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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 108 111
Rank change year-on-year +65 +3  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 109 56 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.69% 1.49% 1.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.15% 22.31% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 46 16
North West median daily rate £300 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +20.00%  
10th Percentile £171 £176 £256
90th Percentile £488 £1,000 £525
England median daily rate £375 £400 £314
% change year-on-year -6.25% +27.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 4
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +16.66%  
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.73 £9.73
90th Percentile £88.15 £15.25 £19.53
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.60 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.73% -16.57%  

Office 365 is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 339 251 201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 11.47% 6.68% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 332 345
North West median daily rate £440 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +28.57%  
10th Percentile £263 £325 £263
90th Percentile £600 £1,000 £675
England median daily rate £475 £465 £413
% change year-on-year +2.15% +12.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 4
North West median hourly rate £60.00 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +328.57% +16.66%  
10th Percentile £10.38 £11.90 £9.73
90th Percentile £68.00 £18.25 £19.53
England median hourly rate £28.08 £19.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +47.78% -45.71%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +29 45 £440 -51.11% 28
Cheshire +43 43 £300 -28.57% 6
Merseyside +9 16 £190 -34.48% 2
Lancashire +5 4 £250 -24.24% 2
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 93 (50.54%) Active Directory
2 92 (50.00%) Windows
3 79 (42.93%) Microsoft
4 62 (33.70%) MS Exchange
5 52 (28.26%) Windows Server
6 49 (26.63%) Microsoft Azure
7 44 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2010
8 40 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (20.65%) Migration
10 37 (20.11%) ITIL
11 33 (17.93%) DNS
11 33 (17.93%) Windows 7
11 33 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 32 (17.39%) SharePoint
12 32 (17.39%) SCCM
13 30 (16.30%) Microsoft Office
13 30 (16.30%) Citrix
13 30 (16.30%) Windows 10
14 29 (15.76%) PowerShell
14 29 (15.76%) Skype for Business
15 28 (15.22%) VMware
16 27 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2013
17 24 (13.04%) Data Centre
18 22 (11.96%) Security Cleared
18 22 (11.96%) Finance
19 21 (11.41%) SC Cleared
20 19 (10.33%) DHCP
20 19 (10.33%) Skype
21 17 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
22 16 (8.70%) SQL Server

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 62 (33.70%) MS Exchange
2 44 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (17.39%) SharePoint
4 29 (15.76%) Skype for Business
5 27 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (3.26%) IBM Notes
10 5 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (2.17%) IIS
12 3 (1.63%) CMS
12 3 (1.63%) SAS
13 2 (1.09%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.54%) Confluence
14 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 30 (16.30%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 49 (26.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.07%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.43%) OneDrive
3 10 (5.43%) Yammer
4 6 (3.26%) PaaS
5 2 (1.09%) IaaS
5 2 (1.09%) SaaS
5 2 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.54%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.54%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 33 (17.93%) DNS
2 19 (10.33%) DHCP
2 19 (10.33%) Skype
3 11 (5.98%) Firewall
4 9 (4.89%) Internet
4 9 (4.89%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (4.35%) LAN
5 8 (4.35%) WAN
6 7 (3.80%) VPN
7 6 (3.26%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.26%) Unified Communications
7 6 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (2.72%) SAN
8 5 (2.72%) VoIP
9 4 (2.17%) MPLS
9 4 (2.17%) Wireless
10 3 (1.63%) DSL
10 3 (1.63%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.63%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (1.63%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.17%) Big Data
3 3 (1.63%) IDOL
3 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.54%) MySQL
5 1 (0.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) JIRA
2 1 (0.54%) MSI
General
1 22 (11.96%) Finance
2 12 (6.52%) Banking
3 7 (3.80%) Local Government
4 6 (3.26%) Legal
5 2 (1.09%) Games
5 2 (1.09%) Retail
5 2 (1.09%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Billing
6 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (16.30%) Consultant
2 20 (10.87%) Analyst
3 19 (10.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 19 (10.33%) Support Engineer
4 17 (9.24%) Architect
5 13 (7.07%) Project Manager
6 12 (6.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 11 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 11 (5.98%) Security Consultant
8 10 (5.43%) Desktop Support
9 8 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.35%) Exchange Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.80%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (3.80%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
10 7 (3.80%) IT Support
10 7 (3.80%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.35%) .NET
2 6 (3.26%) HTML
2 6 (3.26%) JSON
2 6 (3.26%) Web Services
3 5 (2.72%) CSS
3 5 (2.72%) XML
4 4 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (1.63%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.63%) Ajax
5 3 (1.63%) CSS3
5 3 (1.63%) HTML5
5 3 (1.63%) WAP
6 2 (1.09%) jQuery
6 2 (1.09%) OAuth
6 2 (1.09%) REST
6 2 (1.09%) SAML
7 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.07%) Blackberry
3 10 (5.43%) PKI
4 8 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.72%) Replication
6 3 (1.63%) iPhone
6 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Licensing
6 3 (1.63%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) Clustering
7 2 (1.09%) Life Science
7 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.09%) PMI
7 2 (1.09%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.54%) BYOD
8 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) Social Media
8 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 92 (50.00%) Windows
2 52 (28.26%) Windows Server
3 40 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (17.93%) Windows 7
4 33 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (16.30%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.89%) Windows 8
6 9 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.63%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.09%) Android
8 2 (1.09%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.54%) Linux
9 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.65%) Migration
2 37 (20.11%) ITIL
3 15 (8.15%) Project Management
4 13 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (5.98%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (5.43%) Service Management
7 9 (4.89%) CRM
7 9 (4.89%) Dashboard Development
7 9 (4.89%) Data Mapping
7 9 (4.89%) Visualisation
8 8 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (4.35%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 8 (4.35%) Information Security
8 8 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 8 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (3.80%) ITIL V3
9 7 (3.80%) Password Management
10 6 (3.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.76%) PowerShell
2 12 (6.52%) SQL
3 6 (3.26%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.17%) C#
5 3 (1.63%) Java
6 2 (1.09%) VB
7 1 (0.54%) C
7 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (11.96%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.41%) SC Cleared
3 17 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.89%) MCP
5 5 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.17%) MCSA
7 3 (1.63%) ACSP
7 3 (1.63%) HP AIS
7 3 (1.63%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.54%) CCNA
9 1 (0.54%) CCNP
9 1 (0.54%) CISM
9 1 (0.54%) CISSP
9 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.54%) MCSD
9 1 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.89%) SLA
2 3 (1.63%) COBIT
3 2 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.09%) GDPR
3 2 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 93 (50.54%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.89%) Hyper-V
2 9 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.80%) XenApp
4 5 (2.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (2.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.17%) vSphere
6 3 (1.63%) UAG
7 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (17.39%) SCCM
2 11 (5.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 8 (4.35%) SCOM
4 7 (3.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.63%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (1.63%) vMotion
6 2 (1.09%) WSUS
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.54%) Kibana
7 1 (0.54%) logstash
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.54%) Webmin
Vendors
1 79 (42.93%) Microsoft
2 30 (16.30%) Citrix
3 28 (15.22%) VMware
4 14 (7.61%) HP
5 13 (7.07%) Splunk
6 12 (6.52%) Symantec
7 8 (4.35%) Dell
7 8 (4.35%) ServiceNow
8 7 (3.80%) Cisco
9 6 (3.26%) Apple
9 6 (3.26%) IronPort
9 6 (3.26%) Lotus
10 5 (2.72%) Intel
10 5 (2.72%) Proofpoint
10 5 (2.72%) RightFax
11 4 (2.17%) McAfee
11 4 (2.17%) SonicWALL
12 3 (1.63%) Interwoven
12 3 (1.63%) NetApp
12 3 (1.63%) Reuters
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago