Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 71 114
Rank change year-on-year +11 +43 +99
Contract jobs citing Office 365 624 460 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.72% 2.94% 2.05%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.77% 25.37% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 263 231
South East median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £140 £165 £163
90th Percentile £550 £556 £550
England median daily rate £360 £375 £380
% change year-on-year -3.91% -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 12
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.70% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.98 £12.93 £12.80
90th Percentile £28.25 £19.50 £17.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -0.83% -14.29%

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 3,156 1,813 1,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.80% 11.58% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,905 1,140 996
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +7.59%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £288
90th Percentile £598 £600 £575
England median daily rate £480 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 24 31
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £15.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.73% -26.83% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.91 £13.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £41.95 £60.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.96 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.49% -7.51% -8.89%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +4 302 £363 -19.44% 83
Berkshire +10 157 £399 -8.91% 34
Hampshire +24 151 £350 -16.67% 30
Surrey -5 93 £300 -14.29% 33
Buckinghamshire -3 83 £350 -33.33% 18
Oxfordshire +1 62 £325 -13.33% 31
West Sussex +18 31 £300 -33.33% 5
East Sussex +18 22 £300 -7.69% 11
Kent +22 19 £358 - 16
Middlesex -5 2 £425 -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 343 (54.97%) Windows
2 290 (46.47%) Active Directory
3 285 (45.67%) Microsoft
4 193 (30.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 160 (25.64%) Microsoft Office
5 160 (25.64%) Windows 10
6 147 (23.56%) SharePoint
7 133 (21.31%) Windows Server
8 127 (20.35%) SCCM
9 120 (19.23%) MS Exchange
10 115 (18.43%) Migration
11 114 (18.27%) PowerShell
12 109 (17.47%) ITIL
13 108 (17.31%) Security Cleared
14 92 (14.74%) SC Cleared
15 91 (14.58%) Windows 7
16 89 (14.26%) Citrix
17 85 (13.62%) VMware
18 82 (13.14%) Skype for Business
19 80 (12.82%) Skype
20 74 (11.86%) Hyper-V
21 72 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
22 62 (9.94%) Firewall
23 61 (9.78%) Change Management
24 58 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012
25 56 (8.97%) DNS
26 55 (8.81%) Cisco
27 53 (8.49%) Microsoft Intune
28 52 (8.33%) Project Management
28 52 (8.33%) 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
1 147 (23.56%) SharePoint
2 120 (19.23%) MS Exchange
3 82 (13.14%) Skype for Business
4 49 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (3.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 17 (2.72%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (1.76%) IIS
10 5 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.64%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.48%) GroupWise
13 2 (0.32%) Apache
13 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.32%) Totara
14 1 (0.16%) CMS
14 1 (0.16%) Drupal
14 1 (0.16%) Kentico
Applications
1 160 (25.64%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 193 (30.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (6.73%) Azure Active Directory
4 32 (5.13%) OneDrive
5 21 (3.37%) Yammer
6 11 (1.76%) IaaS
7 8 (1.28%) PaaS
8 7 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.80%) SaaS
10 4 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.16%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 80 (12.82%) Skype
2 62 (9.94%) Firewall
3 56 (8.97%) DNS
4 44 (7.05%) LAN
5 42 (6.73%) DHCP
5 42 (6.73%) WAN
6 33 (5.29%) TCP/IP
7 32 (5.13%) VPN
8 31 (4.97%) SAN
9 23 (3.69%) Remote Desktop
10 18 (2.88%) VLAN
11 14 (2.24%) Internet
12 13 (2.08%) Wireless
13 10 (1.60%) Intranet
14 9 (1.44%) NAS
14 9 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (1.28%) IP Telephony
15 8 (1.28%) Network Security
16 7 (1.12%) GSM
16 7 (1.12%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.72%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (1.92%) Power BI
4 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (0.64%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.48%) Big Data
6 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.16%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (0.96%) JIRA
1 6 (0.96%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.80%) NUnit
2 5 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.32%) Hudson
4 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 44 (7.05%) Finance
2 16 (2.56%) Retail
3 11 (1.76%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.44%) Advertising
5 8 (1.28%) Legal
6 6 (0.96%) Back Office
6 6 (0.96%) Marketing
7 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.32%) Billing
8 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.32%) Publishing
9 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.16%) French Language
9 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 81 (12.98%) Analyst
2 77 (12.34%) Support Engineer
3 67 (10.74%) Architect
4 62 (9.94%) Consultant
5 59 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 52 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 47 (7.53%) Desktop Support
8 40 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 35 (5.61%) Support Analyst
10 32 (5.13%) Office 365 Engineer
11 30 (4.81%) Office 365 Manager
12 29 (4.65%) IT Support
12 29 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
13 26 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
13 26 (4.17%) Office 365 Project Manager
13 26 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
14 23 (3.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 23 (3.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 22 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
16 21 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.21%) Web Services
2 14 (2.24%) jQuery
3 11 (1.76%) HTML
4 8 (1.28%) .NET
5 7 (1.12%) CSS
5 7 (1.12%) WAP
6 6 (0.96%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.96%) MAPI
7 5 (0.80%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.80%) AngularJS
7 5 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (0.80%) CSS3
7 5 (0.80%) HTML5
7 5 (0.80%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (0.80%) React
7 5 (0.80%) XML
8 4 (0.64%) JSON
9 1 (0.16%) COM
9 1 (0.16%) LDAP
9 1 (0.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.37%) Clustering
3 20 (3.21%) Data Centre
4 12 (1.92%) Virtual Team
5 9 (1.44%) e-Learning
5 9 (1.44%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.44%) Public Cloud
5 9 (1.44%) Smartphone
6 8 (1.28%) PKI
7 7 (1.12%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.12%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (0.96%) Driving Licence
8 6 (0.96%) Handset
8 6 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (0.80%) iPad
10 4 (0.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 343 (54.97%) Windows
2 160 (25.64%) Windows 10
3 133 (21.31%) Windows Server
4 91 (14.58%) Windows 7
5 58 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (3.85%) Linux
8 22 (3.53%) Apple iOS
9 20 (3.21%) Mac OS
10 19 (3.04%) Windows 8
11 13 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (1.76%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.28%) Android
14 6 (0.96%) Unix
15 5 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.80%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.48%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.16%) OS/2
17 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (18.43%) Migration
2 109 (17.47%) ITIL
3 61 (9.78%) Change Management
4 52 (8.33%) Project Management
5 51 (8.17%) PRINCE2
6 50 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (5.93%) Mobile Device Management
10 28 (4.49%) Problem Management
11 27 (4.33%) Service Management
12 26 (4.17%) Mentoring
13 25 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
14 22 (3.53%) ITIL V3
15 17 (2.72%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (2.72%) Service Design
16 16 (2.56%) Application Packaging
16 16 (2.56%) TOGAF
17 15 (2.40%) Incident Management
17 15 (2.40%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 114 (18.27%) PowerShell
2 41 (6.57%) SQL
3 8 (1.28%) JavaScript
4 6 (0.96%) VBA
5 5 (0.80%) C#
5 5 (0.80%) TypeScript
6 4 (0.64%) Java
7 3 (0.48%) C
7 3 (0.48%) R
8 2 (0.32%) VBScript
9 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 92 (14.74%) SC Cleared
3 72 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (8.17%) MCSE
5 32 (5.13%) DV Cleared
6 23 (3.69%) MCP
7 21 (3.37%) Degree
8 16 (2.56%) MCSA
9 12 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.76%) CCNA
10 11 (1.76%) DBS Check
10 11 (1.76%) MCITP
11 10 (1.60%) MCDST
12 8 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
14 6 (0.96%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.96%) PMP
15 5 (0.80%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.49%) SLA
2 16 (2.56%) GDPR
2 16 (2.56%) QA
3 5 (0.80%) PMO
4 4 (0.64%) P3O
5 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 290 (46.47%) Active Directory
2 74 (11.86%) Hyper-V
3 49 (7.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (5.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 22 (3.53%) XenApp
6 20 (3.21%) XenDesktop
7 18 (2.88%) vSphere
8 12 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.96%) BitLocker
9 6 (0.96%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.64%) Docker
11 4 (0.64%) KVM
11 4 (0.64%) XenServer
12 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.16%) Firmware
13 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 127 (20.35%) SCCM
2 53 (8.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (2.72%) SCOM
4 11 (1.76%) AirWatch
5 9 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (1.12%) WSUS
7 6 (0.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.64%) Ansible
9 4 (0.64%) Malwarebytes
9 4 (0.64%) vRealize
10 3 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.48%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 2 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
11 2 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 285 (45.67%) Microsoft
2 89 (14.26%) Citrix
3 85 (13.62%) VMware
4 55 (8.81%) Cisco
5 27 (4.33%) HP
6 25 (4.01%) Apple
7 17 (2.72%) Dell
8 14 (2.24%) Symantec
9 13 (2.08%) McAfee
9 13 (2.08%) NetApp
10 9 (1.44%) EMC
11 8 (1.28%) Polycom
11 8 (1.28%) SolarWinds
12 7 (1.12%) Avaya
12 7 (1.12%) Fortinet
12 7 (1.12%) Veeam
12 7 (1.12%) Wyse
13 5 (0.80%) IBM
13 5 (0.80%) Oracle
13 5 (0.80%) Remedy