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 3 months to 27 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 / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 75 135
Rank change year-on-year -1 +60  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 218 238 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.81% 2.65% 1.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.59% 27.80% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 134 77
Median daily rate £400 £380 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +21.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £239 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £323
% change year-on-year -6.66% +16.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Median hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.35% +17.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £12.25 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £30.88 £20.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £14.80 £14.00
% change year-on-year -0.33% +5.71%  

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 South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1059 856 583
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 13.66% 9.52% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 556 348
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £298 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 18
Median hourly rate £16.75 £19.61 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% -39.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.80 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Office 365 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 27 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
Buckinghamshire +27 52 £469 +26.68% 16
Surrey -5 45 £413 +22.22% 16
Hampshire +26 42 £350 -11.11% 11
Berkshire -12 35 £400 -11.11% 20
Oxfordshire +3 25 £400 +35.02% 7
West Sussex +9 8 £450 +12.50% 5
Kent -19 3 £244 -39.06% 2
East Sussex -5 2 £275 -56.00% 1
Sussex - 2 - -
Middlesex +6 1 - -
Office 365
England

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

1 211 (45.09%) Windows
2 202 (43.16%) Microsoft
3 176 (37.61%) Active Directory
4 141 (30.13%) SharePoint
5 131 (27.99%) Migration
6 115 (24.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 106 (22.65%) Windows 10
8 95 (20.30%) Security Cleared
9 76 (16.24%) Microsoft Office
10 73 (15.60%) VMware
11 72 (15.38%) SC Cleared
12 71 (15.17%) MS Exchange
13 59 (12.61%) Windows Server
14 58 (12.39%) Skype for Business
15 55 (11.75%) Skype
16 51 (10.90%) PowerShell
17 50 (10.68%) Citrix
18 49 (10.47%) Project Management
19 48 (10.26%) WAN
20 46 (9.83%) Windows 7
21 44 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
22 43 (9.19%) SCCM
22 43 (9.19%) Exchange Server 2010
22 43 (9.19%) ITIL
23 42 (8.97%) Cisco
24 39 (8.33%) OneDrive
25 38 (8.12%) Windows Server 2012
26 36 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
27 33 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
28 31 (6.62%) Firewall

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
1 141 (30.13%) SharePoint
2 71 (15.17%) MS Exchange
3 58 (12.39%) Skype for Business
4 43 (9.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (6.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 19 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (3.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.92%) IIS
10 5 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.07%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.85%) Apache
11 4 (0.85%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.64%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.21%) Anypoint
13 1 (0.21%) Drupal
13 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 76 (16.24%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.21%) SAP cProjects
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.21%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 115 (24.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (8.33%) OneDrive
3 36 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (2.99%) IaaS
5 14 (2.99%) Yammer
6 9 (1.92%) PaaS
7 8 (1.71%) G Suite
8 7 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.07%) Google Drive
10 3 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.43%) Boomi
11 2 (0.43%) iPaaS
11 2 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.21%) iTunes
12 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (11.75%) Skype
2 48 (10.26%) WAN
3 31 (6.62%) Firewall
4 30 (6.41%) LAN
5 29 (6.20%) DHCP
6 28 (5.98%) Intranet
7 20 (4.27%) DNS
7 20 (4.27%) VPN
8 17 (3.63%) TCP/IP
9 13 (2.78%) VLAN
10 11 (2.35%) SAN
11 10 (2.14%) Internet
12 8 (1.71%) Wireless
13 7 (1.50%) Extranet
14 6 (1.28%) Unified Communications
15 5 (1.07%) NAS
15 5 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
16 3 (0.64%) MPLS
16 3 (0.64%) NetScaler
16 3 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.14%) Big Data
3 9 (1.92%) EDRMS
3 9 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.07%) Power BI
4 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.64%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.43%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.21%) MySQL
8 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.21%) QlikView
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.14%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.43%) JIRA
3 2 (0.43%) MSI
4 1 (0.21%) Ant
4 1 (0.21%) Hudson
4 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.21%) Maven
4 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 29 (6.20%) Finance
2 16 (3.42%) Marketing
3 15 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.56%) Advertising
5 11 (2.35%) Retail
6 10 (2.14%) Electronics
7 9 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.07%) Publishing
9 4 (0.85%) Back Office
10 3 (0.64%) German Language
11 2 (0.43%) Banking
11 2 (0.43%) French Language
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 92 (19.66%) Architect
2 62 (13.25%) Analyst
3 55 (11.75%) Project Manager
4 43 (9.19%) Consultant
5 41 (8.76%) Technical Architect
6 35 (7.48%) Support Engineer
7 34 (7.26%) Office 365 Architect
8 30 (6.41%) Developer
9 27 (5.77%) Office 365 Engineer
9 27 (5.77%) SharePoint Developer
10 25 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support
10 25 (5.34%) Office 365 Manager
11 24 (5.13%) Business Analyst
12 23 (4.91%) Desktop Support
13 21 (4.49%) Office 365 Consultant
14 19 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support
15 18 (3.85%) IT Engineer
15 18 (3.85%) IT Support
16 15 (3.21%) Cloud Architect
16 15 (3.21%) Exchange Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.42%) .NET
2 15 (3.21%) CSS
3 14 (2.99%) HTML
3 14 (2.99%) jQuery
4 9 (1.92%) AngularJS
5 8 (1.71%) XML
6 7 (1.50%) REST
6 7 (1.50%) Web Services
7 6 (1.28%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.07%) React
8 5 (1.07%) XSLT
9 3 (0.64%) HTML5
9 3 (0.64%) OAuth
9 3 (0.64%) SAML
10 2 (0.43%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (0.43%) WCF
11 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.21%) CSS3
11 1 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.35%) Data Centre
3 9 (1.92%) Driving Licence
3 9 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.71%) Blackberry
4 8 (1.71%) PMI
5 7 (1.50%) Smartphone
5 7 (1.50%) User Experience
6 6 (1.28%) Clustering
6 6 (1.28%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.85%) EMC VNX
7 4 (0.85%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.85%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.64%) PKI
8 3 (0.64%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.64%) Replication
9 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 211 (45.09%) Windows
2 106 (22.65%) Windows 10
3 59 (12.61%) Windows Server
4 46 (9.83%) Windows 7
5 38 (8.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (6.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (2.35%) Android
9 8 (1.71%) Linux
10 7 (1.50%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.28%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.07%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.85%) Solaris
13 4 (0.85%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.43%) Unix
15 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.21%) VMS
15 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (27.99%) Migration
2 49 (10.47%) Project Management
3 43 (9.19%) ITIL
4 27 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (5.77%) PRINCE2
5 21 (4.49%) Change Management
6 20 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (3.85%) Service Management
8 17 (3.63%) Business Analysis
9 15 (3.21%) Mobile Device Management
10 14 (2.99%) DevOps
10 14 (2.99%) Mentoring
10 14 (2.99%) Programme Management
11 12 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (2.56%) Information Architecture
12 11 (2.35%) Coaching
12 11 (2.35%) Content Management
12 11 (2.35%) Incident Management
12 11 (2.35%) Service Delivery
12 11 (2.35%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (10.90%) PowerShell
2 27 (5.77%) SQL
3 19 (4.06%) C#
4 18 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.07%) VB
6 4 (0.85%) C
7 1 (0.21%) Java
7 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.21%) Python
7 1 (0.21%) Ruby
7 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 95 (20.30%) Security Cleared
2 72 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 33 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (5.77%) MCSE
5 23 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.99%) CCIE
7 12 (2.56%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.14%) PMI Certification
9 9 (1.92%) CCNA
9 9 (1.92%) Degree
9 9 (1.92%) PMP
10 8 (1.71%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (1.71%) MCITP
11 7 (1.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (1.50%) MCP
12 6 (1.28%) MCSA
13 5 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.85%) APMP
14 4 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.14%) PMO
2 9 (1.92%) SLA
3 8 (1.71%) QA
4 4 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.43%) P3O
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 176 (37.61%) Active Directory
2 44 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (1.50%) XenApp
7 5 (1.07%) BitLocker
7 5 (1.07%) vSphere
8 4 (0.85%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.43%) Docker
10 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.43%) XenServer
11 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (9.19%) SCCM
2 22 (4.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (3.85%) SCOM
4 13 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (1.71%) AirWatch
6 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.64%) AppDNA
8 3 (0.64%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.43%) Ansible
9 2 (0.43%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.43%) Puppet
9 2 (0.43%) WSUS
10 1 (0.21%) OVSD
10 1 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 202 (43.16%) Microsoft
2 73 (15.60%) VMware
3 50 (10.68%) Citrix
4 42 (8.97%) Cisco
5 19 (4.06%) HP
6 17 (3.63%) SAP
7 16 (3.42%) Google
8 12 (2.56%) ServiceNow
9 11 (2.35%) Dell
10 8 (1.71%) Apple
11 6 (1.28%) Oracle
12 5 (1.07%) Blue Coat
12 5 (1.07%) EMC
12 5 (1.07%) Lotus
12 5 (1.07%) NetApp
12 5 (1.07%) Remedy
13 4 (0.85%) Polycom
13 4 (0.85%) StorageTek
13 4 (0.85%) Sun
13 4 (0.85%) Toshiba
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