Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 45 51
Rank change year-on-year +16 +6 +18
Contract jobs citing Office 365 807 792 697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.24% 4.68% 4.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.53% 20.18% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 539 422
South East median daily rate £350 £380 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.36% -2.50%
10th Percentile £135 £147 £131
90th Percentile £550 £600 £500
England median daily rate £350 £373 £343
% change year-on-year -6.17% +8.91% -6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 34 34
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% +4.92% -10.29%
10th Percentile £13.43 £11.33 £9.65
90th Percentile £88.25 £20.00 £34.80
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year +8.57% +4.48% -

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 3,582 3,924 3,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.70% 23.19% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,255 2,491 1,880
South East median daily rate £453 £462 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +8.71% -5.56%
10th Percentile £238 £300 £263
90th Percentile £625 £606 £578
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 58 47
South East median hourly rate £34.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.29% +6.06% -3.28%
10th Percentile £15.40 £12.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £63.75 £42.97
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% -14.63% +7.89%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +10 338 £225 -42.31% 156
Hampshire +39 230 £425 - 52
Berkshire +19 207 £250 -35.48% 60
Surrey +3 101 £365 +4.29% 62
Buckinghamshire 0 74 £313 -14.38% 54
West Sussex +42 63 £225 -18.18% 24
Oxfordshire +11 57 £175 -57.45% 42
East Sussex +30 34 £375 +7.14% 22
Kent +8 24 £430 +115.00% 33
Middlesex +10 4 £225 -21.05% 2
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 538 (66.67%) Windows
2 429 (53.16%) Microsoft
3 403 (49.94%) Active Directory
4 315 (39.03%) Windows 10
5 262 (32.47%) Azure
6 188 (23.30%) Windows Server
7 178 (22.06%) Microsoft Office
7 178 (22.06%) SCCM
8 173 (21.44%) VMware
9 171 (21.19%) SharePoint
10 139 (17.22%) Migration
11 127 (15.74%) Security Cleared
12 125 (15.49%) PowerShell
13 123 (15.24%) ITIL
14 120 (14.87%) Windows 7
15 114 (14.13%) DNS
16 108 (13.38%) MS Exchange
16 108 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
17 99 (12.27%) Firewall
17 99 (12.27%) Citrix
18 95 (11.77%) SC Cleared
18 95 (11.77%) Microsoft Intune
19 91 (11.28%) Hyper-V
20 90 (11.15%) Skype
20 90 (11.15%) TCP/IP
21 83 (10.29%) Skype for Business
22 80 (9.91%) Cisco
22 80 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
23 78 (9.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 76 (9.42%) SQL

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
1 171 (21.19%) SharePoint
2 108 (13.38%) MS Exchange
3 83 (10.29%) Skype for Business
4 34 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.12%) IIS
6 9 (1.12%) K2 blackpearl
7 8 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.87%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.50%) IBM Domino
10 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.37%) Documentum
12 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.12%) Confluence
12 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.12%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 178 (22.06%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.62%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.62%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.24%) assyst
3 5 (0.62%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.25%) Primavera
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 262 (32.47%) Azure
2 75 (9.29%) IaaS
3 72 (8.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 71 (8.80%) PaaS
5 62 (7.68%) SaaS
6 56 (6.94%) OneDrive
7 41 (5.08%) AWS
8 23 (2.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 23 (2.85%) Yammer
9 20 (2.48%) Azure Stack
10 19 (2.35%) Power Platform
11 10 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.12%) PowerApps
13 8 (0.99%) Mimecast
14 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Flow
15 5 (0.62%) GCP
16 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.37%) Boomi
16 3 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 114 (14.13%) DNS
2 99 (12.27%) Firewall
3 90 (11.15%) Skype
3 90 (11.15%) TCP/IP
4 66 (8.18%) VPN
5 52 (6.44%) WAN
6 51 (6.32%) SAN
7 46 (5.70%) LAN
8 43 (5.33%) VoIP
9 42 (5.20%) DHCP
9 42 (5.20%) Internet
10 39 (4.83%) NAS
10 39 (4.83%) Reverse Proxy
11 30 (3.72%) Wireless
12 23 (2.85%) VLAN
13 18 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (2.23%) NetScaler
14 12 (1.49%) HTTP
14 12 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
15 11 (1.36%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.10%) SQL Server 2016
3 19 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
4 18 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (1.61%) Power BI
6 9 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.87%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.37%) MySQL
11 2 (0.25%) MS Access
11 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.12%) Data Mart
12 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.12%) OLAP
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
2 9 (1.12%) JIRA
3 4 (0.50%) MSI
4 3 (0.37%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.25%) Hudson
6 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.12%) Firebug
6 1 (0.12%) GCC
6 1 (0.12%) GitLab
6 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.12%) Zephyr
General
1 53 (6.57%) Finance
2 30 (3.72%) Public Sector
3 19 (2.35%) Legal
4 16 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.61%) Law
6 10 (1.24%) Banking
6 10 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.24%) Retail
7 6 (0.74%) Back Office
8 4 (0.50%) Advertising
8 4 (0.50%) Electronics
8 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.50%) Local Government
8 4 (0.50%) Marketing
8 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.12%) Automotive
9 1 (0.12%) Billing
9 1 (0.12%) French Language
9 1 (0.12%) Publishing
9 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 140 (17.35%) Analyst
2 113 (14.00%) Architect
3 103 (12.76%) Support Engineer
4 77 (9.54%) 2nd Line Support
5 64 (7.93%) Consultant
6 62 (7.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 60 (7.43%) Desktop Engineer
8 55 (6.82%) Desktop Support
9 54 (6.69%) Support Analyst
10 50 (6.20%) Office 365 Engineer
11 49 (6.07%) Service Analyst
12 47 (5.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 47 (5.82%) Solutions Architect
13 45 (5.58%) Service Desk Analyst
14 44 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
15 43 (5.33%) IT Support
16 38 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 37 (4.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 32 (3.97%) IT Analyst
19 30 (3.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (6.69%) Web Services
2 14 (1.73%) .NET
3 8 (0.99%) HTML
3 8 (0.99%) JDBC
3 8 (0.99%) OAuth
3 8 (0.99%) ODBC
3 8 (0.99%) SAML
3 8 (0.99%) XML
4 6 (0.74%) ASP.NET
4 6 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (0.62%) CSS
5 5 (0.62%) React
6 4 (0.50%) .NET Core
6 4 (0.50%) jQuery
6 4 (0.50%) LDAP
6 4 (0.50%) OpenID
6 4 (0.50%) XMPP
7 3 (0.37%) Node.js
8 2 (0.25%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 36 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.34%) Hybrid Cloud
4 31 (3.84%) Replication
5 26 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (3.10%) Management Information System
6 25 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (2.48%) Public Cloud
8 17 (2.11%) Fat Client
8 17 (2.11%) Smartphone
8 17 (2.11%) Thin Client
9 16 (1.98%) Blackberry
10 12 (1.49%) Clustering
10 12 (1.49%) User Experience
11 10 (1.24%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (1.12%) iPhone
12 9 (1.12%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.99%) Life Science
14 7 (0.87%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 538 (66.67%) Windows
2 315 (39.03%) Windows 10
3 188 (23.30%) Windows Server
4 120 (14.87%) Windows 7
5 71 (8.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (4.83%) Windows 8
8 38 (4.71%) Android
9 35 (4.34%) Apple iOS
10 30 (3.72%) Windows XP
11 26 (3.22%) Mac OS
12 17 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (1.36%) Linux
14 7 (0.87%) Unix
15 5 (0.62%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.62%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.37%) VMS
17 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.12%) CentOS
18 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (17.22%) Migration
2 123 (15.24%) ITIL
3 78 (9.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 55 (6.82%) Information Security
5 54 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 42 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (4.71%) Change Management
9 30 (3.72%) ITSM
9 30 (3.72%) Service Management
10 29 (3.59%) ERP
10 29 (3.59%) SOA
11 28 (3.47%) Application Packaging
11 28 (3.47%) Computer Science
11 28 (3.47%) Re-Platforming
12 27 (3.35%) Presales
12 27 (3.35%) Problem Management
13 26 (3.22%) Non-Functional Testing
14 24 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (2.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (15.49%) PowerShell
2 76 (9.42%) SQL
3 15 (1.86%) Java
4 11 (1.36%) C#
5 7 (0.87%) Python
6 6 (0.74%) VB
6 6 (0.74%) VBScript
7 5 (0.62%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.62%) Ruby
8 4 (0.50%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.50%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.37%) C
9 3 (0.37%) Go
9 3 (0.37%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.12%) Korn
10 1 (0.12%) Perl
10 1 (0.12%) PHP
10 1 (0.12%) sed
10 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 127 (15.74%) Security Cleared
2 95 (11.77%) SC Cleared
3 80 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (5.33%) MCSE
5 38 (4.71%) Degree
6 27 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (3.10%) CCNA
8 17 (2.11%) MCP
8 17 (2.11%) MCSA
9 15 (1.86%) Citrix Certification
10 14 (1.73%) CCA
10 14 (1.73%) MCITP
11 12 (1.49%) DV Cleared
12 8 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.62%) MCTS
14 3 (0.37%) CCNP
14 3 (0.37%) CISSP
14 3 (0.37%) MCDST
14 3 (0.37%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.96%) SLA
2 17 (2.11%) QA
3 7 (0.87%) GDPR
4 6 (0.74%) PMO
5 5 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.62%) NCSC
6 4 (0.50%) COBIT
7 3 (0.37%) NIST
8 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 403 (49.94%) Active Directory
2 108 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (11.28%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (3.35%) XenApp
5 27 (3.35%) XenDesktop
6 16 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (1.49%) DFS Replication
8 10 (1.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 8 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.99%) vSphere
10 7 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.62%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.50%) Docker
13 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.37%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.37%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.37%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 178 (22.06%) SCCM
2 95 (11.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 27 (3.35%) SCOM
4 24 (2.97%) Single Sign-On
5 15 (1.86%) WSUS
6 11 (1.36%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.50%) Ansible
7 4 (0.50%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.50%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.50%) Puppet
7 4 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.50%) Terraform
8 3 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.37%) ThinApp
8 3 (0.37%) vRealize
9 2 (0.25%) CASB
9 2 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 429 (53.16%) Microsoft
2 173 (21.44%) VMware
3 99 (12.27%) Citrix
4 80 (9.91%) Cisco
5 47 (5.82%) Apple
6 27 (3.35%) Dell
7 24 (2.97%) HP
8 23 (2.85%) Meraki
8 23 (2.85%) Workday
9 22 (2.73%) Oracle
10 21 (2.60%) ServiceNow
11 16 (1.98%) Splunk
12 15 (1.86%) Adobe
12 15 (1.86%) MobileIron
13 13 (1.61%) F5
13 13 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (1.61%) Sony
14 12 (1.49%) Ivanti
14 12 (1.49%) NetApp
14 12 (1.49%) Proofpoint