Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 73 130
Rank change year-on-year +21 +57 +93
Contract jobs citing Office 365 669 438 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.02% 2.87% 1.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.78% 24.33% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 230 201
South East median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £138 £165 £150
90th Percentile £539 £551 £550
England median daily rate £350 £365 £375
% change year-on-year -4.11% -2.67% -3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 14
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +42.47%
10th Percentile £9.50 £13.50 £9.08
90th Percentile £23.17 £56.75 £16.50
England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -1.64%

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 3,071 1,800 1,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.45% 11.81% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,887 1,118 865
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £256
90th Percentile £589 £613 £574
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 33 32
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -4.21% +23.46%
10th Percentile £10.05 £13.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £44.32 £54.15 £59.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -11.11%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018. 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 +1 309 £383 -4.25% 94
Hampshire +52 175 £288 -29.88% 32
Berkshire -6 154 £431 +7.81% 35
Surrey -7 108 £213 -22.73% 42
Oxfordshire +4 80 £379 +8.29% 12
Buckinghamshire -3 75 £350 -33.33% 47
West Sussex +16 30 £245 -36.77% 9
East Sussex +13 23 £320 +6.67% 10
Kent -4 13 £450 +36.36% 12
Middlesex +2 2 - - 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 389 (58.15%) Windows
2 333 (49.78%) Active Directory
3 315 (47.09%) Microsoft
4 162 (24.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 158 (23.62%) Windows 10
6 156 (23.32%) SharePoint
7 154 (23.02%) Windows Server
8 149 (22.27%) MS Exchange
9 142 (21.23%) Microsoft Office
10 128 (19.13%) Migration
11 126 (18.83%) ITIL
12 118 (17.64%) VMware
12 118 (17.64%) SCCM
13 110 (16.44%) PowerShell
14 104 (15.55%) Windows 7
15 98 (14.65%) Security Cleared
16 93 (13.90%) Citrix
17 85 (12.71%) Hyper-V
18 82 (12.26%) SC Cleared
19 79 (11.81%) Skype for Business
20 78 (11.66%) Skype
20 78 (11.66%) DNS
21 75 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
22 72 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
23 66 (9.87%) Exchange Server 2010
24 65 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
24 65 (9.72%) LAN
25 64 (9.57%) WAN
26 63 (9.42%) Firewall
27 60 (8.97%) MCSE

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
1 156 (23.32%) SharePoint
2 149 (22.27%) MS Exchange
3 79 (11.81%) Skype for Business
4 66 (9.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 36 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 17 (2.54%) SharePoint Server
9 16 (2.39%) IIS
10 7 (1.05%) MS Project Server
10 7 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.60%) Apache
13 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.45%) GroupWise
14 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.30%) Totara
15 1 (0.15%) Drupal
15 1 (0.15%) Kentico
Applications
1 142 (21.23%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.45%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.05%) Dynamics GP
3 6 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 162 (24.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (6.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 37 (5.53%) OneDrive
5 14 (2.09%) SaaS
6 12 (1.79%) Yammer
7 8 (1.20%) IaaS
7 8 (1.20%) PaaS
8 7 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.30%) npm
12 1 (0.15%) G Suite
12 1 (0.15%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 78 (11.66%) DNS
1 78 (11.66%) Skype
2 65 (9.72%) LAN
3 64 (9.57%) WAN
4 63 (9.42%) Firewall
5 59 (8.82%) DHCP
6 50 (7.47%) TCP/IP
7 31 (4.63%) VPN
8 30 (4.48%) SAN
9 23 (3.44%) Remote Desktop
10 18 (2.69%) Kerberos
11 17 (2.54%) IP Telephony
11 17 (2.54%) VoIP
12 16 (2.39%) Internet
13 15 (2.24%) VLAN
13 15 (2.24%) Wireless
14 13 (1.94%) NAS
14 13 (1.94%) Network Security
15 11 (1.64%) Intranet
15 11 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.49%) Power BI
4 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (0.60%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.60%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.45%) Big Data
6 3 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.30%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.15%) Clusterpoint
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.35%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.05%) JIRA
2 7 (1.05%) NUnit
3 5 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.30%) Bower
4 2 (0.30%) Grunt
4 2 (0.30%) gulp
4 2 (0.30%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.30%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (0.30%) Moq
4 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 52 (7.77%) Finance
2 18 (2.69%) Retail
3 16 (2.39%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.94%) Advertising
5 11 (1.64%) Back Office
6 10 (1.49%) Publishing
7 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.60%) Marketing
8 3 (0.45%) Legal
9 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.30%) Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Billing
9 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.15%) French Language
10 1 (0.15%) Local Government
10 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 92 (13.75%) Analyst
2 79 (11.81%) Support Engineer
3 63 (9.42%) Architect
4 60 (8.97%) Consultant
5 57 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 47 (7.03%) Project Manager
7 40 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support
7 40 (5.98%) IT Support
7 40 (5.98%) Support Analyst
8 35 (5.23%) Desktop Support
9 30 (4.48%) Office 365 Manager
10 29 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 29 (4.33%) Office 365 Engineer
11 27 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
12 26 (3.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 26 (3.89%) Administrator
12 26 (3.89%) IT Engineer
12 26 (3.89%) Windows Engineer
13 22 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 22 (3.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.99%) LDAP
2 17 (2.54%) .NET
3 16 (2.39%) Web Services
4 12 (1.79%) HTML
4 12 (1.79%) jQuery
5 9 (1.35%) ASP.NET
5 9 (1.35%) CSS
5 9 (1.35%) WAP
6 8 (1.20%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.20%) AngularJS
7 7 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (1.05%) HTML5
7 7 (1.05%) XML
8 6 (0.90%) CSS3
8 6 (0.90%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (0.90%) React
9 5 (0.75%) MAPI
10 3 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.14%) Clustering
4 16 (2.39%) Data Centre
5 13 (1.94%) Replication
5 13 (1.94%) Virtual Team
6 11 (1.64%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.49%) Smartphone
7 10 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.05%) e-Learning
9 7 (1.05%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.90%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.90%) Handset
10 6 (0.90%) iPad
11 5 (0.75%) CMDB
11 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Licensing
11 5 (0.75%) PMI
12 4 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 389 (58.15%) Windows
2 158 (23.62%) Windows 10
3 154 (23.02%) Windows Server
4 104 (15.55%) Windows 7
5 65 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (5.53%) Linux
8 23 (3.44%) Windows 8
9 22 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (2.84%) Apple iOS
11 16 (2.39%) Windows XP
12 12 (1.79%) Android
13 10 (1.49%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.20%) Mac OS X
15 7 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (1.05%) Unix
16 5 (0.75%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.30%) Solaris
17 2 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (19.13%) Migration
2 126 (18.83%) ITIL
3 56 (8.37%) Project Management
4 53 (7.92%) Change Management
5 47 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (6.13%) PRINCE2
7 35 (5.23%) Mobile Device Management
8 34 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 31 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (4.04%) Service Management
11 26 (3.89%) Problem Management
12 25 (3.74%) Incident Management
13 24 (3.59%) Mentoring
14 23 (3.44%) Service Design
15 21 (3.14%) CRM
15 21 (3.14%) ITIL V3
16 15 (2.24%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (2.24%) ITSM
17 14 (2.09%) TOGAF
18 13 (1.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 110 (16.44%) PowerShell
2 50 (7.47%) SQL
3 13 (1.94%) JavaScript
4 9 (1.35%) C#
5 6 (0.90%) Java
5 6 (0.90%) VBA
6 5 (0.75%) TypeScript
7 4 (0.60%) VB
7 4 (0.60%) VBScript
8 3 (0.45%) R
8 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.15%) C
9 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 98 (14.65%) Security Cleared
2 82 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 75 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (8.97%) MCSE
5 30 (4.48%) MCP
6 24 (3.59%) Degree
7 23 (3.44%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.54%) MCDST
9 15 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.94%) CCNA
10 13 (1.94%) MCSA
11 9 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.20%) MCITP
12 8 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (1.05%) PMP
14 6 (0.90%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.90%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (0.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.38%) SLA
2 13 (1.94%) QA
3 9 (1.35%) PMO
4 6 (0.90%) P3O
5 5 (0.75%) GDPR
6 4 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 333 (49.78%) Active Directory
2 85 (12.71%) Hyper-V
3 72 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (4.93%) XenApp
5 25 (3.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (3.59%) vSphere
7 16 (2.39%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.60%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.60%) Docker
11 4 (0.60%) KVM
12 2 (0.30%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.15%) Firmware
13 1 (0.15%) IAG
13 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 118 (17.64%) SCCM
2 38 (5.68%) SCOM
3 35 (5.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (1.20%) AirWatch
5 8 (1.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 7 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (0.90%) WSUS
8 5 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.60%) Ansible
9 4 (0.60%) Malwarebytes
9 4 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.30%) vRealize
11 1 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 315 (47.09%) Microsoft
2 118 (17.64%) VMware
3 93 (13.90%) Citrix
4 58 (8.67%) Cisco
5 32 (4.78%) HP
6 21 (3.14%) Apple
7 16 (2.39%) Symantec
8 14 (2.09%) Avaya
8 14 (2.09%) NetApp
9 13 (1.94%) McAfee
10 12 (1.79%) Polycom
11 10 (1.49%) Dell
11 10 (1.49%) Oracle
12 7 (1.05%) Fortinet
12 7 (1.05%) Ivanti
12 7 (1.05%) Remedy
13 6 (0.90%) BMC
13 6 (0.90%) F5
13 6 (0.90%) Wyse
14 5 (0.75%) ServiceNow