Period
to 22 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 22 April 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)
England > North of England
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 101 100
Rank change year-on-year +57 -1 +41
Contract jobs citing Office 365 544 276 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 4.67% 2.34% 2.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.30% 14.58% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 180 179
North of England median daily rate £340 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.11% -15.63%
10th Percentile £130 £127 £175
90th Percentile £538 £507 £513
England median daily rate £388 £362 £375
% change year-on-year +7.10% -3.52% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 20 15
North of England median hourly rate £14.85 £14.50 £13.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +8.41% -10.83%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.55 £20.50 £28.70
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -5.71% +18.64% -1.67%

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 of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,818 1,893 1,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 24.21% 16.06% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,949 1,283 864
North of England median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £290 £263
90th Percentile £620 £593 £575
England median daily rate £500 £480 £455
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.49% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 35 20
North of England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -18.31% +14.52%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.54 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.10 £50.53
England median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £18.98
% change year-on-year -3.75% +5.37% -8.53%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in the North of England

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in the North of England

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the North of England over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the North of England

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the North of England

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the North of England over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in the North of England

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 22 April 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
North West +50 261 £319 +6.25% 55
Yorkshire +48 194 £425 +21.43% 31
North East +26 89 £325 +8.33% 16
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 North of England region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 283 (52.02%) Windows
2 222 (40.81%) Active Directory
3 211 (38.79%) Microsoft
4 159 (29.23%) SharePoint
5 154 (28.31%) Windows 10
6 127 (23.35%) Microsoft Azure
7 114 (20.96%) Skype
8 99 (18.20%) Windows 7
9 97 (17.83%) Skype for Business
10 96 (17.65%) Migration
11 95 (17.46%) Windows Server
12 88 (16.18%) ITIL
12 88 (16.18%) Security Cleared
13 85 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
14 81 (14.89%) SCCM
15 76 (13.97%) VMware
16 74 (13.60%) MS Exchange
17 73 (13.42%) Amazon AWS
18 69 (12.68%) Cisco
19 59 (10.85%) Citrix
19 59 (10.85%) SC Cleared
20 51 (9.38%) PowerShell
20 51 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
21 47 (8.64%) SQL
21 47 (8.64%) Finance
21 47 (8.64%) OneDrive
22 41 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
23 40 (7.35%) Firewall
24 38 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 36 (6.62%) DNS

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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
1 159 (29.23%) SharePoint
2 97 (17.83%) Skype for Business
3 74 (13.60%) MS Exchange
4 21 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (1.84%) IBM Notes
6 7 (1.29%) IIS
6 7 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.74%) CMS
9 3 (0.55%) Confluence
9 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.55%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.18%) SAS
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 85 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (4.41%) Microsoft Project
3 23 (4.23%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 32 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) Maximo
3 1 (0.18%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 127 (23.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (13.42%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (8.64%) OneDrive
4 30 (5.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (4.60%) Dynamics 365
6 16 (2.94%) SaaS
7 12 (2.21%) IaaS
7 12 (2.21%) PaaS
8 7 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.92%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.55%) Yammer
11 2 (0.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.18%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.18%) Slack
12 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 114 (20.96%) Skype
2 40 (7.35%) Firewall
3 36 (6.62%) DNS
4 32 (5.88%) SAN
5 26 (4.78%) LAN
5 26 (4.78%) WAN
6 22 (4.04%) DHCP
6 22 (4.04%) VPN
7 21 (3.86%) Cisco IOS
8 17 (3.13%) TCP/IP
9 13 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
10 11 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (1.84%) Unified Communications
12 8 (1.47%) OSPF
13 7 (1.29%) BIG-IP
13 7 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (1.10%) MPLS
14 6 (1.10%) Network Security
14 6 (1.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.84%) Power BI
3 8 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (1.29%) MySQL
5 4 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.18%) Big Data
8 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (1.65%) MSI
2 3 (0.55%) JIRA
2 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.37%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
General
1 47 (8.64%) Finance
2 10 (1.84%) Back Office
2 10 (1.84%) Legal
3 9 (1.65%) Banking
3 9 (1.65%) Retail
4 8 (1.47%) Law
4 8 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.74%) Advertising
6 4 (0.74%) Local Government
6 4 (0.74%) Marketing
6 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (0.74%) Publishing
7 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.18%) Billing
8 1 (0.18%) Games
8 1 (0.18%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 63 (11.58%) Analyst
2 57 (10.48%) Office 365 Engineer
3 45 (8.27%) Architect
4 43 (7.90%) Project Manager
5 42 (7.72%) Support Engineer
6 41 (7.54%) Developer
7 35 (6.43%) Consultant
7 35 (6.43%) Service Analyst
7 35 (6.43%) Service Desk Analyst
8 31 (5.70%) Windows Engineer
9 28 (5.15%) Desktop Engineer
10 27 (4.96%) Desktop Support
10 27 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 26 (4.78%) 2nd Line Support
12 24 (4.41%) Exchange Engineer
13 22 (4.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 22 (4.04%) Office 365 Manager
14 21 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
14 21 (3.86%) Office 365 Project Manager
15 20 (3.68%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.15%) .NET
2 11 (2.02%) Web Services
3 7 (1.29%) 802.1X
4 5 (0.92%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.55%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.55%) CSS
5 3 (0.55%) WAP
6 2 (0.37%) HTML
6 2 (0.37%) jQuery
6 2 (0.37%) LDAP
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.37%) XMPP
7 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.18%) Django
7 1 (0.18%) LAMP
7 1 (0.18%) React
7 1 (0.18%) REST
7 1 (0.18%) Sass
7 1 (0.18%) Velocity
7 1 (0.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.43%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.15%) User Experience
3 25 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.94%) Public Cloud
5 15 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.21%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.65%) PKI
8 8 (1.47%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.47%) NHS
8 8 (1.47%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.10%) iPhone
10 5 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.74%) iPad
12 3 (0.55%) Clustering
12 3 (0.55%) Device Driver
12 3 (0.55%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 283 (52.02%) Windows
2 154 (28.31%) Windows 10
3 99 (18.20%) Windows 7
4 95 (17.46%) Windows Server
5 35 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (5.70%) Android
7 30 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (5.15%) Apple iOS
9 23 (4.23%) Linux
10 15 (2.76%) Windows 8
11 12 (2.21%) Ubuntu
12 10 (1.84%) Debian
13 8 (1.47%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.29%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.55%) CentOS
16 1 (0.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (17.65%) Migration
2 88 (16.18%) ITIL
3 51 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 35 (6.43%) Information Security
6 35 (6.43%) Service Management
6 35 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (6.25%) CRM
8 33 (6.07%) Workflow
9 22 (4.04%) Case Management
9 22 (4.04%) Project Management
10 20 (3.68%) API Development
11 19 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (3.31%) API Integration
13 17 (3.13%) Continuous Deployment
13 17 (3.13%) Threat Management
14 16 (2.94%) Change Management
15 15 (2.76%) PRINCE2
16 14 (2.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (9.38%) PowerShell
2 47 (8.64%) SQL
3 28 (5.15%) C#
4 8 (1.47%) VBScript
5 7 (1.29%) VB
6 5 (0.92%) Perl
7 4 (0.74%) C
8 3 (0.55%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.55%) Python
8 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.55%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.18%) C++
9 1 (0.18%) Java
9 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 88 (16.18%) Security Cleared
2 59 (10.85%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (2.94%) MCSE
5 15 (2.76%) MCP
6 14 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.39%) Degree
8 11 (2.02%) MCSA
9 9 (1.65%) CCNP
9 9 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.47%) A+ Certification
11 5 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.92%) CCNA
11 5 (0.92%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.74%) CCIE
13 3 (0.55%) CISSP
14 2 (0.37%) CCDP
14 2 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.37%) ISEB
14 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.25%) SLA
2 12 (2.21%) GDPR
3 11 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.65%) QA
5 7 (1.29%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.74%) GxP
7 1 (0.18%) Basel III
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) EMIR
7 1 (0.18%) MiFID
7 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 222 (40.81%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.68%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (1.65%) Docker
5 9 (1.65%) vSphere
6 8 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.29%) XenApp
8 2 (0.37%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.37%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.37%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.18%) vCloud
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 81 (14.89%) SCCM
2 25 (4.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (3.49%) NetBackup
4 17 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 13 (2.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (1.29%) SCOM
7 6 (1.10%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.10%) FortiGate
7 6 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (0.92%) TrustSec
9 4 (0.74%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (0.74%) Nagios
9 4 (0.74%) SCSM
10 2 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.37%) Forum Sentry
10 2 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.37%) WSUS
11 1 (0.18%) Terraform
11 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 211 (38.79%) Microsoft
2 76 (13.97%) VMware
3 69 (12.68%) Cisco
4 59 (10.85%) Citrix
5 31 (5.70%) IronPort
6 19 (3.49%) Symantec
7 18 (3.31%) ServiceNow
8 17 (3.13%) Veritas
9 12 (2.21%) Apple
9 12 (2.21%) Meraki
10 10 (1.84%) Google
10 10 (1.84%) Lotus
11 9 (1.65%) HP
11 9 (1.65%) Oracle
11 9 (1.65%) Veeam
12 8 (1.47%) Sophos
13 7 (1.29%) F5
13 7 (1.29%) Fortinet
13 7 (1.29%) Palo Alto
14 6 (1.10%) SolarWinds