Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 72 152
Rank change year-on-year +22 +80 +75
Contract jobs citing Office 365 687 491 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.08% 2.94% 1.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.48% 24.44% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 256 174
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £132 £171 £163
90th Percentile £497 £538 £492
England median daily rate £350 £373 £350
% change year-on-year -6.04% +6.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 13
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% +38.19%
10th Percentile £9.55 £12.20 £8.94
90th Percentile £38.10 £58.29 £17.45
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 2926 2009 1321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.38% 12.05% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1832 1286 793
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +4.17% +1.82%
10th Percentile £263 £267 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 34 35
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.59% +14.06% +11.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.09 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.97 £56.75 £38.90
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +18.06%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +14 330 £400 +7.38% 42
Hampshire +50 171 £225 -43.75% 19
Berkshire -8 146 £450 +20.00% 12
Surrey +2 113 £258 -19.53% 12
Buckinghamshire +31 94 £385 +3.92% 10
Oxfordshire +33 90 £375 +56.25% 20
West Sussex -2 28 £173 -56.88% 4
East Sussex +16 25 £320 -37.56% 3
Kent -13 7 £200 -40.30% 1
Middlesex +4 4 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 404 (58.81%) Windows
2 358 (52.11%) Active Directory
3 329 (47.89%) Microsoft
4 179 (26.06%) SharePoint
5 155 (22.56%) Windows Server
6 152 (22.13%) MS Exchange
7 147 (21.40%) Windows 10
8 146 (21.25%) Migration
9 144 (20.96%) Microsoft Azure
10 139 (20.23%) Microsoft Office
11 124 (18.05%) VMware
12 121 (17.61%) SCCM
13 119 (17.32%) PowerShell
14 105 (15.28%) ITIL
15 98 (14.26%) Windows 7
16 90 (13.10%) Citrix
17 86 (12.52%) DNS
18 84 (12.23%) Skype for Business
19 83 (12.08%) Skype
20 79 (11.50%) DHCP
21 78 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
22 77 (11.21%) Security Cleared
23 73 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
24 72 (10.48%) Hyper-V
25 71 (10.33%) Exchange Server 2010
26 69 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
27 65 (9.46%) Cisco
28 64 (9.32%) SC Cleared
29 61 (8.88%) LAN
30 59 (8.59%) WAN

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
1 179 (26.06%) SharePoint
2 152 (22.13%) MS Exchange
3 84 (12.23%) Skype for Business
4 71 (10.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (3.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (2.04%) IIS
8 14 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.16%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.87%) MS Project Server
11 5 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.58%) Apache
13 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.15%) Drupal
14 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.15%) Kentico
14 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 139 (20.23%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.29%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.87%) Dynamics GP
2 6 (0.87%) Eikon
3 4 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.29%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 144 (20.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (6.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 45 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (5.68%) OneDrive
5 14 (2.04%) SaaS
6 11 (1.60%) Yammer
7 8 (1.16%) IaaS
8 7 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.87%) PaaS
10 5 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.44%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.29%) G Suite
13 2 (0.29%) npm
13 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.15%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 86 (12.52%) DNS
2 83 (12.08%) Skype
3 79 (11.50%) DHCP
4 61 (8.88%) LAN
5 59 (8.59%) WAN
6 58 (8.44%) Firewall
7 46 (6.70%) TCP/IP
8 34 (4.95%) VPN
9 29 (4.22%) LDAP
10 27 (3.93%) Kerberos
10 27 (3.93%) Remote Desktop
11 25 (3.64%) SAN
12 21 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (2.77%) IP Telephony
14 16 (2.33%) VLAN
14 16 (2.33%) VoIP
15 14 (2.04%) NAS
15 14 (2.04%) Network Security
16 13 (1.89%) Internet
16 13 (1.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.46%) Power BI
4 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.29%) Big Data
6 2 (0.29%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.15%) Clusterpoint
7 1 (0.15%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.02%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.29%) Bower
2 2 (0.29%) Grunt
2 2 (0.29%) gulp
2 2 (0.29%) Jasmine
2 2 (0.29%) JIRA
2 2 (0.29%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (0.29%) Moq
2 2 (0.29%) NUnit
2 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.15%) Ant
3 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.15%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.15%) Hudson
3 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.15%) Maven
3 1 (0.15%) Subversion
3 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (6.40%) Finance
2 20 (2.91%) Advertising
3 18 (2.62%) Retail
4 16 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.18%) Publishing
6 11 (1.60%) Back Office
7 5 (0.73%) Banking
7 5 (0.73%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.73%) Marketing
8 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.29%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.29%) Electronics
8 2 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.15%) Automotive
9 1 (0.15%) French Language
9 1 (0.15%) Local Government
9 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (12.66%) Analyst
2 76 (11.06%) Support Engineer
3 65 (9.46%) Consultant
4 64 (9.32%) Project Manager
5 49 (7.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 43 (6.26%) Architect
7 40 (5.82%) Desktop Support
8 39 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
9 37 (5.39%) Administrator
9 37 (5.39%) Office 365 Manager
9 37 (5.39%) Support Analyst
10 34 (4.95%) Windows Engineer
11 30 (4.37%) IT Support
12 27 (3.93%) Developer
13 25 (3.64%) 1st Line Support
13 25 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
13 25 (3.64%) Desktop Engineer
13 25 (3.64%) Office 365 Engineer
13 25 (3.64%) Service Analyst
14 24 (3.49%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.33%) Web Services
2 15 (2.18%) .NET
3 7 (1.02%) jQuery
3 7 (1.02%) WAP
4 6 (0.87%) HTML
5 5 (0.73%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.73%) CSS
6 4 (0.58%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.58%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.58%) REST
7 3 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.44%) OAuth
7 3 (0.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (0.44%) XML
8 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.29%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.29%) HTML5
8 2 (0.29%) OpenID
8 2 (0.29%) SOAP
8 2 (0.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.66%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.47%) Clustering
4 15 (2.18%) Data Centre
5 14 (2.04%) CMDB
6 12 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (1.60%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.60%) Replication
8 10 (1.46%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.46%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.31%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.02%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.02%) Social Media
11 6 (0.87%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.87%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.73%) User Experience
13 4 (0.58%) iPhone
13 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Licensing
14 3 (0.44%) CESG
14 3 (0.44%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 404 (58.81%) Windows
2 155 (22.56%) Windows Server
3 147 (21.40%) Windows 10
4 98 (14.26%) Windows 7
5 78 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (7.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (5.24%) Linux
8 29 (4.22%) Apple iOS
9 24 (3.49%) Windows 8
10 23 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (3.06%) Android
12 19 (2.77%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (1.31%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.87%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.87%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.58%) Unix
16 3 (0.44%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.44%) Solaris
17 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (21.25%) Migration
2 105 (15.28%) ITIL
3 57 (8.30%) Project Management
4 41 (5.97%) Change Management
5 39 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (5.53%) Service Management
7 36 (5.24%) PRINCE2
8 33 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (4.66%) Mobile Device Management
10 27 (3.93%) Incident Management
11 24 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
11 24 (3.49%) Mentoring
12 23 (3.35%) CRM
12 23 (3.35%) Problem Management
13 19 (2.77%) Service Design
14 16 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (2.33%) Information Security
15 15 (2.18%) ITIL V3
16 14 (2.04%) Document Management
17 13 (1.89%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 119 (17.32%) PowerShell
2 45 (6.55%) SQL
3 11 (1.60%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.02%) C#
5 6 (0.87%) VBScript
6 5 (0.73%) Java
6 5 (0.73%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.58%) VB
8 2 (0.29%) C
9 1 (0.15%) Python
9 1 (0.15%) R
9 1 (0.15%) Ruby
9 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 77 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 69 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 64 (9.32%) SC Cleared
4 55 (8.01%) MCSE
5 28 (4.08%) MCP
6 21 (3.06%) DV Cleared
7 18 (2.62%) MCDST
8 17 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (2.47%) Degree
8 17 (2.47%) MCSA
9 14 (2.04%) CCNA
10 8 (1.16%) A+ Certification
10 8 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.02%) CCNP
11 7 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.87%) MCITP
12 6 (0.87%) PMP
13 5 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 4 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.22%) SLA
2 11 (1.60%) PMO
3 9 (1.31%) GDPR
3 9 (1.31%) QA
4 5 (0.73%) P3O
5 4 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 358 (52.11%) Active Directory
2 73 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (10.48%) Hyper-V
4 40 (5.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 34 (4.95%) XenApp
6 19 (2.77%) vSphere
7 18 (2.62%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.02%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.58%) Docker
12 4 (0.58%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.44%) XenServer
14 2 (0.29%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.15%) IAG
15 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 121 (17.61%) SCCM
2 39 (5.68%) Microsoft Intune
2 39 (5.68%) SCOM
3 13 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (1.60%) Jamf Pro
6 7 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.58%) Ansible
8 4 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.58%) WSUS
9 3 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.29%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.29%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (0.29%) Nagios
11 1 (0.15%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 329 (47.89%) Microsoft
2 124 (18.05%) VMware
3 90 (13.10%) Citrix
4 65 (9.46%) Cisco
5 37 (5.39%) HP
6 18 (2.62%) Apple
7 16 (2.33%) Symantec
8 14 (2.04%) McAfee
9 12 (1.75%) Dell
9 12 (1.75%) Samsung
10 11 (1.60%) Avaya
10 11 (1.60%) Polycom
11 8 (1.16%) Blue Coat
11 8 (1.16%) Lotus
11 8 (1.16%) NetApp
11 8 (1.16%) Oracle
12 7 (1.02%) SAP
12 7 (1.02%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.87%) F5
13 6 (0.87%) FactSet