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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England / South East
Rank 61 94 165
Rank change year-on-year +33 +71  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 251 195 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.20% 2.11% 1.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.14% 25.19% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 115 68
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.66% +7.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year -7.93% -  

Office 365 is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 892 774 440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.36% 8.39% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 495 267
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 27
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.56% -16.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Office 365 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +38 66 £423 +30.00% 20
Berkshire +1 55 £475 +8.57% 11
Buckinghamshire +30 48 £525 +44.82% 9
Surrey +22 33 £224 -27.82% 14
Oxfordshire +2 27 £400 +33.33% 13
East Sussex +12 8 £338 - 1
West Sussex -2 5 £325 +3.58% 2
Middlesex - 3 - -
Kent 0 1 - - 1
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 191 (43.21%) Windows
1 191 (43.21%) Microsoft
2 156 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 143 (32.35%) Migration
4 110 (24.89%) SharePoint
5 106 (23.98%) Microsoft Azure
6 95 (21.49%) Windows 10
7 89 (20.14%) Security Cleared
8 87 (19.68%) MS Exchange
9 79 (17.87%) MS Office
10 74 (16.74%) VMware
11 71 (16.06%) Skype for Business
12 69 (15.61%) Skype
13 67 (15.16%) Windows Server
14 60 (13.57%) SC Cleared
15 56 (12.67%) MS Excel
16 54 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2010
17 51 (11.54%) Windows 7
18 49 (11.09%) PowerShell
19 48 (10.86%) WAN
20 46 (10.41%) Citrix
21 44 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
22 40 (9.05%) SCCM
22 40 (9.05%) ITIL
22 40 (9.05%) Windows Server 2012
23 39 (8.82%) DHCP
24 37 (8.37%) Project Management
25 36 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
26 35 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2013
26 35 (7.92%) Cisco

Office 365
Top Related 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
1 110 (24.89%) SharePoint
2 87 (19.68%) MS Exchange
3 71 (16.06%) Skype for Business
4 54 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 23 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (4.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.13%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.90%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.68%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.45%) IIS
14 1 (0.23%) Anypoint
14 1 (0.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 79 (17.87%) MS Office
2 56 (12.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.90%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.45%) MS Project
5 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) SAP cProjects
3 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 106 (23.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (6.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 28 (6.33%) OneDrive
4 22 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (3.39%) IaaS
6 10 (2.26%) Google Drive
7 9 (2.04%) PaaS
7 9 (2.04%) Yammer
8 7 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.45%) Boomi
10 2 (0.45%) G Suite
10 2 (0.45%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.23%) iTunes
11 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (15.61%) Skype
2 48 (10.86%) WAN
3 39 (8.82%) DHCP
4 30 (6.79%) LAN
5 28 (6.33%) DNS
6 24 (5.43%) Firewall
7 21 (4.75%) TCP/IP
8 18 (4.07%) Intranet
8 18 (4.07%) VPN
9 12 (2.71%) VLAN
10 8 (1.81%) Internet
11 7 (1.58%) Unified Communications
12 6 (1.36%) Wireless
13 5 (1.13%) Network Security
13 5 (1.13%) PBX
13 5 (1.13%) SSL
14 4 (0.90%) ISDN
14 4 (0.90%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.90%) SAN
14 4 (0.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.81%) EDRMS
3 6 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.90%) Big Data
6 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.45%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.23%) MySQL
8 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.23%) Power BI
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.23%) JIRA
3 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (5.43%) Finance
2 12 (2.71%) Retail
3 11 (2.49%) Advertising
3 11 (2.49%) French Language
4 10 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.04%) Marketing
6 6 (1.36%) Publishing
7 5 (1.13%) Back Office
7 5 (1.13%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.90%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.68%) Electronics
9 3 (0.68%) German Language
9 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.23%) Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 75 (16.97%) Architect
2 71 (16.06%) Consultant
3 53 (11.99%) Analyst
4 46 (10.41%) Project Manager
5 44 (9.95%) Support Engineer
6 40 (9.05%) Office 365 Consultant
7 36 (8.14%) Office 365 Architect
8 34 (7.69%) Exchange Consultant
9 30 (6.79%) Office 365 Manager
10 27 (6.11%) Technical Architect
11 26 (5.88%) Migration Consultant
12 21 (4.75%) Exchange Migration Consultant
13 20 (4.52%) Business Analyst
14 19 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
15 18 (4.07%) IT Engineer
15 18 (4.07%) IT Support
16 17 (3.85%) Developer
16 17 (3.85%) Microsoft Consultant
17 16 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
18 15 (3.39%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.71%) .NET
2 10 (2.26%) Web Services
3 7 (1.58%) HTML
4 5 (1.13%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.13%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.13%) CSS
5 4 (0.90%) HTML5
5 4 (0.90%) jQuery
5 4 (0.90%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (0.90%) REST
6 3 (0.68%) SAML
6 3 (0.68%) XML
7 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.45%) CSS3
7 2 (0.45%) React
8 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.23%) Handlebars
8 1 (0.23%) OAuth
8 1 (0.23%) OpenID
8 1 (0.23%) RFC 2833
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.39%) Blackberry
3 11 (2.49%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.49%) Virtual Team
4 9 (2.04%) PMI
5 8 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.58%) Driving Licence
6 7 (1.58%) Smartphone
7 6 (1.36%) Clustering
8 5 (1.13%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.13%) PKI
9 4 (0.90%) BYOD
9 4 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.90%) Replication
9 4 (0.90%) RSA SecurID
9 4 (0.90%) User Experience
10 3 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Licensing
10 3 (0.68%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 191 (43.21%) Windows
2 95 (21.49%) Windows 10
3 67 (15.16%) Windows Server
4 51 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 40 (9.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (3.17%) Android
8 10 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.81%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.81%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.58%) Linux
10 7 (1.58%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.36%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.36%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (32.35%) Migration
2 40 (9.05%) ITIL
3 37 (8.37%) Project Management
4 21 (4.75%) Service Management
5 20 (4.52%) Change Management
5 20 (4.52%) PRINCE2
6 19 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (4.07%) Incident Management
8 16 (3.62%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (3.39%) Business Analysis
9 15 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (2.71%) Mobile Device Management
10 12 (2.71%) Presales
11 11 (2.49%) Data Migration
11 11 (2.49%) Identity Management
11 11 (2.49%) Load Balancing
11 11 (2.49%) Service Design
12 10 (2.26%) Content Management
12 10 (2.26%) CRM
12 10 (2.26%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (11.09%) PowerShell
2 18 (4.07%) SQL
3 10 (2.26%) C
4 9 (2.04%) C#
5 8 (1.81%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.45%) Python
6 2 (0.45%) VB
7 1 (0.23%) Java
7 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 89 (20.14%) Security Cleared
2 60 (13.57%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (3.85%) MCSE
6 14 (3.17%) CCIE
6 14 (3.17%) Degree
7 9 (2.04%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.81%) MCSA
9 7 (1.58%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.58%) PMP
10 5 (1.13%) CCNA
10 5 (1.13%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.13%) MCITP
11 4 (0.90%) MCP
12 3 (0.68%) APMP
12 3 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.45%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.04%) PMO
1 9 (2.04%) SLA
2 4 (0.90%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.90%) QA
3 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.45%) P3O
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 156 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 44 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (2.04%) XenApp
6 9 (2.04%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.58%) vSphere
9 5 (1.13%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.68%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.45%) UAG
12 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.45%) XenServer
13 1 (0.23%) Docker
13 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (9.05%) SCCM
2 19 (4.30%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (3.39%) SCOM
4 13 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (1.81%) AirWatch
6 5 (1.13%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.90%) AppDNA
7 4 (0.90%) EdgeSight
7 4 (0.90%) Puppet
8 3 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.68%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.45%) WSUS
10 1 (0.23%) Ansible
10 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.23%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.23%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 191 (43.21%) Microsoft
2 74 (16.74%) VMware
3 46 (10.41%) Citrix
4 35 (7.92%) Cisco
5 17 (3.85%) Google
6 12 (2.71%) Apple
6 12 (2.71%) Dell
7 11 (2.49%) HP
8 10 (2.26%) ServiceNow
9 9 (2.04%) NetApp
9 9 (2.04%) SAP
10 6 (1.36%) Oracle
10 6 (1.36%) Veeam
11 5 (1.13%) CA
11 5 (1.13%) Remedy
12 4 (0.90%) Lotus
12 4 (0.90%) Palo Alto
12 4 (0.90%) Toshiba
13 3 (0.68%) Riverbed
13 3 (0.68%) Spiceworks
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