Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 49 67
Rank change year-on-year +7 +18 +85
Contract jobs citing Office 365 808 694 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.78% 4.13% 3.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.36% 22.90% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 417 253
South East median daily rate £388 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.32% -1.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £146 £134 £165
90th Percentile £600 £500 £538
England median daily rate £375 £340 £360
% change year-on-year +10.29% -5.59% +2.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 27
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £11.35 £9.35 £13.75
90th Percentile £20.00 £33.15 £57.77
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +10.00%

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 3,782 3,031 2,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.38% 18.03% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,400 1,865 1,295
South East median daily rate £475 £433 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.83% -3.89% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £272
90th Percentile £613 £581 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 48 35
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.25 £9.85 £13.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.63 £56.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +15 361 £400 +0.63% 111
Surrey +13 184 £343 +37.00% 43
Berkshire -10 163 £400 -11.11% 40
Hampshire -26 162 £425 +66.67% 36
Buckinghamshire +28 106 £365 +4.29% 36
Oxfordshire +10 93 £411 +6.75% 35
West Sussex -3 36 £400 +131.88% 8
Kent +28 29 £213 +6.25% 9
East Sussex -25 15 £550 +73.23% 3
Middlesex +18 8 £285 -
Sussex +6 1 - -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 470 (58.17%) Windows
2 433 (53.59%) Microsoft
3 370 (45.79%) Active Directory
4 276 (34.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 237 (29.33%) Windows Server
6 207 (25.62%) Windows 10
7 191 (23.64%) SharePoint
8 179 (22.15%) Microsoft Office
9 167 (20.67%) PowerShell
10 155 (19.18%) SCCM
11 149 (18.44%) Migration
12 138 (17.08%) ITIL
13 123 (15.22%) Skype
14 121 (14.98%) VMware
15 115 (14.23%) MS Exchange
16 107 (13.24%) Security Cleared
17 100 (12.38%) Citrix
18 99 (12.25%) Microsoft Certification
18 99 (12.25%) Skype for Business
19 98 (12.13%) Azure Active Directory
20 96 (11.88%) Windows 7
21 92 (11.39%) Firewall
22 89 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
23 78 (9.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 77 (9.53%) WAN
25 74 (9.16%) LAN
25 74 (9.16%) Finance
26 73 (9.03%) DNS
26 73 (9.03%) Hyper-V
27 72 (8.91%) Agile Software Development

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
1 191 (23.64%) SharePoint
2 115 (14.23%) MS Exchange
3 99 (12.25%) Skype for Business
4 56 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 53 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (1.98%) IIS
9 9 (1.11%) SAP Portal
9 9 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.37%) CMS
13 3 (0.37%) Totara
14 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.12%) GroupWise
15 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
15 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 179 (22.15%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (3.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.87%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.37%) SAP BPC
2 3 (0.37%) SAP CRM
2 3 (0.37%) SAP GTS
2 3 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
2 3 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 276 (34.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (12.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 61 (7.55%) OneDrive
4 57 (7.05%) Amazon AWS
5 48 (5.94%) Yammer
6 44 (5.45%) IaaS
7 42 (5.20%) PaaS
8 35 (4.33%) SaaS
9 25 (3.09%) Dynamics 365
10 20 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (1.61%) Boomi
12 7 (0.87%) Akamai
13 4 (0.50%) GitHub
13 4 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.37%) G Suite
15 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 123 (15.22%) Skype
2 92 (11.39%) Firewall
3 77 (9.53%) WAN
4 74 (9.16%) LAN
5 73 (9.03%) DNS
6 53 (6.56%) DHCP
7 48 (5.94%) TCP/IP
8 47 (5.82%) SAN
9 40 (4.95%) Internet
10 36 (4.46%) NetScaler
10 36 (4.46%) VPN
11 20 (2.48%) NAS
12 19 (2.35%) Intranet
13 17 (2.10%) Unified Communications
13 17 (2.10%) VoIP
14 16 (1.98%) Network Security
15 15 (1.86%) VLAN
16 13 (1.61%) IP Telephony
16 13 (1.61%) WebEx
17 12 (1.49%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.83%) Power BI
3 11 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (0.74%) Big Data
5 6 (0.74%) Spotfire
6 5 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.50%) MySQL
8 3 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.37%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Power View
8 3 (0.37%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.37%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.37%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.37%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.36%) JIRA
2 5 (0.62%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.50%) GitLab
4 2 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.25%) MSI
4 2 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.12%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
General
1 74 (9.16%) Finance
2 28 (3.47%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.35%) Retail
4 18 (2.23%) Law
5 15 (1.86%) Marketing
6 13 (1.61%) Publishing
7 11 (1.36%) Back Office
8 8 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.87%) French Language
10 6 (0.74%) Legal
11 5 (0.62%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.37%) Advertising
14 2 (0.25%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.25%) German Language
15 1 (0.12%) Games
15 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.12%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.12%) Local Government
15 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 125 (15.47%) Analyst
2 83 (10.27%) Support Engineer
3 82 (10.15%) Consultant
4 70 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 61 (7.55%) Architect
6 50 (6.19%) Project Manager
7 42 (5.20%) Support Analyst
8 38 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
8 38 (4.70%) Developer
9 37 (4.58%) Service Analyst
10 36 (4.46%) Administrator
10 36 (4.46%) IT Support
10 36 (4.46%) Service Desk Analyst
11 35 (4.33%) Desktop Support
12 32 (3.96%) Office 365 Engineer
13 28 (3.47%) SharePoint Developer
14 27 (3.34%) IT Engineer
14 27 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
15 26 (3.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 26 (3.22%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.34%) .NET
2 24 (2.97%) jQuery
3 22 (2.72%) HTML
4 14 (1.73%) CSS
5 13 (1.61%) Web Services
6 12 (1.49%) JSON
7 10 (1.24%) SAML
8 9 (1.11%) ASP.NET
9 8 (0.99%) Silverlight
10 6 (0.74%) OAuth
11 4 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (0.50%) LDAP
11 4 (0.50%) OAuth2
12 3 (0.37%) Middleware
12 3 (0.37%) REST
12 3 (0.37%) SailPoint
13 2 (0.25%) Entity Framework
13 2 (0.25%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (0.25%) LESS
13 2 (0.25%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.44%) Data Centre
2 49 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.84%) PKI
4 30 (3.71%) Mobile App
5 28 (3.47%) Video Conferencing
6 23 (2.85%) Management Information System
7 19 (2.35%) Clustering
8 18 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (2.10%) Fat Client
9 17 (2.10%) Thin Client
10 16 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (1.36%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.11%) Replication
13 8 (0.99%) Blackberry
14 7 (0.87%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.74%) Driving Licence
15 6 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Licensing
16 5 (0.62%) Client/Server
16 5 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 470 (58.17%) Windows
2 237 (29.33%) Windows Server
3 207 (25.62%) Windows 10
4 96 (11.88%) Windows 7
5 89 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (7.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (2.23%) Linux
9 17 (2.10%) Android
10 14 (1.73%) Mac OS X
10 14 (1.73%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.99%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.87%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.62%) Unix
14 4 (0.50%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (18.44%) Migration
2 138 (17.08%) ITIL
3 78 (9.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 72 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (7.05%) Service Management
6 47 (5.82%) Problem-Solving
7 46 (5.69%) PRINCE2
8 45 (5.57%) Change Management
8 45 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 44 (5.45%) CRM
10 41 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (4.83%) Information Security
11 39 (4.83%) Project Management
12 35 (4.33%) Identity Management
13 28 (3.47%) TOGAF
14 27 (3.34%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (3.34%) ITSM
14 27 (3.34%) Mentoring
15 26 (3.22%) ITIL V3
16 23 (2.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 167 (20.67%) PowerShell
2 53 (6.56%) SQL
3 24 (2.97%) C#
4 19 (2.35%) Shell Script
5 16 (1.98%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.24%) VBScript
7 7 (0.87%) VB
8 6 (0.74%) Python
9 4 (0.50%) C
10 3 (0.37%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.25%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.12%) Java
12 1 (0.12%) Ruby
12 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 107 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 99 (12.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (8.29%) SC Cleared
4 52 (6.44%) MCSE
5 50 (6.19%) DV Cleared
6 48 (5.94%) Degree
7 26 (3.22%) MCSA
8 22 (2.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 21 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 17 (2.10%) MCP
11 13 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
11 13 (1.61%) MCITP
12 11 (1.36%) MOS
13 10 (1.24%) CCA
13 10 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.11%) CCNA
14 9 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (1.11%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (0.87%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.57%) SLA
2 28 (3.47%) QA
3 17 (2.10%) PMO
4 12 (1.49%) GDPR
5 8 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.87%) Government Security Classifications
7 4 (0.50%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.37%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.25%) COBIT
9 2 (0.25%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.12%) GAMP
10 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 370 (45.79%) Active Directory
2 73 (9.03%) Hyper-V
3 70 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (4.33%) vSphere
5 33 (4.08%) XenDesktop
6 26 (3.22%) XenApp
7 20 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (2.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 18 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (2.10%) XenServer
10 12 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.11%) DFS Replication
12 6 (0.74%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.50%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.50%) Docker
14 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.25%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.25%) Xen
15 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 155 (19.18%) SCCM
2 55 (6.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 35 (4.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 17 (2.10%) WSUS
5 16 (1.98%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (1.49%) SCOM
8 10 (1.24%) AirWatch
9 8 (0.99%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.74%) OVSD
11 5 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.50%) Nessus
12 4 (0.50%) SafeCom
13 3 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.37%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.37%) SCVMM
13 3 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.37%) XenMobile
14 2 (0.25%) Ansible
14 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 433 (53.59%) Microsoft
2 121 (14.98%) VMware
3 100 (12.38%) Citrix
4 65 (8.04%) Cisco
5 44 (5.45%) HP
6 36 (4.46%) SAP
7 34 (4.21%) Dell
8 29 (3.59%) McAfee
9 25 (3.09%) Apple
10 23 (2.85%) NetApp
11 18 (2.23%) Avaya
12 17 (2.10%) Sony
13 14 (1.73%) EMC
13 14 (1.73%) Polycom
14 13 (1.61%) CyberArk
14 13 (1.61%) ForgeRock
14 13 (1.61%) ServiceNow
14 13 (1.61%) Sitecore
15 11 (1.36%) ArcSight
15 11 (1.36%) Wyse