Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 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 West
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 49 125
Rank change year-on-year +19 +76 +38
Contract jobs citing Office 365 356 200 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.99% 3.50% 1.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.01% 26.92% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 137 84
North West median daily rate £325 £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -24.71% +21.43%
10th Percentile £122 £154 £147
90th Percentile £529 £540 £925
England median daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +5.71% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 4 10
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% +26.79% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.15 £11.49
90th Percentile £42.50 £124.73 £15.30
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £15.26
% change year-on-year +7.69% +6.49% -4.63%

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 1,318 743 632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.16% 13.01% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 480 403
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £225 £256 £278
90th Percentile £600 £600 £570
England median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 7 12
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +42.86% -44.00%
10th Percentile £11.46 £10.15 £11.71
90th Percentile £42.50 £107.85 £15.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -13.64%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in the North West

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the North West over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the North West

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the North West

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the North West over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor 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 13 November 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
Manchester +14 163 £300 -29.41% 69
Cheshire +18 119 £325 +8.33% 34
Merseyside +29 48 £325 +106.35% 13
Lancashire -7 19 £450 +130.77% 5
Cumbria - 2 - -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 West region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 215 (60.39%) Windows
2 181 (50.84%) Active Directory
3 150 (42.13%) Microsoft
4 111 (31.18%) Windows 10
5 106 (29.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 99 (27.81%) Windows Server
7 88 (24.72%) MS Exchange
8 72 (20.22%) Windows 7
9 68 (19.10%) Microsoft Office
10 60 (16.85%) Citrix
11 57 (16.01%) Migration
12 55 (15.45%) VMware
13 54 (15.17%) SCCM
14 52 (14.61%) Exchange Server 2010
15 51 (14.33%) ITIL
16 50 (14.04%) Security Cleared
16 50 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 48 (13.48%) Skype
17 48 (13.48%) SharePoint
18 46 (12.92%) SC Cleared
19 44 (12.36%) Skype for Business
20 43 (12.08%) DNS
21 40 (11.24%) VPN
22 37 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
23 36 (10.11%) WAN
24 35 (9.83%) Hyper-V
25 33 (9.27%) PowerShell
25 33 (9.27%) LAN
25 33 (9.27%) DHCP
26 32 (8.99%) SQL Server

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 88 (24.72%) MS Exchange
2 52 (14.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 48 (13.48%) SharePoint
4 44 (12.36%) Skype for Business
5 25 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.40%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.84%) SAS
11 2 (0.56%) IIS
11 2 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 68 (19.10%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.28%) Line 50
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 106 (29.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (8.15%) Azure Active Directory
3 21 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (5.62%) OneDrive
5 14 (3.93%) IaaS
6 12 (3.37%) PaaS
7 8 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.69%) SaaS
9 3 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.56%) G Suite
10 2 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.56%) Yammer
11 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 48 (13.48%) Skype
2 43 (12.08%) DNS
3 40 (11.24%) VPN
4 36 (10.11%) WAN
5 33 (9.27%) DHCP
5 33 (9.27%) LAN
6 25 (7.02%) Firewall
7 20 (5.62%) TCP/IP
8 11 (3.09%) VoIP
9 8 (2.25%) SAN
10 6 (1.69%) Network Security
11 5 (1.40%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.12%) BGP
12 4 (1.12%) DMZ
12 4 (1.12%) MPLS
12 4 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (1.12%) SMTP
12 4 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.84%) Internet
13 3 (0.84%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.84%) Power BI
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.28%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.28%) MySQL
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.12%) MSI
2 2 (0.56%) JIRA
3 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (8.43%) Finance
2 11 (3.09%) Local Government
3 10 (2.81%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.81%) Marketing
4 8 (2.25%) Retail
5 6 (1.69%) Publishing
6 5 (1.40%) Banking
6 5 (1.40%) Law
6 5 (1.40%) Legal
6 5 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.12%) Billing
7 4 (1.12%) Danish Language
7 4 (1.12%) French Language
7 4 (1.12%) German Language
7 4 (1.12%) Hungarian Language
7 4 (1.12%) Latvian Language
7 4 (1.12%) Norwegian Language
7 4 (1.12%) Swedish Language
8 3 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 44 (12.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (11.80%) Analyst
3 31 (8.71%) Support Engineer
4 29 (8.15%) Service Analyst
4 29 (8.15%) Service Desk Analyst
5 27 (7.58%) Architect
6 24 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (5.62%) Desktop Support
8 19 (5.34%) Office 365 Engineer
9 18 (5.06%) Administrator
10 17 (4.78%) 1st Line Support
10 17 (4.78%) Project Manager
11 15 (4.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 15 (4.21%) Developer
12 12 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (3.37%) Consultant
12 12 (3.37%) Field Engineer
13 11 (3.09%) Azure Architect
14 10 (2.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 10 (2.81%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.97%) Lucene
2 6 (1.69%) .NET
3 3 (0.84%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.56%) CSS
5 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.28%) HTML
5 1 (0.28%) jQuery
5 1 (0.28%) LDAP
5 1 (0.28%) OAuth
5 1 (0.28%) SAML
5 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.21%) Blackberry
3 14 (3.93%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.93%) PKI
4 7 (1.97%) Fat Client
4 7 (1.97%) Thin Client
5 6 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.69%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.40%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.40%) YubiKey
7 3 (0.84%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.84%) User Experience
8 2 (0.56%) Fintech
8 2 (0.56%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.56%) Replication
9 1 (0.28%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 215 (60.39%) Windows
2 111 (31.18%) Windows 10
3 99 (27.81%) Windows Server
4 72 (20.22%) Windows 7
5 24 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (6.18%) Mac OS
7 21 (5.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (5.34%) Apple iOS
9 16 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (2.81%) Android
11 6 (1.69%) Linux
11 6 (1.69%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.12%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.12%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.28%) CentOS
13 1 (0.28%) Debian
13 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (16.01%) Migration
2 51 (14.33%) ITIL
3 50 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 37 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (6.46%) ITSM
6 21 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (5.06%) Asset Management
9 17 (4.78%) Software Deployment
10 14 (3.93%) Service Management
11 12 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (3.37%) Service Delivery
12 11 (3.09%) Change Management
12 11 (3.09%) CRM
12 11 (3.09%) Project Management
13 10 (2.81%) Incident Management
14 9 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (2.53%) Data Protection
15 8 (2.25%) Analytics
15 8 (2.25%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.27%) PowerShell
2 30 (8.43%) SQL
3 8 (2.25%) VBScript
4 7 (1.97%) VB
5 3 (0.84%) C#
6 2 (0.56%) C
6 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.28%) Java
7 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 46 (12.92%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.09%) CCNA
5 11 (3.09%) Degree
6 10 (2.81%) A+ Certification
7 9 (2.53%) MCSE
8 8 (2.25%) MCITP
9 7 (1.97%) CCNP
9 7 (1.97%) MCSA
10 6 (1.69%) MCP
11 5 (1.40%) MCTS
12 4 (1.12%) CCIE
12 4 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.84%) CCDP
14 2 (0.56%) MCDST
14 2 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.93%) SLA
2 7 (1.97%) GxP
3 4 (1.12%) QA
4 3 (0.84%) PMO
5 1 (0.28%) GDPR
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 181 (50.84%) Active Directory
2 35 (9.83%) Hyper-V
3 23 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.93%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (3.65%) XenApp
6 7 (1.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.69%) vSphere
8 5 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.40%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.84%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.84%) XenServer
10 2 (0.56%) Docker
11 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.28%) vCloud
11 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 54 (15.17%) SCCM
2 24 (6.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (5.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (2.81%) SCOM
5 7 (1.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (1.69%) WSUS
7 5 (1.40%) SafeCom
7 5 (1.40%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.84%) Forum Sentry
10 2 (0.56%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.56%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.28%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.28%) MobiControl
11 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 150 (42.13%) Microsoft
2 60 (16.85%) Citrix
3 55 (15.45%) VMware
4 29 (8.15%) Cisco
5 25 (7.02%) Apple
5 25 (7.02%) ServiceNow
6 9 (2.53%) Fortinet
7 8 (2.25%) McAfee
8 7 (1.97%) Acronis
8 7 (1.97%) SAP
8 7 (1.97%) Veeam
9 6 (1.69%) Avaya
9 6 (1.69%) WatchGuard
10 5 (1.40%) BMC
10 5 (1.40%) Clearswift
10 5 (1.40%) Dell
10 5 (1.40%) Lotus
10 5 (1.40%) Meraki
10 5 (1.40%) Oracle
10 5 (1.40%) Teradici