Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 54 72
Rank change year-on-year +5 +18 +76
Contract jobs citing Office 365 694 629 513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.25% 3.87% 3.03%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.30% 23.13% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 381 289
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £170 £135 £178
90th Percentile £539 £500 £575
England median daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 23
South East median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.64% -20.00% +17.17%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.70 £12.25
90th Percentile £69.13 £22.23 £58.80
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.26
% change year-on-year +12.90% +1.57% -7.52%

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 3,418 2,719 1,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.95% 16.74% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,176 1,709 1,276
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 36
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.68% +28.59%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.88 £13.00
90th Percentile £82.33 £41.12 £56.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.27
% change year-on-year -12.50% +9.45% -18.79%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +4 319 £365 -8.75% 89
Surrey +2 157 £374 +36.00% 40
Hampshire -20 142 £416 +85.00% 37
Berkshire -1 137 £350 -21.13% 26
Buckinghamshire +20 94 £250 -34.98% 33
Oxfordshire +1 88 £400 +2.89% 30
Kent +29 29 £288 +43.75% 5
East Sussex -3 16 £311 -3.49% 11
West Sussex -16 15 £400 +128.57% 19
Middlesex +14 6 £288 - 2
Home Counties - 1 £450 -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 390 (56.20%) Windows
2 379 (54.61%) Microsoft
3 335 (48.27%) Active Directory
4 247 (35.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 205 (29.54%) Windows Server
6 175 (25.22%) Windows 10
7 158 (22.77%) SharePoint
8 157 (22.62%) Microsoft Office
9 148 (21.33%) PowerShell
10 144 (20.75%) Migration
11 140 (20.17%) SCCM
12 133 (19.16%) VMware
13 118 (17.00%) ITIL
14 110 (15.85%) Skype
15 103 (14.84%) Citrix
16 97 (13.98%) MS Exchange
17 88 (12.68%) Security Cleared
17 88 (12.68%) Skype for Business
18 79 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
19 78 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
19 78 (11.24%) Windows 7
19 78 (11.24%) Azure Active Directory
20 76 (10.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 73 (10.52%) Firewall
22 72 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
23 69 (9.94%) Hyper-V
24 66 (9.51%) DNS
25 64 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
26 61 (8.79%) Finance
27 60 (8.65%) SC Cleared

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
1 158 (22.77%) SharePoint
2 97 (13.98%) MS Exchange
3 88 (12.68%) Skype for Business
4 47 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (3.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 18 (2.59%) IIS
8 13 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.43%) CMS
10 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.43%) Totara
11 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.29%) FileNet
11 2 (0.29%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.29%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 157 (22.62%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (3.31%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (2.16%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.73%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 247 (35.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (11.24%) Azure Active Directory
3 53 (7.64%) OneDrive
4 48 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
5 44 (6.34%) Yammer
6 35 (5.04%) IaaS
7 34 (4.90%) PaaS
8 27 (3.89%) SaaS
9 13 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (1.30%) Boomi
11 7 (1.01%) Akamai
12 4 (0.58%) GitHub
12 4 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.58%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.29%) G Suite
13 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.14%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 110 (15.85%) Skype
2 73 (10.52%) Firewall
3 66 (9.51%) DNS
4 51 (7.35%) WAN
5 49 (7.06%) DHCP
6 48 (6.92%) LAN
7 34 (4.90%) SAN
8 32 (4.61%) NetScaler
9 29 (4.18%) VPN
10 28 (4.03%) TCP/IP
11 23 (3.31%) Internet
12 17 (2.45%) VoIP
13 16 (2.31%) Network Security
14 15 (2.16%) NAS
15 14 (2.02%) Intranet
16 11 (1.59%) iSCSI
16 11 (1.59%) VLAN
17 9 (1.30%) Unified Communications
18 8 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
18 8 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.46%) Power BI
3 10 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (1.01%) Spotfire
4 7 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.86%) Big Data
6 4 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.43%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Power View
7 3 (0.43%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.43%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.29%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (1.44%) JIRA
2 7 (1.01%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.58%) GitLab
4 3 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.14%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.14%) MSI
6 1 (0.14%) Selenium
6 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.14%) Zephyr
General
1 61 (8.79%) Finance
2 19 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.59%) Retail
4 17 (2.45%) Law
5 13 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 13 (1.87%) Publishing
6 8 (1.15%) Marketing
7 7 (1.01%) Legal
8 5 (0.72%) French Language
9 4 (0.58%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.58%) Back Office
9 4 (0.58%) Banking
9 4 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.43%) Advertising
11 2 (0.29%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) German Language
12 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 119 (17.15%) Analyst
2 72 (10.37%) Consultant
3 67 (9.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 58 (8.36%) Support Engineer
5 55 (7.93%) Project Manager
6 47 (6.77%) Architect
7 38 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 36 (5.19%) Support Analyst
9 34 (4.90%) Administrator
9 34 (4.90%) Desktop Support
9 34 (4.90%) Developer
10 33 (4.76%) Office 365 Engineer
11 31 (4.47%) Service Analyst
12 28 (4.03%) Office 365 Consultant
12 28 (4.03%) Service Desk Analyst
13 27 (3.89%) IT Support
14 22 (3.17%) SharePoint Developer
14 22 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
15 21 (3.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 20 (2.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.61%) jQuery
2 26 (3.75%) .NET
3 24 (3.46%) HTML
4 21 (3.03%) CSS
5 12 (1.73%) Web Services
6 11 (1.59%) ASP.NET
7 10 (1.44%) REST
8 8 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (1.15%) JSON
9 5 (0.72%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (0.72%) LDAP
9 5 (0.72%) LESS
9 5 (0.72%) OAuth
9 5 (0.72%) React
9 5 (0.72%) Sass
10 4 (0.58%) Entity Framework
10 4 (0.58%) Middleware
10 4 (0.58%) OAuth2
10 4 (0.58%) SAML
10 4 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.05%) Data Centre
3 29 (4.18%) PKI
4 23 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
5 22 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
6 20 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.88%) Mobile App
7 19 (2.74%) Clustering
8 15 (2.16%) Computer Science
8 15 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (2.02%) Fat Client
9 14 (2.02%) Thin Client
10 10 (1.44%) Life Science
11 6 (0.86%) e-Learning
11 6 (0.86%) User Experience
12 5 (0.72%) BYOD
12 5 (0.72%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.72%) Replication
13 4 (0.58%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.58%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 390 (56.20%) Windows
2 205 (29.54%) Windows Server
3 175 (25.22%) Windows 10
4 78 (11.24%) Windows 7
5 72 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (2.45%) Linux
9 16 (2.31%) Apple iOS
10 15 (2.16%) Windows 8
11 12 (1.73%) Android
12 8 (1.15%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.01%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.01%) Unix
14 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.29%) AIX
15 2 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (20.75%) Migration
2 118 (17.00%) ITIL
3 76 (10.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 64 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (8.07%) Change Management
6 45 (6.48%) PRINCE2
7 44 (6.34%) Problem-Solving
8 39 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 34 (4.90%) Service Management
10 31 (4.47%) ITIL V3
11 29 (4.18%) Project Management
12 27 (3.89%) CRM
12 27 (3.89%) Identity Management
13 23 (3.31%) Workflow
14 22 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (3.03%) Content Management
15 21 (3.03%) Information Security
15 21 (3.03%) ITSM
16 19 (2.74%) Data Migration
16 19 (2.74%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 148 (21.33%) PowerShell
2 48 (6.92%) SQL
3 32 (4.61%) C#
4 19 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 18 (2.59%) Shell Script
6 10 (1.44%) VBScript
7 8 (1.15%) C
8 4 (0.58%) Python
8 4 (0.58%) VB
9 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.14%) Java
10 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 88 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 79 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (8.65%) SC Cleared
4 45 (6.48%) Degree
5 41 (5.91%) MCSE
6 38 (5.48%) DV Cleared
7 20 (2.88%) MCSA
8 18 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 13 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (1.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (1.44%) CCA
11 10 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (1.30%) MCP
13 8 (1.15%) MCITP
14 6 (0.86%) CISM
14 6 (0.86%) CISSP
14 6 (0.86%) MCDST
15 5 (0.72%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.32%) SLA
2 21 (3.03%) QA
3 17 (2.45%) GDPR
4 14 (2.02%) PMO
5 11 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.72%) Government Security Classifications
7 4 (0.58%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.29%) COBIT
9 2 (0.29%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.14%) GAMP
System Software
1 335 (48.27%) Active Directory
2 78 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (9.94%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.47%) vSphere
5 30 (4.32%) XenDesktop
6 25 (3.60%) Virtual Desktop
7 24 (3.46%) XenApp
8 23 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (2.16%) XenServer
11 13 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (1.44%) DFS Replication
13 8 (1.15%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.29%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.29%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.29%) Xen
15 1 (0.14%) Firmware
15 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 140 (20.17%) SCCM
2 47 (6.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 28 (4.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 24 (3.46%) WSUS
5 13 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (1.73%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (1.30%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (1.01%) AirWatch
9 7 (1.01%) OVSD
9 7 (1.01%) SCOM
10 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.58%) Nessus
11 4 (0.58%) SafeCom
12 3 (0.43%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.43%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.43%) XenMobile
13 2 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 379 (54.61%) Microsoft
2 133 (19.16%) VMware
3 103 (14.84%) Citrix
4 57 (8.21%) Cisco
5 37 (5.33%) HP
5 37 (5.33%) McAfee
6 29 (4.18%) Dell
7 26 (3.75%) NetApp
8 23 (3.31%) SAP
9 18 (2.59%) Apple
10 17 (2.45%) Sony
11 12 (1.73%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.73%) Wyse
12 11 (1.59%) EMC
13 10 (1.44%) Avaya
13 10 (1.44%) Oracle
13 10 (1.44%) Remedy
14 9 (1.30%) ForgeRock
14 9 (1.30%) Polycom
14 9 (1.30%) Sitecore