Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 2019 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
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 57 73
Rank change year-on-year +14 +16 +26
Contract jobs citing Office 365 703 636 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.76% 3.87% 3.03%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.03% 19.34% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 401 276
South East median daily rate £388 £350 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -13.85% +1.56%
10th Percentile £143 £145 £150
90th Percentile £538 £520 £550
England median daily rate £390 £363 £388
% change year-on-year +7.59% -6.45% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 10
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.11 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.91% +14.98% +1.61%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.24 £12.38
90th Percentile £85.48 £42.00 £22.67
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +8.57% +18.64% -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 South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 3,898 3,288 1,973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.42% 20.01% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,512 2,005 1,242
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £263
90th Percentile £613 £600 £580
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 37 23
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.67% +13.64% -15.36%
10th Percentile £14.96 £12.24 £11.50
90th Percentile £83.75 £52.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.84 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +19.18% +5.26% -3.11%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office 365 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the South East over the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the South East over the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

Contractor 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 18 June 2019. 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 +11 310 £380 +5.56% 42
Hampshire +16 192 £396 +12.82% 17
Berkshire -5 159 £400 +6.67% 20
Oxfordshire +25 90 £275 -24.14% 9
Surrey +5 86 £388 +29.17% 30
Buckinghamshire +4 61 £385 +10.00% 13
Kent +8 37 £363 +81.25% 7
West Sussex +18 31 £360 +15.20% 7
East Sussex +1 29 £300 -7.69% 5
Middlesex +16 9 £610 +43.53%
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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.

1 404 (57.47%) Microsoft
2 403 (57.33%) Windows
3 329 (46.80%) Active Directory
4 245 (34.85%) Windows 10
5 244 (34.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 186 (26.46%) SharePoint
7 162 (23.04%) Microsoft Office
8 157 (22.33%) Windows Server
9 151 (21.48%) SCCM
10 146 (20.77%) Migration
11 123 (17.50%) VMware
12 121 (17.21%) Skype
13 120 (17.07%) PowerShell
14 110 (15.65%) ITIL
15 107 (15.22%) Skype for Business
16 97 (13.80%) Citrix
17 89 (12.66%) Azure Active Directory
18 88 (12.52%) MS Exchange
18 88 (12.52%) Firewall
19 85 (12.09%) Microsoft Intune
20 84 (11.95%) DNS
21 78 (11.10%) Hyper-V
22 76 (10.81%) Security Cleared
23 66 (9.39%) Windows 7
24 62 (8.82%) IaaS
24 62 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 62 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
25 61 (8.68%) VPN
26 60 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
27 57 (8.11%) Finance

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
1 186 (26.46%) SharePoint
2 107 (15.22%) Skype for Business
3 88 (12.52%) MS Exchange
4 53 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.00%) IIS
8 6 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.43%) GroupWise
11 3 (0.43%) K2 blackpearl
11 3 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.28%) Apache
12 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.28%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 162 (23.04%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.43%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.14%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.43%) HFM
3 2 (0.28%) assyst
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 244 (34.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (12.66%) Azure Active Directory
3 62 (8.82%) IaaS
4 48 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
5 45 (6.40%) OneDrive
6 43 (6.12%) PaaS
7 42 (5.97%) SaaS
8 37 (5.26%) Power Platform
9 22 (3.13%) PowerApps
10 20 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
11 19 (2.70%) Yammer
12 15 (2.13%) ShareGate
13 13 (1.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 10 (1.42%) Boomi
15 8 (1.14%) Azure Stack
16 7 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
17 6 (0.85%) Serverless
18 5 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
18 5 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 121 (17.21%) Skype
2 88 (12.52%) Firewall
3 84 (11.95%) DNS
4 61 (8.68%) VPN
5 44 (6.26%) DHCP
5 44 (6.26%) TCP/IP
6 43 (6.12%) WAN
7 39 (5.55%) LAN
8 38 (5.41%) VoIP
9 36 (5.12%) SAN
10 31 (4.41%) NetScaler
11 28 (3.98%) VLAN
12 23 (3.27%) Internet
13 13 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (1.56%) SMTP
15 10 (1.42%) iSCSI
15 10 (1.42%) Network Security
16 9 (1.28%) NAS
17 8 (1.14%) Intranet
17 8 (1.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.85%) Power BI
3 9 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.00%) Data Lake
6 5 (0.71%) Amazon Athena
6 5 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (0.57%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.43%) MS Access
8 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.28%) GIS
9 2 (0.28%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.28%) MySQL
9 2 (0.28%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (1.99%) JIRA
2 7 (1.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.28%) MSI
5 2 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.14%) gulp
6 1 (0.14%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.14%) QARun
6 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.14%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.14%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.14%) Yeoman
General
1 57 (8.11%) Finance
2 19 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.13%) Retail
4 14 (1.99%) French Language
4 14 (1.99%) German Language
5 12 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.56%) Legal
6 11 (1.56%) Marketing
7 7 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.71%) Billing
8 5 (0.71%) Electronics
8 5 (0.71%) Publishing
9 3 (0.43%) Law
10 2 (0.28%) Games
11 1 (0.14%) Advertising
11 1 (0.14%) Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 110 (15.65%) Analyst
2 83 (11.81%) Support Engineer
3 76 (10.81%) Architect
4 59 (8.39%) Consultant
5 56 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 40 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 37 (5.26%) Desktop Support
8 36 (5.12%) Office 365 Engineer
9 34 (4.84%) IT Support
10 33 (4.69%) Support Analyst
10 33 (4.69%) Windows Engineer
11 29 (4.13%) IT Engineer
11 29 (4.13%) Project Manager
12 27 (3.84%) Developer
13 24 (3.41%) Service Analyst
13 24 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
14 23 (3.27%) Office 365 Architect
15 22 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
16 21 (2.99%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 21 (2.99%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.42%) .NET
1 17 (2.42%) HTML
1 17 (2.42%) jQuery
2 16 (2.28%) CSS
3 14 (1.99%) Web Services
4 10 (1.42%) ASP.NET
5 8 (1.14%) LDAP
6 7 (1.00%) REST
7 5 (0.71%) JSON
7 5 (0.71%) WAP
8 4 (0.57%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.28%) CAML
9 2 (0.28%) J2EE
9 2 (0.28%) Middleware
9 2 (0.28%) React
9 2 (0.28%) SAP Fiori
9 2 (0.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 26 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.41%) Public Cloud
4 22 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 21 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.56%) Clustering
7 16 (2.28%) Fat Client
7 16 (2.28%) Thin Client
8 15 (2.13%) Smartphone
9 12 (1.71%) Handset
9 12 (1.71%) PKI
10 10 (1.42%) Blackberry
10 10 (1.42%) BYOD
10 10 (1.42%) iPhone
10 10 (1.42%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.28%) User Experience
12 8 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.14%) Replication
13 7 (1.00%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 403 (57.33%) Windows
2 245 (34.85%) Windows 10
3 157 (22.33%) Windows Server
4 66 (9.39%) Windows 7
5 57 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (3.56%) Android
8 22 (3.13%) Apple iOS
9 19 (2.70%) Linux
10 17 (2.42%) Mac OS
11 16 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (1.28%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.71%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.57%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.43%) Unix
16 2 (0.28%) CentOS
16 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (20.77%) Migration
2 110 (15.65%) ITIL
3 62 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 60 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (5.83%) Change Management
7 34 (4.84%) Project Management
8 33 (4.69%) DevOps
9 25 (3.56%) Computer Science
10 24 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (3.27%) Configuration Management
12 22 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
13 21 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (2.99%) ITSM
13 21 (2.99%) Problem Management
14 20 (2.84%) CRM
15 19 (2.70%) Customer Requirements
15 19 (2.70%) Data Protection
15 19 (2.70%) PRINCE2
16 18 (2.56%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 120 (17.07%) PowerShell
2 50 (7.11%) SQL
3 18 (2.56%) Python
4 14 (1.99%) JavaScript
5 12 (1.71%) Bash Shell
6 10 (1.42%) C#
7 9 (1.28%) Java
8 5 (0.71%) Perl
8 5 (0.71%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.57%) C
9 4 (0.57%) Ruby
10 3 (0.43%) VBScript
11 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 52 (7.40%) SC Cleared
3 43 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (5.55%) Degree
5 32 (4.55%) MCSE
6 27 (3.84%) DV Cleared
7 19 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.71%) CCNA
10 11 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.28%) MCITP
12 8 (1.14%) CISSP
12 8 (1.14%) MCSA
13 7 (1.00%) CCNP
13 7 (1.00%) MCP
13 7 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (0.85%) CCA
14 6 (0.85%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.70%) SLA
2 16 (2.28%) QA
3 8 (1.14%) GDPR
3 8 (1.14%) PMO
4 7 (1.00%) COBIT
5 4 (0.57%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.28%) GMP
7 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 329 (46.80%) Active Directory
2 78 (11.10%) Hyper-V
3 62 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (5.55%) XenDesktop
5 28 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 26 (3.70%) XenApp
7 18 (2.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 12 (1.71%) vSphere
9 9 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.85%) Xen
11 5 (0.71%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.57%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.28%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.28%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.28%) vCloud
13 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.14%) Docker
14 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 151 (21.48%) SCCM
2 85 (12.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (3.27%) SCOM
4 12 (1.71%) AirWatch
4 12 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
5 11 (1.56%) Jamf Pro
6 10 (1.42%) Nessus
7 9 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 9 (1.28%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (0.85%) Ansible
9 6 (0.85%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.85%) XenMobile
10 5 (0.71%) Puppet
10 5 (0.71%) Terraform
11 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.57%) PaperCut
11 4 (0.57%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 404 (57.47%) Microsoft
2 123 (17.50%) VMware
3 97 (13.80%) Citrix
4 54 (7.68%) Cisco
5 37 (5.26%) Dell
6 30 (4.27%) Apple
7 25 (3.56%) HP
8 18 (2.56%) Oracle
9 17 (2.42%) Meraki
10 15 (2.13%) Proofpoint
10 15 (2.13%) SAP
11 10 (1.42%) CommVault
11 10 (1.42%) NetApp
11 10 (1.42%) Polycom
11 10 (1.42%) Symantec
12 9 (1.28%) McAfee
13 8 (1.14%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.14%) Zscaler
14 7 (1.00%) SolarWinds
14 7 (1.00%) Veeam