Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 56 127
Rank change year-on-year +4 +71 +23
Contract jobs citing Office 365 238 187 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.89% 3.26% 1.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.66% 29.40% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 126 81
North West median daily rate £300 £348 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.67% -17.26% +26.79%
10th Percentile £121 £170 £210
90th Percentile £450 £531 £925
England median daily rate £363 £355 £388
% change year-on-year +2.11% -8.39% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 10 9
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.60 £11.42
90th Percentile £185.00 £78.08 £15.25
England median hourly rate £18.06 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year +20.37% -0.86% -13.54%

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 1,152 636 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.82% 11.10% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 425 323
North West median daily rate £427 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% -1.16% -1.71%
10th Percentile £263 £252 £293
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
England median daily rate £480 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +2.67% +3.89% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 11
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +58.93% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.95 £9.63 £11.65
90th Percentile £182.00 £67.63 £30.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -9.52% +7.09% -13.80%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -4 103 £300 -31.03% 53
Cheshire 0 90 £284 -7.72% 20
Merseyside +21 26 £338 +77.63% 9
Lancashire -6 10 £450 +80.00% 6
Cumbria 0 4 £500 +53.85% 1
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 147 (61.76%) Windows
2 123 (51.68%) Active Directory
3 105 (44.12%) Microsoft
4 69 (28.99%) MS Exchange
5 66 (27.73%) Windows Server
6 65 (27.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 57 (23.95%) Windows 10
8 54 (22.69%) Migration
9 51 (21.43%) Skype for Business
10 48 (20.17%) Skype
11 43 (18.07%) Windows 7
12 40 (16.81%) SharePoint
13 39 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010
14 38 (15.97%) Cisco
14 38 (15.97%) DNS
15 37 (15.55%) SCCM
16 36 (15.13%) ITIL
16 36 (15.13%) VMware
17 35 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
17 35 (14.71%) LAN
17 35 (14.71%) Citrix
17 35 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 34 (14.29%) WAN
18 34 (14.29%) PowerShell
19 33 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
20 32 (13.45%) SQL Server
21 28 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
21 28 (11.76%) Hyper-V
22 27 (11.34%) Security Cleared
23 26 (10.92%) DHCP

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 69 (28.99%) MS Exchange
2 51 (21.43%) Skype for Business
3 40 (16.81%) SharePoint
4 39 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.10%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.84%) CMS
9 2 (0.84%) IIS
10 1 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) Line 50
2 2 (0.84%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.42%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 65 (27.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (8.82%) Azure Active Directory
3 13 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.52%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.26%) SaaS
6 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.84%) G Suite
6 2 (0.84%) IaaS
6 2 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (20.17%) Skype
2 38 (15.97%) DNS
3 35 (14.71%) LAN
4 34 (14.29%) WAN
5 26 (10.92%) DHCP
6 22 (9.24%) Firewall
7 14 (5.88%) VoIP
8 13 (5.46%) VPN
9 12 (5.04%) SAN
9 12 (5.04%) TCP/IP
10 7 (2.94%) MPLS
11 5 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (2.10%) Network Security
11 5 (2.10%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.68%) DMZ
13 3 (1.26%) Intranet
13 3 (1.26%) SMTP
13 3 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
14 2 (0.84%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.68%) Power BI
4 2 (0.84%) EDRMS
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.94%) JIRA
2 2 (0.84%) MSI
3 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (9.24%) Finance
2 13 (5.46%) Local Government
3 8 (3.36%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.68%) Danish Language
5 4 (1.68%) French Language
5 4 (1.68%) German Language
5 4 (1.68%) Hungarian Language
5 4 (1.68%) Latvian Language
5 4 (1.68%) Norwegian Language
5 4 (1.68%) Swedish Language
6 3 (1.26%) Banking
7 2 (0.84%) Billing
7 2 (0.84%) Law
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Retail
8 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (10.92%) Analyst
3 17 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 17 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 16 (6.72%) Architect
4 16 (6.72%) Support Engineer
5 14 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
6 13 (5.46%) Administrator
6 13 (5.46%) Desktop Support
7 12 (5.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 11 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (4.62%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.20%) Migration Engineer
9 10 (4.20%) Service Analyst
9 10 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (3.78%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 9 (3.78%) Field Engineer
10 9 (3.78%) Network Engineer
11 8 (3.36%) IT Engineer
11 8 (3.36%) Service Desk Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.10%) LDAP
2 3 (1.26%) .NET
3 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (0.84%) CSS
3 2 (0.84%) OAuth
3 2 (0.84%) SAML
4 1 (0.42%) HTML
4 1 (0.42%) jQuery
4 1 (0.42%) Velocity
4 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (6.72%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.88%) PKI
3 11 (4.62%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.78%) Fat Client
4 9 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.78%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.10%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.26%) User Experience
7 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.84%) Fintech
7 2 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.84%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.84%) Social Media
8 1 (0.42%) Clustering
8 1 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.42%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.42%) Life Science
8 1 (0.42%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 147 (61.76%) Windows
2 66 (27.73%) Windows Server
3 57 (23.95%) Windows 10
4 43 (18.07%) Windows 7
5 19 (7.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (7.56%) Linux
7 17 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (4.20%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.52%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.10%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.68%) Android
12 3 (1.26%) SUSE
12 3 (1.26%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.42%) CentOS
14 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (22.69%) Migration
2 36 (15.13%) ITIL
3 35 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 33 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (5.46%) Service Management
8 10 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (3.78%) Change Management
9 9 (3.78%) Project Management
9 9 (3.78%) Server Building
10 8 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
11 7 (2.94%) ITSM
12 6 (2.52%) Capacity Management
12 6 (2.52%) Email Filtering
12 6 (2.52%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (2.52%) Service Delivery
13 5 (2.10%) Configuration Management
13 5 (2.10%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.14%) SQL
3 9 (3.78%) VBScript
4 8 (3.36%) VB
5 5 (2.10%) C
6 4 (1.68%) C#
7 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.66%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.78%) CCNA
4 9 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.94%) MCITP
6 5 (2.10%) CCNP
6 5 (2.10%) MCSE
7 4 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.68%) MCTS
8 3 (1.26%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.26%) Degree
8 3 (1.26%) ISEB
8 3 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.84%) MCSA
10 1 (0.42%) APMG
10 1 (0.42%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.42%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.36%) SLA
2 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.84%) GDPR
3 2 (0.84%) PMO
3 2 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 123 (51.68%) Active Directory
2 28 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 28 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.98%) XenApp
4 11 (4.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 11 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (4.20%) XenDesktop
6 9 (3.78%) vSphere
7 6 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.10%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.26%) XenServer
10 2 (0.84%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.84%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 37 (15.55%) SCCM
2 19 (7.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (4.62%) SCOM
4 10 (4.20%) WSUS
5 9 (3.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (2.52%) vCenter Server
7 5 (2.10%) SafeCom
7 5 (2.10%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (2.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.26%) MaaS360
9 2 (0.84%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.84%) PaperCut
9 2 (0.84%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.84%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.84%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 105 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 38 (15.97%) Cisco
3 36 (15.13%) VMware
4 35 (14.71%) Citrix
5 10 (4.20%) McAfee
6 9 (3.78%) Clearswift
6 9 (3.78%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.94%) IronPort
7 7 (2.94%) WatchGuard
8 5 (2.10%) Apple
8 5 (2.10%) Lotus
8 5 (2.10%) MobileIron
8 5 (2.10%) Teradici
8 5 (2.10%) Veeam
9 4 (1.68%) Dell
9 4 (1.68%) HP
9 4 (1.68%) Symantec
10 3 (1.26%) arcserve
10 3 (1.26%) Micro Focus
10 3 (1.26%) Sage