Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 47 59
Rank change year-on-year +11 +12 +13
Contract jobs citing Office 365 804 704 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.65% 4.29% 3.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.50% 20.03% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 485 368
South East median daily rate £364 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.34% +4.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £141 £163 £132
90th Percentile £525 £538 £519
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 33 22
South East median hourly rate £62.50 £18.89 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +230.86% +19.94% -19.23%
10th Percentile £14.92 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £111.50 £56.25 £22.99
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +12.90% +1.57%

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 3,921 3,514 2,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.55% 21.42% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,510 2,246 1,647
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £300 £263
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 49 30
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.53% +15.15% -16.69%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £64.45 £39.93
England median hourly rate £23.22 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +22.18% -9.52% +10.53%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 +11 333 £312 -13.86% 137
Hampshire +18 221 £406 -0.98% 73
Berkshire +11 194 £350 - 54
Surrey +8 107 £335 -10.43% 90
Oxfordshire +14 77 £225 -41.56% 44
Buckinghamshire +2 62 £350 - 39
West Sussex +55 52 £275 -44.44% 35
Kent +8 40 £400 +63.27% 36
East Sussex +10 31 £375 +17.19% 18
Middlesex +12 9 £610 +110.34%
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 501 (62.31%) Windows
2 430 (53.48%) Microsoft
3 367 (45.65%) Active Directory
4 303 (37.69%) Windows 10
5 244 (30.35%) Azure
6 198 (24.63%) SharePoint
7 185 (23.01%) Windows Server
8 178 (22.14%) Microsoft Office
9 160 (19.90%) SCCM
10 158 (19.65%) VMware
11 149 (18.53%) Migration
12 140 (17.41%) Skype
13 139 (17.29%) PowerShell
14 134 (16.67%) ITIL
15 126 (15.67%) Skype for Business
16 118 (14.68%) Firewall
17 116 (14.43%) Security Cleared
18 115 (14.30%) DNS
19 110 (13.68%) Windows 7
20 106 (13.18%) Microsoft Intune
21 105 (13.06%) Citrix
22 99 (12.31%) MS Exchange
23 95 (11.82%) VMware Infrastructure
24 94 (11.69%) Hyper-V
25 89 (11.07%) SC Cleared
26 86 (10.70%) TCP/IP
27 85 (10.57%) Cisco
28 78 (9.70%) SQL
28 78 (9.70%) IaaS
29 76 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 198 (24.63%) SharePoint
2 126 (15.67%) Skype for Business
3 99 (12.31%) MS Exchange
4 47 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 34 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (1.37%) IIS
7 8 (1.00%) K2 blackpearl
7 8 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.50%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.25%) Documentum
10 2 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.12%) Confluence
11 1 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 178 (22.14%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.87%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.50%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.37%) assyst
2 3 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (0.37%) HFM
3 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.25%) Primavera
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 244 (30.35%) Azure
2 78 (9.70%) IaaS
3 71 (8.83%) PaaS
4 70 (8.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 62 (7.71%) OneDrive
6 61 (7.59%) SaaS
7 39 (4.85%) Power Platform
8 36 (4.48%) AWS
9 24 (2.99%) Yammer
10 20 (2.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 19 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
12 17 (2.11%) PowerApps
13 14 (1.74%) Azure Stack
14 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Flow
15 6 (0.75%) Mimecast
16 5 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
17 4 (0.50%) Boomi
18 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
18 3 (0.37%) Google Analytics
18 3 (0.37%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 140 (17.41%) Skype
2 118 (14.68%) Firewall
3 115 (14.30%) DNS
4 86 (10.70%) TCP/IP
5 73 (9.08%) VPN
6 60 (7.46%) VoIP
6 60 (7.46%) WAN
7 52 (6.47%) DHCP
8 47 (5.85%) LAN
9 44 (5.47%) SAN
10 37 (4.60%) Internet
11 31 (3.86%) VLAN
12 30 (3.73%) Reverse Proxy
13 29 (3.61%) NetScaler
14 28 (3.48%) NAS
15 23 (2.86%) Wireless
16 18 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
18 15 (1.87%) SMTP
19 11 (1.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
3 21 (2.61%) Power BI
4 15 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.50%) MS Access
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (0.25%) MySQL
10 1 (0.12%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.12%) GIS
10 1 (0.12%) OLAP
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.12%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
2 11 (1.37%) JIRA
3 5 (0.62%) MSI
3 5 (0.62%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.50%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.25%) Hudson
5 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.12%) Firebug
6 1 (0.12%) GitLab
6 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
General
1 64 (7.96%) Finance
2 29 (3.61%) Public Sector
3 23 (2.86%) Legal
3 23 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.49%) Law
4 12 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.24%) Marketing
5 10 (1.24%) Retail
6 7 (0.87%) Banking
6 7 (0.87%) French Language
6 7 (0.87%) German Language
7 5 (0.62%) Local Government
8 4 (0.50%) Back Office
8 4 (0.50%) Electronics
8 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.50%) Publishing
9 3 (0.37%) Advertising
9 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 130 (16.17%) Analyst
2 105 (13.06%) Architect
2 105 (13.06%) Support Engineer
3 64 (7.96%) Consultant
3 64 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 61 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
5 53 (6.59%) Desktop Support
6 51 (6.34%) Support Analyst
7 47 (5.85%) Desktop Engineer
8 44 (5.47%) Office 365 Engineer
9 43 (5.35%) IT Support
10 39 (4.85%) Service Analyst
11 35 (4.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 35 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
12 32 (3.98%) Windows Engineer
13 31 (3.86%) 1st Line Support
13 31 (3.86%) Administrator
14 29 (3.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 29 (3.61%) IT Analyst
14 29 (3.61%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (5.10%) Web Services
2 17 (2.11%) .NET
3 13 (1.62%) CSS
4 12 (1.49%) HTML
5 9 (1.12%) jQuery
6 8 (1.00%) JDBC
6 8 (1.00%) ODBC
6 8 (1.00%) XML
7 6 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.75%) LDAP
7 6 (0.75%) OAuth
7 6 (0.75%) SAML
8 5 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.50%) OpenID
9 4 (0.50%) React
10 3 (0.37%) Middleware
10 3 (0.37%) Node.js
11 2 (0.25%) CAML
11 2 (0.25%) J2EE
11 2 (0.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.72%) Data Centre
2 35 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (3.48%) Public Cloud
5 25 (3.11%) Replication
6 22 (2.74%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
8 20 (2.49%) Fat Client
8 20 (2.49%) Thin Client
9 18 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (2.11%) Virtual Team
11 15 (1.87%) Smartphone
12 13 (1.62%) Blackberry
13 12 (1.49%) Clustering
13 12 (1.49%) Handset
14 11 (1.37%) User Experience
15 10 (1.24%) Driving Licence
15 10 (1.24%) iPhone
16 9 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
17 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 501 (62.31%) Windows
2 303 (37.69%) Windows 10
3 185 (23.01%) Windows Server
4 110 (13.68%) Windows 7
5 68 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (8.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (4.60%) Apple iOS
8 36 (4.48%) Android
8 36 (4.48%) Windows 8
9 27 (3.36%) Windows XP
10 25 (3.11%) Mac OS
11 19 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (1.99%) Linux
13 6 (0.75%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.50%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.37%) Unix
15 3 (0.37%) VMS
16 2 (0.25%) CentOS
17 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (18.53%) Migration
2 134 (16.67%) ITIL
3 76 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 46 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 46 (5.72%) Problem-Solving
5 44 (5.47%) Change Management
6 43 (5.35%) Information Security
7 39 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (4.35%) Problem Management
10 34 (4.23%) Computer Science
11 33 (4.10%) DevOps
12 31 (3.86%) Re-Platforming
13 28 (3.48%) SOA
14 26 (3.23%) Project Management
15 25 (3.11%) ERP
16 24 (2.99%) Project Delivery
17 22 (2.74%) Application Packaging
17 22 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (2.61%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 139 (17.29%) PowerShell
2 78 (9.70%) SQL
3 18 (2.24%) Java
3 18 (2.24%) Python
4 16 (1.99%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.37%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.12%) C#
7 8 (1.00%) VBScript
8 5 (0.62%) Ruby
9 4 (0.50%) VB
10 3 (0.37%) Go
10 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.37%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.37%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.25%) C
12 1 (0.12%) Korn
12 1 (0.12%) PHP
12 1 (0.12%) sed
Qualifications
1 116 (14.43%) Security Cleared
2 89 (11.07%) SC Cleared
3 66 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (6.34%) Degree
5 33 (4.10%) MCSE
6 30 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (3.61%) CCNA
8 21 (2.61%) MCSA
9 17 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (1.99%) Citrix Certification
11 15 (1.87%) CCA
11 15 (1.87%) MCITP
12 14 (1.74%) DV Cleared
13 13 (1.62%) MCP
14 11 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (1.00%) CCNP
16 5 (0.62%) CompTIA Security+
16 5 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.62%) MCTS
16 5 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.48%) SLA
2 15 (1.87%) QA
3 8 (1.00%) COBIT
3 8 (1.00%) GDPR
4 7 (0.87%) PMO
5 5 (0.62%) NCSC
6 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.25%) GMP
8 2 (0.25%) NIST
9 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 367 (45.65%) Active Directory
2 95 (11.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (11.69%) Hyper-V
4 35 (4.35%) XenDesktop
5 34 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (3.86%) XenApp
7 21 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (1.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 13 (1.62%) DFS Replication
10 9 (1.12%) vSphere
11 8 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.50%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.50%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.50%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.50%) vCloud
13 4 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.37%) Docker
14 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 160 (19.90%) SCCM
2 106 (13.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 35 (4.35%) SCOM
4 20 (2.49%) Single Sign-On
5 14 (1.74%) WSUS
6 13 (1.62%) Jamf Pro
7 9 (1.12%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.75%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.37%) Ansible
10 3 (0.37%) CASB
10 3 (0.37%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.37%) PaperCut
10 3 (0.37%) Puppet
10 3 (0.37%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.37%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.37%) Terraform
10 3 (0.37%) ThinApp
10 3 (0.37%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 430 (53.48%) Microsoft
2 158 (19.65%) VMware
3 105 (13.06%) Citrix
4 85 (10.57%) Cisco
5 56 (6.97%) Apple
6 35 (4.35%) Dell
7 27 (3.36%) Oracle
8 25 (3.11%) Meraki
9 23 (2.86%) HP
10 20 (2.49%) ServiceNow
11 18 (2.24%) Workday
12 16 (1.99%) Proofpoint
13 14 (1.74%) SAP
14 13 (1.62%) Adobe
15 12 (1.49%) Ivanti
15 12 (1.49%) Splunk
16 11 (1.37%) F5
16 11 (1.37%) NetApp
16 11 (1.37%) Sony
17 10 (1.24%) Polycom