Period
to 27 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 May 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 > South East
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 43 62
Rank change year-on-year +8 +19 +11
Contract jobs citing Office 365 408 720 619
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 5.68% 4.92% 3.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.73% 18.40% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 523 393
Median daily rate £330 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +11.43% -16.67%
10th Percentile £130 £143 £145
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £350 £395 £363
% change year-on-year -11.39% +8.97% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 23 31
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -3.34% +20.70%
10th Percentile £16.04 £11.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £75.00 £28.25
England median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +18.64%

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 South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,878 3,912 3,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.16% 26.71% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,240 2,542 2,014
Median daily rate £465 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £225 £300 £300
90th Percentile £625 £612 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 60 39
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.25 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.85% +83.65% +9.73%
10th Percentile £16.13 £12.93 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.10 £78.96 £37.50
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +34.88% +7.50% +5.49%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Office 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Office 365 in the South East over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Office 365 in the South East over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 27 May 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
Thames Valley +4 173 £250 -35.90% 18
Hampshire +13 129 £375 -5.78% 14
Berkshire +5 93 £195 -52.00% 6
Surrey +23 60 £213 -45.16% 14
Buckinghamshire +7 42 £350 -10.26% 5
Oxfordshire -1 38 £250 -13.04% 7
Kent +15 18 £450 +28.57% 10
West Sussex +22 14 £220 -44.13% 4
East Sussex +21 14 £300 -15.79% 4
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 South East region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 252 (61.76%) Windows
2 193 (47.30%) Active Directory
3 189 (46.32%) Microsoft
4 146 (35.78%) Windows 10
5 102 (25.00%) Azure
6 100 (24.51%) Windows Server
7 78 (19.12%) Microsoft Office
8 75 (18.38%) Migration
9 71 (17.40%) MS Exchange
10 62 (15.20%) SCCM
11 61 (14.95%) SharePoint
11 61 (14.95%) VMware
12 56 (13.73%) Windows 7
13 45 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (10.54%) Microsoft Certification
14 43 (10.54%) VMware Infrastructure
15 42 (10.29%) PowerShell
15 42 (10.29%) ITIL
16 41 (10.05%) VoIP
16 41 (10.05%) Citrix
16 41 (10.05%) Skype
17 38 (9.31%) Cisco
17 38 (9.31%) Windows Server 2016
18 35 (8.58%) Microsoft Intune
19 33 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
19 33 (8.09%) DNS
20 32 (7.84%) Security Cleared
20 32 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 30 (7.35%) Firewall
22 28 (6.86%) Skype for Business

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 71 (17.40%) MS Exchange
2 61 (14.95%) SharePoint
3 28 (6.86%) Skype for Business
4 18 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.74%) IIS
8 2 (0.49%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.25%) Confluence
9 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 78 (19.12%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 6 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.74%) assyst
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 102 (25.00%) Azure
2 17 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
2 17 (4.17%) G Suite
2 17 (4.17%) OneDrive
3 14 (3.43%) Yammer
4 13 (3.19%) AWS
5 12 (2.94%) Power Platform
6 8 (1.96%) PowerApps
7 5 (1.23%) IaaS
8 4 (0.98%) Trello
9 2 (0.49%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.49%) PaaS
9 2 (0.49%) Power Automate
9 2 (0.49%) ShareGate
10 1 (0.25%) Asana
10 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.25%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.05%) Skype
1 41 (10.05%) VoIP
2 33 (8.09%) DNS
3 30 (7.35%) Firewall
4 26 (6.37%) DHCP
5 20 (4.90%) Wireless
6 14 (3.43%) PBX
6 14 (3.43%) VPN
7 13 (3.19%) SAN
8 12 (2.94%) Unified Communications
9 9 (2.21%) TCP/IP
10 8 (1.96%) LAN
10 8 (1.96%) VLAN
10 8 (1.96%) WAN
11 5 (1.23%) Intranet
11 5 (1.23%) MPLS
11 5 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.74%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.23%) Power BI
3 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.25%) MS Access
4 1 (0.25%) MySQL
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.98%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.25%) MSI
General
1 15 (3.68%) Public Sector
2 11 (2.70%) Finance
2 11 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (1.72%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.47%) Retail
5 5 (1.23%) Advertising
6 4 (0.98%) German Language
7 3 (0.74%) Automotive
7 3 (0.74%) Italian Language
7 3 (0.74%) Local Government
8 2 (0.49%) Law
8 2 (0.49%) Legal
8 2 (0.49%) Marketing
8 2 (0.49%) Police
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 76 (18.63%) Support Engineer
2 55 (13.48%) Analyst
3 50 (12.25%) Desktop Support
4 45 (11.03%) Architect
4 45 (11.03%) Desktop Engineer
5 44 (10.78%) 2nd Line Support
6 36 (8.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 34 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 28 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 24 (5.88%) Consultant
10 23 (5.64%) Support Analyst
11 22 (5.39%) IT Support
12 21 (5.15%) IT Engineer
12 21 (5.15%) Windows Engineer
13 20 (4.90%) Office 365 Engineer
14 19 (4.66%) Office 365 Architect
15 18 (4.41%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
16 13 (3.19%) 1st Line Support
16 13 (3.19%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.19%) .NET
2 9 (2.21%) Web Services
3 6 (1.47%) SOAP
3 6 (1.47%) XML
4 5 (1.23%) HTML
5 4 (0.98%) REST
6 3 (0.74%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.74%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.49%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.25%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.25%) LAMP
8 1 (0.25%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.15%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.43%) PKI
5 8 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.96%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.72%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.47%) NHS
7 6 (1.47%) Smartphone
7 6 (1.47%) User Experience
8 5 (1.23%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.23%) Clustering
8 5 (1.23%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.23%) iPhone
9 4 (0.98%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.98%) Life Science
10 3 (0.74%) Blog
10 3 (0.74%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 252 (61.76%) Windows
2 146 (35.78%) Windows 10
3 100 (24.51%) Windows Server
4 56 (13.73%) Windows 7
5 38 (9.31%) Windows Server 2016
6 33 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (3.43%) Apple iOS
9 13 (3.19%) Mac OS
9 13 (3.19%) Windows 8
10 12 (2.94%) Android
11 9 (2.21%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.47%) Linux
13 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.74%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.49%) Unix
16 1 (0.25%) CentOS
16 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (18.38%) Migration
2 45 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
3 42 (10.29%) ITIL
4 32 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 22 (5.39%) Project Delivery
6 18 (4.41%) ITSM
7 15 (3.68%) Capacity Management
7 15 (3.68%) Project Management
7 15 (3.68%) Service Delivery
7 15 (3.68%) Service Management
8 13 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (3.19%) Change Management
9 12 (2.94%) CRM
9 12 (2.94%) Validation
10 11 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (2.70%) High Availability
10 11 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (2.45%) Application Packaging
12 9 (2.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (2.21%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.29%) PowerShell
2 13 (3.19%) SQL
3 2 (0.49%) Python
4 1 (0.25%) C
4 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.25%) Perl
4 1 (0.25%) Ruby
4 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.25%) VB
4 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (10.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.15%) MCSE
4 14 (3.43%) Degree
4 14 (3.43%) SC Cleared
5 13 (3.19%) CCNA
5 13 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.94%) DBS Check
7 9 (2.21%) MCP
8 7 (1.72%) A+ Certification
8 7 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.72%) MCSA
9 5 (1.23%) MCITP
10 4 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.74%) ACSP
11 3 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.74%) MCTS
11 3 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.88%) SLA
2 7 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.47%) PMO
3 6 (1.47%) QA
4 4 (0.98%) GxP
4 4 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.74%) GDPR
6 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.25%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 193 (47.30%) Active Directory
2 43 (10.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.39%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.94%) vSphere
6 5 (1.23%) XenApp
7 4 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.49%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.25%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 62 (15.20%) SCCM
2 35 (8.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.21%) AirWatch
3 9 (2.21%) Jamf Pro
4 6 (1.47%) SCOM
5 4 (0.98%) vRealize
6 3 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.49%) Ansible
7 2 (0.49%) EnCase
7 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.49%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.25%) Puppet
8 1 (0.25%) SCSM
8 1 (0.25%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.25%) Terraform
8 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 189 (46.32%) Microsoft
2 61 (14.95%) VMware
3 41 (10.05%) Citrix
4 38 (9.31%) Cisco
5 24 (5.88%) Apple
6 18 (4.41%) ServiceNow
7 15 (3.68%) Proofpoint
8 13 (3.19%) IronPort
9 11 (2.70%) Sonus
10 10 (2.45%) HP
11 8 (1.96%) Dell
12 7 (1.72%) McAfee
12 7 (1.72%) Oracle
13 6 (1.47%) Polycom
14 5 (1.23%) Adobe
14 5 (1.23%) MobileIron
14 5 (1.23%) SolarWinds
15 4 (0.98%) SAP
16 3 (0.74%) CommVault
16 3 (0.74%) Ivanti