Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 71 125
Rank change year-on-year -14 +54 +55
Contract jobs citing Office 365 143 152 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.44% 2.80% 1.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.01% 25.08% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 100 90
North West median daily rate £300 £336 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.78% -19.94% +12.00%
10th Percentile £122 £148 £209
90th Percentile £491 £538 £925
England median daily rate £363 £380 £385
% change year-on-year -4.61% -1.30% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 8
North West median hourly rate £15.75 £12.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.00% -50.00% +88.68%
10th Percentile £13.31 £10.75 £12.60
90th Percentile £25.00 £55.00 £70.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +18.64% -1.67% -14.29%

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 953 606 482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.23% 11.15% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 401 322
North West median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - -
10th Percentile £285 £225 £306
90th Percentile £598 £600 £561
England median daily rate £483 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +4.89% +2.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 10
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -44.88% +41.11%
10th Percentile £12.80 £10.45 £13.20
90th Percentile £56.13 £65.90 £57.35
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -11.11%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -35 57 £310 -10.79% 54
Cheshire -9 54 £294 -7.33% 20
Merseyside +4 13 £213 -17.07% 14
Lancashire -1 6 £201 -19.60% 3
Cumbria -2 6 £250 -23.08%
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 80 (55.94%) Windows
2 76 (53.15%) Active Directory
3 69 (48.25%) Microsoft
4 48 (33.57%) Migration
5 43 (30.07%) Microsoft Azure
6 41 (28.67%) Windows Server
7 39 (27.27%) Skype for Business
8 34 (23.78%) Cisco
8 34 (23.78%) MS Exchange
9 30 (20.98%) VMware
10 26 (18.18%) PowerShell
11 25 (17.48%) ITIL
11 25 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (17.48%) Windows 10
12 24 (16.78%) Skype
12 24 (16.78%) LAN
13 23 (16.08%) WAN
13 23 (16.08%) Citrix
13 23 (16.08%) Hyper-V
14 22 (15.38%) DNS
15 21 (14.69%) SQL Server
15 21 (14.69%) Microsoft Office
16 20 (13.99%) Firewall
17 19 (13.29%) Data Centre
18 18 (12.59%) Windows 7
18 18 (12.59%) SharePoint
18 18 (12.59%) DHCP
18 18 (12.59%) SCCM
19 17 (11.89%) XenApp
20 16 (11.19%) SAN

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 39 (27.27%) Skype for Business
2 34 (23.78%) MS Exchange
3 18 (12.59%) SharePoint
4 15 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (8.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (3.50%) IIS
8 5 (3.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.10%) CMS
9 3 (2.10%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (14.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Line 50
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.70%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 43 (30.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.10%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.70%) G Suite
4 1 (0.70%) IaaS
4 1 (0.70%) SaaS
4 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.78%) LAN
1 24 (16.78%) Skype
2 23 (16.08%) WAN
3 22 (15.38%) DNS
4 20 (13.99%) Firewall
5 18 (12.59%) DHCP
6 16 (11.19%) SAN
7 15 (10.49%) VPN
8 10 (6.99%) VoIP
9 9 (6.29%) TCP/IP
10 7 (4.90%) MPLS
11 5 (3.50%) Network Security
11 5 (3.50%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (2.10%) WLAN
13 2 (1.40%) DMARC
13 2 (1.40%) SMS
13 2 (1.40%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.10%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.40%) Power BI
4 1 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.70%) DB2
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.50%) JIRA
2 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.70%) MSI
General
1 14 (9.79%) Local Government
2 13 (9.09%) Finance
3 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.10%) Banking
5 2 (1.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) Billing
6 1 (0.70%) Law
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (14.69%) Server Engineer
2 20 (13.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (9.79%) Analyst
4 9 (6.29%) Architect
4 9 (6.29%) Project Manager
5 7 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (4.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (4.90%) Consultant
5 7 (4.90%) Desktop Support
5 7 (4.90%) Developer
5 7 (4.90%) IT Engineer
6 6 (4.20%) IT Support
6 6 (4.20%) Migration Engineer
6 6 (4.20%) Office 365 Engineer
6 6 (4.20%) SharePoint Developer
6 6 (4.20%) Support Engineer
6 6 (4.20%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (3.50%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (3.50%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (3.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.20%) LDAP
2 3 (2.10%) .NET
2 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.40%) HTML
4 1 (0.70%) CSS
4 1 (0.70%) OAuth
4 1 (0.70%) SAML
4 1 (0.70%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.29%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.09%) PKI
3 8 (5.59%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.90%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.20%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.80%) Clustering
6 4 (2.80%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.80%) User Experience
7 3 (2.10%) e-Learning
7 3 (2.10%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.10%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.40%) BYOD
8 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.40%) Replication
8 2 (1.40%) Social Media
9 1 (0.70%) CCTV
9 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 80 (55.94%) Windows
2 41 (28.67%) Windows Server
3 25 (17.48%) Windows 10
4 18 (12.59%) Windows 7
5 16 (11.19%) Linux
5 16 (11.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (9.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.20%) Android
9 5 (3.50%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.10%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.10%) SUSE
11 2 (1.40%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (33.57%) Migration
2 25 (17.48%) ITIL
3 14 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (6.29%) Server Building
5 9 (6.29%) Service Management
6 8 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (4.90%) Capacity Management
7 7 (4.90%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.20%) Business Analysis
8 6 (4.20%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.20%) Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (3.50%) CRM
9 5 (3.50%) High Availability
9 5 (3.50%) Information Security
9 5 (3.50%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (3.50%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (3.50%) Project Management
9 5 (3.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 10 (6.99%) SQL
3 9 (6.29%) VBScript
4 6 (4.20%) VB
5 4 (2.80%) C
6 3 (2.10%) C#
7 1 (0.70%) Java
7 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.70%) RPG
7 1 (0.70%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 15 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.50%) CCNA
3 5 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.10%) CCNP
4 3 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.10%) MCITP
4 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.40%) CIPD
5 2 (1.40%) ISEB
5 2 (1.40%) MCSA
6 1 (0.70%) APMG
6 1 (0.70%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.70%) MCDST
6 1 (0.70%) MCSE
6 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.40%) GDPR
2 2 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.40%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (53.15%) Active Directory
2 25 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (16.08%) Hyper-V
4 17 (11.89%) XenApp
5 12 (8.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 11 (7.69%) vSphere
7 7 (4.90%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.80%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.40%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (1.40%) XenServer
10 1 (0.70%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (12.59%) SCCM
2 13 (9.09%) SCOM
3 10 (6.99%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (5.59%) WSUS
5 5 (3.50%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (2.80%) MaaS360
6 4 (2.80%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (2.80%) SmoothWall
6 4 (2.80%) vCenter Server
7 3 (2.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (2.10%) HP SIM
7 3 (2.10%) vMotion
8 2 (1.40%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.40%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.40%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.40%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 69 (48.25%) Microsoft
2 34 (23.78%) Cisco
3 30 (20.98%) VMware
4 23 (16.08%) Citrix
5 9 (6.29%) McAfee
6 8 (5.59%) IronPort
7 7 (4.90%) HP
8 6 (4.20%) Apple
9 5 (3.50%) Avaya
9 5 (3.50%) NetApp
10 4 (2.80%) Clearswift
10 4 (2.80%) IBM
10 4 (2.80%) Oracle
11 3 (2.10%) Altiris
11 3 (2.10%) arcserve
11 3 (2.10%) Juniper
11 3 (2.10%) Lotus
11 3 (2.10%) Micro Focus
11 3 (2.10%) Symantec
12 2 (1.40%) Ivanti