 106
Rank change year-on-year +43 +27 -10
Contract jobs citing Office 365 69 87 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.66% 3.23% 0.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.13% 33.72% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 63 5
North East median daily rate £325 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% -12.00% -3.85%
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
North East median hourly rate - £28.00 -
England median hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.55% +3.13% -

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 North East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 160 258 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 13.13% 9.58% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 188 58
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -21.05% +69.64%
10th Percentile £222 £287 £310
90th Percentile £634 £538 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 5
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £28.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £44.50 £18.33 £26.95
90th Percentile £45.50 £52.68 £35.60
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +20.22%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 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
Tyne and Wear +36 44 £355 +7.58% 8
Durham +14 16 £195 -9.30%
Northumberland - 1 £550 -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North East region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 42 (60.87%) Windows
2 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 28 (40.58%) Migration
4 24 (34.78%) Windows Server
5 23 (33.33%) Skype for Business
5 23 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (31.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (31.88%) Skype
6 22 (31.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
7 21 (30.43%) SharePoint
7 21 (30.43%) MS Exchange
7 21 (30.43%) Security Cleared
7 21 (30.43%) Windows 10
8 20 (28.99%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (28.99%) SC Cleared
8 20 (28.99%) MCSE
9 16 (23.19%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (20.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (17.39%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (15.94%) SCCM
13 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Office
13 10 (14.49%) Visual Studio
13 10 (14.49%) Amazon AWS
14 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
15 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (11.59%) IronPort
15 8 (11.59%) Load Balancing

Office 365
Co-occurring 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 23 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 22 (31.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 21 (30.43%) MS Exchange
3 21 (30.43%) SharePoint
4 20 (28.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (20.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (17.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (11.59%) OpenStack
9 2 (2.90%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (1.45%) Apache
10 1 (1.45%) LiveLink
Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (14.49%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (8.70%) SaaS
4 2 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.90%) IaaS
4 2 (2.90%) Mimecast
4 2 (2.90%) PaaS
5 1 (1.45%) G Suite
5 1 (1.45%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.88%) Skype
2 4 (5.80%) DHCP
2 4 (5.80%) DNS
2 4 (5.80%) PBX
2 4 (5.80%) PSTN
2 4 (5.80%) SMS
2 4 (5.80%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.90%) Firewall
3 2 (2.90%) Intranet
3 2 (2.90%) NAS
3 2 (2.90%) SAN
4 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
1 7 (10.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.90%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Visual Studio
2 8 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (5.80%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Advertising
2 2 (2.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (15.94%) Consultant
3 6 (8.70%) Messaging Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Messaging Specialist
4 5 (7.25%) Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) Architect
4 5 (7.25%) Collaboration Specialist
4 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Implementation Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Messaging Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Messaging Support
6 3 (4.35%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Office 365 Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Office 365 Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) SharePoint Consultant
7 2 (2.90%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) .NET
1 8 (11.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) Social Network
3 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (60.87%) Windows
2 24 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 23 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (30.43%) Windows 10
5 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.58%) Migration
2 8 (11.59%) Load Balancing
3 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (8.70%) ITIL
5 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.35%) Project Management
7 2 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.90%) Content Management
7 2 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.90%) Health Informatics
7 2 (2.90%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.90%) Informatics
7 2 (2.90%) Integration Testing
7 2 (2.90%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.90%) Programme Delivery
7 2 (2.90%) Resource Management
7 2 (2.90%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.59%) C#
2 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (31.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 20 (28.99%) MCSE
3 20 (28.99%) SC Cleared
4 8 (11.59%) MCSA
5 3 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.45%) Degree
6 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.90%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.59%) Brightmail
3 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) WSUS
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.59%) IronPort
3 5 (7.25%) Citrix
3 5 (7.25%) VMware
4 4 (5.80%) Polycom
5 2 (2.90%) Capita
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco
5 2 (2.90%) HP
5 2 (2.90%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.45%) BEA
6 1 (1.45%) Cadence
6 1 (1.45%) Dell
6 1 (1.45%) Google
6 1 (1.45%) OpenText
6 1 (1.45%) Zoho