Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 41 54
Rank change year-on-year +12 +13 +20
Contract jobs citing Office 365 669 781 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.26% 4.89% 4.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.73% 20.02% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 522 396
South East median daily rate £350 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.39% +12.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £131 £143 £138
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 31
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £12.68 £12.03 £9.50
90th Percentile £82.50 £19.13 £23.17
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.48% -4.69%

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 2,943 3,902 3,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.56% 24.41% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,902 2,455 1,972
South East median daily rate £450 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £215 £281 £298
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 59 44
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +11.11% -7.52%
10th Percentile £13.23 £12.25 £10.08
90th Percentile £82.50 £64.20 £45.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +5.26%

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 22 February 2020.

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 22 February 2020.

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 22 February 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 +5 281 £214 -46.56% 129
Hampshire +26 190 £425 +2.41% 77
Berkshire +16 155 £200 -52.94% 55
Surrey +15 93 £358 -4.67% 83
Buckinghamshire -3 70 £306 -19.93% 39
Oxfordshire +1 56 £205 -48.10% 35
West Sussex +33 40 £168 -39.09% 27
East Sussex +32 33 £388 -21.56% 22
Kent +12 25 £430 +115.00% 20
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 433 (64.72%) Windows
2 345 (51.57%) Active Directory
3 332 (49.63%) Microsoft
4 256 (38.27%) Windows 10
5 197 (29.45%) Azure
6 149 (22.27%) Microsoft Office
7 146 (21.82%) Windows Server
8 133 (19.88%) SCCM
9 129 (19.28%) VMware
10 109 (16.29%) SharePoint
11 107 (15.99%) Migration
12 102 (15.25%) MS Exchange
13 92 (13.75%) ITIL
14 90 (13.45%) Security Cleared
15 88 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
16 87 (13.00%) Windows 7
17 82 (12.26%) Citrix
18 81 (12.11%) PowerShell
19 76 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
20 67 (10.01%) DNS
21 66 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 66 (9.87%) Skype
21 66 (9.87%) Microsoft Intune
22 65 (9.72%) Cisco
23 61 (9.12%) VoIP
24 59 (8.82%) SC Cleared
25 57 (8.52%) Hyper-V
26 56 (8.37%) Firewall
27 55 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
28 54 (8.07%) 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
1 109 (16.29%) SharePoint
2 102 (15.25%) MS Exchange
3 54 (8.07%) Skype for Business
4 32 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (1.64%) IIS
8 5 (0.75%) K2 blackpearl
9 4 (0.60%) IBM Domino
9 4 (0.60%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.45%) Documentum
11 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.15%) Confluence
12 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 149 (22.27%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.60%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.35%) assyst
3 5 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 197 (29.45%) Azure
2 51 (7.62%) Azure Active Directory
3 42 (6.28%) IaaS
4 38 (5.68%) PaaS
5 35 (5.23%) AWS
6 31 (4.63%) SaaS
7 24 (3.59%) OneDrive
8 19 (2.84%) Yammer
9 12 (1.79%) Azure Stack
9 12 (1.79%) Power Platform
10 11 (1.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 7 (1.05%) Mimecast
11 7 (1.05%) PowerApps
12 6 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.75%) GCP
14 3 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.45%) Trello
15 2 (0.30%) Akamai
15 2 (0.30%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 67 (10.01%) DNS
2 66 (9.87%) Skype
3 61 (9.12%) VoIP
4 56 (8.37%) Firewall
5 38 (5.68%) VPN
6 37 (5.53%) SAN
6 37 (5.53%) TCP/IP
7 34 (5.08%) DHCP
8 27 (4.04%) Wireless
9 24 (3.59%) NAS
10 23 (3.44%) Internet
11 21 (3.14%) Reverse Proxy
12 18 (2.69%) WAN
13 17 (2.54%) LAN
14 14 (2.09%) Unified Communications
15 13 (1.94%) VLAN
16 11 (1.64%) PBX
17 10 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
18 8 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
19 7 (1.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.39%) SQL Server 2016
3 14 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.05%) Power BI
7 4 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.30%) MS Access
9 2 (0.30%) MySQL
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (1.35%) JIRA
1 9 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.15%) GCC
2 1 (0.15%) Zephyr
General
1 34 (5.08%) Finance
2 24 (3.59%) Public Sector
3 13 (1.94%) Legal
4 11 (1.64%) Retail
5 10 (1.49%) Banking
5 10 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.20%) Advertising
8 7 (1.05%) Law
8 7 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.75%) Local Government
10 4 (0.60%) Automotive
10 4 (0.60%) Back Office
11 3 (0.45%) Electronics
11 3 (0.45%) Marketing
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 119 (17.79%) Analyst
2 92 (13.75%) Support Engineer
3 81 (12.11%) Architect
4 72 (10.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 61 (9.12%) Desktop Support
6 58 (8.67%) Desktop Engineer
7 50 (7.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 50 (7.47%) Consultant
8 49 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 46 (6.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 45 (6.73%) Service Analyst
11 43 (6.43%) Solutions Architect
12 42 (6.28%) Office 365 Engineer
12 42 (6.28%) Service Desk Analyst
12 42 (6.28%) Windows Engineer
13 41 (6.13%) Support Analyst
14 40 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 29 (4.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
15 29 (4.33%) IT Support
16 26 (3.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.98%) Web Services
2 17 (2.54%) .NET
3 10 (1.49%) HTML
4 8 (1.20%) XML
5 5 (0.75%) React
5 5 (0.75%) SOAP
6 4 (0.60%) .NET Core
6 4 (0.60%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.60%) OAuth
6 4 (0.60%) SAML
6 4 (0.60%) XMPP
7 3 (0.45%) JDBC
7 3 (0.45%) Node.js
7 3 (0.45%) ODBC
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.45%) REST
7 3 (0.45%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.30%) LDAP
8 2 (0.30%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.15%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.28%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 24 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (2.54%) Public Cloud
5 17 (2.54%) Replication
6 16 (2.39%) Blackberry
7 14 (2.09%) Smartphone
8 13 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.94%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.64%) iPhone
9 11 (1.64%) PKI
9 11 (1.64%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.35%) Clustering
10 9 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (1.20%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
12 7 (1.05%) Fat Client
12 7 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 433 (64.72%) Windows
2 256 (38.27%) Windows 10
3 146 (21.82%) Windows Server
4 87 (13.00%) Windows 7
5 55 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (6.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (4.78%) Android
8 26 (3.89%) Mac OS
9 25 (3.74%) Apple iOS
10 23 (3.44%) Windows 8
11 17 (2.54%) Windows XP
12 11 (1.64%) Linux
13 10 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.05%) Unix
15 5 (0.75%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.45%) VMS
17 2 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.15%) CentOS
18 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (15.99%) Migration
2 92 (13.75%) ITIL
3 66 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 53 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 31 (4.63%) Project Delivery
7 29 (4.33%) Change Management
7 29 (4.33%) Information Security
8 27 (4.04%) Service Management
9 25 (3.74%) ITSM
9 25 (3.74%) Presales
10 24 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (2.99%) Time Management
12 19 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (2.84%) Application Packaging
12 19 (2.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (2.84%) ERP
12 19 (2.84%) SOA
13 17 (2.54%) CRM
13 17 (2.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (12.11%) PowerShell
2 51 (7.62%) SQL
3 11 (1.64%) C#
4 8 (1.20%) Java
5 7 (1.05%) Python
6 5 (0.75%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.60%) Ruby
7 4 (0.60%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.60%) VBScript
8 3 (0.45%) Go
9 2 (0.30%) C
9 2 (0.30%) VB
10 1 (0.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 90 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 76 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 43 (6.43%) MCSE
5 27 (4.04%) Degree
6 25 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (3.59%) CCNA
8 12 (1.79%) DBS Check
9 11 (1.64%) MCITP
9 11 (1.64%) MCP
9 11 (1.64%) MCSA
10 9 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (1.20%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.05%) A+ Certification
12 7 (1.05%) CCA
13 5 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.60%) CompTIA Security+
14 4 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.60%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.08%) SLA
2 13 (1.94%) QA
3 9 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.90%) PMO
6 3 (0.45%) GDPR
6 3 (0.45%) GxP
6 3 (0.45%) NCSC
6 3 (0.45%) NIST
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 345 (51.57%) Active Directory
2 88 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (8.52%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (2.39%) XenApp
6 12 (1.79%) vSphere
6 12 (1.79%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.05%) DFS Replication
8 7 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.60%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.60%) Docker
10 4 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.45%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.45%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 133 (19.88%) SCCM
2 66 (9.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (3.14%) Single Sign-On
4 19 (2.84%) SCOM
5 17 (2.54%) AirWatch
6 8 (1.20%) WSUS
7 7 (1.05%) vRealize
8 6 (0.90%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (0.60%) Ansible
9 4 (0.60%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.60%) Puppet
9 4 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.60%) Terraform
10 3 (0.45%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.30%) EnCase
11 2 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.30%) Nessus
Vendors
1 332 (49.63%) Microsoft
2 129 (19.28%) VMware
3 82 (12.26%) Citrix
4 65 (9.72%) Cisco
5 35 (5.23%) Apple
6 21 (3.14%) ServiceNow
7 17 (2.54%) HP
7 17 (2.54%) MobileIron
8 15 (2.24%) Dell
8 15 (2.24%) Oracle
9 13 (1.94%) McAfee
9 13 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.79%) Meraki
11 11 (1.64%) Symantec
11 11 (1.64%) Workday
12 10 (1.49%) Adobe
13 9 (1.35%) NetApp
14 8 (1.20%) Sonus
14 8 (1.20%) Splunk
15 7 (1.05%) Proofpoint