Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 102 148
Rank change year-on-year +15 +46 +33
Contract jobs citing Office 365 130 119 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.42% 2.02% 1.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.85% 18.39% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 80 61
North West median daily rate £300 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £139 £113 £150
90th Percentile £538 £650 £525
England median daily rate £350 £365 £375
% change year-on-year -4.11% -2.67% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 11
North West median hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -58.46% +18.18%
10th Percentile £13.06 £10.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £17.50 £17.85 £37.50
England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -3.23%

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 820 647 460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.25% 10.99% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 425 288
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £266 £275
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £426
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.76% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 13
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £14.40 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.45% -55.71% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.76 £10.88 £11.70
90th Percentile £30.40 £31.07 £37.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.96
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.80% -11.30%

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 20 February 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
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 20 February 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 +20 58 £225 -30.77% 61
Cheshire -1 46 £300 -27.49% 23
Merseyside +11 10 £213 -15.00% 2
Lancashire +7 5 £201 -52.82% 6
Cumbria - 2 £225 -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 74 (56.92%) Windows
2 64 (49.23%) Active Directory
3 60 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 37 (28.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (28.46%) Windows Server
5 35 (26.92%) Migration
6 30 (23.08%) MS Exchange
6 30 (23.08%) Windows 10
7 29 (22.31%) VMware
8 27 (20.77%) Cisco
9 26 (20.00%) Citrix
9 26 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 26 (20.00%) Skype for Business
10 25 (19.23%) Skype
10 25 (19.23%) SCCM
11 21 (16.15%) Hyper-V
11 21 (16.15%) DNS
11 21 (16.15%) Windows 7
12 20 (15.38%) ITIL
13 19 (14.62%) DHCP
13 19 (14.62%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Office
14 17 (13.08%) Firewall
15 16 (12.31%) LAN
15 16 (12.31%) PowerShell
16 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
17 13 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
17 13 (10.00%) Data Centre

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 30 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 26 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 26 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 13 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.08%) CMS
5 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.08%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.31%) IIS
7 2 (1.54%) Drupal
7 2 (1.54%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (28.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.15%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (3.08%) OneDrive
4 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.54%) IaaS
5 2 (1.54%) PaaS
5 2 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.23%) Skype
2 21 (16.15%) DNS
3 19 (14.62%) DHCP
4 17 (13.08%) Firewall
5 16 (12.31%) LAN
6 12 (9.23%) VPN
6 12 (9.23%) WAN
7 10 (7.69%) SAN
8 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
9 5 (3.85%) MPLS
9 5 (3.85%) VoIP
10 4 (3.08%) 3G
10 4 (3.08%) 4G
10 4 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.31%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (2.31%) VLAN
12 2 (1.54%) ADSL
12 2 (1.54%) Internet
12 2 (1.54%) SSH
12 2 (1.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.77%) Clusterpoint
3 1 (0.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (1.54%) JIRA
General
1 11 (8.46%) Local Government
2 8 (6.15%) Finance
3 3 (2.31%) Retail
4 2 (1.54%) Banking
4 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.77%) Law
5 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (10.00%) Server Engineer
2 12 (9.23%) Consultant
3 11 (8.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 10 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (7.69%) Analyst
4 10 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (6.92%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.15%) Trainer
7 7 (5.38%) Architect
7 7 (5.38%) IT Engineer
7 7 (5.38%) Office 365 Engineer
7 7 (5.38%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (4.62%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.62%) Office 365 Consultant
9 5 (3.85%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 5 (3.85%) IT Support
9 5 (3.85%) Technical Support
10 4 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
10 4 (3.08%) Azure Consultant
10 4 (3.08%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.08%) LDAP
2 2 (1.54%) .NET
2 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.54%) HTML
2 2 (1.54%) Velocity
3 1 (0.77%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.92%) PKI
3 8 (6.15%) Blackberry
3 8 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.38%) e-Learning
5 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.85%) Clustering
7 4 (3.08%) CMDB
7 4 (3.08%) Driving Licence
7 4 (3.08%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.08%) Public Cloud
7 4 (3.08%) Replication
7 4 (3.08%) Smartphone
8 3 (2.31%) User Experience
9 1 (0.77%) BYOD
9 1 (0.77%) CCTV
9 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.77%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 74 (56.92%) Windows
2 37 (28.46%) Windows Server
3 30 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 21 (16.15%) Windows 7
5 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (7.69%) Linux
8 8 (6.15%) Android
9 6 (4.62%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.85%) SUSE
11 4 (3.08%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.92%) Migration
2 20 (15.38%) ITIL
3 11 (8.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (5.38%) PRINCE2
5 7 (5.38%) Service Management
6 6 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (4.62%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (4.62%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 6 (4.62%) Quality Management
6 6 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (3.85%) Business Continuity
7 5 (3.85%) Email Filtering
7 5 (3.85%) Identity Management
7 5 (3.85%) Server Building
7 5 (3.85%) Task Automation
8 4 (3.08%) Business Analysis
8 4 (3.08%) Content Management
8 4 (3.08%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (3.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.31%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.38%) SQL
3 3 (2.31%) VBScript
4 2 (1.54%) C#
5 1 (0.77%) Java
5 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.77%) RPG
5 1 (0.77%) RPG IV
5 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (8.46%) SC Cleared
1 11 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.38%) MCSA
3 5 (3.85%) MCITP
4 4 (3.08%) CIPD
4 4 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.08%) MCSE
5 3 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.54%) CCNA
6 2 (1.54%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.77%) CCDP
7 1 (0.77%) CCIE
7 1 (0.77%) CCNP
7 1 (0.77%) CISSP
7 1 (0.77%) MCSD
7 1 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) SLA
2 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 64 (49.23%) Active Directory
2 21 (16.15%) Hyper-V
3 19 (14.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (6.15%) XenApp
5 7 (5.38%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (5.38%) vSphere
6 6 (4.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (19.23%) SCCM
2 8 (6.15%) WSUS
3 7 (5.38%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (5.38%) SCOM
4 5 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (3.08%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.31%) AirWatch
6 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.31%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.54%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.54%) SmoothWall
7 2 (1.54%) vMotion
8 1 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.77%) MaaS360
8 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.77%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 60 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 29 (22.31%) VMware
3 27 (20.77%) Cisco
4 26 (20.00%) Citrix
5 8 (6.15%) HP
5 8 (6.15%) IronPort
6 7 (5.38%) McAfee
6 7 (5.38%) NetApp
7 6 (4.62%) Apple
8 5 (3.85%) Clearswift
8 5 (3.85%) Fortinet
8 5 (3.85%) Lumension
8 5 (3.85%) Micro Focus
8 5 (3.85%) MobileIron
9 4 (3.08%) Lotus
10 3 (2.31%) Avaya
10 3 (2.31%) Symantec
11 2 (1.54%) Nokia
11 2 (1.54%) OpenText
11 2 (1.54%) Sage