Period
to 4 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 4 December 2020 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 West
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 25 32
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 +30
Contract jobs citing Office 365 120 317 363
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 5.27% 5.88% 6.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.55% 22.48% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 210 224
Median daily rate £278 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.62% +4.84% -11.43%
10th Percentile £130 £130 £124
90th Percentile £488 £558 £513
England median daily rate £360 £350 £374
% change year-on-year +2.86% -6.42% +6.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 55
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.34 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% -0.91% +3.70%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.18 £11.35
90th Percentile £60.23 £49.58 £42.50
England median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.63% +8.57% +6.06%

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 West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 725 1,410 1,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.81% 26.15% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 946 971
Median daily rate £450 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £240
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
England median daily rate £490 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -2.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 69
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.27% -0.40% -12.50%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.90 £11.46
90th Percentile £55.50 £55.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £29.25 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +36.05% +22.86% -14.63%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in the North West

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Office 365 in the North West

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Office 365 in the North West over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the North West

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the North West

Office 365
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Office 365 in the North West over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in the North West

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 4 December 2020. 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
Manchester -18 56 £280 -20.00% 61
Lancashire +22 33 £275 -4.35% 7
Cheshire -7 20 £161 -46.25% 17
Merseyside +3 7 £381 -4.69% 13
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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 West region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 81 (67.50%) Windows
2 66 (55.00%) Active Directory
3 47 (39.17%) Windows 10
4 46 (38.33%) Microsoft
5 34 (28.33%) Azure
6 26 (21.67%) SCCM
7 24 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 24 (20.00%) ITIL
8 20 (16.67%) Migration
8 20 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 19 (15.83%) Microsoft Intune
10 17 (14.17%) Citrix
11 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
11 16 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (12.50%) VMware
12 15 (12.50%) SLA
13 14 (11.67%) MS Exchange
13 14 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 12 (10.00%) DNS
14 12 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (10.00%) Public Sector
15 11 (9.17%) SC Cleared
15 11 (9.17%) Security Cleared
15 11 (9.17%) Cisco
16 10 (8.33%) VPN
16 10 (8.33%) Apple
16 10 (8.33%) Windows 7
16 10 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
17 9 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (7.50%) PowerShell

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 24 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 14 (11.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.33%) IIS
3 4 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.67%) Confluence
6 1 (0.83%) CMS
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.83%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 34 (28.33%) Azure
2 16 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (3.33%) Power Automate
3 4 (3.33%) Power Platform
4 3 (2.50%) AWS
4 3 (2.50%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.67%) Logic Apps
6 1 (0.83%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.83%) IaaS
6 1 (0.83%) PaaS
6 1 (0.83%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.83%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.00%) DNS
2 10 (8.33%) VPN
3 7 (5.83%) DHCP
4 6 (5.00%) Firewall
4 6 (5.00%) LAN
4 6 (5.00%) Skype
4 6 (5.00%) WAN
5 4 (3.33%) WAAS
6 3 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.50%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.67%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.67%) SAN
7 2 (1.67%) SNMP
8 1 (0.83%) SMTP
8 1 (0.83%) VoIP
8 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.50%) Power BI
3 1 (0.83%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Hudson
1 3 (2.50%) JIRA
2 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.83%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.83%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.83%) JMeter
3 1 (0.83%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.83%) MSI
3 1 (0.83%) Selenium
3 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.83%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (10.00%) Public Sector
2 8 (6.67%) Local Government
3 6 (5.00%) Legal
4 4 (3.33%) Finance
5 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.67%) Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Advertising
7 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (25.00%) Analyst
2 16 (13.33%) Service Analyst
2 16 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (11.67%) Support Engineer
4 13 (10.83%) 1st Line Support
5 12 (10.00%) Architect
5 12 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (9.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
8 9 (7.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 9 (7.50%) Rollout Engineer
8 9 (7.50%) Service Desk Support
8 9 (7.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 7 (5.83%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (5.83%) Active Directory Analyst
9 7 (5.83%) Active Directory Support Analyst
9 7 (5.83%) Service Desk Engineer
9 7 (5.83%) Support Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) Office 365 Engineer
11 5 (4.17%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.33%) Middleware
1 4 (3.33%) SAML
2 1 (0.83%) .NET
2 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.83%) HTML
2 1 (0.83%) REST
2 1 (0.83%) SOAP
2 1 (0.83%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.00%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.33%) Clustering
4 4 (3.33%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.67%) NHS
6 1 (0.83%) FMCG
6 1 (0.83%) PKI
6 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 81 (67.50%) Windows
2 47 (39.17%) Windows 10
3 20 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 12 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 8 (6.67%) Android
7 6 (5.00%) Linux
7 6 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.33%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.50%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.83%) Unix
11 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.00%) ITIL
2 20 (16.67%) Migration
3 14 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (7.50%) Application Packaging
6 8 (6.67%) Change Control
7 7 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (5.00%) Availability Management
8 6 (5.00%) Data Protection
9 5 (4.17%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.17%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.17%) Statistics
10 4 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.33%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.50%) Service Management
11 3 (2.50%) Software Testing
11 3 (2.50%) Time Management
12 2 (1.67%) Asset Management
12 2 (1.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.33%) SQL
3 2 (1.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.83%) C
4 1 (0.83%) C#
4 1 (0.83%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (9.17%) SC Cleared
1 11 (9.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.50%) PMP
6 2 (1.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (1.67%) CCNA
6 2 (1.67%) CCSP
6 2 (1.67%) CEH
6 2 (1.67%) CISA
6 2 (1.67%) CISM
6 2 (1.67%) CISSP
6 2 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.67%) OSCP
6 2 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.83%) GSEC
7 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.83%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) WCAG
System Software
1 66 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.67%) BitLocker
4 3 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.83%) XenApp
5 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (21.67%) SCCM
2 19 (15.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (3.33%) IBM BigFix
3 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.67%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.67%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (1.67%) WMI
6 1 (0.83%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.83%) Nessus
6 1 (0.83%) SCOM
6 1 (0.83%) SCSM
6 1 (0.83%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 46 (38.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.17%) Citrix
3 15 (12.50%) VMware
4 11 (9.17%) Cisco
5 10 (8.33%) Apple
6 5 (4.17%) Avaya
7 4 (3.33%) EMC
7 4 (3.33%) Ivanti
7 4 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.50%) Google
8 3 (2.50%) Okta
9 2 (1.67%) HP
9 2 (1.67%) NetApp
9 2 (1.67%) Oracle
9 2 (1.67%) Polycom
10 1 (0.83%) Dell
10 1 (0.83%) Sage
10 1 (0.83%) SAP
10 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.83%) Sophos