Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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 West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 116 157
Rank change year-on-year +63 +41 +12
Contract jobs citing Office 365 190 110 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.33% 1.60% 1.04%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.61% 17.11% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 84 49
North West median daily rate £300 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +21.43% -10.26%
10th Percentile £131 £147 £120
90th Percentile £540 £925 £495
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 7
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -3.45% -23.68%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.32 £10.65
90th Percentile £139.40 £15.35 £35.25
England median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.56% - -

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 742 643 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.00% 9.37% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 409 240
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £273 £230
90th Percentile £600 £571 £552
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 9
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -44.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £9.60 £11.65 £10.95
90th Percentile £113.05 £15.25 £34.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +18.06%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
Manchester +54 91 £356 -25.00% 46
Cheshire +38 69 £300 -33.33% 22
Merseyside +16 18 £125 -64.29% 1
Lancashire +9 4 £195 -51.25% 4
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 96 (50.53%) Windows
2 86 (45.26%) Microsoft
3 82 (43.16%) Active Directory
4 54 (28.42%) MS Exchange
5 51 (26.84%) Windows Server
6 50 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
7 45 (23.68%) SharePoint
8 39 (20.53%) Citrix
9 38 (20.00%) Migration
10 34 (17.89%) VMware
10 34 (17.89%) ITIL
10 34 (17.89%) Skype
11 33 (17.37%) Windows 10
11 33 (17.37%) Skype for Business
11 33 (17.37%) SCCM
11 33 (17.37%) PowerShell
12 31 (16.32%) Microsoft Office
13 30 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 29 (15.26%) Exchange Server 2010
14 29 (15.26%) Windows 7
15 28 (14.74%) DNS
16 26 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2013
17 23 (12.11%) DHCP
18 20 (10.53%) Security Cleared
18 20 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
19 19 (10.00%) SC Cleared
19 19 (10.00%) Hyper-V
19 19 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
20 18 (9.47%) Cisco
20 18 (9.47%) Agile Software Development

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 54 (28.42%) MS Exchange
2 45 (23.68%) SharePoint
3 33 (17.37%) Skype for Business
4 29 (15.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (3.68%) CMS
8 6 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.11%) IBM Notes
10 4 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.58%) IBM Domino
12 2 (1.05%) Drupal
12 2 (1.05%) IIS
12 2 (1.05%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.53%) SAS
13 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 31 (16.32%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 50 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (8.95%) OneDrive
3 16 (8.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (5.26%) PaaS
5 9 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (3.68%) SaaS
7 6 (3.16%) Yammer
8 2 (1.05%) IaaS
8 2 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 34 (17.89%) Skype
2 28 (14.74%) DNS
3 23 (12.11%) DHCP
4 15 (7.89%) Firewall
5 13 (6.84%) VPN
6 12 (6.32%) LAN
7 10 (5.26%) WAN
7 10 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (4.74%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (4.21%) TCP/IP
10 6 (3.16%) SAN
10 6 (3.16%) VoIP
11 5 (2.63%) Internet
12 4 (2.11%) 3G
12 4 (2.11%) 4G
12 4 (2.11%) Intranet
12 4 (2.11%) MPLS
12 4 (2.11%) VLAN
12 4 (2.11%) Wireless
13 3 (1.58%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.63%) IDOL
3 4 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.53%) Big Data
5 1 (0.53%) Clusterpoint
5 1 (0.53%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.11%) MSI
2 2 (1.05%) JIRA
2 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (7.89%) Finance
2 8 (4.21%) Local Government
3 7 (3.68%) Legal
4 5 (2.63%) Banking
4 5 (2.63%) Retail
5 2 (1.05%) Law
5 2 (1.05%) Retail Finance
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
6 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (13.68%) Architect
2 16 (8.42%) Consultant
3 15 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
3 15 (7.89%) Analyst
4 14 (7.37%) Desktop Support
4 14 (7.37%) Office 365 Engineer
5 11 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (5.26%) Office 365 Architect
6 10 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.26%) Technical Support
7 9 (4.74%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.21%) SharePoint Architect
8 8 (4.21%) Technical Architect
9 7 (3.68%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 7 (3.68%) Administrator
9 7 (3.68%) Exchange Engineer
9 7 (3.68%) Office 365 Consultant
9 7 (3.68%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.74%) .NET
2 5 (2.63%) CSS
2 5 (2.63%) JSON
2 5 (2.63%) Web Services
3 4 (2.11%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.11%) HTML
3 4 (2.11%) Software Packaging
3 4 (2.11%) XML
4 3 (1.58%) jQuery
4 3 (1.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.05%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.05%) Ajax
5 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.05%) CSS3
5 2 (1.05%) HTML5
5 2 (1.05%) OAuth
5 2 (1.05%) REST
5 2 (1.05%) SAML
5 2 (1.05%) Velocity
5 2 (1.05%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.37%) Blackberry
1 14 (7.37%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.84%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.32%) PKI
4 5 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.63%) Replication
4 5 (2.63%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.11%) CMDB
5 4 (2.11%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.58%) iPhone
6 3 (1.58%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.58%) Social Media
7 2 (1.05%) Clustering
7 2 (1.05%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.05%) iPad
7 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.05%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.05%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 96 (50.53%) Windows
2 51 (26.84%) Windows Server
3 33 (17.37%) Windows 10
4 30 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (15.26%) Windows 7
6 20 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (6.32%) Linux
7 12 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (5.26%) Apple iOS
9 9 (4.74%) Android
10 7 (3.68%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.63%) Unix
12 4 (2.11%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.11%) SUSE
13 2 (1.05%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.00%) Migration
2 34 (17.89%) ITIL
3 18 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (5.79%) Service Management
6 10 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
6 10 (5.26%) Project Management
7 9 (4.74%) CRM
8 8 (4.21%) Incident Management
8 8 (4.21%) PRINCE2
8 8 (4.21%) Workflow
9 7 (3.68%) Content Management
9 7 (3.68%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (3.68%) Identity Management
9 7 (3.68%) IT Strategy
9 7 (3.68%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (3.16%) Change Management
10 6 (3.16%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.16%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (3.16%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.37%) PowerShell
2 12 (6.32%) SQL
3 5 (2.63%) Java
3 5 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.11%) C#
5 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.53%) VB
6 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.26%) MCSA
4 6 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.63%) MCITP
6 4 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.11%) MCSE
6 4 (2.11%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.58%) ACSP
7 3 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.58%) HP AIS
7 3 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.05%) CCNA
8 2 (1.05%) CIPD
8 2 (1.05%) CISM
8 2 (1.05%) CISSP
8 2 (1.05%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.16%) SLA
2 3 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.05%) COBIT
3 2 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) PMO
4 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 82 (43.16%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 14 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (3.16%) vSphere
5 6 (3.16%) XenApp
6 4 (2.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.05%) UAG
9 1 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (17.37%) SCCM
2 9 (4.74%) WSUS
3 6 (3.16%) AirWatch
3 6 (3.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (2.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.11%) SCOM
5 3 (1.58%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.05%) Puppet
6 2 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.53%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.53%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.53%) vMotion
Vendors
1 86 (45.26%) Microsoft
2 39 (20.53%) Citrix
3 34 (17.89%) VMware
4 18 (9.47%) Cisco
5 10 (5.26%) HP
6 7 (3.68%) Apple
6 7 (3.68%) ServiceNow
7 6 (3.16%) IronPort
7 6 (3.16%) Symantec
8 5 (2.63%) Dell
8 5 (2.63%) iManage
8 5 (2.63%) Interwoven
8 5 (2.63%) Reuters
8 5 (2.63%) Veeam
9 4 (2.11%) Lotus
9 4 (2.11%) Lumension
9 4 (2.11%) McAfee
9 4 (2.11%) MobileIron
9 4 (2.11%) NetApp
9 4 (2.11%) Splunk