Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 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 > North of England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 63 129
Rank change year-on-year +19 +66 +66
Contract jobs citing Office 365 559 352 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 4.55% 3.12% 2.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.14% 23.16% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 254 195
North of England median daily rate £335 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £128 £113 £180
90th Percentile £513 £548 £545
England median daily rate £375 £340 £360
% change year-on-year +10.29% -5.59% +2.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 8 25
North of England median hourly rate £16.88 £16.88 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.10 £10.20
90th Percentile £25.73 £67.43 £30.70
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +10.00%

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 2,644 1,520 1,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 21.53% 13.48% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,777 1,052 977
North of England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £275 £213 £275
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 10 33
North of England median hourly rate £17.43 £20.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.93% +30.65% -44.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.20 £10.65
90th Percentile £35.30 £57.83 £54.20
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 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
North West +37 359 £310 -5.34% 131
Yorkshire -5 152 £373 +65.56% 46
North East -19 48 £413 +26.92% 22
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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.

1 313 (55.99%) Windows
2 259 (46.33%) Active Directory
3 236 (42.22%) Microsoft
4 176 (31.48%) Windows 10
5 156 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
6 133 (23.79%) SharePoint
7 132 (23.61%) Windows Server
8 111 (19.86%) Windows 7
9 100 (17.89%) Microsoft Office
10 99 (17.71%) MS Exchange
11 97 (17.35%) Migration
12 94 (16.82%) SCCM
13 91 (16.28%) VMware
14 89 (15.92%) Skype
15 86 (15.38%) Skype for Business
16 79 (14.13%) Citrix
16 79 (14.13%) Security Cleared
17 75 (13.42%) ITIL
18 64 (11.45%) SC Cleared
19 62 (11.09%) Cisco
20 60 (10.73%) DNS
21 54 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 53 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2010
23 52 (9.30%) PowerShell
24 51 (9.12%) SQL Server
25 49 (8.77%) OneDrive
26 48 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
26 48 (8.59%) SQL
27 44 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
28 43 (7.69%) VPN

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
1 133 (23.79%) SharePoint
2 99 (17.71%) MS Exchange
3 86 (15.38%) Skype for Business
4 53 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (3.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.61%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.72%) CMS
11 4 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.72%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.54%) SAS
13 2 (0.36%) IIS
13 2 (0.36%) WordPress
14 1 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 100 (17.89%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.18%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.18%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 156 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (8.77%) OneDrive
3 44 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (6.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (3.76%) IaaS
6 19 (3.40%) PaaS
7 15 (2.68%) SaaS
8 10 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.72%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.36%) G Suite
11 2 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 89 (15.92%) Skype
2 60 (10.73%) DNS
3 43 (7.69%) VPN
4 42 (7.51%) Firewall
5 39 (6.98%) DHCP
5 39 (6.98%) LAN
6 38 (6.80%) WAN
7 31 (5.55%) TCP/IP
8 19 (3.40%) SAN
9 15 (2.68%) VoIP
10 12 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.43%) OSPF
14 7 (1.25%) BIG-IP
14 7 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (1.25%) MPLS
14 7 (1.25%) Network Security
15 6 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (1.07%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.89%) MySQL
7 3 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.54%) Power BI
7 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.18%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.18%) Firebird
9 1 (0.18%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (0.89%) MSI
2 4 (0.72%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.72%) JIRA
3 2 (0.36%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (7.33%) Finance
2 18 (3.22%) Retail
3 12 (2.15%) Local Government
4 11 (1.97%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.79%) Marketing
6 9 (1.61%) Legal
7 8 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.25%) Law
9 6 (1.07%) Banking
9 6 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.07%) Publishing
10 4 (0.72%) Billing
11 3 (0.54%) Advertising
12 2 (0.36%) Danish Language
12 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.36%) French Language
12 2 (0.36%) German Language
12 2 (0.36%) Hungarian Language
12 2 (0.36%) Latvian Language
12 2 (0.36%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 65 (11.63%) Analyst
2 60 (10.73%) Support Engineer
3 45 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 45 (8.05%) Office 365 Engineer
4 41 (7.33%) Service Analyst
4 41 (7.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 40 (7.16%) Architect
6 37 (6.62%) 2nd Line Support
7 36 (6.44%) Consultant
8 30 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support
8 30 (5.37%) Project Manager
9 29 (5.19%) Desktop Support
9 29 (5.19%) Developer
10 24 (4.29%) Administrator
11 23 (4.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 23 (4.11%) IT Support
12 22 (3.94%) Desktop Engineer
13 20 (3.58%) 1st Line Support
14 19 (3.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 19 (3.40%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.50%) .NET
2 8 (1.43%) CSS
3 7 (1.25%) 802.1X
3 7 (1.25%) HTML
3 7 (1.25%) Lucene
4 6 (1.07%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.07%) Web Services
5 5 (0.89%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.89%) jQuery
6 4 (0.72%) Django
6 4 (0.72%) Sass
7 3 (0.54%) Node.js
8 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.36%) React
9 1 (0.18%) LDAP
9 1 (0.18%) OAuth
9 1 (0.18%) SAML
9 1 (0.18%) Velocity
9 1 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.83%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.40%) Blackberry
4 16 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 14 (2.50%) PKI
6 12 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.43%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.43%) Thin Client
7 8 (1.43%) User Experience
8 7 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.89%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.89%) YubiKey
10 4 (0.72%) iPhone
10 4 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 313 (55.99%) Windows
2 176 (31.48%) Windows 10
3 132 (23.61%) Windows Server
4 111 (19.86%) Windows 7
5 36 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (6.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (4.83%) Apple iOS
7 27 (4.83%) Mac OS
8 25 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (3.40%) Linux
10 16 (2.86%) Android
11 10 (1.79%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.25%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.72%) Unix
14 4 (0.72%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.54%) Debian
15 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.18%) VMS
16 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (17.35%) Migration
2 75 (13.42%) ITIL
3 54 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 48 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (5.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (5.19%) ITSM
7 26 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (4.11%) Project Management
9 22 (3.94%) Information Security
10 21 (3.76%) Asset Management
11 20 (3.58%) Service Management
12 19 (3.40%) Software Deployment
13 18 (3.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (3.22%) Incident Management
13 18 (3.22%) Service Delivery
14 15 (2.68%) CRM
15 12 (2.15%) Application Packaging
15 12 (2.15%) PRINCE2
16 11 (1.97%) Disaster Recovery
16 11 (1.97%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (9.30%) PowerShell
2 48 (8.59%) SQL
3 15 (2.68%) C#
4 8 (1.43%) VBScript
5 6 (1.07%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.07%) VB
6 5 (0.89%) Python
7 3 (0.54%) C
8 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.18%) Java
9 1 (0.18%) Perl
9 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 79 (14.13%) Security Cleared
2 64 (11.45%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (2.68%) Degree
5 15 (2.68%) MCSE
6 13 (2.33%) CCNA
7 12 (2.15%) A+ Certification
7 12 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.97%) CCNP
9 10 (1.79%) MCP
10 9 (1.61%) MCSA
11 8 (1.43%) DBS Check
12 7 (1.25%) MCITP
13 6 (1.07%) CCIE
13 6 (1.07%) MCTS
14 4 (0.72%) CCDP
15 3 (0.54%) ISEB
16 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
16 2 (0.36%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.40%) SLA
2 11 (1.97%) QA
3 9 (1.61%) GxP
4 4 (0.72%) PMO
5 3 (0.54%) GDPR
5 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 259 (46.33%) Active Directory
2 40 (7.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (5.55%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (3.22%) XenApp
5 12 (2.15%) vSphere
6 10 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.43%) Docker
9 7 (1.25%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.72%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.36%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.36%) XenServer
13 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.18%) vCloud
13 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 94 (16.82%) SCCM
2 27 (4.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (3.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (1.79%) SCOM
4 10 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 8 (1.43%) NetBackup
5 8 (1.43%) WSUS
6 7 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.89%) SafeCom
8 5 (0.89%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.72%) Forum Sentry
10 3 (0.54%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.54%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.54%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.54%) TrustSec
11 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.36%) Nagios
12 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 236 (42.22%) Microsoft
2 91 (16.28%) VMware
3 79 (14.13%) Citrix
4 62 (11.09%) Cisco
5 32 (5.72%) ServiceNow
6 30 (5.37%) Apple
7 14 (2.50%) Fortinet
7 14 (2.50%) Meraki
8 12 (2.15%) F5
8 12 (2.15%) Symantec
8 12 (2.15%) Veeam
9 11 (1.97%) IronPort
9 11 (1.97%) Oracle
10 10 (1.79%) Dell
11 9 (1.61%) Acronis
11 9 (1.61%) Avaya
11 9 (1.61%) Lotus
12 8 (1.43%) BMC
12 8 (1.43%) NetApp
12 8 (1.43%) Veritas