Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 32 49
Rank change year-on-year -6 +17 +7
Contract jobs citing Office 365 167 821 722
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.60% 5.95% 4.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.51% 21.90% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 516 491
Median daily rate £400 £371 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.74% -1.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £164 £138 £170
90th Percentile £559 £550 £538
England median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 50 32
Median hourly rate £23.00 £57.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +243.28% +15.52%
10th Percentile £10.60 £14.80 £10.50
90th Percentile £65.70 £88.25 £56.25
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% +12.90%

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 954 3,749 3,670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.30% 27.19% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 2,381 2,342
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £306
90th Percentile £638 £616 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 101 44
Median hourly rate £23.00 £35.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.21% +102.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £12.20 £16.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £59.37 £83.75 £75.58
Median hourly rate £31.50 £22.42 £17.50
% change year-on-year +40.53% +28.09% -12.50%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Office 365 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Office 365 in the South East over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Office 365 in the South East over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 +1 69 £432 +41.20% 34
Hampshire -9 64 £375 -11.76% 28
Berkshire +6 48 £430 +32.31% 13
Surrey +13 18 £315 -18.71% 16
Buckinghamshire +1 15 £435 +24.22% 13
East Sussex +9 7 £155 -52.31% 5
Oxfordshire +1 6 £330 +83.33% 8
West Sussex -5 3 £461 +82.67% 5
Middlesex +4 2 £300 -50.82%
Kent +6 1 - - 7
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 94 (56.29%) Microsoft
2 84 (50.30%) Windows
3 82 (49.10%) Active Directory
4 63 (37.72%) Azure
5 46 (27.54%) Windows 10
6 42 (25.15%) Migration
7 41 (24.55%) SharePoint
8 31 (18.56%) SCCM
9 30 (17.96%) Microsoft Office
10 26 (15.57%) DNS
10 26 (15.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 25 (14.97%) Windows Server
12 24 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (13.77%) Firewall
13 23 (13.77%) VMware
13 23 (13.77%) Power Platform
14 22 (13.17%) PowerShell
14 22 (13.17%) Finance
14 22 (13.17%) DHCP
15 21 (12.57%) OneDrive
15 21 (12.57%) Windows 7
16 20 (11.98%) Microsoft Intune
16 20 (11.98%) Public Sector
17 19 (11.38%) ITIL
18 18 (10.78%) MS Exchange
18 18 (10.78%) Citrix
18 18 (10.78%) Security Cleared
19 17 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (10.18%) Telecoms
19 17 (10.18%) Problem-Solving

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 41 (24.55%) SharePoint
2 18 (10.78%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (5.99%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.60%) Apache
6 1 (0.60%) IIS
6 1 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 30 (17.96%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (5.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.60%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.60%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 63 (37.72%) Azure
2 26 (15.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 23 (13.77%) Power Platform
4 21 (12.57%) OneDrive
5 10 (5.99%) PowerApps
6 6 (3.59%) AWS
6 6 (3.59%) Yammer
7 5 (2.99%) Power Automate
8 4 (2.40%) IaaS
8 4 (2.40%) Logic Apps
9 3 (1.80%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.80%) PaaS
9 3 (1.80%) SaaS
10 2 (1.20%) ShareGate
11 1 (0.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.60%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.60%) Datadog
11 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.60%) GitHub
11 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.57%) DNS
2 23 (13.77%) Firewall
3 22 (13.17%) DHCP
4 17 (10.18%) Skype
5 10 (5.99%) VPN
5 10 (5.99%) WAN
6 7 (4.19%) Network Security
7 6 (3.59%) LAN
7 6 (3.59%) PBX
8 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.99%) Wireless
9 4 (2.40%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.80%) Intranet
10 3 (1.80%) SAN
11 2 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.20%) Internet
11 2 (1.20%) VSAN
11 2 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.38%) Power BI
2 3 (1.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.20%) MySQL
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.60%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.60%) HBase
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.60%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.60%) MSI
General
1 22 (13.17%) Finance
2 20 (11.98%) Public Sector
3 17 (10.18%) Telecoms
4 14 (8.38%) Manufacturing
5 12 (7.19%) Marketing
6 8 (4.79%) Electronics
7 6 (3.59%) Legal
7 6 (3.59%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (2.40%) Local Government
9 2 (1.20%) Retail
10 1 (0.60%) Automotive
10 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (11.38%) Architect
2 16 (9.58%) Support Engineer
3 15 (8.98%) Consultant
4 13 (7.78%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (7.78%) Analyst
5 12 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (4.79%) Administrator
6 8 (4.79%) Desktop Support
6 8 (4.79%) Office 365 Consultant
6 8 (4.79%) Office 365 Engineer
7 7 (4.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (4.19%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (4.19%) IT Manager
7 7 (4.19%) IT Support
7 7 (4.19%) Office 365 Administrator
7 7 (4.19%) Office 365 Manager
7 7 (4.19%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.59%) IT Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) Office 365 Architect
8 6 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.99%) .NET
2 5 (2.99%) CSS
2 5 (2.99%) HTML
3 1 (0.60%) JSON
3 1 (0.60%) LDAP
3 1 (0.60%) Middleware
3 1 (0.60%) REST
3 1 (0.60%) RESTful
3 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.59%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.79%) PKI
4 7 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.59%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.99%) Life Science
7 4 (2.40%) CMDB
7 4 (2.40%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.40%) User Experience
8 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.80%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.20%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.20%) iPad
9 2 (1.20%) iPhone
9 2 (1.20%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 84 (50.30%) Windows
2 46 (27.54%) Windows 10
3 25 (14.97%) Windows Server
4 21 (12.57%) Windows 7
5 14 (8.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (7.78%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.80%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (1.20%) Linux
9 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.60%) Android
10 1 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.15%) Migration
2 24 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (11.38%) ITIL
4 17 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (8.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 14 (8.38%) Service Management
7 12 (7.19%) Validation
8 11 (6.59%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (5.99%) Project Management
10 9 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (5.39%) Analytics
10 9 (5.39%) High Availability
10 9 (5.39%) Incident Management
11 8 (4.79%) DevOps
11 8 (4.79%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (4.79%) Programme Management
11 8 (4.79%) Project Delivery
12 7 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (3.59%) Security Management
13 6 (3.59%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.17%) PowerShell
2 11 (6.59%) SQL
3 4 (2.40%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.20%) C
4 2 (1.20%) C#
5 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (10.78%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.39%) Degree
5 4 (2.40%) CISA
5 4 (2.40%) CISM
5 4 (2.40%) CISMP
5 4 (2.40%) CISSP
5 4 (2.40%) CRISC
5 4 (2.40%) DBS Check
5 4 (2.40%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.40%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 4 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.20%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.20%) CCA
6 2 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.20%) MCP
6 2 (1.20%) MCSE
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.99%) SLA
2 5 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.99%) NIST
3 4 (2.40%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 4 (2.40%) NCSC
4 3 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.60%) PMO
5 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 82 (49.10%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.79%) vSphere
4 5 (2.99%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.20%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.60%) Firmware
8 1 (0.60%) HDFS
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.60%) UAG
8 1 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (18.56%) SCCM
2 20 (11.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.40%) Nessus
3 4 (2.40%) QRadar
3 4 (2.40%) SCOM
3 4 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.80%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.20%) vRealize
6 1 (0.60%) Ansible
6 1 (0.60%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.60%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (56.29%) Microsoft
2 23 (13.77%) VMware
3 18 (10.78%) Citrix
4 9 (5.39%) Cisco
4 9 (5.39%) SAP
5 7 (4.19%) ServiceNow
6 6 (3.59%) Sonus
7 5 (2.99%) Zscaler
8 4 (2.40%) CA
8 4 (2.40%) Carbon Black
8 4 (2.40%) McAfee
8 4 (2.40%) Remedy
8 4 (2.40%) Snow
9 3 (1.80%) Apple
9 3 (1.80%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.80%) Google
9 3 (1.80%) Progress
10 2 (1.20%) Fujitsu
10 2 (1.20%) Ivanti
10 2 (1.20%) NetApp