Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 32 89
Rank change year-on-year +1 +57 +11
Contract jobs citing Office 365 269 344 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.96% 5.97% 2.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.76% 23.29% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 222 86
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £125 £128 £141
90th Percentile £525 £538 £500
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 42 10
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.47 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.20% +22.56% +5.56%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.91 £13.06
90th Percentile £25.29 £19.95 £17.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.48% +1.67%

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 1,296 1,477 853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.73% 25.63% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 1,005 565
North West median daily rate £440 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £267
90th Percentile £600 £650 £598
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 53 18
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £14.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +21.02% +0.45%
10th Percentile £15.48 £12.88 £12.76
90th Percentile £56.25 £31.49 £30.40
England median hourly rate £22.74 £17.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year +27.74% -11.00% +5.26%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 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 +12 153 £350 +16.67% 119
Cheshire -4 55 £300 -7.69% 35
Lancashire +26 25 £258 -42.40% 34
Merseyside -12 25 £338 -15.63% 25
Cumbria -15 5 £500 - 4
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 157 (58.36%) Windows
2 124 (46.10%) Microsoft
3 122 (45.35%) Active Directory
4 95 (35.32%) Azure
5 88 (32.71%) Windows 10
6 73 (27.14%) SharePoint
7 57 (21.19%) Windows Server
8 55 (20.45%) SCCM
9 52 (19.33%) Migration
10 47 (17.47%) Microsoft Office
11 44 (16.36%) ITIL
11 44 (16.36%) MS Exchange
12 43 (15.99%) Windows 7
13 31 (11.52%) Skype for Business
14 30 (11.15%) DNS
15 29 (10.78%) Skype
16 27 (10.04%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (10.04%) SQL Server
17 26 (9.67%) Citrix
17 26 (9.67%) VMware
18 25 (9.29%) PowerShell
18 25 (9.29%) Public Sector
19 24 (8.92%) Azure Active Directory
20 23 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 21 (7.81%) Power Platform
21 21 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
21 21 (7.81%) OneDrive
21 21 (7.81%) Hyper-V
21 21 (7.81%) Microsoft Intune
22 20 (7.43%) 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 73 (27.14%) SharePoint
2 44 (16.36%) MS Exchange
3 31 (11.52%) Skype for Business
4 12 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.23%) IIS
8 4 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.12%) WordPress
10 2 (0.74%) Apache
10 2 (0.74%) CMS
10 2 (0.74%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 47 (17.47%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (5.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.12%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 95 (35.32%) Azure
2 24 (8.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 21 (7.81%) OneDrive
3 21 (7.81%) Power Platform
4 12 (4.46%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (3.72%) AWS
5 10 (3.72%) Yammer
6 8 (2.97%) PaaS
7 7 (2.60%) PowerApps
8 6 (2.23%) Azure Functions
8 6 (2.23%) Serverless
9 5 (1.86%) IaaS
9 5 (1.86%) Mimecast
10 4 (1.49%) SaaS
11 2 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.74%) Datadog
12 1 (0.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.37%) G Suite
12 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.15%) DNS
2 29 (10.78%) Skype
3 18 (6.69%) DHCP
4 16 (5.95%) VoIP
5 15 (5.58%) LAN
6 14 (5.20%) Firewall
7 13 (4.83%) WAN
8 10 (3.72%) SAN
8 10 (3.72%) VPN
9 7 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (2.60%) VLAN
10 6 (2.23%) MPLS
11 5 (1.86%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (1.86%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.49%) DMZ
12 4 (1.49%) TCP/IP
13 3 (1.12%) Internet
13 3 (1.12%) PBX
13 3 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.04%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.95%) Power BI
3 7 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2017
5 3 (1.12%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.74%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.37%) MS Access
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Axure RP
1 3 (1.12%) Hudson
1 3 (1.12%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.74%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.37%) MSI
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (9.29%) Public Sector
2 14 (5.20%) Local Government
3 12 (4.46%) Finance
4 6 (2.23%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.49%) Advertising
5 4 (1.49%) Legal
6 3 (1.12%) Retail
7 2 (0.74%) Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Games
7 2 (0.74%) Housing Association
7 2 (0.74%) Law
7 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Publishing
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (12.64%) Analyst
2 24 (8.92%) Consultant
3 21 (7.81%) Support Engineer
4 19 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (6.32%) Developer
5 17 (6.32%) Service Analyst
5 17 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (5.58%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (5.58%) Azure Engineer
7 14 (5.20%) Windows Engineer
8 13 (4.83%) Desktop Support
9 12 (4.46%) IT Engineer
9 12 (4.46%) Office 365 Engineer
10 11 (4.09%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (4.09%) IT Support
10 11 (4.09%) Microsoft Engineer
11 10 (3.72%) Architect
11 10 (3.72%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (3.72%) Project Manager
11 10 (3.72%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.35%) .NET
2 7 (2.60%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.49%) LDAP
4 1 (0.37%) OLE
4 1 (0.37%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.43%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.72%) PKI
3 6 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.23%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (1.86%) Blackberry
4 5 (1.86%) Clustering
5 4 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.12%) Life Science
6 3 (1.12%) User Experience
7 2 (0.74%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.74%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (0.74%) iPhone
7 2 (0.74%) NHS
7 2 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.37%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 157 (58.36%) Windows
2 88 (32.71%) Windows 10
3 57 (21.19%) Windows Server
4 43 (15.99%) Windows 7
5 27 (10.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (4.83%) Android
8 9 (3.35%) Apple iOS
8 9 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.60%) Linux
10 5 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.49%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.12%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.12%) Unix
13 1 (0.37%) CentOS
13 1 (0.37%) VMS
13 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.33%) Migration
2 44 (16.36%) ITIL
3 23 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 21 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (7.43%) CRM
6 16 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (5.20%) Service Management
8 12 (4.46%) DevOps
9 10 (3.72%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (3.72%) Service Delivery
9 10 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (3.35%) Architectural Design
10 9 (3.35%) Change Management
11 8 (2.97%) Business Continuity
11 8 (2.97%) Project Management
12 7 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (2.60%) SIEM
12 7 (2.60%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.29%) PowerShell
2 11 (4.09%) SQL
3 8 (2.97%) C#
3 8 (2.97%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (4.83%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (2.60%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.86%) DBS Check
3 5 (1.86%) MCP
3 5 (1.86%) MCSE
4 4 (1.49%) CISSP
4 4 (1.49%) Degree
5 3 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.12%) MCSA
6 2 (0.74%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.74%) CCNA
6 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.74%) MCITP
6 2 (0.74%) MCTS
7 1 (0.37%) CISA
7 1 (0.37%) CISM
7 1 (0.37%) GIAC
7 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.69%) SLA
2 9 (3.35%) GDPR
3 7 (2.60%) QA
4 5 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.49%) BS7799
6 3 (1.12%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.74%) PMO
8 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.37%) NIST
System Software
1 122 (45.35%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.81%) Hyper-V
3 17 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.83%) XenApp
5 11 (4.09%) BitLocker
6 10 (3.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.23%) vSphere
8 5 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 55 (20.45%) SCCM
2 21 (7.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (5.95%) SCOM
4 7 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (1.86%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.86%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.86%) vCenter Server
5 5 (1.86%) vRealize
6 4 (1.49%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (1.49%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.12%) PaperCut
7 3 (1.12%) WSUS
8 2 (0.74%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.37%) Ansible
9 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.37%) Puppet
9 1 (0.37%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.37%) vMotion
Vendors
1 124 (46.10%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.67%) Citrix
2 26 (9.67%) VMware
3 20 (7.43%) Cisco
4 12 (4.46%) Apple
4 12 (4.46%) McAfee
5 11 (4.09%) NetApp
6 9 (3.35%) MobileIron
6 9 (3.35%) SolarWinds
7 7 (2.60%) HP
7 7 (2.60%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.23%) EMC
8 6 (2.23%) Ivanti
9 5 (1.86%) Dell
9 5 (1.86%) EqualLogic
9 5 (1.86%) Zscaler
10 4 (1.49%) Google
10 4 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.49%) SAP
10 4 (1.49%) Twitter