Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 66 78
Rank change year-on-year +18 +12 +93
Contract jobs citing Office 365 708 515 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.23% 3.23% 2.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.25% 22.39% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 308 300
South East median daily rate £360 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £158 £129 £211
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £363 £355 £388
% change year-on-year +2.11% -8.39% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 12
South East median hourly rate £18.50 £15.75 £20.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.46% -24.55% +26.52%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £12.08
90th Percentile £56.25 £20.94 £59.05
England median hourly rate £18.06 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year +20.37% -0.86% -13.54%

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 3,332 2,300 1,931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.93% 14.42% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,104 1,438 1,283
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £293 £275 £269
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £480 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +2.67% +3.89% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 31 27
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.82% -19.51% -1.20%
10th Percentile £10.58 £11.25 £13.64
90th Percentile £56.25 £41.50 £51.95
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -9.52% +7.09% -13.80%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +15 331 £358 -15.88% 68
Hampshire +1 161 £400 +19.05% 23
Berkshire +11 152 £363 -18.31% 31
Surrey -1 139 £355 -5.27% 21
Oxfordshire +24 95 £375 +5.63% 15
Buckinghamshire +10 84 £285 -36.67% 22
Kent +37 26 £195 -2.50% 4
East Sussex +15 23 £320 +11.30% 3
West Sussex -11 15 £575 +73.58% 10
Middlesex +4 5 £425 - 3
Home Counties - 1 £450 -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 391 (55.23%) Windows
2 364 (51.41%) Microsoft
3 345 (48.73%) Active Directory
4 251 (35.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 193 (27.26%) Microsoft Office
6 188 (26.55%) Windows 10
7 182 (25.71%) Windows Server
8 181 (25.56%) SCCM
9 173 (24.44%) SharePoint
10 162 (22.88%) PowerShell
11 149 (21.05%) Migration
12 123 (17.37%) ITIL
13 118 (16.67%) VMware
14 111 (15.68%) Citrix
15 100 (14.12%) MS Exchange
16 98 (13.84%) Security Cleared
17 93 (13.14%) Skype
18 91 (12.85%) Skype for Business
19 79 (11.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 76 (10.73%) Hyper-V
20 76 (10.73%) Change Management
21 75 (10.59%) DNS
21 75 (10.59%) Windows 7
22 74 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
23 72 (10.17%) SC Cleared
24 71 (10.03%) Microsoft Intune
25 69 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
26 66 (9.32%) Azure Active Directory
27 62 (8.76%) Windows Server 2012
28 60 (8.47%) Amazon AWS

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
1 173 (24.44%) SharePoint
2 100 (14.12%) MS Exchange
3 91 (12.85%) Skype for Business
4 55 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (5.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 25 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.13%) IIS
9 8 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.42%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.28%) FileNet
12 2 (0.28%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.14%) CMS
13 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 193 (27.26%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.97%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (1.55%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 251 (35.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (9.32%) Azure Active Directory
3 60 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (6.92%) Yammer
5 46 (6.50%) OneDrive
6 31 (4.38%) IaaS
7 29 (4.10%) PaaS
8 22 (3.11%) SaaS
9 13 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.99%) Boomi
12 4 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.56%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.42%) GitHub
14 2 (0.28%) G Suite
15 1 (0.14%) BlazeMeter
15 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 93 (13.14%) Skype
2 75 (10.59%) DNS
3 59 (8.33%) DHCP
4 50 (7.06%) Firewall
5 35 (4.94%) LAN
5 35 (4.94%) WAN
6 33 (4.66%) VPN
7 28 (3.95%) NetScaler
8 27 (3.81%) SAN
9 23 (3.25%) Remote Desktop
10 19 (2.68%) TCP/IP
11 15 (2.12%) VLAN
12 13 (1.84%) VoIP
13 12 (1.69%) Internet
14 11 (1.55%) Network Security
15 10 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
15 10 (1.41%) iSCSI
16 9 (1.27%) NAS
17 8 (1.13%) Intranet
18 7 (0.99%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.53%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (2.54%) Power BI
4 6 (0.85%) Spotfire
5 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.56%) Big Data
6 4 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.42%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.28%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.99%) JIRA
2 3 (0.42%) GitLab
3 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.28%) Hudson
3 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.14%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.14%) MSI
4 1 (0.14%) Selenium
4 1 (0.14%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (6.21%) Finance
2 20 (2.82%) Retail
3 13 (1.84%) Manufacturing
3 13 (1.84%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.69%) Publishing
5 11 (1.55%) Marketing
6 10 (1.41%) Legal
7 7 (0.99%) Law
8 4 (0.56%) Advertising
8 4 (0.56%) Banking
8 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.42%) French Language
10 2 (0.28%) Back Office
10 2 (0.28%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.14%) Automotive
11 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 107 (15.11%) Analyst
2 76 (10.73%) Consultant
3 72 (10.17%) Support Engineer
4 67 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 56 (7.91%) Project Manager
6 55 (7.77%) Architect
7 52 (7.34%) Desktop Support
8 41 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
9 36 (5.08%) Office 365 Engineer
10 35 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
11 32 (4.52%) Office 365 Consultant
12 31 (4.38%) Support Analyst
13 29 (4.10%) Windows Engineer
14 26 (3.67%) Service Analyst
15 25 (3.53%) Developer
16 24 (3.39%) Administrator
17 23 (3.25%) Service Desk Analyst
18 22 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 22 (3.11%) Desktop Engineer
18 22 (3.11%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.10%) jQuery
2 26 (3.67%) Web Services
3 20 (2.82%) HTML
4 19 (2.68%) CSS
5 12 (1.69%) .NET
6 11 (1.55%) REST
7 9 (1.27%) JSON
8 7 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (0.71%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.71%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (0.71%) LESS
9 5 (0.71%) React
9 5 (0.71%) Sass
10 4 (0.56%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.56%) Entity Framework
10 4 (0.56%) OAuth
11 3 (0.42%) Middleware
11 3 (0.42%) OAuth2
11 3 (0.42%) XML
11 3 (0.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.66%) Data Centre
3 27 (3.81%) Clustering
4 24 (3.39%) PKI
5 23 (3.25%) Hybrid Cloud
6 16 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.12%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.12%) Fat Client
7 15 (2.12%) Thin Client
7 15 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (1.98%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.55%) Life Science
9 11 (1.55%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.99%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.99%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.85%) e-Learning
11 6 (0.85%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.85%) Replication
12 5 (0.71%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 391 (55.23%) Windows
2 188 (26.55%) Windows 10
3 182 (25.71%) Windows Server
4 75 (10.59%) Windows 7
5 62 (8.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (4.38%) Apple iOS
8 23 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (2.54%) Mac OS
10 17 (2.40%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.41%) Android
11 10 (1.41%) Linux
12 6 (0.85%) Unix
13 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.42%) AIX
14 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (21.05%) Migration
2 123 (17.37%) ITIL
3 79 (11.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 76 (10.73%) Change Management
5 59 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
7 48 (6.78%) PRINCE2
8 39 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (4.52%) Service Management
10 29 (4.10%) ITIL V3
11 28 (3.95%) Application Packaging
11 28 (3.95%) Mobile Device Management
12 27 (3.81%) Project Management
12 27 (3.81%) Runbook
13 26 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 26 (3.67%) Problem Management
14 24 (3.39%) Mentoring
15 23 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (3.11%) Data Protection
17 21 (2.97%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 162 (22.88%) PowerShell
2 50 (7.06%) SQL
3 20 (2.82%) C#
4 12 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.41%) C
6 7 (0.99%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.56%) Python
7 4 (0.56%) VB
7 4 (0.56%) VBScript
8 2 (0.28%) VBA
9 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.14%) Java
9 1 (0.14%) R
9 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 98 (13.84%) Security Cleared
2 72 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 69 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (6.50%) DV Cleared
5 38 (5.37%) Degree
6 32 (4.52%) MCSE
7 22 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 20 (2.82%) MCSA
9 10 (1.41%) CCA
9 10 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (1.27%) MCP
10 9 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.13%) DBS Check
11 8 (1.13%) MCDST
11 8 (1.13%) MCITP
12 7 (0.99%) APMG
13 5 (0.71%) CISSP
13 5 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.71%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.39%) GDPR
1 24 (3.39%) SLA
2 22 (3.11%) QA
3 11 (1.55%) PMO
4 8 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.56%) NIST 800
6 3 (0.42%) GCP
7 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 345 (48.73%) Active Directory
2 76 (10.73%) Hyper-V
3 74 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (6.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 36 (5.08%) XenDesktop
6 26 (3.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 24 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (3.39%) XenApp
8 23 (3.25%) vSphere
9 16 (2.26%) XenServer
10 14 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (1.55%) BitLocker
12 10 (1.41%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.28%) Xen
14 1 (0.14%) Docker
14 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 181 (25.56%) SCCM
2 71 (10.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (3.25%) WSUS
4 20 (2.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 15 (2.12%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (1.41%) AirWatch
6 10 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.99%) SCOM
8 6 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (0.85%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.71%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.56%) vRealize
11 3 (0.42%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.42%) OVSD
11 3 (0.42%) SafeCom
12 2 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.28%) Nessus
12 2 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.28%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 364 (51.41%) Microsoft
2 118 (16.67%) VMware
3 111 (15.68%) Citrix
4 47 (6.64%) Cisco
5 34 (4.80%) McAfee
6 31 (4.38%) HP
7 24 (3.39%) Dell
8 22 (3.11%) Apple
9 20 (2.82%) SAP
10 16 (2.26%) NetApp
11 15 (2.12%) EMC
12 11 (1.55%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.27%) Veeam
13 9 (1.27%) Wyse
14 8 (1.13%) Oracle
14 8 (1.13%) Sitecore
14 8 (1.13%) Sony
15 7 (0.99%) IBM
15 7 (0.99%) MobileIron
15 7 (0.99%) Remedy